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March 2014


KLASS IS ALWAYS IN STYLE

Klass

(TS Al Malik x Karmaa by Kaborr)

January 2003 | Grey Stallion Australian Champion Stallion Australian Champion Ridden Arabian Stallion Australian Champion Working Stock Horse Four-Time Undefeated East Coast Champion Sire of ALL THREE Australian Champion Females Five KLASS Get Shown - Five Australian Championships Earned Record Breaking Results for the Standard Setting Sire

BREEDING WORLD

KLASS

ARABIANS


Unprecedented Success AT THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

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AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION SENIOR MARE | UNANIMOUS

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December 2008 | Grey Mare

Proudly owned by HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud

Al Khalediah | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Klassical Presence MI

AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION JUNIOR MARE

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Klassical Devotion MI

March 2012 | Grey Mare

AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION YEARLING FILLY

(x Mulawa Kiara by Magnum Psyche) 

November 2012 | Grey Mare

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AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION JUNIOR GELDING

(x DM Marcedes True Love by RHR Marcedes) 

February 2012 | Grey Gelding

Proudly Owned by Natasha Cook | NSW

ZEROX te

(Chip Chase Sadaqa x Aloha Zariba)

Khrome MI

AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION YEARLING GELDING

Available at Stud 2014

(x Fames Harmony by Fame Maker R) 

December 2012 | Grey Gelding

Proudly Owned by Renee Edwards & Kristopher Cook | NSW

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FROM THE

I’d like to introduce you to a few new members to the AHN team. Welcome to our new News reps for Victoria, Dee and Nicola Kelly, for South Australia we have Tania Edmonds and we also welcome Kelly Mason who will be keeping us up to date with everything happening in New Zealand.

EDITOR

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o much has happened since the December edition. It’s been another action-packed few months with many great Arabian events like the Aussies and East Coast Championships kicking off the year. We’ll cover these shows and many more events in this edition and there are some great story contributions to enjoy from many different authors. I’d like to thank everyone who has sent in feedback, article ideas, and contributions – please keep them coming! Thank you to everyone that entered last edition’s competitions. Congratulations to Belinda Robertson and Ghost Whisperer, the winners of the Win a Lesson with Judy Dierks Competition, and to our Cover Baby, Eminem Mandorlati and his owners on their popular win in the AHN cover contest. There were so many lovely foals in the cover comp, and of course I wish they could all get a cover, but as there simply aren’t enough to go round, I hope that everyone has been enjoying those other beautiful entries through the Arabian of the Day facebook posts. To those who missed out, don’t worry – there’s plenty more competitions coming. We have one beginning right now, and if you feel like a holiday with your horse, you might want to enter. I tried this place out for myself (I do anything for the job, seriously) and I can certainly recommend getting an entry in. Now, there’s bound to be some disappointed ‘not another NSW competition’ murmurs. Why not another state? Well, I tried. I really did. So if you know of someone in the horse industry generous enough to donate a wonderful prize in return for some fantastic publicity, I would really love to hear from them.

Welcome also to Glenys Lilley as our new columnist. For those of you who don’t know her, Glenys is a very highly regarded National Panel Judge, with many years’ experience of judging at the highest levels. Glenys is also very enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and advice, and in her new column ‘Ask the Judges’, Glenys will attempt to shed some light on what it takes to be the best you can be in the ring. We have two features in this edition for you to enjoy, one looks at small studs in NSW and the other focuses on Arabian Derivatives. You’ll notice too that our youth section is expanding, thanks to the amazing efforts of AHSA board Member, Tracey Keller. And don’t forget, while reading through this edition, that if you have any ideas, stories or anything else you’d like to say, please email me at sarah@vinkpub.com or contact your state news rep – they’re listed below. All the very best until the next edition .. Sarah Barrie NEWS REPS NSW: Kerry Frame: kerry_frame@bigpond.com VIC: Dee and Nicola Kelly: arabianpony@gmail.com SA: Tania Edmonds: taniap@internode.on.net WA: Taryn Bray: taryn.bray@bigpond.com QLD: Sharyn Hungerford: davidsha1@bigpond.com TAS: Maya Jaehne: bashiralodge@gmail.com

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The June issue will feature beautiful Crabbet Arabians as well as small studs of Victoria. Editorial Deadline: April 30, 2014 If you have news or a story you would like to submit, please contact the Editor, Sarah Barrie E: sarah@vinkpub.com

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CONTENTS 4

From the Editor

8

Office Bearers/Life Members of AHSA Ltd & Distinguished Service Awards

10

Affiliate Organisations

12

Eminem Mandorlati

13

Australian National Arabian Championships 2014

28

News

38

The Joys and Challenges of Owning a Small Arabian Stud

40

Small Studs of NSW

46

Mustang’s Magnum

49

La Challerina

50

Businesswomen of the Arabian Industry: Marian Duncan

52

East Coast Arabian Championships 2014

56

From the Show Ring to Endurance and Back

58

Let the Journey Begin: The Quilty

60

Shadwell Australasia

61

Run Rabbit, Run

62

Richest Arabian Races: at Caulfield

63

Youth and the Arabian

64

A Lesson with Legendary Halter Trainer Greg Gallun

66

The Gentle Touch

69

Cerebellar Abiotrophy

71

The Value of our Derivatives

72

Gallery of Foals – Derivative Arabians

76

Wishlist

78

Ask the Judges

80

Texas-Johann

81

Win a Holiday!

82

Ablue Moon Rising

84

Secrets to Success: Elouise Lando and Renlim Park Tobias

86

TW Qursed

87

Peter Cole: The Man I Knew

88

Bits’n’Pieces

89

Results from the 2014 Australian National Arabian Championships

95

Stud, Services and Trainers Directories

101

Classified Adverts

101

Ineligible Sires & Transactions Suspended etc.

102

Arabian Market Place / Stallion Directory

104

Advertisers Index / What’s Next

ON THE COVER: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GORGEOUS COVER BOY EMINEM MANDORLATI (‘CHILLI’) [GAI EL JULLYEN x AL-DAHMA] OWNED & PHOTOGRAPHED BY MEGAN MENZIES.


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Arabian Horse Society of Australia Office Bearers Chairman: Mr Allan Preston Ph (02) 4773 4124 Senior Vice Chairman: Mr John Newton Ph (08) 8520 2453 Vice Chairman: Ms Karen Fletcher-Grieve Ph 0435 340 137 Treasurer: Ms Leonie Williamson Ph (07) 5446 8953

Directors: Mr Clint Bilson Ms Virginia Dodson Ms Marjory Stuart-Smith Ms Selina Ahel Ms Tracey Keller Ms Gudrun Martini

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Patron: Mrs Cecily Cornish Ph (03) 5582 0277 Secretary: Mr Harold Williamson Ph (02) 4577 5366 Registrar: Miss Helen Dohan Ph (02) 4577 5366 Assistant Registrar: Mrs Teresa Edwards Ph (02) 4577 5366 Auditors: Priestley and Morris Solicitors: Roberts Mann, Windsor NSW 2756

0407 934 194 0438 621 475 (02) 6355 6268 (03) 6253 6080 (07) 5427 9353 0408 448 477

Life Members of the Arabian Horse Society of Australia 1967:

Mrs A.D.D. Maclean

1986:

Dr F.R. Staunton

1972:

Mrs E.E. Hirst Mr W.J.B. Murphy

1992:

Mrs L.W. Dowey

1993:

Mrs V. Males Mr R.P. Males Mr P.J. Pond Mr C.H.D. Nye

1973:

Mrs J. Luckock Mr G. Prince

1976:

Mr J.A. Wyatt

1979:

Mr L.A. Campbell Mr C.C. Readhead Mr P.S. James Mr G.M. Cockburn

1982:

Mr J.H. Mathiske

1995:

Mrs E. Bligh Mrs C. Ros Mrs M. Sharman Mr T. Sharman

1998:

Mrs H. Nichol Mrs P. Slater Mrs C. Gordon

2000:

Mr K. Snell Mrs S.A. George

2008:

Mrs T. Hawley Mrs W. Carins

2001:

Mrs R.M. Sayer Mrs C. Cornish

2009:

Mr L. Nicolle

Mrs M. Bennett-Elliott

2010:

2002:

Bro. P. McIntosh

Mr Terry Canacott

2011:

2004:

Miss K. Luckock Mrs J. Marsh

2005:

Mr Peter Absell Mrs E. Staunton Mrs L. Bailey

2013:

Mrs N. Kinnear Mrs L. Currie

Mrs E. Williams Mrs G. Lanigan Mr R. Smith

2014:

2007:

Mrs Sharon Meyers Ms Selina Ahel

Distinguished Service Awards

2014

Donna Greene Rosemary Dumbleton Kaye Slattery Colleen Rutherford Marilynn Thomas

2013

Gail Iskra Janet Fritz Jean Muir Robert Browne Andrea Dobson

2012

2010

2011

2009

Nell Marshman Camille Alexander Alison Hudson Robert Burgess Margaret Potts Geoff Tucker Kevin Howard Mini Pankhurst Sue Warren Peter Toft Jill Vanstone Richard Walsh

Arabian Horse Society of Australia Membership & Arabian Roll of Merit Enquiries The Secretary: Arabian Horse Society of Australia Ltd. OFFICE ADDRESS: 226 George Street, Windsor NSW POSTAL ADDRESS: Locked Bag 6, Windsor NSW 2756

Ph (02) 4577 5366

Fax: (02) 4587 7509 OFFICE HOURS: 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday (Public holidays in NSW excepted) Web: www.ahsa.asn.au Email: secretary@ahsa.asn.au | ABN 12 001 281 590

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Narelle Kinnear Gudrun Martini Mrs Joan Flynn Sue Gredley Katherine McMahon Ruth Liddel Carole Rose Virginia Dodson Sherry Fenton Penny Jenkins John Newton

2008

Jill Gregson Maureen Milburn Sue Crockett Lindsay Knight Francesca Davies-Graham Sheila Weigall Marie Hutchison Dr and Mrs Arnheim

2007

Patricia (Rica) Ainge Leonie Williamson Marty and Charles (Chuck) Stephens Kaye Rogers Karen Bruce Ian and Dalveen Gregory Keith Stevens Yvonne and Rob Day Eileen Wolfe Larry Osborn

For enquiries about The Australian Arabian Horse News please contact VINK Publishing Advertising – Ph: (07) 3334 8000 Editorial – E: sarah@vinkpub.com Arabian Horse Society of Australia The Arabian Horse Society of Australia had its origins in an advisory committee of Arabian breeders which was formed under the auspices of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW in 1950. The aim of the committee was to assist in the collection and maintenance of the records of Arabian horses in Australia. The Arabian Horse Society of Australasia, which later became the Arabian Horse Society of Australia Limited, was officially formed in 1957, with a membership of 47. At the end of 1997 the Society’s membership was in excess of 4,800 and the Registry had recorded some 97,000 pure Arabian horses and Arabian derivatives. The Society’s first responsibility is to maintain accurate records for all registered Arabian horses and Arabian derivatives in Australia. It also seeks to promote the popularity of Arabian horses to non-members throughout Australia, and statewide, regional and local affiliate organisations.


The Shagya-Araber 18th Century War Horse to Modern Sport Horse

Temperament – Stamina – Substance

Zariah

Photos by Nicole Emanuel

- 6yo Shagya-Araber mare - Imported from Germany

New- MoonGalileo - 2yo Shagya-Araber colt

NEW-MOON STUD Australia's first Shagya-Araber Stud imported semen available Wingello, NSW Enquiries Rebecca Hogan: +61 412 600 173 bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au newmoonstud.com.au


Affiliates AHS JUDGES GROUP

A.H.S.A. Judges Executive Committee c/- Laura Smith, Locked Bag 6, Windsor NSW 2756 P: (02) 4577 5366 NSW Arabian Judges Council c/- Narelle Kinnear, 186 West Wilchard Rd, Castlereagh NSW 2749 P: (02) 4776 1276 QLD Arabian Judges Committee c/- Mieke Bigg, 83-87 Lance Rd, Munruben QLD 4125 P: (07) 3200 0140 Victorian Arabian Judges Group c/- Gudrun Martini, PO Box 1148, Bakery Hill VIC 3354 P: 0408 448 477 South Australian Arabian Judges Committee c/- Carolyn Potts, PO Box 365, Prospect SA 5082 P: (08) 8522 6482 West Australian Arabian Judges Group c/- Karen Fletcher-Grieve, 71 Lakevalley Dr, Edgewater WA 6027 P: (08) 9405 9716

ACT

Arabian Riders and Breeders (ACT & Southern NSW) Inc. c/- Judith Perkins (Vice President), GPO Box 1057, Canberra ACT 2601 P: 0411 120 343 E: secretary@arabsinc.com.au www.arabsinc.com.au

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina and Districts Equestrian Club Inc. c/- Stuart Abicht 44 Ballina St, Lennox Head NSW 2478 P: 0427 110 565 E: horsepowerbaby@yahoo.com.au Bonville Valley Equestrian Club Inc. c/- Ms Suzanne Zullo, 546 Crossmaglen Rd, Bonville NSW 2441 P: (02) 6653 5358 E: suzyzullo@bigpond.com Buckskin Horse Association of NSW Inc. c/- Jane Newton, 33 Reserve Rd, Freemans Reach NSW 2756 P: (02) 4579 6827 E: buckskinnsw@ hotmail.com www.buckskinnsw.com Casino Natural Horsemanship & Western Performance Club Inc. c/- Toni Sherwen, 95 Saunders Rd, Dyraaba NSW 2470 P: (02) 6667 1103 E: geoffandtoni@harboursat.com.au Clarence Valley Trail Riders Inc. c/- Suzanne Patricks, PO Box 794, Grafton NSW 2460 P: 0488 243 387 E: sapatricks1@bigpond.com Coast ‘N’ Country Natural Horsemanship Club Inc. c/- Lee Woodland, PO Box 43, Clarence Town NSW 2321 P: (02) 4996 5500 E: lee@naturalequipment.com.au Colonial Country Trail Riders Inc. c/- Vicki Brown, 76 Wallalong Rd, Wallalong NSW 2320 P: 0427 305 935 E: colvic2002@optusnet.com.au Coonabarabran Horse & Rider Club Inc. c/- Tric Knight, PO Box 618, Coonabarabran NSW 2357 P: (02) 6842 2756 E: coonahorseandrider@gmail.com Hunter Valley Arabians Inc. c/- Sharon Finlay, 210 Torryburn Rd, Torryburn NSW 2421 P: (02) 4938 9557 E: info@huntervalleyarabians.com www.huntervalleyarabians.com Hunter Valley Horse Riders Club Inc. c/- Fiona Brooker, 1090 East Seaham Rd, Clarence Town NSW 2321 P: (02) 4996 3147 E: randfbrooker@bigpond.com Mid North Coast Arabian Club Inc. c/- Nicole Stubbs, 21 Metz Rd, Old Bar NSW 2430 P: (02) 6557 4707 E: ironhide@skymesh.com.au Miniature Horse Federation Inc. c/- Peter Murray, 1251 Roxburgh Rd, Muswellbrook NSW 2333 P: 0411 196 626 E: yarreh.lane@hotmail.com www.miniaturehorsefederation.com

