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Romanov & Julie Hart

Trifecta & Courtney Horst-Wright

DRESSAGE NEWS Julie Hart and her Half Arabian ROMANOV (Riverman {Old} x Wuarantee) earned Julie’s USDF Bronze Medal together! They

Laura Hinson. Half Arabian TRIFECTA (Traumdeuter {Trak} x HCF Falanne)

scored 63.684% and 63.658% in 3rd-1 and 3rd-2 at an open

and Courtney Horst-Cutright competed in Adult Amateur Prix St.

USDF show, after Romanov fought off a bout of Lyme disease

Georges at the USDF Dressage Finals. They placed 14th of 23

recently.

with a 60.965% in the Championship class and 3rd in the pre-

Jessica Fussner-Gould and her Half Arabian IVE BEEN RIPPED (Shenandoahs Pride {Paint} x Roscza Sadon) placed 24th of 41

show with a 62.171%. Penelope Sachs and her Arabian cross GOOD LUCK CHARM

entries in Open Prix St. Georges at the GAIG/USDF Region 2 Dres-

on placing 8th in Third Level AA Championship with a 64.188%

sage Championships with a 63.224%.

at the USDF Dressage Finals.

Half Arabian PALADIN SF (Aul Magic x Padua Go {Trak}) and

Madison Benicky and her Anglo Arabian mare PUDDING ON

owner Laine Sklar won both Third Level Freestyle (66.5%) and

AIRES (ELD Willy Bob x Zuppardos Fable {TB}) were Reserve

Third Level-Test 3 (66.026%) at the AZ Dressage Assoc. Fall Fi-

Champion 2nd Level & Up, 3rd in 1st Level, and helped win the

esta Show. More recently, they earned a 68% to be named Third

Team Competition at Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival.

Level Champion at the Arizona State Dressage Championships.

Each division consisted of a written test, dressage test and Equi-

Three Arabians represented our breed during the Northern Ohio Dressage Association Banquet . WWA Colino+/ owned by

tation class. They are pictured below. Half Arabian BR DANNYS SECRET (Danny {Friesian} x Julliet

Karen Potts, was Champion in Second Level Open and won third

by MS Santana) and Ange Bean earned a 6th place of 15 entries

in Third Level Open with rider Danielle Blymier-Hebler, Riften++/,

in CBLM 4th Level Senior Rider (63.378%) at the Colonel Bengt

owned by Wendy Gruskiewicz, won Reserve Champion in First Level Open with rider Danielle Blymier-Hebler and recieved the Richter 5 Trophy , which goes to the Arabian or Half-Arabian with the highest average score at any level. WMF Premier Adventure++++// won Reserve Champion in Fourth Level Open with rider and owner Wendy Gruskiewicz. U.S. Army Dressage rider Kate Ferencik and her Half Arabian HORATIO SF (Aul Magic x Himmlische {Trak}) earned a 65.128% in Third Level-Test 3 to win their class at the Hansen Dam Thanksgiving Dressage Show. Arabian ZEE DE MAN (Zee Impressive x Zee Bunny) and junior Thea O’Dell debuted at Third Level at the Hansen Dam Thanksgiving Dressage Show, scoring 60.5% & 62.9%. Zee is owned by


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Beymoon Zela & Samantha Hodgson Ljungquist Memorial Championships last weekend. Secret is owned by Linda Butz. Arabian/Oldenburg OTTOMATIC and owner Mary Callan

Inch Pincher & Raissa Chunko Another dressage pair that attended USDF Reg. 6 Championships right before SHN was Amanda Howell and her Arabian HH ANTONIA (HH Allegro x Balquena V). They placed 4th and 5th

placed 6th in the CBLM Prix St Georges Senior Rider Champi-

in First Level with 67.581 & 65.968 plus 3rd and 4th in Second

onship with a 61.711% out of 16 entries at the Colonel Bengt

Level with 61.786 & 61.380. (They also went Reserve Champion

Ljungquist Memorial Championships. They also won the 4th

First Level AAO at SHN with a 69.194!)

Level-Test 2 Adult Amateur qualifier (61.892%). Michelle Freeman and her Arabian LP SNICKERS (Pasos

Nina Shaffer and her 25-year-old Arabian ROSSTAR SUPERBOY (Roed Superman x Ter Star Jubilee) placed 3rd of 10 with a

Perfection x LA Lali) placed 3rd in the Jr/YR Third Level-3 with a

77% in the Adult Amateur Handler In Hand at Dressage at Devon.

65.577% at the GAIG/USDF Region 2 Open Dressage Champion-

Nina & Superboy have been together since 1991.

ships. Samantha Hodgson and her 23-year-old Arabian stallion

Also at Dressage at Devon, Angela Bean and Half Arabian BR DANNYS SECRET (Danny {Friesian} x Julliet) scored a 65.357% in

BEYMOON ZELA (Bask-O-Zel x Mar Abbie by Bay-Abi) have made

Fourth Level Open to place 8th of 17! Secret is owned by Linda

history by earning their USDF Horse Performance Certificate at

Butz.

FEI Grand Prix. He is the first Arabian stallion do earn this, and one of only 31 horses to ever do so. Arabian/Connemara DESTINY’S PERSUIT and Mandy Robertson on placing 8th of 36 with a 69.1% in Adult Amateur Training

Adrienne Brason’s Arabian gelding KINGS RANSOM EE (Mr Gazi x Destynctive) who placed 6th of 10 in the Four Yr Old & Up Stallion & Gelding Under Saddle class. Lexy Donaldson and her Arabian/Trakehner KING JUSTICE

Level at the GAIG USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships. The

ended their show career together on a very high note, earning

horse is owned by Caroline Hardie.

Champion in GAIG/USDF Jr/YR Third Level (63.718) and Reserve

Rebecca Vick and Arabian/Friesian DARK WATERSPOON for placing 9th of 21 entries with a 69.107% in Open Second LevelTest 3 at the GAIG USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships. The horse is owned by Camilla Vance. USDF Region 6 Championships were held in mid-September

in RMDS Jr/YR Third Level (62.094) at the USDF Reg. 5 & RMDS Championships. Raissa Chunko and Arabian INCH PINCHER (Virgule Al Maury x Saahira) won Reserve Champion in the GAIG/USDF Region 5 Jr/ YR Second Level Dressage AND Reserve Champion in the Dres-

in Nampa. Patience Prine-Carr competed on Half Arabian DARK

sage Seat Equitation Medal Semi-Finals (14-18 yrs)! The horse is

PRANKSTER (Darktanion {Friesian} x Czapranka) to place 5th in

owned by Barbara Thomas & bred by Godolphin Racing.

both Intermediate-1 (64.737) & Intermediate-B (63.929%). She also rode Arabian SO JAZZD (Enzo x Balihs Treasure) to

Katie Lang and Half Arabian FA PATRIOT (Flurry Of Ca-Lyn {Friesian} x La Sada Mega) on earning their USDF Silver Medal.

win High Score Arabian with a 71.20% in Training Level for a 3rd

They placed 1st and 2nd (66.47%) in their first ever Prix St.

placing.

Georges tests at the VADAF Dressage Show.

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Masada Wahhab & Morgan McGrath

EVENTING NEWS

Melissa Lund and her Arabian KS FADLS PHOENIX (Fadl

Morgan McGrath and Egyptian Arabian MASADA WAHHAB (Fa

Attrak-Shun x LLA Latisha) were Champion in Intermediate-1 (64.7) and Intermediate-B (59.2) JR/YR at the GAIG/USDF Region

Asar x Masada Fa Hannah) who finished in 2nd at Surefire H. T.

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and 5th at Olney H. T. & Seneca H. T. in Beginner Novice. They fin-

HUNTER & JUMPER NEWS Half Arabian JAG ROYAL KNIGHT (Glyncadno Fairy King {Welsh} x JAG Silhouette) and Anna Tootle earned Reserve High Point Hunter Overall, Champion Medium Pony Hunter and 3rd in the Pony Hunter Derby at the Georgian Hunter/Jumper Assoc. Finals. He is owned & bred by JAG Arabians. Half Arabians made a splash at the East Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association Medal Finals. RAINDROPS ON ROSES HL (Rodeo Road x Grade) and Bailey Lones placed 8th in the Pony class. ILLUMINADA (Lasodo x Imbrie {SWB}) and Emily Newton earned a 3rd place in the Junior 2’6” class plus a 7th with owner Susie Lones in the Adult 3’ class! Cindy Tobeck showed her 96% Arabian mare SMF ANNIE GET YOURGUN (Aldebars Treasure x Druzkays Secret {HA}) to the National Championship in the Pre-Adult Good Seat & Hands Medal from the Washington State H/J Assoc. They also won the USHJA Affiliate Excellence in Equitation Award. 10-year-old Prima Rose Bonaventura and her Arabian cross pony JUST ONE LOOK, placed 3rd in the Pony Jumpers at the Devon Fall Classic Hunter & Jumper Show. (Emilie Rucci photo)

ished their successful eventing season with a 3rd place in Open Beginner Novice at Full Moon Farm Horse Trials. Masada Wahhab is an Al Khamsa straight Babson Egyptian and was bred by the late Walter Shimanski. SIROCCO DU GERS, a 21.48% Arabian SF out of an Anglo mare, with rider Thomas Carlile won the CCIO3* at Boekelo this fall. They were 1st in the 3* at Jardy and 6th at Blenheim this year. Nicole Ligon and her young homebred Anglo Arabian FF FULL CIRCLE (Post Exchange {AA} x Pint O Mint {TB}) won the Beginner Novice at the Maryland Horse Trials. Arabian bred horses were rocking it at Les Étoiles de Pau CCI event in France in October. In the very competitive 4*, QUORIANO ENE HN (22.88%) & Arnaud Boiteau placed 3rd. Winning the 2* was SULTAN DE LA MOTTE (24%), also ridden by Arnaud. Both of these horses are out of the Anglo Arabian mare LILI SAINCRIT (40.94%) - Prince du Logis-Kachou. Anglo Arabians dominated the FEI Young Event Horse World Championships in France, earning the top breed placing of all breeds competing! Only the top 3 horses’ scores of each breed were counted. • In the 7-Year-Olds, the Champion was last year’s 6-Year-Old winner, TENAREZE with Tom Carlile. Placing in 4th was Michael Jung’s FISCHERTAKINO, out of 56 entries. • In the 6-Year-Olds, UPSILON and Tom Carlile finished 5th of 44. Half Arabian PL IRISH PEARL (PL Diamond Hill {Irish Draught) x PL Shirley) and owner/breeder Glenda Player competed in their


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first Training 3-Day Event (classic long format) at Waredaca and finished in 10th place. Arabians are made for the long format! Anglo Arabian-sired HALIMEY (29.91% Arabian) and Michael Pollard won the Open Intermediate at Rocking Horse Fall Horse Trials over the weekend. They earned a 22.5% (wow!) in dressage and added just 4 time faults cross country to seal their victory.

BREEDER NEWS

FAREWELL The Arabian Sport Horse world is mourning the loss of A.K. Morgan, who passed away suddenly in November. A.K., who with his wife Debra founded the Arabian sport horse breeding farm Ancient Oaks in Tennessee. A.K .was a master farrier, trained “A” show hunters and jumpers, cutters and reiners, foxhunted and was a professional polo player. He also managed several breeding farms of different breeds including Arabians. The fact that he was a Master Farrier, working from California to the Eastern Seaboard for over 46 years specializing in corrective shoeing gave him a special insight into the conformation qualities that enhance or preclude soundness and way of going.

Arabian mare IN SINGLE (Wiking x Justonetime) was just approved by the American Trakehner Assoc. for inclusion in their Preliminary Stud Book. Her Anglo Arabian colt, SIENNAS MIDNIGHT STAR (x Sea Accounts {TB}) received high marks on his foal evaluation. Congratulations to owner Mike Morris! Tawna King’s Half Arabian SAINT SANDRO (Stedinger {Old} x SES Hailey) placed 2nd in the Four & Older Stallions and 2nd in the Great American/USDF Stallion Final at Dressage at Devon. His get earned a 6th of 11 in Get of Sire as well. His foals have earned 10 Premium ratings with Oldenburg NA this year.

This lifetime of experiences made him the type of well-rounded horseman of which there are few these days. Together, A.K. and Deb have bred many winning Arabian and Half Arabian athletes, including AO Breeze, Takeheart++ and WC Dealina+. There will be a Celebration of Life and Memories party next year on AK’s birthday.

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hey gave her so little regard they didn’t even have a name for her. No pet name. No cute barn nickname reflective of her personality or a funny incident from her first year. No name at all. After two

years they still just called her “the filly.” Her owners had been stingy with the feed scoop as well as

with their time and attention. When Kristal Tremblay first met the horse she was to eventually school in FEI dressage, she found a rough-coated, thin, under-sized, and wary creature.

Filly Story and Photos by Anne Zahradnik

The decision to take “the filly” home was easy. Executing the decision, not so much. “It took us 45 minutes to catch her.” Kristal

As she explains, “When I first saw her I couldn’t believe how

recalls, “The woman told me that she brought her in every night.

skinny she was. Her mane was in knots, her coat was a shaggy,

The more I watched this filly the more I knew this woman was

horrible, unhealthy orange color. It was the end of May, she

lying. We opened the gate to herd her up to the barn and she

should have been shedding out by then. But then we walked up

didn’t even know what the gate was. She had been in that small

to her paddock and she trotted away. The way she moved through

paddock with no shelter for a very long time.” The owner was so

her shoulder and used her hind end gave me goose bumps. All I

relieved to have someone take the horse she paid Kristal a bag of

could think of was that I needed to get her in my trailer before

grain to take “the filly” off her hands.

this woman realized what she had and decided to keep her.”

“The filly’s” short-term prospects were definitely looking up but her long term future was still up in the air. Kristal planned to get her home, get her to a healthy weight, put some training into her, and sell her. Kristal already had a full dance cards with her current horses, “I had a 3 year old half Arab at home that I was in love with. She wasn’t a dressage prospect by any stretch, but I

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The beautiful mare that Teia grew to be, competing at FEI levels with Kristal.

thought maybe I would get into hunters again. I had told myself that when my gelding Ashtonn+ turned 15 years old I would get myself a 2 year old so that I could bring that horse along and still be working Ashtonn+ at a higher level.” Not too long after “the filly” came home, Kristal realized her hypothetical math had just taken reallife form. She was not pleased. “After I got her I realized that Ashtonn+ was 15, and she was

her toes, stretched herself as tall as she could and looked down

2. Then I knew she was mine.” She goes on to say, “I wasn’t re-

at me as if to say ‘You want a fight?!’ I just looked at her, told her

ally happy about it at the time. She was so scrawny and little,

that I wasn’t going to fight with her and waited to see what she

about 13 hands. My vet told me that he thought she was stunted.

would do. She got this confused look on her face, then just sighed

But once I started feeding her she started growing so fast that I

and dropped her head. The fight was gone.” Over the next year,

couldn’t get weight on her.”

the lack of early handling showed up in Teia’s encounters with

So, “the filly” was staying, for now. It was high time she had a name.

vets and blacksmiths, but patience and many hours of handling eventually turned her into a mannerly young horse.

