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200 Years of Weil-Marbach Arabians, A Royal Heritage of Timeless Beauty

It isn’t often that an Arabian breeding program can celebrate its 200th anniversary. But the breeding program of the royal Weil Stud, founded in 1817 by King Wilhelm I of Württemberg, has survived for two centuries, influencing Arabian breeding throughout the world along the way. Since 1932, the horses have been in the care of Marbach State Stud. Many of the horses today are descended in unbroken line from King Wilhelm’s original stock, with two Egyptian mare families added in 1955. Marbach is celebrating the anniversary on several occasions throughout the year. The first was on May 21st, 2017, with a special presentation of the broodmares and foals and a three hour show program featuring the stud’s own horses and a few special guests. The show was sold out hours before it opened. And this year’s foals – all sired by Marbach’s young homebred stallions – are just as special as the year of their birth. They represent 200 years of breeding beautiful, friendly, unflappable, and useful Arabian horses. These horses may not be “fashionable”, but they are something much more than that: They are timeless. Betty Finke

2017 Egyptian Event Results

June 7-10, 2017

Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington, Kentucky

Judges: Doug Dahmen, U.S.; Koenraad Detailleur, Belgium; Deirdre Hyde, UAE; Peter Pond, Australia

 

Senior Champion Straight Egyptian Stallion (8): 

Gold: Patriot LSA (The Sequel RCA x Tammens Ana), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX Silver: Luxe RCA (*Mishaal HP x Thee Scarlet Lady), Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, TX

Bronze: Eureka Zaki (Scapa x Dianaah), George Lane Longley and Catherine Cash, Lutz, FL

Senior Champion Straight Egyptian Mare (7):

Gold: Wadad Zamani (*Laheeb IASB x Zena Al Buraq), Nayla Hayek, Schleinikon-Zurich, Switzerland

Silver: Bella Asila RCA (The Sequel RCA x Asila RCA), Warren & Gwendolyn Soong, Tampa, FL

Bronze: Jamila TF (*Mishaal HP x Skyy), Alazure Arabian Bloodstock, New Hope, PA

Junior Champion Straight Egyptian Colt (13):

Gold: Hanaya Labid (*Laheeb Al Nasser x ZT Assfasikha), Nayla Hayek, Schleinikon-Zurich, Switzerland

Silver: Desha Nile Sabah (Ansata Nile Echo x Desha Sabah), Sandra L. DeShazer, Cypress, TX

Bronze: Morocco RCA (Bellagio RCA x Serendipitys Lady), Kurdistan Arabian Stud LLC, Waco, TX

Junior Champion Straight Egyptian Filly (13):

Gold: Naillla De Bloodstone (Etaya Sudan Amir x MB Pirouette), Orrion Farms LLC, Ellensburg, WA

Silver: FH Sharuby Rose (*Shaheen Al Waab x Candela Rose), Al Jood Stud, Santa Ynez, CA

Bronze: Maraam Al Jood (Marajh KA x RSL Faith), Al Jood Stud, Santa Ynez, CA

Most Classic Head Straight Egyptian Senior Stallion: Luxe RCA (*Mishaal HP x Thee Scarlet Lady), Rock Creek Arabians of Texas Inc., Waco, TX

Most Classic Head Straight Egyptian Senior Mare: Wadad Zamani (*Laheeb IASB x Zena Al Buraq), Nayla Hayek, Schleinikon-Zurich, Switzerland

Most Classic Head Straight Egyptian Junior Colt: Hanaya Labid (*Laheeb Al Nasser x ZT Assfasikha), Nayla Hayek, Schleinikon-Zurich, Switzerland

Most Classic Head Straight Egyptian Junior Filly: FH Sharuby Rose (*Shaheen Al Waab x Candela Rose), Al Jood Stud, Santa Ynez, CA

Champion Egyptian Colt/Stallion ATH (1): Jadoube Ibn Lahab DMF (*Al Lahab GASB x HMT Sylvanna), Debra Geiser, Lexington, VA

Champion Egyptian Filly/Mare ATH (5): TF Sweet Georgiabrown (Botswana x Sweet Stella V), Curtis or Allison Mehta Westley, Atlanta, GA; Reserve: Justynn Joelle (Justynn x Sha Aaisfa), Timothy Manring, Chimacum, WA

Champion Egyptian Gelding (4): *Badran Al Shaqab (Farhoud Al Shaqab x CP Vanitie Fair), Stella Bella Arabians LLC, Dallas, TX; Reserve: Al Nahar WEA (The Singleton x Minstrilsgreymist), Elizabeth Witt, Brownsboro, AL; Others in Top Four: Kristapher (Amiin x Kristianna), Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; Al Shayib (Richteous x MB Pirouette), Robyn Thomas, Tunnel Hill, GA

Champion Egyptian-Sired Male (3): FH Shahrazi (Shaheen Al Waab x Gai Jullyette), Franklin D. Holloman, Ocala, FL; Reserve: Kasim HS (Ansata Qasim x Kristianna), Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Champion Egyptian-Sired Female (4): FH Shahteenah Psyche (Shaheen Al Waab x Psyches Premonishahn), Franklin D. Holloman, Ocala, FL; Reserve: TF Sweet Georgiabrown (Botswana x Sweet Stella V), Curtis or Allison Mehta Westley, Atlanta, GA

Straight Egyptian Stallion Ten Years and Older (3): 1. HMT Ibn Iemhotep (Ansata Iemhotep x HMT Amreeka), Jaquelin E. Taylor Marital Trust, Houston, DE; 2. Heir Born (Imperial Imdal x Amiri Jalee), Walter Bagar, Shelbyville, TN; 3. Jadoube Ibn Lahab DMF (*Al Lahab GASB x HMT Sylvanna), Debra Geiser, Lexington, VA

Straight Egyptian Stallion Eight and Nine Years Old (3): 1. ESA Shakeeb (Imperial Shehaab x Imperial Baarikah), Sherri Dunne and Dara Fritz, Devlin, ON, Canada; 2. Patriot LSA (The Sequel RCA x Tammens Ana), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 3. Zaki Ibn Farid CR (Anaza El Farid x Bint Aliah Halima), Carol Anne Rice, Felipe, TX

