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Area VII Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2018

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Description: Area VII Shetland Pony & Miniature Horse Assoc., Inc. Quarterly Newsletter
Spring 2018 Issue

Keywords: miniature horse,shetland pony,ASPC,AMHR,California Classic,Area VII,Carriage Driving


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AREAVIIShetland Pony & Miniature Horse Association, Inc. Spring 2018

April 21–22, 2018 • Murieta Equestrian Center • Rancho Murieta, CA Judges: Richard Petty, Jacksonville, OR Kim Sterchi, Grass Valley, CA Saturday Night Social 6:30 pm–8:30 pm Featuring a selection of hors d’oeuvres and desserts catered by the Murieta Cafe. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased when you pay your entries. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase at the show. Special Awards Barbara Naviaux Memorial Multi-Color Champion Sponsored by Half Measures Ranch Pat Michielssen Memorial High-Point Classic Shetland Pony Sponsored by Linda Andrews Gray and Debbie Andrews Marshall Sierra’s Dances with Gold Youth Spirit Awards Sponsored by Ravenstar Farm Area VII ‘‘Yes We Can” Award Sponsored by LSC Minis— Christine Morse, Stephanie Jumper, and Elizabeth Pride Our host hotel is the Murieta Inn and Spa We have a special group rate for California Classic exhibitors! To book your room, call the hotel at (916) 354-3900,and mention the group code, EQE-CACLASS to get the special room rate. Entries are due on Friday, April 6, 2018 The complete premium is available at

2018 Officers and Committee MembersPresident: Jacob Elliott Past President: Susan Browning-WroePhone: (916) 479-0962 Phone: (916) [email protected] [email protected] of office: 2 years, 2018–2020 Membership Committee:Vice-President: Susan Browning-Wroe Michele Nelson: (510) 326-6487Phone: (916) 969-9722 [email protected] Show Committee:Term of office: 2 years, 2018–2020 Linda Anastasio, Robert Blackwell, LynnSecretary: Melissa Berschens Blackwell, Susan Browning-Wroe, Jacob Elliott,Phone: (530) 620-2751 Julie Mabie, Michele Nelson, Kathie Peterson,[email protected] and Nancy TurnerTerm of office: 2 years, 2018–2020 [email protected]: Michele Nelson Sunshine CommitteePhone: (510) 326-6487 Linda Anastasio: (209) [email protected] Cell: (209) 614-9346Term of office: 2 years, 2018–2020 [email protected]: Richard Radulovich Newsletter and Website:Phone: (209) 368-2026 Michele Nelson: (510) [email protected] [email protected] of office: 2 years, 2018–2020 Area VII National Directors:Director: John Gracey Shetland SeatPhone: (530) 741-1092 Julie Mabie, (831) [email protected] [email protected] of office: 1 year, 2018–2019 Term of office: 2017–2019Director: Robert Blackwell Open SeatPhone: (916) 723-6932 Eric Tani, (310) [email protected] [email protected] of office: 1 year, 2018–2019 Term of office: 2016–2018 •Mailing Address: 5619 Market Street, Apt. B, Oakland, CA 94608-2809 [email protected] Area VII Shetland Pony & Miniature Horse Assoc., Inc. The Area VII Shetland Pony & Miniature Horse Association, Inc., was incorporated on June 14, 1998 by the Board of Directors: President Marjorie Vliet, Director Virginia Flint and DirectorJim Curry. It is and has always been member supported and driven, with a dynamic group of people volun-teering to run the club.Area VII is an American Shetland Pony Club/American Miniature Horse Registry/American ShowPony Registry (ASPC/AMHR/ASPR) registered and recognized club that is primarily activein California, though our area encompasses California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii. Our membershipincludes owners of both ASPC Shetlands and AMHR Miniature Horses. Area VII welcomes members fromall over—and you do not need to own a mini or pony to join.Area VII’s membership is spread across California and Nevada at this time, with members of all ages, withvaried backgrounds and interests. Area VII is primarily a club for those that enjoy their Shetlands andMiniatures, with a particular interest in showing.“We are an informal group of people of all ages who gather together for the enjoyment of friendshipsmade, and the promotion of our beautiful equine. As members of this organization, we help maintain therecognition that our fine Shetlands and Miniatures deserve at the ASPC/AMHR level.”Spring 2018 Page 3

