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Congratulations to Debbie Canaday and Mozambique V of Alaska

February 16, 2024

Congratulations to Debbie Canaday of Juneau, Alaska on winning the Arabian Horse Association’s 2023 Frequent Rider Program (FRP) High Hour Award logging a total of 294 hours with her Purebred Arabian gelding Mozambique V++++// (bred by Varian Arabians and sired by Botswana out of Misti Morn V), between January 1 and December 31, 2023. Receiving an engraved desk clock to commemorate her hourly achievement, Debbie purchased “Mozes” in January 2018 from Varian Arabians of Arroyo Grande, California when he was three years old. …read more

Global Champions Arabians Tour Kicks Off Inaugural Event with Spectacular Showcase

February 2, 2024

The inaugural Global Champions Arabians Tour event commenced its much-anticipated debut yesterday afternoon, marking the beginning of what promises to be an unforgettable journey into the world of Arabian horse excellence. The first day witnessed a dazzling display of horsepower and impressive performances in the Yearling Fillies, Yearling Colts, and Junior Fillies categories. …read more

Congratulations Martino SBA+// and Stella Bella Arabians

November 27, 2023

It is with excitement we give an enormous congratulations to our friends at Stella Bella Arabians and the success of their homebred MARTINO SBA+// and owner & rider Sarah White-Springer on topping the charts for this year’s 2023 United States Dressage Federation’s All Breed Awards. The pair have amassed incredible accomplishments in both open competition & breed shows alike including bringing home National Champion & Reserve National championship roses along with a multitude of Top Tens from the 2023 Arabian Sport Horse Nationals alone. Important to note — Martino SBA+//, at only five years of age, has now achieved his Legion of Excellence (as evidenced with the +// following his name) through the Arabian Horse Association’s Horse Achievement Awards program. Pretty spectacular accomplishments all the way around. …read more

Cow Palace to honor famed horsewoman Sheila Varian

October 8, 2023

For the first time, the Cow Palace will be presenting “Women of Rodeo,” an evening both honoring and featuring the cowgirl on October 14, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Cow Palace in Daly City. This exciting program will feature women competitions in barrel racing, breakaway roping, and bronc riding plus performances by the winners of the Grand National Drill Team Competition and professional trick rider Madison MacDonald-Thomas. …read more

Bey Ambition… All roads lead home!

July 20, 2023

For Murray and Shirley Popplewell, their lives shared with Arabian horses has spanned some 25 years; a journey spent sharing kindness, humility, and immense passion with the rest of the Arabian horse community. It’s been said that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and nothing could ring truer to describe the family and team behind Rae-Dawn Arabians and multi-National Champion Bey Ambition. “Twenty twenty-three marks Rae-Dawn Arabians’ 25th year of loving the Arabian horse,” says Murray, “which makes it 15 years that Bey Ambition has been part of our lives.” It’s hard to believe and as cliché as it may sound, time has gone by in the blink-of-an-eye. …read more

RD Marciea Bey is now a Breyer

July 4, 2023

The gift that keeps on giving… Breyer Model Horses has developed a Breyer modeled after one of Rae-Dawn Arabians most beloved mares — of course, the “queen” of our Rae-Dawn, the homebred RD Marciea Bey. Since 1950, Breyer has held steadfast as the premiere brand of horse models and collectibles of authenticity, quality and realism. It’s so fun to see things come full circle as Rae-Dawn welcomed Arizona’s Breyer enthusiasts back in 2018 for a “Collector’s Club” gathering which turned out to be a tremendous success – thrilled to see this beautiful representation of the Arabian breed on a world-wide scale!

USEF Amateur Task Force releases rule change update

September 30, 2021

US Equestrian held a webinar on September 22 for the USEF Amateur Task Force to update US Equestrian members on recent progress since the initial webinar in early August. USEF Amateur Task Force representatives Lisa Blackstone and Caitlin Creel presented proposed changes to the USEF Amateur Rule based on the work of the task force this year and member feedback. The team also presented the results of the recent member survey in preparation for the proposed rules to enter the formal extraordinary rule change submissions process.

