Arabian Horse News Archive

August 17, 2015

*2015 PRIDE OF POLAND SALE RESULTS *

  1. PEPITA: Ekstern X Pepesza, Janów Podlaski Stud: €1,400.000.00

  2. GEORGIA: Monogramm X Gizela, Michałów Stud: €105,000.00

  3. BERENIKA: Eden C x Belgica, Janów Podlaski Stud: €75,000.00

  4. PISTORIA: Gazal Al Shaqab X Palmira, Michałów Stud: €625,000.00

  5. ADYGA: Kahil Al Shaqab X Amiga, Janów Podlaski Stud: €130,000.00

  6. WIEŻA RÓŻ: Ekstern X Wieża Babel, Michałów Stud: €260,000.00

  7. ALTAMIRA: Ekstern X Altona, Janów Podlaski Stud: €250,000.00

  8. EL GHAZALA: Ekstern X Emigracja, Michałów Stud: €65,000.00

  9. ANILLA: Pesal X Andaluzja, Janów Podlaski Stud: €35,000.00

  10. ESMETA: Ekstern X Emika, Białka Stud: No Sale

  11. WASA: WH Justice X Waresa, Falborek Arabians: €252,000.00

  12. ESIDONA: Galba X Esturia, Michałów Stud: €56,000.00

  13. EUREDA: Ekstern X Europia, Janów Podlaski Stud: €65,000.00

  14. EUSTACHIA: QR Marc X Euscera, Michałów Stud: €21,000.00

  15. WKRA: Gazal Al Shaqab X Wyborna, Michałów Stud: €260,000.00

  16. CYRANECZKA: Kabsztad X Cetra, Kurozwęki Stud: No Sale

  17. PANONIA: Eukaliptus X Pilar, Janów Podlaski Stud: €65,000.00

  18. NEFERTARI: Piaff X Natea, Białka Stud: €20,000.00

  19. GANGA: Emigrant X Granada, Chrcynno-Palace Stud: €88,000.00

  20. FLAMINIA: Gaspar X Filistia, Michałów Stud: No Sale

  21. PELLENA: GANGES x PELOTA, Janów Podlaski Stud: v17,000.00

  22. ARGOLIDA: Grafik X Anakonda, Michałów Stud: v16,000.00

  23. FEBRIS: Amir Ashiraf X Frymuszka, Jan Dobrzyński: €40,000.00

  24. FARSALA: Laheeb x Falada, Michałów Stud: €36,000.00

  25. WADI HALFA: Ekstern X Wenessa, Michałów Stud: €36,000.00

  26. EMMBELARDA: Qr Marc X Emmbla, Michałów Stud: €46,000.00

  27. EWENA: Esparto X Elwina, Białka Stud: No Sale

  28. SANDA: Ararat X Sabina, Janów Podlaski Stud: €20,000.00

2015 PRIDE OF POLAND SALE TOTAL: €3,995,000.00 ($4,434,450.00)


August 15, 2015

Eleanor Hamilton Purchases San Jacinto Jullyen V
Eleanor Hamilton Purchases San Jacinto Jullyen V
Eleanor Hamilton Purchases San Jacinto Jullyen V at Varian Summer Jubilee - For those of you who are not familiar with Eleanor Hamilton, she is a rock star among amateur reining and the owner of the late Reserve National Champion Reining Horse, Hesa Zee. Eleanor recently attended the Varian Arabians Summer Jubilee where she purchased two new horses for her program. Eleanor shared her thoughts about her trip to this iconic breeding farm, “This was my first visit to Varian Arabians. I was impressed with the beauty of the horses, the countryside, the farm with all the flowers in bloom and all the effort that went into hosting such a wonderful event. Everything was done first class.”

Eleanor attended the event with a distinct purpose in mind. She was looking for a new stallion for her farm and she found exactly what she was searching for in San Jacinto Jullyen V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Klassique V by US National Champion Fairviews Klassique), a bay three-year-old stallion that looks exactly like his pedigree – beautiful and athletic. Eleanor explained her choice of this impressive young horse, “The loss of Hesa Zee was a big blow. We have a good group of his daughters and a stockpile of his frozen semen, but I was looking for a new stallion and this colt looks like he has great potential. He just arrived at Gary Ferguson’s farm in Texas and Gary will show Jacinto at this year’s U.S. Nationals in Western Pleasure Junior Horse. Our future plan is to breed Jacinto to our Hesa Zee daughters. With his looks and his pedigree, we think it will be a very good cross.”

Eleanor also purchased the two-year-old bay filly Sha La La Jullyen V (*Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Siesta V by Desperado V). Eleanor had gone to the event in search of a stallion, but the filly caught her attention too. “I saw the filly in her stall and went back to see her a couple of times, but we got busy looking at other horses and got distracted. Then, they brought her out during the presentation of sale horses. I saw her trot across the stage and that was all it took. I went straight to Sheila’s assistant and asked if the filly was still available and she said the filly was on hold. I didn’t waste a minute. I ran to the car to get my checkbook and the filly went from hold to sold! She is now at Gary Ferguson’s too and he will start her under saddle when she’s ready. We will breed her to Hesa Zee, with the frozen semen we’ve stored, when the time is right. I think she will be a great cross with Hesa. I have always admired Sheila’s breeding program and I am really excited to now have two very good Varian horses added to my program.”

