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 Congratulations!
Nicolette's Revelation AF

Owner/Breeder - Adele Furby
Completed & Passed the "North American 70 Day Stallion Testing"

at Silver Creek Farm November 2012

 

Nicolettes Revelation AF competing at 70 Day Stallion Testing

70-Day Stallion Test Information

The North American 70-Day Stallion Test is held in accordance with the German Stockbreeding Law following the standards of performance tests and horse breeding value requirements as ordered by the breeding associations of the German Equestrian Federation. It is open to stallions of any sporthorse breed who are a minimum of 3 years of age.

Arrival

At arrival, the stallions undergo a veterinary examination before beginning the test. Once the stallions have passed the initial veterinary examination, the testing process begins.
Testing Process
The testing process lasts for seventy days, during which time the stallions must remain at the testing station. During the training period, the training director assesses the stallions in the following criteria:
  • Character
  • Constitution
  • Temperament
  • Willingness to Work
  • Rideability
  • Athletic Ability
  • Gaits (walk, trot, canter)
  • Free Jumping & Stadium Jumping (scope, technique)
  • Cross Country (canter, scope, technique)
The scores will be given during the training period by a training judge and will be factored in to calculate the final score.
Final Testing
During the final testing days, the stallions are assessed by two test judges, two guest jumper riders, and two guest dressage riders who were appointed by the training director and FN representative. Every judge and rider assigns their own marks. The following areas will be judged during the final testing days:
  • Gaits (walk, trot, canter)
  • Rideability
  • Free Jumping & Stadium Jumping (scope, technique)
  • Cross Country (canter, scope, technique)
Scoring
Judging scores are given by the judges according to the following marking system:
  • 10 = Excellent
  • 9 = Very Good
  • 8 = Good
  • 7 = Satisfactory
  • 6 = Above Average
  • 5 = Average
  • 4 = Below Average
  • 3 = Insufficient
  • 2 = Bad
  • 1 = Very Bad
Final Results
After the scores are collected, the final overall result of the test is calculated with the software program developed by the German Verden VIT. The final results align with the index average score of 100 and one standard divergence of 20 points from the average (100). Five year-old and older stallions will receive a deduction of 5% from the average achieved scores of the three and four year-old stallions in the test group. Following the same procedure, the rideability and jumping indexes are calculated. From these calculations, the stallion’s final score is calculated.
Conclusion
At the conclusion of the test, for each individual stallion, the “whole index”, “rideability index” and the “jumping index” are announced. After all of the scores have been announced, each stallion owner will receive a score sheet showing the marks given in each individual category, along with a comparison of the average score received by all the stallions in each individual category. The score sheet will also indicate the placing of the stallion in the final results of the stallion test group. The German Equestrian Federation is informed by the training director and the FN representative as to the results of the test. Results of the stallion’s test performance for licensing will be available to the registries.

ARTICLE in "THE ARABIAN SPORTHORSE MAGAZINE" - DECEMBER 2013/JANUARY 2014 ISSUE page 34
Link: http://issuu.com/thearabiansporthorse/docs/dec-jan-14-issuu?e=6917605/5975288


*Hadban USA - Ridden by Jeremy Olson
Congratulations!   *HADBAN USA

"Endurance News" (AERC), and Shagya-Arabian stallion *Hadban USA  (ranking 6th place) is in the Top Ten for the "Jim Jones Stallion Award", "Among all regions, honoring the stallion with the most miles completed during the ride season (any number of riders). Top 10 stallions awarded.

 Congratulations!

Owner:  Adele Furby

Trainer: Richard Vrooman

Lessors:  Jeremy and Ellen Olson

Breeder: Joseph Weiss

 

*Hadban USA article published in the ISG Info 2012-2 Magazine (German version). Translated to English after the one page article ARTICLE here.

