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American Shagya Arabian Verband Newsletter January 2012

A VeryHappy New Year to All

TEVIS 2012 Photo by Rene' Baylor


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President and Vice President’s Corner last several months, Darlene Stevens and Daunna Sellers in particular have whole heartedly applied themselves to the many aspects of registry database management. We are all very grateful for their dedication. What I have been seeing is a super effort. Irene Noll, our ASAV member living in Berlin Germany, has done a wonderful job ironing out pedigree details. ASAV has been very fortunate to have her on the team. Chris Evans is our newest member of this committee. Chris has also been a big help with ideas and tracking down details. Thank you ASAV Breeding Committee for all the great work. It shows.

Hello to our Shagya Family,

Well, 2012 is upon us and I hope everyone is looking forward to a successful and prosperous year. As your Membership Chairperson I hope everyone received their membership forms and survey in good order and you plan to re-join us in our efforts to promote the Shagya Arabian. ASAV would really love to have your input into how we can best serve your interests as well as these wonderful horses. Please take a few minutes to complete the Welcome. It has been an interesting survey and send it back to us to evaluand challenging year for ASAV. So ate. For your convenience you should much has been happening. The new There has been talk about ASAV have received a follow-up email with members plans to attend the ISG board seems to be settling into their an electronic version attached which meeting this summer in France. This roles well. you can complete and send back to would be an opportunity for many to vaboles@centurylink.net . If you did ASAV has been involved in the promeet other ISG members and its board not receive a Membership letter with cess required by ISG to become an of directors. Please contact Donna survey in the mail please email me and affiliate member. I frankly thought this Coss if you think you might be interest- I will make sure you receive all the would be a relatively easy objective for ed in attending. necessary information. Remember you ASAV. While I suspect ISG does not can go to our website at Plans are being made for our ASAV intend for the process to be arduous, www.shagyaregistry.com to register as annual meeting that will be in late fall miscommunication brought about by well. distance, differing languages and cul- and as has been the norm, there are always special speakers and events. tures, and perhaps some amount of ASAV has many exciting events mistrust, has been happening. It has Stay tuned to find out about this. If planned for 2012 one of which may be been frustrating, but there is reason to you have any ideas, they are always a trip to France in July for the Internathink these communication issues will welcome. tional Shagya-araber Gesellshaft improve. I think it is simply a matter of The ASAV board of directors now has meeting. If you are interested in joining getting the right people into the cona full complement of hard working, fully this group please let us know via the versations, working to focus on what Membership survey. We will again engaged people who are striving towe can agree on, keeping an open wards a democratic and working asso- have our National Membership meetmind, and speaking clearly and honing, National Distance Challenge ride, estly about the issues we each face in ciation. The goal is always the promo- as well as our “Just Do It” Awards. If our homelands. It is ASAV’s hope that tion and welfare of our chosen breed, you are already a member of ASAV we we can become an affiliate of ISG. But the Shagya Arabian! Several new appreciate your help and input. Please we also realize that becoming an ISG members have been added and they tell your friends with a similar interest are true advocates of our wonderful affiliate is a process that involves in the Shagya Arabian to join us as horses. change, perhaps changes for both well. ASAV and ISG. America is not EuMany of you have received the forms rope, and it is not a reasonable asHere’s to a great 2012 for you and for membership renewal and I urge sumption to think that all associations you to join and/or renew your member- your family along with your beautiful in America shall operate alike. ASAV’s ship. Steve Boles has done a great Shagyas. Get out and enjoy them!! elected board intends to do their part job leading this effort. Thanks Steve. towards making this happen. Steve Boles Exciting times are ahead for ASAV. ASAV Membership Chair The entire Breeding Committee has vaboles@centurylink.net been under considerable strain for the Best Wishes. Happy New Year!