Miniature Horse Show Association Inc. C/- Janet Rose, PO Box 4027, East Dubbo NSW 2830 P: (02) 6888 5001 E: janetrose@skymesh.com.au Morpeth Horse Riders Club Inc. c/- Rebecca Smith, 637 Newline Rd, Eagleton NSW 2324 P: (02) 4988 6146 E: bexsmith@bigpond.com Mudgee and Districts Working Equitation Inc. c/- Susan Douglas, 31 Norris Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850 P: (02) 6374 2095 E: swdouglas@harboursat.com.au Nambucca Natural Horsemanship Club Inc. c/- Karen Townend, 73 Cockburns Lane, Warrell Creek NSW 2447 P: 0412 626 629 E: enquiries4nnhc@gmail.com www.nambuccanaturalhorse.com.au New England Natural Horsemanship Club Inc. c/- Althea Lean, PO Box 37, Uralla NSW 2358 P: (02) 6772 3242 E: althealean@gmail.com New England Trail Riders Association Inc. c/- Leanne Savage, PO Box 4120, Armidale NSW 2350 P: (02) 6775 0042 E: leannesavage@bigpond.com Northern Rivers Arabian Horse Assoc Inc. c/- Peter & Marissa McDonald, PO Box 374, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 P: (02) 6672 1884 E: marissa@macfinancial.com.au NSW & ACT Arabian Racing Club c/- Rachel Reid, 1 Crago Pl, Macgregor ACT 2615 P: (02) 6278 3937 E: degruchy@homemail.com.au NSW Arabian Horse Association Inc. c/- Tanya Geyteman, PO Box 125, Richmond NSW 2753 P: 0408 232 162 E: secretary@nswarabian.org.au www.nswarabian.org.au NSW Crabbet Performance Association Inc. c/- Tanya Matheson, 18 Cemetry Rd, Dungog NSW 2420 P: (02) 4992 2131 E: nswcrabbetperformance@live.com.au NSW Palomino Society Inc. c/- Heather Millar, PO Box 330, Windsor NSW 2756 P: (02) 4777 4567 E: info@nswpalominosociety.asn.au www.nswpalominosociety.asn.au Roan Horse & Pony Society of Australia Inc. c/- Kerrilyn Papworth, PO Box 168, Kurrajong NSW 2758 P: 0402 811216 E: kpapworth40@gmail.com Southern Savvy Group Inc. c/- Sharryn Hilton, PO Box 42, Picton NSW 2571 P: 0414 567 895 or (02) 4677 0061 E: sharrynhilton@me.com Springmead Riding and Social Club Inc. c/- Marjory Stuart-Smith, 111 Kimbri Dr, Rydal NSW 2790 P: (02) 6355 6268 E: spring@activ8.net.au Stroud Horse Riding Club Inc. c/- Tracey Jacobson, 420 Warraba Rd, The Branch NSW 2425 P: 0488 616343 E: tracey_mm_jacobson@hotmail.com The Crabbet Arabian Group Of Australia Inc. c/- Jacki Dand, 502 Tizzana Rd, Ebenezer NSW 2756 P: (02) 4579 1037 E: jackie@iprimus.com.au The Pinto Association of NSW Inc. c/- Margaret Madden, 53 Kelvin Park Dr, Bringelly NSW 2556 P: (02) 4774 9211 E: margmadden2000@yahoo.com.au Wauchope Natural Horsemanship Club Inc. c/- Carol Piper, 711 Willi Willi Rd, Turners Flat NSW 2440 P: 0427 243 690 E: giddyupcaz@bigpond.com Wollombi Valley Trail Riders Club Inc. c/- Jim Groom, 190 Narome Creek Rd, Wollombi NSW 2325 P: (02) 4998 3404 E: jimgroom@gmail.com Working Equitation Hawkesbury To Hunter Inc. c/- Janet McCormack, 4 Hensons Rd, Somersby NSW 2250 P: (02) 4372 1688 E: jmc51051@hotmail.com

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QUEENSLAND

Arabian Horse Association Qld Inc. c/- Sarah Hancock, PO Box 434, Burpengary QLD 4505 P: 0408 716 875 E: secretary@arabianhorseqld.com.au www.arabianhorseqld.com.au Arabian Valley Horse Club Inc. c/- Shannon Parry, PO Box 662, Jimboomba QLD 4280 P: 0422 677 998 E: spcanterbury273@gmail.com www.arabianvalley.com.au Australian Competitive Trail Riding Association Inc. c/- Amanda Hosie, 119-123 Norris Creek Rd, Munruben QLD 4125 P: 0438 338 430 E: amanda-hosie@hotmail.com Caboolture Trail Horse Club Inc. c/- The Secretary, PO Box 510, Burpengary QLD 4505 P: 0409 480 450 E: info@cthc.org.au www.cthc.org.au Mackay & District Arabian Horse Club Inc. c/- Mrs Wendy Saunders 158 Bally Keel Rd, Hay Point QLD 4741 P: 0429 841 993 E: shanlewenarabians@hotmail.com Mareeba All Breeds Horse Show Inc. c/- Patricia Ainge, 1 Butler Drive, Kuranda QLD 4881 P: (07) 4093 9447 E: mahoganylodge@gmail.com North Coast Horse & Trail Riders Club Inc. c/- Diane Parslow, PO Box 223, Landsborough QLD 4550 P: 0410 520 406 E: northcoasthorse@bigpond.com Queensland Crabbet Arabian Group Inc. c/- Lorraine Currie, PO Box 69, Woombye QLD 4559 P: (07) 5442 1591 E: l.currie1@bigpond.com www.crabbetqueensland.com.au Sunshine Coast Area Trail & Endurance Riders Inc. c/- Debbie Angell, 128 O’Shea Rd, Wamuran QLD 4512 P: (07) 5496 9096 E: s.c.a.t.e.r@ hotmail.com www.scater.com.au The Downs Arabian Club Inc. c/- Tracey Keller, 20 Profkes Rd, Mount Tarampa QLD 4311 P: 0403 837 375 E: tracey@eskdalearabians.com www.downsarabianclub.com Wide Bay Trail Riders Inc. c/- Ashlee Jacobsen, PO Box 15, Burrum Heads QLD 4659 P: 0438 739 865 E: aja27512@bigpond.net.au

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club Inc. c/- John Newton, PO Box 1070, Two Wells SA 5501 P: (08) 8520 2453 E: newton@ahkem.com.au http://freeteams.net/APEC/ Jamestown Trail Horse Riders Inc. c/- Mardi McDonald, PO Box 177, Jamestown SA 5491 P: 0477 640 831 E: mardilou77@gmail.com Mundulla & Districts Equestrian Club Inc. c/- Lanis Henriks, PO Box 9, Mundulla SA 5270 P: 0400 340 862 E: mundullaequestrian@gmail.com Port Pirie Equestrian Club Inc. c/- Kristy Quinlan, PO Box 522, Port Pirie SA 5540 P: 0403 010 181 E: portpirieequestrianclub@hotmail.com Side Saddle Association Of South Australia Inc. c/- Annabell Leske 36A Barham St, Allenby Gardens SA 5009 P: (08) 8340 8342 E: annabell.leske@gmail.com South Australian Arabian Riders and Breeders Society Inc. c/- Tegan Schmidt, PO Box 846, Mount Barker SA 5251 P: 0408 687 670 E: harristegan@gmail.com www.sa-arabs.org South Australian Buckskin Association Inc. c/- Leah Chapman, PO Box 197, Wasleys SA 5400 P: (08) 8525 4241 E: alingapark@westnet.com.au South Australian Horse Driving Society Inc. c/- Caralyn James, 27 Broadacres Drive, Penfield Gardens SA 5121 P: (08) 8284 7470 Strathalbyn Adult Riding Club Inc. c/- Tanya Potts, 265 Wandstead Rd, Bletchley via Strathalbyn SA 5255 P: (08) 8537 3202 E: thetandav5@bigpond.com

The Adelaide Trail Horse Riders Club Inc. c/- Jenny Hardingham, PO Box 1014, Mt Barker SA 5251 P: 0427 557 707 E: jenny.hardingham@ health.sa.gov.au www.athrc.org The Stockyard Arena Association Inc. c/- Alison Hoare, PO Box 381, Quorn SA 5433 P: (08) 8648 6870 E: info@stockyardarena.com.au www.stockyardarena.com.au

TASMANIA

Tasmanian Arabian Riders and Breeders Inc. c/- Maya Jaehne, 98 Sunset Boulevard, Clarence Point TAS 7270 P: 0420 886 851 E: bashiralodge@gmail.com Tasmanian Buckskins Inc. c/- Mel Reid, 995 Bishopsbourne Rd, Bishopsbourne TAS 7301 P: 0417 596 967 E: tasbuckskins@gmail.com Tasmanian Crabbet Arabian Group Inc. c/- Mel Batchelor, PO Box 111, Nubeena TAS 7184 P: (03) 6250 2001 E: mel.batchelor@yahoo.com.au www.tascrabbets.com.au Tasmanian Pinto Society Inc. c/- Melita Gard, 73 Maneys Rd, Bridgenorth TAS 7277 P: (03) 6330 2426 E: melita.gard@ bigpond.com www.freewebs.com/ taspintosociety/index.htm

VICTORIA

Central Arabian Riders And Breeders Inc. c/- Belinda Nation, PO Box 38, Kinglake West VIC 3757 P: 0416 108 435 E: carabi@live.com.au www.carabivictoria.webs.com Goulburn Valley Arabian Horse Club Inc. c/- Sharon White, PO Box 842, Seymour VIC 3661 P: 0410 825 621 E: gvahclub@gmail.com www.freewebs.com/ goulburnvalleyarabianhorseclub/ Moora Working Draught Horses Inc. c/- Marilynn Thomas, PO Box 177, Rushworth VIC 3612 P: (03) 5856 1405 E: st-thoms2@optusnet.com.au National Buckskin Society Inc. c/- Lyn Gates, 3 The Knoll, Langwarrin VIC 3910 P: (03) 9775 8090 www.nbs.org.au The Victorian Arabian Horse Association Inc. c/- Sheila Jones, PO Box 178, Yarragon VIC 3823 P: 0408 515 685 E: sheilaahjones@hotmail.com www.vahainc.homestead.com Victorian Arabian Jockey Club Inc. c/- Maureen Milburn, PO Box 177, Romsey VIC 3434 P: (03) 5429 6985 F: (03) 5429 6975 E: shalte@hotkey.net.au Western District Arabian Riders and Breeders Inc. c/- Sharon Klein, PO Box 1375, Ballarat Mail Centre VIC 3353 P: 0419 568 067 E: info@wdarab.com Yarra Valley Arabian Horse Action Club Inc. c/- Michelle Stevens, PO Box 590, Lilydale VIC 3140 P: (03) 9739 1882 E: mstevens@iprimus.com.au

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Western Australian Arabian Horse Association Inc. c/- Kylie Rees, 1 Kinnear Trail, Byford WA 6122 P: 0419 959 443 www.waaha.com.au E: nadalla_park@hotmail.com

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‘CHILLI’

EMINEM MANDORLATI CONGRATULATIONS TO EMINEM MANDORLATI – THE GORGEOUS COVER BOY FOR THIS EDITION OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS. THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTO OF THIS LOVELY COLT STANDING PROUDLY AND FULL OF MISCHIEF IN HIS GOLDEN PADDOCK WON THE HEARTS OF VOTERS, LEAVING HIM TO WIN BY AN IMPRESSIVE MARGIN. I ASKED MEGAN MENZIES, HIS OWNER AND BREEDER, TO SHARE A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MANDORLATI, AND SHE HAS KINDLY SHARED HIS STORY BELOW ...

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minem Arabians is a small stud managed by Megan Menzies and is located near Wagga Wagga NSW. The stud only produce a couple of foals each season and in the 2013 season we were lucky to breed this beautiful colt. Eminem Mandorlati, or ‘Chilli’ as he is affectionately known, was born at 3am on the 20th August, 2013, a freezing cold, minus 4 degree morning, and even though he wasn’t the black filly that I had prayed for, I knew that he was super special from the moment he arrived. His dam is the stunning jet black mare AlDahma (Maf-Ue Shaienne x Al-Ya-Bint-AlHawa) and his sire needs no introduction, being the Scottsdale Champion, Victorian Classic Supreme, East Coast Champion and Australian National Reserve Champion Senior Stallion – Gai El Jullyen (US) owned by Jess Wilson and Jason Hodgins from JH Show Training. 12 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

At five days old, I nearly lost Chilli. He was rushed to the Charles Sturt University Wagga Vet Clinic. It only took four days to have the veterinary staff and students wrapped around his finger. After careful monitoring and regulating his feeding, Chilli made a very quick recovery and has not looked back since. He is the quietest foal Eminem Arabians has ever bred and has all but converted my non-horsey family to love horses as much as I do. He will talk to you when you are in the paddock or yards with him, he is always first up to you for a scratch and pat, and is so easy to take beautiful photos of because he is a big show off. I cannot wait to see him mature. He will be a super saddle prospect and has all the makings of a true champion in the show ring. He has an unflappable nature and is a wonderful ambassador for just how beautiful the Arabian horse can be. ▮

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Australian National Arabian Championships 2014 GLITZ, GLAMOUR, FUN AND CAMARADERIE… WITH A BIT OF A STORM THROWN IN!

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he 2014 Australian National Arabian Championships were held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre from 13 – 16 March, and the show looked an absolute picture with the indoor arena being beautifully decorated and classy – a fitting backdrop from which to display some of the country’s most amazing Arabian horses. Judges included Mr. J. Lacina, Mr. A. King, Mr. D. Rutherford, Mrs D Watson, Mrs D TaylorThies, and Mrs S Oberg in the rings, with Sue Lewis, Pip Tonkin, Julie Jones, Prue Spurrett and Pamela Russell-Green on the dressage. This year, we saw some major changes in the program, including the running of two rings simultaneously, bringing the length of the show down from five days to four. It was an amazing show – even with the storm that rolled in fast Saturday afternoon, washing out Ring 2, holding up Ring 1 and flooding campsites.

But as they say, the show must go on, and that it did. The quality of the horses and their turnout was, as expected, exceptional, and is a credit to all owners and exhibitors. The classes were hotly and closely contested and spectating was exciting and enjoyed by all. The largest halter class was for the purebred fillies, while under saddle the Arabian geldings saw more than twenty horses competing for the title. For full results, turn to page 90 of the magazine. Saturday afternoon saw the beautiful stallion First Alert canter around with the Australian flag for the opening ceremony. He hadn’t been ridden for a while – 2013 East Coast Championship is the last time he had seen a saddle – yet he proudly took his rider Katie Smith around the ring showing off his amazing temperament. After the opening ceremony we saw a special presentation of recognition

for the imported Arabian gelding Amurath Santiago, who has now retired from the show ring to focus on his TV career. A very different event that drew crowds was the barrel racing. In the youth section, Kody Dertell and Sarah Olsen sent their mounts flying around the course to take out firsts in their respective classes, and provide some fun entertainment. Of the youth competitors overall, Tracey Keller, AHSA Board member for youth development writes, ‘All the youth did a fantastic job and showed really positive attitudes and great sportsmanship. There were some lovely horses that were very well matched to their riders and handlers. There are a lot of extremely talented young riders, handlers and judges in the Arabian horse industry today and I hope they remain involved with the Arabian horse. Most importantly they all looked like they were enjoying themselves and having a lot of fun.’ THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 13


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proud and excited when I was invited to judge this year for the first time. I appreciate the AHSA directors for their confidence in asking me to officiate of what I believe is the most prestigious Arabian show in Australia. It was a privilege to co-judge with Internationally respected and experienced Jaroslav Lacina from the Czech Republic, Adam King who I have known since his early teens and the two ladies Debbie Taylor-Thies and Deb Watson. I do want to make a comment and it is my personal opinion regarding the current trend of shaving around the eyes and muzzle. I am not against using a little makeup or gloss and clipping to enhance a horse’s appearance, but

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the extreme shaving and patent leather look detracts from the horse’s natural beauty and does not enhance their distinctive qualities. Just as women use makeup to enhance their appearance, overdone is unattractive. Generally all horses exhibited were well conditioned, presented and well behaved. I admire any handler who has control of a 450kg breeding stallion with a fine show halter and a chain, the only course of control – not a chain over the nose nor bits as other breeds. Most judges believed ‘shanking’ was kept to a minimum and a reminder to the horse to pay attention. I know I would rather the see the horse’s focus on the handler than the stallion next to him! The Native costume, Arabian and Arabian Derivative class was fantastic to judge. All the exhibits worked well and that was great to see. I was particularly happy with my choice for Champion and Reserve, as they were outstanding and deserved the accolade they received. The Youth classes were and always are a 16 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

delight to Judge. The demeanour, confidence and manners of these young exhibitors were outstanding. Memorable moments; The little boy in the blue vest who’s mare really caused him to run, fast, only to be saved by my steward Donna Greene, then whilst awarding the ribbons he wanted to start an indepth man to man conversation but, when I went to shake his hand to congratulate him he informed me

he “was a bit too busy at the moment thank you!” Also, the little girl who asked me to hold her pony while she congratulated her fellow competitors. Kudos to the parents of all the youth, these kids were wonderful, you should all be so proud. Another very memorable moment was the surprising, beautiful and thoughtful

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presentation of the stunning roses, Moet and cake, presented to Colleen and myself on the Saturday evening, for our 45th wedding anniversary. We were thrilled and humbled and would like to thank those who made it possible. Thanks Karen, Leonie, Alan, Tessa, Donna and Michael, Glenys and my wife Colleen, you were absolutely amazing, I cannot thank them enough. Those in the announcers box, Richard x 2, Lorraine, Tracey and Virginia made sure all of us in Ring 1 were kept on our toes. It is

apparent those in Ring 2 were also out there doing a wonderful job. The current Board of Directors and office staff are really trying their best to keep the Australian Championships alive and well, thank you to all of them. Although the numbers were not as great as years past, the quality of the horses has assured me and I am convinced the future of Australia’s Arabian horses and the Derivatives is in great hands. Thank you to the breeders, exhibitors, trainers and the youth for presenting your horses at the Championships. I was sorry

Rochelle King-Andrews: “The Arabian Horse Society and the steadfast dedicated Committee that ran the 2014 Australian Championships made it a superb show. The program was excellent and ran beautifully. The fresh new program kept it competitive, fast moving and interesting for spectators. As a group and individually they handled the stresses and strifes of dealing with highly strung, sometimes unreasonable, people professionally. We enjoyed dealing with a group of people that ran such a competitive show with a smile and with such precision. We were super impressed and look forward to the next one!”

