Cover: Truest

Cover: Truest

For a horse who hasn’t been in the ring much, Truest is causing a bit of a stir. Through the fall, there has been a noticeable hum of curiosity. “Is that the colt at Greg Gallún’s? I’m hearing good things …” “Great pedigree.” “I saw back east last summer …” “Well, he’s growing up! You have to see him now.” Gallún nods at the “you have to see him” assessment; he has had the colt since August, when Truest Partners Tony Shooshani and Jeff Sloan purchased him from Silver Stag Arabians, and in just Continue reading

AHT’s February Leader Of The Times

AHT’s February Leader Of The Times

Leader Of The Times: Baskghazi by KARA LARSON From the very beginning, Baskghazi (Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi) of Smoky Mountain Park Arabians has shown brilliant promise. In the show ring, he boasts a top ten in the English pleasure futurity at Scottsdale in 2008, and a top ten in open English at U.S. Nationals with Tish Kondas in 2010. Baskghazi’s extremely long, upright neck, great legs, attitude, and extreme trot, have aided his success in becoming an accomplished sire. With confidence i Continue reading

Cover: RH Triana

Cover: RH Triana

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Leader Of The Times: January Calendar Feature

Leader Of The Times: January Calendar Feature

Vitorio TO—An American Stallion In Poland by KARA LARSON Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique), owned by Janey Morse of Oak Ridge Arabians and bred by Ed and Maureen Horton of Thirteen Oaks Arabians, stood at the Michałów State Stud in Poland during the 2014 breeding season. During this time, the multi-National Champion stallion bred International Champion mares such as *El Dorada, *Emandoria, and the gorgeous and glorious *Wieza Mocy, who is currently on lease to Oak Ridge Arabians and was Continue reading

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

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