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Cover Story Ninja PFF, ASAV registered gelding, completes 805 AERC Miles—by Judith Moore

date being moved because Ninja PFF, a Sarvar son out of a Polish Arabian mare, Nadeja ox had a late start in endurance competition. After of a historic a pasture accident on January 17, 2008, Ninja required snow stifle surgery at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After 19 days in the hospital and 2 surgical procedures, he pack in the Sierwas placed on stall rest for the remainder of the year. As you can imagine, stall rest is easier said than done. He was ra Nevabouncing off the walls and hand walking was dangerous for da. Ninja consistall. His future as an equine athlete was in jeopardy. ently places in the top ten with the notable exception of when the rider gets lost. Unfortunately, it is the practice of some who do not appreciate having to share the trails, to sabotage the trail markers. It’s frustrating to all, particularly the ride managers. It’s time for us to set our goals for 2012. Ninja will be entered in the Tevis Cup on August 4. “To finish is to win” but we would like him to be in the top 30. He will use the Cooley On May 15, 2010, Ninja started his endurance career with Ranch 2 a LD at Grant Park near San Jose. He placed in the top 10 day ride in with terrific vet scores. In 2010 Ninja completed his initial June as one 200 Endurance miles with his owner, Dale Scoville aboard. of his training rides. Ninja was presented In hand at the Pacific Coast Arabian It’s usually Sport Horse Classic on 5-29-09. This is an Arabian Sporthot and Horse show that routinely offers Shagya Classes. Ninja steep. Perwas Reserve Champion second to the stallion, Sterling Sil- fect for ver owned and handled by Shelley Housh. Tevis training. Madi, On June 13 of 2010 Ninja was entered in his first and only Mia, Zapata Dressage Show. Ridden by trainer, Ryan Sulonen, he (our Musscored over 60% in Training tests one and two. Ninja tang) and placed 3rd and 4th respectively. I feel strongly that all hors- Samson all es need a basis in dressage to prepare them for any riding need some discipline. mileage so we will proThis year, 2011 he has completed 605 miles. 300 of these ceed with miles were done on weekends where he completed two 50 their training mile rides in 2 days. These 2 day rides were in anticipation as well. of the 2011 Tevis Cup which he completed on Oct. 8. The Tevis was a different race this year due to the route and


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Endurance News Region 11 Championship Ride By Marty and Chris Powers

It was a tough 60 mile ride and the boys did great! Go Shagyas!!!

Te-Jat was the Half-Arabian Endurance Champion. Look for the ‘Just Do It’ awards in the next Newsletter!!!


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Endurance News

Inside this issue: Letters from the President & VP Cover Story

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Endurance News

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Membership Stories

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AHA Sport Horse Nationals

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Contact ASAV

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Advertising

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International Letters to ASAV

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European Championships Brochure

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ISG Meeting Information—brochure on page 23 From: Véronique Gibaud <veronique.gibaud@wanadoo.fr> Date: December 29, 2011 6:04:07 PM CST To: Donna Coss <cossdj@gmail.com> Subject: Re: ISG meeting

Mustang Ride—by Donna Coss Brian and Carol both did well on the first loop-this ride route was very long, flat sandy ground, and described as "boring scenery" in contrast to the mountains etc. they are used to. During the second loop, Brian lost a stirrup, which was a challenge, even after he rigged a stirrup with his belt, that broke and he was down to riding without any stirrups. Cantered most of the way, because Stetson has a very smooth, ground covering canter, and trotting was definitely not possible. Carol's mare was pulled at the end of the second loop so Brian and Stetson were on their own. Thankfully no problems and they finished in the top ten. Stetson was in fine form without any problems, ate and drank well -- he is very competitive and seems to enjoy the challenge. Jeremy and Ellen Olson were also in this race.

