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he 30th Annual Region 1 Championship show was held the last weekend in May and featured a preshow, $15,000 in prizes and prize money, a one-stop progressive dinner, and more. The overcast and rainy weather didn’t affect performances at this year’s show due to the new covered performance arena. “The horses seemed to like it,” says Ali Brady, who was Reserve Champion in both purebred and Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse classes. “Although the classes weren’t large, it’s clear that the overall quality continues to rise. There was good competition. You’d be thinking ‘one of these horses is probably going to be “The highlight for me was getting to watch national champion.’ Eden C and Ever After NA compete for the champion stallion title. It was a real toss-up — they’re both such magnificent horses. It was a very special moment just watching them.” “It’s an interesting circumstance to show in a three-horse class, with first and second being the National and Reserve National Champion futurity colts from last year,” says Greg Gallún, who showed Eden C to the win. “These are two of the best young stallions in the nation — if not the world. Eden came in the ring with his tail over his back. He stopped and snorted about four or five times. Every time he did it he sent an echo through that building. He looked great — you can’t deny him. He has a great blend of physical size and power and he’s dropdead beautiful.”
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Greg Gallún also showed 2005 Polish National Junior Champion Filly *Pinga (*Gazal Al Shaqab x Pilar) to the Champion Mare win. The 2004 bay mare, recently leased from Poland, was with foal at side during the show. “*Pinga showed beautifully,” says Greg. “I think she stands a great chance for us at this year’s Nationals. She’s very much along the same lines as *Pianissima, maybe not quite as exotic, but she’s close — and she can really move. Last year at the Polish Nationals she was the high scorer of the show in movement. She is one of Janow’s best young Gazal daughters.”
Marjie Becker garnered two wins in Champion Hunter Pleasure and Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with ROL Cymply Hot (Cytosk x Dancity) and DBA Krugerrand (Huxley x LV Seymoure), respectively. “Cymply Hot is a great horse — he’s big and pretty, and he’s got a neck a mile long,” she says. “He’s easy and doesn’t take a lot of work. Krugerrand’s another really nice horse. This is one of the only shows I get to show him at. He’s a beautiful horse and a real trooper. “Region 1 probably has the best hunters in the country,” Marjie continues. “There’s a big history of hunter pleasure horses in that area.” Marjie’s husband Bret Becker was Champion Western Pleasure with Kharismatic PGA (*Khadraj NA x Aphrodite FA).
ELDINGS SWEEPSTAKES CHAMPION YEARLING COLTS/G x Major Love Affair), owned El Chall WR (*Magnum Chall HVP t, Ramona, CA Trus ily Fam h Nort Dixie by Robert and
REGION 1 SHOW RESULTS IN BRIEF
May 27-31, 2009 · Del Mar, California · JUDGES: Corky Sutton, John Ryan, and Julie Fisher-Addante. CHAMPION STALLION (3): Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable), Dona Bellinger, Paonia, CO; RESERVE: Ever After NA (*Sir Fames HBV x Entaicying NA), Robert and Dixie North Family Trust, Ramona, CA CHAMPION MARE (7): *Pinga (*Gazal Al Shaqab x Pilar), leased to Frank & Frank Partners, LLC; RESERVE: *Donna Fantastykah RB (Don El Chall x Sabah El Kair RB), Robert & Dixie North Family Trust, Ramona, CA CHAMPION GELDING (5): Swing Thyme MGF (Pyro Thyme SA x Peekaboo Heat
VF), Richard and Hattie Martin, San Marcos, CA; RESERVE: SR Reygal (GR Psyches Rey x VP Shes Soshai), Jay and Diane M. Allen, Phoenix, AZ CHAMPION YEARLING COLTS/ GELDINGS SWEEPSTAKES (7): El Chall WR (*Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love Affair), Robert & Dixie North Family Trust, Ramona, CA; RESERVE: Chancellor MW (Enzo x Star Chance SA), Cindy Morgan & Ann Wilder, Lincoln, CA CHAMPION YEARLING FILLIES SWEEPSTAKES (11): Indianna SF (*Sir
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Fames HBV x Indianne Psylk), Robert & Dixie North Family Trust, Ramona, CA; RESERVE: Bint Chall CE (*Magnum Chall HVP x Mserra), Charles & Erin Hansen, Mantorville, MN CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE (2): DA Atlas (Triften x Ariaelle), Mike & Shannon Beethe, Cave Creek, AZ; RESERVE: Bad Badleroybrown (Aﬁre Bey V x Evita Padron), Clay & Angela Stanley, Coronado, CA CHAMPION COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE (6): PA Elusive (*Emanor
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Jim Lowe rode twelve-year-old Papa Rhazi (*El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), for owner Brie Reiter, Aptos, California, to the Championship in the Half-Arabian English Pleasure class. Papa Rhazi was also Scottsdale Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AOTR earlier this year. “Seven years ago this was one of the best two English horses in the country — and now he’s almost as good as he was then,” Jim says. “He’s as exciting as any English horse there is on the West Coast, without a doubt. He has a wicked silhouette and is as outrageous looking as any horse you’ll see at a horse show — the kind of horse where people will go to the ring just to see him show. I was totally excited to get to show him — especially in that new arena at Del Mar.”