For more information about Eleanor’s Arabians, please visit the website at: www.eleanorsarabians.com


Eleven time National Champion<br>
Showgun PGA, Photo by Javan
Eleven time National Champion
Showgun PGA, Photo by Javan
The 2015 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Sport Horse Championships will be held September 15-20 at the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Hose Complex, in Raleigh, NC. This is the 13th year for the U.S. National Sport Horse Championships. The show offers a jam-packed schedule of classes for amateur and professional horsemen.

On the official AHA 2015 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Sport Horse Championship web page, you can find the link to this year’s entry statistics, which are current as of 8-12-15. The entry statistics show 114 Performance or In Hand classes including dressage, Hunter pleasure, working hunter over fences, carriage pleasure driving, show hack and more. One of the most interesting facts is the size of the classes at the Sport Horse Nationals – they are much larger than most of the classes at other AHA national events. The class with the most entries to date is Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR with 61 entries. That compares with the largest class from the Canadian National show, Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with 30 entries.

Trainer, exhibitor and judge, Martha Rattner of Rattner Bloodstock, in Georgetown, Kentucky shared a few insights into the Sport Horse world. “There most significant differences between showing at the Sport Horse Nationals and other national events are the competitors – they are mainly owner exhibitors who enjoy hands-on experience with their horses. There is really no prize money to speak of at the sport horse show; it’s more about the sense of accomplishment when a rider or handler achieves their goal. Most of the exhibitors train their own horses. They work like hell and put in a lot of hours working with their horses. Dressage is one of the largest divisions and they don’t have to be a professional or be with a big training barn to do well. I like the fact that the judges are generally not from the main ring set; they judge on merit and performance, not names and pedigrees. I feel like if I win there, I really accomplished something special and if I loose, it’s generally to a rider who had a better performance.”

Clearly, many owners enjoy and support the U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Sport Horse Championship show. Martha added, “These are grass root owners who are not driven by a frenetic atmosphere, they value classical horsemanship, their relationship with their horse and a sense of accomplishment more than anything else. I enjoy seeing all the new people and the way people work together. It’s not a perfect show, there is room for improvement, but it provides a great opportunity for people to show and enjoy their horses.”

For more information about the 2015 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Sport Horse Championship, please visit the AHA website at: www.arabdatasource.com


CP Charmming Notions – Image courtesy Addis Auctions
CP Charmming Notions – Image courtesy Addis Auctions
Addis Live Online Auctions Selected To Market Cal Poly Pomona – W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center’s Bloodstock - On August 5th, 2015, Addis Live Online Auctions sold 18 horse for the Cal Poly Pomona – W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. Lots included 14 purebred mares and four purebred geldings of very high quality. The top selling lot of the auction was CP Charmming Notions (H Mobility H x Afire Charmm by Afire Bey V), a lovely and talented three-year-old bay mare with obvious quality and talent as an English Pleasure prospect. Stachowski Farms purchased the mare for $26,000.00. They were also the successful bidders on two additional horses offered in the auction.

In an interview with Bill Addis, of Addis Live On Line Auctions, he shared some exciting news about future plans with Cal Poly Pomona – W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, “I have worked with the center for a number of years as a consultant. The center has a historically significant breeding program, which produces over 15 foals a year, sired by some of the top stallions in the breed. In an effort to assist the program in raising funds and marketing their bloodstock, we have agreed to manage an annual sale of their three-year-old horses. We are really excited about this opportunity to work with the center to promote and preserve their program, while offering the Arabian horse community some top quality show and breeding stock. Although our sales are primarily live online auctions, we also offer services for on-sight sales. Because the Cal Poly Pomona – W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center hosts a public open house once a month, we are discussing the possibility of holding a live auction at one of these functions. It could be a really fantastic opportunity to promote the Arabian breed to the general public in a fun and exciting way.”

The next Addis Live On Line Auction is scheduled for September 22, 2015. Consignments are currently being accepted. For detailed information, please visit the website at: www.addisliveonlineauctions.com


August 13, 2015

Arabian Horse Celebration Performance and North American Halter Championships Cancelled - On Thursday, August 13th, the Arabian Horse Celebration President, Bob Battaglia and Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance Chairman, Jeff Sloan, announced the cancellation of the event.

According to a press release from the show organizers, “The AHC and NAHC joined forces, not only to promote the Arabian horse, but with the hope of presenting a united discipline horse show that would be appealing to breeders, owners, trainer and enthusiasts. In addition to thrilling competition, they were providing education, a stallion row, sale horse presentations, shopping, parties, fun and camaraderie to old and new Arabian horse lovers.

It was decided to hold the event in Louisville, KY in the legendary Freedom Hall that holds so many wonderful memories for so many of us. Unfortunately, despite all of the efforts made to make this show happen, the support from the breeding community was not as strong as we anticipated or hoped for, and so at this time we are left with no choice other than to cancel the show.”

For more information, please visit the website at: www.arabiancelebration.com

August-12-2015

Katie Showers, Photo by Brandy
Katie Showers, Photo by Brandy
Stella Bella Arabians Welcomes Katie Showers - Drs. Michelle and Ben Bassichis recently established Stella Bella Arabians, a new breeding farm in Aubrey, Texas. National champion horsewoman Katie Showers will be their Resident Trainer and Farm Manager.

Katie shared her excitement about this exciting new venture, “I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the Stella Bella family. Michelle, Ben and their three children are passionate about their horses and it will be so much fun working with them. They are definitely interested in learning to ride and to compete in performance, which is something I have always loved. In addition to teaching riding, I also will manage the farm and the marketing program for the horses. The farm is currently under construction and renovation. They are taking the property from beautiful to stunning! It will be the perfect setting for their world-class horses. This is an exciting new chapter for me. I was a part of the Rohara Arabians family for many years and I am so grateful to Roxann, Karl and John Rannenberg for everything - especially their friendship and support over the years.”