Hello, We work hard to make a success with the Event, like you can see with this Brochure translated into english, italian, spanisch and german for seeking Partners and Sponsors. We are enjoying to do it because it promises to be a great moment and for the first time in France. The program is not sure yet but we shall have a lot of money for the event and all our partners are enthusiastic ! Airport closest to the event : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Metz-Nancy-Lorraine_Airport Nancy is so beautiful, really! go and see ! http://www.otnancy.fr/uk/centre_historique/index.php it's too early to reserve a room ;-) Map and adresses of French Breeders on this page http:// shagyafrance.fr/intl/en friendly, Véronique ,AFCAS contact


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Member Stories Hello from Serenity Acres in Wisconsin

privacy if that is what a person is looking for. It just simply amounts to beautiful scenery, good food and great company. The key to this type of riding is to keep the group small and only ride with those who ride the same way that you do. That way no one gets hurt and everyone has a great time. I know many people who are involved in the competitive world with their horses and would not even think of doing this with their horses. Sadly they just don’t know what they are missing. As John Lyons once stated in a big clinic years ago, “you trail riders need more training of your horse than anyone”. Wow I could hardly believe my ears because he is so very right. How very true for what you become exposed to regardless of what trail you go down on a given day. So if this is something you have not experienced I would highly recommend it to anyone. Oh and one of the best things was no mosquitoes and only a couple of deer flies which was hard to believe. The reason for this was because the dragon flies get rid of them all. It was hard to believe but true! And now we are planning a longer trip for next year!

There are many different types of horse events to be involved in with our beloved Shagyas. For me personally however, my first love is out on the trail enjoying the beauty that God has given us. Three friends and I loaded up our horses and went to the Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin which consists of over six hundred thousand acres. We stayed at Spur of the Moment Ranch overnight and needless to say we really had a lot of fun. No timeframe to be back, just good company and wonderful horses and scenery. The trails were awesome though one really needed a good sense of direction, and a compass. Trails were marked for snowmobiles and ATV’s so we pretty much stayed on those with the horses. We rode both days for four hours at a time, including crossing a river. Lily Creek Ciara did a great job but of course growing up at Lily Creek in Freeport, Illinois she had to cross a stream so it was a piece of cake for her. She also had a ball trying to get me all wet which she succeeded at doing quite well. Thankfully though she did not lie down, even though she wanted to! Next year we will strip the saddles and let them Kathy Johnson play. Going during the week always allows more Serenity Acres ~ Wild Rose, WI


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Member Stories ARABIAN HORSES IN THE BALKANS—by Chris Evans Our travels in 2010 were for the purpose of seeing first hand the horses and studs of Eastern Europe that were famous as the foundation studs of breeds of horses we are interested in, namely the Shagya Arabian and the Lipizzaner. Along with these breeds the important historical factor always included the use of purebred Arabian blood. This genetic ingredient is not unknown to us in these historic riding breeds and the Arabian influence is also widely understood and appreciated in the development of the Thoroughbred as the supreme racing equine. However what is often unknown ( here in North America) or seldom realized is the historical importance of horses and their valuable bloodlines which were developed for practical purposes in the states of former Yugoslavia.

Our travels brought us in to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. Of course we were drawn to the two imposing equestrian statues in the city – one of founding King Tomislav and the other of Ban Josep Jelacic. Under Austro-Hungarian rule Ban Jelacic was the official Croatian ruler at the time circa 1850 – an influential time for the Shagya in this monarchy. I was struck with the possibility his mount could have been a Shagya or Arabian considering these horse’s high esteem. Just previously Napoleon was well known for his preferred mounts, including Marengo, being Arabian.