2018 Calendar of Events For updates, go to www.areaviiclub.comMarch 28–29  Clay Station Horse Driving Trials Each day is a separate event. VSE and Pony9–11  Western States Horse Expo Pomona divisions. Volunteers needed, no experi-Fairplex, Pomona, CA ence necessary, lunch provided.Horse Expo, Inc., (800) 352-2411 Deb and Stan Packard, (916) www.claystationhorsepark.com24–25  March Madness May(AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR)Pacific Coast Miniature Horse Club 11–13  Sargent Equestrian CDEGeorge Ingalls Equestrian Event Center, ADS approved. Volunteers needed, noNorco, CA experience necessary.Jennifer Humphrey: (909) 705-6326 Sargent Equestrian Center, Lodi, Jeanne Williams, (209) 727-0200 Volunteer Coordinator: Linda Lanting,April (209) 380-2596 or (209) 838-3285 www.sargentcde.com13–15  Clay Station Super ClinicClay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CA 11–13  NWMHSPA Cavalcade of PoniesDeb and Stan Packard, (916) 952-2196 (AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR) Northwest Miniature Horse and Shetland Pony Alliance14–15  April Flowers Tacoma Unit, Spanaway, WA(AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR) Dixie Anderson, (801) 458-0261Pacific Coast Miniature Horse Club www.nwmhspa.comGeorge Ingalls Equestrian Event Center,Norco, CA 25  Emerald Valley Classic (AMHR)Jennifer Humphrey: (909) 705-6326 Northwest Miniature Horse Oregon Horse Center, Eugene, OR Rinda Pullen, (425) 231-746421–22  California Classic 2018, Classic, Modern, ASPR)Area VII SP&MHAMurieta Equestrian Center,Rancho Murieta, CARinda Pullen, (425) 231-7464www.areaviiclub.comPage 4 Spring 2018

25–27  National Area VII Show 21–22  July Jubilee(AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR) (AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR)George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center, Pacific Coast Miniature Horse ClubNorco, CA George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center,Jennifer Humphrey: (909) 705-6326 Norco, Jennifer Humphrey: (909) 705-6326 www.pcmhclub.com26–28  Emerald Valley Classic (AMHA)Northwest Miniature Horse Club 30–August 4  2018 ASPC/ASPROregon Horse Center, Eugene, OR National CongressRinda Pullen, (425) 231-7464 National Equestrian Lake St. Louis, MO www.shetlandminiature.comJune August8–10  Western States Horse ExpoCal Expo, Sacramento, CA 12–13  Clay Station Horse Driving TrialsHorse Expo, Inc., (800) 352-2411 Each day is a separate event. VSE and divisions. Volunteers needed, no experi- ence necessary, lunch provided15-17  Summer Festival CDE Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CAADS approved. First leg of the 2018 West Deb and Stan Packard, (916) 952-2196Coast Triple Crown. VSEs and Ponies wel- www.claystationhorsepark.comcome! Volunteers needed, no experiencenecessary. Lunch provided for volunteers! 17–19  SASHA International PonyfestClay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CA (AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR)Deb and Stan Packard, (916) 952-2196 Spokane Fairgrounds, Spokane, Dixie Anderson, (801) 458-0261 www.spokanesasha.com15–17  Area VIII Classic(AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR) SeptemberSpanaway, WARinda Pullen, (425) 231-7464 6–16  AMHR Nationals Expo Square, Tulsa, OK30  Area VII Summer Show, Classic)All-performance for AMHR minis and 28–30  JJ Horse Celebration“C”=rated show for Classic Shetlands. (AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR)Sargent Equestrian Center, Lodi, CA Tacoma, WARinda Pullen, (425) 231-7464 Jennifer Hoyt, (269) October30–July 1  June Jamboree(AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR) 4–7  California Fall Classic CDEPacific Coast Miniature Horse Club ADS approved. Third leg of the 2018 WestGeorge Ingalls Equestrian Event Center, Coast Triple Crown. VSEs and Ponies wel-Norco, CA come! Volunteers needed, no experienceJennifer Humphrey: (909) 705-6326 necessary, lunch Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CA Deb and Stan Packard, (916) 952-2196July www.claystationhorsepark.com20–22  Western Regional Championship 27–28  Clay Station Horse Driving Trials(AMHA) Each day is a separate event. VSE and PonyReno Livestock Event Center, Reno NV divisions. Volunteers needed, no experi-Contact: Laura Mullen: (607) 769.6743 ence necessary, lunch providedWebsite: Clay Station Horse Park, Wilton, CA Deb and Stan Packard, (916) 952-2196 www.claystationhorsepark.comSpring 2018 Page 5