Straight Egyptian Stallion Six and Seven Years Old (4): 1. Eureka Zaki (Scapa x Dianaah), George Lane Longley and Catherine Cash, Lutz, FL; 2. Tahleel Al Gamal (Ansata Nile Echo x Goharah), The Lone Tamarak Arabians, York, ON, Canada; 3. Jassehr (*Mishaal HP x Shahirs Abriel), Wildheart LLC, Leonard, TX; 4. EE Hawkeyes Omari (Abraxas-Moonstruk x EE Hawkeyes Farasha), Marlis Amato, Timberlake, NC

Straight Egyptian Stallion Four and Five Years Old (3): 1. Luxe RCA, Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, TX; 2. Nadir Amar LSA, Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX

Straight Egyptian Three-Year-Old Colt/Stallion (3): 1. Hanaya Labid (*Laheeb Al Nasser x ZT Assfasikha), Nayla Hayek, Schleinikon-Zurich, Switzerland; 2. Morocco RCA (Bellagio RCA x Serendipitys Lady), Kurdistan Arabian Stud LLC., Waco, TX; 3. Julio HS (Ansata Qasim x Julyah), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Straight Egyptian Two-Year-Old Colt (5): 1. Jassur LSA (Patriot LSA x Desha Bint Maysama), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 2. Baccarat VO (Baha AA x Solara Mar), Manny Vierra, Brentwood, CA; 3. Jax CCA (HF El Jalal x LF Suriah), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR; 4. Flame Dancer HS (Almas Al Jahim x Maarbella HS), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; 5. General Patton HS (Almas Malik Mansour x Julyah), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Straight Egyptian Yearling Colt (7): 1. Imperyal AT (*Al Ayal AA x Imperial Kismetah), Dana Meslemani, Doha, Qatar; 2. Marbach RCA (The Sequel RCA x Alia Galal RCA), Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, TX; 3. Zafenath SBA (*Sabeh Al Salhiyah x *ZT Asalah), Stella Bella Arabians LLC, Dallas, TX; 4. Thee Alexander (The Sequel RCA x Bint Rhapsody Inblack), Sam Campbell and Deborah Scibor, Kempner, TX; 5. MM Bahas Asil (Baha AA x Imperial Maayyah), M & M Arabian Enterprises, Burleson, TX; 6. Thee Marquis TFA (The Singleton x Simply Eriesistible), M. Karen Ehlke, Morgantown, GA; 7. Nasheed El Nil (Leeder Ofthe Band x Suriah Emira), Charee Fabiano, Franklinton, LA

Straight Egyptian Mare Ten Years Old and Older (2): 1. Nafila Destina (Thee Desperado x SRA Nafila), Jenny Cranfill, Terrell, TX; 2. Jabbaar B Doll (Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH x Theee China Doll), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Straight Egyptian Mare Eight and Nine Years Old (1): 1. Bella Asila RCA (The Sequel RCA x Asila RCA), Warren & Gwendolyn Soong, Tampa, FL

Straight Egyptian Mare Six and Seven Years Old (5): 1. Wadad Zamani (*Laheeb IASB x Zena Al Buraq), Nayla Hayek, Schleinikon-Zurich, Switzerland; 2. LV Gamblers Joy (*Mishaal HP x Bint Bint Shahsria), Linda A. Law, Spotsylvania, VA; 3. HC Abla El Saghira (Ali Reshan x Ravenwood Sensation), Deborah or Lindsey Hurdle, Waxahachie, TX; 4. TF Neerapture (Botswana x Neera SA), Allison G. Mehta, Atlanta, GA; 5. Bint Rasheeka Shabha (The Sequel RCA x Rasheeka Shabha), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX

Straight Egyptian Mare Four and Five Years Old (11): 1. Jamila TF (*Mishaal HP x Skyy), Alazure Arabian Bloodstock, New Hope, PA; 2. Chanel De Couture (AA Couture x LL Nadia), Pamela Onusko-Robichoud, Houston, DE; 3. Star Of Passion LSA (*Mishaal HP x Thee Tammens Passion), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 4. TF Mayas Mandalay (Sahib x TH Maya Naufali), Curtis W. Westley, Atlanta, GA; 5. Al Amira Al Nabila (Scapa x Malawi PG), Noble Steeds LLC, Marietta, GA; 6. Al Sayeda Al Nabila (Scapa x Malawi PG), Noble Steeds LLC, Marietta, GA; 7. Aminat Al Hilal (Skalah x Honest And True), The Lone Tamarak Arabians, York, ON, Canada; 8. Mandeeh El Masr (Madheen El Masr x Shantel El Masr), Pat Platzek, Stratford, WI; 9. Lilybelle Bintjadoube (Jadoube Ibn Lahab DMF x Sabahiyah), Linda Thorburn, Rockwood, TN; 10. VMA Malakah Shakirah (Nakhda Al Kadar x VMA Barr Farasha), Vudu Magic Arabians (Lauke), Custer, WI

Straight Egyptian Three-Year-Old Filly/Mare (4): 1. Justynn Joelle (Justynn x SHA Aaisfa), Timothy Manring, Chimacum, WA; 2. Princess Petronella (Bellagio RCA x Queen A Hearts RCA), Mary Drysdale, Fort Worth, TX; 3. Bint Al Nasseem MCA (Scapa x Maalis Breeze), Stan or Shonda Thurman, Signal Mtn, TN; 4. Rakasat Al Asante (KMF Ali Calypso x Infidels Angel), Walter Bagar, Shelbyville, TN

