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hank you to all our loyal readers, supporters and advertisers. This edition is the celebration of 10 years of this publication. It is launched during the South African Saddle Horse championships. Good luck to all those participating and may the best horse win. In the wake of waning participation and growth, a number of new initiatives emerged through various enthusiasts across show horse breeds. Such proactive responses are commendable and the work of passionate individuals – let me express my appreciation to you. I do however have a few comments, ideas and suggestions that came to mind upon careful consideration. Gone are the days where horse shows were just a nice way to spend weekends. Involvement in this sport and industry, takes a huge investment of scarce resources, whether in time or capital. We are all under obligation to making this industry work and grow or we stand to lose everything we’ve collectively invested. It is important that any new initiative be based on proper market research. The correct and applicable research methodologies should be used to prevent the results being skewed and unreliable. Higher learning institutions, colleges and universities, and also individuals within the industry, are available to do such research. Only when we have done proper market research and in-depth analyses of our industry, will we be able to accurately define a strategy for the future of all show horse breeds. A lot of discussion and effort has been dedicated to increase the numbers of foals being born within the different breeding societies- an effort I hugely admire as I am in the breeding business myself. However, the question comes to mind: Is the problem of decreasing numbers not a simple supply and demand imbalance? By focusing our efforts on increasing

supply, are we not fueling the wrong side of this equation? Is this decrease in numbers not the result of a market that is adjusting itself to levels it can afford to support? This is a phenomenon we regularly see in all industries that is subjected to an open market economy, including the financial, property or other markets. Our industry is no different… Therefore, shouldn’t we focus our energy on increasing demand? When demand picks up, prices of horses will increase and the market will react by breeding more horses again. So how do we do that? Here are a few ideas to consider. Let’s start at the biggest showcase for the Saddlebred industry – the World’s Championship Horse Show. It should be our goal to fill that stadium to the brim over the weekend of that show. A well-known and prominent show horse discipline is currently in huge trouble due to some unfortunate training practices and lawmakers clamping down on various aspects of that particular performance breed. We should actively target the participants within that breed to come and spend time at our big horse shows. What can we do to get them to the World’s Championship Horse Show? Some breeds have incentives and classes for half breeds – those breeders primarily use Saddlebreds to enhance their breed to become a better show horse. Should we not target those breeders and/or participants to come spend time at our horse shows or get them to ride a purebred show horse? What can we do to get them to come to the World’s Championship Horse Show? Lastly, if each of us could persuade two of our friends from outside the industry to attend our local shows and or the World’s Championship horse show, it will be a standing room only events again… Then we will see demand increase, prices increase and numbers increase.

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By Ross Millin

JODIE ANN (SA) BHF Maid’s Rex

Rex Peavine Highland Maid

Rex Lee Lewis

Admiral King Linda Lee Lewis

The Decoration Lady Bourbon King

CONOWINGO Bouchester Mattie Bates

Margaret Weissinger Bourbon King

Mattie MCB

Ella Redman Rex Peavine

Jack Twigg Jack Robin Twigg

Highland Gay Gay Betsy Trotwood

BROWN ROSE

Gladys Twigg

Betsy Trotwood Grand McDonald

Choice Rose

Blade’s Choice

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odie Ann’s impact on the S.A. Saddlebred industry is enormous. Her blood flows in most of the S.A. Champions of today and yesterday and is even back in the USA through five stallions (S.A.) Tornaado, Zovoorbij Commander in Chief, War Image, Wild Temper and Dorian Warrior’s Song. Jodie Ann left a legacy of show and breeding horses in South Africa and some experts will even say that she was the greatest broodmare in the South African context. Bred by Dr. J.L. Gilchrist, Shelbyville, Missouri, she was born in 1944, being by Conowingo out of the mare Brown Rose. She goes back twice to the great Rex Peavine.

Rosa Lee Forest Legrand Whirlwind

Piet Louw imported her in 1950 with two foals beside her. The two foals that were at her side when imported was Gorgeous Giela ( x Pirate Gold) born in 1949 and the brilliant Stonewall Wingo ( by Wilmar’s Stonewall) born in 1948. She was again in foal when imported and produced, Courageous Gift, ( x Courageous Peavine) in South Africa. Her first S.A. conceived foal was Golden Eileen ( x Gwinn Island Chief) – this filly unfortunately died in a freak accident when she broke her neck while jumping off a truck.

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THE FOALS OF JODIE ANN CHRONOLOGICALLY YEAR 10/03/1948 ?/?/1949 10/03/1950 15/03/1951 02/11/1953 29/11/1954 10/02/1956 28/12/1956 30/11/1957 10/07/1961 10/06/1962 13/05/1963 13/11/1964 06/04/1965 20/10/1966 20/10/1967 14/11/1968

SIRE Wilmar’s Stonewall Pirate Gold Courageous Peavine Gwinn Island Chief Rex Ace Royal Conowingo Indiana Ace Indiana Ace Indiana Ace S.A. Masterpiece Midnight Silhouette Indiana Ace Indiana Ace Cameo’s Farewell Cameo’s Farewell Cameo’s Farewell Cameo’s Farewell

FOAL Stonewall Wingo (S) Gorgeous Giela (M) Courageous Gift (S) Golden Eileen (M) Edith Fable (M) Conowingo Supreme (S) Indiana’s Ann (M) Juliet Ace (M) (SA) BHF Ace’s Favourite (S) Jodine (M) (SA) BHF Lydia’s Anita (M) Jodie’s Crown Jewel (M) (SA) BHF Indiana’s Favourite (S) Cameo’s Alley Cat (M) Cameo’s Zhivargo (S) Cameo’s Highland Denmark (S) Cameo’s Cock Robin (S)

STONEWALL WINGO (S) ( X WILMAR’S STONEWALL) He sired Beau Masterpiece who in turn sired S.A. Masterpiece - when again bred to Jodie Ann he sired the S.A. Champion mare, Jodine, the dam of the S.A. Grand Champion Three Gaited legend, Imp’s Bernadine. Shalako, the great S.A.Three Gaited Grand Champion and successful sire also derives from this line through his dam, Lover’s Gay Belle. Shalako sired several S.A. Grand Champions namely, Kojak, Rosemar’s King, La Bamba, Mandate and Shal O’ Lee to name a few. Shalako is also the sire of O’ Kalash the sire of 2002, 2003 - 2005 S.A. Single Harness Grand Champion, Bubble’s Delight and 2003 S.A. Five Gaited Grand Champion, Mr World. O’Kalash was also No.1 on the SA Sire Rating. Shalako is also the sire of the Namibian sire King’s Highlander out of the mare Wild Rose. The S.A. Fine Harness Grand Champion, Smackwater–Jack is a foal of King’s Highlander out of the mare Renata’s Liebchen. Highland Joe is another SA. Fine Harness Grand Champion sired by King’s Highlander.

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S.A. Masterpiece Photo courtesy of Louise de Wet


Spring Fever, one of the greatest South African sires is also a descendant of Stonewall Wingo through his sire, the great Adios Amigo. His legacy includes horses like Spring Symbol, the sire of S.A. Champions Night Train Symbol and Symbol’s Call Me. The S.A. Amateur Three Gaited Champion, Bewithched and Bewildered also traces to Spring Symbol and ultimately Jodie Ann through Spring Fever. Make A Break, the 2006 Horse of the Year, also is a Spring Fever descendant through his sire, Take A Break.

Shalako and Dalene de Beer (Rowan) winning one of many S.A. Three-Gaited Grand Champion Titles Photo by R.Millin

The S.A. Fine Harness Grand Champion, Kronenbrau 1308 is also by Adios Amigo out of Denmark’s Lady Ballerina. The first South African horse to win the Five Gaited World’s Grand Champion Title (1997), Zoovoorbij Commander In Chief, also descends from this line through his sire El Nino. He is in fact a double Jodie Ann descendant. Martha Lee, El Nino’s dam, also stems from Jodie Ann through the broodmare, Juliet Ace. Hell-of-a Nite, the deceased No 1 sire with numerous SA Champions, and the sire of Single Harness Grand Champion, the gutsy mare, Nite Of Roses, traces back twice to Jodie Ann through his dam Mistress USA. This comes from both the Juliet Ace line (Cameo’s Impersonator) and Adios Amigo through Society’s Duchess. Blood does indeed tell! The stallion Courageous Gift was the next foal by Courageous Peavine. Golden Eileen was the first South African conceived foal by Gwinn Island Chief and unfortunately died young in a freak accident. The mare Edith Fable by Rex Ace followed in 1953.The stallion Conowingo Supreme by Royal Conowingo was born in 1954.

Kojak and Harold Poil winning the S.A. Five Gaited Grand Champion Title in 1985 Photo by R. Millin

Bubble’s Delight and Hendrilene Domburg (Hertzog) Photo by R.Millin

Her next three foals were all by the legendary Indiana Ace. The first one born in January 1956 was Indiana’s Ann who became the 1963 S.A. Three Gaited Grand Champion. She in turn produced S.A. Champion Non Lola and Indiana Ace II. Unfortunately Indiana’s Ann died young.

Spring Fever Photo courtesy of C.J. du Plessis

Adios Amigo Photo courtesy of Louise de Wet

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JULIET ACE (M) (X INDIANA ACE) The second foal by Indiana Ace was born December 1956 and was a great producer herself. Juliet Ace was a S.A. Champion Junior Three Gaited Mare. She is also the dam of S.A. Champions – Cameo’s Chester Dare, Cameo’s Lolita (the dam of S.A. Champion Symbol’s Call Me) as well as the granddam of El Nino – the sire of WGC Commander in Chief. Juliet Ace is also the dam of Cameo’s Impersonator. Matched with another Jodie Ann mare, Jodie’s Crown Jewels, he sired Imp’s Dominator, the sire of 2001 S.A. No. 1 on the Sire Rating, Dominator’s Radetsky. (Another double Jodie Ann) Dominator’s Radetsky’s dam, Miss Wendy Mae, is also a descendant from Jodie Ann through her dam Imp’s Enchantress (Cameo’s Impersonator x Enchanted Moments).

El Nino and the late Johan de Villiers Photo by R.Millin

Dominator’s Radetsky sired amongst others the S.A. Champions Solitaire and Radetsky Sun. Jodie Ann’s third foal by Indiana Ace was Ace’s Favorite, born in 1957. This very promising colt unfortunately died young in a freak accident. An interesting fact is that he appears on the dam side of Wild Temper. He is the grandsire of Feeling Free, the dam of Wild Temper.

Dominator’s Radetsky Photo courtesy of Louise de Wet

Radetsky Sun and Henno Heyns. Photo by R.Millin

JODINE (M) BY S.A. MASTERPIECE (DOUBLE JODIE ANN) In 1961 the brilliant filly Jodine was born. She was by S.A. Masterpiece. This S.A. Champion Mare is the dam of the S.A. Three Gaited Grand Champion legend, Imp’s Bernadine. Jodine is also the dam of another S.A. Champion, Cameo’s Undine who in turn is the dam of yet another S.A. Champion, Undine’s Universe. (The dam of Warrior’s Song by Wild Temper). Jodine is also the dam of Majestic Janine who is the dam of the great sire Trojan, who is the sire of S.A. Five Gaited Grand Champions Wild Temper and Warlord. Warlord is the sire

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Jodine Photo courtesy of Louise de Wet


Imp’s Bernadine and the late Mike Arnold winning one of her many S.A. Three Grand Championship Titles Photo by Jan Genade

of War Image, Five Gaited Stallion World Champion and Reserve Five Gaited World Grand Champion. Warlord is also the sire of Warlord’s Touché (out of the mare Miss Cassidy) the sire of S.A. Champions, Let’s Celebrate, Zucherro, My Testimony and Black is Beautiful. The legendary S.A. Five Gaited Grand Champion, the sensational Braveheart Warrior also descends from Warlord though his sire The Warrior. Wild Temper sired numerous WC’s for Lynn Via’s Fox Grape Farms, namely Fox Grape’s Dauntless, Rare Temper and the sensational 2013 Junior Five Gaited World Champion, Fox Grape’s Tiger Lilly. His son, Warrior Song, unfortunately died too soon, but left some very nice horses for Singing Hill Stables in the United States. Jodie Ann’s 1962 foal was Lydia’s Anita. This filly was by Midnight Silhouette.