She had been registered, but Kristal didn’t like the name, or

Kristal had found her riding niche not too long before Teia

the name’s connection with the farm that had thrown “the filly”

found her, “I was riding my Arab gelding Ashtonn+ dressage when

away. “I kept the Teia part, which seemed like an ok name. The

I got Teia. We had done some hunters, and eventing until I finally

rest of it had to go. Not only was it an awful name, I didn’t want

discovered an instructor who made dressage fun and understand-

the farm to have anything to do with her since she was thrown

able. I had finally found my riding discipline!” So… there was one

away.” Kristal remembers. “It took me months to come up with

last condition on Teia staying with Kristal long term, “I told her

a new show name. I listen to a lot of music so I thought I would

that she was going to be a dressage horse or she was leaving.

get an idea from a song. I heard a song by Evanescence, the lyric

I really enjoyed dressage, the discipline, the constant learning,

that caught my ear was ‘call my name and save me from the dark’

the working towards being one with your horse. I didn’t want to

all I could think of was how the previous owner told me that they

change disciplines again, it was dressage or the road. Thankfully,

didn’t call her by a name, they just called her “the filly”. As I lis-

she chose dressage.”

tened to the song my eyes filled with tears and I knew I had found her name, Bring Me to Life.”

Over the years since Teia and Kristal started working on their dressage, Kristal has faced some of the frustrations we all do in

Teia now had a home, a name, and was getting healthier every

finding the perfect combination of coach/horse/rider, especially

week. Time to start the training. That took some diplomacy and

while riding a “non-traditional” breed. “The biggest challenge

good old fashioned horsemanship. Kristal says, “Somewhere in

has been finding an instructor who believes that a rider’s posi-

Teia’s two short years she had learned to intimidate people. I

tion is of the utmost importance to how well the horse can do the

brought her in the barn one day for a little work. She got up on

movements. Since early 2014 Leslie DeGrandmaison has been

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working me and not just my horse. She sees how Teia and I are

tered. When I got Brook I realized that I wanted to understand

like an old married couple who know each other inside out, ac-

what each level is trying to teach us. I’m realizing how important

cepts who we are, and helps us build from there.”

straightness is. Sounds like such a simple thing, but as Teia and

The deal was struck, and Teia has kept her end of the bar-

I work at harder and harder movements, lack of straightness is

gain in true mare fashion. She does not have traditional dressage

coming back to haunt us. Throughness is something we are strug-

horse conformation. She’s not built like a warmblood, but she

gling with also. It is a difficult thing for an Arab, so I have been

is all heart, and the depth of the partnership between Teia and

told, but when the two of us are learning together it can make it

Kristal is evident in the show ring. “She has an incredible work

more difficult. Brook will have her own challenges, but I’m hoping

ethic, more than any other horse I have worked with,” says Kristal.

to get the basics really down with Teia so that they are second

“She loves to work and gives me 100% every day. The greatest

nature for me with Brook.”

part is that Teia seems to enjoy the challenge and is giving more than I ever thought she had. And there is still more in there.”

While Teia has an understudy in the wings, her career isn’t over yet. Kristal has plans for even more development, “I would

As they’ve worked their way from training level to schooling

love to show Teia at the FEI level. I also want to show her at more

FEI, dressage has been a learning experience every step of the

open shows. When she is too old or cannot continue her work, I’m

way. “Teia has taught me so much, Kristal says. “She is honest,

hoping that maybe she will be able to teach my grandchildren to

always tries to do what I ask. If it isn’t right it is usually my fault. I

ride. I can see her taking such good care of them. I’m don’t have

have to figure out what I want to say and then how to say it in the

any grandchildren yet, and I’m not in a hurry for any, so that’s a

way that she will give me the answer I want. I have to learn not

long-range plan. I am not in a hurry to retire Teia.”

to override her, she finds that insulting, she likes soft, subtle aids.

Teia’s show record includes three National Top 10’s. 1st, 2nd

She is teaching me to use my seat and stay relaxed and to be real

and 3rd level and seven regional Top Fives, reserve champion-

clear in my aids. What more could you want from a horse?”

ships and championships. But she recently added to Kristal’s col-

Years have passed, as they tend to do, and now Teia is the ma-

lection of plaques by earning her Legion of Merit and Supreme

ture one with an understudy in the wings. Kristal’s next dressage

Legion of Honor awards. Kristal enjoys the ribbons and plaques

prospect is an Arab/WB cross filly who will benefit from Kristal’s

as much as anyone, but the relationship she and Teia have is

experience with Teia. Kristal explains, “Since I got Brook, my rid-

even more precious to her, “Knowing that the little girl who was

ing focus has changed with Teia. I used to want to just move up

thrown away has come further than anyone could have imagined,

the levels, as long as I could get decent scores that’s what mat-

even me, is the most rewarding thing of all.”


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A Visit With

Mark Miller

A hands-on owner, who’s already introduced more people to horses than probably any individual in the United States, the son of the late Bazy Tankersley is paving an innovative path for Al-Marah Arabians at its new home in Clermont, Florida with his creative, collaborative vision. By Elizabeth Kaye McCall Photos By Liz Crawley

I can’t see Mark Miller as we talk cross-country by phone,

horses before she made her decision. She never told me who she

but he’s multi-tasking, as usual. There’s a football game in the

wanted to breed a horse to first. She always wanted my opinion.

background that he’s watching with his stepson Austin. Chances

She only changed about 10 percent and she explained why.”

are, a cup of Tetley British Blend tea is within arm’s reach of the

Miller describes, “I’ve got the original books Mother had,

one-time reporter for the Chicago Tribune. “What would people

with all the history of the mares and who the foals were. She’d

be surprised to know about me? I have no idea,” laughs Miller.

write down my opinions about the foals in that book and rarely

“You have to have been in this business awhile to even know I

wrote hers down. I had a much bigger influence on her than most

exist,” adds the son of the late Bazy Tankersley, founder of Al-

people realized. But, that was never important to me.” Not one

Marah Arabians. “Probably, what would surprise people most, is

to “toot his own horn,” the lifelong car buff maintains an under-

the influence I’ve had on the herd over the years,” he reflects.

stated presence, despite the fact he was responsible for intro-

“Mother listened to me about horses, since I was a teenager. Dur-

ducing more new people to horses than probably anyone else

ing her last 10 years, at least, she would ask me how I’d breed the

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The Arabian Sport Horse Magazine Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction in Orlando, Fla. (which wrapped its nonstop run December 31, 2013). “The thing I’m going to do most differently from Mother is marketing,” says Miller, whose well-honed leadership and creative talents have earned him honors like Florida’s Osceola County Humanitarian of the Year Award. Already, for the second time since inheriting the historic herd (which is directly descended from the Bedouin horses first gathered in the Arabian desert by Abbas Pasha in 1815), Miller will take Al-Marah Arabians to Wellington, Florida, where horses and riders from around the world compete in open dressage. “We’ve got three legitimate 4th level horses. Chance Command [AM Chance Command++++//] will probably go Prix St. George and there’s a good chance Hey YouStar [AM Hey YouStar++++//] will be there as well,” comments Miller. “I know what I think we can do in Wellington. I’ve got things I want to accomplish, but we’re not going to know until we show up. It’s like every horse show you go to. You don’t know what your horses are going to do. I try to be realistic about this stuff. We’re going to see what we can do. I’m not going to rush

Mark and Al Marah Swift (Al Marah Quebec x Reem Al Fala)

anyone through anything.” Open shows, plus a lineup of Arabian Sport Horse events, will keep Miller and his show team in motion as 2015 unfolds.

stabling fell short of his comfort zone. The conversation shifts. Miller mentions that he likes giving

A hands-on owner in every sense of the word, Miller behind

lessons. It’s an unexpected revelation. “I like to teach beginners. I

the wheel hauling horses when Al-Marah’s show string heads

like to form a rider,” he explains. “What you see at a show is they

to competitions. “They’re my family. I like to drive them,” ex-

get into the ring and get nervous. Then, the horse gets nervous.

plains Miller, who logged 5,800 miles on the jaunt from Florida

Next thing you know, the horse is up in the air or backing around

to Idaho for the 2014 Arabian Sport Horse Nationals in his Ford

or something,” remarks Miller. “I just go up to these people and

F-450 Super Duty Lariat truck, where the odometer reveals he’s

say, ‘Get in the round ring and get comfortable with the horse

driven 70,000 miles in less than two years. “I’ve driven more than

moving forward when it’s nervous.’ They’ve got the horse so con-

1 million miles in a horse trailer. You can be a great truck driver,

fused he doesn’t know what to do.” Interestingly, Miller helped

but a really lousy horse hauler. There are other people I trust, but

teach deaf children when his mother Bazy Tankersley ran the first

I’m going anyway, so I might as well take the horses,” says Miller,

horsemanship for the handicapped program in the United States

who typically sports jeans and a cowboy hat, or the occasional

in Maryland in the 1950s. “I never learned very much sign lan-

baseball cap. “And, I always like to have a nice boring trip. There’s

guage, but our horses knew as much as I did because everything

always a time on a long trip like that when somebody does some-

I did the horses were looking at. I was probably seven or eight

thing stupid in front of you and you make a stop you don’t want

years old teaching,” recalls Miller of an upbringing few could im-

to make. The horses will put up with a certain number of those,

agine.

but I always think, ‘Could I have done that better?’” Admittedly

It should be no surprise that Miller is so well versed on end-

picky where his horses are concerned, Miller cautions, “There are

less equine topics. He rode Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger as a kid,

decisions you make with horses all the time, but when you’re

literally grew up in the midst of hundreds of horses, and met the

traveling, these decisions are even more important.” He skipped

Who’s Who of horse trainers and equestrian talent from around

one overnight stop planned on a cross-country jaunt when the

the world at the dinner table. Now, with Al-Marah’s move to its


Winter 2014 new headquarters in Clermont, Florida, officially completed, it’s as if a treasure trove of knowledge seemingly hidden for safekeeping, is bubbling to the surface. “People get frustrated because they are looking at something the wrong way,” says Miller. “You have to say, ‘How can I do this right?’ He’s reminded of how USDF gold medalist Cathy Morelli explains it. “I love Cathy Morelli, the way she explains stuff.’ When horses misbehave, she refers to them as being naughty. She doesn’t see the bad. She says, that if your horse is being naughty, you’ve got to explain to him what you want.” A longtime mentor to Al-Marah’s

Head trainer Kassie Barteau on Al Marah Don Power (AM Double Dream x AM Honor TheStar) and Keeley Clark on AM Power Leader (AM Double Dream x A-Marah Seasteed) with Mark.

head trainer Kassandra (Kassie) Barteau, Miller’s stepdaughter Keeley Clark, a USDF bronze medalist with

ity of the horses I’m producing. And, I’ve got Camille Reed as a

multiple Arabian national championships, shares the enthusiasm

working student now. I’m interested in what she has to say about

for Morelli.

the horses too. If you’ve got trainers that know how to articulate

Keen on collaboration, Miller seems to be weaving threads of the “Socratic method” he mentions often in connection with his

what’s going on with your horses, and not all trainers do,” notes Miller, “you need to listen to them.”

alma mater Rollins College, into the fabric of Al-Marah Arabians

Miller is planning, “I want Kassie to get on my stallions and

LLC Clermont operation and culture. “One of the things I’m going

see what we have. Are they willing? Do they want to go forward?

to do this year, and trust me, I’m going to do this, I want Kassie to

Those are things I want to know. One of the things I’m trying to

evaluate the gaits of all the mares I have. I want to know what she

concentrate on doing now is to take all the assets I have and apply

thinks of their walk, trot, and canter. Then I want her to evaluate

them to everything we do. Lord knows, I want to know everything

my stallions,” shares Miller, who will stand 10 stallions in 2015.

that Jerry Hamilton knows about running a breeding program. I

“Kassie doesn’t know anything about breeding horses. She would

know a lot, but I can learn from everybody,” adds Miller. “One of

tell you. But, I don’t want her to talk to me about type. I want

the things that does is encourages everyone who is working on

to know what a trainer like Kassie thinks about the athletic abil-

our team to learn from everybody.”

Mark and Al-Marah Hey Thor (AM Poer Raid x AM Seaside Hayday by AM Sea Captain)

Mark with the mare Al-Marah Sophie (Bremervale Adronicus x Al-Marah Galen by AM Double Dream)

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An Al-Marah Homecoming “This will never happen again in my lifetime,” says Mark Mill-

its 25-year Orlando run last year on Dec. 31, 2013. This year, the

er, who will write a new chapter of Arabian horse history when he

son of Al-Marah’s founder, the late Bazy Tankersley, will welcome

rolls out the red carpet at Al-Marah Arabians LLC, on Sunday, De-

local dignitaries to horse enthusiasts from around the world to

cember 14, 2014, to welcome the broodmare elite of its world-

the picturesque 78-acre farm in Clermont for a Homecoming

famous herd, to the farm’s new Clermont, Florida, lakefront head-

that’s building “buzz” as the equine event of the Season.

quarters. Privately owned by only three families in 200 years,

Al-Marah Arabian Horses LLC is located at 11105 Autumn

the Al-Marah herd is directly descended from the Bedouin horses

Lane in Clermont, Florida. Its world-renowned Arabian breeding

first gathered in the Arabian desert by Abbas Pasha in 1815. It is

operation and stable of show horses is dedicated to producing

the oldest, continuously bred, privately-owned band of Arabian

beautiful athletes with endurance, agility, the “heart of a war-

horses in the world.

rior,” and trademark Al-Marah dispositions--safe, affectionate,

The day-long Homecoming Celebration, hosted by Miller, in-

and willing horses, bred to be friends and companions. Located

cludes a line-up of nonstop activities and entertainment starting

in central Florida, Al-Marah Clermont is an hour’s drive from Or-

at 11:00 am befitting the once-in-a-lifetime event. The herd will

lando International Airport, gateway to one of the world’s top

be making music in multi-disciplinary riding exhibitions featur-

tourism destinations and now, to this historic Arabian horse

ing Al-Marah winners of more than 40 National Championships

breeder.

in 2013 and 2014. A memorable liberty act performance will

The Al-Marah Homecoming Celebration takes place on Sun-

showcase the horse-human bond as the trainer directs the horse

day, December 14, 2014 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The event is

like a conductor leading an orchestra. Also on the agenda: a ca-

open to the public.

tered barbecue to barn tours (and, you can bet they’ll “deck the stalls”), plus an invigorating educational clinic to a select sale of

Visit: www.al-marah.com. RSVP to (352) 536-1502 or email eileen@almaraharabians.net.

