Last weekend in the Italian city of Arezzo, located between two wonderful cities of Tuscany – its capital Florence and Perugia, an international C show was held – the Spring International AHS. The event was organized by Arabian Horse Events, chaired by a famous breeder and organizer of shows on the Apennine Peninsula – Claudio Mazza.
Despite the low attendance in the classes, the show was characterized by the high quality of the entered horses. The organization stood at the highest European level, and the numerous breeders and exhibitors from Europe and the Middle East were not disturbed even by the 35-degree heat. The spectators watched the show with pleasure in spacious tents, and the place of the competition itself, the fully professional “Arezzo Equestrian Center” was an excellent base for horses. Permanently built wooden, high and airy stables, often sprinkled with water, and a short distance to the preparatory ring favored the main heroes of this event.
The judges this year were: Antonia Bautista (Spain), Jonas Salzmann (Kuwait), Giorgio Rossi (Italy) and Abdullah Majed Al Mehyawi (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
It was yet another show in the 2022 season, in which the Polish Lubochnia Arabians stud, established last year, achieved significant success. This time their home-bred and owned yearling Wajana L (Dominic M – Washa by Kahil Al Shaqab), won the yearling fillies class (section A) and a day later was unanimously chosen as the Yearling Mare Gold Champion.
Whereas, the two-year-old, already decorated D Narjeseyyah, shown for the fifth time in her career, this time won a silver medal (4 gold medals in her career, 1 silver). After winning the two-year-old fillies class, in the championships she fought a fierce battle with the winner of the three-year-old fillies class, the grey Mahdia Al Jassimya (SMA Magic One – RP Miss Surprise) bred and owned by Al Jassimya (Qatar). The judges voted 2 to 2, and the gold medal was won by 0.25 points higher in class in favor of Mahdia Al Jassimya.
The full results of the Spring International AHS show can be found at: https://www.arabianessence.tv/events/spring-international-ahs-2022/454/
Ahead of us – Menton on the French Riviera!
This weekend the eyes of breeders and enthusiasts of Arabian horses around the world will be turned to the show in Menton (Championnat du Pur-Sang Arabe de la Méditerranée et des Pays Arabes), and this is because the exhibitors are mainly breeders from Western Europe (also, although few, from Poland) and from the Arabic countries. Menton is a small port city located on the beautiful French Riviera, between the Principality of Monaco and the Italian border, just 20 km from the airport in Nice and is a good location for many exhibitors from Europe and the world. Menton has been organizing the Arabian horse championship since 1991, so it is a well-known and prestigious event.