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Contents Issue 9 • Volume 47, No. 4A 6
Comments From The Publisher
Cover Story: Delacroixx—The Heir Apparent by Theresa Cardamone
50th U.S. Nationals Preview by Mary Mag Wilson
Celebrating Great Moments Of U.S. Nationals, Part I
A Judge’s Perspective: Kelly Elm
Leaders Of The Times: Beloveds Farm And Pat Dempsey by Theresa Cardamone
Women Around The World: Michelle Bassichis
Professional To Amateur: Brianna York
A Close-Up Look At U.S. Nationals: Owner/Trainer Profiles, Part I
Faces & Places
Faces & Places
Amateur Spotlight: Keeley Bullard
Index Of Advertisers
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The U.S. Nationals: For Me, It’s Number One It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve seen more than half of the U.S. National shows (the ones in my lifetime; I’m not counting the various events that appeared here and there in the 1930s). The first stand-alone U.S. Nationals Show was held in 1967, but the first Nationals classes of the modern era date to 1958, at the Estes Park, Colo., show. So, you can say that we are coming up on our 49th renewal, and boy, have they grown! We’ve gone from two classes in that first competition to nearly 250 now. I attended my first Nationals in 1980, and I’ll never forget it. *Muscat, one of the most famous of the Russian imports, was named U.S. National Champion Stallion, and Fa Halima, a straight Egyptian, was U.S. National Champion Mare. How times have changed since then! For the past 25 years at least, most of the champions in halter have had pedigrees with many different influences. What I most notice now, though, is the wild explosion of classes available for us to show in that we didn’t have back then. There was no hunter and no country, no age splits for adults, no select classes, and no designed junior exhibitor division (young riders competed as AOTR 17 & Under). To get to the finals, you had to survive a lot of cuts—and because of that, if you could win a top ten, it meant a whole lot. To be in the top ten in the country in your discipline was huge. Also back then, the U.S. Nationals had two arenas, but most of the main ring classes took place in either Freedom Hall, if we were in Louisville, or Tingley Coliseum, in Albuquerque. Now we have three arenas and most of the divisions show in all of them. When I think of the U.S. Nationals, I think of all the historic moments over the years, the good and the bad, and some of the horses and people I saw are now regarded as legends. Sadly, many of the horses and people are gone now, but some are still with us, and many of them have become legends themselves. I’m proud to be able to say that I saw them in action, I saw them at their best. There are many wonderful shows in the world and I love seeing them all. But for me personally, the U.S. Nationals is the granddaddy of them all.
Lara Ames Lara Ames Publisher
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Left: DA Prodigy top inset: DA Patrick (DA Legacy) with his dam, DA Vogue (DA Prodigy) below: DA Maxin (DA Prodigy) and Dale Brown en route to 2016 U.S. Nationals
… an Overnight Success Story, 40 years in the Making. Many of the Arabian horse breeding farms in America over the last 50 years got their start in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Though the majority of them are no longer with us, a few true exceptions remain, and among those are today’s best and most knowledgeable operations. An exceptional example is Dolorosa Arabians. Nearly all successful Arabian breeders ultimately specialize in Halter or English or Western-type horses. Dolorosa Arabians has succeeded across the board and not in a small way. The sheer versatility of the Dolorosa horse and its ongoing success is a credit to the people behind the vision … DeCarol and Jan Williamson. “I was going to breed Halter horses,” DeCarol laughs, “but along the way I became a horseman and began to seriously breed horses based on their individual qualities, temperament and talents. I am not a fan of the glitz, glamour or politicking surrounding the shows. I want a healthy, sound, kind and trainable horse. I breed for those characteristics. These animals were meant to be ridden and I love to ride. My grandchildren will soon be riding at Youth Nationals. I really like that.” It all sounds benign, until you consider the horses bred by Dolorosa and their credentials. Early in the 1990’s there was Sweet Charitie (*Aladdinn x Fiezona), 1997 Youth National Reserve Champion Halter Mare; DA Aquila+// (Hucklebey Berry x Tomorrows Flirt), 2005 Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure, and DA Josiah (Bey Shah+ x PA Ultimate Charm), 2005 Canadian National Champion and U.S. Reserve Hunter Pleasure. In 1997, Dolorosa obtained the dynamic bay stallion, Triften+/ and the Dolorosa Arabian became an English horse. A grandson of Zodiac Matador+ and Barbary+++, Triften+/ was shown to 20 national awards in English competition, including seven national championships at Youth and Canada. Triften+/ has had national winners at the Youth, Canadian and/or U.S. National for the last 14 years. Among them are DA Tristen+//, seven-time national and reserve national champion in Show Hack, open and amateur; DA Salvatore+//, six-time national and reserve national champion in Hunter Pleasure and Dressage; DA Lightning Jack+//, nine-time national and reserve national champion in Park and English Pleasure, JP/JT, amateur and open, and DA Tripolli+//, three-time national and reserve national champion in English and Country English
above: DA Maxin top inset: DA Maxin bottom inset: DA Prodigy, 2014 Canadian Nat’l Champion Stallion Halter with Carly Dodrill, Dolorosa Trainer
DOLOROSA ARABIANS DeCarol and Jan Williamson, Owners Sarah Hammond, Farm and Breeding Manager Rocky Point, NC (910) 602-3808 www.Dolorosa.com
Pleasure. One of the most famous Dolorosa-bred horses to date is DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love by Padrons Psyche), a six-time National Champion Halter Stallion that retired undefeated. DeCarol bred and is standing DA Valentino’s full brother, 2014 Canadian National Champion Halter Stallion, DA Prodigy. At the last five national shows, Youth, Canada and the U.S. Nationals, there were 31 Dolorosa-bred horses in the Top Ten, 16 of them national champions and reserves in Halter and performance. Not content with past success and having bred Arabians that still consistently win awards at the top of National competition, DeCarol and Jan are again reinventing their breeding program, based on their bloodstock and the horses that produced DA Valentino and that stallion’s full siblings at Dolorosa. “By the time DA Prodigy was Canadian National Champion, I knew that we were approaching a new level or excellence,” says DeCarol. “Years ago Jan and I sold about 200 of our horses. We wrote a new business plan and decided what we really wanted in the horses we were breeding. Then, we sent horses out in training with Dale Brown. They are progressing in Western Pleasure and I am impressed with them and with Dale’s patient, kind approach.” Dale Brown is equally impressed with the Dolorosa Arabians. His first charge was DA Maxin (DA Prodigy x DA Magnafire). The pair was 2015 U.S. Reserve National Champion Western Pleasure Futurity and 2016 Region 12 Spotlight Futurity Western Pleasure 3/4-Year-Old Champions (unanimous). At the 2016 U.S. Nationals Dale will be showing DA Maxin and a three-year-old DA Prodigy daughter, DA Princessa (x DA Lady Victoria by Sundance Kid V). This beautiful, tall black mare will make her U.S. National Championship debut in the Western Pleasure Futurity. “What do I like best about these horses? Where do I start?” smiles Dale. “After last year’s U.S. Nationals DA Maxin went back to Dolorosa to breed from November through April 25th. DeCarol and Jan wanted him to go to the Region 12 show. The horse had not been ridden all winter. I pulled him off DeCarol’s trailer after an 8-hour haul and got on him for ten minutes. He remembered his job and went right to work. I took a deep breath, told my guys to rub the heck out of him and crossed my fingers. A few days later we took him to Region 12 and he was perfection; won his class unanimously. This is a natural mover, a gifted athlete with an incredibly good mind, a great horse with a great soul. I am one fortunate trainer.” Dale thinks the DA Prodigy offspring are almost all gifted athletes and good-minded. “I have started seven or eight of them,” he says, “and except for one that is a bit intense, all are soft and liquid moving; nothing catches or hangs up in their motion. This is ability the way it was meant to be … free flowing, stable in the hock and hind end, a natural lift in the shoulder. These are beautiful Arabian horses with great minds,
top inset: DA Valentino middle inset: Triften+/ bottom inset: Jan and DeCarol Williamson below: DA Princessa (DA Prodigy) and Dale Brown en route to 2016 U.S. Nationals in the Western Pleasure Futurity
willing and ready to trust you.” Meanwhile, at Dolorosa, Williamson’s hired an in-house trainer too. Carly Dodrill, a young woman from Virginia, started last November. She brought her clients and her coaching business, Autumn Creek Stables, with her. Her teaching and lessons are doing well and she’s started training Dolorosa horses. One of them is DA Prodigy, under saddle Western. Carly says he’s the smartest horse she’s ever ridden. “It’s so easy for him,” Carly says. “He’s just like his offspring, beautiful and eager to please.” Like Dale Brown, Carly enjoys the horses and the work. “My boss DeCarol is an interesting, happy man,” says Carly, “always full of positive enthusiasm.” DeCarol is a happy man. “This is the best thing I have ever tried to do with my horses,” he says. “I hope to set a good example as a breeder for the Arabian horseman.”
Four 2016 Offspring by DA Maxin top left: DA Maxime top right: DA Macon bottom left: DA Maxima bottom right: DA Magnific
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DELACROIXX THE HEIR APPARENT by Theresa Cardamone
As the yearling colts entered the ring, it was clear that the field was stacked with talent. Even so, Delacroixx stood out as if in a class of his own. A burnished bay son of RD Dynamo and *HED Caramba, he seemed to elevate and gain stature with every step he took into the arena—almost as if he were expanding within his own skin. This was the finals of the 2016 Canadian National Championships, and Delacroixx appeared to be well aware. He kept his exuberant spirit contained, f loating across the footing in a cadenced trot, then walking alertly on a loose lead, relaxed yet ready to spring into action at any second. As always, his tail was f lying high over his back. Andy Sellman did a magnificent job, showcasing the colt’s qualities from the end of the lead line and giving the panel of judges every opportunity to scrutinize him from every angle. It was a masterful performance that was justly rewarded when Delacroixx was selected the 2016 Canadian National Champion Yearling Colt. Delacroixx had done it … he had completed the triad begun when his sire and dam earned their own Canadian National Champion titles. *HED Caramba was named the 2006 Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Filly before embarking on her superlative career as a broodmare. In addition to Delacroixx, she has produced many other foals including 2010 New Zealand National Champion Colt Capone SSR, by DA Valentino, and his full sister, 2009 Scottsdale Signature Champion Yearling Filly AOTH, DM Valencea. Caramba also produced 2015 Canadian National Champion Yearling and 2016 Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Colt, Hey Man Al Shahania, by Marwan Al Shaqab, and many regional winners and top tens to the cover of a diverse variety of stallions. This maternal line is so strong it almost guarantees national honors, making it a strong predictor of an excellent outcome for Delacroixx as a sire. *HED Caramba returned to the show ring as a mature mare, earning the 2012 Scottsdale Classic 8 & Over Mare Championship among her many other titles. Her dam, HED Cajun Queen, won a national title in Argentina and was a double granddaughter of 1988 U.S. National Champion Stallion Almaden, one of the best examples of the Aladdinn/ Bask cross which provides a backbone of Kuhailan strength. Andy Sellman knew firsthand what a dynamic mare she is. “I used to show *HED Caramba,” he offered. “She’s a Magnum Psyche daughter who is renowned for being one of the best breeding horses in our industry. She’s had several extremely successful offspring and she herself is just a beautiful,
amazing individual. When Laura Koch and Bert Sanders purchased RD Dynamo, the strategy we decided on was to locate three or four of the best mares we could and buy embryo rights to them. Number one on my list was *HED Caramba. So they bought an embryo right to Caramba and bred her to RD Dynamo. Delacroixx was born on our farm and I immediately knew that he was phenomenal.” RD Dynamo was the 2013 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt in addition to earning the 2014 U.S. National Champion Stallion AAOTH, 2013 Scottsdale International Champion 3-4 Year Old Stallion, and 2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Colt titles. Dynamo’s own sire, the highly decorated Bey Ambition, was the 2009 U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt, 2011 Canadian National Champion Stallion, 2011 U.S. Reserve National Champion 4-5 Year Old Stallion, and was also the 2009 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Halter Horse of the Year. The cross with *HED Caramba was such a stunning success, that Laura and Bert have repeated it and are looking forward to a full sibling to Delacroixx. Fellow Argent Farms client Barb Sink-Krusenstjerna saw an amateur snapshot of Delacroixx posted online. Barb recalled the moment, “It was one of those immediate, ‘Oh, my, this is something special’ moments,” she remembered. “I always like to walk through Andy’s barn to see what’s new, but this time I had this picture in hand and I was on a mission to see that baby. It was just a snapshot through the bars of the stall, with the recipient mare’s big head in the foreground. Even from that picture, I knew that he had ‘it,’ and he was uniquely special, just as the picture portrayed him. Even so young, he had irresistible charisma. He has that degree of extra that makes him over-the-top special. It really started with that little snapshot.” “We negotiated a deal, Barb bought him from Bert and Laura, and we’ve had nothing but success with him,” Andy said, his voice warm with emotion. “We’ve shown him three times and he’s won three times. He was 2016 Scottsdale Champion Auction Yearling Colt, Region 10 Champion Yearling Colt, and Canadian National Champion Yearling Colt. Now, we’ll take him to the U.S. Nationals. He’s absolutely incredible. And I can’t think of a better party to own him. I’m so happy for Barb and Jay. They are down to earth, wonderful people and wonderful friends. They work hard to earn their living. With Delacroixx, they have an amazing horse that is going to bring them tremendous success and tremendous enjoyment through the process.”