Warlord and the late Pieter van der Meulen winning the S.A. Five Gaited Grand Championship. Photo by Bennie van Lingen

Warrior Song and Mr Bill Blacklaw at the Kentucky State Fair in 2005 Photo by R.Millin

Wild Temper and the late Tommy van Staden winning the S.A. Grand Champion Five Gaited Title Photo by Neil Scholtz

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Black is Beautiful and Koekie de Villiers Photo by R. Millin

The sensational Fox Grape’s Tiger Lilly and Steve Wheeler Photo by R. Millin

JODIE’S CROWN JEWEL (M) BY INDIANA ACE Jodie’s Crown Jewel by Indiana Ace, born in 1963, is believed to be one of the best South African mares ever bred. She is the dam of Imp’s Dominator who is the sire of 2001 S.A. Nr 1 sire, Dominator’s Radetsky. She is also the dam of the S.A. Amateur Five Gaited Champion, Peavine’s Emerald (by Cameo’s Beau Peavine).

A young Braveheart Warrior and Junior Hugo Photo by R. Millin

By Cameo’s Farewell she produced another great broodmare Cameo’s Rare Jewel - who is the dam of S.A. Five Gaited Champion Stallion, Sparkling O’ Lee, who is the sire of S.A. Champion, Sparkle’s Spirit, the sire of 2000 S.A. Five Gaited Grand Champion - War Hawk (He also traces twice to Jodie Ann from his dam Substitute). Sparkling O’ Lee is also the sire of Sun Queen, the dam of 2001 Three Gaited Child’s Riding Horse - Barcelona - and the dam of 2001 S.A. Champion Two Year Old Fine Harness Horse, Tornado’s Perfect Timing. Perfect Timing is also the sire of S.A. Champion Timing’s Black Magic and the first winner of the Africa Saddle Horse Futurity Weanling Champion, Perfect Style & Grace. Cameo’s Rare Jewel is also the dam of S.A. Champion Ladies Fine Harness Horse, Please To Meet You and Sarah Lee, the S.A. Champion Fine Harness Mare and in turn the dam of S.A. Grand Champion Fine Harness horse - (S.A.) Tornaado (x Yokozuna). Tornaado’s South African legacy is 2 S.A. Champions, namely Tornado’s Perfect Timing (double Jodie Ann blood) and the mare Cover Girl.

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Peavine’s Emerald and Dina Botha showing extreme collection, balance and animation. Photo by R.Millin


Warhawk and Eliska Jordaan winning the S.A. Grand Champion Five Gaited Title Photo by Neil Scholtz

Sparkle’s Spirit and the late Johan de Villiers Photo by R. Millin

Tornaado has several World Champions in the USA to his credit, namely CH A Travelin’ Man, CH Dancing Up A Storm, Mighty Thor and Kalarama’s Twister to name a few. He is also the first and only SA bred stallion to have a mare inducted to the Broodmare Hall Of Fame. She is Tornaado’s Tidal Wave (BHF), the dam of WC Sir Clarence Ronald, WC Vienna Waltz, WC Night Tide, WC Rose Arbor Heart Breaker and RWC Rose Arbor Valentino. Something Rare Again, the 1998 S.A Grand Champion Fine Harness Horse is also a foal out of Cameo’s Rare Jewel by the stallion Flaming Fire. Jodie Ann’s 13th foal, born in 1964, was another Indiana Ace foal, the colt Indiana’s Favorite. Jodie Ann’s last four foals were all by the great Cameo’s Farewell. 1965 was Cameo’s Alley Cat. She was the dam of S.A. Champion Masterpiece’s Twilight.

(S.A) Tornaado at KALARAMA shortly after he was imported from SA. photo by R. Millin

Then followed in 1966, Cameo’s Zhivargo, in 1967 Cameo’s Highland Denmark and finally in 1968 Cameo’s Cock Robin. See the graphic flow charts for a more in depth look at the role of Jodie Ann and her offspring through the years. It only depicts S.A. Champions and Grand Champions and World Champions. (I apologise if inadvertently a horse has been left out – if nothing else this document is proof of the vast influence of Jodie Ann in our Champions of yesterday, today, and the future!) When South Africa inducted our first Broodmare Hall Of Fame it came as no surprise that Jodie Ann was a BHF and also 3 of her daughters became (SA) BHF, namely Juliet Ace, Jodie’s Crown Jewel and Jodine. The great Jodie Ann died in 1968 - at 24 years of age - having produced 17 offspring and leaving a legacy of breeding and show horses all over the globe. We were surely blessed and privileged that Piet Louw imported her and for the breeders that trusted her offspring in the past and will do so in the future.

Tornaado’s Per fect Timing and Jaques Wiggins Photo by Jan Genade

Bibliography: 1974 – S.A. Saddle Horses by Lee Z. Kaplan www.horsestudbook.com For more photographs and information visit www.newlineza.com

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The influence of the mare, JODIE ANN, on the American Saddlebred in South Africa. Conowingo x Brown Rose ( x Jack Robin Twigg) Bred in 1944 by Dr. J.L. Gilchrist, Shelbyville, Missouri - imported in 1950 by Piet Louw, died in 1968 at the age of 24 after producing 17 offspring. x Cameo’s Farewell

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Ace’s Favourite (died young)

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Courageous Gift

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Conowingo Supreme

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Rose Arbor Heartbreaker

x Gwinn Island Chief

Lydia’s Ann

x Undulata’s Nutcracker

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x Harlem Globetrotter

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x Young Lover

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Lover’s Gay Belle x Rosemar Highlander

*Shalako *Rosemar’s King

* Kojak

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J U LY 2 2 - 2 6 , 2 0 1 4 By Lori Nelson

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he excitement is brewing for an international Riders receive individual scores that are then used to showcase of Saddle Seat riders in July of this year. determine a total team score. Countries are awarded gold, N G T H E B L U E R IThree D G Eteams C L representing A S S I C Hthe OR SE SH W countries of O Canada, silver and bronze medals in an Olympic-like ceremony at the N E A R ASouth S H EAfrica V I Land L EUnited , N C States will embark on the end of the event, and non-medaling countries are provided DURING THE BLUE RIDGE CLASSIC HORSE SHOW grounds of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, participation medals. N E Seat A RWorld A SCup HEVILLE, NC near Asheville, NC for the 2014 Saddle re information event, abouthosted donation opportunities, volunteering, by United States Equestrian Federation and (USEF) Gold medal winning sections also receive the coveted ng horses for the visitbywww.usasaddleseatworldcup.org. andevent, governed the International Saddle Seat Equitation trophies consisting of the World Cup Trophy (three-gaited), Association (ISSEA). designed and sponsored by the Republic of South Africa, For more information about donation opportunities, volunteering, and and the Five-Gaited World Cup, designed and sponsored by providing horses event, visit www.usasaddleseatworldcup.org. The competition begins July 22 atfor 2:30 the p.m. after the morning Saddle & Bridle magazine in the United States session of the Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show. Opening Ceremonies will then take place at 5:00 p.m. that evening The founders of the Saddle Seat World Cup Competition followed by competition daily at 2:30 p.m. and closing envisioned this great event would foster additional opportunities ceremonies on Friday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m. for team-based competition in Saddle Seat Equitation, but would also elevate the visibility of our sport nationally and The World Cup Competition internationally and provide promotion of the industry trainers, The Saddle Seat World Cup is a bi-annual competition which instructors, breeders, judges and equine-related vendors, to a originated in the early 1980s with an informal exchange of global market. They also thought it was a great opportunity saddle seat athletes in the United States and South Africa. to bring riders with similar interests across different countries Originally a Three-Gaited saddle seat equitation showcase, it together. The lasting relationships that have been forged to has expanded to include a Five-Gaited component, as well. date has been a testament to this goal. Although the competition started with just two countries, it has grown and seen participation from as many as seven One of the founding members of the Saddle Seat World Cup countries. While the competitions continue to move back and Competition, Anne Judd, had this to say about this great event, forth between United States and South Africa as destinations, “From the beginning of Saddle Seat World Cup, besides other countries such as Canada are making strides to host this getting it going successfully, I worried about how it would prestigious event in future years. continue! As it became a success internationally I continued to worry about what would happen to it when the original The World Cup event features amateur athletes 14 years of volunteers who gave their hearts and lots of hard work to age and older who compete on unfamiliar horses that are get it off the ground grew weary! I could not be more proud supplied by the host competition. These riders only have a of the current status of the competition! New innovations limited window of time to practice on these horses before and structural changes have shown that those involved have competing in an arena. The competition consists of four growth of this competition as a high priority! I sit in a great segments, to be completed in two phases held on different place watching our dream grow, knowing that the World Cup days: rail work where the athletes compete as a group, and concept has grown into a reality worldwide and is ensured then in individual workouts. a future!�

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Horses in the competition As stated earlier, the host competition must supply the horses for competition; however, this would not be possible without the generous donation of horses from the industry. Hosting countries rely on the riders and horse owners and trainers to provide horses of any breed that participates in the Saddle Seat discipline. When the event is held in US, competition horses are stabled in World Cup stabling and are cared for throughout the week by volunteers who graciously give their time to the competition. In South Africa, the horses remain with the stables who donate the horses and the grooms take the extra time to care for the World Cup horses so they are in top shape for the competition. At the 2014 Saddle Seat World Cup, donated horses will be featured in a program that will be available to the general public. This feature will also provide information about any horses that may be for sale. This competition is a fabulous way to demonstrate the positive qualities of a horse that can adjust to multiple riders who have had very little time to get to know the horse. Previously donated horses have been sold as a result of their involvement in the World Cup Competition. Volunteers The Saddle Seat World Cup Competition could not exist without the dedication of the volunteers. All those involved in different aspects of this event have made it what it has been and what it will become; whether by the ISSEA members who make up the rules for competition, the different Countries’ committees and organizations who ready the teams for the event and most importantly the tireless efforts of the grooms, stable managers, officials and all volunteers who make the event a success. For 2014, there will be nearly 40 horses under the care of volunteers and staff responsible for grooming, saddling for competition, stall cleaning other general care. There will be countless other volunteers in different positions, all with the purpose of putting on a quality event. This Event’s impact on this industry and the area where its hosted. This event has had a huge impact on this industry that we probably don’t focus on enough. As indicated before, horses have been sold as a result of the Saddle Seat World Cup; whether because of their use during World Cup or even horses that have been at the show where the World Cup is being hosted. Other sales have occurred as a result of conversations while at the World Cup; between two trainers discussing horses they have back home. The possibilities are endless. Countless riders are now going global with their Saddle Seat riding, taking occasional lessons outside of their own countries to get different perspective or even some countries have come into the international event early and spent time at different barns to get a feel for riding in a different setting. This does have an impact on training and coaching programs in a very positive way. Many even have gone on from their amateur career to becoming professionals after their experience in World Cup.

Having ridden in settings where you get on and ride unfamiliar horses with little knowledge of what to expect is an aspect that is helpful to these riders in future endeavors. Other vendors in this industry have benefitted from the exchange of countries for this competition; whether it be the photographers and videographers capturing the event and sharing it on the internet or providing copies for people to take home, or the tack suppliers who provide supplies for the care of the horses or an extra set of number magnets when ones are lost. The teams and their supporters often come early or stay later than the competition itself, taking on the local attractions. Most countries bring a great number of supporters for the team. This provides for increased revenue in these locations and more than a week or more stay at local hotels, using the transportation, and dining on countless meals. When the countries were in Parys, South Africa in 2012, supporters and the teams enjoyed shopping at the local boutiques and activities outside of the competition schedule. The town of Asheville, NC will provide a plethora of choices for dining and activities as well. What previous riders had to say about their experience… When asked, “What did being a part of World Cup mean to you,” 2012 US Team Co-Captain and 2010 member, Nick Maupin stated, “To have the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for the saddle seat discipline and the United States of America is such an honor. I have developed leadership and adaptability skills which have been crucial for my success in school and work.” Similarly, Sarah Russell, team member from 2004 and 2006 US Teams stated, “I am honored to have been a part of such a prestigious competition. I think World Cup really showcases the true talent of our young riders. I consider being a World Cup team member one of my greatest accomplishments in my riding career.” Rachelle Reichert remarked, “Competing at the Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup in 2008 and 2010 was an amazing experience that presented the ultimate challenge to me of riding the best equitation I could on horses I did not know. The experience has still made me challenge myself to ride my best on whatever horse I am on, whether competing or not. That is why I’m back!” Malika Keglowitsch remembers competing in South Africa and said, “Competing in Parys South Africa was an incredible opportunity and it strengthened my desire to become a better equitation rider. I really loved the opening and closing ceremonies and I was very proud to represent Canada on an International stage.” Willie De Jager added” Past World Cups have taught me that teamwork is key, with that in your side success is unlimited, also being able to represent your country at the highest level possible is an honor beyond compare. But the best part of World Cup is making friends from around the world.”