 


"Congratulations" to Ellen Olson & SA Belshazzar aka "Zar"       
   SA Belshazzar and Ellen Olson                                            

A "SHAGYA" Long Listed for the American Olympic Endurance Team which will be competing in London at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishments world-wide which is recognized through out the Shagya Communities.               
                             Thank you Ellen & Zar!





Background information on SA Belshazzar aka "Zar"

SA Belshazzar, NASS #P-Sh-97-117, whose nickname is "Zar" was bred by Daunna Sellers who is a lifetime member of NASS.  His sire Bayram was bred by Adele Furby and is a product of two of the breeding horses Adele imported from Europe in 1986--the bay stallion *Oman (from Germany) and the grey mare *Biala (born in Poland).  Daunna purchased Bayram from Adele when Bayram was a coming two-year old. Belshazzar's dam is the purebred Arabian mare Jayel Tongafarah, who was a daughter of *Farazdac and out of a silver Monarch daughter.  *Farazdac  was imported from Egypt in 1974.



NASS USDF ALL BREED AWARD WINNERS 2011
   -   Article By Kathy Richkind

The US Dressage Federation annually organizes the all breed awards, which allows registries to honor the success of horses and riders in their breed societies showing in open competition in dressage.  It is organized by levels of training, and the NASS has for many years sponsored awards for its members.  This year NASS has three horses which qualified for the program, which is an achievement for both the horses and their riders and for NASS.   In order to qualify for the award program, a horse must first be nominated for the program with USDF.  Then the horse and rider must earn eight scores at a given level (e.g. training, first, etc) from four different judges at four different recognized shows, with a median score greater than 60% overall, including at least two scores of 60% or higher from the highest test at each level.    This is not an easy task, first in terms of time and expense to actually make it to four open shows (especially for those of us that live in geographically show-challenged parts of the country) and then to have consistently good rides throughout the show season.   This is the first year that the NASS has had so many participants who made it through the qualifying process and received these year end awards.  I asked each award winner to write a bit about themselves and their horses, and why Shagyas are so special to them.  Here, in their own words, are this year’s award winners. 

Shagya Emir AF
NASS USDF Training Level Champion: 
Shagya Emir AF, owned and ridden by Terry Hey, with a median score of  62.857% 
“Kai” is a 15.3 hand nine-year-old gray gelding (Shagya Scherzo AF x Echo Daal), bred by Adele Furby.   
Photo: Shagya Emir AF and Terry Hey showing off their good medium trot.

In Terry’s words: 
The first time I had actually heard anything about Shagya Arabians was when I was about 15. I had been given a "Horse Encyclopedia" for Christmas. You know the kind: huge coffee table type book full of colorful photos of different breeds of horses around the world. Under the chapter on Arabians there was a small paragraph about the Shagya Arabian, and a photo of a lovely grey stallion. I was immediately intrigued, being a dyed-in-the-wool Arabian horse lover. I read the paragraph but it was a little vague; it seemed to be saying that this breed wasn't really a purebred Arabian. Computers and the internet had not yet been invented and there wasn't anything about Shagyas in my local library.  So I continued to focus on Arabians, and my own beloved mount, an Arab/Saddlebred gelding named Keo Sal.
 

Fast forward to 1987. I'm poor, single, working two jobs, and trying to find time to ride my little Arab/QH cross, Bree. I had been taking dressage lessons and was hooked. I still loved Arabians but began to wonder if a cross might be better suited to dressage but wasn't as enthralled with the idea of a huge warmblood as my fellow dressage students seemed to be. 

Then I got the issue of
Equus that contained the article about Shagyas, and Adele, and her attempts to bring this amazing breed to America and restore its numbers. There was a photo of a magnificent Shagya stallion being shown in hand at the trot: Shagal, as it turned out. As I stared at this photo, I realized this horse had all the qualities I was looking for in my dream horse: athletic ability, bone, a little more size, but with the best traits and beauty of the Arabian. I told myself that day that someday, I would have one.  But I was poor, and Detroit was a long way from Montana, and Adele only had a dozen or so altogether anyway, and so it seemed an impossible dream. 

