Cover: Baha AA

Cover: Baha AA

“From the seeds of the past springs forth the harvest of the future.” —Filippo Mazzei* (1730-1816) It was a warm afternoon in Lexington, Ky., clear and sunny with late-spring temperatures, as the entries in the 2014 Egyptian Event’s 6 and 7 Year Old Stallions class came into the ring. One of the more hotly-contested venues of the show, it included a former Egyptian Event Supreme Champion Stallion; a former Supreme Reserve Champion Stallion who was also an AHBA World Cup Top Ten Supreme Champi Continue reading

Leader of the Times: December Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: December Calendar Feature

VJ ROYAL HEIR by KARA LARSON VJ Royal Heir is a show horse. Bringing home the 2013 unanimous championship in the Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse class at the U.S. Nationals, owner Kelli Aguirre called this moment her favorite just one year ago. However, after the 2014 U.S. Nationals, Aguirre has a new favorite. As VJ Royal Heir trotted out of Ford Truck Arena with trainer Joel Kiesner as champion of the Arabian English Pleasure class, this 6-year-old stallion proved his undeniable Continue reading

Cover: LLC Fasario

Cover: LLC Fasario

LLC Fasario (Aria Impresario x RD Fabreanna) Check out the Fazenda Floresta flipbook for the November issue!  Continue reading

Leader of the Times: November Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: November Calendar Feature

by KARA LARSON Haras JM, located in the farmland of Monte Mor, Brazil, is comprised of some 350 Arabian horses on an incredible 500 acres of rolling pasture. The occasional lake breaks up the expanse, offering a distinctive environment that suits the Arabian well. This paradise of pastures is truly one of a kind; however, the contents of the farm—the horses—easily surpass the beauty of the location. As champion after champion is bred and raised in this Brazilian dream farm, owners José Alves F Continue reading

Leader of the Times: October Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: October Calendar Feature

A name drawn from the Greek god Zephyrus, god of the west wind, black Arabian stallion Zefyr possesses an air of greatness much like his name suggests. From his rolling hand gallop to his charming personality on the ground, this stallion captivates all who come in contact with him. Laura Koch, along with her husband, Bert Sanders, have owned Zefyr (Sundance Kid V x Pattrice, by Pesniar) for two years, but Laura’s involvement with the Arabian horse goes back to 1989. A successful English rider Continue reading

Cover Story: Mission WR

Cover Story: Mission WR

Mission WR—Homegrown Chrome by KARA LARSON   With four white socks, a perfect blaze, and a distinctively crimson chestnut coat, Mission WR (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x ATA Psyches Psong) is hard to miss. Owned by Mark Sylla of Westridge Farms and longtime breeder Claire Larson, this 3-year-old colt has the pedigree of a great horse and a show record that boasts the same. Taking home the 2014 championship in the Scottsdale Signature Three-Year-Old Colt class as well as the 2014 Canadian Continue reading

Cover Story: Magic Magnifique & Sweden Arabian Stud Farm

Cover Story: Magic Magnifique & Sweden Arabian Stud Farm

by JEFF WALLACE Uddevalla, Sweden is located at the eastern bay side of the Skagerrak Sea which shoulders Norway directly to the west. The beaches of Uddevalla are filled with seashells, which has one of the largest shell banks in the world. Uddevalla is also home to a young girl's dream that would be realized many years later, when Kathleen Olsson established her beloved Sweden Arabian Stud in 2003. Kathleen has been involved with horses since the age of five, and at thirteen purchased Continue reading

Cover Story: Oak Haven Arabians

Cover Story: Oak Haven Arabians

Cover Story: OH Dancing On Heir & Oak Haven Arabians by ANNE STRATTON Her name is OH Dancing On Heir, and she is more than just a promising 3-year-old English horse. She is the face of Oak Haven Arabians and Oak Haven South today, a special blend of the past and the future that shows what careful breeding, skillful training and a lifetime of commitment to Arabians can produce. “This mare is so smart and so gifted that you want to train her,” says Jason Krohn, Oak Haven’s head trainer. “Sh Continue reading

Leader of the Times: September Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: September Calendar Feature

BELOVEDS FARM by KARA LARSON When someone has the longevity and success that Patricia Dempsey has had in breeding Arabian horses, it prompts one to consider the root of her approach. At the heart of her system endures a carefulness and prudence. Her decisions are not impulsive—they are well thought and significant. And in this perspicacity, the triumphs of Beloveds Farm are realized.   “I am responsible for the life of every horse I produce. Any horse that isn't structured the way I f Continue reading

Cover Story: Baahir El Marwan

Cover Story: Baahir El Marwan

The dappled statuesque form of superstar Baahir El Marwan dominated the show ring in Scottsdale 2014. The 2008 stallion represents the rare blend of quintessential Arabian beauty and functional conformation that the breed so desperately needs. Proudly owned by Al Saqran Stud of Kuwait/Dubai, and handled by David Boggs who is no stranger to the win circle in Scottsdale, it was a championship that resonated with David. “It was the thrill of a lifetime winning Scottsdale this year with Baahir for b Continue reading

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