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A sad farewell 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Lisa Campiglio, who has now been released from her earthly bonds and is free to run wild with all the horses she has loved and lost.  Lisa was an excellent and extremely knowledgeable breeder of the Spanish Arabian horse and a person who shared her knowledge and love of these horses with anyone who needed her help.  She was one of those rare people who had a mind like an encyclopedia and filled it with the pedigrees of our fabulour horses.  She was funny, sharp and absolutely adored her children and grandchildren.  We have lost an incredible person, but we are the only ones who suffer; she is forever at liberty now.

Written by Schanen Yates Unser, 2/23/2017



2016 SAHS Horse of the Year Nominations

Nominations are currently being accepted!  Nominated horses must be owned by an SAHS member and can be either Classical Spanish or Spanish-Related (see definitions on the home page).  Nomination deadline is March 15, 2017.  Send nominations to  

Complete rules can be found here.
For show or event results that cannot be verified online,
a results reporting form can be found here.
Go here for membership information and applications.


2015 SAHS Horse of the Year!

Champion is MAGICO+, a 2009 Classical Spanish stallion bred and owned by Roland Lewis of Kemmerer, Wyoming.  2015 was his first year in competition.  With Michelle Mahoney he competed in Training Level Dressage, Introductory Western Dressage, Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle and Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand.
With Skye Gragg he competed in Arabian Modified Working Hunter ATR and Arabian Hunter Hack ATR.   In just five months of competition MAGICO+ qualified for the AHA Purebred Arabian Legion Of Honor.


Reserve Champion is KMA ANGELO, 2008 Spanish-related gelding bred and owned by Karma Arabians (Karlan Downing and Ray Lemaster) of Chilton, Texas.  KMA ANGELO is shown by his Amateur Owner, Karlan Downing, and has US National Top Ten's in both English and Western Trail, Regional Championships in Western Trail and Western Dressage, and Top 5's in English Trail and Sport Horse Under Saddle, plus many wins in local shows.

Spanish-related Arabian Stallion
is Gold Champion Senior Stallion at Central Park!

  Om El Al Azeem
(Al Lahab GASB x Om El Beneera)

Bred and owned by Om El Arab International of Santa Ynez, CA

Scottsdale Gold Champion Stallion International Breeders Classic
US National Reserve Champion Junior Stallion

His dam is a daughter of the incomparable Estopa
(Tabal x Uyaima by Barquillo)
His maternal great-grandsire is El Shaklan, also an Estopa son.

The SAHS Horse of the Year program has been expanded to include ALL registered Classical Spanish and Spanish-related Arabian horses whose owners belong to SAHS.  Point tablulations will be based on AHA, ECAHO, and comparable discipline-based organization results.


Winners of the 2014 Spanish Horse of the Year Awards have been announced.

Champion is Flaming Desyre+ (Wild Flame x Ecija), 2001 Spanish-related purebred chestnut mare bred and owned by Rusty and Martin Cook of Albuquerque, NM.  Shown in Sport Horse In-Hand, Sport Horse Under Saddle, and Dressage Training Level by 17-yr-old Oriana Bavin who won Youth National Reserve Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR.  Shown in Walk/Trot Pleasure and Dressage Intro Level by 10-yr-old Amanda Klingler.

Flaming Desyre+ is better known to her friends and family as Pippi.  She was presented with her SAHS Horse of the Year award May 17 at the Region 8 Sport Horse Championships in Albuquerque.  She is shown, left to right, with her former trainer, Jim Porcher, current trainer, Mariah Wilson, current rider Amanda Klingler, and her owners/breeders Rusty and Martin Cook.  At the 2015 Region 8 Championships Pippi won 3 Sport Horse In-Hand Championships,
shown by Amanda.