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Team South Africa

Christien Strydom (Three-Gaited Captain)

Calize Bosman (Five-Gaited Captain)

Parent/Guardian Names: Christo & Dalien Strydom

Parent/Guardian Names: Lea and André Bosman

Grade in School, or year in college, or year graduated (if applicable): 4th Year Honors Student

Grade in School, or year in college, or year graduated (if applicable): 1st year

School (High School and/or College): University of the Free State

School (High School and/or College): Stellenbosch University

Degree: BCommerce Marketing degree and I am doing my honors in Business Management

Degree: Chemical Engineering

School Activities: None other than just attending classes at University Interests outside of horses: Not very much seeing as my life revolves around my horses, but definitely spending time with my family and loved ones. I also enjoy being in nature and reading a good book. Years Riding: 16 Years Current horse(s): Rock-a-Billy & Night Star, both three-gaited. Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: All the horses I have had the privilege of showing over the showing over the years have had unique feature so it’s very hard to choose, but it would probably have to be Okalash’s Banjo my childhood five-gaited horse. Simply because I have never had one day of doubt that he wouldn’t give me his very best at preforming and giving me the most adrenaline filled rides of my life. Greatest accomplishment: There are multiple moments, winning the Champion of Champions Five-Gaited division two years in a row and also the Three-Gaited division in 2011. Also, having been a part of the Junior and Senior Protea teams, six times now and when we won both the three-gaited and five-gaited World Cup Medals in 2008. Lastly, having won my first Three-Gaited Grand Championship at Parys Christmas Festival in 2013. Greatest influence: My Mother’s endless love and passion for horses, as well as her never ending support and motivation. Also, Madre Brand who has taught me from the start what is like to not just be capable of riding a horse to the best of its ability, but doing it with passion and enjoying it.

Interests outside of horses: Music, other sports like tennis and hockey, traveling Years Riding: 16 Current horse(s): Bobby McGee, Sultan’s Uhuru, King Edward Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: Tandisa, because I knew I could always trust her and she never let me down. She showed me that trust between you and your horse is the key to success. Also Painted Master... He got more energetic with his years and still thought he could take on any young horse at his old age. He was a fantastic horse and brought me and A LOT of other riders great pleasure! He is now happily retired and enjoying the green pastures. Greatest accomplishment: I think my greatest accomplishment was in 2013, when I rode my way into the Senior Protea team on my performance horse, who has never rode a test before! Also, being elected captain of this year’s World Cup Five-Gaited team. Greatest influence: Jacques Wiggins, my trainer, he has been a great leader and partner throughout the years and also my parents and brother, Handre Bosman. And last, but not least...God’s helping hand has held me and helped me beyond compare. Favorite Quote: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius

Nicole Bester

Favorite Quote: “In order to achieve greatness one must work hard to be the best and then work even harder to stay the best, whilst your feet are flat on the ground with humbleness”

Parent/Guardian Names: Celia and Wim Bester

Ingemar Snyman

School (High School and/or College): Afrikaans Girls High Pretoria

Parent/Guardian Names: Yvette and Tinus Snyman

Grade in School, or year in college, or year graduated (if applicable): Grade 9

Grade in School, or year in college, or year graduated (if applicable): Grade 10

School Activities: I participate in athletics (high jump) and hockey, doing public speaking and I love doing art.

School (High School and/or College): I am a student at Paarl Boishaai.

Interests outside of horses: I love watching movies and hanging out with friends.

School activities: I take part in rugby, athletics and golf. School Activities other than horse riding: I enjoy playing rugby, hunting, surfing and spending as much time possible with my father on the farm. I love spending time with any animals.

Years Riding: I have been horse riding since I was very young, in fact my dad put me on a horse’s back before I could even walk! My first horse show took place in Parys at the age of six.

Years Riding: I have been competing in shows for 10 years, but have been riding horses all my life. Current Horse(s): My three-gaited horse is Perriwinkles. My five-gaited horses are Starmaker and Pinacle point. Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: Parader’s Baby was my all-time favorite horse to show, she taught me how to be a horseman and made me the rider that I am today. As for all my other horses, each and every one of them have their own special qualities that makes them special to me. Greatest accomplishment: Winning Bloemfontein for the first time and being selected for both the three-gaited and five-gaited Senior Protea World Cup teams.

Current horse(s): Wilmar’s Eye Believe, Wilmar’s Space Spider, Show Me Storm’s Angel, The Great Pretender Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: All my horses are special in their own way. Lady Grace was my first Saddle horse. She has taught me the most of any horse I have ever ridden. Storm’s Angel is my five-gaited performance horse. She has a very energetic personality and has the biggest heart of any horse I have ever shown. Eye Believe is the prettiest and most elegant horse I have ever seen! She was bred by my father and that makes her very special. Since we became a team, we were undefeated at the National Championships. The Great Pretender is my five- gaited equitation horse. He is the most reliable horse and he will never let me down. Greatest accomplishment: Winning the World’s Championship Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited, Rider 13 years and under in Louisville, Kentucky in 2013

Greatest influence: The person that has had the greatest influence on my horse riding is my trainer Junior Hugo. He has been a great inspiration to me.

Greatest influence: Martin Pienaar. He believes in me and taught me how to believe in myself. He taught me to focus on my goals. He has also taught me so many life lessons and I am honored to have met someone like him. He is my role model.

My favorite quote is:“20 seconds of Craziness”

Favorite Quote: “Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.” - Gail Devers

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Team South Africa Willie De Jager

Danielle Dercksen

Parent/Guardian Names: Tina and Willie De Jager

Parent/Guardian Names: My number 1 supporters – Elsje and Francois Dercksen

Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): 2nd Year B.Tech Marketing Student - Central University Of Technology Bloemfontein Degree: BSc Agric Plant Pathology and Horticulture School Activities: I do not participate in any activities at my tertiary institute my horse riding occupies most of my free time.

Grade in School, or year in college, or year graduated (if applicable): Grade 11 and I’m 16 years old. School (High School and/or College): I attend Bloemhof Girl’s High School in Stellenbosch. School Activities: I play netball and tennis. I also am the sport editor of my school newspaper.

Interests outside of horses: I have no other interests, horses are my only interest but I do enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Interests outside of horses: Sport activities especially Netball. Socializing with my friends, dancing and going to concerts and shows. I also enjoy decorating cakes for my friends’ birthdays.

Years Riding: I have been showing competitively for seventeen years now but have been riding since the age of three.

Years Riding: I started riding when I was 5 years old on ponies and only started riding Saddlebreds at the age of 12.

Current horse(s): I currently have Explosive, Stormy Sky, Dream Catcher, Hot To Trot, Global Applause, Mighty Nite, Olympic Nite, Mr. Excellence and Chaka Kahn and my stunning equitation mounts Fight Night and African Princess.

Current horse(s): Tango in the Wind, Gallway Monro, Wild Tower, Ocean Stream.

Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: I have been privileged to own many great horses and each of them taught me a lot. My first show horse Jim Beam to whom I sadly had to say good bye last November was very special to me, past equitation mounts Sheena’s Lover and Great Style each hold special memories, also Sir Roy a past three-gaited stake horse was a favorite of mine, and of course Explosive my latest three-gaited horse just gives me chills every time I look at him. Greatest accomplishment: No single accomplishment shines out, highlights include winning the Three-Gaited Champion Of Champions in 2008 and 2009, taking home the three-gaited and five-gaited 18 and under titles in 2009, Riding Sir Roy and winning the Three-Gaited Grand Juvenile Stake and later that year winning my first three-gaited Grand Championship at Parys 2009 and also being part of the double gold medal World Cup team of 2008 and the 5-Gaited gold medal team of 2010. Lastly showing Explosive for the first time at Petrusburg show last year and winning the three gaited Stake.

Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: It would be Tango in the Wind. He is quite a difficult horse to ride, but when everything goes smooth there are few other horses which can give one such a thrill. Greatest accomplishment: Champion Child’s Riding Horse 18 years at our National Championships in Bloemfontein last year, 2013. I rode Tango in the Wind at night and he had the attitude to winning the class. Greatest influence: My greatest influence would most probably be my dad, Francois, who introduced me to horses at a very young age. He made horse riding part of my daily life and gave me the opportunities to compete and enjoying showing as a hobby. He has taught me to work hard and to never give up despite what other people say or think. The most important thing that I have learned from him is that nothing is ever impossible. Favorite Quote: “If you throw me to the wolves, I will return leading the pack.”

Greatest influence: My Parents have been my greatest influence, they have always stood behind me and supported me in everything I have ever done in my life, and they have taught me nothing in worthwhile in life comes without hard work and dedication. Favorite Quote:You Have The Power To Change Everything That’s To Come, Why Not Be Great?

Steven Ferreira Parent/Guardian Names: Colleen and Tommy Ferreira Grade in School, or year in college, or year graduated (if applicable): Grade 9 School (High School and/or College): Woodridge College School Activities: I do athletics, 100m, 400m and long jump. I am also on the Under 16A rugby team. Interests outside of horses: Rugby and hunting.

Martin Pienaar 3-Gaited Coach

Koekie de Villiers 5-Gaited Coach

Years Riding: I started riding when I was about 8 and did my first show at age 9. I used to enjoy riding with my dad when I was younger and always asked him to ‘go faster’. Current horse(s): I have a three- gaited American Saddler, Radetsky’s Lucky One, and I also have a three-gaited and a five-gaited Cape Boerperd, Colchester’s Statesman and Indiana Pampoen. Favorite horse(s): Lucky One, he is highly intelligent and stimulates my thought process every step of the way. Greatest accomplishment: Multi SA titles in the Boerperd industry 2008-2013, and Senior Protea Saddle Seat World Cup team 2014. Greatest influence: My parents for giving me the opportunity and the exposure to horse riding, and Enid Norton for inspiring me to be all I can be and more. Favorite Quote:“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

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Team USA Kristen Smith (Three-Gaited Captain) From: Crestwood, KY Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Junior in college School (High School and/or College): University of Louisville Degree: Equine Business School Activities: University of Louisville Saddle Seat Team, University of Louisville Riding and Racing Club. Interests outside of horses: I love spending my spare time with family and friends.

Nancy Becker Coach

Gary Garone Coach

Years Riding: 14 Current horse(s): Sing my Song Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: He’s the Real Deal and Sing My Song; both of these horses taught me so much about riding and have truly shaped the rider I am today.They both were a challenge for me and continued to push me as a rider every single time I rode. Even though they each had their challenges, there were absolute blasts to show and never once let me down. Greatest accomplishment: Winning the World’s Championship Horse Show in Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure and being a member of the 2014 Saddle Seat World Cup Team! Greatest influence: My greatest influence is my sister who has always been such a great supporter of me in all of my dreams and aspirations. She has shown me perseverance and dedication. I have always strived to follow her footsteps because she is a great role model for me. I am so thankful for all that she has done over the years, the horse shows she has come to, and everything else in between. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. Favorite Quote: Somewhere behind the athlete you have become, the coaches who pushed you, the people who believed in you, the long hours of schooling, the dirt beneath your nails, the falls you’ve take, the ribbons you didn’t win, the tears you have cried and the horses you’ve given your heart to, is the little girl who fell in love with a horse and never looked back. Author Unknown

McGee Bosworth (Five-Gaited Captain) From: Greenville, SC Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Junior in High School School (High School and/or College): Christ Church Episcopal School School Activities: I’m a member of the French Club, Outdoors Club,Yoga Club and the Photography Club. I’m also an after school tutor for the children in 5-K and 1st-4th grade at my school. Interests outside of horses: I love to work out, especially boxing. I also take a huge interest in photography, like taking portraits of the kids at my barn. Years Riding: 12

