Navarrone “P” 1987 – 2015 by Nakashen Valaitham “Life is a beautiful collage of priceless moments and memories, which when pieced all together creates a unique treasured masterpiece.” This Melanie M. Koulouris quote perfectly defines what Navarrone’s life was to her owner, Mrs. Martine Van Hee of Dion Arabians. Navarrone was the quintessential Arabian mare – she was an enchanting show queen, prolific broodmare and an icon for Arabian femininity. Yet for Mrs. Van Hee, above all of these, she was first
A Breeder’s Journal
The Breed Characteristics of the Arabian Horse
Part 2: Styles and Versatility
By Christie Metz
There is something so magical and beautiful about Arabian horses, people can’t help but fall in love with the breed – instantly. The power of the Arabian horse to reach us by touching our hearts is impactful and inspirational.
The 35 th Annual US Egyptian Event, “Stallions: Kings of the Nile” By Lisa Abraham The 2015 US Egyptian Event, “Stallions: Kings of the Nile,” from June 2-6, was a show whose importance was marked by the people who attended and who are committed to the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse. This year attendees celebrated the show’s 35 th Anniversary with warm community spirit and loyal camaraderie. Guests arrived not only from the United States, but from various international destinations as well. The pre-show promotion for the Event was outstanding—both formally and casually. Through effective promotional methods, The Pyramid Society (TPS) did
2015 Santa Ynez Breeders Farm Tour Santa Ynez Valley – Arabian Breeders Celebration by Beth Ellen Hunziker Arabian horse enthusiasts have been known to travel the world in search of their dream horse. This April, a group of intrepid travellers made their way to the charming little town of Santa Ynez, California, to visit some of the most important breeding farms in the world. From Tuesday 21 April 21 to Friday 24 April, members of the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association hosted open houses and made special presentations of their world famous horses – all for the enjoyment and edification of those who attended. According to the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association’s website,
It’s Almost Here! The 2015 US Egyptian Event: “Stallions: Kings of the Nile” By Lisa Abraham The 2015 US Egyptian Event, “Stallions: Kings of the Nile,” marks the 35 th anniversary of this historic and globally important show. From June 2-6, guests will arrive not only from all over the United States, but from various international destinations as well. The eblasts announcing EE contenders and guests are arriving in our inboxes providing an exciting sneak peak at some of the horses we can look forward to seeing. On a personal note, I was excited to learn that Michael Byatt will be bringing Sabeh Al Salhiyah (Ansata Nile Echo X Mareeka), Fahad Al Rayyan (Sinan Al Rayyan
The Ninth Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup By Beth Ellen Hunziker Nine has always been my lucky number and it became the lucky number for many of the winners at the Ninth Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup held April 16-19, 2015 at the South Point Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It takes far more than luck to win at the Arabian Breeders World Cup. This international show is the most prestigious showcase devoted to purebred Arabian Halter and Breeding horses in America and it is gaining ground with breeders, owners and handlers around the globe. To compete at the World Cup, horse and handlers must be ready to stand up against the best in the Arabian show ring today. The depth of this year’s competition, the
Meet the latest member of the News Team Lisa Abraham The Arabian Horse Network welcomes International journalist and photographer Lisa Abraham to the team of news contributors. As both photographer and experienced journalist, Lisa’s articles provide in-depth coverage of the subjects that matter most to the Arabian community. Her coverage gives Arabian horse enthusiasts across the globe a unique opportunity to experience the exciting lifestyle of the Arabian horse. Although she does free lance for various media, her primary dedication is to Arabhorse.com as a premier news contributor and representative. As a successful breeder of Straight
The moment I opened my eyes for the first time, I saw horses Article by Monika Luft for Polskiearaby.com SHEIKH HAMAD BIN ALI AL THANI , since February 2015 the manager of AL RAYYAN FARM, one of the oldest and most significant in Qatar. Together with Sheikh Hamad Al Rayyan begins a new chapter. Sheikh Hamad, one of the creators of the power of Al Shaqab, was for 17 years the main breeder and manager of a stud which brought the world, among others, two of the most famous Arabian sires – Gazal Al Shaqab and his son Marwan Al Shaqab. Today it is difficult to imagine modern breeding without these two champions, which have become living legends. Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al Thani spent his entire
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.
The 2015 Arabian Breeders World Cup, from April 16-19th in Las Vegas (USA), was another memorable show experience. This year marked its ninth anniversary as one of the world’s top showcases for Arabian horses. Known for its international appeal, competitors and guests travel from all over the world to participate. Denis Schoukens, from Belgium, was in attendance to support his son Glenn, of Schoukens Training Center. He shared, “I have been to the Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas several times and without a doubt, this year's show was the best. In many ways the World Cup reminds me of the top European shows. The staging and arrangement of the arena was excellent. It was quite elegant and nice for the people to watch and enjoy and it was an ideal set up for the handlers to present the horses. The great horses, great breeders and special friends made it a show to remember."
The South Point Hotel and Casino has been the home to the ABWC since the beginning. It is a unique locale as show participants and guests can actually stay where the show is being held—which makes for exceptional convenience. The Hotel was opened in February 2006 and is the only one in Las Vegas to offer equestrian facilities. It hosts over 60 shows annually, of various disciplines and breeds and offers 4600 seats with 1200 stalls—ample room for even the largest expositions.