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The PShR Newsletter

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Cover Photograph: Ali Mahloch riding WineGlass Vino (*Budapest x WineGlass Vintage, ox) owned by Holy Kemmis, at the Otter Creek Horse Trials a 2 Day, 3 Phase Event. PShR welcomes Volunteers and Committee Members! For more information or to contact PShR see: Lori Baker at or Shelley Housh at

Table of Contents: Cover:


PShR Board of Directors and Committee Information.


Letter from the President


PShR Press Release


PShR Five Year Plan


Shagya Display and Breed Presentation


A Weekend with Buck


2012 FITS Endurance Festival


What is a Shagya-Arabian?


Photos: Shagyas on the Trail


Member News Photos: PShR Members & Friends in Action

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PShR Committees: European Liaisons Anke Brander Eric Nelson USDF Liaison Lisa Fiano



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Classifieds / Farm Ads

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SCIDS Info Newsletter & PShR Info.


PShR Membership Form


PShR Newsletter Participation:

All are welcome to submit material for the PShR newsletters. Please send articles, photographs, farm, performance and Shagya news to: Lori Baker at Newsletter Produced by Hallie Goetz

PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

PShR Board of Directors: Lori Baker - President Shelley Housh - Vice President Holly Kemmis - Treasurer Kathy Johnson Anke Brander Julie Jackson-Biegert Lisa Fiano Libby Fletcher-Henderson

AERC Liaison Olivia Rudolphi, DVM Annual Awards Committee Libby Fletcher-Henderson Lisa Fiano, CT Arabian Horse Association Liaison Eric Nelson Julie Jackson-Biegert Registrar Linda Rudolphi

Website Committee Holly Kemmis Linda Rudolphi Membership Committee Kathy Johnson Linda Rudolphi Becky McCarty Julie Jackson- Biegert Eric Nelson Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Committee Shelley Housh Judith Moore Shannon McCracken Kathy Johnson Lori Baker Julie Jackson-Biegert Licensing Committee Eric Nelson Linda Rudolphi Judy Moore Hallie Goetz Holy Kemmis Lisa Fiano Olivia Rudolphi Shelley Housh Julie Jackson-Biegert Marty Power Libby Fletcher-Henderson

Assistant Registrars: Shelley Housh Anke Brander

Welfare the Horse Committee Lisa Fiano

Facebook Page Lisa Fiano

Newsletter Lori Baker Hallie Goetz

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Hello, Members and Friends

Lori and Evan (Shagya-Arabian stallion)

I’m sending out a big “thank you” to all of our members, friends and volunteers for helping make 2012 a super year for Shagya-Arabians! I also want to congratulate the PShR Board of Directors and committee members who worked hard to make sure that PShR stayed directly in-line with the ISG requirements. Because of all your hard work and dedication, PShR was accepted as an ISG member registry during the July 2012 ISG meeting. We are all extremely happy about this decision and are committed to providing a great service to Shagya-Arabian owners.

Now that PShR is an ISG member, the next phase of work begins. We are looking forward to getting more horses registered, inspected and licensed for performance in the future. There is so much more work to do!!!! We are just getting started. We all realize that it takes years of dedication to reach our big goals in breeding, training and competing with our Shagya-Arabians. PShR has developed many avenues for recognition and will continue to grow; we have a lot of great ideas for the future! I hope you take some time to review our website to better understand the opportunities for awards and performance licensing that await you. We believe that every horse counts and PShR will keep working to help all Shagyas and their owners shine brightly in performance and pleasure. The summer is going by quickly and it has been so inspiring to hear about new foals, training and events. Keep posting your photos, video links and stories on Facebook, we want to continue hearing from everyone around the world. And remember, tell your Shagya friends to join our Facebook Page – keep the Shagya network growing! As always, we appreciate your comments and ideas to help continue to improve our registry. And remember that fundraising helps to keep PShR going strong. Take a look at the hats, mugs and jackets that are available.

Enjoy this lovely newsletter!!! Lori Baker, PShR President Keep the PShR website Bookmarked – http://www.performanceshagya Remember us on Facebook Ground training Nobi (Shagya gelding by Evan) PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

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A New International Shagya-Arabian Registry in the USA and Canada

Press Release: The Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry (PShR) of the United States and Canada is proud to announce its acceptance into the Internationale Shagya-Araber Gesellschaft (ISG) as of July 2012. The ISG is the umbrella organization for accepted Shagya-Arabian registries around the world, including the historical State Studs such as Babolna, Hungary; Radautz, Romania; and Topolcianky, Slovakia. To be recognized by the ISG, a registry must submit an accurate pedigree for all registered horses along with documented breeding guidelines and practices in compliance with the ISG standards. The Shagya- Arabian breed was first recognized in 1986 by the World Arabian Horse Organization thanks to the efforts of the founding members of the ISG. Since that time, the goal of the ISG has been to preserve bloodlines and ensure the original breeding goals used to develop this magnificent breed as a military horse in the late 1700’s are being uniformly practiced. These goals include inspections of breeding stock for conformation, rideability scored by test riders, free jumping and performance testing of both the physical and mental aspects of the horse.


PShR inspections will include veterinary examination on site for stallions  From July 2012 forward, all PShR ShagyaArabian stallions, not already placed in Book I or II, must be performance tested for them to be approved as breeding stallions.  PShR Shagya-Arabian stallions are not to be used for breeding until they have passed their performance testing criteria  The PShR also includes Books III & IV for horses with at least 25% Shagya-Arabian bloodlines The PShR is developing a 5-year action plan to determine the number of horses and sites for inspections among other tasks. To identify the needs of the Shagya-Arabian community, input from Shagya-Arabian owners, breeders and admirers throughout the USA and Canada, the PShR Board of Directors is developing an online survey. To participate visit our PShR Facebook page and website at: Join us!

What will this acceptance into the ISG bring to the USA and Canada? To align with the worldwide standards, the PShR will be implementing and aligning with the ISG, some of the most obvious changes will include: 

Registered horses in the PShR will be placed into a Studbook format  The terminology of Part-Shagya, Shagya Sportlo and any other labels are not recognized by the ISG PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

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PShR 5-Year Action Plan

I. Registry a. Implement DNA and other testing b. Stud book placement c. Printed studbook II. Education a. Write and disseminate the following information: i. Explain studbook system ii. Include placement of horses in studbooks I, II, III, IV iii. Explain performance testing criteria iv. Explain performance based inspections v. Explain Specialty/Specialty Plus program vi. End of Year awards (PShR, USDF, others?) vii. Detail guidelines for inspection process b. Develop the follow media sources: ii. Press releases to publications iii. Website iv. Update breeding guidelines v. Update Specialty & Specialty Plus vi. Detail guidelines for inspection process vii. Update studbook guidelines viii.Professional brochure ix. Online magazine/info x. Newsletter





i. Closest Airport Indoor arena ii. Stabling Parking iii. Equipment (jumps) Detail guidelines for inspection process i. Conformation ii. Interior Test iii. Free jumping iv. Ridden under saddle v. Test rider vi. Report of completed performance vii. Vet exam List of possible European Judges i. Times they are available ii. Judges with performance background iii. Judges willing to talk in educational session Provide educational session and open house at inspection sites i. Draw in new people ii. Meet and greet existing members Getting a Shagya brand i. Where do we get a brand? ii. Someone at each site to brand iii. Equipment to heat brand

