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Cover Story: Kola J ... Elevating The Standardby COLLEEN SCOTT Athletic, beautiful, structured and good-minded ... those are the things Larry Jerome, Jerland Farms, insists upon in his breeding program. “The whole package is what it takes to be successful in today’s Arabian world,” he says. One way to ensure that, is to rely on what history has demonstrated. Going back decades, one can point to certain bloodlines that consistently produced the “whole package.” Names like Patron, Bay-Abi, Raffon, Bey Shah, Huckleberry Bey, Gazon, Khemosabi, Bay El Bey and more recently, Padrons Psyche and Magnum Psyche. If there were an...

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Cover Story: Dr. Nancy O’Reilly’s Never-Ending Story by SARAH JAYNE JOHNSON It has been quite the show season for Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, the face of Amazing Horse Woman LLC, and two of her horses especially, Life In the Fazt Lane and Halsteads Deven, the current standouts in her program. Making his Nationals debut in October in Arabian English Pleasure Open with Jim Lowe, the stallion Life Inthe Fazt Lane has been proving his potential with several babies on the ground who are showing the same performance potential.  And Halsteads Deven? Well, she has been on the show scene for over...

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Conway Arabians … Ready For 2019 U.S. Nationals  by CATHERINE COLE FERANDELLI Fresh from a terrific Canadian Nationals, Conway Arabians, owned by Peter and Lori Conway, is a formidable family operation eagerly moving forward toward U.S. Nationals 2019. Lori Conway enthusiastically elaborates, “This year is particularly significant for Conway Arabians. Yes, 2019 has been a fantastic journey in the show pen thus far, but what makes it monumental for us is our daughter Anna’s debut as a professional.” Lori proudly smiles, “Canadian Nationals was Anna’s first foray at the national level. Working side by side with our trainer Jen Schmitt,...

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*SM Azraff: The Return Of The Kingby THERESA CARDAMONE  It has been said that etched into the sand-scrubbed cliffs and dancing upon the walls of caves hidden in the vast deserts of the Arabian Peninsula can be found illustrations of the horses that evolved there alongside the native people. Their high-set tails, elegant necks, and refined, dished heads—depicted thousands of years ago—accurately predicted the silhouette of the contemporary purebred Arabian horse. When *SM Azraff steps into view, it is as if those ancient images have indeed come alive. His regal bearing and elegance punctuate his exceptional conformation. A deep mahogany...

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Cover Story: Sophie Yihby SARAH JAYNE JOHNSON This summer you can expect to see the familiar face of Miss Sophie Yih in the show arena at Youth Nationals in Oklahoma City, OK. Riding out of Stachowski Farms with trainer Jon Ramsay in San Marcos, CA, Sophie moves up to the 14-18 youth division this year. Showing three of her Arabian horses at Youth Nationals: CF Bella Luna, Heiritage TRGR and Supreme Sensation SMP, Sophie will be competing in both purebred and Half-Arabian equitation, purebred country pleasure, English pleasure and park. She may also show in Half-Arabian country. Either way, her...

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