A longtime owner, breeder and lover of Arabian horses Roberta Buchanan lives near Stillwater, Oklahoma with four horses, a variety of dogs and her husband George. Their son, Ian Buchanan, is an engineer in California and their daughter, Adriana Moreno, just graduated from OCU Veterinary College this spring.
“I’ve had horses all of my life, “says Roberta. “When I was a teenager I worked for Arabian horse trainers Bruce Howard and Gene Reichardt. My husband George has also had horses for many years. We got the idea to enter the contest on Arabian Horse Global because my beloved stallion W A Salute died after he contracted EPM and we had to put him down. I thought the rotating banner ad during the live streaming broadcast at the Ohio Buckeye Show would be a great way to say something nice about ‘Salute’ and celebrate his life.”
W A Salute was a bay stallion, foaled in 1985 and sired by the great Russian import, show horse and sire, *SR Nadom+. His dam was by Azraff out of a granddaughter of Garaff. W A Salute had a fine show ring career between 1987 and 1995, primarily as a Halter horse. He won the Star World Show at two and a Canadian National Top Ten as a Country English Pleasure Junior Horse in 1989.
“We have several of his good daughters and we’d like to breed them,” says Roberta. “Two are out of a pure Polish Gdansk daughter and there’s also a mare out of a pure Polish *Aladdinn daughter with a tail-female line to *Amfibia. They are nice mares. We will sorely miss their sire. He was best friends with our grey Comar Raffdazon+ gelding WA Kawliga and he sorely missed him as well.”
WA Kawliga (Comar Raffdazon+ x Chivari by Raffi) was Reining Champion at Scottsdale and at Region 3 in 1986. A year older than W A Salute, WA Kawliga died just a week after his friend passed on.
“We are people that truly love the Arabian breed,” says Roberta, “and we’re in it for the long haul. We’ve really enjoyed watching the shows on Arabian Horse Global. There are not many Arabian horse shows in Oklahoma, aside from the National Show in Tulsa. I miss the shows and Arabian Horse Global helps us fill that void. “
Arabian Horse Global and its affiliate, Horse Show Global are broadcasting 37 Arabian, Saddlebred and NRHA shows in 2013. Rotating banner ads at the shows provide an excellent venue for horsemen and advertisers to reach over 50,000 AHG and HSG viewers throughout the course of the show season. Rotating banner ads are $200 for Class A and Regional Shows, more for specialty and national shows. For information contact Christy Egan at (303) 258-3336 or go on line at www.ArabianHorseGlobal.com.