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2019 AWWA Bonanza Program Winners Announced

The results are in and checks are sent for the inaugural AWWA Bonanza Program sponsored by Eleanor’s Arabian Farm.  Exhibitors competed for over $30,000 in prize money awarded in seven different categories at the AHA U.S. National Championships in Tulsa, OK.  The highest scoring AWWA enrolled horse earned $1,000, while second received $750 and third $500.  It was the first year of the program, which by all accounts was a success, and Eleanor’s Arabian Farm will again be sponsoring the event for 2020.

Arabian Limited Reined Cow Horse AATR
1. AANTONINA SF+/     (Aabsolut x EE Karmel)     Carrie Jacobucci
2. NSPIRING FOR THE TOP+//     (Nobles Top Gun x Nspiring Jazz)     Ingrid Bentzen
3. TAMAR JUSTICE FOR ALL+//     (Mais Shah x SC Fliration)     Katie Mostowich

Arabian Western Trail AAOTR
1. LEGACY FIRE DAMMAGE+//     (Flame Ison x Mamazing)     Lindsay Harrison
2. ALADA WHITE PGA     (Alada Baskin x National Enfanta)     Kristy Kramer
3. AGRACIE GIRL V++++/     (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V)     Nan Walden

Arabian Reining AAOTR
1. TAMAR JUSTICE FOR ALL+//     (Mais Shah x SC Fliration)     Katie Mostowich
2. NSPIRING FOR THE TOP+//     (Nobles Top Gun x Nspiring Jazz)     Ingrid Bentzen
3. AATONINA SF+/     (Aabsolut x EE Karmel)     Carrie Jacobucci

Arabian Herd Work AATR
1. SH ELECTIC GUN     (Nobles Top Gun x Khaarmin Electra)     Maddie Larkin
2. TA KHEMISTRY     (TA Ferzal x Khetoska Too)     Michelle Albert
3. HM PHANDANGO     (Poirot x Ballet Girl)     Ashley Zitrin
3. PRECURSOR     (Cable Cowboy x Pretty Gal)     Nicole Belleau

Arabian Cutting Non-Pro
1. VG TSATINE+//     (Broadway Tstar x Lads Amelia)     Maddie Larkin

Arabian Ranch Riding 19-54 AATR
1. TA EUROSTAR     (Kordelas x TA Europecjka)     Cynthia Ellis
2. MR UNIVERCE+/     (Another Hero x Foxxie Lady)     Lyra Waggoner
3. PREMIUM BUCKSHOP     (Scimaron x AQR Sonatina)     Joyce Palermo

Arabian Ranch Riding 55 & Over
1. MR UNIVERCE+/     (Another Hero x Foxxie Lady)     Karen Shaw
2. NSPIRING FOR THE TOP+//     (Nobles Top Gun x Nspiring Jazz)     Ingrid Bentzen
3. AGRACIE GIRL V++++/     (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V)     Nan Walden

HA/AA Limited Reined Cow Horse AATR
1. EASY DUN IT+//      (Walla Walla Dun It x Basyna)     Allison Mostowich
2. PAF HITMAN      (Like A Diamond x PAF Tohottohandle)     Gigi Carlo-Bull
3. NOBLE TROUBADOUR      (Vaguely Noble x Sage Hill Gwen)     Jill Nash

HA/AA Western Trail AAOTR
1. STARS AND STRIPES+//     (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni)     Nan Walden
2. SMOKIN AMBIANCE     (The Smart Smoke x HF Farena)     Carol Roberts
3. DUNS SMOKEY LADY+//     (Were Dun x Zerrette)     Richard Walden

HA/AA Reining AAOTR
1. SS A NOBLE STAR+//     (Starlights Starbright x Al Aleen)     Michelle Pease-Paulson
2. EASY DUN IT+//     (Walla Walla Dun It x Basyna)     Allison Mostowich
3. PAF HITMAN     (Like A Diamond x PAF Tohottohandle)     Gigi Carlo-Bull