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Recently I found a print of a painting of Jelacic on horseback. This painting shows his horse HAD to be at least part Arab. Contacts in Croatia confirmed this from historical documentation.: Croatian History Museum advisor Marina Bregovac Pisk informs me that this is a lithograph by Anastas Jovanovic, printed in Vienna by Johann Rauch in 1848, and one of the prints is in their Museum. It shows Jelacic riding his white Arab named Emir, allegedly given to him by Omar Pasha Latas (1806-1871), a famous Turkish military commander. The horse was Jelacicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite, and he had him painted (oil on canvas) and the picture hung at his family estate Novi Dvori near Zagreb. Today the picture is kept in the collection of paintings in the Zagreb museum, together with the horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover and tack. Mr. Damir Jaksic, Manager of the Lipik State Stud in Croatia, sends this quote from an historical book: Mahmud-beg Basic from Bihac, gave the Ban Jelacic, when he was a colonel in the


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Member Stories army campsite in Glina, a young white horses of noble breed, which are called "Arab", and which is Jelacic riding by leading his victorious troops at the Velencsa and during the enthronement ceremony for the Croatian Ban days 05.06.1848. year.“ Another source found this excerpt: “Jelacic had trained his horse so well that it could jump a two metre wall. When Jelacic’s life was threatened unless he signed his assent to Croatia being under the authority of Hungary, his horse jumped a wall and carried his rider straight back to Croatia, to his house in Novi Dvori. This horse is also mentioned in historical papers: Jelacic had done battle together with the Ottoman borderlanders near Podzvizd and Glina. Some of them were his friends and Mahmud-Beg Basic from Bihać presented him with a white horse called Arab as a gift.. He rode Arab when going to his banal instalment and later in his campaign into Hungary.”. While some names differ as the source of the equine gift they do compliment each other that the horse was from the Turkish element in the Balkans. Basic, from Bihac in nearby Bosnia, was very likely a subordinate of the Turkish commander. This Balkan region has always been a crossroads of cultures and so it is realistic to assume that the famous horse producing empires as the Hungarians and Turks established also lent their knowledge and wisdom of horsemanship and husbandry to the areas they ruled and settled in. There is some belief and great possibility that the Thoroughbred foundation stallion known as the Byerley Turk was bred and born in the mountain pastures of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was captured from the Turks at the fall of Buda in 1686 from Moslem cavalry which included Bosnian Turks. Our interest in the Shagya Arabian is difficult to document to these early years. Stud references seldom go further back but suffice to say that Arabian stallions were in use to upgrade pure and domestic stock by state and private studs. What we do know is that Arabian stallions such as Shagya himself were bred to mares “of oriental origin” thereby creating a not quite pure but genetically prepotent, sound, athletic mount with great disposition, endurance and rideability. These characteristics mainly inherited from the Arabian along with a larger stronger frame was exactly what was needed and necessary to maintain the cavalry powerhouse that was Hungary at the time. Both riders and horses from these Balkan regions were employed in cavalry as Hungarian Hussars similar to their Moslem brothers from Bosnia as they were employed in the Turkish cavalry of the Ottoman Empire. Continuing through the 19th century right to the First World War, the great stud farms of the AustroHungarian empire continually exchanged bloodstock and so through Shagya pedigrees today we can still see the historic appellations of place of birth in places not quite as well known as Lipica or Babolna. Note that the well known Lipizzaner studs at Lipica and also Piber did at one time breed purebred Arabians and Shagyas. Through its nearby seaports at Trieste and Fiume (Rijeka) came many of the purebred Arabian imports from Syria and Egypt to be used at Babolna as well as the studs of the Adriatic region and Balkan mountains. The well known studs of the Yugoslav territory included LIPICA near Trieste which is now in Slovenia, INOCENCDVOR near Ilok in eastern Croatia, Vrbik near Osijek Croatia, VISNJEVCI near Ruma Serbia, KARADJORDJEVO near Palanka Serbia, LJUBICEVO near Pozarevac Serbia GORAZDE (aka Mrkonjicevo aka Borike) south of Sarajevo Bosnia, and DUSANOWO at Skopje Macedonia.


