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by THERESA CARDAMONE When two stars are drawn into each other’s field of gravity, they merge to create an event that is estimated to happen once every 100,000 years—a Supernova—which exactly describes Destinyed Valentino. Al Jood Stud of Qatar recently had the opportunity to add this outstanding son of 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Top Five Mare Fabrices Destiny and the genetic giant, DA Valentino, to its roster of stallions, and Destinyed Valentino, indeed, is one of a kind. A 2014 Scottsdale champion, he drew the attention of Al Jood founder Mohamed Jaidah in large part because of his dam,...

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Leaders Of The Times: A Jericho “He is probably the hottest young stallion globally today.” That’s a strong statement about A Jericho, the 5-year-old sensation owned by Jean and Allan Abel, of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. But David Boggs stands behind it—and he supports it with facts. “For a young stallion, he’s had an extremely high percentage of champions,” Boggs says. “Breeding purchases for him now are worldwide.” North America provides a good example of what he means. As of April 1, 2017, there were only 10 foals registered in the United States and Canada to the son of A Jakarta,...

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Leaders Of The Times: Eleanor’s Arabian Farm by MARY KIRKMAN Eleanor Hamilton has been an award-winning breeder of working western, reining, and western pleasure horses for more than 35 years, so it might come as a surprise to those who watched her collect yet another honor at Scottsdale this year (Built By Peppy’s APAHA Half-Arabian Working Western Horse of the Year) that her first priority is not really show honors. She appreciates the ribbons, trophies and recognition, no question, but her first thought is that Built By Peppy and his barn mates know how to do a job: not just...

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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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