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EGYPTIAN EVENT EUROPE 2015 GREAT ATMOSPHERE, GREAT HORSES, GREAT FUN!

by Theresa Cardamone with Jeff Wallace The Arabian summer show circuit is held in grassy presentation rings on historical properties all over Europe. Organized on behalf of the Pyramid Society Europe by the Family Oben, the 2015 Egyptian Event Europe was held at Pietersheim Castle in Lanaken, Belgium on August 29th and 30th. It fully lived up to its slogan: Great Atmosphere – Great Horses – Great Fun! Umbrella tables and VIP tents provided comfort and excellent viewing for all in the bucolic setting. Judges from Italy, Poland, Syria, Denmark and Belgium reflected the diversity of the participants.

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The ambiance and structure of the European shows is much different from typical American events. The outdoor settings and relaxed atmosphere encourages a friendly environment that promotes community among the exhibitors. At the same time, spectators get a closeup, ground-level view of the horses. The feel is festive and more collegial than competitive, although clearly each farm wanted to bring home the gold. Nayla Hayek has been a dedicated breeder of straight Egyptian horses for over 30 years. Her Hanaya Stud dominated this year’s event, emerging as the Best Breeder in Europe. Hanaya’s Wadad Zamani was the perfect combination of grace and power as she swept the highest awards, earning Gold Champion Mare, Best Egyptian Arabian and High Score of Show honors. A tall, necky, moving machine with a beautiful face, Wadad Zamani is a daughter of Laheeb, out of an Israeli desert-bred mare, Zena Al Buraq. Homebred stablemates Hanaya Khalid (Gold Foal), Hanaya Farfoura (Silver Yearling Filly) and Hanaya Labid (Bronze Yearling Colt) added to the Swiss farm’s impressive roster of wins under the expert guidance of Frank Spönle. Al Danat Stud also had a splendid show, bringing both gold championships for yearlings home to Kuwait with offspring of their stallion Shamekh Al Danat. Shamekh has a pedigree of nearly straight Ansata breeding. Ezz Al Danat, who is out of the Sinan Al Rayyan mare Shalwah, won the Yearling Colt title, while his paternal half-sister Shaikha Al Danat scored the gold for Yearling Fillies. She is out of the Badir daughter Badrah Al Danat.

who is bred and owned by Al Baydaa Stud. Sired by Jamil Al Rayyan, Fady Al Baydaa is out of Magda Saqr, who also carries a tail-female line of Ansata blood. High-spirited celebration was in evidence when Salma Al Bawady won the Junior Filly Gold Championship for owner/breeder Al Bawady Stud, also from Egypt. A daughter of Hilal Al Nakeeb and out of Maha Al Khaled, she is a graceful grey who beat out a strong class for the win. Raya Al Rayyan (Ansata Sokar x Nadrah Al Rayyan) won her class and was Bronze Champion Yearling Filly for Al Rayyan Stud while Darine Al Rayyan, won her class and the Silver Senior Mare Championship in a splendid tribute to her recently deceased sire Ashhal Al Rayyan. Always a threat with their deep pool of sensational horses, Dubai Stud earned the award for Best Breeder, Worldwide. The Egyptian Event Europe fulfilled its promise to produce the finest show horses and a splendid venue in which to display them. As the weekend drew to a close, exhibitors were already looking forward to the next time they would gather together in another idyllic setting designed to showcase their common passion … the straight Egyptian Arabian horse.

Bred and owned by El Farida Stud of Egypt, the Gold Champion Stallion was Baarez El Farida, a grey son of Imperial Baarez and out of the El Habiel daughter Nour Saqr, who has a strong tail-female line tracing to generations of Ansata’s finest broodmares. Egypt scored again with the Junior Champion Colt Fady Al Baydaa, Volume 46, No. 5 | 209


Best Breeder, Europe award goes to Nayla Hayek’s Hanaya Stud.

Best Breeder Worldwide, Dubai Stud.

Three Arabian enthusiasts solving the world’s problems ... one horse show at a time.

International Breeder & Judge, Nayla Hayek.

International Breeder & Judge, Nasr Masrei.

International Breeder & Judge, Claudia Darius with Jeff Wallace.