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Member Stories Band 1 of the German Shagya Araber studbook notes: “the bloodline of Siglavy was widely distributed in Yugoslavia at the Gorazde stud where it had a strong influence on the broodmare band. As was the custom the state studs of the former Austrian monarchy still exchanged stallions in 1913. The chestnut stallion 29 Siglavy III, foaled in 1922, came from Gorazde to Babolna where he was called Siglavy VI and was chief sire from 1938 to 1945.” Further afield to the south at Dusanowo, Macedonia, superb specimens were also being bred. The most famous must be the Shagya Lapis foaled in 1938. Of course already well documented being taken by German forces, surviving an endurance test of 6000 km through a Russian winter, he and his rider made it safely back to Germany. There he sired Burnus which founded one of the most successful lines in the modern the Trakehner sporthorse. Could some of this foundation stock have originated in Macedonia from the times of Alexander the Great ? A romantic thought ! As we know the Arabian was not the only contributor to the gene pool of the Shagya. All of the good horses of the Balkans had their own influence and pedigrees will show the involvement of the Lipizzan, Furioso , Nonius, Gidran, Thoroughbred, Akhal Teke, Spanish and many more that we can assume came along with the conquering Turks, Hungarians and further back – the Mongols and Romans. Much of the history of the Shagya is well documented. Some must be reasonably admitted as possible and even probable. The Shagya and Arabian horses we love certainly played their part as important contributors. Their ancestry continues to provoke our imagination while we enjoy the success of their creation.

Our Trusty Mare Kristen Camper, daughter Faith and Lily

Faith just finished riding Lily up the road to her friends house. I wouldn't trust any other horse. How absolutely incredible this horse is! She can tote along a couple kids bareback slow as can be and yet rip my arms out of their socket after 50 miles to keep going.


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Where I live in Colorado Rockies the trails are quite oftenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;well rocky. And although Kent has great feet, I worried about keeping them that way. Most folks here shoe their horses but I knew that boots were the answer for us. But which ones? We seldom ride for more than a couple of hours and our rides are pretty leisurely. When I met another woman that did not shoe her horse I was delighted. She does the same type of riding and she told me she had tried 4 or 5 different types of boots and found that Renegade worked best for her. She said they were easy to put on and take off and that they fit well. So far I would have to agree. We have not used them in mud so next spring may be the real test. Until then, we are good to go and I no longer have a nagging worry in the back of mind when we are out on the trail. Karla Kerekes and SA Menkent Natural Horsemanship Kathy Johnson-Blood and Lily

of the trailer nicely all on her own, without me in with her, and then she had to go back in the trailer because we wanted to end with a good experience and have her understand every time you Wow I love natural horsemanship training. Lily get in a trailer doesn't necessarily mean going for Creek Believers Journey had her first trailer load- a ride. But this time she wanted no part of going ing lesson today. She is two and a half years old back into the trailer. She clearly wanted to be now and going off for training with a Parelli inback with the herd. So eventually she stepped structor in March. It was just amazing to watch right back in, ate some hay and a little grain, my friend do this technique with her. She alcame back out, went back in a couple more times lowed Lily her dignity and to also figure it out on and then went with the herd! Wow! Amazing and her own. She went for a five minute ride by her- all so natural. She is going to be a great riding self but when we returned home she was quite horse just from what I saw with her today. She is sweaty and a little nervous. So she stepped out leaving for training in March for a month so I will


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Member Stories a sudden I heard hooves walking into the trailer and then backing out several times without me even being by the trailer. At one point she stood there looking at me through the window as if to say look at me!. What a girl she is. Having had horses pretty much all my life I can tell you of horror stories of horses being man handled and forced into trailers. I am so looking forward to learning and building on this relationship in a natural way. I will continue this process for the next couple of days and then take her for a short ride with my other Shagya mare Lily Creek Ciara. Don't be a skeptic because natural horsemanship builds good relabe excited to see how she progresses! For anyone near WI, Linda Parelli will be at Midwest Horse Fair in April in Madison WI. Even Walter Zettle is taking natural horsemanship lessons with Pat and Pat is taking lessons from him!

tionships!