A Message from the PresidentFirst off, I would like to say how honored I am to preside over this amazing club! Wehave so many incredible things happening this year that will make for an even b­ etterclub. I am very pleased with the addition of Melissa Berschens, our new secretary,who will help offset some of the many tasks that Michele Nelson has taken on overthe years. To that end, Michele has agreed to stay on as treasurer! We have SusanB­ rowning-Wroe returning as vice-president, Robert Blackwell returning as director,and two new directors rounding out the board—John Gracey and Richard Radulovich.Presently, we are finalizing the plans for main show, the California Classic, comingup the third weekend in April. Our website,, has loads of infor-mation about the show. Next, we are planning a one-day performance only show atSergeant Equestrian Center in Lodi on June 30. The show will also feature a Libertyclass, so that those who want to qualify for nationals can go to two shows in NorthernCalifornia.We are also planning a summer get-together, date and location to be determined. Staytuned! Thank you for this opportunity. I look forward to serving you with enthusiasm.So let’s go out there, have fun, enjoy our horses and the spirit of healthy competion!Yours,Jacob Elliott, Area VII Club President Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Area VII “Yes We Can! AwardIn 2017, the Area VII Board established an award, originally called the Gail Byrnes“Yes We Can!” Award, to be ­presented each year at the California Classic. This award ismeant for a person who:• Has a history of involvement with and support of our club• Is known for his/her willingness to help others• Embodies the “Yes We Can” spirit in any number of ways—this is a person whose ­enthusiasm, energy, and passion have contributed to the continued success of our club and our community.This year, the Board is seeking nominations from ourmembers for this award. All nominations will remainanonymous outside of the Nominating Committee.Please help us choose our 2018 award winner byfilling out the nomination form (available online at ­ and returning it to the Nom­inating Committee.US Mail:Susan Browning-Wroe, 7312 Antelope RoadCitrus Heights, CA 95621Email: [email protected] Nominations must be received by Heidi Jensen Arao, winner of the first Friday, March 16, 2018 to be considered. Area VII “Yes We Can!” Award.Page 6 Spring 2018

News from Jim CurryLife is really strange. I have beenvery content with living in an apart-ment and having the last two stal-lions I still own out on long-termleases to friends with no regularcontact, just happy they are wellcared for with no responsibility onmy part.Overnight all that changed. OnThursday I made a trip with mylongtime friend Barbara Johnsonto deliver her Arabian gelding totrainer Bryce Baker—it was a longday traveling to and from PasoRobles. When I returned to Lodi Ichecked my e-mails and Facebookpage where I found a mention of a online auction for a fundraiser for a Texas club. Bid-ding was due to end the next day and one of the items being offered was an AMHR/ASPC stallion donated by John Cherry. John has really nice horses and bids were verylow. Barbara and I have often discussed sharing ownership on a horse, so I contactedher and she said make a bid.I did so, and now Barbara and I own SMHC Armani, a 36” eight year old stallion who hassiblings that have been exported and won championships in England and Australia. Hispictures reminded me very much of my stallion, Royal Splish Splash, who has a homewith the Harrison family in Arkansas. At any rate, we now own a stallion that is in Texasand has to be picked up soon, and we haven’t made any plans about where he will be lo-cated, which is only one of the decisions that need to be made. He will be shown, that isabout all that has been decided. So much for impulse decisions! Not one we regret, justnot prepared for or planned on.—JimSpring 2018 Page 7

