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July 12, 2015
It has been a busy spring and summer is half over! But I love being busy! Working at Alliance Stud in Kentucky has been a lot of fun! There are 9 Saddlebred stallions that stand here and there are around 5-7 other stallions that trailer in to have semen collected and shipped. Morgans, Icelandic stallions and even a lovely Irish Draught stallion! The breeding season is slowing down a little bit, but is far from over. Soon I’ll start freezing semen on many of these stallions. It has been the wettest spring/summer in recent memory in Kentucky, but having lived in Ireland for several years, I am well broke to rain! Actually the landscape is a lot like Kildare in Ireland with the green pastures, wooden four board fences and miles and miles of stud farms.
I was honored to be asked to judge a new show in Namibia, Africa this spring. The show committee was excited to make this a show that emphasized learning and I put on an all day seminar before the show. The attendees were very serious and had lots of great questions throughout the day. A wonderful group!
The show was also a pleasure with classes ranging from halter to an Endurance performance class which I thought was a great idea! I did critique over a microphone after each class, and the feedback from those attending was very positive. They enjoyed understanding how I arrived at my decisions, and felt that they learned a lot from the experience. The Namibian breeders are a very dedicated and enthusiastic group and they are accomplishing great things!!! I was very impressed by the horses and horsemanship at the show!
Barbara Sholz and Henning DuToit of Charlottenberg Arabians were unbelievable hosts. I was able to see a lot of the country–from Swapkomund to Etosha and the great dunes–Namibia is an astonishing country and I am deeply in love with the country!!! The beauty of the desert, the coast and the mountains–it is hard to pick which place was the most impressive!!! I would highly, highly recommend Namibia to anyone who wants to see one of most unique landscapes on the African continent! The kindness of the Namibian people and their enthusiasm about horses make it a perfect place for horse lovers! The wildlife is spectacular and Etosha is amazing.
March 6, 2015
Spring is in the air, and the breeding season has begun!! There are exciting times ahead!
I am relocating to Simpsonville, Kentucky, where I will be doing the breeding work for Dr. Scott Bennett at Equine Services Veterinary Hospital. I will also be handling the breeding for their own breeding farm, Alliance Farms. Am looking forward to being back in Kentucky and working with Dr. Bennett. We both worked together in Kentucky at Lasma Arabians back in the glory days and we made a good team!
I will still continue to do consulting for clients as well as my judging and seminars. I am recently back from Morocco working for one of my favorite farms, Haras Al Boraq. Look for exciting news from them soon from their amazing Arabian breeding program!!!!
May will find me in Namibia, Africa, judging and also giving a couple of seminars…. if you are in the area……just drop by!!!
Meanwhile, time for the snow to stop and the sun to come out….foals are waiting to get outside!!!
September 23, 2014
I should know that trying to post during the breeding season is pointless! Now that the season is over, I will try to be more attentive to updating my page, as there is lots going on!!! I have been traveling a fair bit to places far and near. Judging and consulting, both jobs I love! Writing as well–look for the upcoming “Stud Farm Diary” in the Arabian Horse World in October, where I discuss training a young stallion to the phantom. There is also a piece on Cavalia’s current tour, “Odyesso”. Not only is this a spectacular show, it features up to 12 Arabian horses and I talk with their trainer.
I will be judging in Cuenca, Ecuador on the 11-12th of October. Back to the US just as the US Nationals starting.
California will be my home for the next several months, as I will be doing some work out there, so if you need my services on the west coast, now is a good time to contact me!!!
AUTUMN IN BRAZIL
May 28, 2014
Somehow, in the last few months, my website ate up the latest post. Bad, bad, website!!!!
Therefore, will bring things a bit up to date. February of course, was Scottsdale, and my report on the show is in the latest edition of the Arabian Horse World Magazine (May). In April, instead of the Arabian Breeder’s World Cup, I went down south to judge in the Paulista state in Brazil at the 29th Annual Interestadual Show in Braganca.
It is the first show of the season for Brazil, and it was great to see some very good young (and older) horses! I was honored to be able to judge with Vico Rocco from Brazil and Christine Jamar from Belgium. We had a great time judging and I think we all agreed on the majority of the placings!!! Brazil continues to produce really refined, modern, beautiful horses–it is a feast for the eyes! After the show, I attended the barrel racing, which has become a rapidly growing event for Arabians and Half-Arabians. The Brazilians are thinking outside the box to promote their horses in a very exciting event that is accessible to the general public. Well done!!! I had a great time!!
Look out for the June issue of The Arabian Horse World for a report on the Brazilian show and also a story about the barrel racing!
Regretfully, I had to go right back to the USA, but had time to visit Zico and Chris Guardia’s beautiful farm just 15 minutes from Braganca. It is a paradise for horses—I want to be a horse and retire there!!!
One fantastic aspect of this show was the opportunity to present a seminar on judging with Christine Jamar. The seminar was packed with exhibitors, breeders and trainers and we had a great discussion and exchange of ideas. I wish more shows would take the opportunity to exchange ideas and information in this way at international shows. We all benefit and learn from each other!!
In a few weeks, I’ll be judging an all breed show in South Jordan, Utah. I always love the challenge of these shows–you must exercise all of your brain and horsemanship skills. I love to see all the different breeds presented and pick what I think best represents that breed in their respective classes. Last time I judged this show there was everything from Friesians to Tennessee Walkers. Loved it!!!