x PA Screen Play), Double U Ranch LC, Mesa, AZ; RESERVE: Grshwin Rapsody Ngray (CP Crescendo x SK Basiree), Nancy Korber, Cave Creek, CA CHAMPION COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE (5): Forte Aﬁre VF (Aﬁre Bey V x Duet VF), James O. Lowe, Somis, CA; RESERVE: KD Kontagious (Baske Aﬁre x Teena G), Bridget & Katie Atwood, Temecula, CA CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE (8): Kharismatic PGA (*Khadraj NA x Aphrodite FA), Karen, Doug, Brooke, and Nicole Pitassi, West Linn, OR; RESERVE: Krusayder (Eternety x Lovins Khrush SSA), Highland Pride Arabians, Inc., La Habra Heights, CA
Greg Hazlewood won Champion Half-Arabian Stock/Hunter Mare with UB My Friend (NNL Ultimate Bey x Miss Friendship), who also won Reserve Champion Mare at Scottsdale earlier this year (her first time out). “She’s a great, typey HalfArabian mare,” says Greg. “When we found her, she was a backyard horse who had never shown halter in her life. My wife and I saw her, loved her, and convinced her owner to send her to us.” Jim also rode the four-year-old grey gelding Forte Afire VF (Afire Bey V x Duet VF), to win Region 1 Champion Country English Pleasure horse. “He’s the biggest, highest purebred I’ve ever ridden,” Jim says. “When someone says they have a really big horse, my first thought is that it’s going to be a big hunter, but this horse can trot — he’s really pretty with tons of quality. “The covered arena at Del Mar had the ambience of Tingley, Louisville, and Springfield — it made you feel like you were at a big-time horse show,” says Jim. “In the Half-Arabian English ATR class (won by rider Cheryl Fortun with her horse Carey Grant), was unbelievable. This is California — and you’d think we were in the Midwest. There were 12 English horses in that class, and ten real good ones out of those. English has always been much stronger in the Midwest and East Coast, but I think people are buying more English horses and bringing them this way.”
CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE (7): Khabaret PGA (*Khadraj NA x RA Kela), Nancy R. and Robert Risen, Murrieta, CA; RESERVE: Martinis At Noon (PA Hi-Noon x Daiquiri Bey), Debra L. Barkley and Craig Netwig, San Diego, CA CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE (5): Papa Rhazi (*El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), Brie Reiter, Aptos, CA; RESERVE: Elegant Expression (Aﬁre Bey V x Express Yourself), River Run Farms LLC, Santa Ynez, CA CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE (6): SF Beyond The Glory (Cologne x Admirals Supreme Glory), Mike Beethe, Cave Creek, AZ; RESERVE:
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City Slicker JF (Jubilation JF x Clover Hills Blazing Luck), Cheryl Fortun, Paciﬁc Palisades, CA CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE (4): Elegant Revival (Revival x RW Valentinekaandi), Desert Rose Stables, LLC, Park City, UT; RESERVE: Saint Millennium (Millenium LOA x CF Royal Prowler), Jaime Cassin, Delavan, WI CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE (10): Noonday Moon (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Cashmere), Laurie Husband & Sharon Ames, Scottsdale, AZ; RESERVE: Baskin In Baja (Alada Baskin x My Holiday), Drake Farms LLC, San Luis Obispo, CA
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trolling Mariachis provided a festive atmosphere for the Friday evening barn parties at the Region 2 in Santa Barbara, California. After several years in Burbank, the Region 2 Championships were back in Santa Barbara, and many exhibitors told us that’s the reason they came to Region 2 this year. “We love the Santa Barbara area, and as soon as we heard the show was moving, we decided to go,” says Lori Cantero of Upland California. Lori went Champion Western Pleasure ATR 40 and Over with her stallion Khontroversy PGA (*Khadraj NA x Enfenee).
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CHAMPION MARE AOTH GH Marwana (*Marwan Al Shaqab x *Verona RA), with owner Susanne Mackrell, Crimson Farms, Buellton, California.
“What a spectacular show it was! Everything ran like clockwork thanks to multi-tasking Region 2 Director and Show Manager, Jeff Reichman,” says Caroline Maupin of San Carlos, California. “Patron Director, Joyce Schroeder arranged the live mariachi music as guests sampled everything from Crimson Farms’ famous smoked ribs to chocolate mousse at Beethe Arabians. Manny Lawrence at Jade Creek always has a full house; his hospitality most welcome. Among the large field of entries could be found National Champion after National Champion, each one deserving and poised to be recognized. The Arabian Show Hack Championship unfolded dramatically and the Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship was as challenging as any in recent years. Not to be outdone, no one held back in the finals. Some of the top performances were as brilliant as anything I have seen at the National level.” “To enable the return to Santa Barbara, I had to divide the show into two sections,” says Region 2 Director Jeff Reichman. “The ‘main ring’ section ended on Saturday June 21, and the Sport horse/dressage and hunter/jumper moved in on Sunday June 22 and will run through Thursday June 25. As of now we are up about 10 percent in number of horses and well over 20 percent in class entries (even though the second half of the show is way down). I didn’t dare dream the show would be this successful in these economic times.”
