The 2nd Annual Arabian Gelding Spectacular was held during the Carousel Charity Horse Show in Scottsdale, Arizona. The two-year-old gelding AOTH were given a prime slot to showcase the breed in front of a well-rounded audience. The Carousel Show has classes for Saddlebreds, Morgans, Arabians and many others. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our breed among other breeds.
On the passing of Audacious PS, we remember what he represented within the Varian breeding program.
As Sheila said in 2015, “Audacious presents himself in an especially appealing way to me. He is extremely charismatic with huge black eyes, a lovely, expressive face, long well-hinged neck, short back, snow-white color, and a tail carriage that is truly exceptional. With all of Audacious’s showy attitude, one won’t be able find a sweeter or kinder stallion. With brief under-saddle training at the age of ten years with Ron Copple, Audacious took to training as though he was a three-year-old.
Congratulations to Arabian trainers Jody Strand and Wendy Potts, who were recognized for their competitive achievements as 2018 USEF Equestrians of the Year — Jody was awarded the Barbara Worth Oakford Trophy, and Wendy Potts received the Vaughan Smith Trophy.
Diablo Arabian Horse Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary and Awards Dinner, January 25, 2019. The sensational Blackhawk Auto Museum, in Danville, California, made a fitting venue for this grand gala.