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Issue 4 • 2019

The Official Magazine of the Arabian Horse Association


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According to WEBSTER’S NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY, 2nd Edition, 1942, “trail” is:

“a track worn by passage through a wilderness”

“to travel behind”

“a route marked for passage”

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“Trail riding” is a progressive training process. SBEs certainly know a lot about “trail” and “trail riding.”

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CONTENTS Issue #4. 2019

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On the cover: On our cover is Dr. Katie Ellis and Fable Sorcerer+/, a 1999 grey gelding (Fable Spellbinder x Fable Aziza Rose). Together they share a moment at the 2018 Sport Horse Nationals. Photo courtesy of Andreas Klohnen.

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Photography by Suzanne Sturgill, www.suzannesphoto.com

WHOA EquiShop Favorite health care items from Managing Editor Stephanie J. Ruff.

Dr. Suzi & Justin Careful, dedicated management enables Justin to fulfill his owner’s Dressage dreams despite a Cushings Disease diagnosis eight years ago.

Kim F. Miller

PARTNERSHIP Equine Athlete Veterinary Services Managing equine gastric ulcer syndrome’s effect on health and performance in the horse.

By Bailey Smith, DVM

IMPACT Varian Arabians An update on the farm, the programs and the Varian way.

By Evie Tubbs Sweeney

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GET INVOLVED Time to Ride Pilot program welcomes over 60 equine facilities.

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42 HERITAGE A Mare Named Santa Fe A profile on the matriarch of a monumental family and her breeder, Randall Davey.

By Tobi Lopez Taylor

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President’s Letter

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EVP’s Letter

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Corporate Partners & Sponsors

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Praiseworthy

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Advertisers’ Index

63 Stallion Directory 64 FOCUS Life 4

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THE NOW Ticked Off What you need to know about tick-borne diseases, which are increasingly problematic for horse owners.

By Katie Navarra

Member Profile:

Sport Horse, Gilker Family Check out twin sisters Megan Gilker-Thomas and Jessica Gilker.


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EDITORIAL

Managing Editor

Stephanie Ruff 717.860.6976 stephanie.ruff@ArabianHorses.org

Design & Publication Senior Graphic Designer

Liz Bilotta x 517 elizabeth.bilotta@ArabianHorses.org

Contributors

Bailey Smith, DVM, Kim F. Miller, Evie Tubbs Sweeney, Katie Navarra, Tobi Lopez Taylor

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Alleynah Cofas

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Convention & Sponsorship Specialist

Uriah Quezada

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Registrar

Customer Service Debbie Fuentes

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Competitions Senior Director, Competitions Leslie Lockard Director of National Events

National Events Kelsey Berglund

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National Ride Coordinator

Paige Lockard

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Brenna Johnson

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Youth & Family Programs Coordinator

Commissioner

Judges & Stewards R. Stanton Morey

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Pat Thompson

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Administrative Assistant

Lisa Blackstone

Treasurer

Dave Corning

Secretary

Jan Decker

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ARABIAN HORSE LIFE (ISSN 2475-4587) Volume 41, No. 4, is published bi-monthly in February/ March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/Novem­ber, and December/January by the Arabian Horse Association, 10805 E. Bethany Dr., Aurora, CO 80014. Peri­­odical postage paid at Aurora, CO and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Arabian Horse Life, 10805 E. Bethany Dr., Aurora, CO 80014-2605. U.S. Non-members $40 for one year. Add $15 for foreign address subscriptions. No portion of this publication may be reproduced by any mechanical, photo­graphic, scanned or electronic process without prior written permission from the publisher. Exception: AHA affiliated club newsletters are hereby given permission to reprint any part or all of this publication at their discretion if the statement “Reprinted with permission of Arabian Horse Association” appears with any reprint. Unsolicited editorial material welcome, although Arabian Horse Life will not be responsible for the return of such materials. AHA reserves the right to reject or accept any submitted material. In order to maintain a non-partisan position, AHA prohibits overt political or religious solicitation and/or proselytizing in advertisements placed in Arabian Horse Life. AHA retains the authority to determine the appropriateness of any advertising. Advertisers/agents assume all liability for ad content, including text, accurate representations or illustrations. Advertisements that appear in Arabian Horse Life do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the magazine or the Arabian Horse Association of the goods or services offered therein. Printed in the USA.

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Committee Updates

DEAR MEMBERS: Welcome to the dog days of summer — the Youth National Championship show was a great success with wonderful weather. As you know, we have had challenges with vesicular stomatitis (VS) as it relates to the Canadian Nationals. I would like to sincerely thank the Canadian Show Commission, Kelsey Berglund and Glenn Petty for their tireless work trying to get as many horses to the show as the government will allow. The VS issue is always a frustration as it involves government bureaucracy. But, I am excited to report some of the things that have been in the works. For the last two years, we have had Ad Hoc committees working on numerous items, including evaluating our National Show Commissions. This Ad Hoc worked very hard to determine how our commission structure compares with other shows and events of similar size. The committee made recommendations to the board, which were approved, and now they will move forward with making changes to help keep the National Events the premier ones of our breed. An Ad Hoc committee focused on changing Regional shows and the governance of the Association has found it is not an easy or quick change, and this group will be at convention to present the ideas on which they are working. Per the 2018 resolution, we have an Ad Hoc group that has reviewed and evaluated the pros and cons of leaving US Equestrian. Their findings and the motion from the board of directors may be found on our website. The results are contained in a document that outlines the obstacles and possibilities of ending our affiliation with them. One of the more insightful activities we had this year was spearheaded by Becky Nash and our staff. I believe this is the first of its kind in the history of our association, and it was a great success. Small groups of cross-departmental personnel interviewed about 40 members, owners, breeders, trainers, and non-members. The interview included feedback on the state of the Arabian industry, their impressions of the industry, where 6

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they see the industry going, general thoughts on problems and solutions and suggestions for promoting the breed. This program will continue to interview people on a regular basis as it is probably the best outreach we have done, and it needs to be continued. The biggest theme amongst the interviewees is that we need to get back to the grass roots, get new people involved and make sure we have a new generation of Arabian horse lovers. Currently they are very worried that we are not doing that as a breed or an association. The interviews have helped guide our Executive Committee with the development of its Strategic Plan that will be available for review online in mid-August. This brings me to my final task force, Local Involvement, which has been instrumental in getting Arabian barns into the American Horse Council pilot Time to Ride program. The Arabian is the best represented breed in this program, which is designed to reach out to new people and help develop riding programs. In addition, the task force is creating a “Meet an Arabian Horse� day, scheduled throughout the country for September 21st. This program is designed to help local clubs, barns and interested groups with developing an outreach event that will move into the next step of lessons and hopefully horse ownership. The application for hosting will be available until the end of August, and those barns/ clubs will receive help with managing the event and its follow-up. Currently we have about 20 groups signed up. The plan is to follow through afterwards to see what worked, what can be improved and what the actual attendees thought of the event. In addition, the task force is looking at how to make this a continuing event so folks can have it throughout the year. This is designed to be hosted locally, supported locally and to get people involved locally. In closing, as I have said previously, your leadership continues to be committed to respect those horsemen who have come before, make necessary changes and improvements to build a foundation for those who follow and maintain a strong and healthy Association for those currently involved.

Regards,

Nancy Harvey AHA President nancy.harvey@arabianhorses.org


Congratulations to all of our 2019 Youth Nationals Scholarship winners and thank you to all of our very generous donors. Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14-18 •$  750 Champion –Trentyn Powell/My Majec Moment •$  750 Champion –Siena Krueger/VLQ Friendly Fire Sponsored by Eleanor’s Arabian Farm

A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level JTR 14-18

Arabian Western Pleasure 14-18 JOTR: $1000

• $1,000 Champion –Jocelyn Moore/TR Silver Fortune •$  500 Reserve Champion –Esme Bianca Grimshaw/ Eykaterina S  ponsored by Preferred Auto Group

• Award given based upon sportsmanship determined by exhibitors, proudly sponsored by Lesley Farms –Tristen Wikel/Cesari PA

HA/AA Ranch Riding JTR 14-18 •$  1,000 Champion –Wyatt Potts /JD Savannah Dawn •$  500 Reserve Champion –Molly Thigpen/Chics Dig It S  ponsored by Long Meadow Arabians

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving JTD 18 & U •$  1,000 Champion –Zachary White/Love Sick •$  500 Reserve Champion –Sawyer Tehan/Rejoice Rejoice S  ponsored by Prestige Farms

Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump 14-18 •$  1,000 Champion –Grace Daggett/Breakaway PA •$  500 Reserve Champion –Saylor Weidauer/ EVG Quintahn Sponsored by Jarvis Insurance – Talia Lydick

If you would like to sponsor a scholarship please contact Katharyn.hart@gmail.com

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My Tenure As Your EVP

DEAR MEMBERS:

During our last AHA board meeting, I advised the Executive Committee and board that my current contract ends June 30, 2020 and it was my desire that it not be extended. I have had a wonderful 11 years with AHA. I have appreciated the great relationships with all my Presidents, Executive Committees, boards and particularly staff. I have appreciated being a part of this Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian family. I have been proud to serve this great Association. While I am healthy and can enjoy retiring back to North Carolina, I have made this decision with sadness as I love this association and the breed. Until the end of my contract, I pledge to continue to serve the association with the same dedication as in the past. As the Executive Committee starts the process of filling my position, I am happy to fully assist in that process if desired. Thanks to all of you, the members, for allowing me to serve the Arabian Horse Association. Going forward, I welcome the opportunity to continue to serve AHA on committees or in other ways. In making this decision to start the process of moving back east, I have reflected on my experience with AHA over the years. I have had a long relationship with both IAHA and AHA. I was a member of the NC Arabian Horse Club for years and managed numerous Arabian shows — the N.C. State Fair, Region 12 Championship, N.C. All Arab, Union Grove All Arab, the Erie County Fair (NY). Some of my best friends have been Arabian exhibitors and judges. We had an Arabian and Half-Arabian in our barn years ago — driving horses. I had been a convention delegate. I served on the National Events Operations Program (NEOPS) Committee before coming to AHA. For numerous years I stewarded many Arabian shows including Scottsdale 8

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and Youth Nationals. I served on the USEF (then AHSA) board with Jon Oostermeyer and Karl Hart. I sat beside Jon at the last board meeting he was able to attend. After being recruited by AHA and interviewed by the board, when I looked around the room, I realized I knew, and considered friends, more than half of the board members. During my first board meeting after being hired, Pete Cameron called me as I was heading to the Board Room to wish me good luck because we had been friends for years. But how time flies. Since being at AHA, I have been blessed with outstanding staff. Two staff members, Joleen White and Jenelle Fleming, have been with AHA 42 years. During my tenure with AHA, the staff as a team have made a lot of improvements to AHA’s internal workings. First, AHA’s bookkeeping was totally reworked, as was our budgeting. AHA is now financially in very good shape and would have been historic had it not been for the recent lawsuit. Along with AHA finances, Sweepstakes is also in great shape. The new registration software (HRS) has now been in service for eight years and has brought great improvements to that area. Business Technology overall has brought vast improvements and modernization to AHA business processes, including initiating a totally new financial software for AHA. We are driving more and more business online. The building itself was renovated with a new roof, HVAC and lighting system. It also should be noted that there is no debt on the 21,000 square foot building. During my tenure all of our National Events have moved to new venues — Youth to Oklahoma City and Canada to Brandon, Manitoba. Sport Horse has been to several venues including Lexington, VA: Lexington, KY; Raleigh, NC; and Crete, IL while being consistently on alternating years in Nampa, ID. U.S. moved to Tulsa, OK. For U.S., Canada, and Youth we have developed great relationships with the Chambers of Commerce for all those venues. Internally there has been much departmental restructuring such as Competitions and National Events being split into two departments and a new Judges and Stewards Commissioner, as well as new IT, Controller, National Events, Competitions, Marketing and HR Directors were all hired. It has been disappointing that our registrations, membership, and event participation have continued a downward trend for the last few years but unfortunately this has been a trend for all breeds. I can only hope that our numbers start moving upward. So I want to say thank you for letting me be a part of this Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian world these last several years! Sincerely,

Glenn T. Petty Executive Vice President glenn.petty@arabianhorses.org


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The Arabian Racing Associ

TERRI EATON Trainer of the Year

DREAM PEARL

Darley Champion Older Mare Older Mare of the Year (Burning Sand x Triumphs Pearl) Owners: Dorothy Burt, Evelyn Call, Terri Eaton and Cory Soltau Trainer: Terri Eaton


ation of California Congratulates Our 2018 Champions

MADJESTIC

3- and 4-Year-Old Colt of the Year (Madjani x Reign Supreme CS) Owners: James Schleimer or Nick Forbes-Robinson Trainer: Terri Eaton

NEVOUR SAY NEVER

3- and 4-Year-Old Filly of the Year (Nivour De Cardonne x Colors Up) Owners: Pleasanton Arabian Racing Club Trainer: Terri Eaton

SOUTHERLAND

Older Horse of the Year (Aim South x Novelynn) Owner and trainer: Nicole Ruggeri

Cory Soltau DVM - ARAC Chairman Email: Bvarabians@aol.com

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RB TEXAS HOLD EM A BIG DEAL IN PRESIDENT OF THE U.A.E. CUP By Joe Nevills LESS THAN TWO HOURS BEFORE THE CALENDAR turned over to Father’s Day, RB Texas Hold Em made the $100,000 President of the U.A.E. Cup at Churchill Downs a family affair, becoming the first son of a previous winner of the Grade 1 race to take down the prize himself. The 4-year-old son of TM Fred Texas, himself a twotime President of the U.A.E. Cup winner, turned in a performance that brought back memories of his sire rolling down the Louisville, Ky., stretch eight years earlier. Unlike his sire, RB Texas Hold Em’s six-length score wasn’t entirely expected, as evidenced by his 7-1 odds. If bettors didn’t see RB Texas Hold Em coming at the windows, his competitors certainly wouldn’t have seen him coming on the racetrack. He entered the June 15 race off a pair of stakes victories where he settled near the back of the pack, looped around the field four-wide in the turn, and took command in the stretch. At Churchill Downs, RB Texas Hold Em went against form and wasted no time getting to the lead, where he battled with longshots Mizzdora and Thess Is Awesome into the first turn. Jockey Gabriel Saez didn’t expect to be on the lead either, but if he was going to be in front, he decided to use it to his advantage. “He put me in a spot right off the bat, and I was surprised too when I saw myself on the front end, so I just slowed it down as much as I can and tried to bring him with a strong kick down the lane,” Saez said. RB Texas Hold Em continued to keep in front of Mizzdora on the rail and Thess Is Awesome across the backstretch through a glacial half-mile in :53.27. Thess Is Awesome began to weaken heading into the final turn, but the challengers behind him were not poised to quickly snap up his position. Instead, RB Texas Hold Em and Mizzdora began to separate from the field, with Mizzdora gaining a slight advantage as they turned for home. 14

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On the outside, post-time favorite Easter Man swung five-wide and appeared to be the most likely contender to challenge the lead duo, but his fizzled drive never got him past the middle of the pack, while RB Texas Hold Em began to draw away from a game Mizzdora. Saez, a veteran of Arabian races from his time at Delaware Park, rode RB Texas Hold Em with urgency down the stretch, switching hands with fanning strikes of the whip and pushing hard with the reins until the race was well in hand. They drew off to finish six lengths ahead of the 43-1 Mizzdora, who held on by a half-length over last year’s runner-up Madjikman. RB Texas Hold Em completed the 1 1/16-mile race in 1:56.45 over a fast main track. In addition to being a historic win from a pedigree standpoint, RB Texas Hold Em’s President of the U.A.E. Cup score also marked a successful maiden outing in North America for Byerley Racing, which purchased the colt from Dianne Waldron’s Rosebrook Farm in February, along with several other Rosebrook runners. The transaction came shortly after RB Texas Hold Em won this year’s Grade 3 Texas Six Shooter Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. “We chose to rest him, as he already had a fair few races under his belt for a young horse,” said trainer Nicole Ruggeri. “He started his training back in April, and we decided to go direct to this Grade 1 to have him fresh, and it worked. “A huge thanks goes to Byerley Racing and all the team, especially my assistant, Hector Castanellos, who trained TM Fred Texas when he won the Dubai Kahayla Classic,” she continued. The Byerley Racing partnership consists of Khalid Ali Al Ibrahim of the U.A.E. and Abdul Ghani Abdulla Abdul Ghani Al Abdulghani from Qatar. The group’s international runners include Sniper Du Monlau, who ran third in the 2017 Dubai Kahayla Classic.


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Managing Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome’s Effect on Health & Performance in the Horse

Equine Athlete Veterinary Services GASTRIC ULCER SYNDROME IS A COMMON ISSUE THAT AFFECTS THE HEALTH and performance of horses. Horses with gastric ulcers suffer discomfort leading to poor health and performance, even progressing to sudden death if left unmanaged. Ulcer development is multifactorial, involving stress and acid levels. We can use our knowledge of risk factors to minimize the occurrence of and to treat gastric ulcers to keep horses healthy and showing comfortably. In order to understand gastric ulcers, we must understand the anatomy of the horse’s stomach. There are two main regions of the stomach; the upper area lined by skin-like tissue is the squamous section; the lower section producing acids for digestion is the glandular area. The squamous area is not designed to be in constant contact with acidic gastric fluid and is more often damaged at its junction with the glandular stomach. Acid exposure of the squamous area results from stomach contents being pushed up by the abdominal pressure created by exercise. The glandular portion is injured when its defense mechanisms fail or are overwhelmed by acid levels. Long-term NSAID treatment such as Bute and Banamine can damage glandular protective mucosa. Figure 1, left: Clear demarcation between the upper squamous and lower glandular stomach with focal ulceration and reddening along the junction, the margo plicatus.

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necessarily correlate with clinical signs. We often see ulcer horses colic right after work, or after a grain meal when acid levels spike. Often clinically silent horses will begin to display signs with increased stress such as hauling, or a change in diet. Ulcers have been associated with ‘picky eating,’ weight loss, poor hair coat, abdominal discomfort, sensitivity when girthing, bad attitudes and nervousness, often resulting in poor performance. Many horses will be presumptively diagnosed with gastric ulcers based on their symptoms, but ultimately diagnosis requires gastroscopy. Gastroscopy involves fasting the horse roughly 12 hours and then passing a long fiber optic camera though the nose and into the stomach to visualize the stomach interior. Gastroscopy allows lesions to be localized and graded, which will help guide treatment. Treatment involves decreasing the acid produced in the stomach and enhancing the stomach’s protective mechanisms. Sucralfate protects the stomach lining by adhering to ulcerated mucosa. Cimetidine or ranitidine blocks the signal for the acid producing cell, but it is short acting (one to two hours). Comparatively, omeprazole stops the production of acid for longer (14 hours) by blocking acid pumps. As such, Fig. 2

Figure 2, right: Two examples of significant ulceration of the squamous area of the horse’s stomach.

Exercise and training are proven risk factors for developing gastric ulcers with the prevalence and severity of ulcers increasing with training intensity. The highest prevalence of ulceration occurs in racehorses, with 80-100 percent developing gastric ulcers within two to three months of training. Still, 17-58 percent of show horses and 37-59 percent of recreational horses are also affected. Stresses associated with competition, including transportation, stall confinement, unfamiliar surroundings, and periodic feed restriction, are linked to increased incidence of ulcers. Although ulcer prevalence and severity is greater in high performing horses, gastric ulcers affect horses of all disciplines and levels. Diet composition, meal size and feeding frequency affect saliva production, which buffers the acidity of the stomach. Unlike bile, which is constantly produced in the horse, saliva is only produced when horses chew. Horses on pasture will graze up to 18 hours a day, producing saliva and creating a buffered stomach environment for most of the day. Twice as much saliva is produced during consumption of forage versus grain. As well, grain and concentrates are rapidly fermented into acid during digestion. As such, a more continuous forage-based feeding pattern minimizes spikes in gastric acidity. Horses suffering from gastric ulcers may display clinical signs ranging from mild to severe, or may not exhibit any signs. Ulcer severity and prevalence does not Brought to you by:

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studies have shown omeprazole’s ability to prevent the development of and aid in healing horses’ gastric ulcers. Omeprazole is available in compounded forms and patented GastroGard®. Although the compounded forms are associated with positive results, omeprazole requires protection to prevent degradation in the stomach. GastroGard has a protective buffer. Treatment should continue for at least three to four weeks and is often guided by clinical signs and repeat gastroscopy before cessation of treatment to ensure complete healing. Some horses may not show relief until ulcers are completely healed. It is important to recognize that at best, 70-80 percent of lesions will heal within a 28-day omeprazole treatment period. Based on our understanding of ulcer development, appropriate husbandry practices should be employed to lower the risk of ulcers in horses. Free choice or frequent hay feedings (four to six meals per day) might be a suitable replacement for pasture. Increasing forage availability using slow feed hay bags can mimic grazing and prolong access without excessive intake. Feeding alfalfa hay results in lower stomach acid levels than grass hay. Feeding forage before grain is helpful in stimulating the buffering activity before acid levels increase. Grain and concentrates should be fed as sparingly as possible. At minimum, providing more frequent, smaller concentrate meals throughout the day (more than six hours apart) is recommended. Medical therapy directed at healing and preventing gastric ulceration is successful only when partnered with management changes. Improvements in horse health directly impacts performance as horses are better conditioned, and comfortable horses compete more successfully. ~ Bailey Smith, DVM Associate, Equine Athlete Veterinary Services


Thank You SPONSORS!