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“I look after many, many horses,” Andy reminds us. “And Delacroixx is really unique in almost every area … physically, mentally, emotionally. His father was always a really optimistic horse, very charismatic, a smart, kind horse, and his mother is one of the most kind-hearted, loving horses that I’ve ever been around. With Delacroixx, you can start at the nose and go to the tail … his face is absolutely amazing and gorgeous; his brain is so good. He’s a perfect-minded Arabian horse. A decent trainer could teach him to do anything they asked of him. Usually a yearling colt is difficult to get along with. This guy is not that way. He understands, he’s willing, and he’s just amazing to be around. He walks out of his stall ready to go to work every day, with his perfect, plumed tail up over his back. It’s such a wonderful combination of things that make him what he is; his beauty, his willingness, and his effervescence.” “I have been very successful with Half-Arabians, but I had never had a really high level purebred,” Barb related. “Then this guy presented himself, and at a price point that was within reach. It’s always a gamble when they’re that young,
but he has grown into a horse that would be untouchable for me if I were trying to buy him now. I knew really early on how good he was; it was just obvious. It was enough for me to take the leap. I appreciate Andy’s guidance, he is so experienced in managing stallions and there is so much interest in Delacroixx. We are carefully planning a limited, introductory 2017 breeding season. There will be a special presentation at the Minnesota Fall Festival to let people see him up close. He will be a Minnesota Medallion Stallion and a Scottsdale Signature Stallion in 2017, and he will also be a Breeders Sweepstakes nominated sire.” “There’s something different about him,” Andy expounds. “It’s that way when you pass by his stall, when he walks through the showgrounds, when he takes his bath… all the time. He’s a very unique and special individual.” Barb couldn’t agree more. “He has such presence and beauty and a perfect tail carriage and amazing, tight, fine ears. His breed type is so strong. Delacroixx has had ‘it’ from the beginning, but as he gets older, ‘it’ gets better and better!” n
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TF Psymreekhe x Red Flame BRSB
SENIOR STALLIONS WITH ANDREW SELLMAN
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Aria Impresario x Mulawa Alexa
SENIOR MARES WITH ANDREW SELLMAN
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SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION 2016 UNANIMOUS CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION MARE
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*Gazal Al Shaqab x Karess
ARABIAN U.S. OPEN SENIOR STALLIONS WITH ANDREW SELLMAN NATIONAL CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION
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ARABIAN U.S. OPEN JUNIOR STALLIONS WITH ANDREW SELLMAN
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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION 2016 UNANIMOUS SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL BREEDERS CLASSIC GOLD CHAMPION JUNIOR MALE
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RD Dynamo x *HED Caramba
YEARLING COLTS WITH ANDREW SELLMAN
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SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION 2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION YEARLING COLT
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2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION MARE AAOTH
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*ZT Marwteyn x HB Dominique El Dakar
GELDING HALTER WITH ANDREW SELLMAN
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2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION 2-YEAR-OLD GELDING
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MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION For Your Consideration
Baahir El Marwan x RD Fabreanna
GELDING HALTER WITH ANDREW SELLMAN & STUART VESTY
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WH Justice x Miss Giovanna
REGION 11 CHAMPION YEARLING COLT
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U.S & CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION
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H/A FUTURITY GELDINGS WITH ANDREW SELLMAN
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CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION & U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION
Pogrom x Veyonce
H/A JUNIOR GELDINGS WITH ANDREW SELLMAN
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SoCal Hunter Futurity Champion 2016 The Aljassimya Farm Hunter Pleasure Team. Our beautiful young homebred horses are winning with Nestor Gonzales.
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Scottsdale Hunter Pleasure Winner Another winner coming to the US Nationals with Nestor Gonzales. Please come and see our team in action.
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50th U.S. Nationals Preview by Mary Mag Wilson
“Champions are made from something they have deep inside – a desire, a dream, a vision.” —Muhammad Ali
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he U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show is amongst one of the most prestigious championship horse shows in the world. Notable as an event in witnessing top horses, amateurs and professionals within our multi-faceted industry, this event is also home to world-class shopping, elaborate decorations and memories that last a lifetime, as spectators and exhibitors prepare to enter Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. Countless hours dedicated to the year-long show season in the Arabian industry have lead up to this championship horse show, October 21-29, and with the added highlight of this being its 50th year, expectations are high that the atmosphere for all gathering will bring the most qualified and thrilling performances to date, as the standard at the regional championships continues to raise the bar in regards to the strength of the competition. As final touches are being implemented by all involved who will be participating this year, those experiencing this event will remain in awe and appreciation for the versatile Arabian horse and the dedicated advocates within the industry. For those moments when you need to, say, eat? Or see what Tulsa has to offer, just four miles from Expo Square in any direction begins various adventures, including shopping, restaurants and fun for the entire family. Check it out! But only between the fantastic events taking place throughout the week at nationals, including “A Tour of Arabian Horse Legends,” T.A.I.L Tours and Learning Stations, and the many opportunities to help your fellow horsemen through the Arabian Horseman’s Defense Fund’s activities, such as the Annual Wine Walk, Golf Car Raffle and Town & Country Showdown. Unwavering support for the community has been demonstrated year long and promises of a great future that continues to grow for the Arabian breed. Though the common factor and goal between all exhibitors is to exit the arena as National Champion, all will gather and celebrate together, their desire, passion and love for the Arabian horse. Good luck to all! n
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U.S. Nationals Events
October 21 - 29
A Tour Of Arabian Horse Legends Take a walk back in time and explore the Arabian horse trainers, breeders, organizations and horses of yesterday, in a miniature exhibit of history. Hours of operation concurrent with Commercial Exhibits.
T.A.I.L Tours & Learning Stations Held throughout the show, T.A.I.L tours provide an opportunity to introduce to people the beautiful and talented Arabian horse. Dates and Times for tours will be posted
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. AND
Ford Truck Arena
Come bid on your favorite team! Watch some of the nation's best western trainers and horses compete with their new English/halter amateur teammates. It will be a fun filled night that is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2016 U.S. Nationals. Add to that, the chance to win exciting prizes all donated by our fabulous sponsors!
All proceeds from this fabulous night will go to the Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund.
Friday, October 28, 5 p.m. AHDF Annual Wine Walk Main Aisle of the Ford Truck Barn
Denver Golf Car Raffle Date & Time TBD ~ Center Ring of Ford Truck Arena Raffle tickets can be purchased at the AHYA booth in the Exchange Center throughout the show. Proceeds benefit AHYA.
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ONE SHINING MOMENT
CELEBRATING GREAT MOMENTS OF U.S. NATIONALS Arabian Horse Times celebrates the 50th anniversary of U.S. Nationals over the next few issues, with 50 favorite moments from those in our community.
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Son Austin Boggs with Truse â€¦ 2013 National Champion Arabian Yearling Colt
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Bask â€¦ 1964 National Champion Stallion
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Silfaun â€¦ 1980 National Champion Western Pleasure
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89-year-old Paul Heiman â€¦ 2015 U.S. Nationals
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Padron â€¦ 1982 National Champion Stallion
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Matoi at 2001 U.S. Nationals
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Daughter Lea Dearing with Little Miss Strange … 2015 U.S. National Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity
Daughter Jessica Clinton with JK Heiristocracy … 2015 U.S. National Champion Arabian English Pleasure Open
ONE SHINING MOMENT
Zannsibar ... 1985 National Champion Western Pleasure
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Countess Vanessa â€Ś 5-time National Champion and Reserve H/A Park Horse
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Rohara Tsultress ... 1981 National Champion Mare
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AA Apollo Bey ... 1996 National Reserve Champion Park Horse
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ONE SHINING MOMENT
MHR Nobility ... with Gene LaCroix, 3-time National Champion Park Horse
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Trainers Rob Bick, Caralyn Schroter & Grant Krohn • Office Manager Janie Wasilewski 2379 Creechs Mill Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577 • 919.202.8384 • email@example.com • www.rbcshowhorses.com
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Sundance Kid V x Kharrea PGA
2016 Region 12 Champion Western Pleasure Open
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2016 Canadian National Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle Open & ATR 2016 Canadian Reserve National Champion Working Hunter ATR 2016 Canadian Reserve National Champion Gelding In-Hand Hunter Type Open & ATH 2016 Canadian National Top Ten Hunter Hack Open 2016 7x Region 12 Champion & 3x Reserve Champion
Possesion PGA+/ x Sweet Saphire V
â€œCongratulations to Brittany & Dana Desiderio on their purchase of this special horse. I am thrilled with the new opportunities you will give him to flourish in what has already been an incredible career.â€? ~ Lindsay
Proudly owned by Lindsay Adams
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2016 Canadian National Champion Ladies Side Saddle Western 2016 Canadian Nationals Reserve National Champion Western Pl AAOTR 2015 U.S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Multi-Regional & Scottsdale Champion
Khadraj NA+++/ x RA Po Okela
Region 12 Spotlight Stallion • SCID & CA Clear • Standing at RBC Show Horses • 919.202.8384 For breeding information contact owner Nan Harley at 770.252.2705 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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2016 Canadian National Unanimous Champion English Pleasure Jr. Horse 2015 U.S. National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Futurity Black Daniels x DA Lady Tiffany
Congratulations to Debra Hines and Brooke Hines Rooks on their purchase of this incredible, young horse. We canâ€™t wait to see what the future holds for this exciting, new combination!
Bred by Rob Bick and Caralyn Schroter
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2016 Region 15 Top Five H/A English Pleasure Open 2016 Region 15 Top Five H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 2016 Region 15 Top Five H/A English Pleasure AATR
My Royale Charm x Eloquent-Godiva
Proudly owned by Tiffany Pridgen & Patty Adams
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2015 Region 12 Spotlight Champion 2-Year-Old Colt 2014 Region 12 Spotlight Champion Futurity Yearling Colt 2014 Region 12 Spotlight Champion Auction Yearling Colt 2014 Region 15 Champion Yearling Colt
Sundance Kid V x Pamila
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2016 Canadian National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure Open 2016 Canadian National Top Ten Gelding Open and AAOTH Multi-Regional Champion
For Your Consideration TF Sir Prize x WB Libertarian
Proudly owned by Kathleen & Tom Whelan
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2016 3x Region 12 Champion 2016 Canadian National Unanimous Champion H/A Native Costume Open & AOTR
Proudly owned by Debra Hines
Apollopalooza x Usandra
For Your Consideration
Proudly owned by Darci Marshall & Justin Seufert
A Noble Cause x CH Its Phi Day 2016 Canadian National Unanimous Champion H/A Country English Pleasure Select AATR 2016 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A Mare S/P Type Open & AAOTH 2016 Canadian National Top Ten Country Pleasure Driving Ar abian Horse Times | 70 | Volume 47, No. 4A
2016 Region 12 Champion Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse 2016 Region 15 Champion Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse 2015 U.S. National Champion Gelding
PCF Vision x Que Psarah
National Champion For Your Consideration
Proudly owned by Jeanne Black • For sale information contact RBC Show Horses • 919.202.8384
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2016 Region 14 Top Five Country English Pleasure AAOTR & ATR Select 2016 Region 12 Top Five Country English Pleasure Open, AAOTR & ATR Select
Proudly owned by Anne Sperte
IXL Aroundofaploz x Rosalind
Versaces Gold x SS Spotlightandroses
Proudly owned by Vernon Schryer
2016 Region 12 Champion H/A Mare S/H Type Open and AOTH
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2016 Region 15 Champion H/A Gelding AOTH 2016 Region 15 Reserve Champion H/A Gelding Open 2016 Region 15 Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure AATR and AAOTR 40 & Over 2016 Scottsdale Champion H/A Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 2016 Scottsdale Top Ten H/A Western Pleasure Open 2016 Region 12 Top Five H/A Gelding S/H Type AOTH 2016 Region 12 Reserve Champion H/A Gelding S/H Open 2015 Canadian National Champion H/A Western Pleasure Select AATR
MCA Magnum Gold x SKF Marilyn Monroe
For Your Consideration
Proudly owned by Robin Criswell & Carol Tatem
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For Your Consideration
2016 Region 12 Top Five Country English Pleasure AOTR & AATR
Proudly owned by Sandra Aft
Baske Afire x Heavenlei
Jullyen LA (Always A Jullyen V x SS Spotlightandroses) 2013 H/A Bay Gelding. Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse. PA Lil Khanman (PA Kid Khan x PA Livia) 2013 PB Grey Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Gelding. AWPA eligible, Region 12 Spotlight Eligible.
MCK Ode To Joy
Charlie Daniels SMA (Black Daniels x Passion X) 2013 PB Chestnut Country Pleasure Jr. Horse Gelding. Daniel Boone SMA (Black Daniels x Gala De Baske) 2011 PB Chestnut English Pleasure Gelding. Black Rhapsody (Black Daniels x Apollos Glory) 2012 PB Black Mare. Country Pleasure Jr. Horse. Vincent PCF+/
HS Shes A Shocker (SF Aftershoc x Hush Hush) 2012 PB Bay Mare. Country Pleasure Jr. Horse. Have You Ever (Baske Afire x Siere USI) 2010 H/A Bay Country Pleasure Driving/Riding Mare. RC Inheiritance (Afires Heir x Arkadia MSC) 2012 PB Bay Gelding. Country Pleasure Jr. Horse. Sweepstakes nominated.
MCK Ode To Joy (A Noble Cause x CH Its Phi Day) 2008 H/A Chestnut Mare. 2016 Canadian National Champion & Reserve National Champion. Country English Pleasure Amateur & Open Horse. National Top Ten Country Driving. Vincent PCF+/ (PCF Vision x Que Psarah) 2011 PB Chestnut Gelding. U.S. National Champion Gelding and Region 12 Champion Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse.
