by Beth Ellen Hunziker I first saw the exciting stallion Kahil Al Shaqab at the 2014 World Arabian Horse Championships at the Salon du Cheval. Although I was watching the show on the video live feed, it seemed as though I could feel his energy and charisma halfway around the world. His flamboyant carriage, his gleaming mahogany coat, and his obvious connection with his handler, Giacomo Capacci, captivated me. It was a jubilant scene when Kahil was proclaimed the World Gold Champion Senior Stallion and representatives of his breeder and owner, Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation, joined him in center ring. Winning this title is the highest honor in the realm of Arabian horses and Kahil Al Shaqab was the newly
Even at a young age, he reached legend status. He could not have ended up at a better farm than Strawberry Banks Farm, when Barbara Chur purchased him on this destined night in 2008. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Baske Afire. #‎ GreatMoments #‎ BaskeAfire "Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net
By Beth Ellen Hunziker I have had a lifelong love affair with horses and all art forms that features their image. Even from my earliest memories, I selected my library books, always about horses, based upon the quality of the illustrations. Many years later, the allure of equine art still captivates me. To be honest, I have actually purchased art rather than buy groceries. It seems I would rather feed my soul than my body. In fact, I have more art pieces than wall space, so I switch out my art depending on the season, and my mood. Recently a friend sent me an e-mail announcing The Third Annual Sporting Art Auction , in affiliation with Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery. The featured illustration on the e-mail is by
Hennessey Arabians extends it’s most sincere congratulations to the Polish State Studs for their outstanding results at the 2015 Pride of Poland Auction . It would be a gross understatement to say that the Hennessey's were especially ‘proud’ of the outcome of Pepita’s involvement in the Auction. Pepita is the reigning Polish National Champion Mare, All Nations Cup and European Silver Champion Mare (among many other titles) . She is sired by Ekstern and out of Hennessey's treasured, *PEPESZA . Pepita sold at the 2015 Pride of Poland Auction for 1.4 MILLION Euro. Hennessey A rabians purchased and imported *PEPESZA in 2007 under the expert advice of Mr. George
Fall was in the air as the colors of the season were beginning to appear and the heat of the summer was replaced with a cool, comfortable breeze. It was a perfect day on September 21, 2016 when Judith Forbis and I visited Dr. Hans Nagel at his Katharinenhof Stud in Northern Germany. Our visit took place just days before the All Nations Cup was to be held in Aachen where Judith, long known for her Ansata Arabian Stud and various educational activities, was to be recognized as the first person to receive the All Nations Cup Lifetime Achievement Award. After spending time walking around the stables and looking at all of Dr. Nagel’s horses, including the latest foal crop, we relaxed in the sitting room at the farm’s charming cottage. Although I have enjoyed personal friendships with both Dr. Nagel and Judith, it was an honor to experience them together in this lovely and informal setting as they shared precious memories of their influential past.