Fast forward to 1998. I have gotten married. My horse, Bree, is now 24, having moved with me from Iowa, to Michigan, to Wisconsin and now finally back home to Iowa. My new husband graciously made room for him on his 38 acres which had, fortunately, a pen and a shelter large enough for a horse. I told him that Bree was old and arthritic and deserved retirement and that I would either quit riding, never having really had the chance to get serious about it anyway - or find a younger horse. My husband said "but you can't quit riding. I think you should get another horse." 

By now I had a computer, and I wondered, "what would happen if I Google "Shagya?" Well, something happened: I got hits! At first, I did not think I could afford one. I had a little money saved, thinking to use it for grad school. But when I was awarded a full scholarship. . . .  suddenly  I had the chance to use that savings for something else. After looking at breeders in the Midwest - I chose Cosmos Whitner, bred by Bev Thompson - and was thrilled to learn that his sire, Shagya Sun, was by *Shandor, who was by that magically gloriously beautiful stallion I had seen in the photograph - Shagal. 
 

When Bree passed away at the age of 30, we went back to Bev's farm and got our second Shagya, Florence, (Flow) to keep him company and be our pleasure riding and driving mare. Cosmos (aka Count) was my perfect partner, until he injured himself in the pasture. When it became clear that he was not going to be sound again, I contacted Adele, and chose Shagya Emir AF, Count's first cousin, to resume my dressage journey. It was not easy starting over, but by then I knew that I was thoroughly spoiled for any other breed other than a Shagya, and Emir, also a great grandson of Shagal, has been a joy. He had never been in barn before, much less a horse trailer, yet he loaded calmly and allowed us to haul him on a two day journey home from Montana to Sioux City, Iowa. I started him under saddle in the fall of his four year old year, (06) and we have been having adventures ever since!  We train with Missy Fladland as time and schedules allow.   In 2011 we also qualified for and competed at the USDF regional championships, and started showing at first level. 
  

Banner CTNASS USDF First Level Champion:

Banner
CT
, co-owned Ann Whittaker and Missy Myrick, and ridden by Ann Whittaker, with a median score of 63.387%
Banner (*Oman x Bravita AF) is a twenty-year-old  15.2 hand bay gelding, bred by Cindy Taylor
 
Photo:
Ann Whittaker and Banner CT with a wonderful airy canter (photo by Carolyn Bunch Photography).


In Ann’s words:  
I grew up in Florida - always horse crazy, but never had a horse and did not get to ride until I was in junior high.  I took hunt seat equitation once a week for 1-2 years, but when the instructor quit teaching, the drive across town proved too much for my mom, who never understood the horse thing. I rode a little in college (jumping) when I found out I could get PE credits by riding.  Then I did not ride for almost 30 years.  I taught music, got married, had 3 children, moved all around (husband - Army) - Maryland, California, Germany (10 years), and now Washington. I had dogs (Salukis) that I showed, which I think was a sublimation of my love of horses. I also became a lactation consultant, which is what I do now part-time.

Then, as I approached that big 50 number, evaluating my life with the question - was there anything that I hadn't done that I had always wanted to do - and, of course, the answer was - ride! I was not interested in jumping anymore and had been fascinated with dressage for a long time. My daughter just happened to be dating a young man whose mother rode dressage and introduced me to her instructor, who has now been my instructor for 6 years. After determining that the body was still able (the spirit was always willing), I leased a thoroughbred  mare and started my dressage journey. I had to re-train and re-learn many things, as the dressage seat and contact is so different from my early training, so it has been a real journey.

