2006 United States National Championships
So much has been written about Magnum –– the magnificent individual and show horse, the astonishing sire –– that it’s difficult to know where to begin yet another laudatory piece and how not to be redundant. Fortunately, the repetition of a statement does not negate the facts. And so we say again . . .
Magnum is a rare and glorious phenomenon. He is a stallion whose beauty and conformational perfection are nothing short of legendary. His achievements as a modern breeding stallion are beyond compare. His record in the show ring is matchless.
Only a precious few colts of any breed mature into stallions that excel in horse show competition. The percentage of successful show stallions that become good sires is miniscule. Almost never does a breeding stallion achieve –– in his lifetime –– the right to be called a progenitor.
Since this term is so rarely used, to what does it refer, you might ask. In equine parlance, having taken on a far greater meaning than that which can be found in a dictionary, the word is nothing short of a title. To call a stallion a progenitor is to say that he is responsible for certain traits and characteristics that are all but immutable.
For example, three Arabian stallions, the Goldophin Arabian, the Byerly Turk and the Darley Arabian were the progenitors of the English and American Thoroughbred, the line of horses that has dominated the sport of Kings for centuries. Closer to home, our own *BASK++ will always be known as the progenitor of the beautiful, athletic, intelligent and tractable Arabian that literally changed the world of show ring performance, particularly in the domain of saddle seat style English horses.
Born in 1995 he is, at this writing, only 11 years old . . . and yet, Magnum has achieved such status as to be seen as a progenitor of the beauty and perfection of conformation that is so uniquely his own. To say that this is a rare accomplishment would be a masterpiece of understatement. Today, Magnum is carving out his place in the history of American Arabian horse breeding with the likes of *BASK++ and *Aladdinn, *Padron and Bey Shah . . . and very few others. Like these great stallions, Magnum is siring not only great show horses, but also exceptional breeding horses of both sexes.
How can we make such a claim? Well, let’s take a look at the show ring. Just in case anyone has forgotten, here are his utterly monumental achievements as a sire . . . SO FAR:
- Leading Sire at Scottsdale 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 (halter and performance).
- Leading Sire of Halter Champions at the U.S. National Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 AND NOW, 2006.
- Leading Sire of Halter Champions at the Canadian National Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 and 2006.
- Leading Sire of Breeders Sweepstakes Champions in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
- Leading Juvenile Sire 2001, 2002 and 2003, setting an all-time industry record.
- Leading Sire of Champions at the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall Festival, the richest futurity in the country 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 , 2005 and 2006 at the.
- Leading Sire of Argentine National Show Championships 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
More specifically, what about the 2006 United States National Championships? In the results that follow, we’re going to briefly explore the pedigrees of these winners. We include this information for the breeders among us who might like to know what kind of mares represent Magnum’s best crosses. The results are both interesting, and perhaps to some, surprising.
The 20 different sons and daughters of Magnum that earned National Championship honors were out of 19 different mares. Full brothers Lexxon WLF and Magneeto WLF were, respectively U. S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure AAOTH 18-35 and U.S. National Top Ten Champion Arabian Stallion AAOTH. Their dam, Alexis SRA, was a double *Aladdinn bred mare that also carried lines to *Padron and *BASK++.
Other dam line common denominators included the offspring of:
2 daughters of Afire Bey V (out of a daughter of *BASK++)
2 daughters of Bey Shah (out of a daughter of *BASK++)
2 daughters of Cajun Prince (by National Champion *Aladdinn son, Almaden, who is also out of a daughter of *BASK++)
In total, Magnum’s 2006 National winning get were out of daughters of 11 different sires. Further, the dams of these National winners carried every imaginable line, from American and Polish, to Egyptian and Russian. Overall, the common denominator was Magnum, himself. Through this, his prepotency is proven without question once again.