Al-Marah Arabian horses. The 2:00 pm arrival of the Homecoming

stars

themselves,

spotlights 14 glistening broodmares arriving from Tucson, as they step from a convoy of transport vans to make their debut into the Sunshine state. Mark’s hand-picked “best of the best,” Al-Marah’s broodmare crown jewels, includes some with the added honor of carrying the forthcoming first Al-Marah Clermont foal crop due in 2015. (About 90 days after their arrival in Florida according to Miller). We still know how to put on a show,” says Miller, whose Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction wrapped

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Underdog I

BY CHRIS BAILEY

t seems like yesterday that I looked at one of Elaine Kerri-

I concentrated on riding her on the trails and we also did a few

gan’s yearlings and thought, “Yep, this one looks like a nice

limited distance endurance rides. At age 6, Elaine was asked to

trail horse prospect for a 40-some-year-old rider.” Since I

perform a Quadrille at a CDI show and she asked to use Jull for

had had my fill of difficult Arabians and wanted to give up

the fourth black horse in this event. She also mentioned showing

endurance riding, I was only interested in finding a nice “old lady

her in Training Level since we would already be at the show.

horse.” I had always admired Kerrigan Bloodstock and noticed

To our huge surprise, Jull placed 2nd in a huge CDI/CDS class

that her horses had good minds and great elastic gaits so I took

of Warmbloods with a score of 66%. I thought to myself, “A Quar-

the plunge and spent a whopping $3000 for 14-month-old KB

ab should not be able to be competitive in dressage,” but little

Jull Fahim. Jull was by Elaine’s young stallion KB Omega Fahim

did I know her future. Elaine rode Jull through Second Level but

and was his firstborn. Her dam was Wild Irish Rose, an ordinary

it soon became time to pass the baton to another rider. Since

Overo Paint mare owned by a friend of Elaine’s.

Omega was with the talented Chelsey Sibley, we approached her

In the early years, Elaine rode and trained Jull herself. Then,

to ride Jull on a limited basis. Chelsey was kind enough to take

at age 5 she entered her first schooling show and did quite well.

my soon-to-be “Seabiscuit” and work with her. Eventually, Chel-


sey saw enough talent to continue and a partnership was formed. With incredible skill, Chelsey has succeeded in riding Jull to victory for six years at the Region 3 Championships. This duo has won two Third Level, two Fourth Level, two Prix St. Georges, two Intermediaite 1, two Intermediate 2 and finally two Grand Prix

Left: KB Jull Fahim, known as “Jull.” Grey Horse Photography.

tests consecutively without a loss and within a very competitive region. Jull has also received four USDF All-Breed Championships or Reserve Championships in Prix St. Georges through Grand Prix. Most recently, she received her 4th FEI Sport Horse National Championship at Grand Prix. In 2010, Jull and her sire Omega experienced an historic moment at Sport Horse Nationals when the pair swept the entire Open FEI division in dressage. Jull won Prix St. Georges and In-

Top Right: Jull’s beautiful extended trot. Photo by Carol Mingst.

Bottom Right: Jull posing with her owner, Chris Bailey, and her rider, Chelsey Sibley. 2014 National Champion Grand Prix Dressage. Photo by Suzanne Sturgill.


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a bit of respect.

diate 2 and Grand Prix. At the recent Sport Horse Nationals show,

I will ever be grateful to Elaine Kerrigan and Chelsey Sibley

history was once again made by Jull and Omega. Both sire and

for producing this great sport horse. Jull at 15 has a heart of a

daughter now have individually won all four Open FEI levels of

true star and deserves recognition for a job “well done.” I truly

dressage with the talented Chelsey Sibley

hope she is an inspiration to everyone especially those who may

These days, I chuckle when folks would look at Jull and say

have a partner who does not fit the image of a great sport horse

“nice little mare.” Funny to think I still hear this response, even

but possesses the exceptional talent and deserves the opportu-

with a USDF average Grand Prix score of 62% and a single test

nity to grow and excel. What a horse and what a journey!

over 68% in 2014. Well an underdog has a big task to prove for

Top Left: Jull and Chelsey, 2012 National Champion Dressage Intermediate II. Photo by Suzanne Sturgill. Bottom Left: Jull showing off her passage at SHN 2014. Photo by Suzanne Sturgill.

Top Right: Jull as a foal. Bottom Right: Jull (right) and her sire, KB Omega Fahim (left), swept the Open FEI division at the 2010 Sport Horse Nationals. Photo by Suzanne Sturgill.


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ith approximately 360 horses entered in 113 classes spread over four days, this year’s 12th Annual Sport Horse Nationals held at the Idaho Horse Park was a lively event. New for 2014 was the splitting of the Sport Horse In Hand for

Hunter Type and Dressage Type, which was well supported. It was interesting to see the results, as each class was judged by a panel of experts in that discipline. The Half-Arabian gelding DIAMONDS

LEGACY (Hucks Legacy x MSU Eternety), who was the unanimous

BOLD HEART (Nu Black Diamond x BR King’s Bold Diana {ASB}),

Champion.

owned by Rachel Davis-Heinz, was named National Champion in all four classes under both panels.

Intro Jumpers was also new this year (as an Exhibition), and

In the Hunter division, the largest class, HA/AA Regular Working Hunter ATR with 20 entries, was won by Taylor Bowman on her family’s homebred mare LADY LORIA (Lanthan {Hanoverian}

the 13.2 hand 22-year-old PR MERRYLEGS (Tar Comet x Rose Queen {HA}) owned and ridden by Mimi Stanley, flew around the course to be named the winner. The largest class of the show was the Open Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle, with 40 entries, and was topped by SIR SOXX A LOT (Exxclaim x GF Lucinda), owned and ridden by Nicole Rowley. The largest Dressage class was Open Arabian Training Level, with 37 entries. The winner was HR HY LITER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), ridden by Nikki McGinnis and owned by Megan LaFave, with a score of 74.2%. The largest In Hand class was Arabian Open Geldings-Dres-

The largest class of the show was the Open Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle, with 40 entries.

sage Type with 29 entries, won by Kelli Bennett’s MSU STARTA LEFT PHOTO: MSU STARTA LEGACY ++++//, SUPREME NATIONAL CHAMPION SPORT HORSE IN HAND. DON STINE PHOTO. TOP PHOTO: MOST WINNING HORSE OF THE SHOW, AL-MARAH SWIFT++++//. PHOTO © THE ARABIAN SPORT HORSE MAGAZINE.

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2014 Sir Soxx A Lot++, winner of the largest class of the show, Open Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle with 40 entries.Don Stine Photo.

x Chainti).

Arabian stallion AL-MARAH SWIFT (Al-Marah Quebec x Reem Al

The high score in Dressage was 74.9% earned by QUICK LADY

Fala). He earned 3 Championships in Green Working Hunter,

(Quick Silver Bey x I.H. Tesar {Canadian WB}) with owner/rider

Working Hunter 14.2 & Under and Sport Horse In Hand Hunter

Lindsey O’Keefe in the Open HA/AA Training Level. High score FEI

Type Open; 2 Reserve Championships in Regular Working Hunter

was 64.079%, earned by RHOYAL CONTUCCI (Contucci {Hanover-

and Sport Horse In Hand Hunter Type Amateur, plus two Top Tens

ian} x RMAR Royal Gal) owned and ridden by Katie Werner in Prix

in Open Hunter Hack and Open Sport Horse Under Saddle.

St. Georges.

Right behind him and tied for second place are Al Marah’s

Supreme Champion Sport Horse In Hand was unanimously

AL-MARAH JESSICA (Bremervale Andronicus x Reem Al Fala) and

awarded to Kelli Bennett’s Arabian gelding MSU STARTA LEGACY

Beth Noteman’s Half-Arabian mare MIDNITES MAGIC GENIE (Nero

(Hucks Legacy x MSU Eternety).

{Friesian} x Precious Midnite).

The Supreme Champion 2-Year-Old Sport Horse In Hand was

The most winning horse in the Hunter-Jumper division and

HANDSOME IZ (Osilvis RPSI} x Pascion S), owned and bred by

winner of the ABHJA High Point Championship was Half-Arabian

Stanley Ranch.

GERONIMO I (Gonzo I {Hanoverian} x Zannzzibarr), owned and

The most winning horse of the entire show was Al-Marah’s

ridden by Debbie Bianco. Together they garnered 3 National


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Reserve Champion in the same class on Al-Marah’s AL MARAH

And last, but not least, the youngest rider competing was

SWIFT and AM ZIPY SHARP SHOOTER respectively. Tyler also

Zacko Hardin, 8. Zacko rode his Half Arabian pony SUNOVAGUN

earned three Top Tens in Amateur Working Hunter and Hunter

(Showgun PGN x Giddget {Grade}) to a Top Ten title in the Work-

Hack Open and Amateur! These two certainly look to be follow-

ing Hunter 14.2 & Under. His sister Tyler, 9, was Champion and

ing in mom Kristin Hardin’s footsteps.

Sport Horse Nationals stories continue on page 48.

MSU Starta Legacy++++//

mas. I looked at the video of the horse and it was okay. I decided I

As I stood clutching a friend’s hand at Sport Horse Nationals in

should get Bob’s opinion. He really did not comment and thought

Nampa this year (2014), waiting on the announcement of the Su-

I should keep looking. A little disappointed, I shrugged my shoul-

preme Sport Horse Champion, I was quickly drawn back through

ders and kept looking. Something in my gut just kept tugging at

the last seven years and how much has happened since I purchased

my brain—I knew this was the horse, but Bob could not see it.

the big red horse now standing at the end of the lead with my hus-

That September, we went to Sport Horse Nationals in Lexing-

band, Bob Bennett, Jr. All I could think was is this dream about to

ton, Virginia. Even though it had been 6 months since I ordered

become a reality?

the video, I frequented the school sales page to see if the gelding

In April 2007, I began my search for a new purebred to fill the

was still there. I knew he would be at SHN, but never said any-

shoes of my mare who was set to retire. While googling, I came

thing to Bob. A day into the show, I spotted the gelding as Bob

across an ad for Michigan State University and I was intrigued to

and I were watching an under saddle class. I mentioned his name,

know they were breeding Arabians and had been doing so suc-

the video we previously viewed and kindly reminded him that he

cessfully since the 1940s. Automatically clicking on the Sales

did not like the gelding. Bob’s opinion quickly changed. Before I

Page, several were listed, but only one caught my eye. Being in

knew it, he told me to get my saddle—I needed to ride that horse.

South Carolina, a day trip to Michigan was not an option so I con-

A month later on Halloween, costumes and candy were not

tacted the school for a video. When the video arrived, I ran to the house as if it were Christ-

on my mind. Only treat I was excited about was the arrival of my new horse, MSU Starta Legacy (Starta). As part of the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Program, Starta’s form to function and temperament was the result of the Breeding Committee’s knowledge of both the sire and dam. His sire, Huck’s Legacy is a Reserve National Champion Country Pleasure winner sired by Huckleberry Bey ++, and his dam MSU Eternity, a former racehorse, is sired by Canadian National Champion Park horse, Napitok + out of the *Bask daughter, Easter Basket whose imported Crabbett dam, *Silfretta was the key foundation mare of the MSU breeding program. Some people say dreams do come true if you put your mind to it. My fairy tale started

MSU Starta Legacy ++++//, Supreme National Champion Sport Horse In Hand. Don Stine Photo.

Continued on page 75.

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Handsome IZ - Supreme Champion Two-Year-Old In Hand, Champion 2-Year-Old Sport Horse Geldings In Hand.

Youngest riders Tyler Holiday Hardin, 9, and Zacko Hardin, 8.

Diamonds Bold Heart, owned by Rachel Davis-Heinz, winner of all four HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings In Hand classes.


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Geronimo I and Debbie Bianco - High Point Hunter/Jumper with Champion in HA/AA Working Hunter Open and AAOTR, Champion Open Hunter Hack, Top Tens in Working Hunter ATR, Hunter Hack ATR & AAOTR.

Quick Lady and Lindsey O’Keefe, high scorers in Dressage.

HR Hi Lyter and Nikki McGinnis were Champion in the largest Dressage class of the show.

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Long in the Tooth

the Top Sire rankings. (See page ?) “He is such a showoff, but so

Along with their beauty and intelligence, Arabians are known

sweet,” says Helena Schlegel. “He is small, but his bright and en-

for their soundness and long performance careers. This year’s

ergetic personality definitely makes up for it. He is also a teacher,

Sport Horse Nationals showcased 10 horses aged 20 and over

when I got him I had never ridden show hack and he taught me

that proved these unique qualities once again.

everything I know today.”

Arabian stallion Khemberry Bey V+// (Huckleberry Bey x Khe-

Beverly Stevens’ homebred Arabian gelding Azrabey+ (Opa-

madera by Khemosabi) is 28 and owned by the Schlegel family.

lo x Regal Serenade by Regal Bey) is 23 and has earned many

He has 21 National titles in English Sidesaddle and Show Hack

regional and national titles in the sport disciplines. He delighted

with multiple National Championships in Show Hack. Not only

everyone with his energetic performances that earned him three

was he competing in Sport Horse Show hack this year, but he also

Top Tens in Working Hunter Open and Amateur and Hunter Hack

had three of his offspring showing, helping him earn a spot in

Open. Read more about Azrabey on page 30.

Khemberry Bey V. Mike Ferrara Photo.

Azarbey. Done Stine Photo.


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SPORT HORSE PR Merrylegs++// (Tar Comet x Rose Queen) is a 22-year-old 13.2 hand Half Arabian pony owned and bred by the Stanley fam-

ATR and AAOTR. This was their first Nationals and they scored from 60 to 65%, just missing a Top Ten by 1%.

ily. She is a Canadian National Champion and three-time Reserve

Suzette Sontag’s 21-year-old Arabian Safarr+// (Safire x Ries

National Champion in Dressage and US Reserve Champion In

SP Bouquet by Sar-Gamas) was a competitor at the very first

Hand. She came out of semi-retirement to earn a Championship

Sport Horse Nationals in 2003 where he earned a Top Ten in Sec-

in Intro Jumpers and a Top Ten in Speed Jumpers with Mimi Stan-

ond Level Dressage. He has since earned two National Champions

ley.

and ten Reserve National Champions up to Prix St. Georges. Read The adorable Arabian gelding, Tays Benazir (Tayako Bask x My

Dee Ruffles by JML Emotion), at 22 is owner Sarah Asby’s son’s favorite mount. Para-equestrian Nathan Asby rides one-handed due to mild Cerebral Palsy, and rode in Training Level Dressage

more on page 64. Arabian stallion Prides Honore (Halima-Fa-Star x Pip Squeak

Continued on the next page.