Macey Miles From: Rockport, IN Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Freshman in High School School (High School and/or College): Owensboro Catholic High School Activities: Volleyball, School clubs Interests outside of horses: Reading, painting, riding my quarter horses, volleyball Years Riding: 12 Current horse(s): CH-EQ Coco Mojo Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: Final Act, Finn was a real challenge and it gave me an amazing opportunity to really learn and watch from my dad (my trainer). It became our project to train us both to the best of his abilities and how worthwhile it became. Finishing the 2012 season undefeated World’s Champion of Champions and National Champions. It has been a privilege to show each and every horse that I have shown. Greatest accomplishment: In 2008 I won the World’s Championship qualifier and Championship. It was a thrill to carry the roses for the first time. I was 8 years old. In 2010 I won my age group and championship at KSF and finished that season winning the UPHA 10/u walk and trot national final as a ten year old. In 2012 I was fortunate to have finished the season winning the World’s Championship qualifier and championship, finishing the year as the UPHA 13/under national champion. In 2013 carrying the roses for the second year in a row at the KSF yet to date my most thrill accomplishment was finishing out that I was selected to try out for the World Cup trial and the experience at Williams Woods with all those amazing riders. It was an honor to be selected to compete as a team member. Greatest influence: Lillian Shively. Our relationship goes far beyond instructor/student. She is family. I have been so lucky to have her in my life since birth. Her drive and dedication to never quit is something I strive towards every day in horses and in life. Favorite Quote:“One thing is for certain: there will be one thing that will dominate your life. I strongly suggest it be something you can be proud of!” Lou Holtz

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Current horse(s): WC CH I’m Something Wicked (Wicked) WCC CH Let’s Talk (Big T or Chuffy) WCC CH Sunken Treasure (Jack) WC Moonlight Memories (Evie) Undulata’s Crystal Illusionist (Eli) Keye’s Dances with Wolves (Jack- my first horse) Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: That is such a hard question. I have had the privilege to show and own some amazing horses. I honestly don’t think I can decide between my three show horses right now, Sunken Treasure, Let’s Talk and I’m Something Wicked.They are all exciting and unique in their own way. Wicked is the horse that is just so happy to do his job and he makes me happy every time I sit on his back.T is the powerhouse. I have never ridden a horse with so much power and energy that you can just feel it pulsing through him; and Jack is my baby. He’s my shoulder that I always lean on. He is always there for me.The one horse I am so excited to get to show next season is my new Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited horse, Moonlight Memories. She is such a blast to ride at home, so I can’t even imagine what she will be like at a show. Evie is very cocky and she feels like that when you ride her. She pretty much thinks she’s a princess. Greatest accomplishment: I think that my greatest accomplishment would be my last show at the Royal with my park horse, Let’s Talk. I was in a two-horse workout and I won unanimously. This class meant more to me than just a blue ribbon. It has been such a long winding road with that horse and me. It meant so much to just go in that class and have the ride of our lives. It was amazing. I am so proud of that ride. I also am so hugely proud of making the World Cup team! I had so much fun with the Young Rider’s team, so I knew I wanted to do the World Cup team! Greatest influence: I have two people who are probably my greatest influences: Mary Orr, my trainer, and Vickie Byrd. Mary has been one of the most influential people in my life. Not only has she taught me so much about how to ride a horse, but she has also taught me so much about how to be a better person. She’s taught me to step out of my comfort zone and take on challenges I have never thought possible. She’s also taught me to believe in myself. She’s put so much faith in me and put herself so far out on the line for me that I can’t even begin to thank her enough.Vickie Byrd is one of the amateur exhibitors at my barn, she’s probably better known as the woman who rides Iconium. She is someone I aspire to be like more than anything. I have never met someone as amazing inside and out as she is. She has such a contagiously cheery attitude about everything; and I hope that when I’m her age I’m able to get on such a powerful horse like Iconium and have fun. She’s so amazing because nothing about the ribbon is important to her, she shows for the love of the sport and the horse. I think that she has the best attitude about everything. Favorite Quote: Mary and I are huge lovers of quotes and these are probably my two favorite: “All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you something good will happen” -We Bought a Zoo “Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill


Team USA Brooke Boyer

Sydney Shaw

From: Johnston, IA

From: Scottsdale Arizona

Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Senior in High School

Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Junior

School (High School and/or College): Johnston High School

School (High School and/or College): Horizon High School School Activities:Volleyball, Society of Women Scholars, 65 Roses

School Activities: I don’t do any school activities, all my efforts are focused on my studies and horses. Interests outside of horses: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Years Riding: 9 Current horse(s): He’s Heaven Sent (Tony) Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: He’s Heaven Sent- He is my favorite to show because he has taught me to be a better rider.The Crowd Favorite- He was one of my favorites because he was my first horse that got me into and out of the show ring.WC Sterling Price- He is one of my favorites because he is so much fun to ride. Greatest accomplishment: Getting the Gold Medal as part of the 2012 Saddleseat Three-Gaited World Cup Team. Greatest influence: My mom has been the greatest influence in my riding career. Favorite Quote:“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Interests outside of horses: Volleyball, camping, hiking, snowboarding, running, shopping Years Riding: 11 Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: Florenza - she was so much fun to ride and always a challenge. Magellan - he was fun and playful, loved to rack and made me think Mango Tango - she is another horse who loves to rack, we won a lot of blue ribbons and we both worked really hard and had fun Worthy’s Top Gun - my first horse, he loved to go fast and he taught me a lot about patience. We had a lot of fun together whether it is showing, trail riding or just goofing around. Greatest accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment was just being selected to try out for the US World Cup Team and now to be on the World Cup Team is completely surreal and such an honor. Greatest influence: Of course my greatest influences are all my trainers over the years (Erin Rae Smith, Barry & Teri Yount, Dave Hysaw & Pauline & Jannie Steenkamp) -- I wouldn’t be part of this World Cup Team without them. And, I can’t leave out Kerri Walsh (Olympic volleyball player)! Favorite Quote:“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” - Colin Powell

Aleia Brown From: Dayton OH Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Sophomore School (High School and/or College): Centerville High School

Quinn Mercier From: Auburn, NH Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Freshman

School Activities: Centerville tennis team, Spanish tutor.

School (High School and/or College): University of New Hampshire

Interests outside of horses: I enjoy playing tennis and skiing. I also spending time with my friends and reading a good book.

School Activities: PALS

Years Riding: 11

Interests outside of horses: Running, Fishing, and Sailing

Current horse(s): Maderia’s Fame (Thomas)

Years Riding: 15

Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: My current horse Maderia’s Fame (Thomas) because he gives 100% of himself every time we hit the ring together!

Current horse(s): MEM Casa-Blanca

Greatest accomplishment: Making the 2014 Saddle Seat World Cup team! Greatest influence: My trainer Erin Boggs Richey has motivated me and inspired me to be the best I can be. Favorite Quote: Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. -David Frost

Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: My equitation horse, MEM Casa-Blanca, not only did he help me achieve my dreams but he taught me so much that has made me the rider I am today. Greatest accomplishment: 2012 Morgan Senior Saddle Seat Equitation World Champion Greatest influence: My trainers, Kristen & David Cater Favorite Quote: Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can reach excellence.

William Nalty From: Metairie, LA Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Freshman School (High School and/or College): Metairie Park Country Day School School Activities: Varsity Football, Soccer,Track Interests outside of horses: Sports, Family and Friends Years Riding: 11

Current horse(s): Believe it or Nut Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: CH Vuarnet because we started together when I was 8 and achieved a few RWC and RWCC and WC; and CH Mooncharmer- because he was very challenging and helped me to become the five-gaited rider that I am, and achieved a RWC with him. Greatest accomplishment: Making the USEF 2014 Team, earning 2 gold medals with the Young Riders team versus the young riders and senior teams, achieving WC with CH Vuarnet and RWC with Mooncharmer. Greatest influence: Barbe Smith and James Nichols Favorite Quote: Refuse to Lose

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Team USA Maisie Benfield

Nadine Van Zomeren

From: Louisville, KY

From: Leighton

Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): 8th grade

Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Freshman in College

School (High School and/or College): Kentucky Country Day School

School (High School and/or College): Bethany Lutheran College

Interests outside of horses: Travel, basketball, and spending time with family and friends.

School Activities: Track and field, choir, string ensemble, and hopefully I’ll find more activities to be involved in very.

Years Riding: 11 Current horse(s): Plumyumi, Highpoint’s Syncopated Rhythm, and Size Me Up Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: Highpoint’s Syncopated Rhythm (Nikki) - For giving me the confidence to become the rider I am today. Turquoise (Turkey) - For showing me how much fun showing in the five-gaited division can be. Greatest accomplishment: Being selected to be a member of the 2014 World Cup team. Greatest influence: Cindy Zubrod, Jacqueline Beck and Kristen Smith. Favorite Quote: “Somewhere between the rider you’ve become, the hours of practice you’ve put in and the trainers that have pushed you is the little girl who fell in love with horses and never looked back. Ride for her.”

Interests outside of horses: Playing the harp and piano, singing, running, hanging out with friends and family. Years Riding: I’ve been riding all of my life. Current horse(s): Anything and everything at my parents’ farm. Favorite horse(s) You’ve Shown and Why: CH-EQ Heirronic, because we both shared the same love for the show ring. We also had a great connection and we worked so well together as a team. Greatest accomplishment: Winning the pleasure equitation triple crown, winning the reserve title in the USEF medal, and of course making the 2014 USA World Cup Team. Greatest influence: My parents, they taught me everything I know in life and in the horse business. I am so grateful to them. Favorite Quote:“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” --Philipians 4:13

Eleanor Rainbolt-Forbes From: Oklahoma City Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Freshman in High School School (High School and/or College): Heritage Hall School School Activities: Varsity Field Hockey, Soccer, Pep Club, French Club , Teen Board Member Youth Services of Oklahoma County, Teen Board Pepper’s Ranch, USEF High School Equestrian Athlete Program, UPHA Ribbons of Service Program Interests outside of horses: Travel, snow skiing, the beach and being with my friends.

Emily Gutenkunst From: Pewaukee,WI Grade in School, OR year in college, OR year graduated (if applicable): Freshman in College School (High School and/or College): University of Dayton School Activities: I am on the Campus Activity Board, that board creates and plans activities on campus that are unrelated to school; fun things! We love putting on things such as art shows and concerts and will be installing an ice skating rink in the middle of campus this winter!

Years Riding: 9

Interests outside of horses: Downhill skiing, sailing, and photography

Current horse(s): Sprinkles, Ashlynn’s Voodoo Charm, Brookhill’s Knockout, Chanti’s Prayer, Nuttin’ But Style; Morgans – Mantic’s Top Gun, Ultra’s My Guy GCH

Years Riding: 7

Favorite horse(s) you’ve shown and why: Sprinkles is my favorite horse that I have shown. She was my very first five-gaited horse to show and she has been that “once in a lifetime” horse for me that you develop the special kind of relationship with that you are a complete team. I know what she is thinking and doing and she knows what I am thinking and doing. We work together. She is so much fun to ride and even more fun to show! I love her so much and have been so blessed to get to be her partner.

Current horse(s): CH Callaway’s Where There’s A Will

Greatest accomplishment:There are many things on which I have worked hard so there are many of things of which I am proud, but being selected for this World Cup Team has definitely made the top of the list!

Greatest accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment was being named to the USEF Young Riders Team and now of course the World Cup Team.

Greatest influence: Lillian Shively both for lessons about riding and life Favorite Quote: “One thing is for certain: there will be one thing that will dominate your life. I strongly suggest it be something you can be proud of!” Lou Holtz

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Favorite horse(s) You’ve Shown and Why: CH Callaway’s Where There’s A Will a/k/a Garth is my favorite horse that I have shown. He always keeps me on my toes and has taught me so much. He is forever game, rides with his ears and loves to show! It has been a blessing to have him as my first gaited horse and my friend. Besides, who wouldn’t love a horse who insists that you scratch his tongue?

Greatest influence: I don’t have one greatest influence.There have been so many wonderful people in my life who have believed in me and encouraged me to follow my dreams in riding, school, photography I can’t name just one. But if I had to, I would say my family.They have never failed me, always believe in me and I know they always will be there for me no matter what. Favorite Quote: “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” –Steve Martin


Team Canada Carly Browning

Aidan Lorenson

Age:18

Age: 15

Grade in School & name of School OR Place of Employment: Grade 12 at Sir William Mulock Secondary School Hometown & province: Aurora, Ontario

Grade in school & name of school or place of employment:: Grade ten student at Leduc Composite High School.

Barn where you train: Nighswander Equestrian Centre

Hometown: Leduc, Alberta

Riding Accomplishments: - 2013 US Saddle Seat Invitational Team Canada - Silver Medalist - 2013 & 2012 Ontario Provincial Saddle Seat Equitation Champion - ASHA Ontario Equitation Award of Excellence - ASHA Ontario High Point Champion - ASHA Ontario Show Pleasure Champion - ASHA Ontario Equitation Champion

Barn where you train: With my mother Sonja Lorenson ( Cold Creek INC.)

