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Leading Sire 2004

US Nationals
a new day has come.
by David Boggs

The 2004 US Arabian Nationals will be remembered as one of historical significance. Show ring records were both broken and newly created this year. "Team Midwest", in their typical good humored fashion, along with hundreds of their guests, celebrated deep into the night on Saturday October 16th 2004 in Louisville, Kentucky, all enjoying the culmination of one of the greatest Arabian Nationals in history.

The celebration actually began days earlier when David Boggs entered the show ring with the Half Arabian Gelding, GOOD AS IT GETS owned by Don and Kim Shackelford. Befitting his name, this incredible gelding garnered for David, David's first unanimous US National Championship in 5 years! "Goodie",as his owner's lovingly call him, has won a total of 13 National Championships in Half-Arabian Halter, making him the most winning Half-Arabian Halter horse in history!

Class after class it was as if David had never left the US show arena. Several exhibitors were even overheard commenting that it "Finally Felt like Nationals Again" to see David and the "Team Midwest" Clients showing their beautiful horses to the Championship Rose garlands.

To say that "Team Midwest" enjoyed a record breaking Nationals would be a severe understatement. After the final numbers were tallied, Midwest had garnered a total of NINE National Championships, TWO Reserve National Championships and TWENTY TWO National Top Ten wins! 6 of those National Championships brought to "Team Midwest" by the expert handling of David Boggs, Sandro Pinha, Gil Valdez and Rinaldo Longuine.

Throughout the show Midwest hospitality flowed like wine. A quick glance at the Midwest stall area revealed the carefully designed wooden beams high overhead twinkling with red white and blue lights. Delicate white linen softened the breezes around the stalls as music, plush sofas, pool tables and video games beckoned all to stop and visit for a while. Complimentary food and drink were an ever-present offering to the many guests as well.

As the last Saturday afternoon of the show drew near, tension filled the cold air. This would be the afternoon every one was waiting for, Magnum Psyche to enter the arena for the Senor Stallion class.

Magnum was carefully and very proudly led to the warm-up area by Midwest trainer, caretaker and longtime friend Gil Valdez. Cameras suddenly appeared in the gathering crowds surrounding Magnum as if Elvis himself had returned. Flashing bright blasts of admiring light shattered the darkness of the chilly Kentucky afternoon.

Truly, it was as if a Hollywood icon had suddenly appeared. Magnum, however, in true professional form, calmly took his place in the order of go in the entrance shoot. The excitement grew as his warm cooler was gently removed from his well-conditioned body. David, looking somewhat anxious, gently grasped Magnum's lead after giving him a good luck hug and looking to the sky one last time for his fathers nod. These longtime friends were about to embark on a promise that they had made each other.a date with destiny that began some 5 years ago.

As Magnum and David entered Freedom Hall arena, it was as if time was indeed standing still. You could read the determination in David's body, not thru David, but thru Magnum. It was amazing to watch. Magnum was not nervous for himself, but for David! You could see that Magnum felt every emotion that David felt. It was as if they were truly one! Magnum's lips tensed in nervous apprehension for the final standup in front of the judges. David calmly placed his whip on the ground; there was no need for it. Magnum and he had done this hundreds of times before. Then, almost as suddenly as it appeared, the tenseness left Magnum's lips as David took a breath and calm filled his body. David raised his arms, asking for Magnum to show, and Magnum stood tall, proud, in a perfect halter pose.

A quick look over the rail to Magnum's owners, Fernando and Joaquin De Santibanes, confirmed the mirror of emotion shared by Magnum and David on their faces. Joy, admiration and the knowing that they were witness to a once in a lifetime emotional performance was evident.

Magnum's son Jaayd was presented in this same class with Sandro Pinha and it was as if one was watching a re-enactment of Magnum himself being shown just years before. Jaayd, exhibiting the same light of greatness, was shown for owners Lucky and Raegen Lurkin. The Midwest team rose to there feet as Jaayd was announced as United States Reserve National Champion stallion! At this moment it became a prayer that if Magnum would be named National Champion in this same class, this would become a unprecedented record first in Arabian Horse History for a father and son victory! Watching his son accept his garland Magnum surveyed the arena with calm dignity.

As the announcer's voice broke the tension that could only be described as absolutely choking, Magnum Psyche was named the Unanimous National Champion Senior Stallion!

For a split instant, David's knees buckled, and if not for his arms resting on Magnum's strong back it seemed as if they would have given way, as such was the release of emotion! Gathering their strength together, Magnum and David ran to accept their roses!