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to see some not 100% on the day; I felt your disappointment and heartbreak. The decisions were close in most classes, which are reflected in the consistency of the judges’ scores and placings. We were presented with beautiful horses in each section we judged and I thank the exhibitors and their connections for the courteous attitude while showing their horses. I am aware of the expenses and commitments involved in showing and want to thank each of you for supporting the AHSA and those who love the Arabian show scene. May it always continue. I have been described as “a practical and experienced horseman” and I hope you can see this by my decisions reflected in the results. Mr Adam King Judging at the 2014 Australian National Arabian Championships was both a privilege and an honour. To be invited to judge among my peers after a lifelong involvement with the Arabian Horse was one of the highlights of my career. The quality of the horses was exceptional as was the professionalism of the handlers and riders. The Amateurs and


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Alandi Durling (Sienna Stud Arabians): I thought the committee that organised the show this year did a great job. It would have been nice for all the Derivative sections to have the same break up of classes – but hopefully that will come. We only took 2 halter horses this year which was a first for us. I was very proud of our small team with Sienna Conchetta bringing home Reserve Champion Junior Anglo and Sienna The Tango Champion Arabian Riding Pony Stallion/ Colt. This was a great result for Tango as he is only just over 12 months old (a February 2013 foal). Sienna Journeey owned by Future Farms also had a great show with several Championships, Reserves and Top 10s.

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heard about the high quality of Arabian horses, Partbreds and Derivatives in Australia, and this was confirmed for me as I really liked many of these horses, from all categories. The Partbreds and Derivatives were very good, and the Arabian Ponies really looked like a miniature Arabian horse. I also found high quality horses in the Purebred classes, and I think many would be able to successfully compete in the shows around the globe. In talking about the show in general, I would like to highlight the organisation of the whole event, which was absolutely perfect! Everyone involved did a great job, and even working for many days from early morning till very late in the night, these people were still full of enthusiasm and able to smile to everybody around. All these experiences left me with the positive impression that I was able to judge a show in a country with wonderful people, who love their wonderful horses. Thanks a lot to everybody for such unforgettable memories!


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Jazz Wiseman My daughter Morgan Wiseman won a championship with Nazca Miracle Of Love and about 8 Top 10s on a pony we bred, her sister broke in and Morgan educated all by herself. She also made her own costume and was sitting in the riders’ retreat on Thursday and Friday night to get it finished in time for her class. I’m very proud of my daughter’s hard work and our show team.

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Vink Publishing is proud to sponsor and encourage amateur handlers by awarding $100 to the highest placing amateur owners in each purebred halter class. This year, we would like to congratulate the following amateur owners: Mark Dobson with Nina Al Naadirah in the Arabian 2 year old filly class, Alison Georgas with Karla MI in the yearling filly class, and Nerida Morrish with Aces Wild Top 10 in the Senior Gelding championship. Vink sponsor this ‘class within a class’ in the hope that more amateur owners will be encouraged to personally show their horses in the purebred halter classes. It would be great next year to see more amateurs out there, so if you’ve ever been tempted to have a go, why not think about it? You may just walk away with a nice cash prize for your efforts!


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NEWS

NEWS, GOSSIP AND EVENTS FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THINGS ARABIAN

THE WEDDING PARTY. PHOTO JOEL C PHOTOGRAPHY ARRETON MAJNOUN (TRINCADA STRIKE X KIRRONG TUPPARA) AND TARLEA BOUND FOR GLORY (GAI GENERAL X CAMEO SAPPHIRE) ENJOYING THE WAVES. PHOTO ARRETON ARABIANS

ARABIANS AT PLAY Jessie Preece of Arreton Arabians writes: South Australian Arabians have made good use of the gorgeous horse friendly beaches during the extended heat wave early this year. Both first time beach goers and those who were old hat enjoyed the waves and friendly atmosphere. We hope to see more Arabians out to play in the future.

SAARABS COMMITTEE

SAARABS WEDDING On the 7th December, SAARABS Secretary, Tegan Harris married Aaron Schmidt. The ceremony was held at the picturesque Mount Lofty House, in the Adelaide Hills. The bridal party included seven groomsmen and seven bridesmaids, with Tegan’s sister, Kirsten Archer, as the Matron of Honour and Aaron’s friend, William Goss as the Best Man. Tegan wore a hand-beaded tulle gown with a five metre train. The couple shared the day with 150 of their closest friends and family, then spent their honeymoon at the Victorian Arabian Classic, where Warrawee Intreeg was sashed Champion Arabian Warmblood Gelding.

SAARABS INC. SUMMER BBQ On 4th January the club extended an invitation to the equestrian community to join us for our Christmas / New Year social event. Hosted by Gloria Harris, Tegan and Aaron Schmidt at their lovely Harris Farm in the Adelaide Hills, it was the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon on the sprawling lawns. A group of around 40 people attended including members and the committee. We were entertained with live blues music by Lucas Holland and Brian Dodridge. They were absolutely brilliant and we highly recommend them to anyone for a social function. The family chihuahuas also provided entertainment, and I am sure they ate way too many sausages! The fabulous weather also meant we could take advantage of the lovely pool at Gloria’s house. It was a lovely relaxing afternoon and as a club we look forward to hosting many more events like this in the future.

NEWS FROM KYLIE WATSON – IBN KY PERFORMANCE PONIES

Jazail Fox, also EA registered Ibn Ky Fox, is a 14hh 9-year-old partbred Arabian gelding who has been competing very successfully in pony dressage over the past three years. Although he has never been an easy horse to ride, his personality and his ability to learn (once concentrating!!) was what encouraged me to persist with him in a dressage career. He has been awarded numerous pony dressage championships including State Champion at both Preliminary and Novice JAZAIL FOX. PHOTO PC INMOTION PHOTOGRAPHY

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levels. In 2013 we took the step up to Elementary and were awarded the Spring Championships Champion Elementary Pony. In both 2012 and 2013 Fox earned the title of South Australian EA dressage pony of the year which resulted from consistent results at nominated events over a 12 month period. I am very proud of what Fox and I achieved together and believe he is a deserving winner of these awards. I hope he now continues on his winning way and climbs the ladder to higher levels at dressage.


Victoria – Courtesy of Nicola & Dee Kelly

to be outshone, CraveFF (Mash x Bremervale Charmed) put his best hoof forward to represent his country and was, as always, a real crowd favourite. Standout derivatives included the magnificent Arabian Warmblood FeverFF (CraveFF x Double TT Fevia), recently sashed Supreme Champion Senior Derivative at the National Arabian Stud Show, and the equally impressive Australian Champion ConchertoFF (Burren-dah the Wizard x Aloha Symphony), who performed handsomely for his audience. A beautiful collection of mares, youngstock and sale horses followed the stallions, and were just as well received. They included horses of both Australian and imported breeding, with such illustrious names as WH Justice and Pogrom represented by their get and grandget. A suite of elegant grey mares; Athena FF, El-Shama, Lovely Iimage (US) and Emmocja (US), captured the eyes and hearts of many with their quintessential Arabian beauty and soft black eyes.

FUTURE FARMS OPEN DAY The Future Farms Open Day dawned warm and sunny, with perfect weather once again making itself felt for the annual ‘Celebration of the Arabian Horse’. Live entertainment and a few trade stands greeted the many visitors who came for the horses and stayed for the after party.

Future Farms once again have an excellent crop of foals on the ground, both purebred and derivative. An outstanding Arabian Warmblood colt by SF Sir Real and out of Double TT Fevia stole the show with his enormous uphill movement and presence, and was very well-matched by a complement of other lovely youngsters including the typey and flamboyant yearling filly Shimmer FF (CraveFF x Mystica Sunshine).

The parade of horses began with the stallions at stud. The newly imported purebred stallion Status LL (US) (Marwan Al Shaqab x GLF Promises Kept), owned by Maylor Arabians, attracted many second glances from breeders looking to incorporate new bloodlines. Not

Commendations to Doyle, Kate, Kody and Jessica Dertell, as well as their extended families and staff, on their unfailing ability to reliably engineer a memorable day. Their hospitality is faultless, and the celebrations grow more enjoyable every year.

LOVELY IIMAGE (US) AND FILLY FOAL BY CRAVEFF

SUPREME PUREBRED GELDING BALMORAL MI

CHAMPION ARABIAN RIDING PONY YEARLING COLT SIENNA THE TANGO WITH JUDGE CARMELLE ROOKER (US)

SUPREME PUREBRED FEMALE RD CAPRICE (US)

VICTORIAN ARABIAN CLASSIC The 43rd Victorian Arabian Classic was the second Classic for 2013, with a return to Werribee Park resulting in a change of date from January to December. Open halter was presided over by Carmelle Rooker (USA), with Luciano D’Elia, Gudrun Martini, Brian Scholes and Carolyn Potts comprising the rest of the judging panel.

A new programme format saw an increase in entries, with many top quality horses vying for Championship titles in both the led and ridden sections. The eventual Supreme Purebred Female was the exquisitely feminine RD Caprice (US), with charismatic yearling Advantage MI taking out the Supreme Purebred Entire and the scopey Balmoral MI prancing away with Supreme Purebred Gelding. Supreme Ridden Purebred was awarded to Fames Phantom MI, making it a very good weekend for the Mulawa Arabians team, and Renlim Park Tobias took out the Supreme Ridden Derivative. The show ran like clockwork under the expert guidance of the Victorian Arabian Horse Association committee and their volunteers, with wonderful weather and happy spectators contributing to the atmosphere of a very pleasant event.

THE IMPRESSIVE NEWCOMER CLASS

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New South Wales – Courtesy of Kerry Frame SIMEON SEGEV Jaco Koen of El Galal Arabians, South Africa writes: I recently had the privilege to have Simeon Segev stand at my stud for a short while. This stallion is phenomenal. He is without a doubt my favourite Arabian Stallion – not just in terms of type, but also temperament. He is such a gentle horse with a huge heart. To me, these aspects are far more important than to breed for the current show type that is required today. I thought a photo of him was worth sharing.

SIMEON SEGEV

TOM QUILTY GOLD CUP – 50TH ANNIVERSARY THE CURTAIN RAISER NSW State Endurance Championship 14th & 15th June 2014 Del Rio Resort, Wiseman’s Ferry, NSW

The 2014 NSW State Endurance Championships mark the beginning of a year of celebration in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary of the Tom Quilty Gold Cup to be held in June 2015. The Tom Quilty Gold Cup is Australia’s National Endurance Championship. It is an iconic Australian event noted on the international calendar, attracting competitors from around the world. This year’s State Championship ‘raises the curtain’ for the 2015 celebratory Tom Quilty event. It will be run from the same ride base and over the same course, offering a once-off opportunity for competitors, volunteers and spectators to take a sneak peek at what will be offered in 2015. Find more information at www.nswerastatechampionship.com.au Or follow the events on Facebook ‘NSW State Championship – 14/15 June 2014’ and ‘Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2015’

GATSBY CC

EAGLERIDGE OPEN DAY With my four-year-old daughter Emma in tow, I arrived at Eagleridge to the welcoming atmosphere of sausages on the barbecue, ice-cold drinks in the horse trough, plenty of friendly faces, and a real buzz of anticipation for the afternoon ahead. There was a great group of attendees, everyone had favourite horses they were excitedly awaiting, and the much-anticipated Gatsby CC was the stallion on everyone’s lips.

We awaited the presentation under a shady marquee and dreamt over a beautiful catalogue of sensational horses. But of course, a catalogue, no matter how beautiful the pictures, has nothing on the real thing. With the lovely Christopher Groves on the mic, the parade of Eagleridge Arabians began, and all eyes were immediately riveted on example after example of why so many enthusiasts had turned out. Something that really stood out with myself and many of the spectators was that the beauty of the Eagleridge horses was innately combined with impressive athleticism. These horses could really move, and move they did. They trotted, posed and showed-off in perfect Arabian style, with all the flare and beauty Arabian horses should possess. There were some old favourites, some eye-catching youngsters and a few elite sales opportunities. A personal favourite of mine, Shumani ERA, was in perfect form. The former unanimous Australian Champion was just breathtaking, putting on a show for the crowd and loving every moment of his time in the spotlight.

ROY COUNSELL RIDING KINTAMANI RAGINDI AND JENNIFER GILBERTSON RIDING MASTER RENAUT CROSS THE LINE IN 10HRS 22 MINS AT THE END OF THE 160KM EVENT IN 2007. PHOTO ANIMAL FOCUS

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As finales went, Gatsby CC was an impressive end to a wonderful presentation. He’d had plenty of time to work himself up with all the excitement, and this show-stopping stallion was just so full of spirit and energy he had everyone in awe. It is no wonder Jenni is so eagerly awaiting his first foals. They should, in themselves, be an excuse to attend next year’s Open Day!


Tasmania – Courtesy of Maya Jaehne Tas ARABS Ruby Anniversary All Arabian Show By Karen Fletcher-Grieves

It was very exciting for me to be invited to judge the Tas ARABS Ruby Anniversary All Arabian Show on the 18th and 19th January 2014. A full programme, the beautiful setting and weather made the weekend even more delightful. The halter classes were well supported in both the Derivative and Purebred sections. My winners of the top awards in both sections were true to their respective types, and had the smooth bodies, quality of skin and coat, with good length of rein and clean gullets that I was looking for. I am prepared to forgive minor flaws for the sake of overall quality and type, and the top horses did not disappoint. I am always drawn especially to horses with large, expressive eyes. I believe the eye of a horse tells you a lot about it. Both of the Supreme winners had beautiful eyes as well. The saddle horses were generally very well presented. I must congratulate the two stallions who were Supreme in their respective sections. Both were lovely saddle horses and I enjoyed judging them immensely. Lastly, I would just like to thank everybody concerned with the show for their good sportsmanship and great attitudes throughout the weekend. It was an absolute pleasure judging and meeting all of you.

SUPREME CHAMPION LED ARABIAN DERIVATIVE BRACKNELL MUSKETEER WITH JUDGE KAREN FLETCHER-GRIEVE (LEFT) AND OWNER FIONA PEPPER.

SUPREME CHAMPION LED PUREBRED GELDING KALAHARI WIND ’N FIRE WITH NARELLE SWARD.

SUPREME CHAMPION LED PUREBRED JULLYEN’S CHANT HF, EXHIBITOR UNDERWOOD ARABIANS.

GRAND SUPREME RIDDEN EXHIBIT OF SHOW HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD RIDDEN BY ASHLEIGH SULLIVAN.

SUPREME CHAMPION LED ARABIAN DERIVATIVE GELDING WHITEROSE MONET WITH ASHLEY CAVANAGH.

SUPREME RIDDEN PUREBRED EXHIBIT BELLAWONGARAH BEAU RIDDEN BY CHRISTINE BELLETTE, EXHIBITOR G. & M. HENRY.