Day Three ... short lesson. The trailer is outside the paddock area, both doors open, and she walked right in and out several times. Doesn't get any better than this! So I Day Two of Trailer Loading: I can do this, we can proceeded to put Ciara in the trailer and took do this, you can do this .... yes we can. Started them both for a short ride. Nothing to it this time out just with a little circling game and then she and very calm having her buddy with her. I truly came up to the trailer, put her head in, then one cannot say enough about this whole episode! A front foot, then out backed out, a little more cirlifetime lesson in just a few short hours of natural cling and just like that she walked right in. Let's horsemanship. see I would say five minutes tops. Then I would just point my finger to where she was to go and Lost and Found—A New Beginning in she went! Now you must understand that the first time she was in a trailer she was a weanling Javier Millán and SA Just Jake and on a three hour ride to my farm. So this is Hello, I´m Javier Millán 17 years old. We got another whole new experience for her But she figured it out all on her own, we ended on a good Jake from a little Farm in Laredo, near to Santander in the North of Spain. His last owner got him note, and just went right in and out, and in and out again today. I had backed the end of the trail- when a farm closed in Madrid. He told us that Jake was bought by an Arabian man for competier into the corral and went outside the paddock tion and he sold him because he chose a differarea to call my friend who did the exercise with her the day before to tell her how she did. All of ent horse for competition and he left Jake in Ma-


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drid. I don´t know how Jake got from the USA to Madrid. Now Jake is in a farm in Okendo (http:// clubhipicookendo.com/) where I ´m going everyday. I´m training with Jake for the next ride season in the Basque Country, and at the same time I´m teaching classic dome to him for future competitions. I´m going to join ASAV. Greetings Javi Some photos are send with the email. In some photos appears my sister with her Spanish mare, and in other photos, I´m with the famous horse whisperer Chico Ramirez.

Join ASAV on Facebook! ASAV - the Shagya-Arabian breeders and owners association in North -America, for the registration and promotion of horses with ShagyaArabian bloodlines. SHAGYA INTERNATIONAL http://www.facebook.com/groups/171131929624087/


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Member Stories SA Jayfar was born very late Halloween night. This boy is Jeeka's x Bayram's fifth baby, three colts and two fillies so far. Each baby has expressed its unique personality while growing up. SA Twin Spires was a let's do it approach to life, SA Julia was really laid back, SA Just Jake was a worrier, SA Jeeka's Jessica, a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;look at me attitudeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and SA Jayfar absolutely knows no fear. When I turn the family (Bayram, Jeeka, and Jayfar) out, Jayfar ducks under the hot wire and dances up and down outside of the paddock, calling to his mother to come on, "Let's go this way'." She ignores him and continues eating lunch inside the paddock. Finally he decides that she just isn't going to do things his way and ducks back under, goes through the gate and sucks his lunch. Yesterday the pattern of events started the same. Jayfar danced up and down outside the paddock calling to Mom. This time the rest of the herd came to see him. About eight horses surrounded him. All put their noses on him. They wouldn't let him out. He managed to squeeze his way through the bodies and he ran like @#$%^ for the electric wire. He forgot to duck and It knocked him flat. I unhooked it and he obediently squeeshed his way through the mud to Jeeka still eating lunch. Today when I turned him out, again he didn't go into the paddock with Jeeka and Bayram, but raced faster and faster circles around the arena. But, he respected the hot wire-- lesson learned.