IMA Heir To Gold+++/
Heavenlei Afire (Baske Afire x Heavenlei) 2009 PB Bay Mare. Great Country English Pleasure Amateur or Junior to Ride mount. IMA Heir To Gold+++/ (MCA Magnum Gold x SKF Marilyn Monroe) 2008 H/A Bay Gelding. Champion Halter and Western Pleasure Amateur Horse. WB Sirround Sound (TF Sir Prize x WB Libertarian) 2010 PB Grey Gelding. Champion Gelding Halter and Hunter Pleasure Open and Amateur Horse.
WB Sirround Sound
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U . S . N at i o n a l C o n t e n d e r s K e e l ey B u l l a r d CA DB E R RY + + HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 2 Time Reserve National Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Scottsdale Winner H/A Hunter Seat Equitation
M AMA GE ’ S DIRT Y T R I C K HA/AA English Pleasure Futurity Champion H/A English Pleasure Futurity – Santa Barbara, CA
B L A CK P R I M O + // HA/AA Ladies English Side Saddle AAOTR HA/AA English Show Hack AAOTR National Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle English 2x Reserve National Champion H/A Show Hack Scottsdale Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle Scottsdale Reserve Champion H/A Show Hack
MONTREAU MP Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity & Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Trained by:
KRE Show Horses | Katherine Rich-Elzig
T h e B u l l a r d F a m i l y | Te m e c u l a , C a l i f o r n i a
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FACES & PLACES W it h i mpre s si ve t ouc he s M id we s t br i n g s … to all of their gatherings, it was a beautiful Saturday evening in Minnesota, visiting an exquisite farm with wonderful people. The festivities began with delicious hors d’oeuvres and mingling guests surrounded by horses. It was an opportunity for catching up and reconnecting to talk about what else? Horses! Cocktail hour was followed by guests moving to the outdoor arena where beautiful Arabians and Half-Arabians of all ages were presented. It was especially pleasing to witness the young babies come out with their moms and venture into the big arena. They played to the crowd and a couple even enjoyed some carrots from the guests. Dinner was nothing short of spectacular as guests were led down the pony trail to a beautiful setting of white chairs and tables covered in black linens. The dinner service began with a beautiful prayer given by Janey Morse, remembrance of the great Don Morse, and thanks given to everyone in attendance. It was a night to remember with fine food, dancing, and the ever present feeling that friends feel like family and no one is a stranger. n
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A JUDGEâ€™S PERSPECTIVE Kelly Elm
Kelly and Elegant Expression in Scottsdale.
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Ron Colone and Kelly with their daughter, Flora.
Years as a judge: 25 Having judged the U.S. Nationals once before, what are you most looking forward to at this year’s Nationals? Watching the show from center ring. The view from ground level, of the best Arabians in the world, is like no other. How has judging changed since you started 25 years ago? The biggest change I’ve seen is the increased involvement of amateur owners. With the addition of age splits and now leveling splits, it gives people more opportunity to compete and be hands on. Arabian horses are therapeutic. I see it every day. My clients come from their busy lives for a lesson and I see a complete change come over them once they step on and sit in the saddle. Everything else goes away. It’s just them and their horse. That connection and the friendships that are made with other exhibitors are what keep it all going. I also believe AHA has very qualified judges
thanks to all of the educational efforts and support of our Judges and Stewards Commissioner and team. For someone who is competing at U.S. Nationals for the first time, what advice could you give them in regards to show ring presence? You’re here, so you’ve done the work. Be in the moment and stay connected to your horse. Hear your instructor’s words in your head. Look ahead; be aware of your surroundings. Do what you know how to do. Go for your personal best! Why did you decide to become a judge? Having spent my life with Arabian horses and being on the exhibitor/trainer side for many years, I felt that I could offer a knowledgeable and fair opinion. What would you say to encourage others to become a judge? Go to judges and exhibitors school! It is an amazing program that will give you
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the experience of seeing the show from the judge’s perspective. It’s not nearly as easy as it looks! If nothing else, you will come away with a much better understanding of what it is to be a judge, and how to best show your horse to the judges. Judging Arabians requires knowledge of many disciplines. I recommend learner judging and scribing with judges you respect—as many of them as you can. What do you do at the show when not judging? I enjoy watching the other classes, doing a little shopping at the many wonderful vendors, and sometimes just hanging out in the judge’s lounge and catching up with the other judges and show staff. What do you do to prepare for Nationals? A bit of a long story here … The first time I judged U.S. Nationals, I also judged the Buckeye that year. Peter Cameron was watching the show and came out of the stands to visit with us judges. I asked him if he had any advice for a first time U.S. Nationals judge. He said he’d been watching me, and that I would do just fine, which thrilled me. Well that was in May. A month before Nationals, out of the blue, Peter Cameron called me. He told me to be sure I was strong and fit, suggested I start walking or jogging, and to be sure and eat healthy leading up to the show. Photos top to bottom: Kelly set to ride out with Sheila Varian; Kelly aboard Khraave; Ron and Kelly with daughter Flora aboard Magniffique.
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Kelly and daughter, Flora.
He told me that a judge must be focused and should not be distracted by physical pain or discomfort. It is advice that I have followed and been grateful for. He also told me if I wore glasses, to bring a second pair in case the first pair broke. I ordered a second pair the next day! Judging U.S. Nationals can be a very stressful job; you work long days. What is the biggest obstacle for you to overcome? Having judged for so many years now, I am comfortable stepping into center ring. Organizing a wardrobe is a task, however! What is the most rewarding part of judging U.S. Nationals? I consider it the ultimate honor to judge the “Big Dance.” To judge the best of the best—and such quality—that’s the biggest reward. n
Photos top to botton: Judging at the Celebration; Kelly with Antonia Arroyo, up; Kelly with Mannos Delight.
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Leaders Of The Times:
Beloveds Farm And Pat Dempsey by Theresa Cardamone
Pat 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 a relocation from 100 feet of annual snowfall to
perpetual summer of the Sunshine State, Pat has reemerged as one of the most prominent breeders in the business. “I’ve only been back in it three years now, and last year at U.S. Nationals I was the leading owner of halter horses,” Pat related. “I was in it 38 years ago, so I’d better have learned something! Quality is still quality. I only had three babies in 2015 … this year Beloved Joy To Behold was unanimous Region 10 Champion Yearling Filly, Beloved Gracious Lady was unanimous Region 15 Champion Yearling Filly, and Beloveds Via Luna was the Region
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BELOVED ONE NA (Ever After NA x Margarita PSY) 2015 U.S. National Reserve Champion Junior Stallion. 15 Reserve Champion—that was my whole foal crop!” Pat’s small show string is divided between two of the breed’s most admired trainers, Ted Carson and Andy Sellman. Her two-year-olds have also contributed to Beloved Farms’ 2016 success. “Beloveds MarcAngelo BF showed for the first time in Scottsdale with Ted Carson, and he won his huge two-year-old colt class and then went on to be Reserve Grand Champion Junior Stallion. My twoyear-old twin fillies, DivinaVitoria and Vitoria Pearl went 3rd and 4th at Scottsdale for their first show. They had a bearing about them, they knew who they were and they felt comfortable with it. I let them grow up a bit first. They were the result of a doubleovulation and were inseminated into our embryo transfer mares.” Such a miracle of modern science was just a dream when Pat was fundraising for Colorado State’s innovative breeding research programs. The breed was shifting from the natural cover-only policy that had kept many breeders regionally focused to the wide open choices provided by shipped, and later, frozen semen. The breed’s first stallion service auction was Pat’s brainchild to support the cutting edge artificial insemination and embryo transfer programs at CSU run by Dr. Squires, Dr. Pickett and their associates. “At first everybody was kind of hesitant,” Pat remembers, “But in future years I would have 200 stallions donated because it became the ‘who’s who’ of stallions of the
Arabian industry.” The event was so successful, she replicated the formula for the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred breeds. Pat was also highly influential in the creation and development of the Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes and led the fundraising for the exotic facility built to house the Arabian Horse Trust. Never one to go with the status quo, Pat Dempsey uses her head, but follows her heart. “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 CalBred 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.” Horse breeders have to be visionaries to be successful, and Pat Dempsey has the added advantage of her extensive business background and training. Her dreams and expectations are built on a bedrock of reality. “I was qualified for the Olympics in dressage and stadium jumping way back and planned to ride,” said Pat. “At the same time in 1968 or ‘69, I was the only woman who got accepted for an MBA program out of 7,000 applications. I
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SVA CHATS PA JÁMAS AND JP EXTREME OBSESSION with Pat Dempsey and Ted Carson. was the only woman they took! So, I decided to go for my degree instead of riding for someone else my whole life. You look back and know when a decision you made was a good one!” Pat Dempsey’s international business interests have keep her fully abreast of the changing realities of the political landscape all over the globe. Dearest to her heart are her companies that exist to advance humanitarian efforts for basic existence. “Many people in South Africa and South America have to walk miles for water every day, carrying jugs on their heads or on their shoulders,” Pat describes. “We developed a five gallon, burlap bag with a plastic liner that lets them easily carry enough water for four or five days. We provide them to as many tribes as we can in South Africa, and now South America, too.” Today’s world isn’t always sympathetic to a good cause. “We lease a facility in Turkey where we make the bags using our own equipment. Well, it got taken over by communists! They shut us down and locked 700 employees in the plant, then they just wandered out one day and were gone. But it shut us down for seven months of creating the water bags. We started back up, but we are nowhere near operating at full capacity. It’s a really tough time…we’re in 50 countries with 200 plants, so that really spreads our risk.” Pat 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!” But, for the present, Pat is eagerly looking forward to seeing her horses presented at the 2016 United States National Championships in Tulsa. Beloved One NA is already a U.S. Reserve National Champion Junior Stallion, and will be shown in Tulsa by Andy Sellman, with whom he won the 2016 Region 10 Championship. His first foals hit the ground earlier this year, and they are nothing short of spectacular. He will join Beloved Joy To Behold, Beloved Gracious Lady, Beloveds Via Luna, Beloveds MarcAngelo BF and SVA Chats Pa Jamas in representing Pat Dempsey and Beloveds Farm on one of the Arabian world’s finest stages. Paris and the World Championships may be the ultimate goal for some breeders, but for Pat, the United States Nationals remains the pinnacle of success. The popularity of her program with judges and enthusiasts alike is truly remarkable and validates her strategy. “Our page on the Arabian Horse Times calendar has won the AHT Readers’ Choice Award for the past two years,” Pat proudly confides. And it will surprise no one if this year’s image of Beloved MarcAngelo, Beloved Vitoria Pearl, and Beloved Gracious Lady makes it three in a row! From the breeding elite, to the judges, to the professionals, to the fans, it is crystal clear to all, that Beloveds Farm is a force to be reckoned with. n
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SENIOR MARES WITH
QR M A R C X G R E TA , B Y P E S A L REGIONAL CHAMPION U.S. T O P T E N
OWNED BY: KARL & ROXANN HART • ORANGE LAKE, FLORIDA • 352.591.4661 • 352.266.6445, W W W .ROHARA. C O M
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3 -Y E A R - O L D F I L L I E S WITH
E V E R A F T E R NA X EA M O N E I L A P S Y C H E , B Y P A D R O N S P S Y C H E • I N F O A L T O QR M A R C REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS O P P O RT U N I T I E S A VA I L A B L E
M O N TA N A F I R E N Z E
S J U S TAT I N K E R B E L L , B Y J U S TA F I R E DGL CHAMPION
YEARLING SWEEPSTAKES FILLIES WITH
OWNED BY: KARL & ROXANN HART • ORANGE LAKE, FLORIDA • 352.591.4661 • 352.266.6445, W W W .ROHARA. C O M
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H / A 2 -Y E A R - O L D F I L L I E S WITH
M A G N U M P S Y C H E X F L A M E W O RT H Y REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS GRAND CHAMPION MARE
OWNED BY: KARL & ROXANN HART • ORANGE LAKE, FLORIDA • 352.591.4661 • 352.266.6445, W W W .ROHARA. C O M
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H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE
H / A E N G L I S H P L E A S U R E A AO T R 4 0 +
JOHN RANNENBERG WITH
and Specsthe City
SF S P E C S S H O C WAV E X R I N G G I R L REGIONAL CHAMPION U.S. T O P T E N AAOTR
Available For Purchase
OWNED BY: BETH WEATHERFORD â€¢ MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA
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U N D U L ATA ’ S N U T C R A C K E R X I N G E N N U E , B Y H U C K L E B E Y B E R RY
2015 U.S. N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N H/A C O U N T RY E N G L I S H P L E A S U R E F U T U R I T Y REGIONAL CHAMPION OWNED BY: LINDA & VINCE MUSSO • BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
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H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE WITH
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M U LT I - N AT I O N A L H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING WITH
2016 R E G I O N 14 C H A M P I O N H/A C O U N T RY P L E A S U R E D R I V I N G
OWNED BY: LANK & KAREN HAVICE â€¢ WILLISTON, FLORIDA
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H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING AAOTD H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE AAOTR 36-54
K A R E N H AV I C E
W O RT H Y D E C I S I O N
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Scott Brumfield—1st • Todd Hickerson—1st • Kelly Elm—1st
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HUNTER PLEASURE SELECT AATR WITH
O D Y S S E Y SC
AW F O RT U N E N G O L D , BY LEGACY OF GOLD REGIOINAL CHAMPION A VA I L A B L E F O R P U R C H A S E
OWNED BY: SIDNEY PORTER â€¢ LONGWOOD, FLORIDA
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HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR 55+ HUNTER PLEASURE OPEN
O D Y S S E Y SC
L I LY M A R L A I N A , THEE INFIDEL
T W O -T I M E N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N OWNED BY: CONNIE ROSS â€¢ RUTHERFORDTON, NORTH CAROLINA
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JULLYEN EL JAMAAL
STANDING AT: ROHARA ARABIANS KARL & ROXANN HART, OWENRS • JOHN RANNENBERG, TRAINER ORANGE LAKE, FLORIDA • 352.591.4661 • 352.266.6445,
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S T R AW B E R R Y B A N K S F A R M
(A Temptation x Rumina Afire)
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C O U N T RY P L E A S U R E D R I V I N G O P E N WITH BRIAN MURCH
C O U N T R Y P L E A S U R E D R I V I N G A AOT D W I T H B A R BA R A C H U R REGION 14 CHAMPION COUNTRY DRIVING REGION 16 CHAMPION COUNTRY DRIVING BUCKEYE CHAMPION COUNTRY DRIVING REGION 16 CHAMPION COUNTRY DRIVING AAOTD
