COVER

VOLUME 62, NUMBER 1

On the Cover:
The 2017 stallion JR Francois (*Kavalle MI x JR Francesca by *Marwan Al Shaqab), owned by Gary Kehl of GRK Farms, and photographed by Lyssa Roman. See story on page 65

GENERAL:

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What in the World: You’re Not Too Old and Neither is the Horse-
Neva Rose Powers started riding at the age of 68. Her mount, HA Bold Flyer, is 29. Together they earned the Dressage Federation’s Century Club Award. As Neva says, “I have found a new passion that gives me more joy than anything in my life,” by Denise Hearst

 

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Moments in Time: Fifty Years On-

“I’m writing this to celebrate a special occasion, but with somewhat mixed feelings. The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of my association with Arabian horses. where did the time go?,” by Betty Finke

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A Breeder’s View: Holly Dillin
At Western Cross Arabians Holly Dillin’s focus is breeding Arabians with the dispositions and the trainability to be great amateur horses, and training them so that they’ll last a long time, by Denise Hearst

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You Be The Judge

Think You know how to evaluate conformation? Test your judging skills, by Cindy Reich

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The 2021 Tevis Cup
One hundred and thirty-three horses galloped out of Robie Park near Lake Tahoe in the 65th running of the Western States Tevis Cup. Just 63 horse and rider teams finished the grueling 100 miles. We talk with the winner, the breeder of the winning horse, and the Haggin Cup recipient, by Darice Whyte

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Dams of Distinction
Tribute to well-loved mares.

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Sire Line: Witez II, The Winds of War
Witez II was a global sire long before the term existed. He was one of the first superstars of Arabian breeding in the U.S. and one of its great foundation sires, and so was his son Wisznu in Germany, by Betty Finke.

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ON THE COVER: JR Francois
Gary Kehl and his family enjoy both the halter and performance realms of the Arabian horse world, and they are feeling a heightened sense of excitement about their young stallion, by Denise Hearst

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Twisted Tales: Breeder, Hoarder, Collector
“It’s said that if you don’t sell anything you’re not a breeder, you’re a hoarder. I prefer the term collector,” by Darice Whyte

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Egyptian Event
After decades in Kentucky, the Egyptian Event moves to Virginia, by Rebecca Rogers

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Amethyst Acres: Open House
Fantastic horses, a magical farm, great food and warm hospitality, by Shawn Crews

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Spanish Arabians
Visiting with breeders who treasure the characteristics of the Spanish Arabian — their lovely temperaments, smooth coupling, and beautiful eyes.

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Marbach: Past, Present and Future
Welcome to Marbach, the oldest state stud and the oldest Arabian breeding program in the world, by Betty Finke

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Stud Farm Diaries: Madigan Squeeze

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At The Waterhole: What’s Happening in the World of Arabian Horses

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Map & Index

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Arab Year

 

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