Straight Egyptian Two-Year-Old Filly (12): 1. Hadiyat Ahlame (Scapa x Maalis Breeze), Virginia or Tom Harris, Oolewah, TN; 2. Sim Sim Dahmee (KA Damascus x Simeon Shearith), Julie Durall or Timothy Manring, Chimacum, WA; 3. TS Zahraa (Shaikh Al Nadir x Zakeyat), Two Silos Farm Egyptian Arabians LLC, Rogersville, MO; 4. Hadaya Al Fareedah (Kaliph MH x Qadar Nile Fahari), Hadaya Arabians LLC, Janesville, WI; 5. Konouz AT (Bellagio RCA x Imperial Kismetah), Aldana Nabeel AA (Dana Meslemani) Al-Mesemani, Doha, Qatar; 6. Finaalee (Scapa x LPS Thunderstruck), Noble Steeds LLC, Marietta, GA; 7. Bint Omitu (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Omitu), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA; 8. Lady Madinah RCA (The Sequel RCA x Scarlet Madinah RCA), Kurdistan Arabian Stud LLC, Waco, TX; 9. Al Malikah DSA (Nile Hafiz KA x Orashahhna), Cynthia Harcombe, Woodlaine, MD; 10. Ya Bint Al Malakeh (JF Shourouk Al Amaar x Sabiyyah), Michelle Herbolsheimer, Tekamah, NE

Straight Egyptian Yearling Filly (7): 1. Haanadi RCA (Shah Mishaal RCA x Bint Maali RCA), Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, TX; 2. AFAF Aljassimya (*Al Ayal AA x *Athena Al Zobair), Patricia Roper, Grottoes, VA; 3. Boudica VM (Botswana x Lady Sexton), Norine Wagner, Howell, MI; 4. Scheherazade LSA (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Bint Bint Aleesha), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 5. Imtal Reshana (Ali Reshan x Imtal Anck Su Namun), Imtal Arabians, Iron, MN; 6. Nakhda Sanaa (Ali Sharaff x Nakhda Saqqara), M. Kent Mayfield, Milwaukee, WI; 7. Bint Bint Mareekha (Amer Shahed x Bint Mareekha), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA

Straight Egyptian Gelding (4): 1. Kristapher (Amiin x Kristianna), Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; 2. TF Prince De Beers (Botswana x SS Queen Ofhearts), Michelle or Michael Pinell, Newnan, GA; 3. Al Nahar WEA (The Singleton x Minstrilsgreymist), Elizabeth Witt, Brownsboro, AL; 4. Al Shayib (Richteous x MB Pirouette), Robyn Thomas, Tunnel Hill, GA

Egyptian Stallion AATH (1): 1. Jadoube Ibn Lahab DMF (*Al Lahab GASB x HMT Sylvanna), Debra Geiser, Lexington, VA

Egyptian Colt AATH (3): 1. TF Exelero (Botswana x Emma E), Allison G. Mehta, Atlanta, GA; 2. Thee Alexander (The Sequel RCA x Bint Rhapsody Inblack), Sam Campbell and Deborah Scibor, Kempner, TX; 3. Spirit Of Kamal Adeed (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Sonnys Fre Spirit), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA

Egyptian Mare AATH (7): 1. Jamila TF (*Mishaal HP x Skyy), Alazure Arabian Bloodstock, New Hope, PA; 2. Justynn Joelle (Justynn x SHA Aaisfa), Timothy Manring, Chimacum, WA; 3. Mandeeh El Masr (Madheen El Masr x Shantel El Masr), Pat Platzek, Stratford, WI; 4. Bint Rasheeka Shabha (The Sequel RCA x Rasheeka Shabha), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 5. Chanel De Couture (AA Couture x LL Nadia), Pamela Onusko-Robichoud, Houston, DE; 6. VMA Malakah Shakirah (Nakhda Al Kadar x VMA Barr Farasha), Vudu Magic Arabians (Lauke), Custer, WI; 7. PCA Angel Ofthe Nile (Prince Ofthe Nile x Anabella Wanisa), Charee Fabiano, Franklinton, LA

Egyptian Filly AATH (8): 1. TF Royal Escada (Botswana x TF Royal Euphoria), Allison G. Mehta, Atlanta, GA; 2. Scheherazade LSA (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Bint Bint Aleesha), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 3. WWA Deena (WWA Koukab Amerika x WWA Kalifa), Donald Gigante, Watertown, WI; 4. Bint Omitu (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Omitu), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA; 5. NW Aelixiah (The Elixir x Bint Aliah Halima), Christine Johnson, Whitewater, WI; 6. Ya Bint Al Malakeh (JF Shourouk Al Amaar x Sabiyyah), Michelle Herbolsheimer, Tekamah, NE; 7. Bint Bint Mareekha (Amer Shahed x Bint Mareekha), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA; 8. Yatimah AEA (Makhsous x Marzoukah Amal AEA), Allyson & Kevin Nutt, Grain Valley, MO

Egyptian Mare/Filly JTH (2): 1. TF Sweet Georgiabrown (Botswana x Sweet Stella V), Curtis Westley or Allison Mehta, Atlanta, GA; 2. Minya DB (The Sequel RCA x Makeda DB), (Patty & Eric Evans) McCool Arabians LLC, Katy, TX

Egyptian Gelding ATH (2): 1. *Badran Al Shaqab (Farhoud Al Shaqab x CP Vanitie Fair), Stella Bella Arabians LLC, Dallas, TX; 2. Al Nahar WEA (The Singleton x Minstrilsgreymist), Elizabeth Witt, Brownsboro, AL

Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Two-Year-Old Colt Kalkata (8): 1. Bacchus AP (LF Al Saher x Bassira), Arabian Partners LLC, Celeste, TX; 2. TF Esfahan (Botswana x EAI Etheena), Allison G. Mehta, Atlanta, GA; 3. Jassur LSA (Patriot LSA x Desha Bint Maysama), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 4. Jax CCA (HF El Jalal x LF Suriah), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR; 5. Flame Dancer HS (Almas Al Jahim x Maarbella HS), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; 6. Aragorn Ibn Burak (Burak Ben-Eden EA x Infidels Ahbab), Traci DeStena, Worth, TX; 7. Spirit Of Kamal Adeed (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Sonnys Fre Spirit), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA; 8. General Patton HS (Almas Malik Mansour x Julyah), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Yearling Colt (January 1-April 15) (3): 1. TF Sharjahan (Jadoube Ibn Lahab DMF x TF Safari), Curtis W. Westley, Atlanta, GA; 2. Taj Mahal AR (Tahleel Al Gamal x Tehanii), Melinda & Bryan Jeffries, Honey Grove, TX; 3. TF Ramses Mahal (Ramses Mishaal Nadir x BT Mariyah), Allison Mehta and Neal Schott, Newnan, GA

Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Yearling Colt (April 16-December 31) (4): 1. LA Ghazal (Botswana x *MB Ghazeenaa), Allison Mehta or Liezl Els, Newnan, GA; 2. Shadow Al Mar (Mirage Al Mar x Tiara Al Mar), Miars Enterprises LP, Murchison, TX; 3. Mashkoor Al Dhahabia (Amer Shahed x Wa Irtaafa Le Sharoun), Marcus D. Tucker, Millsup, TX; 4. Nasheed El Nil (Leeder Ofthe Band x Suriah Emira), Charee Fabiano, Franklinton, LA

Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Two-Year-Old Filly Kalkata (10): 1. FH Sharuby Rose (*Shaheen Al Waab x Candela Rose), Al Jood Stud, Santa Ynez, CA; 2. Infinity Samara (Qadar Nadir Samar x Bint Bint Nadafi), Infinity Egyptian Stud LLC, Freeland, MO; 3. Valentina DB (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Theelotusmorningstarr), Ruel & Virginia Gober, Dreamco Breeders LLC, Folsom, LA; 4. Barmyre Azeezah (ESA Adlai x ESA Malaaka), Barbe Jo Myers, Shippensburg, PA; 5. Azizah Zaheiyah (Aziim Al Amaar x Marquisah KA), John Cranston and Colleen Jackson, Subiaco, Australia; 6. Sim Sim Dahmee (KA Damascus x Simeon Shearith), Julie Durall or Timothy Manring, Chimacum, WA; 7. Finaalee (Scapa x LPS Thunderstruck), Noble Steeds LLC, Marietta, GA; 8. Al Malikah DSA (Nile Hafiz KA x Orashahhna), Cynthia Harcombe, Woodlaine, MD; 9. Bint Omitu (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Omitu), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA; 10. NW Aelixiah (The Elixir x Bint Aliah Halima), Christine Johnson, Whitewater, WI

Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Yearling Filly (January 1-April 15) (4): 1. Azizah Ayrabella (KA Damascus x Marquisah KA), John Cranston and Colleen Jackson, Subiaco, Australia; 2. The Roisin EA (The Sequel RCA x Noura Mishaal), Jenny Cranfill, Terrell, TX; 3. Raadical Rose (Ibn Raad x Nellys Rose), Elizabeth Witt, Brownsboro, AL; 4. VMA Farashas Amari (Burak Ben-Eden EA x VMA Barr Farasha), Vudu Magic Arabians (Lauke), Custer, WI

Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Yearling Filly (April 16-December 31) (9): 1. Azizah Saaqarah (KA Damascus x Saahara KA), John Cranston and Colleen Jackson, Subiaco, Australia; 2. Mizmar Al Mar (Hadiya Al Mar x Maymar Al Mar), Miars Enterprises LP, Murchison, TX; 3. Bellezza Divina JJD (*Baha AA x Pasquina Ar), Daria Reynolds or John Harris, Sperry, OK; 4. Shakiykat (Scapa x LPS Thunderstruck), Elizabeth Witt, Brownsboro, AL; 5. Al Mountazarah ESA (Symbolic SMF x Suhair), Mallorie Michelle, Westgrove, PA; 6. Boudica VM (Botswana x Lady Sexton), Norine Wagner, Howell, MI; 7. Imtal Reshana (Ali Reshan x Imtal Anck Su Namun), Imtal Arabians, Iron, MN; 8. Bint Bint Mareekha (Amer Shahed x Bint Mareekha), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA; 9. Nakhda Sanaa (Ali Sharaff x Nakhda Saqqara), M. Kent Mayfield, Milwaukee, WI

Extended Specialty Straight Egyptian Three-Year-Old Colt (3): 1. Desha Nile Sabah (Ansata Nile Echo x Desha Sabah), Sandra L. DeShazer, Cypress, TX; 2. Morocco RCA (Bellagio RCA x Serendipitys Lady), Kurdistan Arabian Stud LLC., Waco, TX; 3. Julio HS (Ansata Qasim x Julyah), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Extended Specialty Straight Egyptian Three-Year-Old Filly (6): 1. Naillla De Bloodstone (Etaya Sudan Amir x MB Pirouette), Orrion Farms LLC, Ellensburg, WA; 2. Maraam Al Jood (Marajh KA x RSL Faith), Al Jood Stud, Santa Ynez, CA; 3. Desha Bella (Al Bahir x Bella Regina), Sandra L. DeShazer, Cypress, TX; 4. Nadirs Kameela (Ramses Mishaal Nadir x Preciouss Secret), Lucille Dietrick, Cleveland, TN; 5. Rakasat Al Asante (KMF Ali Calypso x Infidels Angel), Walter Bagar, Shelbyville, TN; 6. Minya DB (The Sequel RCA x Makeda DB), Patty & Eric Evans, McCool Arabians LLC, Katy, TX

Egyptian-Sired Stallion Four Years Old and Older (1): 1. Tiempo VO (Al Maraam x Galia Bis), Manny Vierra, Brentwood, CA

Egyptian-Sired Colt Two and Three Years Old (2): 1. FH Shahrazi (Shaheen Al Waab x Gai Jullyette), Franklin D. Holloman, Ocala, FL; 2. Kasim HS (Ansata Qasim x Kristianna), Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Egyptian-Sired Filly Two and Three Years Old (3): 1. FH Shahteenah Psyche (Shaheen Al Waab x Psyches Premonishahn), Franklin D. Holloman, Ocala, FL; 2. TF Sweet Georgiabrown (Botswana x Sweet Stella V), Curtis or Allison Mehta Westley, Atlanta, GA; 3. TF Royal Escada (Botswana x TF Royal Euphoria), Allison G. Mehta, Atlanta, GA