Friends and family of "Team Midwest" joyfully ran into the ring to join in the celebration of taking photos from this incredible win. Then, to the crowd's delight, a new member of "Team Midwest" ran into the ring to congratulate Magnum! This little friend was a pet Raccoon who wore a Red Sweater with an "I Love Magnum" button pinned on it! Owned by friends, Victor & Lori Ricigliano, The crowd clapped and couldn't believe their eyes when little "Remo the Raccoon" was held up to Magnum and he gently reached out his hand and stroked and petted Magnum's Neck! It was almost as if to say. "Dear friend, you did well, you did well." And so the celebration began!

Later that evening the celebrations continued with Magnum's youngest son in his class *Magnum Chall HVP being named the National Champion Junior stallion. *Magnum Chall, also owned by Raegan and Lucky Lurkin resembled in every detail the strength and power that his sire had displayed only hours before!

On that final night, it seemed as if the entire show was packed around the Midwest Station II stalls. The star-studded lineup of show horses had garnered a very impressive nine National Championships during the previous week of competition. The beautiful Rose Blankets were hung from the archways of the stalls and the National Championship trophies were proudly displayed openly on a rail for all to touch and enjoy. Equally impressive, and well evident, was the excellent care given to each Midwest horse and to every detail involved in creating a "Fairy tale" feel to the Midwest stalls. This sort of careful attention to detail is one of a group effort including the Boggs family, the caretakers, grooms, semi truck drivers, trainers and friends of Midwest.

On a raised stage specially built for the Saturday night music, live bands played deep into the night. Dancing, singing and good friends gathered for what was to become one of the greatest Nationals in Arabian horse history.

Indeed it was a time for celebration! David Boggs was back in the show arena, the incomparable Magnum Psyche showed to a Unanimous National Championship and friends gathered by the hundreds to enjoy the horse show! This journey, this group effort, is known as being a part of the family called "Team Midwest".

As the show's wins were tabulated it soon became apparent that Magnum Psyche was setting Arabian show records. Magnum became the Leading Sire of Halter Champions at the 2004 US Nationals as well as his offspring being a

warded FOUR National Championships, FOUR Reserve National Championships, and TWENTY EIGHT National Top Ten wins including Greg and Veronica Cowdrey's Maximuss with Sandro Pinha at the leading capturing the Futurity colt championship. And Sandro again with Rohara's yearling son of Magnum, American Idol earning the National Champion Yearling half Arabian colts. And another return of the multi National winner Maggdalina for Walter Misheks swept the Junior Mare National Championship.

If ever a dream had been dreamt, it was never more apparent that....a new day had come.

Argentina Nationals April 23 & 24 Buenos Aries --Los Lagartos Country Club
....Saluting the National Champion Offspring Of Leading Sire Magnum Psyche.....

National Champion Junior Colt:
JJ Caymagnum
(Magnum Psyche X Caymana Bey) by Bey Shah

National Champion Stallion:
JJ El Bronz
(Magnum Psyche X Paquita) by Bronnz

National Champion Mare:
HED Altiva
(Magnum Psyche X WH Northerly Love) by Northerly

Jr. National Filly's 6 to 12months of age Champion Filly:  
JJ Valeriana
(Magnum Psyche X SF Lady) by Strike

Jr. National Filly's 18 to 24 months Champion Filly
HED AB Maria
(AB Magnum X Ailec Padron) by Padrons Image

Jr. National Filly's 24 to 30 months Champion Filly
JJ Fantasia(Magnum Psyche X Gi Gi Jubask) by GG JaBask

Scottsdale Show


WH EAGLE BEY (x Lady Falina T)
Geldings 3 Years & Under JTH Reserve
Two-Year-Old Geldings Top Ten
Three & Four-Year Geldings AAOTH Reserve

*MOMENTUM BRSB (x *Momentkha)
Geldings 4 Years & Older JTH Top Ten
Five & Over Geldings Top Ten

Fillies 3 Years & Under JTH Reserve
Champion Filly/Mare JTH Reserve
Mares 3 & 4 AAOTH Reserve

LLUMINESSA (x Lumiar Tamara)
Fillies 3 Years & Under JTH Champion
Champion Filly/Mare JTH Champion
Three-Year-Old Fillies Top Ten

R PSYCHES MIST (x My Tribute)
Fillies 3 Years & Under JTH Top Ten
Two-Year-Old Fillies AAOTH Top Ten

