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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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Fazenda Floresta: Embracing The Futureby THERESA CARDAMONE The verdant foliage of the tropics and the vibrant hues of graceful historic structures complement the glistening coats of magnificent Arabian horses at Fazenda Floresta, outside of São Paulo, Brazil. There, Luciana Fasano has established the foundation for her breeding program through careful selection of individuals who carry the finest purebred bloodlines in the world. Luciana’s head sire is AAS-Elishahh (Eden C x Sempre), Arabian Breeders World Cup Gold Supreme Champion and two-time United States National Champion. Elishahh is passing on his height, body, and extremely shapely neck to his progeny, along with...

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Integrity and Commitment—The Hallmarks Of Beloveds Farmby THERESA CARDAMONE Breeding and raising horses is a labor of love that Pat Dempsey has embraced for most of her life. Today, she is widely known in the Arabian horse industry as the owner of Beloveds Farm in Lady Lake, Florida. Even though she is a small breeder in terms of number of horses, for the past two years, Pat has been the leading U.S. owner of halter winners at our national championships. She is also a strong supporter of the Arabian horse in the open marketplace, having twice broken world records to...

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