Egyptian-Sired Filly Yearling Jackpot (2): 1. TF Luna Rossa (Botswana x Elle Luna MAS), Allison G. Mehta, Atlanta, GA; 2. Pasha SBA (Baha AA x Passionate Chance SA), Stella Bella Arabians LLC, Dallas, TX

Egyptian Breeders’ Challenge Colt ATH (12): 1. Dhahabi RCA (Bellagio RCA x Mishaals Kiss RCA), Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, TX; 2. LA Ghazal (Botswana x *MB Ghazeenaa), Allison Mehta or Liezl Els, Newnan, GA; 3. Allegiance LSA (Patriot LSA x Star Of Passion LSA), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 4. TF Sharjahan (Jadoube Ibn Lahab DMF x TF Safari), Curtis W. Westley, Atlanta, GA; 5. TF Ramses Mahal (Ramses Mishaal Nadir x BT Mariyah), Allison Mehta and Neal Schott, Newnan, GA; 6. Dalal RCA (The Sequel RCA x Dalia RCA), Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, TX; 7. Enzos Inspiration (Scapa x Malakeh RTM), Noble Steeds LLC, Marietta, GA; 8. Shadow Al Mar (Mirage Al Mar x Tiara Al Mar), Miars Enterprises LP, Murchison, TX; 9. Nur Hayati RTM (Al Aassifah x Thee Midnight Angel), Robyn Thomas, Tunnel Hill, GA; 10. Mashkoor Al Dhahabia (Amer Shahed x WA Irtaafa Le Sharoun), Marcus D. Tucker, Millsup, TX

Egyptian Breeders’ Challenge Filly ATH (13): 1. Irraadessa (Ibn Raad x Shaahnana), Nancy S. Janosik, Carrollton, GA; 2. TF Luna Rossa (Botswana x Elle Luna MAS), Allison G. Mehta, Atlanta, GA; 3. Azizah Saaqarah (KA Damascus x Saahara KA), John Cranston and Colleen Jackson, Subiaco, Australia; 4. Jordans Staar RCA (Infinity RCA x Bint Belle Staar RCA), Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, TX; 5. Boudica VM (Botswana x Lady Sexton), Norine Wagner, Howell, MI; 6. Al Mountazarah ESA (Symbolic SMF x Suhair), Mallorie Michelle, Westgrove, PA; 7. Raadical Rose (Ibn Raad x Nellys Rose), Elizabeth Witt, Brownsboro, AL; 8. Safeerah AKA (Jadoube Ibn Lahab DMF x Farida Mistaara DMF), Patricia Roper, Grottoes, VA; 9. Bint Bint Mareekha (Amer Shahed x Bint Mareekha), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA; 10. Mizmar Al Mar (Hadiya Al Mar x Maymar Al Mar), Miars Enterprises LP, Murchison, TX

Get of Sire (2): 1. Spirit Of Kamal Adeed (Kamal Ibn Adeed x Sonnys Fre Spirit), Marilyn Grindell, Prairieville, LA

Produce of Dam (3): 1. VMA Malakah Shakirah (Nakhda Al Kadar x VMA Barr Farasha), Vudu Magic Arabians (Lauke), Custer, WI; 2. Julyah (Tammen x AK Julikah), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS

Champion Liberty (5): Al Amira Al Nabila (Scapa x Malawi PG), Noble Steeds LLC, Marietta, GA; Reserve: Ibn Raad (Scapa x LPS Thunderstruck), Elizabeth Witt, Brownsboro, AL; Others in Top Five: Al Shayib (Richteous x MB Pirouette), Robyn Thomas, Tunnel Hill, GA; VMA Malakah Shakirah (Nakhda Al Kadar x VMA Barr Farasha), Vudu Magic Arabians (Lauke), Custer, WI; Heirogant (VP Regal Heir x Hakaya El Nefous), Marwan Abusoud or P. J. Altshuler, Valley View, TX 

Champion Western Pleasure (4): Kristapher (Amiin x Kristianna), Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; Reserve: Barmyre Sadeek (Imperial Shehaab x MB Kaarammena), Barbe Jo Myers, Shippensburg, PA; Others in Top Four: Thee Halima B (Thee Gambler x Ansata Aniq), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR; Moon Maiden Amurrah (HA Jaahdal x Moon Maiden Madeena), Norine Wagner, Howell, MI

Western Pleasure (4): 1. Kristapher (Amiin x Kristianna), Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; 2. Barmyre Sadeek (Imperial Shehaab x MB Kaarammena), Barbe Jo Myers, Shippensburg, PA; 3. Moon Maiden Amurrah (HA Jaahdal x Moon Maiden Madeena), Norine Wagner, Howell, MI; 4. Thee Halima B (Thee Gambler x Ansata Aniq), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR

Western Pleasure ATR (2): 1. Thee Halima B (Thee Gambler x Ansata Aniq), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR; 2. Moon Maiden Amurrah (HA Jaahdal x Moon Maiden Madeena), Norine Wagner, Howell, MI

Champion Hunter Pleasure (5): Bint Rasheeka Shabha (The Sequel RCA x Rasheeka Shabha), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; Reserve: Jabbaar B Doll (Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH x Theee China Doll), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; Others in Top Five: TF Prince De Beers (Botswana x SS Queen Ofhearts), Michelle or Michael Pinell, Newnan, GA; Barmyre Sadeek (Imperial Shehaab x MB Kaarammena), Barbe Jo Myers, Shippensburg, PA; Alkahar Cca (Insignia Desha x FM Khaleen), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR

