COVER

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On the Cover:
Aria Rakeem (FA El Rasheem x *MD Hibat Allah). 2018 bay stallion, owned by The Rakeem Group and photographed by Javan Schaller See story on page 65

GENERAL:

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Region 12 – Classic Egyptian Championships

A beautiful arena, gorgeous weather, a highly respected judge, an engaged audience and 50 truly beautiful Egyptian Arabians, by Allison Mehta

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You Be the Judge

Test your skills at appraising conformation with performance in mind, by Cindy Reich

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Old Values And New Levels: Using Long Dead Stallions For Breeding
There probably isn’t a breeder who has not sometimes wished he could use one of the great sires of the past. But wait – you can do that! by Betty Finke

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A Breeders View – Mary Anne Morrison

At her ranch in Ojai, California, Mary Anne Morrison breeds purebred Arabians and Arabian crosses (many of them half Welsh pony), with children and amateurs in mind, by Mary Anne Morrison

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Sire Line – Kuhailan Haifi DB – The Backbone Of Polish Breeding
Kuhailan Haifi was one of the last desertbred stallions imported to Poland, along with Kuhailan Afas in 1931. but in terms of significance for the Arabian breed he is second to none, by Betty Finke

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Moments In Time: Great Expectations
Breeding a good horse involves a number of different factors. Even if you get all of that right, there is still no guarantee it’ll work. Genes can be tricky, by Betty Finke

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ON THE COVER: Aria Rakeem and the “IT” Factor
The partners who coalesced around this radiant young stallion, Aria Rakeem, are looking forward to the ride, by Denise Hearst

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My Life with the Arabian Horse – Sharon Eider-Orley
“Little did we know at the time how this three-month-old filly, still at her mother’s side, would influence and enhance our lives,” by Denise Hearst

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Stud Farm Diaries – The Stallion’s Advocate
We are fortunate to have a breed of horse that is very human-friendly, and most stallions are amazingly tolerant of all the mistakes we make with them. but we have the responsibility to create an environment for them that is healthy, fair, and clearly understood, by Cindy Reich

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Mindy Peters Arabians – The Payoff of Persistence
by Evie Tubbs Sweeney

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