Gallery of Champions
Gallery of Champions
Foaled 1991 - 2000

MaresStallions and Geldings
de Laila
Espinosa Qahira
Alcapulco Joe
El Cid JSW
Siempre Ciato
*SS Orion
TBR Granite Chief+/
*Val Pacha
Viento de Washoe


deLaila (*Delerio X *Laila SSB by Taxdir) is a Classical Spanish Arabian mare.  She was bred and is owned by Terese Ray, Capitan, New Mexico.  Her tail female traces to Kadranka, imported by the Yeguada Militar from Poland in 1906.

In addition to being shown successfully in Trail at the Class A level, she has 140 competition miles in NATRC and AERC.  Terese and deLaila were featured as one of the eight Frequent Riders in the Aug/Sept 2004 issue of the Arabian Horse Magazine.

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Espinosa Qahira (LM Libretto x Shamal by Abha Harim) 2000 Classical Spanish mare is EUROPEAN CHAMPION Driving Allround 2007 !  She is the only horse to be twice named European Champion in Classic and Driving!

Her dam line traces back to Rodania.  Her list of successes in her short sport career reads like a fairy-tale:

Second rank Marathon Driving European Championships 2006
ECAHO-A Champion Driving Allround Wr. Neustadt 2006
Austrian Champion Dressage Driving 2006
Austrian Champion Obstacle Driving 2006
Coverphoto of the Arabian Horse Europe issue 08/2005
European Champion Classic Allround 2005
Bronze Medal Driving Allround European Championships 2005
First Austrian Arabian Type & Confirmation European Championships 2005
5 th place Western Allround European Championships 2005
ECAHO-A Champion Driving Allround Wiener Neustadt 2005
ECAHO-A Reserve Champion Classic Allround Wiener Neustadt 2005
Liberty Champion Wiener Neustadt 2005
Champion Type & Conformation Wiener Neustadt 2005

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Camaya (Dream Quest x Jaleas ET),2000 Spanish-related mare bred in the US by Mary Durgan or Gail Kajiwara, was Champion of Mares in the morphologic contest ECAHO-B of Arabes&Co 2006 for her Spanish owners, Complutum Arabians. Camaya took two 19s in Type, three 19s in Head and Neck, and four 18s for a total of 268 points, one of the highest of the whole contest.  At Arabica International 2008 in Frankfurt Germany, she obtained eight 19s, four in Type and four in Head and Neck to place second in a very competitive international class.

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Alcapulco Joe (Allionce x Delores by *Delerio), is a 1998 Spanish-related gelding, bred by Jim Porcher and owned by Diann Wutke, Scottsdale, Arizona.  His tail female, through Ocalina, is Kadranka, a mare imported from Poland in 1906 by the Yeguada Militar.

Alcapulco Joe has been exhibited on the Regional and National level in Dressage and Sport Horse Under Saddle.  He is 2004 Region 7 Top 4 Sport Horse Under Saddle, Region 7 Top 4 Dressage (Training Level), and Sport Horse National Top 10 Sport Horse Show Hack. 

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El Cid JSW(Cimero x Macs Spyrite) is a 1994 Spanish- related multi champion stallion.  His Spanish sire traces in tail female to Damietta, imported to Spain from Poland in 1908.  El Cid was bred by Jennifer and Kyle Alexander of Hoodoo Arabians, and is owned by Sharon Whitaker of Walnut Crest Farms since he was a weanling.

El Cid was Champion Stallion in Region 9 as a 2-yr-old, and Scottsdale Top Ten Stallion and Class A Western Pleasure Champion as a 4-yr-old.  He is a proven sire of halter and performance champions and champion producers, and is the sire of National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure Futurity winner Marquis de Cid.

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L.M.Libretto (Drago x Dadobia by Falce), born 1991 at the Yeguada Militar, but bred by La Movida, female tail line Kadranka.  This Classical Spanish dark red stallion was imported to Austria in 1992. Trained and owned by Al-Qahira Spanish Arabians, he achieved the EUROPEAN RESERVE CHAMPION title in Classic Allround 2005, and the Bronze Medal Driving Allround at the European Championships 2003.  He also was class winner in Obstacle Driving and Cross several times.  He sires show champions, race winners and very successful sport horses!  L.M.Libretto was nominated for the WAHO Trophy in 2006.

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Siempre Ciato (*Ciato x LC Kirin by *Makorr) is a Classical Spanish stallion currently being shown on National level in Working Cow Horse.  He was bred by and is owned by Kyle & Jennifer Alexander of Hoodoo Arabians.  His tail female traces to Ghazel, a mare purchased from the Beni Sakhr tribe by the Yeguada Militar in 1927.