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Arabian horse wins the Tevis Cup in California

August 14, 2021

A wonderful moment for our beloved Arabian horses coming out of California and the world famous Tevis Cup — one of the most grueling 100-mile competitive trail rides was won by one of our very own – Treasured Moments, a twelve-year-old Arabian mare that traveled with owner Jeremy Reynolds from central Florida to Northern California to compete – the travel to just compete in the Tevis was a 40 hour, 2,698 mile drive from Florida to Truckee, California. …read more

Jade Creek bred Jimmy Choo JCA shines at Youth Nationals

August 4, 2021

Congratulations to the Comolli Family on the great success of Jimmy Choo JCA – Isobel Comolli and Jimmy Choo JCA were the 2021 Youth National Reserve Champions in Western Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under …read more

Thank you, Dana Arabians!

July 20, 2021

Thank you Dale & Wyona Worthington for a wonderful visit to your Dana Arabians Farm in Washington State. Your fifty plus years of dedication to, and love for, the Arabian horse and the industry we are all apart of is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing with me your collection of mares & babies you have so carefully & thoughtfully bred over the last five decades — …read more

In memory of Brandon Bey JCA+

January 1, 2021

A life well lived and well lived to the fullest. The prince of Jade Creek, Brandon Bey JCA+, born April 17, 2001, peacefully laid to rest on November 11th after a tremendously fulfilling life here at Manny Lawrence’s Jade Creek Arabians. Born on our farm in Santa Ynez, California – Brandon’s journey into our life and into our hearts started even before his birth. Brandon’s dam Hushahby Bey had the entire Santa Barbara showgrounds abuzz after she had just won the Cal Bred futurity filly championship. Although Manny didn’t see the class, when Jim Lowe took Manny back to the barn and Hushahby Bey stuck her head out of the stall, Manny was smitten. Manny knew instantly that he had to have her and struck a deal, bringing the future Bey Shah brood matron home to Jade Creek Arabians. …read more

Remembering sweet Josephine JCA

September 22, 2020

Josephine JCA
(El Milenio x Jacline Jamal JCA)
March 2, 2007 – September 5, 2020

Our greatest joy is breeding and raising beautiful, loving Arabian horses — horses who become part of our everyday life, part of our family. Born to Jade Creek Arabians in March of 2007, Josephine JCA was the first born of two-time U.S. National Champion El Milenio whom Manny purchased shortly after his United States Yearling National Championship win. Josephine’s dam, our beloved bred and owned Jacline Jamal JCA who herself has created a dynasty all of her own here at Jade Creek, including being the dam of our sweet Josephine. …read more

Hennessey Arabians welcomes hundreds and hundreds to Ocala farm

November 19, 2019

Hennessey Arabians welcomed hundreds and hundreds of Arabian horse lovers to the farm Wednesday, November 13th in what is being hailed as one of the most positive Arabian horse outreach events of the year. …read more

Annual Arabian and Half-Arabian U.S. National Championship Horse Show Hosts Nearly 1,800 Horses

November 17, 2019

Tulsa, Okla. – Nearly 1,800 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses and their riders/drivers, owners, trainers, and support staff from every state and Canadian province made Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., their home for two weeks during the annual Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) Arabian and Half-Arabian U.S. National Championship Horse Show. Credited with bringing $104 million in economic impact to the city of Tulsa, second only to the Tulsa State Fair, AHA’s premier championship crowned nearly 200 hundred National and Reserve National Champions across a number of diverse disciplines, from hunter pleasure and reining, to breeding in-hand and driving classes, showcasing the diversity and athleticism of the Arabian and Half-Arabian horse. …read more

Olivia Rae Vargas… Hope, inspiration, determination alongside an Arabian horse

September 12, 2019

Hope Inspiration Determination

That is what Make-A-Wish NJ has given me. My name is Olivia Rae Vargas. I am 11 years old, and I am a proud New Jersey Wish kid. At birth, I was diagnosed with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, which affects the development of my facial bones. Doctors informed my parents that my life expectancy is approximately the same as anyone else, but like anything else, every case is different. I am mostly known for my hearing impairment or my fashionable hearing aids, but what you don’t know is at sixteen months old, I was unresponsive and rushed to the hospital, where I was trached and put on life support for almost two months. …read more

Rescue Arabian-Andalusian Little Black Dress’ Story Comes Full Circle

September 1, 2019

Lexington, Ky.—Sept. 1

Courtney Calnan had a lot of work to do when she first got her Arabian-Andalusian mare Little Black Dress (Carbonado MHF—Jayel Ariel) as a 6-year-old.