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AHA Sport Horse Nationals the Breeders Cup, and had Twin Spires who ran in the Kentucky Derby, donated two wool win coolers which sold quickly. Fall in Kentucky is usually a beautiful time Tapps Feed donated a crystal studded leather western nose band and rein set. of year and this year was no exception Darlene Steven Stables provided a numwith perfect weather for the U.S. Sport ber of small horse items, books and home Horse Nationals at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington, Kentucky. Most of the décor things. Donna Coss provided 660 riders came from out of state to com- scented candles and Smith Tack Repair pete in 120 classes ranging from Coach- donated a pair of leather side zip boots. ing to Dressage to Jumping and not to forOne of the highlights was Dr. Daniela get Sport Horse in-hand. Stanica, Head of the Shagya and Arabian breeding programs for the Romanian GovASAV members arrived from all over the country and Canada to help promote the ernment. She set a new record of taking Shagya Arabian at the ASAV booth. Dar- 1500 photos in the first 24 hour period at lene Steven was instrumental in obtaining the show. It was her personal best. (See the floor space for the ASAV booth. She Article about her in this newsletter). She also provided all the exhibition tables, si- was kind enough to give a presentation to a small group of Shagya enthusiasts, lent auction items and photo lattice for which include one of the Nationals Judghanging wonderful photos of Shagyas. Donna Coss, the ASAV Promotions Direc- es, Deborah Harrison. Bill Cooke, curator tor, designed sensational promotional liter- of the Arabian Horse Trust Museum was instrumental in providing ASAV a place to ature about the Shagya Arabian to give hold the presentation upstairs in the KHP away to the public. The 2011 ASAV Shayga Breeders Guide was designed to Library. list owners and breeders from all over the country. Included in the guide was adver- Dr. Daniela, as we fondly refer to her, spent two weeks in Kentucky in October. tising and Shagya breed information. She took in and enjoyed every horse The ASAV booth was located in a good lo- spectator event during that time and recation near the awards area and secretary turned home refreshed and with a huge ‘s office Everyone who won or needed to collection of photos from America. go to the office went past our booth. The silent auction netted ASAV $180 from do- We wish to thank Frank Gatti, AHA Renations given for the event. Skychi Rac- gional 14 Director, and Bell Pennington, ing Stables, who’s horse Hansan recently National Show Manager, for the ASAV won the 2 year old Grey Goose Stakes at booth space. With out their help the booth would not have been possible. ASAV, as it

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AHA Sport Horse National has in the past three years, sponsored a jump in the over-fences division. Our jump was front and center and showed our appreciation to the Arabian Horse Association for their kindness. There were a many people who stopped by the booth and who had heard about a Shagya Arabian, but did not know the difference between a purebred and a Shagya. This was one of the many misnomers that Donna Coss, Diane Marksberry, Kathy Papp, Daunna Sellers and Chris Evans had to overcome while educating them on the 200-year difference and separate studbook. All of the ASAV volunteers were very enlightening and were exceptional ambassadors. Visitors were introduced to owning or breeding to a Shagya Arabian as well as crossing them with a purebred Arabian and double registering the offspring. One of the biggest assets was that a Shagya Arabian bred to a purebred could be double registered with the AHA as a half-arab and in the ASAV Appendix book. There were many comments as to the beauty of these horses and their long history as an independent breed. Kayla Reimer qualified her big Budapest* son for Sport Horse National and rode in the Sport Horse under Saddle. Darlene Stevenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients, Tom and Lynn Bailey, qualified their purebred mare, Desperatos Nite Angel and 2 year old colt High Voltage Overload and showed both to a Top Ten and the colt ended up as a U.S. Sport

Horse National Champion in 2 year old HA/AA Gelding Halter. Another highlight of the week was meeting Julius von Uhl. He is a Hungarian ex-pat who was coaching a number of horses at the event. As in all Hungarians, he is a delightful funny man, who informed us that his family in Hungary were longtime Shagya Breeders. We invited him to the 2012 ASAV Membership Meeting and hope to see him there. For copies of the 2011 ASAV Breeders Guide, please send $1.00 for postage to Darlene Steven, PO Box 168, Finchville, KY 40022, USA


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ASAV Contact Information/Board of Directors ASAV Corporate Mailing Address: ASAV - American Shagya Arabian Verband PO Box 168 Finchville, KY 40022, USA Email: contact@shagyaregistry.com ASAV Registrar: ASAV - American Shagya Arabian Verband 15918 Porter Road Verona, KY 41092, USA ASAV Membership Services: ASAV - American Shagya Arabian Verband 15918 Porter Road Verona, KY 41092, USA ASAV Treasurer: ASAV - American Shagya Arabian Verband 15918 Porter Road Verona, KY 41092, USA ASAV Newsletter Submissions: contact@shagyaregistry.com

