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January 2016 • Volume 54, No. 1

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WAHO Horse of the Year: Pageant++++//

Executive Editor Nicole Toren, Sherwood Park AB email: editor@cahr.ca

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In Memoriam: Allan Rogers 1930-2015

art director Christina Weese, Saskatoon SK email: news@canadianarabian.com

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Ontario Hosts FEI North American Endurance Team Challenge

contributors Carson Ehret • Guto Penteado Tex Kam • Nicole Toren Christina Weese

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Rae-Dawn Arabians: The Next Chapter

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In Memoriam: Allionce 1990-2015

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CAHR’s Scottsdale Booth

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Western Canadian Breeders’ Show

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2015 Show Highlights

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Competitor Profiles: Avonroy Arabians

CAHR President Tex Kam, Edmonton AB phone: (780) 977-8003 email: texmkam@gmail.com Printer Houghton Boston Website www.CanadianArabian.com Publication Mail Agreement # 40011861 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: CAHR, #113-37 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4H3 The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publisher, editors, or CAHR directors.

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2011 Canadian National Champion Stallion 2011 US National Res Ch 4-5 Yr Old Stallions 2009 US National Futurity Colt Champion 2009 Canadian National Futurity Colt Res Ch 2008 Canadian National 2 Yr Old Jackpot Res Ch Owned by Rae-Dawn Arabians Murray & Shirley Popplewell Saskatoon, SK, Canada web: rdarabians.com Photo: Kelly Campbell, Arare Photography


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- 2016 WAHO Horse of the Year -

The World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO) Trophy is a perpetual award provided by WAHO to each member country, to be presented to an outstanding Arabian of their choosing. The winner must be a living, purebred Arabian in the CAHR stud book, bred in and currently living in Canada, which has in some way been an excellent ambassador for the breed, or achieved same through its immediate progeny.

2001 Bay Gelding (The Pioneer V x Le Fire Lace) Bred by Sylvia and Martin Lenzner • Owned by Leigh and Kevin Johnston

Canada’s 2016 WAHO Horse of the Year, incredibly versatile Pageant++++// (aka “Norman”), has competed in Sport Horse Under Saddle, In-Hand, Hunter Pleasure, Carriage Pleasure Driving, Dressage, Ride & Drive and Country Pleasure Driving. His show record includes championships at Scottsdale, Sporthorse and Canadian Nationals; many of his Sport Horse Nationals Top Tens were accomplished in classes of over 50 horses. Outside the show ring, he is a willing and trustworthy mount out on the trails. To witness Pageant++++// in harness and owner Kevin Johnston at the reins is to witness them doing what they love best. Whether for competition or participating in a show’s opening ceremonies, as they have at Scottsdale and the Western Canadian Breeders Championships, they are a pleasure to watch.

Most notably, Pageant++++// and Kevin have been wonderful ambassadors for the breed. With their contagious, upbeat personalities and positive energy at equine events large and small, they embrace the true meaning of sportsmanship and teamwork. Kevin was introduced to Pageant++++// by his trainer Todd Ehret in 2004, after having been involved with horses for only two years. The gelding stole Kevin’s heart and ended up teaching him some of the most important lessons a rider can learn. “One of my favourite things about Norman is his quirky personality,” admits Kevin. “I had to step out of my comfort zone, accept that I wasn’t running a machine and I wasn’t necessarily in charge or in control.” He laughs. “I came to love and respect this horse because we negotiate our work. I learned teamwork in the truest sense.” Canadian Arabian Horse News • january 2016

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- In Memoriam -

Allan Rogers June 9, 1930 - May 23, 2015 The Canadian Arabian Horse Registry would like to honour the life of Allan Rogers, one of the true icons of the Arabian breed in Canada, who passed away on May 23, 2015. As a teenager, Allan bought his first racehorse, Rocky Wrangler, for $25.00 with tack. “The horse was a known and feared outlaw, who had already crippled a man so badly that he had to sell his entire farm,” recalls Allan’s daughter, Roxanne. “Dad turned him around and won many races with him, and would hire him out as a bucking horse, which he was very successful at. At the end of the event, Dad would jump on and gallop him home easily while bewildered and bruised cowboys looked on.” That was the type of horseman Allan Rogers was. As a fifth-generation horseman, Allan made his name showing Arabian horses in the 1960s, formative years for the Arabian breed in Canada. In the early ‘60s he worked for the famous oilman Paul Guthrie of Triple A Ranches in Edmonton, Alta. During his tenure there he garnered many championships with the Triple A horses. As the word of his wins spread, establishing Allan as a household name within Arabian training circles in Western Canada, he caught the attention of P.B. Williamson who, with his wife Lois, had established the Double U Ranch of Kelowna, B.C. At the Double U, Allan showed HMR Hallanys Talab to many victories and the stallion became the first Legion of Merit winner in Canada. While on a buying trip to the Gainey Ranch in Minnesota, Allan discovered a yearling colt from Poland who was very different than the Crabbet-bred horses of the day. The chestnut yearling colt was *Gaypolka++, a son of *Pietuszok and the Witraz daughter *Caliope, and was not for sale. Upon Allan’s insistence, however, a deal was struck with the Gaineys, and *Gaypolka++ headed north to Kelowna, B.C. where he went on to be a National-winning stallion in both halter and performance and sired horses which took the Double U in a whole new direction. At about the same time in 1964, a newly imported mare from Poland became the talk of the Northwest show circuit – *Dornaba by *Naborr. *Dornaba was imported by Dr. Howard Kale of Seattle, Washington and was again a complete standout to the mares of the time. Armed with the knowledge that the likes of *Dornaba and *Gaypolka++ were being produced, in late 1964 Mr. Williamson and Allan set out for Poland and hand-picked what was described as “some of the most notable horses ever exported from Poland” (Neil Wood, The Polish Arabian Horse in North America, 1937-1991). Continued next page...