Reserve Champion is VCL Czantorio (Czantiago++// x Illoria), 2012 Classical Spanish purebred chestnut colt bred and owned by Colleen and Vern Lochausen of Hollywood, MD.  Shown in Sport Horse In-Hand Dressage Type and Sport Horse In-Hand Hunter Type, he was named East Coast Reserve Champion in Dressage Type and 
Region 15 Champion in Hunter Type.

We heard some Spanish horses did well in Scottsdale in February!
(Guapo Chico x LC Felicia by Retador)
2009 Classical Spanish Stallion
Bred and owned by Roland Lewis
Trained and shown by Michelle Mahoney

Reserve Champion Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand
Dressage Training Level
          (scores in the mid to high 60's)
Western Dressage Intro Level
             (scores in the mid 60's to 70)
Flaming Desyre+
(Wild Flame x Ecija)
2001 Spanish-related Mare
Bred and owned by Rusty and Martin Cook
Leased to Amanda Klingler, 10-yr-old walk/trot rider
Trained by Mariah Wilson

Top Ten Walk/Trot Pleasure 10 & Under
Dressage Intro 10 & Under
              (scores in the high 50's to mid 60's)
Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand JTH

Cierra Bravo++
(Sabiente x Iberia de Washoe)
2007 Classical Spanish stallion
USEF Region 5 Horse of the Year
Kristal Hoagland is proud to announce that Cierra Bravo++ has been named USEF Region 5 2014 Horse of the Year in the Hunter/Jumper category.  He also placed fourth in Second Level Dressage, and fifth in First Level Dressage in his Region.  His photo will appear in the March issue of Equestrian magazine.



It is with great sadness that we note the recent passing of two ladies who dedicated much of their adult lives to the Spanish Arabian.

Molly Stanley who, with husband Dave, imported more Spanish Arabians, and more Arabians of any blodline group than any other American breeder.  Stanley Ranch produces Sport Horses of the highest quality, many of them excelling in several of the Sport Horse disciplines.

Pat Traband, one of the early small and lesser known American breeders of Spanish and Spanish-related Arabian horses.

Winners of the first Spanish Horse of the Year Awards
Santina HA +

(Cimero x Jazmeina by *Diamante)

2004 grey mare
Classical Spanish

Competes in Dressage
(Arabian and Open)
and Sport Horse Under Saddle

Bred by Hoodoo Arabians

Owned by Carli Bunkelman, Enumclaw, WA
KMA Sanidiego
(Los Angeles x Sanbariqua El Shaklan by Sanadik El Shaklan)

2011 bay stallion

Competes in Arabian
Stallion Breeding

Bred and owned by Karma Arabians, Chilton, TX


Purebred Arabian Trust (PAT) Joins WAHO

FAKATEKO Wins WAHO Trophy for Spain!

L. M. Libretto Wins 2007 WAHO Trophy for Austria!

Passing of C A Hermoso

2007 ECAHO Show Calendar and new EURO Cup rule

International Show Results
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WAHO is publishing the following announcement:

This is the first time in history that the world-wide existing Arabian horse registries and their membership, the Arabian horse breeders, are united. It has taken several years of negotiations and build-up of confidence between WAHO, the World Arabian Horse Organisation and PAT, the Pure-bred Arabian Trust to agree on a solid understanding how the past and the future of the world-wide existing Arabian horse population should be handled. Both organisations have explored all aspects how the past and the future could be put on a proper road and that PAT will become again a full member of WAHO under such considerations. The authorities of WAHO are appreciating highly the positive attitude of PAHR in co-operating to make such a change possible. There is also no doubt that the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry will join WAHO again in the coming year. 

The total Arabian Horse breed world-wide is therefore from now on an exclusive and closed population and will be guarded as such, hopefully forever. 

From January 01, 2008 on, PAT in conjunction with AHA will be therefore the only registering authority in the US. WAHO is very pleased to have this historically old registry authority again in a full member status within its ranks. PAHR, however, will cease its activities by December 31, 2007. 

