The 2015 Salon Du Cheval D’ El Jadida: An Overview Part One of Three By Lisa Abraham The eighth edition of the Salon Du Cheval D’El Jadida, from October 13 th -18 th , 2015, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, was a spectacular experience. In his “Word from the President,” Prince Moulay Abdelllah Alaoui wrote, “The El Jadida Horse Fair was set up in 2008 for the purpose of contributing to the development of the Moroccan horse industry. Within the span of a few editions, the fair has been able to position itself as a ‘not-to-miss’ yearly encounter for horse professionals. Several activities relating to the horse are organized, in the framework
Jadem Arabians Open House: Monday Sept 28 th , 2015 By Lisa Abraham My first encounter with Christine Jamar was in 2012 at the Midwest and Fazenda Floresta Cocktail Party and Stallion Presentation in Scottsdale. She had assisted Luciana Fasano (Brazil) with her purchase of the straight Egyptian stallion Al Hadiyah AA and was there to present him. Of course I had heard of Christine, but this was my first time seeing her in person—needless to say, I found her to be impressive. Then in 2014, at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas, I had the fortunate opportunity to spend quality time with her. While watching classes, we chatted over coffee. Even though I was newer and represented smaller publications,
The 2015 All Nations Cup with a Commentary by Dr. Hans J. Nagel Text by Lisa Abraham Featuring photos by Mohammed Abu Haimed (KSA), Henrike Hörmann (GER) and Lisa Abraham The 2015 All Nations Cup (ANC) in Aachen (Germany), from September 26-27, featured not only a stimulating show environment, but also one of the toughest competition arenas in the world. Due to its prestige, the ANC attracts some of our world’s most important competitors and attracts spectators from all over the world. Since 1987, in cooperation with the German Arabian Society, the ANC has taken place in Aachen, Germany. Originally the intention of the organizers was to have the show take place in a different country
The Pyramid Society’s 2015 International Breeders’ Conference, “The Art of Breeding Egyptian Arabian Horses” By Lisa Abraham (This article was written for The Pyramid Society and is being republished by kind permission of The Pyramid Society and Arabhorse.com) The Pyramid Society’s 2015 International Breeders’ Conference, “The Art of Breeding Egyptian Arabian Horses,” from August 19 th -20 th , in Princeton, New Jersey, was another educational triumph. The Breeders Conference series, of which this was the seventh has not only been received well, it has been a model for others to follow. As was the case with all the previous conferences, attendance
My Morning with Dr. Nagel by Lisa Abraham (In anticipation of the 2015 All Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany, I wanted to share a wonderful experience that took place just after the 2014 show. This article was originally published in The Source : Volume 3: Fall/Winter 2014-A Publication of The Pyramid Society. It is being republished with kind permission of The Pyramid Society and Arabhorse.com) Katharinenhof Stud is home to the famous NK herd. It is located in Northern Germany, about 45 minutes from the city of Bremen, which is where Dr. Hans Joachim Nagel resides with his wife Nawal. The farm is comfortably situated in a serene country setting that has become an international destination
Personal Profile: Debbie Fuentes By Lisa Abraham I met Debbie Fuentes, the Registrar of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), several years ago in Paris, at the Salon Du Cheval. After classes one day, Anna Bishop, the Executive Director of The Pyramid Society, introduced us. Of course I was thrilled to meet her, since, like everyone else, I had a registration issue to discuss with her—right off the bat. As I quickly and happily discovered, Debbie is always prepared to handle AHA issues. She carefully listened, made notes and, after returning home, addressed the matter for closure. Since that time Debbie and I have become close friends, sometimes even traveling to shows together. One
The Pyramid Society's 2013 National Breeders' Conference: "The Global Influence of the Straight Egyptian Arabian" Text and Photos by Lisa Abraham (In anticipation of The Pyramid Society's 2015 International Breeders' Conference, "The Art of Breeding Egyptian Arabian Horses," sponsored by Bait Al Arab, this article is being republished by kind permission of The Pyramid Society and Arabhorse.com) The Pyramid Society's 6th National Breeders' Conference titled, "The Global Influence of the Straight Egyptian Arabian" was another educational triumph. This conference, which took place on November 1-2, 2013, in Solvang CA, brought Egyptian Arabian breeders and enthusiasts together
The Pyramid Society’s 2012 National Egyptian Breeders Conference: “Creating Excellence: Standards in Egyptian Arabian Breeding” Text and photos by Lisa Abraham (In anticipation of The Pyramid Society's 2015 International Breeders' Conference, "The Art of Breeding Egyptian Arabian Horses," sponsored by Bait Al Arab, this article is being republished by kind permission of The Pyramid Society and Arabhorse.com) The Pyramid Society's National Egyptian Breeders Conference, "Creating Excellence: Standards in Egyptian Arabian Breeding," sponsored by Markel Insurance from October 12-14, was another outstanding educational event. It was hosted by Hank and Sandy
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
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 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.