above: Lois Williamson and Allan Rogers with *Arwistawa at the 1965 U.S. Nationals. left: 1976 Alberta Derby winner My Man Friday below: Allan Rogers with Arwitraz (*Gaypolka++ x *Arwistawa) .......................... CAHN is grateful for the photos and assistance with this article provided by Roxanne Rogers, who may be contacted at RR#1 New Norway, AB, T0B 3L0; roxannerogers13@gmail.com or on Facebook.

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AFIRE BEY V

26 July 1985 - 25 November 2015 HUCKLEBERRY BEY++ × AUTUMN FIRE

As 2015 came to a close, the Arabian horse community mourned the loss of the great Afire Bey V. It's no understatement to say Afire Bey V had a tremendous influence on the breed, most notably in the English performance division, stamping his offspring with his trademark refined neck and animated movement. At the time of his death, Afire Bey V has been the #1 Leading Sire of Halter and Performance and Performance for the 16th consecutive year at the US Nationals and for the 11th consecutive year at the Canadian Nationals. One of his most notable sons was Baske Afire, whose influence in Canada can be felt through his son, Mariachi WA of Wunderbar Arabians.

BASKE AFIRE

22 Feb 1999 - 14 Dec 2015 afire bey v × mac baske

(Allan Rogers) Continued from previous page... The importation included two stallions, *Barysz and *Kirkor, and eight mares, namely, the Kaszmir *Arwistawa, the Czort daughter *Esterka, the Faher daughter *Arnika, the *Pietuszok daughters *Harpia, *Harda, *Rusalkaa, and the *Naborr daughters *Gorcyzca and *Edycja. Each of these horses left a distinguished mark on the Arabian breed through their offspring. The crown jewel in the lot was *Arwistawa, who went on to be the first double National Champion in the history of the breed, winning both the Canadian and U.S. National Mare Championship titles in 1965 (defeating *Dornaba for the U.S. title). Allan left the Double U Ranch in the late 1960s, but continued training Arabians. He was reunited with some of his beloved Double U Arabians in 1970, after the Williamsons divorced and dispersed their herd, in part due the tragic death of their son Johnny. Lois Williamson entrusted the care of a few key individuals, including *Gaypolka and *Arwistawa, to the Rogers family where both horses lived out their lives. As Allan’s focus shifted from the show ring to the racetrack, his passion for Thoroughbred racehorses flourished. Allan took on many great horses throughout the course of his life including the Native Dancer son Native Talent. He later bred the winner of the

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1975 Alberta Derby, My Man Friday and stood numerous famously-bred Thoroughbreds throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. He managed Rocky Point Farms for Calvin Adcock in the 1970s, Horizon Farms in the ‘80s, and finally his own family-run farm in the ‘90s, Kaszmir Stud and Racing Stables. Although he had a great passion for Thoroughbreds, Allan’s great loves were always *Gaypolka++ and *Arwistawa. The bloodlines of many of the original Double U Ranch horses lives on in the Rogers Arabian breeding program today. Allan was predeceased by his wife Lois Rogers, and is survived by his daughter Roxanne Rogers and his grandson Allan RogersRuehle of New Sarepta, AB, who is taking over the reins. right: Allan Rogers and *Arwistawa at the 1965 Canadian Nationals.


Ontario Hosts FEI North American Endurance Team Challenge On August 21, 2015, endurance riders and their crews from across the U.S. and Canada experienced the thrill and camaraderie of team competition during the FEI North American Endurance Team Challenge (NAETC), in Millbrook, Ontario. NAETC is held every odd numbered year, the last being in Florida in 2013. This is the first time it has been held in Canada. It is normally a 160 km 3* FEI event, but this year was reduced to a 120 km 2* event in order to attract more participants. Three U.S. and two Canadian zones fielded teams of three to five riders, with those not on a team allowed to ride for individual medals. A total of 35 riders competed in the senior division. “For all of us who love the sport of endurance, NAETC is a premier event, bringing together the best of North American horses and riders,” said Bob Coleman, president of the organizing committee. Together with his wife Michelle Bignell, Coleabove Wendy MacCoubrey and man hosted the event at AM Mysterious Mopsa his Cayuse Creek Ranch, which borders the 11,000acre Ganaraska Forest in southern Ontario. After several hot and humid days, followed by heavy rain the day before the event, skies cleared and temperatures cooled to provide near-perfect weather on ride day. Several riders were pulled at the first vet check, including three of the four horses on the USA Northeast team. This meant all members of the second USA Northeast team would need to complete in order for their zone to have a chance at a team medal. Rising to this challenge, Meg Sleeper was 1st to finish in a ride time of 6:50:34, earning individual gold. Jeremy Reynolds of USA Southeast completed five minutes later in 2nd place, followed by Melody Blittersdorf of USA Southeast in 3rd and Tom Hagis of USA Northeast in 4th. Bob Gielen and Wendy McCoubrey of Canada East completed 5th and 6th, followed by Sleeper’s teammates Stemmler and Gardener, who completed in 7th and 8th place to cinch a team gold for their zone. The Canada East team of Bob Gielen, Wendy MacCoubrey, Dessia Miller and Michelle Watling earned team silver, just minutes ahead of USA Central’s team of Cody Boysen, Jessica Lemmons, Melissa Coolich, Alicia Mansuetti and Darolyn Butler.

