It is noteworthy that Zoe's older sister Anna (same breeding of Jessie x Jared) is Ari's mother. Anna placed very well as a kid, but never took first because her hair was so fine and oil-free that it never curled into ringlets, and like Zoe, she was also 2/3 the size of the rest of the competition. She looked like a little dust mop.
The judge did not mention anything about Ari's airplane ears, and barely commented on what I think are perfect horns. In general, the judge called those kinds of things "pretty points" because "you don't shear horns or ears."
Here's a photo of him with his ribbon for reference.