by ROGERIO SANTOS
The beautiful and amenable Garden of the Military School of Santiago was the site of this year’s 22nd Chilean Nationals. The high energy emanating from the breeders, the response from the public, the excellent fish and Chilean wines, the sunny days with balmy temperatures, the high standard of hotels and restaurants, and especially the horses, made the weekend of April 12-13 a memorable nationals. More than 30 breeders showed around 80 horses that were judged in halter by Janice McCrea from the United States, and Lenita Perroy and Fabio Amorosino from Brazil. The Chilean breeders are very much in touch with what goes on in the Arabian horse world. They are constantly
importing horses, especially from the United States and Brazil, and take very seriously how to improve and develop their breeding programs. The world is familiar with two extraordinary Chilean mares, the American National Champion San Jose Javiera, and the beautiful World Breeders Cup Champion LL Beauty Dream. In the ring, the judges pointed to Bey Shah’s bloodline, as the most influential strain at this Nationals. His greatgrandson, LC Farid, belonging to Haras Panquehue and SanGreVal, was the uncontested sire, winning half of the main awards. Two others were the Brazilian Hafati Express, by *RSD Dark Victory, and Bey Shadow TGS, by *Shahllenger.
Photos by Rogerio Santos
Champion Stallion LL MAGLUD (ZT Magnanimous x ZT Ludjteyna) from Haras La Laguna.
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Champion Mare LL HONEY DREAM (Bey Shadow TGS x Touch A Dream) from Haras La Laguna.
LC Farid had three champions, five reserves and four third places. His grandson, HP Ali, awarded Champion Minor Colt, was considered by all three judges as the highlight of the show, and has all the qualities to compete at any show anywhere in the world. HP Ali is the son of HP Shakyr and out of HP Miranda, by ST Synbad, reserve national champion and national Chilean champion. He has in his bloodline the Russian Menes, the Polish Aladdinn and Bask, and the Egyptian Ramses Fayek and Hadban Enzahi. All of these sires are part of the successful breeding program of Haras Panquehue belonging to the Bulnes’ family. The Reserve Champion Minor Colt, HP Kamar—also a son of Farid—is another beautiful colt from Haras Panquehue. LC Farid’s sire, the U.S.-bred Palissade, is a grandson of Bey Shah, by Palissandre and his mother, San Jose Camila, is a daughter of Hafati Express, also a grandson of Bey Shah, by RSD Dark Victory.
of the American National Champion *Almaden II, by Aladdinn. LC Farid and Sweet Softniness also produced the Champion Junior Filly Icalma of Haras Quitraman, belonging to Jose and Isabel Guilisasti. Reserve went to another daughter of Farid, HP Anita, out of Kool Music, from Aladdinn’s bloodline by U.S. National Champion Legacy of Gold. LC Farid is also responsible for the Champion Major Colt SGV Kaweskar, bred at Luis Gres’ Haras Sangreval, and owned by Ricardo Duch of Haras Lonco, and the Reserve Champion SGV HP Domingo of Haras Sangreval and Panquehue. The Champion Kaweskar is out of SGV Silhan, by Jasper El Jamaal. Domingo is out of Psyche Affair, by Padrons Psyche. Rounding out LC Farid’s winners was the Reserve Jr. Colt Llancay Sultan out HP Emira II, by HP Emi, bred by Nicolas Duch of Haras Llancay.
Farid is also the father of the Champion Minor Filly HP Valentina, and Reserve HP Esperanza, and again belonging to the Bulnes’ family. Valentina’s mother, Sweet Softniness, is Brazilian-bred from Haras Al Hosçan and daughter
“Sheik” Alfredo Hasbún’s Haras La Laguna left its mark from their breeding program by the presence of the Champion Stallion LL Maglud and the Champion Mare LL Honey Dream, who both represented very well the traditional genetic base of Bey Shah and with the mare
Champion Jr. Colt HP AL FAYED ( Johann El Jamaal x HP Shakira) from Haras Panquehue.
Champion Jr. Filly ICALMA (LC Farid x Sweet Softniness) from Haras Quitrálman.
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Champion Major Colt SGV KAWESKAR (LC Farid x SGV Silhan) from Haras Lonco.
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Champion Major Filly MG AYA SOFYA (Shamis El Madan x Endyara HRO) from Haras Montegrande.
Touch a Dream, showing a new direction of the breeding program of Haras Laguna, with the additional bloodlines of Magnum Psyche, Ali Jamaal and El Shaklan. LL Maglud is the son of Argentinian ZT Magnanimus, who is now in the United States and managed by Michael Byatt. Magnanimus is the son of AB Magnum and out of ZT Shakmontelite, a daughter of El Shaklan. The mother of LL Maglud is ZT Ludjteyna, daughter of the Brazilian sire Ludjin El Jamaal. Champion Mare LL Honey Dream, is a daughter of Bey Shadow TGS and out of Touch a Dream, by Negatraz.
Amadeus. Reserve Champion was Lady K from Hacienda Chado, owner Carlos Barros. She is a daughter of LL Khartoum, by Sfahan a son of the U.S. National Champion Echo Magnifficoo. Her mother, LL Dancing Dream, is another daughter of Bey Shah and Touch a Dream.
Another highlight of this show was the Champion Major Filly MG Aya Sophya, bred by Sergio Vergara’s Haras Montegrande. This beautiful grey is the daughter of the Brazilian stallion Shamis El Madan the new sire at Vergara’s Haras, introducing into the Chilean breeding program the bloodlines of Shael Dream Desert and Endyara HRO, daughter of the Brazilian National Champion Lumiar
Haras Panquehue left the Nationals on a high note with one more Champion and two Reserves, all sons of stallions born in Brazil. Champion Jr. Colt HP Al Fayed is the son of Johann El Jamaal, currently one of the greatest sires of that breeding program. The Reserve Champion Mare, HP Polaca, is the daughter of Hafati Express who also gave Chile the beautiful San Jose Javiera, a U.S. National Champion. HP Polaca belongs to an association between Haras Panquehue and Jorge Marin of Haras El Taihuen de Pirque. The Reserve Champion Stallion HP Majeed, also from Haras Panquehue and Herman Chadwick of Haras Aguas Clara, is the son of the Brazilian Reserve National Champion ST Synbad, grandson of the Russian Menes through Hallux. n
Champion Minor Colt HP ALÍ (HP Shakyr x HP Miranda) from Haras Panquehue.
Champion Minor Filly HP VALENTINA (LC Farid x Sweet Softniness) from Haras Panquehue.
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