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What a relief
it is to announce the safe delivery of this beautiful purebred Arabian filly,
who was due on Good Friday, March 25, 2005. The due date came and went with
no apparent sign from Regina's dam, Bur-Dals Ginanah, that the birth would
be anytime soon. We talked to Veterinarian Richard Novak to make certain
that he would be available after hours for assistance because we
suspected that this overdue baby would be a difficult experience for Gina,
who sticks out at 14. 1 hands.
At the age of 15 months WIW REGINA DORIONA made her first appearance on the show circuit. She participated this morning at the COSCA-approved show held at Blue Lakes Farm in Newbury, Ohio. This well-attended show attracted 298 entries in 50 classes and was organized by the North Eastern Ohio Arabian Horse Association.
Diane handled Dorie in two morning classes. The first, the ARABIAN BREEDING IN-HAND class attracted some veteran purebreds. Dorie did everything she was requested to do on perfect cue, especially an enthusiastic, high-spirited trot and an instantaneous set-up. Diane probably broke all show rules by implanting a quick kiss on Dorie's outstretched muzzle, but after all, it was Dorie's special time in the sunlight, her time to shine. And shine, she certainly did, bringing Windt im Wald a third place in her first outing!
We felt so good about our maiden experience that Dorie earned the opportunity to be seen once again in OPEN HALTER FOR 2 AND UNDER, again against veteran handlers. This time she performed a simply glorious extended trot and again set up in a heartbeat, the only Arabian in a field of quarter horses. This time Dorie took a fourth place, enjoying every minute of her experience.
Several spectators and exhibitors stopped to comment about her quiet, willing attitude and desire to please. We have known that about Dorie almost from her first day on this earth. Nevertheless, it was such a great pleasure to hear the praise come from others.
Hail, Dorie! Your future looks bright! Know that you are loved royally here at Windt im Wald Farm!
UPDATE: Labor Day Weekend at the Geauga County (OHIO) Fair, September 3-4, 2006
In the aftermath of much rain, the Geauga County Fairgrounds were awash with slime, and the Western Horse Show on Sunday, September 3, used the runway opposite the restrooms instead of the traditional showring. The second class, Open Halter, attracted fourteen entries. the majority of which were Paint/Quarter Horse types with one recognizable Morgan and a chestnut molly mule in a show halter. WIW Regina Doriona was the youngest entry there and the ONLY Arabian in the field. When we were asked to trot as the eighth entry, Dorie put on a great floating demonstration through the slime and set up nicely, never even undaunted by the plaintiff calls of her frazzled barnmate, WIW Royal Tsonata. She just stood calmly as the judge came over and carefully examined her hindquarters. I was appreciative of the judge's attention. When the announcement came over that Dore had won fourth place in the midst of such a large field and serious competiton, we were overwhelmed and ecstatic and jubilantly trotted through the mud again to fetch our yellow ribbon.
Monday, September 4, dawned with doubts about whether the English Open Horse Show part of the Geauga County Fair could use the showring. While it did not look as much like a lake as it did the previous day, it was nevertheless soupy as we waited by the runway in expectation of using that venue, as we did on Sunday. Surprise, surprise when the announcement came over the speaker to enter Class I, Open Saddle-Type Halter, using the showring. This time only four entrants braved the slime, but WIW Regina Doriona was again the youngest contestant, and the most formidable challenger was a seasoned black Morgan stallion, who was entitled by breed standards to have a handler and a whip-holder at the rear. We entered as second contestant. When asked to trot, Dore gleefully went into a floating, ground-covering trot as mud splashed everywhere and I felt the mud ooze through my socks. Nevertheless, we gave it great enthusiasm, and Dorie set up as perfectly as I could have expected with great ears and a motionless stance! BRAVO! We earned a third and were VERY proud!
Dore was so pretty and so noteworthy that several individuals stopped to admire her, and one party even inquired about her availability for purchase. Tom simply remarked, "Diane will never sell this girl!" What a triumph this Geauga County Fair was, especially since both Dorie and Tom and Diane were deprived of attending in 2005, when Dorie as a weanling was ready and able to go, but Diane was physically set back with side effects from chemotherapy to eradicate HER 2/neu breast cancer. It was one of the most discouraging times in all of our lives. A year later, just the opportunity to exhibit a wonderful purebred Arabian filly of Crabbet bloodlines in improved spirits and health was a triumph beyond description. We hope we are back!
UPDATE: May 2007
Dore has been saddled and led around the arena with a ho-hum attitude. So far so good. We are preparing for the June 3, 2007, Champagne Classic to be held at Blue Lakes Farm in Newbury, Ohio. Northeastern Ohio Arabian Horse Association will put the 50-class show on.
UPDATE: Sunday, June 3, 2007
Dore and I showed in two halter classes. She had some problems with her ears this year, but oh, could she trot on cue and come to a halt with a single clue! We were up against some pretty nice purebreds in Class 8, and we took third place. In Class 10 we did everything pretty correctly, and I expected a second place, but the judge, who seemed very meticulous and fair, decided that we should get the third place. It was great experience, and I hope we get to do more shows at Sun Beau Valley in Ravenna, Ohio.