The WAHO Office
Newbarn Farmhouse, Forthampton
Gloucestershire GL19 4QD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1684 274455
Fax: +44 (0) 1684 274422 

FAKATEKO Wins WAHO Trophy for Spain!

       AECCA is proud to announce that the 2007 WAHO Trophy winner for Spain is Fakateko, son of Spain's 2005 WAHO Trophy winner Zacateco (Jacio/Baldosa) and the mare Zakateka (Marmol/Samarkanda), owned by SRH Teresa De Borbon and bred at her Flor De Lis Stud farm. 
       Fakateko wins thanks to his own Show points which have been added to the points earned by his daughter Braken (out of Banika), who was 2nd placed and Top 5 at the 1994 European Championships, 3rd placed and Top 10 at the World Championships, Filly Champion in Menton and in the All Nations Cup that same year - and also the dam of Top 5 World Championship winner, Gasir; his son Luksor (out of Ankara), Junior Champion in Madrid and 2nd placed in Arabes & Co in Miono, Spain, which is a mixed Show and Sports competition; and his son SS Orion (out of Daikiri), presently in the USA, where he competes very successfully both in Show and Sports events. 
       With these results, Fakateko earned more than double the points of his nearest rival in Spain's 2007 WAHO Trophy calculations. 
       As in 2006, Spain has continued with a points system to select this year's WAHO Trophy winner, taking into account both Show and Sports results of the proposed horse and up to 5 of its best placed offspring. 

A special round of applause to the owners of stallions in direct descent from this very successful sire line: 
*SS Orion (x Daikiri) Bred by S.A.R. Teresa de Borbon, owned by Stanley Ranch
       and his sons, all bred by Stanley Ranch:
       YO (*SS Orion x Pascion S) owned by Jim Porcher et al
       Tobascco (*SS Orion x Pascion S) owned by Zalea LLC
       Si Si Savvy (*SS Orion x Granada I) owned by Ginna Frantz

This is the second son of Zacateco to win the coveted WAHO Trophy:
2005 - Zacateco (Jacio x Baldosa)
2006 - Fiolek (Zacateco x Rejeka)
2007 - Fakateko (Zacateco x Zakateka)

L. M. Libretto Wins 2007 WAHO Trophy for Austria!

This 1991 Classical Spanish dark red stallion, bred by La Movida, was imported to Austria in 1992. Trained and owned by Al-Qahira Spanish Arabians, he achieved the EUROPEAN RESERVE CHAMPION title in Classic Allround in 2005, and the Bronze Medal Driving Allround at the European Championships 2003. He is a 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 2006, and won that prestigious trophy on May 17, 2007!

His sire Drago, bred by the Yeguada Militar, is owned by Pilar Cavero, Jaime Mallart & Bernard Victor Vaque and standing at Pilar's Yeguada Alqamar. Drago is the paternal grandsire of *Val Pacha of Unser Spanish Arabians, Regional Reserve Champion Working Hunter and Hunter Hack in the USA.

L. M. Libretto's dam, Dadobia (Falce x Haca by Maquillo) was also imported to Austria and is the dam of 8 foals. She is paternal sister to US Champion Pleasure Driving Jr. Horse *SZED Payaso.

With great sadness, we announce the passing of CA Hermoso +++/.

(CA Acierto x Challendon Flame by Jdar Bari Brita)
May 13, 1988 - May 9, 2007

Hermoso was Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure,
and twice US National Champion Western Pleasure.
He was Region 1 and Region 7 Champion Stallion, and US Top Ten.
He had many other Regional Championships, as well as National and Regional Reserve Championships, Top Fives, and Top Tens.

Hermoso was the sire of 99 get and 12 grandget through 2006.

ECAHO Show Calendar (pdf file) click here
These are In-Hand Conformation/Halter purebred Arabian shows.  The performance/sport shows are listed separately at the end of the list.