Hunter Pleasure (4): 1. TF Prince De Beers (Botswana x SS Queen Ofhearts), Michelle or Michael Pinell, Newnan, GA; 2. Jabbaar B Doll (Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH x Theee China Doll), Mary Patricia McGehee or Betty Gail Skinner, Newton, MS; 3. Barmyre Sadeek (Imperial Shehaab x MB Kaarammena), Barbe Jo Myers, Shippensburg, PA; 4. Alkahar CCA (Insignia Desha x FM Khaleen), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR

Hunter Pleasure ATR (3): 1. Bint Rasheeka Shabha (The Sequel RCA x Rasheeka Shabha), Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, TX; 2. Alkahar CCA (Insignia Desha x FM Khaleen), Jan Alexander, Jacksonville, AR; 3. TF Prince De Beers (Botswana x SS Queen Ofhearts), Michelle or Michael Pinell, Newnan, GA

Out of this World — Tevis Cup Event, 1969

We look back to the summer of ’69 for a fun flashback to the Tevis Cup, when Marion Robie, granddaughter of Wendell Robie, Tevis Cup founder, won the 100 mile ride in 12 hours and 57 minutes. Read about the fifteenth annual Western States 100 Miles One Day Ride for the Tevis Cup, story by Drusilla Barner.

 

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August 2017

Vol. 57, No. 11

on the cover:

Wadee Al Shaqab
(*Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Mishaahl), 2017 Menton Gold Champion Senior Stallion, owned by Al Shaqab, Member of Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar. Photo by Gigi Grasso. 

egyptian

2017 Egyptian Event
Beautiful horses, a gorgeous venue, and good company — the 37th Annual Pyramid Society Egyptian Event, by Denise Hearst

Egyptian Event Results
Complete results can be found on www.arabianhorseworld.com

Egyptian Event Leading Sires
Rankings of purebred sires whose get excelled at this year’s event, research by Douglas Tatelman

Egyptian Breeder Profiles

Sire Line: Saklawi I Part 2, A Gift to the World
More than 50 years ago, El Zahraa stud director Dr. Marsafi gave the colt Ibn Halima as a gift to his American guests, the Forbises, and no one could have imagined how tremendous a gift this was, by Betty Finke

Heritage Breeder: Abbas Pasha I
An influential breeder of old, Abbas Pasha has not lost his influence on Egyptian Arabian breeders to this day, by Mary Jane Parkinson

general

From the Artists — Gladys Brown Edwards
A reflection of her insistence on correct conformation, each Gladys Brown Edwards painting, drawing, and sculpture pays homage to beauty and the usefulness of the breed we love.

Twisted Tales: How Not to Electrolyte Your Horse
“If you can’t be a good example, then be a horrible warning. Don’t be trying this method at home folks,” by Darice Whyte

Moments in Time: The Russian Year
All senior champions and reserves from the 1980 All Nations Cup were straight Russian, plus the reserve junior female champion, as well as many additional class winners, by Betty Finke

Wit and Wisdom from Our Early Breeders: The Ed Tweed Family
Ed Tweed’s simple dream to “own a farm and raise fine livestock” grew into a passion to promote the Arabian breed, eventually leading to the start of the Scottsdale Show, by Mary Jane Parkinson

The Perfect Horse — A Conversation with author Elizabeth Letts
The story of the daring rescue of priceless stallions kidnapped during World War II, By Gary Dearth

Horse Properties Across the Nation
This month, we travel north, to two beautiful horse properties in eastern Canada. Join us in taking a look at what Region 18 has to offer, by Wendy Tinker

around the world

Wadee Al Shaqab — A Victory by the Sea
“Here, on a white sand beach in Menton, Wadee’s dramatic entrance, with his extravagant mane flying, was thrilling. Everyone was on their feet, whooping and hollering, and it seemed the louder they got, the more Wadee showed himself,” by Denise Hearst

2017 Mediterranean Arabian Championships
One of the most glamorous shows on the international circuit, the best and most beautiful horses from around the globe come every year with hopes of leaving with a gold title and a lemon garland around their shoulders, story by Caroline Reid

International Days for the Arabian Horse — Ströhen 2017
In a time when Arabian horse shows in Germany are fighting for survival, if not being cancelled altogether for lack of entries, Ströhen is unique, by Betty Finke

racing/endurance

Old Dominion Endurance Ride
The “Beast of the East” Old Dominion trail traverses the Great North Mountain range in Virginia, crossing over into West Virginia and back again, taunting the most daring endurance riders from across the nation to attempt this 100 mile challenge, by Genie Stewart-Spears

U.S. Summer Racing
The Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California, saw some exciting action this summer as Paddys Day won at the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup and Dream Pearl won at the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Stakes, by Steve Andersen

French Racing
Nafees won the $172,185 Qatar Derby des Pur Sang Arabe at Chantilly Racecourse, Joudh won her Group 1 stakes debut in the Qatar Coupe de France at Chantilly, and Jamaheer won her first stakes in the Shadwell-Criterium des Pouliches at La Teste, by Steve Andersen

departments

Web Exclusives at www.arabianhorseworld.com

What in the World: Conformation Clinic at Om El Arab
Clinic guests were captivated as they were schooled by Cindy Reich on topics related to conformation, as well as the ins and outs of Arabian horse judging. All of this with world-class Arabians as models.

Stud Farm Diaries: Less is More — Methods of Restraint
Restraining a horse can take a variety of forms, depending on the size of the horse, the amount of handling it has had, and what it is you are wanting to accomplish, by Cindy Reich

At the Waterhole

Arab Year

Rates/Map/Index

Upcoming Issues

upcoming features

AHW‘s Horse of the Year

Egyptian Arabians in December

U.S. National Contenders in September and October

Arabian Horse World — Classy

National Breeder Final Contenders in September

My Horse Minya

by Sarah Miller, McCool Arabians

I’ve always loved horses and wanted one of my own. I didn’t know anything about Straight Egyptian Arabian horses until my parents took me to visit our dear friends the Gobers at their incredible farm Dreamco Arabians in Folsom, Louisiana, in May of 2016. That is where I fell in love with my girl Minya DB (The Sequel RCA x Makeda DB). I had no idea we were going to buy a horse during that visit.