The horse was one of 50 that a breeder in Tennessee surrendered to the Arabian Rescue Mission in 2012 and was underfed. She was then adopted by Susie Lones, who sold her to local event trainer Erika Adams. “Harper” was backed at 3 and then received minimal training for Adams’ students before Calnan got her in 2015. …read more

Mozambique V++++//, the Arabian horse ambassador!

August 28, 2019

A shout out to the Canaday’s – Debbie & Dayton Canaday of Juneau, Alaska – and their prized Arabian gelding Mozambique V++++// who continues his world tour around North America showcasing exactly what needs to be celebrated within the Arabian breed. An Arabian gelding beautiful, athletic, and tractable taking care of his owner every step of the way. Bred by Varian Arabians, Mozambique V is sired by leading Straight Egyptian stallion BOTSWANA, a son of Thee Desperado, and out of the famed Misti Morn V, by Audacious PS out of Misti V, by Bravado Bey V. A pedigree combining the very best of both sire and dam, it is no surprise the achievements of Mozambique V.  …read more

Beautiful Arabian gelding wins 2019 Tevis Cup!

August 26, 2019

Sanoma Blakeley and RA Ares Bay Win 2019 Tevis Cup

The 18-year-old, riding an Arabian gelding found for free in a Craigslist ad, edged out three-time winner Jeremy Reynolds in a race to the finish.

Eighteen-year-old Sanoma Blakeley of Terrebonne, Oregon, and 10-year-old dark bay Arabian gelding, RA Ares Bay, crossed the 2019 Tevis finish line at 9:27 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Auburn, California. They were just feet ahead of three-time Tevis winner Jeremy Reynolds to claim the Tevis Cup. …read more

World Equestrian Center Ocala 2020

June 27, 2019

In 2021, the World Equestrian Center will debut a brand-new location in Ocala, Florida, providing world-class equestrian competition and equestrian-inspired country club living adjacent to the stunning Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family friendly environment, the World Equestrian Center promises their exhibitors an experience built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction. …read more

Remembering Bruno Guiraldelli

May 26, 2019

Full of life, a smile that could light up any room – and a heart as big as the life he lived. We will all remember our friend Bruno Guiraldelli taken from us far too soon. Our world will never be the same, …read more

Remembering Bravado Bey V

December 27, 2018

Remembering Bravado Bey V of Varian Arabians
1/11/92 – 12/23/18

Bravado Bey V, sired by Huckleberry Bey and out of Bachista V by Ariston to the great Bachantka+ was the grey gentleman with the big, liquid eyes and bold trot that stole hearts in every distinct chapter of his life. Bravado began his legacy as one of the top English pleasure horses in the country, carrying the torch of his famous father, Huckleberry Bey V.

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Rae-Dawn Arabians hosts Breyer Collector Club

December 6, 2018

A national event in which the famed Breyer Toy Horse company welcomed 200 of their clients to beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona where the group toured Rae-Dawn Arabians on Saturday, November 17th. Two groups of guests were treated to a private tour of the farm that included open barns, a multi-horse presentation where visitors were …read more

Boisvert Farms 2018 U.S. Nationals Success

November 19, 2018

Consistency is key 💥 It takes an eye to the future and an unwavering amount of dedication to develop a breeding program that yeilds the results like those acheived by Boisvert Farms at this year’s 2018 United States National Championships. Bred by, owned by, and trained by are three words very rarely heard consecutively.  Those involved with the Arabian horse are very familiar with the dreams and passion that can engulf one’s self which ultimately becomes the driving force as the journey with friends & family travel the path to breeding the finest Arabian horses in the country, and the world, for that matter. …read more

A Saturday at Palmetto Arabians

May 20, 2018

If you were in Timmonsville, South Carolina this past Saturday at Palmetto Arabians’ Open House, then you were treated to an outstanding day filled with beautiful horses, educational enlightenment, delicious food, and enjoyment one would only come to expect from Frank & Sara Chisholm.

Whatever your Arabian horse passion fancies, all senses were triggered throughout the day as the Palmetto team proudly showcased the “PA” breeding program for all guests to enjoy. The collection of mares and foals (many of whom are now representing 3 & 4 generations of the Chisholm’s thoughtful breeding choices) were presented. …read more

2018 Palmetto Arabians Open House

March 3, 2018

A day to celebrate the legacy of Sundance Kid V and Palmetto Arabians in Timmonsville, South Carolina. Breeders of National Champion Arabian horses and home to one of the finest collections of Arabian stallions, mares, foals, and sale horses. Join Palmetto Arabians May 19th for their Open House Celebration following the Region 12 Championships. Palmetto is proud to welcome the talented Abe Cotton, Rory O’Neil, and 2017 APAHA Horseman and Western Pleasure Trainer of the Year, Rob Bick. Celebrate with us, Sundance Kid V’s incredible honor of 2017 Overall Sire of the Year and enjoy our Stallions up close and personal with their foals!