Tays Benazir. Bob Tarr Photo.

PR Merrylegs. Erica McBride Photo.

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by Valaddi) owned and bred by Pamela Kiehn, is 21 and has

and Anna won two Reserve National Championships in Training

shown in a versatile array of disciplines through his career, and

Level Dressage 13 & Under and First Level Dressage 13 & Under.

even won a Top Ten in 2001 in Trail Horse JTR with Pam’s daugh-

“He was my first horse and my first National ride,” says Anna. “He

ter. This year, he qualified for and showed in Show Hack and Un-

is very trusting and will do anything for his rider.”

der Saddle. “Honore is not only the cornerstone of my breeding

Darlene Bently’s Arabian mare Sioux Taboo (BL Indian Adonis

program but he is a beloved member of the family,” says Pam. “It

x AM Playful Ellen by AM Count Pine) is 21 and competed in Car-

is a true treasure to have such an amazing disposition, work ethic

riage Driving, earning two Top Tens in the Working and Reins-

and the love from this loyal partnership.”

manship classes at their first National show. Earlier in her career,

Half Arabian Prince Paso++++// (L Paso x Yesterday’s Love {ASB}) at age 21 earned a Top Ten for his junior owner Anna Kjems in Hunt Seat Equitation Not To Jump. Earlier this year, he

Safarr. Highland Photography By Darcie.

Sioux Taboo rode endurance and competitive trail, including two attempts at Tevis with a previous owner. The youngest of our senior horses at 20 is Arabian stallion

Prides Honore. Carolyn Burch Photo.


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SPORT HORSE Crimson N Smoke+++/ (Flaming Crimson x R S Krystal by First

his first National show in 2014.

Class) owned and bred by Larry & Kelly Alcorn. He has shown in

The SHN Show Commission has announced that they are of-

Reining, Trail, Working Hunter and In Hand, earning Canadian Re-

fering a special award in 2015 for the oldest horse, oldest rider

serve Champion In Hand Stallions Hunter and Top Ten Working

and oldest horse/rider combination, so dust off those cobwebs!

Hunter just this year. At SHN he placed Top Ten in both Stallion Hunter-Type In Hand classes. Five of his offspring there earned a Reserve and six Top Ten titles. See our story on Crimson N Smoke on page 32.

Sport Horse Nationals stories continue on the next page.

Lastly, at 20 we have Arabian stallion Jordasch (Justin Abii x Saladins Sangria by SX Saladin), owned and bred by Leslie Burchfield. He earned a Top Ten in Stallions In Hand Dressage Type at

Prince Paso with his junior owner, Anna Kjems.

Crimson N Smoke.

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named Azrabey after his two grandsires, Azraff and Regal Bay. He

By Beverly Stevens

was given his barn name of “Ozzie” by my dressage trainer who

On May 1, 1991, Sera delivered a beautiful baby boy whom I

called him and his mother “Ozzie and Harriet.” In 1992, he was In the Working Hunter ring in Idaho this year, there was a cute, energetic, happy gelding jumping around the courses. To look at

named Region 3 Reserve Champion Yearling Colt in a class with 17 horses shown by Don Buswell.

him, no one would have guessed that he was more than two dec-

While still a colt, Azrabey was bred to 3 mares; a purebred

ades old and a veteran of the very first West Coast Sport Horse Na-

Arabian, a Saddlebred and a Thoroughbred, resulting in two fil-

tional Show.

lies and a colt. He was gelded when he was 4 and started under

In September 1990, I purchased an Arabian mare named

saddle a year later by a dressage trainer. Ozzie was subsequently

Regal Seranade (Sera). That same year, at the Mother Lode AHA

shown in hunter pleasure, show hack and dressage and later in

horse show, I bought several raffle tickets for a stallion breeding.

Sport Horse Under Saddle.

To my surprise, I won second choice! I wasn’t sure which stallion

In 2003, he was started over fences and won a Region 3 Top 5

to choose, but ended up picking Opalo, a *Barich de Washoe son

in Arabian Regular Working Hunters. The following year, he was

out of an Azraff daughter. I knew nothing about him, but I knew if

Region 3 Reserve Champion Working Hunter and Hunter Hack.

BruMarBa Arabians had him as a stallion, he had to be good.

The same year, Ozzie went Top 10 Hunter Hack and Sport Horse


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SPORT HORSE U/S ATR at Sport Horse Nationals. For the next 6 years he was only shown in Dressage and Sport Horse classes. Under saddle, he is very easy to show. Several amateurs have shown him for me after riding him less than a half an hour and win or place in every class, Ashley Young has shown him for over 10 years in Working Hunters, Hunter Hack and Under Saddle. Also thanks to Jordan Roberts and Nicki Tuscher for showing him U/S at the last minute. In 2010, I found a hunter trainer to get him going over fences DON STINE PHOTO

again. It wasn’t long before that trainer moved to Southern California, so Ozzie was not shown for the next two years. Just this year, I was able to find another hunter trainer and started him jumping again. In 2014, he was Region 3 Champion Hunter Hack and Top 5 Working Hunter ATR.

Azrabey with Ashley Young.

This year, at the tender age of 23, Ozzie headed to Idaho for Sport Horse Nationals. He came home with Top 10s in Arabian Regular Working Hunter Open and ATR, as well as Top 10 in Open Hunter Hack. He was ridden by Ashley Young and Carly Devine. Even more remarkable, Carly didn’t ride him until the day before their class! They had a beautiful ride in the SH U/S class, but only got on the hunter judge’s card. Many people that watched him show could not believe that DON STINE PHOTO

Ozzie is 23 years old. I’ve always said he is 23 going on 2. I think he proved that with the energy he had in his over fences classes - he loves his job and it shows. I feel that he has stayed healthy and sound by not be over ridden or jumped too much. He lives

Azrabey with Carly Devine.

in a 3 acre pasture with his sister and another mare, and has late fall and winter off. When he is jumped, it’s never more than twice a week; at shows he never shows in more than three classes over fences. I am sure that is what has contributed to his long term soundness. He also wears Shock Tamer pads when ever he jumps to protect his feet and is on a supplement for his joints and powdered coconut oil that he gets with his senior feed. DON STINE PHOTO

His first show for 2015 will be in May, when his winter coat has shed out. Look for Ozzie in the dressage court in addition to SH Show Hack, SH U/S as well as Hunters. His chiropractor feels that he will be able to continue jumping next year and maybe into 2016.

Sport Horse Nationals stories continue on the next page.

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his life as a Trail Horse until 2002 when cattle entered his life. He was like a kid in a candy store. They showed him in Reining and

Although he didn’t make the Top Sires list due to the age of

Working Cow Horse along with his Trail endeavors until 2011. Be-

his five get that attended Sport Horse Nationals, the 20-year-

cause Smokey liked the jumps in the Trail classes so much, they

old Arabian stallion CRIMSON N SMOKE+++// deserves a special

started him over fences. Kelly was thrilled to be going back to the

mention.

division she came from earlier in her life.

Larry and Kelly Alcorn’s 14.1 hand black “Mighty Mouse” was

Last year, Smokey had to take some time off due to an almost

sired by Flaming Crimson, a Straight Spanish horse whose dam,

life ending “hock flare” and surgery to repair it. At the tender age

the incredible *Sabiduria, was among the last of the Steen im-

of 19, he was introduced to showing in hand while he was mend-

ports from Spain. Smokey’s dam was R S Krystal, a First Class

ing from the surgery. Since Smokey does not do well if left at

(*Bask/ Khemosabi) daughter out of a MS Ellusion daughter. “You

home from any show, and since he was not ready to jump, Kelly

can see Khemo all over him,” says Kelly.

and Larry drove him to keep him fit and even showed him in hand

Smokey began his life as a Trail Horse in the show arena winning the Region 4 Championship as a 4 year old. He continued

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SPORT HORSE Sport Horse Stallion In Hand, with his purebred son Smokin Nthe Boys Room going Reserve to his sire.

One of his purebred daughters, STL Smoke Before Fire, eared three Top Tens in Green Working Hunter, Hunter Hack Open and

Smokey was named Reserve Champion Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In Hand-Hunter Type at Canadian Nationals this summer. Additionally, he earned a Top Ten in Working Hunter!

Sport Horse Mares In Hand-Hunter Type Open. Smokey had two Anglo Arabian daughters (full sisters) entered at SHN this year as well. Shes On My List, who tied for

Sport Horse Nationals were a thrill for the Alcorns and their

Champion in her yearling class last year, placed 4th in her 2-Year-

“posse.” In the Arabian Sport Horse Stallions in Hand-Hunter

Old class in Idaho. Just A Thought placed 4th in the Yearling Sport

Type, Smokey placed 4th in the Open and 7th in the Amateur.

Horse Filly class. “Smokey has a heart as big as all outdoors and I am owned,

pion in the 2-Year-Old Colts class. Half Arabian son STL Smoke

lock, stock and barrel by him,” says Kelly. Be sure to look for them

Intheaire was Top Ten in the 2-Year-Old Geldings.

next year in Raleigh.

ANN C. PHOTO

DON STINE PHOTO

His purebred son Smokin Nthe Boys Room was Reserve Cham-

Crimson’s sire, Flaming Crimson.

Crimson’s get that competed at the 2014 Sport Horse Nationals:

Just A Thought

Shes On My List

DON STINE PHOTO

DON STINE PHOTO

Smoke In The Air

Smoke Before Fire Smokin Nthe Boys Room


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Aurora MR+++// and Danielle Casalett Top 10 Prix St. Georges and Intermediate 1 Dressage.

Oration & Mike Desiderio Champion Working Hunter Open & Hunter Hack Open. Don Stine Photo.

ES You Gotta Be Kiddin & Cami LaLone - Champion HA/AA SH Show Hack ATR and Top Ten in HA/AA SH Show Hack Open, Third Level Dressage ATR, and Fourth Level Dressage ATR. Photo credit to Erika Snell.Â

KB Jull Fahim and Chelsey Sibley - Champio


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Hermano Rojo and Philippa Sumsion - five top tens in HA/ AA Training Level Dressage ATR, AOTR, and HA/AA First level AOTR, ATR and Open.

on Grand Prix Dressage.

SMF Annie Get Yourgun++++// & Cindy Tobeck - Champion HA/ AA AAOTR Hunter Hack, Reserve Champion ATR Hunter Hack, and Top Tens in 1st Level Dressage AOTR, Hunter Hack Open, HA/ AA SHIH Mares Open, HA/AA SHIH Mares ATH, HA/AA SHUS AOTR, HA/AA Working Hunter ATR, HA/AA Working Hunter AOTR, Hunt Seat Eq. NTJ, and Hunt Seat Eq. over fences. Don Stine Photo.

Ansa Miss Gifted, bred and shown by Lisa Littrell and owned by Larry And Kelly Alcorn. Sport Horse Mares Hunter Type, ATH. 3rd in the Open handled by Kelly Alcorn. Don Stine Photo.


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Philippa Sumsion and Hermano Rojo carrying the Canadian flag.

JMF Marquis Champion Arabian Sport Horse Stallion In Hand Dressage Type Open & ATH. Don Stine Photo.

Kristin Hardin’s group of entries.

HH Antonia and Amanda Howell - Reserve Champion First Level Dressage AAOTR, Top Tens Second Level Open & AAO, Arabian SHUS AO.


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Piaffs Pride and Kristin Hardin - Champion Green Working Hunter, Reserve HA/AA Working Hunter, Top Tens Hunter Hack Open, SHUS Open, SHIH Open.

Trade Secret CC and Darsie Bell - Top Tens in Arabian First Level Dressage AAO, Show Hack Open and ATR. Photo by BobTarr.com.

Kristin Hardin with AM Zipy Sharp Shooter and Ability. Champion and Reserve in Open Jumpers.

Czantiago and Lisa Stapleton Champion Arabian Working Hunter AAO, Top Tens Working Hunter AT, Green Working Hunter, Hunter Hack ATR and AAO, SHUS Open and ATR.


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TA Im Too Hsexy and Tammy Bowers - Top Tens Arabian Training Level Dressage Open, ATR & AAOTR, First Level ATR. BobTarr.com photo.

Azh Naborrs Gemini and Dorann LaPerch - Top Tens in HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack First Level Dressage ATR and SHIH Mares ATH. Don Stine Photo.

Elikzir & Dorann LaPerch - Top Tens in Arabian SHIH Stallions Hunter Type Open and ATH, SHIH Stallions Dressage Type Open. Don Stine Photo.

ST Shaamrock, Dakoda Mower and owner Jean Filleti - Reserve Champion Arabian Working Hunter ATR and Hunter Hack ATR; Top Tens in Green Working Hunter, Hunter Hack Open, SHUS Open and ATR.


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Silk Roads Legacy and Cara Phelps - Top Tens in Green Working Hunter and Hunter Hack AAO.

Al Marah Swift and Kristin Hardin - Champion Green Working Hunter, Working Hunter 14.2 & Under, Arabian SH Stallions In Hand Hunter Type, Reserve Champion Working Hunter Open and SH Stallions In Hand Hunter Type ATH; Top Tens Hunter Hack Open and SHUS Open.

Hermes Echo and Deborah Tomlinson - Top Tens in HA/AA SHUS Open & ATR, HA/AA Training Level Dressage ATR, SHIH Open & ATR Dressage Type, SHIH Open Hunter Type. Don Stine Photo.

Roxy Music and Peggy Weems - Champion Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Open and ATR.


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Bayview Farm group.

TRF Aladdin and Kimberly Graves - Top Ten Amateur Jumpers and Regular Working Hunter.

AM Token Chick and Mary Fischer - Reserve Champi sage ATR. BobTarr.com Pho


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PA Julius Caesar and Alexis Doughty - Champion Arabian Hunter Hack Jr. Horse and AAOTR, Reserve Champion SHUS Jr. Horse.

ion H/A Training Level Dresoto.

On Tap and Hannah Darby - Champion HA/AA SHUS Jr Horse, Reserve Green Working Hunter and Hunter Hack Jr. Horse, Top Tens in Working Hunter AAO, Hunter Hack Open, ATR & AAO; SHUS AO.

Sur Teddys Magna and Lorraine Prowse; PA Julius Caesar and Alexis Doughty in Arabian Hunter Hack AAOTR.

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Rhoyal Leggacy and Katie Werner - Champion HA/AA Second Level Dressage and Top Ten First Level Dressage.

Geronimo I and Debbie Bianco - Champion in HA/AA Working Hunter Open and AAOTR, Champion Open Hunter Hack, Top Tens in Working Hunter ATR, Hunter Hack ATR & AAOTR.

Karnavaal and Jennifer Diamond - Top Tens in Arabian Sport Horse In Hand Dressage Type ATH, Sport Horse Under Saddle Open and AOTR. Photo by Jieshi Yan.