New Rule for European Championships 2007 (EURO Cup)

ECAHO decided that starting in 2007, the European Championships (in-hand show) will be open only to horses that have been registered at birth in a European country.  For this reason, the "3-year-rule" for imports from outside of Europe will be deleted and horses born outside of Europe will no longer be permitted to participate in this most prestigious European show event.  Any horse born in Europe and exported may participate, as this is regarded as an advertisement for European breeding.  The necessary qualification remains as it has been. The new rule will be implemented for the 2007 European Championships.

Also note that as of 1 January 2007, in order to be elegible to enter the Spanish National Championships, all horses must have been shown previously in a regional EACHO recognized show in Spain. This requirement does not apply to yearlings born in the year of the National show.

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 FIOLEK wins WAHO Trophy for Spain

Results of shows in Europe and the Middle East

SAHS is AHA Club of the Year

SAHS and SAHBI Merge

Results from 2006 Spanish Nationals

Fiolek Wins 2006 WAHO Trophy for Spain
by Lisa Goodwin-Campiglio 

     FIOLEK, 1986 grey stallion (Zacateco x Rjeka) is the WINNER of the 2006 Annual WAHO Trophy Award.  He was bred by S.A.R. Dª Teresa de Borbón.  In a tie with DAKALIEH, bred by D. Nicolás Domecq Ybarra, FIOLEK was selected the winner.  Although both stallions had many points in halter, Dakalieh had no points in Sport events.  FIOLEK's very well-known sire ZACATECO won the 2005 WAHO Trophy Award and has sadly just passed away.  FIOLEK is a very "breedy" looking Classical Spanish Arabian who is a stronger mover than his sire and has successfully competed in racing and cross, and passes this motion on to his get. 
     FIOLEK also was 2002 Spanish National Reserve Champion Stallion in Halter. His best known son is the multi International Champion LOBEKE owned by Jan Calis of Zenith Arabians in the Netherlands.  His dam, RJEKA, 1973 chestnut mare, is a daughter of Vasallo, Zancudo's full brother, and out of Nevisca, a very successful producing broodmare for Flors de Lis.  Nevisca is also the dam of Spanish National Champion Mare Polka, and the stallions *Osaka and Nagasaki, the latter being the sire of full brothers *LA Saguro and *Sasaki. *Sasaki is the maternal grandsire of Magnum Psyche, currently one of the most popular stalliions in the world..

CONGRATULATIONS to the Yeguada Flor De Lis !

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Results of 2006 National Championship Shows held in Denmark and Qatar, the World Championship Show in Paris, and the European Championship Show held in Moorsele are available on the ECAHO website.

In the Danish National Championships, the Classical straight Spanish stallion GUAL SADDAM (Navarro III/Gual Edde)  placed second in the Stallions, 8 years old and above (4 entries).

Congratulations to breeder Maria Teresa Gual de Pons of the Yeguada Puig Gross (Mallorca/Spain) and to owners Midtgaard Arabians.   Gual Sadam ( as registered in the AHA DataSource) has sired 12 foals to date (5 fillies and 7 colts all prior to 1999) and has had one grandget, a bay mare foaled in 1999.  Exported to Denmark in summer 2005, the DataSource shows no registered get (as yet) born in Denmark.

Gual Sadam also placed 4th in Duerne Holland Show, second place Senior Stallions at National B Show Denmark (above) and 3rd place Stallions with 88.33 points at the International A Show Denmark. 

He is maternal half-brother to *Gual Kubesi US Top Ten Stallion.

To see photos of Gual Sadam go to the Midtgaard Arabians website.

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SAHS Receives Recognition from AHA

SAHS Delegate Kristin Herder accepts Awards on behalf of SAHS
Photos by Evie Tubbs, AHA Staff; used with permission

At the Arabian Horse Association Annual Convention November 15-18, 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, SAHS was in competition for the Club Excellence Award in the Communication category.  This is one of four categories in which clubs compete.  Applications are submitted to a panel of judges, which selects a winner in each category.  The four winners are then judged again for the Club of the Year Award. 