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A R A B I A N E N G L I S H P L E A S U R E A AOT R WITH LISSA TEHAN
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(Baske Afire x Berry Fancee)
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A R A B I A N C O U N T RY E N G L I S H P L E A S U R E O P E N WITH BRIAN MURCH
(Baske Afire x Emayzing Grace)
REGION 16 CHAMPION COUNTRY PLEASURE REGION 14 RESERVE CHAMPION COUNTRY PLEASURE
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A R A B I A N C O U N T RY E N G L I S H P L E A S U R E JUNIOR HORSE WITH BRIAN MURCH
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A R A B I A N S H O W H A C K A AOT R WITH LISSA TEHAN
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Arabian English Pleasure Championship Arabian Park Horse Championship with Gordon Potts
Afire Bey V
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HA/AA English Pleasure 40 & Over Championship with Katie Harvey
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Proudly owned by KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations Inc. Katie Harvey | San Antonio, Texas | www.kgbtexas.com
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Allionces Knight+/ x Miss Rippin Rascal
HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship with Gordon Potts HA/AA Western Pleasure Select AATR Championship with Sheila Curley
ML Mostly Padron x La Femmefatale DF
Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Championship with Sheila Curley
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Mirage V++++// x RA Luana
Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Gordon Potts Proudly owned by Sherry & Charles Jolley Pauls Valley, Oklahoma Leased by Talia Lydick
Justafire DGL x FSR Final Cheers+//
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship with Gordon Potts Proudly owned by Talia Lydick | Fort Worth, Texas
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FACES & PLACES T he 2 016 Va r i a n Su m mer Jubi le e … was a beautiful celebration of the late Sheila Varian. Many of her greatest moments were re-lived through the eyes of some of her closest friends. The memories, laughter, stories and tears were shared intermittently through the traditional Summer Jubilee activities, including horsemanship clinics, presentations of Varian stallions, sale horses, trade show shopping and the famous Varian Mare walk. Though it was the first Summer Jubilee without the physical presence of Sheila, she was very much present in her horses, her clinician’s, her staff and her farm. Sheila’s epic life was celebrated by her staff, her closest friends and a record number of visitors throughout the 3 day event. Over 500 people registered to attend the Jubilee. The event kicked off with a beautiful dinner and presentation by the California Rangeland Trust in the Clock barn on Friday evening. Trustee Frank Chisolm, friend and clinician Rob Bick, legendary cowboy and friend, Lester Buckley and members of the Rangeland Trust treated its guests to an evening that will not soon be forgotten. The California Rangeland Trust acts as a bridge between landowners and conservation resources, facilitating the process of preserving ranches and open landscapes in California for future generations. Several years prior to her diagnosis, Sheila had begun the process of declaring Varian Arabians a protected rangeland for future generations. For more information on this important project, visit http://rangelandtrust.org/giving. Angela Alvarez now resides as General Manager of Varian Arabians, overseeing all staff, breeding and training decisions, events, and more. Sheila passed the torch to Angela due to her wholehearted dedication to continuing her vision for The Varian Way, as it touches both horses and people. The successful final Summer Jubilee was evidence of Angela’s capability, passion and dedication to the task at hand. Her humble demeanor and knowledge of the history of the Arabian horse was inspiring and beautifully complemented by her entire staff. Public Relations director, Evie Tubbs Sweeney was poised with passion, dedication and professionalism as she assisted in orchestrating this incredible celebration of Sheila’s epic life. n
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WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD Michelle Bassichis STELLA BELLA AR ABIANS DA LL A S, TE X A S, USA
Michelle with Goddess Of Da Vinci (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan, by Marwan Al Shaqab).
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How did your love of the Arabian horse start? I have always loved animals, but never had the opportunity to get to know Arabians (or any horses for that matter) when I was growing up. However, when our oldest daughter started riding when she was seven years old, horses were introduced into our lives and we were hooked. Nothing was more exciting than hanging out at our local dressage barn and visiting with all the sweet horses in the stables. Then in December 2013, my husband purchased an Enzo daughter named Royal Italia and we fell in love with Arabians. The rest, as they say, is Stella Bella history! Ben and you just opened your new facility in Texas; what does it mean for you to have your own place? It has been an incredible and life changing experience to have our own ranch. To see Goddess of Da Vinci turned out in our big Texas-sized pastures playing with other mares is an unbelievable sight. We have had 20 foals this past season—all born at our ranch. It is magical to see the cycle of life with our family. The Arabian teaches life lessons for my children that I will be forever grateful for.
in-hand, and our youngest daughter who has entered lead line competitions, will soon compete in more riding disciplines. Whether it is at the Salon du Cheval in Paris or our local Cowtown Classic in Dallas-Fort Worth, it is always an amazing experience to show and compete with Arabian horses. For someone just starting in the business, what advice would you give them? As with anything in any industry, listen to your heart and do what brings you and others joy. But specifically to Arabians, it may be a business, but most importantly, it is a privilege to know and care for these amazing animals and become a part of the incredible Arabian horse community. n
Do you have one special horse? I realize that non-horse people will think this sounds crazy, but I know that our magazine readers will understand the following: Goddess of Da Vinci is my BFF (best friend forever). I can have the most stressful day or biggest weight on my heart, but one look into her beautiful, big eyes and she grounds me. Also, Eleeah SBA (Hariry Al Shaqab x Epiphany DDA) is like a sister to me—she lifts me up and has the most enchanting soul. What has been your proudest moment in the horse business? My proudest moment was when our (human) daughter, Sara, recently won two U.S. Youth National titles with Ebony by Valentino and Mine To Show. Seeing our daughter excel in our family passion/business was the joy of a lifetime. But no less important, is our whole family’s involvement in the sport. My husband, Ben, has had wonderful success with AOTH; our son, Max, enjoys competing in sport horse
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Brianna with MLC Denali, 2009 Triple Crown Arabian Amateur Hunter winner.
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PROFESSIONAL TO A M AT EU R
B r i a n n a Yo r k 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 path into the industry was a bit accidental. I grew up owning two Quarter Horses, and showed at open shows. I also originally began riding with a hunter jumper barn. As a result of this background, I had not been given a very good opinion of Arabians in a general sense. During a few months when both of my horses were lame, I began riding at a local Arabian trainerâ€™s barn. Here, I was fortunate enough to get to ride the local legend, WA Bhu Sabi. This wonderful Half-Arabian was offered to me as a mount at the 1998 Scottsdale show, and after my first hour at WestWorld, my mind was made up; I was going to show Arabian horses.
that while I still loved showing and loved my horses, my emotional and mental health was eroding under the pressures of training. I did some soul searching and took a break away from riding altogether. I felt that if I began to miss it within a few months, I would go back to riding as an amateur. Sure enough, after finding my first job not related to training horses, I began to miss time in the saddle. I decided that I would have more fun if I could go back to showing as a non-pro. What was the hardest part about waiting for your amateur card? How did you pass the time? I truly have to say that, the process to regain my amateur status was the easiest thing I did related to my
As with most show circuit journeys, I began with horses that were not perfectly suited to my original goals, but they all turned out to be lovely partners when we found the disciplines they were most suited to. After we sorted out some kinks, I was blessed to become national champion my first time showing at a national show. Well and truly hooked, I told my parents that I was going to be a horse trainer. This decision led me to another 11 years of wonderful experiences on the Arabian circuit as a non-professional. I finally decided that I felt ready to turn pro in 2012 and opened up Cheval LLC at my familyâ€™s farm. How did you come to the decision to become an amateur again? After training for two years, I began to realize that I was not located in an area where I could grow a successful business. I also became aware
10 year old Brianna and Galens Gold.
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time as a trainer. I could be critical about a variety of policies and procedures that all of us are subject to every time we attend a breed show, but I think that amateur reinstatement is not one of those onerous procedures. I found the process to be simple, fair and I felt as welcome as the first day that I joined AHA. 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 that it would be unfair to increase the amount of time that a pro needs to wait before they can get their amateur status back. There are others amongst the amateur ranks that have tried training and found out quickly that they were not interested in pursuing the profession for one reason or another. There should not be a punishment period for changing oneâ€™s career that keeps one away from their passion. I think that we would risk losing riders to other circuits or breeds if we increased the time that members have to wait to regain their amateur status. If I had to suggest one thing, I think that a form which states all of the relevant information needed by USEF to determine the alteration in status would streamline the follow-up process. My letter covered almost everything that they needed to know, but there were follow-up questions about some information that could have been avoided if there was a basic submission form sent in with the request letter. Do you enjoy the industry more as an amateur? What is life like now? My return to showing as an amateur was like coming home. Everyone was so welcoming and I found that I had so much more fun showing in my amateur group than I ever had when I showed in the open classes. I reconnected with friends whom I had lost touch with while I was training. In addition, I found that I now have the time and freedom to learn and grow as a rider that I would never have had when I was busy training horses.
Photos top to bottom: Brianna with her first National Dressage Champion, Cyx Pak, parents Barbara and Mike, and Dennis Wigren.; Brianna and Triple Crown winner Liberty Valance V at the 2005 U.S. Nationals.; Brianna and Ladighazi, 2005 U.S. National H/A English Show Hack AAOTR Champions.
I am building a career and for now, I certainly donâ€™t make enough money to own my own horse or to show very much. I know that the economy and other factors might prevent me from showing more than occasionally for the rest of my life, but while this hindrance makes me a bit sad, it also makes me appreciate each time I get to trot into the arena that much more. I feel so lucky that I have been able to rejoin my friends who show amateur. I look eagerly forward to joining them in the show ring on a more consistent basis. This whole process of transition has revealed to me all the wonderful and supportive people in my horse show family and I am so grateful that I am still a member of such a lovely community! n
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Garlands LTD, Tommy Garland 804.241.1717 | Katie Garland 804.339.2337 | 915 Dorset Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139 | www.TommyGarland.com
2016 Region 15 Champion Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over 2016 Region 15 Top Five Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse 2016 Region 12 Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over 2016 Region 12 Top Five Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse Proudly owned by Tia Day
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Afires Heir x LA Athena
Majik of Marwan x WH Esdee
2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity 2016 Region 12 Reserve Champion Spotlight Futurity Western Pleasure Maturity 5-Year-Old ATR 2016 Region 12 Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Proudly owned by Michael, Linda & Megan Monette
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Versace x Too Many Roses
2015 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure Jr. Horse 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure Futurity 2015 & 2016 Region 12 Unanimous Champion H/A Western Pleasure Jr. Horse 2015 & 2016 Region 16 Unanimous Champion H/A Western Pleasure Jr. Horse 2015 Region 16 Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle Western Proudly owned by Joelle & Robert Wright, East Manor Arabians 518.766.2182 â€˘ firstname.lastname@example.org Ar abian Horse Times | 120 | Volume 47, No. 4A
Arezzo NL x Hollygolitely DDF
2015 & 2016 Region 16 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Open 2015 & 2016 Region 16 Champion Western Pleasure Select AATR 2016 Region 16 Reserve Champion Ladies Side Saddle Western Multi-National Top Ten Western Pleasure Open & Select AATR Proudly bred and owned by Joelle & Robert Wright, East Manor Arabians 518.766.2182 â€˘ email@example.com Ar abian Horse Times | 121 | Volume 47, No. 4A
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U.S. NATIONALS Arabian Horse Times celebrates those who will be
participating in this yearâ€™s 50th anniversary of the
U.S. Nationals. From past to present highlights of, to farm unity and advice ... they share it all!
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TRAINERS Joe Alberti
that we are 110% ready; that I know I have done EVERYTHING in my power to be sure that the horses look, feel and are performing at their very best. Making sure that has been done, usually has me in pretty great physical shape.
What do you do at your farm that relieves the stress of the show during the event? We have such a wonderful group of friends. The chit-chat, joking and the camaraderie that goes on amongst us all is an easy way to melt the stress away. One of my favorite things to do at a show is have the free time to sit and enjoy everyone’s company. What makes your farm and clients special? I would have to say, first and foremost, everyone knows that we at the farm work extra hard and always go the extra mile for the horses. Our clients are so supportive and win, lose or draw, they are always excited and thankful to all of us that have worked so hard. We have great team spirit, something I think is so important in making the farm as a whole have unity. Everyone wants everyone else to do well, as the better one does, the better we all do and that is very evident and something I am most grateful for. How many years have you been attending U.S. Nationals? 15 years. What makes U.S. Nationals different from all the other events you attend in the year? This is the best of the best; it’s what we all work towards all year long. How do you mentally and physically prepare yourself and horses for U.S. Nationals? The only way I can be mentally prepared is to be sure
What do your clients do to get in the team spirit? We have team spirt at every show, from the smallest Class A show, all the way to the U.S. Nationals. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is your proudest moment to date, from previous U.S. Nationals? That’s a hard question, as there have been so many moments, both personal and for my clients that I don’t think I could possibly pick one.
