In this Issue: October 2018

On the Cover
The stallions Picante Jullyen V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Precious V) and MacNificent RS (Maclintock V x Ravvens Skylark), owned by Rancho Soñado, Amado, Arizona, and photographed in Texas by Kelly  Kenneally

Table of Contents

Volume 59, Number 1

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2018 Youth Nationals: The View from Center Ring
Outstanding sportsmanship and camaraderie, as well as excellent quality, were on display at Youth Nationals in Oklahoma City, by Gary Dearth

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Cover Story: Rancho Soñado
Fifteen years after the purchase of their first Arabian, the Waldens’ 160-acre Rancho Soñado in Amado, Arizona, is home to 34 Arabians and Half-Arabians. Rancho Soñado horses have amassed a staggering number of National, Scottsdale, and Regional titles in a wide variety of disciplines in a short time, and the Waldens take justifiable pride in the versatility of their horses, by Gary Dearth

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Monument Valley Ride
The stunning beauty of Monument Valley provided a grand adventure and some novel challenges for our two dressage horses, and us alike, by Ray LaCroix

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Stud Book Research, Volume 89
A look at the top-siring stallions for 2017, as well as a snapshot of the new purebred registration statistics, research by Douglas Tatelman

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State of the Industry: Laurie Long
Respected youth coach and APAHA “Instructor of the Year” shares how she markets Arabians as a healthy lifestyle for today’s kids, by Cindy Reich

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Wit and Wisdom from Our Early Breeders: Richard Pritzlaff
Richard was a loner in many ways, but that didn’t stop him from leaving his mark on the Arabian breed in America, by Mary Jane Parkinson

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Sire Line: Ilderim
Among the sire lines of the Arabian breed, there is one whose significance is equally as important, if not more so, outside the Arabian breed itself: that of the Polish foundation sire Ilderim DB through his grandson Fetysz, by Betty Finke

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Rissla: The Queen of Crabbet, Part 2
In this chapter, we follow Rissla’s impact through her offspring, Risslina, Irex, Rixalina and Rissalma, by John Schiewe

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For the Horse: Wisdom Gained is Wisdom Shared
Larry Jerome discusses the importance of mentors to emerging Arabian breeders, by Cindy Reich

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U.S. National Contenders

FOR THE NEW ENTHUSIAST

74
Beautiful Farms of the World
A pictorial of farms around the world that we’d love to visit.

82
My Life with the Arabian Horse: Sheikha Mona Al Rashed,by Denise Hearst

AROUND THE WORLD

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2018 Egyptian Event Europe
Held on the grounds of beautiful Castle Dyck in Germany, the event is a chance to meet friends from across the world and to see gorgeous horses, by Betty Finke

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The Second Noble Straight Egyptian Breeders Festival
When people, united in their love for the Arabian horse, work together magic happens, by Betty Finke

RACING & ENDURANCE

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Arabian Racing –  From England, to France and Istanbul
A trio of six-figure stakes by Steve Anderson

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Arabians Race at Churchill Downs
Quick Sand AA seals his 2018 Darley bid, by Steve Anderson

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Twisted Tales: Professional Ice Cream Eater
I enjoy photography, which sometimes leads to adventures, by Darice Whyte

FROM THE WORLD

73
AHW
’s 2019 Calendars

UPCOMING FEATURES

111
Solid Gold

107
Pyramid Society Yearbook in December

156
AHW Marketplace

162
Digital Services

167
Upcoming Issues

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What in the World: The Enduring Polish Spirit, by Jeffery Wintersteen

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Stud Farm Diaries: Tough Love Doesn’t Always Have to Be Tough, by Cindy Reich

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Friends of the World: Notes From Our Long-Time Subscribers

156
Letters to World

157
At the Waterhole

163
Arab Year

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Map & Index

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