HA/AA Herd Work AATR
1. SIN DERELLA WP +/     (Trick R Treat x Rockys Filly)     Maddie Larkin
2. MY GOLDEN GAL     (Faris Black Lites x Gals Elizabeth)     Jordan Hamilton
3. WA TEQUILA SUNRISE     (PT Leos Phantom x Exquist SS)     Stephanie White
3. PAF HITMAN     (Like A Diamond x PAF Tohottohandle)     Gigi Carlo-Bull

HA/AA Cutting Non-Pro
1. MY GOLDEN GAL     (Faris Black Lites x Gals Elizabeth)     Jordan Hamilton

HA/AA Ranch Riding 19-54 AATR
1. BJ THE WHIZ KID+     (Easy Otie Whiz x Czars Fire Bug)     Lyra Waggoner
2. SS A NOBLE STAR+//     (Starlights Starbright x Al Aleen)     Michelle Pease-Paulson
3. JUST PLAIN LUCK     (Just Plain Colonel x Odetta V)     Elliot Stuart

HA/AA Ranch Riding 55 & Over AATR
1. DUNS SMOKEY LADY+//     (Were Dun x Zerrette)     Richard Walden
2. NOBLE TROUBADOUR     (Vaguely Noble x Sage Hill Gwen)     Jill Nash
3. KMA ZIPPED BYAN ANGEL      (Los Angeles x Zipped in Crème)     Connie Gowen

 

2019 AWWA National Arabian and Half-Arabian Cutting Horse Circuit Awards Announced

Winners of the 2019 AWWA National Arabian and Half-Arabian Cutting Horse Circuit awards were announced at the 2019 AHA U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, OK.  A beautiful bronze for the Champion and a plaque for Reserve were sponsored by the North American Arabian Cutting Horse Alliance.  NAACHA club Secretary/Treasurer, Deni Grissette, presented on-site winners with their awards.  Exhibitors earned points at seven different shows where AHA-approved cutting classes were held.  These shows were Scottsdale, Green Country Arabian Horse Association’s May and August shows, Region 4 Pre-show, Region 4 Championships, Working Western Celebration, and Region 11 Championships.

The Arabian Cutting Open champion was BSJ GOOD N READY and the reserve champion was BSJ GOOD TO GO.  Both horses are owned and shown by Stacy Turner.  The Arabian Cutting Non-Pro championship went to VG TSATINE owned by Maddie & Wes Larkin while the reserve championship was won by AM SHAHRAZAD owned by Christine & Navid Kharrazi.  Arabian Cutting Jr. Horse awards were also presented to Eleanor Hamilton, owner of the champion, ZEE MIGHTY MOUSE, and to Vango Arabians, owner of the reserve champion, VG DREAMBEAU.

In the Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian division the Open champion was a tie between LJB SHOOTING STAR, owned to Victoria Granberry, and MY GOLDEN GAL, co-owned by Nora Herman and Jordan Hamilton.  TR IT TAKES GRIT, owned by Evergreen Arabians was the HA/AA Cutting Non-Pro champion while MY GOLDEN GAL was reserve.  For the HA/AA Cutting Jr. Horse awards it was KAHLUA KAT, owned by Julie DeBoar & Lorri Kelch taking home the championship trophy and EAF HESA LITTLE WHIZ, owned by Eleanor Hamilton as reserve.  Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2019 AWWA National Arabian Cutting Circuit!

Arabian Working Western Alliance Announces Its Bonanza Program Sponsor

The Arabian Working Western Alliance is proud to announce the Naming Sponsor for its Bonanza Program. Thank you to Eleanor Hamilton of Eleanor’s Arabian Farm, Rogers, Minnesota, for supporting the AWWA Bonanza Program!

The Eleanor’s Arabian Farm Bonanza Program will award a total of $31,500 in prize money each year, beginning at the 2019 U.S. National Arabian Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fourteen working western classes (7 Purebred and 7 HA/AA) will each pay out a total of $2,250 in prize money.  First place in each class will receive $1,000, second place $750 and third place $500.  To be eligible for the Eleanor’s Arabian Farm Bonanza Program prize money horses must be nominated to the AWWA prior to July 15th of the competition year.