Geronimo I with Debbie Bianco and BHF While U Were Out and Devon Thomas - Hunter Seat Equitation Over Fences.


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LA LegacyInBlack and Dorann LaPerch - Top Tens in Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Open and ATR, Dressage Second Level. Photo by Jieshi Yan.

Sir Soxx A Lot and Nicole Rowley - Champion Arabian SHUS Open, Reserve Champion SHIH Geldings - Hunter Type Open and ATH, Top Tens in SHUS ATH and Training Level Dressage AAO. Don Stine Photo.

Holy Tree Farm Group. Photo by Suzanne Sturgill.

Arox II and Anna Kjems - Champion HA/AA SHUS Open and AOTR, Top Tens in First Level Dressage ATR, SHIH Gelding Hunter Type ATH and SHUS ATR.

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HA/AA Working Hunter ATR entries from Desiderio’s Tranquillity Farm - (l to r) Geronimo I/Debbie Bianco, EVG Finale/Natalie Grammer, Artikulate/Samantha Weinerman, BHF While U Were Out/Devon Thomas and Superstarr JLP/Julia Weinerman

HM Valle Bella Luna and Jerri Fuhriman Top Ten HA/AA Yearling SHIH Fillies. Don Stine Photo.

Chips-A-Toi LOA and Linda Stoner - Top Tens in Arabian SHIH Mares Hunter Type Open & ATH and Arabian SHIH Mares Dressage Type Open. Don Stine Photo.

HM Valle Ha HA/AA Yearl


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Artikulate and Samantha Weinerman - Champion HA/AA Hunter Hack ATR, Reserve Champion Open Hunter Hack, Top Ten Working Hunter ATR and SHUS ATR.

alcon and Jerri Fuhriman - Champion ling SHIH Gelding. Don Stine Photo.

HM Accelerando and Jerri Fuhriman - Reserve Champion in HA/ AA SHIH Geldings Dressage Type ATH and SHIH Geldings Hunter Type ATH, Top Tens in SHIH Geldings Dressage Type Open and SHUS Jr. Horse. Don Stine Photo.

Hawk Meadows Ranch’s first trip to Nationals a success!

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CDB Aluna & Connie Arnold - Reserve Champion SHIH Mares Hunter Type Open, and Dressage Type ATH, Top Ten SHIH Mares Hunter Type ATH.

Union Pacific and Roxann Behan - Reserve Champion Combioned Test, Top Ten Intro Jumpers.

Imnaha & Taylor Bowman - Champion A/HA/AA Jumpers Amateur & Reserve Speed Jumpers. Photos on this page by Erica McBride.

Tuxedo Thyme ABA - Top Ten Prix St. Georges & Intermediate-1 Dressage.


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First Dance Of Color & Carol Mavros - Top Ten in Third Level Dressage Open & Amateur and Fourth Level Amateur.

Aulways Magic and Tony Jackson- Top Tens in Third Level Open & Amateur and Show Hack.

Kaiserin and Courtney Percival - 9 Top Tens in HA/AA Working Hunter, Hunter Hack and SHUS.

SDR Total Eclipse & Erika Petrie - Champion HA/AA First Level Dressage ATR and AAOTR.

Photos on this page by Erica McBride.

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Overall

THE Top Ten Sires Sire’s Name

# of offspring

# of Champions

# of Reserves

# of Top Tens

Total Points

1) Bremervale Andronicus 10 2 6 17 350 2) Al Marah Quebec 2 4 3 7 250 3) AM Power Raid 4 0 3 12 180 4) Monogramm 1 4 0 2 140 4) Khemberry Bey V 3 2 1 6 140 4) Nero 1 1 5 1 140 7) NU Black Diamond 1 4 0 1 130 7) Contucci 2 3 2 3 130 7) AM Good Oldboy 6 3 1 5 130 10) Gonzo I 1 3 0 3 120 10) SDA Silver Legend 1 3 0 3 120 10) Hucks Legacy 2 2 1 4 120 10) Royal Knightfyre 1 1 2 5 120 10) Golden Essence 1 1 2 5 120 10) Aldebars Treasure 1 1 1 7 120 10) Sshameless 3 1 0 11 120

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JIM SPARAGOWSKI PHOTO

STUART VESTY PHOTO

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Bremervale Andronicus

JIM SPARAGOWSKI PHOTO

JIM SPARAGOWSKI PHOTO

Al Marah Quebec

AM Power Raid

ED MOORE PHOTO

Monogramm

Khemberry Bey V

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THE Top Ten DAMS Dam’s Name

# of offspring

# of Champions

# of Reserves

# of Top Tens

Total Points

1) Reem Al Fala 2 4 6 5 290 2) SS Annita 1 4 0 2 140 2) Rmar Royal Gal 2 3 2 1 140 2) Precious Midnite 1 1 5 1 140 5) BR King’s Bold Diana

1

4

0

1

130

5) Zannzzibarr 1 3 0 3 120 6) MSU Eternity 2 2 1 4 120 6) Pascion S 2 2 0 6 120 6) Foxy Style 1 2 0 5 120 6) MAS Knight Wind 1 1 2 5 120 6) Quest For A Dream 1 1 2 5 120 6) Druzkays Secret 1 1 1 7 120

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SPORT HORSE

Reem Al Fala

COURTESY OF KATHY MUELLER

SS Annita

Rmar Royal Gal

COURTESY OF STANLEY RANCH

Zannzzibarr

Quest For A Dream

Pascion S

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Top FIVE Sires and dams

Sire’s Name

# of offspring

# of Champions

# of Reserves

# of Top Tens

Total Points

1) Bremervale Andronicus 9 2 5 12 280 2) Al Marah Quebec 2 4 3 7 250 3) AM Power Raid 4 0 3 12 180 4) Monogramm 1 4 0 2 140 5) SDA Silver Legend 1 3 0 3 120 5) AM Good Oldboy 5 2 1 4 120 5) Hucks Legacy 2 2 1 4 120 5) Sshameless 3 1 0 11 120

Dam’s Name

# of offspring

# of Champions

# of Reserves

# of Top Tens

Total Points

1) Reem Al Fala 2 4 6 5 290 2) SS Annita 1 4 0 2 140 3) MSU Eternity 2 2 1 4 120 3) MAS Knight Wind 1 1 2 5 120 5) DE Naztravia 1 1 0 8 110

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SPORT HORSE

MIKE FERRARA PHOTO

SDA Silver Legend

COURTESY OF AL MARAH

Sshameless

AM Good Oldboy

COURTESY OF MSU

Hucks Legacy

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Top FIVE Sires and dams

of Half & Anglo Arabians

Sire’s Name

# of offspring

# of Champions

# of Reserves

# of Top Tens

Total Points

1) Nero 1 1 5 1 140 2) NU Black Diamond 1 4 0 1 130 2) Contucci 2 3 2 3 130 3) Gonzo I 1 3 0 3 120 3) Golden Essence 1 1 2 5 120 3) Aldebars Treasure 1 1 1 7 120

Dam’s Name

# of offspring

# of Champions

# of Reserves

# of Top Tens

Total Points

1) Rmar Royal Gal 2 3 2 1 140 1) Precious Midnite 1 1 5 1 140 3) BR King’s Bold Diana 1 4 0 1 130 4) Zannzzibarr 1 3 0 3 120 4) Foxy Style 1 2 0 5 120 4) Quest For A Dream 1 1 2 5 120 4) Druzkays Secret 1 1 1 7 120

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Contucci

DON STINE PHOTO

Gonzo I

Golden Essence

Nero

NU Black Diamond

BR King’s Bold Diana

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Faith, Trust Justice

&

BY LEXY DONALDSON

I

am a 17-year-old Jr./Young Rider from Littleton, Colo-

After deciding to change schools, I moved away from Autumn

rado with a passion for Dressage and endless love for

Hill and was without a ride. I began taking lessons with Lauren

my 18 year old 15.3hh half Arabian/Trakehner, King

Smith, a USDF Gold Medal rider/instructor at Normandy Farms.

Justice. I am a Junior in high school and spend most

The first horse I rode had “a hitch in his giddyup” as my trainer

of my nights and weekends at the barn or doing homework. In

said. An old injury had left him with a hiccup in his stride and

between, I dream of training internationally and earning a seat on

therefore was not a sound prospect for full training. We leased

the United States Equestrian Team and competing in the Olym-

another horse for a short term until my trainer moved to another

pics. I know…big dreams right? But I believe if you can dream it,

barn.

you can do it. It’s really a matter of faith, consistent hard work,

Unfortunately, it looked like I had lost my ride again, and this

resilience, patience and never giving up. There are challenges

time it appeared I had no options. We learned that the horse with

along the way, but adversity can make you stronger; it’s a choice.

the “hitch in his giddyup” had come up for sale as the barn was

I train at the Ken Caryl Equestrian Center and compete in

preparing to close its business. His name was Justice. He was be-

the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society (RMDS), a USDF Region 5

ing ridden bareback infrequently by small children.

Group Member Organization. The RMDS supports the sport of

Sadly, that same week I lost my grandfather. He had willed

dressage in the Rocky Mountain region with chapters in Colo-

each of his grandchildren $3,000. My trainer suggested we con-

rado, Wyoming and Utah. I began riding 8 years ago after leaving

sider buying the horse. Everyone was concerned about his abil-

competitive gymnastics due to injuries. I began full training and

ity to show as he wasn’t really under saddle that much and had

competition four years ago at Autumn Hill Equestrian Center, in

that “hitch.” But there was something special about him despite

Boulder, Colorado under the instruction of Julie Barringer-Rich-

his problems. He needed a family and I needed him. So I bought

ers, and ironically, aboard a horse by the name of Magic Gift. I did

him with the money my grandfather left me, for just $3,000. I just

not know that a magic gift of another kind would soon change

wanted a horse to love on, regardless of what he was capable of

my life.

doing. So that is where my story really begins.


Winter 2014 We were told by many that he didn’t have the build to compete. He was smallish and skinny and had that “hitch” in his gait. We had no records of his training and didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. Everyone said he’s unlikely to be a sound competitor and not likely to progress through the levels. But he was family now, and that’s all I cared about. I officially changed his name to “King Justice”, because he was MY king and the King of Goodness! We moved him to Ken Caryl Equestrian Center in Littleton, CO to be much closer to home. There we connected with Susi Primgaard of Blue Dog Dressage, where we have been for the last 4 years. With her wisdom we assessed his condition and got him on a healthy diet, the right supplements, injections, equine massage, an equine chiropractor, even a horse whisperer! I personally think the most important supplement he received was unconditional love and attention.

and connection was often remarked upon on our scoring sheet. Over the past four years we progressed through training, first, second and third levels. We were blessed to receive very good

Justice was so sweet, kind and such a gentleman. I could see

scores along the way and qualify and win Championships at 1st

his gratefulness and his willingness to return the favor in his eyes

and 2nd levels and Reserve Champion at 3rd level. This season

and in his demeanor. He began what was to be an extraordinary

we also won the USDF Region 5 Junior Rider 3rd Level Champion-

turn around. As he got healthier, stronger, more flexible and sup-

ships. Together we have managed to collect a lot of blue ribbons

ple, he was able to begin full train-

and most importantly, extraordinary

ing. We were even able to work that

memories.

“hitch” right out of his movements. It

This year we had some challenging

was determined that he had an old sti-

times as we worked through getting

fle injury which, no matter what, that

teeth pulled and keeping him healthy

would continue to limit him to a cer-

and happy. This kept us out of some

tain extent. We committed to regular

shows, but his health and comfort

maintenance to keep him happy and

were always top priority. After quali-

healthy.

fying for championships, we limited

There was such a connection be-

our shows to give him good rest and

tween us, a strong relationship and

recovery to help us prepare for what

an unshakeable bond. I believed that

would be our final show together. Al-

he was brought to me for a reason. I

though we won Region 5 Champion-

had faith in him and I trusted him and

ships, it was bittersweet coming out of

he immediately showed his trust in

the ring. It was actually heartbreaking

me. As we trained he showed us what

for me, my family, my trainer and my

he was capable of. As we competed,

friends since all of us knew it was our

we showed the judges what we were

last ride together.

capable of together. Our relationship

All of us knew that the movements

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Notable achievements:

given us his best for four years without ever complaining. And we

• 2014 USDF Bronze Medal

couldn’t expect him to work any harder. So after my last salute I

• 2014 Champion, USDF Region 5 Jr. Rider 3rd Level Championships.

simply broke down and fell over his neck as I exited the ring for

• 2014 Res. Champion, RMDS Jr. Young Rider 3rd Level Championships.

the last time with uncontrollable tears of pride and sadness that

• 2014 4th place, RMDS Year End Median Score Junior Young Rider

it was our last show together.

3rd Level.

My world was so shaken and I couldn’t breathe; I was so sad, yet so proud and amazed by what Justice had worked through

• 2012 Champion, RMDS Junior 2nd Level Championships

and accomplished. Our journey together was simply amazing to

• 2012 Reserve Champion, RMDS 2nd Level Freestyle Junior and Adult Amateur Championships

experience and for others to witness. It was such an inspiration. Words cannot express how privileged this humble, peaceful,

• 2012 3rd Place, RMDS Year End Median Score Open Class 2nd Level Freestyle.

hardworking gentleman makes me feel. He will stay in our family forever and perhaps help some younger girls learn the move-

• 2012 5th Place, RMDS Year End Median Score Open Class 2nd Level.

ments at training and 1st levels to help keep him active and fulfill

• 2012 RMDS Horse of the Year 2nd Level, Highest year end median

his strong desire to work.

score.

Faith and patience brought Justice and I together. His genetic ability, temperament and work ethic made him a superstar. His

• 2011 Champion, RMDS Junior 1st Level Championships

presence in my life was and continues to be a magic gift. They said it couldn’t be done. We did it Justice, and we did it our way.

