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Arabian Gelding Won at World Equestrian Games

Arabian Gelding Raffle Won by Six Year-Old

An Arabian gelding named Al-Marah Don Quixote (AM Power Raid+++/ x AM Power The Star) was raffled off on Sunday, October 10, on the last day of the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG). Khloe Case, age 6, daughter of Kendall and Lori Case of Waverly, Ohio, won the gelding after kissing her raffle ticket and telling her mother she knew she'd win.

In addition to the new horse, Khloe won a saddle donated by Kentucky Horse Supply and Circle Y Saddlery, a six month supply of Succeed and 10 bags of Pennfield Feed donated by Brumfield Hay and Grain of Lexington, Ky. Professional Arabian horse trainer Martha Murdock of Martha Murdock Stables in Versailles, Ky., coordinated the Arabian horse activities during WEG.

The 7 year-old gelding was donated by Mrs. Bazy Tankersley of Al-Marah Arabians in Tucson, Ariz., the naming sponsor of the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries at the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington. Proceeds from the raffle go to youth programs at the nonprofit Arabian Horse Association (AHA), the official breed organization in Canada and the United States headquartered in Aurora, Colo.

"We're grateful to Bazy Tankersley, Martha Murdock and all the sponsors that made this possible. Khloe has been taking riding lessons and has two very supportive parents. Khloe and Don Quixote will make an excellent pair," says AHA President, Lance Walters.

"This horse could not have been won by a better person if you hand picked the winner. Khloe and her new Arabian horse will be an ambassador for our breed for many years to come," adds AHA board member, Dave Daugherty.

Don Quixote underwent endurance training during the last three months in Norristown, Pa. The gelding was kept at Brumfield Hay and Grain in Lexington on October 8 – 10 where he was available for a "meet and greet" for individuals interested in buying a raffle ticket.

A total of 1,497 raffle tickets were sold. Each ticket purchaser received a Ride Arabians T-shirt and four issues of Modern Arabian Horse magazine.

Tankersley leads the United States in breeding Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and has registered 2,714 foals during her breeding career. She has produced numerous national champions. Her son Mark Miller brought his Arabian Nights act from Kissimmee, Fl., for breed demonstrations during the last week of WEG.


Last Updated 11/21/2010 by JK
Summer of Fun BAHA Activities

BAHA Members had a summer of fun with various BAHA Activities!


BAHA Picnic at Top of the Hill Farm

BAHA Members got together at Top of the Hill Farm with gracious hosts the Wards. Many attended and it was a nice time to meet and visit with old and new faces. A big thanks to Mike for opening up his beautiful home to all of us for a relaxing afternoon. Here are some pictures from the event.





Members enjoy a trail ride at Taylorsville Lake

Several BAHA members braved to scorching temps and went on a brief trail ride in July.



Arabian Racing at Keeneland


Arabian Horse racing came to Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, KY for the first time on Saturday October 9, 2010 for the President of United Arab Emirates Cup Grade 1 race. The third race of the day was set to go off at 2:08pm. The four year old horses and up were to travel 1 and 1/4 miles in this $50,000 purse race. This was a very widely attended event. The Paddock area was packed as the horses came out to get saddled up. Comments were murmured throughout the crowd about how beautiful and well muscled the horses were. The jockey's were up, there was the call to the post, and the masses of people move towards the track, or the giant video displays in the paddocks. They were off! What a lovely sight to watch them race across the track. As they turned for home, Grilla overtook Sand Witchh to win for owner Bill Waldren. It was a fantastic day, and we hope that Arabian Racing will again return to the Bluegrass.

* Photographs courtesy of BAHA Member Mary Ann Allen

Winning Time: 2:15.42
6 GRILLA Ricardo Chiappe
9 SAND WITCHH William J. Hollick
1 STOICC Jesus Lopez Castanon
Wager Type Winning Numbers
$2 Pick 3 12-10-6 (3 correct)
$2 Daily Double 10-6
$2 Exacta 6-9
$2 Superfecta 6-9-1-10
$2 Trifecta 6-9-1
Winning Breeder: BILL WALDRON
Winning Owner: Bill Waldron
Winning Trainer: Bill Waldron




2010 Canadian National Results

The Canadian National Results are in for 2010, and our BAHA Members did great!


