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Southern California CMK Heritage News

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Archives: Internet Edition ~ Fall 2004
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News and Events

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CMK Mare and Owner Ready to Serve

Haat Lipz with Sandy Obermeyer
Photo courtesy of
Sandy Obermeyer

Sandy Obermeyer of Obermeyer Performance Arabians in Atascadero is just back from a week in Sacramento training at the California State Sheriff's Posse headquarters and wrote this to us to share about  her week's training adventures: "The week in Sacramento was awesome. OB Haat Lipz (Blitzen of Pico x Arriba's Pride) was leader of the pack in going into a rioting crowd. I had to hold her back to stay with the slower intimidated horses. She loves that sort of thing. She went over all obstacles, through all the arrest scenarios (shooting guns off her, etc.), beating up a perp with a baton, and went through Hell Night with ease (fireworks, flares, riots, just everything). Awesome horse!"
(11/05/04)

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Honors and Praise for a CMK Stallion

Aul Magic+/
Photo courtesy of Carol Mingst

We asked Sharon and Betsy to tell us about the Sport Horse Nationals, September 15th-19th, and here's what Sharon wrote back (this is just too special to keep under our hats. These CMK stallions are just the best!)

"We had a lovely time sharing Aul Magic+/ and his carrot cake with visitors at the barn party on Thursday night, and Magic got a very enthusiastic round of applause when he entered the arena with the flag. He has quite a fan club! 

One young fan got a bareback ride at the barn party and could hardly wait to brag to his sister that he had ridden a beautiful stallion who had won 23 championships (we helped him add them up!). Another
exhibitor said she could not wait to tell her students that she'd actually had her photo taken with Aul Magic+/."

Sharon Byford-Ruth
Legendary Arabians
Home of champion stallion Aul Magic+/
(10/05/04)

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Head 'em up! Move 'em out!

OB Haat Lipz
OB Haat Lipz Portrait

Deputy William Obermeyer is shown demonstrating the type of distractions his horse, OB Haat Lipz (Blitzen of Pico x Arriba's Pride) must endure by firing off a shotgun on September 19th at the Sheriff's Family Day at the Ranch, where the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Posse was a featured participant.

Times Press Recorder staff writer, April Charlton, also wrote this bit of interesting Southern California history in her article about this cherished CMK mare and her service in the County's Mounted Sheriff's Posse: "When County Sheriff Murray C. Hathway initiated a mounted posse in 1940, its main mission was to reduce cattle rustling and help deputies patrol remote areas of the county. Sixty-four years later, the Sheriff's Mounted Posse is still in existence, although cattle rustlers aren't at the top of the posse's "to-do list" but patrolling in remote areas on horseback still is."

Sandy Obermeyer
Obermeyer Performance Arabians
(09/25/04)

"Pretty is as Pretty does." Thank you for sharing this with us Sandy. We are so proud of you all! ~spm
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Exciting News from Germany: It's a Colt!

Howard Patton is justifiably proud of this recent news from Germany. His Al Najib-bred mare, ANJ Shabah with 2004 ColtANJ Shabah (Aur Sulla x Bint Patrina) at 17 years old has produced her first foal, a colt. Sired by the Russian stallion Gomel (standing at Kossack Stud in The Netherlands), this handsome chestnut colt was foaled in March 2004. Mare Owner, Dr. Sabine Gratzer, sent this photo of the colt at 4 months old and reports all is well! Dr. Gratzer also reports she searched diligently for a CMK stallion there in her vicinity of Germany, but to no avail. Congratulations to one and all!

Howard Patton
AL NAJIB ARABIANS
(09/16/04)

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You are Invited to join us September 15th~ 19th!
I just wanted to invite those of you who will be at the Sport Horse Nationals this week to come by our stalls (Legendary Arabians) for a visit. The show is at Rancho Murieta, near Sacramento, CA. We will be there all week.

Aul Magic+/ will carry the U.S. flag for the Friday and Saturday night performances. The stallions Ta'ez and Heru are carrying the AHA and Canadian flags. All these guys are champion dressage horses and it will be fun to see them in the arena together.

We look forward to seeing many of our friends at the SHN, and hope you can join us, too!

Sharon Byford-Ruth
Legendary Arabians
Home of champion stallion Aul Magic+/
(09/13/04)

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Swat the West Nile Virus

Heads-Up!
The West Nile Virus continues to spread and plague us. For more information on what we can do to protect ourselves and our cherished horses, please visit the website at the University of California at Davis's Center for Equine Health which is updated on a weekly basis.  You might also find the information on the California Health Department's West Nile Surveillance website of value.

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Calendar of CMK Heritage Events ~ Fall 2004 and Winter 2004-2005

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September 4th-5th, 2004
Crabbet Celebration XI, Wakefield Airfield 4-H Conference Center, Wakefield, VA. Presented by The Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society and featuring ECAHS Futurity and Horse Show, Presentation of Family Lines, Veteran Breeders Panel, Family Fun, Demonstrations, Dressage, Speakers, Stallion Presentations, Stallion Service Auction, and honoring Virginia Kelsall with the ECAHS Lifetime Achievement Award. Details and up-to-date information are posted on the Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society's website or you may contact Michelle Gasataya for more details and more information.

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September 12th, 2004
The Crabbet Alliance of Texas
is having a Maturity Show on September 12, 2004. If anyone would like more information, please contact Maria.

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September 25th, 2004
AHASC Equine Faire at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, Cal Poly-Pomona. 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Featuring a Tour and History of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center with our own Melissa Paul, Curator of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Clinics for you and your horse, Guest Speakers and Demonstrations, and Vendor Booths. All Proceeds go to Cal Poly Equine Scholarships. Admission is only: Adults $10.00, Students and Children $6.00, Children 7 and under Free. For more information, contact Debbie Price at 909-394-3395.

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October 17th, 2004
The Crabbet Alliance of Texas
is hosting its 11th Futurity for horses 3 years and under on October 17th near Dallas. Our judge this year is Jack Simms of Virigina. We anticipate this will be our largest show and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Maria.

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January 16, 2005
The Arabian Horse Association of Southern California
cordially invites you to attend their annual get-together at the restored home of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Kellogg on the Cal Poly-Pomona campus. Guest presenter for this year's event will be Howard Shenk, Executive Director of the Arabian Horse Owners Foundation (home of the W.R. Brown Memorial Library).  Luncheon will be served. For more information, please contact Melissa Paul.

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Red Bullet  Are you having an Open House or participating in a Special Event here in Southern California that might be of interest to the friends and advocates of the CMK Heritage? Be sure to let us know so we can post your announcement here!

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This website space is provided by Arieana Arabians as a courtesy to advocates for advancing the CMK Heritage here in Southern California. For information on posting your SoCal CMK Heritage news, announcements, and Classified Ads please contact:

Suzi Morris
ARIEANA ARABIANS
30685 Calle Chueca
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-1601
Phone: 949-248-1260
e-mail: arieana@fea.net

Good Luck Horseshoe
HAPPY TRAILS!

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