Stella Bella Arabians are the proud owners of exotic black yearling colt Artemas GA (J Bellagio x Duchess of Marwan) bred by Sally Bedeker. Artemas GA is the 2015 Arabian Breeder's World Cup Silver Champion Colt in Las Vegas and the 2015 Scottsdale Champion Yearling Colt. For more information visit the Stella Bella Arabians website at:
www.stellabellaarabians.com


Canadian National Champion Half Arabian Mare<br>
Im Adiva Too ORA Photo by Jeff Jansen
Canadian National Champion Half Arabian Mare
Im Adiva Too ORA Photo by Jeff Jansen
Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show – August 16-22, 2015 at Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada offers a full schedule of classes for amateur and professional horsemen. A look at the entry statistics, which were listed as of 07-17-15, show a good number of entries.

The classes with the most entries are all in the performance divisions with the top classes in western pleasure, hunter pleasure and dressage. The single class with the most entries is the Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 and Over. Performance competition is without a doubt the driving force of the show. The significance of this data is valuable for making future breeding decisions and marketing to these eager participants.

For a complete list of the classes and the number of entries for each class please visit the official website of the Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show at: www.arabianhorses.org/competitions/nationalevents/canadiannationals/2015/docs/15CNL_Stats_7_17_15.pdf


Crown Royal photo courtesy of Hoofprints Magazine
Crown Royal photo courtesy of Hoofprints Magazine
Join Markel Insurance for 'A Day at the Races' – Markell Insurance invites you to enjoy Arabian racing on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Delaware Park, 777 Delaware Park Blvd, Willmington, Delaware.

Schedule Of Events:
10:00 am RSVP check–in for barn tours and guest introduction
12:00 pm Complimentary BBQ lunch in the Grove, sponsored by EARA
1:15 pm Post time Delaware Park Arabian Juvenile Filly Championship, sponsored by Markel, Grade 3 Stakes Race, Delaware Park Arabian Derby, Grade 2 stakes race
Induction presentations with cake and ice cream (after the last race)
Inductees: Bobbie Patscheider, Tent of Honor; Don Condare, Racing Hall of Fame. Kathy Smoke, President of the Arabian Jockey Club, will be presenting all awards.

To RSVP or for additional information, contact Kimberly Douglas at kdouglas@markelcorp.com or 901-299-7818.


Egyptian Event Europe - will be held on August 29th & 30th, 2015 at the Castle Pietersheim, in Lanaken, Belgium. Organized by Mr. Gerard Oben and his team on behalf of the Pyramid Society of Europe. The picturesque setting of the show will once again draw the top straight Egyptian Arabian horses from Europe and the Middle East.

The straight Egyptian Arabian is valued around the world as the strongest source for classic type and other desirable breed characteristics. It is the goal of the Pyramid Society of Europe and of the Pyramid Society in America to preserve, protect and perpetuate these priceless bloodlines for future generations to enjoy.

The Egyptian Event Europe will showcase straight Egyptian stallions and the produce of international breeding programs. In addition, the event serves as an opportunity for breeders to share their thoughts and ideas to benefit the straight Egyptian Arabian.

2015 Egyptian Event Europe Judges selected by the Pyramid Society Europe include Mrs. Maria Ferraroni of Italy, Mrs. Anna Stojanowska of Poland, Mr. Basil Jadaan of Syria, Mr. Peter Birch of Denmark and Mr. Ward Bemong of Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia.

For more information including tickets, schedule, patronships, directions and more, please visit the website at: www.egyptian-event-europe.com


Morafic photo by Polly Knoll
Morafic photo by Polly Knoll
MORAFIC and his progeny now have a Facebook page – Thanks to the generosity and hard work of Timothy Knop, the straight Egyptian stallion Morafic now has a Facebook page dedicated to him and his progeny. Knop has worked for more than 10 years to research and archive images of Morafic and his offspring.

Knop explained his interest in Morafic, “As a youngster, I worked for Edwin and Corky Sutton of HyWynne Farm and they had the Morafic son, Amir Ibn Shamah. I was very connected to this stallion; he was an excellent sire and produced many champions. I never forgot him and it made me wonder about other Morafic offspring.”

Morafic was an important, influential and historic sire bred by the Egyptian Agricultural Organization and imported to the United States by Douglas and Margaret Marshall of Gleannloch Farms in 1965. According to the Arabian Horse Data Source, Morafic sired 260 offspring. Knop continued with his thoughts about the straight Egyptian stallion, “It is amazing to me to see how many times I see Morafic’s name in the pedigrees of today’s horses. His influence is incredible. At one time, I had thought of publishing a book. But researching and collecting the images was extremely difficult. I thought Facebook would be a good place to share what I have collected and allow others to contribute photos and information too.”

You can find Morafic’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ProgenyofMorafic


August 10 2015

Photo by Jeff Janson
Photo by Jeff Janson
Canadian National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, August 16-22, 2015, Keystone Center, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

The 2015 Canadian National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show begins this week. The show will feature a full range of competition including 207 classes in youth, amateur, and open divisions in Halter, English, western, reining, driving, hunter and dressage, disciplines.

