Cover: Vitorio TO

Cover: Vitorio TO

The Champion, The Travelling Ambassador, The Sire ... Vitorio by JEFF WALLACE Vitorio The Champion In Italiano, the word Vitorio means “champion.” No word better describes the magnificent bay stallion Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique, by Solstice), a five-time National Champion bred by good friends, Ed and Maureen Horton of Thirteen Oaks Arabians. This winter, Vitorio will arrive back in the United States to take up residence at Midwest Training and Breeding Stations under the cap Continue reading

AHT’s April Leader of the Times

AHT’s April Leader of the Times

Goddess Of Da Vinci by KARA LARSON It all begins in the pedigree. And in the eyes of Ben and Michelle Bassichis, owners of Stella Bella Arabians, their exceptional mare, Goddess of Da Vinci has a pedigree unmatched. Ben offers, “Goddess of Da Vinci's pedigree is a “who's who” of horses that have made a significant positive impact on the Arabian horse breed. There are multiple generations of quality show horses on the dam line, culminated in Goddess of Marwan. A mare whose career was tragic Continue reading

Cover: *Kahil Al Shaqab

Cover: *Kahil Al Shaqab

The Heart Of Al Shaqab By Jeff Wallace Horse breeding is an art form unto itself. Successful breeders have a clear goal in mind and a plan for achieving that goal. The sharper the focus on an anticipated outcome, the more likely it is that the results will be desirable, predictable, and repeatable. These traits and characteristics turn our focus to Al Shaqab - Member of Qatar Foundation, and at Al Shaqab, the goal is crystal clear; to create living representations of the universally Continue reading

AHT’s March Leader Of The Times

AHT’s March Leader Of The Times

Leaders Of The Times: Apalo by KARA LARSON For Jack and Elizabeth Milam of Regency Cove Arabians, their gilded stallion Apalo (Justify x Gloria Apal) served as a beautiful introduction to the Arabian show ring and breeding world. From the first moment in the spotlight, their first run at a big win, and their first taste of the magic of the Arabian horse, this special stallion was really the beginning of everything their program is coming to be. And even though Apalo still wows in the show Continue reading

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

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