Thank you to all of our wonderful 2019 Youth Program Sponsors at Youth Nationals. You generously funded versatile and amazing programs that were enjoyed by youth of all ages. Gold Sponsors Hesten Park and the Hoffman Family Silver Sponsors Long Meadow Arabians Markel Insurance US Equestrian Bronze Sponsors The Arabian Horse Store Café 501 Classen Curve Randy Sullivan’s Training Center Inc. Qualifier Sponsors Arabian Hunter Pleasure Association Copperhill Arabian’s Family Harper Arabians Hats Off Hair Co. Joseph Carabetta Jr. Kansas Arabian Horse Society Laura & Gil Metzger McNamara Company Region 11 Region 9 Youth The Marr Family The Overstreet Family Tranquility Farm Wine Country Arabian Horse Association The Porter Family

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Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Executive Youth Committee: From left to right: Vice President: Harper Hamill, Region 8 President: Savannah DeMott, Region 11 Secretary: Caroline Elik, Region 11

DATES+DEADLINES September 3 ~ Youth of the Year Applications Due September 2-7 ~ Sport Horse Nationals, Crete, IL September 23 ~ Arabian Horse Judging and Hippology Contest Entries Due October 18-26 ~ U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, OK October 24-25 ~ Arabian Horse Hippology Contest, Tulsa, OK October 25 ~ Arabian Horse Judging Contest, Tulsa, OK


EQUINE ATHLETE YOUTH RIDER SCHOLARSHIP Equine Athlete Veterinary Services has generously dedicated $1,000 to fund the Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, and any youth rider participating in the Arabian Horse Youth Nationals Championship Horse Show is eligible.

Arabian Horse Foundation Awards Scholarships

• To apply, please complete the Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarship Application form and reference Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship. • Applications due by October 1.

The Arabian Horse Foundation awarded multiple scholarships at Youth Nationals and has already given away over $30,000 this year. Easily donate to the Foundation every time you buy on Amazon. Use Amazon Smile and designate the Arabian Horse Foundation as your charity. Amazon will then give a portion of your purchase to the Arabian Horse Foundation.

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• Boost college applications • Leadership opportunities • $1,000 scholarship • ArabianHorses.org/ahayaYOTY • Apply by September 3

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Achievement awards FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, AHA has recognized and rewarded the outstanding accomplishments of horses and riders through the Achievement Awards program. Participants can receive award plaques at every level, earn the honor of placing prestigious Achievement Award symbols behind their horses’ names, and compete for the Annual High Point Awards presented to a horse, amateur and youth. Learn more at ArabianHorses.org/aa.

HORSE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Horse Achievement Awards Program has six award levels that recognize a horse’s accomplishments in AHA-recognized shows, Open Dressage, Eventing, Racing and Distance rides. Owners receive plaques, recognition in the magazine, prestigious symbols inscribed after their horses’ names and are eligible for a year-end High-Point Horse Award.

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EAF HESA ARTIST+, Howard, Gary Or Nancy, Fayetteville, AR ECSTACY TJP+, Hensley, Carolyn M, Phelan, CA MELLAL LK+, Jones, Marty, Lumberton, TX PICANTE JULLYEN V+, Rancho Sonado LLC, Sahuarita, AZ QH BETHESDA+, Roszel, V Jacque Or Cynthia A, New Egypt, NJ JC IVY LEAGUE+, Priemer, Kalyn, Akron, OH JULLYO X+, Woodward, Melissa & Danica, Norco, CA KMA SANTA MARIA+, Karma Arabians, Chilton, TX MAKE MY DAY CCF+, Mccormack, Gretchen Joy, Noblesville, IN MIKHAILEYS COMET+, Echenique, James Or Makena, Sparks, NV O F DANDY AFIRE+, Mackey, Leigh Jasper, Fall City, WA PA ELCARIM+, Saunders, Robert Or Sophia, Providence Forge, VA PSYLENT ROCKSTAR+, Pine Ridge Arabians, Corrales, NM PSYMAGICS ECCHO+, Roeschmann, Astrid , Gainesville, TX SACRED STORRM+, Elg, David Or Paula, Butterfield, MN SRC VINCENZO+, Stalker, Heather, Alachua, FL TU LATTE LOA+, Hall, Susan K Or Kaitlyn L, Howell, MI VHALKHYREE WHG+, Rasmussen, Michelle & Hannah, Oregon City, OR HALF-ARABIAN

Howie Schatzberg

AUR KINDA PARTY+, Leonardini, Sally Or Jamie, Salinas, CA BEE MY BUCKS+, Shadow Creek Farms, Hillsboro, OR KHOLOR BEARER+, Lederman, Shelley, Syracuse, NY AF JIMMY PAGE+, Schoenfeld, Teresa, Granite Falls, WA BEAVERWOODS TARMIGAN+, Flattich, Abigail, Statesboro, GA FAMES REBELLION+, Poole, Kirsten S Or Campbell, William, Oxford, PA MONTEBELLA+, Skurner, Rebecca A Or Rachel M, La Otto, IN MOST POPULAR+, Gunter, Amelia Ann, Weatherford, TX REKHOLECTION+, Frantz, Megan L, Carlisle, PA WHISKEY RIVER VH+, Berry, Candace Or David, Scottsdale, AZ

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BEAUDELAIRE+/, Rogers, Jolynn, Houston, TX CYTTING PRETTY+/, Burrell, Rosalee, La Mesa, CA JP SIR MACALPIN+/, Bowers, Michelle Goswick, Eagle, ID AFIRES STYLE+/, Cryer, Brandi, Langley, BC AM MYSTERIOUS MISTRES+/, Littrell, Lisa L, Hartselle, AL DB VIRTUAL FIRE+/, Thompson, Madison & Helicia, Kent, WA HF CALI DAABA+/, Mori, Susan & Mcmurtrie, Karin A, Venice, FL

KHORSANI LA+/, Thomas, Laura C & David C, Warrenton, VA MIKHAILEYS COMET+/, Echenique, James Or Makena, Sparks, NV SUCCESSOR AAL+/, Treadwell, David & Debbie, Maple Lake, MN TAMAR INGENUE+/, Humphrey, Audrey, Chichester, NH HALF-ARABIAN

DONOVAN PCF+/, Garehime, Sannene, Las Vegas, NV MAJOR DAY+/, Davis, Cindy A, Piedmont, SC R GENGA+/, Weber, Tom & Marilyn, Chesterfield, IL THE EDGE OF GLORY+/, Erce, Melanie & Madeline, Madison, WI BJD MIDNIGHTS SABER+/, Swanson, Rebecca, Marysville, WA BSF BUFFALO BILL CODY+/, Guadagnolo, Anthony Or Guadagnolo, Grace, Cave Creek, AZ DG R MAXXED OUT+/, Apple, Glenda, Ridgefield, WA GOOD VYBRATIONS RLC+/, Canterbury, Rebecca, Chesapeake, VA KMA HERMANO+/, Karma Arabians, Chilton, TX MASTER VAQUERO+/, Hedden, Julie, Oregon City, OR WICKEDLYWESTERN+/, Dawn Gossler & Heather Millehrer-Huerta, Springfield, OR WORTH MY WAIT INGOLD+/, Coffelt-Wood, Chrystal, Huntingdon, PA ANGLO-ARABIAN

CR MIGHTY CHARITY+/, Duffy, Irene, Shirley, IL WS BERNARDUS+/, Ramage, Alexandra, Centerville, OH

LEGION OF Merit

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TA MARCEAU++, Davidson, Maureen, Colleyville, TX COMMANDPERFORMANCE AT++, Hamilton, Jennifer & Schaap, Tim, Lodi, WI GISELE PA++, Crawley, Dana, Fayetteville, AR NU DIAMOND DELUX++, Underwood, Nannette M, Aberdeen, WA PSYMAGICS ECCHO++, Roeschmann, Astrid , Gainesville, TX HALF-ARABIAN

FAMES COLORFULMIRACLE++, Stoudemayer, Linda, Lumberton, TX KHOLOR BEARER++, Lederman, Shelley, Syracuse, NY MASTER VAQUERO++, Hedden, Julie, Oregon City, OR MISS CONGENIALITY LD++, Laughing Dog Ranch LLC, Ojai, CA AF JIMMY PAGE++, Schoenfeld, Teresa, Granite Falls, WA WYLDFYRRE++, Mckendry, Sarah & Mcmurtrie, David, Vacaville, CA

LEGION OF SUPREME MERIT

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ALLAUNUS+++, Abston, Larry Or Linda, Allen, TX AM MYSTERIOUS MISTRES+++, Littrell, Lisa L, Hartselle, AL KHORSANI LA+++, Thomas, Laura C & David C, Warrenton, VA KMA ANGELO+++, Karma Arabians, Chilton, TX HALF-ARABIAN

KB TOMEGA FAHIM+++, Kerrigan, Elaine, Eureka, CA LBC FOUR ON THE FLOOR+++, Heinze, Riette, Reno, NV MM TROUBADOUR+++, Miller, Melissa, Peoria, AZ


ODYSSEYS STRAWMAN RDA+++, Klingler, Elise M Or Baum, Marsha L, Corrales, NM HUCKS AMERICAN LEGEND+++, Daniel, Lynn, Ft Valley, GA KHONSTELLATION ABC+++, Snyder, Mary, Atlanta, GA AFIRES SOLDIER+++, Calnan, Suzanne, Surrey, BC

LEGION OF EXCELLENCE PUREBRED

LEGACY FIRE DAMMAGE+//, Williams, Kathie, Terrell, TX NOING+//, Reese, Alice, Fullerton, CA ROMANCE V+//, Rancho Sonado LLC, Sahuarita, AZ PRECURSOR+//, Belleau, Nicole, Brighton, CO HALF-ARABIAN

KMA PAPI CHULO+//, Lallo, Riley Or Susan, Pearland, TX ALMOST A FIRECRACKER+//, Johnson, Tonya, Saint James, MN DAKOTAKHROME+//, Desiderio, Dana, Oldwick, NJ HM ACCELERANDO+//, Flattich, Audrey, Statesboro, GA SRC ADRIANA+//, Tobie, Jennifer, Scottsdale, AZ

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ALMOST A FIRECRACKER++++, Johnson, Tonya, Saint James, MN HM ACCELERANDO++++, Flattich, Audrey, Statesboro, GA ZAHN RA++++, Cashwell, Judith E, Eastville, VA OBSIDIAN KNIGHTT++++, Quinn, Lori, Surrey, BC

 EGION OF supreme honor/ L merit ++/ PUREBRED

TA MARCEAU++/, Davidson, Maureen, Colleyville, TX AM MYSTERIOUS MISTRES++/, Littrell, Lisa L, Hartselle, AL KHORSANI LA++/, Thomas, Laura C & David C, Warrenton, VA NU DIAMOND DELUX++/, Underwood, Nannette M, Aberdeen, WA HALF-ARABIAN

FAMES COLORFULMIRACLE++/, Stoudemayer, Linda, Lumberton, TX R GENGA++/, Weber, Tom & Marilyn, Chesterfield, IL THE EDGE OF GLORY++/, Erce, Melanie & Madeline, Madison, WI BJD MIDNIGHTS SABER++/, Swanson, Rebecca, Marysville, WA GOOD VYBRATIONS RLC++/, Canterbury, Rebecca, Chesapeake, VA MASTER VAQUERO++/, Hedden, Julie, Oregon City, OR

 EGION OF supreme honor/ L supreme merit +++/ PUREBRED

ALLAUNUS+++/, Abston, Larry Or Linda, Allen, TX AM MYSTERIOUS MISTRES+++/, Littrell, Lisa L, Hartselle, AL KHORSANI LA+++/, Thomas, Laura C & David C, Warrenton, VA KMA ANGELO+++/, Karma Arabians, Chilton, TX HALF-ARABIAN

R GENGA+++/, Weber, Tom & Marilyn, Chesterfield, IL

distance rides. Competitors receive plaques, letters of certification, recognition in the magazine and are eligible for either an Adult or Youth Year-End High-Point Amateur Award.

THE EDGE OF GLORY+++/, Erce, Melanie & Madeline, Madison, WI BJD MIDNIGHTS SABER+++/, Swanson, Rebecca, Marysville, WA

HANDLER OF HONOR CHAMPION

 EGION OF MERIT/ L excellence ++// PUREBRED

Anders, Hallie, Beaumont, TX Burton, Jessie, Louisville, CO

ROMANCE V++//, Rancho Sonado LLC, Sahuarita, AZ

HANDLER OF SUPREME HONOR CHAMPION

Saunders, Sophia, Providence Forge, VA

HALF-ARABIAN

ALMOST A FIRECRACKER++//, Johnson, Tonya, Saint James, MN DAKOTAKHROME++//, Desiderio, Dana, Oldwick, NJ HM ACCELERANDO++//, Flattich, Audrey, Statesboro, GA

RIDER OF HONOR CHAMPION

Overmier, Pamela, Normal, IL Gunderson, Sarah Mulcahy, Carnation, WA Towle, Bristol, Aberdeen, WA White, Kari, Sioux Falls, SD

 EGION OF supreme MERIT/ L excellence +++//

RIDER OF SUPREME HONOR CHAMPION

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White, Angela, Elizabethtown, PA

ROMANCE V+++//, Rancho Sonado LLC, Sahuarita, AZ KMA ANGELO+++//, Karma Arabians, Chilton, TX

RIDER OF EXCELLENCE CHAMPION

Moore, Jocelyn, San Diego, CA Trezza, Lauren, Far Hills, NJ

HALF-ARABIAN

ALMOST A FIRECRACKER+++//, Johnson, Tonya, Saint James, MN DAKOTAKHROME+++//, Desiderio, Dana, Oldwick, NJ HM ACCELERANDO+++//, Flattich, Audrey, Statesboro, GA

HORSEMAN OF MERIT CHAMPION

Moore, Jocelyn, San Diego, CA Lallo, Riley, Pearland, TX

 EGION OF MASTERS/ L SUPREME HONOR ++++/

HORSEMAN OF SUPREME MERIT CHAMPION

Keim, Katie, Waverly, IL Skittino, Mary C, Ofallon, IL Metcalfe, Yvonne H, Scottsdale, AZ

HALF-ARABIAN

ALMOST A FIRECRACKER++++/, Johnson, Tonya, Saint James, MN HM ACCELERANDO++++/, Flattich, Audrey, Statesboro, GA ZAHN RA++++/, Cashwell, Judith E, Eastville, VA OBSIDIAN KNIGHTT++++/, Quinn, Lori, Surrey, BC

 EGION OF MASTERS/ L EXCELLENCE ++++// HALF-ARABIAN

ALMOST A FIRECRACKER++++//, Johnson, Tonya, Saint James, MN HM ACCELERANDO++++//, Flattich, Audrey, Statesboro, GA ZAHN RA++++//, Cashwell, Judith E, Eastville, VA OBSIDIAN KNIGHTT++++//, Quinn, Lori, Surrey, BC

AMATEUR ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS The Amateur Achievement Awards Program has nine award levels that recognize amateurs and youth for Riding, Handling and/or Driving any registered Arabian, Half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian in AHA-recognized shows and

ZAHN RA++++//

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impact n The Sheila Varian Museum, located at Varian Arabians, opened up in August 2016 and has already welcomed thousands of visitors from around the world. The museum is free to visit with an appointment. Opposite page: The Sheila Varian Memorial Trophy, created by artist Carol Fensholt Nierenberg, was debuted at the 2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and is annually awarded to the Senior Stallion Champion.

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Varian Arabians An Update on the Farm, the Programs & the Varian Way “From the ashes, a fire shall be woken. A light from the shadows shall spring….” ~J.R.R. Tolkein

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he timeless quality of Sheila Varian’s principles — on horsemanship, on breeding, on life — that embody “The Varian Way” has proven truer than ever in these last three years since Sheila’s passing. This truth, combined with Sheila’s foresight and a handful of key individuals seeing her vision through to the future, has allowed Varian Arabians to gracefully evolve, and even thrive, in this new reality that has transitioned from being led by Sheila to honoring and encapsulating her beliefs now more than ever. Visitors from all corners of the world stream onto the historic property of Varian Arabians to meet the horses, walk the show barn and soak in the famous History Wall (fifty years of history and artifacts are encased behind glass around the entire show barn). The Varian Arabians History Wall, created in 2002 by its longtime breeding manager (now general manager) Angela Alvarez, is a bucket-list item for every Arabian horse enthusiast. Additionally, the farm is now home to another historical novelty: the Sheila Varian Museum, which was opened August 5, 2016, during Sheila’s Celebration of Life weekend at the annual Summer Jubilee. Visitors can tour Sheila’s actual office/living room and lounge which is now

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impact n (Clockwise) Sheila’s personal tack collection is one of the many displays within the Sheila Varian Museum; entrance to the museum; belt buckle collection; trophy collection, including some of her earliest competitions.

luminously appointed with a blend of personal artifacts and equine accomplishments that give guests a personal peek into Sheila Varian as a person and horsewoman. Such items include the bottle of unopened champagne Sheila was given when she and Ronteza won the 1961 Reined Cow Horse World Championships together; Sheila’s personal Vaquero tack collection; the dress and Vaquero hat Sheila wore when she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame; loads of equine awards and trophies that tell their own stories; and so much more. Most Arabian horse enthusiasts know about the awardwinning full-length documentary “V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian” that was released in August 2015 and is a personal recount by Sheila of her own life. (She heroically agreed to film it in the midst of aggressive chemotherapy treatments earlier that spring.) But many may not be aware that Sheila’s intimate memoirs were finally published in December 2018. “Let’s Ride: The Personal Memoirs of a Legendary Horsewoman” is a collection of poignant short stories Sheila had written over the years, and it is as if she is speaking directly to her 24

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readers. Through her classic humor, wit and raw emotion, Sheila opens up on personal moments in her amazing life journey. It is a must-read for every equine enthusiast, though her inspirational life story is vibrantly translatable to young and old who are on a quest to pursue their passions in life. Education is at the heart of The Varian Way and, as such, has increased (and will continue to increase) over time. Long-running annual events such as the Spring Fling and Summer Jubilee have been gradually replaced by a calculated focus on enlightening and informative clinics. The vision of Angela Alvarez is for Varian Arabians to be a mecca, a global center of equine education with a slew of guest clinicians hosting seminars multiple times throughout the year. (Check out www.VarianArabians.com for upcoming clinic information.) Many are aware that one of Varian Arabians’ longest employees, senior performance trainer Jaime Hernandez, sustained a serious injury following a round pen accident on December 17, 2018, that left Jaime with a compound


The Ten Commandments of Breeding Arabian Horses

CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER LEFT

By Sheila Varian

The iconic Varian Arabians farm sign; the V concho; the Clock Barn.

1. B  reed toward your ideal horse. Don’t be swayed by the voices of others. If you have done your homework, in time others will appreciate what you have accomplished. 2. R  ecognize that you are breeding Arabians and stay within your interpretation of the breed standards. Sharon P. Fibelkorn Photography

3. B  reed equally for Arabian type, performance qualities, disposition and trainability. 4. N  ever forget: no foot, no horse. 5. A  lways strive toward a horse of usable disposition plus beauty. Neither is good without the other. However, if forced to make a choice, I’d keep the usable disposition. 6. F ollow the lead your horses set for you. The next generation need not be similar in phenotype to the generation before, but each generation must be consistent in overall quality. 7. B  reed forward. Look ahead. Wonderful new surprises may be awaiting you. Recognize them when they don’t occur. 8. I t is not difficult to improve the produce of a poor quality mare in one generation. It is not even difficult to improve the produce of an average mare in one generation. What is difficult is to improve the produce of an exceptional mare generation after generation. That takes real skill, knowledge, gut instinct and vision.

Sharon P. Fibelkorn Photography

9. D  on’t be afraid to appreciate the qualities of other’s horses. Breeding is a competition with yourself, not with others. 10. Consider your horse’s attributes before you consider his/her other negatives. All horses have both. It is for you to determine how positive his/her good qualities are before you dwell on the negatives.