After about a year or so into this journey, my instructor, Missy Myrick, mentioned that she had a horse she might lease to me, but "I wasn't ready for him yet". She was talking about Banner, who I didn't even know she had, because she couldn't talk about it. It took quite a while before I learned the whole story. She was caretaker and protector for him because he belonged to one of her students - a young girl who lost her life at age 18. Her mother was not a horse person and left Banner in Missy's care.  Missy has known Banner since he was about 8, so knew his previous owners, training and history. Within a few months of her comments, I had a few lessons on Banner and it proved to be a good match. He was about 15 ½ when we met, and was a good size match for me, very athletic, smart, sweet, and delightful to be around. I rode both horses for a few months, but very quickly moved to just riding Banner.  We've been together ever since - almost 5 years. We've been in full training (4 lessons /week) the whole time and we just continue to progress.  We are doing flying changes and a few steps of piaffe. It just gets more and more fun and has totally made my life! I just love to ride! 

Showing was not really on my agenda, because it's not why I do this, but Missy mentioned that I might be able to get my bronze medal on this horse.  I thought that seemed like good goal to have, so we started with 1st level this year. Before I could show, we had to get Banner's paperwork in order, which I thought would be a lease agreement with the mother, but still complicated because his ownership was in the daughter's name.   They surprised me by transferring Banner into my name!  So I now own my 1st horse!   He has essentially been mine for some time, but it was a very special gift they gave me!

We hope to show 2nd and 3rd level in 2012. I tried out a couple of the 2nd level tests at a schooling show this fall. We'll just have to see how it goes!

I learned about Shagyas because of Banner coming into my life and now I can't imagine having anything else! What an amazing breed!  I am constantly surprised that they aren't more popular given the number of small women in dressage!
  

WS Emilagra and Kathy RichkindNASS USDF First level Reserve Champion:
WS Emilagra, bred, owned and ridden by Kathy Richkind, with a median score of 63.003%
Milagra” (*Shandor x Echo Daal) is a highly opinionated 15.1 hand 16-year-old chestnut mare 

Photo: WS Emilagra being thanked by Kathy Richkind at the end of a test (photo by Joy Lynne Harrison)

In Kathy’s words: 
I too was a horse crazy child but had to satisfy my passion with on-again, off-again  weekly lessons (saddle seat, hunt seat, then dressage) until I got my first horse at age 35.  Kiowa Bingo was a wonderful steady quarter horse that carried me from training to third level, then took on my daughters, then many pony clubbers – but at age 19 he developed navicular disease and I had to find  a replacement mount, although Bingo remained in our family until his death at 35 years of age.  I loved Arabians, did not want a big warmblood, learned of Shagyas through an article in a horse magazine featuring Adele Furby and her recently imported young stallions, and immediately decided this was the breed for me.  Through Adele’s efforts I acquired the young Hungarian Bravo daughter Echo Daal and bred her to *Shandor to get my dreamed-for chestnut filly with high white socks, suitably named (E)milagra for the miracle that she was.
 

And Milagra has lived up to her name, surviving a near fatal infection as a newborn, three pregnancies, half a year lost to dryland distemper, and two colic surgeries, the last of which resulted in the removal of her entire large intestine at age 14.  Her dressage career thus has suffered multiple interruptions (including my full time job as a geneticist and years as a single parent), but in true Shagya fashion she is one very tough mare– smart, easy keeper,  bold and brave,  the perfect temperament for this amateur owner/rider, steady in the show ring, and very opinionated!   Life with her is a continual discussion and she keeps me laughing.   She is the first horse I have trained from the very beginning and our journey has been amazing to me.   I believe we are connected in a very special way – we are partners and she is the horse of my lifetime.  We spent the last year and a half in the longest stretch of consistent training we have ever had, with monthly clinics with a wonderful trainer, Sarah Hall, who comes from New Hampshire to New Mexico every month and works with a small group of supportive and dedicated riders, many of whom have taken their horses up to FEI levels and multiple regional championships.
 

