May 2007 Newsletter
Submitted by Carol Johnson
Show Results for 2015 Spring Show
Will winter ever end? The weatherman is calling for 40-60 mph winds tonight and blowing snow in the upper reaches of the western Carolinas. The Northeast is taking another pounding as well. And it’s April 15 th, for heaven’s sake! I accept the blame, however, as I planted some annuals the day before Easter. Me, with the black thumb. Mother Nature is trying to teach me a lesson. Sorry, folks.All-Star Stallion Futurity Auction
The auction is over and very successful. $17,975 was raised, and will be distributed after expenses are deducted, to the winners in weanling and futurity classes that will take place at the Fall Western Carolinas Show at Clemson, Nov. 2-4, 2007.
Many thanks to the stallion owners who so generously contributed their stallions’ services. And to the breeders who were the successful bidders. The stallions that were sold are: Al Marah Fight Fair, Beaunifide Bey, Botswana, Blackwind Jafar, Chacaros Spotlite, CS Khasanova, DA John Wayne, DCA Exxodus, El Nabila B, Famous Echo SCA, Genuine Design, Kruise, LD Pistal, Maranello, Marhaabah, ML Mostly Padron, Orashan, Shaddofax, and Star Gazal.
High Point Nominations still being taken
Another Thank You
You can still nominate your horse to take part in the WCAHA high point program. Simply download a form from the club’s website (www.wcaha.org) or look elsewhere in this issue of the ArabianNews. For just $10, your pursuits in the show ring and elsewhere can potentially be recognized at the club’s annual Awards Banquet that takes place each January.
A BIG “Thank you” goes out to the Cosgrove family for making the beautiful neck garlands that were awarded to Junior and Equitation winners at the Spring Show. Another example of the wonderful volunteers who work ceaselessly “for the cause.”
Need a Venue to Sell those Ponies?
Check out the possibilities in a boxed ad elsewhere in this edition that explains the advertising program available on the club website. Club members can advertise their farms and/or their horses in a text ad for free, and they receive favorable prices on other advertising as well. Non-members can also purchase ads to be placed on the club’s website.
WCAHA Fall Show
Where are those baby pictures?
Another reminder: November 2-4, 2007. Be there. Lots of fun, with Futurity classes, Sport horse and Dressage days, and the usual mix of main ring classes. Brian Murch is judging, and sport horse/dressage judge will be announced soon. And THIS YEAR, we won’t have to contend with Clemson football. If you’re an early bird, you might want to nail down rooms at the sponsoring motel, The Comfort Inn.
J’Arab Farm, owned by Carol and Fred Johnson, announces the arrival April 25 th of Adia, an Adoniis filly out of Besqua Dia. Adia is the full sister of the Western Carolinas’ 2006 Reserve Champion Futurity Filly, Preemadoniis.
Vern Schryer's new filly out of regional champion SS Spotlight and Roses. She is sired by Versaces Gold and her name in Roseanna LA (pending). According to Schryer, she is “all legs and no spots!”
Whitehaven Trainer Wins Dressage Award
Trisha Dingle, trainer & manager for Whitehaven Plantation, was recently named SC Dressage & Combined Training Association (SCDCTA) First Level Dressage Champion with her mare Ima Bustn Loose (Scudbuster x Ima Tiki Ku). “Fancy”, as the 16 hand purebred Arabian mare is nicknamed, was bred by Valour Arabians of Smyrna, DE, and is being purchased by Trisha and Dr. Jennifer Borgo of Hartsville, SC. Trisha & the mare won this award by having the highest median dressage score at SCDCTA recognized schooling shows throughout the state. Dressage is an Olympic sport which represents the highest level of training a horse can achieve. Fancy has been in training with Trisha for the past two years, and previously had competed at the Introductory & Training levels. 2009 was her first year competing at First Level, and Trisha chose to show her only at schooling shows until she was more settled at this level. However in November, at her first time competing in a recognized competition at first level, Fancy earned scores high enough to qualify her for the Arabian Horse Association Region 12 Championships and East Coast Championships, where she will compete in 2010.
Trisha regularly takes lessons with Jill Allard of Evergreen Farm in Blythewood, SC (http://www.evergreendressage.com/). Jill is a Federation Equestrian International (FEI) dressage rider & trainer, who has earned her United States Dressage Federation (USDF) gold medal and regularly competes at the upper levels of dressage. Trisha credits Jill with her success with both Fancy and other horses that she has in training. “Jill has greatly expanded my knowledge and improved the way I ride and communicate with my horses,” Trisha says. Trisha also thanks farrier Mike Stine (http://www.equinedynamics.com) for helping Fancy make the most of her natural movement, as well as co-owner Dr. Borgo, who helps with Fancy’s regular upkeep and conditioning, despite a busy schedule as a Coker College professor.
Whitehaven currently has a few openings for horses in training. For more information on their training program, please visit their website at http://www.whitehavenplantation.com.
(photo by Lynn Kaufman; Fancy & Trisha winning a sport horse under saddle class at the 2009 WCAHA Fall Arabian Show)
If you were thinking about breeding your mare, hop on it N-O-W, as there are world-class bargains available, from stallions such as Eden C, SF Veraz, Marhaabah, Hucks Connection V, Bey Ambition, KM Bugatti, Botswana, Europia+, Kruise+, ML Mostly Padron, Odyssey SC, The Firelord, and 42 others!
And your weanling could share in significant prize money next year, if you’re close enough to participate at WCAHA’s Futurity classes in November 2011 at Clemson, SC. (Mare nominations on the unborn foal due by Dec. 31, 2010.)
Bids start at just half the advertised stud fee, and payment is simple using PayPal. Click here to find the complete list of stallions, and the forms you need to make that bid.
See WCAHA's Fall show results here!
Western Carolinas Arabian Horse Club has been BUSY this summer… with more fun activities to come!
- Western Carolinas again had a presence at the Biltmore Endurance Ride in early May. Club President Sarah Hendricks was in attendance and assisted management with the weekend’s activities.
- Your club helped sponsor an Endurance ride held at Martha Lucas’ Whitehaven Plantation in late May, by purchasing screen-printed T-Shirts with the club logo on them for ride participants. Martha is a long-time WCAHA club member, and has shown her horses frequently at our shows in Clemson, and in the Futurity classes.
- A final note: If you have an Arabian horse out in your barn or pasture that you’ve been meaning to get registered, here’s your chance! Click here for details on a Registration Amnesty that AHA is offering through the end of the year…
- WCAHA also sponsored Thursday evening’s activities at the Youth Jamboree, including pizza and a variety of games including “pin-the-number on the correct body part” of a skeleton horse, bowling, and kiddie basketball.
Click here to see pictures of the day’s activities.