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CALIFORNIA FUTURITY CHAM PION COLT AND REGION TW O TOP FIVE YEARLING COLT Bases Loaded JCA (Magnum Ps yche x Jacline Jamal JCA), owne d by Jade Creek Arabians, Sa nta Ynez, California.
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CHAMPION YEARLING FILLY Pschalla (*Magnum Chall HVP x Sweet Psyrrender), owned by Bob and Dixie North, Ramona, California.
Sandro Pinha showed the Champion Yearling Filly Pschalla (*Magnum Chall HVP x Sweet Psyrrender), who was also high point horse of the show (“she scored 38 points higher than the second place filly,” says Sandro), and the Champion Mare Estancia LL (Magnum Psyche x CF Khashmir). “This was the first time I had been to Santa Barbara – I enjoyed the beaches!” Sandro says. “And I drove to Santa Ynez one day – I had never been there either. The whole area is amazing.”
“The show committee did a great job of catering to the exhibitors,” says trainer Brett Becker of Grass Valley, California. “They brought food from the patrons lounge to our stalls, had an ice cream social, and a mariachi band strolled the grounds. Shows need to do more of that kind of thing. We all had a great time. Santa Barbara is a much better venue than Burbank, which is why we’ve gone to Region 4 instead of Region 2 in recent years. Our customers came from as far as Kentucky and the weather was perfect. I’d rather show in Santa Barbara any day.” The Beckers also had plenty of success in the ring. “I showed the unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse Sonoma Jazz (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), Champion Western Pleasure Kharismatic PGA (*Khadraj NA x Aphrodite FA), and Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Slow Gin Fizzz (Half Shot x Cyrkowka) and my wife Marjie was Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure on Alada Frosting (Alada Baskin x Stormin Norma) and had several Top Fives. Our amateurs also had three championships: Lori Cantero in Western Pleasure ATR 40 & Over with Khontroversy PGA (*Khadraj NA x Enfenee), Karen Pitassi in Western Pleasure AOTR on Jasmine V (Desperado V x Jortalia V) and amateur Brooke Pitassi won Champion HalfArabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Vexxing (Exxpectation x In Hot Pursuit), just her second show in an open class (she was Top Ten at Region 1)!” 5 ▪ ARABIAN HORSE WORLD ▪ JULY 2009
“It was great to be back in Santa Barbara for Region Two,” says Manny Lawrence of Jade Creek Arabians. “The weather and the ambience was terrific. The show was loaded with quality in most divisions and all the exhibitors seemed overjoyed to get out of Burbank. Jade Creek had a great show with many champions and reserves mostly in halter. One of the highlights for me was my own six-year-old gelding Vargas JCA making his debut in Western Pleasure – he was stunning and I’m sure he made ‘pop’ Jake Jamaal JCA quite proud.”
UNANIMOUS CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE Sonoma Jazz (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), with Brett Becker, owned by Mike and Nicci Waldschmidt of Versailles, Kentucky.
Other winners we had a chance to watch: Harold Green aboard his lovely grey mare EVG Megyn (Saladins Allon x Gai Anastashah) Champion Western Pleasure 55 and Over, Kirsten McKillop and Kool Enuff (TF Totally Kool x CRM Kopper Kandi) Champion in the Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 and Samantha Hilliard aboard EVG Jericho (*Pershahn El Jamaal x Berryantka V) in the Hunter ATR 40 and Over. And then there was Jill Contreras on her new hunter CP Marquis (Baske Afire x CP Princess) winning the AAOTR 36-54 Championship. Overall, the hunter pleasure classes were beautiful. “The ambience and quality at both Regions 1 and 2 were as good as any horse show you’d go to,” says Jim Lowe. “The best thing they ever did was move the Region 2 show from Burbank back to the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. It’s been resurrected from just a show to a big-time horse show — Jeff Reichman, who runs the show, should be commended.”
At right: CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER EVG Megyn (Saladins Allon x Gai Anastashah), with owner Harold Green of Evergreen Arabians, Los Olivos, California.
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CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE Afﬁrmativ Actionn (Aﬁre Bey V x Provocatiw), owned by West Haven Arabians LLC, Arroyo Grande, California, and ridden by Jim Lowe.
Susanne Mackrell of Crimson Farms scored a Championship in Mare Halter AOTH with GH Marwana (*Marwan Al Shaqab x *Verona RA), and Crimson Farms’ trainer Rich Simpkins showed Just Jammin (Allusion AOF x Jammin Like Crazy) to the Championship in the Half-Arabian Yearling Sweepstakes Filly class. Allectri Phi CF (Allusion AOF x Jammin Like Crazy) had a great go with Joanne Chavez in the HalfArabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse class bringing home another Championship for Crimson. “We would like to thank Jeff and Region 2 for bringing the show back to Earl Warren and congratulate them for not only a putting on a well-run show but for making the show enjoyable for those of us exhibiting there,” says Susanne. CHAMPION HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR 36-54 Medicine Man V (Desperado V x Mosquerade V), with Heather Whitney of Irvine, California.