Totally Tops 2019

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Leading Riders and Handlers

from our

Totally Tops Winners

from 2018 U.S., Canadian, and Sport Horse Nationals

Computer research by Douglas Tatelman

HALTER Each year we identify the Totally Tops

professional trainers and amateurs who have risen to the top of their disciplines at the U.S., Canadian, and Sport Horse National shows. The tallies are based on the number of wins each trainer or amateur has accumulated as specified below. Congratulations to those who have made the list — numbers don’t lie, you really are Totally Tops in the Arabian breed. Congratulations from all of us at Arabian Horse World.

Co-Champion Halter Bruno Guiraldelli, pictured with 2018 Canadian National Champion Filly RD Beyanda (Bey Ambition x RD Miranda).

PLACE

NAME

Champion

Bruno Guiraldelli Jeff Schall Sandro Pinha David Boggs Andrew Sellman Dagmar Gordiano Joseph Alberti II Kim Morgan Ted Carson Grant Krohn Gary McDonald Keith Krichke

Reserve Top Ten

Join us as we salute our Totally Tops 2018 winners. We thank them for their fine examples of horsemanship and for taking the Arabian to even higher levels of performance.

POINTS 114 114 106 68 67 65 64 64 62 60 53 52

• All disciplines include purebred and Half-Arabian wins. • Points are awarded as follows: Championship: 10 points; Reserve Champion: 7 points; Top Ten: 4 points. • A rider/handler must have at least two Top Ten wins or one Reserve Championship to be listed. • Totally Tops charts count only the horses actually shown by these individuals; every effort is made to confirm each rider/handler’s point tally. • Amateur classes are tallied separately from all other disciplines. Classes not included: • Sidesaddle, equitation, or exhibition classes; carriage pleasure driving classes; supreme classes; JTR and JOTR classes; U.S. National AWPA, AHPA and AEPA futurity and maturity classes. Classes included: • Halter — purebred and Half-Arabian halter, futurities. • English – Park, English pleasure, country English pleasure, driving, informal combination. • Hunter Pleasure – All hunter pleasure classes. • Show Hack – All show hack classes. • Trail – Trail, trail junior horse, trail futurity, English trail. • Western Pleasure – All western pleasure classes.

• Working Western – Reining, cutting, working cow, reined cow, ranch horse riding, and herd work. • Native Costume – All native costume classes, excluding amateur. • Sport Horse Halter — Sport Horse In-hand, Hunter type and Dressage Type, excluding amateur classes. • Sport Horse Performance – Working hunter, dressage, sport horse under saddle, hunter hack, jumper, and hunter/jumper. • Multi-discipline Pros – All trainers with points in two or more disciplines. *All amateur and junior classes are excluded from the above disciplines.

• Sport Horse Amateur — All classes designated amateur that would otherwise fall into the Sport Horse Halter or Sport Horse Performance categories.

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This was one of my most challenging years to date, full of many transitions. In the end, the new farm, the wonderful clients and co-workers, and our spectacular Nationals made it one of the best!

Co-Champion Halter Jeff Schall, pictured with 2018 Scottsdale Silver Champion Straight Egyptian Junior Filly Elegant Engenue BF (Bellagio RCA x Elegant Illusion BF).

It’s very satisfying to win, but for me, it is even more rewarding to watch your amateur riders bring home the roses; ultimately, we are here to help them reach their goals, so I feel very accomplished when it all comes together.

WESTERN PLEASURE

The following disciplines are limited to classes designated by ATH, AATH, AAOTH, ATR, AATR, AAOTR, AOTH, AOTR, ATD, AOTD or AAOTD: • Amateur Overall – All classes designated amateur from the Halter, English, Hunter Pleasure, Show Hack, Trail, Western Pleasure, Working Western or Native Costume disciplines.

~ Jody Strand, Totally Tops Top Ten Western Pleasure

~ Wendy Potts, Totally Tops Champion Hunter Pleasure

Totally Tops Disciplines– How we tallied the Tops for 2018 Things you should know about how we compiled the rankings:

One of the greatest moments for me in 2018 was winning the Arabian Horse World AWPA $100,000 Arabian Futurity at U.S. Nationals on WGA Rokhan! I just really love this horse ... he tries hard, and is so kind ... and his stand-up in that class was incredible!

Champion Western Pleasure Joe Reser, pictured with 2018 U.S. National Champion AWPA Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity CEA Comfortably Numb (Poco Van Star Two x SL Capaccinos Charmm).

PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Joe Reser Brett Becker Steve Scoggins Jody Strand Gordon Potts Abram Cotton Thomas Garland J.T. Keller Josh Quintus Sarah Paripovich

~ Todd Ehret, Totally Tops Champion Show Hack

POINTS 56 45 32 26 24 22 18 17 16 15

I was excited to come in sixth place with STLA Johnny B Good in the new class at Nationals – the AHPA Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity. And our second horse Mi Tosca PWA placing third. The class was tough with some very quality horses in it. I look forward to 2019.