Indepen ++/ owned by Jim Hay-  Reserve National Champion PB Sport Horse In Hand Stallions shown by Martha Murdock 

                                Top 10 PB Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR ridden by Rebecca Reed
                                Top 10 PB Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR ridden by Rebecca Reed

Last Goodbye++++/ owned by HRH LLC and Martha Murdock

                               Top 10 HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Open ridden by Martha Murdock

Never Enuff owned by Martha Murdock

                               Top 10 HA/AA Country English Pleasure Jr Horse ridden by Martha Murdock

HSA Amazing Grace owned by Bill and Henrietta Elzey

                               National Champion PB Sport Horse Under Saddle Open ridden by Martha Murdock


Summer 2010



The BAHA Summer Day Trail Ride is just around the corner! Several BAHA members have planned a day of trail riding at Taylorsville Lake and would love for you to come join in on the fun!

July 18th, 2010

Taylorsville Lake State Park

10:00 a.m.

You are welcome to join the group or go out into smaller groups if you would like. Maps will be available on the 18th for everyone. When packing for lunch, please bring a dish that you can share with everyone. We will plan on eating around 1:00 or shortly thereafter. You will want to be sure to bring plenty of water for you, as well as a bucket for your horse. There are water faucets to use.

We ask that you please contact us to let us know how many people to expect!

RSVP:  Mary Ann Allen   812-946-1791

Lisa Waits  502-633-8998

We hope to see everyone there!

Directions: From Louisville, take I-64 to the Gene Snyder Freeway south and KY 155 to Taylorsville; turn east on KY 44 and drive three miles to the park. From Bluegrass Parkway, take KY 55 exit to Taylorsville.



BAHA Member, Mike Ward has graciously extended an invitation to all BAHA members and their families to a cookout and open house at his farm in Simpsonville, Kentucky on Saturday, July 17, 2010.  The festivities will start at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

Mike will be serving his award winning Barbecue Ribs, with his secret barbecue sauce (he says he'd have to kill you to give you the recipe!) and our own BAHA President, Rick Tosch, will be grilling up his famous roasted corn. Those of you that have been to Falling Leaves Trail Ride know that Rick knows how to grill some corn!! Bring your favorite summer side dish or dessert to share. Iced Tea and Lemonade will be furnished


After dinner Mike will give  a tour of his facilities and the opportunity to view his horses. After the tour everyone is encouraged to sit around the fire pit and visit with their friends. 
RSVP: Mike Ward
                            (502) 722-8911

Directions will be sent by e-mail next week.



The emails have been pouring in with the superb results of our BAHA members and their big wins with their four legged buddies! One thing is for sure, BAHA members know how to bring home the ribbons! Check out these wins!


Bill and Henrietta Ellzey bought HSA Amazing Grace from Jerry and Barbara Johnson several years ago with plans for "Grace" to be a western pleasure mount for Henrietta. Grace had other plans. This past winter, Grace headed over to Martha Murdock's barn for boot camp. No one ever imagined the results would come so quickly. Martha's best friend, Bask Elect, is Grace's sire and Martha quickly notice the resemblance in Grace and her work ethic. If you get the chance to see this dynamic duo, you will be awfully impressed with the bond these two talented ladies have formed. Clearly the judges have noticed! Check out their latest show results!


Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand                                     lst place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Championship               1st place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares in-Hand AT                                2nd place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand  AT Championship         2nd place
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle                                     3rd place
A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level                                      1st place
A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level                                       1st place
A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level                                       2nd place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand                                         1st place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Championship                    1st place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand AT                                   3rd place
Arabian Sport Horse  Under Saddle                                         3rd Place
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship                     1st place
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle                                    2nd place
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship               2nd Place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand                                   1st Place
Arabian Hunter Pleasure                                                   3rd Place
Arabian Sport Horse Mares in Hand Open                Champion
Arabian Sport Horse Mares in Hand AT                    Champion
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AT                      Top 5
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Open                   Top 5


The ladies of FIrelight Arabians have been busy little bees in the show ring the past few weeks. The FIrelight girls and trainer Lorie Henderson made a whirlwind trip to Region 13 and then to Region 14, only stopping to take a break for one day in between each of the shows! From the looks of their results, the girls must have been putting in some overtime to bring home all of these ribbons!

