DWA Zifhaffir (Haffir el Rimal X DWA WH Zinfandel by Sabson) completed his 3rd LD ride at the 2017 Owyhee River Challenge ridden by Beth Nicholes (Foundations and Beyond Horsemanship).
Other family members in the photo are Beth's sisters, Laura and Sarah. (Photo by Dave Honan)
DWA Haffirs Tika (Haffir el Rimal X LZP Royal Tiki by Sam Tiki) completed her first LD ride at the day 3, 2018 Sesenta Anos ride and her second LD ride at the day 2, 2018 Coso Junction XP ride with her owner Laurie Birch. Laurie said "Tika did everything right, enjoyed her new job, and proved her abilities as my future endurance horse." ( Photo by Lynne Glazer)
2013 gelding, DWA Superman (Monarch AH X DWA Croix Blanche by Ala Croixnoire) is getting ready to become an endurance horse. Robert Ribley, his owner, is a horse trainer and endurance rider who has more than 36,000 endurance miles and has completed more than 100 one hundred mile endurance rides. This photo was taken of Robert and DWA Superman after a 10 mile desert training ride and Superman had
a heart rate of 32 when they finished. Robert has given Superman the nickname "Cheveyo" and the two of them appear to be getting along very well!
Congratulations to DWA Nadra (Falina des Fabries X Royal Perrfection by Monarch AH), owned and ridden by Anne Aganon, for reaching 500 miles of endurance completions
at the 2017, 55 mile ride at the Owyhee River Challenge. (Photo by Dave Honan)
Congratulations to DWA Saruq and his owner, Connie Holloway, and DWA Nadra and
her owner, Anne Aganon, for completing the 2018 Big Horn 100 mile ride in the top ten!
DWA Jamal (Darwinn by Ala Croixnoire X Sannanita by Sam Tiki), 2011 gelding owned and ridden by Vickie Roden, who also owns Darwinn, completed all three 30 mile rides at the 2017 Llano Estacado pioneer ride. Congratulations to DWA Jamal and Vickie for receiving the overall 3-day Best Condition award!
(Photo by Joylynne Harris)
DWA Malik (Monarch AH X DWA Croix Blanche by Ala Croixnoire)
ridden by owner Jeff Stuart, placed first on Day 3 in the 55 mile ride. (Photo by Steve Bradley)
Congratulations to Terrence Nicholes for completing his second and third LD rides at the 2015 City of Rocks ride on DWA Sabsons Tiger. (Photo by Steve Bradley)
Drinkers of the Wind Arabians owner, Robert Bouttier, was honored to have Ted Jeary
(Hyannis Cattle Company, HCC) and his wife, Shelia, visit the DWA ranch. Ted bred a number of outstanding Arabian endurance horses such as Witezarif, ridden by Donna Fitzgerald, who won the Tevis six times and finished 2nd by one minute (Witezarif was AERC's first equine Hall of Fame honoree in 1975), and El Karbaj,ridden by Hal Hal, who won the Tevis twice and the Haggin Cup (Tevis Best Condition) twice. Even though it was a cold and rainy day on June 5, 2012, they had a great time discussing Arabian horses and bloodlines!
2010 gelding, DWA Zifhasan (DWA Ziffalat X Royal Perrfection by Monarch AH) is getting ready to become an endurance horse. His owner, Anne Aganon, (who also owns DWA Nadra, out of Royal Perrfection), has been busy helping DWA Zifhasan learn "the basics" before he starts his endurance career.
Congratulations to Steve Jasso, the new owner of 2014 gleding, DWA Ottly
(DWA Ziffdaka by Chndaka X Serenity Shaqlavia). DWA Ottly was rejected by his mother
when he was born and Steve helped with his care, hand feeding him for the first six weeks
of his life. Because of this, DWA Ottly was named after Steve's nickname, which is Ottly.
They were meant to be together and Steve will have fun teaching DWA Ottly lots of
ground work for the next few years until he is old enough to ride!
2009 gelding, DWA Ziffdaka (Chndaka X DWA WH Zinfandel by Sabson)
has a new owner, Lise Byrne, who is looking forward to riding him
in his first endurance rides in the near future.
DWA Saruq (DWA Ziffalat X Ebony Starr by Sabson), ridden by Connie Holloway, and DWA Nadra (Falina des Fabries X Royal Perrfection by Monarch AH), ridden by Anne Aganon, completed the 100 mile ride on Day 3. It was the first 100 mile ride for DWA Saruq and DWA Nadra as well as her owner, Anne Aganon. (Photo by Steve Bradley)
At the 2013 Owyhee Tough Sucker 25 mile ride, DWA Lottos Spirit and Helen Bonner placed
first and DWA El Paso and Anne Aganon placed second and received the high vet score!
Noli Burge completed her first LD ride at the 2016, day 3, City of Rocks 25 mile ride with
her horse, DWA Louie (aka Shabby Shiek by DWA Sabsons Shiek). (Photo by Steve Bradley)
DRINKERS OF THE WIND ARABIANS
Congratulations to DWA Saruq (DWA Ziffalat by Falat X DWA Ebony Starr by Sabson) for completing 1,480 endurance miles with his owner Connie Holloway! Photo taken at the 2017 Owyhee River Challenge by Dave Honan.
2009 mare, DWA Haffirs Tika (Haffir el Rimal X LZP Royal Tiki by Sam Tiki) has a new owner,
Laurie Birch, who is looking forward to taking her to some endurance rides in the near future.
