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ARABIANS NEWS & NOTES:


Ready for Scottsdale


Region 1 and Region 2 Arabians meet at LAEC for winter tune-up


B At the end of a beautiful L.A. day, Michael Damianos and


Yellostoan+//, owned by Judith Ann North, claimed both a trail and high-point dressage title, respectively.


Gorgeous weather and an accommodating venue helped make the SCHAA/AHASJV event an inviting—and busy—place.


TRAINER Spotlight


Kelly Alcorn Murrieta, CA


(816) 419-8164 lkalcorn@yahoo.com


URBANK—It’s the time of year when hopes are high and anticipation for the show season rises. For many Arabian and Half-Arabian competitors, it’s also


the doorstep to the venerable Scottsdale Arabian Show, so any schooling in a live arena is golden. The Southern California Half-Arabian Association and the Arabian Horse Association of the San Fernando Valley conducted a golden opportunity Jan. 19-21 for both clubs’ members to meet whatever January objectives they have. The dual-qual- Continued on page 24


I am told that I said the word


“horse” before I said Mommy or Daddy. As my love of the horse grew more intense, my mother was afraid they had switched babies at the hospital at birth. I was born into a “dog show” family in Covina, and my mother was deathly afraid of horses of any size. We lived in a small house and had no prospects of a real horse of my own. When I was in the 8th grade, our next-door neighbors, who


had no children, decided I should have a horse of my own. After some negotiations with my parents and myself, they said they would buy me a horse and give me a budget of $350—the “catch” was that this horse would not cost my parents any out-of-pocket expenses. I was fl ying high! I worked at every job that I, a skinny junior high school girl, was physically able to do to keep my end of the bargain.


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Laurie Taylor photo


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