Congratulations to

Shalimar MA+/ Denali BHF x Simply Margo Bred by Jim Poyak Owned by Rocksanne Pieters 2014 national Champion sport Horse under saddle Junior Horse with Katelynn Murphy 2014 reserve national Champion sport Horse under saddle aotr with Rocksanne Pieters 2014 national top ten sport Horse in Hand Hunter type Mares open with Rocksanne Pieters 2014 national top ten sport Horse in Hand Hunter type Mares atH with Rocksanne Pieters

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Rocksanne PieteRs aRabians 1150 Campbell Way ramona, Ca 92065 760-789-6218 dawnrock@yahoo.com www.rparabians.com


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To the cutest pony ever, Daisy Daisy is five years old. When we first got her she couldent be caught. She’s gone from not being able to be caught to a perfectly handled pony. I love her so much. She is amazing. We are doing two foot to two three right now and she has been awsome at it. Together we have jumped mostly everything from tree logs to christmas trees. We have had our ups and downs but some time in everybodys life you have that little bobble but you just have to keep trying. There has been so many people in my life that have helped me and Daisy through not so good times and people that have lifted me up through good times. In July Daisy and i got the chance to go to Albecerque, New Mexico to compete in Youth Nationals. I remember when I went into the ring I told Daisy that all I wanted was at least a top ten and suprisingly we brought home a champion in the Half Arabian mares in hand. I was so proud of Daisy because that was our first national champion ever. Plus, that was on the first day so all I had to was try my hardest for the rest of the show because I had already accomplished my goal. As all people may know green pony and green rider do not always equal blue ribbon but that’s okay because to me its not about some pieces of fabric. Its about learning how to become a better rider and in order to do that you have to have that special connection with your pony and I feel that I have made that connection with Daisy. I would not trade Daisy for anything in the whole wide world. I love you so much Daisy Elizabeth Graves

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Reading Reflections Appreciating the Foundation of Horse Behavior A Series By Dawn Jones-Low Books have always been important to me. As a child, I spent countless hours reading at home and at the public library. Growing up in the suburbs in a non-horsey family, books were also my main entryway to the world of horses and provided fuel for my dreams. Several decades into adulthood, books are still a treasure to me as they continue to inspire and inform all areas of my life—including riding and horsemanship.

My undergraduate degree was earned in the field of zoology

lyzing some different approaches to training, what I found most

with course concentrations in physiology and behavior so I am al-

fascinating were the questions and solutions that arise from criti-

ways interested in examining horsemanship and husbandry prac-

cally examining how different husbandry and training practices

tices from a scientific vantage point. I recently read a book based

impact horse behavior.

on an international scientific conference devoted to a broad

The editors comment in the introduction, “Given the impor-

spectrum of studies of horse behavior. “The Domestic Horse: the

tance of the horse’s behavior and management to its utility it

Origins, Development, and Management of Its Behavior” edited

may seem surprising that research into these aspects of its biol-

by Daniel Mills and Sue McDonnell was compiled from the pres-

ogy remains largely piecemeal, with strong but relatively small

entations at this conference with some additional contributions.

research groups scattered around the world.” Pg. 1 One of the

While each chapter provides a thorough examination of re-

goals of the conference and the book is to examine how horse

search on topics from the archeological records of the domesti-

behavior is impacted by how horses are raised, fed, socialized,

cation of the horse, to the heritability of aspects of temperament

handled, and trained to illuminate practices that are beneficial to

and behavior, to feeding, breeding, social, and other behavior of

the horse and its utility to people and determine which manage-

feral horses, to behaviors observed in domestic horses, to ana-

ment practices are less than optimal for the welfare of the horse.


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“Free-ranging domestic and feral populations provide insight

eating –the same percentage as grazing horses” (Pg. 96) Feed-

into the natural behavior of horses which is valuable knowledge

ing behavior encompasses both the need to satisfy nutritional

for improving the welfare of their captive relatives.” (Pg. 55) In

demands and the need to satisfy behavioral drives. Science has

the scientific sense, “captive” isn’t necessarily a negative term,

also revealed that horses’ stomachs continually produce acid to

it simply means that the animal is contained and controlled by

handle near continuous grazing, so ulcers and other digestive

human intervention so that it is dependent upon humans for ac-

problems can develop when horses are fed concentrated meals

cess to food, water, exercise, and socialization. Finding a balance

a few times per day.

between practices designed to minimize costs and labor for the

I recently saw a video where a research assistant measured

humans while optimizing husbandry practices to meet the social

the amount of distance traveled by grazing feral horses in South

and biological needs of the horses is a challenge that has existed

America. She counted the number of little grazing steps that a

since humans first domesticated the horse.

horse would take during the day and multiplied that by the size

Even in antiquity, good horsemen recognized that healthy

of those steps. While horses don’t appear to cover much distance

horses were better able to perform whatever task was required of

during grazing periods as opposed to when they travel between

them. For our contemporary sport horses we have the advantage of an ever increasing knowledge base to rely upon to manage our horses for optimum welfare so that they can be sound of body and mind and perform well for us. “Horses divide their time between activities that allow them to satisfy their basic requirements for food, water, movement, and rest. The time budget is the amount of time invested by animals in each of these activities and it varies with the characteristics of the environment, the season of the year, and the age and gender of the animal.” That chapter goes on to describe how free-ranging horses spend 13-18 hours per day grazing. Domestic horses are typically fed a few times a day often with concentrates sometimes replacing a significant portion of their nutritional needs so that they are only spending a few hours a day eating. However, studies have shown that “when hay is provided ad libitum horses [in stalls] spent approximately 60% of their time

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feeding, watering, and rest areas, they actually move the equiva-

horses.

lent of *12-18 miles* during those grazing periods!!! That’s typi-

“…it is worth noting that free-ranging horses are always oc-

cally more than they cover moving between resource areas. All

cupied, alert, and interactive with their herdmates as they forage,

that movement has physiological consequences including mus-

seek shelter, rest, and protect one another. As such, free-ranging

cle fitness, hoof shape and health, bone and connective tissue

horses have never been observed with stereotype behaviors,

strength, and efficiency of digestion.

self-aggression, or other problems that occur in stabled horses.

The amount of time spent feeding and moving is not the only

Stabled horses are provided with what human caretakers believe

significant behavioral difference between free-ranging horses

to be good food, shelter, and health care, but typically lose the

and many domestic horses. “Horses are unique among ungulates

long term social relationships and communication with [herd-

and in fact among mammals, in that stallions and mares main-

mates]” that seem so important in their free-ranging counter-

tain long term bonds. They have developed a complex social and

parts.” (Pg. 92)

communications system based on close relationships with a few

In recent years there has been a shift in perspective on “vices”

partners who, once adult, remain with each other for many years.

like stall walking, weaving, cribbing, wood chewing, and self-mu-

They have an elaborate and sophisticated parental care system.

tilation behaviors. Where once these behaviors were considered

Mothers, fathers, siblings, and the peer group all play an impor-

to be the fault of the horses who exhibited them, now more and

tant role in the social development of foals of both sexes until

more people understand them to be due to management prac-

they leave their family band [when they are around 2 years old].

tices that restrict horses from access to sufficient social contact

Horses and plains zebras are rare among mammalian species in

and physical activity. Stereotypies and destructive behaviors

that they have long-term co-operative alliances between unre-

are not the only expression of frustrated behavioral drives, some

lated individuals.”(Pg. 83)

horses cope by becoming withdrawn and “dull”. Awareness is

The drive for social bonding and the associated ability to read

growing that horses benefit from being provided with opportuni-

body language is at the core of why horses are able to bond so

ties to exercise freely and interact with other horses as much as

strongly with humans and why they try so hard to comply with

circumstances permit.

our directives. But the few hours per day that horses may spend

I have been privileged to be able to observe domestic hors-

interacting with humans cannot fully satisfy their biological

es raised in mixed age social groups in large fields. There is play

need for socialization. There is growing recognition of the value

between individuals of various ages, the youngsters learn to read

of sufficient quantity and quality of social interaction with other

subtle social signals from older horses, conflict displays are brief


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and almost never result in injury, members of the group derive

of the size and layout of turnout areas to maximize opportuni-

a sense of safety from the sentry activities of their companions,

ties to exercise and socialize while minimizing resource conflicts,

fillies learn some mothering behaviors from observing dams with

changes in weaning protocols, recognition of the social needs of

foals, and many other aspects of normal horse behavior are able

stallions, strategies to better emulate natural feeding patterns,

to be expressed due to the partial mimicry of a free-ranging herd.

and a myriad of other management practices based on an under-

International dressage rider and trainer Uta Graf has adopted

standing of equine physiology and behavior are becoming more

management strategies to allow her horses access to abundant

common.

turnout with social contact and believes that the changes she

In order for horses to satisfy their social and physiological

made have resulted in horses that are physically and mentally

drives, it is not necessary for their caretakers to exactly dupli-

more balanced. (Check out her philosophy and practices here:

cate the herd structure and the environment of free-ranging feral

http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2010/11/03/uta-

horses. We harness the power of the horse’s movement and ben-

graf-and-stefan-schneider-kingdom-horse )

efit from their sociability; we owe it to them to provide them with

As the scientific studies continue to reveal the details of the

sufficiently enriching social contact with other horses and the

impacts of various methods of horse husbandry, more and more

space to satisfy their need for movement. Good horsemanship

people are beginning to appreciate how satisfying the behavio-

always considers the horse’s nature; science provides us with in-

ral and physiological drives of horses results in improvements in

formation that we can use to maximize our horses’ well-being so

health, soundness, and mental well-being. Barn designs that al-

that they can be healthy and happy partners for us.

low horses to see more of their neighbors, careful consideration

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Safarr,

So Good PAGE MC CARTHY PHOTO

By Suzette Sontag

H

orses that have a show record that spans a

When Safarr was three-and-a-half, I took him to a barn in the

lifetime and are still showing at and above

winter to start working him some. I had saddled him and ridden

the age of twenty are truly special horses.

him a little during the summer, and he was well behaved. When

AHA should have a unique recognition for

he got to the barn, he became totally unglued in the stall. It faced

them in the achievement awards. They are

the indoor, and he just ran in his stall. He can literally canter in

horses that go above and beyond, year after year and still give

a stall—for hours. They put him in the back barn, which seemed

not just everything they have but give more than they have to.

to help. I didn’t have stalls at home at the time, so I had no idea

They have a lifetime of triumphs and tragedies, easy times and

he couldn’t be kept in a stall. It turns out, as I found out when I

tough times, and they have an owner and rider who believes in

built a barn and pens, that not only could he not be in a stall, he

them through it all. Safarr+// is one of those horses, and here’s a

couldn’t even be on the other side of the fence from the other

peek into what he’s experienced through the years.

horses. He would run back and forth for hours until he was back

I bought Safarr (Safire x Ries Spring Bouquet) when he was a

in with them.

year-and-a-half old from a used car salesman. He seemed nor-

As I struggled to figure out how to deal with this, the next

mal enough, although someone had purchased him the week be-

problem appeared. One day, I saddled him on the cross ties

fore and had problems loading so they decided not to buy him.

which I had done before. He pulled back, the cross ties broke, and

He loaded smoothly for us, so I didn’t think much of it. Maybe it

he fell on his back, breaking the saddle. By that point, I valued

was a hint of the problems that would develop as he got older.

the saddle more than the horse. I knew then that I had to find a


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new way to train him. Through the recommendation of my vet, I found one of the first John Lyons certified instructors, who actually lived in my town, to help me out. This was before hardly anyone knew what natural horsemanship was. I know I sure didn’t. He came out every week that summer to help teach me a way to work with horses from an entirely different perspective. One day I asked him if I was a slow learner or if Safarr was a really difficult horse. He laughed and said, “A little of both.” HIGHLAND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARCIE

Safarr had a high level of herd instinct and a really high emotional level. That’s not a good combination. However, we worked on it continuously. The next summer, we worked some more and I started back in on dressage lessons. I had another horse Safarr’s age that I was applying the same principles to, and I showed both of them that year.

He had never ridden the championship test before; we had only

I would get high score of the show, I would get the two high-

worked on the test to qualify. I hadn’t even read that test before

est scores of the show with them, I would win 6 out of 6 classes, 5

he qualified. He won a Reserve Championship in Second Level at

out of 6, and 4 out of 6, showing them each in 3 classes. It used to

Canadian Nationals, and a Top Ten in Second Level at Sport Horse

be I’d win one or two classes a year. That year I’d sometimes win

Nationals.

all of my dressage classes at a show. It was an amazing year—the

I don’t even have a count of how many regional and national

kind of year every competitor dreams of. Safarr was seven years

titles Safarr has won. Safire’s 169 offspring have earned a total

old that year.

of 11,174 Legion Points. Safarr is the top

When Safarr was ten, we headed to

earner with 1, 116! Safarr is not an overly gifted, talented

a friend moved out there and wanted us to

horse with fabulous gaits—he realistically is

haul her weanling for her. Safarr earned Re-

only about a 6 ½ for gaits—but he’s got guts

serve High Score at First Level! I had only

and believes he’s as big, fancy and fabulous

been hoping to place in a couple of classes.

as those 17-hand, 9-for-gaits warmbloods.

It was our last show as an amateur. I was

For those who don’t know dressage, in dres-

spending so much time with the horses

sage, each movement starts with the quality

and had become so obsessed with this new method of training that I decided it was time to make it a full-time job. 2003 was an incredible year. Safarr won the Region 6 Champion First Level and Reserve Champion Second Level Dressage.

HIGHLAND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARCIE

Scottsdale for the first time, mainly because

of the gaits the horse has. For instance, if you do a movement that would deduct two points for mistakes, a 9-gaited horse would earn a 7, and 6-gaited horse would earn a 4. Safarr always had to do everything at the top of his game to be able to compete with the


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2013 Canadian National Champions in Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges Dressage.

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talented horses. As horses move up the levels, it is difficult to

once a month. One time he reacted so badly at a show that we

keep the gaits pure and strong as the work gets harder. Safarr is

had to have the show vet come and administer drugs to reduce

not built to do much over second level, yet he made it to Prix St.

inflammation. He had rubbed his tail so badly that he was swol-

Georges, helping me earn my USDF Silver Medal. The majority

len and raw. He’s still on the shots, and they’ve been a lifesaver.

of horses, and not just Arabians, don’t make it past second level,

Several years ago, I rode him in the morning, hosed him off

fewer make it past third and even fewer make it past fourth to

and thought maybe I’d put a flysheet on him since the flies were

Prix St. Georges. By the time a horse makes it to Grand Prix, the

starting to bother the horses. I put him out at 11 a.m. When I

highest level, the percentage of horses that made it that far is

went back about 2:30 to get a horse out of his pasture his head

extremely small. With Safarr being twenty-two next year, it is

was hanging low and he didn’t look right. I brought him in,

doubtful he will be able to make it past Prix St. Georges.

watched him, and decided to have the vet come. By the time

Now that you’ve heard the glamorous side, here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been through over the years.

the vet got there, Safarr was going down. The vet saved him that day. Another half an hour, and I think he would have died. I now

At age ten, the year we went to Scottsdale the first time, Sa-

have to watch him whenever it’s hot and humid. He is much more

farr started rubbing his tail after we got home. Strange, I thought,

sensitive to heat now. Be very careful about putting flysheets on

to have this problem in the winter like that. As time went on it

horses in hot humid weather.

got worse. Long story short, he’s now on allergy shots: he’s al-

In 2009, the weekend before we left for Canada on a hot and

lergic to 23 different things including timothy hay and cotton. It

humid day, half way through his ride he started to act like he was

took Chinese herbs to get his shot schedule to the final stage of

tying up. We treated him with all the drugs approved before a


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show, and he went to Canada doing very little for workouts before his class or his warm-up. He won the Championship in Third Level and was Reserve Champion in Fourth Level that year. Four years ago when it was time to deworm horses, I dewormed Safarr after his supper with a dewormer containing ivermectin and praziquantel. He went out in the morning looking fine, but by the time I got done with chores, he was colicking. It’s the only time in his life he’s ever colicked. We treated him, he got better and all was well. I wondered about the dewormer, thinking it was probably a coincidence. The next year I used the same product. His mouth turned an orangeish color and his tongue swelled up. One horse had to be treated for colic and three other horses were a bit colicky. As my JEFF JANSON PHOTO

vet started calling around and I started talking to other horse friends about it, it turns out that that product has a tendency to cause reactions. The same dewormer in a differ-

2010 Canadian Reserve National Champion Fourth Level Dressage.

ent brand works perfectly fine and has

down from the place where he foundered. It’s now near the toe,

never caused a reaction since we started

so it’s not strong enough to do much work if I want him to be able

using it. It sounds like the carrier the active ingredients are in is

to show next year.

what causes reactions in that particular brand.