Scudd Run (Laurie's present endurance horse) and Laurie have completed more than 10,000 total endurance miles together and have completed the Tevis Cup 100 mile ride three times.
Scudd Run and Laurie received the 2012 and the 2016 AERC National Mileage Championship Senior Award. DWA Haffirs Tika should be able to reach her full potential with Laurie as her owner! We wish them many successful years of riding together!
DWA Nadra (Falina des Fabries X Royal Perrfection by Monarch AH and owner, Anne Aganon, placed 4th in the 2019 Tough Sucker 25 mile ride. After completing the 2019 Eagle Canyon 50 mile ride (in the top 10) DWA Nadra now has 1,035 endurance miles and 255 LD miles.
DWA Barack (Moment of Valor X DWA French Kiss by
Haffir el Rimal), ridden by Beth Nicholes, completed his
2nd 25 mile ride on Day 2. (Photo by Steve Bradley)
Congratulations to Dr. David Shefrin and DWA Sabku (Sabku Khan), 19 years old, for their successful completion of the 100 mile 2012 Tevis! Dr. David Shefrin and family have adopted the third mile east of Watson's Monument through the Western States Trail Endowment Fund in commemoration of Dr. David Shefrin's successful finish of the 2012 Tevis. The mile will honor his horse and be called the "Sabku Mile". DWA Sabku has completed eleven 100 mile endurance rides and has been honored at the Gold Level of the AERC's 100 Mile Equine Recognition Program.
Congratulations to Lise Byrne for completing her 2nd and 3rd LD rides on DWA Lottos Spirit at the 2015 City of Rocks ride! Lise completed her first LD ride on DWA Lottos Spirit at the 2015 Owyhee Tough Sucker ride! Lise is now "hooked" on endurance riding! (Photo by Steve Bradley)
DWA Shihab (DWA Ziffalat by Falat X DWA Saralina by Sabson) completed his first 50 mile endurance ride at the 2018 Gold
Rush Pioneer with Annette Phillips.
(Photo by Gore/Baylor Photography)
Connie Holloway riding DWA Saruq, Anne Aganon riding DWA Nadra, and Sarah Holloway riding Noble Desperado placed in the top ten and enjoyed the 55 mile, 2017 Owyhee River Challenge endurance ride. (Photo by Dave Honan)
Congratulations to the DWA horses and their riders who had successful rides at the 2017 Owyhee Canyonlands/AHA Distance Nationals!
Bryce Galbraith completed his first LD ride at the 2016, day 3, City of Rocks 25 mile ride.
It was also the first LD ride for DWA Barack (Moment of Valor X DWA French Kiss by
Haffir el Rimal). (Photo by Steve Bradley)
Congratulations to DWA Saruq and his owner, Connie Holloway, for receiving the PNER Animal Horse Award! This award goes to the one horse and one rider pair who accumulated the most consecutive miles in one ride season. Merri Melde took this photo of Connie trying on DWA Saruq's new "Animal Horse" award blanket.
GE Haat Rod Express (DWA Express X Pico Stardust) ridden by Christoph Schork (Global Endurance Training Center) won the AHA Reserve Championship and BC award in the 50 mile ride on Day 2. (Photo by Steve Bradley)
Congratulations to Tennessee Lane Mahoney and DWA Pearl (DWA Sabsons Abby)
for their 1st place tie in the 100 mile Resolution Ride on December 31, 2011!
2013 Gelding, DWA Superman (Cheveyo) completed his first 50 mile ride at the 2018 Bill Thornburgh Friends and Family in 10th place on Day 2. DWA Superman (Monarch AH X DWA Croix Blanche by Ala Croixnoire), owned by Robert Ribley, was ridden by Melissa Ribley. He finished the ride looking strong and happy and he is enjoying his food at the vet check in the photo.
Helen Bonner riding her horse, DWA Lottos Spirit (Sabson X WMA Lotto) "mentored" Noli
and Bryce in their first LD ride at the 2016, day 3, City of Rocks 25 mile ride.
(Photo by Steve Bradley)
DWA Zifhaffir (Haffir el Rimal X DWA WH Zinfandel by Sabson), ridden by Beth Nicholes (Foundations and Beyond Horsemanship), placed 3rd in the 55 mile ride on Day 3 and won the BC and High Vet Score awards. (Photo by Steve Bradley)
DWA Saruq (DWA Ziffalat X DWA Ebony Starr by Sabson) and owner, Connie Holloway, placed 1st in the 2019 Tough Sucker 25 mile ride. After completing the 2019 Eagle Canyon ride and the 2019 Owyhee No River Challenge (in the top 10 in both rides) DWA Saruq now has 2,500 endurance miles and 205 LD miles.
2013 bay gelding, DWA Superman (Monarch AH X DWA Croix Blanche by Ala Croixnoire) is in good hands with his new owner, horse trainer Robert Ribley, who is teaching him how to pony behind his endurance horse, Regret. Robert is an experienced endurance rider with more than 36,000 endurance miles who has completed more than 100 one hundred mile endurance rides, including 16 Tevis completions . Robert and his horse, Tari (who completed over 8,000 endurance miles) were the 2009 recipients of the AERC Pard'ners Award. DWA Superman and Robert should have lots of great years of endurance rides in the future!
Congratulations to Connie Holloway and DWA Saruq for making it on the cover of
the June 2018 Endurance News! Congratulations to Merri Melde, the photographer!