III. Marketing a. Contributing Sponsors for website/awards b. Outside Advertisers in newsletter/website c. Logo items

III. Implement inspections IV. Performance Testing a. Determine number of horses next 5-years a. Track Specialty/Specialty Plus horses i. Upcoming young horses b. Update website ii. Geldings standing for evaluation iii. Book III & IV horses b. Evaluate possibility of an annual inspection at 2 to 3 sites c. Determine possible locations for next 5 years

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Shagya Display and Breed Presentation - Can Am Equine Event

Shannon McCracken and *Olivero (Taib Gazlan x Obeya) participated at the Can Am Equine Event and promoted the Shagya-Arabian.

by Chris Evans

The annual Can Am All Breeds Emporium at Western Fair grounds in London Ontario was held on St. Patrick’s Day weekend , March 16,17,18. With over 30 clinics and demonstrations, we simply don’t have enough Shagyas in Ontario to participate in the all-breed competitions. With that in mind, the obvious approach is to introduce people to the breed so that we can build a future and stronger base of support for our Shagya Arabian horses.

the breed at the same time. Shannon and Georgie Jones of Rohan Meadows Trakehners and Sport Horses , spent the winter months ( which felt more like spring in Ontario this year) preparing for the London All Breed show and their four times a day Stallion Avenue presentations.

As the photos will indicate, Shannon and Georgie tastefully prepared matching red/black/white “Shagya Araber” logos for the stallion stall, our comfy folding black lawn chairs, saddle cloth and booth panels. One side of the back panel was an attractive collection of Shagya photos including Oman, So Shannon McCracken of Stirling Puschkin , Hungares, Bahadur and Ontario decided it was time to pro- of course Olivero, and also his first mote both her imported Shagya foal Sahara SM. Famous stallion Olivero ( Taib Gazlan x sporthorses from Shagya lines Obeya, by Navarra) and introduce completed the opposite side with PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

Habicht, Windfall, White Girl, Peron, Gallion, Rembrandt, Condus and Ramzes. Shannon and Georgie had also provided matching Shagya polo shirts and caps to continue this very professional presentation. From our experience at the promotional booth last fall at the Arabian Sport Horse Nationals it was anticipated that a similar promotion in Canada would meet with similar reactions : “ What is a Shagya? “. This, again, was the common theme so Shannon, Georgie and I spent most of the three days speaking with everyone that dropped by that expressed interest in the breed and Olivero himself. The show has become predominantly Western themed with many Quarter Horses and Paints (continued page 10) Page: 6

A Weekend with Buck By Shelley Housh

Ramius , my coming 4 yr old Anglo-Shagya gelding (Sterling Silver x Rondinexx) had just spent a few months with a natural horsemanship trainer, Bill Ortamond. Bill had done about 30 rides on Ram. Was I up to this? I used to be such a confident rider as a child, now age is setting in and I realize I cannot afford to get hurt. A 4 day clinic with an extremely green gelding - Is this a good idea? I had watched a Buck Brannaman colt starting clinic last year. Did not look so bad. No colt starting class this time, though. I had big crowd and bleachers, complete to step up to the horsemanship class and I had done very little rid- with an awning blowing in the wind. My trainer finally pulled ing in the past year. me aside half way through the class and told me just to breathe – Buck has become a household it helped us both. We got through name since his well publicized movie “Buck” came out last year. day 1. The crowd was quite large at the Rose Bowl Riders Equestrian cen- Day 2 started out with more of the same exercises, then he added to it ter in Pasadena for the event. I little by little. Ever try to back knew Ram would feel my nervousness. I hauled him in the night your horse the length of your arebefore so he could settle in, but I na just by subtle pressure on their nose?....and do it straight? Ram was driving back to the ranch was calm, cool and collected. I nightly waiting for Tina to foal. kept him on the quieter side of the Did not get much sleep those 4 days. Luckily he had us only do- arena that day and he did beautifully. ing groundwork for the first 2 days. Yes, lots of repetition, but good for the both of us. Ram was Day 3 started out with basic getting more and more supple with groundwork, then he gave us the green light – “riders up!” Ram is his turns . He would plant his front leg and no matter how many a very sensitive boy, despite his turns we went around, it would not huge size. I can feel as he is getting nervous or about to do somemove. thing. The first thing Buck taught Day 1 was an eye opener for me. us was a 1 rein stop (our My normally calm, sweet gelding “emergency brake” as he called was like a little Mexican jumping it). Yeah – like I can remember to bean – would not stay still. I was do it as all h**l is breaking loose! Ram kept tensing up at the far end on the side of the arena with the PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

of the arena near the port-a-potty. Sure enough, he bucked and by the second buck I had lost a stirrup and decided just to haul off ( I believe Buck called it being a “lawn dart”). I heard later that Ram continued to buck all the way down the arena! No problem to catch him and aside from a sore bum, only my pride was injured (all this in front of close to 200 people!). Day 4 – man, I was nervous, just shy of tears. What had I done wrong? Did I somehow screw up all his training thus far? I managed to chat with Buck just before class. He basically said not to worry, that Ram probably thought I had to get off quickly. I took a deep, relaxing breath and mounted up. We had an absolutely fabulous ride! I did not do much trotting, but the nervous tension in both of us had disappeared somewhere along the line and we became a team. Ram received many compliments from people in the crowd who had seen our improvement over the 4 days! I was extrem-(continued page 11) Page: 7

2012 FITS Endurance Festival By Christine Pedersen

rode Halsteads Firesky (AriBerry x Deebies Desiree by Bask Flame) belonging to Julie Jackson-Biegert on the 75 mile ride. “Sky” is a lovely, big framed 11-year-old gelding. He completed the WEG Kentucky test ride with Julie in 2009. For the 100 mile ride I leased Bey Gibby (Gibsonn Bey x Paloma Grande x Padron Halleluiah) belonging to Kathryn Downs, also an 11 year old gelding with a great deal of heart. Both were incredible horses. Firesky has a nice big canter; however, I was not able to take advantage of this stride due to the saddle I was using. I borrowed a Christine Pederson riding at FITS western saddle to help me make Photo courtesy of Chad Larsen who the weight minimum. The fenders also provided the hoof boots. of the saddle were too long for my The Fun In the Sun, FITS, endur- legs and I was unable to use the ance festival was held again this stirrups without twisting my knees year from March 1 - 4 in Willisand ankles. I had to ride at the ton, FL. The ride camp, start and walk and canter without stirrups finish lines and all vet gates were since I was developing so many located on the Florida farm beraw spots on my legs, it was not longing to the twice Endurance possible to trot without stirrups. World Champion Valerie Kanavy. Several riders I met two years ago We tried changing saddles for the were again attending the annual second loop and I carried a backFITS ride. All three days of the pack with weight. This event had riders from USA, Ger- was worse so we many, Canada, Japan, Romania, changed back to the Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, western saddle on the Puerto Rico, South Africa and me third loop and I continfrom Denmark. As always, the ued the ride despite the ride is very well organized, with a discomfort and dislocatlot of volunteers and beautiful ing my ankle. Fortutrails in the soft sand. The sand nately, Dr Olivia Ruwas, however, this time a little dolphi was a college voldeeper than last, so many had to leyball player, so she was be careful not to ride too fast. able to tape my swollen ankle. It was a tough 75 This year I rode on 2 rides; the 75 miles with deep rubs on miles (120km) on Thursday and my legs, no stirrups, 100 miles (160 km) on Saturday. I PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

swollen ankles and the humidity becoming dangerously high in the early afternoon. Several horses were unable to make parameters and were disqualified in the afternoon. The ride was divided into 5 loops (20.7, 16, 11.5, 16 and last 12 miles) to allow time in camp to cool the horses and riders. The breaks were 50, 50, 40 and 30 minutes respectfully. Fortunately, the moon made it possible to see the trail along with the glow lights hung at the turns. Julie rode her Arabian gelding Nitro, they have completed ten 100mile rides and are recipients of the AERC Decade Award. Way to go Julie!!! Julie and I rode also the last loop in the dark; we could hear alligators and hogs in the underbrush. To scare the wild animals, including the snakes Julie convinced me were hanging out of the trees and Florida panthers, we sang the American classic – Oh Susannah! as we rode down the trail. Despite everything the ride turned out (continued on page 12)

