The 2012 Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships are being held March 15-17.
Class 1 | 1 Year Fillies First: Nastya OS [Ajman Stud] Second: Ghanadir Al Zobair [Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Ali Althani] Third: Salwa Al Bidayer [Sheikh Mohammed Saoud Sultan Saqar Al Qassimi] Class 2 | 2 Year Fillies First: AJ Sawahi [Ajman Stud] Second: Ghazalt Al Khalediah [HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud] Third: Ul Sid Parma [Ulrichsdal
Class 5 | Mares (7-9 Years) First: Pianissima [Stadnin Koni Janow Podlaski] Second: Magora [HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud] Third: Shownel [Dubai Arabian Horse Stud] Class 6 | Mares (10 Years and Older) First: Eagleridge Passionata [Ajman Stud] Second: Kharelle [HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud] Third: Deska HJE [Ajman
Class 10 | Stallions (4-6 Years) First: Spartacus TO [Ajman Stud] Second: AJ Darrajj [Ahmed Hamad Musabeh Khalfan Almusafri] Third: Aj Dinar [Faysal Ghazi Al-Urfali] Class 11 | Stallions (7-9 Years) First: Q R Marc [Knocke Arabians Mr. Paul Gheysens] Second: Memphis 27 [Ajman Stud] Third: IM Bayad Cathare [Royal Cavalry of Oman] Class 12 | Stallions (10
The Pacific Coast Breeders Cup Stallion Auction brought in over $29,000 with 31 stallions participating. The highest breedings were Baske Fire($3,000) to Diana MaClaskey or Sherwood, Oregon and Montana Firenze($3,000) to Susan MacDonald of Langley, B.C Canada.
The 2012 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is off to a great start! The youth classes were full of talented and very serious competitors. It is always fun to watch these youngsters show their horses in all of the various disciplines and classes offered
at the show. From halter to western, hunter, and English pleasure - the Scottsdale show offers every child an opportunity to enjoy the Arabian horse...
Saturday at the Scottsdale show was filed with beautiful performance classesand beautiful Arabian horses. The morning started in the Equidome with youthexhibitors showing their purebred and half-Arabian horses in hunter, English, sidesaddle, saddle seat equitation, western pleasure, native costume, and more. Thetalent, skill, and most importantly, sportsmanship demonstrated by these youngcompetitors spoke well for their parents, trainers and coaches.
It is incredibly difficult to describe the scope of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the experience of being here. The size of the show grounds requires a comfy gold cart, a motor scooter, or very comfortable shoes. From one end to the other, there are horses - beautiful, talented, athletic Arabian horses - everywhere!
Some of the best things about the Scottsdale Arabian Show - and there are many - are seeing all your friends, meeting new people, and making new friends. As I walked around the arenas and through the vendor's retail area, I stopped for a moment as I realized that I was hearing a number of different languages ebbing and flowing...
There is a phenomenon that happens every time I go to a horse show; I get so caught up with the horses, I forget the time. The quip, "Time flies when you're having fun", totally describes my time at the Scottsdale Arabian Show. I can't believe that on Wednesday, the show is already half over! The youth classes are done and the results are now a part of history. The focus of the show is now directed to the adult amateurs, the professional trainers, and their horses.