Proudest riding moment: Being selected to ride for Team Canada at the 2014 Saddle Seat World Cup and placing first at the 2013 California Futurity Horse Show.

Riding accomplishment: 2012 Reserve World Champion Classic Pleasure Saddle 13 and under (Morgan World Championships) Proudest riding moment: One of my proudest moments would definitely be, being awarded Reserve World Champion, but it mainly boils down to every time I achieve a specific goal with a horse and my overall equitation.

Haille Mackay Robyn Davies

Age: 17

Age: 18

Grade in school & name of school or place of employment:: Grade 12 student at Bev Facey High School

Grade in School & name of School OR Place of Employment: University of Saskatchewan : First Year

Hometown & province: Sherwood Park, Alberta

Hometown & province: Lloydminster, Alberta Barn where you train: K-Lyn Stable Riding Accomplishments : 2012 Saddle Seat World Cup Team Member 2013 CMHA High Point Zone and National Champion for Equitation, English Pleasure, and Overall 14-17. Senior Saddle Seat Classic Equitation Reserve World Champion, Equitation Stake Champion and CMHA Saddle Seat Medal winner at the Alberta Morgan Show, Western Canadian Saddle Seat Equitation Reserve Champion 17&under and Morgan Classic Pleasure Saddle Champion at WCC, Junior Exhibitor Equitation Champion at the Summer Classic. Winning Silver with Team Canada at the 2013 Saddle Seat Invitational. Proudest riding moment: Winning Reserve World’s Champion, not only is it my proudest riding moment, it is my proudest moment.

Barn where you train: Cloverleaf Stables Riding Accomplishments: 2012 World Cup Team Member 2013 Saddle Seat Equitation Invitational in Fulton Missouri 2013 Western Canadian Champion Show Pleasure Proudest riding moment: Winning the Show Pleasure Championship at the Western Canadian Championship in 2013

Malika Keglowitsch Age: 15 Grade in school & name of school or place of employment:: Grade 10 at Vimy Ridge Academy

Caitlyn Maylk

Hometown & province: Edmonton, Alberta

Age: 18

Barn where you train:Trains at Clover Leaf Stables and new for 2014 Malika is also training at Delovely Farms in Rockport, IN

Grade in school & name of school or place of employment:: grade 12 at Lacombe composite high school Hometown & province: Clive, Alberta Barn where you train: McWade Saddlebreds Riding Accomplishments: 2013 (or very recent): 2013 14-17 youth horsemanship ASHA National champion Proudest riding moment: My first win on my horse Bubba, I was excited to be riding him as he is my first American Saddlebred and everything was perfect I love showing Bubba he is so challenging but yet so fun. Making the 2014 Canadian World Cup team!

Riding Accomplishments: 2012 Canadian Saddle Seat World Cup team memberbronze medalist 2013 Western Canadian Equitation Champion 14- 17 years. 2013 NWS Fall Classic Saddle Seat Equitation Reserve Champion 2013 Region 2 High Point Equitation Rider 14- 17 years 2013 ASHA of Alberta High Point Junior 2013 ASHA of Alberta Park Pleasure High Point Winner 2013 Saddle Seat Invitational Canadian team member and silver medalist Proudest riding Moments: Competing at the World Cup in Parys South Africa

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Team Canada Sara Sheppard Age: 15 School and grade: Strathcona High School Grade 10 Home town and province: Edmonton, Alberta Trains at: Clover leaf stables Riding Accomplishments: 2013 ASHA of Alberta Reserve High Point Junior Rider 2013 ASHA of AB top ten High Point Winner 2013 ASHA of Alberta Reserve High Point Champion 3 gaited Show Pleasure. Proudest riding moment:This past year when I had my first fantastic ride on my new, young horse Jocko and we got 2nd in a huge championship class. Making the 2014 Canadian World Cup team

Archie Hurst Coach

Rachelle Reichert Lives in Alberta, Canada Barn where you train: Trains at Cloverleaf Stables Riding Accomplishments: 2008 & 2010 World Cup Team Member 2013 Region 2 High Point 5-Gaited Show Pleasure horse and was 2013 ASHA of Alberta Top 10 High Point Award. Proudest riding moment: I have been riding since I was 10 years and I have enjoyed many different disciplines but there is nothing more exciting than riding a Five-Gaited Saddlebred! I love riding Saddle Seat and still enjoy the thrill of Saddle Seat Equitation as it challenges me to be to be the best rider I can be for my horse. I am very excited to be competing at the Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup this year.

Dave Brown Coach

ABOUT THE GOVERNING BODY, ISSEA http://www.issea.co/ The International Saddle Seat Equitation Association (ISSEA) is the governing body, which is composed of countries that are uniting with the common goal of promoting and growing the Saddle Seat Equitation discipline on an International level. THE GOALS OF ISSEA ARE AS FOLLOWS: To formulate International Rules and Regulations in order to standardize competitions. To be responsible for the criteria and selection process of Judges for World Cup Competition. To be the representative body of all Amateur riders (determined by each country’s rules) of the Saddle Seat Equitation countries. To provide a fair and level playing field for Saddle Seat in International Competition.

ABOUT THE HOST, USEF USEF is the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport in the United States. USEF fields and supports the US Saddle Seat Team.

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By Deveau Zubrod Kreitzer ara Hachigian is the 16-year-old daughter of Kirk and Kathy Hachigian of Houston,Texas. Kara’s family includes her 15-year-old brother, also named Kirk, and their rescue dog, Emmitt. She is in the tenth grade at The Kinkaid School.

Kara Hachigian and Party Nut both in and out of the show ring. “Riding has taught me dedication, and to never give up,” said Kara.

In 2012, Kara became involved in the Ribbons of Service program through the UPHA. “My trainer initially told me about the UPHA Ribbons of Service Program. I decided to Kara has been riding American Saddlebreds for the past four become involved as soon as I heard about the association years. She received her first lesson as a birthday present with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The idea of helping such from her parents after persuading them that she wanted to courageous kids inspired me then, and continues to inspire ride, and the local barn just happened to teach saddle seat. me. I am so fortunate to be healthy and able to ride horses. Kara showed in academy for one year and then moved up I love the idea that my riding can also help others. Besides to performance, which she has shown in the past two years. raising money and the community service projects, I also Last year was her first year showing in equitation, which has enjoy knowing that every time I enter the show ring, no been a challenge that she is truly enjoying. matter how the ride goes, the kids at St. Jude’s will always be the winners. The program is a great way to educate Kara currently competes with her horses, Party Nut in three- people about Saddlebred horses. Also, the program brings gaited show pleasure 14-17, CH-EQ My One Night Stand in people together within the Saddlebred community by having pleasure equitation, and recently had a winning debut at the participants from barns all around the country,” said Kara. Pin Oak Charity Horse Show on her new horse, CH Hi On Heir in the three-gaited division. Winning the three-gaited In her first year participating in Ribbons of Service, Kara stake at Pin Oak was Kara’s most memorable riding moment was the first runner-up in the program, and this past year so far, and she is eagerly looking forward to this coming show she was the overall winner of Ribbons of Service with the season. most funds raised. She was also the American Saddlebred breed winner. She raised over $29,000 dollars for St. Jude Kara keeps her performance horses in training with Children’s Research Hospital, and completed 95.5 hours Bluebonnet Farm in Bellville, Texas so that she can show of community service. In January, 2014 she addressed the locally, as well as travel to shows on the Kentucky circuit UPHA membership at the Chicago convention, and was with trainer Sandra Currier during the summer. She keeps awarded over $8,500 in scholarships and prizes donated by her equitation horse, fondly known as Sport, with Zubrod Golden Creek Farm, Pidgeon Roost and Freedman Harness. Stables in Prospect, Kentucky and travels there to train and With such success both in and out of the ring, Kara says that practice frequently. The Hachigian family is constantly on the the biggest challenge she has had to overcome was learning go, spending their summers in Maine, in addition to traveling to trust her horses. And now, with that trust, as well as hard to horse shows and practices. work, determination, and maturity beyond her 16 years, Kara is looking forward to the 2014 show season. She has her For Kara, Saddlebreds have become an important part of her sights set high. “My riding goal is to improve every time I life, and helped her to grow as a person, gaining confidence ride,” she said.

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SIX THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT KARA:

What are your hobbies? I play the violin in my school Orchestra. What’s the best place you have ever travelled to? Paris What do you do for fun in your free time? Walk dogs at the local animal shelter What is your favorite food? Salted Caramels What is your favorite movie? Born Free What’s something no one knows about you? I don’t eat red meat.

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A Dream Realized:

Martin Pienaar of Dream Acres By Staff Reporter

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s the middle child of the family, Martin Pienaar grew up on a farm in the Orange Free State near a town called Edenburg. He was drawn to horses from “before he could remember.” While helping his father with the Merino sheep breeding, Martin’s mother ran a dairy on the family farm, Excelsior. He enjoyed his upbringing on the farm, yet sadly his father passed away while he was just twelve years old. Knowing Martin’s lifelong affinity for horses and hoping it would help to fill the void left by the great loss, his mother purchased a horse for him.

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Martin’s first Five-Gait Stake win, on Young Wings in Kimberley, 1994

Martin & Boy Jordan, Internasional Saddleseat competition - SA vs VSA, 1989

The stubborn Arabian mare called Aster sparked a flame for the love of horses. Although she had her own mind, Martin managed to win over Aster’s trust and eventually started competing in small shows with her. His mother soon realized that horses was not just a phase and contacted a family friend who trained Saddlebreds, Hannes Coetzer. While riding with Hannes, Martin soon fell in love with the breed as well. He speaks very highly of Hannes, who always reminded him that success should be seen a journey and not necessarily as a destination.

Martin & Mexicano - SA Champion ThreeGaited 3 Year old, 1995

In 1989, Martin enrolled at the University of the Free State to commence his studies to become a teacher. After two weeks, he felt the city was suffocating him; his greatest desire was to return to the farm. Yet, his mother convinced him to stay a little longer. They decided to bring his gaited horse to Loudie Wessels’s barn in Bloemfontein. This was the first step in his training career and made him realize that horse training was his calling. Martin’s first riders were Margariette and Germa Wessels. He sold his gaited horse and soon after customers started sending him horses to work. He recognized early on that equitation is his passion. Martin loves the challenge of assisting every rider in the journey towards achieving his individual goals. He also showed equitation himself and, in 1990, Martin represented South Africa in a competition against America. Soon afterwards, Arne & Elizka Scholtz of Buck-Ridge stables in Bloemfontein 92

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offered him a job and he started as a groom, later becoming assistant trainer while attending night classes at the University.

Martin gives a clinic in the United Kingdom, 1999

Martin working at Jan Lukens, 2000

In 1994, he graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree and started his horse training career in earnest, opening Misty Hills Stables in Bloemfontein. Some of the riders with whom he had the privilege of working during his time at Misty Hills were Chrisan Marais, Nadine Lourens, Alfie Cockrell, Elisabeth Pieterse and Lindy van Straaten and Marguerite and Germa Wessels. Some of his favorite horses were Mexicano (Guess Who), Miss Lande, Waltzing Maria, The Fire Fox and Flakes Of Fire. In 1996, Martin received a job offer from the Potgieter family in Upington and there started the new adventure Do-Try Stables. For the next eight years riders such as Bennie, Marietjie and Jodene Potgieter, Stephan Boshoff, Ansa van der Westhuizen and her family, Dewald Stander, Chane Swart, Nicola du Toit, Jacques Viviers, Heinrich en Wilma-re Human all showed under the Do-Try banner. It was during this time that he started the future South African Grand Champion Fine Harness horse, Valley-Venture Walking Tall. Other horses that became South African Champions under Martin’s direction were The Flight Captain, General Jackson, Johnny Bravo, Matter Of Honour, Miss Kokomo, SiSi Affirmative Action, Valley-Venture Sporting Sparkle, and Rolling Thunder. Martin stresses what a big influence his time working in America had on his training career. He was fortunate that the owners of Do-Try stables and his clients afforded him the opportunity to go to the United States every two years to further hone his skills. He worked under the tutelage of famous trainers like Jan Lukens, Anne Judd, Jo Cornell, Rob and Sarah Byers and Melissa Moore.