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Western Australia – Courtesy of Taryn Bray

EKSCLUSIVE

CHELLEASON MAGNUM’S GOLD

NADALLA PARK MAKMIADIVA

REDLINE SHOOTING STAR

WENDAMAR NIBBLES

RELENTLESS R

LORD LARMARQUE

MARBLING NOVELLE

2013 WAAHA HORSE OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Purebred Halter Mares / Fillies Nadalla Park Makmiadiva owned by Lanaryn Arabians - M & T Bray

Purebred Ridden Stallions Pembrooke Park Marquiss owned by Sundale Stud - J Henley & N & M Ellery

Purebred Halter Stallions / Colts Eksclusive owned by Pharazon Arabians - Leanne White

Purebred Ridden Geldings Chelleason Magnum’s Gold owned by C Edwards & M Winton

Purebred Halter Geldings Stardale El Julline owned by Stardale Stud - J & L Willoughby

Derivative Ridden Mares Relentless R owned by Sara Price

Derivative Halter Mares / Fillies Wendamar Nibbles owned by Osiris Stud - S Kingham Derivative Halter Stallions / Colts Sundale Sahara owned by Sundale Stud - J Henley & N & M Ellery Derivative Halter Geldings BML Encore owned by Paige Summers Purebred Ridden Mares Marbling Novelle owned by Koojan Hills Angus & Arabian Stud - P & L Smit & C Radford 32 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

Derivative Ridden Stallions Lord Larmarque owned by Narbethong Equestrian Park - K Barton Derivative Ridden Geldings Redline Shooting Star owned by Redline Stud - K Frazer Amateur Owner of the Year Gloria Tarendetti - Ekolee Top Gun Youth Owner of the Year Jade Lister - Redline Sensation


Queensland – Courtesy of Sharyn Hungerford

Recently Mindy Nguyen showed exactly why we love our Arabian horses so much. Mindy’s endurance gelding, Pioneer Park Theatric, featured highly at her recent wedding. Likened to a little girl’s dream wedding, Theatric did not disappoint. Gary Howard (mylifeimagery. com) captured Mr T – as he is affectionately known, putting on a beautiful show of his ‘wild at heart spirit’. Apparently only minutes later Mr T was asleep in Mindy’s arms, showing just how gentle and kind hearted this Arabian gelding can be.

HORSE HOME SHOW Queensland State Equestrian Centre at Caboolture held its first annual Horse Home Show on February 8th. The event was a huge success with thousands of horse lovers enjoying the many and varied trade stalls, as well as some fantastic mini clinics and presentations on topics ranging from Hendra Virus to Dressage and Reining. One of the highlights was the Grand Finale that evening. Three beautiful Arabians and their riders featured, to showcase the versatility of the Arabian breed and its foundations and influence on other breeds. Yasmin Kam-Nuen and her lovely big boy, Arabian Warmblood, “KKS Gitterbug” (Gymnastik Star x Cherox Yasmin) , Jan Tyrell with her successful endurance Arabian gelding, “Willandra Wind Lancer” (Sakkara x Southern Cross Midnight Magic) and myself with well performed, “ Anna’s Dakota” (Boomori Kahlua x Anna’s Deeshaa). Yasmin and Gitterbug represented the show horse/dressage Arabian, myself and Dakota in Native Arabian Costume and Jan and Wind Lancer literally flying the flag for endurance – incidently the flag upset quite a few horses in the other breed displays but barely fazed our mad arabs!! These three lovely geldings did our breed proud. A number of Breed Associations and Queensland Clubs were involved in the Trade Stalls and the Queensland Crabbet Group stall was a very popular destination. With giveaways and breed information at hand, ex AHSA Board Members, Coralie Gordon and Lorraine Currie were run off their feet! The Horse Home Show was a fabulous event and with plans of extending the event to two days, it is definitely not to be missed next year. LEGACY OF LEGENDS Melanie Larsen recently attended the Buck Brannaman –Legacy of Legends – a tribute to Tom Dorens and Ray Hunt clinic. Held in Tamworth, Melanie took along three Arabians, Measure MI, Announce MI and Arabian riding pony, Jumela Park Oliver. Buck Brannaman and other world-renowned trainers, filled three days with amazing and inspirational demonstrations in front of hundreds of spectators. Melanie says that Buck’s way of being with horses is something everyone should experience. In just three mornings Measure MI was a quiet, relaxed ridden horse that was previously unbacked. Melanie’s excitement continued when David Stuart chose to ride Oliver in the daily demonstrations. She states that if you would like to get a taste for this amazing master, the movie “Buck” is a must see.

HORSES INSIDE OUT Kathy Saggers reports that Gillian Higgins of ‘Horses Inside Out’ UK is coming to Queensland and Western Australia this year. ‘Horses Inside Out’ is an educational service delivered in a fascinating and fun way. Its purpose is to show riders, trainers and therapists how, by understanding the anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of the horse, they can improve performance, maintain top physiological condition and manage horses for optimum muscular health and reduce the risk of injury. There are four clinics in Queensland, between April 7 and April 12. The final clinic is approved as a Judge and Judge Candidate workshop. This is a unique opportunity for Australian horse enthusiasts to participate in one of Gillian’s demonstrations. Please contact Kathy 0413 054 182 or Kathy@warrego.com.au

ENDURANCE Endurance Training Rides have been held recently at Blackbutt and Boonah, and despite the unrelenting heat and high humidity, both rides were well attended. A number of Arabian breeders, owners and riders were spotted, including the Krahnen family and Kerry Ellery. Representing Bremervale were Warwick Toft, Kym Dyball and show rider Veronica Mortimer. Michelle Thomas, better known for her talents in the halter ring, also rode in the Boonah ride.

Hot news in Endurance at the moment – the Western Australian-held Tom Quilty has banned horses from their event that have not been vaccinated for the Hendra Virus.

TUSCANNY NIGHTS OF JASMINE Sharyn Dorber from Tuscanny Stud in Regency Downs, reports their excitement and great anticipation for the 2014 show season with their Tuscanny Nights of Jasmine. The Quarab filly took out the Reserve Champion award at the 2013 Top of the Range Event at halter. A true credit to her breed and upbringing, Jasmine has showed little interest in the commotion of side show rides, chain saws, music etc. We look forward to hearing more about this rising star in the near future.

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New Zealand – Courtesy of Kelly Mason

NEWS FROM KELARAY STUD Kelaray Stud had a fabulous start to the show season with the yearling Anglo gelding Kelaray Distinction. His first outing was the Nth Isl Premier Showing Championships where he was awarded Champion Led Youngstock and Supreme Led Horse of the show. So far this season he has won seven Championships and two Supreme Championship titles from five shows.

We have had three foals born this season and all fillies. These include the purebred filly Kelaray Exzotika (Aria Elation x Simeon Seana), Kelaray Mystique (Willowcroft Grand Mikado x Bluegrass Made in Heaven) Chestnut ARP Filly, and yet to be named bay filly (Radway Talk of the Town x Deveron Airs n Graces). Our filly out of Deveron Airs n Graces will be retained. All others are for sale. Our only Australian-born foal this season is out of the beautiful Riding Pony mare Rathowen Sepia Shadings, and sired by ConchertoFF. Kelaray Carpaccio, a bay colt to mature to a galloway, will be shown this coming season by JH Show Training and is available for purchase. Rathowen Sepia Shadings is currently being bred to the German Riding Pony stallion Trussardi, and will head to NZ when confirmed in foal. As agent for RHR Heir Of Marwan while he was in NZ during quarantine on return from the USA, we were able to arrange for “Heir” to travel to a breeding facility in NZ and allow mares to be bred to him. This was an amazing opportunity for NZ breeders, and we can’t thank Karin Panuccio enough. It will be an exciting time next foaling season, with all the “RHR Heir of Marwan” babies being born in NZ. KELARAY DISTINCTION PHOTO MENDIP FARM

SALES AND EXPORT NEWS FROM DELIGHT ARAB HORSE STUD NZ At the end of August last year our good friend Peter (Presco Endurance) and his family, plus two friends from Australia, visited and stayed with us to view young horses to purchase for endurance competition. Presco Endurance has now become more involved with endurance in Australia and are major sponsors at one of the endurance rides.

Peter already has three of our horses in Malaysia – Delights Siren, Delights Tardis and Barry (all three are by Ranaarb). He really likes our riding/working proven endurance bloodlines. On this occasion they chose four geldings, Delights Tarquin, Delights Whero, Delights Orion and Delights Kedar. The horses travelled to Australia in November and are gradually settling into their new home. The oldest three are currently being broken in and we’re keeping fingers crossed they will do well with Al Jeda and Presco Stables. We’ve also recently sold a young mare, Delights Wahida (Delights Wahid x Delights Oracle) to Ursula Keenan and Chris Enstrom in Christchurch (for breeding and endurance) and a gelding, Delights Tareef (Ranaarb x Delights Silver Impulse) to Ashley Cole, Raetahi, for endurance – Tareef has already completed a few rides and shows lots of ability.

THE 22ND AUCKLAND ARABIAN SPECTACULAR A CLASS ARABIAN SHOW The 22nd Auckland Arabian Spectacular A Class Arabian show was held again this year at the beautiful Blackbridge Park in Karaka on a sunny Sunday 1st December. This year the show went back to a one day format with two Queensland panel judges, Gail Iskra and Cherie Devenish officiating, as well as NZ judge Bob Edwards overseeing our third ring with versatility classes. The show also had some endurance suitability classes on offer as a trial this year. With some notable absences from larger North Island Studs we still attracted good horse numbers. Our show focuses on bringing youth to our breed, and with a lot of new youth competitors in attendance, we feel positive about our future shows. We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, exhibitors and hard working committee for making this show a success.

Major Results: Purebred Halter Supreme – Waiora Audacious Lady – Waiora Farm Purebred Ridden Supreme – Jakel (AU) – Shakespeare Arabians Derivative Halter Supreme – RP Superstytion – Regent Park Derivative Ridden Supreme – Burren Dah Marietta (AU) – Regent Park Hi Point Youth – Hillbilly Cantabrian – Emma Pinkney Hi Point Horse – Jakel (AU) – Shakespeare Arabians HIGH POINT YOUTH WINNER, HILLBILLY CANTABRIAN – EMMA PINKNEY

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USA Scottsdale – Courtesy of Kerri Grisham and Danna Russo Lingard

CHAMPION MARE PHOTO DANNA

CHAMPION STALLION PHOTO DANNA

KAVALLE MI PHOTO KERRI GRISHAM

2014 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN HORSE SHOW By Kerri Grisham

In its 59th year, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is one of the biggest and most elaborate horse shows in the world. From its humble beginnings back in 1955 with 50 horses, it now enjoys nearly 2700 Arab and half Arab entries, with people bringing horses from all over the world to compete for their share of over a million dollars in prize money. The show runs for ten full days, with Halter, Hunt, Dressage, English, Driving, Western, Reining, Jumping and Sport Horse classes, to just name a few. You don’t have to be a horse lover to enjoy the Scottsdale show; with over 100 food venders and over 300 retail venders you are bound to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. There are daily seminars and demonstrations, fun free events for the kids, free ice cream day, and barn tours – so the general public can see behind the scenes and get to pat a horse. One of the first things to be noticed at the show is the fancy and very elaborate barn front designs that you don’t see at most other shows. The work and the money that are put into these are just mind-blowing. Out to impress, celebrity barn parties spare no expense. You will see gardens put in, grass laid, leather couches, full bars, big screen TVs, water falls, spot lighting, statues and big posters promoting the horses being shown. It’s such an impressive show all round. The classes were big this year for Halter, seeing 50 plus horses entered in the classic and futurity classes, and taking up to two to three hours to judge. Performance saw big classes of 40 or more being broken up in an A and B class for finals.

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One of the highlights was watching the champion mare and stallion being presented. WOW there truly were some phenomenal horses in the ring this year, and I’m sure the judges had their hands full trying to choose. Another highlight was seeing the Australian-bred colt Kavalle MI named Unanimous 1st place in the 3 yr old colts. A huge congratulations to his new owners Joanne and Ram Gunabalan from Clarkson MI and to Mulawa Arabian Stud – well deserved win in a big class of impressive colts.

SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN CLASSIC SENIOR STALLION CHAMPIONSHIP Champion – BAAHIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea.) Reserve – POLIDORO FC (DA Valentino x Abha Palma) SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN CLASSIC SENIOR MARE CHAMPIONSHIP Champion – LUXEMERE JIZETTE (KM Bugatti x TA Jilana Bey) Reserve – RH TRIANA (ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF)

For more results from the show, visit www.iequine.com or www.Scottsdaleshow.com


Photos by Sharon Meyers

Retirement Sale

Stallions:

Fairview Al Kahmie (Pictured right)

Al Kha-Zar (US) x Windella Special As Gold

Halimas Latif

Straight Egyptian Laheeb Al Rayyan (QA) x Ansata Bint Faressa (IID US)

Mare / Fillies: Fairview Estas Sequin (Pictured left)

Estasan Ibn Estopa (DE) x Windella Silver Sequin

Gabriella El Sahra Afrikah ERA x Fairview Estas Sequin Arabela El Sahra Maximus ERA x Fairview Abela’s Sayescha

and other magnificent Arabians available.

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AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Ajman Moniscione x Nemesis SPA by Padrons Psyche December 2011 Liver Chestnut Colt, CA / SCID / LFS Clear P: 0400 359 171 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 37


THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF

OWNING A SMALL

ARABIAN STUD “WE GET SO MUCH PLEASURE JUST SITTING ON OUR VERANDAH, WITH EITHER OUR MORNING COFFEE OR CUP OF TEA, OR IN THE EVENINGS WITH A NICE GLASS OF BUBBLES, JUST WATCHING OUR AMAZING ARABIANS GRAZE IN THE PASTURE WHILE FOALS FROLIC WITH EACH OTHER.” DIANNA DE-SILVA ZAMMIT “WE LOVE WALKING UP TO A PADDOCK GATE TO HAVE A GROUP OF DANCING HORSES WITH BIG BRIGHT EYES AND FLAGGED TAILS COME RACING UP TO MEET US.” BEC HOGAN “LOOKING OUT AT A PADDOCK OF CONTENT ARABIANS IS PRICELESS.” LINDA HENLEY

T

he pictures those comments bring to mind would surely bring a nod of the head and a wistful smile to most breeders’ faces. It was probably the image in the mind’s eye of many who first thought about breeding Arabians. But despite the joys, breeding Arabians brings with it many challenges, especially in the current market. In this article, you are invited into the lives of several small stud owners in NSW, who have generously provided a snapshot into the main challenges they face in breeding small, select numbers of Arabian horses. When asked about the main challenge of being a small breeder, Lynda Sonter of Allyndah Arabians answers, “Being noticed! It’s as simple as that. Some people think if you don’t have your horses in glossy adverts or at every show, then you are not capable of breeding quality horses. And it’s hard, because smaller breeders can’t afford the big trainers, the advertising and the cost of full-on campaigning. So they are limited with what they can do.” The majority of respondents agreed. Overall, challenges most put forward were those of time, money and reputation, with the number one issue being establishing a reputation within the industry. The general consensus is that the larger the stud, the more horses produced, and the greater the opportunity of producing that champion. In turn, this equals greater exposure and a faster-built reputation. On the issue of numbers, Karen Hodges of Ramadan Arabians states the problem as, “My stallion will only produce a small number of offspring in his lifetime,” while Kimaleen John, of Barinya Arabians comments, “Larger operations have larger numbers of progeny 38 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

to choose from when campaigning.” Further to this, Bec Hogan of New-Moon Stud adds “Being limited to a small number of breeding mares means every single foal needs to be awesome.” In fact, numbers of progeny appears to be considered by far the greatest stumbling block to quickly establishing that all-important reputation. Linda Henley of Wootton Arabian Stud writes: “When first starting out there is none of the preconceived credibility that larger or more long-term studs already have. It takes quite a long time to build a name or reputation.” And Jennifer Hawkins of Shahwanpark Arabians agrees. “As a small breeder it takes many years to get the same amount of stock out there promoting your stud, as it does the bigger breeders to produce in one season.” Dianna De-Silva Zammit of Rothbury Park Arabians however, points out that it’s not only about numbers bred, but by careful consideration into what is bred. “At the end of the day a good horse is a good horse.” Kimaleen John agrees. “A beautiful horse is a beautiful horse regardless of who breeds her and what photo one sees. Is she beautiful in the paddock or only in a made up photo? This is something that applies to small and large studs.” While many breeders interviewed see the value in what many of the large studs bring to the industry in terms of imports, new bloodlines, and increasing the reputation of Australian horses in the global market, the downside is the high number of horses in the market at prices smaller operators can’t compete with. Lisa Smith of Foxridge Farm writes: “Competing for market share and show ring results is difficult, as is getting people out to the farm,” while Dianna De-Silva Zammit replies that she “finds it very difficult being a small

breeder in this market, due to the larger studs being able to discount sale horses at prices that barely meet the service fee, just to move them on.” Time constraints and general workload issues are also a constant struggle for many. Kimaleen John writes: “Being a hands-on breeder with a career as a doctor makes things very difficult,” while Dianna De-Silva Zammit suggests that, “While the larger studs perhaps have a better footing regarding staff, time, facilities and equipment, we can still work horses at the same level (time prevailing!), though of course, when you can afford someone to do the work for you, life is a little easier.” Bec Hogan adds, “As a small breeder we do not have staff, and so need to be able to undertake a wide range of facets of horse care and management, as well as paddock and farm management. There are no days off!” And while it can be difficult to compete in some respects with larger studs, in others, some don’t consider it a ‘competition’ at all. Linda Henley states, “I’ve never considered myself in competition with other breeders. I would rather collaborate with other Crabbet breeders to preserve and promote our horses. I get referrals from other breeders and refer to others as well. I don’t think competing against each other is good for the horses or market. We need to open the market, not focus inwards on each other.” Kimaleen John states, “A consistent, smaller stud is more enticing to me as a breeder because they have obviously chosen lines well,” and Jennifer Hawkins believes small studs provide something unique. “I don’t really see it as a competition. I am a great believer in the part that early handling plays in a horse’s future. As a small breeder it is possible for us to manage all the handling and training ourselves.” And of course, finally, many issues are the same for small and large breeders alike. Amanda Riordan of Jindalla Park Stud claims, “We are no different when it comes to producing quality stock. The same rules apply: to research your bloodlines, only use quality breeding stock, and always consider form and function. Linda Henley adds, “I don’t believe the breeding challenges change whether you are a small or large breeder. We all have losses, natural events to deal with, a flat market, and we all have genetic conditions to manage.”


