Jumping Jack Flash BF+// is available for purchase and is in Tulsa. He's suitable for the youth or amateur rider. Contact Justin McManus of McManus Training for more information or to schedule a test ride!
Honoring the past, present and future. Scion Arabians is pleased to support the breeding and training of quality Arabian horses. We are so fortunate to work with Justin McManus of McManus Training LLC in the training and management of our horses.
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Region 5 has wrapped up, and McManus Training and clients had a very successful and fun show! Thanks so much Justin and Marley McManus and team! Baby Wynn fit right into the program too!
Defined Benefit DEH and Pensions Guaranty DEH - the first offspring of the Scion Arabians breeding program - each earned both a reserve championship and championship prize in their respective country and english classes. Jumping Jack Flash BF won reserve champion in half-arab country driving and top five (3rd) in amateur show hack. Justin rode our new half-arab boy, EMR On Broadway, to victory in HA country pleasure junior horse. And he showcased one of our four year olds, American Heir DEH, in the purebred country futurity class - a superb performance for this strapping gelding's very first time in the show ring! We are all very fortunate to have McManus Training in the Pacific Northwest!
Pictured clockwise, from upper left: EMR On Broadway, Defined Benefit DEH, Jumping Jack Flash BF, American Heir DEH
Scion Arabians' 2019 foaling season is now complete with the birth of our 6th foal on July 26th – a bay colt by VJ Royal Heir out of Showgirl SKF (by Vegaz). As with all our young stock, we are very excited with this cross. This was our largest foal crop ever and we’re grateful that they all are healthy, strong and very promising! On to next year!
Hello foal #5! Here’s our pretty 2 day old bay filly by Afires Heir out of Heirabaska. Those are really long legs! Thanks so much to Tague Johnson at Lervick Arabians for foaling our our mare while we were away at the Region 5 show and thanks to Dr Mike Howell, Evergreen Equine Veterinary, for your oversight. Our last foal by VJ Royal Heir out of Showgirl SKF is due in two weeks and Scion’s 2019 contribution to the Arabian breed will be a wrap.
We had a blast at the Midsummer Classic show. Justin showed EMR On Broadway, our new Half Arabian country pleasure horse for the first time with great success. Pensions Guaranty and Defined Benefit won their classes as well. On to the Region 5 championship show in mid-July!
Pictured from left-to-right: Pensions Guaranty DEH, EMR On Broadway, Defined Benefit DEH
Scion Arabians acquired this super young Half-Arabian prospect, EMR On Broadway some months ago. He is sired by HA Toskcan Sun and out of the Saddlebred mare, Manhattan Elite. Congrats to our wonderful trainer, Justin McManus, on his win in the HA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse class at the Midsummer Classic yesterday! It was a beautiful first go, and thanks so much to Justin for bringing "Johnny" along so well! Thanks also to Kim McLaughlin and Alberto Esquivel for selling him to us! Look for this talented boy at Region 5 and beyond!
Scion Arabians welcomes the second foal by Inception out of Fancy Afire to the Arabian horse world! This beautiful chestnut filly is a spitting image of her mom with a great blaze and three high white socks. She is a full sibling to Ascension DEH, born in early February. So much appreciation for Justin and Marley McManus for foaling her out, as well as Mike Howell of Evergreen Equine Veterinary for the veterinary care over the foaling, and the Ewings of Los Caballos Veterinary for all the breeding help last year! Also loving our filly by Inception out of Sagesse DEH! Next up is a foal by a Shea stallion, The Finest, out of the lovely SV Starlite! Any day now!!!
Scion Arabians welcomes our first foal for 2019 - an active, handsome colt born February 4th by Inception and out of Fancy Afire (Afire Bey V x Flame Dancer). Bay with cool facial markings and three white socks - if you can see them through all that snow! Thank you to Tague Johnson at Lervick Arabians for a safe delivery. Fancy Afire is carrying a full sibling due in June. Next foal up is late March/early April!
Both of these special geldings are available for purchase at the Scottsdale show! For video and more information on Blazn Star, please click here, and for video and more information on Pensions Guaranty DEH, please click here.
We welcome you to contact Justin McManus for more details or to schedule a test ride at (908) 442-5238.