Firelight Arabians at Region 13 Championships


Region 13 Regional Championships


Jennifer Henderson and Fuel Afire

Champion Arabian Country Pleasure Select Rider ATR

Top Five Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR 18-39

Jennifer Henderson and Tazzer

Champion Arabian Gelding AOTH

Reserve Champion Arabian Gelding AAOTH

Katherine Tate and Khemosha Bey

Top Five Ladies Arabian Western Side Saddle

Top Five Arabian Western Horsemanship

Top Five Arabian Western JOTR 13 & under


Katherine Tate and Sierra Midnite

Top Five Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & under


Region 14 Regional Championships


Katherine Tate and Khemosha Bey

Champion Western Seat Equitation 13 & under

Champion Western Horsemanship 13 & under

Top Five Ladies Arabian Western Side Saddle


Katherine Tate and Sierra Midnite

Top Five HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English

Top Five HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & under


Katherine Tate and Xanadu Whimsical

Top Five Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & under


Jennifer Henderson and Fuel Afire

Reserve Champion Arabian Country Pleasure Select Rider AATR

Top 5 Arabian Country Pleasure AATR


Jennifer Henderson and Tazzer

Top Five Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle


Lorie Henderson and Just Breezin By

Reserve Champion Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse



 Most of us know BAHA Member, Mary Ann Allen as the "trail queen" of the club. In case you didn't know, Mary Ann has started competing this year with her four year old Arabian mare, Mychava. Mary Ann has done all of the trail work herself and has clearly done a phenomenal job! Mary Ann has been cleaning house at some open shows in Kentucky and Indiana, but finally came to take home some ribbons on the Arabian circuit! Congrats Mary Ann to you and Mychava! We are proud of all you have accomplished!

Mary Ann was recently named Regional Champion...twice! With scores of 74.5 and 72.5, Mary Ann was Champion in both the Open and Amatuer Arabian Trail Classes at the Region 14 Arabian Championships!!




No stranger to the show ring, Jerry Johnson decided to show his two year old half-arabian gelding this year in a few Class A show. While attending the Hoosier Horse Classic in June, the Johnson's and their gelding, HSA Comet's Magic Man, were lucky enough to run into "Junior's" sire, HSA Haley's Comet and his mom, Beth Noteman. Junior placed 2nd with a score of 84 and was shown by Beth Noteman in the Half-Arabian Sport Horse In Hand Geldings, 2 and under. After the classes, Mary Ann Allen was able to capture a few pictures of this great family! 



While most of us were enjoying the cool breeze weather during Region 14, several other BAHA members were exhibiting their horses at Region 11 in Sprinfield, Illinois. David and Olivia Stone currently have their 4 year old stallion, Rodeo Road, in training with Strand's Arabian Stables. David, Olivia, little Norah and breeder of Rodeo Road, Rick Tosch headed north to see "Harvey" compete in the Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse class. Harvey was awarded a Top Five in a very deep class. Harvey was even third on the cards! Harvey is headed back to Strand's in Iowa to gear up for U.S Nationals with Jennifer Schmitt in Arabian Western Pleasure Junior jorse and Arabian Western Pleasure Maturity with owner Olivia Stone.

Harvey's full sister, Angylia, is also in training with Strand's Arabian Stables as well. Angylia is owned by BAHA members Rick and Jennifer Tosch. Angylia went to her first under saddle horse show in May at the NIAHAC show in Springfield, Illinois. Not sure what to expect from their beloved mare, Angylia won first place in a competitive western pleasure class with trainer Jennifer Schmitt beating out some big name trainers and horses! Rick and Jennifer felt like they had just won a National Championship! Sometimes that first blue is everything! Angylia is currently in training with Jennifer Schmitt gearing up for an amateur career with Jennifer Tosch in the future.