Judges for the show include the following:
PANEL 1: Gary Dearth, Carmelle Rooker & Lisa Jo White
PANEL 2: Terry Holmes, John Power & Richard Wright
DRESSAGE: Gail Hoff-Carmona
WORKING HUNTER: Susan Ashe
WORKING WESTERN: Leo Fourre, Ann Judge & Bill Melendez .

For more information including the schedule, accommodations, Omnibus and more, please visit the website at: www.arabianhorses.org


Photo by: BCreative
Photo by: BCreative
Polish Arabian Horse Days, August 14 – 18, 2015, Janow Podlaski Stud, Michalow Stud and Bialka Stud, Poland – The Polish Arabian Horse Days are an annual event hosted by the Agricultural Property Agency of Poland and organized by the Polish State Studs of Janów Podlaski, Michałów and Białka. Two events are held at Janów Podlaski Stud, The Polish National Arabian Horse Show, which runs from the 14th through the 17th of August and the Pride of Poland Arabian Horse Auction on August 16th.

Following the Polish National Arabian Horse Show and the Pride of Poland Arabian Horse Auction, are two days of farm tours at the historic Janow Podlaski Stud and then a trip to the Michalow and Bialka Studs.

A visit to the Arabian horse breeding stud farms in Poland is an Arabian breeders’ pilgrimage, an experience unlike any other. All of the photos, all of the words ever written about this special place can never express the true experience of walking the hallowed halls and standing in the place where history has been made for more than 150 years.

For information including the digital sale catalog, schedule, tickets, and more, visit the website at: www.prideofpoland.pl


Photo by: Henrike Hörmann
Photo by: Henrike Hörmann
The Arabian Foal Festival and Show hosted by the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association, will be held on August 22 – 23, 2015 at Montanaro Farm, 2531 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441

The Arabian Foal Festival was created as a showcase for the horses bred by the members of the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association. A club membership is available to all online through the club’s website. There are two divisions of competition, novice and amateur. Novice handlers have had limited experience showing and have not had any significant placements at shows such as Scottsdale, Vegas, Nationals or at the Regional level. Novice horses have never been in a professional training barn. It may have been shown previously, but only by an amateur. The amateur handler must meet the AHA criteria for an amateur handler. The amateur horse may have been trained in a professional training barn, but shown only by an amateur and with no significant placements.

Arabian horse breeder, Henry Metz, an Arabian Foal Festival Board Member shared, “The atmosphere we want to create for the show is no stress and lots of fun. It gives owners an opportunity for owners to enjoy a hands-on experience with their horses. These horses are not professionally trained or shown. Weanlings are presented at their mothers’ side. There is no hard stand up, no cosmetics and minimal clipping. It’s about showing the natural beauty of the horses.”

The show also provides educational opportunities for owners and spectators. Henry Metz explained, “To keep things stress free, there will be no more than five horses in a class. The judges rank the class, and the champion and reserve champion are pulled out, while the others are excused. The judges will then explain their reasons for their placings, focusing on the positive aspects of the winners. The goal is to educate the spectators on the desirable qualities and characteristics of the Arabian horse. In addition, we like to keep things fresh and fun by doing something different every show. This year, we have a class called, “Surprise The Judge.” This class is for male or female horses that are four years and older, but have never been shown. We think this will be great fun and we hope many friends – old and new - will join us for this special weekend in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley!”

The 2015 Arabian Foal Festival Judges:
Arabian Breeder | Lisa Markley | Scottsdale, AZ
Arabian Breeder & Judge | Billy Melendez | Temecula, CA
Arabian Breeder & Judge | Shawn Crews | Waco, TX

For more information, including accommodations, directions, schedule and more, please visit the website at: www.syvaha.com/events/arabian-foal-festival


The Arabian U.S. Open at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show – September 23-27, 2015, New York, NY. The international panel of judges for the debut of this prestigious event has been announced. The judges include: Fabio Amorosino of Brazil - Halter, Koenraad Detailleur of Belgium - Halter, Dr. Nasr Marei of Egypt - halter, Miss Lisa Blackstone of U.S.A. – Halter and Performance and Mrs. Corky Sutton of the U.S.A – Halter and Performance.

The Arabian Horse Open will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Competition will include six halter classes and three performance classes. The performance classes will include Arabian Mounted Native Costume, Western Pleasure and Country English Pleasure.

For more information and tickets to the Arabian U.S. Open at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show visit the website at: www.cphs.coth.com


Photo courtesy of Privilege Arabian Horse Farm
Photo courtesy of Privilege Arabian Horse Farm
CHANTILLY 2015 AHO WORLD CUP - August 6-7, Chantilly – France, Hosted by the Arabian Horse Organization. The Chantilly 2015 AHO World Cup takes place in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable. Top halter and breeding show horses from around the world competed for the prestigious titles awarded at this event. Here are some of the winning horses.