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LEFT Senior performance trainer, Jaime Hernandez.

RIGHT Andres Castaño will be bringing his talent to Varian Arabians October 2019.

fracture of his right ankle and a torn meniscus in his right knee. This marked his first and only serious injury in his 28-year career at Varian Arabians. The healing process for the popular trainer — who consistently sustains a waiting list of outside horses — has been extensive, and Jaime will soon enter into physical therapy before resuming his training services hopefully this fall at Varian Arabians. The day this talented trainer returns will be one full of rejoicing for both staff and clients. Meanwhile, Varian Arabians recently announced that, for the first time in 25 years, it is expanding its training team with the addition of the uber-talented Andres Castaño. Born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, Andres was raised around horses in the Colombian mountains since the tender age of three. Through a natural horsemanship approach, he has gained a worldwide following hosting clinics and entertaining through live performances that showcase the versatility of the Arabian breed… anything from tricks, liberty work and bareback jumping to mounted shooting, roping and more. It is not hard to see how effortlessly Andres Castaño’s philosophy fuses with that of Sheila Varian’s. He begins his chapter at Varian Arabians in October 2019, and will provide training services for young horses, desensitization, 26

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trail and the show ring alongside senior performance trainer Jaime Hernandez, as well as continuing to host horsemanship clinics under the Varian banner. One of Sheila’s most loved horse shows was Scottsdale. Her favorite class? The Senior Stallion Championships, of course. In her honor, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and a group of close friends teamed up together to create a memorial perpetual trophy for the Senior Stallion Championship class. The trophy, exquisitely designed by artist Carol Fensholt Nierenberg, was unveiled at the 2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in perpetual honor of Sheila each year. Its first recipient appropriately carried Varian blood. We’ve covered the topics of history, education and training. But what about Varian Arabian’s historic breeding program? Sheila’s sixth-generation breeding stallion, Major Mac V, was only three years old when she passed away. Yet Sheila knew full well that he was the culmination of Varian Arabians’ fifty years of breeding. (We recommend watching “The First of Many”, a short film that documented Major Mac V’s first ride out in a California hackamore requested by Sheila less than two weeks before her passing. It has been called “breathtaking, heart-wrenching, inspiring… like watching all of history in a single ride.”) And, to no one’s surprise, Sheila was right. In the last three years, Major Mac V has proven himself as a sire extraordinaire. His Facebook page (@MajorMacV) enjoys a loyal audience of over 11,000 followers; he consistently books upwards of 50 mares each year; and his progeny proclaim his breeding prowess time and time again. Major Mac V’s first foals are now hitting the show ring as well (such as El Dorado Mac V who was recently named Region 13 Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Champion with Abe Cotton for owner Staci Callison. El Dorado Mac V was from Major Mac V’s first foal crop.) It is wildly apparent the Major Mac V will capably fill the shoes of his superstar predecessors… particularly in the performance world. Because Varian Arabians has been heralded as one of the premiere breeding management facilities in the world, it was only natural that it expanded its stallion station services with the Varian Sire Center in 2018 and has stood upwards of ten stallions at a time, including Lightning Strike V, Santino V, Monticello V and Mr. Mereeke V. Varian Arabians will continue to expand both its management of outside stallions as well as broodmare care, breeding and foaling services. Angela Alvarez and her dedicated staff, along with a board of trustees appointed by Sheila herself, have continually demonstrated their resolute dedication to Sheila’s vision of The Varian Way. Their united devotion to ensuring the continued vigor of Varian Arabians and its worldwide


Helpful Links to Varian Arabians Follow us on Facebook • Major Mac V (@MajorMacV) • Varian Sire Center (@VASireCenter) • Varian Arabians (@VarianArabians) Join the Varian Arabians Blog • VarianArabians.com/Blog Join the Varian Arabians e-Newsletter • VarianArabians.com Be added to the Varian Arabians Training Services Waiting List • info@varianarabians.com Inquire on Varian Sire Center Stallion Management • info@VarianArabians.com Available on VarianArabians.com/Boutique: • “Let’s Ride” Book (Also available on Amazon.com) • “V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian” DVD • “The First of Many” DVD

audience has paid off. They’ve taken great lengths to make sure its global community feels supported, encouraged and included through three primary platforms: a dynamic social media presence, the Varian Arabians newsletter and the popular Varian Arabians blog. Varian Arabians perceptively led the way in the Arabian horse industry as one of the first to actively engage social media as a method to embrace their followers. The farm currently maintains three Facebook pages that provide daily inspiration, education, and information. (See sidebar at left.) Signing up for the Varian Arabians e-newsletter is also ideal to follow the most up-to-date news on anything related to Varian Arabians. And lastly, readers rave about the Varian Arabians blog, “Bloggin Along.” Lisa Thompson, one of Sheila’s closest girlfriends and riding compadres, writes in a way that takes her readers on every ride. She naturally seems to channel Sheila’s gift of entertaining stories that also inspire, educate and encourage. Sheila passed away March 6, 2016 from a long battle with ovarian cancer. It was difficult to envision a world without Sheila Varian, much less a Varian Arabians without her. And it certainly has not been easy. In addition to the difficult transition of life without her — designing the Sheila Varian Museum was a cathartic experience, Angela would tell you — the farm also lost its patriarch sire, the Fame VF son+ Audacious ps this past February… Valentine’s Day, no less. The fact is, never has there been an era where the timelessness of The Varian Way has been more challenged. Alternatively, never has its timelessness been more vibrant than it is today. It is intensely alive in the heart and soul of Varian Arabians. Every part of the farm speaks to its vivid existence: the museum, the pastures full of mares and foals, the roses, the smiles on the faces of each staff member, the nicker of each new foal, the powerful greeting of every stallion, the steady stream of visitors ready to soak in its wisdom… even the walls seem to speak its truth. Yes, things change. Yes, change is difficult, testing you in ways never thought possible; it is a complicated grief. But out of ashes can rise a most beautiful new chapter. It is just as Sheila intended it to be. And just as it will continue. Evie Tubbs Sweeney is a 20-year marketing veteran in the Arabian horse industry. She owns EvieInc Marketing Agency and resides with her husband and son in Santa Ynez, Calif.

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Horseback riding lessons & more Congratulations to the following AHA members for their selection in the 2019 Time To Ride pilot program. • Earthquake Arabians Tamara Collins Discovery Bay, CA • Firelight Arabians, Lorie Henderson Fisherville, KY • Green Acres Ranch Margaret Rich Temecula, CA • Jericho Creek Farm/Horse Power Healing Center Wendy Konichek Eagle, WI • N Joy Arabians Joyce Thomas Olympia, WA • Reno-Tahoe Equestrian Centre Deborah Johnson Reno, NV

Stephen Cooper photo

• Rusty Bar Ranch Kathy Richardon Roy, WA • Scottsdale Riding Club Madison Cocuzza Scottsdale, AZ • Stepping Stones Riding Program Meaghan Shaffer, Nancy McChesney Thousand Oaks, CA • Valkyrie Ranch Lauren Vaughn Locust Grove, VA • Windfeather Training Center Gail Rentmeester Green Bay, WI

Time To Ride was created by the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance to sustain and grow the equine industry by creating the next generation of knowledgeable, dedicated horse enthusiasts and owners while also teaching children valuable life lessons. We accomplish this by introducing school-age children to horseback riding and horse care in a safe, professional, welcoming environment.

timetoride.org

open enrollment begins in January 2020


(OKW Entrigue+++// x Electrical Storm)

Unbeatable temperament, great conformation, movement, not to mention gorgeous. • Mulit National Champion • Scottsdale Champion • 2018 SHN Super Sport horse • Sire of Regional and National Champions • Competing FEI dressage • Sweepstakes SCID/ CA/LFS/OAAM/ WFFS clear

Photo by Suzanne

Stud fee $1250 through the end of 2019.

Kim Lacy Owner & Trainer | 425-343-2905 | kim@hiddenfallsfarm.net Standing at Hidden Falls Farm | Bred by Patience Prine-Carr of Glynnsong Farm 20002 127th Ave NE, Arlington WA 98233

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Basic First Aid Kit from SmartPak One of the most important items to have is a first aid kit. You never know when you will need something, and it’s handy to have them all in one place. You can make your own or purchase one like the “Basic First Aid Kit” from SmartPak. The tote has two sturdy handles, a top access zipper, one large outside pocket on one side, and two zippered pockets on the other side. This makes it handy for the barn or horse trailer. The kit includes 34 different products and a total 119 items. You can find the list of items on SmartPak’s website, www.smartpak.com.

Equiderma I first tried this on scratches when other treatments weren’t working, and it cleared it up! I was impressed. Now I use it on any kind of skin “crud” or even where my horse rubs her face because of summer bugs and heat.

Thermometer & Stethoscope While these should be part of a first-aid kit, I keep them in their own spots to make them quickly accessible. There are so many reasons to take a horse’s temperature or listen to the heart rate or gut sounds. These two items are musthaves if you own a horse.

www.equiderma.com/ products/skin-lotion-for-horses

After more than 30 years around horses, I’ve come up with a few favorite horse health care items.

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~ AHL Editor, Stephanie Ruff

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Horse Health Edition

Swat I love Swat and use to not only to keep flies off of cuts and scrapes, but I also use it on the horse’s belly, chest and ears to help minimize bug bites. It really helps, although it needs to be cleaned off and reapplied regularly as it collects dust and dirt. I prefer the clear over the pink formula, but both work well. Swat contains Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, and Di-n-propyl Isocinchomeronate. www.farnam.com/all-products/fly-insectcontrol/swat


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eople don’t take kindly to being called pregnant when they’re not. The Arabian gelding Justin probably didn’t mind when someone asked his owner, Suzanne Lanini, DVM, if he — yes, he — was in that blessed state. The California equestrian and small animal veterinarian was a little miffed on her horse’s behalf, but that quickly gave way to a worse sensation prompted by the inquiry: the prospect of Equine Metabolic Syndrome, a Cushings Disease pre-cursor for which being overweight is one of the subtle, early symptoms. At the time, the then-11-year-old Justin seemed just a little “show fat” says “Dr Suzi,” who assumed he was one of those horses for whom a little bit of food went a long way: an easy keeper. “He looked appropriate for the show ring,” she recalls. He also had some bruising in the white line area of his hoof and rings along his hoof walls. Shortly after those showed up, a tendon issue arose. Soft tissue injuries and deteriorating hoof condition


OPPOSITE & BELOW, LEFT TO RIGHT Evening of the Horse Dressage Demonstration during the 2016 Rising Stars Equestrian Therapy in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Photography by Alice Waters.

were indicators that EMS was indeed a problem and had, in fact, gradually followed its natural progression into Cushings Disease. The hoof bruising prompted Justin’s farrier to suggest a Cushings test, and the diagnosis was positive. Although EMS and Cushings present differently in the small animals she treats in her Southern California practice, Dr. Suzi knew enough about the condition to be down, but not out, at the news. “I knew that the tendons would now be a weak spot, so I didn’t know what the future would hold for him. And I was disappointed because plenty of horses don’t return to use after injury. But I also knew enough as a veterinarian that I could catch things before they got too bad.” Cushings (now referred to as Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction) is the result of a pituitary gland disfunction that causes the secretion of excess hormones, primarily the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). It affects several bodily systems. Characteristics include fat accumulation, vulnerable

tendons, increased laminitis risk and excessive coat growth not related to the season or weather. Untreated, PPID degrades the immune system to the point that it’s very hard to heal from any injury or illness.

Manageable, But Not Curable Cushings is not a curable condition, but Justin is thriving proof that it is manageable. Since the diagnosis eight years ago, Dr. Suzi has managed Justin so successfully that he has, and continues to live, a remarkably useful, enjoyable life. His resumé tracks a progression of Open Dressage accomplishments up into the international levels, despite numerous lay-ups following tendon injuries and laminitis that he’s more susceptible to because of the Cushings. In September of 2018, Dr. Suzi and Justin finished third at Fourth Level in the California Dressage Society Championship’s Adult Amateur class and the USDF Region 7 class. “It was truly special to be able to stand next to two very nice, imported Warmbloods

in both victory laps, be sandwiched in between two very nice Warmblood horses during the awards line-up and be at the top of both classes of very nice horses,” Dr. Suzi recounts. The elation recurred in January of this year when they realized a 70-plus score dream by earning a 71.316 percent at the Southern California SCHAA/ AHASFV show. (Southern California Half-Arabian Association/AHA of San Fernando Valley). She was especially thrilled to realize that dream in the company of her tribe. “They all knew of my ‘golden score’ and made sure I came to the office to celebrate the accomplishment,” Dr. Suzi shares. “I told everyone in the office I was so glad it happened amongst all of my Arabian horse friends and that I have my friends to join in on the celebration.” Throughout their 12 years together, Justin has been a star well beyond the dressage court. He is a reliable partner for Dr. Suzi in her many years volunteering for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Equestrian Patrol Issue 4. 2019

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for the City of Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department West Valley Mounted Posse Search and Rescue efforts near her and Justin’s home base in Southern California. He was a Tournament of Roses Parader in 2013, the same year he earned an AHA Ambassador Award, and Suzi has applied to ride him in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade. He’s performed many dressage demonstrations for local horse groups; he’s an intrepid horse camper and a great life coach for his pasture mate, “Kirby,” Kai Eden.

Controling Cushings Dr. Suzi owned Justin for three years, and they were advancing beautifully with dressage when Cushings started. It was the winter of 2011, as Justin was rehabbing from his first injury, a tear occurred in his superficial digital flexor tendon on the right hind. Even before the test results came back, Dr. Suzi eliminated alfalfa hay from Justin’s diet on the advice of her farrier. Carbohydrates/sugars are not

good for Cushings horses, and alfalfa is loaded with them. The switch to Timothy hay helped immediately. All supplements were adjusted to reduce the starch content and get them down to a bare minimum. “I won’t even let people feed Justin a carrot, peppermint or potato chip,” Dr. Suzi notes. All those steps and starting him on the medication, Prascend®, led to “tremendous” improvements in his condition. “His body condition became more normal, and he had more energy and more willingness to work,” she explains. She incorporated slow feeders to get Justin consuming his meals at a pace closer to what the horse’s grazing-designed gut was meant for and to make his limited portions last longer. Dr. Suzi’s hunt for an ideal slow feeder lasted about four years, until she found Haygain’s Forager, a barrel-sized device topped with a regulator grid that requires horses to pull out stems of hay. It was a big improvement over stuffing and hanging hay bags that Dr. Suzi had struggled

Justin, right, and Kirby camping while testing out their Haygain Forager slow feeders at Badger Flats Campground in California.

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with before. She now uses Foragers in her pasture and travels with it to shows and horse camping trips. “I cannot imagine life without them!” The next year after his Cushings diagnosis and rehab period from the right hind tendon, Justin sustained a superficial digital flexor tendon injury on the left hind. By then, Dr. Suzi had learned the hard way that having him on stall rest is a mistake for Cushings horses. Confinement was the conventional wisdom for a tendon injury at the time, but “the more Cushings horses sit, the more problems they have.” Through subsequent rehabs, Justin and Dr. Suzi were a familiar sight hand-walking all over her neighborhood to keep his circulation moving. Living in a 30 foot by 40 foot pen has been a big part of Justin’s successful management, Dr. Suzi adds. “With horses that have metabolic issues, exercise is huge.” Justin moves around much of the day, thanks in part to help from his playful, pesky, younger pasture mate, Kirby. Another key is keeping him at her


backyard stable. “I can obsess about him and his health and tell how he is feeling every minute of the day.” The understanding and treatment of Cushings has evolved considerably in the last decade. “It’s an evolving area in which there has been a lot more focus, which is helpful,” Dr. Suzi says. Yet, uncertainties remain, especially regarding what medications are best at controlling the condition. The pergolide tablet, Prascend, is the only FDA-approved treatment for managing PPID symptoms in horses, and it continues to be very helpful for Justin. Its use and acceptance in a competitive context has changed with the times. “When I first started using Prascend to treat Justin there was no recommended USEF withdrawl time,” Dr. Suzi explains. The medication was a “prohibited substance” per the USEF then, thus there were no guidelines from the horse show sanctioning Federation as to when its effects would wear off, and the horse could compete without risk of violating drugs and medication rules. “There were many people that never showed their horses again because of the Prascend. I did not want to quit so I would take him off the medication 72 hours prior to showing. In the past few years USEF published a withdrawl time of 24 hours and, this spring, USEF started an exemption program for Prascend, and Justin just received his three-year exemption in March.”

Gradual Comeback The upside of the injuries to both hind legs was Dr. Suzi’s decision to go back and rebuild Justin’s dressage foundation by dropping down to easier levels. “I had realized with the second injury I had made a medical management mistake by taking him right back to Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire 1,” she reflects. “I should have given his weak tendon longer to heal.” The motivation was to slowly build strength in his injured hind legs, and

it had the added training benefit of re-establishing the basics on which dressage is built. By 2015, they were restarted at Second Level under the guidance of Sabine Schut-Kery, the 2015 U.S. Pan Am Games team gold medalist who is one of several West Coast dressage luminaries in Justin’s fan club. Justin was confirming Third Level work in 2016, although they competed less that year as Dr. Suzi opened her own veterinary practice. In 2017, Justin and Suzi tackled Fourth Level, with Dr. Suzi reining in the temptation to move up to the next rung, the international level of Prix St. Georges. “That tailcoat is so tempting!” Their progress earned them an invite to ride with Hilda Gurney in a CDS Adult Amateur clinic. Riding in front and earning the praise of the 1976 Olympic bronze medalist and living legend was a thrill tempered by very bad news: Arriving one morning to see Justin munching on “beautiful

green and purple leaf alfalfa hay” fed to him by accident. “It was a bitter sweet day because I got a phenomenal ride with Hilda instructing us on the beginnings of piaffe, passage and one-tempis, but I knew that his feet could take a turn for the worse when I took him home.” She’d known since the Cushings diagnosis that laminitis was an everpresent threat. Monitoring his feet for discomfort, abnormal heat and an increased digital pulse were standard elements of his daily care. Early on, Dr. Suzi steeled herself to the decision that, if the laminitis happened and developed to the point that his coffin bone rotated, “I was going to put him down. I was not going to see my best friend go through the pain.” Unlike the small animals she treats, horses can’t vomit up their food. Suzi could only remove the unconsumed alfalfa that morning. Two days later, the hoof heat, pulse and signs of

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discomfort she’d long feared presented. “On Tuesday night, he was standing with his front feet on the uphill side of his stall to relieve pressure, and the heat and pulse where there.” Suzi and Justin’s vet, Dr. Lindsay Brown, (her classmate from vet school), were ready. Suzi started medications immediately and thrice-daily hoof and lower leg icings kept her worst fears from materializing. The hoofs’ laminae had not deteriorated to the point that the coffin bone rotated downward, the death knell Dr. Suzi had feared. Another rehab period awaited, this time three months, but by then Suzi and Justin were veterans at that. “I have learned that giving time to heal is the most important,” Dr. Suzi offers as hard-earned rehab advice. “When you get the okay to return to work, you need to take more time. Taking your time on the return to use is invaluable.” As with every rehab, the most recent was all about healing and rebuilding Justin’s muscles. Mentally, he needed no such work. “He remembers everything,” Dr. Suzi relays. “He’s happiest when he is working. He’s very upset when he can’t work, and very happy when he gets back to it.” At presstime, Justin wasn’t working much due to an unexplained mild lameness, and at 19, some Cushings symptoms can’t be held back. He’s barely shedding at all, and his coat is getting longer, but his weight remains in a healthy range. Throughout the ups and downs, his attitude has been consistently the stuff of legend, Dr. Suzi says. “He’s so quiet, so steady. He’s just a great-minded horse. I never have any problem with him.” Whether it’s leading a newbie through tricky terrain with the Mounted Sheriffs’ Patrol or impressing the likes of U.S. Dressage Olympians Debbie McDonald and Hilda Gurney, Justin is a steady Eddy. “He can always think things through, rather than panic and run.”

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Although Cushings is not a curable condition, Justin is thriving proof that it is manageable. Shown here with Dr. Susanne Lanini during a Dressage training session.