I take no day for granted with this mare now – I know that every additional day we have together is a gift.   We ended our show year with an amazing 5th place win at the USDF regional championships – picture one small chestnut mare in the midst of a herd of giant bay warmblood geldings – she definitely stood out in the award ceremony.  I plan on showing at second level in 2012, although we will not make it to the required four shows to qualify at that level for USDF all-breed awards, what with dates conflicting with family events and travel plans.  After that, a try for third level in hopes of earning our USDF bronze medal, and maybe a trip or two back to the regional championships.  If we live long enough, who knows how far we can go!  It just takes us longer than most!

                

Congratulations to Ellen Olson & SA Belshazzar aka "Zar"

Goethe Challenge FEI Endurance Ride – Levy County Ocala, Florida

Commentary from Ellen Olson

 

 

SA Belshazzar and Ellen OlsonEllen and Zar WON the FEI 100 mile and also received Best Condition.

Zar and I had a fantastic ride. He was 100% all day. The weather was hot with high humidity. The trail was deep sand or hard packed roads. There was 50% pulled in each distance. My plan for Zar for the day was 10mph... just a nice easy pace for our COC.  Zar having had a different opinion on the speed was able to speed it up a bit... lol.  We finished in around 9 hours 30 minutes.


Zar will hopefully make the top 12 training list for team USA to be picked to go to the World  Championships in England. Again, we are always impressed with the talent that the Shagya breed shows us.

 

Happy New Year!
Ellen Rapp Olson  

 

Background information on SA Belshazzar aka "Zar"

SA Belshazzar, NASS #P-Sh-97-117, whose nickname is "Zar" was bred by Daunna Sellers who is a lifetime member of NASS.  His sire Bayram was bred by Adele Furby and is a product of two of the breeding horses Adele imported from Europe in 1986--the bay stallion *Oman (from Germany) and the grey mare *Biala (born in Poland).  Daunna purchased Bayram from Adele when Bayram was a coming two-year old. Belshazzar's dam is the purebred Arabian mare Jayel Tongafarah, who was a daughter of *Farazdac and out of a silver Monarch daughter.  *Farazdac  was imported from Egypt in 1974.

 

The Goethe Challenge FEI Endurance Ride was held on December 17, 2011 in Levy County Ocala, Florida. The ride was sanctioned by AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference).

 

Congratulations also goes out to Jeremy Olson and Ellen Rapp who were married this past August 2011!

ADDITIONAL info on the ride can be found on the Horse Reporter link:  :  http://siteground303.com/~horserep/2011/12/22/ellen-olson-and-sa-belshazzar-win-winter-fei-160k-in-florida/


Shagya Emir AF & Terry Hey
 

Shagya Emir AF and Terry HeyShagya Emir AF and Terry Hey taking a nod
 
 Terry Hey and Shagya Emir AF (aka Kai) at the Iowa Dressage and Combined Training Schooling Show Series Final  in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College October 29, 2011.

  *Hadban USA and Jeremy Olson, FEI Top Ten at Ashland, Montana, June 2011

 

*Hadban USA and Jeremy Olson

 

 

*Hadban USA is an 8 year old stallion approved for breeding by the North American Shagya-Arabian Society. Bred by Joseph Weiss of Austria, imported by Johan Sitter of Texas, trained by Dick Vrooman of Montana, ridden by Jeremy Olson of Illinois, and owned by Adele Furby of Montana, he will continue his endurance career with Jeremy Olson and Ellen Rapp.  His next endurance competition is scheduled for December in Florida, USA. 

 

Photos by Fritz Harshbarger 

 

 


Monique Vincent Places FIRST in Endurance
MJL Olivia
On Friday January 8, 2009 Canada released its Endurance standings for 2009.
NASS Board Member Monique Vincent  (who is a non-resident Canadian living in the states) placed FIRST for the 2009 season with overall year-end points of 2841.  It was a nice margin between Monique and second place coming in at 1886.  You can read more on this on the Canadian Endurance website:

http://www3. telus.net/ tobytrot/ 2009endurancepoi nts.htm
CONGRATULATIONS Monique!

Congratulations to Monique Vincent  &  her girls...

MJL Olivia, Savanna & Out of Control!