Stephen and his mom, Johanna Boshoff - World Cup, 2000

Martin also had the opportunity to go judge and teach at clinics in the United Kingdom. Friends Lynn Jarvis and Caroline Lockhart made the UK ventures possible. In 2004, Martin moved to Cape Town where he took the job as head trainer for Heyns Stables. Here Martin had the

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Martin, Johan & Barendeen Potgieter, Owners of Do-Tr y Stables

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Juhantha Dodge - SA Grand Champion Amateur Fine Harness

privilege to work with quality riders such as Henno & Louise Hens, Elma Kemp, Jack Hanekom, Nicolene Pretorius, and Limari Lombaard. Horses achieving highest honors during this time was La Bamba, Radetzki’s Sun, Top Class, Chantilly Rose, Private Spirit, Mexicano, Wooden Statue, Delightful Time, The Cliffsman and many more. During his time at Heyns Stables he also had the privilege to work Vlaam Horses too and won the SA Grand CH Single Harness Vlaam with a great horse, Midnight owned by Marius Kemp.

Martin and the Smith-Family

Rock-Me Brave Heart Warrior - Multiple SA Five-Gaited Grand Champion

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Martin accepted a job in August 2006 at Juhantha Stalle near Wellington, also in the Western Cape of South Africa, for owners Junior, Nicolette, Tharine & Hanlo Smith. This was another great opportunity as Juhantha had a large breeding operation that gave him the chance to work plenty of young stock. While dealing with the special challenges that young horses present, there he had the honor to work Rock-Me Brave Heart Warrior, Mar-Ben Sha-Nakita, Juhantha Dodge, Juhantha True Star, Juhantha Expectations, Juhantha Drastic Fantastic, Juhantha Guts Desire, Juhantha Desired Guts, Juhantha DD’s Delight, Bubbles, to name a few. Although it was a private barn, Martin was able to work a few outside horses and riders. Gerrie Burger, Sonja & Nicole Hellinger, Elisabeth Kretschmer, Graham Falck and Marco van Rooyen all achieved high honors while showing out of Juhantha Stables. Other great horses Martin trained during this time were Vida Vidas, The Cliffsman, Chamonix General’s Courchevel, Miss Main, Saai Royal Newsmaker, Someday Soon, French Legionnaire, Uncle Sam’s Time and Again, and Sewes Thunderstorm. Because of his love for equitation, he was closely involved with the Saddle Seat World Cup and other international competitions whenever called upon to do so. In 1998


Nicole Bester & Lady Grace - SA Grand Champion Reserve Champion of Champions Three-Gaited and Five-Gaited on Great Pretender

Martin & Harlem’s Great Balls Of Fire (IMP) Grand Champion Five-Gaited, Upington

Martin was the coach for the Junior Protea Team and in 2000 he coached the Senior Protea Team. He is the current coach of the 2014 team that will visit the USA in June for the latest World Cup. Some of the Protea riders he coached over the years were Marguerite & Germa Wessels, Marietjie Potgieter, Stephan Boshoff, Henno Heyns, Hanlo Smith, Gerrie Burger, Nicole Hellinger, Jana van der Watt, Nicole Bester and Marle Hoft. In 2012, Martin finally made the decision to buy his own barn and start his own operation. He bought property in Bloemfontein and Dream Acres Equestrian Centre became reality. At last, his dream came true.

Hanlo Smith & Sylwin’s Phiele - SA Grand CHampion Of Champions 5-Gaited

In the first 18 months of the operation, Dream Acres already had four riders in the National Protea teams. Several other achievements include winning the prestigious Champion of Champions title with rider Jana van der Watt. Harlem Divine with Luci Nouwens won the Amateur Fine Harness Championships, Nicole Bester won the Three Gaited Child’s riding horse title with Eye Believe. Other South African Champions and reserve champions includes Temper’s Wild Spirit and Daniela Karsten, Vida No Mercy and Charlize Ferreira, Storm’s Zucchero and Luci Nouwens, Alleman High Speed and Elsa Conradie-Featherstone, SS Final Prophecy and Jan-Hendrik Hanekom, Nicole Hellinger and Someday Soon. Dream Acres is blessed with loyal, dedicated clients and a passionate team of people. At Dream Acres the horse’s wellbeing is very important and Martin believes that a healthy horse is a good show horse, making his job to satisfy so much easier. His motto is “Dream Acres Equestrian Center - Where quality counts – DOXI DEO GLORIA!” THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE Championships Edition

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PART FOUR

By Johan Dreyer

TO BREED The breeding puzzle

WAS IT A HUNTSMAN OR A PLAYER THAT MADE YOU PAY THE COST THAT NOW ASSUMES RELAXED POSITIONS AND PROSTITUTES YOUR LOSS? WERE YOU TORTURED BY YOUR OWN THIRST IN THOSE PLEASURES THAT YOU SEEK THAT MADE YOU TOM THE CURIOUS THAT MAKES YOU JAMES THE WEAK? 1

Johan Dreyer, born in 1955, grew up in the North West province of South Africa, where he still lives today. Although trained as an agricultural economist, horses are his passion and have always been part of his daily routine, even before he became a full-time farmer. Schooled in classical equation as a child, he went the full route from dressage, showing and jumping to cowboying and retraining problem horses (or rather, horses with people problems), ultimately training his own happy horses!

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hen breeders believe they’re doing something right, they don’t shout about it but you will only be able to slay the dragon if you know where he’s at.

Breeding a champion has to start at understanding the influences involved and evaluating the practical implications of the choices you make. In breeding horses it is not uncommon that one man’s dream are another’s failure. Every breeder can attest that picking a decent animal is one thing but successfully breeding from it is quite another. Success is breeding a better horse than the best today. But horse breeding is not an exact science and this moving goalpost only serves to multiply complications. To add injury to insult, historically there exist vast arrays of very different approaches that could be deemed successful however, they share the same fate: success ratios are low. Historically the “genetic” input in horse breeding was in fact but a little more than that applied in breeding cattle in spite of the money paid for champion horses. In breeding a champion horse the focused have to be on individual brilliance which is much more evolved than breeding cattle that are marketed en mass in tin cans. The defacto dominance of sires in horse breeding today is probably a historical leftover from the time when horses were the primary source of transport. Demands made on a horse were very different then and in consequence the

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market also differed. At that time horse breeding was done, as is still practiced in cattle breeding today, with numerous dams and a single sire - the aim was to breed good horses (plural). In that circumstances, sire selection was critical - a sire would have numerous progeny and a mare but one. However today where horse ownership is a conscious choice and horse are primarily used for sport and recreation, breeding efforts have to be concentrated on individual brilliance as opposed to group achievements. In principle: in order to achieve success in breeding today you need more than a prepotent sire, you need two sets of superior and compatible gene pools. But breeding in this context is much more complicated than mating the best to the best and waiting for the miracle to happen. In To Breed part 1, 2 and 3 the importance of the dam’s side of the breeding equation was explained. But what was not expounded is the importance of dam selection that it implies. To address this is important: in practice, although less that 5% of colts go back into breeding in the race horse industry, more than 60% of fillies do. To all indications the race horse industry is not unique in this respect and this figure might be rather worse than better for other horse industries. If we accept for argument’s sake that there are as many successful fillies as there are colts, it follows that the horse industry is either missing out on a number of useful male animals or breeding from predominantly useless mares. The latter seems to be the rule. The existence of this imbalance confirms that although the selection of sires is mostly based on performance, mares are more probably selected on “hope”. Although most enlightened breeders will agree to the value of the dam’s contribution, in reality their selection procedures suggest that they use the sire as the source of genetic potential - breeding improved progeny from well known sires and lesser dams. Unfortunately there is no escaping the fact that the ability of a sire to translate his winning performances into breeding potential is very far from guaranteed. A foal from a well known sire might be easier to sell but chances are good that he will

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perform no better than his lesser dam, because: Genetically the parents of a foal contribute equally to genes on the chromosomes of their progeny. But in fertilization the dam unilaterally contributes additional DNA via the mitochondria (To breed, Part 2 and 3) consequently her contribution can be up to 52% of total DNA while the sire contributes only 48%. What makes this more important is that the extra 2% from the mare is concerned with energy release and respiration efficiency. (It is important to know that mtDNA is, just like the DNA found in the nucleus, presented and passed-on in different formats in different female families). If this happens the sire is usually blamed for low prepotency but although it might be true, prepotency is a much more intricate a phenomenon. Prepotency or breeding true is not a scientific measure, but a popular description of the ability of a horse to predictably endow his progeny with desirable traits. It is a fact that sires are labelled as such much easier than dams mostly due to the larger contingent of progeny - a dam with the same level of prepotency would take any number of years to accumulate enough progeny to be awarded the same label even though she might be as prepotent as any sire. The quantity of progeny does not make a sire genetically any more dominant than the dam, it just makes it more visible. Genetically prepotency is determined by the dominance of the genes concerned. Because of the quantity and variance of genes (called alleles) absolute prepotency is unlikely to occur and prepotency is at best always relative (a horse is highly or slightly more prepotent than the rest). Genetically a truly prepotent horse would: • be homogenous. • have a high number of duplicated alleles for beneficial traits and few bad ones. • have alleles dominant over those carried by the other horse. Such a horse would have a great degree of genetic consistency


in breeding but by the same argument be genetically unhealthy (genetic diversity is the building blocks of progress) coupled with all the undesirable disadvantages of inbreeding (To Breed 1, 2 + 3): Breeding encompass a paradox - you need homogeneity as it is the basis for genetic control in breeding but at the same time you also need heterogeneity as it is the source of genetic progress.

Historically sire lines are a lot more homogeneous than dam lines. There are only 4 paternal genetic groups or haplotypes as opposed to 39 maternal genetic groups or haplotypes (To Breed 3). A due consequence of artificial insemination techniques, • that is common practice these days, (a sire can now produce many more off -spring) will definitely be the strengthening of the situation over time (embryo transplants are not really going to make a significant difference in the dam’s position because a mare do not super ovulate like a cow). Because paternal lines are homogeneous, which is expected to increase over time, they will reach the upper end of their coefficient of (useful) inbreeding that much sooner than maternal lines. Because of this uterine inbreeding (inbreeding to the dam) should be the more • productive choice. Maternal lines being highly heterogeneous relative to paternal lines that is homogeneous is proportionally responsible for a bigger role in the lack of control in breeding: inbreeding to the maternal line should therefore give a proportionally bigger increase in control. Uterine inbreeding would not only harness some of the genetic progress available in the maternal lines but also increase genetic control substantially in breeding while at the same time steering clear of the negative aspects a high inbreeding coefficient signify. But it’s not that easy, the effectiveness of inbreeding depends on the prepotency in the key horse, which in turn is dictated by the dominance of her genes. Dominance or not dominant in genes is a complicated issue: • The dominance or not in some genes depends on origin (the source of the genes): some genes (actually it is alleles) may be ‘switched on’ or ‘turned off ’ depending on which

parent the foal receives it from. There are some genes whose dominance are activated or suppressed as a response to accumulation of chemicals within the horse’s body (growth and maturation genes are especially open to these influences). Some genes (alleles) known as monogenes directly affect certain characteristics (allele equals characteristic) are easy to classify (dominant or dominant not) and to select for because they control an obvious characteristics. The challenge is to get the right combinations of favourable alleles in the same horse. Groups of genes that work in an additive or cooperative manner to affect a trait are known as polygenes (also known as Quantitative Trait Loci -QTLs). They are less predictable. All genes in a group need not be the same (dominant or not dominant) also the group of genes are not generally inherited as a group but are inherited individually. These genes mostly affect imprecise traits such as growth, height and stamina and their effects are modified by environmental factors such as nutrition and training. Further variation and interaction between genes (from To Breed 1): • Partial dominance: In partial dominance, the heterozygote (two varied alleles) produces a phenotype half way between the homozygous (two identical alleles) forms. • Co-dominance: In co-dominance both alleles are expressed in the phenotype and the heterozygote has the characteristics of both parents. The best known examples of co-dominance are those of the AB blood group.

From this it should be clear why the unlikely and rare occasion when absolutely all of these factors work in harmony to achieve the ultimate objective was called a miracle. Just to get some of them in synchronization is an achievement. But it is still not the whole story, the combination of genes and the way in which they inherit them not only affects the performance of the key horse but it also determines breeding potential of their progeny: The optimum mating is dependent on two sets of superior gene pools with beneficial dynamics between them.