2006 UNITED STATES NATIONAL WINNERS SIRED BY MAGNUM PSYCHE
22 U. S. National Top Ten Championships
Earned by 20 different sons and daughters
Including 17 Purebreds and 3 Half-Arabians
3 U. S. National Championships
Earned by 2 daughters and 1 son in the Breeding Division
2 U. S. National Reserve Championships
Earned by 1 daughter in the Breeding Division and
1 son in the Western Pleasure Division
Horses that achieved more than one National Title were the great halter horses:
JJ Magnums Diamond and Rohara American Idol
U. S. NATIONAL PUREBRED CHAMPIONS, RESERVES AND TOP TENS
UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION SENIOR STALLION
Out of Canadian National Champion Mare, Halana, LD Pistal is a grandson of National halter and performance winner, Hal Gibby and a great grandson of Hal Gazal. In addition to this American/Polish combination, LD Pistal’s dam carried the blood of Egyptian greats *Nabiel and Ansata Shah Zaman.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION FUTURITY FILLY
NBW Angels Kiss
Out of BHF Dark Angel, a daughter of RSD Dark Victory (by Bey Shah x a daughter of Khemosabi), NBW Angels Kiss also carries the blood of the Polish *Naborr the Russian/Egyptian *Nariadni and the English Silver Drift.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION ARABIAN MARE AOTH
JJ Magnums Diamond
Out of Navia HCF, a daughter of leading Brazilian Sire, Cajun Prince. Navia HCF carries the blood of Aladdinn, *BASK++, Padron, Bey Shah and *Serafix.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR MARE
Out of Bey Cherie Amore, a daughter of Bey Shah. Bey Cherie Amore also carries the blood of Hal Gazal and Garis and Niga.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION
WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 18-35
Out Alexis SRA, a double *Aladdinn bred mare who also carries the blood of *Padron and *BASK++.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL TOP TEN CHAMPIONS
ARABIAN JUNIOR MARES
U.S. National Top Ten Magnum Julep out of Beyon Fire, by Afire Bey V
U.S. National Top Ten JJ Magnums Diamond out of Navia HCF, by Cajun Prince
ARABIAN SENIOR MARES
U.S. National Top Ten DD Crown Jewel out of Crown Victoria, by *Marsianin
ARABIAN STALLION BREEDING AAO CHAMPIONSHIP
U.S. National Top Ten Magnums Crown BF out of OFW Shah Amber, by Bey Shah
U.S. National Top Ten Magneeto WLF out Alexis SRA, also the dam of Lexxon WLF
ARABIAN SENIOR STALLION BREEDING 6 & OVER CHAMPIONSHIP
U.S. National Top Ten MCA Magnum Gold out of Litique, by Litagator
GELDING IN HAND CHAMPIONSHIP
U.S. National Top Ten Psychic Moun out of Mystic Mounbey, by Afire Bey V
ARABIAN GELDING IN HAND AOTH
U.S. National Top Ten Magnetik Bey out of SL Krystal Bey, by Huckleberry Bey
U.S. National Top Ten Momentum BRSB out *Momentkha, by Moment
ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE OPEN
U.S. National Top Ten Remington Magnum out of Khasmir, by Kharben
PUREBRED FUTURITY FILLIES
U.S. National Top Ten SW Jasmine out of RA Akua, by *Khadraj
PUREBRED FUTURITY GELDINGS IN HAND
U.S. National Top Ten Absolut Magnum out of Lady Auria, by *Padron
ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 18-35
U.S. National Top Ten Shooting Star CLB out of EF Paula, by Cajun Prince
U. S. NATIONAL HALF-ARABIAN TOP TEN CHAMPIONS
HALF-ARABIAN FUTURITY GELDING IN HAND
U.S. National Top Ten Rohara American Idol out of Miz American Pie, by Barexi
HALF-ARABIAN GELDING IN HAND STOCK/HUNTER AO
U.S. National Top Ten Rohara American Idol out of Miz American Pie, by Barexi
HALF-ARABIAN YEARLING COLT/GELDING BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES
(Note: both of these are Palominos out of Saddlebred mares)
U.S. National Top Ten ABD Magnum Psuntana out of Sparkling White Gold
U.S. National Top Ten ABD Platinum Magnum out of Chubasko’s Golden Naranda
For the Future . . .
Because of the efforts of those who love, own and manage Magnum’s career, he will never be left to rest on his laurels. This great stallion’s support team, headed by David Boggs, is continually looking for wonderful Magnum offspring to show and promote and sell. And these efforts will never cease.
The most exciting thing on the horizon just now is the Magnum Futurity. To be held in February, 2008 at Midwest’s Scottsdale facility, this ground breaking event is destined to create a level of excitement that has been too long missing from the Arabian horse scene. Not since the glory days of Lasma and that entity’s annual auction extravaganza week has there been such anticipation for any forthcoming affair. For Magnum, even the sky is not a limit. You are invited, one and all, to come along on this endless odyssey.