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Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique)

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Leaders Of The Times: Jerland Farms—A Family Tradition by ANNE STRATTON Anyone who has observed the Arabian industry for the past several years can tell you that Larry and Shelley Jerome’s Jerland Farms, in Barron, Wis., is a notable success. That’s no surprise, as their senior sire, *Khadraj NA, is routinely highly-ranked on Leading Sire lists at top shows. But stallions, even headliners, are only part of the story; to understand Jerland, you have to understand the concept of family. It’s the Jeromes’ guiding principle, and it applies to both horses and humans. Start with the horses. *Khadraj NA is...

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Leaders Of The Times: From Florida With Love … Pat Dempsey’s Beloveds Farm by THERESA CARDAMONE Pat Dempsey has a penchant for breeding exceptional Arabian horses, regardless of the location or the decade. Her unerring eye for excellence and strong belief in her own judgement put her Wapiti Ranch amongst the most elite breeders of the 1980’s. Located 9,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, the Wapiti horses were primarily of Polish and Spanish descent, and coveted by astute horsemen. Fast forward to today, and Pat is riding the crest of the wave of success she began three years ago when...

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Leaders Of The Times: ROL Divine Style (Afire Bey V x IXL Miss Firefly) by MARY KIRKMAN  At the 2015 Canadian Nationals, ROL Divine Style won the English Pleasure Championship unanimously, and his owners, Nancy De Lisi and Carol Sandusky, of Delsan Arabians, rushed back to the stalls to reward him with one of his favorite treats. “Buddy, I am so proud of you!” De Lisi greeted him. “Ready for your carrots?” Surprise: Duke, as he is called (more on that later), just blinked at her. “Apples?” He loved apples. Still, just that steady gaze. Then he stuck out his...

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*Pscore  Leaders Of The Times: Pscore  by THERESA CARDAMONE Joyfully romping through his grassy paddock, Pscore’s burnished mahogany coat glistens warmly in the sun. His majestic presence, abundance of type, and natural athleticism are evident as he trots effortlessly through the grass, knees breaking even. He exudes confidence and character, additional attributes of his stellar pedigree. Pscore is the premier stallion at Haras JM, which is among Brazil’s leading breeders under the guidance of owners José Alves Filho and Maisa Tucci Alves, proven by a ten-year stretch as Brazil’s Breeder of the Year. All told, they have been creating magnificent...

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