YEARLING FILLY CHAMPIONSHIPS:
GOLD CHAMPION: MOZN AL BIDAYER, S.M.A. MAGIC ONE X MATTAHARII, BREEDER & OWNER: SHEIKH MOHAMMED SAOUD SULTAN S AL QASSIMI
SILVER CHAMPION: D SHIREEN, KAHIL AL SHAQAB X MAGIC MON AMOUR, BREEDER & OWER: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD
BRONZE CHAMPION: WADHA AL ADWAN, FAYAD ALFAYYAD X PLATINUM PSYLOUETTE,
BREEDER & OWNER: ALADWANI ARABIANS STUD

YEARLING COLT CHAMPIONSHIPS:
GOLD CHAMPION: AMAAR AL NASSER, EKS ALIHANDRO X REMAL AL NASSER, BREEDER & OWNER: AL NASSER STUD
SILVER CHAMPION: RAOUD AL BIDAYER, S.M.A. MAGIC ONE X DL MARIELLE, BREEDER & OWNER: SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN SAUD AL QASIMI
BRONZE CHAMPION: TAJ AL FAYYAD, FAYAD ALFAYYAD X S.S. LAYALI, BREEDER & OWNER: MOSLEH HAMAD AL ENEZI

JUNIOR FILLY CHAMPIONSHIPS:
GOLD CHAMPION: DEEM AM, ABHA QATAR X ABHA OPALINA, BREEDER: AL MOHAMADIA STUD & OWNER: HRH PRINCE ABDULLAH BIN FAHAD AL SAUD
SILVER CHAMPION: ZENNYATTA, VICTORIOUS LD X LOVE CHIMES LD, BREEDER: JANÓW PODLASKI STATE STUD OWNER: JANÓW PODLASKI STATE STUD
BRONZE CHAMPION: PENELOPE K.A., QR MARC X POLONIA, BREEDER: KNOCKE ARABIANS, OWNER: AL THUMAMA STUD

JUNIOR COLT CHAMPIONSHIPS:
GOLDCHAMPION: CADANCE PA, CAVALLI X DONATELLA, BREEDER: PEGASUS ARABIANS
OWNER: AL SAQRAN ARABIANS
SILVER CHAMPION: PRUSSIA MI, ABHA QATAR X PARADA, BREEDER: AMBITION INVESTMENTS PTY LTD, OWNER: AL MOHAMADIA STUD
BRONZE CHAMPION: NASHMI AL HAWAJER, MARAJJ X MHANIBA BINT IBN NARAV, BREEDER & OWNER: DR. GHANEM MOHAMED OBAID AL HAJRI

SENIOR MARE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
GOLD CHAMPION: SALWA AL ZOBAIR, MARAJJ X ESKLAWA, BREEDER & OWNER: AL ZOBAIR STUD
SILVER CHAMPION: L FARAHDIBA, WH JUSTICE X FEEMI, BREEDER: LOENHULT ARABSTUTERI, OWNER: RB ARABIANS
BRONZE CHAMPION: WADAD ZAMANI, LAHEEB X ENA AL BURAQ, BREEDER: OSMAN AL KASASI, OWNER: HANAYA ARABIANS

SENIOR STALLION CHAMPIONSHIPS:
GOLD CHAMPION: E.S. HARIR, AJ DINAR X TF MAGNUMS MAGIC, BREEDER: SHEIKH ABDULLA BIN MAJID AL QASIMI, OWNER: AL SAQRAN ARABIANS
SILVER CHAMPION: PA PASCHAL, OM EL SHAHMAAN X PARIS TO ROME, BREEDER: JFRANK & SARA CHISHOLM, OWNER: ALSAYED STUD
BRONZE CHAMPION: MOUNTASSAR AL ZOBAIR, KHIDAR X FALHA AL SHAQAB, BREEDER: AL ZOBAIR STUD, OWNER: KHALIL EBRAHIM ALI MUKTAR

For more results, photos and more, please visit the website at: www.webtv.arabianessence.com


August 05 2015

Osteen/Schatzberg photo
Osteen/Schatzberg photo
The 2015 Arabian Horse Celebration and North American Halter Championships entries close on Friday, August 7th.

The show is scheduled for September 3-6, in Louisville, Kentucky. The AHBA North American Halter Championships will feature 43 classes, including 22 for purebred Arabians with open and amateur handlers, and eight classes for Half-Arabians with open and amateur handlers. There will be 14 NAH Championship titles including Yearling Fillies and Colts, Junior Mares and Stallions and Senior Mares and Stallions. The judges for the NAH halter competition are Scott Brumfield, Debbie Cain and Paul Kostial of the U.S.A., Sylvia Eberhardt of Germany and Murilo Kammer of Brazil.

The Celebration performance competition will feature 47 purebred and 46 Half-Arabian classes with Championship titles offered for English pleasure, country English pleasure, hunter, western, driving, show hack, park and costume. The Celebration performance judges are Scott Brumfield, Paul Kostial and Richard Petty.

The Arabian Horse Celebration is more than just another horse show; it is an event. The show is open to the public. Exhibitors and visitors will be able to enjoy Educational Seminars, Shopping Expo, Stallion Row, Arabian Horse Market Place and more. For more information including Entry forms, please visit the website at: http://arabiancelebration.com


The AHA Education/Evaluation Commission Chairman Bill Melendez has been removed and board member Chuck Mangin will act as the interim Chair until the 2015 Convention where nominations for the position will be accepted. Later the AHA Board of Directors will elect a new Chair from among the nominations set before them from convention.


The 2015 Annual Membership Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 18-21. For more information, please visit the website at: www.arabianhorses.org


Brandon Bessey photo
Brandon Bessey photo
The 2015 Varian Arabians’ Summer Jubilee was held Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd. The event was promoted as a spectacular equine event and it did not disappoint. According to Sheila Varian, over 300 people attended the event. She stated, “It’s always fun to see old friends, but I was impressed by all the new people who attended. This is a paid event, so we knew the people who came were serious about seeing the horses, learning something useful and having fun. I want to thank everyone who attended, especially those who purchased horses. Eight horses were sold and are on their way to new homes with wonderful people from all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico. I image we will end up with 12 to 15 horses sold from the Jubilee after the vet exams for several more are completed.”