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What is a Shagya-Arabian? By Linda Rudolphi Part 1

I was invited to speak at the Region XI Arabian Horse Association member, ARAB, Inc., annual spring meeting on “What is a Shagya-Arabian?” The ARAB, Inc. members were somewhat familiar with the Shagya-Arabian through their members Dr. Rachel Boyce, Kayla & Carolyn Reimer, Sherry Minor, and Julie Inghram and their respective Half-Arabian/ Shagya-Arabians taking home numerous ribbons from the area competitions. It was a great chance to discuss the similarities yet differences unique to the purebred Arabian and the ShagyaArabian. The invitation to speak to my peers prompted the need to go back to the books, revisit documents, and explore new avenues, a quest I probably would not have taken the time to venture if I had not been asked to make a presentation on one of my favorite subjects – the Shagya-Arabian. For those of us involved with the Shagya-Arabian over the past few decades, we have honed our explanation of the breed and have a canned speech ready to play at the drop of a hat along with copies of old magazine articles for handouts. Upon my acquiring the Shagya stallion *Budapest and standing him at stud, I soon learned the associated obligation I had also acquired was to educate numerous inquiring phone calls about this uncommon breed in the US. The top three questions included: 1) the pronunciation of the name, 2) was this a Shaggy or Bashkir Curly, and 3) was this a purebred Arabian strain? The proPShR Newsletter Summer 2012

nunciation of the name “Shagya” or sometimes “Schagya” as it is sometimes referred to in historical documents is: “Shag’ – yah”, not “Sha – gay’- ah”. Second, I disappointed several phone callers when I explained the Shagya is not a “Shaggy horse” (except in the winter), an amusing misconception at that time on my part. However, according to archeologist S.J. Crouthamel – “In Iberia (Spain) the initial domestic horse was brought by Celtic peoples and was a medium, sturdy, and shaggy horse built to pull chariots in battle.” Perhaps the callers did know what they were looking for! And finally, the Shagya-Arabian is not a strain of purebred Arabian, it is a breed of horse specifically developed using a significant number of purebred Arabian bloodlines in the foundation. The term in Europe is “Shagya-Araber”, Araber meaning “of the Arabian race”. Trans-

lated to English it becomes Shagya-Arabian. For my presentation, I decided to update the standard response and focus on four topics to explain the Shagya-Arabian: 1) why was the bred developed and what was the purpose; 2) examples of purebred Arabian bloodlines used to develop the Shagya-Arabian; 3) how to distinguish Shagya-Arabians in a pedigree and the nuances of the Hungarian naming system; and 4) the influence of the ShagyaArabian on internationally acclaimed sport horses of various breeds. My goal to relate to the breeders and owners of purebred Arabians was still missing a link. How could I get my audience to appreciate the similarities and differences of the two breeds and also understand the importance of the selection of purebred Arabians in the development a new breed? Then I found (continued page 14) Page: 9

Can Am Shagya Presentation (continued from page 6) been privileged with his visit to our first ever Shagya presentation in Canada ! Mr. Cameron , viewing Olivero’s ring presentation, willingly expressed his opinion that this Shagya stallion would make a great cross for anyone looking for an enWhile Arabian owners and breeders durance or sport horse, especially noting the substance and bone.. dropped by, very few had even heard of the Shagya, although they Some visitors DID recognize the were familiar with so many of the Arabian bloodlines used in the breed from their general horse interformative years in Austro-Hungary est and reading. . One actually said and the modern use of many Arabi- she had come to the Can Am specifan horses. One enquiring gentleman ically to see her first Shagya , as she had seen the exhibitor list and nowas very much familiar with the Shagya and its’ lines. He introduced ticed the Shagya inclusion. Another gentleman had ridden at Pompadour himself as Peter Cameron. From there he needed to offer no further in France where the speciality is the Anglo Arabian , therefore he had a explanation as he is THE most rekeen interest in and appreciation of nowned and respected Arabian judge in North America – perhaps the European breeding programmes. the world! Quite the honor to have President of the national ATV/ although there were representatives for the Friesian, Thoroughbred, Miniature, Mustang, Canadian, Gypsy Vanner, Morgan, Curly and Haflinger breeds along with our sole Shagya, Olivero.

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motorcycle company KYMCO Canada, Walter Heilman became smitten with Olivero and the breed that also has roots in his homeland within the former Yugoslavia. The day may soon come where he trades in his cycle for a quieter ride ! In conclusion Shannon McCracken is to be congratulated for her excellent effort and representation for the Shagya Arabian breed. Olivero must also be commended for his professional conduct and behaviour as a calm, well dispositioned mature breeding stallion. This was his FIRST appearance in Canada outside his home paddock ! On the chance that our Quarter Horse stallion exhibitors surrounding us at the show will not see this Newsletter, (continued on page 11)

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Can Am Shagya Presentation (continued from page 10) I’ll add that Olivero’s demeanor and temperament in the ring presentations really put these successful (even world champion class) horses to shame. It is no exaggeration to say that Olivero absolutely showed the class of the Shagya Arabian when compared to many of the most successful horses in North American show rings. Side note: an “up and coming’ horse whisperer, Brittany Buchanan of put on very impressive clinics dealing with horses, and she said that Olivero might be the best young stallion in disposition that she has ever handled. Brittany’s home is near Ottawa ,Ontario , but very worthwhile for any horse behavioral clinics or requirements. ( Just a tip before she becomes world famous!) Epilogue: This endeavor went so well that plans are already in the works to follow this up with an Olivero and Shagya booth presentation at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto in November. This event is one of the premiere horse shows in North America with Olympic/World Cup riders and horses, so it annually attracts the cream of the English and Sport Horse disciplines. We cant wait !

