September 2017

on the cover:
Oh Dancing On Heir
(Afires Heir x DD My Dance), 2011 mare, owned by Lindsay O’Reilly French, trained by Oak Haven Farms, Bullard, Texas. Photo by Jeff Janson.

Cover Story: Oak Haven Farms

by Gary Dearth

Arabian horses have a way of weaving themselves into the fabric of the families who love them. And when the right family comes along, a special alchemy occurs. The Krohn family’s multi-generational passion for Arabian horses has created an extraordinarily successful family business from humble beginnings, and they may just be getting started.

Long before Jason Krohn won his first national championship, his ancestors were deeply involved with Arabian horses. His mother, Genna Purvine Krohn, explains, “My grandparents, Glenn and Ruth Purvine, and my father, Bruce Purvine, all had Arabian horses. My grandfather founded the Southern California Half-Arabian Horse Association in 1947… Read more

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In this Issue: September 2017
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In this Issue: September 2017

10 AHW’s Annual Collection of Baby Photos Sweetness and light: the Arabian foal. Enjoy these photos of the 2017 foal crop ... Read More
Esperanza Arabians — Four Decades of Devotion to the Breed
 |  General

Esperanza Arabians — Four Decades of Devotion to the Breed

Though the Esperanza breeding program has existed in one form or another for well over forty years, the basic goals ... Read More
Greener Pastures: Magic Dream CAHR
 |  General

Greener Pastures: Magic Dream CAHR

Considered by many to be the embodiment of the ideal Arabian horse, Magic Dream’s lust for life was a sight ... Read More
Oak Haven Farms
 |  Cover Story

Oak Haven Farms

Hailing from a family of talented horsemen, Jason Krohn, along with his fiancée, Lauren Grabski, is set to open a ... Read More
The 62nd Tevis Cup
 |  General

The 62nd Tevis Cup

The 62nd Western States Tevis Cup ride brought 172 riders and their horses together for a 100 mile journey of ... Read More
If Adversity Builds Character, I Have Plenty
 |  Twisted Tales

If Adversity Builds Character, I Have Plenty

by Darice Whyte A year ago my friend Wendy and I were euphoric that we had managed to complete the Tevis ... Read More
2017 The British Nationals
 |  General

2017 The British Nationals

Through the rain and thunder, the British Nationals provided an exciting show for all in attendance, by Betty Finke ... Read More
The Road to Nationals 2001
 |  From the Archives

The Road to Nationals 2001

From our October 2001 issue. The Road to Nationals in 2001 was packed full of beautifully talented Arabian horses in ... Read More
A Look Back at the Reigning U.S. National Champion Purebred Mares
 |  General

A Look Back at the Reigning U.S. National Champion Purebred Mares

2016 U.S. National Champion Senior Mare *MD Hibat Allah (DA Valentino x Anastasiaa), 2009 bay mare bred by Manuel F ... Read More
Long Lining Videos Part II
 |  For the Horse, Instructional Videos

Long Lining Videos Part II

The follow up to Long Lining Part 1, these five video clips of John Lambert walk us through the next ... Read More

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