Jubilee activities included a stallion showing, a presentation of sale horses and the wonderful and highly anticipated mare walk, which takes place out in the fields with the Varian mares. In addition, there were educational programs throughout both days. Sheila’s guest speaker was the highly acclaimed horseman, Lester Buckley, who spoke about training techniques for owners of every level. Sheila also gave a seminar, “Trailer Loading the Varian Way.”

A highlight for many of the weekend included the presentation of the wonderful young stallion Major Mac V; he carries on the Varian tradition through 6 generations of his pedigree, directly back to the great stallion Bay Abi. The Varian breeding program spans more that 50 years and is one of, if not the most influential breeding program in the world.

To see photos from the Varian Jubilee and to learn more about Varian Arabians, visit the website at: www.varianarabians.com


Tickets are Now On Sale for the Arabian U.S. Open at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show Tickets can be purchased at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show website. For more information regarding the Arabian U.S. Open, including the host hotel and hotel booking, visit AHA's webpage at: www.arabianhorses.org


Changes and improvements to the 2015 U.S. National Arabian Horse Halter Competition are announced by AHA. Some of these improvements include changes in the Open Purebred National Championships. The schedule has been adjusted to highlight the purebred open classes in three days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 29, 30 and 31. Classes will be held in the Pavilion arena.

Halter championship classes will begin on Saturday, the 31st at 11:00 a.m. in the Pavilion arena to increase audience participation. This year, there will be six championship classes: Yearling Fillies and Colts, Junior Fillies and Colts (ages 2-3), and Senior Mares and Stallions (4 and over). The champions and reserve champions in Yearling, Juniors and Seniors will be recognized in the Ford Truck Arena on Saturday night.

Changes in personnel include Michael Steurs of Arabian Horse Results from Belgium, who will score the Halter classes. The show announcer will be none other than Robin Hopkinson and international judge Alan Preston from Australia has been added to the halter-judging panel.

Watch for news and updates about the U.S. National Arabian Championships here and at AHA’s website: www.arabianhorses.org


2015 AHA Judges/Stewards Hall of Fame Inductees - The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Judges/Stewards Hall of Fame will induct six individuals on October 31 at the 2015 U.S. National Championship Show in Tulsa, Okla. The inductees will be honored for their dedication to the Arabian horse breed and service as a judge or steward.

The AHA Judge/Stewards Hall of Fame is designed to recognize the men and women who have played a vital role in judging and providing stewardship to the Arabian horse. Many of them have contributed much of their time and expertise to the advancement of the Arabian horse breed.

The following people will be honored: Judges Bill Hughes, Judy Kibler, Richard Petty,
and Bob Armstrong (posthumously), and stewards Joyce Hamblin and Ronald Rhodes.
A reception will be held to congratulate the inductees during the show. More information will be available soon. For more information about the U.S. National Arabian Horse Championships, visit the website at: www.arabianhorses.org


2015 West Coast Cup International Championship and the Belgian Nationals were held Saturday, August 1st, and Sunday, August 2nd in Koksijde, Belgium. The show organizer was Koenraad Detailleur. Here are some of the winning horses:

BELGIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION JUNIOR FILLIES:
GOLD CHAMPION: NADIRA KA (QR MARC X CN NEVILLE) BREEDER & OWNER: KNOCKE ARABIANS - MR. & MRS. GHEYSENS
SILVER CHAMPION: MAGNOLA KA (QR MARC X FS MAGNUM'S MADONNA) BREEDER & OWNER: KNOCKE ARABIANS - MR. & MRS. GHEYSENS

BRONZE CHAMPION: MIMOSA KA (QR MARC X FS MAGNUM'S MADONNA) BREEDER & OWNER: KNOCKE ARABIANS - MR. & MRS. GHEYSENS

BELGIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION JUNIOR COLTS:
GOLD CHAMPION: AZERBEIDJAN (WH JUSTICE X EUPHORIA) BREEDER & OWNER: MR. & MRS. SWAENEPOEL - SYS
SILVER CHAMPION: SHAGRAN ATHBAH (EKS ALIHANDRO X MAGNOLIA APAL) BREEDER & OWNER: ATHBAH STUD
BRONZE CHAMPION: MARIUS MADONNA K.A. (QR MARC X FS MAGNUM'S MADONNA) BREEDER & OWNER: KNOCKE ARABIANS - MR. & MRS. GHEYSENS

BELGIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION SENIOR MARES:
GOLD CHAMPION: NESJ EL MARKHISA (MARWAN AL SHAQAB X NESJ EL KHISAYA) BREEDER: NESJ ARABIANS, OWNER: MR. SAID KHAIR
SILVER CHAMPION: MAGNUMS TULIP (QR MARC X FS MAGNUM'S MADONNA) BREEDER & OWNER: KNOCKE ARABIANS - MR. & MRS. GHEYSENS
BRONZE CHAMPION: CARA'MEL-D (PSYTADEL X HAPPY BINT ETERNITY-D) BREEDER: DION ARABIANS, OWNER: MRS. ISABELLE DE WASCH

BELGIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION SENIOR STALLIONS:
GOLD CHAMPION: NEWTON KA (QR MARC X CN NEVILLE) BREEDER & OWNER: KNOCKE ARABIANS - MR. & MRS. GHEYSENS

