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British Nationals 2009 Malvern, Great Britain

The first rule to observe when attending the British Nationals is: be prepared. Take a mackintosh and, if possible, a pair of rubber boots. There should really be an official note in the catalog saying, “The weather is subject to change without notice.” And within seconds, one might add. This show has the most beautiful setting you can image, surrounded as it is by the scenic Malvern Hills. When those hills start to disappear, it’s time to unpack the waterproofs! British show officials, judges, and handlers know this, and deal with it accordingly. They can also come up with spare raincoats and hats for foreign judges who are new to it. In other countries, they might interrupt the show waiting for the rain to stop — not in Britain. The show goes on; never mind the weather. This is practically the only thing that has not changed about the British Nationals during the past decades, besides the judging system. While the latter might faze judges from abroad (in the past, some have clearly struggled with it), it’s the only way of dealing efficiently with classes of this size. The show has shrunk in numbers over the years, as all shows have, but it is still the biggest European show, way bigger than any major international A show on the continent. Giving point scores to so many horses would take far longer than

July 30 - August 1, 2009 Three Counties Showground, Malvern

Story by Betty Finke, photos by Peter and Marilyn Sweet

Judges L To R: Peter Pond (Australia); Christine Jamar Demeerseman (Belgium); Mary Ann Wragg; Joyce Smith; Ann Green; Stuart Fleming; Kathryn Oldroyd; Victoria Ayling (all UK); Show Organizer Elaine Mann.

the comparative one-judge system. It’s hardly surprising that the show only started going over the time schedule during the Futurity classes, in which three judges award point scores! The most obvious changes are in the horses and the style of showing, both of which have become far more European. The majority of horses (especially the winners) are either imported, or have a foreign sire and/or dam, and are shown professionally; though in Britain at least those professional handlers are homebred rather than imported, and on the whole the showing is less frantic than on the continent. Also, despite this, the amateurs and owners have never actually stopped competing; and sometimes they even win. And even when they don’t win, they usually appear to be having a good time and simply enjoy showing their horses. Which, in the end, is what it should all be about anyway. This particular year, the show offered even more — and very welcome — glimpses of bygone days than just the weather, but more of that later. 1 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b SEPTEMBER 2009


ABOVE AND RIGHT: Senior Male Champion Burkan (Pakistan x Verdjinia), owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The filly classes that start off the show are always the biggest, especially the yearlings, which are still divided into three sections (in the past, there have even been up to five), and also the strongest. It was the winner of the huge junior section who emerged as the overall yearling filly winner, Cullinghurst Stud’s homebred Wirajjaa, by World Champion Marajj out of the black Polish mare Wipera. This is a superb filly that reflects the best of Polish breeding, with excellent conformation including (something not often seen these days) really well-shaped knees and hocks. Unknown to everyone, this was to be the beginning of an unprecedented streak of success for Cullinghurst at this show, which we will get back to shortly. They also had a hand in the reserve best yearling filly, as they own her sire, Psadisho Ibn Esstashan, former German National Champion bred by Reinhard Sax. The filly is Shams Al Thahabiyya, and she is bred and owned by the Mattocks family, not only genuine small breeders, but also basically Crabbet breeders, and she is actually out of a Crabbet dam — the first, but by no means the last Crabbet-related success at this show. She was the winner of the intermediate section, and the second-placed filly of that section placed third in the final lineup: ROE Layaal, an elegant liver chestnut daughter of Marwan Al Shaqab out of ROE Lahab by the Fame VF son Essteem, so largely of American breeding, who looked as if she owned the ring as she trotted in. The winner of the senior section also deserves mention, even if she didn’t get among the final three; this was Makisa Rosabella, by the U.S.-bred Versace son Vervaldee, who also sired the second-placed filly in the senior section. I have never seen this horse himself, but he is certainly emerging as a successful sire and is putting very pretty heads on his get. The two-year-old fillies came in two sections, and the overall winner was again the junior winner, and again bred and owned by Cullinghurst Stud: Crystal Fadishaa, another daughter of Psadisho Ibn Esstashan who is really doing well with his first two foal crops. On her dam’s side, Fadishaa traces back to the Cullinghurst foundation mare Sheer Magic, who was British National Champion Mare back in 1974. The stud was established in the early 1970s by Nadia Howard-Price, who still runs it today, together

Senior Male Reserve Champion Ali Khamsin (Carmargue x Liana El Shaklan), owned by Mr. R.S. and Mrs E.A. Turner.

Championships — Purebred Arabians Senior Male Champion: Burkan Pakistan x Verdjinia); Reserve: Ali Khamsin (Carmargue x Liana El Shaklan) Senior Female Champion: VDS Vandalosia (Magnum Psyche x RD Khurious Bey; Reserve: Porcelainna (Psytadel x Psierra PGA Junior Male Champion: MPA Giuliani (MPA Giovanni x Rohara Whispers; Reserve: AJA Hassan (WH Justice x AJA Bint Sanadina) Junior Female Champion: Crystal Fadishaa (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan x Crystal Fafalla); Reserve: Wirajjaa (Marajj x Wipera) Senior Gelding Champion: Zanzibar PA (Psytadel x Zaneta; Reserve: Fferzan (Ffatal Attraction x Fazleta) Junior Gelding Champion: Darcy (Om El Mareikh x Ffiligree); Reserve: Russian Design (Master Design GA x Yasmena) Foal Champion: HT Ibn Ormuz (Jaayd x HT Ormuz); Reserve: Love Affair (Ruger AMW x Pristeena) Open, ridden Champion: Maiad (Imad x Myah); Reserve: Elustarius (Gai Radiant Star x El Badoura)

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British Nationals

Senior Female Champion VDS Vandalosia (Magnum Psyche x RD Khurious Bey), owned by Mr. and Mrs. D. Smith.

Reserve Senior Female Champion Porcelainna (Psytadel x Psierra PGA), owned by Miss A. Bethell.

Reserve Junior Male Champion, and First Place Junior Yearling Colt AJA Hassan (WH Justice x AJA Bint Sanadina), owned by AJA Arabians.

with her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Paul Atkinson. It is nice to see some continuity for a change! Second place went to the senior section winner, Susan George’s SG Amber Djewel, a very typey daughter of leading European sire WH Justice (by Magnum Psyche) out of a straight Egyptian dam, Djewel (by Ansata El Salaam). She has a pretty head and an overall classic, old-world Arabian look about her. For the third, it was back to the junior section and the second-placed filly there, Kahiras Spirit, who is by the Padrons Psyche son Psyches Spirit out of the linebred El Shaklan mare Bint El Kahira. At this point the Cullinghurst team were still not quite able to believe their good fortune with the double win, but they weren’t through yet. The junior section of the three-year-old fillies also contained a

Junior Male Champion MPA Giuliani (MPA Giovanni x Rohara Whispers), owned by Grogan, Walton, Fox, & Jones.