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2018 China Arabian Arabian Horse Show

March 3, 2018

Stories of beautiful Arabian horses have been shared throughout time worldwide, as the beauty and passion for the Arabian horse are the same in any language, in any country, and in any part of the world. Are you coming to Beijing, China, one of the world’s fastest rising cosmopolitan cities and a world-famous imperial capital which has a history of 3000 years with more than 860 years as the capital of China?

This show will take you to the capital of an ancient empire, steeped in thousands of years of culture. A city bursting with life and opportunity. A people celebrating their past while embracing the future. A place to inspire and a journey to experience. …read more

VJ Royal Heir sires two National Champions!

November 4, 2017

An amazing feat for the young VJ Royal Heir who sired two United States National Champions in Tulsa. …read more

Rae-Dawn farm video released… A journey of passion!

October 19, 2017

Murray & Shirley Popplewell have dedicated themselves for over twenty years to the Arabian horse breed. Their breeding program has influenced Canada, the United States, all over Europe and the Middle East. …read more

2nd Annual Arabian Oaks Breeders Jamboree

August 12, 2017

The 2nd Annual Arabian Oaks Breeders Jamboree will take place Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 10am at Arabian Oaks in beautiful Santa Ynez, California. Come and enjoy a beautiful day of young Arabian horses with those who bred them! Adjudicated by Mr. Steve Heathcott of Dallas, Texas, show entries are due August 23, 2017.

More information can be had by contacting Tiffany Schmidt at 805.245.4599. …read more

North Arabians’ Open House

May 22, 2017

A wonderful time was had by all who attended the open house at North Arabians on May 19th. Guests were greeted by owners Robert & Dixie North at their farm in Ramona, California.

Changes at the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry

March 6, 2017

In February 2017, a letter was sent out to all Canadian Arabian Horse Registry members detailing the upcoming changes to the Registry and reasons for the changes. The letter is posted here in PDF form, along with a list of updated FAQs, and minutes from the Board of Directors’ last Annual General Meeting.


As of this posting, all forms have been updated with Arabian Horse Association’s address and contact information and are ready for download and use. The information on the contact page has been updated as well.

The life of a living legend… Padrons Psyche

June 8, 2016

It is with indescribable joy – that Dixie and Robert North of North Arabians announce the completion of 2-year project – a labor of love – a tribute to the great stallion and leading sire of the breed, Padrons Psyche! This heartfelt tribute is an exquisite, artistic, coffee-table book that features never before images of Padrons Psyche as he was captured through the lens of the most talented equine photographers in the Arabian community and beyond. The magnificent imagery was paired with text that takes the reader from the origins of the Arabian horse, through Psyche’s aristocratic ancestors, his early years, to his life at North Arabians. It maps out Psyche’s rise to becoming a leading sire of the breed and one of the most beloved stallions of this generation and showcases many of his most prominent offspring. This book is sure to be a collectors item that will be cherished for generations to come. …read more

Springtime at Stella Bella Arabians

April 12, 2016

Stella Bella Arabians and the Bassichis family is proud to be welcoming a very exciting and elite group of foals this 2016 foaling season. Many babies have already begun arriving at our farm sired by internationally notable stallions including champion producing EKS Alihandro, Nofal NK, and Baha AA, to name but a few. Click here to view our complete foaling list as well as photos of foals already born. We are very excited to share these foals with you and welcome your visit to our farm located just outside, Dallas, Texas!

Serenata El Jamaal… a world’s mare!

September 16, 2015

The soft nicker of a mare nuzzling her foal for the first time floats through the cool spring evening. In the darkness, you can hear the sound of the other horses stirring at the recognition of the new arrival. This annual event continues to ignite the passion of Ron and Laura Armstrong of Armstrong Arabians. “In the world we live in today, the Arabian horse is able to bring us down from the crazy speed of business and life, to experience the simple enjoyment of one of God’s greatest creations,” Ron says. “Being in the barn at the time of birth, hearing the other horses, …read more

North Arabians… a visit to remember!

