Who would have thought that the original racehorse, the Arabian, would run on the same night as it's distant relative the mighty mare Black Caviar. What's more they all galloped on the hallowed turf of the historic Moonee Valley racetrack, home of the iconic Cox Plate. What an historic occasion. The Moonee Valley Race Club committee bent over backwards to
A Diamond Jubilee Celebration 24 May - 30 September 2012 Room 35 Admission Free The history of the horse is the history of civilisation itself. The horse has had a revolutionary impact on ancient civilisations and this major exhibition explores the influence of horses in Middle Eastern history, from their domestication around 3,500 BC to the present day.
Thursday was a big day at the Scottsdale Arabian horse show. Many people were talking about the success of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction and discussing who were the successful bidders and what mares they would be using the breedings with. But before they make their final decision breeders lined the rail to watch the Scottsdale Signature Auction Classes held Thursday afternoon. These classes are exclusively for the horses resulting from Signature Auction breedings and the payouts were huge! Champion Two-Year-Old Gelding TKS Oh My Gatti (KM Bugatti x Khemos Fanci by The Chief Justice), owned by Kris and Tim Simmons won over $10,500. The investment they made purchasing a breeding to KM Bugatti four years ago paid out big time!!!!! TKS Oh My Gatti will be presented along with other champions at Midwest Station I, owned by Bob, Janene, Austin and Olivia Boggs. Visit their website www.bobboggs.com for directions.
The North American Anglo-Arabian Horse Association recognized the most talented Anglo-Arabians competing at Sport Horse National Championships again in 2012. NAAAHA has rewarded the top performers since 2007 by presenting the top five horses and riders with embroidered dress sheets, ribbons and trophies.
On August 18 and 19 th 2012, in the Santa Ynez Valley of California Silver Maple Farm put on the second "Fun Summer Gathering". Hosts and Owners, Christie and Henry Metz created a template for putting on a "Gathering" that breeders or owners everywhere could emulate. The event was staged between Montanaro Farms, a lovely venue in Los Olivos, California
USA Darley Champions honored at the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival Darley Awards
Ooltewah , TN / USA - March 12, 2012 ~ The Board of Stewards of the Arabian Racing Cup is proud to announce the 2011 Darley Champions, crowned at the 25 th Silver Anniversary of the Darley Awards. The Darley Awards, held annually, were founded in 1987 to honor the best in Arabian horse racing. This distinguished ceremony recognizes the most outstanding
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.
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.
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!