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above Canada East Team riders, vet and chef d'equipe

above Canada West Team riders, vet and chef d'equipe

High vet score went to MacCoubrey’s mount, AM Mysterious Mopsa, while Sleeper’s home-bred Anglo-Arabian, Shyrocco Rimbaud, earned Best Condition. In the Junior/Young Rider Division, Hanna Weightman, riding Creator’s Gold Bandit owned by Valerie Kanavy, was first in the young riders division. Heather Nielsen of Canada West finished 2nd and Ainsley Suskey of USA Central was 3rd. The USA combined team of Hanna Weightman, Kelsey Russell, Cassandra Roberts, Ainsley Suskey and Elish Connor earned junior team gold and Canada West earned junior team silver. Ainsley Suskey’s mount GDE Sweete Legacy garnered both high vet score and best condition. Photos from the 2015 NAETC can be viewed at www.wendywebbphotography.com; more information and results are posted at http://gannydistancerides.com/north-american-endurance-team-challenge.

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modest beginnings ‘Let's get a couple of horses for some relaxation and downtime,’ was the original thought behind Rae-Dawn Arabians in 1997. Nearly twenty years later, with two farms operating in two different countries, a stallion that’s a household name in the Arabian business, and almost twenty Rae-Dawn home-bred National Champions, it’s a bit more than a pastime... one could say it’s a juggernaut. Although Rae-Dawn’s current Saskatoon, SK and Scottsdale, AZ operations are a far cry from the couple of backyard horses envisioned by Murray and Shirley nearly twenty years ago, the farm is truly a ‘LABOUR of LOVE’. Rae-Dawn Arabians, as with most aspirations in life, started modestly with the purchase of those couple of horses the Popplewells originally wanted. They soon found themselves searching out local breeding operations to learn more about Arabians, and an early visit to Wunderbar Arabians in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ignited their passion for the purebred Arabian halter horse. As with many newly minted breed enthusiasts, the Popplewells began attending as many Arabian shows as they could to learn as much as possible. They purchased local mares and picked high-end National-caliber stallions to breed to them – their initial success was encouraging, with several Regional champions and National Top Tens along the way. In 2007 Rae-Dawn landed its first big win as the breeders of RD Fabreanna (Falcon BHF x GF Simply Magic (x Magic Dream CAHR)). Although they had sold Fabreanna earlier in the summer, that fall she went on to win U.S. National Champion Yearling Sweepstakes Filly under the expert showmanship of Andy Sellman from Argent Farms in Wisconsin. That win catapulted the Rae-Dawn name into the national spotlight. Those in the know began making their way to Saskatoon to see what else was brewing at this farm up north in Canada. Murray’s natural flare for showmanship didn’t hurt matters – on occasion, when Canadian Nationals was held in Regina, he would fly a select group of industry insiders to Rae-Dawn for an exclusive showing. But it wasn’t just top trainers and breeders who were welcome at the farm – it’s a Rae-Dawn tradition to hold an annual open house where the public is welcome. The tradition began with Rae-Dawn’s Arabian Nights at the Saskatoon farm and was later extended to the Scottsdale farm as part of the New Year’s celebrations in Arizona.

BEY AMBITION

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MURRAY POPPLEWELL


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BEY AMBITION WITH CLAUDINEI MACHADO