Everyone could tell that Minya and I had a special connection from the start … the peppermints may have helped. From the moment my parents said we were going to make Minya ours, I began planning and working toward my goal to one day show Minya at the Egyptian Event. We sent Minya to Arabians Ltd. in Waco, Texas, where I was fortunate enough to work with Ms. Shawn Crews and train with my filly Minya. At first I was nervous because I didn’t want her to step on me and she felt enormous in the ring! Over time and with lots of hugs, kisses, and peppermints, I won Minya over and we became friends for life. 

I learned there is a lot more to showing your horse than pulling down on the lead rope and waving your whip in the air. When I wasn’t working with Minya, I spent many hours in front of the mirror in my bedroom with my whip practicing my technique. 

The day finally arrived and Minya and I were ready. I was going to show my horse in the ATH Halter class at the Egyptian Event! I have never been so nervous; my Apple watch had to remind me to breathe. Not only was this a big day for me, but I knew I had to have confidence for Minya as this was her first show also. The arena was huge and my event was the first class of the show. Ms. Shawn was by my side coaching and encouraging me. We waited at the gate with a dramatic pause before our entry. Ms. Shawn helped me focus on all we had practiced. My number was 108 and Minya and I were both dressed in gray and ready to win. The lights were on, the arena set, music blaring “La Vida Loca” and Minya and I were off … hearts pounding. We were circling and circling. Minya was edgy and the pressure was on. We persevered even though my start didn’t go as planned. Mr. Mike Frame, the Ringmaster, boosted my confidence with his friendly smile and encouragement, and Minya and I both settled down. We did it! Minya stood elegantly while I on my tiptoes, held the whip in the air. She leaned in with her neck beautifully stretched out to touch her nose to the end of my whip, just as we’d practiced. We placed second in our first ever ATH event. I had never had so much fun and couldn’t wait to try it again! I got that chance in the ATH Championship two days later. No circles this time, and my Apple watch did not need to tell me to breathe. 

My focus now is on Apollo DB (Bellagio RCA x Makeda DB), our new two-year-old handsome gelding and getting him under saddle. I can’t wait to learn hunter pleasure and work together with Apollo and trainer Kim Daugherty of Lone Star Arabians in Magnolia, Texas. Next stop, the Egyptian Event 2018!

I have been so lucky to have the support of my parents, Eric and Patty Evans (McCool Arabians) the Gober family, Nanan, Uncle Ruel and Nicole (Dreamco Arabians), Ms. Shawn and all the crew at Arabians Ltd.

If I can learn all of this at age ten, anybody can follow their passion for horses and go for their dreams! 

Quote of the Month: August 2017

“I learned there is a lot more to showing your horse than pulling down on the lead rope and waving your whip in the air. When I wasn’t working with Minya, I spent many hours in front of the mirror in my bedroom with my whip practicing my technique. If I can learn all of this at age ten, anybody can follow their passion for horses and go for their dreams!” — Sarah Miller, My Horse Minya

“I learned there is a lot more to showing your horse than pulling down on the lead rope and waving your whip in the air. When I wasn’t working with Minya, I spent many hours in front of the mirror in my bedroom with my whip practicing my technique. If I can learn all of this at age ten, anybody can follow their passion for horses and go for their dreams!”

— Sarah Miller, My Horse Minya

The Ed Tweed Family

by Mary Jane Parkinson

In 1949, when Scottsdale (population 200) was not yet the rah-rah Scottsdale that we know, a Chicago area businessman traveled west to look over the land and to consider the western way of life. He found wide-open spaces, miles and miles of dirt roads, hitching rails in front of the few businesses, palm trees here and there, road signs that proclaimed, “Horses have the right of way,” an abundance of cactus, cowboys (real, not dudes), and hundreds and hundreds of acres of raw desert land. In this setting, Ed Tweed found what he was looking for — 160 acres of desert with a mountain range in the background and a price tag of 50 dollars per acre. Here Ed could develop the reality of his dream — to own a farm and raise fine livestock. 

Ed had had a few Arabians earlier, and now he was ready to become a serious breeder of Arabians. First step was water. A 900-foot well provided the first greening of the land; then a lake was enlarged (the lake said to be the miscalculation of the well-drillers) and decorated with a large aviary of exotic birds, its own island, a rustic bridge, and willow trees. Soon horse pastures were evident. A handsome Spanish stable was built, then a Tweed-designed large hacienda-type family home. Every hinge, door, and beam bore the mark of Mr. Tweed’s insistence on the finest craftsmanship and quality. The name Brusally Ranch came easily as a combination of Ed and Ruth’s children, Bruce and Sally. 

Then came the Arabians. Mr. Tweed bought the champion Skorage (Gaysar x Rageyma by *Mirage) from Dan Gainey, then in 1963, Tweed sent his agent (and trainer) Steve Spalding to Poland to shop. He’d been pleased with his foals sired by *Muzulmanin (Doktryner x Mufta by Mlech Pelkinski), 1963 Scottsdale Champion Stallion and later 1967 U.S. National Champion English Pleasure. Steve made his early choices, then filled the cargo plane with more Polish mares. “We only intended to buy five or six, but the plane held 14, so we bought 14,” Ed explained. He admired the Polish breeders and appreciated the well-balanced, athletic horses they consistently turned out. Seemed a good outcross for his Skorage daughters too. The Polish purchase included two stallions: a *Naborr son *Gwiazdor and a Comet son *Czester; mares were daughters of Comet, Trypolis, Doktryner, *Naborr, Faher, and other worthy Polish sires. 

In 1967, Tweed wanted more Polish bloodlines, and ten more Arabians joined the program, including the stallions *Orzel (by *Pietuszok) and *Zbrucz (by Comet). Mr. Tweed also added a *Naborr son to the Arabian population: Faraon (*Naborr x Forta by Kuhailan Abu Urkub), purchased from Sir William Farm. With these additions, Brusally became known as “Little Poland.” 