Meanwhile the breeding season is still in full swing and the days are long. For international followers of my writing, I will have a thought provoking article in the Australian Studs and Stallions publication upcoming. There will also be an article about one of the first Arabian horses in the US to be leased to England–Ben Rabba! The Crabbet issue of The Arabian magazine will feature a story about Jewell Cantrell and her magnificent breeding program built around this stallion for the last 40+ years!!!!
August might see some changes coming… I am now a free agent and looking for work. If you are interested in an experience farm and breeding manager, contact me via this website!!!
March 2, 2014,
March already???? I am staring out at the frozen ground and fluffed up chickens looking at the ice block that was their water. Fond memories of 85F temperatures and sunny skies in Scottsdale just two weeks ago. (sigh)
Perhaps if I post a cactus photo it will make me feel warmer…
Breeding season has started and will only accelerate in the coming months. Some very exciting foals were seen at Scottsdale, and there will be even more exciting foals arriving next year!!! I am off to Brazil in April to judge in Braganca, and there are always outstanding horses to be seen at the shows and breeding farms there. Can’t wait.
January 7th, 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE HORSE!
This bears good tidings for the coming year, I’m thinking!!! Although last year was a very busy and productive time, with shows and clinics in Australia, US and Africa!
I am so grateful for all of the good friends I have made around the world and never fail to be amazed at how the Arabian horse draws people together from every race, creed, economic level and geography. All are united in the love of this amazing horse!
I look forward to all the surprises this year has to offer. First off will be the Scottsdale show in February–always a great way to kick off the year!!! Hope to see many of you there.
Meanwhile, check out my articles in “Arabian Horse World”, Australia’s “Studs and Stallions” and “The Arabian Magazine” in Great Britain. Perhaps I’ll be judging a show in your part of the world…the bag is packed and am open to inquiries from interested show committees!
August 10, 2013
It has been a busy time. Which is a good thing. Having a litter of puppies in the house has meant that I’ve stayed closer to home, but now that they are four months old and all but one out of the house, life is simpler, if not less frantic.
I’ve judged a few shows, done a lot of writing (check out my monthly column, “Stud Farm Diaries” in the Arabian Horse World magazine) and have enjoyed staying close to home for a while. However, I’ll be back on the road soon to judge some shows and do some clinics. Check the schedule to find out where. If you would like a conformation evaluation of your horse at a reasonable price, check out my new site: www.judgemyhorse.com
Have been busy doing appraisals and evaluations for clients. Contact me if you need evaluations of a single horse or a whole herd.
Let me introduce the newest member of the family…Dora the Explorer..
Enjoy the last of the summer!
APRIL 15, 2013
Have you ever wondered about what a judge REALLY thought about your horse’s conformation? But you didn’t want to bring it to a show to find out?? I’ve set up a website where you can submit photos of your horse and I will give you an evaluation of the horse’s conformation. I wanted to do it at an affordable price for anyone to use and believe it is good value for $50/horse.
Check out the new site at: www.judgemyhorse.com
March 1, 2013
Well, the year got off to a cracking start. Shortly after the first of the year, I judged the Victoria Arabian Classic in Geelong, Victoria in Australia. Geelong is right on the coast, and it was nice to have the fresh sea breeze to take away some of the heat of summer! However, Geelong outdid itself, sending very cold weather for the second day of the show. And none of us packed anything warm!!! But horses, exhibitors and judges toughed it out and I must confess, the cold was easier to take than the heat!
I love judging in Australia because the quality of the horses is so high. Also, I get to judge wonderful Arabian Riding Ponies, Warmbloods, and many other great horses that have a splash of Arabian blood in them.
Here is the Supreme Arabian Riding Pony, Ascot Noosa Fox (Ascot Classic Silk x Burren-Dah Party Girl)
Her full brother, Ascot Party Music was Champion Arabian Riding Pony Gelding and Supreme Champion Ridden Exhibit. I love these ponies!
The purebred Arabians were beautiful as well, and there will be a full show report with photos in the April issue of the Arabian Horse World Magazine.
My thanks to Shelia Jones, Katherine McMahon and all of the wonderful people in the show committee for the honor of judging such a great show!! But next time, no more tractors!!
I was able to take a couple of days to check out some wildlife–my dear friend David Ross took me to the Melbourne Aquarium where we got to see King Penguins–they were on a short term loan for exhibit. A great environment had been made for them, complete with ice slides and northern lights. My first time ever to see these amazing penguins. The only ones that are bigger are the Emperor Penguins. We also saw sea-dragons and sea horses (appropriately) along with a multitude of other fish. It is a superb aquarium, located right on the riverfront in Melbourne.
Katherine and Margaret McMahon took me to see the fairy penguins on Phillip Island. In the evenings, the penguins come out of the ocean and walk up to 1K to their burrows (yes, burrows) to feed their chicks. They only come up to feed them every few days. The chicks stand outside of the burrow and wait patiently. You can’t take photos (rightfully so) as it disorients the incoming penguins. But here is one (not mine) to show what they look like. They are very tiny as their name implies–about 6-8 inches tall. It is astonishing to watch the obstacles these penguins overcome to get to their chicks throughout the feeding period. Kudos to the Parks department on Phillip Island for providing an absorbing viewing experience while not allowing humans to interfere with the penguins.
So it was sort of a penguin trip–and for a child of the Rocky Mountains, that is pretty darn exotic.
But here is one of my favorite Australian mammals (after wombats)