SAHS is very proud to be the winner of the 2006 Club Excellence Award for Communication.  As if that weren't enough, SAHS is also the 2006 AHA Club of the Year!  Congratulations to all the members who have joined and supported the club, and to the Board of Directors, who have worked tirelessly to make this club one of the best and most effective in the world. 

This image was projected onto a huge screen at the front of the Convention hall when the winner was announced.

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SAHS and SAHBI Merge

With great pride we announce the merger of SAHS and SAHBI (Spanish Arabian Horse Breeders International).  We welcome SAHBI members into this group and look forward to increasing cooperation between  members worldwide in promoting the wonderful Spanish Arabian horse.

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Results from 2006 Spanish Nationals
ECLIPSE wins SAHS Trophy

Class winners are listed by Name (Sire x Dam / Dam's Sire)

Castrados: (Geldings)
Campeon :  Tokyo ( Pekos x Ghorak / Zacateco)
Subcampeon: Xokoalt (Fakateco x Maraka /Fiolek)

Potros: (Colts)
Campeon: Abha Madi ( Marwan Al Shaqqab x Alisheeba / Ali Jamaal)
Subcampeon: A Rasin ( Zandai Aqir x Egyptian Rabia / Ruminaja Ali)

Potras: (Fillies)
Campéona: Abha Opalina ( WH Justice x Omel Amira Estopa / Sanadik El Shaklan )
Subcampéona: Agar Begum  ( Shankar x Yamuna /El Perfecto)

Yeguas: (Mares)
Campéona: Abha Katmandou (El Perfecto x Abha Yamir / Abha Tabir)
Subcampéona: Pikara (Fiolek x Zoska / Mikado)

Sementales: (Stallions)
Campeon: Hanaya Barigh ( Thee Brigadier x Elf Layla Walayla B /Assao )
Subcampeon: LC Harem ( El Perfecto x LM Tambaa /Esteem)

La Mejora Cabeza: (Most Classic Head)
Abha Opalina (WH Justice x Omel Amira Estopa) de Ses Planes

Best Breeder: S.A.R.Teresa de Borbon

Most Prizes: Ses Planes

Mas premiado por lineas espanoles: Highest Score for Classical Spanish Arabian
          The Spanish Arabian Horse Society Trophy
Eclipse (potro 2004 Titanic x Honrosa /Abutig) Yeguada Domecq 

photo courtesy of

S.A.R. Princesa Alia Al Hussein Al Saleh (Jordan)
D. Peter Upton (Great Britain)
D. C.J.W. Modderman Van-Dorsen (Netherlands)
Da. Silvia Garde-Ehlert (Germany)
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WAHO Trophy for Spain Awarded to ZACATECO

Diego Mendez Moreno Retires

ECAHO Meets in Mallorca

2005 WAHO Trophy for Spain Awarded to ZACATECO
by Lisa Goodwin-Campiglio 

The Spanish Arabian Horse Breeders Society (AECCA) is delighted to be able to initiate the journey of the WAHO TROPHY by awarding it for the first time to ZACATECO ( Jacio x Baldosa), a very special 25-year old stallion, owned and bred by the Spanish National Stud, the Yeguada Militar.  The stallions of the YM have been the foundation of the private Studs in existence in Spain today.

ZACATECO is an excellent representative of the historic lines of Arabian horses in Spain, and is probably the most influential sire of the last 20 years.  He is classified First in the Stallions Book of Merits.  He has been used by a considerable number of private breeders, with excellent results, producing (to the end of 2005) a total of 218 offspring, all with his gentle nature and considerable intelligence. Many of these direct and second generation descendents have been outstanding in halter classes, Internationally as well as Nationally, including several named Top Ten in Paris at the World Championships, an All Nations Cup Champion, a European Reserve Champion and many others.

