Vol. 57, No. 4

On the cover: Onyx A
(Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA by El Chivas Regal), 2006 black stallion, owned by Avonlea Arabians, Vacaville, California. Photo by April Visel. See story on page 113.

Sport Horse Nationals

The Journey to Nampa — 2016 Sport Horse Nationals
The suspense hung on the shoulders of the owners, trainers, and handlers alike …, by Morgan Moore

Sport Horse Nationals and the *Ralvon Elijah Influence
In 1986, a brilliant red Australian-born stallion made the long journey from the United Kingdom to change Arabian breeding in the United States forever, by Morgan Moore

2016 Sport Horse Nationals Leading Sires
Research by Douglas Tatelman

U.S. Nationals

2016 U.S. Nationals: The Halter Division

Guest Editorial: Make Halter Great Again?
Fifty years on, it seems like the halter division is going through a midlife crisis, by Cindy Reich

144 2016 U.S. National Results: Halter and Performance


Wit and Wisdom from our Early Breeders: Frisco Mari and His Daughters
One of the finest examples of Arabian horses as a family interest, by Mary Jane Parkinson

Pint-Sized Dynamos: Tyler Hardin and “Zipy”
And then it happened — a twelve-year-old girl on a purebred Arabian gelding smoked all of them, by Cindy Reich

Cover Story: Avonlea Arabians
The Whitakers — Dick and Gail, along with their daughter Anne Whitaker Keller — are proof that small breeders can make a huge impact on the Arabian breed, by Gary Dearth

Small Breeders — Big Results: Markelle Arabians
Joel Desmarteau created a dynasty of champions from a single mare, Angophora by *Eukaliptus,
by Morgan Moore

Moments in Time — On the Road
Five hours on the road in a horse van with a nervous colt and a placid stallion, by Betty Finke

Acupuncture: A Holistic Tool for Optimum Health,
by Mark DePaolo, DVM

AHW’s 2017 Stallion Directory


Scottsdale Signature Stallion and Scottsdale Contenders

We love Scottsdale — for six decades!

Table of Contents and Board of Directors

Welcome to the Auction and Futurity Program

Prize Money Payouts

General Rules

Rights Holders

A Look Back — Champions of 2016

SSS Index of Advertisers

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Catalog
Prize money payouts, Scottsdale Signature Auction Stallions, and Terms and Conditions


Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown
An underdog wins the Arabian breed’s richest race at $1.27 million in Abu Dhabi, by Steve Andersen

Upcoming Features

Las Vegas World Cup Contenders in April

Stallions in March

Totally Tops in March

Arabian Horse World’s Racing Yearbook in March

Great Breeders of the World

Upcoming Issues 


This Month’s Web Exclusives at www.arabianhorseworld.com

What in The World — Cheers to a New Year
by Denise Hearst

Stud Farm Diaries: Getting Ready for the Coming Season
A foal-saving technique and a few words about foaling and the breeding season,
by Cindy Reich

Arab Year

Map & Index

From the World

Arabian Horse World 2017 Calendars

Arabian Horse World — Soulful

Gifts from Arabian Horse World