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Combining the best of the new and old bloodlines that Poland has to offer.

Funkia

Imp Po l a n d G azal Al S h a q a b x F a n ta zja C urrently in fo a l to Po g ro m, US Tripl e C ro w n w i n n er and Polish Na ti o n a l J u n i o r C h a mpi o n Sta l l i o n .

photo: Stuart Vesty

we welcome the arrival later this year of

Elomina

(Eryks [ G azal A l S h aq ab x E m m on a ] x E l o ce a [ S al ar x E u s a l a ] ) Elomina will be bred to Equator (QR Marc x Ekliptyka). Equator is a stunning young stallion with wins including Polish Junior Champion Stallion, European Junior Gold Champion Stallion and World Junior Reserve Champion Stallion.

Lisa and Ray Smith

Coffs Harbour NSW m: 0419 225 633 e: foxridgefarm@bigpond.com www.foxridgefarm.com.au

We are also expecting foals by Extravagance VO imp USA from our small group of outstanding Polish bred mares.


SMALL STUDS OF NSW

Ramadan Arabians, North Tumbulgum

Allyndah Arabians, Tyndale Nth

Wootton Arabian Stud, Wootton Valley

Ramadan Arabians started 35 years ago with Tristram Purette as my foundation mare. T. Purette’s daughter Ramadan Arabian Kadin continued breeding for me after her dam had died. She produced some lovely offspring to my wonderful, Mulawa bred stallion, Makers Mark (Fame Maker x Karmaa). One of R.A. Kadin’s most outstanding daughters is Ramadan Dream Maker, always shining in the show ring in both halter and under saddle. Her sire, Makers Mark has been a jewel in the Ramadan crown. His successes included winning the Queen Elizabeth Trophy for supreme exhibit of Tweed Valley show. This award had not been won by an Arabian for over thirty years. He won several Supreme Exhibits of shows and at the North Coast National he was awarded Supreme Led Arabian and Supreme Ridden Arabian. It was announced that this had never before happened in the hundred year history of the show.

Allyndah Arabians was founded in 1987 by Allan and Lynda Sonter, with the purchase of our first registered purebred Arabian, a young colt named Vega (Bremervale Viking x Bremervale Nastassia). Vega is a multi-Supreme Champion stallion at Halter, and all-round riding horse whether it be in pleasure, cattle work, dressage or endurance. We then purchased the purebred colt Tristram Masa (Ragnar x Tristram Nejma). We started out with purebred Arabians of Crabbet, Spanish, and Polish lines, and over the years we have changed our bloodlines to venture into a small Straight Egyptian breeding program of The Minstril breeding, and the bloodlines of True Colours via his Straight Egyptian son, True Vision in Qld. Our most noted daughter of True Vision is Australian Champion Top 5 Filly, Allyndah Truly Exquisite. We also have an amazing young Straight Egyptian colt by True Vision named Allyndah True Desire. Of our mares, Jaytee Exquisite has proven to be the backbone of our SE breeding program, as her daughters have proven to be exceptional mares themselves of such beauty and Arabian type. Recently, we have ventured into a high percentage coloured Arabians breeding program with the purchase of the cremello stallion, The Phantom Of Sierra (Odyssey White Tiger x Roseglen Sadeika) who is 90.6% Arabian, and very beautiful in every way. Phantom has been bred to a majority of our mares for 2014 coloured foals. Our first high percentage coloured foal was born in February 2014 with our SE mare, Allyndah Truly Exquisite foaling a beautiful palomino filly foal by Odyssey White Tiger. This gorgeous filly is 93.75% Arabian and very impressive!

My Arabian addiction started in 1996, when my endurance mentor, Paul Grieves, recommended I buy a pure Crabbet Arabian for endurance. Rebroff Moonshadow (Majestic Light x Abbedejar Majestikhan) changed my life. Our wonderful partnership is what spurred my desire to breed Crabbet Arabians.

I have always believed that the meld was the best way to achieve excellence in the breed. Makers Mark is a blend of Spanish and Polish blood. My mares carry some Egyptian lines and there is a splash of Crabbet there too. Photo: Ramadan Isis (Heir of Marwan) and Ramadan Markita (Makers Mark)

Photo: True Love of Allyndah

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My three-year-old pure Crabbet colt, Wootton Charismatic (Wootton Flamboyant x Wootton Charisma), has served his first mares this season. We also have seven pure Crabbet mares, four fillies, as well as last season’s lovely little grey by Fenwick Silver Prince out of Al Tsahir Odessa, and three riding geldings. My first youngsters have only just started getting out and about – a young colt bred here, Jamahl (Boomori Finale x Fenwick Vision), went down to Fenwick Stud in VIC last year and has covered his first mares this season. Another colt, Wootton Royal Decree (W.Flamboyant x F.Rubicelle) is standing at stud at Tanilba Stud in WA. Wootton Audacious (Rishahl FA x Al Tsahir Aurora) is starting his endurance career in QLD and Wootton Allegra has just been sold to an endurance and breeding program in NSW. The horses do led, trails, lessons, endurance, pony club, and even some mustering. W.Flamboyant was shown in halter and then trained in dressage before commencing his endurance training. I breed good riding horses with great temperaments. Photo: Linda and Wootton Flamboyant


B E G IN NIN G O F A N EW ER A F O R

Barinya Arabians BREEDI N G BEAUTI FUL, STRON G ARABI ANS W IT H T H E EM P H ASI S ON MOVEMEN T AND TEMPERAMEN T

Stallions at Stud 21 ARABIANS FOR SALE SEVERAL UNDER SADDLE BLOOD LINES INCLUDE

Wenceslas (imp. UK) Ralvon Pilgrim Prince Fa Moniet (imp. USA) Arjai Tammie Anaza Bay Shahh (imp. USA) Damirah (imp. Ger.) Orlando (imp. Ger.) Persian Lyric (colonial) Cudglebar Freya (colonial)

S T U D L O C AT IO N S : B YA BA R R A N S W TA L L A N G AT TA V IC

Dr Kimaleen John E: barinya@outlook.com Ph: 0438 457 487

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Barinya Arabians


Barinya, Wauchope NSW and Tallangatta Vic

New-Moon Stud, Wingello

Arabian Dreams, Halfway Creek

Since I was a school student, I dreamt of owning an Arabian to do endurance on. During my first year studying Medicine at UNSW, I bought my first Arabian: sixmonth-old Naibara Park Kareen. Kareen put up with me being an inexperienced horse person and grew up to be a totally well-balanced mare who today at 28 years old is happily teaching my boyfriend to ride and muster cattle. Kareen’s first foal was by Arjai Summitt and her last was by his half brother, Barinya Stardust Ibn Merlin. Newbridge Nasuri and Belbowrie Merlin were the next two horses I purchased, both by Wenceslas (imp UK).

In 2004, our first foal was born under a new moon. She was the daughter of a fabulous Arabian mare who had excelled in many disciplines, and epitomised the fun and versatility of an Arabian riding horse. From that time, with a focus on endurance, we aspired to breed athletes with height, strength and steady temperaments, with the famed Arabian athleticism, stamina and expression.

The Arabian horse has been a lifelong passion, and in 1990 I began breeding, living my dream. Arabian Dreams is a family concern. My husband Shane was previously thoroughbred racing entrenched, and his conversion to Arabian horses has been a wonderful gain both on the ground and for discerning future breeding prospects. Our youngest daughter Aiesha shares my love and passion, showing a keen eye for type and an enthusiastic approach to the goals of Arabian Dreams. Our 20 acre farm adjoins State Forest where Australian Brumbies roam free. There are endless trails for riding, leading to one of Australia’s many pristine beaches. I am truly blessed.

My horses carry a mixture of bloodlines: Colonial, Egyptian, Russian, Polish and English. There is my small group of Colonials – the two stallions, Killibinbin Persian Gold and his son Barinya Persian Afyre, and four Colonial mares. Then there is the Straight Egyptian stallion, Rashir and the eye-catching chestnut stallion Barinya Prince Hans by Aadique, who is only standing at stud until he is sold. My special friend not at public stud is B. Stardust, who combines the lines of two horses who have gone to greener pastures, and were much loved: Belbowrie Merlin and Arjai Tammie. My resident stallions have been chosen on type and temperament and to blend with each other’s offspring. My mares are descendants of Ralvon Pilgrim through Merlin, VP Temptrest and Tammie. Damirah through Simeon Shiran; Arjai Tamia; Oasis Desert Song through B Valeen; Saracin imp UK through daughter of N.Nasuri, Anaza Bey Shah through S. Shiran, AP Klass and Montshan; Orlando (imp Germ) and Wenceslas through Merlin and Nasuri.

We discovered the Shagya-Araber in 2009. They are a light cavalry horse bred by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 18th century. These horses were the embodiment of our breeding goal, developed with the military budget of an Empire, and refined over centuries. Today, New-Moon is Australia’s first ShagyaAraber stud. We proudly own the only three Shagya-Araber mares in Australia. Two are broodmares (Laila and Medina), and the third, Zariah, is a six-year-old recently started under saddle and about to commence her endurance career. All three mares have recently been listed in Studbook 1 of the German Trakehner Verband, as foundation mares for producing purebred Trakehners. The stud also owns three purebred Arabian mares that have been inspected by licensed International Shagya-Araber classifiers, and approved for ShagyaAraber breeding. These purebred mares combine Crabbet, Egyptian and Russian bloodlines. Imported Shagya-Araber semen is used for breeding, from highly awarded ShagyaAraber stallions standing in the USA, Germany and Austria. New-Moon Stud intends to establish a ‘semen bank’ in Australia to make this semen more readily available to other Australian breeders. Photo: New-Moon Stud

The creed of Arabian Dreams is ‘Quality not Quantity’ which places great focus and stringent plans on our breeding program, ensuring we stay on path! Based on Spanish/Egyptian and Russian bloodlines, all of our current stock has been bred by us. The foundation of our breeding program is the beloved mare Fairview Amira Enshallah (dec) (Amir El Shaklan x Esperanza) and her infamous bloodlines are present in each horse. Enshallah’s last gift and legacy is T’iamo, her lookalike son; a striking liver chestnut, sired by Ajman Moniscione. We plan to retain this up and coming star for stud purposes. The matriarch of Arabian Dreams is Nemesis (Padrons Psyche x Enshallah). She is one of four Padrons Psyche daughters we have bred and the only one retained, with her full sister Euphoria having been exported to Dubai. Nemesis is currently in foal for what we hope will be her first filly. One of the most exotic and beautiful horses we have bred is Nemesis’s two-year-old son Saggio sired by Ajman Moniscione. Adding to our collection the beautiful mare Vixen (TR Viktor x Enshallah) together with her daughters, Viktress (Ajman Moniscione) and her 2013 foal sired by MF Aryan El Thessa, these form our group of horses. Photo: Arabian Dreams

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Ramadan Arabians Ramadan Arabians would like to congratulate the new owners of these big moving, Ramadan Arabian horses.

Ramadan Remarkable

now owned by Alan Daftani, Victoria

Ramadan Charming

now has a loving home with Tony and Helen Surawski at Stradbroke Island

Ramadan Markirah

to Georgia Grimme, New Zealand

These exceptional horses have found new homes and we have made new friends. KAREN HODGES | (02) 6676 6372 | 0412 706 105 | E: karenho@iprimus.com.au


JENNIFER OGDEN

Rothbury Park Arabians & Warmbloods, Colo Valley

Rothbury Park is a boutique stud that consists of purebred Arabians, Arabian Warmbloods and Warmbloods. The stud was started about 35 years ago, with one Anglo Arabian mare. Since that time, it has grown into something we are very happy with. Originally it was run by myself, until ten years ago when I met my husband Charles. We breed selectively, producing one to two foals per year. We also lease mares to clients, which works very well for us and for them, as we have done all the ground work as far as breeding is concerned. Rothbury Park is a mixture of bloodlines eg: Polish, Crabbet, Egyptian Crosses. At the end of the day, a purebred is a purebred; the title is merely where the horse originated. Our head stallion Sobek (Asfour x Hart’s on Fire) is already an International Sire, and we intend on using our rising three-year-old Mentor (Khalipha Al Saba x El Arab Muzic) for this coming season. Photo: Sobek

Shahwanpark Arabians, Tamworth

Foxridge Farm, Coffs Harbour

Shahwanpark was developed over 30 years ago in central Victoria before expanding and settling in NSW in 2007. Our highly decorated pure Crabbet performance stallion Fenwick Panache was pivotal, not only in the stud’s progress, but also as a great ambassador for the Arabian breed, making many public appearances. Our focus shifted from high percentage Crabbet Arabians and derivatives in the infant years, to pure Crabbet breeding in the mid 80s which continues on today.

We started our stud with a small group of pure Polish bred mares from Lillaine Gedye. I had always loved the Bask son, The General, so when I went looking for mares, the first was a filly grand-daughter. We also purchased daughters of Mexi (imp Den) and Ambition (imp USA). Over the years we added a couple more lines as they became available.

Throughout the stud’s existence its focus has been to produce beautiful saddle horses that have substance, great movement, a good mind, along with the grace and beauty of a quality Arabian. The stud comprises 35-40 pure Crabbet Arabians with two stallions standing at stud, one of which we imported from the UK. Chilled semen is also available. Both stallions are young with their oldest progeny just now being started under saddle. Our achievements over the years have been predominantly in the performance world, both open and Arabian, including Barastoc Arabian Horse of the Year, saddle stallion wins at Melbourne Royal Show and Australian Top 10 dressage horse to name just a few. Photo: Iqbal with Jennifer Hawkins

I had always wanted a Polish bred daughter of Gazal Al Shaqab, and while in Poland we had the opportunity to purchase Funkia, a Gazal daughter in foal to Ekstern. Funkia was my birthday present from my wonderful husband, and is currently in foal to Pogrom. Late last year we purchased a stunning young daughter of Eryks, a Gazal Al Shaqab son, Elomina who will come out to Australia in foal to Equator later in the year. We also purchased a pure Polish bred son of Emigrant, Extravagance VO, who is out of a Pesal daughter. We have our core group of mares down to six, although some of the others are still here and for sale. All are pure Polish lines. We have two colts at the moment, Extravagance VO and Titanium FX (Ekstern x Funkia). Some of the successful show horses we have bred include Cruise Control, Moving Violation, The Katalyst, Porn Star and Stripperella. Under saddle and endurance we have Shahh, Egotist and Fanatyk. Photo: Extravagance VO

Jindalla Park Stud, Murrurundi

Jindalla Park Stud was established in 1994, and relocated to the Hunter Valley in 2002. Since this time both Peter and Amanda have concentrated on producing a small number of quality and commercial stock. We have been extremely humbled by our success over the past 15 years achieving outstanding results at every level including Royals, Australian, East Coast, National Championships and State Titles with our Arabian derivatives, Arabian Stock Horses and Australian Stock Horses. The stud motto “Breeding Horses to Work and Perform” is exactly that. Our horses are competing in Breed Classes, Open Hack, Dressage, Showjumping, Working Classes and Team Penning. We currently have eight mares with 6%-50% Crabbet/Egyptian Arabian bloodlines cross Australian Stock Horse, and two Heritage Bred Australian Stock Horse mares. Standing at Stud: Whitsunday Akram (Whitsunday Abitta (By Ralvon Witness) x Ralvon Gazelle (By Ralvon Pilgrim)). This unique high percentage Crabbet, purebred stallion is also a registered Studbook Australian Stock Horse. Natural Cover and AI available. 44 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS


Binley Prince Iqbal [imp UK] Pure Crabbet Stallion [Pictured]

Eliseo

Also at stud: SPA Pure Crabbet Sabino Stallion Stock for sale and lease.