Bibliography: Origin and History of Mitochondrial DNA Lineages in Domestic Horses by Michael Cieslak, Melanie Pruvost, Norbert Benecke, Michael Hofreiter, Arturo Morales, Monika Reissmann, Arne Ludwig mail Mitochondrion xx (2006): Mitochondrial DNA: An important female contribution to thoroughbred racehorse performance by Stephen Paul Harrison, Juan Luis Turrion-Gomez, October 2005 Previous Breeders Notebook articles by Johan Dreyer Horsemanship by Johan Dreyer

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BETHLEHEM Saddle Horse Show The first Saddle Horse Regional Championship in Bethlehem was hosted on 7 & 8 March 2014 at the Bethlehem Show grounds. This was an exciting event as not many people in the Bethlehem area are all that familiar with our beautiful Saddle bred Horses.

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he idea to have this show in Bethlehem came after the NGSU Regional Championships in Frankfort wanted to move to a different venue. Bethlehem is very central and well equipped to accommodate visitors. The Bethlehem Show grounds are ideal to host a show. With many out buildings, stables and a lovely big pavilion and grass arena this terrain proved to be even better than expected. However, the stables and infrastructure needed serious renovating as this Show grounds has not been used efficiently for a long time. The Bethlehem Saddle Horse Committee decided to engage the community and involve many role players in the area. Together with the private sector and business community, Dihlabeng Municipality and individuals, this show would not have been possible. Electricity Was installed, buildings were painted, stables rebuilt and fixed up, ablutions attended to and general maintenance done. For this dream to become reality, the committee had to reach out for sponsorship and support. The Bethlehem community joined hands with the committee and in a very short time despite the challenge of heavy rains, the pieces started falling into place. It was an exciting moment when the first trucks started pulling into the show grounds and offloading of horses com-

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menced. Exhibitors from Gauteng as well as the Freestate supported this first NGSU Regional Championship and the quality of horses shown was extremely high. On the final day of the show, Mej Saalperdjie was announced. This was a talent and beauty competition for little girls up to the age of 9 years old. Bulletjie rugby teams played alongside the showing arena and a beer garden and food stalls completed the festivities. There were many proud moments as the general public and spectators on the pavilion commented on the beauty of our Saddle bred Horses and the professionalism with which we show our horses. This first Saddle bred Show has made a lasting impression and was talked about for weeks afterwards by the Bethlehem community. The vision for this annual show would be to expand the amount of horses hosted and continually upgrade the facilities. A dream to incorporate an outdoor and lifestyle event at the venue while the horses are showing might soon become a reality. The Saddlebred has made a lasting impression and along with the ideal facilities our dreams for the future will be realised.


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By Deveau Zubrod Kreitzer

THE CASCADE KREWE

BARBE SMITH

A STORIED HISTORY Nestled deep in the heart of New Orleans, Audubon Park lies along the Mississippi River. Just six miles from the French Quarter; the park is 340 acres of picturesque land. And on that land sits Cascade Stables. Audubon Park has long been run by powerful, independent women, so it’s no surprise that Barbe Smith followed in her predecessor’s footsteps. Barbe first arrived at Audubon Park in 1963 as a riding student, when she was just six-years-old.“I started with Nona Rutland and Kit Pillow, who ran the stables – they were a New Orleans institution,” she explains. Many well-known riders got their start from the duo, including John Champagne, Zel Corkern and Bobby Gatlin among many others. Nona Rutland also co-wrote the “A Standard for Three and FiveGaited Horsemanship” book which quickly became the guide to perfection in saddle seat riding in the 1950’s and beyond. Barbe leased several horses from the pair throughout the years before her father bought an equitation horses which she also showed in Juvenile Three-Gaited. After aging out, she went on to try her hand at college before leasing a barn in Tennessee for a short time 132 THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE Championships Edition

when she was just 20-years-old. The barn was named Cascade Stables. In the meantime, both Nona Rutland and Kit Pillow had passed away in the late 1970’s, and for about three years, the barn at Audubon Park was leased by a trail ride person outside of the Saddlebred industry. In 1980, Barbe’s father won the bid on the barn, and it became Cascade Stables. Audubon Park, owned by the city of New Orleans, offers the barn through an auction bid process every ten years, and Cascade Stables has kept this property since 1981. Barbe began building a lesson and training program from the ground up, down the same path of her influential, female predecessors, whom she credits for teaching her so much about the industry. In the early 2000’s, the barn was literally beginning to fall down, after years and years of wear and tear; and since it is located on public property, Barbe once again bid on it, with the requirement that Cascade Stables would rebuild. And then Katrina hit and everything was changed forever. The horrific hurricane in 2006 affected much of the historic city and its surroundings. With an unexplainable intuition, Barbe had moved Cascade Stables to a leased barn across the river in the Plaquemines Parish.


The US Saddle Seat Young Riders Team at Cascade Stables.

“About a month before the hurricane, we decided we needed to move. We planned to move across the lake to Covington until after the barn was done,” said Barbe.Then after Katrina, they moved to what was then Cryst-a-Kell Farms in Paducah, Kentucky. They rented stalls there until they could get their horses back to Louisiana. They were in Kentucky about three months, and then in Covington until the barn was finished about six months later. It was a trying time for them.“For a long time people didn’t come back and people sold their horses because they felt like they wouldn’t come back [to New Orleans],” said Barbe. She added that “thanks to the help of the UPHA, they were able to get the horses hauled to Paducah and were a help both spiritually and financially.”

Jeremy Granier came to work for Barbe in 2000, after learning to ride with Tommy Benton in the Baton Rouge area. “I’ve known Jeremy since he was a little kid,” said Barbe. He started working in the summers and going to horse shows with her when he was 16, and started working full time at Cascade Stables in 2002 after a quick stint in medical sales in Memphis. Jeremy now serves as the Barn manager, overseeing all aspects of the care of the horses, upkeep of the barn, and the employees.

James Nichols moved to New Orleans with his wife Holly to work with life-long friend, Barbe, in 2008. Holly had also ridden at Cascade over the years. James got his start in the Saddlebred business in the late 1960’s working for Don Harris while still in high school. He later spent nearly 20 years working at Cryst-AKell farms, for owner Larry Sanders, which later became Penny Lane Farm under new ownership. James’ has garnered great REBUILDING A LEGACY success both in and out of the show ring. He served on the UPHA Executive Board for over 10 years, and was President Not only was Cascade Stables able to rebuild after this tragedy, from 2009-2010. This past year, he was inducted into the UPHA they have been able to come back and build a program that is Tom Moore Hall of Fame. He continues to teach and advise the now stronger than ever before.With a staff that is more like family, next generation of students and professionals, through his work at they run the business like a finely-oiled machine. Cascade. Beyond his career and his love not just for horses, James has always emphasized the importance of his family. He has two THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE Championships Edition

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children, four grand-children, and is a supportive step-father to horses.There are very few people that would just walk in off the Holly’s son,William Nalty who is also a world champion rider, and street and buy a show horse.” World Cup Team member. MARDI GRAS Cascade Stables is truly a family affair, as Barbe’s son, Scooter Scheurich has handled much of the training duties since 2012. Of course when one thinks of New Orleans, Mardi Gras comes Before returning to New Orleans, he spent time at William to mind, and Cascade Stables wouldn’t be complete without their Woods, and worked for Jim Moore at Wrapped in Rainbows relationship with one of the world’s biggest parties. While most Farm, as well as one summer at Delovely and another with John of the Saddlebred industry is in the off-season of shows, Cascade Conatser. “My greatest success would be that my son grew up Stables is ramping up for the most intense and time consuming wanting to do the same thing that I’m doing,” said Barbe with thing they do all year. Mardi Gras is put on by several different emotion evident in her voice. “He could have been anything he organizations, which rent horses for the officers of the parade, and their organization. The captain of the parade will have up wanted and he chose this.” to 35 riding lieutenants with him. Each night of the seven days of Mardi Gras will have several parades, and Cascade Stables CURRENT SUCCESS has long provided horses for these organizations. Most of the Cascade Stables currently has close to 50 horses in training and people do not know how to ride, and so they must provide a 20 lesson horses. They teach approximately 150 lessons a week, safe environment in the chaos that is Bourbon Street and Mardi not including show rider lessons, and in addition they give guided Gras. Jeremy adds that they could have up to 45 horses on the trail rides through Audubon Park and pony rides. Avery Bül streets in one night; with Barbe doing one parade and he another. runs the lesson program, with the help of Carly Coulsby. Avery Not only is Cascade Stables providing these riding lieutenants with graduated from William Woods in 2012, and in addition to the horses, but they also provide a groom for each horse that walks lesson program, she also works some of the equitation horses, them through the parade, keeping both the horse and rider safe. and works closely with the academy riders to get them ready to Obviously, it would be nearly impossible to keep 45 extra horses step up to a show horse. on hand for an entire year, for just a few weeks of work, so Barbe “It’s a constant scenario, lessons while working horses,” said Jeremy works with a gentleman that helps them find about 20 horses talking about how they balance the show string with their lesson each year for the parades. He knows what type of horse they are program. He reiterates that you can’t have one without the other. looking for, and he scours auctions, want ads, and even people’s “It’s unique because a lot of places couldn’t tolerate that. I preach backyards to provide them. About a month before Mardi Gras, to everybody, if you don’t teach lessons then you don’t have show these horses come in and are tested on their usability and safety. 134 THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE Championships Edition


The King of Mardi Gras with Jeremy Granier, Barbe Smith and Scooter Scheurich.

Barbe’s son, Scooter, a successful junior exhibitor rider and now assistant trainer at Cascade Stables.

“We will ride them and ride them and ride them,” laughed Jeremy. “Once we are comfortable and confident with them, the kids will ride and take care of them as well. It’s good because we end up getting lesson horses from this and it gives kids a sense of accomplishment if they can work with them.” After Mardi Gras is over, Barbe and her staff help find caring and loving homes for many of the horses used in the parades. “If we really like a horse we try to farm it out to someone that we know will take care of it over the next year,” said Jeremy. Cascade Stables purchases the horse to use for Mardi Gras, then will give them to a caring home for the rest of the year, to be used in lesson programs, with the stipulation that the horse is shipped back to New Orleans for Mardi Gras each year. “It’s cut down on the number of horses that we don’t know anything about. We have about 20 lesson horses/trail ride horses that are on the property year round and every year we need to get about 25 new ones. The more we can farm out, the less we have to buy every year.” These Mardi Gras horses are instrumental in the Cascade Stables lesson program as well. Each and every horse in the lesson program is a “grade” horse, meaning they aren’t breed specific, and none in the program are Saddlebreds. At first, this may seem odd – as Barbe is running a Saddlebred training barn, and over the years has taught saddle seat to hundreds of kids in New Orleans. One might ask how this is helping our breed. But her philosophy is sound. Once these lesson riders are confident and safe and ready to step up, they introduce the Saddlebred, and as we all know, the rest is history. “Once that kid feels a Saddlebred, it’s an easy sell. They never want to go back and ride the grade horses again,” said Jeremy. Adding that it also makes the Saddlebred seem

Jeremy Granier, Scooter Scheurich and Barbe Smith in the winner’s circle at Rock Creek Horse Show

even more special, like it’s a privilege to be able to ride them, and of course this makes the rider feel proud to be able to get that responsibility and achievement. One thing that has also contributed to Cascade’s success is Barbe’s ability to think outside the box. She has successfully established a lease program for riders coming out of their lesson program, allowing them to step up to academy, and their first show horse. “People don’t need to go out and buy a horse for their 7-year-old right away,” she said. “They step up from there into buying.”There is a cost-benefit too, as in the process; Barbe gets the opportunity to buy really nice, safe and proven horses for her program. The lease program is based on a year commitment, and is often an academy-type horse already in the barn.The lessee will pay board and training on the horse, and the bigger leases where she may have to go out and purchase a specific horse would also incur a yearly lease fee in addition to the monthly expenses. “I’ve never had a horse standing and not had an owner or lease person,” she said.“Usually Christmas rolls around and we worry we don’t have enough horses.” As for what type of horse she looks for she says that “safety is the most important thing. The horse should have more experience than the rider.You have to start somewhere and the worst thing you can do is get them scared.” Barbe is also a great ambassador to the Saddlebred breed, and works tirelessly to promote equitation in the industry as well. She serves on the Board of Directors for the UPHA, a committee member of the Equitation sub-committee of the UPHA and in 2010 she was inducted into the UPHA Helen K. Crabtree THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE Championships Edition

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Scooter, Barbe, Holly and James Nichols on the rail at Louisville.

A view of the outdoor arena and one of the barns at Cascade.