a horse named ambition Though the show ring wins were heating up for the Popplewells, the game changer for Rae-Dawn happened in the spring of 2008. They’d never really envisioned owning and standing a stallion of their own, but that all changed at the Las Vegas World Cup, when Rae-Dawn’s resident trainer Claudinei Machado spotted a two-year-old colt in the warmup ring – Bey Ambition, being handled by Gerard Paty. Bey Ambition was a relative unknown at the time, but trainers from all over the world were mesmerized by his entrance. By the time the bay stallion came out of the ring, he was owned by the Popplewells, and one could say they are still writing the history books with that purchase. Over the past several years, Bey has gone on to win many National awards but perhaps the sweetest win was his first National Championship– the 2009 U.S. National’s Futurity Colt class in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Many high-profile trainers attempted to get Bey Ambition into their training barn over the course of 2009, but true to their word, the Popplewells chose to leave Bey with Rae-Dawn’s own trainer, Claudinei. Murray firmly said that a top ten win with Claudinei would mean more than a National Championship with any outside trainer. Going into that ring in Tulsa, Bey Ambition, though a strong contender all year, was certainly not the odds-on favorite to win. His main competition was one of the most highly touted stallions of the day. Bey’s entrance with Claudinei into the showring that cool October afternoon was almost ethereal... from the moment they entered the Pavillion, it can simply be said that Bey Ambition owned it. Claudinei stood back and let him do what he does best – TROT – SNORT – and BLOW – showing off his athleticism and exuberance. The end result was a Unanimous National Championship that left the competition in the dust. It was Claudinei’s first National Championship win in North America, and the Popplewells, true to their word, bought Claudinei a red Mustang automobile, a deal agreed on many years prior. Rae-Dawn returned to Tulsa in 2010 and repeated their earlier Yearling Sweepstakes win, this time with home-bred filly RD Marciena, whom they’d sold to Brazilian breeder Luciano Cury prior to the show. RD Marciena was sired by QR Marc and out of an embryo purchased from U.S. National Champion Mare NW Siena Psyche. The list of Rae-Dawn National Champions now numbers close to twenty and continues to grow.

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highlights 2012 Leading Breeders and Owners of National Winners (AHT/AHW) Murray Popplewell voted APAHA Amatuer of the Year & Amateur Halter Handler of the Year 2013 #1 Arabian Leading Breeders and Owners in North America (by number of winners) (AHT) Murray Popplewell voted APAHA Amatuer Halter Handler of the Year

Wins may tell one story, but list of Rae-Dawn exports speaks of a whole other level of demand. Rae-Dawnbred horses have been exported all around the globe – two recent exports, the 2013 filly RD Dyneeka (RD Dynamo x RD Taneeka) and 2014 colt RD Trivago (Bey Ambition x Serafina FM), sold to the Yihe Farm in Beijing, China; five purebreds were sold to

to prove ‘THERE IS LIFE AFTER HALTER.’ Bey’ s first offspring to win a National Championship in performance was from his first crop, the home-bred RD Habanero (x NW Siena Psyche). RD Habanero, owned and ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell, was Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse along with many other accolades at U.S.

RD Fabreanna #1 Leading Dam of National Halter Winners in North America (AHW) Bey Ambition #1 Futurity Leading Living Halter Sires; #1 Scottsdale Leading Halter Sire 2014 Leading Breeders and Owners of Regional-winning Yearling Sweeptakes Champions Bey Ambition Leading Sire of Regional Champions and Winners 2015 Nearly swept many of the amateur awards at the Las Vegas World Cup with Bey Ambition offspring Bey Ambition #1 Sire of Purebred Halter Winners at Canadian Nationals TO BE CONTINUED...

RD FABREANNA

BEY AMBITION

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RAE DAWN ARABIAN WINNERS AT THE 2015 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP

Saudi Arabia during the 2016 New Year’s Open House.

new directions Spending time with the Popplewells makes you quick to realize that neither Murray nor Shirley are content to sit on the sidelines and let others do the work and decision-making for them. Both are keen learners and very hands on. Shirley oversees most of the breeding and foaling out duties, and it’s not uncommon to find them both working hard at the farm and on the showgrounds ensuring every detail is just right. The success that Rae-Dawn has experienced did not come without an incredible amount of hard work and tenacity from the entire Rae-Dawn team in both countries. As Murray jokes, “We got a lot of 11th place wins on our way up the ladder.” The Popplewells are excited to start a new chapter with their Bey Ambition offspring, setting out

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Nationals and Scottsdale. RD Dynamo (x TF Falconsimprint), another stellar colt out of that first foal crop, was U.S. National Champion Stallion AOTH and is now in Western Pleasure training with J.T. Keller. Murray and Shirley like to say that the Rae-Dawn horses ‘shine from the inside out,’ and that type of thinking is the result of a lot of planning – from conceptualizing the planned breedings, to intensive nutritional consultation with experts, to surrounding themselves with knowledgeable trainers who have the horses’ best interests at heart. With that in mind, Rae-Dawn has recently expanded their team, led by longtime head trainer Claudinei Machado of Brazil, adding a new Scottsdale-based trainer, Bruno Guiraldelli (also from Brazil), and in November, 2015, Western performance trainer Colby Powell (son of trainer LaRae Fletcher-Powell). Now more than ever, moving into 2016, Rae-Dawn has become synonymous with friendliness, passion, character, and an undeniable winning attitude. By Tex Kam.


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- In Memoriam -

The loss of a breed icon is always heartfelt in the Arabian community and with that note Canada bids a fond farewell to Allionce+/. He was surely was one of the winningest Arabian stallions to set foot in Canada. Allionce+/ was one of those rare stallions who bridged the gap between halter and performance. In halter, he was a U.S. National Futurity Colt Top Ten and a Canadian Nationals Futurity Colt Reserve Champion with Steve Heathcott. In the performance division, he went on to win a Canadian National Championship in Junior English Pleasure and was twice United States National Reserve Champion in Junior English Pleasure. All of his performance accolades were with Jim Lowe in the irons. True to his pedigree, Allionce+/ was brave and noble spirit even under adversity. Although an infection claimed the sight in his right eye in the mid-1990’s, Allionce+/ resumed his career, winning Scottsdale and Regional championships in English Pleasure and Pleasure Driving as well as a U.S. National Championship in Informal Combination.