Cullinghurst entry, again homebred, another Psadisho daughter, Nyishaa, this one out of the imported straight Russian mare Nyinska Kossack by Balaton. And, incredibly, they did it: another win for yet another homebred filly — surely an achievement unequaled in the history of the show, and all the more satisfying in that it went to a long-established British stud farm. Their junior sire Psadisho certainly shows promise of emerging as a major sire who appears to stamp his foals quite strongly. I remember when he was Junior National Champion in Germany as a tall and typey yearling, and he has some powerful breeding behind him: his sire is a full brother to the fabulous Triple Crown winner Essteema, and his dam one of the finest Padrons Psyche daughters who is out of Zaneta, a Polish mare who is both an excellent individual and a top producer (and, incidentally, comes from the old “S” dam line of Crabbet Park).

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Junior Female Champion Crystal Fadishaa (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan x Crystal Fafalla), owned by Mr. and Mrs. P. Atkinson and Mrs. N. Howard-Price.

Senior Gelding Champion Zanzibar PA (Psytadel x Zaneta), owned by Miss A. Bethell.

Class Results Purebred Arabians In Hand

Reserve Junior Female Champion Wirajja (Marajj x Wipera), owned by Mr. & Mrs. P. Atkinson.

Two imported fillies made up second and third place: senior section winner Desert Melody IA, a U.S. import sired by the Polish stallion Ecaho with excellent conformation and movement, and the stretchy German import Lana Bint Laman, a Sax-bred filly by the Brazilian-bred sire Laman HVP — quite an international lineup. That Cullinghurst would win the junior female championship was of course a foregone conclusion; the question remained with which filly. Fittingly, it turned out to be the one that traced to the foundation mare Sheer Magic and that mare’s fabulous son Crystal Magician, two-

Junior Colts, one year old, born on or after May 12, 2008:: 1. Aja Hassan (WH Justice x Aja Bint Sanadina), Aja Arabians; 2. Marbon Mobago (H Tobago x G Forgetmenot), Mr. P. and Mr. M. Gamlin;; 3.Grand Design (Master Design GA [US] x Yokosuka F [NL]), Mr. & Mrs. D. Smith Senior Colts, one year old, born on or before May 11, 2008:: 1. Masters Image (Master Design GA [US] x HT Nyasa), Mr. & Mrs. J. Rackley; 2. Baudelaire ZB (Keyser Soze [US] x Lijeva), Mr. B. & Mrs. Z. Bermingham;; 3.SA Rooh Al Reeh (Om El Bahreyn [US] x SA Gazaalia), Mrs. K. M. Pinches Colts, one year old, born in 2008:: 1. Aja Hassan (WH Justice [US] x Aja Bint Sanadina), Mrs. Jane Hickford; 2. Masters Image (Master Design GA [US] x HT Nyasa), Mr. & Mrs. J. Rackley;; 3.Marbon Mobago (H Tobago x G Forgetmenot), exhibited by Mrs. B. M. Gamlin Junior Fillies, one year old, born on or after June 1, 2008:: 1. Wirajjaa (Marajj [US] x Wipera [PL]), Mr. & Mrs. P. Atkinson; 2. Nasheeta (Ora El Ninio x Lyanka [NL]), Mr. Jamie Adkins;; 3.Fayth (AV Montoya x Fantastica), Mrs. Anne D. Harris Intermediate Fillies, one year old, foaled between April 4 and May 31, 2008, inclusive:: 1. Shams Al Thahabiyya (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Rosaliah Gold), Mr. & Mrs. T. J. & Miss S. Mattocks; 2. Roe Layaal (Marwan Al Shaqab [US] x Roe Lahab), Mr. T. O. Aggad;; 3.AA Lavinia (Psy Dream [BE] x Lowinia F [NL]), Miss Laura Smith Senior Fillies, one year old, foaled on or before April, 3, 2008: 1. Makisa Rosabella (Vervaldee [US] x Maradisha [BE]), Mrs. L. Walsh; 2. TD Giselle (Vervaldee [US] x Grace), Miss L. Kelly;; 3.Angelikaa (Mahaala x Aziza), Mrs. Patricia D. Hannay One-Year-Old Fillies: 1. Wirajjaa (Marajj [US] x Wipera [PL]), Mr. & Mrs. P. Atkinson; 2. Shams Al Thahabiyya (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Rosaliah Gold), Mr., Mrs., & Miss T. J. Mattocks;; 3.ROE Layall (Marwan Al Shaqab [US] x Roe Lahab), Mr. T. O. Aggad

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Reserve Champion Junior Gelding Darcy (Om El Mareikh x Ffiligree), owned by Miss L. & Mr. D.G.W. Biles.

Junior Gelding Champion Russian Design (Master Design GA x Yasmena), owned by Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Jones.

First Place Geldings - Nine to Sixteen Years Old Fferzan (Ffatal Attraction x Fazleta), owned by Miss L. & Mr. D. G.W. Biles Fferzan.

First Place Foal by Purebred Orphaned or Weaned HT Ibn Ormuz, (Jaayd x HT Ormuz), owned by Mr. E. Woodward.

year-old Crystal Fadishaa, with the yearling Wirajjaa as reserve. It didn’t quite become a triple win, as the second reserve was awarded to Susan George’s SG Amber Djewel. The colt classes are always smaller than the filly classes, though this year they appeared to have less noticeable “tail ends” than in other years so that there were some very nice-looking colts down the line as well. In the yearling colts, the junior section was both larger and stronger and had the overall winner, AJA Arabians’ homebred AJA Hassan, a perky liver chestnut with a look-at-me attitude and

good conformation as well. He is by the leading European sire WH Justice out of AJA Bint Sanadina by Kubinec. Reserve went to the senior section winner, Masters Image, bred and owned by Mr. and Mrs. J. Rackley. A case of very appropriate naming, as he is by Master Design GA and does look it! Master Design GA, who must be one of Versace’s best, was British National Champion both as a colt and as a stallion, and is certainly becoming as a sire to be reckoned with; in fact, his get were very much in evidence in the junior classes and together earned him the title of Leading Sire of the Show. This one was clearly his sire’s son, not showing much of his Egyptian/ Spanish dam at all, and blessed with a lovely head, long neck, and excellent shoulder and topline; plus of course he can move. Third in the final lineup was the second colt from the junior section, Marbon Mobago, another lovely individual, with perhaps not as long a neck, but he certainly carried himself well and has good legs. He is one of the first by the young British sire H Tobago, who is by Psytadel from Jane Kadri’s phenomenal Dancing Queen family, out of the Russian-bred mare G Forgetmenot. There was another very nice colt by this sire in the senior class, placing fifth, so he should be one to watch. The winning streak for WH Justice continued in the two-year-old colt class, which was won by his son SG Imagine, a well-balanced colt who is less extreme in type than his sire, but better conformed. His win must have been especially pleasing for breeder and owner Susan George, as she also bred his dam, SG Hessta Shaklana. She is by Essteem and traces in tail female line to the Spanish mare Hagunia, who was a successful producer for Lodge Farm. Second place went to the powerful mover Macho des Alpes, an imported Padrons Psyche son out of Austrian-bred EAMT Marihuana, by European Champion and Russian Derby winner Drug. The strong three-year-old colt class was won by the U.S. import MPA Giuliani, a striking chestnut colt with a stunning head and neck, whose enormous eyes are even more obvious when not slathered with buckets of

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Champion Overall, ridden Winner Maiad (Imad x Myah), owned by Mr. & Mrs. E.P.T. Whitlow,, ridden by Mrs. K. Brown.

