One of the first things I did when I got to the US Nationals was to pick up a show schedule - it had been revised since it was posted on the web. With each passing day that schedule became dog eared and creased until I finally wised up and got a digital version for my iphone...
The competition at the US Nationals is intense. Everyone has high hopes for a good performance - so sometimes it's nice to get away from the fray and have some quiet time - perhaps some retail therapy will quiet those nerves. This year the commercial exhibits at the US Nationals are an eclectic mix of high-end fashion and accessories for the Arabian horse
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.