Arabian National Breeder Finals A Breeding Showcase by Theresa Cardamone
The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona has been promoting the Arabian horse with a vengeance for the last 60 years. In addition to the world famous All-Arabian Show held every February, the organization also presents newer events including the Arabian National Breeder Finals, which will hold its fifth annual edition in Scottsdale, September 30th â€“ October 3rd.
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showcase for breeding and halter horses, the show offers significant prize money, with divisions for amateur handlers and open contenders. Designed as a means to promote and market local horses in a global spotlight, the Breeders Club gives offspring of nominated stallions designated cash awards. The Yearling and Two-Year Old Futurities are for foals sired by Breeders Club nominated stallions, while the Three-Year-Old Futurity is open to horses from any sire or dam. The open division draws horses from all over the globe to vie for the top awards. Last fall, the stallion and mare championships were won by two of the leading show horses in the world: *Hariry Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk, by Dakar El Jamaal) and *Wieza Mocy (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen, by Ekstern), respectively. They followed their Breeder Finals titles with Classic Stallion and Mare Championships at the Scottsdale All-Arabian Show a few months later. The Arabian National Breeder Finals gives spectators the opportunity to see the full spectrum offered in Arabian breeding classes. From the globetrotting crown jewels of the finest stables on Earth shown by high-powered professionals, to the delicate beauty of Arizona desert-bred weanlings shown with palm fronds instead of whips, the Breeder Finals provides the perfect platform for new enthusiasts to be initiated into the Arabian breed. n
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