First Place Senior Yearling Colt Masters Image (Master Design GA x HT Nyasa), owned by Mr. and Mrs. J. Rackley.

First Place Senior Yearling Filly Makisa Rosabella (Vervaldee x Maradisha), owned by Mrs. L. Walsh.

First Place Intermediate Yearling Fillies Shams Al Thahabiyya (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan x Rosaliah Gold), owned by Mr. & Mrs. T.J. & Miss S. Mattocks.

First Place Two-Year-Old Colt SG Imagine (WH Justice x SG Hessta Shaklana), Miss Susan George.

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Two-Year-Old Colts: 1. SG Imagine (WH Justice [US] x SG Hessta Shaklana), Miss Susan George; 2. Macho Des Alpes (Padrons Psyche [US] x EAMT Marihuana [AT], Mrs. J. Lowe; 3.Judals Oasis (Qamar El Dine x TFA Mira), Mr. A. Hunt & Ms. J. Kent Pyrah Junior Fillies - Fillies foaled on or after May 10, 2007: 1. Crystal Fadishaa (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Crystal Fafalla), Mr. and Mrs. P. Atkinson & Mrs. N. Howard Price; 2. Kahiras Spirit (Psyches Spirit [US] x Bint El Kahira), Miss H. M. Tolchard; 3.Cotswolds Annisha (Enzo [US] x Kasan [NL]) Miss Linda C. Hughes Senior Fillies – Fillies foaled on or before May 9, 2007: 1. SG Amber Djewel (WH Justice [US] x Djewel), Miss Susan George; 2. Lakiara (HB Bastille [US] x FS Lavana [DE]), Ms. A. M. Torrance; 3.AJA Bonita (WH Justice [US] x Sahina [US]), AJA Arabians Two-Year-Old Fillies: 1. Crystal Fadishaa (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Crystal Fafalla), Mr. & Mrs. P. Atkinson & Mrs. N. Howard-Price; 2. SG Amber Djewel (WH Justice [US] x Djewel), Miss Susan George; 3.Kahiras Spirit (Psyches Spirit [US] x Bint El Kahira), Miss H. M. Tolchard Three-Year-Old Colts: 1. MPA Giuliana (US) (MPA Giovanni [US] x Rohara Whispers [US]), Grogan, Walton, Fox, & Jones; 2. Shamael Apal (BE) (Psytadel [US] x SA Natsarah [BE]), Mrs. S. K. Murphy; 3.Orion OS (Om El Bahreyn [US] x Vetla [RU]), Ms. J. FraserBrown MBE Junior Fillies – Fillies foaled on or after May 4, 2006: 1. Nyishaa (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Nyinska Kossack [NL]), Mr. & Mrs. P. Atkinson & Mrs. N. Howard Price; 2. Pseren lI (Psynergy [AT] x Grenlandia), Mrs. H. J. Kadri; 3.Rianna (Master Design GA [US] x Yannah [NL]), Mrs. P. Smith Senior Fillies – Fillies foaled on or before May 3, 2006: 1. Desert Melody IA (US) (Ecaho [PL] x LC Psupremacy [US]), Mrs. B. Gamlin & Mrs. C. Ratcliffe; 2. Lana Bint Laman (DE) (Laman HVP [BR] x Espanna Estopa [DE]), Mr. & Mrs. D. Tyzack; 3.GHS Psydiva (DE) (Psytadel [US] x Belissa [DE]), Mrs. E. A. Hedley Three Year Old Fillies: 1. Nyishaa (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Nyinska Kossack [NL]), Mr. & Mrs. P. Atkinson and Mrs. N. Howard-Price; 2. Desert Melody IA (US) (Ecaho [PL] x LC Psupremacy [US]), Mrs. B. M. Gamlin; 3.Lana Bint Laman (DE) (Laman HVP [BR] x Espanna Estopa [DE]), Mr. & Mrs. D. Tyzack Geldings – One year old: 1. Russian Design (Master Design GA [US] x Yasmena [NL]) Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Jones; 2. Macarena LA (Audemars PA x Kseneeta), Miss A. Bethell; 3.Ruuqah (Patros HB [DE] x Sharea), Mr. & Mrs. W. Thomas Geldings – Two Years Old: 1. Darcy (Om El Mareikh [US] x Ffiligree), Miss L. & Mr. D.G.W. Biles; 2. Bow Chicka Wow (Master Design GA [US] x Zeezeetop), Blackbridge Arabians; 3.Psyrabba (Psynergy [AT] x Lianna), Mr. John Brewster Geldings – Three years old: 1. Masquerade FR) (Tehama Na Sidaqa [ZW] x Mandolinn), Mrs. Susan J. Robinson; 2. Sihr Kamar (WSA Charismma [US] x Aliya Bint Misk Tarifa), Mr. R. Jones; 3.LA Bri El Mahni (Imahni x LA Vogue), Miss Shaz Maris Geldings – Four to Eight Years Old: 1. Zanzibar PA (Psytadel [US] x Zaneta [PL]), Miss A. Bethell; 2. Zircon Elektron (Nabucco [DE] x Zircon Karisma), Mrs. P. Hitchings & Mrs. A. Foy; 3.Emir Ibn Essteema (DE) (FS Bengali [DE] x Essteema [DE]), Ms. C. Vincenot Norman Geldings – Nine to Sixteen Years Old: 1. Fferzan (Ffatal Attraction [US] x Fazleta), Miss L. & Mr. D. G. W. Biles; 2. HT Nyrobi (Shaikh Al Kuran [US] x Nyara), Miss Amy Southworth; 3.Chanzes R (Vodolej [SU] x Focus Galliana [US]), Miss L. & Mrs. J. Topping


British Nationals

First Place Senior Two-Year-Old Filly SG Amber Djewel (WH Justice x Djewel), owned by Miss Susan George.

First Place Junior Three-Year-Old FIlly Nyishaa (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan x Nyinska Kossack), owned by Mr. and Mrs. P. Atkinson and Mrs. N. Howard-Price.

First Place Senior Three-Year-Old Filly Desert Melody IA (Ecaho x LC Psupremacy), owned by Mrs. B. Gamlin and Mrs. C. Ratcliffe.

