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Halyr Meia Lua: Existing Loudly At Royal Arabians by THERESA CARDAMONE Bred in the tropics of Brazil by Lenita Perroy, Halyr Meia Lua carries evidence of his heritage in his surname, which identifies him as a product of Perroy’s famed Haras Meia Lua. Originally imported to the United States on a two-year lease, Halyr Meia Lua is now proudly owned by and standing at Royal Arabians in Scottsdale, Arizona … the hub of the active Arabian horse industry in North America. Royal Arabians’ manager of sales, Travis Rice, sees Halyr as a “benchmark in the breeding of the Arabian horse...

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March Cover And Leaders Of The Times: Vitorio TO … A Once-In-A-Lifetime Horse              by THERESA CARDAMONE Once in a lifetime, astallion comes along who fulfills our every ambition and dreams. He is a model for breed standards, an international champion, and the progenitor of offspring that are his equal, and perhaps even better. For Janey Morse, that once-in-a-lifetime horse is Vitorio TO. The most accomplished son of multi-National Champion DA Valentino, Vitorio TO is out of the double-Negatiw mare Sol Natique. Ever since he won his first United States national title as a yearling, Vitorio has identified himself as...

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Cover Story: Life Inthe Fazt Laneby SARAH JAYNE JOHNSON During U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the beautiful young stallion Life Inthe Fazt Lane, known as Fast Eddy at home, was rushed into surgery and unable to make his 2017 Nationals debut. Thankfully, he was able to recover and has another chance to show the industry what he has to offer. Life in the Fazt Lane (Vegaz x of River Dance NA) stands at ChriShan Park and is owned by Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, the face of Amazing Horsewoman LLC. This beautiful 2012 bay stallion’s strong English bloodlines go well beyond Vegaz...

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HA Toskcan Sun+ … A Decade In The Limelightby CHRISTY EGAN In the spring of 2012 a magnificent, 5-year-old bay stallion, HA Toskcan Sun+, made his show ring debut at the Scottsdale show. He won both the English Pleasure Jr. Horse class and the Championship. It was the opening show ring gambit of a success story that personifies the lifelong dream of California owner-breeder Michelle Harris. Over the past decade, Michelle and her husband Scott’s budding hope to follow in the footsteps of her Aunt, renowned Arabian horse breeder, Pat Mills, has blossomed into reality. In the fall of 2012...

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Cover Story: A New Beginning For Maroon Fire Arabians And Shea Stablesby CHRISTY EGAN “Afire Bey V wasn’t simply lucky genetics,” says Dave Liniger, musing about his 28 years as an Arabian horse breeder. “The breeding concept was created by Sheila Varian. Her great gene pool created Afire Bey V. Gail and I looked at 50 stallions before we settled on him. Yes, really, 50 stallions, before we found Afire Bey V. When we got him in September 1989, we asked Don [DeLongpre] and Sheila [Varian], what type of mares do we need for this horse? They gave us great...

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