Ambassador Duties Dr. Suzi has always had a thing for Arabians. “I don’t know…Maybe it’s something about the look of them.” Raised in a non-horsey family, she bought her first out of a kill pen, and her second was a recently-gelded Purebred stallion from a Quarter Horse training barn. Neither for much money, but she made her way with them as a young horsewoman dreaming of be-

coming a veterinarian. She went through much of vet school torn between a career with horses or small animals. She opted for the latter to avoid mixing her passion with her profession, and because the relatively normal work schedule with a small animal practice makes horse ownership possible. She met Justin when he was a high-priced sale horse at Ted Lange’s training barn in Southern California’s


Chino Hills. He was well out of the recent vet school graduate’s price range, but Dr. Suzi hoped his owners would eventually accept a much lower price. And, they did. “I had taught him to jump, and he had brought me out of the horseless depression I was experiencing in vet school,” Dr. Suzi remembers “Plans for him to become a hunter were dashed with a quarter crack that required six months of healing before he could jump again.” So, they dabbled with dressage lessons with Sarah Lockman, a young trainer then who just contested her first Pan Am Games for the United States this past July. “Sarah assessed him and said, with some hard work, he should be able to get to Prix St Georges,” she recounts. “As the lessons came and went each week I became more and more convinced this was a journey too good to pass on.”

Even without Cushings and the remarkable returns from injuries, the rest of Justin and Suzi’s story has become wide spread and much admired. “I first met Suzi during a clinic I taught,” shares Sabine Shut-Kery. “The two of them caught my attention because she was riding an Arabian, and it’s not like he came into the ring with this fancy, huge movement we see nowadays that everyone is attracted to. I was more impressed with how correct he was and his good quality gaits and how carefully and thoughtfully he was trained and ridden. And, Suzi did it all herself, which goes a long way for me.” Suzi hears plenty about prejudices held against Arabians on the Open dressage circuit, but she’s never experienced it. “Everybody has been so welcoming. It’s been very uplifting.” Sabine has similar words about

the opportunity to coach this pair. “When I work with Suzi and Justin, it reminds me and inspires me that you don’t have to have a huge budget for a fancy horse. Having ridden nontraditional dressage breeds most of my life, Suzi reminded me that any horse and any breed will benefit from correct training of dressage and what a gift it is to be passionate about training horses. “I don’t think Suzi competes for the thrill of winning,” Sabine concludes. “It’s more for doing the best job possible training her horses, learning herself and keeping her horses happy.” Kim F. Miller is a writer for Haygain. us and is the editor of “California Riding Magazine,” a role in which she has enjoyed following Dr. Suzi and Justin’s remarkable accomplishments over the years.

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Time To Ride

Welcomes Pilot Program Participants Over 60 Equine Facilities Accepted

WASHINGTON, DC — TIME TO RIDE®, a program of the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance, has accepted 62 lesson facilities for its 2019 pilot program. The new Time To Ride program is designed to introduce school-age children to horseback riding and horse care in a safe, welcoming environment. The goal is to familiarize school-age children with horses through an initial series of six to eight lessons that include basic horse care as well as riding. The lesson series are offered through schools, local youth organizations and recreational leagues. Equine facilities and instructors had to meet specific requirements to be considered for the pilot program, including SafeSportTM training and a criminal background check. All in-structors either hold a current professional membership with one or more national breed or discipline associations, are certified as an instructor through a recognized program such as Certified Horsemanship Association, or are licensed as a riding instructor in the state in which they teach. “We were expecting to get 20-30 qualified applicants for the pilot program,” said Molly O’Brien, Time To Ride Program Manager. “To our delight, we received over 100 inquiries and applications and narrowed it down to the 62 selected.” The facilities participating in the pilot program represent a broad crosssection of the equine industry, with

representatives ranging from Arabian horse farms to AQHA professionals, Dressage, Hunter/Jumpers, Saddlebreds, Morgans, Paint Horses, Certified Horsemanship Association, United States Pony Clubs and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship instructors and more. O’Brien said, “It’s very encouraging to see the support we received promoting the program from so many breed and discipline organizations and the response from their members. This points to the ongoing need for a program such as Time To Ride to help lesson barns bring new kids into the horse world in a structured, supported fashion.” Barns and instructors accepted for the pilot program have been designated Time To Ride Program Facilities and are being given marketing tools, techniques and assistance to help with their local outreach. The Time To Ride program emulates the golf industry’s The First Tee, in which schools offer children a series of lessons at a local golf course. The First Tee has reached 15 million children since its start in 1997. The pilot program will continue through the end of this year. The results and methods will be analyzed, and adjustments made where necessary, with plans to roll the program out on a larger scale next year. To learn more about Time To Ride, visit TimeToRide.org. To view the list of selected facilities, visit TimeToRide.org/news.

ARABIAN HORSE PARTICIPATING FARMS • Earthquake Arabians Tamara Collins Discovery Bay, CA • Firelight Arabians Lorie Henderson Fisherville, KY • Green Acres Ranch Margaret Rich Temecula, CA • Jericho Creek Farm/ Horse Power Healing Center Wendy Konichek Eagle, WI • N Joy Arabians Joyce Thomas Olympia, WA • Reno-Tahoe Equestrian Centre Deborah Johnson Reno, NV •R  usty Bar Ranch Kathy Richardon Roy, WA •S  cottsdale Riding Club Madison Cocuzza Scottsdale, AZ •S  tepping Stones Riding Program Meaghan Shaffer, Nancy McChesney Thousand Oaks, CA • Valkyrie Ranch Lauren Vaughn Locust Grove, VA • Windfeather Training Center Gail Rentmeester Green Bay, WI

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RIGHT Artist Randall Davey in 1960. Courtesy of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Item ID: 2050.

ABOVE Santa Fe’s sire and dam were foaled at W. R. Brown’s Maynesboro Stud.

BELOW Mural by Randall Davey located in the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Colorado Springs, Colo. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith.

BOTTOM Sign in Randall Davey’s studio.

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SANTA FE M AT R I A R C H O F A M O N U M E N T A L F A M I LY

By Tobi Lopez Taylor

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hese days, the tremendous influence of the stallion *Marwan Al Shaqab can be seen in show rings and breeding programs worldwide. While the importance of his sire line — which includes such luminaries as his own sire, *Gazal Al Shaqab, as well as *Morafic and Nazeer — has been widely discussed, his dam line has received far less study. This article will profile the mare Santa Fe, born in 1927, who was the tail-female ancestor of *Marwan Al Shaqab and other excellent individuals, including U.S. National Champion Stallion Arn-ett Perlane. We’ll start by exploring the colorful life of the polo-playing painter Randall Davey, who bred only one Arabian horse: Santa Fe. In the early twentieth century, a number of well-known artists, writers, composers, and other creative types relocated to Taos and Santa Fe, N.M., drawn there by the people, the quality of the light, and the rugged, colorful landscape. Among them was the painter and sculptor Randall Vernon Davey (1887–1964). Born in New Jersey, Davey studied architecture for two years at Cornell University in upstate New York but left without completing his degree. Instead, he headed for New York City, where he became a student of realist painter Robert Henri, with whom he traveled to Europe to examine the works of the Old Masters. By 1913, Davey had attained enough skill as a painter to see his work included in that year’s groundbreaking International Exhibition of Modern Art. After Henri spent the summer of 1916 in Santa Fe (at the urging of the Museum of New Mexico’s director), he began encouraging friends and students to visit the state known as the Land of Enchantment. In the summer of 1919, Davey, fellow artist John Sloan and their spouses left New York and headed for Santa Fe in a 1912 Simplex touring car. Unlike Henri, who stayed only a few times in New Mexico, Sloan spent 30 summers there, while Davey became a permanent resident, purchasing an old sawmill on 135 acres outside Santa Fe. Employing his architectural training, he transformed the sawmill into a lovely home. He also put in a polo field, where he and some friends enjoyed informal matches. One of those friends, E. Grove Cullum, published the book “Selection and Training of the Polo Pony”

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Khiffah, daughter of Santa Fe (x Asil). Photo by Abernathy.

in 1934 and was married to Davey’s sister-in-law. While many of the artists who flocked to New Mexico were inspired by and depicted the people and landscapes they encountered there, Davey’s preferred subject matter generally did not reflect his new home state. He became known mainly as a painter of racehorses, racetracks, jockeys, and polo ponies. As writer Devon Jackson noted, “Davey painted early in the morning (often with the canvas in its frame), capturing the sunlight through the large windows of his studio, then maybe rode his horse up the canyon, hunted, played polo, studied horses and riders at the racetrack a few hours later in Raton [northeast of Santa Fe], tended his Fe Gama, daughter of Santa Fe (x Gamhuri). geraniums, and later on, either entertained friends in his bar…or drove the three miles to La Fonda hotel downtown where he sawed away at his cello and charmed the hotel’s guests.” Sometime before 1927, Davey bought two Arabians from breeder William Robinson Brown, who owned Maynesboro Farm in Berlin, N.H., and was the president of what was then known as the Arabian Horse Club of America (now the Arabian Horse Association). At that time, there were fewer than 900 Purebred registered Arabians in the U.S. The two horses bought by Davey, Raas (Sinbad x Kheyra), a bay stallion, and Tahdik (*Berk x *Nessa), a bay mare, were shipped to his property in New Mexico. Tahdik’s female family traced to Wild Thyme, a mare purchased in 1878 by J. H. Skene from the “Baggara Tribe of the Euphrates” for Wilfrid and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England. According to writer Natalie Tindall, Wild New Mexico. Davey named her Santa Fe, and she was Thyme “was described as being disappointing by the assigned registration number 882. Blunts upon her arrival, and she proved to be a difficult We do not know why Davey purchased Arabians, when breeder. However, she did have the distinction of being he had such an interest in Thoroughbred racing and polo part of a driving pair who took the Blunts and their guests (the latter sport usually employs horses of predominantly to Derby Day in 1880.” Thoroughbred breeding). One possibility is that he purchased In 1926, Davey bred Raas to Tahdik, producing a bay his Arabians to use in breeding Anglo-Arabian polo ponies filly — the first registered purebred Arabian to be born in to use in his polo string. It is unclear when Davey took up

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polo, but when he did, he went all in. His son, William Davey, who became a high-goal polo player, recalled being taught to play (presumably by his father) in 1923, when he was 10 years old. The following year, Randall Davey was hired to teach art classes at the Broadmoor Art Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The year 1924 was also when the Broadmoor’s wealthy owner, Spencer Penrose, established the Broadmoor Polo Club. Davey was paid twice a Broadmoor art teacher’s usual salary because of his excellent polo skills, which Penrose put to good use. A few years before Davey began teaching at the Broadmoor, a wealthy rancher and longtime polo player named David Bryant Turner, who owned the 171,000-acre Trinchera Ranch outside of Colorado Springs, purchased a number of Arabian mares from W. R. Brown, including the mare *Nessa (Hauran x Raschida), bred in England by the Honorable Miss Ethelred Dillon. A 1922 article about Turner in the Breeder’s Gazette stated, “It is [Turner’s] expectation that the mating of the small Thoroughbred to the Arabian mares will produce polo mounts of the correct disposition and with speed and courage to play the game most successfully.” Given the fact that Turner and Davey were both polo fanatics, it’s quite likely that they crossed paths in Colorado Springs. And because Turner purchased horses from Brown before Davey did, it’s possible that Turner gave Davey the idea to buy Raas and Tahdik (who happened to be a daughter of Turner’s mare *Nessa) from the Maynesboro Stud, perhaps with the same goal as Turner: to breed AngloArabian polo ponies. In 1935, Penrose’s polo-playing friend, the humorist Will Rogers, was killed in a plane crash. To honor Rogers, Penrose built the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun on a hill overlooking Colorado Springs and asked Davey to create the murals within it. Incidentally, Rogers’s teenage son Jimmy, who also played polo, had a small grey stallion of unknown breeding named Cuba, which was a gift from his father. Cuba’s background was unknown, but as James Jackson observed, he had some “good blood (probably Arab)” and “was quick and agile, responding almost intuitively to his rider’s direction” — which makes him sound as if he were part Arabian. If producing Anglo-Arabians was Davey’s plan, no written records about a breeding program have yet been found. During the years that he owned his two mares, there were several

Thoroughbred stallions standing in New Mexico that Davey could have chosen among. Whether he bred his mares to Thoroughbreds is unknown. What is known is that neither mare had any registered Purebred foals while in his ownership. Likewise, Davey’s stallion Raas had no registered Purebred foals during the time he owned him, but Raas also could have sired some Anglo-Arabians for Davey or others. Tahdik, Santa Fe’s dam, was sold by Davey sometime around 1933 to breeder John A. George, of Indianapolis, Ind., who later sold her to breeder Walter Gillis, of Del Rio, Texas. In addition to Santa Fe, Tahdik produced two foals by George’s stallion Mahomet and six foals for Gillis (four by Ghabir and two by Ghabit). Tahdik is noteworthy as the granddam of the mare Rajilita Ku, who produced Ibn Kontiki, sire of Hall of Fame racehorse Flaming Tron Ku, Race Colt of the Year Flaming Rod, and stakes winners Flaming Streak and Tiki Sierra Ku. Tahdik’s daughter Tamar (by Mahomet) was the granddam of the well-known stallion Tamarlane, who racked up numerous championships in a variety of disciplines in the 1950s. Tamarlane’s daughter Dan-Seyn-Daal was the granddam of Aequus, four-time U.S. National Champion Park and twice Canadian National Champion Park. Davey kept his stallion Raas until 1941, when the horse was purchased by William E. Laird of Rose Hill, Kan. Aside from Santa Fe, Raas sired 18 foals, among them Deraaraas (out of Deraa), dam of Ibn Raminage, a U.S. Top Ten Gelding,

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Little Liza Fame (Fame VF+ x Katahza). Photo by Scott Trees.

*Marwan Al Shaqab (*Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame). Photo by Stuart Vesty.

and granddam of Poco Padrino, U.S. National Champion Stock; and Raasaud (out of Auda), grandsire of Ramaraas of Delta C, U.S. Ten English Pleasure, and Sulejman Three, U.S. Top Ten Stock. Santa Fe herself moved from state to state in the West and Midwest. She was first sold to John A. George, possibly at the same time he purchased her dam. Under his ownership, in 1935 Santa Fe produced a colt, Badawi (x Mahomet), about whom little is known. George soon sold Santa Fe to 46

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a fellow resident of Indiana, E. Arthur Ball, for whom she produced two fillies, Khiffah (by Asil) and Almafe (by *Al-Mashoor). Khiffah, later owned by George H. Conn (author of “The Arabian Horse in America”), was, according to Conn, “one of the largest mares in America” of her time, standing 15.3 hands. She was the granddam of Sequon++, U.S. Top Ten Pleasure Driving, and Medenia Jura, U.S. Top Ten Stock and U.S. Top Ten Trail. After the birth of Almafe, Ball sold Santa Fe to the Van Vleet Arabian Stud, near Boulder, Colo., where she produced three colts — Rasif (by Ras-El-Fedawi), Saruh (by Rifage), and Sannik (by Kabar) — as well as one filly, Razafe (by Ras-El-Fedawi). Of these, only Saruh and Rasif sired offspring. Four years elapsed between the birth of Santa Fe’s last foal for Van Vleet in 1945 and her next foal, Fe Mageh (by Selmage), a filly bred by Bazy Tankersley, of Al-Marah Arabians (then in Illinois). Fe Mageh was evidently sold with Santa Fe as a “package deal” to Ralph H. Smith’s Arabangus Ranch near Billings, Mont. Fe Mageh went on to produce the Legion of Merit winner MysticMirage++ and is the fifth dam of Arn-ett Perlane+, U.S. National Champion Stallion and Canadian Reserve National Champion Stallion. To illustrate just how small the Arabian horse community was in the first half of the twentieth century, Bazy Tankersley purchased her first Arabian, a mare named Curfa, in 1940. Curfa’s breeder was none other than John A. George, who had purchased Santa Fe around the time that Curfa was foaled. Curfa was initially intended as a mount for Bazy’s mother, Ruth (Hanna) McCormick Simms, to ride at her recently purchased Colorado ranch — which happened to be the Trinchera Ranch formerly owned by polo player David Bryant Turner, who had lost the property in the 1929 stock market crash. Further, as noted above, Tankersley also briefly owned Santa Fe, and it appears that both she and Curfa were sold by Tankersley to Ralph Smith around 1948.


Santa Fe produced her final two foals for Smith. These were the filly Fe Gama (by Gamhuri), born in 1950, and the colt Fe Babi (by Ybabi), born in 1951, who would later sire Khala Sabi++, Canadian Top Ten Gelding. Smith believed that Arabians were “rugged individuals, adaptable to any job, any climate, any feed or pasture situation.” To him, Santa Fe exemplified this adaptability, as she foaled Fe Mageh during a blizzard, and Fe Gama when it was nine below zero. Santa Fe’s last filly, Fe Gama, produced a Canadian Top Ten Mare, Nina De Frasca, and was the granddam of El Jefe++, a gelding with numerous National wins in Hunter, Jumper, and Trail. In turn, Fe Gama’s last filly, Zakieh (by Fa-Abi), was the Hariry Al Shaqab (*Marwan Al Shaqab+ x granddam of Katahza (by Aza Destiny), White Silkk). Photo by Nancy Guthrie Pierce. who produced JK Amadeus, a regional halter champion and sire of Aalusive Bey, U.S. National Champion Mare. Katahza’s most famous *Marwan Al Shaqab son *Fa El Shawan), 2017 U.S. National offspring, however, is Little Liza Fame (by Fame VF). Champion Senior Mare; and his son Hariry Al Shaqab (out of Little Liza Fame garnered five National titles in halter White Silkk), 2017 U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion. and performance, including Canadian National Champion Randall Davey, who preferred painting horses to almost Futurity Filly and Qatar Reserve National Champion Mare. any other subject, might have taken some satisfaction in One of her owners, Virginia “Pidge” Wood, remarked, knowing that his mare Santa Fe — his sole contribution to “There’s an endearing quality about Liza that comes through Arabian breeding — would become a progenitor of note. to people clear across the show ring.” And Dick Adams, Along with Davey’s legacy as an artist and a horseman, who trained the mare in Western Pleasure, stated, “Little though, his name is well known to birdwatchers around Liza Fame is the most intelligent horse I’ve ever dealt with, the world. In 1983, his New Mexico home and acreage bar none.” became the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Although Little Liza Fame had a successful show career, which educates and enchants 10,000 visitors each year. As she is perhaps best known as the dam of *Marwan Al Shaqab the Center states, its mission is “to conserve and restore (by *Gazal Al Shaqab), bred by Al Shaqab Stud and foaled natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and in 2000. Among his various titles, he was twice named their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s World Champion Colt and was a two-time U.S. National biological diversity.” Champion Junior Stallion. When *Marwan Al Shaqab was At the Center, Davey’s house and studio, with its only six years old, his trainer Michael Byatt made a prescient paintings of horses and other subjects, can be toured by remark: “Like *Bask or *Padron, [as a sire] *Marwan has appointment. It seems appropriate that the structure serving done more to change the look of a horse and what we expect as the Center’s meeting room was once Davey’s stable— a horse to look like, than any other of his era.” Since his first home to his polo ponies and perhaps even his Arabian foals arrived on the scene in 2004, he has sired more than mare, Santa Fe. 100 National winners in the United States and Canada, and numerous champions in Europe and the Middle East. Tobi Lopez Taylor is an award-winning writer and editor. Among *Marwan Al Shaqab’s recent U.S. National She is the author of “Orzel: Scottsdale’s Legendary Arabian Champion descendants are his daughter Baviera HVP (out Stallion” (2016) and served as coauthor, with Shelley Groom of HB Bessolea), 2018 U.S. National Champion Senior Mare; Trevor, of the latter’s memoir, “A Riding Life: Memories, his grandson Polidoro FC (out of the *Marwan Al Shaqab Dreams, Art, and Love” (2019). She can be reached at www. daughter Abha Palma), 2018 U.S. National Champion Senior tobitaylor.com. The author thanks Kim Straus, Carl Beal, Stallion; his granddaughter Queen Ayda FWM (by the Teresa Rogers, and Alan Ferg for their help with this article.

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hen Julie Poor noticed her gelding was lethargic, had stocked up in all four legs and wasn’t eating, she knew something wasn’t right. Poor called her veterinarian who diagnosed the horse with anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Rather than waiting for test results, Poor’s veterinarian started the gelding on the antibiotic tetracycline. Poor was shocked; she had never seen a tick on her property, but had recently taken the older horse on a trail ride. 50

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“We do not live in a bad tick infestation area. I don’t even treat my dogs for them,” she said. “Fortunately, my vet recognized the signs and started him on tetracycline right away.” He improved dramatically after the first dose, and Pool drove him to the clinic daily for injections while the vet tech continually checked his pulse. With diligent followup care that lasted several weeks, he made a full recovery. A 2004 study led by S.C. Barker and a 2009 study led by Santiago Nava estimated that there are almost 900 species of ticks worldwide, but only about 25 pose risks to animals. As climates change and human development alters the natural environment, ticks are expanding into areas where it was once difficult for them to survive. “We never even really had ticks until the last couple of years,” said Sayda Canizares, a central New York breeder. “My colt had exactly one tick that I ever saw and boom, he had anaplasmosis.” In Connecticut, Arabian owner Cheryl Zovich says that Lyme disease is a common occurrence. Nearly every horse she knows has had it and several have had anaplasmosis. One case was severe enough to require an emergency visit with the on-call veterinarian. Ticks are increasingly problematic for horse owners —


not only because of the diseases they transmit to equines, but also the dangers they pose to humans. Symptoms are not always easy to identify and ridding a property from ticks is impossible. Understanding the most common tickborne diseases, how to recognize them and being proactive gives you the best chance for reducing your horse’s risk for infection.