Liz Bentley IIB Farms
How many years have you been attending U.S. Nationals? 35 years. What makes U.S. Nationals different from all the other events you attend in the year? U.S. Nationals is a long, intense show. How do you mentally and physically prepare yourself and horses for U.S. Nationals? I make sure the horses are well cared for all year long and checked out by the vet prior to arriving at the show. What do you do at your farm that relieves the stress of the show during the event? Our dear friend, Judith Bothern, takes great care of all of us during the show, including our dogs Charlie and Louie. She cooks a great meal daily, runs errands we don’t have time for, helps tidy up, walks the dogs and sets up our breakfast. This all nourishes our souls and bodies. What makes your farm and clients special? Our clients are horsemen and women. Most of them raise their own horses, so they have an understanding of our commitment to the care of their horses. What do your clients do to get in the team spirit? Our clients will drink and laugh and have a good time; receive gag gifts, surprises, etc.—are all a part of it.
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is your proudest moment to date, from previous U.S. Nationals? There have been many proud moments at Nationals over the years, from several horses we bred winning national championships, to clients winning their titles and some horses that had more guts than talent persevering, because of enormous heart and finishing in the top ten or better. Of course, performing under pressure with the odds against you and achieving the highest goal leaves me proud (and exhausted). Khaberet PGA was for sure, a special win.
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How many years have you been attending U.S. Nationals? 36 years.
AFF: Strawberry Banks Farm
What makes U.S. Nationals different from all the other events you attend in the year? It is what you prepare for all year. Sort of like regular season playoffs and the final hurrah, the Super Bowl! The air is filled with excitement. How do you mentally and physically prepare yourself and horses for U.S. Nationals? For the horses, it’s all about peaking at the right time with conditioning, training, show horse attitude, etc. For myself, finding that zone that hopefully gives you that over the top competitive edge. What makes your farm and clients special? Strawberry Banks Farm has a very peaceful environment and is extremely beautiful as well. The stress level is very low. Our facility allows us to give the horses the finest in care and training. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is your proudest moment to date, from previous U.S. Nationals? Riding Hey Hallelujah on the last leg of the “Triple Crown” and winning the U.S. National Champion English Pleasure in 2001.
Bart Van Buggenhout AFF: Aljassimya Farm
How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? Aljassimya Farm only ever competed once until, with our prized mare, CR Jasmeenah, shown by Michael Byatt to U.S. National Champion Mare in 2012. This is the first year we will compete under the banner of Aljassimya Farm. What are you looking for the most at this U.S. Nationals? Seeing our three horses compete. Equator will be shown in Senior Stallions. He has won an amazing range of titles and holds the record of being the highest scoring horse in each of the six last shows he went to, including the World Championship, All Nations Cup, European Championships, Scottsdale and Vegas World Cup. He is a fun horse to be with, pleasant and kind, and he knows exactly when it’s his time to play. We have him on lease from Michalów Stud in Poland. For us, it’s a great honor to represent their finest at this U.S. Nationals. Equator will be presented by Glenn Schoukens and has been gloriously conditioned by Ashley Alfreds, our halter training barn manager. Ashley has given her full heart to this stallion and it will show every little bit on him, I am sure. We are also bringing, for the first time, two performance horses, both in hunter, Jafar AJF and Aurora Aljassimya. Jafar AJF is a beautiful and big 3-year-old chestnut gelding by WH Justice. He was the winner of our first Santa Ynez Gelding Futurity and just now won the 3-year-old futurity at the Santa Barbara Fall Festival. Aurora Aljassimya is our very pretty and refined 5-year-old bay mare. On her first ride out in Scottsdale this year, she won Maiden class unanimously and went reserve in Region 2 against a top winner at last year’s nationals. Aurora has incredible class and beauty. Bred by Aljassimya Farm, they will both be
ridden by our in-house trainer, Nestor Gonzales. We are very excited to see these horses perform; they have had a great season and this will be a very nice experience as well. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Frankly nothing … I love to watch what comes in and out the arena, in front and behind the curtains, and mostly spend time with our team and simply worry … What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Always try to win in whatever you compete in, be the best, and still try to be better— create new standards. Do it fairly and just, and pray the judges do the same. If they did, thank them for a good job. Never regret losing against a better horse, and when winning against one, stay humble and thank God and your team. Keep your team and horses close to your heart, they will not fail you if you do.
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OWNERS Laurie Ames-Husband
AFF: Vicki Humphrey Training Center and Beethe Arabians # of horses competing: 2 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? As an adult, 12 years. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? I have a couple: when I was named Reserve National Champion on Ames Inspiration, and when Missknowitall and Jesse were National Champion in the HalfArabian Country Junior Horse last year! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Showing my horses and spending time with my friends and family.
had no affiliation with? When Leah Beth and John Golladay were named National Champion and Reserve in the English pleasure—so exciting!
If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? To not take it too seriously and have fun, in and out of the show ring!
What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? I just tell myself to have fun and don’t forget to breathe!
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve
AFF: Kiesner Training How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? About five years, mostly with Joel Kiesner showing as my trainer. However, I have shown twice, both times in the Country English Pleasure AAOTR class. So, I am a relative newcomer. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? When my stallion, Saxton DGL, won the Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity class in 2014! It was the most amazing thrill and everything I thought it would be! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? I am really excited to see Joel show Saxton this year in the Arabian English Pleasure Junior horse class. He just keeps getting better every day, and the partnership between Saxton and Joel is so perfect. I can’t wait to see Saxton trot into the ring. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Have fun and soak up the experience! What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? It’s not really one thing in particular; it’s more the general feeling of support and encouragement that the Kiesners and their entire staff show to each client. There is a tremendous amount of team spirit at the barn, and everyone fully supports each other. It’s a great feeling to
know that everyone at the barn truly cares for one another, reflecting a real sense of community and family. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? One of the most exciting moments was definitely the work off between Afires Heir and Vegaz in 2011. The excitement in the stands was palpable, and getting to witness these two very special horses go head to head, was a thrill! What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Talking about horses! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Be prepared for the highs and lows, and take them in stride. I’m still working on this!
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AFF: Chestnuthill Arabians # of horses competing: 3 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? I showed at Nationals once about 25 years ago. Last year was my first time as an exhibitor since then, but I have been several times as a spectator. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Watching Rohara Flameboyant win the Half-Arabian Gelding Futurity championship last year. That was just amazing! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Seeing old friends and making new ones. I’m also looking forward to showing off my gorgeous stallion, Majik of Marwan, and his two incredible Half-Arabian babies, Rohara Flameboyant and Rohara Majik Flame. I also look forward to cheering for all of my barn buddies, as well as two of Majik’s purebred sons, H Pepper H and Rohara Mystikal, in their western pleasure junior horse and AAOTR classes. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? First, bring a really warm coat! It can get quite cold in Tulsa in October (of course, I live in Florida, so my definition of “cold” might be a tad idiosyncratic). Second, leave some room in your suitcase—the shopping at Nationals is way too good. You’re going to buy stuff; trust me on this. And third, remember, this is supposed to be fun! What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Joe Alberti has an incredible group of clients. They come from all over the country, so the only time I get to see some of them is at a show. I know this sounds corny, but every show really is sort of like an extended family reunion. We like and support each other, and that is very special all by itself.
Joe and Rob help to make it a party by keeping us all fed and hydrated and providing a large seating area with comfortable furniture (when you’re as old as I am, having a sofa on which to nap is a very good thing). They also manage to find the time to give us the very real pleasure of their company. Visitors are always welcome, so come on by! This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? Visiting the late, great Imperial Imdal in his stall at nationals many years ago and spending some quality time petting him. I can’t say I had no affiliation with him, because I bred to him twice, but meeting him up-close and personal was a thrill. Anyone who ever saw him knows how beautiful he was, but you had to meet him in person to realize he also had a wonderful disposition. He loved to cuddle. Just a great, great stallion. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Shopping (see 4th question above)! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Remember, this is supposed to be fun (also see 4th question above)!
AFF: Cotton Performance Horses # of horses competing: 2 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? This will be my first year competing at U.S. Nationals. I previously competed at Youth Nationals in the late 90’s prior to heading to Michigan State University. I am so excited to be back in the show ring after almost twenty years! What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Watching Abe Cotton ride my horse CPH Lonestarr in the H/A Western Futurity last year. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Spending time with my family and watching exceptional riders/ horses compete for the roses!
If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? In the words of my trainer, “Stick with the program.” What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Every night during the show, the entire crew at Cotton Performance Horses eats dinner together. It is a wonderful
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time to discuss the events of the day and enjoy the overall experience of the show.
win the H/A Park class as we all waved the small flags with her name. What a ride!
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? I was taken to my first U.S. Nationals when I was nine years old by my grandparents, Ro and Rita Rotramel. I walked through the barns in utter amazement, and had the privilege of watching my first western pleasure class that instantly hooked me. Several years later, I returned to nationals and had the honor of watching Countess Vanessa
What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? I absolutely love sitting in the camper at night just talking horses! I am so privileged to have the most wonderful husband in the world, who allows me to feed my horse addiction throughout the year. I couldn’t be happier that I am back showing my beloved Arabian horses! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Some people dream of success, winners wake up and make it happen.
AFF: Vicki Humphrey Training Center # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 24, off and on. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? I still get goosebumps when I think about my ride and Reserve National Championship on Cool Night in the H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 40+ class in 2009. It was the ride and thrill of my life—he was amazing and the crowd was electric. That horse is so special with a huge heart. He had lost an eye and I had lost most of my hearing that year, so we had our challenges, making it even more the experience of a lifetime. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Watching Jessie show my Arabian Jr. country horse, Blockbuster PF, and cheering on my friends.
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? Wow, hard to pick just one, but probably Countess Vanessa. She was off-the-charts phenomenal to watch and even more electrifying in the excitement of Freedom Hall.
If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Savor every minute.
What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Spending time with friends and meeting new ones.
What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? It’s the little things that count and make the experience fun and memorable.
What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? I visualize having the best ride I’ve ever had and remind myself to smile!
Strawberry Banks Farm How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 40 years. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? When Hey and A Temptation went Champion and Reserve in English together! AND … when A Temptation won driving with Brian and I got to ride with him in the cart for the championship exit—we went around twice! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Watching Brian and Lissa perform and having my granddaughter, Sawyer, there this year to see me drive. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Stay calm and just do your best. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? We love participating in the wine walk and seeing everyone.
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? Oran Van Crabbet and Gene LaCroix win Park. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Baking cookies at the stalls. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? ALWAYS do what is best for your horse, no matter what!
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AFF: Rooker Training Stable # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? I have attended U.S. Nationals five times in my life as a competitor. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Top tens in 2015 with Silverado Afire. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Showing my horse and spending time with family. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Keep pressure low and have fun!
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? Good Thunder’s retirement.
What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Great dressing rooms and farm swag!
What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Tourist stuff—we love the zoo! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Smile and enjoy the ride.
AFF: Garlands # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 7. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Winning top ten, my first year at Nationals. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Competing for the first time at U.S. Nationals with my young horse. This is his first year as a hunter and the first time I will compete in the maturity class. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? If you have a large class and there are cuts, take each cut one at a time. You only have to place well in each cut. Do not let the total number of horses overwhelm you. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? We all support each other. We are there to watch each other show and help with the horse show nerves. We cook out and go to dinner together. It is one big happy family. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? Khemosabi++++// winning U.S. National
Champion in western pleasure in 1976 after winning U.S. National Champion in halter three years earlier. I always admired this beautiful stallion. As a child, I always wanted a horse just like him. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Hanging out with all my horse show friends; horse shows are the only place I see some of them, and getting together and having fun after showing is always a highlight of horse shows. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? It is just a horse show. Ride your horse as you know how. Don’t let the act of competing make you forget how to ride.
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AFF: Vicki Humphrey Training Center # of horses competing: 3 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? My first U.S. Nationals was 2004. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Last year winning the 40 & Over English Pleasure class with my favorite horse ever, Rebel Love MA! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Riding through the gate and feeling that rush of excitement while getting to compete with so many great riders and horses in the same ring. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Relax and enjoy the ride! What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Our trainers have something special for us every year that is always very thoughtful. Last year they made yearbooks with pictures from the year’s horse shows and other memorable times with the barn family! Super special! This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? One of my favorite memories was watching the H/A English class when Revelation JF won in 2009. That was such
an exciting class with such a talented group of horses. Revelation was amazing that night! You could just see what a true champion he was and what a big heart he had! What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Part of the fun of horse shows is socializing with friends from your own barn as well as visiting with friends from all around the country that you don’t get to see often. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? I don’t really have a specific motto when competing. I just remind myself that I know how to ride and I’m doing this for the fun of it, so just go ride your horse and have fun!
Eleanor’s Arabian Farm # of horses competing: Who knows?! How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? Ladies never tell! What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Hesa winning Reserve National Champion. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Spending time with friends that I usually only see at Nationals. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Take a break and don’t take anything too personal. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Relax.
What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Shopping! Especially at Leather Renditions! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Relax when the line-up is called.
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? The very first working horse I saw.
