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
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
His story is worthy of being a Hollywood blockbuster: a hand-reared orphan foal, a champion racehorse and sire, owned by two billionaires and a desert prince, and twice sold with a complete herd of mares. Having won 19 of his 23 races, he was leading sire in USA no less than three times. Of course, we're talking about Monarch AH. The race below was the first start of his final year of racing. His jockey never even moves through the entire race, where Monarch leaves the rest of the field to win by over 10 lengths. It is chilling to watch. # MonarchAH # GreatMoments Great Moments is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net
By Lisa Abraham
The Pyramid Society’s (TPS) 36th Annual Egyptian Event in Lexington, Kentucky (USA) was a show of brave innovation and deep community spirit. From June 7-11, members of the Straight Egyptian (SE) community gathered from all over the world to enjoy a week of camaraderie and competition. For the Egyptian Event, 2016 represented a year that important changes were implemented and these were received with both support and appreciation.
Judy Sirbasku of Arabians LTD: The Exclusive 36th Anniversary Signature Sponsor
It is exciting to announce that the 2016 exclusive 36th Anniversary Signature Sponsor was Judi Sirbasku of Arabians LTD—most particularly as this was her second consecutive year. Judy’s contribution and support of this show has been enormous. Not only has she bred and owned many of the horses competing each year, but she also represents a strong client base. It is also important to note that an impressive number of Pyramid Society members and SE breeders were initially introduced to this breed through the efforts of Judy, her late husband Jim and Arabians Ltd.
Anna Bishop: The late great football coach Vince Lombardi is credited with a quote which very effectively summarized the impact of teamwork. He stated, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Certainly a spirit of teamwork and a belief in the group
In 2015, Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani, of Al Rayyan Farm, arrived at the US Egyptian Event, in Lexington, Kentucky, with a string of beautiful, world class straight Egyptian competitors. That year, not only did he sweep up all the ribbons, but also, after time away from the competition ring, he won the hearts of the American Egyptian community. It was also at this show where he and I struck up both a friendship and working relationship. When Sheikh Hamad invited me to attend the 2016 Qatar International Arabian Horse Show and the Al Rayyan presentation of horses, I was thrilled with the opportunity to make a contribution. As my research began, I found that much like the Arab culture, the history of Al Rayyan Farm was
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Athala Arabians of Scottsdale, Arizona, owned by Athala King. You are invited to contact Athala to make an appointment to come out and visit her ranch in North Scottsdale. The ranch is surrounded by the peaceful Arizona desert, which is the perfect place for Athala to breed and enjoy life with her beautiful Arabian hose. Her herd includes straight Egyptian Arabians with horses relating to Ruminaja Ali, Imperial Imdal, Nabiel, Thee Desperado and other notable Egyptian sires. Athala has created a place of serenity and beauty, where her horses are treated with kindness and respect, and are appreciated for their historic value as well as for the contributions
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
It's TIME: Scottsdale 2016! By Lisa Abraham The 2016 Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, which will take place from February 11-21, is celebrating its 61 st anniversary as one of our most important shows. Once again, the global Arabian horse community will gather in the beautiful state of Arizona (USA) to see the horses that will be setting the standards for the 2016 show stage, as this show will determine the tone for the entire season. The city of Scottsdale will celebrate what is locally referred to as “the Arabian show” by demonstrating outstanding local support. Due to diligent and strategic planning, the Scottsdale Show has successfully created a model marketing program aimed
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,