First Place Three-Year-Old Gelding Masquerade (Tehama Na Sidaqa x Mandolinn), owned by Mrs. Susan J. Robinson.

grease. At least some owners realize when their horses don’t “need” such embellishments — the simple truth is that while grease in combination with shaving/blackening does make small eyes appear larger (which is why it should be banned anyway, as it is cheating), it also totally obscures large eyes, which is rather defeating the purpose. And this colt has really lovely eyes, obviously so. He has already been a force to be reckoned with at previous shows, but now really appears to be coming into his own. He is a son of MPA Giovanni out of Rohara Whispers by Padrons Psyche, overall a typical Psyche representative (he carries two crosses) with perhaps a little extra refinement added via Versace. He is owned by a consortium of British owners including Rhodri Jones, who also showed him. Second place went to the Belgian import Shamael Apal by Psytadel. MPA Giuliani went on to win the junior male championship, with AJA Hassan as reserve and once more the second reserve for Susan George with her three-year-old SG Imagine. The gelding classes at Malvern are no less impressive than the colts in many respects, and Master Design GA had another winner with the yearling Russian Design, who would certainly not have looked out of place in the colt class. He was perhaps a little less refined overall, but still a high-quality individual. The outstanding junior gelding was certainly the two-year-old winner, the stylish and very typey bay Darcy, an Om El Mareikh son who could definitely have given the colts a run for the money. There was some really top breeding in this class, second place going to Blackbridge Arabians’ oddly named Bow Chicka Wow, who is the son of both the 2008 National Champion Stallion and National Champion Mare. He just had the misfortune of being in one class with the fabulous Darcy, who just eclipsed everything around him and ended up becoming Junior Champion Gelding with Russian Design for reserve. 7 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b SEPTEMBER 2009

The three-year-old winner also wouldn’t have looked out of place in the colt class; this was Masquerade, by South African import Tehama Na Sidaqa out of Mandolinn, bred by Pat and Joanna Maxwell in France and tracing back in tail female line to their original foundation mare Kazra. The two senior gelding classes were won by two geldings that have been placing at the top regularly for the last few years, the royally bred Zanzibar PA (Psytadel x Zaneta) and Fferzan (Ffatal Attraction x Fazleta), who also were the eventual Senior Champion Gelding and reserve. Continuing the trend set in previous years, the classes for mares without foals were much bigger than those for mares with foals at foot, and almost all of them had imported mares at the top. Which is just a little sad really. This is not to say that the winning mares didn’t deserve to win — they certainly did, each one — but it seems sad that a National Championship lineup ends up consisting almost entirely of imports. Having said that, the British breeders do know how to choose their imports! From the huge junior class, Australian guest judge Peter Pond chose the five-year-old bright chestnut VDS Vandalosia, by Magnum Psyche out of RD Khurious Bey by Bey Shah, owned by Armada Arabians, in the final lineup. Initially, he had picked the South-African-born Johrhemar Danjah Bey, a refined bay filly with a dramatic trot who is very much in the image of her paternal grandsire Ali Jamaal, but in the final lineup, he reversed the placings. Third went to another very different, but not less lovely mare, the Khidar daughter Alia EA, a very feminine snow-


First Place Senior Mare 11-16 Years Old Metelica 8 (Balaton x Marica), pictured with owner Mrs. Caroline Reeves. Says Caroline of Metelica “I adore her. She knocks the door down as soon as I bring the horse lorry into the yard and loads herself. She’s very naughty, won’t get pregnant, just wants to party (wonder whose influence that is?).”

Champion Veteran and First Place Veteran Mare Om El Aluna (Camarque x Omel Amira Estopa), owned by Mrs. Kate Benson was a total delight. This was her first show ever, at the age of 19, and her amateur handler, Maria Olarte, showed her quietly and without fuss and she just looked lovely, without any artificial “help” at all.

First Place 9-16-Year-Old Mare Fianta (Amal [NL] x Fianza), owned by Mrs. F.C. Leng.

First Place Veteran Gelding Shada (Ibn Estasha x Warandes Estopa), owned by Miss Katie J. Gore.

First Place Veteran Stallion 17 years and Over Djammal (Carmargue x Bint Jamiellah), owned by Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Segre.

white four-year-old imported from Spain, but in actual fact without any Spanish breeding at all; her dam is a Polish mare. Two U.S. imports headed the intermediate class, and certainly not a choice anyone could fault. Top of the line was the double Padrons Psyche granddaughter Porcelainna, a lovely mare that I remember making her debut at Malvern in 2006, and very excited and sweaty at the time. It seems she has settled down since then and gotten used to the routine, appearing perfectly calm and poised this time around. Second place went to the Versace daughter La Dolce Vita, a mare immediately recognizable by her unusual and very extreme head; not everybody’s cup of tea, I should think, but she certainly has extremely beautiful eyes, which she also passes on. Her black daughter FS Velvet had been shown, and placed, in the two-year-old filly class earlier on, and probably had the biggest eyes in the show. The seniors were also won by an import, but this time from Russia — Caroline Reeves’s Metelica 8, a very typical daughter of Balaton with plenty of movement, winning over the pure Polish, though British-bred Saszarta. Metelica is the dam of the 2006 Junior National Champion AV Montoya, whose first yearling get were also doing well at the show this year and looking very promising. Nevertheless, the younger mares won the day, with VDS Vandalosia taking the overall win over Porcelainna and Johrhemar Danjah Bey. The veterans are always a highlight, and this year’s lineup of old ladies was very international with mares from the U.S., Germany, Poland, and Russia, as well as Britain. The winner, though a U.S. import, was a daughter of the British stallion Carmargue: 19-year-old Om El

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First Place Junior Mare 4-8 Years Old Marani (Ibn Narav x Marena), owned by Mr. T.O. Aggad.

First Place Junior Stallion Four-to-Seven YearsOld ROE Laheeb (Essteem x ZT Ludjbrosiaa), owned by Mr. T.O. Aggad.

Aluna. This mare was a total delight. This was her first show ever, at the age of 19, and her amateur handler showed her quietly and without fuss and she just looked lovely, without any artificial “help” at all. It is nice to be reminded now and then that it can be done! This was of course a lovely class all along, but special mention must go to the oldest of them all, and in fact the oldest horse in the show: the 29-year-old veteran endurance mare Soneri, of Crabbet, Babson, and Polish descent. She, too, had never been to a show before in her life, but as an endurance veteran she must be used to public appearances at any rate and wasn’t in the least put out by the bustle around her. She was also entirely sound with clean legs at 29 despite having been a sports horse, which is saying something, and she got plenty of applause, entirely deserved. The two classes for mares with foals were small, but well worth seeing. The overall win went to the junior winner, which was the elegant and truly amazing Marani. This straight Russian mare by Ibn Narav out of Marena by Kubinec, was bred by Reinhard Sax in Germany and has been owned for many years now by Talal Aggad. She has not only been a winner herself from a very early age, she has also managed to produce two British National Champion Foals in two successive years, and now she is back to winning as a mature mare. The only way to top that, she’d have to come out and win under saddle next; in fact, she looks as if she should be capable of that as well. Second to her was another straight Russian mare, Pristeena by Ventican, who is full sister to the National Champion Gelding Petron, and very similar to him, while third in the junior class went to the beautiful black double Simeon Sadik granddaughter Aziza. Third place in the overall judging went to the winner of the junior section, Fianta, a daughter of Dutch-bred European Champion Amal out of Fianza, representing one of the older British breeding programs. She won her class over yet another Russian mare, Nabellina. Marani did not manage the hat trick of another British National Champion foal, or at least not yet, as her very pretty colt by Psytadel only came third in its class. It was a very strong class, though, with the win going to Pristeena’s filly by the Brazilianbred Ruger AMW, a stallion who is British National Champion both in-hand and under saddle. The filly, Love Affair, already looks as if she is going to be a lot like her dam. Second place went to the adorable Ava, Aziza’s jet-black filly by Vervaldee, who was a great crowd favorite with her pretty head and showy attitude, trotting around the ring with her head and tail held high like a little pro. The second foal class had a rare Crabbet winner in Jane Kadri’s unnamed colt by Daas out of Gold Elyse, a very promising little fellow with plenty of neck and strong hindquarters. The star among the foals, however, was literally in a class by himself — the other 9 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b SEPTEMBER 2009