Not content with being a superstar showhorse, he made his mark as a sire of National Winners across North America in all divisions of halter and performance, both main ring and sport horse. Allionce+/ was bred by Colonial Wood Arabians and owned for most of his life by Toni Wessell of Southern California. Wessell remarked that, “Owning Allionce has been the benchmark of my success as an Arabian breeder.” In late 2007 he found his way to Canada. It was agreed between Jim Lowe, Toni Wessell and Todd and Andrea Ehret that Allionce+/ would have an excellent retirement home at Ehret Equine, under the continued ownership of Toni Wessell Ehret, a fervent supporter of Allionce+/ for many years, helped the stallion find his second wind as a sire of note, breeding and siring more National winners, all while becoming a part of the Ehret family in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. There is no doubt that Allionce+/ will be missed by all who knew him. Canadian Arabian Horse News • january 2016

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Board of Directors Officers Tex Kam, President Edmonton AB (780) 977-8003 texmkam@gmail.com Bob Wasylyk, Vice President Box 984, Porcupine Plain SK S0E 1H0 (306) 278-3134 bc.wasylyk@sasktel.net Robert Sproule, Secretary/Treasurer 41 Newport Drive, Sherwood Park AB T8A 5V8 (780) 467-2062 bobsproule@salisburygreenhouse.com

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Directors at Large Greg Lymer RR2, Blackstock ON L0B 1B0 (705) 277-9082 Jill Barton 733 Maple Rd, Odessa ON T0M 0S0 (613) 386-3195 Marcia Friesen, Past Pres, CPAR Chair Box 302, Oakville MB R0H 0Y0 (204) 267-2411 marcia1@mts.net Mike Steenhart Box 208, Crossfield AB T0M 0S0 (403) 946-5292 morningsunarabs@aol.com Leslie Harpur 158-216th St. Langley, BC (604) 534-8673 lharpur@telus.net

New Website 2016 saw a new CAHR website unveiled to members. The new site makes it easier to find what your looking for, and includes up-to-date information on ownership, breeding, and sales transactions.

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In 2015 the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry sponsored a booth on the Wendell arena at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. It was a great success for promoting Canadian Arabians and proved to be a popular ‘watering hole’ for Canadians at the show. The CAHR will be sponsoring a booth at Scottsdale again this year – be sure to stop in and say hi! CAHR sends tremendous thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, without whom none of this would happen. A special shoutout to Mike Steenhart for transporting booth materials and helping with set-up.

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Parys WA and Ashley Toye winning the Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 class at Canadian Nationals.

2015 Show highlights Canadian Nationals HORSE/OWNER/CLASS Denotes Canadian-bred POLIDORO FC (DA Valentino) Stuart/Sue Larsen National Champion Stallion GC LE MARAIS (Marwan Al Shaqab) Al Shahania Stud National Champion Mare A Samsara+ Dale/Debbie Clarke CH HA SHIH Mares Hunter Type ATH RES HA Mares Stock/Hunt AAOTH RES HA SHIH Mares Dressage Type ATH About Last Knight+// Arianna Bell/Norrie-Shan Fyfe RES HA Hunter JOTR 14-18 Afire And Light Diane Comeau RES HA English Pl Jr Horse AK’s Spanish Fire Rachel Timms CH HA SHUS JTR Alltair+++/ Robyn Sibbald RES HA Gelding Stock/Hunt Open RES HA Gelding Stock/Hunt AAOTH Alltimate WF+++// Marilyn Robinson CH HA Sport Horse Show Hack

Goblet Of Fire CCF Karen Kelder CH PB English AOTR 19-39 RES PB English Pl AATR HB Palas Maegan Friesen RES PB Stallions AAOTH Jayded Moon+// Cameron Prowse RES PB English Trail AOTR Jewall Of Delite WF Beverly Krause RES HA SHUS Jr Horse Khanquistador+++// Arianna Bell/Norrie-Shan Fyfe CH PB Working Hunter ATR CH PB Working Hunter JTR CH PB Hunter Hack CH PB Hunter Seat Eq Over Obstacles JTR 18 & U CH Hunter Seat Eq Over Obstacles Ladys Man WH Dennis/Willa Miller CH HA Show Hack Open RES HA Native Costume RES HA Side Saddle English

Cocoa Motion Ashley/Kimberly Toye RES HA Hunter Pleasure Jr Horse

LE Indian Outlaw+/ Megan Francis CH PB Reining AAOTR

Courage Under Fire+// Sandra Daniel CH HA Western AOTR 40&O RES HA Western ATR 40&O