Tick Diseases Affecting Horses Tick-borne diseases vary by geographical location based on the presence or absence of certain tick species. Traditionally, ticks stayed within a specific geographic area based on the climate. However, Daniel Sonenshine with the Laboratory for Malaria and Vector Research at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland examined studies of tick migration and summarized findings in the 2018 study, “Range Expansion of Tick Disease Vectors in North America: Implications for Spread of Tick-Borne Disease.” His conclusions show that tick populations are expanding northward and westward into drier parts of North America; areas once believed inhospitable for ticks. Climate change is only one factor. According to Sonenshine’s research, human disturbances of the environment is another. As development increases grasslands and cropland while simultaneously reducing forests and shrub lands, ticks are moving into areas they once avoided. With increasing tick populations, the risk for diseases also rises for humans and their horses. The two most common tick-borne diseases affecting horses in the United States are Anaplasmosis and Lyme disease, which is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, according to veterinarian Laura Javsicas, ACVIM at Rhinebeck Equine LLP in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Another tick-borne disease that affects horses is Equine Piroplasmosis. Piroplasmosis an infectious, noncontagious, protozoal infection of caused by Theileria (Babesia) equi and/or Babesia caballi, she explained. “This disease is not endemic to the United States, but is often seen in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe and is an important consideration in horses being imported,” she said. Tick paralysis is a rare disease, but one in which horse owners should be aware. When the female of some tick species bite an animal, she releases salivary proteins (neurotoxins) that lead an acute, progressive, reversible motor paralysis. The American Dog Tick and the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick are two species that transmit the disease. “Though uncommon, foals and ponies are most likely to be affected,” Javsicas said.

be tricky. Blood tests confirm a diagnosis, but treatment often begins before the lab results arrive. Sometimes, symptoms resemble more common horse health issues. When Canizares’s colt contracted anaplasmosis, she didn’t realize at first what it was. “He almost just seemed colicky,” she said. Anaplasmosis typically causes fever, appetite loss, lethargy and swollen limbs. Occasionally horses can show petechiae (red spots on gums and other mucus membranes), neurologic signs, difficulty rising, or jaundice. The symptoms of Lyme disease are even more cryptic. The most commonly reported clinical signs include stiffness, shifting lameness, lethargy and muscle wasting, according to Javsicas. On rare occasions, Lyme disease can cause ocular inflammation or neurologic signs. “Anecdotally, horses with Lyme disease may be more reactive to grooming or spooky,” she said. “Since these signs can be due to other diseases, and a definitive diagnosis of Lyme disease can be challenging, it is very important to rule out other diseases as well.” Javsicas explains that treatment for both Anaplasmosis and Lyme disease includes antibiotics. Anaplasmosis is treated with oxytetracycline, minocycline, or doxycycline, and most horses completely recover. Mild cases may improve quickly even without antibiotic treatment, although antibiotics help speed recovery in moderate to severe cases. Anaplasmosis is rarely associated with any serious complications, but relapse is possible several weeks after illness. Veterinarians differ on their approaches for treating Lyme disease, and there is no conclusive evidence of the best course of treatment. Typically, it involves several weeks of treatment with doxycycline or other antibiotics, Javsicas said. “Response to treatment and recovery for Lyme disease in horses is poorly understood,” she said. “It is likely that earlier treatment is more successful based on human and small animal information. The rare cases of Lyme that cause neurologic signs have a poor prognosis for complete recovery.” The severity of tick paralysis tends to correlate with how many ticks carrying the salivary proteins are feeding on the horse. Symptoms include incoordination, weakness OPPOSITE A close-up of the Castor Bean tick (ixodes-ricinus), a common variety and important vector of Lyme disease.

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of facial muscles, decreased tail and feel like an uphill battle, but there are Ticks are increasingly tongue muscle tone, difficulty eating, management practices that can help hind end weakness and corneal ulcers reduce tick populations and reduce problematic for horse owners that are secondary to prolonged a horse’s risk for contracting a tickrecumbency. borne disease. — not only because of the Removing the feeding tick(s) Keeping pastures mowed and and applying topical permethrin to clearing brush from occupied pastures diseases they transmit to kill any others are the first steps in reduces habitats for ticks. Regularly treatment for tick paralysis. An trimming fence lines and creating equines, but also the dangers infected horse may also need supportbuffer zones, mowed areas between ive care such as fluids, treatment for pastures and fields or wooded areas they pose to humans. corneal ulceration and repositionprovide ticks a place to live farther ing the animal frequently during away from the horses. Symptoms are not always prolonged periods of lying down. “Avoiding tick habitats during the “In general, the symptoms of season of greatest tick activity helps easy to identify and ridding tick paralysis tend to improve and/ lower the risk of encountering ticks,” or resolve within 24 to 48 hours,” she Javsicas said. “This is easier said than a property from ticks said. “Up to this point only a few done. Ticks frequent wooded areas that suspect cases of tick paralysis have many equestrians enjoy trail riding in.” is impossible. been recorded in equines in North If trail riding is part of your normal America (Indiana, May 2018), and riding routine, thoroughly check your n these cases were reported to be horses for ticks afterwards — including neurologically normal at one week their manes, tails, under their jaws, in post discharge from the hospital.” their ears, and between their hind legs. Because the United States is not considered to be an Wildlife, such as rodents and deer, can also bring ticks endemic area for piroplasmosis, the treatment goal for this into horse pastures. Controlling the populations of tick hosts disease is to eradicate the protozal organism while the may help to keep the number of ticks down. Introducing horse is quarantined, Javsicas explained. An antiprotopoultry is another chemical-free option for reducing tick zoal agent called imidocarb dipriopionate is given under populations. Ducks, guinea fowl and/or chickens eat ticks, official state quarantine and management. insects and grubs. They eat weed seeds too. Unlike horses, “Horses are considered clear of the infection and may birds are not negatively affected by internal parasites; be released from quarantine after conversion to a negative instead these bugs are a food source for poultry. antibody status, which may take several months to two To reap the most benefit, the birds should be free to years,” she said. roam during the day to scour paddocks for manure. The birds should be trained to return to a coup at night for Prevention protection from predators. If you prefer not to give the birds Taking measures to prevent an infection rather than free rein, electric poultry netting can keep them contained treating a sick animal is always the preferred option. In to specific areas. geographical areas with severe tick infestations, it can Topical and oral repellents are also available. Oral ivermectin products are effective at killing ticks but only after they bite and take a blood meal from the horse, which LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION (LDA) may transmit disease, Javsicas said. Topical repellent sprays, U.S. LYME DISEASE REPORTED CASES 1990–2007* pour-on, or wipe-on products with pyrethrin or permethrin products repel ticks, but check with your veterinarian about specific products for your horse. Some products used for cats and dogs are not safe for horses. “I’ve tried the topical stuff for one season, it’s not affordable with multiple horses and having to be done every two weeks,” Zovich said. “Several (horses) were skin STATES RANKED BY sensitive to the ingredients.” REPORTED CASES At Hillary Rapier’s sport-horse operation in Crozet, Va., strategically placed sulfur blocks and mineral blocks have drastically reduced the number of ticks she’s found U.S. TOTAL CASES 1990-2017*: 647,691 on her horses. One gelding in particular seems to attract ticks and has bad reactions to bites. “The bites always abscess into nasty sores and leave him with bald spots,” she said. “The sulfur blocks in addition arabian horse

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Vaccinations and routine blood work can help detect early signs of systemic disease. Photo courtesy of Rhinebeck Equine, L.L.P.

to mineral blocks have made a huge difference. I’ve only found a handful of ticks on him this year, and the bites were barely raised bumps. The ticks were dead when I pulled them off of him.” Christine Slade also keeps sulfur salt blocks in her horses’ stalls. She read that dairies use this approach, and she hasn’t had a tick infestation since. Javsicas cautions horse owners to only use products tested and intended for use in horses, not other species. “As far as I know there is no evidence sulfur blocks

help prevent ticks,” she said. In Zovich’s opinion, the best defense is keeping your horse’s immune system healthy. Her vet told her a healthy horse should be able to fight it off. Given that probably every horse that goes out at her barn is going to get bit, but not every horse actually gets sick, she believes that theory. Keeping your horse healthy starts with yearly to twice yearly complete physical exams with your veterinarian. Together, you and your veterinarian can decide on the best plan for vaccination to protect your horse and routine blood work to monitor for early signs of systemic disease and to establish baseline levels. “This is particularly important when treating horses with oxytetracycline, as this medication can cause kidney damage, and it is important to know if there is any pre-existing disease,” Javsicas said. “We also recommend screening for underlying diseases, including metabolic conditions, when indicated. Diseases such as Cushing’s Disease can make horses more susceptible to other infectious diseases.” Just like in people, maintaining a balanced diet and adequate weight is also important for overall health. A strong immune system will be prepared to fend off any disease — tick-borne or otherwise. Katie Navarra is a professional writer based in Upstate New York. She has been a lifelong horse lover and competes in Ranch Horse events with her dun Quarter Horse mare.

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Jessica Gilker with Half-Arabian JAG Royal Knight

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G I L K E R FA M I LY Thanks to her support and love of the Arabian horse, Kathy Gilker passed on her passion to her twin daughters, Megan GilkerThomas and Jessica Gilker. They have enjoyed Arabian horses for 31 years in Alpharetta, Ga. at JAG Arabian Sport Horses riding their mother’s Arabians in Hunters, Dressage, Western, Saddleseat, Combined Training, in Pony Club events, hunter paces and trail rides. Both attended Berry College where they competed on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) teams in Hunter Equitation and Western Horsemanship to the National level. Jessica is an AHA Rider of Excellence, with AHA National Champion titles in First Level Dressage and Sport Horse Under Saddle and National Top Ten titles in Working Hunter, Hunter Equitation, Dressage and Western Sidesaddle. Jessica is the 2019 First Vice-President of the Georgia Arabian Horse Association. In 2017 she received the Georgia Arabian Horse Association President’s Award for volunteering and was ranked Top Ten Nationally in Sport Horse Amateur by Arabian Horse

World’s “Totally Tops” Rankings. Her Half-Arabian JAG Royal Knight received the 2017 AHA Open Competition Award. Megan is an AHA Rider of Excellence with National Champion titles in First Level and Second Level Dressage and National Top Ten titles in Working Hunter, Hunter Equitation and Dressage. Megan was ranked eighth nationally as the 2017 AHA Adult Amateur. In 2018, she received the Georgia Arabian Horse Association President’s Award Recipient for volunteering and received her United States Dressage Association (USDF) Bronze Medal. Her Half-Arabian, JAG Lady Pegasus+/, received the 2018 AHA Ambassador Award. As adult amateurs, Megan and Jessica’s passion is volunteering and sharing their love for Arabians by educating others about the versatile, talented, and loving breed! They felt honored to help represent Arabians at the 2019 BreyerFest and hope to return to the show ring in Hunters and Dressage on more horses bred by Kathy Gilker.

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CENSURES & SUSPENSIONS ETHICAL PRACTICE REVIEW BOARD FILING OF EPRB COMPLAINTS As noted in the AHA Handbook, ETHICS 108 delineates the procedure to submit an EPRB complaint. Contact the AHA office to obtain the required form to submit an EPRB com­plaint along with a $200 non-refundable filing fee (unless exempt). EPRB SUSPENSIONS The following individuals are under suspension by the AHA Ethical Practice Review Board: • BOGART, Benjamin and PLATZER, Michael, of Texas, have violated AHA Rule of Conduct Ethics 104.6 in that they mistreated and neglected Arabian horses under their ownership and/or control. Both Benjamin Bogart and Michael Platzer, individually, are hereby suspended from membership in AHA from September 22, 2018, through September 21, 2020, and are denied all AHA membership privileges, including, but not limited to, denial of entry into any AHA programs and events and denial of participation in any AHA recognized competitions or events for the same period of time. Furthermore, both Benjamin Bogart and Michael Platzer, individually, are placed on probation for five (5) years commencing on September 22, 2020,

through September 21, 2025, subject to the following conditions, and as a prerequisite for reinstatement of membership: 1. Within 60 days from the date of this order, and annually thereafter, provide EPRB Staff Liaison with a statement from their attending veterinarian as to the condition of all horses in their care, custody and control. This includes authorization for the EPRB Staff Liaison or a member of the EPRB to contact said veterinarian to confirm the status of any horses in their care, custody and control. 2. Must provide to the EPRB Staff Liaison current addresses and notification of any change of addresses from now through the end of probation on September 21, 2025. In the event a condition is not met within the stipulated time frame, the EPRB has the authority to extend or reinstate the time of Suspension to a date of the EPRB’s determination. • BOYLE, Amanda L. – aka Lea Boyle, individually and dba Zalea Arabians LLC (Sioux City, IA) – permanent suspension • BUCHANAN, Ty (Little Rock, WA) – permanent suspension • FEULING, Brian, of Hudson, Wisconsin, has violated AHA Rules of Conduct, Ethics 104.19 by the misappropriation of an asset of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Association. Brian Feuling is hereby suspended from Arabian Horse Association membership for a period of five (5) years commencing November 1, 2017. This suspension of membership includes a denial of all Arabian Horse Association privileges, including but not limited to, denial of entry into any AHA programs and events, all AHA registration privileges, and a prohibition of all involvement in and attendance at any and all Arabian Horse Association events, including, but not limited to, all recognized shows. Furthermore, Brian Feuling will be on probation for an additional 3 year period commencing November 1, 2022. Any further violation of the Arabian Horse Association Rules of Conduct during the probation period will result in the above mentioned 5 year penalty period being extended an additional three (3) years from the time of the subsequent finding of a violation of the Rules of Conduct. And, furthermore, the EPRB imposes a fine of $2,500.00 against Brian Feuling for his violation of the Rules of Conduct, said fine to be paid to AHA before he is eligible for membership reinstatement in AHA. • HAYWARD, Bob (Louis Creek, BC Canada) – permanent suspension • HAYWARD, JILL (Louis Creek, BC Canada) – permanent suspension • L AVIN, Marjatta individually and dba Skyland Arabians of (Woodstock, VT) –permanent suspension • SHAFFER, Emily Bellows (Chester, NH) – indefinite suspension • SPERLE, Rita (Stroughton, WI) – permanent suspension

ADAMS Jr, Gary – Isanti, MN ALLEN, Caroline – Oregon, WI ALLEN, Sara Y – Oregon, WI ANDERSON, Colter – Cottonwood, CA ANDERSON, Glenn – Everett, WA ANDERSON, Richard – Plainville, NJ ANTHONY, Beverly J – Cowlesville, NY ARNETT, Tricia Sportsman – Ponder, TX ATKINSON, Nancy J – Clovis, CA BARNES, Cathy – Ogden, UT BECKER, Aubree – Cedar Falls, IA BEITZ, Timothy – Bloomington, IL BRADLEY, Jimmy – Depew, OK BROOKS, Charles – Atlanta, TX BROUGHTON, Robyn – Rochester, MN BROWN, Dawn E – Colorado Springs, CO BRUMEL, Sarah – Woodside, CA BUCHOWSKI, Eva – Alpharetta, GA BUFORD, Jim – Humbolt, TN CANTERBURY FARM POLISH ARABIANS – Centerville, MD CARNEAL, Suzie – Jackson, TN CAUDELL, Sylvia – Anderson, SC CAVALLO COUTURE – Chattanooga, TN CHAMPION HEIGHTS ARABIANS – Tulsa, OK CHANLEY, Sarah Megan – Salinas, CA CLEMMENSEN, Heidi – Phoenix, AZ COLLIER, Ashley L – Roy, UT CONNELLY, DAVID & FAITH- Pendleton, SC CONRAD, Charmaine – Papillion, NE COSTIGAN, Christi – Willow Springs, NC CUE, Michel – Chandler, AZ CUE RANCH LLC – Chandler, AZ CUMMINGS, Bret – Scottsdale, AZ DENGES, Adrienne – Corona, CA DICARLO, Gisela – Milford, PA EALY, Denise R – Belle Plaine, IA EHLERS, Kelly – Roggen, CO EHRMAN, Audrey – Farmersville, TX FELDER, Richard J – Lakeside, CA FORD, Barbara – Isanti, MN FORD, Loretta – Elk River, MN FORNEAR, Debbie – Pittsburg, PA FREND, Rachel – Beausejour, MB GARRETT, Kimberly – Houston, TX GAVIE-LEHMANN, Sandra – Kingman, AZ HABERMAN, Lisa – Bothell, WA HAINES, Rebecca J – Haines City, FL HALL, Laine – Seattle, WA HANEKOM, Madelien – Calistoga, CA HAVARD, Marie P – Ocala, FL HAYNES, Jennifer – Saline, MI HENRY, Samona – Lake Jackson, TN HEIN, Sara Anne – Pomona, CA HELMSTADTER, Angel – Chandler, AZ HODGE, Richard – Payson, AZ HOLT, Anna – Burlington, ON, Canada HORN, Gary J – Orient, OH HORSE SHOW COLOUR AUSTRALIA- Kogarah, NS HORVATH, Kevin – Dayton, OH HOWES, William – Mill Creek, WA HUGHES, Kimberly – Hamilton, OH JONES, Louise V – Dublin, GA KANATSKI, Randy K – Calgary, AB, Canada KENT, Kelly G – Pueblo West, CO KNAACK, John – Isanti, MN KNUTSON, G Sherri – Phoenix, AZ KONRADT, Renate – Aldergrove, BC, Canada KRAFT, William M – Collinsville, TX LAGASSE, Rachael- Voluntown, CT LAIRD, Lisa – Mira Loma, CA LARRIVEE, Don – Kamloops, BC, Canada LAWRENCE COUNTY HORSEMAN’S ASSN. – Volant, PA LEE, Rick – Adams, NE LILLARD, Ashley – Vacaville, CA

OTHER SUSPENSIONS • HATFIELD, Susan and Terry (Port Lavaca, TX) – permanent Registration privileges •P  OWELL, Mark (Riverton, UT) – permanent Registration privileges

DELINQUENT PAYMENT SUSPENSIONS CURRENT SUSPENSIONS The following individuals, horses, corporations, partnerships or entities have delinquent accounts with the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), an AHA Member Organization or an AHA Recognized Competition, and are suspended under Chapter 4 of the AHA Handbook. This list only reflects suspensions eligible for publication and in effect as of the published editorial deadline of this issue. Please contact AHA during regular business hours for the complete list, any changes that have occurred since the publication deadline, or a filing form. ADAMS, Judd – Boulder, CO

