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Eleanor’s Arabians: 2018/2019—A Very Good Yearby CHRISTY EGAN Topping off 35 years as a respected breeding operation, Eleanor Hamilton-bred horses had their greatest show-year to date in 2018. Fifteen horses won U.S., Canadian and Youth National championships and reserves, among them, Hezas Sweet Dreams, Sheza Melody Jac and CMS Super Chick (ridden by Madison Rose). Nearly all of these awards were won in working western competition. By the end of the year, Eleanor Hamilton was tied for 2018 Leading National Champion Breeder, and her foundation stallion, Hesa Zee+/, was the 2018 Leading Overall Working Western Sire (posting twice as many...

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Cover Story: El Tinoby BETH ELLEN HUNZIKER Even before the international breeding phenomenon El Tino returned to his homeland, there was an electric current of excitement. Born in the United States in 2007, El Tino (DA Valentino x Imprimista CF, by Bey Imprimis/Bey Shah), was exported to Brazil the following year. There he was named Brazilian National Champion Junior Colt and Champion Stallion. El Tino’s show ring success brought him the attention of Brazilian breeders who welcomed him with open arms as he was among the first offspring of multi-National Champion Stallion DA Valentino imported to South America. El Tino soon...

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Featuring Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique, by Solstice)  Click to View:https://issuu.com/arabian-horse-times/docs/oakridge-vitorio-2019?e=1130562/68716997

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Nancy O’Reilly’s Southern California Equestrian Centerby SARAH JAYNE JOHNSON This past fall, Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, the face of “The Amazing Horse Woman, LLC” and who started riding in 2014, purchased her first horse property, which is “women owned and managed, along with an amazing team of equestrian specialists,” in Dr. O’Reilly’s words. Formally known as Mission Pacific Equestrian Center, it is currently being transformed into Southern California Equestrian Center (SCEC). The farm is in Somis, California, between Camarillo and Moorpark, and is only 40 minutes north of Los Angeles. The property consists of 21 acres surrounded by eucalyptus trees, hundreds of...

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