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2015 EGY PTI A N EV ENT EUROPE SHOW R ESULTS

Champion Senior Stallions— Gold: BAAREZ EL FARIDA (Imperial Baarez x Nour Saqr), B/O: El Farida Stud (EG) Silver: FRASERA DUBAI (Phaaros x Frasera Mashara), B: Dr. Santoro (IT), O: La Frasera (IT) Bronze: ZAIN AL DEAN (Laheeb x Jowhara Al Okab), B/O: Abu Feysal Champion Senior Mares— Gold: WADAD ZAMANI (Laheeb x Zena Al Buraq), B: Osman Al Kasisi (IL), O: Hanaya Arabians (CH) Silver: DARINE AL RAYYAN (Ashhal Al Rayyan x Aisha), B/O: Al Rayyan Stud Bronze: LUJYAN AA (Nader Al Jamal x Lamis AA), B: Ariela Arabians (IL), O: RB Arabian Stud (IL) Champion Junior Colts— Gold: FADY AL BAYDAA ( Jamil Al Rayyan x Magda Saqr), B/O: Al Baydaa Stud (EG) Silver: AL PASHA OONY (Ezz Ezzain x Menat Allah Oony), B/O: Oony Stud Bronze: ASAYEL RASHIQ (Frasera Mashar x P.S.E. Rasheekah), B: Az. Agr. Il Palazzotto (IT), O: Asayel Stud (KW) Champion Junior Fillies— Gold: SALMA AL BAWADY (Hilal Al Nakeeb x Maha Al Khaled), B/O: Al Bawady Stud (EG) Silver: D OMNIA (Frasera Mashar x Royal Emira), B/O: Dubai Arabian Horse Stud (AE) Bronze: D FERYAL (Frasera Mashar x DF Faaiqs Farida), B/O: Dubai Arabian Horse Stud (AE) Champion Yearling Colts— Gold: EZZ AL DANAT (Shamekh Al Danat x Shalwah), B/O: Al Danat Stud (KW)

Silver: NASEEM AL RASHEDIAH (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Nabaweyyah Ezzain), B/O: Al Rashediah Stud (BH) Bronze: HANAYA LABID (Laheeb Al Nasser x ZT Assfashikha), B/O: Hanaya Arabians (CH) Champion Yearling Fillies— Gold: SHAIKHA AL DANAT (Shamekh Al Danat x Badrah Al Danat), B/O: Al Danat Stud (KW) Silver: HANAYA FARFOURA (Kenz Al Baydaa x Bint Fariha Magidaa), B/O: Hanaya Stud (CH) Bronze: RAYA AL RAYYAN (Ansata Sokar x Nadrah Al Rayyan), B/O: Al Rayyan Stud Champion Foals— Gold: HANAYA KHALID (Kenz Al Baydaa x Imhajaa), B/O: Hanaya Arabians (CH) Silver: SAOUD AL HADBAN (Kais Al Baydaa x LV Salysha), B/O: Wolfgang Thoma Bronze: PSE RIYAAZ (Royal Colours x PSE Kyarah), B/O: Prestige BVBA (BE) Best Straight Egyptian 2015— WADAD ZAMANI (Laheeb x Zena Al Buraq), B: Osman Al Kasisi (IL), O: Hanaya Arabians (CH) Best Head Male— KENZ AL BAYDAA ( Jamil Al Rayyan x Kareemah Saqr), B: Al Baydaa Stud, O: Hanaya Arabians (CH) Best Head Female— WANABA (OR Walkir x DC Manaba Moniet), B: Martini Brizo, O: Luciano Zenti

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Gold Champion Senior Stallion BAAREZ EL FARIDA (Imperial Baarez x Nour Saqr), bred and owned by El Farida Stud.

Gold Champion Senior Mare WADAD ZAMANI (Laheeb x Zena Al Buraq), bred by Osman Al Kasisi and owned by Hanaya Arabians.

Gold Champion Junior Colt FADY AL BAYDAA ( Jamil Al Rayyan x Magda Saqr), bred and owned by Al Baydaa Stud.

Gold Champion Junior Filly SALMA AL BAWADY (Hilal Al Nakeeb x Maha Al Khaled), bred and owned by Al Bawady Stud. 212 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


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Gold Champion Yearling Colt EZZ AL DANAT (Shamekh Al Danat x Shalwah), bred and owned by Al Danat Stud.

Gold Champion Yearling Filly SHAIKHA AL DANAT (Shamekh Al Danat x Badrah Al Danat), bred and owned by Al Danat Stud.

Gold Champion Foal HANAYA KHALID (Kenz Al Baydaa x Imhajaa), bred and owned by Hanaya Arabians.

Best Straight Egyptian of 2015 winner WADAD ZAMANI (Laheeb x Zena Al Buraq), bred by Osman Al Kasisi and owned by Hanaya Arabians.

Best Head Male winner KENZ AL BAYDAA ( Jamil Al Rayyan x Kareemah Saqr), bred by Al Baydaa Stud and owned by Hanaya Arabians.

Best Head Female winner WANABA (OR Walkir x DC Manaba Moniet), bred by Martini Brizo and owned by Luciano Zenti. n

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