Thanks to the team at the Arabian Horse Times and Rakel Hinshaw for preparing a super article! And also thanks to Justin McManus, Bob Battaglia and Mike Whelihan for your support in the article, as well as all your help in training and support of our breeding program!
We welcome you to read the editorial by clicking here.
The 2018 foal crop from Scion Arabians is on the ground and we are pleased to introduce Reigning Heir DEH (Afires Heir x Showgirl SKF), Incarnation DEH (Inception x SV Starlite), and Rules The Runway DEH (HA Toskcan Sun x Heirabaska). Thanks to Stuart Vesty for the photography!
Pictured from left-to-right: Reigning Heir DEH, Incarnation DEH, Rules The Runway DEH
Thanks to Justin McManus and Marley Martin for the fine training and care of these show horses that competed successfully in Region 4 and 5 this year. And we are so proud to be part of their new venture, McManus Training. Congrats Justin and Marley!
Pictured (clockwise from upper-left): Blazn Spirit, Jumping Jack Flash BF, Defined Benefit DEH, Pensions Guaranty DEH
We welcome to the world our first foal for 2018, a fine chestnut colt by Inception out of SV Starlite. He's pretty cute with those high whites and big blaze, and he's so friendly! Many thanks to the Ewing team and Justin McManus and Marley Martin for helping him on his journey! Two more babies coming!
We extend a huge thank you to Justin McManus and Marley Martin for all the tremendous effort they've put into readying our horses for this show season. Here are shots of Defined Benefit DEH, High Spirits DEH, Jumping Jack Flash BF (having a blast in show hack!) and Pensions Guaranty DEH at the Daffodil Spring Show. Now on to Region 4 and 5! Stay tuned for news about our late 2018 foal crop – there are three pending starting in mid-June when SV Starlite will have a foal by Inception, Showgirl SKF will have her second Afires Heir foal in late June, and Heirabaska will deliver her HA Toskcan Sun baby in late July. Can’t wait to meet them!
Pictured (clockwise from upper-left): Defined Benefit DEH, Jumping Jack Flash BF, High Spirits DEH, Pensions Guaranty DEH
Thanks so much to the Harris training team, especially Justin McManus, for a very successful and fun Scottsdale show. Jumping Jack Flash showed his versatility winning the championship in HA Country Pleasure 60+, and top ten in both driving and show hack! Blazn Star earned the reserve champion prizes in both the HA amateur park and the HA English pleasure 40+ classes. Pensions Guaranty was a rock star winning the championship ribbon in the purebred country 55+ class and reserve champion in the country elite class. His half brother, Defined Benefit, won top ten in the purebred country 60+ class. We are looking forward to showing these wonderful horses at regional shows and US national show through the year!
Pictured: Jumping Jack Flash BF with Justin, Deb and Bob
Scion Arabians is thrilled to announce that we were the winning bidder of the AEPA Online Stallion Service Auction for breedings to the two up-and-coming stallions, Life Inthe Fazt Lane and The Finest! Life Inthe Fazt Lane is sired by Vegaz and is out of the A Major Fire daughter, Riverdance NA and The Finest is sired by IXL Noble Express and is out of a full sibling to Afires Heir.
Pictured: Life In the Fazt Lane (left ) / The Finest (right)
It seems like US Nationals just happened, but the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is just a few weeks away! We’re excited about the show string – our half arabs are ready to go! Jumping Jack Flash BF will be shown in driving, show hack and country english pleasure; Blazn Star in park and english pleasure; and High Spirits in country pleasure. Three of our purebreds will also make the trip. Our Pension 5 year olds will make their Scottsdale debut this year – they will be the first offspring in our breeding program to perform at Scottsdale! Both Defined Benefit DEH and Pensions Guaranty DEH will show in country pleasure. Justin McManus will showcase Blazn Star, High Spirits and Defined Benefit in open classes, and we hope to bring the lovely Sagesse DEH into the show ring for the first time with Justin aboard in the purebred country pleasure novice class. Please look us up if you are at the show!
Scion Arabians is most excited to have acquired the lovely broodmare, Fancy Afire. This mare is by Afire Bey V and out of Flame Dancer, a Barbary daughter. Flame Dancer was the grandmother of our mare SV Starlite, and we are thrilled to add a mare with such a great pedigree to our program. Many thanks to Rakel and Paul Hinshaw for entrusting her to our care. And many thanks to Dale and Wyona Worthington for enabling us to add her to our herd at their lovely farm, Dana Arabians.
