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Judge Kathy Richkind Comments on the Montana Inspection © Frankie Frazzini

inspection included Jamie Bratt, our new NASS newsletter editor, and Anita Erlander, representing the Desert Arabian Horse Institute, who came to observe our inspection process.

The inspection started Saturday morning with four stallions being presented for approval. The first stallion was the well proportioned six-year-old bay, *Hadban (Harapnik x *Irahna), owned by Adele and bred by Joseph Weiss. I saw this stallion three years ago, when he was very immature and not in the best condition; the improvement seen with maturity and conditioning was quite impressive. He is a very amiable and personable stallion who brings important new blood lines to the USA.

“I was fortunate to judge with ISG president Ahmed Al Samarraie at the NASS inspection site in Moiese, Montana, which was hosted by Adele Furby and Charlie Jonas, with the able assistance of Stephany Seay. I rendezvoused with Adele, Mr. Al Samarraie , and Gwyn Davis at the Missoula airport, where Charlie picked us all up. We made the drive to Moiese in time for a delicious dinner – thanks to Arlene and Frank Michaud, who, with various family members, including our own NASS president Jamie Buck, worked hard all weekend assisting with the inspection, cooking and generally keeping us well fed, hydrated and happy. Other attendants at the

© Frankie Frazzini *Hadban USA ...”focusing intently”...

Next to be inspected was the black Onyx AF (Janos x MJL Shaleez), bred and owned by Adele. This is another impressive Janos son who inherited his sire’s striking black color and lovely substantial build.

...”charismatic presence”...Nikolas Royale AF © Frankie Frazzini

We then saw the gray stallion, Nikolas Royale AF, sired by Shagya Royal AF out of the imported Balaton daughter *Niobe; he is bred and owned by Adele. Already 15.3 hands at three years of age, he impressed us with his noble Shagya type, charismatic presence, and lovely movement.

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