"2014 Current Happenings at Belesemo Arabians"
2014 National Highlights for Belesemo Line Horses
2014 AHA National Champions 50 mile ride
2014 Reserve National Champion Sport Horse Yrlg. Colt
2014 National Top Ten Sport Horse 2 Yr. Old Colts/Geldings
2014 National Top Ten Sport Horse Stallions, Dressage ATH
Silver City & City of Rocks Ride Results
This has been an incredible year for highs and lows at Belesemo Arabian Ranch.
The lows have included losing some of the greatest endurance siring stallions in the breed.
We said goodbye to both BELESEMO MAGIC (Belesemo Trad x Zimara) and SANSKRIT (*El Shaklan x KA Samantha)
Both of these stallions were an integral part of Belesemo Arabians' breeding program and considered some of the greatest living endurance sires. We are thankful to the Equine Magazine, Just Horses for including a special tribute to both of these great horses. You can read it here in the November Issue of Just Horses
We were also just recently informed of the loss of BA FANTIZON (RD Arizon x ASA Miss Fantasia) a United States National Champion Endurance Stallion, bred by Belesemo Arabians and owned by Kismet Arabians in Howard, Colorado. “Zoni” was purchased by JoAnn & Ralph Kewish as a yearling colt from us and they campaigned him to his National Champion Endurance Stallion win. His sale resulted in a lifelong friendship of 23 years that we highly treasure.
Along with his National Endurance Championship, Zoni had 2,640 actual AERC miles, in addition to Champion Halter Stallion and Most Classic Head wins in the show ring. Zoni has played an integral role in Belesemo Arabians' breeding program down through the years by returning to stand for service here on several occasions. We have several of his wonderful daughters in our broodmare band. His loss is deeply felt and our sympathies are extended to JoAnn & Ralph.
But we also have much to be thankful for this year with the arrival of a new stallion and Belesemo Arabians' wins and placings throughout the endurance and sport horse worlds.
We are pleased to announce the arrival in September of BR GOLD SOVEREIGN (*Seffer x PR Silvern Dream) an almost 100% pure Crabbet Arabian stallion from Sojourn Arabians in Pulaski, Tennessee. Before arriving at Belesemo Arabians Sovereign was the Region XII Reserve Champion Sport Horse Stallion In Hand and Top Five in the Sport Horse Stallion, ATH.
Since coming to Belesemo Arabians' in September, Sovereign claimed the titles of:
U.S. National Top Ten Sport Horse Stallion In Hand, Hunt Type Open
U.S. National Top Ten Sport Horse Stallion In Hand, Dressage Type, ATH
U.S. National Top Ten Sport Horse Stallion In Hand, Hunt Type, ATH
Our special thanks are extended to Tom & Cindy Lempp of Sojourn Arabians in Pulaski, Tennessee, for allowing us to add Sovereign to our breeding program, Danny Thompson of Bellavistae Equestrien Center in Eagleville, Tennessee, and Bob Bennett of Three Oaks Training Center in Swansea, South Carolina, for showing him for us at the sport horse nationals.
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2014 Grand Canyon 5 Day Ride
Continuing their stellar endurance career is Carey Brock and Belesema Khandy Khiss (Belesemo Ibn Trad x Abra Khadabra) on their 5 day completion once again of the 2014 Grand Canyon ride. This phenomenal pair continues to amaze and we always look forward to their fantastic rides together. Congratulations to both of them on a job well done!
News from Northeast Quebec, Canada, includes Belesemo Enchanter (Belesemo Magic x Brilliant Tawia) and Olga Chernuk completing their first 50 mile together. We are expecting to have more from this great pair in the future.
2014 City of Rocks Ride Results
At the recent City of Rocks endurance ride held in Almo, Idaho, Belesemo Arabian Horses had a stellar representation. During the 3 day ride, 5 Belesemo horses competed and finished with amazing results. On the 50, Merrie Melde riding Belesemo Dude and Lynn White riding Belesemo Moon tied for 10th, Flora Gertsch riding Belesema Finalia took 2nd, Elicia Kamburg riding Belesema Specialty took 9th, and Roxanne Hafla riding Belesemo Onyx took 4th and 8th on two days of LD. Congratulations to all of them. Read more about it in Merrie Melde's blog The Equestrian Vagabond. Photos courtesy of Steve Bradley.
2014 Silver City Ride Results
At the new Silver City ride held in Idaho this summer, a unique placing for Belesemo horses occurred. On the 50 miler, Belesema Epic Diva with Flora Gertch riding place 9th, Belesema Finalia with Bethany Sargent riding place 10th, Belesemo Dude with Merrie Melde riding placed 11th, and Belesemo Moon with Lynn White riding placed 12th. All four of these horses and riders epitomized the "to finish is to win" motto of AERC and we are so proud of their accomplishments. Read more about this ride in Merrie Melde's blog The Equestrian Vagabond here.
2014 Western Idaho State Fair
At the recent state fair, 2 previous Belesemo horses competed with their junior riders in the 4-H division with amazing results.
Shown here are Nationaul with Natalie Nash and Myza with Tiffany Tarbet. Nationaul won several events with Natalie in a 4H exhibition at the fairgrounds. He won 1st place in English equitation, 2nd place in Western equitation and 3rd place in ground poles.
Myza and Tiffany competed in Western riding, showmanship, and costume with the following results:
All horses lined up for the Judge at then end of bareback equitation. Myza got seventh place and a red ribbon out of the whole line of horses in the photo. What a fantastic showing their first year together as a beginning rider and retired Belesemo brood mare.
We are so proud of both of these horses and their junior competitors.