ASAV-President:

Brian Coss

brian.coss@yahoo.com

Vice-President:

Steve Boles

vaboles@centurylink.net

BOD Founding Members:

Daunna Sellers

sunarabs@fuse.net

Darlene Steven

sillyfilly@bellsouth.net

Regional Directors:* Region 1 North:

(information about regions below)

Donna Coss

cossdj@gmail.com

Region 2 South:

Brian Coss

brian.coss@yahoo.com

Region 3 Pacific: Region 4 West:

Karla Kerekes

kakerekes@aol.com

Potato Richardson

potato@jps.net

Region 5 International

Chris Evans

cpevans@msn.com

Secretary: Registrar: Treasurer: Membership Chair: Promotions Editor:

Diann Marksberry

diannmarksberry@fuse.net

Daunna Sellers

sunarabs@gmail.com

Elisha Moorehead

codydozer@zoomtown.com

Steve Boles

vaboles@centurylink.net

Donna Coss

cossdj@gmail.com

Newsletter Editor: Web-Master: Youth-Program: Breeding Committee:

NL Committee

cossdj@gmail.com, kakerekes@aol.com

Daunna Sellers

sunarabs@gmail.com

Darlene Steven

sillyfilly@bellsouth.net

Irene Noll

the-nolls@t-online.de

Chris Evans

cpevans@msn.com

ASAV-Officers:

*ASAV-Regions: Region 1 North:

New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan ,Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont, Massachusetts, District of Columbia

Region 2 South:

Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, West Virginia

Region 3 Pacific:

Washington, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, Oregon, Nebraska, Idaho,

Region 4 West:

California, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii Kansas Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri

Region 5 International

Canada, International


TRANSLATION by Irene Noll of a German petition (thought you might like one !). FROM: Sabine Schoenbeck in D-Neunkirchen-Seelscheid. TO: FN breeding committee and the breeding officers of all the German Horsebreeding Associations. "In the reformed version of the stallion performance test, which is in use since 2011, the performance test breeding value contributes to the final result. We reject this. This value, which is calculated using male relatives' performance plus own stallion performance, should simply be available as an extra piece of information. It should not flow into the breeding value of the stallion. We demand: 1. The stallion himself should provide the results of the performance test. His performance decides whether or not he passes the test. 2. Breeding values may be calculated. They should be transparent. They should not, however, be incorporated in the performance test results, but be presented separately. Reasons: Performance test breeding values say nothing more than that a stallion and his get will probably be in a position to complete a performance test. We do not see this in the context of breeding progress. The dependability of the performance test breeding value is about 50%. It is absurd to talk of certainty here. And even more absurd to make this value count in the result of the performance test ! This sort of calculation places all those stallions at a disadvantage which have foreign ancestors or which belong to the "blood" breeds such as xx, ox, ShA and AA. These breeds often have no performance test breeding value. To employ statistical measures in such cases is not the solution - especially so in combination with the test results. This sort of calculation puts all those stallions at a disadvantage which represent small populations, because these stallions do not have enough get to contribute to a positive result. So a worse result is achieved in spite of better own performance ! We can expect enormous financial losses in "blood" breeds and in those with small populations ! Such overemphasis on the performance test is a very limited way of reflecting the true breeding potential of sires. The calculation and its' results cannot be kept track of by breeders and stallion owners and can therefore not be proofed. A system has been introduced without informing the breeders and owners in the various associations what the effects would be, and without listening to what they might have to say on the subject." ENDE


ASAV Newsletter, December 2011  

Newsletter of the American Arabian Shagya Verband, inc., a 501-C5 organization dedicated to the advancement of the rare Shagya Arabian bre...

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