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Archives: Internet Edition ~ Winter 2004-2005
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**Update!** Postponing our Maynesboro Event

Regretfully due to a family emergency health situation, Sharon Byford-Ruth's presentation on the Maynesboro Stud, previously scheduled for this coming Sunday March 6th, has been postponed. This presentation will be rescheduled for early next year 2006. (~spm. 03/02/05)

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OB Haat Lipz to the Rescue

OB Haat Lipz with Captain Obermeyer

"I'm hoping you will enjoy this photo of Captain Obermeyer and OB Haat Lipz of the San Luis Obispo Sheriff Posse taking a quick breather on a Search and Rescue for two missing persons at Montana De Oro State Park in Los Osos, CA on February 5th. The search started at 5:30 AM and the individuals were found at 11:48 AM, cold but otherwise in fair condition. They had been lost since the previous day. Of interest is the halter our horse is wearing which has snap bit attachments and the lead rope which has a quick release that goes around the neck so that we can dismount and lead a horse quickly."

Sandy Obermeyer
Obermeyer Performance Arabians
(02/18/04)

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March 6, 2005: Maynesboro at The McCoy (See update above!)

The Arabian Horse Association of Southern California cordially invites you, your family, and your friends to attend their meeting at The McCoy Equestrian Center, Chino Hills, California, on March 6, 2005. Featured Guest Speaker for this event will be SoCal CMK's very own Sharon Byford-Ruth.

Sharon Byford-Ruth Sharon first became interested in the Maynesboro Arabian Stud when she was Director of the Arabian Horse Owners Foundation, which maintains the Arabian horse library formerly owned by William Robinson (W.R.) Brown. Among the items in the library are the ranch papers from the Maynesboro Stud (the "M" in our CMK).

Many years ago, Sharon was asked to research and write a history of the Maynesboro Stud. At the beginning of her search for information about Brown and his horses, she was able to interview many of W.R. Brown's children, as well as review letters and diaries by people like Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, from whom Brown purchased many of Lady Anne Blunt's horses upon her death.

W.R. Brown was President of the Arabian Horse Club of America for many years. He also helped establish the Arabian as an endurance horse by helping conduct many of the first endurance rides held in America, which were often won by his Arabians and part-Arabians.

Brown is the author of The Horse of the Desert, which features a trip he made to the desert in the 1920s. He imported Arabian horses from England, France and Egypt.

W.R. Brown sold important breeding horses to William Randolph Hearst, W. K. Kellogg, and General Dickinson, some of whom made invaluable contributions to our modern CMK horses. Without the horses that Brown chose and bred, our modern CMK Arabian horses would be quite different.

Sharon Byford-Ruth is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in many horse magazines over a period of forty years. A story by her appears in Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul, published in 2004. Her book, The Arabian: A Guide for Owners, is being updated and a revised edition will be out later this year. Sharon co-owns the champion stallion Aul Magic+/ and breeds CMK horses (with her business partner, Betsy Teeter) at Legendary Arabians in Caliente, California. She also operates an online book store which sells books about Arabian horses at Book Stall.

Although her book about the Maynesboro Stud of W.R. Brown is still being completed and will not be available until next year, Sharon has agreed to give us a preview of the history and influence of W.R. Brown's Maynesboro Stud at the March 6th meeting of the Arabian Horse Association. Time is 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Luncheon will be served. Cost: $5.00. For reservations call Janet Stevenson 909-593-3697 by March 4th. For more information on this exciting upcoming event, contact Melissa Paul. (02/12/04)

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Famous British Artist Coming Our Way

Pico Haat Shaat with Leslie Benenson
Leslie Benenson drawing Pico Haat Shaat at Rancho del Charro
Photo by Suzi Morris 2001
Thank you for the memories!

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 February 24th~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. (01/22/05)

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We Sadly Say Good-Bye

BA Storm Dancer
Photo courtesy of Carol Mingst

Zephyr Arabians (Nicole Kinsey) and BA Storm Dancer (Aurlani Farwa x Lady Farah by Farlane) have recently moved to Woodland, Washington. We wish them all best of luck and good fortune in their new location. Nicole will be campaigning "Stormy" on the Northwest Endurance Circuit, so we eagerly anticipate hearing more about this dynamic duo as they hit those trails in 2005. (12/20/04)

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Calendar of CMK Heritage Events ~ Winter 2004-2005

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January 16, 2005: Kellogg House Meeting
The Arabian Horse Association of Southern California cordially invites you to attend their annual get-together on Sunday, January 16, 2005 at the beautifully restored home of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Kellogg on the Cal Poly-Pomona campus. Featured Guest Speaker for this year's event will be Mr. Howard Shenk, Executive Director of the Arabian Horse Owners Foundation (home of the W.R. Brown Memorial Library). Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Luncheon will be served. Cost: $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For reservations call Janet Stevenson 909-593-3697 by January 12, 2005. For more information, contact Melissa Paul.

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**March 6, 2005: Update!  See Above**
The Arabian Horse Association of Southern California cordially invites you to attend their meeting at The McCoy Equestrian Center, Chino Hills, California, on March 6, 2005. Featured presentation will now be a seminar on Judging the Show Horse. Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $5.00. For reservations call Janet Stevenson 909-593-3697 by March 4th. For more information, contact Melissa Paul.

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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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