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LOMBARDO, Donald J – East Hartford, CT LUCAS, Susan L – McMinnville, OR LUCKY STRIPES RANCH INC – Mineola, TX LYNCH, Art – Dallas, TX MAGEE, Marlene – Bowie, MD MARTIN, Kellye – Coopersville, MI MARTIN, Maria – La Mesa, CA MARTIN, Santonia – Detroit, MI MARTINEZ, Manuel – Albertville, AL MARX, Joanna M – Louisville, KY McCLAIN, Lynette – Paso Robles, CA McCLELLAND, Katrina – New Oxford, PA McGETRICK, Victoria – Weedsport, NY McLAUGHLIN, Marie – Parma, ID MCMANUS, Kallen – Las Vegas, NV McMATH, David Russell – Leamington, ON, Canada MESSER, Abraham – California, KY MESSINIO, Brandi – Crown Point, IN MESSINIO, Samantha Jo – Crown Point, IN MESSINIO, Suzanne – Crown Point, IN MILLER, Michael – Berlin, PA MITCHELL, Shauna – Prattville, AL MITZELFELT, Scott – Crawford, NE MOOMEY, Sonya – San Antonio, TX MORELL, Martina – Bradford, ON, Canada MORLEY, Melba – Burley, ID MORRISON, Richard – Covington, OH NELSON, Jamie – Southgate, MI NELSON, William or Kimberly or Jamie – Southgate, MI NIE-SUTTON, Karan – Phoenix, AZ NOVARK, Kenneth – Montgomery, TX OLSON, Patricia J. – Conifer, CO O’NEAL, Jim – Scottsdale, AZ O’NEILL, Jacquelina – Aubrey, TX ORTIZ, Joyce Ann – Phelan, CA OVER, Denise – Chicago, IL PAINE, Daniel – Plymouth, MA PENCE, Cheryl J – Floral City, FL PERA, Nicole – Valdosta, GA PERSANYI, Carol – Shepardsville, KY PROGENY REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES. INC. – Ocala, FL RASHE, Kate – Dellwood, MN RAYBURN, Alice – Chatom, AL RED FERN LLC – Muskogee, OK REIMERS, Katherine – Poway, CA ROBART, David – Snow Hill, NC RODGERS, Diane – San Jose, CA RODRIGUEZ, Hector M – Penrose, CO ROSS, Jill – Pensacola, FL RUPE, Vicki – Mansfield, AR RUTGERS, George – Eaton Rapids, MI SA SELECT SIRES – Zion, IL SALCZYNSKI, Kristen – Griffith, IN SANGER, Debi – Ashley, ND SAXON, Amy – Muskogee, OK SCHWERTFERGER, Bill – Morristown, NJ SCHWERTFERGER, Julie – Morristown, NJ SELLERS, Kathy – Bristol, MA SHORT, Lisa – San Marcos, TX SHRANK, Max – Mena, AR SHRUBBI, Lisa – Shannock, RI SIK, Holly Millard – Temecula, CA SIMON, Lori – Scottsdale, AZ SMITH, Kimberly – Grapeview, WA SMITH, Andrea – Jackson, TN SQUIRES, Diana – Colleyville, TX STAFFIERI, Ardell H. Phillips – Phoenix, AZ STARNES, Lisa R – Gray, TN STEVENS, Vicki – Ortonville, MI STOLLER, Curt – Walnut Creek, CA STUART, C J - Baton Rouge, LA STUART, Carolyn Busby – New Orleans, LA SUMMERSKILL, Lesley Jo – Kansas City, MO SWEENEY, Robert – Solvang, CA TALAVERA, Frances L – Oceanside, CA TEAGUE, Christina L – Naples, FL THE BLACK STALLION GROUP – Burlington, Wi THOMPSON, Dave – Seneca, IL TOUBMAN, Mary Belle – Cave Creek, AZ TRABER, Bethany – Wickenburg, AZ

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TREXLER, Terry A. – Sumter, SC TSAI, Dee – Red Bluff, CA VAUGHN, Blossom – Louisville, KY VICARI, Midge – Holland, MI WALKER, Patty – Trenton, MI WATSON, Linda – Marietta, SC WENDT, Laura – San Diego, CA WEST, Shana – Christiansburg, OH WHITE, Judy – Collingwood, ON Canada WHITE, Lauren Ashely – Elkton, MD WOODARD, Becky Marie WIDDOWSON-ROLFE, Linda – Bell Canyon, CA WILSON, Fawn – Cicero, IN WOOD SR, Ted – Smyrna, SC YOUNG, Alena – Tucson, AZ ZAVADIL, Terry – Parker, CO

SUSPENDED HORSES AUGUST BAY – AHR 582355 AYALAH – AHR 565352 CF SHAMELESS – HAHR 1A311967 PARK AVENUE SPATS – HAHR 1A321395 RJ IRISH PRIDE – CAHR 24029 SAS TRI-ADREAM – AHR 563257

CALENDAR OF EVENTS NATIONAL EVENTS SEP 2 - SEP 7 SPORT HORSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - 190014652 - CRETE, IL Contact: MARLENE KRIEGBAUM / 4336 BEAUTIFUL CIR - CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109 (716) 628-2640, mkriegbaum@mac.com OCT 18 - OCT 26 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 190014653 - TULSA, OK Contact: MARLENE KRIEGBAUM / 4336 BEAUTIFUL CIR - CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109 (716) 62- 2640, mkriegbaum@mac.com OCT 25 AHA NATIONAL ENDURANCE 50 MILE CHAMPIONSHIP 190014654 - VINITA, OK Contact: ERIC RUETER / 11045 FRIENDSVILLE RD - LENOIR CITY, TN 37772 (865) 986-5966, Eric@FleetFootFarm.com OCT 26 AHA NATIONAL CTR CHAMPIONSHIP 190014655 - VINITA, OK Contact: ERIC RUETER / 11045 FRIENDSVILLE RD - LENOIR CITY, TN 37772 (865) 986-5966, Eric@FleetFootFarm.com OCT 27 AHA NATIONAL ENDURANCE 100 MILE CHAMPIONSHIP - 190014656 - VINITA, OK Contact: ERIC RUETER / 11045 FRIENDSVILLE RD - LENOIR CITY, TN 37772 (865) 986-5966, Eric@FleetFootFarm.com

REGION 1 AUG 30 - SEP 1 75th ANNUAL PUREBRED & HALFARABIAN FALL SHOW - 190114643 - SANTA BARBARA, CA Contact: NANCY HARVEY / 490 E MONTECITO AVE - SIERRA MADRE, CA 91024 (720) 322-3312, nancy.harvey@arabianhorses.org NOV 3 SAN DIEGO AHA VALUE SHOW II 190114713 - SAN MARCOS, CA Contact: NANCY HARVEY / 490 E MONTECITO AVE - SIERRA MADRE, CA 91024 (720) 322-3312, nancy.harvey@arabianhorses.org

REGION 3 SEP 27 - SEP 29 DIABLO FALL FLING 190314503 - ELK GROVE, CA Contact: MELANNI A HERSHBERGER / 13031 N 76TH ST - SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260 (480) 443-3372, melannih@aol.com

REGION 4 SEP 13 - SEP 15 AAHABC FALL FROLIC CONCURRENT B - 190414831 - LANGLEY, BC Contact: KIMBERLY TOYE / 16946 78A AVE - SURREY, BC V4N 6L4 (604) 916-4348, katoye@shaw.ca SEP 27 - SEP 29 ARABIAN FALL CLASSIC 190414594 - EUGENE, OR Contact: KIMBERLY MOSER / 90751 PRAIRIE RD - EUGENE, OR 97402 (541) 689-9700, kim@oregonhorsecenter.com

REGION 5 SEP 14 - SEP 15 PACIFIC RIM ARABIAN FALL CLASSIC 190514564 - SPANAWAY, WA

Contact: LISA JOY KOLKE / 16017 NE 319TH ST - BATTLE GROUND, WA 98604 (360) 687-2256, lkolke@aol.com SEP 21 PRATER MOUNTAIN 30 MILE ENDURANCE RIDE - 190514787 - PRIEST RIVER, ID Contact: JALA A NEUFELD / 20747 NEAT RD SE - YELM, WA 98597 (253) 617-8945, dktajay@gmail.com SEP 22 PRATER MOUNTAIN 30 MILE ENDURANCE RIDE II - 190514788 - PRIEST RIVER, ID Contact: JALA A NEUFELD / 20747 NEAT RD SE - YELM, WA 98597 (253) 617-8945, dktajay@gmail.com SEP 22 REGION 5 50 MILE ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RIDE - 190514797 - PRIEST RIVER, ID Contact: JALA A NEUFELD / 20747 NEAT RD SE - YELM, WA 98597 (253) 617-8945, dktajay@gmail.com

REGION 6 AUG 31 ONE DAY VALUE SHOW @ LATIGO B CONCURRENT - 190614857 - ELBERT, CO Contact: JO ANNE READ / PO BOX 129 - ELBERT, CO 80106 (303) 648-3261, windyjj@aol.com SEP 14 - SEP 15 BLACK HILLS CLASSIC AVS 190614811 - NEWCASTLE, WY Contact: CHERLYN MOORE CLARK / 1486 W CAMERON BRIDGE RD BOZEMAN, MT 59718 (406) 388-3364, showringcc@aol.com

REGION 7 SEP 13 - SEP 15 SAAHA SILVER BUCKLE DUEL 190714716 - TUCSON, AZ Contact: MELANNI A HERSHBERGER / 13031 N 76TH ST - SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260 (480) 443-3372, melannih@aol.com SEP 25 - SEP 28 ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS - 190714823 - SCOTTSDALE, AZ Contact: MARY KANAGA / 9090 EAST PROVIDENCE DRIVE - FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 (623) 334-5219, MARYKANAGA@YAHOO.COM SEP 26 - SEP 28 AUTUMN CLASSIC AVS 190714746 - SOUTH JORDAN, UT Contact: ASHLEY MARSEE / 113 N. 750 W. - LAYTON, UT 84041 (801) 755-0104, ASHLEYMARSEE75@GMAIL.COM

REGION 8 AUG 31 ONE DAY VALUE SHOW @ LATIGO A CONCURRENT - 190814553 - ELBERT, CO Contact: JO ANNE READ / PO BOX 129 - ELBERT, CO 80106 (303) 648-3261, windyjj@aol.com SEP 5 - SEP 6 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR AVS 190814826 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM Contact: JENNIFER MENDES / 5206 S QUINCY RD - DENAIR, CA 95316 (209) 620-3722, mjmpoints@aol.com

REGION 9 SEP 20 - SEP 22 ARABIAN AUTUMN CLASSIC CONCCURENT A - 190914605 - BRYAN, TX Contact: PATTY LIARAKOS / 16240 SAN PEDRO #180 - SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 (210) 912-8679, pliarakos9868@gmail.com SEP 21 - SEP 22 TULSA STATE FAIR AVS 190914749 - TULSA, OK Contact: RYAN CHAMBERS / PO BOX 508 - BONNE TERRE, MO 63628 (314) 717-7683, ryan.chambers.rc@gmail.com OCT 5 REGION 9 ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP 190914848 - QUITAQUE, TX Contact: KERRY LOWREY / 163 FISHER MCONATHY RD - ANACOCO, LA 71403 (337) 424-7074, karebearlowrey@hotmail.com

REGION 10 SEP 12 - SEP 14 WORKING WESTERN CELEBRATION AVS A CONCURRENT - 191014769 - MADISON, WI Contact: NANCY HARVEY / 490 E MONTECITO AVE - SIERRA MADRE, CA 91024 (720) 322-3312, nancy.harvey@arabianhorses.org SEP 13 - SEP 15 MAHA FALL CLASSIC 191014760 - WINONA, MN Contact: LEESA BERHOW / N12861-190TH ST - BOYCEVILLE, WI 54725 (715) 643-2494, springridgeforge@gmail.com SEP 21 - SEP 22 WDHA FESTIVAL SHOW AVS 191014820 - OSHKOSH, WI Contact: CONNIE KIENAST - 2315 E PETER ST APT 1 - APPLETON, WI 54915 (920) 279-0620, malikahsfriend@yahoo.com

REGION 11 AUG 31 - SEP 1 IOWA FALL CLASSIC A CONCURRENT


191114728 - DES MOINES, IA Contact: RYAN CHAMBERS / PO BOX 508 - BONNE TERRE, MO 63628 (314) 717-7683, ryan.chambers.rc@gmail.com AUG 31 - SEP 1 IOWA FALL CLASSIC B CONCURRENT 191114729 - DES MOINES, IA Contact: RYAN CHAMBERS / PO BOX 508 - BONNE TERRE, MO 63628 (314) 717-7683, ryan.chambers.rc@gmail.com SEP 12 - SEP 14 NATIONAL SHOW HORSE FINALS 191114558 - SPRINGFIELD, IL Contact: DONNA AUBER / 12550 STATE RTE 44 - MANTUA, OH 44255 (330) 274-2039, horseshows101@yahoo.com SEP 12 - SEP 14 WORKING WESTERN CELEBRATION AVS B CONCURRENT - 191114770 - MADISON, WI Contact: NANCY HARVEY / 490 E MONTECITO AVE - SIERRA MADRE, CA 91024 (720) 322-3312, nancy.harvey@arabianhorses.org SEP 15 REGION 11 WORKING WESTERN OFFSITE CHAMPIONSHIP - 191114771 - MADISON, WI Contact: NANCY HARVEY / 490 E MONTECITO AVE - SIERRA MADRE, CA 91024 (720) 322-3312, nancy.harvey@arabianhorses.org OCT 26 AHDRA - BIG RIVER CTR 191114742 - KEITHSBURG, IL Contact: JIM ANDRIAKOS / 1819 QUAIL CT - WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 (815) 276-2043, CGSWIMCOACH@YAHOO.COM OCT 26 AHDRA - BIG RIVER 50 MILE ENDURANCE RIDE - 191114743 - KEITHSBURG, IL Contact: JIM ANDRIAKOS / 1819 QUAIL CT - WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 (815) 276-2043, CGSWIMCOACH@YAHOO.COM NOV 2 IOWA SPOOKTACULAR ODS 191114732 - CEDAR RAPIDS, IA Contact: KATIE BARROWCLIFF / 1330 44TH STREET - UNIT A (515) 450-9079, barrowcliffk@yahoo.com NOV 3 IOWA MAYFLOWER DRESSAGE SPH AVS 191114733 - CEDAR RAPIDS, IA Contact: KATIE BARROWCLIFF / 1330 44TH STREET - UNIT A (515) 450-9079, barrowcliffk@yahoo.com

RENT A - 191714830 - Langley, BC Contact: KIMBERLY TOYE / 16946 78A AVE - SURREY, BC V4N 6L4 (604) 916-4348, katoye@shaw.ca

DISCOVERY FARMS The Discovery Farm program offers you the opportunity to explore Arabian horses at farms with knowledgeable owners in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere. If you own Arabian horses and want to share your passion for the breed with newcomers, contact AHA to sign up as a Discovery Farm. ABSOLUTELY ARABIANS / Barb Suvaka

AUG 30 - SEP 1 SILVER SPUR HORSE SHOW - AVS 191614696 - HAMBURG, NY Contact: LINDSEY HAGER / 13669 JENNINGS RD - COLLINS, NY 14034 (716) 481-4907, LHager6486@gmail.com OCT 20 CRAA AUTUMN CLASSIC VALUE SHOW 191614767 - DIGHTON, MA Contact: BETH A BARNES / 1223 WOODRUFF ST - SOUTHINGTON, CT 06489 (860) 302-2061, bbarnesarabshow@gmail.com

4030 WEST 6 1/2 MILE RD., CALEDONIA, WI 53108 (414) 835-2073 bsuvaka@yahoo.com ACADEMY FARMS, LTD. / Gayle Reveron 5250 BONETA ROAD, MEDINA, OH 44256-8111 (330) 239-3526 academyfarmsltd@aol.com ACEVEDO ARABIANS / Suzanne Acevedo 51 N 200 E, BLACKFOOT, ID 83221 (208) 760-0816 acevedoarabians@hotmail.com www.acevedoarabians.com AK ARABIANS / Ed Kouzi 3058 Hill Valley Drive, Escondido, CA 92029 (949)-310-0355 akarabians@yahoo.com www.akarabians.com ALARA EGYPTIAN ARABIANS / Marlys Vermeire 9813 US HWY 6, GENESEO, IL 61254 (309) 945-2143 alara@nbson.net www.alaraarabianstables.com ALEXANDRA ARABIANS / Sandra Markoff 1700 CRANE CANYON RD, SANTA ROSA, CA 95404 (707)-585-2233 alexian84@aol.com www.alexandraarabians.com ALLADAR ARABIANS / Alisa Guffey 505 NOEL DRIVE, MT. JULIET, TN 37122 (615)-320-1001 aguffey@nashmed.com AMERIKAN FARMS / Michele Smith RR1 BOX 197A, AGRA, OK 74824 (918) 375-2689 amerikanfarms@brightok.net www.amerikanfarms.com AMETHYST ACRES EQUINE CENTER, LLC / Deborah Burke 9195 SPRINGWOOD ROAD, BUCHANAN, VA 24066 (540) 254-1017 deb@amethystacres.com www.amethystacres.com AMURATH ARABIANS / Sharon Eider-Orley 13750 E. Peak View Road, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85262 (602) 377.7885 eiderorley@aol.com www.amuratharabians.com ARAB-DEL-SHEP FARMS / Carol Picoriello PO BOX 3458, EDGEWOOD, NM 87015 (505)-869-3262 cpicoriell@aol.com ARABIANS AND MORE / Catie Adeyemi 16025 W. GLENDALE AVE, LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ 85340 (623) 224-5100 arabiansandmore@gmail.com www.arabiansandmore.com ARBOR MEADOW / Bess Ohlgren-Miller 3800 NORVELL RD, GRASS LAKE, MI 49240 (734) 426-2853 arbormeadowfarm@msn.com ARMSTRONG ARABIANS / Laura Armstrong 9450 S. MAPLE ISLAND RD., HOLTON, MI 49425 (231) 652-9687 larmstrong@riverview.net www.armstrongarabians.com ARRIBA ARABIANS / Cecil Martinez PO BOX 897, TEMPLETON, CA 93465 (805) 434-0293 www.arribaarabians.com ASH LANE FARM / Mary Newton HAVENS ROAD, NEW BRAINTREE, MA 01531-0192 (508) 867-9927 ashlanefarm@hotmail.com AYM ARROYO ARABIANS / Kelly Elm 1559 Edison Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 (805) 688-0392 kelly@arroyoarabians.com www.arroyoarabians.com BARAKA ARABIANS / Shelley White 9591 BLACK CRK RD, BREWERTON, NY 13029 (315) 668-2782 swhite100@twcny.rr.com

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REGION 12 AUG 30 - SEP 1 WEST MICHIGAN AHA B CONCURRENT SHOW - 191214786 - MASON, MI Contact: PAMELA J KITTREDGE / 13580 LEONARD - NUNICA, MI 49448 (231) 206-2711, pamk@iserv.net AUG 31 - SEP 1 OHAHA FALL SHOW B CONCURRENT 191214582 - WILMINGTON, OH Contact: DONNA AUBER / 12550 STATE RTE 44 - MANTUA, OH 44255 (330) 274-2039, horseshows101@yahoo.com SEP 21 - SEP 22 MUSIC CITY FALL FESTIVAL OF HORSES AVS - 191214691 - SHELBYVILLE, TN Contact: FARREL HOLLAND / 364 OCALA DR - NASHVILLE, TN 37211 (765) 506-6708, FROCOGNAC@GMAIL.COM

REGION 13 AUG 30 - SEP 1 WEST MICHIGAN AHA A CONCURRENT SHOW - 191314785 - MASON, MI Contact: PAMELA J KITTREDGE / 13580 LEONARD - NUNICA, MI 49448 (231) 206-2711, pamk@iserv.net NOV 1 - NOV 3 MHSA YOUTH VALUE SHOW 191314775 - EAST LANSING, MI Contact: SARA RESSLER / 5985 CUTHBERT RD - WHITE LAKE, MI 48386 (248) 922-0148, SaRessler@aol.com

REGION 14 AUG 31 - SEP 1 OHAHA FALL SHOW A CONCURRENT 191414581 - WILMINGTON, OH Contact: DONNA AUBER / 12550 STATE RTE 44 - MANTUA, OH 44255 (330) 274-2039, horseshows101@yahoo.com SEP 20 - SEP 22 ARABIAN AUTUMN CLASSIC CONCURRENT B - 191414606 - BRYAN, TX Contact: PATTY LIARAKOS / 16240 SAN PEDRO #180 - SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 (210) 912-8679, pliarakos9868@gmail.com

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(319) 988-3021 beahrridgearab@mchsi.com www.beahrridgearabians.com BEAUX CHEVAUX FARM / Carolyn W Jacobson 18126 BIRMINGHAM HWY., ALPHARETTA, GA 30004 (678) 947-0959 beauxchevauxfarm@aol.com BEAVER CREEK FARM / Patrea Pabst 2966 HARTWELL HWY, DEWY ROSE, GA 30634 (706) 213-1197 aepied@aol.com www.beavercreekarabians.com BEIN PERFORMANCE HORSES / Jessica L Bein 27804 NORTH 152ND STREET, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85262 (480) 471-3623 slidenflsh@aol.com www.beinperformancehorses.com BELLA VISTA EQUESTRIAN CENTER / Deneb Chaffin MAGNOLIA VALLEY DR, EAGLEVILLE, TN 37060 (304) 389-5717 CygnusArabs@yahoo.com www. bellavistaequestrian.com BELLA VITA ARABIANS . Lisa D Ethell 32455 HERMAN ROAD, EUGENE, OR 97408 (909)-731-2882 lethell@earthlink.net www.bellavita-arabians.com BITTERROOT RANCH / Meloena Fox 1480 EAST FORK RD., DUBOIS, WY 82513 (307) 455-2778 www.bitterrootranch.com BLACKBERRY RUN ARABIANS / James Hoffman 1199 SECOND AVE, ROYERSFORD, PA 19468 (610) 960-2434 blkberryrunarabs@aol.com BLACKHAWK VALLEY ARABIANS / Cory Soltau 240 JOSEPH LANE, PLEASANTON, CA 94588 (925) 248-4555 BVARABIANS@AOL.COM BOWLAND ARABIANS / Rebecca Pierce Bowland 6020 N. LAKE SANFORD RD., SANFORD, MI 48657 (970) 824-2480 Bowlandranch@wreawildblue.org www.arabhorse.com/stallions/synafix/ BURNT HICKORY ARABIANS / Connie Crunkleton 218 AGAPE DRIVE, RANGER, GA 30703 (770) 846-9027 burnthickoryarabians@frontier.com www.burnthickoryarabians.com CALIENTE CREEK RANCH / Candace Berry 8525 WATERS ROAD, MOORPARK, CA 93021 (805) 439-0187 buck.berry11@gmail.com www.calientecreekranch.com CARSONS ARABIANS / Larry & Charlene Carson RT. 1 BOX 61, JULIAETTA, ID 83535 (208) 843-2610 ccarson@lewiston.com www.carsonsarabians.com CASTAWAY ARABIANS FARM / NATALIE TYSON 2911 ALGOMA ROAD, BOONES MILL, VA 24065 (540) 759-9479 castawayarabiansfarm@yahoo.com CEDAR COULEE PINTABIANS / Lynn Brubaker 11622 50TH ST NW, RAY, ND 58849 (701) 859-3221 lbrubaker@dia.net www.ccpintabians.com CEDAR RIDGE FARM EGYPTIAN ARABIANS, LLC