In Sports Competitions, ZACATECO has sired many successful Endurance competitors, as well as Jumping, Dressage and Eventing Horses at all levels, including Open National Championships, within and outside of Spain. Particularly important to modern day breeding are those horses which combine remarkable results in both Ridden and Halter Classes. Now 25 years old, ZACATECO has been Senior Chief Sire at the Yeguada Militar for many years.

The WAHO TROPHY WINNERS in each affiliated country are selected annually by the Registering Authority Members of that country. 2005 is the first year this program has been put into effect. 38 countries got their results in prior to publication of the recent WAHO newsletter.  Late entries will be published at the WAHO website:

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Diego Mendez Moreno Retires
by Lisa Goodwin-Campiglio

As of the end of 2005 , the well known Spanish breeder Diego Mendez Moreno has retired from judging. He sold his entire bloodstock to Complutum Arabians, completing the arrangements in 2004. To be sure, he kept contact in an advisory capacity.  For all of us who knew him personally, it would be difficult to envision Diego completely outside the Arabian world!  A very nice article has been written by Petra Berlenbach for the ECAHO, link below. Diego personally took me under his wing and helped me buy my very first Foundation Mare bred by Don Miguel Osuna Escalera, the incredible Jarilla, a 3 year old daughter of Figuroso and Arilla and in foal to the military stallion Jaquay.  In later years he would always tease me for not having bought breeding stock from him!  Yet upon the arrival of my first importation of Arabians from Germany, who came explicity to Barcelona to view them before they boarded the ferry to Mallorca...none other than Diego himself.  And he somehow managed to find a bale of alfalfa and a willing taxi driver to bring it to the docks as the German horse transport had run out of feed.  To be sure, this import of breeding stock of five head was the first "group"  of outside bloodlines to arrive in Spain.  The only one previous was a gift from Jay and Dorothy Stream to Pedro Salas and his daughter Marieta of the Egyptian bred yearling colt AL Nahr Camino (AN Montecristo x AL Nahr Neyomi) of Fadjur/ Ibn Moniet-el-Nefous bloodlines a month earlier in 1974. 

Petra Berlenbach has summed it up nicely.  Diego's enthousiastic determination and love of the Arabian breed has had a tremendous influence on the Spanish Arabian and its delvelopment in Spain.

See the story at the ECAHO website: Retired judges 2005

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2005 ECAHO Annual Meeting in Palma de Mallorca

Cristina Valdes Colon de Carjaval and Don Miguel Angel Martinez Sanches, new Director of the Spanish Stud Book

     "As some of you already know the ECAHO annual meeting is being held in Palma de Mallorca this weekend, February 11-13, 2005.  ECAHO is the European Conference of Arabian Horse Organizations. It has established the Horse Show rule book and is officially accepted by 24 national organizations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Ingalil Martenssen as our Balearic regional representative very graciously invited me to join them at a private luncheon and showing of her breeding program this afternoon at their Yeguada (broodmare farm) in Santa Maria here on the island. 
     "Approximately 60 to 70 Arabian breeders and owners  from all over Europe have congregated for the Executive meeting and General Assembly which takes place tomorrow morning. and is followed by a luncheon and showing of the Salas horses at their Yeguada Ses Rotes  and a Monday Excursion to see Gabriel Bautista Vich at his Yeguada."

Read the entire report, with additional photos, from Lisa Campiglio here.

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Sidan De Ville Wins Ohio Valley AHA High Point Award

Siempre Ciato Wins Region 9 High Point Award

Karen Chaton and Granite Chief win Distance Awards

Terese Ray and deLaila participate in Christmas Parade

Tracy Browne and Ruleta Rusa CC Honored

SAHS Members Meet at US Nationals

SAHS Receives AHA Affiliate Club Status

Sidan de Ville Wins 2004 High Point Award

Kristin Herder and Sidan de Ville

Kristin Herder and Sidan De Ville won 2004 High Point English Pleasure (Hunter) for the Ohio Valley Arabian Horse Association.  "Danner" is of Spanish/Egyptian/Fadjur breeding, being by the Classical Spanish stallion *Sidi-Brahim and out of Fatima Ala Bahr, granddaughter of Ruminaja Bahjat and Fadjur.  He will embark on a Western Pleasure career in Spring 2005, once again showing the versatility of the Spanish Arabian horse.

