A Breeder’s Journal
Breed Characteristics of The Arabian Horse: Type and Quality
by Christie Metz
When I first thought of writing about Arabian horses, from a breeder’s perspective, it made sense to me to start at the beginning. Like so many other people, something happened when Henry and I were first introduced to this breed; up close and personal.
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.
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
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