~ Yvonne Copple, Totally Tops Top Ten Show Hack

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Leading Riders and Handlers from 2018 U.S., Canadian, and Sport Horse Nationals Computer research by Douglas Tatelman

Each year we identify the Totally Tops

professional trainers and amateurs who have risen to the top of their disciplines at the U.S., Canadian, and Sport Horse National shows. The tallies are based on the number of wins each trainer or amateur has accumulated as specified below. Congratulations to those who have made the list — numbers don’t lie, you really are Totally Tops in the Arabian breed. Congratulations from all of us at Arabian Horse World.

Join us as we salute our Totally Tops 2018 winners. We thank them for their fine examples of horsemanship and for taking the Arabian to even higher levels of performance.

Totally Tops Disciplines– How we tallied the Tops for 2018 Things you should know about how we compiled the rankings: • All disciplines include purebred and Half-Arabian wins. • Points are awarded as follows: Championship: 10 points; Reserve Champion: 7 points; Top Ten: 4 points. • A rider/handler must have at least two Top Ten wins or one Reserve Championship to be listed. • Totally Tops charts count only the horses actually shown by these individuals; every effort is made to confirm each rider/handler’s point tally. • Amateur classes are tallied separately from all other disciplines. Classes not included: • Sidesaddle, equitation, or exhibition classes; carriage pleasure driving classes; supreme classes; JTR and JOTR classes; U.S. National AWPA, AHPA and AEPA futurity and maturity classes. Classes included: • Halter — purebred and Half-Arabian halter, futurities. • English – Park, English pleasure, country English pleasure, driving, informal combination. • Hunter Pleasure – All hunter pleasure classes. • Show Hack – All show hack classes. • Trail – Trail, trail junior horse, trail futurity, English trail. • Western Pleasure – All western pleasure classes.

• Working Western – Reining, cutting, working cow, reined cow, ranch horse riding, and herd work. • Native Costume – All native costume classes, excluding amateur. • Sport Horse Halter — Sport Horse In-hand, Hunter type and Dressage Type, excluding amateur classes. • Sport Horse Performance – Working hunter, dressage, sport horse under saddle, hunter hack, jumper, and hunter/jumper. • Multi-discipline Pros – All trainers with points in two or more disciplines. *All amateur and junior classes are excluded from the above disciplines. The following disciplines are limited to classes designated by ATH, AATH, AAOTH, ATR, AATR, AAOTR, AOTH, AOTR, ATD, AOTD or AAOTD: • Amateur Overall – All classes designated amateur from the Halter, English, Hunter Pleasure, Show Hack, Trail, Western Pleasure, Working Western or Native Costume disciplines. • Sport Horse Amateur — All classes designated amateur that would otherwise fall into the Sport Horse Halter or Sport Horse Performance categories.

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Words from our

Totally Tops Winners

HALTER Co-Champion Halter Bruno Guiraldelli, pictured with 2018 Canadian National Champion Filly RD Beyanda (Bey Ambition x RD Miranda).

PLACE

NAME

Champion

Bruno Guiraldelli Jeff Schall Sandro Pinha David Boggs Andrew Sellman Dagmar Gordiano Joseph Alberti II Kim Morgan Ted Carson Grant Krohn Gary McDonald Keith Krichke

Reserve Top Ten

POINTS 114 114 106 68 67 65 64 64 62 60 53 52

One of the greatest moments for me in 2018 was winning the Arabian Horse World AWPA $100,000 Arabian Futurity at U.S. Nationals on WGA Rokhan! I just really love this horse ... he tries hard, and is so kind ... and his stand-up in that class was incredible!

~ Jody Strand, Totally Tops Top Ten Western Pleasure

This was one of my most challenging years to date, full of many transitions. In the end, the new farm, the wonderful clients and co-workers, and our spectacular Nationals made it one of the best!

~ Wendy Potts, Totally Tops Champion Hunter Pleasure Co-Champion Halter Jeff Schall, pictured with 2018 Scottsdale Silver Champion Straight Egyptian Junior Filly Elegant Engenue BF (Bellagio RCA x Elegant Illusion BF).

It’s very satisfying to win, but for me, it is even more rewarding to watch your amateur riders bring home the roses; ultimately, we are here to help them reach their goals, so I feel very accomplished when it all comes together.

WESTERN PLEASURE

Champion Western Pleasure Joe Reser, pictured with 2018 U.S. National Champion AWPA Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity CEA Comfortably Numb (Poco Van Star Two x SL Capaccinos Charmm).

PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Joe Reser Brett Becker Steve Scoggins Jody Strand Gordon Potts Abram Cotton Thomas Garland J.T. Keller Josh Quintus Sarah Paripovich

~ Todd Ehret, Totally Tops Champion Show Hack

POINTS 56 45 32 26 24 22 18 17 16 15

I was excited to come in sixth place with STLA Johnny B Good in the new class at Nationals – the AHPA Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity. And our second horse Mi Tosca PWA placing third. The class was tough with some very quality horses in it. I look forward to 2019.

~ Yvonne Copple, Totally Tops Top Ten Show Hack

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ENGLISH PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Matthew Siemon James Lowe Joel Kiesner Jason Krohn James Stachowski Jessica Clinton Jonathan Ramsay Joel Gangi Dalton Budd Alayna Mala

POINTS 111 98 76 64 63 54 43 42 36 29

Champion English Matt Siemon, pictured with 2018 Canadian National Champion English Pleasure WP Corporate Image (Afires Heir x Play Girl MSC).

HUNTER PLEASURE PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve

Wendy Potts Justin Cowden Jada Reed Sally Randle Cynthia Burkman Kirsten McKillop Lisa Powell Jennifer Schmitt Taryn Lundquist Jonathan Ramsay Caralyn Schroter Linda Fuller Joshua Shino Kristi Stewart Tamara Collins

Champion Hunter Pleasure Wendy Potts, pictured with 2018 U.S. National Champion Hunter Pleasure TS Viruoso (C A Hermoso x BJ Outrageous Girl).

POINTS 45 36 30 27 20 18 16 15 15 14 14 14 12 12 12

WORKING WESTERN

Champion Working Western Crystal McNutt, pictured with 2014 U.S. National Champion Reining Bitted Im The Real Deal (MHR Muscateal x KheyarraberribeyV).

PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Crystal McNutt Lance Scheffel LaRae Powell Jessica Bein Jim Hitt Eddie Ralston Gordon Potts Gary Ferguson Skylar Powell James Holmes Melvin Helmuth Anita Dublin

A H W > 28 < 0 2 . 1 9

POINTS 97 80 71 64 62 62 54 44 38 38 37 34


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NATIVE COSTUME PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Tristen Wikel Sydney Landers Hillary Boothe Claire Napier Beatrice Huang Kayleigh Meyer Lou Sichini

POINTS 31 28 8 8 7 7 7

SHOW HACK

Champion Native Costume Tristen Wikel, pictured with 2018 U.S. and Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian Native Costume Appropo (Apollopalooza x Sendrini M).

Champion Show Hack Todd Ehret, pictured with 2017 Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian Show Hack Ladys Man WH (Mamage x Lad Larda W).

PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve

Todd Ehret Diane Louw Kathleen Stevens James Lowe Yvonne Copple Larry Hoffman Erica Milligan Christine Clements Nathan Soderberg

Top Ten

POINTS 22 20 20 19 8 8 8 7 7

Top Ten Show Hack Yvonne Copple, with STLA Johnny B Good (Monogramm JD x Dr Fonda Color).

TRAIL

Champion Trail and Champion MultiDiscipline Pro Jessica Bein, pictured with 2018 Canadian National Champion HalfArabian Trail and English Trail My Khinda Destinee (*TA Khalil x Im Destinees Hobby).

PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Jessica Bein Jill Mitchell Jim Hitt Lou Roper Scott Scheyli Deb Witty Sterling Bradley Kathy Bast Courtney Spicer Michael Damianos

POINTS 55 43 41 35 34 28 27 22 20 18

from our

Totally Tops Winners

First, I want to thank every one of you who contributed to Siemon Stables’ achievements in 2018. Any trainer’s success is a reflection of the team behind the scenes. I have been so blessed to be in a family business that is now in its 51st year. I have had the privilege of working with and learning from my dad, whom I consider to be one of the all-time great horsemen. Though he doesn’t train anymore he is still in the barn everyday giving my brother and me suggestions and encouragement. My parents based their business on a love for people, horses and a commitment to integrity in every area of life. My goal for my family, as well as my brother’s, is to follow those same principles as Siemon Stables continues into the future. “This past year my wife Sara has joined Luke and me in the training barn. Having my brother and my wife both training alongside me makes every day special. Sara loves the hunt division as well as giving lessons. Having her involved has been so much fun for me. Each of us who makes a living working with these incredible animals realizes that without the people at home supporting and working hard in difficult situations and often with little credit, we would have little success. It is humbling when I consider the many owners and amateurs who have entrusted their horses to our care over the years. Thank you! You are the best! “I was asked to tell what were the most thrilling or surprising times for me in 2018. First the birth of my fourth son, Matthew Jr. – this past year was the ultimate! But in the show ring there are way too many to mention, but two immediately come to mind. I had the privilege of showing the young Arabian stallion WP Corporate Image owned by the Bandy family of Wiloma Plantation. This beautiful chestnut stallion who is already siring National Champions was named Canadian National Champion English Pleasure. Next, there are no words to describe the thrill of being named National Champion Half-Arabian Park for the fourth consecutive year on Bill Castro’s great horse GSF Alejandro! Wow! What a thrill!