There is no in-utero nomination. The AWWA Bonanza Program gives awards to horses already competing in AATR and AAOTR working western events.  For a complete list of the AWWA Bonanza classes and a Competition Enrollment form, please visit the website at: www.arabianworkingwestern.com

Results from the first leg of the 2019 Ranch Riding Jr. Horse Troika held May 4th at the Mayfest Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas

The first leg of the 2019 Ranch Riding Jr. Horse Troika was held May 4th at the Mayfest Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.  Initiated to encourage the continual growth in Ranch Riding, $500 in prize money was added to both Arabian & HA/AA Ranch Riding Jr. Horse classes at Mayfest, Working Western Celebration, and U.S. Nationals.  Prize money is distributed $150 for first, $125 for second, $100 to third, $75 to fourth, and $50 for fifth place.  A beautiful trophy buckle will be awarded to the high point winner that attends all three shows.

Winners at Mayfest in the purebred division are first to SWIFTKICKNTHEPANTZ (TA Mozart x Al Marah Swift River by Al Marah Quebec+) bred by Richard Ames and owned by Susan and Riley Lallo of Pearland, TX, ridden to the win by Krista Wilkes.  Second place went to KOPPERS MAJIC MIKE (Kodys Kopper Flame x DWFS Imajica+ by AM Sea Captain++) bred and owned by Deni Grisette, ridden by Riley Dublin.  In the Half-Arabian division the winner was KMA HERMANO+ (Los Angeles x Prescription Cream) bred by Karma Arabians.  Sterling Bradley rode the five year old to the win for owner, Karlan Downing.

“These kinds of incentives and added prize monies are what the Arabian Working Western Alliance (AWWA) hopes to create across the country to promote the breeding and showing of Working Western Arabians and Half-Arabians,” said Sandy Woerle, Executive Director of AWWA.  Plans are underway for corporate sponsorships to fund these prize money events at local and Class A shows.  Show managers are asked to contact Sandy at info@arabianworkingwestern.com if they are interested in offering AWWA prize money at their shows.  More information can be found at the Arabian Working Western Alliance web-site.

The Arabian Working Western Alliance (AWWA) Arabian & HA/AA National Cutting Circuit Award Program Scottsdale Show Standings

The Arabian Working Western Alliance (AWWA) Arabian & HA/AA National Cutting Circuit award program is in full swing. The first show in the series was the Scottsdale Arabian Show in February. Standings in the Purebred Open are: 1. BSJ GOOD N READY owned & shown by Stacey Turner; 2. AM SHAHRAZAD owned & shown by Navid Kharrazi; 3. VG SATINE owned & shown by Wes Larkin; 4. AM LORDARTHUR BUCKLAW owned & shown by Randy Haines; and 5. BSJ GOOD TO GO shown by Stacey Turner for DaBella, Steinberg, & Hancock. In the Purebred Non-Pro division are: 1. VG SATINE owned & shown by Maddie Camacho-Larkin; 2. ZEES KOPY KAT owned & shown by Trevor Miller; 3. AM SHADRAZAD owned & shown by Navid Kharrazi; and 4. AM LORDARTHUR BUCKLAW owned & shown by Ranch Haines.

Standings in the HA/AA Open are: 1. LJB SHOOTING STAR shown by Jeffrey Wilms for Victoria West Granberry; 2. TR IT TAKES GRIT owned & shown by Harold Green for the Evergreen Arabians, LLC. In the HA/AA Non-Pro division we have 1. TR IT TAKES GRIT owned & shown by Harold Green.

The second show in the AWWA National Cutting Circuit is fast approaching on May 11th in El Reno, OK. For more information on that show, please contact Cicely Smith at 405.356.2921.

Upcoming shows in the AWWA National Cutting Circuit include Region 4 Pre-show and Championship in Nampa. ID, June 17-22; Green Country AVS on August 19th in El Reno, OK; Working Western Celebration & Off-site Championships, Sept. 12-15 in Madison, WI; and Colorado Arabian Horse Club Fall Show & Off-site Championships Sept. 20-22.

 

Cow Play Day and Earn Cow Ca$h at the 2019 Region 4 Preshow and Regional Championships June 17 – 22!