Majesttic Bey+++/ Joan Podgorenko CH HA Gelding In-Hand Saddle/Pl AAOTH

Dark Independence Sharon McLean CH PB Reining

Marwans Silhouette John Code RES Arabian Mares Open

Dheja Vu+++// Cheyenne/Karen Cook CH PB Sport Horse Show Hack

Marietta Bey Meaghan Calnan RES HA Futurity Filly

Dreamin of Fame+/ Paige/Shelby Preston RES PB Hunter Open

PA Julius Caesar+++// Lorraine Prowse CH PB SHUS ATR CH PB SHIH Geldings Dressage Type AT RES PB SHUS Jr Horse RES PB Working Hunter AAOTR

ESP Hercules++++// Marilyn Robinson RES HA SHIH Geldings Hunter Type EVG Ellie Mae Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick CH HA Working Hunter CH HA Working Hunter ATR RES HA Working Hunter AAOTR RES Hunter Seat Eq Over Obstacles

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FS Love Story Susan Barillaro CH PB Hunter Pl JTR 14-18 CH PB Hunter Select AATR

Black Rambo Shadow Victoria/Kathleen Fryer CH PB Western Trail AOTR RES PB Western Trail

Enrico+++// Kelly Payne RES Showmanship JTH 13&U

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Freckles Got Trix Velda Peach CH Reining Seat Eq JTR 14-18 CH HA Reining AOTR

Parys WA Ashley Lauren Toye CH PB Hunter Pl. Jr. Horse CH PB Hunter AAOTR 19-39 Qaracas CSF++++// Kristen MacGarva RES HA Hunter Hack RES HA SHIH Geldings Hunter Type ATH Continued next page...


CANADIAN NATIONALS

Avonroy Arabians The Padghams may be relatively new to Arabians, but they’re old hands in the show ring.

CONTINUED... RB Boot Scootin Boogie+/ Pam Zimmerman CH HA SHUS Open RES HA SHUS ATR RD Azeem Murray/Shirley Popplewell RES PB Futurity Colts RD Versaria Murray Popplewell CH PB 2 Year Old Fillies Jackpot Redemption H+/ Alyssa/Marlene Tomusiak CH PB Hunter JOTR 14-18 RK Alvarro+ Kathleen Ferguson CH PB SHIH Geldings Dressage Type SH Cool Dude Diane Comeau RES HA Reining Open RES Western Horsemanship AATR Shake It Up Tara Porter RES HA Native Costume AOTR Shake It Up Baby+// Antonio/Tamara Alves CH HA Sidesaddle English ATR CH HA CEP JOTR 18 & U CH HA Eng Show Hack JTR18&U RES HA CEP JTR 18 & U Shes A Llady+++/ Kelly Payne CH HA SHIH Dressage Mares RES HA Hunter JOTR 13&U Slam Dunk KS+// Michelle Harbridge RES HA Hunter AATR 40&O RES HA Hunter Open RES HA Hunter AAOTR 40&O Solfyre+/ Janet/Jaclyn Whitley RES Dressage 2nd Lvl STLA C Our Lucky Charm Sandra Nickolls CH PB SHUS Jr. Horse Sur Teddy’s Magna+++// Lorraine Prowse CH PB Working Hunter CH PB Working Hunter AAOTR CH Hunter Seat Eq NTJ AATR RES PB Working Hunter ATR RES PB Hunter Hack Takin Care Of Business+/ Alison Demers RES HA Hunter JTR 14-18 Texxas+ Kelly/Sydney Young RES PB Hunter Pl JTR 14-18 Ticket To Glory+/ Sarah Kavanagh RES PB Eng Show Hack JTR18&U Toi Showgirl+/ Mackinley Wilson CH HA English Pl. AATR CH HA Pleasure Driving CH HA Pleasure Driving ATD CH HA English AAOTR 19-39 True Colors MR Brandon/Heather Redman RES HA SHUS JTR

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above: Angela Lyons & Kathy Padgham capture Reserve and a Unanimous Championship in the Select class at Region 17.

Kathy Padgham and daughter Angela Lyons are no strangers to the show ring. Long-time Morgan enthusiasts, they stepped up their breeding program in 2001 with the purchase of Morgan stallion Northern Exposure. Numerous wins followed – a World Championship, three Reserves, numerous Top Tens, and Equine Canada’s Horse of the Year award. But in 2012, the family decided to make the move to Arabians. “I love the Morgan breed,” says Kathy. “There are some great horses out there – but not a lot in Alberta. We wanted to go where there would be more opportunities for showing and breeding.” Avonroy Arabians began with two purebred mares, Valora CBA (DA Valentino) and Fancy Rain Dancer (Sundance Kid V). Valora CBA, who had captured a U.S. National Top Ten in the Western Pleasure Futurity with Joe Reser the previous fall, went on to win Regional championships in Western Select, AOTR and AATR 40 & Over with Kathy. Valora is currently in foal to Khaberet PGA, a cross Kathy admits she’s really looking forward to. Angela, who represented Canada at the 2006 World Cup of Saddleseat Equitation, piloted Fancy Rain Dancer to accolades at Regionals, Scottsdale and Nationals, most notably two reserve wins in Western Select at Canadian Nationals and Scottsdale. The family loved Fancy so much that in 2013 they bought her dam, RDA Pfancy, and

