Conformation shows have really captured everyone, so much so that the number of shows has significantly increased over the last two years, from two to four each year. Praise goes to the organization, led by the event manager Melanie Mannix and supported by a perfect team.
Nayla Hayek of Hanaya Arabian Stud in Switzerland, has been breeding straight Egyptian horses for many years. The very first Arabians she purchased came from Egypt, nearly 30 years ago. This was the beginning of Hanaya Stud and her internationally respected breeding program.
Arabhorse sat down with Elise Verdoncq, Arabian Liberty trainer for Cavalia's hit show Odysseo to find out the secrets to her success and what makes Arabians the perfect breed for the job.
In 2015, Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani, of Al Rayyan Farm, arrived at the US Egyptian Event, in Lexington, Kentucky, with a string of beautiful, world class straight Egyptian competitors. That year, not only did he sweep up all the ribbons, but also, after time away from the competition ring, he won the hearts of the American Egyptian community. It was also at this show where he and I struck up both a friendship and working relationship. When Sheikh Hamad invited me to attend the 2016 Qatar International Arabian Horse Show and the Al Rayyan presentation of horses, I was thrilled with the opportunity to make a contribution. As my research began, I found that much like the Arab culture, the history of Al Rayyan Farm was
Argent Farms and Michael Byatt Arabians were hosts to a fantastic crowd at their beautiful Scottsdale facility during The 2010 ArabHorse Farm Tour. The tour included a benefit auction for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital . . .
The How and The Why of Stud Book by Christie Metz
Having one of the herds most consolidated in type all around the world Michałów stud with its famous grey broodmare band is worldwide known master of not only breeding of champions but also of masterfully planned marketing that results in several dozens of horses being sold annually.