Here’s your chance to play with the cows and even make some Cow Ca$h at the 2019 AHA Region 4 Preshow and Regional Championships June 17 – 22, 2019 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. Entries close May 8, 2019.

Arabian and Half-Arabian Ranch Riding Junior Horse Futurity Comes to the WW Celebration Show in September

The Arabian Working Western Community Facebook group brainstormed this past winter, culminating in the announcement of the Arabian and Half-Arabian Ranch Riding Futurity (horses aged 3 – 5).  This event will offer $5,000 in added monies, split evenly between purebred and half-Arabian divisions in 2019. The Ranch Riding Futurity concept has had great traction among other stock horses, but until now has no equivalent in the Arabian breed.

The Arabian and Half-Arabian Ranch Riding Futurity is a great opportunity for young horses that might not be ready mentally or physically to take on the challenges of Reining, Cutting or Reined Cow Horse Futurities, but are solidly in their training process and ready to start a show career.  This lower-key, lower stress alternative allows breeders, owners and trainers to show off their young stock, earn accolades and win some money to support their showing, breeding and training programs.

Ranch riding offers a showcase for the inherent versatility of the Arabian, and allows many of our breed types and bloodlines to participate successfully. Arabian and Half-Arabian western pleasure, hunter pleasure, sport horses and working western horses can all find a place in this exciting discipline.  By introducing this new event, we hope to grow the Ranch Riding division as well as help support and incentivize breeders, trainers and owners who are producing and showing versatile, athletic Arabian and Half-Arabian horses.  Be there at the WW Celebration Show, September 12 – 15, 2019, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin! Enjoy watching or being a part of this exciting new Arabian competition!

For additional information contact:

Sayda Canizares, Bluestockings, Jordanville, NY
email: saydac@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/bluestockingsfarm

Three Shows Feature 2019 Ranch Riding Jr Horse Classes

A group of fun-spirited ladies have created the Arabian & HA/AA Ranch Riding Jr. Horse Troika to spice up the competition this year prior to the first ever U.S. Nationals Ranch Riding Jr. Horse classes. The Troika consists of three shows all holding Ranch Riding Jr. Horse classes in 2019. The Mayfest Challenge in Texas added Arabian Ranch Riding Jr. Horse and HA/AA Ranch Riding Jr. Horse to their schedule. Both of these classes will award $500 in prize money, sponsored by Sandy Woerle. Mayfest is held May 3-5 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, TX. Not to be outdone, the WW Celebration held annually in September at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI., also added $500 to their Arabian and HA/AA Ranch Riding classes. As an added incentive to compete in these classes at the U.S. National Arabian Championships the end of October in Tulsa, OK., there will be a beautiful trophy buckle awarded to the high point winner that attends all three of these shows. Thank you to Kristen Fisher, Patty Liarakos, Donna Wakefield, and Sandy Woerle.

AWWA Adds National Cutting Circuit Award To Promote Cutting On A Local/Regional Level

To encourage the growth of the Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian cutting disciplines on a local and regional level, the AWWA has added the National Cutting Circuit award that will be presented based on final point totals earned from AHA-approved shows held throughout the U.S. A Champion bronze & Reserve Champion plaque will be presented in each of the following categories:

• Arabian Cutting Open
• Arabian Cutting Non-Pro
• Arabian Cutting Jr Horse
• HA/AA Cutting Open
• HA/AA Cutting Non-Pro
• HA/aa Cutting Jr Horse

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North Central Working Western Celebration Show . . . Six Years Old in 2019!

The Working Western Celebration Show will celebrate its sixth anniversary in 2019 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. At a time when horse shows of many breeds are struggling, this robust, super show is the only all-breed, working western show offered in the United States. It welcomes Quarter Horses, Arabians and Half-Arabians, Appaloosas, Buckskins and Paints, Morgans, Palominos and POA’s. It offers a diverse, entertaining card of working western events, including reining, reined cow horse, cutting and other western events, like western dressage, ranch pleasure, trail and horsemanship. This show has traditionally been sanctioned by NRHA, NCHA, NRCHA, AQHA and AHA.  Read More→