Merrie Aiken 665 ISLEY ROAD, HAW RIVER, NC 27258 (702) 845-6752 CRFEGYPT@aol.com www.crfegypt.com CENTRAL COAST ARABIANS / Marsha L Walters 8775 SIERRA VISTA DR, ATASCADERO, CA 934 (805) 461-6535 CHEROKEE ARABIANS / Halene Or Robert Petterson 14245 E. LEXINGTON ST., GILBERT, AZ 85296 (480) 899-5257 r_petterson@msn.com CHERRY HOLLOW ARABIANS / Doris & Lee Cherry 2989 IKE STONE RD., MONROE, GA 30656 (404) 267-2627 CLANTON PERFORMANCE HORSES / Jeanna Murphy 21622 S HARPER RD, PECULIAR, MO 64078 (817) 296-3442 alan@ClantonPerformanceHorses.com www.clantonperformancehorses.com CLOVER RIDGE FARM / Aimee Pahl 6148 BEAR RIDGE ROAD, LOCKPORT, NY 14094 (716) 440-9006 Aimee@CloverRidge.com www.cloverridge.com COLD BROOK ARABIANS / Marjorie & Timothy Roe 1917 STATE RT. 13, CAYUTA, NY 14824 (607) 594-2414 cbarab@lightlink.com www.lightlink.com/cbarab COLORS OF THE WIND FARM, LLC / Carole Eaton 12216 280TH AVE., TREVOR, WI 53179 (847) 395-0348 cecolors@hotmail.com www.colorsofthewindhorsefarm.com/

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PO BOX 1533, BRANFORD, FL 32008 (386) 935-2711 Untamedfancy@hotmail.com www.myspace.com/comets_tail_arabians CONWAY ARABIANS, INC. / Lorie Mangan 18080 CTY RD 2, CHATFIELD, MN 55923 (507) 867-2981 lori@conwayarabians.com www.conwayarabians.com COOL FIRE FARMS / Susan Ernst 1145 GREENVILLE PIKE, HAZEL GREEN, AL 35750 (256) 829-1514 coolfire@mchsi.com CRESCENDO TRAINING CENTRE, LLC / Kristine H Phelps 288 S. FAIRMOUNT ROAD, EPHRATA, PA 17522 (717) 354-5585 CrescendoTraining@gmail.com www.crescendotrainingcentre.com CRESSANT HILL ARABIANS / Letta & Jerry Smith 138 PONDEROSA DR., TRUXTON, MO 63381 (636) 597-4023 cha@socket.net www.cressanthill.com DAH-BAN ARABIANS / Kristin Urban 18104 PLEASANT ROAD, MARIBEL, WI 54227 (920) 863-8253 urbankristin@msn.com http://dahbanarabians.com/index.html DANA ARABIANS / Wyona Worthington 6212 COFFEL ROAD, ROY, WA 98580-9463 (253) 843-9100 DanaArabians@hughes.net www.danaarabians.com DAYSTAR ARABIANS / Annetta Tinsman 26110 HWY 45 BOX 349, HACKETT, AR 72937 (479) 639-2401 horsewize@aol.com DEBUT ARABIANS / Lane Williams 3068 HIGHWAY OO, FARMINGTON, MO 63640 (817) 483-5344 BeyStar@yahoo.com www.debutarabians.com DEEP CREEK ARABIANS / Susan White 206 GLOVER ROAD, ZEBULON, GA 30295 (770) 567-4937 swdeepcreekarabs@aol.com DEMPSEY ARABIANS / Diane Dempsey 337 WHARTON RD, KERRVILLE, TX 78028 (830) 895-5665 diane@dianedempsey.com www.arabiancuttinghorse.com DESHAZER ARABIANS / Hank & Sandra Deshazer 17025 SHAW RD, CYPRESS, TX 77429 (281) 351-7829 JOLLIN@DESHAZER.COM www.deshazer.com DIAMOND B TRAINING STABLE / Mary J. Brown 4720 NE TANGEN RD, NEWBERG, OR 97132 (503) 538-1903 beetrainin@aol.com DOMIST ARABIANS / Lon K. Peterson 16901 HIGHWAY 83 NE, BALDWIN, ND 58521 (701) 258-7350 domistarab@msn.com www.domistarabians.com DORAN SHOW STABLES, LLC / Laura Doran 5900 OLD SCHOOL RD, PLEASANTON, CA 94588 (916) 434-8335 fivedorans@yahoo.com doranshowstables.com DORSETT FARMS / Ann Dorsett 169 RUSSELL MILL ROAD, WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, NJ 08085 (856) 476-0870 dorsett1@mindspring.com DOUBLE M RANCH / Mike & Maryann Boseth 1230 N CENTER VALLEY RD., SANDPOINT, ID 83864 (208) 263-3760 boseth@mindspring.com http://geocities.com/yosemite/falls/6198/ DREYM BAY FARM / Nan Harley 1500 J.D. WALTON RD., NEWNAN, GA 30263 (770) 252-2705 nan_harley@yahoo.com DVORAK ARABIAN HORSE FARM / Jody Dvorak 1721 E. QUINLAN PARKWAY, QUINLAN, TX 75474 (903) 356-2456 jdvorak3@verizon.net EGYPTIAN STAR ARABIANS

350 POLK 60, MENA, AR 71953 (479) 243-0555 egyptianstar@rocketmail.co www.egyptianstararabians.com EL DI SAR ARABIANS / Elizabeth K Sarver 33650 E. GRAND AVE., WINCHESTER, CA 92596 (951) 926-9764 sales@eldisararabians.com www.eldisararabians.com ELLIS SUPREME ARABIANS / Terie Ellis 1438 W 97TH SOUTH, IDAHO FALLS, ID 83402 (208) 524-7247 tmellis@if.rmci.net ESQUIRE ARABIANS / Donna Knight 748 E FM 813, PALMER, TX 75152 (972) 658-2000 arabnyt2@airmail.net www.deserthorses.com

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ESSER VALLEY ARABIANS, LLC / Duane Esser

9057 JORDAN RD, CLEVES, OH 45002 (513) 941-2737 duane@esservalleyarabians.com www.esservalleyarabians.com EXECUTIVE EAST/VALLEY VIEW FARMS / Mary Ann Rafferty PO BOX 548, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081-0548 (610) 972-7079 bayfilly10@aol.com FABLE ARABIANS / Robert M Dryden 13455 E. SPEEDWAY BLVD., TUCSON, AZ 85748 (520) 298-7393 rmdryden@flash.net www.fablearabians.com FAIR OAKS ARABIANS / Linda Ziegler PO BOX 1319, LINCOLN, CA 95648 (916) 408-2499 kheeystone@att.net FIREDANCE FARMS ARABIANS / Louise Burton 5220 HONEY CREEK RD, OKMULGEE, OK 74447 (918) 756-3757 firedancfarms@prodigy.net http://pages.prodigy.net/firedancefarms FIRELIGHT ARABIANS / Lorie Henderson 502 SPIN POINTE RD, FISHERVILLE, KY 40023 (502) 477-1018 Firelite01@aol.com www.firelightarabians.com FOOTHILLS ARABIANS / Robert Hall 27 EMERALD DR., SILVER CITY, NM 88061 (575) 538-5080 fharabians@zianet.com FOUR SEESONS TALLPONY RANCH / Sharon Nelson 18921 JUDGE ORR RD., PEYTON, CO 80831 (719) 749-2214 fourseesons@rmi.net FOX HOLLOW FARM / Juli Goder-Larson 7926 E STATE RD 67, CLINTON, WI 53525 (608) 676-5159 foxhlw@aol.com FRANKTOWN MEADOWS EQUESTRIAN FACILITY / Bridget Fitzpatrick 4200 OLD HIGHWAY 395, CARSON CITY, NV 89503 (775) 782-0353 leparchon@cs.com www.leparchonfarmstraining.com G FORCE ARABIANS / James Gromelski 35251 COUNTY RD. 17, ELIZABETH, CO 80107-7904 (303) 646-3691 www.gforcearabians.com GATEWAYS TO TRANSFORMATION FARM / Alisha Adrian 9993 N 65TH STREET, LONGMONT, CO 80503 (303) 859-7385 alishaadrian99@yahoo.com www.gatewaystotransformation.com GAZON ARABIANS / Connie Baker 20990 AVE 322, WOODLAKE, CA 93286 (559) 564-2133 GZGEMILI@AOL.COM GENESIS EQUESTRIAN CENTER / David Bottorff 8282 HALEY LN., COLLEGE GROVE, TN 37046-9111 (615) 395-4228 ARABIANDQ@AOL.COM www.genesisequestrian.com GLYNNSONG FARMS / Patience Prine-Carr 15215 SERAPE CT, CASTROVILLE, CA 95012 (831)-633-9023 patience4444@sbcglobal.net www.glynnsong.com GRAPS ARABIAN HORSES / Roland Grap 173 BRINK ROAD, VAN ETTEN, NY 14889-9411 (607) 589-6238 GRASSROOTS ARABIANS / Peggy Ann Root 12013 HILLVIEW TERRACE, HOLLAND, NY 14080 (716) 537-2744 grarabians@aol.com GRATIA ARABIAN BLOODSTOCK / Suzanna Hupp PO BOX 648, KEMPNER, TX 76539 (512) 556-2436 sghupp@yahoo.com www.gratiaarabianbloodstock.com GULFWINDS FARM / Dorothy Younger 9995 HOLSBERRY RD, PENSACOLA, FL 32534 (850)-476-3396 djyounger@bellsouth.net HACIENDA DEL S-PAR ARABIANS / Suzy Sankpill

16567 KENNETH RD, STILLWELL, KS 66085 (913) 897-2652 spsspar@aol.com HACKBERRY ARABIANS / Yvonne Jones 8130 JORDAN ROAD, MANVEL, TX 77578 (713) 715-9300 emceyvonne@aol.com www.hackberryarabians.com HAWK’S FLIGHT FARM / Karin McMurtrie 5952 VANDERIPE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34241 (941) 925-1730 HAWKSFLIGHTFARM@AOL.COM www.hawksflightfarm.com

HEAVEN SENT FARM PERFORMANCE ARABIANS /

Elizabeth Pizzonia 8000 WEST HIGHWAY 326, OCALA, FL 34482 (352) 369-5678 elizabethpizzonia@yahoo.com

HERBST ARABIANS / Victoria Herbst

82 ANDERSON RD, WALLINGFORD, CT 06492 (860) 575-8699 herbstarabians@gmail.com www.herbstarabians.com HERBST FARMS / Kristin Herbst 2119 POSSUM HOLLOW RD, FARMINGTON, MO 63640 (573) 756-6592 ozarkmanor@wildblue.net HERDER ARABIANS / Matt Herder 2720 PEEBLES RD, TROY, OH 45373 (210) 896-0296 info@herderarabians.com www.herderarabians.com HIDDEN FALLS FARM / Kim Lacy 20002 A 127TH AVE NE, EVERETT, WA 98205 (425) 343-2905 halfpass10@hotmail.com www.hiddenfallsfarm.net HIDDEN HOLLOW STABLES & TRAINING / Keri Simpson 9222 BRIMFIELD-JUBILEE RD, DUNLAP, IL 61525 (309) 243-7979, JHJJOHNSON@AOL.COM HOLLY ARABIANS / Holly & Kim Reuter 11375 MCKISSICK RD, PEYTON, CO 80831 (719) 749-0331 holly@hollyarabians.com www.hollyarabians.com HOLMHAVEN ARABIANS / Lily Sayre 5101 SW 145TH AVE, SOUTHWEST RANCHES, FL 33330-2404 (305) 434-3984 holmhaven/main.htm www.hometown.aol.com/ HONEY CREEK FARMS / Carrie A Woolverton 15699 CR 4015, MABANK, TX 75147 (214) 418-1328 honeycrek2@aol.com www.honeycreekfarms.biz/ HONEYSUCKLE ROSE NORTH / Amanda R. Mitchell 135 SOUTH STREET, TROY, NH 3465 (603) 242-3491 hrnarabians@yahoo.com www.honeysucklerosenorth.com HONEYTREE FARM / Richard Selk 9016 THOMPSON, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 (815) 338-7191 honeytreefarm@att.net www.bandyt.com HUGUS ALFALFA & ARAB PINTOS / STEPHEN H HUGUS 323 SHEEP CAMP RD, PAVILLION, WY 82523 (307) 856-0212 info@arabpinto.com www.arabpinto.com HY-WYNNE FARM / Edwin & Corky Sutton 56 BUELL RD., AKRON, NY 14001-1309 (716) 542-9841 hywynne@aol.com ISLAND FARM / Suzette E Johnson 19262 ENGLEWOOD RD., LAKE CRYSTAL, MN 56055 (507) 726-2174 suzettej@hickorytech.net JEFFREY WILMS TRAINING & MANAGEMENT, INC. /

Amy Wilms 22607 East Pleasant View Rd, FORT MCDOWELL, AZ 85264 (480) 614-8812 amy@amywilms.com www.jeffreywilms.com JENSEN ARABIANS, INC. / Gail & Mick Jensen 13887 HWY 75 NORTH, BLAIR, NE 68008 (402) 426-4673 vgj@gpcom.net www.jensenarabians.com JERICHO CREEK FARM II / Wendy Konichek S101 W34628 COUNTY ROAD LO, EAGLE, WI 53119-1857 (262) 594-3667 morabrep@yahoo.com www.jerichocreekfarms.com JP ARABIANS, LLC / Jon Anson 6220 EL GATO LANE, MERIDIAN, ID 83642 (208) 888-0954 ansonj@asme.org KHYSUS ARABIAN HORSES / Susan E Seago 10207 ASHLEY CREEK RD, SALEM, MO 65560 (573) 548-0219 khysusarabians@hotmail.com www.ashleycreekhorseco.com KIM MORGAN ARABIANS / Kim Morgan 10898 FRIENDSHIP ROAD, PILOT POINT, TX 76258 (940) 453-4228 arabsbykim@aol.com KINGSWOOD FARMS / Kristie Shipp 7741 KINGSWOOD RD, SOUTHPORT, FL 32409 (850) 319-8572 kristie@kingswoodarabians.com www.kingswoodarabians.com KNIGHT FOX ARABIAN FARM / Carrie L Fuchs 2053 PINNACLE ROAD, RUSH, NY 14543 (585) 746-7395 foxlandser@aol.com www.arabiansonknightfox.com KOWETA ARABIANS / Denni K. Mack 855 GILBERT ROAD, MONTICELLO, GA 31064-8128 (706) 468-2549 koweta@bellsouth.net www.kowetaarabians.com


5200 ANDY WOLF RD, GARDEN VALLEY, CA 95633 (530) 333-4393 DLacey7616@aol.com LADAMAS ARABIANS / Laura Thomas 9554 S PINES RD, WARRENTON, VA 20186 (540) 351-6056 ladamas@comcast.net www.ladamasarabians.com LANGEDORD / Theodore Lange 2729 ENGLISH PLACE, CHINO HILLS, CA 91709 (562) 945-0933 kazuri@earthlink.net LAS COLINAS / Lucy Whittier 4530 RATTLESNAKE BAR RD, PILOT HILL, CA 95664 (530) 823-5951 lcr@inreach.com LAWSON ARABIANS / Carla Lawson 2068 HIGHLAND LICK ROAD, RUSSELLVILLE, KY 42276 (270) 725-1652 arabbossmare@yahoo.com www.lawsonarabians.com LEGENDARY ARABIANS / Sharon Byford-Ruth 30136 ROLLING HILLS RD, CALIENTE, CA 93518 (661) 861-1763 flyingchanges2003m@yahoo.com www.legendaryarabians.com LIBERTY ARABIANS, LTD. / Bob & Mary Rombs 2455 LAKE COHOON RD, SUFFOLK, VA 23434 (757) 934-3566 libertyarabians@hotmail.com LOFTEE ARABIAN FARMS / Elizabeth Wheeler 6786 SE CHERRY CREEK RD, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116 (303) 660-9521 lizw37@aol.com LYDAY FARMS / Bryan Jeffrie RT. 1 BOX 106-2, HONEY GROVE, TX 75446 (903) 378-3479 garyfern@aol.com M & M ARABIAN ENTERPRISES / Patti Meier 3611 TRAILS END RD, BURLESON, TX 76028 (817) 295-0796 mmarabs@sbcglobal.net MAGNOLIA ARABIAN STUD / Gretchen Boronow PO BOX 254, RAYMOND, MS 39154 (601) 857-5633 jsmelcer@wildblue.net MARANATHA ARABIANS / Sue Thompson 35480 RICHARDSON GAP, LEBANON, OR 97374 (541) 251-0069 sue049@centurytel.net www.maranathaarabians.com MARY CAMPBELL TRAINING CENTER / Mary Campbell 9525 E GRAF LN, TUCSON, AZ 85730 (520) 885-1237 msmhc@aol.com MIARS ENTERPRISES LP / MIARS ARABIAN RANCH

11370 CR 3807, MURCHISON, TX 75778 (903)-681-0302 bob@miarsarabians.com www.miarsarabians.com MILLAR VENTURE ARABIANS / Gary Millar 54229 RANGE RD 210, FT. SASKATCHEWAN, AB T8L 3Z1 (780) 499-9219 gary@millarcom.com MORTHANA DREAM ARABIANS / Michelle Aherin PO BOX 337, GENESEE, ID 83832 (208) 285-1223 mdarabs@moscow.com MOUNTAIN VIEW ARABIANS / Laurie Emery 222 RIVER RD, MADISON, ME 04950 (207) 696-8399 rlemery@prexar.com www.arabhorse.com/mountainview MS PERFORMANCE HORSES / Jennifer Mccloud 22630 YEAGER ROAD, MONROE, WA 98272 (425) 750-8465 jen@msperformancehorses.com www.msperformancehorses.com MUSIC CITY RIDING ACADEMY / Rebekah Hall 13905 OLD HICKORY BLVD, ANTIOCH, TN 37013 (615) 509-3596 nashfad@aol.com www.musiccityridingacademy.com MY GOLDEN FARM / Maria Wallis 8792 CR 135, KAUFMAN, TX 75142 (972) 962-2596 MY LORD’S ARABIAN HORSE FARM / Deborah Graham 1522 COUNTY RD. 10, GASSVILLE, AR 72635 (870) 481-5478 dlgraham@centurytel.net MY-BON ARABIANS / Robert & Bonnie Rupp PO BOX 790, GARRISON, ND 58540 (701) 337-5581 mybon@restel.net www.mybonarabians.com MYSTIC ROSE ARABIANS / Jennifer L Whittaker 80 WINDSONG FARMS WAY, EADS, TN 38028 (901) 465-2119 Jlwarabs@aol.com mysticrosearabians.com NEAR RIVER FARM, LLC / Nancy Russell 117 MONROE ST, DOUGLAS, MA 01516 (508) 476-9974 Neariver@charter.net www.nearriverarabians.com

Adequan........................................................... 2, IBC

NELSON FARMS INC. / Trish Nelson

7650 S CACTUS THORN LN, TUCSON, AZ 85747 (520) 647-3009 nelsonfarmsinc@aol.com www.nelsonfarmsinc.com NORDY ARABIANS / Renel Nordeman 4190 MEADOWVIEW LANE, HYDESVILLE, CA 95547 (707) 768-2003 kubanka@aol.com www.nordyarabians.com PAINTBRUSH ARABIANS / Marjorie Pope 16485 US HWY. 220, CASPER, WY 82604 (307) 266-6768 mpope@tribcsp.com PEGASUS ARABIANS / Pegasus Arabians 12270 STATE RTE 61 E, BERLIN HEIGHTS, OH 44814 (419) 588-3000 farm@pegasusequestrian.com