August 3, 2015

Another stop on my 2015 World Tour was traveling to Ramona, California – about an hour outside of San Diego, to the famed North Arabians. What a way to top off an already super week spent in California than a drive down south to Ramona. My thanks to Robert & Dixie for a very special visit to their North Arabians just outside of San Diego. Robert & Dixie have built an incredible breeding program and is home to one of the most elite band of breeding mares found anywhere in the world.

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Presenting the personalities… Braden Davidson

August 1, 2015

Thanks to the Arabian Horse Times, Jeff Wallace, and Lara Ames for publishing this beautiful piece in the June issue of the Arabian Horse Times Magazine.

Of all your international travels with the Arabian industry, which destination is your favorite? Why? Out of all my international travels, the beautiful country of Jordan still remains at the top of my list of favorite places. Many factors play a part in this, the first; it is home to my dearest friends Nofal and Muntaha Kahook, two very special people who have been instrumental in my international involvement within the Arabian horse breed. …read more

2015 World Tour Part One

May 30, 2015

The month of May was a whirl-wind to say the least. With the breeding season in full swing and many new website projects in the works — makes for a very hectic time with my mobile office when I’m on the road. At the beginning of May, I found myself at Manny Lawrence’s Jade Creek Arabians in Santa Ynez, California. Manny had called just before the Las Vegas Show and told me he had the Arabian Horse Times June 2015 Cover and needed some help – of course there was no hesitation on my end and a few days later and a plane ride over to the Santa Ynez Valley, and the rest they say is history. An incredibly successful shoot of Multi-National Champion Brandon Bey JCA+ along with some other JCA bred and owned horses and it was a magical several days soaking in the beautiful California sun and of course witnessing beautiful horses. …read more

Alovely Afire and Braden Davidson Scottsdale 2015

January 28, 2015

Attitude and elegance… the electric Alovely Afire will grace Wendell Arena with Braden Davidson in a few weeks at Scottsdale in the Amateur Mare Halter division. A beautiful daughter of leading producing sire Afire Bey V and out of the Brazilian National Champion Mare *Apollonia HCF, herself a full sister to International Champion *Ynazia HCF ( a dam of many champions including the international sensation *Van Gogh AM (by *Magnum Psyche) …read more

Rodrigues Training relocates to Battaglia Farms

December 3, 2014

Rodrigues Training Center is excited to announce their relocation to the Battaglia Farms in North Scottsdale, Arizona. The farm boasts a meticulously groomed and well designed facility. Join Rodrigues Training Center during the Scottsdale Farm Tours on January 3rd, 2015 from 4pm-6pm for a beautiful presentation of horses. Enjoy delicious snacks and drinks and the company of friends. …read more

$3 Million donated to Colorado State University

May 9, 2014

The Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory has received a $3 million donation from Bud and Jo Adams, a notable couple within the Arabian horse industry. The money will be used to support clinical research used to foster the world’s best equine genetics, in addition to training a new generation of equine professionals, a CSU news release said on Thursday.

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The Arabian Foal Festival in Santa Ynez

May 9, 2014

I worked for 13 years as the manager for Al Rayyan Farm in Qatar, one of the leading stud farms of straight Egyptian Arabian horses. When I decided to leave Qatar about two years ago, I changed my position to become the manager of Aljassimya Farm. I was intrigued by Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al Thani’s commitment to breed his own show horses; a commitment that has serious long term responsibilities.

Two big steps had to be taken: finding the right horses and finding the right place to start such a program. …read more

2012 U.S. National Championships Recap

May 9, 2014

I’ve just returned home from our U.S. National Championship Show in Tulsa — I have a few things I’d like to say.

First things first — The performance aspect of U.S. Nationals was absolutely unbelievable. The quality and calibre of our performance horses were nothing short of spectacular. The quality has gotten so high, in both the open and amateur divisions, that I really don’t know how some of the judges were able to adjudicate — all of the performance divisions were immaculate in turnout and high quality. The AEPA classes were amazing. Just overall, the performance aspect of the Arabian horse industry is humming along. Big congratulations to all the exhibitors! …read more

2011 Paris World Championships Recap

May 9, 2014

Things are starting to heat up as we inch closer to the 2012 World Championships in Paris, France December 7-9.

Here’s a recap of the 2011 World Champion winners:

Gold Champion Senior Stallion
*Marquis CAHR
(*Marwan Al Shaqab x Rohara Magnifica) …read more