It has been quite a journey riding and showing Safarr over

In early April this year when I rode Safarr, I took the saddle

such a long span. He has been in twenty-three states and Canada.

off and he had a spot that had rubbed raw about the size of an

He believes he owns the farm, is herd manager and that I work

egg. There were a few bumps there, too. The next day there were

for him. He knows every horse on the farm and has a calming

more bumps, so we started treating him, not exactly knowing

influence on the newbies as they begin their journey in the hu-

what was going on. The next day he started foundering. It took

man world. Safarr has figured out the system, how to control his

two months for the bumps to completely heal and go away, and

emotions and how to manage the herd without being neurotic.

I spent the rest of the summer to this day managing his feet and the rest of his body in relation to his feet.

He truly tries his best to learn what we are working on and is quite satisfied when he figures it out. When he takes a break in

He improved by leaps and bounds in June and showed at the

his ride he’ll swing his head over towards the mirror, take a quick

Get Together in early July. Safarr showed at Canadian Nation-

glance at himself as he’s walking by and seems to say to himself,

als and won Reserve Champion in both Fourth Level and Prix St.

“Yup, still looking handsome as ever.”

Georges. The rest of the season he was feeling pretty good but

There are ups and downs in riding, training and showing hors-

just couldn’t give enough to do well at Sport Horse Nationals. He

es, but like life, it really is about the journey, and I wouldn’t trade

has the next few months off as the stretched white line grows

it for anything.


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The Arabian Sport Horse Magazine

Conformation

Clinic

With Elaine Kerrigan, Lynn McEnespy, and Peter Mileo Purebred #1

bone for a sport horse type, however her front pasterns are quite soft with her feet quite long in the toe, especially the right one.

Peter Mileo Lovely head and expression. Nice length and shape of neck that comes out of an adequate wither. Good length of shoulder and it is nicely laid back. Very good front leg alignment. This horse could have more bone, specifically larger joints for her size. Nice flat knees. Front cannons to forearm ratio could be better if cannons were shorter. The forearm could have more muscling.

Elaine Kerrigan

Purebred #2

Appealing alert expression with a straighter type of Arabian profile. Nice length and shape of neck blending smoothly into shoulder and wither. Good length and slope of shoulder and angle of humerus. Withers could be more prominent, but do extend well into the back for a good saddle/girth position. Loin appears a little long. Fairly good length of hip with complimenting angles. Hindquarters and gaskin need more muscular development. Fairly good bone of the forelegs, though the front pasterns look long as well as the toes of the front hooves. Would like to see more bone of the hind legs and hocks. Lovely turnout of a pleasing horse.

Short back, loin could be a tad long as is the coupling. The hindquarter has good angulation but could be longer from point of

Lynn McEnespy This horse has a lovely head, neck and shoulder and appears to have a very kind, intelligent demeanor. She has a very smooth

hip to buttock. The hindquarter could also be deeper and tie in to the gaskin better. Gaskin could have more muscling. Overall this horse makes a nice picture.

connection from withers to her back. Her back and topline look nicely muscled with a smooth connection across her loin but a

Elaine Kerrigan

slightly short croup. It is very difficult to assess her hindquarters

Alert and pleasing expression on straighter type of Arabian

from this picture as her hind legs are quite stretched out behind

head profile. Appropriate length of neck with a good shape. The

but it appears she is a bit light behind compared to her front end,

mane hides the view of the shoulder angle, but considering the

quite light in the gaskin and a bit sickle hocked. She has nice

placement of the withers and the point of the shoulder, I will


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guess the angle is sloping enough to be adequate as well as the angle of the humerus. Withers blend far enough into the back for a good saddle position, though the back/loin is a little long. Slope and joint angles of the hindquarters to stifle/gaskin are comparable and show good angles. Could show more bone of the lower legs and it might appear that there is a swelling or enlargement of the left hock. Beautiful rich dark bay looks healthy and well cared for.

Lynn McEnespy This gelding is a sturdy type with a very cute face and alert

Elaine Kerrigan

expression. His neck is a bit short in the poll and a bit of a low

Attractive head, though could show more Arabian traits. Nice-

attachment to his shoulder but comes well out of his withers. His

ly shaped neck that looks just a little short and heavy. Good an-

throatlatch could also be a bit more refined. His shoulder ap-

gle of shoulder plus nice length of humerus and angle. Withers

pears strong and well angled but he is a bit tied in at the elbow.

are high enough and placed well into the back for a good saddle

The back and topline are quite nicely muscled and smooth. The

position. Pleasing length of back that blends smoothly into the

mane is hiding the withers and they appear to be a bit flat. The

hindquarters with a strong well developed loin. Good angles of

hindquarters are a bit short in the croup making the angle from

the long hip that compliments the angle of the gaskin. Leg

the pelvis to the point of the hip to the stifle a bit straight and

joints appear clean and the pastern angles are appropriate to

open. Since he is standing in the grass, the feet aren’t visible,

the hooves. Good bone and substance in the hind leg, but a little

but the legs look adequate but the point of the hock is a bit high

lacking in the fore leg. Nice turnout of an athletic smooth bodied

for ideal.

horse.

Peter Mileo

Lynn McEnespy

Pleasing head, nice shape of neck though it is a bit short and

This horse is beautifully presented and groomed and has an

heavy. Neck ties into an adequate shoulder. Shoulder angle is

excellent first impression as a sport horse. The head is very at-

good but could be longer. Short cannons and low set hocks. A

tractive even if it doesnt have the classical Arab influence. He

bit longer in the back and loin. The coupling is also a bit longer.

is very good in the poll and throatlatch. His neck is a bit on the

Good angulation in the rear end. The rear leg alignment looks

heavy side where it attaches to his shoulder but is very well

like this horse is a bit under itself behind. This horses overall

formed. His topline is exemplary with good muscling and smooth

picture seems a bit coarse.

connection from poll to tail. His overall balance and proportion of shoulders, mid section and hindquarters is excellent. His hind-

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quarters show good length and slope of hip and very good loin connection. His hind legs appear to be well set with good muscling in the gaskin, thigh and well shaped, strong hocks. The front pasterns appear to be a bit short and upright with a slightly tied in connection to the knee. From what is visible, the feet appear to be nice and large.

Peter Mileo This horse has a very attentive expression. The neck is shaped well but is short and heavy. The neck comes out of an adequate

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The Arabian Sport Horse Magazine wither. Shoulder is a good angle but could be a tad longer which

ters. His poll and throatlatch could be a bit longer but the topline

would keep this horse from having too compact a body for its size

from his poll to his tail is quite good. His neck is slightly short

or height. This horse may be tied in below the knee. The cannon

but well formed and comes well out of his withers. Despite one

to forearm ratio seems adequate. For a horse that has a full body

hind leg being out, it appears that his hindquarters are well pro-

the joints and forearm muscling could be larger and more sub-

portioned with good angulation. Of particular note are the very

stantial. Short back, loin and coupling. Hindquarter is of good

strong hocks and gaskins. Since the feet are behind the poles, it’s

length and has good angulation. The hind quarter is deep and

not possible to evaluate but the front pasterns may be a bit short.

ties in nicely to the gaskin. Rear leg angulation could be better

This horse as well as the other half arab are definitely the type of

as the hocks are a tad straight.

horses ideal as sport horses for dressage or jumping.

Half-Arabian #2

Peter Mileo Attentive expression with the handler. Good length of neck though it could have better shape. Neck ties into an adequate wither. Shoulder appears to be a bit straighter than ideal in this photo angle. Front leg alignment looks good with nice cannon to forearm ratio. Good size joints. Back is a tad longer as is the loin and coupling. Hindquarter angles look good as does the length JIM NAISMITH PHOTO

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Elaine Kerrigan Handsome, expressive head, not showing much in the line of Arabian features. Well shaped neck of good length attaching deep into the shoulder of acceptable slope. Fairly good length of humerus, though would like to see just a little more open angle. Good wither development, extending adequately into the back for a good saddle position. Back/loin appears a little long. Loin connection is adequately muscled. Good length and angle of hip, though the angle at the stifle seems more open with the long gaskin, however the hind leg position might account for that. Fairly well muscled hindquarters, but would like to see more development. Leg joints appear clean with good bone. Pastern angles to hoof are hard to see as hooves are hidden by the poles, though the pastern length looks appropriate. Beautiful turnout with gleaming healthy coat.

Lynn McEnespy This horse also presents a very attractive picture as a sport horse with a very nice head and good bone. He is also quite balanced in his proportions of shoulder, mid section and hindquar-

form point of hip to point of buttock. Rear leg angulation looks good with low set hocks.


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About Elaine Kerrigan

About Lynn McEnespy

About Peter Mileo

1970 saw the beginning of Kerrigan

I currently live in California and breed

Peter Mileo has been breeding Arabian

Bloodstock, with the goal of producing

warmbloods including standing an elite

horses since 1990. He started with Fad-

Arabian sport horses. With that I pursued

Hanoverian stallion, Waterford (imported

jur line horses and evolved toward CMK

dressage, endurance and a little jumping.

from the Hanoverian State Stud in 2006).

horses. After several conversations with

With a special interest in the bio-mechan-

I am a “r” USEF Dressage Sport Horse judge

Sandy Warren of Warren Park Stud hoping

ics of horses and riders, I also have an ex-

and have attended several seminars in

to breed a mare to Aulrab he discovered a

tended education as a large animal veteri-

sport horse judging and breeding including

coming 2 year old colt by the name of Mag-

nary technician and as a graduate of the

the Hanoverian Breed Orientation Course

ic Aulrab and purchased him. After a short

USDF judges learner program. KB Omega

in Germany. I have judged sport horses in

show career they started riding endurance

Fahim++++// is a stallion of my second

hand and under saddle at several Arabian

where Peter feels he learned about what

generation. He has achieved 4 USDF Na-

shows including Championships as well as

makes a good horse. “Regardless of blood-

tional Champion awards at FEI level dres-

recognized dressage shows. I am also a “R”

line or even breed a horse needs to have

sage, and 4 AHA Sport Horse National

dressage judge and have judged for several

balance, well let down legs and solid legs

Champion awards at FEI level dressage. He

years including state and regional champi-

and feet.” Peter has studied many videos

has offspring that have also attained USDF

onships and at CDI’s.

of horses under saddle and at liberty from

and AHA Sport Horse National Champion-

I have ridden and competed several

Arabs, Warmbloods and the great Stand-

ship awards. KB Omega Fahim++++// has

horses in dressage, hunter/jumpers, and

ardbred mare Monimaker. This has given

been inspected and approved for breeding

combined training for many years and

him a well rounded knowledge of what a

purebred Shagya-Arabians.

have competed to the FEI levels .

good athlete is and why.

MSU Starta Legacy ++++// Continued from page 27

the show had been emotional enough hearing his name over the loud speaker. I wasn’t sure how much more my emotions could

the day Starta arrived, but became real when He helped Bob and

take after the long week of showing, when they announced Star-

I win our first national titles.

ta had made the final four cut and excused the rest of the horses. Watching my husband as they called Starta’s name as the unani-

To date, Starta has:

mous Supreme Champion filled me with such pride and excitement.

• 36 Regional titles in Hunter Pleasure, Sport Horse Geldings

We have worked so hard for so many years to reach this goal. I

In-hand, Sport Horse Under saddle, Training Level Dres-

could not have asked for a more special moment to share with my

sage, First Level Dressage, Show Hack and Equitation.

husband and this big red horse that stole my heart the first time I

• 18 National titles in Sport Horse In-hand, Sport Horse Under saddle, Dressage and Equitation. • He has been Reserve National Champion five times in Purebred Geldings In-hand Open and/or Amateur.

saw him! Bob and I would like to thank Michigan State University’s Horse Teaching and Research Program, Dr. John Shelle, Paula Hitzler, Brooke Fuchs, Emily Devers, Lauri Moorer, Randy Miller, Ellie Schofield, the Galloways Training Team, Suzie Cook, Spectrum

“Always the bridesmaid never the bride,” has been the running

Saddlery, Jackie Edmonds, Chrissy Bailey, Dr. Katy Carothers, Da-

joke with Starta the last few years, having the National Champion-

vid Sims, Mary Katherine Marshall and Janet Brown for the part

ship title elude Starta’s list of accomplishments. That is, until this

they played in the breeding, training, services and support they

week at Sport Horse Nationals, when he won the Arabian Purebred

have provided to make this dream a reality.

Geldings Sport Horse In Hand Dressage Type Open, making him eligible to show for the Supreme Champion honors. The first day of

I hate to say it, but Bob... I was right and you were wrong!

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The Arabian Sport Horse Magazine

WDWC MY TRIP TO

WESTERN DRESSAGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

S

By Lauren Annett

avannahh +/ and Lauren Annett of Bally Vae Farm in

great, but when evaluating a test from the judge’s perspective I

southeastern Pennsylvania, recently traveled to the

believe it is important to objectively standardize the expectation.

