Wow! Can you believe it! Only two more days to show! But there are still plenty of classes, parties and presentations of beautiful, athletic Arabian horses. Scottsdale truly is a paradise for Arabian horse lovers and this event showcases the versatility and beauty of the breed like no other show in the world.
Saturday morning will host the Signature Yearling Colts and Fillies with four sections of each. Walking along the rail this morning I stopped to talk with a number of breeders and owners. I asked about the horses they were showing and mazingly there was a common thread that appeared - the influence of Fame VF. Time and again I was told, "Oh, my horse is out of a Fame daughter." Just that mention says so much - we have come to except a certain look, a level of quality from this great sire, his get, grandget, and each new generation. Fame's influence come not only from his daughters, but through his male descendants as well - they are prolific sires of the top Arabian horses in the breed including Marwan al Shaqab, Versace, and others.
One of most noted sires today is splendid example of this family connection, he is Da Vinci FM (Versace - by Fame VF - x Full Moon Astar), owned by Sally and Jim Bedeker of Gemini Acres. Da Vinci FM carries some of the most influential individuals - both stallions and mares in his pedigree. His sire Versace is of course by Fame VF and out of the legendary beauty, the incomparable Precious as Gold by El Shaklan. The sires GG Samir and Ramses Fayek strengthen the lines of classic Arabian type. Da Vinci FM is producing this quality and type in his off spring as well. His daughter SW Da Vidica, out of SW Jasmine by Magnum Psyche was first place Two-Year-Old Filly shown by Austin Boggs. Da Vidica will return to the ring Sunday morning for the Junior Filly Championships. It's going to be a great show! We'll see you there!