competitors in the class for weaned and orphaned foals simply didn’t come forward. But despite having no competition, this little guy was every inch a winner, as well as a survivor. HT Ibn Ormuz, by the Magnum Psyche son Jaayd, firmly falls in the “orphan” category, as his dam HT Ormuz died of cancer earlier this year. And here was her little son, strutting his stuff around the ring as if he owned the arena, and he deservedly ended up being named Foal Champion, with Love Affair as Reserve and little black Ava Second Reserve. The foal champion’s dam had been part of the family group that won the Princess Muna Saddle of Honour three years ago at Malvern. This class is always a great highlight of the show, and it was a huge disappointment that it had to be canceled entirely this year. I don’t remember this ever having happened before. Certainly the number of entries has declined over the years, going down to three or even two groups. I believe this reflects the way the Arabian scene has changed — where there used to be breeders who had built up families from foundation mares and were both able and proud to show them, many exhibitors today tend to buy new horses rather than breed them over several generations. There probably aren’t that many left who can put together such a group, or those who could are not necessarily part of the show scene. As it was, two very interesting groups had actually been entered this year, but, sadly, neither of them came forward. The stallion classes got the worst of the already mentioned weather, handlers and horses getting well and thoroughly drenched during their classes — a great pity, as there were some fine horses


Crabbet Overall Champion Silvern Surprise (by Imad), owned by the Duchess of Rutland.

Crabbet Champion Colt One to Three Years Old Dhay (Spearmint x Daleela).

forward. The huge junior class was won by ROE Laheeb, a very typey bay Essteem son who was National Champion Foal in 2002, followed by the dark brown AJA Sanchez, a son of National Champion AJA Sanegor, and AV Montoya, Junior National Champion of 2006 and one of the first WH Justice get to appear in senior classes. The rain continued into the senior class, so that what should have been an impressive lineup of eight white stallions became a very soggy lineup of (nevertheless impressive) streaky, dark grey stallions. The winner here was the straight Russian, 16-year-old Burkan (Pakistan x Verdjinia), bred and owned by the AHS patron HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Considering that he was literally born and raised in the desert, his attitude toward the British weather was admirably laid-back! His win

caused a bit of a controversy, as he is clearly not British-owned, but it is perfectly legitimate since he is registered in Britain. And whatever one might think about it otherwise, there is no doubt that he is an excellent stallion who fully deserved to win. He is a superb old-style Russian stallion with good basic conformation and excellent movements, who would no doubt look very good under saddle as well, and he illustrates the often-neglected fact that type in an Arabian horse is not a matter of having an extreme dish. He does not, but he is as typey as you could ask for. Second place went to the fairy-tale white Carmargue son Ali Khamsin, a previous National Champion, now 13 years old and totally magnificent. Both he and Burkan were not only gorgeous, but also remarkably well-mannered — when the final prizes had been awarded, the two stallions stood for a long time posing nose to nose, and neither of them ever even squealed, much less tried to strike. Carmargue achieved a remarkable double win at this show: after his daughter had won the veteran mares, his son won the veteran stallions. This was Djammal, who thinks he is three years old, not 23, and gave his owner and handler Hugh Segre a very lively outing. He is one of the senior Carmargue Geldings – Four to Sixteen Years Old: 1. Zanzibar PA (Psytadel [US] x Zaneta [PL]), Miss A. Bethell; 2. Fferzan (Ffatal Attraction [US] x Fazleta), Miss L. Biles; 3.Zircon Elektron (Nabucco [DE] x Zircon Karisma), Mrs. P. D. Hitchings Veteran Geldings – Seventeen Years Old and Older: 1. Shada (Ibn Estasha [DE] x Warandes Estopa [NL]), Miss Katie J. Gore Junior Mares – Four to Five Years Old without foal at foot: 1. VDS Vandalosia (US) (Magnum Psyche [US] x RD Khurious Bey [US]), Mr. and Mrs. D. Smith; 2. Johrhemar Danjah Bey (ZA) (Bey El Jamaal [BR] x Johrhemar Asfoura [ZA]), B. Gamlin, C. Ratcliffe, & V. Matthews; 3.Alia EA (ES) (Khidar [BE] x Arabeska [PL]), Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Atkin Intermediate MarEs – Mares Six to Ten Years Old without foal at foot: 1. Porcelainna (US) (Psytadel [US] x Psierra PGA [US]), Miss A. Bethell; 2. La Dolce Vita (US) (Versace [US] x Bint Bint Mierka [US]), Mrs. Andrea Taylor; 3.El Santanah (Narismma x El Shaklana), Mrs. W. Carr Senior Mares – Mares Eleven to Sixteen Years Old without foal at foot: 1. Metelica 8 (SU) (Balaton [SU] x Marica [SU]), Mrs. C. S. Reeves; 2. Saszarta (Elart [PL] x Sasza [PL], Mrs. R. L. McCormick; 3.Amira Al Noor (SES Pashas Mirat [US] x Nekeyah), Mrs. Andrea Taylor Mares – Four to Sixteen years old without foal at foot: 1. VDS Vandalosia (US) (Magnum Psyche [US] x RD Khurious Bey [US]), Mrs. Marianne J. Smith; 2. Porcelainna (US) (Psytadel [US] x Psierra PGA [US]), Miss A. Bethell; 3.Johrhemar Danjah Bey (ZA) (Bey El Jamaal [BR] x Johrhemar Asfoura [ZA]), Mrs. B. M. Gamlin

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British Nationals

Crabbet Senior Mare Reserve Champion Red House Zinderella (Red House Faroh x Red House Ziona), owned by Davina Ransley and pictured here with Ann Hooley.