A weekend with Buck (continued from page 7) ely impressed with the young 4 yr old filly Buck was riding. He had less rides on her than Ram had, yet she was so willing, obedient, and most of all – relaxed. I cannot wait till I can train a horse to be like that! The clinic brought an array of riders from all disciplines. One night after the clinic there was an excellent catered dinner at the Flintridge Riding Center. The man I sat next to looked familiar. We spent the evening chatting. Later I was told that he was Will Simpson – the Olympic rider! He PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

was in the afternoon clinic for ad- feel to this year’s clinic as comvanced riders. Nice, nice guy. pared to last. We would sit around chatting last year with Buck after the classes every evenWe chatted every day thereafter ing as he worked on making his between our classes. He was so open to learning a new way of do- reatas. He has a genuine, gentle ing things, despite being an eques- nature about him and is a wealth trian of the top caliber for so many of knowledge. I missed spending years. He was becoming a Buck more time with him, but the convert and it was great to see! crowds were enormous this year. Another familiar face was seen in One could see the difference the the crowd – Cesar Milan, the Dog movie has made with his life. Whisperer. He brought his kids and was busy signing the collars I hope to do another clinic next of the many dogs there. spring with one of my mares. Hopefully there will be no “Lawn There was definitely a different Darting” next time…. Page: 11

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well, we finished #8 and #9 out of We made him a pen next to Julie and Doug’s horses for the night; 17 starters with a time of 11:17. Gibby settled in like a pro in his Only 13 finished the ride. new camping site. Friday, was a much needed rest day for me. Jacob helped to crew The 100 mile ride was divided infor Julie and her husband Doug on to 6 loops, 21, 21, 13.8, 20.7, 11.5 and 12 miles with 40, 60, 70 50 the 50 mile (80 km) and also for and 30 minute breaks respectfully. Kathryn Downs who owns the The ride started at 06.30 on Saturhorse I was riding on Saturday. Our American super crew with Dr. day morning, a little late in Danish standards, but nice as it was not Olivia and Linda Rudolphi and Marty Power also helped Julie and dark. With all the rides, (the 50, Doug on Friday’s ride. Again, the 75, and 100 mile), starting togethweather was very hot and humid. er we had about 80 horses and riders. It was somewhat chaotic Out of 28 starters, only 15 finished. Doug finished in 8:30 on with some bumping around. FortuTango giving Tango his FEI 2** nately, Gibby was easy and quiet, but we rode a little harder at first ranking. Unfortunately, SHF Sunday Streaker (ZT Raashaqa x than I would have expected. GetENM Delight X Baszadin) bred by ting through the first vet gate was a welcomed break. Jacob and Dr. Beecher twisted his pastern Olivia took Gibby through the vet the last 2 miles. Julie said she could feel him take a wrong step. check; they work well together as a team. He was pulled at the final check after finishing 75 miles, one of the hardest things that can happen at I had borrowed one of Valerie Kanavy’s saddles for Gibby. I was an endurance ride. Kathryn familiar with the Kanavy saddles Downs on her horse was also from my previous rides in the US, pulled for lameness. it was much better than the westJacob and I also brought Bey Gib- ern saddle with my short legs. I by over to the ride to check in for unfortunately had heat stroke on the second loop, something I was Saturday’s 100-mile ride, Gibby lives walking distance from camp. not familiar with at all. The weather was very difficult for someone accustom to long cold winters. The entire second break Photo Courtesy of Chad Larsen who also provided the hoof boots! was dePShR Newsletter Summer 2012

voted to drinking plenty of water and energy drinks. My crew put ice packs and ice towels on the body and head. It helped, thanks to my American super crew. The third loop was much better for me, but the sand was very deep for Gibby. We slowed our pace a great deal. Also, since I had drank so many fluids on the second loop I had to keep getting off to pee in the woods. This turned out to be a problem also, as I soon learned about fire ants! They bite and it is very painful, and the bites become red and sore – the ants have claws! It was very irritating on top of the bad ankle and raw legs from Thursday. It took a lot of moleskin to get through the ride! We made it through the third vet gate and break without any problems. The fourth was the longest loop of the day. At this point, there was again unbearable heat. Fortunately, I drank a lot and felt okay; we returned to vetgate 4 at dusk . The last two loops were 11.5 and 12 miles. This time we hung glow sticks on the horses, the moon also helped a little, but it was starting to blow up a storm. The weather forecast predicted if we were in camp by 01:00 am, we would finish before the storm arrived. I rode with rider from South Africa. We also sang a great deal to scare the animals and keep our minds off the coming storm. I now know the US national anthem, “The Star -Spangled Banner,” very well. Gibby perked up on the next to last loop so we rode a little faster again. Probably because of the weather which was cooler and made it comfortable at this time. We finish- (continued on page 13) Page: 12

2012 FITS Endurance Festival ed in 6th place out of 18 starters with a time of 13:45. Gibby acted wonderfully fresh and was a lively horse at the end. Out of 18 starters in the 100-mile division, only eight completed. Most were pulled for metabolic reasons. And as for the storm, in camp the next morning all the porta-potties had been blown over. My first 100-mile ride!! HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY! A super nice but tough ride. The feeling of having completed 100 mile can not be described. Bad ankle, fire ants, sores and heat stroke were all forgotten. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of to my American

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super crew: Linda, Liv, Marty, Julie, Doug and Kathryn. And of course - Jacob. Olivia is also a 2** FEI vet, it is very nice and good to have a vet on your crew. YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME!!!!

crew. And most of all, to Julie Jackson and Kathryn Downs for the loan of their beautiful horses BEY GIBBY and FIRESKY.

A great trip with lots of sweet and friendly Americans. We will definitely come again. Thanks to the Also, a big thanks to Roxi Welling organizers for another great ride in and Cody Boysen for their help one of the coolest terrains in the and for letting me borrow the world. Thanks also to all the othweight packets, and Chad Larsen er Americans who cheered for me. of Renegade Hoof Boots for Gib- You truly are some amazing by’s boots. Also, to Valerie and people. Larry Kanavy for loans of equipment and saddle, AT HorseCare And below, finally, a salute to all for support from Denmark, and my American friends: the Danish equestrian Federation of apparel to the American super

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics By Francis Scott Key 1814 Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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What is a Shagya-Arabian?

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in addition to performance testing using advanced breeding principles still relevant in animal husbandry today. The US Army Remount “Carl Reinhard Raswan (b. 7 modeled their breeding program March 1893, d. 14 October after this advanced breeding system. 1966), born Carl Reinhard The Austro-Hungarian military deSchmidt, was one of the greatest veloped breeding stations throughconnoisseurs and patrons of the out the empire, each with a distinct asil Arabian horse. He was a purpose and responsibility. Mewriter and author of numerous zohegyes developed a more subbooks on Arabian horses and stantial horse used to pull the heavy the Bedouin people. He was also artillery, using infusions from Kisa scholar of desert Arabian beri to maintain endurance and horse bloodlines, publishing the stamina. Breeds developed include Raswan Index, an extensive compilation of pedigree and All Shagya-Arabian sire lines trace the Nonius, Furioso, Fenek and Normandy horses. Kisber develstrain information. Matter of back to purebred Arabian foundafact, it became a project of pas- tion stallions. The Shagya-Arabian oped the Kisberi Felver, a careful blend of the Shagya-Arabian and sion and new found questions. is often mistaken for a “strain” of English Thoroughbred for the cavAt the age of five, Carl Raswan purebred Arabian; however, the first came into contact with Shagya-Arabian is a World Arabian alry. An infusion of Mezohegyes bloodlines were periodically used to horses when he received a pony Horse Organization recognized develop horses suitable for the pullnamed "Philie"as a gift from his breed. For over 200 years it has father. When his father pur- been carefully developed for a pur- ing of lighter artillery. chased property in 1898, Carl pose with a clear breeding criteria The Babolna State Stud was responand his pony gained the oppor- through the selection of excellent sible for the purebred Arabian and tunity to take large excursions in bloodlines and horses capable of Shagya-Arabian breeding programs, the Dresden area, without the reproducing a predictable phenoneed to cross the Elbe River. type possessing numerous purebred both were popular with the officers Carl spent his school holidays Arabian characteristics and yet dif- and driving horses for the aristocracy. Piber was famous for the Lipwith his pony, often in the com- fers in physical structure from its’ pizzan and Fogaras in Transylvania pany of his uncle Bernhard Arabian cousin. is credited with the improvement of Schmidt, a forester. During one of those holidays, Raswan ob- The Shagya-Arabian was not an ac- the regional mountain horse. Other served the young Prince Ernst cidental result of crossbred horses; farms throughout the empire were set up as nurseries for young stock. Heinrich of Saxony, who was rather the Hapsburg Royalty and riding a Shagya Arabian. Ras- Joseph I regarded the Shagyawan observed that the horse ap- Arabian as a versatile, untiring rid- The history of the Shagya-Arabian, a valued cavalry horse throughout peared to recognize its own re- ing and cavalry horse for military Europe, starts in the year 1769 with flection in the water and played and agriculture. the founding of the Austrowith it. This experience, suggestHungarian State Stud in Babolna. ing a high degree of animal in- The Austro-Hungarian breeding Meticulous records were kept from telligence for a horse, awakened system was developed to fill the the very beginning. Original founhis interest in the Arabian horse demand for horses in an empire at dation mares can still be traced back and he later described it as a war every 20 to 30 years resulting 21 to 23 generations in the present in demand exceeding the supply. key event in his life.” To provide quality horses the Hun- day dam lines going back to 1755. Most of the original mares were That was the link! The fascination garian national breeding system and devotion people have for the practiced careful and strict culling Arabian-bred or light domestic this bit of information in Wikepedia:

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Shagya-Arabian – just as the fascination one of the great students of the purebred Arabian breed, Carl Raswan, experienced – horses portraying a high degree of animal intelligence, was the link between the purebred Arabian and ShagyaArabian. For me personally, looking into the kind and expressive eyes of my Shagya stallion *Budapest must have been the feeling Raswan experienced and lead him to his lifetime quest of learning about the Arabian horse.

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What is a Shagya-Arabian? (continued ) April 1983, “….SHAGYA (the horse) was quite tall, around 16 hands. Although SHAGYA db stood at Babolna for only three years, he founded a dynasty which quickly spread throughout Eastern Europe.”

horses from the Transylvanian area selected carefully for their hardiness, type and refinement. These domestic mares were named after their area of origin, for example, the Moldauerin mare line is recorded back to the 1700’s and comes for an area now located in Romania. Great care was taken to keep the female tail lines the best by replacing brood mares with their best daughters using a strict program to keep the strains established. Proven mares out of military stud farms were crossed with desert Arabian stallions. The occasional use of Thoroughbred and Lippizzaner stallions was allowed to help maintain the desired phenotype; the resulting horses being permanently selected for size, bone and riding qualities. In addition to regional foundation mares, desert bred stallions and mares were brought back from expeditions. From these importations, the purebred Arabian stalPShR Newsletter Summer 2012

With the recognition of the Shagya-Arabian as a sustainable breed in 1978 by WAHO, the ISG, Internationale Shagya-Araber Gesellschaft, was formed to coordinate the national Shagya-Arabian breeding associations in Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, USA and Canada, Venezuela, Israel as well as with the national studs Bábolna (Hungary), lion named SHAGYA db born in Topolcianky (Slowakia), Radautz 1830 and imported in 1836 to Ba- (Romania), Kabiuk (Bulgaria) and bolna became the flagship for the the State Stud Mangalia breed. According to the Raswan (Romania). In addition, the ISG is Index and Handbook for Arabian working with active breeders in Breeders, Limited Edition, Vol. V, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Italy, Aus1962; “SHAGYA 1830 was a dap- tralia and Ireland. pled, golden stallion of the Koheil Siglavi strain and was acquired by The purpose of the ISG is to overBaron Herbert for Babolna, Hun- see the consistent implementation of breeding principles and inspecgary and shipped from Syria to tion criteria between member asHungary in 1836.” sociations. The ISG is responsiIn the German Studbook for Pure- ble for the coordination of Shagya bred Shagya’s, Vol 3 (1983-2001), -Arabian breeding in the member the horse SHAGYA is described countries insuring a unified breedby Furst Puckler as, “strong built ing goal, preservation of pure breeding and furthering of the and of greatest harmony in all parts”. The Studbook goes on to Shagya-Arabian race. The ISG say, “(SHAGYA) turned out to be advocates the interests of Shagyaone of the most influential founda- Arabian breeding internationally. tion sires of the breed and can be The ISG describes the breeding goal in selecting breeding stock in found in most of the pedigrees. the 2007 ISG Judging Course and Each and every officer counted himself lucky, if he was allowed to Judge’s Seminar in Babolna Manride a Shagya.” According to the ual: Arabian pedigree student Betty Finke in the Arabian Horse World, “The breeding goal is a largePage: 15

What is a Shagya-Arabian? (continued ) framed Arabian horse, suitable for everyone as an elegant riding and driving horse. A Shagya Arabian should (be) beautiful and harmonious, with an expressive head, a well-formed riding-horse neck, a well-defined topline, long hindquarters, a tail carried high and gaily, and with strong, dry, correct legs. Free, elastic, and correct action in all three gaits is very important. Wither height should be at least 14.3 to 15.3 hands and cannon bone circumference should be at least seven inches.”

 The standard throughout the

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The ISG Judges Training Manual goes on to explain desirable traits, summarized examples include:   It should be possible to distinguish the breed and sex type of a horse, not only in head, but  also within the entire horse,

traits should distinguish the horse as suitable for riding or driving, a halter horse is not of concern, The horse should exhibit drive through the hindquarters, Stallions should look masculine and mares should look feminine, Legs should be well defined and strong with a clear definition of the joints, The head should show Arabian features. The profile should not be an extreme dish; a straight profile is preferred by some. The walk is regarded as the most important gait with the hind footstep landing in front of the foreprint. The trot should have move-

ment in the shoulder and propelled from the hindquarters with a clear beat. A stiff back in undesirable.  The canter should be elastic and a distinguishable three beat.  Feet with contracted heels should be scored low. Pictures of historical Shagya horses are provided in the 2007 ISG Judges Training Manual with a critique to help teach the goals of the ISG breeding principles and goals. I choose three examples from the manual for my presentation: Bartok, 1971; Jussuf IV, 1918; and Gazal II, 1922. The following pictures and description come directly from the 2007 Judges Training Manual:

 Powerful Shagya with charisma, he has a lot of

personality.  Very expressive, huge topline and a correct and

well-carried neck.  Stands a bit close to the grain feeder.  Humerous is a bit steep and the middle of the

body is a bit too long.  Good depth of flanks. The depth of flank is the

scale for the digestion, indicating space for the digestive organs.  Harmonious hindquarters.  The head could be a bit more Arabian, that means

the mark would be “good”.  Impressive horse with big muscles.  It must be said that there are Shagya Arabian

BARTOK, 1971

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Breeders who do not like this large-framed type for a horse; they say that they look like Warmbloods. In the Shagya-Arabian breed there are some variations in types, just as there are riders of different heights and weights. Bartok is a representative of the heavier type of Shagya. Page: 16

What is a Shagya-Arabian? (continued ) Jussuf IV, 1918  Has an Arabian face with a nice big eye.  Neck is elegant; withers are reaching far into the

back.  Elegant stallion but seems a bit thin.

He was an excellent riding horse with visible “bounce”.

Gazal II, 1922 – Sire of Gazal VII known as the Stallion of the Century

clearly developed, well formed knee and hock joints, short dry cannons with visible tendons.  Medium long

correct pasterns that match the angles of the hoofs.

 The conformation of Gazal II is

nearly perfect.

