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Karin Foley has written for numerous equine publications including The Blood Horse, Middleburg Today, Equus Magazine, and Modern Arabian Horse. For a decade she managed High Road Farm, a long term care facility for special needs horses and ran an after school horsemanship program for at risk teenage girls. She is a trustee of the John Henry Tiffany Trust an organization that supports the dignified retirement of working horses. She is an advisor to Borrowed Freedom Equine Assisted Therapy; an equine farm based program for special needs children.
Judy has been breeding sport horses since 1981. She is the breeder of Far Star that represented the USEF and American Hanoverian Society (AHS) in the 2003 World Championships for Young Jumpers in Belgium, ridden by Laura Kraut; Animation, winner at Spruce Meadows and Champion at Indio; Agincourt, winner at Spruce Meadows and Champion at Indio under Hap Hansen; and USDF Horses of the Year Ghita and Coco Chanel. Judy was a USEF 'R' dressage/sport horse breeding judge for 14 years, a member of the USDF Sport Horse Committee for 10 years, and is a current member of the USHJA Breeder's Committee. In 2007, Judy was appointed as a judge to the Hanoverian Mare and Stallion Committee.
Dawn has been interested in the sport disciplines since the late 1980's. She rode on the IHSA team in hunter equitation on the flat in college, has dabbled in low level eventing, and then fell in love with riding according to classical dressage principals. In 1998, Dawn sold her talented young Warmblood and bought her first Arabian after discovering the athleticism and delightful temperaments of the Arabian horse. After studying the history of the Arabian in the sport horse world, Dawn started Faerie Court Farm on 40 acres in Addison County Vermont where she is breeding and raising Arabian sport horses from CMK bloodlines with the help of her husband, Thom, who is perhaps the best horse husband in the world.
Elaine Kerrigan has been breeding Arabians with an emphasis on versatile horses for the sporthorse disciplines since 1970. She stands the black KB Omega Fahim++++// whom she competed and trained in Dressage up to Grand Prix.
Sue Kolstad is an S rated Dressage Judge, a recipient of all three USDF medals, Bronze, Silver and Gold. She has been active in Dressage for over 30 years. Her resume includes a teaching degree in education, Riding Instructor Certification from UW River Falls Wi., Vi Hopkins Symposium for Riding Instructors, participation in all educational potions of the USDF Instructor Certification program. Sue has trained and competed many horses through FEI levels including three at Grand Prix. Her background includes training extensively with a European Master for several years as well as continuing to train and clinic as often as possible with top clinicians and respected professionals both in the US and abroad. She is an avid reader and student of the history of dressage.
Arlene Magid has been doing paid work for clients worldwide needing to know more about their Arabian horses since 1982. She has a good working knowledge of all bloodlines and of conformation—her feeling is that there are great horses of all bloodlines in the world. Arlene has given seminars and courses at schools, horse farms all over the U.S., the Scottsdale All-Arabian Show, where she was a guest speaker two years in a row; the Eastern Crabbet Alliance show, conference centers and other venues.
Peter has been breeding Arabian horses since 1990. He started with Fadjur line horses and evolved toward CMK horses. His time in endurance is where Peter feels he learned about what makes a good horse. Peter also considers himself to be well informed about movement and what makes a good mover having studied many videos of horses under saddle and at liberty from Arabs, Warmbloods and the great Standardbred mare Monimaker. This has given him a well rounded knowledge of what a good athlete is and why.
Tamara is a professional photographer who generously and regularly contributes her photographs for use in the magazine.
Kat grew up a military brat who would ride any horse she could. She began dressage lessons in her late 20's, but she read voraciously and learned a great deal from one mentor, Edmund Golemba, a Colorado Arabian horse breeder. She poured available funds into lessons rather than competition, and schooled her first purebred Arabian gelding up to Third Level. She was a charter member of the national Arabian Sport Horse Association, Inc. (ASHAI) and very active from 1988 until the association was retired in 2003, serving on the board, on committees and as editor of the quarterly newsletter. She currently serves as president of the AHA-affiliated California-Nevada Arabian Sport Horse Association (CNASHA).
Ashley began riding at age 2 and showing on the national circuit at age 6 on the east coast. During her junior career she had the opportunity to work with some of the Southeast best hunter jumper trainers. During college Ashley competed in IHSA and also coached various teams. Ashley became a professional in 2008, she owns and trains at Rimrock Equestrian Center a 160 acre 54 stall facility in Billings, MT. Since becoming a professional trainer, she is a certified equine appraiser, certified hunt seat and jumper trainer, a Montana Hunter Jumper Association board member, and USEF "L" judge. Ashley specialty is starting and training hunter jumpers, and also likes working with difficult horses.
Editor in Chief: Peggy Ingles
Publisher: Entice Design
Photography credits: Tamara Torti, Zosia Zawacki, Lynn Kaufman, Samantha Clark, Pics of You, Joshua Walker, and Maurine L. Webb.