We're home from the 2017 U.S. Nationals Championship show with a Top Ten for Deb and Jumping Jack Flash BF in the Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure 55 & over class! We'd like to thank our training team, Justin, Greg, Bob and Mike and are already looking forward to next year!
August is typically a less newsworthy month for us but not this year! Three of our mares have now checked in pregnant: SV Starlite to Inception, Showgirl SKF to Afires Heir, and Heirabaska to HA Toskcan Sun! Thank you to Doctor Ernie Grubb for his help in breeding our mares!
Even more noteworthy is the retirement of our friend and horseman extraordinaire, Mike Whelihan, from his training business. Mike’s tutelage and advice have been key to our acquisition of high quality horses, development of show ring skills, and the establishment of our breeding program at Scion Arabians. With his wise input on matching breeding stallions to our mares, the breeding program has really started to bloom. His retirement and return to Canada are bittersweet events for us, but we are very happy for him to be back with his family and watch his grandchildren grow. Yet Mike will remain integral to many of us in the horse business, as a consultant and a friend, and we look forward to his future contributions as a master horseman.
We are also most excited about our transition to our new trainers at Harris Show Horses. Greg Harris, Justin McManus and Dani Stock have moved to the Pacific Northwest, and we are pleased to be part of their program. Justin is also new to Harris Show Horses but is a seasoned trainer with the experience to train, manage a farm and manage breeding programs – skills he acquired over his career at Springwater Farm and Stachowski Farms. Welcome Greg, Justin and Dani to Washington State, and we look forward to going to US Nationals as part of your barn!
The Scion Arabians show horses had a very good go at both Region 4 and 5 thanks to the great training and preparation from Mike Whelihan and Yvonne Copple. Plus, we had excellent weather at both shows! Jumping Jack Flash took reserve champion in both regional open classes and was champion in the Region 4 AATR elite/choice rider! Showgirl was champion in the AATR elite/choice class and reserve champion in the AAOTR class at Region 4, and she earned top fives in country AATR and AAOTR at Region 5. And one of our four year olds, Pensions Guaranty, took champion in junior horse, reserve champion in futurity and top five in ATR at Region 4 as well as champion in the Region 5 futurity and junior horse classes. Top fives were earned for some classes with Defined Benefit, Showgun, and Blazn Star. Thanks again to the Whelihan Show Horses team for two fun regionals! Looking forward to US Nationals with at least three of our horses!!
Welcome to our fourth foal this year. This very handsome colt by HA Toskcan Sun out of SV Starlite arrived on May 21! We are very excited about him and the rest of our foal crop to-date. We love our little scions and expect the fifth and final foal by HA Toskcan Sun out of Heirabaska in late July.
We completed our qualifications for the Region 4 and 5 championship shows and look forward these competitions and the camaraderie! Mike Whelihan and Yvonne Copple have done a great job preparing our horses for these shows and we’re giving them a big shout out for their expertise and training.
2017 has been an exciting year for Scion Arabians with three March foals on the ground and two more to come, one in late May and the other late July! Our first foal is a handsome colt (HA Tosckan Sun x Showgirl SKF) with four white socks and a pretty star. The second is a vivacious chestnut filly (Afires Heir x Showgirl SKF) who looks much like her mother. And our third is a pretty, sweet filly (Afires Heir x Sagesse DEH) with two opposing white socks and very cute white face markings. We are very pleased with them and want to thank Dale and Wyona Worthington of Dana Arabians Farms and Dr. Ernie and Gail Grubb for their assistance in foaling and caring for these youngsters.
2017 is also a “coming out” year for our three 4-year-old boys; Pensions Guaranty DEH and Showgun DEH (two Pension x Showgirl SKF geldings) and Defined Benefit DEH (Pension x SV Starlite colt). They went to their first qualifying show in Eugene, OR and behaved as if they’d been showing for years! Whelihan Show Horses has done a wonderful job in training these fine young men and we are most appreciative. High Spirits DEH (pictured), Showgirl SKF, and Blazn Star joined them as part of the show string at our first show of the season.
Finally, we’d like to express our sincere appreciation to Rakel Hinshaw, Arabian Synergy, for her professional design and development of this website. We hope you enjoy looking through it and please do revisit our site from time-to-time.