sons in Britain, and, unusually, with no El Shaklan on his dam’s side; but his dam is still SpanishEgyptian, being by Makorr out of the German-bred mare Aphrodite (by Mameluck). A sire of previous winners, he was very popular with the spectators. Second place went to the comparatively youthful 17-year-old Edeon, Patricia Lindsay’s imported Polish stallion, who trotted magnificently, followed by Jane Kadri’s 19-year-old Russian stallion Palubnik, another superb mover. Djammal finished second reserve in the championships behind Burkan and Ali Khamsin, and took the Reserve Veteran Championship behind his half sister Om El Aluna, the first time that two horses by the same sire were champion and reserve veteran. The veteran championships are still fairly new and unfortunately still cause some confusion among competitors who do not realize that their horses are qualified both for the senior and the veteran titles. In ECAHO terms this means that they have to come forward in the championship or be disqualified. Due to being misinformed, neither of the two top veteran mares came forward in the senior championships, so technically, Om El Aluna lost her veteran championships again right after winning it. “Technically,” because in the end, this is what it boils down to. In actual fact there is no denying that she was champion, as chosen by the judges, even if she officially lost her title through absolutely no fault of her own. This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened, which indicates the rules should be made

clearer. It might be a good idea to make a public announcement regarding the qualification directly after the classes, to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. There was something new at Malvern this year: the first National Championship for Crabbet Arabians. For several years now, the Crabbet Organization has been holding Crabbet classes at most regional Arabian shows in Britain, besides running their own show outside of the regular show scene. “Crabbet horses” for this purpose are horses with a minimum of 75 percent Crabbet blood, as certified by the Crabbet Organization. The reason is fairly obvious: Crabbet Arabians rarely win at regular shows today. Whereas the Arabian show horse has developed into a certain type of its own over the years, marked by extreme heads and more often than not overly fine legs and joints, the Crabbet horses have been bred on more or less as they were, with the emphasis on riding quality. This means that they tend to have less dish, but more bone than most show horses. As a result, Crabbet horses have all but vanished from the halter circuit, but have remained very much present in, ridden classes, where they regularly keep winning. The idea of a Crabbet show is not only to have these horses compete against each other, but also to return to the original way of inhand showing, with no makeup, no stretching, circling, shanking, rattling of tins, or waving of plastic bags. While some of the regular show crowd no doubt turned up their noses at what went on in Ring B, this new — or rather old — style of show attracted a lot of attention from spectators, and all of it favorable. At times, there were more spectators lining the Crabbet ring than the main ring next to it, and it was actually great to see horses shown and posed quietly, and trotted out sensibly. They were judged by a rider, Anne Hooley, who has during the past years exhibited some of Britain’s top Arabians under saddle and knows what to look for. And for those who are not blinded by flashy effects, there was plenty of fine, old-style Arabian type in evidence. The four classes were for senior geldings, senior mares, senior stallions, and youngstock of all sexes and ages, and the horses forward were all qualified by having won at regional shows, so these were all championship classes, with a supreme champion and reserve being chosen from all winners at the end. The overall championship was awarded to the winner of the stallion class, the Duchess of Rutland’s six-year-old dark grey Silvern Surprise, an appropriately typical representative of a modern Crabbet Arabian with a typey, but not extreme head, a long neck, strong quarters and good legs. He is by Imad, the most successful Crabbet sire in recent years, who sadly died not so very long ago. Imad had also sired the second-placed stallion in this class, Jane Kadri’s striking Daas, who is 10 years older than the winner and a very different horse who has perhaps the edge in type. On other occasions, they have been placed the other way around.

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The reserve championship went to the senior mare winner, Red House Zinderella, who has done very well under saddle. She has a more unusual pedigree and is not entirely Crabbet/OE, carrying 12.5 percent Egyptian/Marbach blood through her great-grandsire Melchior. The gelding winner was the tall bright chestnut Zinjari, another veteran of, ridden competition, who beat the smaller and typier Astrologer; at 16.1 hh Zinjadi is big, but a beautiful horse nonetheless.

There was also a mixed youngstock class made up of colts and fillies between one and three years of age; while not large, it was a real quality class. The winner was the tall chestnut yearling colt Dhay, who is by the rare Courthouse stallion Spearmint out of Daleela, a full sister to Daas, winning over the tiny black chestnut yearling Autumn Dew, an Imad daughter. Imad was very much present as a sire at this show, and, what is even better, at the regular British Nationals as well. His daughter Sunlights Imadge won the National Futurity for three-year-old fillies, and, the crowning glory, his daughter Maiad was not only purebred, ridden champion, but overall, ridden champion of the show as well. A fitting tribute to the late, great Imad, and a reminder that contrary to what some might think, Crabbet Arabians are still very much present. Hopefully they will also be back at Malvern next year with their own championship classes. While watching these classes was a bit like traveling back in time, they are more than just an exercise in nostalgia. It should rather be a pointer “back to the future,” as there are a lot of things in modern halter showing that would benefit from a little old-style makeover. As usual, the ideal is probably somewhere in the middle; meanwhile, it is good to show that Arabians can be shown differently. The horses certainly benefit from the change of pace, and that should really be what counts. 12 b ARABIAN HORSE WORLD b SEPTEMBER 2009

Junior Mares – Mares Four to Eight Years Old with foal at foot: 1. Marani (Ibn Narav [DE] x Marena [DE]), Mr. T. O. Aggad; 2. Pristeena (Ventican [NL] x Petreena), Mrs. M. Waring; 3.Aziza (Arastin x Sadika), Mrs. Patricia D. Hannay Senior Mares – Mares Nine to Sixteen Years Old with foal at foot: 1. Fianta (Amal [NL] x Fianza), Mrs. F. C. Leng; 2. Nabellina (NL) (Kais [BE] x Naturella [NL]), I. R. Crick; 3.Ess-First Lady (BE) (Ess-El Shakran [BE] x Ass-Jickii [BE]), Mrs. J. Lowe Mares – Four to Sixteen Years Old with foal at foot: 1. Marani (DE) (Ibn Narav [DE] x Marena [DE]), Mr. T. O. Aggad; 2. Pristeena (Ventican [NL] x Petreena), Mrs. M. Warig; 3.Fianta (Amal [NL] x Fianza), Mrs. F. C. Leng Foals by a Purebred Arabian Stallion, produce of Mares exhibited in class 14A, born in 2009: 1. Unnamed Filly (Ruger AMW [BR] x Pristeena), Mrs. M. Waring; 2. Ava (Vervaldee [US] x Aziza), Mrs. Patricia D. Hannay; 3.Unnamed Colt (Psytadel [US] x Marani [DE]), Mr. T. O. Aggad Foals by a Purebred Arab Stallion, produce of Mares exhibited in class 14B or 15, born in 2009: 1. Unnamed Colt (Daas x Gold Elyse), Mrs. H. J. Kadri; 2. Marazarka filly (Zaak x HT Marazala), Miss A. Mitchell; 3. Unnamed Filly (Final Shadow [BE] x Nabellina [NL]), Mr. I.R. Crick


British Nationals

First Place Senior Stallions Ten Years Old and Older AH Kuda (Pilot [PL] x My Midnite Dancer [US]), owned by Mrs. Patricia A. Horwell, ridden by Mrs. F. Grant-Chivers.

First Place Junior Mares Four to Ten Years Old (HOYS) Guinevere (Psyches Spirit [US] x Marih Lela), owned by Ms. Heather J. Brown, ridden by Mrs. Clare Fitch.