2014 Western Dressage Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

I wanted to learn more, our student, Katie Weagley, was going to

Savannahh+/ is a 12 year old Anglo Arabian mare

compete and there was an Annual Convention before the compe-

(*Prosit x Bucks Careen {TB}). Lauren, a USDF L graduate with dis-

tition. Let’s do this!

tinction, has had the pleasure of seeing an increasing number of

The drive from Southeastern PA to Tulsa, Oklahoma was

Western Dressage riders at local schooling shows. Seeing the di-

relatively seamless. The horse motel was quaint and cozy. The

verse offerings of riders and horses that are enjoying their sport led

excitement was brewing as we entered states where EZPass was

this accomplished pair to set out and explore the offerings of the

no longer valid! We got the horses settled into their stalls, the

Western Dressage world.

tack room set up and “The Pit” (a horse show man cave) estab-

“Go to Tulsa, Savannahh can do everything in Level 3 and

lished. It was now time to get focused, stay focused and perform.

you’re going anyway. It will be fun,” and so it began. I submit-

The Convention was two days of history, updates, clarifica-

ted an entry form, booked a horse motel in Indiana, learned my

tions and interacting with people who are enthusiastically sup-

tests, bought a shirt covered in sequins and resurrected my brother’s old fringe chaps. Savannahh and I were off to compete at the 2014 Western Dressage World Show in Tulsa, OK. Game on, I read the rule book, took the directives and purpose of the level to heart and stuck to ‘Vannahh’s training program. One of my strengths (or weaknesses depending on your perspective) is that I am not afraid to try things. I always have a plan. As a USDF L graduate with distinction I see a lot of Western Dressage at the schooling shows. I must admit I was a bit baffled initially… Western Dressage seemed to mean many things to many people. That is


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porting this discipline. Hats off to the team of individuals who

adventure and an opportunity that would not have been com-

have and are continuing to develop the sport!

plete without all of the people that traveled to be with us and

I was excited to compete, I was not sure what to expect. I

stayed home to keep things going. Thanks to my mom for coach-

saw a lot of different things in the warm up arena and at the Con-

ing, training, teaching and general life support, I would not be

vention. True to form, I stuck to my plan for the most part. We

where I am today without her (and my dad). Thank you Mike for

finished the weekend with a first, second, third and fourth place

taking care of all that you do, your tenacity, creativity and sense

pinnings, a top ribbon in all of the classes we entered and three

of humor brings light to my life. Thank you Paula for being a part

scores above 70%. An overnight success, eight years in the mak-

of my adventures for the last two decades, the stall drapes and

ing. ‘Vannahh has and always will be my opportunity to look for-

banner are lovely! Thank you Katie for stepping up to the chal-

ward and go for it. She is sensitive, dominant and smart. She has

lenge when your training became more intense and for generally

a tremendous work ethic and I am humbled by the opportunities

being a kind and pleasant person. Thank you Ryan for supporting

she has provided for me.

this process and sharing the experience with Katie, it is quite a

I was amazed by the kindness of the competitors. I think people were actually having a good time! The venue was spectacular. The show management was polite and helpful. What an

journey. Thank you Dr. Fassinger and Dr. Lee for being a part of the excitement. Enjoy the journey, we certainly are!

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Apocalypto CLL ARABIAN ADULT AMATEUR Training Level 1. Sshaq/Debbie Canaday 70.900 2. Focus Phantasm/Kayla Reimer 69.000 3. Pistachio PA/Mary Smith 67.900 4. TA Im Too Hsexy/Tammy Bowers 67.800 5. ZLA Pepets Regalo /Katie Keim 65.836 First Level 1. Andarazja Rose/Tara Wigmosta 67.097 2. Sshaq/Debbie Canaday 66.573 3. Trade Secret CC/Darsie Bell 65.000 4. Ala Cowboy/Carol Meschter 64.834 5. TA Im Too Hsexy/Tammy Bowers 64.275 Second Level 1. Dance Fevor/Jessica Meredith 66.000

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2. DM Vivid Khemistr/Maren Cochran 64.524 3. Andarazja Rose/Tara Wigmosta 62.895 4. LL Designer/Kirby Bate 60.658 5. OFW Ambush/Jennifer Becar 60.352

USDF All-Breeds Third Level 1. PEM Orion/Roberta Pollock 64.872 2. Shamans Chance/Kimberlee McKenzie 62.180 Prix St. Georges 1. MSU Bring It On/Susan Zilke 60.789 Junior/Young Rider Training Level 1. HS Khozmik Enkhanted/Andrew Schnader 67.857 Allan Jarvis Photo

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2. Jazzzz/Esme Grimshaw 63.542 First Level 1. HH Antonia/Amanda Howell 67.057 2. HS Khozmik Enkhanted/Holly Schnader 66.774 3. SR Ssavant/Megan Manning 66.04

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PEM Orion OPEN Training Level 1. El Shamal D Shaklan/Suzette Sontag 71.400 2. Al-Marah Silver Charm/Keeley Clark, Kassandra Barteau 70.900 2. Sshaq /Debbie Canaday 70.900 4. Apocalypto CLL/Suzette Sontag 70.357 5. Clark Gable CLL/Kari Schmitt 69.147 First Level 1. Al-Marah Silver Charm/Keeley Clark, Kassandra Barteau 68.784 2. Apocalypto CLL/Suzette Sontag 67.169 3. Andarazja Rose/Tara Wigmosta 67.097 4. HH Antonia/Amanda Howell 67.057 5. HS Khozmik Enkhanted/Holly Schnader 66.774

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Second Level 1. LP Snickers/Michelle Freeman 64.316 2. HH Antonia/Amanda Howell 62.500 Third Level 1. LP Snickers/Michelle Freeman 65.000 2. AM Chance Command/Keeley Clark 63.718

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USDF All-Breeds dra Barteau 65.750 Prix St. Georges 1. MSU Bring It On/Susan Zilke 60.789 1. Tuxedo Thyme ABA/Jamie Lawton 62.632 Intermediate-1 1. Aurora MR/Danielle Casalett 64.507 1. Tuxedo Thyme ABA/Jamie Lawton 65.395 2. Psymbad VF/Kara Somerville 62.500 3. Nite Wings ESF/Kristine Phelps 62.368 Intermediate-2 1. Aleros/Hilda Gurney 62.500 Grand Prix 1. Aleros/Hilda Gurney 64.350 VINTAGE CUP Training Level 1. El Shamal D Shaklan/Suzette Sontag 71.400 2. Sshaq/Debbie Canaday 70.900

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Second Level 1. El Da Vinci/Kailee Surplus 68.026 2. DM Vivid Khemistry/Maren Cochran, Missy Gilliland 66.532 3. Dance Fevor/Jessica Meredith 66.000 4. LP Snickers/Michelle Freeman 64.316 5. Andarazja Rose/Tara Wigmosta 62.895 Third Level 1. AAH Jabaskaset Star/Jonni Adams-Allen 66.382 2. PEM Orion/Roberta Pollock, Peggy Klump 65.193 3. LP Snickers/Michelle Freeman 65.000 4. AM Chance Command/Keeley Clark, Kassandra Barteau 63.718 5. El Da Vinci/Kailee Surplus 63.718 Fourth Level 1. AM Chance Command/Keeley Clark, Kassan-

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Award Winners 3. Apocalypto CLL/Suzette Sontag 70.357 4. ASR Fadls Willie/Marilyn Weber 65.715 5. Forte WF/Marilyn Weber 64.464 First Level 1. Apocalypto CLL/Suzette Sontag 67.169 2. Sshaq/Debbie Canaday 66.573 3. HR Maverick/Ellen Corob 65.645 4. Ala Cowboy/Carol Meschter 64.834 5. HR Wajur/Lee Bergstrom 60.541 Third Level 1. PEM Orion/Roberta Pollock 64.872 HALF/ANGLO ARABIAN ADULT AMATEUR Training Level 1. Velvet Raine/Rita Mason 71.404 2. Fames Harley Girl/Stephanie Eckelkamp 70.829

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Titans IO 3. Titans IO/Marybeth Capell 66.200 4. KC Final Tribute/Martha Scott 66.100 5. CR Cayenne Pepper/Carla Scarmazzi 63.797 First Level 1. Ive Been Splashed/Mary Skittino 66.290 2. Kurt Ali Khan/Cynthia DeRousie 66.081 3. RS Royal Edition/Carla Scarmazzi 64.516 4. DM Khem Latte/Maren Cochran 64.113 5. MC Endless Echo/Sherri Booye 63.337 Second Level 1. Khemos Khopi/Heather Rudd 65.298 2. Xzibit/Chris Reidy 63.844 3. RR Rockstarr/Heather Stalker 63.750 4. Cylent Premier/Vicki Krebsbach 62.143 5. Little Traverse Bay/Samantha Gioia 61.190 Third Level 1. First Dance/Carol Mavros 65.257 2. ALF Reiner/Sarah Newton 63.974

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Fourth Level 1. First Dance/Carol Mavros 61.844 Prix St. Georges 1. CA Davign/Judy Coats 62.040 JUNIOR/YOUNG RIDER Training Level 1. Starfires Orion/Ella Fruchterman 63.036 2. Martellato/Rielly Strahan 62.350 First Level 1. Khemos Centauri/Keeley Clark 66.379 2. Starfires Orion/Ella Fruchterman 62.492 Second Level 1. Khemos Centauri/Keeley Clark 61.608 Third Level 1. ES You Gotta Be Kiddin/Cami Lalone 60.513 OPEN Training Level 1. Aristocrat CD/Amy Miller 73.200 2. Velvet Raine/Rita Mason 71.404

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3. Fames Harley Girl/Stephanie Eckelkamp 70.829 4. PH Gai Danseyn Wind/ Liz Petty, Kristin Cyprus, Linda Stoudemayer, Nancy Hinz 67.400 5. Royales Painted Dixie/Mary Skittino, Jackie Moss 67.200 First Level 1. EF Rafikki/Sarah Duclos 69.584 2. La Croix/Erin Brinkman 67.465 3. Khemos Centauri/Keeley Clark 66.379 4. Ive Been Splashed/Mary Skittino 66.290 5. Kurt Ali Khan/Cynthia DeRousie 66.081 Second Level 1. DM Khem Latte/Maren Cochran, Missy Gilliland 67.351 2. Rhoyal Leggacy/Kathy Mueller 67.143 3. Khemos Khopi/Heather Rudd 65.298 4. CG Rights Reserved/Devin Gosselin 64.342 5. Xzibit/Chris Reidy 63.844

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Intermediate-1 1. Dark Prankster/Patience Prine-Carr 67.368 2. Ive Been Ripped/Jessica Fussner 66.711 3. Mandy’s Manhattin/Tedi Paasch 65.592 4. Buster Bey/Kristine Phelps 65.395 5. Firgrove Paladin/Sheila Mcelwee 63.026 Grand Prix 1. Crimson N Color/Shannon Betts 64.017 2. KB Jull Fahim/Chelsey Sibley 62.190

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MC Endless Echo VINTAGE CUP Training Level 1. KC Final Tribute/Martha Scott 66.100 First Level 1. MC Endless Echo/Sherri Booye 63.337 2. Maeday Surprise/Marilyn Weber 62.841 3. Rulette/Susan Bender 62.614 Second Level 1. Cylent Premier/Vicki Krebsbach 62.143 Third Level 1. First Dance/Carol Mavros 65.257 Fourth Level 1. First Dance/Carol Mavros 61.844 Prix St. Georges 1. CA Davign/Judy Coats 62.040 Intermediate-1 1. Dark Prankster/Patience Prine-Carr 67.368

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Third Level 1. Elijas Trubador MGF/Tracy Pierce 68.077 2. TT Ebony Lace/Jessica Fussner 67.436 3. BR Dannys Secret/Angelia Bean 66.742 4. First Dance/Carol Mavros 65.257 5. ALF Reiner/Sarah Newton 63.974 Fourth Level 1. Curzon/Patricia Harper 66.929 2. Casini/Trisha Kerwin 64.911 3. TT Ebony Lace/Jessica Fussner 63.714 4. Glimmeratii/Julie Davies Pagels 62.438 5. First Dance/Carol Mavros 61.844 Prix St. Georges 1. Buster Bey/Kristine Phelps 65.066 2. Ive Been Ripped /Jessica Fussner 65.000 3. Casini/Trisha Kerwin 63.882 4. CA Davign/Judy Coats 62.040 5. Fahrenheit By Furioso/Amy Kellen 60.724

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94. CA DAVIGN/Judy Coats 62.040

ADULT AMATEUR Training Level 51. SSHAQ/Debbie Canaday 68.550 First Level 66. AEGYPTIAN GOLD/Sondra Powers 66.456 70. SAHARA’S RAJA/Morgan Williams 66.290 Second Level 40. KHEMOS KHOPI/Heather Rudd 65.298 71. SRC PARROT BAY/Sarah Spaulding 63.441 85. ANDARAZJA ROSE/Tara Wigmosta 62.895 95. CYLENT PREMIER/Vicki Krebsbach 62.143 Third Level 18. GOOD LUCK CHARM/Penelope Sachs 65.737 22. FIRST DANCE/Carol Mavros 65.257 39. PEM ORION/Roberta Pollock 64.145 57. SHAMANS CHANCE/Kimberlee McKenzie 62.436 68. AZRAEL’S BEY RAVEN/Lori Johnstone 61.829

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JUNIOR/YOUNG RIDERTraining Level 50. CA FIFTY FIFTY/Sarah Yeadon 66.200 89. JAZZZZ/ Esme Grimshaw 63.200 First Level 69. STARFIRES ORION/Ella Fruchterman 62.492 Second Level 22. HH ANTONIA/Amanda Howell 63.250 Third Level 18. FA PATRIOT/Katie Lang 66.546 Intermediate-1 5. K.S. FADLS PHOENIX/Melissa Lund 65.789

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Fourth Level 54. FIRST DANCE/Carol Mavros 61.844

FREESTYLE First Level 57. HR MAVERICK/Ellen Corob 66.959 71. ALARA BEN RAAD/Audrey Bean 65.667


Winter 2014 87. NABORS GREY TANDOLYN/Linda Kaye Hollingsworth-Jones 62.633 Third Level 64. MS SPANISH LEGACY/Laura Killian 66.167 65. AZRAEL’S BEY RAVEN/Lori Johnstone, Sarah Lockman 65.917

22. HR MAVERICK/Ellen Corob 65.645 28. SSHAQ/Debbie Canaday 64.828 49. MC ENDLESS ECHO/Sherri Booye 62.500 Second Level 30. CYLENT PREMIER/Vicki Krebsbach 62.143 Third Level 11. GOOD LUCK CHARM/Penelope Sachs 65.737 13. FIRST DANCE/Carol Mavros 65.257 Prix St. Georges 33. CA DAVIGN/Judy Coats 62.040 DRESSAGE SPORT HORSE BREEDING Yearling Filly 5. VYVACIOUS BEY 75.700

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FREESTYLE CHALLENGE First Level 25. HR MAVERICK/Ellen Corob 66.171 Third Level 41. AZRAEL’S BEY RAVEN/Lori Johnstone, Sarah Lockman 63.666 Vyvacious Bey

Current Year Foal-Filly 7. CONTUCCI BEY 77.700 Kari McClain 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding 21. KAILANI KAI 68.525 Kristi Fly Maiden/Yeld Mare 25. DA JUST PUSH PLAY 72.500 Jackie Stott

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VINTAGE CUP Training Level 24. SSHAQ/Debbie Canaday 68.550 42. OFW ETHAN/Marilyn Weber 64.792 First Level 15. APOCALYPTO CLL/Suzette Sontag 66.573

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