FUN IN THE ARIZONA SUN - THE 2015 ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS By Beth Ellen Hunziker FRIENDS AND FAMILIES ENJOYED THE ARIZONA SUN AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BREED IN THE WORLD - THE ARABIAN - at the Fifth Annual Arabian National Breeder Finals, September 30 - October 3, 2015 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Once again, the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) hosted the star-studded international event, which drew horses and people from around the world. Scottsdale is the unrivaled capital of the Arabian breed, thanks in large part to the efforts of the AHAA, which has assumed a leadership role in the community with their innovative concepts, teamwork and support of the
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
ALL NATIONS CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS, Saturday, September 26, , 2015 by Beth Ellen Hunziker The Daily News Sponsor for today is C. Jarvis Insurance Agency, Inc. Attending the Aachen All Nations Cup, are owner, Kim Jarvis and European and Middle East representative, Brooke Marie Jarvis. C. Jarvis Insurance is an international Equine and Bloodstock Insurance Agency that has been in business for almost 70 years. Kim and her daughter are lifelong Arabian horse owners and enthusiasts. Owning, breeding and showing Arabian horses, gives them a unique perspective and a clear understanding of their clients’ needs and they use their experience and knowledge to create comprehensive and customized services
ALL NATIONS CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS, Friday, September 25, , 2015 by Beth Ellen Hunziker The Daily News Sponsor for today is Vote and Win, a brand new entertainment experience making its debut at the All Nations Cup in Aachen. I sat down with Heinz Karl Stockle, a member of the ANC organizers and the brainchild of this exciting new plan that uses cutting edge technology to engage viewers around the world. “The idea is create an opportunity for viewers to participate in the event and to voice their opinions about the horses, as well as the judges. I encourage everyone to visit the website to learn more about the program and to register to participate.” According to the “Vote and Win”
ALL NATIONS CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Beth Ellen Hunziker The Daily News Sponsor for today is Midwest Station I, owned by Bob and Janene, Austin and Olivia Boggs of Osseo, Minnesota, USA. Bob and Janene Boggs have been strong supporters and patrons of the All Nations Cup. They have sponsored the beautiful Nations Cup championship rose blankets for more than 15 years. Bob and Janene’s main focus today, is on their breeding program, which began more than 50 years ago with the foundation mares and stallions owned and bred by Bob’s parents, Don and Shorty Boggs. Bob and Janene’s program is led by their matriarch mare, Bint Bey Shah and her champion producing
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
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 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.
A Special Vegas Moment Text and photos by Lisa Abraham The Arabian horse world is dynamic. Change can occur at lightning speed with eruptions of trends—some of which will fade as quickly as they began, while others will influence generations. Many of these trends begin in the show ring, on the scorecards of our Judges. Because of this, every show is important and each provides memorable experiences. If we are really lucky, it is with our own horse in the ring. But at world class shows such as the Arabian Breeders World Cup (in Las Vegas) the opportunities for lasting memories are endless. As both horses and people travel from all over the world to participate, whether it be as a competitor and/or a spectator,
The 2015 Arabian Breeders World Cup Preview ~ Text and photos By Lisa Abraham The Arabian Breeders World Cup is a spectacular show! 2015 marks the ninth anniversary for the global Arabian community to gather in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel from April 16-19 to see some of the world's best horses compete. Christine Jamar, of Jadem Arabians (Belgium), one of the industry's most prestigious representatives, shared, "I love this show. I like the point system and that the horses trot--it's much different than they do in Scottsdale and the fact that every year the judge panel is different. I love the atmosphere and the quality. People and horses come from all over the world, making it very international.