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ALL NATIONS CUP Remembrances And Renewal

by Jeff Wallace and Theresa Cardamone

One year during the All Nations Cup Show, a single Arabian mare gifted her audience with the memory of a lifetime; a moment all those passionate about the Arabian

horse dream to witness. It was a class at a show famous for spotlighting gorgeous entries, but when the breathtaking grey mare burst into the Aachen arena, the crowd

gasped as one. For a few moments that all hoped would linger forever, the ethereal creature surveyed her audience—an audience transfixed on its subject—and then,

the legendary Emigrantka began her Dance of Dazzle. She spun in a circle while blowing and snorting, and then in a split second, she took her handler and every single

spectator on the emotional roller coaster ride of their lives. As the crowd cheered her performance, they were also cheering the tradition of the show itself. In addition to hailing the champion, everyone in the house was clapping and crying for something

they all love so dearly and have now come to expect … greatness at Aachen! 56 Halter | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES


AAchen All nAtions cup The All Nations Cup Show, held in Aachen the last weekend of every September, has added some new features to their globally loved event. The public will be welcomed free of charge; the arena decorations will be enhanced with a more modern and dramatic décor; and there will be a large, inviting tent connecting to the show arena through a covered walkway, which will house individual breeding farms, training stable, and commercial exhibitor booths—a great new place to meet and greet! There will be changes in how type, head, and neck and shoulder are divided and scored, and visitors who register with show representatives, can electronically submit their choices to center ring as a way of comparing in real time the audience favorites with the judges’ independently arrived-at selections. They can also predict the gold, silver and bronze winners, with a cash prize and bragging rights going to the winner. As memories of Emigrantka (*Eukalipus x Emigracja, by Palas) flood the minds of many in attendance, so will other remembrances of spectacular champions. World famous stallion Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame, by Fame VF) brought down the Aachen house to earn his title, just as his son QR Marc (x Swete Dreams) did while earning a unanimous gold championship from all six judges in 2012. No one can forget the beautiful Israeli-bred Loubna (Imperial Imdal x Imperial Kalatifa, by Imperial Al Kamar), shown to her win by Frank Spönle for then-owner Jackie Ware. Loubna is currently owned by Ajman Stud, for which she has become one of the most titled mares in the breed. The image of SA Misha Apal (AS Natsir-Apal x Nyara JC, by Nadir I) is burned into the consciousness of all who saw her hotly-contested win over the incomparable *Emandoria in 2009. A stunning beauty, bred by Swatam Arabians and presently owned by Al Zobair Stud in Sharjah, Misha won herself many fans that day. *Emandoria returned to wow the crowds by winning both the 2010 and the 2013 gold championships to go along with her many national and international titles. Bred by Michalów State Stud Farm in Poland, she is sired by World Champion Gazal Al Shaqab and out of World Champion Emanda, by Ecaho. The organizers are committed to keeping wonderful old memories alive forever, and to creating the environment from which new memories will spring. It will be an incredible event, guaranteed to showcase some of the finest Arabian horses the breed has to offer. Long live the many nations whose flags wave in the arena of the All Nations Cup every year in Aachen! ■

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Aachen Hall of Fame Marwan Al Shaqab

QR Marc

Loubna

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SA Misha Apal

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