Jennifer Hawkins, Tamworth, NSW M: 0427 302 598 E: jh@shahwanparkarabians.com.au www.shahwanparkarabians.com.au Follow us on

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MUSTANG’S MAGNUM

MUSTANG'S

MAGNUM MAGNUM FORTY FOUR (IMP USA) x SAHTARAH BRED BY SHANE EDWARD ARABIANS OWNED BY SHANE EDWARD ARABIANS & MULAWA ARABIANS

By Kay & Philip Edward

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hen it came time to find a stallion to breed to Shane’s mare, Sahtarah (Sahjat x Dantarah), we chose Magnum Forty Four. We love his bloodlines. Magnum Psyche has always been a favourite and his dam, WH Nashahna, is sired by the great Bey Shah. As well as his breeding, we liked Magnum Forty Four’s type and attitude and his beautiful eyes, and we believed his length of rein would complement Sahtarah’s neck set. It turned out to be the right decision. The resulting foal was Mustang’s Magnum, and she was one of those foals that just took your breath away with her elegance and beauty. 46 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

And she was our miracle foal. Her birth was dramatic, and it was fully believed that we would have to lose either her or her dam. After a long struggle with three vets and Phil and myself, all trying to get her out with chains and hooks, the vets finally made the difficult decision to cut her out. Fortunately, Sahtarah must have sensed something dreadful was about to happen to her foal, and with one final, monumental effort, Mustang’s Magnum or ‘Maggie’ as she was to be known, was born. Assuming the filly was dead, the vets rushed to Sahtarah’s aid, suspecting she would haemorrhage. At the same moment

I noticed Maggie blink and called out “The foal’s alive!” She gave a whinny and to all our amazement, started trying to get up. The vets, by then knowing Sahtarah was alright, turned their attention to Maggie, concerned that they had broken her legs during the horrendous birth. Miraculously, Sahtarah and Maggie both survived unscathed, apart from a very small mark on Maggie’s lower eyelid where the hooks had been inserted to the eye sockets to try to turn her head – which to this day still twinges when she is in a bad mood! Maggie was born a beauty and remains that way. Phil and I wanted her to be shown but also wanted to remain in her life as part owners, and especially for her to be shown in the name of Shane Edward Arabians. We knew the best place in Australia for her to reside and be shown would be at Mulawa Arabians. Phil rang Greg Farrell many times, but with Greg being busy, it wasn’t until Maggie was


Straight Egyptian Beauty

Allyndah Truly Exquisite

(Tr ue Vision x Ja ytee Exquisite)

Introducing her daughter

True Love of Allyndah

(b y Odysse y W hite Tig er) 93.7% Arabian Palomino Filly

Allan & Lynda Sonter Tyndale NSW Australia Ph: 02 6647 6307 Mob: 0421 444 197 Website: allyndaharabians.p age.t l

Allyndah Arabians

JINDALLA PARK STUD Offers For Sale

1. Jindalla Park All That’s Gold (Whitsunday Akram x Bluegum Snowflake) 2012 Palomino Gelding. Part Arabian 69%, 1 x ASH.

Breeding Horses to Work and Perform Coloured Arabian Derivatives, Arabian Stock Horses, Australian Stock Horses.

2. Jindalla Park Fortune Teller (Win D Fortitude x Bluegum Kyeema) 2012 Palomino Filly. Part Arabian 25%, 1 x ASH.

Peter & Amanda Riordan Upper Hunter Valley NSW (02) 65467054 0428414256

3. Ruby Park Reflection (Adios Reflect colt x Leshal Pride and Joy) 2011 Buckskin Filly. Part Arabian 25%.

jindallapark@bigpond.com www.jindallapark.com

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All young stock are reasonably priced to show/performance homes. Currently in show prep condition, rugged, hand fed and handled daily.

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AN AMAZING RESULT: THE TWO FULL BROTHERS, 2014 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR ARABIAN COLTS R: MAXIMILLIANO AND L: MAXIMISE MI (GUILIANO (US) X MUSTANG’S MAGNUM)

weaned that he was able to come and see her. However, within two days of that visit, Maggie was living at Mulawa and a very successful partnership began between Shane Edward Arabians and Mulawa Arabians. Mustang’s Magnum’s show career started with the National Stud Show, followed by the East Coast Championships, then the Australian Championships. Maggie was Champion Yearling Filly at all three of these shows – the first ever purebred Arabian to achieve this in one season. To see Shane’s name in the catalogue and winners’ results

was a dream come true. We know Shane must have been looking over Maggie from her very first breath. Since the days of her illustrious show career, Maggie has proved to be one of Australia’s most successful dams. To date she has had six foals, for six multi A class champions. Her first foal Fames Phantom MI, by Fame Maker, injured his face as a foal and wasn’t shown until he was under saddle, and with great success – at his first East Coast Championships he won the illustrious East Coast Cup.

Klassical Dream MI, by Klass, is one of Australia’s current favourite Arabian females, winning Australian Champion 2 & 3yo Filly and being the highest point purebred at the show. She is also a dual East Coast Champion, National Stud Show Champion and the current Reserve Australian Champion Mare. Dream’s beautiful full sister is MI Klassic Fantasy, and both are world class in the opinion of many overseas breeders and trainers. At the 2012 East Coast Championships, MI Klassic Fantasy, and another of Maggie’s progeny, Maximilliano, a big-moving bay colt with exceptional show ring presence who was sired by Guiliano, were awarded Champion Yearling Filly and Colt. MI Klassic Fantasy is also a Reserve Australian Champion, while Maximilliano was an Australian Champion Yearling Colt (both international judges stated he was the stand out of the class). His full brother Maximise MI is also a beautiful bay colt. As a yearling he was National Stud Show Champion Colt and Reserve Australian Champion Yearling Colt. Majesta MI, also by Guiliano, won the Sires Sweepstakes at her first show and with limited showing has been an Australian Championship finalist. Maggie’s latest foal is an exciting colt by the amazing World Champion sire Marwan Al Shaqab, and we are looking forward to the future of this very special boy. Maggie is enjoying living a life of leisure at Mulawa’s stud at Aberdeen. At this time there are no plans of returning her to showing, as Greg’s opinion is that she has nothing more to prove and her progeny are excelling beyond all expectations.

MAXIMISE MI – NATIONAL STUD SHOW CHAMPION & AUSTRALIAN RESERVE CHAMPION

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Our motto is “We Breed To Succeed” and Mustang’s Magnum surely has. ▮


LA CHALLERINA DREAMS CAN COME TRUE WITH BELOVED ARABIANS, EVEN FOR SMALL BREEDERS.

By Dell Jackson

Thomas and handled by Benjamin Bogart, and, in her usual style, won her class, and Champion Mare. With an intimidating line up she went in for Supreme, and when her number was called, we were totally overwhelmed with pride. We’d won our first Supreme. Dreams can come true with beloved Arabians, even for small breeders.

La Challerina has now been confirmed in foal to the wonderful stallion Khareem al Saba. This foal will be born in late 2014 and it is time for Challerina to rest, and just be the beauty we know she is. We love her very much. She is our treasured show queen, and a wonderful example of an Arabian show horse. ▮

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n the 15th December 2008, a little chestnut filly was born. Her sire was Magnum el Chall, and her dam was our adored Evanescence, the daughter of our beloved mare Remarni Park Inspiration. Because she danced around like a ballerina, we named her La Challerina. Challerina was sent to Chelleason Arabians as a weanling and prepared under the guidance of Michelle Thomas. It was decided her first show would be The Arabian Gala Show, under international judge Glenn Jacobs. Against a line up of some outstanding fillies, Challerina won her class before going up against the two and three year old fillies in the champion class. We were delighted when she was chosen as Champion Filly at her first show. Her next show was the Top of the Range in Toowoomba. Michelle Thomas again showed her beautifully and again she won – this time against a large class of 15 fillies. She followed this up by yet again beating the older fillies for Champion. This win was quickly followed by a very exciting Reserve Champion Filly title at the East Coast Championships. Challerina was succeeding beyond our expectations.

LA CHALLERINA BACK AT THE ARABIAN GALA SHOW IN 2013

Following her success, Challerina was given a break from the show ring to grow and mature. As a young mare, the decision was made to breed her, and we chose the stallion Charming VC, owned by Yvonne Barlow. This turned out to be a wonderful choice, resulting in the lovely chestnut filly, Chardonnay. Before too long Chardonnay was weaned and it was time to bring Challerina back into the show ring. With Michelle Thomas once more in charge of her training, she went to The Arabian Gala Show, this time under international judge Terry Holmes. Handled by Benjamin Bogart, she won her broodmare class, then went on to win Champion Mare against a top line up of mares – all at her first show in several years. Just as she had as a yearling, Challerina then went on to the Top of the Range show. She was again shown by Michelle

LA CHALLERINA AT THE 2010 ARABIAN GALA SHOW [PHOTO FRANCENE NEUENDORF PHOTOGRAPHY]

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BUSINESSWOMEN OF

THE ARABIAN INDUSTRY:

MARIAN DUNCAN

BRINGING HER LOVE OF ARABIAN HORSES TO LIFE IN STUNNING WORKS OF ART IS ARABIAN HORSE ARTIST MARIAN DUNCAN.

Interview by Maryde

M

arian began painting horses in 1986, having paintings published on the covers of The

“It really all began in 1986, when my husband’s Rottweiler ran into me and broke my leg. I had already given up work as a

Australian Arabian Horse News, and then in

graphic artist at a TV station to look after

1993 in the Arabian Horse Express (USA).

my three children, so seeing I was sitting

Since 1999 Marian has produced multi-

down, I started painting again. I sent a

media artworks which have been used

painting to Pat Slater, it was published on

for promotional material by the Arabian

the cover of The Australian Arabian Horse

Horse Society of Australia – nationally and

News, and from that moment on people

internationally. Her career is a combination

started asking me to paint their Arabian

of work and pleasure.

horses. This enabled me to buy my first

purebred Arabian mare, my beautiful Aloha Minerva, and I was privileged to own her for 23 years.” Marian Duncan’s exquisite paintings can be found all over Australia, in the USA, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. And it’s no wonder. One only has to take a look at these stunning works of art to see why Marian’s work is so popular with horse lovers the world over. Part of the reason has to be her tremendous talent and eye for detail. MARIAN DUNCAN

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WH JUSTICE ACRYLIC WITH KIND PERMISSION FROM JENNI OGDEN

Marian has always loved horses and art. As a child she would sit under trees and draw the neighbour’s horses and brush them with an old hair brush and dream of owning one – almost every little girl’s dream. “I still have some of those paintings and drawings. I saw my first Arabian in The Land newspaper and was instantly attracted. When I was older I saw my first real ones at an Arab Horse Show in Orange NSW. I was totally hooked.” Maryde: Through your words and paintings, I can see your love of horses and art have combined to form a beautiful partnership. You’ve truly captured the magic of movement. Marian: I have studied and painted horses my whole life. Every little detail, the way they move, react, their body language, and power. I am always researching the traditional headstalls and saddles, their heritage and environment. I’ve learned to paint life, movement, light and colour and I am still learning. I paint many subjects including life drawing, portraits, landscapes, and contemporary works. I’m always pleased to do portraits and special requests in any medium. Maryde: What is it about this particular breed of horse that stirs the artist in you?

Marian: The beauty and quality of the Arabian horse to me has no equal. They have large dark intelligent eyes, with beautiful sculptured faces, large fine nostrils and soft velvet muzzles. Their curved ears, smooth elegant necks and fine manes and tails accentuate the soft silken coat that defines their sleek muscles. They have a compact, balanced body with movement like no other, and the beauty to lift your senses and take your breath away – the very essence of an Arabian horse. THIS is what I try to capture in my paintings.

each layer of paint, then I start working

Maryde: And you do it exceptionally well. I find people are always fascinated about how a piece of artwork comes together. Can you share a bit of your process with us?

commissioned works, I use one or more

Marian: I draw from my imagination or using photos. Drawing for me is very important, the bones of a painting, putting down the idea, trying to get the conformation correct, continually studying it. I wake up the next day with fresh eyes to correct any mistakes, and this can take two days or two weeks, depending on the work. I think I become obsessive with it. I study a work from the start until it’s finished. When I am happy with the drawing I paint the background first, working from the distance to the foreground, building up

on the subject, again building up layers and detail, working on life, form and movement. The thing I love most is near the finish – the fine details, completing the very fine strands of hair with very fine brushes. The time taken to complete an artwork can be two weeks or over three months (oils take longer hence they are higher priced). I have had the opportunity to paint some amazingly beautiful horses over the years. There are occasions when travelling is involved, but for most photos and always with the photographer’s permission. For Marian, painting has been a lifetime journey of learning and changing. She is constantly amazed how the love of Arabian horses has brought so many people together from writing, photography and art to breeding, riding etc. She has made some wonderful lasting friendships through her love of Arabian horses. Marian has some limited edition prints and gift cards available. Anyone interested in a commission or purchasing artwork can contact Marian by email or phone through her website – www.maduncan.com ▮ THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 51


CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS LED PARTBRED ARABIAN AL-KAREEME LOUIS VUITTON OWNED BY GAIL DOUGLAS & REBECCA LEWIN, SHOWN BY REBECCA LEWIN

EAST COAST ARABIAN

CHAMPIONSHIPS By Dee & Nicola Kelly

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ne of Australia’s premier Arabian shows, the 2014 East Coast Arabian Championships, dawned promisingly clear and sunny and remained that way for the duration of the show. Wednesday, the first day of the show, was devoted entirely to Dressage, while Thursday and Friday were primarily dominated by the Arabian Derivative halter section, with ridden Purebred and Derivative classes spread throughout the programme. Saturday saw the emphasis outdoors, with miscellaneous, Amateur and Youth classes all conducted in the sunshine on the immaculately maintained arenas of the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. The show culminated with halter Finals Night on Saturday evening.

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judging appointment – he “loved the show” and commended the efforts and hard work of the committee.

American judge Steve Lieblang presided over the open halter section, his second Australian

Purebred halter was conducted entirely within the Saturday Finals Night programme, with

With a comprehensive programme catering to all these Derivative sections and age groups, listing every Champion is an impossible goal in a report of this length. However, special notice must go to the eventual Derivative Champions of Champions, who edged out the other winners in their respective registries to trot off with top honours. Steve Lieblang commented that it was “one of the top shows on [his] list because of all the Derivatives, especially the ponies,” and thought that “each of the horses that ended up at the top of their divisions were excellent representatives of their sections.”


CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS ARABIAN AMATEUR RIDDEN ROSE GUM GOLDRUSH RIDDEN BY CHARLOTTE PHILLIPS

EAST COAST CUP CHAMPION PUREBRED ARTISTRY MI OWNED BY MULAWA ARABIANS, RIDDEN BY KRISTIAN AKEHURST

lights and music contributing to the exciting atmosphere. The spectacularly decorated arena featured statuary and giant Venetian masks, which lent the finals an air of classical elegance. Though numbers in some of the Purebred halter events were a little lower than previous years, judge Lieblang again felt that “the Purebreds that ended up on top of their classes could easily go and compete anywhere in the world.” 54 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

EAST COAST CUP CHAMPION ARABIAN DERIVATIVE EBL JULIETT OWNED & SHOWN BY EMMA ADAMS

Saddle finals were held on Friday night, separate from the halter Championships on Saturday, with a solid crowd of spectators cheering their favourites on. The saddle classes were populated with quality exhibits, particularly the coveted East Coast Cups. With two heats for Purebreds and three for Derivatives, the Finalists for both competitions were exceptional and, in some cases, very well-performed.

Congratulations to the committee of the NSW Arabian Horse Association on the smooth execution of another East Coast. One of the premier events on the Australian Arabian calendar, this entertaining show caters to a wide audience and is not to be missed. ▮


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FROM THE

SHOW RING TO

ENDURANCE

AND BACK

NEXT TIME YOU WATCH A HALTER CLASS, ASK YOURSELF, ‘WOULD I LIKE TO RIDE THAT HORSE FOR MILE AFTER MILE AT A TROT/CANTER?’ YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT HOW THIS ALTERS YOUR VIEW OF A HORSE.