 He exhibits a wonderful correct frame, which is schoolbook perfect.  Poll is the highest point of the

wonderful functionally-formed riding-horse neck with a fine throatlatch and straight underline.  Long pelvis or hip provides adequate frame for hindquarter mus Topline of his neck connects to cles. his withers, which could extend 2 or 3 cm’s farther into the back,  Well muscled fore-arms with  He is entirely harmonious.

although he has a sure position for the saddle.  Well muscled shoulder with suf-

ficient muscle over the elbow, a slightly steep upper arm or humerus, a free elbow that does not press into the body.  His frame forms a slightly hori-

zontal rectangle, a bit longer from the point of the shoulder to the point of the buttock, than from the ground to the withers.  Adequate depth of girth and

well-sprung ribs, as well as good depth of flank for internal organs and efficient digestion.  Head could be a bit more Arabi-

an, or “kindlier-looking”. “He was a vigorous civil servant, who put up with nothing” – you can see this in his facial expression.

In summary, it is evident the Shagya-Arabian was developed to become not only an important instrument in securing the Austro-Hungarian empire; he was developed to be a riding and driving horse. These goals translate well into the qualities of a present day sport horse and faithful companion. In future articles I will share the remaining topics of the presentation in the PShR newsletter. Part II, will focus on some of the purebred Arabian bloodlines used to develop the Shagya-Arabian. PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

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PShR Horses out on the Trail

The Shagya gelding Renoirr, sired by the imported ShagyaArabian stallion *KS Rubin, owned by Kathy Voyer and ridden by Frances Chase-Dunn.


Ninja PFF, sired by Sarvar, and his owner/rider Dale Scoleville.

Brothers! WineGlass Debonair (left), owned and ridden by Chris & Marty Power, bonding with older brother WineGlass Dubonnet (right) , owned and ridden by Dr. Olivia Rudolphi. Both geldings are sired by *Budapest and are out of the Arabian mare Wine Bint Darnefti. Debonair started off the 2012 endurance season with 3 fifty-mile rides and 3 best condition awards. PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

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Member News


Sterling Silver

last month. He did beautifully on the 7 mile ride and I could not Sporthorses ask for better P & R's. He is not yet old enough for an actual By Shelley Housh NATRC ride, but this was an Sterling Silver has 2 new Shagya awesome experience for him. foals - a filly, Nefertari Silver SH out of Nicolatina Star and a colt, I will be hosting an inspection site here in CA for the 2012 Sterling's Brigadier SH out of Shagya breed inspection on SepBrook (Bold Bravo x Bridget). Brook is a gorgeous, substantial tember 8, 2012. All are welcome to come and enjoy the horses. mare leased from Hallie Goetz. Both foals will be grey and both are for sale.

WineGlass Farm

The good news is that Sterling will soon be started back under saddle after 2 yrs recovery post surgery and stem cell therapy. I hope to have him back on the trails by fall. I also hope to get my 2 broodmares finally under saddle this summer. Where to find the time for it all??? I took Ramius (Sterling Silver x Rondine xx) to a NATRC clinic

Ramius and Shelley, NATRC Clinic

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By Olivia Rudolphi What a busy spring it has been at WineGlass Farm this year! Usually, spring in southern Illinois consists of monsoon-like rainfall and mud up to our ears, but the weather cooperated this year allowing us to start conditioning the “crew” early. Linda and Olivia started the endurance competition season in mid April and have been fortunate to participate in 4 rides thus far. WineGlass Dubonnet, 16, Wineglass Sherry, 13, and WineGlass Lambrusco, 18, have had a 100% completion rate and all but one ride they finished in the Top Ten (the other was an 11th place by literally 2 seconds…talk about wishing you would have walked just a tad bit faster to the timer gate, but that’s the nature of the sport). H. Wineglass Syrah will begin her competition season at the end of June. She completed her first novice ride last year and is proving to a very independent mare with a “Let’s get it done” attitude! Not only has it been great to have our own horses doing well, but it has been just as rewarding seeing Wineglass horses

and other Shagya’s at each ride representing the breed with true athleticism and success. They are turning heads of those unfamiliar with the breed…this goes to show that demonstrating the ability to perform can be one of the best methods to promote the breed! Before our rides even started, Marty Powers, the infamous Dr. Beecher and both of us packed up the truck and headed south to the FITS Endurance Ride in Florida to pit crew for Julie JacksonBiegert, Doug Biegert and Christine Pederson (from Denmark). What a great trip with stories to tell for years to come! All riders did fantastic, including dodging the wild hogs and alligators on the trail. Christine finished her first 100-mile ride on a leased horse from Kathryn Downs. A few weeks after FITS, JulieJackson Biegert, Linda and Olivia headed south again, this time to Texas for the first preliminary trial in selecting the team of 5 horse/rider combinations for the World Endurance Championships taking place in London in August. We were part of Legacy Farm’s pit crew team (Owner Roxy Welling of Iowa). Out of 49 starters, only 19 finished, including one of the horses we tended to, who placed 6th. The next step for all finishers is to complete a Fitness Trial this summer and then the final 5 will be selected to head across the Atlantic. Congratulations to Marty and Chris Power on the purchase of H. Wineglass Soave, a 4 year old 15.3 gelding (*Budapest x H. Wineglass Sonoma). He was on

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Member News (continued) head to Lexington, KY for the FEI Young Riders Endurance Championship. Linda has been working on becoming an FEI Steward and will be finalizing all requirements needed to be official this July when she completes a final apprenticeship. This will be Linda’s 2nd and Olivia’s 3rd year in particiCongrats also go out to Holly pating as a volunteer and treatment Kemmis on her purchase of Wine- vet respectively for the endurance glass Remeny (*Budapest x Faith), portion of the Championship. 4 year old gelding. Originally, Holly took Remeny as a “project” We are praying for rain in this part for the winter, but could not resist of the country at this time. PasRemeny’s (aka “Velcro”) desire to tures are starting to brown and we work while also trying to be the are holding off on planting soyhorse that would sit in your lap if beans until the ground softens up a you allowed him. She will also be little bit. Fall brings a busy endurtaking Remeny on his first com- ance and competitive ride schedpetitive ride this summer. ule once again. Good luck to all of you out there and keep promotH. Wineglass Gideon, 4 year old ing the Shagya! 16 hand gelding, (*Budapest x H. Wineglass Glory) will be spending the summer with Dr. Rachel Northeast Shagyas Boyce, who has proven to be suc- By Hallie Goetz cessful in the dressage ring at First Level with her gelding Wineglass Victory. Rachel will be starting Gideon under saddle and in the dressage ring. Best of luck to both of them!

Please feel free to stop by our farm in Vermont on September 16, 2012, when horses from the area will be officially evaluated and/or inspected for “Shagya-Arabian Breeding Approval”. All are welcome to attend and experience this unique tradition of the Shagya -Arabian breed.

While we went another year without any foals on the ground, we have a rambunctious and playful group of 2 and 3 year olds that are growing like crazy. As most of you are aware, our beloved *Budapest (Shagal x *Biala) bred by Ulla Nyegaard in Denmark was laid to rest in May. And while we miss him greatly, we are fortunate to have so many of his progeny to remind us of his kind spirit. The busy schedule continues into July when we travel with Holly Kemmis to the ISG meeting in Austria. Once we return, we then

When I decided to take on the responsibility of a weanling Shagya I knew that it would be a commitment for many years to come. At the time I had been taking riding lessons with a dressage instructor with my other Shagya mare, Ciara. But she only provided riding lessons and not actual training of young stock. So the story begins with reflecting back on a beautiful Arabian farm in Minnesota where I purchased a five year old Arabian mare in 1990. That little mare was 5 at the time and is 27 years

the Not For Sale list......, but we know he has a great new home. Soave and his buddy Wineglass Vivant have spent the past 2 months at “camp” with trainer Tyler Spivey. We look forward to seeing Marty and Soave on the trails this year!

