The annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show returns for its 62nd year this February. The world’s largest Arabian show will run from February 16-26 and will once again feature the best of Arabian horse breeding. The show is held at WestWorld Scottsdale and, according to AZ Big Media there will be 2,500 horses at the show competing for the many Scottsdale Champion prizes. Different categories include the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Class, Dressage Championship Class, Breeders Club Class, and many more. The annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show was first started in 1955 and was originally held on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The following year the show moved to its current
By Lisa Abraham. The 2016 Qatar National Arabian Horse Show, took place in the capital city of Doha, from December 9-10. The show, which celebrated its 19th edition, is organized annually by the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC). Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, the Committee Chairman of QREC, stated, “We thank purebred Arabian horse owners, studs, farms and stables for their efforts and care for the breed of purebred Arabians. This year, the show sees an increase in the number of participating horses, demonstrating the growing attention paid by horse owners to show horses and their interest in owning top horses and improving the performance of their existing horses. We, at QREC, strive and dedicate our collaborative efforts to further promote the standing of Qatar’s equestrian sport with all its disciplines and particularly those related to purebred Arabian horses on both the Arab and world arenas.”
The McCoys clearly loved one over the other. You can see it illustrate in this pic when they chose Ferzon to represent Fersara, but chose to stand Bint Sahara alone rather than bring her new colt named Fadjur to stand beside her. rather than Fadjur who was born three months earlier than Ferzon. They had them priced in the same way. Ferzon was priced at $10,000, while Fadjur was a measly $750. Granny (Marjory F. Tone) loved Fersara t oo, and it prompted her to ask Mr. McCoy if he had any colts like her, at home.....and the rest is history. # GreatMoments # Fadjur # Ferzon "Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net.
... He was working cattle with the best of them. And he actually WAS the best of them at Sid Spencer's ranch, where Sheila learned her foundational horsemanship as a young girl. He was the best cow horse, out of all the Quarter Horses and Morgan horses on the ranch. True to this caption, he would often breed a mare in the morning (live in the pasture, with Sheila riding him bareback with a halter and lead rope and wash bu cket), work on the ranch all day long, then come home and breed another mare that night. If only all men were that lucky... # GreatMoments # BayAbi "Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net
The 2016 All Nations Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses Text and photos by Lisa Abraham The 2016 All Nations Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses, which took place from September 23-25, was a spectacular show and event. After the busy show season of summer, the competition elevates at the All Nations Cup (ANC), as this show is the first leg of the European Triple Crown. It is here that the farms choose who will represent them—and all stops are pulled. Once again, all festivities took place in the Albert-Vahle-Halle, located in the heart of the charming German city of Aachen. Although the arena provided an intimate atmosphere and is functional for showing horses, the spectacular décor of the
Rashad Ibn Nazeer was part of the very first importation of But he was part of the first importation of Nazeer blood. He arrived in the United States in 1958, along with the first Nazeer daughters, Bint Moniet El Nefous and Bint El Bataa (and two El Sareei daughters). It was the first shipment of Egyptian Arabians to come to the USA since the Babson and W.R. Brown importations in 1932. This shipment encouraged many American breeders to go to E gypt and bring back Arabians - it rekindled the interest in Egyptian Arabians. I always love the stark reminder of just how difficult those trans-Atlantic trips were at the time. This photo says it all... Rashad in a rickety tiny, wooden box stall, exposed to the elements on a boat
It was 1945. It was the policy of General Dickinson's Travelers Rest Farm to price all Arabian foals of a sex at a standard price. Colts were priced at $400 at weaning time, and an additional $50 was added to the price every six months until sold. Fillies were priced at $600 at weaning time and $50 was added to the price every six months until sold. Gen. Dickinson made it quite plain in discussing these prices that he did not at any time make an attempt to get a higher price than quoted for these colts even though some may have shown greater quality than others. At this time he was ambitious to have 50 broodmares producing purebred Arabian colts in his stud. In fact, he is quoted as saying, "We believe success depends upon pleasing
In 1984, the richness of our history was displayed for all to see at the Arabian Horse Trust Museum in Westminster, CO. It's Rocky Mountain panorama seemed a majestically fitting backdrop to the museum Arabian horse enthusiasts would travel far and wide to visit and enjoy. However, in 2001 the Arabian Horse Trust closed its doors, and nearly a century was locked in a basement vault. It was a sad day for the Arabian horse community. It felt defeating, sobering... like we'd somehow done a disservice to the breed we love. It's contents hadn't since light since... until November 7, 2007. On that overcast fall day, a meeting was held in that vault that would set a new course for the Arabian breed, as the Purebred
Gene LaCroix and Sheila Varian with Bomarc winning the versatility class at the Buckeye, circa 1975. The versatility class was a much anticipated and very fun (as you can see) event at the Buckeye. It took most of an evening session - it featured trail, jumping, driving, western and maybe park or English? Those were truly the good old days! (Courtesy Arabian Horse Shows: The Good Old Days) # GeneLaCroix # SheilaVarian # GreatMoments Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net.
They were best friends for over two decades, inseparable, and sharing pastures together through their mothering years. Two greats in their own right, whose contributions are incalculable. On April 21, 2016, Little Liza Fame left this world right before her 28th birthday. Just three days later, Shahteyna joined her at 34 years old. And though it is difficult to lose them, there is joyous comfort in seeing these two share their lives together, only to be reunited in a different place in short order. Thank you to Michael Byatt and his staff for taking care of these two grand dames to the very end, with love and dignity. In Michael's words: "Its difficult to announce to the world the loss of another beloved treasure