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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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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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