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High-Point Horse Infenitee++// Wins Sundowner Trailer

This year's Sundowner High-Point Horse, the Arabian stallion Infenitee++// (MHR Port Zar x Ga-Maara), racked up more points in the Arabian Horse AssociationSM(AHASM) Horse Achievement Awards program in one year--377--than any previous winner. His achievement earned his owner/breeder Margaret Vanden Broek of Norco, California, a two-horse trailer from Sundowner, an AHA Corporate Partner. But the real honor is not how many points Infenitee++// earned but how he earned them.

In 2002, 11 different riders showed Infenitee++//. They ranged from professional trainers to a first-time entry in native costume. What's astonishing is that he wins championships with beginners and amateurs as easily as he wins with trainers.

"We have had just about every kind of rider you can think of on him, and some didn't even have time to practice," says Lance Curtis, who trained the stallion and shows him for Vanden Broek. "Or it's the first time they ride him in the ring and he takes a national championship. He is a very easy horse to work around and always willing to work hard at impressing anyone who rides him."

With youth and beginners, Infenitee++// is the perfect gentleman. He inspires confidence and takes them to heights they never thought they could achieve. Last July, Devin Drake, a 12-year-old girl who had only competed in a walk/trot class at all-Arabian shows before, rode him to a championship in Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 13 and Under at the Arabian Youth Nationals. Her 17-year-old sister Lauren won three national titles on him showing for the first time in mounted native costume and side saddle and the second time in show hack.

Infenitee++// competes and wins in five different disciplines-- country English pleasure, native costume, show hack, ladies side saddle and driving. He claimed nine regional championships, one reserve champion and 11 top fives in those disciplines in 2002, and he's never in training. When not showing, he stays home and produces national champion offspring.

Infenitee++// started life as an English pleasure horse and was switched to western pleasure, a discipline in which Vanden Broek showed him to a number of Class A reserve championships from 1994-96.

"He's even been shown hunter," says Vanden Broek. "About the only thing he hasn't done is jumping or reining, but I think he'd make a nice reining horse. He will swap leads back and forth along the rail if you just ask."

Someday Vanden Broek's daughter, Cindy Martin, who's won numerous national and regional amateur titles with Infenitee++/, would like to attempt trail. At home, she often throws a bareback pad on him and rides around Norco on the nearby trails. "Last year I rode him in the hills everyday and swam him in the Santa Ana River to build up his muscles," says Martin. "Infenitee++// and I have grown up together, and I have learned a lot from him. He is my best friend."

"Our yard is not very big. We have to back down a narrow 100-foot driveway because I can't turn my six-horse trailer around," says Vanden Broek. "It will also be nice to have a small trailer when I only want to haul one to two horses."

The presentation of the Sundowner Trailer will occur at the 2003 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show on Saturday, February 22.

Sundowner Trailers, Inc., a family business that has been in operation since 1976, is one of the world's premier manufacturers of steel and aluminum horse and stock trailers. Sundowner's success is due primarily to its continued desire to improve all aspects of production and its commitment to customer service, which has created a strong, loyal customer base. Sundowner's confidence in the quality of its workmanship is reflected in its 3-year Hitch-to-Bumper warranty and eight-year structural warranty on all trailers. The company, which has been an IAHA Corporate Partner since 1999, and has sponsored the Sundowner High-Point Horse Achievement Award since its inception in 2000. For more information, contact Sundowner at (580) 937-4256 or visit Sundowner's website at

AHA would like to congratulate the following horses that finished in the top ten in the Sundowner High-Point Horse Achievement Awards Program. All top ten finishers received jackets from Sundowner.

Ranking/Points Horse/Registry/Owner

#1--377 Infenitee++// (MHR Port Zar x Ga-Maara), Arabian, Margaret Vanden Broek, Norco, CA
#2--310 Allegacy WF++++// (Allionce+/ x Miss USA++), Half-Arabian, Faye White, Sherwood Park, AB
#3--308 IBN Promotion+// (Promotion x Dancing Melody), Arabian, Nicole and Greg Genzel, Oakville, WA
#4--262 Elkatrez+// (*Elimar x Lana Port), Arabian, Cheryl & Kearra Markowich, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
#5--243 Tymeless Treasure+// (Eternety x Letraza), Arabian, Brian and Sandra Feuling, Hudson, WI
#6--215 Final Descision+/ (Barnaby++ x That Certain Look), Half-Arabian, Troylyn Ball, Austin, TX
#7--203 JK Famous+// (Fame VF+ x JK Chelsea), Arabian, John and Karen Sparks, Paradise Valley, AZ
#8--196 Spots Bi Muscati+// (Muscati x Mahan's Fancy), Half-Arabian, Kristin and Janet Cooper, Englewood, CO
#9--191 Vivacious Leigh+/ (Focus Alimus+/ x Ba Baskala+), Arabian, Meghan Braden, Collinsville, IL
#10--183 GS Knight Wind+// (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), Arabian,Laurie and Bubba Long, Scottsdale, AZ

AHASM is a 40,000 member breed association that registers Arabians, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, administers more than $4 million in prize money annually, produces national events, maintains official event records, recognizes more than 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote Arabian horse breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail or visit


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