On Sunday night CET at South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas the 1st Arabian Breeders World Cup held by Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) ended.
Three Polish bred Arabian horses took part in this show (Olita, Wkra and Kordelas) as well as one sold in utero, bred in Michałów State Stud, born US (JCA Egzalt). All of these horses (besides Wkra) had won their classes, but none of them took part in the championships. The best result of Polish bred horses at ABWC was Top Five won by Olita. Enzo, that was also elected Senior Res. Champion Stallion, used in Polish State Stud Janów Podlaski was placed in Top Five as well as his son – Eden C – that won the Junior Stallion Championships thereafter.
The judges, that had been asked for objective judging at the special meeting before the show – tried to judge the horses without any personal preferences using the whole scale of scores so the collection of 1st Arabian Breeders World Cup’s champions is really of international pedigrees and ownership. AHBA – the show organizer achieved its goal that is „to unite breeders in an effort to enhance their experience with Arabian horses and encourage Arabian horse ownership among others” (as it is stated at the official show website).
The first of Polish bred horses Wkra (Gazal Al Shaqab – Wyborna) bred by Michałów State Stud, on lease to Palmetto Arabians competed. The mare was scored well for type (20 and 4×19) and head (2×20 and 3×19), but without the high scores for movement she loose the firstplace for the winner – Star of Marwan (by Marwan Al Shaqab), scored the same 548 pts but higher for movement. It was Star of Marwan, not Wkra that was qualified to Top Five Junior Mares. Junior Mare Championships were won by the highest scored mare of the show – Om El Bernadette, the great granddaughter of famous Sanadik El Shaklan twice in her pedigree. She was bred by Om El Arab International (US), but is currently owned by Saudi Arabia. Her success was a big advantage for Om El Arab to win the Arabian Breeders Cup Perpetual Trophy (given to the best breeder for the points of horses that had been qualified for top fives in the classes, Top Fives and both Championships and Reserve).
Second Polish horse was Janów-bred Olita (Ecaho – Orawa), on lease to Valley Oak Arabians though she hadn’t shown her full abilities she won the class with 3×20 (for type, head, neck and shoulders). With total score 544 pts, she won her only rival – IM Ali (by MAF Bey Ali). Olita was also qualified for Senior Mares Top Five, but she has been lost in championships that were won by Albigowa-bred Bask’ great granddaughter – Senior Champion Mare of Argentina – LL Beauty Dream bred by Haras La Laguna (Chile). Bay Athenaa, the mare with interesting Russian x Egyptian pedigree was Reserve.
Egzalt JCA (Gazal Al Shaqab – Egzonera), sold in utero from Michałów State Stud to Jade Creek Arabians (US) won the yearling colts (younger group) class. This dark bay colt, currently owned by Pride of Poland Partners, was scored 546 with 2 x 20 for type, 20 for head and 20 for movement, he wasn’t qualified for the Top Five though.
Top Five qualified and Junior Champion Stallion winner was Enzo’s colt – Eden C, scored 557 points (20 for type, 4 x 20 for head and 20 for movement). He has beaten the famous Marajj (owned by Albidayer Stud, UAE) – 2006 World Reserve Junior Champion Stallion.
Michałów-bred Kordelas (Monogramm – Kabała), proudly owned by Toskhara Arabians (USA), being presented by well known Belgian handler Johanna Ullstrom, won the oldest stallions class scored 551 pts (2 x 20 for type, 20 for head and 3 x 20 for movement). He wasn’t qualified for Top Five though.%alttext%The unanimous Senior Stallion Champion was Dakharo (Dakar El Jamal – FOF Kharolina by Padrons Psyche) bred by Joy C. Gildersleeve (USA), owned by HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz (KSA). He was also the highest scored horse of the show with 569 pts, with large number of “twenties” (4 x 20 for type, 4 x 20 for head, 20 for neck and shoulders, 3 x 20 for movement). Enzo, scored 556 (20 for type, 20 for head and 2 x 20 for movement), was placed after Dakharo – as in their class as in the Senior Championships – with the Reserve title finally.
Junior Champion Mare
Om El Bernadette (Om El Shahmaan – Om El Benedict by Sanadik El Shaklan)
Junior Res. Champion Mare
EVG Ghislenne (Pershahn El Jamaal – Gisele by Padrons Psyche)
Top Five Junior Mares
Om El Bernadette
Star of Marwan
Junior Champion Stallion
Eden C (Enzo – Silken Sable by Genesis C)
Junior Res. Champion Stallion
Marajj (Marwan Al Shaqab – RGA Kouress by Kouvay Bey)
Top Five Junior Stallions
WD Ultimate Kingston
Senior Champion Mare
LL Beauty Dream (Bey Shahdow TGS – Touch a Dream by Negatraz [Bask x Negotka])
Senior Res. Champion Mare
Athenaa (Ashhal Al Rayyan – Ass-Windi by Gonchar)
Top Five Senior Mares
Martina Van Ryad
SA Misha Apal
LL Beauty Dream
Senior Champion Stallion
Dakharo (Dakar El Jamal – FOF Kharolina by Padrons Psyche)
Senior Res. Champion Stallion
Enzo (Padrons Psyche – RD Bey Shahmpane by Bey Shah)
Top Five Senior Stallions
Nasr Marei – Egypt
Luiz Rocco – Brazil
Silvia Garde-Ehlert – Germany
Bruce McCrea – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Cindy Reich – US
Doug Dahmen – US
The best handler:
Arabian Breeders Cup Perpetual Trophy:
Om El Arab International, owned by Jay and Sigi Constanti (US).
The organizers announced proudly that the 1st Arabian Breeders World Cup will be continued in Las Vegas in the future. Besides the small attendance on the show lists and at the bleachers, the spectators and breeders commented the event with warm and nice words:
– The most positive thing for breeders and trainers to happen in the last 20 years – Shawn Crews, Arabians Ltd., USA
– The gala was fabulous! The show is going very well. Everyone seems very excited about the concept – Bruce McCrea (the judge), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
– The party, the show and the atmosphere are so positive. It is a huge step in the right direction for the Arabian breed – Henry Metz, Silver Maple Farm, President of the Pyramid Society
We would like to wish the organizers a lot of good luck, persistence and huge number of competitors and spectators in the future then!
The full show results: http://www.arabianbreedersworldcup.com/show-results/index.html
Photo credit – Nancy Pierce www.piercegraphicdesign.com