"AERC ACCOLATES 2009"

ABOARD MJL OLIVIA (*Oman x MJL Stanz-Abi (ox))

First Place - Central Region Overall

First Place - Central Region Featherweight Division

Second Place - Central Region Mileage Championship (up to two horses per rider for the highest mileage; only the top two per region are recognized)

Fifth Place - National War Mare Division

Third Place - National Pioneer Featherweight Division

 ABOARD SAVANNA

Seventh Place - Central Region Featherweight Division

Second Place - Central Region Mileage Championship (with MJL Olivia)

Third Place - Central Region Best Condition

 

Monique's' story...

On November 13 and 15 2009 MJL Olivia participated in the AERC sanctioned three day Renegade Pioneer ride. There was a good turn-out for the ride including some big names such as Crockett Dumas (over 34,000 lifetime miles, 79 100-mile starts with 71 completions), Christoph Schork (winner of Australia’s Quilty Cup in 2005; 7th place at the Kentucky pre-ride in October 2009; over 30 wins in the 2009 season), Michael Campbell (US Central team member at the 2002 Pan American Championship in 2002) and Garrette Ford (contender for the National Best Conditioned award for 2009) just to name a few. On the first day of the three day ride Olivia gave a strong yet conservative performance to finish 4th with an approximate ride time of 4hours and 55 minutes over a 55-mile distance.  MJL Olivia & Monique Vincent

 

We were then back on course two days later for the third day of the ride. The day started out with Olivia going a bit faster than I wanted her to go. By the first water stop we were riding with Michael Campbell and Christoph Schork. I wanted to slow down and so I gave Michael and Christoph four minutes to get ahead. But within about three minutes Olivia and I had caught them. The three of us rode together until the first vet check where I again gave them two minutes grace as I did not want to get caught up in their race. But once again Olivia and I caught Michael and Christoph within about two minutes of leaving camp on our second loop.

 

At the second water stop on the loop I made another concerted effort to let the two guys get ahead of us… But once again we caught them within 2-3 minutes. By this point Olivia had made it clear to me what her intentions were for the day. So we went down the trail with Christoph and Michael. We were all very evenly matched through-out the second loop. At the second vet check, Michael Campbell’s horse and Olivia pulsed in at the same time. Christoph’s horse pulsed in two minutes later. While we were resting, Michael Campbell came up to me and shared that he did not want to give this one away. He asked if I would ride with him with the goal of completing before Christoph. By this point we had 10 miles to go and any strategic error could result in a close race between the three of us. Of course I was in… who would not be?

 

When Kim, the timer, told Michael and me that we could go, we took off at a full gallop down the trail. We galloped for about four miles to a gate that had to be opened and closed. Michael was a gentleman and took care of the gate. We were then off again as we could see Christoph trying to catch us (this attempt was despite Randy Eiland the ride manager telling Christoph that we were much further ahead than he realized). Our horses knew that they were heading home and even the technical trail laden with deep sand known as the Turtle trail we really did not slow down. We did however slow down for the razor back as we had to ride the apex of a sandy hill that had significant drop-off s on either side. We were then on the home stretch with only a few miles to go. We were in the deep sand of an arroyo. Out of the corner of my eye I caught the reflection of Christoph’s helmet as he went down the Razor back. We then knew that he was hot on our tail but we had at least three miles on him. 

 

Michael and I got out of the arroyo and onto the last hill into camp. We agreed to tie for first as is had really been a team effort to stay ahead of Christoph. We crossed the finish line hand in hand just as the vets were driving into the base camp. We had started the ride at 7 am and we finished at 12:30. With an hour and 30 minutes hold, we completed the 55 mile ride in approximately 4 hours ride time with an average speed of 13.75 mph. Both horses looked good and trotted out sound for their completion vet checks.

 

What a great way to end the 2009 endurance season!


