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2015 World C hampionships

Salon du Cheval Paris NOVEMBER 28 -DECEMBER 6, 2015 by Theresa Cardamone

The title of World Champion, earned at the Salon du Cheval in Paris, has always held a significant prestige in the Arabian community. In recent years, that high regard has skyrocketed due in large part to the globalization of the industry. For example,

European horses were traditionally relatively unknown to most American breeders,

whereas modern contenders have often been exhibited on several different continents before they attempt to claim the Arabian show world’s highest honors. For those who

can’t be in Paris, a live-feed provides access to a knowledgeable worldwide audience. 230 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


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Wearing the title of World Champion means inclusion in a select group of some of the finest Arabian horses ever bred. To gain entry into that elite group is at the top of the list for many owners and breeders. It equates to an elevation of the horse in the public consciousness that positively impacts the owner, the breeder and the handler in their future endeavors. It is a status symbol that never goes out of style. This year, the field of entries will be packed with horses from all over the world that have legitimate claims to the titles. To add to the excitement, this year newly crowned United States National Champions will be subsidized by a generous sponsorship to ensure their ability to participate. An American contingent in Paris is another step in strengthening the international network of the Arabian horse. The stage is set for the eyes of enthusiasts from all over the globe to turn once again to the spotlights of the Salon du Cheval, where a new roster of winners will take their places as Champions of the World. â–

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