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Larry Jerome Jerland Farm
# of horses competing: 10 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 35+. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? MPA Giovanni winning National Champion Futurity Colt. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Watching all the horses I have bred and owned, those sired by my stallions, and out of mares I have bred and shown. Also, seeing all the incredible people that are a part of this industry. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? There are many ways to win, the trophy is great, but success is not just measured by the ribbon you did or did not receive. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? We use numerous trainers from many training centers. All of these trainers and farms contribute to the overall success of a great horse show. By not being “exclusive” to any one trainer or individual, I feel we are able to enjoy the talents that they each have to offer. The contributions that each farm makes, and the unique celebrations they provide to all attending, add to the overall ambience of the show.
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? The year Countess Vanessa won … WOW, what a horse! What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Socializing with all my friends that I only get to see at major events like the Nationals. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? If you have done your best, you can accept the rest. Don’t let reaction to losing, cost you the loss of a friend!
AFF: Vickie Humphrey Training Center # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? This will be my third year competing at U.S. Nationals. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Seeing my trainer and best friend, Jessica Clinton, go National Champion last year in the Arabian English Pleasure Open. She works so hard and is beyond deserving of all of her success. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Being able to see all my friends from all over the country together in one place. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Remember to have fun and not get caught up too much in the competition. We all do this because we love it and have fun; that’s the most important thing. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? I don’t know that I could even begin to list off the things VHTC does for their clients. Everyone there is family to me, and I would say that fact alone makes every show special. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve
had no affiliation with? I’m not sure I could pinpoint an exact moment (especially if it’s one that I’ve had no affiliation with), but I think any time there’s a work off in an open class, it’s historic because it’s the absolute best of the best performing to their highest potential and that’s always really exciting to see. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Spending time with my friends watching classes or going to dinners, etc. There’s a lot of people I only get to see at shows, so it’s always great to spend time with them doing anything. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Put your horse first!
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AFF: Clanton Performance Horses # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? Showed at my first U.S. Nationals in 1975; only took 40 years to earn a top ten, but in all honesty, there were many, many years in between that I did not show. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Being named 2015 U.S. National Champion H/A Ladies Western Side Saddle AAOTR and also capturing that elusive H/A Western Pleasure Top Ten the same year! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Watching my new H/A Western horse compete at the national level for the first time. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Just breathe, you’ll never live this moment again, and when in doubt, just add a little more leg! What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Food … Friends … an amazing cheering section and, of course, adult beverages!
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? I honestly don’t have an answer for this one— have seen so many amazing moments at U.S. Nationals! What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Spending time with good friends. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Don’t obsess about winning every time. Just get in the ring, be faithful, be tenacious, have integrity, have fun, be steadfast and trust yourself.
Krystal McCulloch AFF: Chrishan Park
How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? This will be my 5th consecutive Nationals show. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Riding Second Sight to my first National Championship in Costume last year! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Looking forward to the chance to get another silver trophy—anything CAN happen! If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Even if it is your first or fifth time, see as many sections as you can. I like to be at the show at daylight and I leave when dark. The opportunity to watch and learn and see these incredible equines in preliminary classes is wondrous. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Chrishan Park does a great job of hosting friends and family; there is never a shortage of food or drink! This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? Forever ingrained in my mind is a picture of
Tom McNair riding Sakr in Costume. Something about a fine man on a gorgeous white Arabian stallion just captures my attention. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Everything revolves around the horses: talking to trainers/owners about their horses, watching horses work and show, smelling horses ... an occasional cocktail with friends, etc. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Focus on the ‘now.’ I must be aware of how my horse is feeling each time I get on him. Horses can be quirky, and something that worked last week may not work today. It is up to me to adapt, as that is my job as a rider—at least that is what Shan Wilson says!
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Duke & Renae Mendel
AFF: Gemini Ranch Arabians & Argent Farms # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 10. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Last year, 2015, when my wife won her first U.S. National Championship in the AOTH class with her gelding, DC Benedict, who was handpicked for her by Andy Sellman. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? We really enjoy the competition at its highest level, as well as the many friends we’ve met over the years. Because we all live in many areas of the world, it is at these horse shows that we get to see each other and share memories and stories from the past year. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? What a lot of people have told us “Even if you don’t win, don’t give up! It’s just a horse show and you could be the winner at the next one!” What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Argent Farms makes us feel like we are part of their family. They are very appreciative of us, as we are of them! This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve
had no affiliation with? Well, that’s a tough question! Only being involved for such a short time, I would have to say DA Valentino. He left us way too early and he could never be beat! What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? We enjoy visiting with all of our friends. We only get to see them a couple of times a year and we really enjoy their company. Who would’ve thought that some of our most important friendships would be forged at Arabian horse shows! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? It’s only a horse show! Today you are a top ten, and next month you are champion! If you wouldn’t trade your horse for the one that beat you, then you are also a winner!
Aff: Garland Training # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 5 years. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? I have a few, but my favorite was my very first U.S. Nationals. I was named Top Ten in Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 with CF Phlash Dance! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Showing my horse and spending time with friends and family. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? I would say to breathe. Don’t take showing too seriously. You’ve spent lots of hours practicing. Go in and show your horse! Don’t forget to have fun! What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? This will be my first U.S. Nationals with this particular barn, so I’m really just hoping to make some new memories!
What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? My mom and I always stay at the Double Tree, so we can start every morning with a hot pecan chocolate chip cookie! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? I have a few: “You got this … YOU GET TO DO THIS … Ride THIS ride … Don’t forget to breathe!”
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Aff: Rohara Arabians # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? I have been showing Arabians about 14 years. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? When I won my Reserve National Championship on Net Worth LOA and my husband was there to share the moment. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Watching John Rannenberg ride Double or Nuttin, my horse that I bred, in the Junior Half-Arabian Country class. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Enjoy all of the show—watch all the classes and savor seeing the best horses in the nation compete in all disciplines. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Sean brings the grill and everyone enjoys his wonderful meals while socializing.
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? I will always remember Beetlejuice and watching a horse truly enjoy his job. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Visiting and having dinner with old friends that we have met along this journey. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Pressure is a privilege that you are fortunate enough to experience.
AFF: RBC Show Horses # of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? This year will be my second time competing at U.S. Nationals! I competed back in 2002 with my Half-Arabian Country mare Lady Toi+. I took a break from the Arabian industry for the past seven years, so I’m thrilled to be back and especially excited to show at nationals with my new partner, The Muffin Man! What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? Showing Lady back in 2002 at nationals was such a thrill and one of my best memories! Also, seeing her and Rob take their top ten victory pass the same year in the Jr. Horse class was special to us! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Showing Muffin Man in the Maturity class! After such a long break from the industry, it has been very exciting showing and reconnecting with old and new friends. We’re also excited to see what Tulsa has to offer since we have never visited the city. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? I would say, “don’t stress and focus on having fun with your horse!” I know that’s probably generic advice, but it really is the key to success – enjoying the journey and spending time with your horse and friends. We’re all so fortunate to have these amazing animals in our lives! What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? I think the community at RBC is truly amazing – the clients and staff are the most supportive that I’ve ever met. Rob and
Caralyn create such a warm and inviting environment at every show, from the professional care of the horses to the community of clients. It’s all really amazing and special. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? I can remember attending U.S. Nationals in 2000 as a spectator and seeing Matoi compete in the Open and Amateur Park classes. I’d say that watching him show is definitely my favorite historical memory of nationals! What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? I love exploring yoga studios in the various cities we travel to for shows. I practice every day, so it helps me stay grounded and focused at horse shows. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? No expectations … just fun!
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Aff: Stachowski Farm How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? Over 35 years. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? For me, it would have to be Expressamo, who was proudly bred and owned by Sherman Ranch earning multiple national championships! What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Showing in the park class for the first time and, of course, visiting with friends from around the country and seeing all of the great horses! If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Enjoy the ride and learn from watching. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? Riding with Stachowski Farm always brings diversity and has the uniqueness of uniting an Ohio and California farm. They never fail to have a first-class setup with a first class operation. I can’t forget that they always have a special little gift awaiting for each client. Some years it’s a team Stachowski shirt, and some years a lapel pin. It always varies, but the extra little thought is always very much appreciated.
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? So many! What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Socializing and seeing friends from near and far! What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? Enjoy each ride like it could be your last. There is no losing, only winning and learning.
Mike & Sheena Steenhart AFF: Argent Farms
# of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 7 years. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? The year that Spitfyre was Unanimous Champion Stallion AAOTH and Unanimous Reserve Champion 4-5 Year-Old Stallion. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Seeing the best Arabian horses in the world. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? This is the best of the best; win or lose, enjoy the experience! What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? They complete a beautiful setup to allow clients to visit with each other, relax and enjoy perfectly prepared and presented horses. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve
had no affiliation with? Pyro Thyme SA … Supreme Champion Halter Stallion. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Visiting with friends and meeting new ones. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? I brought my favorite horse and he/she will still be my favorite horse when we head for home.
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Beth Weatherford, MD AFF: Rohara
# of horses competing: 1 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 25. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? In 2014, when Linda Musso, one of the 3 Amigos (myself, Leah and Linda who rode together with Jack Thomas) went Reserve National Champion despite her disabilities. Along with her husband and biggest supporter, Vince, we got to watch her years of hard work and dedication pay off. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Competing on my Half-Arabian English mare, Specs And The City (Sam) and finally achieving a long sought-after trophy. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Soak up the entire experience. Of course, focus on your goal, but there is so much more to enjoy—great horses, friends, shopping and food. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? The hospitality at Rohara is amazing. I always look forward to what goodies Sean has in store for us!
This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve had no affiliation with? Watching Countess Vanessa compete. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? Discovering local restaurants and unique shopping. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? As Jack Tomas, Sr. who taught me to ride so many years ago always said, “Take a deep seat and a faraway look.”
AFF: Clanton Performance Horses # of horses competing: 2 How many years have you been competing at U.S. Nationals? 6 years. What is the highlight to date for you at U.S. Nationals? I don’t think I have a highlight; each year creates its own special memories and highlights. What are you looking forward to most at this U.S. Nationals? Showing two horses which will make it twice the fun, and seeing all the beautiful classes. If you were giving advice to an owner showing for their first time at U.S. Nationals, what would it be? Watch everything you can. Sitting in the arena you’ll see the best in each division compete and it’s an education and a pleasure to watch. What does the farm you are affiliated with do at shows to make the event special? What don’t they do? Jersey night, dinner out, support on the rail. I’ve never met a group of people that go so far out of their way to make each show enjoyable for everyone. This being the 50th Anniversary of U.S. Nationals, what is a historical moment for you of one horse that stands out in your mind that you’ve
had no affiliation with? I don’t know that there is one that stands out from the others for me. I’ve seen some really good horses compete at U.S. Nationals and they are all standouts. What is something you love doing at shows that does not involve the showing of horses? I love to sit and watch classes, not just in the division that I show, but across the board. I think we can forget just how diversely talented our breed is. What is your motto or words of wisdom when competing? I would say my motto is, “ride it out;” that’s what my husband always tells me before I show. Well, that, and don’t fall off !
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Amateur Spotlight ... Keeley Bullard
How long have you been involved with Arabian horses? Almost 11 years, since I was nine. What disciplines have you and are competing in? I have shown in almost all disciplines except dressage and jumping. This year at U.S. Nationals, I will be showing in H/A Show Hack, H/A Side Saddle, H/A Hunter Pleasure and H/A English Futurity. What is your favorite riding style? Reining and English. Who is your favorite horse you have ever owned? My first horse, Wizard Of Roz, who turned 17 this year will always have a special place in my heart for teaching me all he knew.
If there was one horse you could have or own, whom would it be and why? There are so many … but Afires Heir—just to own such a top notch stallion would be amazing. How many horse events do you attend a year? 8 to 10. What is your favorite horse event and why? Scottsdale is the most fun to attend—great horses and exhibitors. Having so many tourists come and watch is wonderful as well, and the selection of vendors is great! Aside from horses, what is some of your favorite hobbies? Wait … people have time for hobbies?
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Cadberry++ 2x Time Reserve National Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure, Scottsdale Winner H/A Hunter Seat Equation
What would be one thing our readers would be surprised to know about you?Â I go to college full time, work full time, and I have five horses that I am responsible for getting out or ridden on a daily basis. If there is one person you could thank in this world, who would it be and why? My mom, for putting heart and soul into this crazy showing world and sharing her passion with me. How do you see your involvement in the Arabian horse business 15 years from now? I hope to be an active part of this industryâ€”breeding, showing and training. n
Black Primo+// National Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle English, 2x Reserve National Champion H/A Show Hack Scottsdale Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle, Scottsdale Reserve Champion H/A Show Hack
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Set in the midst of fall with leaves turning and weather temperatures dropping, U.S. Nationals is gearing up for Tulsa, Oklahoma, the setting for this championship horse show, eager to bring in people from all over the country to compete with their best. The excitement is growing as people
gather together and celebrate the Arabian breed and witness its finest. Forever memories will be formed of horses shown, but maybe more important, memories of those times spent with great
peopleâ€”family and friendsâ€”old and new. Make Tulsa itself, a part of your memories by taking full
advantage of what the city has to offer. The following guide offers some excellent recommendations for everyone â€Ś fun and exciting new places to try during your stay.
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From fine dining to quick bites... these are the best treats in Tulsa
Entertainment, amusement for the little ones...fun spots to visit that are close to the show!
“You forgot to pack the what!?!?” Don’t worry...you’ll be able to shop for all you need around town!
From sleep spots to nail salons, we’ve guided you to all of the best around-the-town recommendations!
TULSA CITY GUIDE...TULSA APPROVED! We look forward to seeing you around the horse show and around the town!