SILVER CHAMPION: EMERSON KA (QR MARC X ELERINA) BREEDER & OWNER: KNOCKE ARABIANS - MR. & MRS. GHEYSENS

WEST COAST CUP INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION YEARLING FILLIES:
GOLD CHAMPION: D SAFANA (MARAJJ X FT SHAELLA) BREEDER & OWNER: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD
SILVER CHAMPION: REWAYAH ATHBAH (EKS ALIHANDRO X FEDORA RG) BREEDER & OWNER: ATHBAH STUD

BRONZE CHAMPION: MIMI NK (NOFAL NK X CINNAMON SPICE VLA) BREEDER & OWNER NK ARABIANS

WEST COAST CUP INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION YEARLING COLTS:
GOLD CHAMPION: BAHER AL SHAQAB (KAHIL AL SHAQAB X VANESSA AL SHAQAB) BREEDER & OWNER: AL SHAQAB

SILVER CHAMPION: D KARRAR (GAZAL AL SHAQAB X D NOOR) BREERER & OWNER: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD
BRONZE CHAMPION: ARTEMAS GA (JJ BELLAGIO X DUCHESS OF MARWAN) BREEDER: MRS. SALLY J BADEKER, OWNER: STELLA BELLA ARABIANS LLC

WEST COAST CUP INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALES:
GOLD CHAMPION: BINT HAZY AL KHALEDIAH (EL PALACIO VO X HAZY AL KHALEDIAH) BREEDER & OWNER: AL KHALEDIAH STABLES
SILVER CHAMPION: MASRATA AL NASSER (MARWAN AL SHAQAB X REMAL AL NASSER) BREEDER & OWNER: AL NASSER STUD
BRONZE CHAMPION: STAR OF VITORIO ORA (VITORIO TO X STAR OF GAISHEA) BREEDER: OAK RIDGE ARABIANS, OWNER: AL SAQRAN STUD

WEST COAST CUP INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION JUNIOR MALES:
GOLD CHAMPION: CADANCE PA (CAVALLI X DONATELLA) BREEDER: PEGASUS ARABIANS, OWNER: AL SAQRAN STUD

SILVER CHAMPION: EKS AMIR (EKS ALIHANDRO X EKS LADY DAUPHINE) BREEDER: EL KASUN ARABIANS, OWNER: SHAZIN STUD A.R.L.
BRONZE CHAMPION: SHADI AL KHALEDIAH (F SHAMAAL X LAYAN AL KHALEDIAH) BREEDER & OWNER: AL KHALEDIAH STABLES

Cadence PA, Renato Sorvillo Photo
Cadence PA, Renato Sorvillo Photo

WEST COAST CUP INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALES:
GOLD CHAMPION: D REEM (AJMAN MONISCIONE X KASTILIA M.A.F.) BREEDER & OWNER: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

SILVER CHAMPION: ERIANNA FMA (EDEN C X SUE BEES HONEY) BREEDERS: JOHN & CYNTHIA MOORE, OWNER: AL KHASHAB ARABIANS

BRONZE CHAMPION: TAMARA LL (GRIS EL JAMAAL X SWEET ALLADINA) BREEDER: LUCIANA ARANHA LEVY, OWNER: JOHANNA ULLSTROM

WEST COAST CUP INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION SENIOR MALES:
GOLD CHAMPION: AJA JUSTAFIRE (WH JUSTICE X AJA FIRST LOVE) BREEDERS: MR. M. & MRS. J. HICKFORD, OWNER: ASAYEL STUD

SILVER CHAMPION: SULTAN AL SHAQAB (AMIR AL SHAQAB X ABHA AL SHAQAB) BREEDER AND OWNER: AL SHAQAB
BRONZE CHAMPION: PA PASCHAL (OM EL SHAHMAAN X PARIS TO ROME) BREEDERS: J FRANK OR SARA CHRISHOLM, OWNER: ALSAYED STUD


July 21 2015

The 2015 Youth U.S. National Arabian and Half Arabian Championship Horse Show is in full swing! The show runs from July 18th to the 25th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to AHA, Youth Nationals debuted in 1993 and has been AHA's premier youth event ever since. Competition for youth competitors includes halter, English, western, hunter, driving, side saddle, native costume, reining, working cow, and dressage combined with leadership training, games, contests and parades making this event one of the most exciting in the country.

If you cannot attend the show, you can still catch the excitement by watching the live feed of the classes. Watching the Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under, I was impressed with the extreme quality of the horses – they were absolutely gorgeous. All the riders were turned out beautifully in their handsome saddle seat suits. I was totally amazed by these young riders’ skill and horsemanship.

Noah Rooker was National Reserve Champion with GSF MAGDALENA. Noah is the son of Shawn and Carmelle Rooker of Rooker Training Stables. Ava Stachowski and Lady Ava Isabella took home the coveted red roses and the title of U.S. National Champion. Ava is the daughter of Jim and Shawn Stachowski of Stachowski Farms.

In the Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18, the riders were elegantly attired in their formal wear. It was a very large class full of beautiful horses and talented competitors.

Reserve Champion in the class and winner of a $500 scholarship was Faith Robins riding Mandalay Bey. Bringing home the roses and a $1000 scholarship was Raven Gropp riding Bonfire ROF.

You can find show results and more information by visiting the website at www.arabianhorses.org under Competitions/National Events/Youth Nationals.