Equitation Instructor’s Hall of Fame. Barbe is also an accomplished judge, something that she takes great pride in, also noting that she is proud that Scooter just got his judges card as well. “She’s passionate,” says Jeremy about Barbe. “From beginner lessons to world champion riders, she is so passionate and sees the big picture.” This speaks volumes about Barbe not only as a person, and a teacher, but also as an employer. “I don’t really look at her as an employer,” said Jeremy. She’s always been there for me and taken care of me. She has been a parental figure to me as well.We have our differences, but we always work through them.” Equitation has been in Barbe’s blood since she first started riding, and she has a special affinity for this division. Over the years, she has seen a growing weakness in the industry in the equitation division and she is working hard to try and find solutions to this. She has been actively involved in World Cup as well, with riders on several teams over the years. In 2010, she became more involved because of her friendships with both Ellen Beard and Cindy Boel.“I have always been in love with the program, because it takes the financial aspect of showing away. You have to ride something you’ve never ridden before and it puts every kid on the same level,” she said. “It’s the luck of the draw; it really shows the strength of the kids.” One of the greatest things about the World Cup program is the prestige that follows it, and many young riders have aspirations of one-day making the team. Barbe believes that World Cup has contributed to helping the equitation division grow again, as many kids are now showing equitation so that they have something 136 THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE Championships Edition

Some of the Young Riders Team hanging out at Cascade Stables.

they can put on their World Cup application. Cascade Stables has hosted an Invitational for World Cup, in addition to multiple practices in recent years and continues to be heavily involved in the planning and execution of this year’s World Cup competition to be held in Asheville, North Carolina in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show. Barbe asks what the industry can do to make parents see the value of equitation. One challenge she sees is that nowadays, kids have so much on their plate with sports and activities that they don’t have the time to put into it like they used to. They have spread themselves thin, with devoting a little bit of time to so many things, and many do not want to put in the effort to do equitation. They can get by doing performance with less practice. “They can get out of school for a football or soccer game, but they can’t go to a horse show and miss school,” said Barbe. She added that the UPHA is creating a tutoring program, and has recently created a letter that anyone can get mailed to the school of their choice, showing the benefit of horseback riding, and why it is a legitimate sport, just as football or soccer.The UPHA hopes that this letter will help students get out of school for competitions, and will help foster the relationship between the student and the school, allowing them to keep up with their schoolwork while they are gone. With Barbe’s tireless work in the Saddlebred industry, she has visions of a great future for the Saddlebred breed and the equitation division as well.


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Supreme’s Rare Dreamer – Champion Three Year Old Three-Gaited Bloemfontein 2012

Where there is passion, there is no compromise…

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Daisy Denmark – Champion Four Year Old Three-Gaited Bloemfontein - 2012

There she had the opportunity to do some trail riding, until her dad met a dairy farmer who had a few horses in training. Like many farmers in South Africa, his saddle horses and training of them, had to wait till the day’s work was done on the farm. Chantell recalls how they started working with the horses after the cows were milked in the evenings. She will be forever indebted to Wessel Oosthuizen for introducing her to the Saddlebred and taught her the love for a horse. At the age of 13 she knew she wanted to be a horse trainer. She used every opportunity to participate in horse events, from Gymkhana to showing Arabians, jumping and spending weekends on the beach with her retired Saddlebred mare, Pink Rose. When she took her first job with Gene van der Walt in Swellendam right after finishing school, she could not believe her luck, getting paid to be around horses…! She was fortunate to groom a good string of horses, amongst others Chabolane and Inferno who won the Three-Gaited and Five-Gaited Stakes at the South African Championships while under her care. Chantelle remembers working for Gene who always started a sentence with “Tom used to say…” Gene recommended that Chantelle should go work in America and she landed a job grooming at Kalarama. There she had the opportunity to work under Larry Hodge

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Callaway’s Crème Caramel – Champion Park Pleasure ASHAV – 2006

Stonecroft Sincerely – Champion Junior Five-Gaited Denver - 2007


and Neil Visser for whom she has huge admiration as horse trainers. She was fortunate to groom and work with a great number of quality horses, and got the odd opportunity to ride one or two of the good two year olds, like (BHF) Toranado’s Tidal Wave. She commends Neil for always be willing to share information and help. From Neil she learned how to get his horses to be extremely collected with a perfect headset and huge amount of forward impulsion. Neil started his sentences with; “Harold used to say…”

Kalarama’s Blue Shamrock – Reserve World’s Champion Two Year Old Three-Gaited – 2008. (Second to WC Call Me Regal)

In 2006 she got the opportunity to go work for Nelson Green. “I was curious to see how other big time trainers do things and Nelson was first on my list.” It was during the time at Nelson’s that she had the opportunity to groom Joe Friday and Born For This. She admired Nelson’s way to start a young horse and how much patience he would have with a young horse starting off in the bull pen. Chantell remembers how she got the opportunity to ride Joe Friday a few times every week, to this day considers that as a once in a lifetime experience. It was with Nelson that she first won on a gaited horse and his attention to detail, whether it was the way to turn a horse out of hook it to harness, will always stay with her. Towards the end of 2007 a position for assistant trainer became available at Kalarama and Chantelle decided this is an opportunity she had to take. It was her first opportunity to develop her own style, to take what she has learnt from the trainers she worked under and find out what work for her. In 2008 she took five horses to Louisville and three won World Championship titles and one was a reserve World Champion.

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Mahvalous Knight – World’s Champion Two Year Old ThreeGaited Uncut Tail - 2007

In December 2009 she decided to go back to South Africa for a holiday and in the process go visit the much talked about Parys show. “There I met a man with the name of Pierre Bosman who turned my life upside down. I never planned to go back to South Africa and saw myself live in America for the rest of my life. I immediately knew he was the guy I want to spend my life with and on January 20th, I was engaged to him. We got married on May 1st and started building a barn immediately thereafter.” After only 4 months in business, the South African National Championships arrived. With great excitement, Bospre entered 7 horses and came home with two South African Champions and 3 reserve South African Champions and a whole lot of new clients. At the same show in 2012, Bospre entered 12 horses and came home with four South African champions and six Reserve South African champions. In 2013 they only took 2 horses (as Chantelle was pregnant at the time) and came home with two South African Champions. Chantell believes she has some of the most loyal clients in the business and without them she would not be able to live her dream of training

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Danel’s Misty – Champion Ladies Fine Harness – Parys 2011

horses. Her current clients includes Melinda Viljoen, the Manolas family, Madrie Du Preez, Elizabeth Meintjies, Matthew Hughes and Tiaan Brand. Russou Bosman was born on May 10th 2013. Chantelle sees this as another changing moment in her life. He visited the barn the first day he came out of hospital and on 3 months old, he was on his first horse with Chantelle. He is enjoying the farm life and his dad’s John Deere tractors. During the day he spends time with his grandmother who also resides on the farm and they do visit the barn a few times a day.

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The Bosman Family

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Chantelle describes the biggest difference between the US and South African circuits the fact that the South African horses are mostly not handled until they come in for training as 2 year olds. No two- year old riding classes and the costs involved in training horses seems to be the main reason. The shows are more relaxed and every show is a small festival in its own right with good food, dancing and barbeque fires around the arenas going all day and night. Chantelle is one of the few Saddlebred trainers who makes their way back to South Africa and with her wellknown dedication and talent, is a serious competitor at all major shows in South Africa


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STORIES FROM

Stopher Walk

The polished perfection spectators see in Freedom Hall each year is occasionally the result of unique and rapid problem solving in Stopher Walk and the “Make –up ring”. It is our desire to unearth some of these anecdotal stories and share them with our readers.

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Rob and Sarah Byers

Nelson Green and WC I’m First made their victory pass without a riding suit.

The Broken Leg/Rider Swap-2003 Submitted by Josie Forbes

The Great Prosthetic Leg Mishap~ Submitted by Sarah Byers

The National Three-Year Old futurity in 2003 saw a unique change of rider during the class.

In 1986, Rob and I had been in business together for six years. One of Rob’s favorite horses at that time was a grand ThreeGaited horse named Supreme O ‘Toole. Rob won the ThreeGaited Kentucky County Fair Championship with him in 1983 and 1984.

In 2003, Steve Wheeler, who was serving as assistant trainer to Nelson Green, was warming up with I’m First in Stopher Walk. He had just made his third trip breezing at a trot. Another exhibitor’s filly, who was at a stand-still, kicked as “First” passed by. The filly made contact with Steve’s leg midway between his knee and ankle. “First” jumped causing Steve to lose his balance but the pain was not unbearable. Smith Lilly (who was riding another horse for Nelson) and Larry Hodge both offered to get on the stud, but Steve thought he was OK. Through the gate they went with Steve struggling in the irons. They only made one trip around the ring before a time-out was called. Steve was helped from the ring with what turned out to be a compound fracture that kept him out of the saddle for four months afterward. Nelson had entered the ring during the time-out and consulted with the steward to ascertain if he could finish the class himself with I’m First. The steward gave the go-ahead and Nelson and I’m First made the first ever victory pass in Freedom Hall where the rider was not wearing a riding suit! With a substitute rider, I’m First won the Three Year Old FiveGaited Futurity in a field of 12 and collected over $12,000 in prize money!

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After a successful career in the Amateur Three-Gaited division with Sally Groub, we sold him to a girl named Deborah Marshall for the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited division. Deborah had an artificial leg, but I had taught her since she started riding and she did a great job. She had a successful summer leading up to Louisville. It was her first trip to the green shavings. Everything was on track, the horse was ready, there were beautiful riding clothes, and the warm-up was going great until Deborah’s leg came unscrewed! We rushed her back to the tack room, (fortunately we had close stalls then) and screwed her leg back on and taped over the screws in hopes they wouldn’t work out again during the class. Apparently, since Deborah had been practicing so much the screws had been stripped. Anyway, she got back on and was crowned Reserve World Champion Three–Gaited 14 and Under. I can’t remember the ride; I was watching to make sure the screws didn’t come out again. We got new screws before the championship and we actually got to enjoy this special young lady and special horse win another Reserve Title in the championship.


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MICROCHIP SYRINGES

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s the equestrian scene flourishes in South Africa, a need for horse identification has evolved. Furthermore, South Africa has now made the micro chipping of race and thoroughbred horses an obligation that should be carried out by all responsible horse owners. Some breeder societies have also begun to make micro chipping a requirement. Micro chipping is painless, invisible, permanent, inexpensive and tamper resistant. The microchip acts as an identification tool for your horse.

roaming more than a few centimetres. Microchip implantation causes no physical or physiological change to the horse it is being implanted into. The horse is then able to be scanned in the event of being lost, stolen or in cases of emergencies such as floods or fires. Drovers supplies your very own small handheld reader. The scanner has the capacity to detect a microchip within a radius of five centimetres, making scanning a very successful activity in the event that your horse needs to be identified. Drovers microchip syringes are ISO11784 and ISO11785 as well as ICAR approved.

Drovers micro chipping syringes allows for horse owners to identify horses through an electronic microchip that is implanted in the nuchal ligament on the left hand side of the horses’ neck - halfway between the poll and withers. The size of the microchip is no bigger than a grain of rice. The reason for implantation in the muscle as opposed to under the skin surface, as with small animals, is to prevent the microchip from

The micro chipping system will work on a database appropriately named ‘BringMeHome’, which is currently in testing phase. After the microchip has been inserted, a form containing your location and contact details will be filled out on the web. The form will then be uploaded onto the data base once testing trials are complete. This database will allow for all registered members to be documented online. The

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owner is also able to upload information regarding the name, height, age and colour of their animal. Additionally, vaccination history can also be uploaded by the registered equine vet. Once your information has been successfully uploaded, locating your horse is a seemingly effortless process.The login page of BringMeHome requires an entry of your 15 digit chip number, username and password in order to access your information to maintain your privacy. The following features are in the process of being added for client convenience; transferring of animals from previous pet owners to new owners, as well as the additional feature of welfare sign ups. A number of other countries that are also making use of the micro chipping system include the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Japan, Germany and Australia. The micro chipping of animals has revolutionized the world of animal locating by ensuring your animals are kept safe and

providing owners with increased peace of mind.This is evident by its fast growing popularity amongst horse owners. Drovers pride themselves in maintaining strong and sustainable world presence by combining high quality products with exceptional customer service, speedy delivery and competitive pricing. Drovers has been operational in South Africa since 2010. In the past three years the company has grown substantially, and now operates as a subsidiary to Smarttrac Group NV - based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our company is supported by a worldwide network of agents and associates, to guarantee that Drovers is always aware of any developments in the global market regarding animal identification and is able to meet your needs on a daily basis. Our aim is to build a long term relationship with you, our customer. THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE Championships Edition

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