Verona, the place where yesterday and today horses battled it out at the Italian Nationals, had no problems with accommodating an enormous number of spectators and participants from all over the world. The event is accompanied at the same time by the Rolex Cup 2007 Show Jumping competition, part of the World Cup, as well as the international equestrian fair Fiera Cavalli, which offers equine lovers and breeders everything from nutrition, tack and clothing to stable building and horse transportation.
The first classes of the Nationals showed the position of Fontanella Magic Arabians on the Italian breeding scene. There were also some Polish flavors.
The first class of yearling fillies was won by the grey CC Magic Contessa (Windsprees Mirage – PP Ester), owned by Fontanella Magic Arabians with a score of 91 points. Behind her placed the chestnut DA Afrika (Massai Ibn Marenga – Aplikala), owned by Giampaolo Gubbiotti, with a total mark of 90,33 points.
The winner of the yearling colts class was the bay FS Positano (Shakaar Ibn Sanadiva – Perugia), awarded with 90,33 points, owned by Fontanella Magic Arabians, bred by Frank Spoenle. The second, with a score of 88,33 points, was the bay Aldebaran SC (Dhyanchall VCM – Nina El Hadid), bred and owned by Alessandro Carlesi. Among the judges in this class was the director of Janów Podlaski Stud, Marek Trela.
The 2-3 year old colts class was won by the chestnut FS Al Shabha (Shakaar Ibn Sanadiva – Helaliya) with a score of 91,33 points. This colt belongs yet again to Fontanella Magic Arabians. Second came Mahrabi PA (Eternity Ibn Navarro – Maharani HBN), with 90 points, also the property of the same stud as the winning horse. The winner of the 3 year old fillies class was Magic Mon Amour (Windsprees Mirage – Al Amrya), bred and owned by Fontanella Magic Arabians. Sixth placed HS Santa Fe (Ferryt – HS Santolina), bred by Halsdon Arabians (Shirley Watts), by the Polish sire Ferryt (Wachlarz – Fortisimma).
Nadjhan Ibn Piwonia, grey, by A.S. Natsir-Apal out of the mare Piwonia, was the winner of the 7-8-9 year old stallions class, with a total score of 91 points. Second place also belonged to a grey horse, BF Parsiphal, by the sire Wagner (with 3/4 Polish pedigree) out of Vesta Meraviglia. This stallion scored 90,66 points. The 10 year old and above stallions class was won by the grey Om El Bendigo (Sanadik El Shaklan – Om El Beneera), bred by Om El Arab International (USA) and owned by Fontanella Magic Arabians, with a total mark of 92,33 points. Behind him placed the grey SDP Taylor (Travis MSC – SH Enchantress), owned by Marco Francini.