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Archives: Internet Edition ~ Fall & Winter 2005-2006
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News and Events

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Greener Pastures
Bouquet for Aur Sulla

We have the sad news to report of the passing of Howard Patton's cherished stallion Aur Sulla on Friday, January 27, 2006. Aur Sulla was 32 years old at the time of his death. Aur Sulla had been especially selected for Howard by Carol Mulder and was purchased in Canada in late Fall 1985. Aur Sulla was one of the last living sons of Aurab and the last living purebred Arabian stallion who would have also been eligible for double registration with the Thoroughbred Jockey Club. Aur Sulla had lived with Howard in Ramona for these past 20 wonderful years and had served him faithfully as friend, companion, Al Najib herd sire, and at public stud. Of international fame as a sire, Aur Sulla's foals now live on three continents and in four countries (Chile, Germany, Canada, and the United States). Renown for his own dynamic movement and kind and gentle ways, Aur Sulla will be very much missed by all who knew him. (Posted 02/01/06)

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Red Letter Day

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OB Blitzkrieg Bey

Bouquets to Sandy Obermeyer! Now on the comeback trail with her CMK stallion OB Blitzkrieg Bey, Sandy completed the 30 mile Fire Mountain LD Endurance Ride on January 21, 2006. As Sandy reports: "OB Blitzkrieg Bey ("Blitz") took VERY good care of his handicapped rider. I am so proud of him! I had my knee replaced exactly one year ago and my third hip replacement almost two years before that after four hip dislocations from two previous failed replacements." Although Sandy says nothing will replace the exhilaration she felt crossing the Tevis finish line on "Blitz's" dam Mariah Bey, we laud and applaud Sandy for her strength, energy, courage, and determination to enter and finish this ride last Saturday. She is a true inspiration for us all as we share in her pride and joy of this pinnacle achievement on her magnificent CMK stallion OB Blitzkrieg Bey! (Posted 01/29/06)
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Famous British Artist Arriving Soon

Leslie Benenson with Pico Haat Shaat
Leslie Benenson with Pico Haat Shaat at Rancho del Charro.

Leslie Benenson, British artist renown for her lovely pastels of Arabian Horses drawn only from life, is scheduled for her annual visit to Southern California March 7th~April 27th. Her calendar fills quickly, so if you are interested in having her draw your horses, please contact Howard Patton or Suzi Morris as soon as possible to guarantee an appointment time. (Posted 01/15/06)

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Rosetta in Roses

For those of us that are Rose Parade addicts, here is an excerpt of a press release on the Cal Poly Pomona website. This parade is broadcast on television nation-wide, so if you want to see the Cal-Poly Equestrian entry, be sure to watch for entry number 67 in the parade lineup (in Southern California I recommend watching Channel 5) ~

Animated Rose"In addition to the float, Cal Poly Pomona's purebred Arabian horses will be featured in this year's parade on Monday, January 2, 2006. W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center Director Bill Hughes and eight students will ride the horses, adorned in western, English and traditional Arabian costume. Among the riders and horses in this 67th parade entry lineup is Claudia Castro, Animal Science, riding 'Rosetta'. Claudia Castro is the President of the Cal Poly Mounted Drill Team."

"Rosetta" is actually FV Aur Rosetta (Aur Patriot x Flash Angel by Farlane), a 1988 grey mare bred by David Ward and now a part of the Kellogg Heritage Herd. I don't know what kind of tack she will be wearing, but I'm trying to find out. I'll let you know as soon as I find out.

Marci de la Torre
(Posted 12/29/05)

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Welcome Home Kobi

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Kobiashi Maru)

Sidney Rae Fox of Millennium Equus West has written to us of her delight to have Kobiashi Maru (Gai Danizon x Ha-Silva by Hamdan) finally back home with her after several years away on lease to Minnesota. "Kobi", a CMK Studbook V mare, is celebrating her 20th Birthday this year and is hopefully in foal to Sidney Rae Fox's Ibn Aulrab son, the promising young colt ME Consider Me. This long-hoped-for foal is expected Spring 2006 and will be "Kobi's" first. (Posted 10/2/05)

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Sad news from Melissa

In Sympathy

"I'm sorry to report the death last Friday of W. Keith ("Keith") Kellogg II at the age of 98. He was one of few surviving grandchildren of W. K. Kellogg. I don't have any details right now (such as what services will be held), but I know Keith had been ailing for some time. There is a nice article of tribute about Keith and his wife Janet ("Jean") on The Scripps Research Institute website."

Melissa Paul, Curator
W. K. Kellogg Library
(Posted 09/21/05)

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Stallion Service Auction to Benefit Katrina Disaster Victims

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FV Sharabba
Rider: Denise Nelson
Fiesta Del Mar Show 2005
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Marci de la Torre of Pegasus Park has written to us announcing FV Sharabba (Ohadi Ben Rabba x Ohadi Abbie) will be one among the 20 stallions participating in the Rancho California Arabian Horse Association's Stallion Spectacular and Stallion Silent Service Auction to be held in conjunction with their annual horseshow on September 24th in Temecula, California, and Marci has invited us all to attend. Among other exciting events scheduled during the evening's festivities will be a progressive dinner through the barns, wine tasting, prizes, and live radio broadcasting ~ all culminating in a Stallion Parade beginning at 7PM sharp followed by a Jackpot Freestyle Liberty Class where the audience decides who wins. Partial proceeds from this Silent Stallion Service Auction will be donated to benefit the victims of the recent hurricane Katrina.

For more information on this gala event, contact Marci de la Torre by e-mail at or Tami Martin (RCAHA Youth Advisor) by phone at 951-698-4302. (Posted 09/16/05)

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Calendar of CMK Heritage Events ~ Fall & Winter 2005-2006

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Saturday, September 24th: Rancho California Arabian Horse Association's Stallion Spectacular and Silent Stallion Service Auction. Among the 20 stallions featured will be the SoCal CMK Heritage stallions FV Sharabba and BAHR Exquisite. See details above.

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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Suzi Morris
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260

Good Luck Horseshoe

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