HA/AA Stock/Hunt Year Geld Champion
HA/AA Stock/Hunt Year/Two-Year Geld AAOTH Champion
HA/AA Stock/Hunt AAOTH Gelding Championship Champion
HA/AA Stock/Hunt Junior Gelding Championship Reserve

TALK OF THE TOWN (x Feather Talent)
HA/AA Stock/Hunt Year Gelding Top Ten
HA/AA Stock/Hunt Year/Two-Year Geld AAOTH Top Ten

Yearling Fillies AAOTH Top Ten

Yearling Fillies AAOTH Reserve
Breeders Cup Year Fillies Junior Top Ten

Yearling Fillies AAOTH Top Ten

Yearling Fillies AAOTH Top Ten

Two-Year-Old Colts AAOTH Top Ten
Breeders Cup Two-Year Colts Senior Top Ten

Two-Year-Old Colts AAOTH Champion
Junior Champion Colts AAOTH Reserve
Breeders Cup Two-Year Colts Senior Top Ten

LOGANN (x Lola Hogan)
Two-Year-Old Colts AAOTH Top Ten

MAGGIE MAE PGA (x Rachel Ann)
Two-Year-Old Fillies AAOTH Top Ten

Three & Four Colt/Stall AAOTH Champion
Senior Champion Stall AAOTH Champion
Four-Year-Old Stallions Champion

Three & Four Mares AAOTH Top Ten

TEYNA BELLE BF (x Bint Forteyna)
Three & Four Mares AAOTH Top Ten

Five & Older Mares AAOTH Champion
Senior Champion Mare AAOTH Champion

MAGNUMS MAI TAI (x Twistafate JB)
Breeders Cup Year Fillies Junior Top Ten

PRINTZ W (x Brass Princess)
Breeders Cup 2-Year Colts Junior Top Ten

Breeders Cup Year Colts Senior Top Ten

MAGALIER (x Paleka)
Breeders Cup Year Colts Junior Top Ten

LADIE MAGNUM (x Psyches Psecret)
Breeders Cup 2-Year Fillies Senior Top Ten

C DREAMS DANCE (x Mistic Dream)
Breeders Cup 2-Year Fillies Junior Champion
Breeders Cup Junior Champion Filly Champion

Breeders Cup 2-Year Fillies Junior Top Ten

PA HI NOON (x MA Unique)
Three-Year-Old Colts Top Ten

MGM GRAND LK (x Honeicomb)
Three & Four-Year Geldings AAOTH Top Ten

BELLE SONG HVP (x *Padrons Love Song)
Three-Year-Old Fillies Champion

GAA MILLENIA (x Bey Cherie Amore)
Four-Year-Old Mares Top Ten

LC KENLAR (x Beyzifa)
Four-Year-Old Mares Top Ten

ESTANCIA LL (x CF Khashmir)
Four-year-Old Mares Champion
Scottsdale Senior Mare Championship Champion

JJ SHAKIRA (x WH Vanity)
Four-Year-Old Mares Top Ten

MAGNUM WA (x Melata)
Four-Year-Old Stallions Top Ten

IIMAGINE (x RD Kashandra)
Four-Year-Old Stallions Reserve

MAGNUM STYLE (x NV Shalimar)
Four-Year-Old Stallions Top Ten

JJ LA ESTRELLA ( x WA Marlaina Lee)
Five-Year-Old Mares Champion

Five-Year-Old Stallions Top Ten

Signature Yearling Fillies Top Ten

Total Magnum Results:
16 Champions, 9 reserve Champions, 60 Scottsdale Top Ten Awards

Midwest Fall Festival

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. This season in time belongs to Magnum Psyche. We are all blessed to belong to the era of the stallion that has literally shattered every breed record that he has thus far challenged.

This is the era of Magnum Psyche

A standard bearer . . . a standard setter . . . this amazing stallion has taken his place among the greats of the Arabian breed . . . and is, today, the uncontested leader.

Those who recall the true kings of the breed understand how powerful and important have been and continue to be such dynasty creators as *BASK++, Khemosabi, Ferzon, *Padron, Bey Shah, and *Aladdinn.

From the outset, Magnum has time and again proven his own merit in the tradition of these extraordinary horses. From his own unparalleled show record, to the records of his sons and daughters, he has, at just nine years of age, dazzled the world over which he now reigns supreme.

