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“Arezzo will always hold a special spot for me,” says Rob Bick. “Jeb and Dianne Stewart had him in training with me, and winning the 2008 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse with him really helped me get on the western map. Sheila came out to be in the win picture. He was one of the first big winners for *Jullyen El Jamaal. Arezzo is a beautiful horse and very typey. He was a nice horse to work. I always thought he would sire reiners, and by golly, I was thrilled to see that he did that with one of his daughters winning at Scottsdale — the four-year-old filly Arezzona Bound (Arezzo NL x Angelina D) won the reining futurity at Scottsdale this year. He had a knack for being a reining horse himself. He stopped well naturally and was very handy. When I loped circles on him, he had the feel of a reiner. He got a late start on it so didn’t really get a chance to prove himself. He has a perfect head and tail carriage for reining. And he naturally goes to the ground when he stops.” Six years ago, Joelle sent Holdin Aces, a promising three-year-old western pleasure horse, to Tommy Garland. “Before I put a horse in training with Tommy,” says Joelle, “I had watched him at the shows in my area. I loved how he schooled his young horses. He is known for his bosal work. It impressed me that his horses always looked happy. Every time I see my horses at Tommy’s they have learned and progressed in their training, and they are always happy. They love doing their job. And Tommy is very honest about their abilities.” Of Holdin Aces, Tommy says, “He has always been very good-minded and trainable. He is

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East Manor Arabians  

For Joelle Wright, it’s a labor of love. Hard work combined with a good eye for a horse have come together to shape East Manor Arabians, by...

East Manor Arabians  

For Joelle Wright, it’s a labor of love. Hard work combined with a good eye for a horse have come together to shape East Manor Arabians, by...