Siempre Ciato is 2005 Region 14 Reserve Champion Working Cow Horse AO, and Top 3 Open.

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*SS Orion (Fakateko x Daikiri by Mikado), a Classical Spanish stallion bred by Marquesa de Laula, La Toledana, Spain, and owned by the Stanley Ranch, Nevada.  His tail female is Beni Kaled, through Nevisa, a bred-in-the-strain Managhi Sbeyli imported by the Yeguada Militar in 1927 from the Beni Khaled tribe.

*SS Orion is 2006 Region 3 Champion Hunter Hack, and Sport Horse National Top Ten.  In 2004 he was Region 3 Top 3 Working Hunter AT, and Top 3 Jumper AT.

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TBR Granite Chief+/ (CF Sorcerer x MI Princessa), 1995Spanish related gelding owned by SAHS member Karen Chaton of Gardnerville, NV, has completed over 13,,000 miles in endurance rides. 

He was the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) National Mileage Champion in 2004 and 2005 and is 
only Arabian horse in this century to cover more than 2,000 miles in a single ride season, which he did in both 2004 and 2005.

Chief also earned the 2004 XP Rides Horse of the Year Wendell Robie Trophy, which is awarded annually in memory of the founder of the Tevis Cup and the modern sport of endurance riding.  Chief completed all XP Rides in 2004 and 2005, covering 1,060 miles in three five-day/250-mile rides and two three-day/155-mile rides.

From the XP Riders Newsletter, April 2006, "Granite Chief has won the Ed Johnson Memorial Award for the second year in a row. This award is presented to the outstanding XP Horse of the Year.  Granite Chief has been our top mileage horse for two years in a row and is still going strong.  He may be relieved however to find that Karen is now starting his full brother on the trail.  If his younger brother proves himself as durable as Chief, their breeder may be the first to offer a 5-year/50,000 mile warranty on a horse."

March 2013 update from SAHS Member Karen Chaton:
Chief is now past the 13,000 mile mark and still going VERY well. He did his last 50 mile endurance ride entirely barefoot and is doing awesome without any issues of any kind! At this mileage, he still has had zero joint injections and has not had to have any kind of time off or rehab or expensive procedures to keep him going -- he's done it all 100% on his own. I don't know if there are any other horses with his mileage that can make that claim.

"Chief was inducted into the American Endurance Ride Conference Hall of Fame at their annual convention March 9, 2013. Quite an honor!

"Chief is also the 2nd highest mileage registered purebred Arabian. I hope to ride him at least a couple more years and long enough to move him up into the 1st place position for highest mileage for an Arabian. I don't know how far he'll go, but right now he is very enthusiastic and happy to still be going down the trail and looks fabulous!"

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*Val Pacha (Nabat x Val Bandera) was 2007 and 2008 USEF Arabian Hunter/Jumper Horse of the Year and had multiple wins as a Working Hunter.  Judged by Diego Mendez, Val Pacha was named Champion Colt in Murcia, Spain in 2001 before he was exported to the US as a two year old.  Imported in 2002 by Schanen Unser, "VP" was bred by Cristina Valdez Colon of Valjuanete Stud.  His tail male line is Seanderich through Tabal.  His tail female is Kebrebassa.  

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Viento de Washoe (DG Viento x Egyptian Sugar by AN Monsanto) won the 2006 US National Championship in Sport Horse Hunter Hack!  Owned/trained by Kim Schnackenberg, ridden/ trained by Morgan Carr, this 50% Spanish-related stallion, was purchased as a 2-month old colt in 1993 by Kim Schnackenberg.  Kim started him in dressage and took him to third level.  Viento de Washoe (aka "Beau") was then switched to the discipline of Western riding.  He has experience in a variety of 

disciplines,  ranging from Reining, trail riding, Western Pleasure, and dressage to driving the Schnackenberg's wedding carriage! 

In January of 2005, Kim discovered that Beau could jump.  She felt she was too tall to show him, so engaged a smaller rider who was also a junior.  After qualifying at an A show, he went to Regionals and won two Championships, in Working Hunter ATR and Hunter Hack.

Beau's junior rider went off to school in 2006, Kim engaged the services of Morgan Carr, the head trainer at Donida Farms, Auburn, WA and the rest is history!  Watch for more great things from this versatile stallion in the future.

And now more good news . . . 
The United States Equestrian Federation named "Beau" the 2006 Farnam/Platform – USEF Horse of the Year Region 5 CHAMPION, Arabian Specialty AND Farnam/Platform – USEF Horse of the Year Region 5 CHAMPION, Arabian Hunter/Jumper!  Congratulations "Beau" and Kim!

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