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Leaders Of The Times: Jerland Farmby COLLEEN SCOTT “Khonsistency” is King at Jerland Farms Structural beauty Intelligence Athletic ability  The Jerland Farms program is producing all of the above – khonsistently. And Larry Jerome wouldn’t have it any other way. “I don’t want to sacrifice any of the above. I want the Jerland Farms’ breeding program to produce horses will all of those characteristics, because they are all equally important,” he says. Although Jerland Farms, Barron, WI, was established more than 50 years ago, it’s only been in the past 20 years that Larry has had the time to completely focus...

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Leaders Of The Times: Beloveds Farmsby THERESA CARDAMONE Beloveds Farm is a 160-acre, serene paradise with beautiful pastures and majestic trees located in Lady Lake, Florida. Boutique barns with adjacent grassy fields dot the landscape, providing all of the horses who live there with comfortable housing and abundant space for grazing and play. The tranquility of the idyllic scene is further enhanced by the sense of calm and stability that permeates the atmosphere. Regardless of how many times a visitor has passed through the gates, there is always a potent feeling of homecoming. From this tranquil setting and peaceful upbringing,...

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December Leaders Of The Times: Inception … Maroon Fire Arabians and Shea Stables’ Young Superstarby CHRISTY EGAN  Inception came to the 2018 U.S. National Championships with an almost impossible group of “tough acts to follow.” His sire, IXL Noble Express, was not only the 2006 U.S. National Champion Park Horse and an outstanding U.S. National Top Ten Halter Stallion, he has become a leading sire of champions in Arabian English with over 100 national winners to his credit. This year alone, his offspring at the U.S. National Championships won 7 championship rose garlands and a reserve. Inception’s dam, the Afire...

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Leaders Of The Times: Cedar Ridge Arabiansby SARAH JAYNE JOHNSON  Cedar Ridge Arabians (CRA) is located in Jordan, Minnesota, about 45 minutes’ drive from Minneapolis. The main farm is just about 500 acres of beautiful grass pastures, with indoor and outdoor arenas and trainers for year-round training. A family run business, CRA was established by Dick and Lollie Ames, along with their daughter Lara, dedicating nearly 50 years to breeding and showing the Arabian horse, with halter, English and working western their specialty. Lara Ames emphasized the importance of family involvement for Cedar Ridge Arabians, “It is huge; my dad, Hadley,...

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Im The Real Deal+//— Celebrating The Icon Of Arabian Reining And Working Western by CATHERINE COLE FERANDELLISome horses cause us to stand up and cheer as they enter to perform in the show pen. In the Arabian reining horse arena, it’s the 2001 magnificent mahogany bay stallion Im The Real Deal, known by all his friends and fans as simply ‘Barry.’Well into his thirteenth year of top level showing, 17-year-old Barry is still ‘all that’: bold, purposeful, balanced, correct and in perfect sequence with his partner and human best friend, trainer Crystal McNutt. One would think that Barry would be...

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