The 2015 Salon Du Cheval D’ El Jadida: The International Arabian Horse Show: Part two of three By Lisa Abraham The 2015 International Arabian Horse Show, from Oct 14-15, in El Jadida, Morocco, was an event with important potential. Although a relatively new show, it is already being supported by some of our most important farms, breeders and enthusiasts. It was organized by the Association du Salon du Cheval (ASC) and the Royal Moroccan Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ARMECPSA), in collaboration with the Societe Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) and the Arabian Horse Organization (AHO). Christine Jamar, one of the 2015 judges, shared, “The Morocco show
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
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.
Sheila Varian was the recipient of the 2015 AHBA Ambassador Award at the 9th Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup Show . Murray and Shirley Popplewell of Rae Dawn Arabians are the proud sponsor of this prestigious award and were honored to congratulate Sheila on her accomplishments and dedication to the Arabian Horse community. " Varian Arabians is a very special place. It is a place where many of the most beautiful and talented Arabian horses have been produced, trained, and celebrated. I have been fortunate enough to have my life’s passion for Arabian horses become a successful business and journey. It has always been my goal to breed towards my ideal horse.
Aria International and Partners represented 9 horses receiving Top Honors at the most prestigious International Arabian Horse event in the country including; Gold Supreme Champion Senior Mare, Gold Supreme Champion Yearling Filly, Silver Supreme Champion Junior Stallion, Bronze Supreme Champion Junior Mare, 4 Class Champion Titles, 2 Class Reserve Champion Titles and 9 Supreme Top Five Titles.
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.