By Helen Rutland

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ot everyone can afford a horse for this and a horse for that, and many of us would like to think we can turn our precious ‘only child’ to more than one discipline. We are fortunate in that Arabians are generally more than versatile enough that the Royal show hack can turn their hooves to a weekend pony club rally, or that the endurance horse

can turn out a decent dressage test without too much bother. After all, it’s been proven time and time again. But what about from halter champion to endurance... and back again? What about all that whispered speculation that halter horses and endurance horses are simply ‘built different,’ one for beauty, one for function?

Of course you can. And some breeders have repeatedly produced horses that prove this. So how do you do it? A good way is by looking at the journey of someone who’s been there, through that. Someone that’s willing to give advice and assistance. One such breeder is Helen Rutland.

Can you have a champion halter horse with the form and function to win at endurance?

A brief history...

VP SAKIM – RESERVE CHAMPION AT THE EAST COAST 2009

My journey with Arabians started with the purchase of Oasis Desert Song. Arabians then, were extremely expensive, with purebred horses rarely being seen in the endurance field. Oasis Desert Song transpired to be an elite endurance horse, more by good luck than any understanding of his bloodlines on my part at the time. Desert was an extremely correct Arabian, who, although he commenced his halter career after his endurance career, also proved to be a prepotent sire who passed his outstanding heart rates, soundness and courage onto his progeny. Following his retirement from endurance, it was decided that he should pursue a show career in the halter ring. As he had in endurance, ‘Desert’ performed well in this arena, with numerous Champions to his credit, as well as a win and 2nd to the very beautiful Nile at the National Stud Show. Many times, during his halter career, the comment was made, ‘he’s not bad for an endurance horse, is he?’ Back then, shows held little resemblance to the halter ring of today. Horses tended to be assessed as breeding stock, and good legs were certainly a requirement for high placings – off set cannons, tied in knees and club feet didn’t get a look in. The heads may not have been as exotic as today, but the horses were certainly functional, and some were extremely beautiful. Floating, light, correct movement was rewarded, and the classes were large and very

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competitive. We also didn’t condition horses then, no neck sweats, just ‘fat’ in the right places to try to cover any faults, and a pose that allowed the horse to stand alert, without altering its conformation markedly. Valinor Park’s motto, ‘Beauty that Endures’ was adopted when it was decided to show our young horses at halter before they then were broken in to begin their endurance life. It was felt that the horses bred by the stud had to adhere as closely to the Standard of Excellence as possible, and the best way to do that was to show them in halter. It also had the added bonus of getting them out and around, used to strange environments, and being travelled, so that by the time they started their endurance competition, everything was ‘old hat’ to them.

FOUNDATION STALLION OASIS DESERT SONG +S

Since that time, Helen has turned out an impressive number of highly successful halter and endurance horses. Take a look at a small selection of VP horses: VP Vega – National Stud winner at Halter and under Saddle, and successful in Endurance, together with his half brother, VP Legend, an A Class Champion and successful in 80km, 120km and Shahzada. VP Justice – National Stud show winner, multi A grade Champion, and 1st Junior at Shahzada, as well as other rides. Justice returned to showing after he finished his endurance career, again as a multi champion. VP Nickolai – East Coast Supreme Arabian Warmblood, 2nd FEI **, now in UAE. VP Sakim – Reserve Champion East Coast, 5/5 successful endurance rides, 3rd Middleweight at last 80km ride. VP Gucci – East Coast Halter Champion, now sold to UAE for endurance. VP Ghazal – three times Top 10 Australian Champion Colt, twice Top 5 East Coast Champion, Supreme A Exhibit, plus other Champions – successfully completed first 80km ride with good recoveries, and currently standing at Sheik Mohammed’s Gherulla stables. Here’s what Helen has to say on the subject of halter to the show ring... and back again. While the tide has turned in recent years, with better prices being commanded for endurance horses in the Middle East market, traditionally endurance has, for many Arabian breeders, been seen as ‘the poor cousin’ of the halter ring. It has been looked down on by some owners, and there are breeders who will often try to offload their less-than-pretty halter pretenders as endurance horses, sometimes citing ‘endurance breeding’ which is totally unproven. However, it must be borne in mind that it is just as challenging to produce an elite endurance horse as it is to produce a top halter champion – possibly more so, since it will take at least seven years before you know if your

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horse has the potential to be elite in the tough environment of endurance. What also needs to be borne in mind is that the characteristics which make an ‘Arabian an Arabian’ are equally the same whether it be in the halter ring or endurance/performance arenas – probably even more so in endurance. For those who haven’t been there, visit Shahzada or the Tom Quilty and look at the horses there – then imagine what they would look like in show condition – you might be surprised! We must remember, these horses were war horses, and forged in the toughest of environments – lose these characteristics, and we lose what makes an Arabian so special. Soundness, clean bone, straight legs, short cannons, and good feet are critical in an endurance horse. Clean throat latches for ease of breath when running hard are crucial – no need to neck sweat an endurance horse. Flexible nostrils for ease of breath, good eyes and neck set correctly onto the head, and coming out of the shoulder are all features that should be found in both good endurance and

halter horses. Fine skin and high tail carriage help heat loss, and lightness of gait allow miles to be covered effortlessly. Next time you watch a halter class, ask yourself, ‘would I like to ride that horse for mile after mile at a trot/canter?’ You would be surprised at how this alters your view of a horse. Intelligence and even temperament are also necessary – we need bravery in our endurance horses, especially with some of the terrain we ask them to cover at some rides. The only thing I believe a purebred endurance horse could be forgiven is a little plainness in the head, everything else should conform to the Standard of Excellence. All things being equal, a good Arabian who adheres to the Standard of Excellence should be equally at home in either a halter class or on the endurance field. I have no doubt that many of our champions at halter could readily compete at 80km rides or longer, always provided of course that they have good legs and feet, and the right heart rates, and courage to go with it. ▮ THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 57


THE QUILTY [PHOTO FAST PACED PHOTOS]

LET THE

JOURNEY By Amanda Rayner

BEGIN

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magine the fun of camping out with your horse whilst travelling the expanse of the Eyre Highway to Western Australia. Allow extra time to enjoy the whales, cliffs, caves and the diverse landscape which is WA. This is big sky country with the billiard table flat Nullarbor ahead and the adventure of the Quilty to come. On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October this year WA will play host to the Tom Quilty Gold Cup Endurance Ride. It will be the fifth occasion WA has hosted this iconic event since the ride began rotating around the states in 1986. This gave endurance riders in each state the chance to compete in their home state and not have to travel such long distances. Like many horse disciplines endurance riding has its origins in the army. The endurance capacity of cavalry mounts was tested in the early 1920s over a distance of 300 miles and two of these tests were won by the Arabian stallion Shahzada [Mootrub x Ruth Kesia]. After his exportation to

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Australia in 1925, he was champion at the Sydney Easter Royal Show for eight successive years. He appears in the pedigree of many of today’s top endurance horses. Fast forward to 1966 and the Tom Quilty ride. Tales of Tom’s horsemanship were legendary; he would boast of how quickly he could ride from Euroka, the family station, to Cloncurry, a distance of 162km, just to post a telegram. This brought a challenge from R.M. Williams and Tom’s feat gave rise to a 100 mile ride being named after him. This year the Quilty will be held in the heart of the Great Southern at the town of Wagin. The town was settled in the 1880s and is located 228km south east of Perth, comprising a population of 1,900. Wagin is well serviced with many amenities. Sport and recreation play an important part in the Wagin community. The ride base will be at the Wagin sportsground, adjacent to town, which offers first class facilities with ample room for camping and good

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provision for vetting and strapping. Every March, at this same venue, 19,500 people attend the Wagin Woolorama over two days to showcase rural WA. This is one of the state’s largest agricultural shows. The Shire of Wagin, with its community based volunteers, is rallying to the cause. The townsfolk are very excited about hosting this year’s event. The Quilty committee is planning a weeklong funfilled time featuring lots of entertainment throughout the Quilty week. It is expected well over 100 riders will compete including those from interstate along with some international entries. The course will provide varying terrain with the elements proving unpredictable as with any ride held over 24 hours. Every endurance rider from the East should make this trip once in their endurance lifetime. We cordially invite you to join us in the magical tradition of the Quilty, in the wonderful state of Western Australia. ▮

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HISTORIC FIRST FOR THE GOLD COAST TURF CLUB

SHADWELL AUSTRALASIA

ARABIAN RACES

.. I’M SURE EVERY ARABIAN FAN SWELLED WITH PRIDE AT OUR BREED’S WONDERFUL TEMPERAMENT AND ATHLETICISM.

By Virginia Dodson

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istory was made when a crowd of 4,500, including many Arabian enthusiasts, gathered at the Gold Coast Turf Club for the first Arabian races to be run at this magnificent track. The occasion was the Summer Surf Sprint Day which is a great family fun day including numerous running races for two legged athletes, and of course the inaugural Shadwell Arabian Plate and the UAE Arabian Plate. As the first of the gleaming, fit Arabians entered the mounting enclosure, the race caller gave a brief resumé of the runners and the history of the Arabian breed. The majority of the horses were having their first start but all were impeccably behaved and

loaded into the barriers like professionals – I’m sure every Arabian fan swelled with pride at our breed’s wonderful temperament and athleticism. The first race was the Shadwell Arabian Plate over 1,400 metres and was won by the lovely bay mare Coolinda Park Dance With Me with Conderosa Millenium Silver hot on her heels coming second by a length. River Oak Moccona was third by 4½ lengths followed by the well performed Warrawee Naaziq in fourth place. The second race was the UAE Arabian Plate, also over 1,400 metres, again an exciting finish, with Mulawa Stud’s statuesque grey mare Alchimia taking the honours from the fast finishing Ausden Prince Mahal with a margin of 1¾ lengths. Moondarra Maya was a close third with Jill Colwell’s Aloha Desert Jewel a scant long head behind to take fourth place. Both these races carried the very generous prize money of $25,000. Without the continuing support and extraordinary generosity of His Highness

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Shadwell Australasia these races would not be possible. NARA was delighted to have the pleasure of the company of His Excellency Mirza Al Sayegh and Mr Masoud Saleh who travelled with a delegation from Dubai to officiate at the races. We were also happy once again to welcome Mr Mark Kelly of Shadwell Australasia and Mr Chris Kennard of Shadwell UK. All of these gentlemen have worked hard to ensure the success of the Shadwell events in Australia and we look forward to a continued close association. Mr Faisal Al Mazrouei headed a party from the UAE Embassy in Canberra and presented the trophy for the second race. Dr Harry Cooper and Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador Rebecca Bramich were among the many guests present at the luncheon which also included Federal and State politicians, media representatives and local and interstate business people. Anthony Mountney and Dani Walker, trainer and jockey of both winners, were jubilant and are to be congratulated for making the long trip from NSW. It was certainly worth the effort and I bet there was some celebrating that night! Congratulations must also go to the members of the Queensland Arabian Racing Association for gathering together such a quality field of well presented athletes. Many thanks also to the connections of the interstate horses who travelled from the ACT, Victoria and NSW to make the day such a resounding success. The committee and staff of the Gold Coast Turf Club must be commended for making the Arabians and their connections feel so welcome. The Cultural Marquee proved a popular meeting place with delicious Middle Eastern food supplied by Taboon Restaurant at Robina and the two ladies who provided henna tattoos did a steady trade during the day. The generous gifts supplied by Shadwell were also very well received by patrons.

ALCHIMIA 1ST IN THE UAE ARABIAN PLATE AT THE GOLD COAST ON DECEMBER 7, 2013 [PHOTO ROSS STEVENSON]

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All in all a great day for Arabian racing and Shadwell, and we really hope this will encourage people to help us grow Arabian racing. Breeders, owners and trainers, you now have 12 months to get those horses into race training for next year’s Shadwell and experience the thrill of seeing YOUR horse gallop to the finish line at the Gold Coast Turf Club. ▮


RABBIT AT THE SHADWELL RACE DAY

RABBIT DURING THE RED RANGE ENDURANCE EVENT

RUN RABBIT, RUN By Kimi Windsong

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usden Prince Mahal (Ausden Picasso x Mahalee), aka ‘Rabbit’, is a perfect example of the versatility that the Arabian horse possesses – with careful and dedicated training that is. This little bay horse has been a successful endurance horse, carrying many different and young riders over a five year career. His friend and trainer Jay Randle, whom operates the Splendacrest Endurance Training facility near Toowoomba, sensed that Rabbit could run and so took him along to an official barrier trial that was conducted at Beaudesert, under the authority and regulations of NARA. Rabbit seemed a natural. Jay had planned for Rabbit’s fitness to peak after he had completed the 160km distance event at Red Range, thereby being ready for the Arabian Races that were scheduled for the 7th December. The experienced international rider Samantha Yates was engaged to ride Rabbit over the undulating course on the New England Tablelands in near perfect endurance riding conditions.

With the cooler temperatures and rainy start at 2am on Saturday 23rd November, the 160km course was completed in a riding time of 10:26 and Rabbit was still on track for the UAE Plate in two weeks’ time. A perfect sunny spring day emerged for Race Day; and the Gold Coast Turf Club had a two card event seeing nine purebred Arabian horses contest the Shadwell Arabian Plate and then eight more Arabian horses contest the UAE Arabian Plate. Both races were over 1400 metres and were for purebred Arabians over three years of age. Horses came from Victoria, Canberra, New South Wales, Queensland, and Far North Queensland, all vying for a share of the $25,000 prize purse that was generously sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, through his interests in Shadwell Stud Australasia. Rabbit’s jockey was Isabella Teh, the youngest jockey on the day and also having her first race. She is no stranger to the

Arabian horse with her mother being an Arabian breeder, and her depth of riding experience was evident with her decision not to carry a whip. Isabella was the only jockey to do so, choosing to ride Rabbit within his own natural ability with her hands and heels. And they’re Racing..... with Rabbit missing the jump slightly and then being boxed in, Isabella had to ride decisively. After the turn to the home straight, she saw a gap and manoeuvred Rabbit to the outside. He literally wound up and finished strongly only 1¾ of a length behind the winning grey mare Alchimia (TS Al Malik x Mulawa Mascara), passing several other horses to do so. He finished so strongly that he was the last horse to amble back to be unsaddled amidst the cries of Run Rabbit Run. Congratulations are extended to Anthony Mountney for training the winning horse in both races, and to Danielle Walker for riding both winners, but that in itself needs another story. ▮ THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 61


AUSSIE BLOODLINES TRIUMPH IN THE

RICHEST ARABIAN RACES EVER HELD IN AUSTRALIA

CAULFIELD IS ONE OF THE BEST RACE TRACKS IN THE WORLD IN SUPPORTING ARABIAN RACING ...

By National Arabian Racehorse Association www.naraaustralia.com

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hey came to Caulfield from as far away as Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT to participate in two of the richest Arabian races to be run in Australia. Saturday February 1 dawned hot with the haze of bush fires hanging over the city. The Arabian racehorses started to arrive with their anxious and excited connections. The indomitable Lara Sawaya and her team from Abu Dhabi arrived and the tension mounted at the tie up stalls. At last the horses were led into the mounting yard for the first race, the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, carrying the extraordinary purse of $53,500. Australia’s only lady race caller, the glamorous and talented Victoria Shaw, introduced the Arabians to the crowd. Gleaming and fit, they paraded, tails aloft, advertising their heritage. Jockeys up, they cantered to the start and moved into the barriers, loading calmly. And they’re off! They all broke well and John and Christine Willcox’s impressive stallion Aqaba Brown Dirt Cowboy drew level with Mulawa Stud’s recent Gold Coast winner Alchimia at the 300 metre mark and then kicked away under Katie Spalding to win by 4¼ lengths in a time of 1.24.33. Jill Colwell had the ride of her life on her mare Aloha Desert Jewel and finished a length away in third place. Sadly, Christine Willcox missed seeing her beloved stallion win the first Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup of the 2014 Global series. Her husband John, on the other hand, was speechless and bursting with pride as he led Cowboy around the mounting yard. After the presentation of the glittering trophies for trainer, owner and jockey, by Mr Al Mazrouei from the UAE Embassy, Mr Al Nuami, Director of International Promotions and Ms Lara Sawaya, Sheikh Mansoor’s Director of Racing, there was a short break before the runners for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World 62 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

CONDEROSA MILLENIUM SILVER

Championship entered the mounting yard. This 1400 metre, $46,260 contest was the second race in the series for this year, the first having been run in Oman.

Raazoor Dajani with Naaziq prevailing. Con and Tom Bouzianis were very excited to say the least and extremely happy with the brilliant ride by Alyson Deniel.