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Siempre Ciato wins 2004 Region 9 Award

Siempre Ciato and Larry Westmoreland

Classical Spanish stallion Siempre Ciato (*Ciato x LC Kirin by *Makorr) is Region 9 High Point Working Cow Horse for 2004.  Congratulations to Hoodoo Arabians, Jennifer and Kyle Alexander, and their trainer, Larry Westmoreland!

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Karen Chaton and Granite Chief Win Distance Recognition
in 2004 and 2005

Karen Chaton and Granite Chief

Granite Chief (CFSorcerer x MI Princessa) was recognized, with owner/rider Karen Chaton, by the Americal Endurance Ride Conference as the National Mileage Champion for 2004.  The pair logged 2135 miles in 2004, and Granite Chief has accumulated 2590 miles over 3 years.  Karen has recorded 14,265 miles on three different horses since 1995.  Read more about Karen's experiences, and see LOTS more pictures, at her own website, and also see a great story in her local newspaper at

and announced in Feb. 2006:
TBR Granite Chief+/ has earned the 2005 Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Distance Horse of the Year Award.  The 10-year-old gelding repeated in 2005 as the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) National Mileage Champion with 2,245 miles. He has accumulated 4,835 lifetime miles to date and is the 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.

See additional details in the Gallery of Champions.

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Terese Ray and deLaila ride in 2004 Christmas Parade in NM

Terese Ray and deLaila (*Delerio x *Laila SSB)

"December 17 was the Capitan, New Mexico annual Christmas parade.  Outside of the police car which cleared the highway, everything in the parade is horse ridden or pulling a wagon.  The exception was a group of young men from Camp Sierra Blanca walking -- they are in all our parades.  Santa Claus rides in a wagon which takes him to the Capitan Public Library where he visits with the children and refreshments are served.

"I am a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Posse but ride behind the parade unit in 'native costume' to call attention to my Arabian horses. This is a snapshot taken by one of the library women.  deLaila is my pride and joy."

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Tracy Browne and Ruleta Rusa win Recognition

Tracy Browne and Ruleta Rusa

Tracy Browne and her Classical Spanish mare, Ruleta Rusa CC (Gitano CC  x Adal Zurita), were acknowledged during the 2004 Mother Lode Arabian Horse Association Year End Awards with the following wins: Champion Endurance Horse Perpetual Trophy, Champion Mare Halter Perpetual Trophy, Reserve Champion Senior Rider, 3rd Place Competitive Trial Horse.

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SAHS Members Meet at US Nationals

Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Allen

SAHS members and Spanish enthusiasts meet at US Nationals, 2004.
Front Row: Kristin Herder, Matt Herder, Mary Durgin
Second Row: Julie Teutsch, Jennifer Alexander, Paula O'Keefe, Kathy McCurdy
Third Row Left: Mary Ann Allen

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SAHS becomes Member Organization of AHA

Photo by Mark Goff

At the Arabian Horse Association Board of Directors Meeting November 16, 2004, in Anchorage, Alaska, SAHS was granted Affiliate Club status.  The Board of Directors meeting preceeded the annual AHA Convention.

MOTION by Larry Kinneer:
Whereas, The Spanish Arabian Horse Society application and non-refundable initiation fee have been received and are complete; and
Whereas, The Spanish Arabian Horse Society Bylaws have been reviewed; and
Whereas, The regional director has been contacted and is fully aware of the club's application; Therefore, Be It
Resolved, That the Spanish Arabian Horse Society in Region 14 be approved as a new member organization.
Effective: Immediately
Motion Passed Unanimously.  (Motion # 10-11/16/04-BOD)

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