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Tulsa ... Publisher's Favorites Utica Square
1709 Utica Square • www.uticasquare.com
Women's Clothing Anthropologie
Saks Fifth Avenue
Quick Makeup Fix Saks Fifth Avenue
Ihloff Salon & Day Spa
Pepper's Grill And Cantina
South Yale Avenue
9136 South Yale Ave. • www.wholefoodsmarket.com
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S. Denver Avenue 201 S. Denver Ave. • www.pinkitzel.com
E. 71st Street
10303 E. 71st Street • www.spirithalloween.com
Tulsa Hills Shopping Center 7422 S.Olympia Ave. • www.tulsahillswinecellar.com
Pinkitzel Cupcakes and Candy
Wine & Spirits
Tulsa Hills Wine Cellar
Halloween Costumes Spirit Halloween
S. Harvard Avenue 8245 S. Harvard Ave. www.tulsa-harvard.titleboxingclub.com
Show4145Grounds E. 21st St. See Janene Boggs at the show
TITLE Boxing Club
Late Night Snack Village Inn
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McGill’s | www.dinemcgills.com
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse | 6823 S. Yale Ave. This is a restaurant where steak is the star—where great steak is the rule, not the exception. Mahogany’s steaks are the finest custom-aged U.S. Prime Midwestern beef known for its excellence in marbling, texture and flavor. We broil it exactly the way you like it at 900 degrees to lock in the corn-fed flavor. We serve it sizzling on a heated plate so that it stays hot throughout your meal. Selections from the ocean include Australian Rock Lobster and the freshest fish daily based on availability. Service will be outstanding, but provided in a casual, less intimidating fine-dining atmosphere. —See ad.
The Chalkboard Restaurant 1324 S Main St. The Chalkboard is a cozy restaurant tucked in the bottom level of the historic Ambassador Hotel. The mix of Continental and European flavors on the menu make The Chalkboard one of Tulsa’s premier dining locations. The Chalkboard restaurant offers three private rooms and full service catering. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week / 365 days a year. The Chalkboard bar is a great place to get a classic cocktail before a downtown show or enjoy a bite to eat with great conversation from locals and business travelers alike. —See ad.
Launched in 1990, Greg McGill and Hal Walker opened McGill’s with the goal of introducing a restaurant with the elegance of fine dining, while slightly relaxed. McGill’s has become an established name in Tulsa for excellence in service with a taste to match. McGill’s has accomplished this by perfecting tasks such as hand selecting fish to assure premium quality and maximum freshness. Now with three locations, McGill’s has become a staple for locally owned restaurants in Tulsa. —See ad.
Polo Grill | 2038 Utica Square In 1983, Robert Merrifield envisioned a new restaurant for Tulsa. The goal was to offer the very finest service and cuisine to guests. That vision became Polo Grill. A facility expansion, completed in 1996 added 1,260 square feet to the original restaurant dining areas opened in 1983. The expansion consisted of the addition of a wine cellar / private dining room combination and a larger bar area. With the physical expansion, the restaurant wine collection expanded to 4,250 bottles. In late 1998, additional construction added private wine tasting rooms and further expanded wine inventory to 10,000 bottles and over 1,000 selections. Now the wine selection rivals any in the country, with over 1,100 labels and 22,000 bottles. As we celebrate our third decade at Polo Grill it is wonderful to see where our journey began and where we have arrived. As Tulsa has changed and grown with the times, so has Polo Grill. What began as a modest bar and single dining room has expanded to our main dining room and a total of five private dining rooms / wine cellars, our beautiful granite topped bar and cozy booths in the lounge, a full-service catering operation, and the finest wine program in Oklahoma. All of this is offered in a restaurant staffed by the best service team in the business. —See ad.
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PRHYME | 11 N. Main St. Located in downtown Tulsa’s Brady District, PRHYME Downtown Steakhouse introduces an upscale, modern interpretation of an American steakhouse. PRHYME features classic cuts of beef, such as the Rib-Eye, NY Strip and Filet Mignon. Unlike other steakhouses, PRHYME offers beef that is raised and finished in several ways, like grass fed and grain fed prime beef, in order to give its guests a chance to sample how the feed and environment play a role in producing the best beef America has to offer. PRHYME also features 30-day dry aged prime beef and Duroc pork chops. Beef and chops aren’t the only dishes PRHYME serves up, however. Seasonal seafood, Australian lamb chops, artistically plated appetizers, classic caviar service and delectable desserts are just some of the tempting tastes prepared by Chef/Owner, Justin Thompson and his staff at PRHYME. —See ad.
Juniper | 324 E. 3rd St. Located at 3rd & Elgin in the Blue Dome District of Downtown Tulsa, Juniper is the award-winning flagship of the JTR Group. Juniper has quickly become a local favorite in dining under the direction of Proprietor Chef Justin Thompson, and has been home to many of Tulsa’s best chefs over the years, including current Chef de Cuisine, Brad Rieschick. Juniper introduces its guests to modern and exciting plates with French influences. Enjoy a gourmet lunch with $8 daily specials or a delicious dinner with friends and family in an intimate and upscale bistro setting. In addition to our innovative menus, enjoy our signature 5-course Prix Fixe menu with optional wine pairings, one of the selections from our weekly Chef ’s Specials menu, or a libation in our beautiful bar area utilizing one of our own house-infused vodkas, gins, and flavored bitters. And while you’re here, don’t forget to take a peek at our alleyway garden where we grow many of our own herbs. Bon appétit! —See ad.
Tavolo | 427 S. Boston Ave. Nestled in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s Deco District, you’ll find the very best handmade pasta in town at Tavolo Restaurant, Market & Caffè. Tavolo is an award-winning bistro serving up authentic Italian Cuisine as well as new interpretations of some of your favorite classics. All of our pastas are made by hand daily under the direction of Proprietor Chef Justin Thompson and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Taylor. Tavolo offers daily $8 lunch specials, Chef ’s Tasting menus, and a fun and approachable wine list. Join us and enjoy the casual, cozy and romantic ambiance and beautiful floor-to-ceiling views of Boston Avenue from our main dining room or mezzanine. —See ad.
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Lucky’s Restaurant | 1536 E. 15th St. R Bar & Grill | 3421 S. Peoria Ave. A local, mid-town favorite … you walk in as a stranger and leave as a regular — thus the R “Our” Bar moniker. Recognized as having a menu that is diversified enough for a culinary experience, as well as serving the “favorites,” we serve a variety of choices to satisfy all palates. R Bar & Grill features succulent dishes ranging from its famous chicken and waffles to a monstrous pork chop, specialty pizzas, and the best burgers in Tulsa.
Glacier Confection 15 E. Mathew B. Brady St. The ingredients used at Glacier Confection are allnatural and never processed. Owner Bill Copeland chooses from some 50 ingredients, including some of the finest chocolate in the world, to make his unique candies. The collection even includes vegan and gluten-free choices.
A sleek bar & grill with innovative American & Southern dishes, sandwiches, cocktails and Sunday brunch. What sets them apart are things like the beans. The beans are sourced from “Rancho Gordo,” an heirloom bean company in Napa Valley. Also unique to Lucky’s: a weekly cocktail special, weekly beer menu changes, smoked sage margaritas, chocolate confections, lime coconut cakes and dessert wines. Reservations required.
Blue Rose Café | 1924 Riverside Dr. Surrounded by windows, roll-up garage doors, indoor/outdoor service, and a large patio area constructed on piers overlooking the Arkansas River, it’s the best place in town to kick back and relax. Voted the “Absolute Best Patio” the last 5 years, their casual dining menu offers something for everyone! The Blue Rose Famous Cheese Fries, and Blackened Chicken are just a few customer favorites prepared fresh daily. Local craft beer is on tap, as well as bottled imports and domestics, wine and custom cocktails, sure to satisfy all. Whether you are looking for a quiet dinner overlooking the water, or booking a private party on the lower deck, prepare for a great time with the freshest food products, cold beer, enthusiastic service, and of course, the very best in local live music.
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Utica Square | 1709 Utica Square With quality stores, restaurants, and beautifully manicured gardens and trees, Utica Square, which opened in 1952, has a village-like design that stands in history as Tulsa’s first shopping center. It was developed to be inviting to the customer without alienating neighboring residents—a risky concept at the time. And since its purchase by Helmerich & Payne in 1964, Utica Square has earned a reputation as the area’s finest shopping center. This can be attributed to their vested interest in the community. Mr. Helmerich felt that a high concentration of quality merchants would greatly improve the retail industry in Tulsa. Utica Square began to attract the best local merchants, as well as many popular national merchants. This dynamic mix proved to be the key to its success and is the reason why this trend continues today. Whether you’re a frequent shopper or visiting from out of town, you can’t help but be touched by Utica Square’s charm and beauty. The many clocks will remind you of times past, while the chimes reflect the songs of the season. And the garden’s bronze fountain and statue are favorites of the young and old alike. Utica Square promises a shopping experience like no other. —See ad.
Kendra Scott @ Utica Square In 2002, with just $500, Kendra Scott launched a mini-jewelry collection. Today, Kendra Scott Jewelry is a global, multimillion-dollar brand sold at renowned retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and 1,000+ specialty boutiques worldwide. Austin, Texas remains home to Kendra Scott’s flagship store and design studio headquarters, where each Kendra Scott piece is meticulously designed.
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Whiskers - Men’s Grooming @ Utica Square Whiskers Men’s Grooming, formerly known as Professional Image Hairstyling, is a unique shop on the west end of Utica Square. Having served the Tulsa community for over fifty years, Whiskers Men’s Grooming hopes you find this salon to have maintained the character and charm of Utica Square tradition. Services include haircuts and styles, hot towel shaves, beard trims and hair coloring.
More Shops at Utica Square 1709 Utica Square The Glass Slipper @ Utica Square
Tulsa’s “Unique Shoe Boutique” offering fabulous shoes, clothing and accessories for women of all ages. You’ll find fashion-forward styles not found anywhere else in the area, special occasion and bridal styles, boots, clogs and casual footwear. The Glass Slipper carries popular shoe, clothing, jewelry and accessory lines such as Badgley Mischka, Toms, Bernardo, Frye, Franco Sarto, Fossil, Michael Kors, Seychelles, Nick & Mo, Wish, and Blue Tassel.
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As Tulsaâ€™s premier fashion, retail and restaurant district, Utica Square is quite literally a breath of fresh air. With over 60 stores in an elegant outdoor setting, you can make a relaxing day of discovering our specialty boutiques as well as upscale department stores. Vibrant landscaping, friendly merchants and delicious dining await you at every turn of Tulsaâ€™s hometown treasure.
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Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium Tulsa Intl. Airport, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. Tulsa Zoo | 6421 E. 36th St. N. Come join in HallowZOOeen, October 27-31, a premier spooky (but not-too scary) Halloween trick-or-treat event at the Tulsa Zoo for the whole family. The zoo offers an alternative to traditional Halloween activities and gives more than 15,000 children each year a safe place to enjoy the holiday. Activities include Goblin Stops full of treats, carnival-style games in the Community Care Pumpkin Patch Playroom, special themed activities in both the Burger King Royal Castle and the QuikTrip Pirate Island, a Haunted Train Ride, and much more.
Bring your kids and explore space at the TASM. Gaze at the stars, play with interactive exhibits and see the future of aerospace. It’s fun for all ages. Located in the northwest corner of the Tulsa International Airport property.
Philbrook Museum of Art | 2727 S Rockford Rd. Serving over 160,000 visitors annually, Philbrook has become a poignant testimony to Tulsa’s past while building a shining example of this city’s bright future. The Philbrook Museum of Art is an art museum and cultural institution located in Tulsa, Oklahoma featuring two locations. The main site is located in part in a former 1920s villa, and a satellite facility known as Philbrook Downtown, is found in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Showcasing nine collections of art from all over the world, and spanning various artistic media and styles, the cornerstone collection focuses on Native American art featuring basketry, pottery, paintings and jewelry.
Gilcrease Museum | 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd. The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, commonly known as Gilcrease Museum, is one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. The museum houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, including an unparalleled collection of Native American art and material.
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Welcome to AHT Boutique! Get to know us! Arabian Horse Times, a monthly magazine publication for more than 40 years, has found along the way that the beauty of an Arabian horse goes hand in hand with a love for charming clothing and hand-made accessories. We set out to find beautiful equestrian-inspired pieces that the horse-lover will fall head-over-heels for, and in addition to these, something that everyone will love, including: clothing, jewelry, purses and scarves.
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Custom stamped jewelry is our specialty and we can create one-of-a-kind pieces for any occasion. Just let us know what we can do for you! —See ad.
Pur Lux Nails Of Tulsa | 10021 S Yale Ave #106 Former Miss Oklahoma, businesswoman & lawyer, Elizabeth Moseley Guse, is the creator of Pur Lux Nails. With a flair for beauty and a steel-eyed vision for quality, she designed Pur Lux Nails around you … your safety, comfort and satisfaction. To that end, services include: Copper Pedicure Basins and Finger Bowls, Ultra Sonic Cleaning, MedicalGrade Sterilization, Hot Towel Sterilization, Single Use Nail Files, Buffers, Foot Files, Nail Brushes, Toe Separators. Step out of the ‘pedi-mill’ and into pure, clean luxury at Pur Lux Nails, Tulsa’s Premier Nail Spa!
