A Special Vegas Moment Text and photos by Lisa Abraham The Arabian horse world is dynamic. Change can occur at lightning speed with eruptions of trends—some of which will fade as quickly as they began, while others will influence generations. Many of these trends begin in the show ring, on the scorecards of our Judges. Because of this, every show is important and each provides memorable experiences. If we are really lucky, it is with our own horse in the ring. But at world class shows such as the Arabian Breeders World Cup (in Las Vegas) the opportunities for lasting memories are endless. As both horses and people travel from all over the world to participate, whether it be as a competitor and/or a spectator,
It was 1932. Four horses were being prepared at the Crabbet Stud for export to America. Negotiations continued as the buyer, Roger Selby, a wealthy shoe manufacturer, asserted his wish to pay less than the quoted price for the group. Lady Wentworth never adjusted her prices, but did on occassion include an extra horse with the sale. She decided to send the stallion *Raffles as a pleasure mount for the Selby children, *Raffles possessed exquisite Arabian type. He reputedly had been bred to improve pony stock at the Stud, but following a thorough examination by the Royal Veterinary Academy, he was pronounced hopelessly sterile. Perhaps the horse would serve a purpose in America... # GreatMoments
The winners of the 2009 US National Halter Championships....
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News and Reviews for Monday, February 23nd. The sponsors for today’s news are David Boggs, the staff and clients of Midwest Station II. The Scottsdale show has come to an end and what a great show it was! Late yesterday I took a tour of some of the stalls. I love how inventive and creative people are in designing their stall fronts. As the days progressed throughout the show, more and more ribbons and roses are added, making them all the more festive. No wonder the local public loves to come to the Arabian horse show. One couple stopped me to ask directions and also about the show. I pointed them in the right direction and then asked