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We welcomed a grey purebred Shagya-Arabian colt by the Shagya-Arabian stallion *KS Rubin out of our Shagya-Arabian mare, *Lutka-62 (by Lumbusch, Topolcianky) on June 8, 2012, who we have named L’Amor. He is for sale. This past May three horses that I

bred attended the same competitive trail ride. It was great to see them together and competing under saddle . Everyone got a good laugh when one of them rolled in the mud after the final vet check. A few weeks later Neddora SHG and I managed to score well enough to place 2nd at the HRC 15-mile CTR … talk about a great and unexpected surprise!

I have enjoyed helping PShR and its membership create an enjoyable newsletter, but I now need to focus on other projects. If you are interested in helping PShR with their newsletter, please contact Lori Baker at

Serenity Acres By Kathy Johnson Blood

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Member News (continued ) old. I have always been impressed with that little mare and her overall training. So a year ago I found out that the man who trained her was still in the Arabian world and living in Wisconsin as well as still doing training. So I contacted him and he indeed would be willing to work with my Shagya when the time came. I had decided that she would not be sent out for any training until she was 3. But then a friend of mine encouraged me to become involved with the Parelli program and introduced me to a trainer by the name of Gretchen Arndt. She was one of the trainers at the First Horse Farm in Oregon, WI. What a gift to have found such a wonderful professional trainer. She took her for a month and just worked with her on the ground. My friend also had her horse in training at the same time so we made a weekly trip to the First Horse Farm for our lessons. Each week I was impressed with this trainer more and more and her incredible ability to work with horses and the quietness that she exhibited in her training. During the first week of training Lily bonded with my friends gelding. When we arrived at the farm for our first lesson with our horses, both horses were loose in this huge arena running around and playing. My friend Deb had her lesson first and was working her horse in a round pen inside the arena. Lily was outside the round pen and trying to figure out how she could get in by her buddy. She would come stand behind the instructor and I and when we didn't pay attention she just decided to tear around the arena and put on a scene. Interestingly I thought the instructor would have me put a PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

halter on her and hold her but rather she just calmly said “no, she’s fine.” We just left her run around and it really was quite funny to watch her behavior. She finally settled down and patiently waited her turn. I learned so much about this little 3 year old. She is a left brain introvert and Gretchen taught me things about this personality I did not know, but when she would explain how they are, I could clearly see what she was saying. Wow talk about changing your thought pattern but for a good way. While Lily was a little argumentative the first week when we arrived for our lesson in the second week, it was clear that she had progressed with an attitude of “what can I do for you today.” By the third week Gretchen and I sat down and talked about short and long term goals for both Lily and myself. We also worked on the 7 games. The hardest part for me it seems is to learn how to handle the ropes differently. Our natural instinct is always to grab and put up a wall and in this method it is quite the opposite and truly less of any type of pulling game. I hardly know that I even have a horse at the end of the rope. And letting it slide through my fingers rather than gripping has an amazing effect. They are so responsive as we learn to move more into their world and language. She is three years of age this year and will return this next spring for her saddle training. She will also go back for a two week touch up late this summer, early fall. I have horse friends who still insist on riding two year olds and I just keep asking the question “what’s your hurry and who of us is going to the Olympics?” At the end of

the lesson Lily walked up to Gretchen and gave her a kiss on the cheek. Then she did the same to me and also to my friend. What a sweetheart she is. Thus the commitment to train this horse in a “natural way” has so far been an incredible journey. When I think back on the ways of training that I witnessed years and years ago I could cry for what horses were put through. If only we would have known then what we do now. And of course we all know the place to lose our patience quickly is in trailer loading. What an amazing difference to ask my horse to get on the trailer rather than to force her. I will also be working with my other three horses at home with the same techniques. And what a foundation we will have built in that year! Since her time at the First Horse Farm we have continued with a couple more lessons with Gretchen and have another one coming up in July. I took both Ciara and Lily to a lesson together and during the evening session Gretchen held Lily during the entire three hour presentation of trail riding information. She used her to demonstrate things while I worked in the group with Ciara. Then when all was said and done at the end of the night, Lily and Ciara loaded right up into the trailer in the dark (of course I have lights in my trailer) but they just stood in the trailer eating supper while we gathered for a snack with the others in the group. People have been very supportive of teaching her this method and commented on what a nice way to start a horse from the beginning of her training. Page: 21

PShR Members & Friends Photos:

On July 20, 2012, Szigfrid AF (*Shandor x Sapphire by *Oman) owned by Lisa Fiano and ridden by Gretchen Geromin, won the High Score Award at ERAHC Dressage Classic with a 73.571 from judge Willette Brown, on Training Level Test 2. The ERAHC Dressage Classic is an all breed, USDF recognized dressage show.

Cameo - A buckskin filly sired by the Shagya stallion Evanescent Start AF. Cameo is happily owned by Susan Derr.

Hope, the Edge of Freedom By Linda Rudolphi

Hope [Aurora AF], a 1992 Shagya mare (*Shandor x *Aminah), passed away earlier this year. Hope was everything you wanted a Shagya mare to be – honest, dependable and a friend. As a yearling, Hope was purchased along with the Shagya mare Faith by one of the original Shagya enthusiasts, Karen Mullin in PA, to become a driving team. Hope was more than willing to drive or do anything asked, including quietly posing all day for a fencing advertisement without a halter and never offering to leave as she enjoyed the attention. When Karen was diagnosed with cancer, Hope became an angel helping Karen through many tough days. She was often the lucky recipient of bubble baths, therapeutic for Karen and pure enjoyment for Hope. Just a month before her loss to cancer, Karen weakly rode her beloved Hope one last time here at WineGlass. Hope never took a wrong step.

Nelson. I knew Hope still needed to fulfill Karen’s lifelong passion of helping others. With the help of Becky McCarty, Hope arrived at the farm of Carolyn and Becki Lane in Ohio on a cold and icy day to become the personal riding horse for Becki, a sight impaired rider. Hope and Becki became a real team, confidently riding wooded trails with friends, often leading the way.

Hope had one colt by H. Bikaver in 2001, H. Wine- You can see more about their amazing farm at Glass Honor now owned by Allison Boswell and Eric Thank you Hope. PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

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Is It A Behavioral Problem Or Is Your Horse Just Not Well with little. This horse has plenty The Traditional Chinese Medicine View By Deb Teubert, of self-esteem and thinks the Animal Holistic Practitioner Recently I had the pleasure of doing an assessment on a 3 year old Shagya horse owned by Kathy Johnson, Wild Rose WI. Lily had recently become infected with blood sucking mites. After three doses of Ivermectrin, she still had sores near the base of her mane and was still scratching her neck on various things around the paddock. The mane was very dry and Lily would not allow grooming or even touching of the neck for that matter. Some would say this had now become a behavioral problem but it became apparent that this was, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) a pattern of imbalance in Lily’s body. So how did I come to this conclusion? First Kathy filled out an extensive questionnaire form and sent it back to me. This gives me the basic insight as to what is going on, and a guide as to what TCM element or constitution the horse might be. There are five basic TCM elements and six constitutional types. To go over all of them would require several more articles. Lily is of the Shao Yang (Wood/Fire) constitutional type. The Shao Yang are elegant and agile horses. The competitiveness of the Wood element combined with the high self esteem of the Fire element makes these horses unbeatable in the show ring. They are job oriented and have a mind of their own. They can tend to be bold and pushy from the Wood influence and emotional from the Fire side. While a straight Fire element needs plenty of praise and attention, a Shao Yang will do fine