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above: Fancy Rain Dancer. Photo: Amanda Ubell

bred her to Monticello V. The 2014 colt, Monnumentall, was purchased by Salisbury Farms. Avonroy has produced two half-Arab foals out of Paint mare One Lucky Doll (APHA): Khontraband AVR (Khontroversy PGA+//), purchased by Darlene Brouwer as a weanling and slated to hit the Western pleasure ring in 2016, and Stormborne AVR, an exceptional 2015 filly by Bey Ambition. Avonroy recently acquired the half-Arab mare SS Conchos Starlette (WC Concho), bred by Setting Sun Stables. They’ve also been enjoying a warm welcome on the Arabian show circuit. “The people are very helpful,” says Kathy. “We’ve been fortunate to have help from some of the top U.S. trainers when we see them at horse shows with horses we’ve purchased from them. It’s nice there are two national shows, and the judging standards are consistant – you know the way the western horse is supposed to move. And even though I don’t show in it at the moment, I think the sport horse division is great for the breed.” What’s next for Avonroy? “I think we all dream big,” says Kathy “If we didn’t, we wouldn’t get anywhere. There’s that old saying: ‘Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.’ I like that philosphy, but saying that, you need to have patience, determination and probably some luck to have your dreams come true.”


u.s. Nationals

Congratulations

HORSE/OWNER/CLASS CHAMPIONS SR GET YOUR SHINE ON /SANDY REBALKIN-HESTER ARABIAN REINED COW HORSE LADYS MAN WH/DENNIS OR WILLA MILLER HA/AA ENGLISH SHOW HACK SIMPLY IRREZISTIBLE/BARRIE PADGHAM HA/AA HUNTER PI CHAMP

aha’s 2015 youth of the year Read sydney’s story at canadianarabian.com

RESERVE CHAMPIONS PARYS WA/ASHLEY LAUREN TOYE ARABIAN HUNTER PI AAOTR 19-39 PHOENIX CA/KATIE MOSTOWICH ARABIAN REINING INT NON-PRO AAOTR O LORDY/LAURA BAKER ARABIAN LADIES SIDE SADDLE ENGLISH SPECIAL MENTIONS TO... LIGHTNING MCQUEEN CRS (MARIACHI WA) /KATIE & JOE RUSSELL CHAMPION HA HUNTER PL JR HORSE CHAMP CHAMPION HA HUNTER PL AAOTR MATURITY NOBLE FIND/JOAN & CAROLYN PENNER Ridden by CARLA JACKSON TOP TEN AEPA $100,000 ARABIAN FUTURITY RD HABANERO (BEY AMBITION) /SILVER ASPEN RANCH CHAMPION PB WESTERN PL AAOTR MATURITY RESERVE PB WESTERN PL JR HORSE RD NEVASKA/SHERYL YOCHUM CHAMPION PB HUNTER PL AAOTR 36-54 STLA C IM FONDAU/DIANE FRANKLIN CHAMPION HA WESTERN PL OPEN CHAMPION HA WESTERN PL AAOTR 55 & OVER

comeback after colic surgery Read Natalie alve's story at canadianarabian.com

sport horse nationals CCF INTEGRITI/ALICE DRAPER CHAMPION PB SPORT HORSE UNDER SADDLE CHAMPION PB SH SHOW HACK ATR RIVENDELLS ARWEN/JANET HENDERSON TOP TEN HA SPORT HORSE UNDER SADDLE TOP TEN HA SH SHOW HACK OPEN

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left: Toi Showgirl+/ took home three Canadian National Championships for owner Mackinley Wilson, including HA English Pleasure AATR, HA Pleasure Driving, and HA Pleasure Driving ATD (pictured).


CANADIAN NATIONALS top row, left: Courage Under Fire+// and owner Sandra Daniel, HA Western AOTR 40 & Over Champions top row, right: RD Versaria, Champion 2-Year-Old Jackpot Filly, with Claudinei Machado and owner Murray Popplewell middle row, left: Dheja Vu+++// and owner Cheyenne Cook, Champions in the Purebred Sport Horse Show Hack U.S. NATIONALS middle row, right: Lady's Man WH, ridden by Todd Ehret for Dennis and Willa Miller, were Unanimous Champions in HA English Show Hack. bottom row, left: Canadian-bred Simply Irrezistible+/ (Soldat) and Jada Reed were crowned Open HA Hunter Pleasure Champions for owner Barrie Padgham. bottom row, right: Sandy Rebalkin-Hester's home-bred SR Get Your Shine On, ridden by Dakota Burnett, slides to the win in the Open Purebred Reined Cow Horse.


Congratulations aha’s 2015

youth of the year

“Growing up in the Arabian horse community has been the greatest opportunity I could ever imagine...”