AHA - Arabian Horse Day.....................................53 AHA - Corporate Sponsor/Partner......................11 AHYA - Trailer Raffle..............................................48

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LACEY’S ARABIAN RANCH / Sheryl Lacey

ARAC / Cory Soltau.......................................... 12-13 ARC...........................................................................17 Arabian Horse Foundation.....................................9

PENNFIELDS FARM/P N R TRAINING LLC /

Arabian Sport Alliance..........................................41

Pamela Rosenborg 32 HAINES RD, STOCKTON, NJ 08559 (908)-656-1206 Pennfields@gmail.com www.pennfieldsfarm.com PEREGRINE BLOODSTOCK, LLC / Mark Wharton 5466 Tates Creek Road , Lexington, KY 40581-2212 (859) 221-5094 info@peregrinearabians.com www.peregrinearabians.com PERFORMANCE PLUS ARABIANS, LLC / Deb Mcguire 46622 267TH ST, SIOUX FALLS, SD 57106 (605) 310-6159 debmcguire6159@gmail.com www.pparabians.com PRAIRIE WOODS / Yvonne Metcalfe 304 - 15215 N KIERLAND BLVD, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254 (604) 538-3357 prairiewoods@yahoo.com QUAIL RIDGE ARABIANS / Sherry E Layne 210 EAST WIGWAM, LAS VEGAS, NV 89123 (702) 269-7620 skylayne@aol.com R.O. LERVICK ARABIANS / Roger Lervick PO BOX 699, STANWOOD, WA 98292 (206) 629-3565 cytosk@whidbey.net www.rolervickarabians.com RANCHO BORREGO MONTANA / Darlene Hopkins 27667 NORTH TWIN OAKS VALLEY ROAD, P.O. BOX 2434, SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 (760) 535-9293 ranchoborrego@hotmail.com http://www.rbm-arabians.com RATTNER BLOODSTOCK / Martha Rattner 2000 Stamping Ground Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324 (859) 879-1842 martha@rattnerbloodstock.com RENAISSANCE ARABIANS / David Myers 7819 OLD COLUMBUS CINCINNATI RD, SOUTH CHARLESTON, OH 45368 (937) 572-3279 david@rearabians.com www.rearabians.com RENAISSANCE FARMS / Theresa Rathbun 1326 QUARRY LANE, MANHATTAN, KS 66502 (785) 776-5269 trathbun@oznet.ksu.edu www.showscene.com/renfarms.htm

Beth Conti.............................................................. BC Don Stine Communications & Photography......37 Equine Athlete Veterinary.......................................5 Hat Lady, The..........................................................40 Faerie Court Farm..................................................49 Glynnsong Farms...................................................31 Hidden Falls Farm / Kim Lacy...............................29 Hobnail Farm...........................................................63 Hope Reigns Arabians..........................................63 Karma Arabians.....................................................56 MS Performance Horses........................................1 Markel Insurance Co...........................................IFC Nymeyers................................................................61 Roze Arabians........................................................15 Straight Babson Egyptians / Jody Dvorak...........3 Time to Ride............................................................28 Varian Arabians/Evie Tubbs.................................37 Wilms Training..........................................................7

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RENO-TAHOE EQUESTRIAN CENTER / Deborah Johnson

2455 Rhodes Rd, Reno, NV 89521 (775) 720-3548 deborah@renotahoearabians.com www.renotahoearabians.com RICIA E ARABIANS / Patricia Bennett 5586 MCINTYRE ROAD, NORTH STREET, MI 48049 (810) 385-2094 patbennett@kkcorp.net www.kkcorp.net/tiercel.html RIO ESTANCIA ARABIANS, LLC / Mary Houge 17440 E Pinnacle Vista Dr, Rio Verde, AZ 85263 (480) 473-3520 mhouge@aol.com RISING K ARABIANS / Yvonne L Knowland 15731 RIO RANCHO RD, HARLINGEN, TX 78552 (956) 364-2945 yvonneknowland@aol.com www.risingkarabians.com ROCK VIEW RANCH, Dawn Kimball 10355 PIKE ROAD, AGUA DULCE, CA 91390 (661) 565-5689 dawn@rockviewranch.com www.rockviewranch.com ROGERS ARABIANS / Connie Rogers 10330 SE 251ST STREET, LATHROP, MO 64465 (816) 740-3862 cdrogers@grm.net www.rogersarabians.com

ROMANCE ARABIANS/ROCOCO SPORT HORSES /

Kathy Towery 272 ANGUS ROAD, CORRALES, NM 87048 (505) 890-8386 RomanceArabians@msn.com ROYAL LEGEND ARABIANS / Lisabeth Robertson 7786 RILEY RD, BRYAN, TX 77808 (979)-589-1638 lisa@rlarabians.com www.royallegend.com ROYAL STEED ARABIANS / Cherlyn Clark 1486 W CAMERON BRIDGE RD, BOZEMAN, MT 59718 (406) 388-3364 showringcc@aol.com www.royal-steed-arabians.hub.biz/ ROZE ARABIANS, LTD. / Angela White 2055 N. MARKET STREET, ELIZABETHTOWN, PA 17022 (717) 585-0855 RozeArabians@gmail.com www.rozearabians.com SANCHAS ARABIANS \ Sandra Miller 276 SEARS ROEBUCK ROAD, TULLAHOMA, TN 37388 (717) 982-5858 sandy.sanchasarabians@gmail.com SANS SOUCI SHOW HORSES / Grace Greenlee 250 GRACE GREENLEE RD, MARION, NC 28752 (828) 442-6442 graceggreenlee@gmail.com www.sanssouciarabianhorses.com SCARAB FARM ARABIANS / Sara Bagg 23911 HOLL RD, MALIN, OR 97632-9703 (541) 723-2017 SCOTTSDALE RIDING CLUB / Alicia Ward 15217 E. RIO VERDE DR, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85262 (480) 201-7039 scottsdaleridingclub@yahoo.com www.scottsdaleridingclub.com SHAHIDOVA ARABIANS / Hilary Lucas 2636 ANGUS RD SE, TENINO, WA 98589 (360) 264-5854 cowgirl@scattercreek.com www.shahidovaarabians.com SHALWYN ARABIANS / Gerwyn & Diane Jones 411 CALDWELL ROAD, WALLA WALLA, WA 99362 (509) 529-4067 shalwyn@charter.net SHERMAN RANCH / Sherman Ranch 7500 CAMINO TASSAJARA, PLEASANTON, CA 94588 (925) 216-6316 shermanrancharabians@gmail.com www.theshermanranch.com SIEMON STABLES, INC. / Chuck Siemon 9311 LOWER VALLEY PIKE, NEW CARLISLE, OH 45344 (937) 849-1487 CHUCKSIEMON@AOL.COM SIGNAL FIRE RANCH / Ellen Ketchum 886 HUDSON RIVER CHURCH RD, DANIELSVILLE, GA 30633 (706) 789-2010 signalfire@windstream.net SILHOUETTE SHADOWS ARABIANS / James Myers RTE. 3 BOX 155, BIRCH TREE, MO 65438 (417) 764-2522 silhouette@townsqr.com SILVER MAPLE FARM / Henry Metz 1695 EDISON STREET, SANTA YNEZ, CA 93460 (805) 688-9873 henry@smfarab.com www.smfarabs.com SINGINGHEARTS FARM / Sharon Davis 7600 E FARM RD 182, ROGERSVILLE, MO 65742 (417) 753-7750 singingheartsfm@aol.com www.singingheartsfarm.com

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SKATRUD ARABIANS / Donna Skatrud

8343 S ADDISON AVE, KNIGHTSTOWN, IN 46148 (317) 418-6381 skatrudarabians@gmail.com www.skatrudarabians.com SMITH HORSE COMPANY / ABBY SMITH 3728 N 5000W RD, KANKAKEE, IL 60901 (815) 530-8472 Abby@smithhorsecompany.com www.SmithHorseCompany.com SOUTHERN HERITAGE FARM / C. Edward Davidson, DVM 3050 SOUTHPORT RD, SPARTANBURG, SC 29302-3702 (864) 582-5402 southernheritagefarm@msn.com SOUTHWIND EQUINE SERVICES / Corry or Gary Christoff 4803 UNIONTOWN HWY, VAN BUREN, AR 72956 (417) 257-1074 www.southwindequineservices.com SPC ARABIANS / Patricia Crutchett 6309 N WHITE RIVER RD, CAMPBELLSBURG, IN 47108 (812) 755-4848 spcarabs@aol.com SPRING HOLLOW FARM / Frank Galovic 8714 HOLLOW SPRINGS RD, BRADYVILLE, TN 37026 (615) 765-7065 STACHOWSKI FARM WEST / Jonathan Ramsay 3154 LADY BUG LANE, SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 (760) 505-7447 jon.ramsay@stachowski.com STACHOWSKI FARM, INC. / James Stachowski 12561 ST RT 44, MANTUA, OH 44255 (330) 274-2494 info@stachowski.com www.stachowski.com STAR WEST / Alice Martin 1736 S. FARMINGDALE RD, NEW BERLIN, IL 62670 (217) 546-9400 starwestnb@att.net www.geocities.com/heartland/meadows/3805 STOWE ARABIANS / Eric Stowe 4750 OLD CLIFTON RD, SPRINGFIELD, OH 45502 (937) 605-4779 info@stowearabians.com www.stowearabians.com STRUB ARABIANS / Terry Strub 37483 253RD, LAMOTTE, IA 52054 (563) 773-2330 strubarabs@aol.com www.strubarabians.com SUGAR HILL FARM, LLC / Elizabeth Kubiak 6505 GILLIS RD, VICTOR, NY 14564 (585) 924-8240 sugarhil@rochester.rr.com www.sugarhillarabians.com SUN VALLEY ARABIANS / Holly Anderson 6391 FULTON MILL RD, LIZELLA, GA 31052 (478) 788-9357 egyptarabs@aol.com www.sunvalleyarabians.com SUNDUST ARABIANS & PINTOS / Sandy Antilla PO BOX 4950, CAVE CREEK, AZ 85327 (480) 488-5711 sundustsda@aol.com SUNSET ARABIANS / Brenda Lane 4161 E. 460 N., RIGBY, ID 83442-5530 (208) 745-8037 lanestables@inbox.com SUNSET HILL FARMS

17497 SW SANTA FE LAKE RD, ROSE HILL, KS 67133 (402) 735-7322 sunsethillfarms@pixius.net SUNSET RIDGE RANCH / Leigh Holman 18036 COUNTY ROAD 145, SOUTH HAVEN, MN 55382 (320) 558-2980 RILEHOLMAN@aol.com www.sunsetridgeranch.com SUNSHINE ACRES ARABIANS / Sheri Boito 8716 W RUTTER PKWY, SPOKANE, WA 99208 (509) 847-4701 SheriBoito@msn.com www.sunshineacresarabians.com SUSAN’S ARABIANS & PINTOS / Susan Skow 1725 LINCOLN AVE, (US HWY 169), HUMBOLDT, IA 50548 (515) 368-1234 suesarab@wildblue.net TAKING THE REINS / M. J. Haven 3919 1/2 RIGALI AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90039 (818) 769-4550 drmjane@aol.com www.takingthereins.org TALARIA FARMS / Allison Mehta 1101 EMMETT YOUNG RD, NEWNAN, GA 30263 (404) 892-1975 allison@talariafarms.com TANZYR ARABIANS / Tammi Johnson 17138 90TH TERRACE, LIVE OAK, FL 32060 (407) 716-2878 tanzyrarabians@aol.com www.tanzyrarabians.com TAYLOR RANCH ARABIAN HORSES / Isaac Taylor 4728 W 12240 S, PAYSON, UT 84651 (801) 592-5601 isaactyl1@gmail.com www.taylorarabians.com

TEAM TROXLER ARABIANS / Kathy Troxler

105 N .PAGE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80930 (719) 683-3415 teamtroxarab@elpasotel.net www.pcisys.net/~teamtroxarab TERIJEF PARTNERSHIP / Teri Gonzalez-Reichman 11798 PRADERA RD, CAMARILLO, CA 93012-9280 (805) 491-3315 t.terijef@verizon.net TEZMARAL ARABIANS / Lisa Skalski 1918 E HICKORY HILL RD, ARGYLE, TX 76226 (940) 241-3333 lisa_skalski@yahoo.com www.tezmaralarabians.com THE FOURTY ACRES / Vicky Carnahan 22627 COYOTE TRAIL, SAND SPRINGS, OK 74063 (918) 363-8468 fourty2000@yahoo.com THE NEW ALBION STUD / Michael Bowling 24920 RD 96, DAVIS, CA 95616 (530) 756-3911 cmk@cal.net www.cmkarabian.com THE RIDING ACADEMY AT RHAPSODY IN BLUE /

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32249 N STATE RTE 78, FARMINGTON, IL 61531 (309) 338-5128 dave_val_waggoner@att.net WATERGAP STABLES, LLC / Judith Scott 325 NOBLE RD, P O BOX 73, CHRISTIANA, PA 17509 (610) 593-2000 watergapstables@gmail.com www.watergapstables.com WE TIRED ACRES / Joan Rose 22789 KETTLE RD, WILTON, WI 54670 (608) 435-6405 joan@rosesarabians.com www.wetiredacres.com WEBSTERS ARABIANS / Tracy Webster 16601 ADELAIDE LANE, MOUNT DORA, FL 32757 (352) 988-3040 fasasbaby@me.com www.webstersarabians.com WEDDLE TRAINING STABLES / Dana Weddle 12416 FM 1826, AUSTIN, TX 78737 (512) 657-8612 weddleshowhorse@hotmail.com www.weddleshowhorse.com WEIDEL’S BOXWOOD FARM / Pamela Weidel 1429 TRENTON-HARBOURTON RD, PENNINGTON, NJ 08534 (609) 737-1036 BOXWOODY@AOL.COM www.pyramidarabians.com WEST WIND ARABIANS / Donald Gigante W8202 COUNTY Q, WATERTOWN, WI 53098 (920) 262-0256 dgwestwind@aol.com westwindarabians.weebly.com WHISPERING WIND ARABIANS / Pam Harris 1946 PIPERS GAP RD, GALAX, VA 24333 (276) 236-4446 pharris@inter-page.com WILD OAKS ARABIANS / Jane Wilder 3200 DRISKELL LOOP RD, WILMER, AL 36587 (251) 649-9279 wildoaksjbw@yahoo.com WILDFLOWER FARMS / Debbie & Mark Helmick 930 WOLFENSBERGER RD, CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109 (303) 814-2214 wildflower_farms@mindspring.com WILDWOOD ARABIANS / Deb Omara 1189 E TUTTLE RD, IONIA, MI 48846 (616) 527-2042 wildwoodarabians@earthlink.net www.wildwoodarabians.com WILLOW BEND FARM / Tom & Debbie Whelan 6875 PROVIDENCE CHURCH RD, WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27105-9786 (336) 744-7533 www.willowbendfarm.com WINDAMERE ARABIANS / Sharon Litizzette 9121 ASPEN DRIVE, WEED, CA 96094 (530) 938-3558 windamer@inreach.com www.windamere.com WINDFEATHER TRAINING CENTER / Gail Rentmeester 5254 HE TOWNLINE RD, GREEN BAY, WI 54311 (920) 536-0447 riding.master@yahoo.com WINDMASTER FARMS / Melissa Forberg 5756 HWY 1087, DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433 (850) 834-3060 smforberg@aol.com WINDOVER ACRES ARABIANS / Lisa Martin 1238 FOREST RD, ALSTEAD, NH 03602 (603) 558-5501 aladinscrystalbascat@gmail.com WINFIELD FARM & FORGE / Sarah Vas 34342 LAW RD, GRAFTON, OH 44044 (330) 483-3646 svas507@att.net www.winfieldfarm.com WINGS OF A DREAM ARABIANS / Julie Koch 3903 W BENNET RD, MARTELL, NE 68404-9600 (402) 794-4974 sk65258@windstream.net WINNING EDGE TRAINING CENTER / Christine Daling 6415 LEONARD ST, COOPERSVILLE, MI 49404 (616) 292-3787 chris@winningedgetrainingcenter.com www.winningedgetrainingcenter.com YELLOW ROSE ARABIAN HORSES / Barbara Hoover 12117 KAPOWSIN HWY E., GRAHAM, WA 98338 (253) 847-2879 hooveryr@aol.com www.yellowrosearabianhorses.com ZANDAI ARABIANS / William Hudson 6010 RILEY RD, CUMMING, GA 30040 (770) 887-0472 whudson@acgmd.com www.zandaiarabians.com

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(*DAKAR EL JAMAAL X CHANCE TO STAR) 2001 BAY STALLION His undeniable beauty and majestic presence earned Maaximus plenty of show ring accolades including two U.S. Top Ten Stallion awards, Regional Championships, and a Scottsdale win. With a pedigree that is equally powerful and genetically prepotent on both his sire and dam side, Maaximus is now proving himself in the breeding arena siring correct, athletic and beautiful foals. By the late, great Brazilian import and National Champion *Ali Jamaal son, *Dakar El Jamaal and out of Chance To Star by CWP Chances Are, this incredible stallion has taken his rightful place among the exemplary breeding stallions of today. Nominations: Arabian Breeders Sweepstake Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion Standing At: Hope Reigns Arabians LLC, Franktown, CO Contact: Laura Cronk Owned by: Kenneth Schuessler Phone: (760) 716-2265 CA Email: ldcronk@msn.com Website: www.hopereignsarabians.com

Sport Horse Payback

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1. Sitting Pretty. Photo submitted by Lily Caigoy 2. Say Cheese! Photo submitted by Karoline Kime 3. Seeing Eye to Eye. Photo submitted by Leann Fontenot

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6. Starting Young. Photo submitted by Cassie Krahenbuhl In each issue of Arabian Horse Life, we feature member-submitted* photos to celebrate the love and dedication our members have for their Purebred and Half-Arabians! To submit your hi-res photo, visit https://tinyurl.com/yyt8x2yg

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Startwith it. Staywith it.

For thirty years, Dr. Marvin Beeman, a founder of Littleton Equine Medical Center, has counted on Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) for his patients. He even uses it on his own horse, Foxy, his beloved third-generation homebred mare. Adequan® has helped keep Foxy perfoming into her teens—so together, they’re still galloping strong. Only Adequan® may help improve joint function by: 1, 2 REVERSING the disease cycle REPAIRING cartilage RESTORING joint lubrication and REDUCING inflammation to help keep joints moving and horses performing.

Thirty years of love and Adequan i.m. says it all.

When you and your veterinarian start with Adequan® i.m. and stay with it, your horse may enjoy greater mobility over a lifetime.3, 4

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Ask your veterinarian if Adequan® is the right choice for your horse. Visit adequan.com. BRIEF SUMMARY: Prior to use please consult the product insert, a summary of which follows: CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. INDICATIONS: Adequan® i.m. is recommended for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. CONTRAINDICATIONS: There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan. WARNINGS: Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. PRECAUTIONS: The safe use of Adequan® i.m. in horses used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating mares has not been evaluated. For customer care or to obtain product information, visit www.adequan.com. To report an adverse event please contact American Regent, Inc. at (800) 734-9236 or email pv@luitpold.com. Please see Full Prescribing Information at www.adequan.com. 1. Adequan® i.m. [package insert]. Shirley, NY: Luitpold Animal Health; 2008; 2017. 2. Burba DJ, Collier MA, DeBault LE, Hanson-Painton O, Thompson HC, Holder CL: In vivo kinetic study on uptake and distribution of intramuscular tritium-labeled polysulfated glycosaminoglycan in equine body fluid compartments and articular cartilage in an osteochondral defect model. J Equine Vet Sci 1993; 13: 696-703. 3. McIlwraith CW, Frisbie DD, Kawcak CE, van Weeren PR. Joint Disease in the Horse. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2016; 33-48. 4. Kim DY, Taylor HW, Moore RM, Paulsen DB, Cho DY. Articular chondrocyte apoptosis in equine osteoarthritis. The Veterinary Journal 2003; 166: 52-57. Adequan and the Horse Head design are registered trademarks of American Regent, Inc. © 2018, American Regent, Inc. PP-AI-US-0184 10/2018

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Arabian Horse Life Magazine; Issue 4 2019  

The Arabian Horse Association's (AHA) member magazine, Arabian Horse Life (AHL) is due to hit mailboxes the end of August. Distributed to AL...

Arabian Horse Life Magazine; Issue 4 2019  

The Arabian Horse Association's (AHA) member magazine, Arabian Horse Life (AHL) is due to hit mailboxes the end of August. Distributed to AL...