The Elran Cup was held July 18th & 19th in Belgium. The show was well attended by new and proven champions. Some of the champions included:

CHAMPION FOAL:
GOLD: A WISE GUY OF KOSSACK (BYSTIVAL KOSSACK x A LADY OF KOSSACK) BRED BY KOSSACK STUD, OWNED BY FERRER SHAH FARMS
SILVER: EL NAAYLAH AO (MAKISA ADAGGIO x EL KHIDYARAAH AO) BRED & OWNED BY MAAIKE SEERDEN
BRONZE: FORELOCK'S VIVA LA DIVA (FS REFLECTION x VALETA F) BRED & OWNED BY FORELOCK'S ARABIANS

CHAMPION JUNIOR FILLIES:
GOLD: REWAYAH ATHBAH (EKS ALIHANDRO x FEDORA RG) BRED & OWNED BY ATHBAH STUD
SILVER: NESJ EL DAIKHIMA (AJMAN MONISCIONE x NESJ EL KHIMALA) BRED BY OWNED BY MR. & MRS. EVERARS - VAN DEN BROEK & OWNED BY SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT HAZZA BIN ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHY

BRONZE: AJ ADAB (AJ MARDAN x ANETTE MONISCIONE) BRED & OWNED BY AMMAR BIN HUMAID AL NUAIMI

CHAMPION JUNIOR COLTS:
GOLD: AJ AZZAM (AJ MORDAN x YSADORA) BRED & OWNED BY AJMAN STUD
SILVER: AL BAHHAR JFD (SOLAZ J x C MARCS APRIL ROSE) BRED & OWNED BY JALAL MREI & HALAWA
BRONZE: TAJ AL FAYYAD (FAYAD AL FAYYAD x S.S. LAYALI) BRED BY FAHED HAMAD AL ENEZI & OWNED BY MOSLEH HAMAD AL ENEZI

CHAMPION SENIOR MARES:
GOLD: L FARAHDIBA (WH JUSTICE x FEEMI) BRED BY LOENHULT ARABSTUTERI & OWNED BY RONEN BRAVER
SILVER: ROHARA REBECCA (MAGNUM PSYCHE x SOMEWHERE MI LOVE) BRED BY MARION WOELBING & OWNED BY TAUBERMANN
BRONZE: BASMAH AA (LAHEEB x AL BARAQAI AA) BRED BY ARIELA ARABIANS & OWNED BY AL BAYDAA FARM

CHAMPION SENIOR STALLIONS:
GOLD: AJA ANGELO (WH JUSTICE x AJA AAISHA) BRED BY AJA ARABIANS - MALCOLM & JANE HICKFORD & OWNED BY ALBAYDAA STUD AL MAI STUD
SILVER: RFI FARID (RFI MAKTUB x RFI FAYARA EL SHIRAZ) BRED BY RODRIGO FOZ FORTE & OWNED BY GHANEM AL HAWAJER HOLDING
BRONZE: MAHDER AL JAMAL (NADER AL JAMAL x MAHITY EL JAMAL) BRED & OWNED BY JEAN MATTENS


The 2015 Arab Horse Society National Show will be held on July the 23rd to the 25th at
Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern, England. There will be In-hand Breeding classes and Performance classes for Purebreds, as well as Anglos and Part-bred Arabs. The event also features The National Crabbet In-Hand Championships!

Rules can sometimes differ from country to country and are most often established by the country’s breed organization. No matter where you are, there always seems to be a lot of discussion about the best way to present horses to the judges for evaluation. Here are the rules for showing in Halter as noted by the Arab Horse Society for their 2015 AHS National Show:

  • All horses forward MUST be shown in a natural manner. The pose must be natural, i.e. one fore leg slightly behind the other and one hind leg slightly behind the other. The head should be held with the neck showing natural arch and curve of throat line, so that the neck is not uncomfortably stretched or raised. The horse should be trained to stand sensibly in this position with expression of interest in the handler. A frozen pose is unacceptable.

  • Any unnatural posing, flicking with a whip or circling when being run out, will result, at the Judge’s discretion, in the horse being judged as though no presentation or display had been possible and therefore penalized accordingly.

  • Whips must be no more than the length of a cane 65 cm. Halters can be modern as long as they are comfortable for the horse.

It certainly is food for thought and it would be interesting to see how horses presented in this low-key manner respond and perform. More information about The 2015 Arab Horse Society National Show including schedule, directions, etc. can be found at: www.ahsshowsandevents.com


The Belgian National Championships and West Coast Cup will be held on August 1st and 2nd at Domein Ten Bogaerde Koksijde, Belgium. The West Coast Cup is an International “B” rated show sanctioned by ECAHO and organized by the Koenraad Detailleur family.

Judges for the International B-Show include Ahmed Abdelrazek (Egypt), Dr. Francesco Santoro (Italy), Tomasz Tarcynski (Poland) and Mark Warton (USA). Judges for the Belgian Nationals include Carin McCrea (USA), Fausto Scanzi (Italy), Marc Veray (France) and Franco Grotteria (Italy).

You can find more information including schedule, entry forms, accommodations and directions as well as contact information and more on their website at: http://www.westcoast-arabian-cup.com


A rare breed becomes even more rare. According to the Arabian Horse Association’s website, dated April 27, 2015, there were 925 purebred Arabians registered so far in 2015. This compares to the total number of horses registered in 2014, which was 3489. The data posted on the AHA website records the past 15 years. During that time, the year with the most horses registered was 2000, with 9,660 purebred horses. The number of purebred horses owners have registered has declined each year since 2000. We encourage everyone to register their Arabian horse.

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