Connie’s Itsy Bitsy Ranch NewsWith the C.S.H.A. 2007 parade season over, it was a great year for Connie and Pogo.They were in 14 parades, winning all in their class, Six sweepstakes awards, High PointChampion, and the overall State Championship for 2017. Using a Norena Buckeye showcart from Ohio, Hall of Fame 2003–2004 Rodabi J Palute Pogonip (Pogo) and Conniedriving, it was a wonderful year for all.We are now looking ahead to this year and making it to the California Classic with DeerHaven Dazzler and Pogo if possible. It depends on many things, but we are trying. DeerHaven Dazzler is looking ahead to this year also being with Connies Time 2 RumbleAngelita. Pogo feels he might slow down a little. With that said we hope to see you alldown the trail. Happy Trails to all!—Ed Radulovich Farms Celebration ParadeI just love my grandkids and minis!—Penny The Celebration Parade…Wendy and Daisy.Waiting for the celebration tobegin…King Liam.Tired of watching all the celebrating…Mira. The Celebration is over…King Liam.Page 8 Spring 2018

Wesco Farms Ranch NewsGreetings all and Happy 2018!It’s been quiet recently with only one escapee of the year—Lucy (Wesco Farms OzsFashionista) that doesn’t want to be in the “TLC pen” where the fresh yearlings andseniors get the extra feed, etc., she wants to be out on the hills with the main herd. Weput her in, she finds a way out. After the third time we said fine, stay there!We did get our numbers down, ending 2017 at 33. Keeping a number of seniors, retir-ees and “that one can’t leave!!” horses does inhibit things—LOL! The bad part goingfrom 75+ Minis, we tend to have an abundance of spring grass (we’re thinking of addingsome goats). Last year we had a few horses get sore feet from it, so we have a few acresdesignated for those horses. It has nothing harmful as its close to a dry lot even now. Asspring progresses we’ll probably have the main group on limited grazing as well until itstarts getting crispy and the seed heads are fallen.We did use our three stallions last Spring breeding season—Topper (WCR Top Cop),Ringo (Wesco Farms Buckerowdyroo) and Ozzie (Fallen Ash Scouts Oscar) as we feltDixon (Wesco Farms Ozs Venetian Agenda) was still a bit young—and we had inten-tions of showing that didn’t happen. He apparently didn’t agree with our decision andfell/jumped into the mare/foal pen. To be safe, a stallion report was filed. As per ourusual, the boys had their month of fun (May) so foals will be arriving in April. It lookslike they took advantage of that time so we should have a nice selection of foals. Mostare from experienced mares—yeah, but I do have two maidens. Hopefully they’ll besensible and good dams like their mothers.We have started the genetic testing for the ACAN dwarfism that is currently available(John Eberth at Gluck University did this research: We’ve only tested Topper and Ozzie so far. Both came back negative—soanother yeah! The goal is to work our way through the herd starting with the stal-lions. There is a database in Europe (where they take breeding really seriously!) whichis great. Hopefully the registries will get on board one day with testing. For more infocheck out the dwarfism Facebook group.Our LGD, Noomi, some may have seen on Facebook, was hit by the man that leases aportion of our property (purely accidental, I saw it) and ended up in emergency sur-gery at UCD. She’s recovering well, but is not thrilled about moving vehicles anymore.As she’s been taking more time off, the coyotes have moved closer and we lost a fewchickens the past month. So, we’re adding another LGD this spring to help out and arelikely going to get a Polish Tatra. From our research they seem to “wander” less thansome breeds and aren’t as aggressive as others. Other than that, we lost our last twollamas to old age (they were 20+) along with some of our gaga special pets (horse, cat,rooster). Sadly as we’re all aging this will happen more—boo!I think it was also the first year I didn’t buy a new horse! Part of that was trying to stickwith my under 30 Minis goal, so until that happens I’m trying to not look!—MichelleSpring 2018 Page 9