By 1957, the Tweeds began looking for an escape from the summer desert heat. They found it in Pinon, a ghost town in the White Mountains near Show Low. Ed found great pleasure in restoring the entire town (down to its tiny post office) to its territorial days. Horses were brought in from the Scottsdale ranch, and the Tweed family’s summer days were given to riding, hand-cranked ice cream socials, barbecues, visiting with the few neighbors, and exploring their new area. 

Back at Scottsdale, the Tweeds were occupied with their Arabians and new ways to promote them. An Arabian horse club seemed fitting, and Ed organized it and was elected its first president. In that role, Ed hosted the now-fabled tack room meeting with some of the few Scottsdale owners of Arabians — Anne McCormick, Mrs. Philip K. Wrigley, the Wrigleys’ trainer Joe Dawkins, and Harold Daugherty (manager of Brusally). They saw a need for an event that the horse world would notice: an exhibition of local Arabians. Ed announced the event from the bed of a truck, as the locals were presented in a variety of works, from native costume to English pleasure. Spectators loved the versatility and beauty of the breed, and their enthusiasm persuaded the tack room group to produce another event. This time they decided on a 1955 full-blown all-Arabian show. The Tweeds, the Philip Wrigleys, and Fowler and Anne McCormick each contributed $1,000 for show expenses. Premium lists offered $2,000 in prize money, and 136 Arabians competed for those dollars. The press was supportive: “All-Arabian Opening Attended by 3,000.” A success it was and, more than 60 years later, a roaring success it still is. In the total look of breed shows, the Scottsdale Arabian show is recognized for its global prestige. Scottsdale wins on an Arabian resumé have helped propel many a winner to national and international recognition. 

When Ed retired, he gave his granddaughter Shelley Groom Trevor her choice of 12 Arabians to do with as she wished. Shelley kept Brusally functioning, and she maintained the Brusally reputation for unending hospitality, show trophies and ribbons, and the production of top Arabian horses. 

Ruth Tweed died in 1971, and after her death, problems weighed heavily on Ed. Shelley spent long hours with her grandfather, assuring him she would carry on his dreams. In 1976, Ed suffered a paralyzing stroke and was bedridden for seven years, but, says Nancy Reidhead, a Brusally employee and family friend, he never lost his gentlemanly manner, his gracious hospitality, or his sense of humor. Ed died in June 1983. He’d contributed greatly to the appreciation of the usefulness of Polish bloodlines, and he never stopped promoting the Arabian breed — from store openings to television appearances to the racetrack.

The 1965 show season with Shelley showing in a variety of disciplines added much to the already-bulging trophy shelves at Brusally. Shelley excelled in many disciplines and found great satisfaction in competing in working horse classes, riding Jo Lad (Malastra x Djouhera by Khalek) and *Centaur (Comet x *Sabaa by Wielki Szlem). 

When Shelley ended her competitive years, her artistic skills (painting, sketching, design) gave her another perspective on horses. As in showing, she excelled and was often seen during the Scottsdale show with her many projects. Writing of her many years with horses brought her new recognition. Then, as Shelley wrote, “A tall elegant Englishman danced into my life,” and became her husband. Elleston Trevor, a well-recognized writer, soon learned about Arabian horses, and Shelley learned about his writing career and his fictional super-spy “Quiller.” Sadly, Elleston died in the late 1990s. 

Yes, Brusally is gone, the welcoming entrance gate is no longer in place, and the horse pastures now comprise the greens of the Scottsdale Country Club. But the Tweeds’ enthusiasm and promotional efforts will always remain as background for the Scottsdale show and its many spin-offs. 

Here are comments from people who knew Ed and Ruth Tweed, their family, and their Arabian horses.

From his days as a bank architect, my grandfather had high standards for design and quality. Massive walls, large redwood beams, fine woodwork, tile, and ironwork all reflected his sense of style. — Shelley Groom Trevor, granddaughter of Ed and Ruth Tweed 

There’s a quotation that says that an institution is but the lengthened shadow of a single man. That was Ed Tweed and Brusally Arabians. — Nancy Reidhead, Brusally employee who became a family friend

As a breeder, Ed Tweed was much less interested in a pretty head and type than he was in bone, balance, overall sound structure (particularly legs) and size. He didn’t cater to what was currently fashionable in the showring and he was very much against the hype and glitz that became prevalent. We never got on the bandwagon of high profile sales. But the results of his breeding excellent bloodlines and athletic conformation are enjoyed by many today who choose strong, athletic horses for performance, and particularly for racing. — Shelley Groom Trevor

About *Orzel, and his show championship after a highly successful racing career, a classic example of beauty vs. brawn. This magnificent red chestnut has as grand a forehand as one might ever see, with long shoulder, arched neck and breedy head. — Gladys Brown Edwards

My grandfather was a dynamic man of many talents: He was an architect, musically talented, artistic, with a feeling for animals, and eyes to the future. No one ever needed to pave his way. — Shelley Groom Trevor

Now what could touch your heart more than to see a graceful young lady on a beautiful horse and to know that you had contributed a little something toward the creation of both. — Ed Tweed watching his granddaughter (Shelley Groom Trevor) show a Brusally Arabian. 

 Whenever I think of Ed Tweed and Arabians, I say to myself, “Here was a man who enjoyed his horses with gusto and to the fullest.” He built a fabulous place, but he was usually wandering around in jeans or khakis, getting his hands dirty and really involved with the horses, unlike most of the proprietors of fancy places. — Bazy Tankersley, Al-Marah Arabians

Telling what you paid for an Arab is like telling how much you spent on your wife’s Christmas present. — Ed Tweed, on his purchase of Skorage

I think a lot of people thought my victories came on a silver platter: someone handed me the reins to a beautiful horse and I trotted into the ring with, as one person put it, “a golden air of pride.” But that’s not the way it was. I cleaned stalls, bathed horses, polished tack, and entered the ring full of fear. — Shelley Groom Trevor

Beauty is as beauty does. — Ed Tweed