Foals by a Purebred Arab Stallion, produce of Mares exhibited in class 14 or 15, born in 2009: 1. Unnamed Filly (Ruger AMW [BR] x Pristeena), Mrs. M. Waring; 2. Ava Filly (Vervaldee [US] x Aziza), Mrs. Patricia D. Hannay Foals by a Purebred Arab stallion, orphaned or weaned, born in 2009 - see condition 29: 1. HT Ibn Ormuz colt (Jaayd [US] x HT Ormuz), Mr. E. Woodward Junior Stallions Four to Seven Years Old, born between 2002 and 2005 inclusive: 1. ROE Laheeb (Essteem [US] x ZT Ludjbrosiaa [AR]), Mr. T. O. Aggad; 2. Aja Sanchez (Aja Sanagor x Bint Cesarza [US]), Mr. A. Hallworth; 3.AV Montoya (WH Justice [US] x Metelica 8 [SU]), Mrs. S. Bundy Senior Stallions Eight to Sixteen Years Old born between 1993 and 2001 inclusive: 1. Burkan [AE] (Pakistan [SU] x Verdjinia [SU]), HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan; 2. Ali Khamsin (Carmargue x Liana El Shaklan [US]), Mr. R. S. & Mrs. E. A. Turner; 3.Azteq (Borneo [ES] x Ashiqa), Mr. R. S. & Mrs. E. A. Turner Stallions Four to Sixteen Years Old born between 1993 and 2005 inclusive: 1. Burkan (AE) (Pakistan [SU] x Verdjinia [SU]), HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan; 2. Ali Khamsin (Carmargue x Liana El Shaklan [US]), Mrs. E. A. Turner Veteran Stallions Seventeen Years Old and Older, born in or before 1992 inclusive: 1. Djammal (Carmargue x Bint Jamiellah), Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Segre; 2. Edeon (PL) (Eldon [PL] x Emigrantka [PL]), Miss P. M. Lindsay; 3.Palubnik (SU) (Balaton [SU] x Pesnianka [SU]), Mrs. H.J. Kadri Treble Chance Futurity Class for one year old COLTS, born in 2008: 1. Alkara Bassino (H Tobago x Rose Aboud), Mrs. C. Bennett & Mr. A. Enderwick; 2. Archangell (Imri x Angeleque), Miss M. C. Pollard; 3.Psaravin (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Aravina), Miss P.I. Weir Treble Chance Futurity Class for One Year Old FILLIES, born in 2008: 1. Kapayas Design (Master Design GA [US] x Kapaya), Mr. W. J. & Mrs. P. C. Howell; 2. LA Stravaganza (Vervaldee [US] x Khazmeara), Mrs. V. I. Tyler; 3. Shams Al Thahabiyya (Psadisho Ibn Esstashan [DE] x Rosaliah Gold), Mr. & Mrs. T. J. and Miss S. Mattocks Treble Chance Futurity Class for One Year Old Geldings, born in 2008: 1. Makisa Valandro (Vervaldee [US] x Kadijja), Mrs. Karen Eggleston Treble Chance Futurity Class for Two-Year-Old Colts, born in 2007: 1. Montgomery (Psyches Spirit [US] x Marih Lela), Ms. Heather J. Brown; 2. Perfect Design LA (Master Design GA [US] x Zou Zou Bint Zaphelia), Mrs. Karen Eggleston; 3. Kharo (Paladino x Khara), Miss A. Mitchell Treble Chance Futurity Class for Two Year Old Fillies, born in 2007: 1. Sweet Dreams (Master Design GA [US] x Ziadah), Mr. Arl Read & Miss K. Caley; 2. Kahiras Spirit (Psyches Spirit [US] x Bint El Kahira), Miss H. M. Tolchard National Futurity Class for Three Year Old Colts born in 2006: 1. MW Kiss Ibn Khidar (Khidar [BE] x Divine Tranquilty [US]), Mrs. N. P. Hutton-McKenzie National Futurity Class for Three Year Old Fillies, born in 2006: 1. Sunlights Imadge GFA (Imad x Autumn Sunlight), Mrs. M. J. Sutherland; 2. Antoinette (Vodofon Kossack [NL] x Angeleque), Miss M.C. Pollard; 3.Mirage Psophistikate (Psynergy [AT] x HS Mimosa), Miss Karen Caley National Futurity Class, for Three Year Old Geldings: 1. SJ Magique (R Magic [US] x Bint Shatera R), Mrs. Angela Carnes; 2. First By Design SR (Master Design GA [US] x Aja Echo Bey), Mrs. Tracey A. Holland; 3.Ahazarni (Azinja El Shaklan x Focus Shayla [US]), Miss A. Mitchell Ridden Classes Junior Novice, ridden Geldings Four to Seven Years Old: 1. Pilgrims Spirit (Aazari x Gold Dahliah), Mrs. Karen Evans, ridden by Miss J. Place; 2. Malik Ibn Rossali (Malik Ibn Rostam x Salladina Ramara), Mrs. Celia Chappell,, ridden by Mr. David Froggatt; 3.True Addiction [US] (True Colours [CA] x Aliha [IL]), Mrs. C. L. Bennett, ridden by Mrs. C. Bennett Senior Novice, ridden Geldings Eight to Sixteen Years: 1. Zydeek (Zibak x Charisima), Miss Lynell Sheridan, ridden by Mrs. Anne Thomson; 2. Qmriya Ghadameeze (Omar El Kheil x Faida), Mrs. Susan Tandy, ridden by Miss Samantha McGovern; 3.WW Dzanadu (Notoriousz x Liana [SE]), Kirsty Nelson, ridden by Miss Kirsty Nelson Novice, ridden Geldings Four to seven years old: 1. Zydeek (Zibak x Charisima), Miss Lynell Sheridan, ridden by Mrs. Anne Thomson; 2. Pilgrims Spirit (Aazari x Gold Dahliah), Mrs. Karen Evans, ridden by Miss J. Place Junior Novice, ridden Mares Four to Seven Years Old: 1. Aatiqah (Azteq x Casablanca Bint Djammal), Miss Joanne Woodward, ridden by Mrs. J. Woodward; 2. Jasmeena (Essteem [US] x Jameena), Miss A. J. Burr, ridden by Miss Maria P. Pook; 3.SG Desstiny (Essteem [US] x MB Dhakeena [CA]), Miss Susan George, ridden by Mr. M. Lawrence

Senior Novice, ridden Mares Seven to Sixteen Years Old: 1. Silvern Moonlight (Silvern Sceptre x PHA Silver Heart), Mrs. M. E.

O’Rourke and Mr. & Mrs. D. Peck, ridden by Ms. Stephanie Turner; 2. Tabara (Palubnik [SU] x Queen’s Topaz), Miss Sally A. Wrigglesworth, ridden by Miss

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Open, Ridden Reserve Champion Elustarius (Gai Radiant Star [US] x El Badoura), owned by Miss C. Trigg, ridden by Mrs. F. Atkinson.

First Place Ridden Pairs Artizana Prada (LM Luval [AT[ x Gai Presha [US]), owned by Mr. A. Rodgers, ridden by Ms. Veronica Rodgers, and Estaneera (Estasan Ibn Estopa [DE] x Kohineera), owned by Mr. A. Rodgers, ridden by Miss Domino Rogers.