                                  Congratulations to Patty Betts & Rennaissance
                                            Completing "50" on the Oregon 100

Patty's Story...
The Oregon 100 ride is a flat desert ride in Eastern Oregon with wonderful footing - firm and sandy with not much rock - a barefoot horse's dream.  I knew Rennaissance (Ramona AF x Almos) would have no issues with his tough, bare feet.  The weather tends to be dry and moderate during the day - cold nights.  This ride can be challenging in one respect though - horses can see other horses in the distance most of the time - there are no trees!  So, a herd-bound horse can be very challenged to stay calm (more about that later).  I camped near friends and enjoyed dinner and socializing with them on Friday night before the ride. We can't socialize too much though because we have a ride meeting and need to get everything ready for the next day.  During the ride, our hold (rest) times are short and we don't have time to do much.  That means we get horse gear ready, people clothes and ride day meals ready, horse food ready, out-vet check gear and food packed and delivered to management for the early morning transport.  I am not complaining though.  Earlier in the year I did my first 100 mile distance.  Planning for that day, including horse and people food for at least 6 vet checks, was overwhelming.   In comparison preparing for a 50 mile ride is tedious but not overwhelming. 
 
This ride offers 4 distances - 25, 50, 75, and 100 miles.  I chose the 50 mile distance, rode alone most of it, and had a very uneventful ride - the best kind.   On the ride, we generally kept an even, slow pace but when Renn moved into his ground-covering trot the pace was anything but slow - he flies with tremendous hind end impulsion.  He received several compliments as we flew past some riders.  His walk is also outstanding (between 4 and 5 mph) so we make good time even when walking.  On our last loop - about 10 miles to the finish, I rode with a friend whose horse was giving her a very difficult time.  She was miserable and tired.  Renn was well behaved and stayed behind as we tried to encourage her horse to calm and listen to her rather than jig.  She eventually gave up because there was always a horse ahead that he could see.  Renn completed the ride with plenty of energy and enthusiasm.  No shying or unscheduled dismounts (as I like to call them) for me either.  All in all, a very good ride!  Renn and I are preparing for more in 2010.


 

KB Omega Fahim++++//

                              Adequan®/USDF All-Breed Awards Champion for Arabian Prix St. Georges

 

          

              KB Omega Fahim +++//                   

Elaine Kerrigan owner of Kerrigan Bloodstock riding KB Omega Fahim +++//

 

Through open dressage, AHA (Arabian Horse Association) sanctioned and AHA regional championship shows, Meg (KB Omega Fahim++++//) qualified for the AHA Sport Horse National Championship show in Nampa, Id. that took place in September of 2008.  He qualified and showed in Prix St. Georges, Intermediate 1 and Sport Horse Stallion in Hand.  Owner, breeder and original trainer, Elaine Kerrigan, showed Meg to a Top Ten award in the Arabian Sport Horse Stallion in Hand.  Current trainer, Chelsey Sibley, rode Meg in the two FEI tests and earned Champion in each class.  Meg's average score for Prix St. Georges was 69.5% and his Intermediate 1 average score was 65.75%.  Some of the judges' comments: "Fabulous Horse" "Lovely harmony between horse and rider - light contact a pleasure to see!"

 

Meg was also awarded High Score FEI Horse for this show.

 

For 2008, Meg is the Adequan®/USDF All-Breed Awards Champion for Arabian Prix St. Georges with a 68% median score.

 

The accumulation of points awarded through AHA Achievement Awards Program has earned Meg Legion of Supreme Merit and Legion of Excellence = "+++//”.

 

"Congratulations" Elaine Kerrigan & KB Omega Fahim++++//

 

Please note:   KB Omega Fahim++++//  is a NASS Approved Stallion


 

WineGlass Dominus  

 Reserve National Champion AHA Half-Arabian Competitive Trail          

 

"Congratulations" Becky McCarty & WineGlass Dominus receiving Reserve National Champion at the National Competitive Trail Ride October 3-4, 2008 Big River State Park in Keithsburg, IL.

 

 
 
 

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