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 crowned
By Lisa Abraham. Congratulations to Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani! In addition to managing Al Rayyan Farm, Sheikh Hamad recently returned as Al Shaqab's Breeding and Show Manager, a position he held most of the time during his varied equine career. For those who have known Sheikh Hamad, his return comes as no surprise. Under his direction, Al Shaqab Stud became one of the most important and influential breeding programs in the world.
The 2016 Arabhorse Scottsdale Farm Tour: Celebrating The New Year with Arabian Horses By Beth Ellen Hunziker It was difficult to tell what everyone enjoyed most – the beautiful Arabian horses, the brilliant sunshine, the lavish hospitality, or celebrating the New Year with friends. The Ninth Annual Arabhorse Scottsdale Farm Tour offered all this - and more. The tour showcased twelve farms over four days with two additional farms welcoming visitors by appointment. It was a fun-filled whirlwind of a weekend with great energy, camaraderie, and mutual support from some of the top Arabian horse facilities in Scottsdale. Scott Bailey, of Arabhorse.com, initiated the Farm Tour in 2008. Since then,