Shagya Scherzo AF (*Shandor x *Aminah) and his rider/owner Libby MacFarlane were awarded the 2016 Training Level Champion by the Central Tennessee Dressage Association. Pretty impressive for a 25 year old horse!

Per Libby, "I bought Scherzo in 2014 as a senior schoolmaster who had been trained to 4th level dressage. He is my first dressage horse and my aim was to learn softness, balance and response. Scherzo has also taught me to focus. For fun, we showed in CTDA schooling shows. We joined the 70% club, won AA high... point, and for year end we are the CTDA 2016 schooling show AA champion at training level. He is a wonderful dance partner and an absolute pleasure to be around."

Scherzo was born in 1991 and was approved for breeding in 1994. While in training with JT Burnley and in the ownership of the Morgan Family of Kentucky, he competed in dressage , jumping, distance riding and is on the USEF Leading Sires listings. Congratulations to Scherzo and Libby!.

Another Stallion Meets NASS' Performance Criteria:

2016 AHA Sport Horse


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Back in Training: Nicolette's Revelation AF

"Oziwon or "Oz", (Silver Bells) and owner/rider Leesa Lane have won NASS' 2015 USDF Training Champion and First Level Reserve Champion Awards. Oz is a 16.1hh, 2003 Part Shagya gelding, sired by Amara’s O’Biwon (*Oman x *Aerial AF) out of a Hannovarian mare


"Oz was a former eventing horse in the Pacific Northwest.

I purchased him in November 2012; he was found by my Tucson trainer Jennifer Parker while she was on a horse shopping trip to the northwest.  She called me and said "This is a wonderful horse, you have to buy him!"  So the first time I met Oz was when he got off the trailer in Tucson.  I'd only been riding for a couple of months, taking lessons on a borrowed horse.  

Oz has been a wonderful school master and we have ridden Training and First Level and this summer I am hoping to ride Second Level.  He is a personality plus horse, well loved in the barn and very kind to horses and humans alike.  He is a horse who goes around the arena with a smile on his face! 

In 2013, I had the opportunity to visit the Shagya breeding facility in Bábolna, Hungary.  I saw the sign for Bábolna while driving to Budapest and we turned off and began our search for Shagya-land!  A very impressive dressage and sport horse facility and the horses were beautiful -- magnificent sport horses with Arabian looks.  I hope the breed becomes a bigger presence in the USA!"

NASS' 2015 USDF Training Level Champion &

1st  Level Reserve Champions

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Nicolette's Revelation AF (Shagya Royal AF x Nicolette) "Revel" came to Steadfast Sport in Scottsdale, AZ, in the late summer of 2017 after living out several years on pasture. He has been in training with USDF bronze and silver medalist Lauren Cox since,  working on conditioning, muscle development and re-confirming his dressage basics. Revel has been enjoying a little bit of jumping and trail riding with trainer Toah Hatch as well for some good cross-training. Lauren reports that Revel is starting lateral work and they are working on his flying lead changes. "Revel is a big sweet boy who loves to work and is very social with his barn mates. The best part of his day is a big roll in the sand!" Lauren hopes that she can take Revel to some schooling and recognized dressage shows next year as well as continue to cross train over fences and cross country. 12/12/17

The Shagya-Arabian stallion LC Desert Dancer (*Dante LCR x Lilly Creek Brielle by Bahadur) owned by Julia Lynn Elias, met his Performance Requirement in 2017.

"Chips" actually exceed the minimum requirement (being three 50-mile AERC ride completions) by two rides, having completed a total of five 50-Mile AERC Rides over the past two seasons.

Congratulations to him and his connections!


*Hadban USA (Harapnik x Irahna-253) tied for 9th place in the AERC's Jim Jones Stallion Award ranking for the 2015 Season!

*Hadban USA started and completed all rides entered in 2015 with the accomplished rider Ellyn Olson.

The AERC's Jim Jones Stallion Award honors stallions with the most miles completed during the ride season (any number of riders).  The top 10 stallions are awarded.

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AERC's 2015 Jim Jones Award ​

NASS Member Monique Vincent reports that her 3-year old homebred stallion MCV Ohrrmidas competed at the 2016 AHA Sport Horse National Championships in Nampa, Idaho and was awarded the National Championship for the HA/PA Stallion SHIH Open and Amateur classes. "Midas" is a 3 year old Appendix Shagya-Arabian Stallion sired by Santana HF (Arabian) and out of MJL Olivia by *Oman (Shagya-Arabian). Congratulations!

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