When *Padron was Born On a warm evening in May 1977, a chestnut colt with lots of chrome was born in the Dutch stud belonging to the Blauwhoot family, located in the village of Kerkdiel. This is what a future champion looks like. He would go on to create a legacy that greatly impacted the look and type of today's Arabian horse. But on this morning, he was just a happy colt, finding his legs for the first time, in a little stone barn in the Dutch countryside. # GreatMoments # Pa dron Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net.
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
The Germans are one of the most adamant in the equine world for maintaining high standards of athleticism and usability in horses. They are, in fact, so staunch about this requirement that all breeding stallions within Germany –regardless of breed – must not only attend, but also pass, the German Horse Trials in order to be licensed as a breeding stallion. If they do not pass, they are not allowed to breed. Because what value is a breeding stallion if it does not pass on usable qualities? (Novel concept.) It was the late-70's. The young German-bred Arabian stallion, *El Shaklan, bred by Sigi Siller of Om El Arab , was no different. He was beautiful, but could he perform the 'boot camp' requirements
Well known equine sculptor, artist and writer, Gladys Brown Edwards was an expert on the Arabian horse. She was long associated with the W. K. Kellogg Ranch in Pomona, California. And in 1933, the two greats met on a lawn in Pomona. Raseyn was transformed from living art to art on canvas, with the profound talent of Gladys Brown Edwards and her paintbrush. #GreatMoments #Raseyn #GladysBrownEdwards
Ronteza was retired at the All-Arabian Summer Horse Show in Monterey, CA. It consistend of a reading of her impressive record, a blanket of roses, a special song called "Ronteza" written just for her, and her weanling colt, Bay Event, that was turned loose in the arena to find his place by his mother's side. It was covered by the Pismo Times newspaper. Here is an excerpt from the article, with Sheila aptly describing the process she and the champion m are went through to get ready for a class. "I never work her up, or wake her up for a class. We simply walk around slowly and leisurely for about 20 minutes before she is due to go int the ring. Tehre are no practice spins or running stops to tune her up. As we walk along, I keep up a
Qatar International Arabian Horse Show and International Arabian Peninsula Horse Show: 2016 By Lisa Abraham On March 11 through the 13 th , 2016, the 25 th Qatar International Arabian Horse Show took place, followed by the 6 th Qatar International Arabian Peninsula Horse Show, on the 14 th and 15 th . It was five days of exciting competition and warm Arabian hospitality and comradery. Although the show was enjoyed by a prestigious international gathering, it was the enthusiasm of the Qatari breeders and fans that made the show memorable. To experience a horse event in Qatar is a privilege, as the horse has occupied a treasured role in the history of the country. In an article titled “Al Shaqab—Galloping
There have been few moments in our breed as great as this one... when a little bay mare named Ronteza and a school teacher named Sheila Varian took on the world and won. Never before – or since – had a woman, an amateur, or an Arabian won the World Reined Cow Horse Championships (i.e. "Winning the World"). Here is the experience, in Sheila's own words: October, 1961 — San Francisco, damp and cold. Ronteza, Mom and I. My father staying home to take care of the ranch. Lightweight division, Ronteza. Heavyweight division — 50 horses going for the title. Ronteza the only Arab, me the only girl. I never noticed. Never walk by the trophy window, don’t look at the trophy saddle and blankets . . .
It was 1932. Four horses were being prepared at the Crabbet Stud for export to America. Negotiations continued as the buyer, Roger Selby, a wealthy shoe manufacturer, asserted his wish to pay less than the quoted price for the group. Lady Wentworth never adjusted her prices, but did on occassion include an extra horse with the sale. She decided to send the stallion *Raffles as a pleasure mount for the Selby children, *Raffles possessed exquisite Arabian type. He reputedly had been bred to improve pony stock at the Stud, but following a thorough examination by the Royal Veterinary Academy, he was pronounced hopelessly sterile. Perhaps the horse would serve a purpose in America... # GreatMoments
Today’s Official Scottsdale News is sponsored by Schoukens Training Center of Belgium, owned by Glenn, Tom & Cathy Schoukens. Glenn Schoukens and Mieke Opsteyn were on hand at the Scottsdale show this year representing Schoukens Training Center. Glenn presented two horses for H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalifa Al Thani, owner of Aljassimya Farm in Santa Ynez, California and managed by Bart Van Buggenhout. Glenn showed Monther Al Nasser to the titles of Unanimous International Egyptian Heritage Champion Stallion Five Years and Over and Unanimous International Egyptian Heritage Champion Senior Stallion. In addition, Glenn also showed the 2015 World Silver Champion Stallion Equator to the titles