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Cover Story: Living Life InThe Fazt Laneby THERESA CARDAMONE Dr. Nancy O’ Reilly never expected to fall in love with horses. She already had a very full life as an international philanthropist and popular author; well-known as an advocate for the empowerment of women on a global scale. But about seven years ago, Dr. Nancy was introduced to the Arabian horse—which opened up a whole new dimension to her life. She was smitten, and before long, she developed into an accomplished horsewoman. More recently, she has begun to establish herself as a breeder. “My love of horses began later in...

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Fazenda FlorestaAAS Elishahh & Luciana Fasano  

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Cover Story: Monticello V ... The Western Phenomenonby EVIE TUBBS SWEENEY Monticello V was the only sire to have two progeny in the AWPA $100,000 Western Pleasure Futurity in 2019. And he did it from a foal crop of just nine foals in 2015. One of these two progeny, the stunning Hendrixx WB, was crowned National Champion. His story is one for the ages. And we have the privilege of bearing witness to its coming culmination. Monticello V is a son of the late, great supersire, Jullyen El Jamaal, and out of one of Varian’s most prepotent broodmares, Mosquerade V,...

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El Tino—Already A LegendBy BETH ELLEN HUNZIKER  Extraordinary stallions require extraordinary support, and El Tino, owned by Black Stallion, LLC, is one of those. Proven in the show ring (Brazilian National Champion) and in the barn (his progeny have won national and international championship titles in Brazil and around the world), El Tino is a very special individual who passes on his exquisite refinement, classic type, captivating charisma, and bold movement with remarkable consistency. The acquisition of El Tino was a dream come true. And along with that dream, came a deep commitment to helping him ​ reach his destiny...

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Cover Story: Rae-Dawn Arabians ... A New Eraby THERESA CARDAMONE Bob Dylan once said, “There is nothing so stable as change.” It is a sentiment that rings especially true for Murray and Shirley Popplewell’s Rae-Dawn Arabians, as they embrace the future under the guidance of new manager/trainer Alcides Rodrigues. Alcides and his wife Margaux—herself a world-class horsewoman—are the newest members of the Rae-Dawn team. Alcides has over a dozen years’ experience competing and winning at the highest levels, achieving many national championships. He is also a gifted mentor who has guided many amateurs to national titles. Alcides brings with him...

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