June 2010

Summer is here! It's hard to believe that half of the year is already over. The 2010 BAHA Spring Blast Horse Show had yet another successful year. We danced around a few rain showers, but all in all, exhibitors and volunteers kept smiles on their faces so all were to have a great day of horse showing! Stay tuned to the Horse Show page for a complete re-cap and show results.

The new $10 million addition to the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse will be hosting its Grand Opening on June 12, 2010 after nearly 2 ½ years of design and construction. The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries will be the largest major addition to the 52,000 square foot International Museum of the Horse in the history of the Kentucky Horse Park, and will expand its permanent exhibition space by nearly 20 percent.

Spearheaded by the Purebred Arabian Trust (PAT), the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries will showcase the journey of the world's oldest breed of horse through pages of history through 1.) Art & Artifacts from around the world and 2.) Technologically enhanced Interactive Exhibits geared toward youth visitors ages 8-14. It has been completely funded by the PAT and generous support from Arabian enthusiasts and interest groups. Among many ceremonious activities on June 12, it will be gifted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky under the stewardship of the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Arabian Horse Galleries recently doned the name Al-Marah in honor of Al-Marah Arabian Horses— the vision, lifelong love and work of Mrs. Bazy Tankersly, a luminary in the Arabian horse industry worldwide, and a dedicated shepherd of the breed since the 1950s. Mrs. Tankersly has shown generous support for the Arabian Horse Galleries out of her passion for promotion and education of the Arabian horse.

Basic Facts of the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries include:

  • 8,000 square foot, two-story permanent attachment to the Kentucky Horse Park's International Museum of the Horse
  • Centrally located near the Park's entrance for prime positioning
  • Exhibits are being designed by nationally acclaimed Hilferty & Associates (London, Ohio)
  • Its architecture displays a modern interpretation of the Bluegrass architectural style found throughout the Kentucky Horse Park

Among the many unique experiences found in the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries, a few include:

  • A media-enhanced desert cave entrance experience with whispers in Arabic, blowing sand sounds and fleeting images of Arabian horse cave drawings
  • Discovery Oasis interactive kids kiosks that evoke a personal interaction and learning experience by a magnetic card they insert at each kiosk and turn in at the Galleries' exit
  • An "Arabians of the Stars Theater" that shows clips of movie stars and famous Arabian horses
  • The Black Stallion Experience, an area dedicated completely to the literary and cinematic magic of the most famous fictional horse ever created—Walter Farley's The Black Stallion

The long-awaited Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, June 12 from 5-7pm in the lobby of the International Museum of the Horse. Activities include the ribbon cutting, presentation of the museum to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, organized first tours of the Arabian Horse Galleries and a cocktail reception. Exclusive Sunday Celebration Tours are also available on June 13. The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries will open to the public on June 14 and is included in regular admission to the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries Opening Ceremonies will be broadcast live around the world that evening at

For inquiries on media passes and tickets to the Opening Ceremonies, please contact Evie Tubbs Sweeney, project manager of the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries, at

BAHA Youth Board

The Kentucky Equine Youth Festival was held on March 19th at the Kentucky Horse Park. The festival was held o celebrate the horse industry as it prepares to welcome the world to the Bluegrass state for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Events showcased were combined driving, dressage, endurance, eventing, jumping, para equestrian, reining and vaulting. Along with demonstrations, attendees were also able to participate in interactive activities and presentations, as well as educational booths from organizations representing all facets of the equine industry. Brief educational seminars included equine dental work, equine ambulance information, forging shoes, horse tack and horse physicals.


The Arabian Horse Association, the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative,  and University of Louisville Equine Industry Program were gold sponsors of the festival. Several other breed specific organizations were on hand as well.

Several BAHA members and youth members attended to represent the Arabian Horse Assocation. Many stopped by the both to watch the promotional DVD and get a free picture of a beautiful Arabian horse. Thousands of adults and youth visited the booth from 9am to 4pm. This was yet another wonderful way to educate the public about the Arabian horses we love so dearly!






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