Directly following the Qatar International Show in Doha, on March 13-14, 2017, took place an Arabian Horse National Judge Course. It was sponsored by Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani and Al Shaqab Stud with the cooperation of the Doha Racing & Equestrian Club. The Arabian Horse National Judge Courses are designed as a first step for those who are interested in judging Arabian horses at the level of National. The esteemed instructors of the course were ECAHO Class A Judges: Claudia Darius (DEU), Marianne Tengstedt (DKN) and Mohamed Machmoum (MAR). This two day course included: classroom lectures which covered several topics such as International scoring systems, categories of evaluation and conformation; field exercises where live horses were scored; and finally, individual testing in which the instructors evaluated the overall knowledge of the participants.
A couple notable in the Arabian horse industry has donated $3 million to the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory to propel teaching, research and clinical services that have made the laboratory a foremost authority in reproductive science and techniques. Giving back Bud and Jo Adams, of Scottsdale, Ariz., said the significant donation is their way of giving back to a program that benefited their horse business, Adams Arabians, for many years. It is the family’s second transformational gift to the university: Twenty years ago, Bud Adams and his late first wife, Louise, donated a barn and arena complex worth more than $1 million; the Adams-Atkinson Arena has been a key facility,