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~ Matt Siemon, Totally Tops Champion English


Champion Sport Horse Halter Bob Bennett Jr., pictured with 2018 Sport Horse National Champion Two-Year-Old Sport Horse Gelding TOA Bazinga (Brio x TOA Justa Jewel).

Co-Champion Sport Horse Performance Noelle Roberts, pictured with 2018 U.S. Sport Horse National Champion Hunter Hack and Reserve Champion Regular Working Hunter Remington W (Winchester V x Kouvazzmatazz IMW).

SPORT HORSE HALTER PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Bob Bennett Jr. Dana Desiderio Wendye Gardiner Tony Jackson April Dinan-Scollard Katherine Rich-Elzig Rebecca Fielding Jackie Alkin Travis Mahoney Jerry Hamilton Elizabeth Dagnall Marilyn Robinson Elizabeth Jensen Dannelle Haugen Lisa PembletonDel Mundo

POINTS 86 74 73 36 36 34 28 28 27 26 26 22 22 22 21

SPORT HORSE PERFORMANCE PLACE

NAME

Champion

Nicki McGinnis Noelle Roberts Kari McClain Amy Miller Katherine Rich-Elzig Mimi Stanley Alexis Doughty Lindsey O’Keefe Tracy Fincher April Dinan-Scollard Dannelle Haugen Brittany Desiderio Lorraine Prowse

Reserve Top Ten

Co-Champion Sport Horse Performance Nicki McGinnis, pictured with 2018 Sport Horse National Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Hack and Reserve Champion Western Dressage Level 2 Miz Katrinaa (Mister A x O Obsession).

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POINTS 64 64 56 55 52 52 49 49 43 41 40 34 33


Words from our

SPORT HORSE AMATEUR PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Rebecca Fielding Lorraine Prowse Brittany Desiderio Nicole Rowley Kristen MacGarva Madison Anderson Katherine Ellis Alexis Doughty Beckey Downing Laura Gordon Sara Kerr Hillary Boothe Nichole Tuscher Granger Durdin

Champion Sport Horse Amateur and Top Ten Sport Horse Halter Rebecca Fielding, pictured with 2015 Canadian Champions E-Jack Daniels (Erykk MF x Nikita) and Winsomes April Fool (MHR Nobility x Rosieni).

POINTS 66 57 54 51 48 48 47 44 44 44 42 40 40 36

PLACE

NAME

Lori Foster Lara Ames Rod Powell Ingrid Bentzen Elizabeth Haar Michelle Pease-Paulsen Annalise Himmel Elizabeth Dagnall Brooke Bellville Sara Ellis Katherine Kirby Peggy Weems Ashlye Daniel Lori Conway

Champion Amateur Lori Foster, pictured with 2018 U.S. National Champion Country English Pleasure Maturity AAOTR Norman Rockwell (Baske Afire x My Norma Jean EA).

POINTS 59 56 54 50 44 41 40 39 39 39 39 39 38 37

MULTI-DISCIPLINE PROS PLACE

NAME

Champion Reserve Top Ten

Jessica Bein James Lowe Jim Hitt Gordon Potts LaRae Fletcher-Powell April Dinan-Scollard Scott Scheyli Katherine Rich-Elzig Dana Desiderio Wendye Gardiner Grant Krohn

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I am always thankful when the horses step up to the plate and show like they work at home in training. So I have had a lot to be thankful for this year.

~ Nicki McGinnis, Totally Tops Champion Sport Horse Performance

AMATEUR OVERALL Champion Reserve Top Ten

Totally Tops Winners

POINTS 119 117 103 97 97 94 90 86 78 77 74

What an honor it is to be AHW Totally Tops! First, I'd like to thank my wife and clients; without them this definitely would not be possible. There were so many great moments this year but having the last two horses I bred, TOA Bazinga and TOA Khadence, both become SHN Champions, was very exciting. My biggest sense of accomplishment is the amateurs doing well. Congratulations to Susan Claycamp, MK Marshall, Heather Brannan, Hillary Boothe, and Kelli Bennett for a great 2018 show season!

~ Bob Bennett, Jr., Totally Tops Champion Sport Horse Halter

2018 was an incredible year! I was privileged enough to ride good horses and be surrounded by great people!

~ Jessica Bein, Totally Tops Champion Trail and Champion Multi-Discipline Pro