Magnum is today:

  • The leading import and export sire in the world
  • The sire of high selling yearlings . . . that contribute enormously to the economy of the Arabian industry.
  • In point of fact, these are among his greatest gifts to the breed
    • . . . a healthy economy
    • . . . the generation of a lively and exciting industry
    • . . . not to mention the consistent siring of these traits:
      • Exotic Arabian type
      • Exceptionally fine conformation
      • Excellent dispositions for virtually every purpose
  • Because of this consistent record, Magnum’s breedings have been in the greatest demand and sold for the highest prices at the Minnesota Fall Fest . . . the richest futurity in the world . . . every year since those breedings were first offered here in 2000. The first year, his beauty and that of his first foals carried him. Since then, he has proven himself time and again and thereby earned the highest regard of the most serious breeders.
  • Not only has this been true here, but also at the Iowa Gold Star Breeders auctions and via the combined annual Scottsdale offerings.

Today, Magnum’s sons and daughters are making names for themselves in the performance arena and in breeding herds the world over. Their dominance in the halter arena has become nothing short of legendary. There is no doubt that this dominance will extend well beyond this venue to encompass virtually every facet that is important to the Arabian breed.

Magnum IS the dream-come-true t for which every lover of the Arabian horse yearns . . .

Magnum IS the king and the sire of princes . . .

Magnum IS the magic that keeps his world alive and thriving . . .

Magnum IS today at the heart of it all . . .

Magnum IS the setter of the loftiest and loveliest of standards . . .

Magnum IS a gift from a loving God . . .

Magnum IS . . .

Argentina Breeders Cup Results

Champion Yearling Filly
LC Athina
(JJ Señor Magnum x AF Ruana)  Delmar

Reserve Champion Yearling Filly
JJ Valeriana
(Magnum Psyche x SF Lady)  Strike

Champion Yearling Colt
JFN Famoso
(JJ Señor Magnum x ZT Fahmah)  Anaza El Farid

Reserve Champion Yearling Colt
LC Arandu
(JJ Señor Magnum x LC Ambar)  LC Diablo

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly
JJ Polaca
(Magnum Psyche x Sol Magic)  Solstice

Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Filly
JJ La Suprema
(Magnum Psyche x Bey Sashay)

Champion 2-Year-Old Colt
JJ Bohemio
(Magnum Psyche x Primrose Carol)  Aladdinn Echo

Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Colt
JJ Caymagnum
(Magnum Psyche x Caymana Bey SRA)

Champion Senior Mare
JJ Fantasia
(Magnum Psyche x Gigi Jubask)

Reserve Champion Senior Mare
JJ Angelina
(Magnum Psyche x NV Angelica)

Champion Senior Stallion
JJ Elbronz
(Magnum Psyche x Paquita Liah GV) Bronnz

Reserve Champion Senior Stallion
Don Muscan JJ
(JJ El Don x JJ Muscanne)  HK Novat

Magnum Stats - Latest Compilation August 2004

1996 ~ U. S. National Champion Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling Colt

1998 ~ U. S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion

2000 ~ Argentine National Champion Stallion

Beginning in 2001 . . .
Leading Sire

Leading Halter Sire at Scottsdale 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004

Leading Sire of The United States National Championships 2001, 2002, & 2003

Leading Sire of The Canadian National Championships 2001, 2002 & 2003

Leading Sire of Breeders Sweepstakes Champions 2001, 2002 & 2003 (Including Yearling Champions in all 3 categories)

Leading Juvenile Sire 2001, 2002 & 2003 (Setting an All Time Industry Record)

Leading Sire of Champions 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003 (MAHB Fall Festival, The Richest Futurity in the Nation)

Leading Sire of Argentine National Champions 2001, 2002, 2003, & 2004.

Leading Sire at the 2002 Brazilian Breeders Cup Championship Show

Leaders of the Times
by Colleen Scott

Michael Phelps gliding effortlessly through the water. Carly Patterson vaulting gracefully through the air. Justin Gatlin flying to the finish line. The 2004 Summer Olympics produced an array of talented athletes that will be forever immortalized on Wheaties boxes, in Olympic flashbacks and on the covers of Sports Illustrated. They were, each and every one of them, inspiring and unforgettable - not just for their medal performances, but also for the hard work and determination that produced those performances.

If ever there were an Arabian Olympics, one horse would stand proudly on the middle platform decorated with the gold and an olive branch wreath. One horse's accomplishments have made him reining king of the Olympic throne - representing not only the finest in the United States, but perhaps in the world.

While judging any Olympic event, including our imaginary Arabian Olympics, is a completely subjective matter, clearly there is a forerunner - a breeding stallion that is, quite simply, the best of the best. His name is Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle).