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world revolves around them. The good news is that they generally have the talent to support this attitude! The next step is dowsing which helps to really get to the root of what is going on with the horse, and it shows me which of the twelve meridians are exhibiting an imbalance. The meridians are like a set of super highways running through the body. When all the traffic on these highways is running smoothly, there is wellness in the body. But when there is an accident or a traffic jam on one of the superhighways (meridians), then the body shows symptoms of disease or unwellness. Lilly showed an imbalance in the Triple Heater (TH) Meridian, which includes the thyroid. When this imbalance exists, the skin can be very itchy and sensitive to the touch. The horse can become a bit anxious and grooming is often impossible. The immune system is also not as strong as it should be. The TH meridian runs through the neck so this is most likely the reason there is sensitivity there. Once the imbalance is figured out, essential oils are chosen to help rebalance the meridian that needs help. Essential oils are very potent extracts of aromatic plants. For the most part, they are steam distilled from leaves, flowers, seeds and roots, wherever each plant chooses to store its essential oil. Each plant uses its essential oil to protect itself from disease and predators, to heal wounds and as phyto-hormones, which are chemicals to regulate plant growth. These are the unique and wonderful qualities that they offer

to our animals and us as well. Each essential oil has affinities for helping heal one or more meridians. For Lily, the essential oils that would balance her Triple Heater meridian, and help her deal with the mites were Neem, Lemon and Seaweed absolute. Neem is a natural pesticide and insect repellent. It not only deals with the mites naturally, it also soothes the skin, numbs the pain, and relieves itching. Lemon helps reduce the anxiety associated with the excessive itching and boosts the immune system. Seaweed is good for chronic conditions, especially those related to the Triple Heater meridian and thyroid. It has a cooling, soothing and nourishing energy for those who are a bit anxious. The essential oils were offered for Lily to smell. They often do not even need to be applied to the horse. Lily showed a lot of interest in all three of these but would not let the oil be applied to her neck. We respected that wish. However as we finished up the session, and talked, Lily allowed Kathy to touch her neck without even flinching. Kathy was astonished since she had not been able to put her hand anywhere near her neck for a couple of weeks (continued on page 25) At the second session she was again very interested in the smell and also did allow Kathy to apply the essential oils on her neck. As the essential oils healed the Triple Heater meridian, the mites and the sores on Lily’s neck disappeared, and the neck sensitivity no longer existed. The Author, Deb Teubert, is an animal holistic health practitioner, who blends essential oils and utilizes traditional Chinese medicine, acupresPage: 24

The Taditional Chinese Medicine View (continued from page 24) sure, energy healing and Photonic Light Therapy to remove blocks to facilitate healing for animals. She uses these modalities, along with

a sound knowledge of animal behavior and species appropriate diets, to facilitate health and whole-animal wellness. For more

information:, 920-229-8127 or

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Evanescent Star AF “Evan” (Starwalker x Empress Estelle AF) 2004, 16.1 hand, ISG Inspected & Approved Shagya-Arabian stallion at Stud Registered with PShR, NASS & ASAV SCID Clear Limited Breedings for 2012 - $700.00 plus $150.00 Booking Fee AI Only - Fresh, cooled, shipped semen Contact Lori Baker - 509.276.1419 -

For Sale: Echo’s Eroica AF (Shagya Royal AF x Echo Daal) Beautiful bay mare - 16 hands. Shows talent for Dressage, Trail, Competitive Trail and LDR. Super friendly horse that is looking for a best friend. She would love to go to shows & events. You will get a lot of attention, as she is a flashy mover with a gorgeous flowing tail. She is still green – but very willing and learns fast. She has been out on the trail and starts jumping lessons soon. Since she is fancy and super sweet – only the best homes will be considered. Echo Daal daughters are known to throw big beautiful foals. Contact for Price email Lori Baker or call 509.276.1419

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Boothcreek Ranch Home of British Columbia’s Premier Shagya-Arabians Congratulations to PShR on becoming an Official ISG Member Registry for North America!

*MURAD Winner   of Stallion Licensing,  Germany 


PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

(Shaman x Moldau) Imported   ISG Registry Approved  Available via Live Cover 


Winner   of Performance Test,  Germany 

Telephone: 250-489-0065

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PShR Fleece Jackets For Sale

A great way to stay warm and promote the Breed. $55 Fleece Shown Above in Blue Model: Dr. Walter Huber

Makes Checks Payable to PShR â—Š Include Return Address Send to: Holly Kemmis, N6962 Jennifer Drive, Plymouth, WI 53073 PShR Newsletter Summer 2012

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency "SCID" Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is disease which is fairly common in Arabians and Arabian crossbred horses. SCIDs is always fatal because an affected foal is born with no immune system. PShR requires that all breeding animals be tested and recommends testing with the hope it will help owners avoid major losses and heartache, and to pre-

vent morbidity in the animals. VetGen offers breeders equine DNA disease testing as well as other services. Utilizing these DNA disease tests allows informed breeding decisions.

For more information, about SCIDs and other genetic testing including instructions and test This test unequivocally deter- forms, please see VetGen’s web mines if an animal is affected, a site: carrier or clear of the mutant gene. Testing is easy and highly htttp://, and can be performed at services.html any point in time in the life of the Fees for PShR Members

Annual Fees: Dues Awards program

Adult Junior (Per division)

animal with pulled hair, whole blood, in EDTA or bristle style cheek swaps.

$ 35.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00

Horse Registration Fees: Registration In the year of birth, application deadline Jan 31 the following year: $ 40.00 Mare or Stallion - One year or older horses not registered: $ 50.00 Gelding – Any age, new registration: $ 20.00 Dual Registration (Horses already Registered with Another ISG Member Registry) Mare or Stallion - One year or older horses $ 25.00 Gelding – Any age $ 10.00 Transfer of Ownership Transfer of ownership (within 6 months) $ 10.00 Transfer of ownership (after 6 months) $ 40.00 Miscellaneous Replace lost certificate $ 10.00

Fees for Non-Members N/A N/A N/A

$ 80.00 $100.00 $ 40.00 $ 50.00 $ 20.00 $ 20.00 $ 80.00 $ 20.00

Performance Testing Fees: Licensing Specialty Division Application $ 25.00 $ 50.00 Licensing Application $100.00 $200.00 Elite application $150.00 $300.00 To pick-up and count past performance to be applied toward Specialty, Licensing and/or Elite Accreditation a fee will be assessed per year of competition. $ 20.00 $ 50.00 Inspection fee Fees to be determined at the time of the inspection. Advertising Fees: Website Horses for sale – any horse belonging to a member. Will be listed on the website for 6 months, must be renewed and changed after every 6 month period. Free N/A Newsletter Classified Word Ads(40 word maximum) Free $ 5.00 Box Ads: Quarter page $ 5.00 $ 10.00 Half-page . $ 10.00 $ 20.00 Full page $ 20.00 $ 40.00

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E-Mail Address Single Adult Membership $ 35.00 Junior Membership $ 10.00





Please make Checks payable to PShR and send to: PShR Membership c/o Kathy Johnson W4728 Portage Street Wild Rose, WI 54984

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