Remembering Patti FunakoshiThis article will serve asa tribute to an amazingwoman in the miniaturehorse industry. Patti Funa-koshi’s time in the miniaturehorse industry (and on thisearth) was far too short. Itwas a life lived richly, andmany have had the honor ofknowing her and calling her“friend.”Although she did not nec-essarily show in AMHR,her support for her friendswho attended the CaliforniaClassic the past two yearswas unparalleled. Patti hadseveral bouts with cancer,and even up to the end, keptfighting through the pain.She showed so much enthu-siasm for others in the faceof her discomfort that you Patti and her World Grand Champion Wingate’s Infamous Mi.could literally feel the love surrounding you.Patti dreamt of taking a horse to the championship level. She accomplished this goalwhen she won the Amateur Grand Championship at the AMHA World Show in 2016.This dream started when Casey Campbell agreed to take her on as a client. The storyL to R: Dennis Dean (Judge), Patti (heading for Casey), Sami Scheuring (Judge), and Casey Campbell(driving Mountain Meadows Simply Sensational) at the California Classic 2017 last April.Page 10 Spring 2018

“Team Patti” at AMHA Western Regionals, 2016.that evolved was nothing short of miraculous. The following snippets from friends illus-trate a glimpse into the life of this amazing woman.Pam Brown, who was Patti’s “bestie,” met Patti a few years ago. Patti had a tendency to“appear” in various places around Galt at the same time as Pam. “Is this woman stalkingme?” she wondered. Of course, they were inseparable for the last few years, and Pamwas instrumental in taking care of Patti during the hard times.Gail Byrnes, a staunch supporter of Area VII, says that Patti was the best whistleraround and asked Patti to teach her. Patti instructed her to practice but to no avail. Gailwould always end up with spit on her hands and no whistle! At one of the shows, Pattiordered her to whistle, and lo and behold a small whistle came out that only Patti couldhear. Gail still remembers how Patti beamed and stated “I knew you could do it!”Penny Radulavich says that Patti was always willing to lend a hand with a smile! HaleyYost, a groomer and instrumental employee in Casey’s barn says that Patti was notyour average human being. Indeed, she was an angel on earth. Anyone who encoun-tered Patti was impacted positively.She is the only person Hayley knewwho could fill a church to capacity topay their respects. Patti was one in amillion, and Hayley is forever changedbecause of her.Casey and his sister Kelly’s poignantspeech at her service depicted awoman who changed their lives inundefined ways. Her mere presencechanged them as people, and not a dryeye was in the house after they toldus of the good times they shared withPatti on the road and at the shows.Truly an extraordinary woman, I amthankful I had the privilege to be herfriend. —Jacob Elliott Patti gets a hug from Casey after her win at the AMHA World Show in 2016.Spring 2018 Page 11

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News from Black Mountain MiniaturesAt the time of this writing, it is so warm on Black Mountain that I can not help but bethinking of Spring, 2018. Spring here means more than longer and warmer days. Itmeans foaling and breeding horses. Every Spring is exciting but this Spring is partic-ularly exciting. I have five mares that are getting ready to have their first foals. Fourof these mares are bred to my Rhapsody’s Latin Tango son, Black Mountain Tango’s ElPresidente. At just two years old, Presidente settled all four exposed mares.The remaining first time pregnant mare and two champion show quality producingmares are bred to Establo Martini on the Rocks, a Grand Champion producing stallion.For the last four to five years, I have been working toward having a breeding herd thatproduces Shetland/Miniature blends. This Spring, I will be able to realize that goal. Allthe foals will be Shetland/Miniature blends.I wish everyone beautiful, healthy 2018 foals.—Jean HayungaEstablo Martini on the Rocks Black Mountain Tango’s El PresidenteSpring 2018 Page 13

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S BS MHJacob Elliott and Richard Erickson P.O. Box 598 • Galt CA, 95632Jacob: (916) 479-0962 Rich: (916) [email protected] [email protected] Tomahawk Ranch **Miniature Horses at Stud** Nancy Turner ~ For Sale ~ 5250 Mill Creek Road Healdsburg, CA 95448 Jerald Show Carts, Phone: (707) 433-4346 Frontier Easy Entry Carts, Email: [email protected] Carriages, Harness, and Lovely Miniature Horses Redwood Acre Ranch LLC Page 15 Cynthia Villarimo, Kai Moore, and Mary Villarimo Gilligan www.redwoodacreranch.comSpring 2018

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