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

Leader of the Times: August Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: August Calendar Feature

Da Vinci FM Versace x Full Moon Astar Owned by Gemini Acres Equine Continue reading

Cover Story: AAS-Elishahh

Cover Story: AAS-Elishahh

Fazenda Floresta Presents Its Stallions and New Generation of Foals Luciana Fasano, of Fazenda Floresta, near São Paulo, Brazil, has never been afraid to be innovative, and her Arabian operation is a standout example of how a fresh viewpoint can be valuable in the Arabian community. Although she understands the contributions of broodmares, Luciana’s consuming interest and special talent has been in selecting stallions, and her contribution to the breed is the “stallion station” she has founde Continue reading

Leader of the Times: July Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: July Calendar Feature

TA Mozart by KARA LARSON     When John O’Hara calls TA Mozart (*Kordelas x *Marieta) the best purebred stallion he has ever ridden, it prompts one to read into the horse a bit further. Taking home monumental wins in the 2011 and 2012 Scottsdale Arabian Open Reining Futurity (the only horse to do this 2 years in a row) and also being the 2012 U.S. National Champion in Junior Reining, Mozart has proven what he is capable of in a big way. On this impressive start in the show r Continue reading

Cover Story: Ghazala El Jamaal

Cover Story: Ghazala El Jamaal

by MARY KIRKMAN It is fairly safe to say that most people wouldn’t send a broodmare a month out of the pasture into the show ring, and certainly not to the AHBA World Cup, one of the industry’s highest profile shows. But that is exactly what Bianca and Paul Clark, and their trainer, Greg Gallún, did with the 7-year-old mare Ghazala El Jamaal. “It was a calculated risk,” Gallún admits, “but the mare’s quality speaks for itself. She is not only a national champion in Australia, but a full-on Continue reading

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