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When Sydney Young got the call informing her that she had been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 AHA Youth of the Year award, she hung up the phone and cried. Then she sent a text to the caller just to be sure she wasn’t imagining it. It was an emotional achievement for the young woman from Sherwood Park, AB. The perpetual trophy, along with a $1000.00 scholarship were presented to Sydney this past fall, at the AHA National Convention. Accepting the award, Sydney’s sentiments portrayed how much she appreciated and recognized the efforts of those who helped her get to this point. It was a long list of thank-you’s. “I look out (there) …and I see old friends and new ones, all of who have been a part of shaping who I am today. Growing up in the Arabian horse community has been the greatest opportunity I could ever imagine and for that I thank every single person in this room… I am proud to call you my teammates and friends.” Her words give you an idea of the kind of young woman this is and precisely why she was chosen for this award. Sydney has been a dedicated and active member of the Arabian community for several years. She served as the Region 17 Youth Vice Director from 2010 to 2013 and Youth Director since 2014. Her involvement saw the creation of a Youth Regional Show committee and the implementation of numerous fundraisers, including a Trainer Egg & Spoon Jackpot, silent auction, dunk tank and t-shirt sponsorship. The funds raised are earmarked to support future youth scholarships in the region. Sydney was most recently elected to the Treasurer’s position within the AHYA and is the Canadian Nationals Youth Committee Chair. Her role as volunteer and mentor isn’t limited to the horse world. She has also been involved with Hearts in Action where she led a group of 10-year-olds with disabilities. Sydney adds to this numerous achievements in the show ring with her horses. She has successfully competed regionally, nationally and at Scottsdale, most recently earning a Reserve Championship in the PB Hunter JTR 14-18 and two additional Top Tens at Canadian Nationals with her gelding Texxas. Sydney noted how fortunate she has been to not only pursue her passion for horses, but also that she has had the chance to travel the world and learn about other cultures. In her experiences abroad she has visited over 20 different countries including three months spent in Southeast Asia, traveling and studying international business, English, world issues and physical education. She also has plans her to pursue her other passion – the fashion industry. Having participated in the Western Canada Fashion Week, she intends to put on her own show this coming fall.

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makes a comeback after colic surgery

with Natalie Alves Canadian Nationals 2015 will forever hold a deep meaning for Natalie Alves, an 18-year-old rider from Mission, British Columbia. “I will remember this show fondly,” says Natalie, “not because of the ribbons, but because of the journey taken to get there.” Natalie describes her 10-year-old Half-Arabian mare Shake It Up Baby+// (aka “Stella”) as “the kind of show horse most people dream about. With talent to spare, a work ethic like no other, and a personality that makes being in her presence a privilege, Stella performs in and out of the show ring with style and charisma. She is truly oneof-a-kind.” In March 2015, after returning home from the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Stella had to overcome her greatest obstacle yet – emergency colic surgery. “It is devastating to watch an animal so full of spirit being completely drained of the will to continue to fight,” says Natalie. Stella’s life was in the good hands of Dr. Bob Moats of Clover Valley Veterinary Hospital in Langley BC, a veterinarian with many years of experience with colic cases. Approximately seven hours after a surgery that Dr. Moats described as ‘text-book’, Stella was up and about. Ninety days of stall rest followed. After missing out on most of the show season with Stella, Natalie was excited to ride Stella again. Dr. Moats gave the mare a clean bill of health and encouraged Natalie to begin riding her horse as if she had never been sick. “The first ride I took on Stella was incredibly effortless and I was thrilled to realize my charismatic, athletic girl was the same as ever!” says Natalie. A mere six weeks later, they were on their way to Manitoba. “To be able to compete at all at Canadian Nationals 2015 was a gift, but to compete so successfully was more than I ever could have imagined,” explains Natalie. “Trotting into the arena on Stella was emotional each and every time because for the first time in my life it was not about the end result. Being on my horse at all was enough to give me the feeling of true joy. Stella has taught me the meaning of being grateful for every ride, and I thank her endlessly for that.”

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2015 Reigning Western Canadian Breeders Champion Mare

Zoe

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Padrons Psyche

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Thank you to the Ehret family and especially Carson for all your hard work with Zoe in 2015!

Also Available: EVANGALINE (*Pogram x OFW Enya) Bay 2014 Filly DARK OBSESSION (TF Psymreekhe x AD Jasmine) Black Bay 2014 Filly CELESTIAL (TF Psymreekhe x DD Crystalline) Bay 2014 Filly MAIANDRA (*Ecaho x Majaa) Grey 2014 Filly

2016 Foals Coming: FEMME FINALE (*Penitent x Falindaa) Bred to AUDACIOUS EXTASCZY (*Escape Ibn Navaronne D x Duet VF) Bred to OM EL BELLISIMO ASHANTII (ATA Echo Bey x Akrobata) Bred to *RAHERE CICADIA (*Monogramm x Opalesce) Bred to TF PSYMREEKHE


2016 SCOTTSDALE STALLION HALTER AOTH WITH MIKE STEENHART TF Psymreekhe x Red Flame BRSB | Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire | Scottsdale Signature Stallion | SCID & CA Clear Morning Sun Arabians | morningsunarabians@gmail.com | (C) (403) 540-9979 | In Scottsdale at the Argent Farms Stalls

Canadian Arabian Horse News January 2016  

This issue holds news from the Arabian show world in 2015 – shows results and rider profiles, a feature on Rae Dawn Arabians, the passing of...

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