Courtyard Marriott Tulsa Central | 3340 S. 79th It’s A New Stay … Centrally located in Tulsa and 8 minutes from Expo Square. Features: Courtyard Bistro featuring Starbucks Coffee, complimentary WiFi, Cocktail Lounge every evening, Happy Hour from 5:00-7:30, indoor swimming pool and rewards points with every stay. www.Marriott.com/tulcy
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Burgers: Fat Guys Burger Bar | 140 N. Greenwood Ave. • 7945 S. Memorial Dr. Home of the Fat and Juicy: two beef patties with butter and cheese in between, sealed and cooked. When it’s ready, you have a burger with molten butter and cheese filling the inside. Just be careful how you eat it! Follow our instructions to avoid making a cheesy mess. They serve nothing but the best made-to-order burgers that Tulsa has to offer. All of their ingredients are always fresh; from the warm & tasty specially made buns from a local bakery, to the produce delivered fresh every morning and their meat ground fresh every day.
Pizza: Andolini’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant | 1552 E. 15th St. Andolini’s is “Tulsa Style” Pizza infused with passion and Italian roots to guide all of their culinary pursuits. Their commitment to an exceptionally high quality process and true ingredients which have been sustainably sourced, makes Andolini’s a unique dining experience. One that approaches the craft of pizza making with a passion to uplift the art form through great service, great atmosphere and above all else great food. The promise of Andolini’s is that you’ll get pizza and libations that are “Tulsa Style” – raw, honest, unapologetic and real.
Mexican (Authentic): Senor Tequila | 3348 S. Peoria Ave. By mixing food, fun, and friendly ambience in ways often copied but never equaled, Señor Tequila has become a Tulsa standard and dining favorite. The Atilanos envisioned a warm restaurant that catered to every taste and budget, so families could come together to laugh and eat and easily add a little fiesta into their daily lives. The smiling repeat customers, who bring in friends and family every day, say that Carlos and Elisha have succeeded. Every day, gluten-free chips are cooked fresh and tortillas pressed at every restaurant. All guacamole, salsas and sauces are made from scratch, without thickeners or MSG. Try a sizzling beef or grilled chicken entrée, or maybe one of the specialty fish or seafood creations. Vegetarian dishes available. Señor Tequila also accepts customer requests, so if you want a dish tweaked just ask. There’s something for everyone at Señor Tequila!
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Barbecue: Burn Co BBQ 1738 S. Boston Ave. Utilizing utilitarian décor and amenities, Burn Co focuses on the food, crafting a “one of a kind” Backyard BBQ Flavor. The coleslaw is cut by hand and the meats are trimmed and smoked daily. Local products are offered when possible, and they are always trying to figure out how to shock and wow their customers with exclusive specials.
Breakfast: Brookside by Day | 3313 S. Peoria Ave. Breakfast, lunch and dinner â€Ś come visit and prepare for Awesome! A great place for families and friends at reasonable prices.
Bakery: Merrittâ€™s Bakery 3202 E. 15th St. High quality baked goods at prices that anyone can afford. Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Treats ~ Cakes ~ Catering
Seafood: White River Fish Market and Restaurant 1708 N. Sheridan Rd. Located in the middle of Tulsa, Oklahoma in a small strip mall surrounded by warehouses and light industry, White River Fish Market and Restaurant is not the place you would expect gourmet Magazine or the Splendid Table Radio Show to feature, but they did. In fact, the popularity of the Restaurant is a local legend. The fish market is known for having the freshest fish around and its proximity to the Tulsa International Airport makes that possible by allowing seafood to be flown in from coastal cities all over, both North and South America. The restaurant specializes in fresh seafood dishes and home-style recipes, providing a family-style restaurant where everyone feels at home. Today, White River is still the place to go for an informal fish feast at great prices for everyone.
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Index Of Advertisers A
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse.......................................................................... 155
Aft, Sandra.......................................................................................................... 74
Marshall, Darci................................................................................................... 70
Adams, Patty....................................................................................................... 67 Agricon Logistics.............................................................................................. 160 AHT Boutique.......................................................................................... 157, 162 Aljassimya Farm............................................................................... 5, 38, 39, BC
Anduril Partners...................................................................................... 180-IBC Argent Farms.........................................................................................FC, 18-37
Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.............................................................................. 162
McGillâ€™s............................................................................................................. 147 Mell, Marilyn.................................................................................................... 171 Monette, Michael, Linda & Megan................................................................ 119 Morning Sun Arabians.................................................................................20, 21
Mulawa Arabian Stud..................................................................................26, 27
Musso, Linda & Vince.................................................................................90, 91
Bain-Wagner, Lauren......................................................................................... 75
Beloveds Farm..............................................................................................IFC, 1
Becker Stables...............................................................................................14, 15
Black, Jeanne....................................................................................................... 71
C Charles Amato Equine Interests LLC............................................................ 104
Chattooga Ridge Arabians, Inc......................................................................... 13
Chestnuthill Arabians............................................................................. 165-IBC Comeau, Madeline............................................................................................. 43
Criswell, Robin................................................................................................... 73
D Danieleski, Manda............................................................................................. 42
Day, Tia............................................................................................................. 118 Deor Farms...................................................................................................96, 97
Dreymbay Farm.................................................................................................. 65
E East Manor Arabians...............................................................................120, 121
Equidont Arabians.............................................................................................. 32
F Ferszt, Patty........................................................................................................ 43
Five Oaks Farm.................................................................................................. 13 Freewill Farm...................................................................................................... 75 Frierson Atkinson............................................................................................. 162
G Garlands Ltd..............................................................................................117-121
Gemini Ranch LLC........................................................................................... 33 Gunabalan, Joanne....................................................................................... 22-25
H Havice, Lank & Karen.................................................................................92, 93 Hegg, Mrs. Mickey.......................................................................................... 162
Hines, Debra....................................................................................................... 70 Hruban, Ameila................................................................................................ 177 Hyrick, Joni....................................................................................................... 102
I IIB Farms..........................................................................................................2, 3
J Janecki, Robert.................................................................................. 168, 169, 173
Jantzen, Jerry..................................................................................................... 172
Jerland Farm........................................................................................................ 35
Jolley, Sherry & Charles................................................................................... 107 Juniper............................................................................................................... 151
K KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc................................................. 105 KRE Show Horses.............................................................................................. 76
Nolan, Kristine................................................................................................. 176 Palmetto Arabians..................................................................................62, 63, 68
Polo Grill........................................................................................................... 145 Pomeroy, Julie...............................................................................................14, 15
Pridgen, Tiffany.................................................................................................. 67 PRYHME......................................................................................................... 149
R R.O. Lervick Arabians..................................................................................... 162
RBC Show Horses......................................................................................... 61-74 Risen, Nancy & Bob.........................................................................................2, 3 Rohara Arabians........................................................................................... 85-97 Rooker Training Stable............................................................................ 7, 40-43
Ross, Connie....................................................................................................... 95
S Schryer, Vernon.................................................................................................. 72 Seraphim Arabians................................................................... 166, 167, 178, 179
Seufert, Justin...................................................................................................... 70 Shea Stables....................................................................................................... 162
Sherman Ranch........................................................................................ 122, 123 Snodgrass, Mary Catherine............................................................................... 41
Sperte, Ann......................................................................................................... 72 Stonegate Arabians, LLC........................................................FC, 28, 29, 36, 37
Strawberry Banks Farm...............................................................................98-103
T Tangle Ridge Farm............................................................................................. 30 Tatem, Carol....................................................................................................... 73
Ted Carson Training...................................................................................IFC, 1 The Brass Ring, Inc.................................................................................. 104-108 The Hat Lady................................................................................................... 162
U Utica Square...................................................................................................... 153
V Varian Arabians.................................................................................................... 8 Vesty, Stuart........................................................................................................ 34
W Weatherford, Beth.............................................................................................. 89 Whelan, Kathleen & Tom................................................................................. 69 Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc....................................................................... 162 Winer, Maddy & Jay................................................................................. 174, 175
World Arabian Horse Show............................................................................. 161
Z Zehnder, Wendy................................................................................................. 42
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Joseph Alberti II
Ocala, Florida - 610-972-9628 email@example.com - www.chestnuthillarabians.com
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Marwan Al Shaqab x Lily Marlaina by Thee Infidel REGION 12 SPOTLIGHT NOMINATED STALLION BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES NOMINATED SCID/CA/LFS CLEAR - U.S. National Top Ten Stallion - Scottsdale Top Ten International and Classic Stallion - Region 15 Champion Stallion - East Coast Champion Stallion
Owned by Barbara Banoff Standing with: Joe Alberti 6455 SW 73 St. : Ocala, Florida 34476 610-972-9628 : firstname.lastname@example.org www.chestnuthillarabians.com
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Arabian Western Pleasure Jr Horse & AAOTR
Arabian Western Pleasure Jr Horse & AAOTR
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN STALLIONS 9YR OLD & OVER presented by Joe Alberti
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Owned by Robert Janecki Standing with: Joe Alberti 6455 SW 73 St. : Ocala, Florida 34476 610-972-9628 : email@example.com www.chestnuthillarabians.com
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Caei Alford photo
Marwan Al Shaqab x Majalina by Besson on Carol REGION 12 SPOTLIGHT NOMINATED STALLION BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES NOMINATED SCID/CA/LFS CLEAR - Canadian Reserve National Champion Stallion AAOTH - Region 12 Champion Stallion AAOTH - East Coast Champion Stallion
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN STALLIONS 4-6YR OLD presented by Joe Alberti U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN STALLIONS AAOTH presented by Robert Janecki
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Baahir El Marwan x Cassandra GA - Region 12 Champion Spotlight and Auction Filly
Owned by Jerry Jantzen
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN 2YR OLD FILLIES presented by Joe Alberti
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Jaipur El Perseus x Marilyn V
- Region 15 Champion Arabian Mare AAOTH - Region 15 Reserve Champion Arabian Mare
Owned by Rob Janecki
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN MARES 3YR OLD presented by Joe Alberti U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN MARES AAOTH presented by Rob Janecki
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KM Bugatti x Lily Marlaina - East Coast Champion Yearling Colt - Region 15 Reserve Champion Yearling Colt
Owned by Adil Labsir
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN YEARLING COLTS presented by Joe Alberti
Ar abian Horse Times | 172 | Volume 47, No. 4A
Eden C x MM Tatianna+ - Canadian National Top Ten Futurity Colt (3rd) - Region 15 & 14 Reserve Champion Colt
Owned by Marilyn Mell
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN FUTURITY COLTS & 3YR OLD COLTS presented by Joe Alberti
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17x National Champion and Reserve
Magnum Chall HVP x The Sweet Rose
One of the Winningest Half-Arabian Halter Horses of All Time
Owned by Maddy and Jay Winer
U.S. NATIONAL HALF-ARABIAN STOCK/HUNTER GELDINGS AAOTH presented by Maddy Winer
Ar abian Horse Times | 174 | Volume 47, No. 4A
Sir Fames HBV x TF Psynergy
- U.S. National Champion Gelding 3yr old - Supreme Reserve National Champion 1-3yr old Overall Gelding - Region 15 Champion Gelding Open & AAOTH - East Coast Champion Gelding Open & AAOTH
Owned by Maddy and Jay Winer
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN GELDINGS 7-8YR OLD presented by Joe Alberti U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN GELDINGS AAOTH presented by Maddy Winer
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- Region 12 Champion Gelding AAOTH - Scottsdale Champion 3yr Old Gelding - Scottsdale Signature Reserve Champion Gelding ATH
Stival x Evangalina SS
Owned by Kristine Nolan
U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN GELDINGS 3YR OLD presented by Joe Alberti U.S. NATIONAL ARABIAN GELDINGS AAOTH presented by Kristine Nolan
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Shaddofax x ZA Magnumoiselle MTC+++//
- Canadian National Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Select - Canadian Nationa Champion H/A Stock/Hunter Gelding AAOTH - Canadian National Champion H/A Stock/Hunter Gelding - 8x U.S. National and Reserve National Champion
Owned by Amelia Hruban
U.S. NATIONAL HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE SELECT AATR presented by Amelia Hruban U.S. NATIONAL HALF-ARABIAN GELDINGS STOCK/HUNTER presented by Joe Alberti
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Majik of Marwan x Flameworthy
- U.S. National Champion H/A 2yr Old Filly - U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Stock/Hunter Mare - Region 12 Champion H/A Stock/Hunter Mare - East Coast Champion H/A Mare
Owned by Barbara Banoff
U.S. NATIONAL HALF-ARABIAN STOCK/HUNTER MARES presented by Joe Alberti
Ar abian Horse Times | 178 | Volume 47, No. 4A
Majik of Marwan x Flameworthy
- National Champion H/A Futurity Gelding - East Coast Reserve Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr Horse
Owned by Barbara Banoff
U.S. NATIONAL HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE JR HORSE presented by Joe Alberti
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SHANGHAI EA EXCALIBUR EA
MARWAN AL SHAQAB ESSENCE OF MARWAN EA ELIZJA AA MANHATTAN
APSARA OF ROHAN RHONDANECIAN
WIND FORTUNE GAI SWEET THE PHOENICIAN+++ HI WIN RONDA
2014 Arabian Colt
COMING TO A RING NEAR YOU! Owned by the Anduril Partners Joe Alberti Ocala, Florida - 610.972.9628 firstname.lastname@example.org - www.chestnuthillarabians.com
â€œVery bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone redly in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, and its edge was hard and keen. And Aragorn gave it a new name and called it ANDURIL, Flame of the West.â€?
Design by: mickĂŠandoliver Photography by: Stuart Vesty
The Highest Scoring Competitor for all of his last six appearances - Santa Barbara, Scottsdale, Vegas, Paris, Aachen and Verona! See him at the U.S. Nationals with Glenn Schoukens. by QR Marc ex Ekliptyka by Ekstern leased by Aljassimya Farm owned and bred by Michalow State Stud, Poland email@example.com | www.aljassimyafarm.com
Published on Oct 4, 2016