Let's start with the Olympic 'trials.' Born on May 2, 1995, the flawless chestnut stallion made his show ring debut in 1996, when he captured the Buckeye Junior Colt Championship and Region XII Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling Colt Championship, the later with the most points ever awarded by the judges using the European Judging System.

In 1998, his mark would be made on the Arabian show ring forever when he claimed the title of National Champion Stallion in both the United States and Canada. In 1999, Magnum went global with the Argentine National Champion Stallion title.

While the international show ring accolades would be enough for this amazing stallion to qualify for the Arabian Olympics, it is his unmatchable record as a sire that would guarantee him a spot on the winner's podium. Magnum's more than 350 champion offspring have given him the ammunition to shatter all previous siring records. His accomplishments include:

  • Leading Halter Sire at Scottsdale 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Leading Sire at the United States Championships in 2001, 2002 and 2003
  • Leading Sire at the Canadian National Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Leading Sire of Breeders Sweepstakes Champions 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 (including yearling champions in all three categories)
  • Leading Juvenile Sire 2001, 2002 and 2003 (setting an all-time industry record)
  • Leading Sire of champions at the Minnesota Breeders Fall Festival in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003
  • Leading Sire of Argentine National Show Champions in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Leading Sire at the 2002 Brazilian Breeders Cup Championships " Leading import sire of Arabians into the United States
  • Leading export sire of Arabians to other countries

While Magnum's natural perfection, his presence in the show ring and incomparable siring abilities are enough to raise him to world-class status, the climb hasn't been without a support team.

Owned by a gentle man, Mr. Fernando de Santibanes, and his family of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the stallion stands at Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, Minn. Long before the world knew of Magnum, his future as a legendary horse was carved in stone when de Santibanes chose David Boggs as the stallion's partner, coach and friend.

Says David, "From the moment I saw him, I knew he might possibly be the most important horse in my entire life of working in the Arabian industry. He isn't just legacy or legend material; he is the best of the best. He is world-class - unforgettable, awe-inspiring and is setting records that may never be broken. And he has the spirit of his grandsire, *Padron."

Not words to be taken lightly when they come from the likes of David, who owns and operates, along with his wife, Terry Anne, one of the most successful and well-known Arabian breeding, marketing, training and sales organizations in the world - Midwest Stallion Station and Training Centre. Having worked with countless national champions and top-notch breeding stallions, David knows Olympic legend material when he sees it.

But, Boggs is quick to point out, Magnum's legend and timelessness isn't just about medals, rose garlands and numbers of progeny. It is about his uncanny ability to reproduce his likeness, time and time again. Some of the Magnum-sired superstars include: *Magnum Chall (Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP, by Don El Chall), 2003 Scottsdale Junior Champion Colt; Absolut Magnum (Magnum Psyche x Lady Auria, by *Padron), Ames Charisma (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage, by Brass), 2003 Unanimous U.S. National Champion Yearling Sweepstakes Colt; Iimagine (Magnum Psyche x RD Kashandra by WA Kash), 2004 Region VII Champion Stallion and Estancia LL (Magnum Psyche x DF Khashmir, by Khemosabi), 2004 Scottsdale Grand Champion Mare.

Magnum's popularity transcends the United States' borders, with pillars of Arabian horse breeding worldwide recognizing his flawless conformation. Breeding programs all across North America, Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Spain, Poland, South Africa, Australia and the United Arab Emirates have all called upon Magnum through the satellite breeding stations managed by David Boggs. Many national champion mares have been, or will be bred to the legend, including Battaglia Farms' multi-titled Monrovia X and Cedar Ridge's Toi Jabaska.

"I believe in my heart that Magnum is the closest stallion I've ever known to be the perfect standard of the Arabian horse. Many people - breeders, trainers and judges, feel the same," says David. "And every breeder dreams and is anxious to replicate that in a foal, it is something that will carry on the Magnum tradition and outlive him."

As great as Magnum's accomplishments have been, the stallion has only just begun his journey in life, according to David. The tremendous support from his owner has allowed Magnum to become "all that is possible." In 2003, he competed for the first time in a 25-mile endurance ride, winning the stallion competition, thus preparing the champion for his re-entry into Freedom Hall as a senior stallion in Louisville, Ky. Could it be his time to stand on the Olympic podium once again, joining legendary horses and athletes alike from around the world? David, Magnum and the de Santibanes Family could not be more excited and ready for the challenge. In the meantime, his progeny continue to claim title after title, elevating their father to the same heights as those inspiring Olympic athletes like Phelps, Patterson and Gatlin. He is, along with our medal-winning athletes, alone in the spotlight, representing the best in the world.

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