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Ronteza was retired at the All-Arabian Summer Horse Show in Monterey, CA. It consistend of a reading of her impressive record, a blanket of roses, a special song called "Ronteza" written just for her, and her weanling colt, Bay Event, that was turned loose in the arena to find his place by his mother's side. It was covered by the Pismo Times newspaper. Here is an excerpt from the article, with Sheila aptly describing the process she and the champion m are went through to get ready for a class. "I never work her up, or wake her up for a class. We simply walk around slowly and leisurely for about 20 minutes before she is due to go int the ring. Tehre are no practice spins or running stops to tune her up. As we walk along, I keep up a
There have been few moments in our breed as great as this one... when a little bay mare named Ronteza and a school teacher named Sheila Varian took on the world and won. Never before – or since – had a woman, an amateur, or an Arabian won the World Reined Cow Horse Championships (i.e. "Winning the World"). Here is the experience, in Sheila's own words: October, 1961 — San Francisco, damp and cold. Ronteza, Mom and I. My father staying home to take care of the ranch. Lightweight division, Ronteza. Heavyweight division — 50 horses going for the title. Ronteza the only Arab, me the only girl. I never noticed. Never walk by the trophy window, don’t look at the trophy saddle and blankets . . .
It was 1932. Four horses were being prepared at the Crabbet Stud for export to America. Negotiations continued as the buyer, Roger Selby, a wealthy shoe manufacturer, asserted his wish to pay less than the quoted price for the group. Lady Wentworth never adjusted her prices, but did on occassion include an extra horse with the sale. She decided to send the stallion *Raffles as a pleasure mount for the Selby children, *Raffles possessed exquisite Arabian type. He reputedly had been bred to improve pony stock at the Stud, but following a thorough examination by the Royal Veterinary Academy, he was pronounced hopelessly sterile. Perhaps the horse would serve a purpose in America... # GreatMoments
Today’s Official Scottsdale News is sponsored by Schoukens Training Center of Belgium, owned by Glenn, Tom & Cathy Schoukens. Glenn Schoukens and Mieke Opsteyn were on hand at the Scottsdale show this year representing Schoukens Training Center. Glenn presented two horses for H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalifa Al Thani, owner of Aljassimya Farm in Santa Ynez, California and managed by Bart Van Buggenhout. Glenn showed Monther Al Nasser to the titles of Unanimous International Egyptian Heritage Champion Stallion Five Years and Over and Unanimous International Egyptian Heritage Champion Senior Stallion. In addition, Glenn also showed the 2015 World Silver Champion Stallion Equator to the titles
This is a very rare photo of Bay-Abi as a weanling in 1957. Bred by Lloyd and Mary Silva of Gold Hill, Oregon, Bay-Abi would later have a date with destiny when he was consigned in 1959 by Dr. Wes Hoskins to the first Arabian sale ever to be held at San Francisco's Cow Palace. A young Sheila Varian and her mother Wenonah decided to go take a look after viewing the sales catalogue, with a particular interest in seeing this young Polish colt. But whe n she got to his stall, she and Bay-Abi shared a moment that transcended pedigrees. "Bay-Abi looked me in the eye, and that was it for me," says Sheila. She purchased him for $1,100 that day. "I would give anything to see the sale agreement today, because one thing I do remember clearly
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Deor Farms, Aude Espourteille and Tara Boresek, and Rohara Arabians, Roxann and Karl Hart. Deor Farms and Rohara Arabians are taking this opportunity to announce that the stallion A Jakarta ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Schara, by Bey Shah), owned by Deor Farms, will be moving from Butte Falls, Oregon to the lush landscapes of Rohara Arabians in central Florida. The inspiration of moving A Jakarta to Rohara Arabians and standing him in Florida is the possibility of bringing him to a new group of breeders and allowing them to experience this incredible stallion. A Jakarta's offspring are sought after by breeders around the globe and he has offspring
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored byPegasus Arabians and Sandspur Ranch, owned by Dean and Terri Wikel. Sandspur Ranch is a very special place of history. It was once the home of the legendary stallion Padron. Today, under the care of the Wikels, it once again is home to international champions and national champion producers. This year, Dean and Terri Wikel are celebrating the 25 th Anniversary of Pegasus Arabians. For more than two decades, the Wikels have quietly created a very special breeding program, which has produced far too many champions to count. Their success has earned them the titles of Breeders National Finals, Breeder of the Year, three years in a row; Arabian Breeders
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Versace's Eros Partnership; Kelly Campbell, Casey Campbell, Cindy McPike and Cameron Nelson of California. Equine photographer, Kelly Campbell and her brother, Casey Campbell, a leading halter and performance trainer in the world of Miniature Horses, Shetland and Hackney Ponies have transitioned over to the Arabian horse breed. Cindy McPike and her son Cameron are award-winning owners and breeders of ponies. These partners are responsible for breeding and owning the spectacular 2016 Scottsdale International Gold Champion Yearling Colt, Versace's Eros. Sired by the legendary Versace, and out of the exotic Jumeriah Rose SWF by MA
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Arabian Horse Futures, Ken and Joanne White and Tracy White. The Whites are the owners of the featured horse, Elite AF as well as his dam, Aria Elita, and his first daughter, Elexus AF. Elite AF was the 2014 Canadian National Reserve Champion Futurity Stallion. He is a nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion, MAHA Medallion Stallion, an AHA Sweepstakes Sire, and Region 12 Spotlight Stallion and stands at Shada Inc. The Whites have several Elite offspring coming this spring, which are in partnership with Karen McMurtrie of Hawks Flight Farm. You are invited to stop by the Shada stalls to learn more about Elite AF and his breeding incentives available
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Rae-Dawn Arabians, Shirley and Murray Popplewell of Scottsdale, Arizona and Saskatoon, Canada – home of U.S and Canadian National Champion Stallion Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady). Bey Ambition is an accomplished show horse and an leading sire as well. From his first foal crop, there are 11 National winners and their title are still increasing. Many of them are winning in halter and performance now too. As impressive as Bey Ambition's show ring titles are, the Popplewells are even more proud of the titles he has earned as a sire. These include 2011 Halter Horse of the Year, 2013 Leading Living Futurity Halter Sire and Scottsdale
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Aljassimya Farm, Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalifa Al Thani, of Santa Ynez, California. Aljassimya supports the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show on many levels. They have been instrumental in the growth of the global appeal of the show through their generous sponsorship of the Aljassimya International Arena, which hosts the classes for Straight Egyptian and Egyptian Heritage horses, as well as the Scottsdale International Breeders Classic classes. Every division of the international competitions has seen an increase in both the number of entries and the quality of the horses presented. In addition, we are seeing more horses than ever from overseas coming