Sally A. Wrigglesworth; 3.Jameer (Zircon Nazeer x Jasminn), Mrs. Barbara Matthews, ridden by Mrs. Kirsty L. Brown Novice, ridden Mares Four Years Old and Older: 1. Aatiqah (Azteq x Casablanca Bint Djammal), Miss Joanne Woodward, ridden by Mrs. J. Woodward; 2. Silvern Moonlight (Silvern Sceptre x PHA Silver Heart), Mrs. M. E. O’Rourke, ridden by Ms. Stephanie Turner Novice, ridden Stallions Four Years Old and Older: 1. Erald [PL] (Monogramm [US] x Emigrantka [PL]), Mr. P. Gamlin & Mr. V. Matthews, ridden by Miss L. Biles; 2. Amir Al Sahra (Imperial Kamilll [US] x Raqqisa [US]), Mrs. Amy Gibbs, ridden by Mrs. C. Fitch; 3.Vlacq Hamra Ishara (Princeton Mariner [US] x Vlacq Calacirya), Miss Sonya Scott, ridden by Miss Sonya Scott Restricted, ridden Stallions, Mares And Geldings, Four Years Old and Older, not to have qualified for Hoy: 1. Silvern Moonlight (Silvern Sceptre x PHA Silver Heart), Mrs Me O’Rourke, Mr. & Mrs. D. Peck, ridden by Ms. Stephanie Turner; 2. Ledarb Silver Blue Soverign (Red Shadow x Maracz), Miss Kerry J. MacDougall, ridden by Miss Kerry J Macdougall; 3.Taher (Narim RASB [SU] x Queen’s Topaz), Nicola Smith, ridden by Miss Nicola Smith Junior Geldings Four Years Old and Older: 1. Darker Shade Of Gray (Distinkt x Samaur Bint Benedict), Mr. D. P. Froggatt and Mr. J. D. Wilkinson, ridden by Mr. David Froggatt; 2. OAS Plashaal (Pladykt [NL] x Shiffalia), Miss C. H. Doxey, ridden by Miss C. H. Doxey; 3.Aarin (Gai Radiant Star [US] x Arina [PL]), Miss Charlotte K. Dabbs, ridden by Miss Charlotte K. Dabbs Senior Geldings Four Years Old and Older: 1. Elustarius (Gai Radiant Star [US] x El Badoura), Miss C. Trigg, ridden by Mrs. F. Atkinson; 2. Aja Ben Rajah (FS Bengali [DE] x Oml Camila Estopa [US]), Miss T. Pollard, ridden by Mrs. Clare Fitch; 3.Czak (Cezare x Kamellia), Miss Kit Rolfe, ridden by Miss Kit Rolfe Geldings Four Years Old and Older (HOYS qualifier): 1. Elustarius (Gai Radiant Star [US] x El Badoura), Miss C. Trigg, ridden by Mrs. F. Atkinson; 2. Darker Shade Of Gray (Distinkt x Samaur Bint Benedict), Mr. David Froggatt, ridden by Mr David Froggatt Junior Mares Four to Ten Years Old (HOYS): 1. Guinevere (Psyches Spirit [US] x Marih Lela), Ms. Heather J. Brown, ridden by Mrs. Clare Fitch; 2. Azhiqa (Azteq x Maleshia), Mrs. D. Atkin, riddenby Ms. Francessca Waring; 3.Crystal Ora Sheen (Orashaan [DE] x Crystal Sheen), Miss L. G. Maryon, ridden by Miss Louise Maryon Senior Mares Eleven Years Old and Older: 1. Maiad (Imad x Myah), Mr. & Mrs. E.P.T. Whitlow,, ridden by Mrs. K. Brown; 2. Verynazeer (Sunlea Nashwan x Veznouska), Mrs. Vanda Venn,, ridden by Mrs. Lynne Lidbury; 3.Eastworth Ahmoshini (Moashiro [DE] x Ahmalia), Mr. & Mrs. L. S. Coombs, ridden by Mrs. S. L. Zebedee Mares Four Years Old and Older (HOYS Qualifier): 1. Maiad (Imad x Myah), Mr. P. Whitlow, ridden by Mrs. K. Brown; 2. Guinevere (Psyches Spirit [US] x Marih Lela), Ms. Heather J. Brown, ridden by Mrs. Clare Fitch; 3.Verynazeer (Sunlea Nashwan x Veznouska), Mrs. Vanda Venn, ridden by Mrs. Lynne Lidbury Junior Stallions Four to Nine Years Old: 1. Bolaero (Borneo [ES] x Halina Shaklana), Miss Susan George, ridden by Mr. M. Lawrence; 2. Patros HB [DE] (Psytadel [US] x Padisha Ibn Estopa [DE]), Miss Linda C. Hughes, ridden by Ms. C. Fitch; 3.Egatist (Artist [SU] x Egala), Miss Susan George, ridden by Mrs. A. Thorogood Senior Stallions Ten Years Old and Older: 1. AH Kuda (Pilot [PL] x My Midnite Dancer [US]), Mrs. Patricia A. Horwell, ridden by Mrs. F. GrantChivers; 2. Piatza (Allaskar x Pilonia [PL]), Mr. L. S. Coombs, ridden by Mrs. S. L. Zebedee; 3.Ikoni (Prince Sadik x Silvern Image), Miss H. Budge, ridden by Miss H. Budge Stallions Four Years Old and Older (HOYS Qualifier): 1. AH Kuda (Pilot [PL] x My Midnite Dancer [US]), Mrs. Patricia A. Horwell, ridden by Mrs. .F Grant-Chivers; 2. Piatza (Allaskar x Pilonia [PL]), Mrs. S. L. Zebedee, ridden by Mrs. S. L. Zebedee Mares or Geldings to be, ridden by a junior rider born in or after 1991: 1. OAS Vendetta (Massallah x Rose of Bediya), Mrs. A. Le’Vell, ridden by Miss K. Thorogood-Le’Vell; 2. Inspirational (Spocolate R x Mabay Pearl), Mrs. S. Hazeldine, ridden by Miss O. Timpani; 3. Mozambik (Sanadik El Shaklan [DE] x Monsoon), Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Segre, ridden by Miss A. Segre Ridden Pairs: 1. Artizana Prada (LM Luval [AT[ x Gai Presha [US]), Mr. A. Rodgers, ridden by Ms. Veronica Rodgers: 1. Estaneera (Estasan Ibn Estopa [DE] x Kohineera), Mr. A. Rodgers, ridden by Miss Domino Rogers; 2. Eastworth Ahmoshini (Moashiro [DE] x Ahmalia), Mr. L. S. Coombs, ridden by Mrs. S. L. Zebedee; 2. Magic Hussar (Alzar x Magic Flare), Miss J. Marsh, ridden by Miss J. Marsh; 3.Judals Shallima (G Halim Sharib [US] x Dearnebanks All Lit Up), Mrs. Vivienne Nelson, ridden by Miss Kirsty Nelson; 3.HFA Kwissikal (Shaikh Al Kuran [US] x Kelpy), Mrs. Vivienne Nelson, ridden by Miss R Nelson

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2009 British Nationals  

July 30 - August 1, 2009, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Story by Betty Finke, photos by Peter and Marilyn Sweet