This unique race series is contested by amateur lady jockeys and this year Australia welcomed seven young women from Germany, France, Korea, Austria, Great Britain, Oman and the UAE. Australia was represented by champion professional jockey Michelle Payne. Photos were taken with the visiting dignitaries and the jockeys mounted up.

It will be interesting to see which bloodlines come to the fore as Arabian racing gathers momentum in Australia. Aqaba Brown Dirt Cowboy carries two lines to Bremervale Stud’s foundation sire Oxford Decimus as well as a line to the lovely Oxford Royal Admiral. Conderosa Millenium Silver is by the wonderful Arabesque Sterling Silver, one of the last sons of the legendary Hestia. He was bred by the late and much loved Lesley Maxwell Dowey.

Again a smooth start and Conderosa Millenium Silver under Alyson Deniel of Great Britain looked to be unchallenged until UAE jockey Anoud Al Suwaidi on Coolinda Park Kazh made her presence felt. Millenium Silver pulled away after a tap with the whip and won strongly by 6 lengths in a time of 1.39.04. Anoud’s mount was having his first start and was a little slow out of the gates but came from behind for a very impressive run. The Willcox’s other horse, Aqaba Pride of Erin, ran on well for third by 2¼ lengths and a tussle ensued for fourth place between the well performed Warrawee Naaziq and Queensland horse

The NARA Team would like to thank HH Sheikh Mansoor, HH Sheikha Fatima and Lara Sawaya for the extraordinary support, generous prize money and spectacular trophies and rugs. It is an honour to be included in the Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. In supporting Arabian racing, Caulfield now joins the ranks of the world’s most prestigious racetracks. NARA would also like to thank our faithful participants and their wonderful horses. You are all winners and we hope you will share your experience with your friends. ▮


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1. Zuhra Z’Atari (Halimas Egyptian Prince x Zeehan Bint Nabila) with Chris & Marcus Christensen, taken at Zuhra Arabians in November 2011. 2. Taylar Gibson Wotherspoon enjoying Equitana. Photo Cheap Shotz 3. Rose Holland feeding purebred mare Summit Park Arizeema (with her partbred foal Mylani Shazam at foot).

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4. Sarah Amundsen and Koorana Park Centre Stage. 5. Amanda Donnelly writes, “This is my Arabian Warmblood filly with my hubby and two-year-old son who adores her.” 6. Brooke Flesser (8yrs) and Joel Flesser (5yrs) having fun on their Arabians at Pony Club (Mudgeeraba Pony & Hack Club in Qld).

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ADDISON WITH GREG GALLUN

A LESSON WITH LEGENDARY HALTER TRAINER

GREG GALLUN Story by Kerri Grisham Photos by Danna Russo Lingard Addison’s clothing by Giddy Up Girl Australia

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hile at Scottsdale this year, Addison was lucky enough to have a lesson with the world-

renowned halter trainer Greg Gallun. It went so well, and Greg was so impressed, that when I was telling the editor of The Australian Arabian Horse News Sarah Barrie about it

old, was very blessed, excited and thankful that Greg gave her a halter lesson while we were at Scottsdale this year. He said Addison was “fearless” and was impressed with her ability at such a young age.

she immediately said, “This needs to be its

Greg Gallun (Gallun Farms) is based

own story – this will be so inspiring for other

in Santa Ynez, CA and has some of the

kids to read.”

world’s most well-known Arabian stallions

Last year Addison was a National Australian

standing at stud. Enzo, WH Justice, Stival,

Champion in halter, showing her horse US

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girl” as she puts it. Addison, now eight years

Aria Impresario, Eden C and MPA Giovanni

imported Arabian gelding – Amurath Santiago

are just a few of the Arabian legends at

who is 15.2hh. Addison had just turned seven

Gallun Farms. Greg has shown many big-

at the time and just made the age requirement

named halter horses to the roses and is

to show. She is very passionate, loves doing

well respected as one of the leading halter

halter, and wants to pursue being a “halter

trainers worldwide.


GREG SHOWING ADDISON HOW IT’S DONE

ADDISON SHOWING GREG WHAT SHE CAN DO

Greg, how did Addison do in her lesson? – Addison is a very poised and smart girl, she is a natural horse girl. I was very impressed with her timing. I know with her early determination and skill she will be a wonderful handler for many years to come.

many classes as I could and then mimic the style I respected.

Who is the horse that Addison used in her lesson – she was so quiet and switched on? – A two-year-old filly by Eden C. Her name is Pianella HDC from Haras de Cardenas from Santa Ynez, California.

What made you want to go in this direction? – I loved going to horse shows as a kid, and watching trainers like Murrel Lacy, Bruce Howard and Gene La Croix made me want to be a trainer. I still remember some of the first shows I went to and thinking the horses I watched were so beautiful. It hooked me!

What tips would you give her and other kids that want to pursue showing halter? – Watch and learn at every show you go to. Like many things in life there are many different styles and techniques that people use. In my younger days I would watch as

How long have you been doing halter for? – Almost 35 years. My job has taken me around the world many times and introduced me to so many great people.

that the fact that most well bred Arabians really do love to interact with their people... they look you in the eye. Who inspires you? – First and foremost my wife and business partner Nancy. Her dedication to our farm and her love of the horse is amazing. She is a great horsewoman in her own right. I must also point out our friend Lenita Perroy from Brazil, as she has been one of the best breeders worldwide and has succeeded in breeding a horse that is recognisable around the world. What would you contribute to your success? – Never, ever being satisfied. ▮

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THE GENTLE

TOUCH

WE WORK WITH HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS FROM SNAKES TO ELEPHANTS AND BIRDS, BECAUSE IT’S A NONTHREATENING MINDFUL WAY OF MAKING CONTACT. BY WORKING WITH ANIMALS THAT ARE FEARFUL WHAT WE ARE LOOKING TO DO IS TO TAKE AWAY THAT FEAR.

Story & images by Jo Arblaster

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ancing the cobra, taming the tiger and python lifts. These are not movements to be performed on the dance floor or exercises to be practised in the gym. They are descriptions of some of the touches, movements and body language that advocates say can reduce fear and have healing and calming effects on those to whom they are applied.

ROBYN USES THE FLAT OF HER HAND TO CHECK FOR DISCREPANCIES IN TEMPERATURE, TEXTURE, HAIR COAT, OUR LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCE WHICH MAY INDICATE AREAS OF TENSION.

When Judstan Gereynium (Danjera Rosskali x Judstan Delreyn) was led out of his paddock, little did he – or his owner, Judy Shore of Glenorie in Sydney’s northwest – know what to expect. After some stroking introductions, the four-year-old purebred Arabian experienced a series of gentle lifts, wraps and gum rubs which he readily accepted. Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) was developed in America more than 40 years ago by Linda Tellington-Jones. The method was devised as a system of animal training, healing and communication allowing people to relate to their animals in a deeper, more compassionate way. So popular has the method become, there are now more than 1600 practitioners in 28 countries around the world. Visiting Australia from her home in Canada, Linda’s sister, Robyn Hood held a series of workshops in Sydney recently. She described the TTEAM method as a light 66 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

RUBBING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE GUMS WHERE THE UPPER LIP MEETS THE GUMS IS VERY HELPFUL FOR HORSES WHO ARE OVERLY EMOTIONAL OR REACTIVE, DIFFICULT TO BRIDLE, PASTE, WHO BITE, CHEW THE BIT, STICK OUT OR SUCK THEIR TONGUES OR GRIND THEIR TEETH.


form of massage which “uses a nontraditional way of training horses that honours the horse’s spirit and intelligence”. “We are interested in working with both the nervous system and also at a cellular level,” Robyn said. “If there is stress, disease or tension in the body, our interest is in helping the animal to release that tension so that they can feel better and perform better. “We pay a lot of attention to posture because tension is connected to posture and posture is connected to behaviour. If you think about a horse that is high-headed, why do we use all sorts of tools to lower the head? Because we know that if the head is not in the air they will not hit us in the chin and also that we can control them better. If we can teach horses to carry themselves in a posture that is more functional, they are not as reactive to things, they don’t shy as much and they can perform better.” Tellington TTouch originated in the sixties, Robyn explained. “Linda was not happy with what people did with horses to win a ribbon. She recognised that most of the time when animals don’t co-operate it is because of fear, pain or fear of pain. She had heard about the Feldenkrais method for people and one of the beliefs in this method is that the nervous system has the possibility of learning in one lesson if there is no pain involved and if it’s done through non-habitual movement that is not a threat to the body. So she thought if that’s true for humans, maybe it’s true for horses.

MINDFULLY TTOUCHING THE FOREHEAD IS ONE OF THE TTOUCHES FOR TRUST AND HELPS TO LOWER THE HEAD AND RELEASE THE POLL WITHOUT PRESSURE. THE HEADWRAP HELPS HORSES FOCUS AND RELAX – IT IS NOT TIGHT, JUST SNUG ENOUGH TO STAY IN PLACE.

So she went out and started to do strange things to horses – move their ears, tails, legs in ways they wouldn’t normally move themselves and she started to see behaviour changes. “Our aim is looking for co-operation. One of the reasons we look at posture is that it is self-carriage which is connected to self-confidence which is connected to self-control. What we are trying to do is to teach animals to act instead of re-act.” According to Robyn, any animal that has a nervous system can be helped by Tellington TTouch. “We work with hundreds of animals from snakes to elephants and birds, because it’s a non-threatening mindful way of making contact. By working with animals that are fearful, what we are looking to do is to take away that fear.” Robyn said that teaching people TT was very satisfying. “If you can teach people to do it themselves, they are thrilled with the change in the relationship with their animal. There are lots of people out there who are really good with horses but it’s really only helpful to the horse and the owner if you can teach them how to do it. “First of all you have to determine how you would like your animal to be. Lots of people

TAIL WORK IS AN EXCELLENT EXERCISE TO RELIEVE TENSION THROUGH THE ENTIRE SPINE AND IMPROVE THE USE OF THE HIND END.

keep stopping their animals from doing what they don’t want and don’t actually give them a hint about what they do want. “Our interest is in having low stress ways of handling animals. I believe animals are here to teach us patience, forgiveness and unconditional acceptance. They put up with so much from us and so much of what we do, we do because we can.” ▮

Contact for Australian practitioner: Rebecca Booth rebecca@elementals.com.au

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A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR BREEDERS

CEREBELLAR ABIOTROPHY IF ONE PERSON, AS A RESULT OF READING THIS, IS SAVED FROM THE TRAUMA WE HAVE SUFFERED, THEN AT LEAST WE CAN FEEL A LITTLE LIKE SOMETHING GOOD HAS RESULTED FROM IT.

By Prue Tipping

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fter many months of reviewing stallions we had seen, looking at videos, photos and pedigrees, a suitable mate was chosen for our beautiful “AA” Class winning purebred mare. The plan was for the resulting foal to be a “keeper” whatever sex it was. After regularly scanning the mare for a couple of months, the time was right and semen was requested and the mare inseminated right before ovulation. Further scans were done to confirm pregnancy at 15 and 45 days and all was well. We watched our mare change shape over the next few months and a couple of weeks before the due date, she was moved into a specially prepared foaling paddock and a foaling alarm was put on her. The foaling paddock contained a newly built large loose box and day yard so that if the weather was bad the mare could foal down in the box and be shut in if necessary. We put up lights to illuminate the entire paddock and cameras so we could check on the progress of the mare towards labour. Everything we could think of to ensure the safety of the mare and foal was done.

After quite some time, he started trying to stand, but as all foals do, he couldn’t get those long legs worked out and fell over a few times. We watched and then tried steadying him when he got up, but he just wasn’t able to balance enough to stand and nurse. Eventually, we decided to milk the mare and feed him some of her colostrum in the hope that it would give him the strength he needed to be able to get himself up and stand and nurse on his own. We then left them alone to bond and for him to rest then try standing again when he was ready. From inside the house, we watched on our foal box camera to see if he was able to stand and nurse, but although he tried, he just couldn’t make it and kept falling over, frequently crashing into the walls of the box. Several times through the night, we went out and milked the mare and fed him but by morning he still wasn’t able to stand on his own.

Worried that, although we had been feeding him regularly, he might not have received enough colostrum, we rang the vet and asked them to come and check his IgG level and if necessary to give him plasma. Twelve hours after birth his IgG was checked and found to be extremely low at 108. (If IgG levels are less than 400 at 12 hours, oral supplementation with frozen-thawed colostrum or a commercial colostrum substitute should be performed to ensure the foal has sufficient antibodies to be able to fight infection.) The vet gave him a plasma infusion, and almost immediately he was able to stand and nurse on his own. The joy of that moment however was quickly overshadowed by the fact that he was still extremely wobbly on his legs and he seemed to be bobbing his head around a lot more than normal.

As the time got closer, we checked the mare regularly looking for signs of imminent labour and at last, 350 days after insemination, the foal was born. A stunning colt, so like his dam when she was born, with a lovely dished head and good straight legs. Initially disappointed that she hadn’t had a filly, we were very happy with the look of our little man – Mouse. It was six years since we last bred a foal. We had tried with other mares in the intervening years but the mares had missed, reabsorbed or had a mid-term abortion. This foal was extremely special for us and he was a beauty. THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 69


The vet watched him for some time and was unable to come up with an answer as to what his problem was. Various possibilities were considered. He may have been oxygen deprived during birth; he may have given himself a concussion when he fell against the wall in the box (he did have a swollen black eye); his spine near his neck might have been fused and be pinching the spinal cord; he might be just immature and need some time; or he might have CA – cerebellar abiotrophy, although that rarely displays symptoms with newborn foals. The vet felt that he would quite possibly improve over the next few days, and that we should just keep an eye on him and make sure he was drinking well and not hurting himself when he fell. A couple of days later and Mouse was still unsteady on his feet, and bobbing his head about. We got another of the vets from our local equine hospital to come and have a look at him. He was still not sure of his problem and felt that all the above mentioned possibilities were still valid. However, he did lean towards the probability that he was CA affected. As neither his sire nor dam had been tested for CA, we collected hair samples and sent them off by express courier for testing. While waiting for the results of the testing we observed his action and behaviour closely. He seemed to be getting less

and less stable on his legs and frequently overbalanced. He would try to do the normal foal things and run around the paddock, but as he ran he would get uncoordinated and invariably ended up falling over. One evening, I looked out the kitchen window and to my horror I saw that he was caught in a fence. We raced outside and luckily managed to get him out without him suffering any injury. After that we decided that we would shut him and his mum up in the loose box and small yard just before dark so that he at least couldn’t get caught in a fence during the night and not be found until morning. During the day while he was out in the paddock, we were afraid to go out in case he got caught up again. On the rare occasions we did go out, we dreaded what we might find when we came home. Every day we watched and both of us felt that he was deteriorating. A little less than two weeks after he was born, we both felt that it was not fair to keep him going as he was. There were times when he fell over and after struggling to stand a few times he would just give up and stay where he was and have a sleep. We felt there was no point in waiting for any test results, because whatever his problem was, it was not getting any better. We asked for the head of the local equine hospital to come out and have one more look at him, and if

he confirmed what we felt then it was time for our little man to be laid to rest. Within a couple of minutes of looking at him, our worst fears were confirmed by the vet and Mouse was peacefully euthanised. We left him with his mum for a day, so she could accept and mourn his loss, and then he was buried in our back paddock and a memorial tree planted there for him. Eight days after Mouse was laid to rest, the results from the testing of the hair samples came back confirming our fears that our poor baby was CA affected. From the moment of conception, our poor Mouse never had a chance of being a healthy normal foal. I am writing this story in the hope that anyone considering breeding will check to see if the stallion is a carrier of any of the known inheritable genetic diseases. If the stallion is a known carrier, please get your mare checked before going ahead with breeding from that pair. I would not wish the huge amount of stress and anguish, together with financial loss, that we have suffered as a result of this unfortunate pairing on anyone. If one person, as a result of reading this, is saved from the trauma we have suffered, then at least we can feel a little like something good has resulted from it. Seeing a young foal struggling the way ours did was a nightmare that just kept going on. Even if you just think about how your poor mare will feel if she has to suffer the early loss of her foal it would be worth getting the tests done. I believe that all active breeding stallions should be tested before use. The cost for all three tests – CA, SCID and LFS – is way less than one service fee, and is surely worth it for peace of mind for everyone concerned. I strongly believe that the results of the tests should be mandatorily posted on the AHSA database for everyone to see. It should not be left to a stallion owner to advise prospective clients if their stallion is a carrier. At the moment, if a stallion has been tested and the results forwarded to the AHSA, the stallion service approval form should show the carrier status of that horse even if the AHSA database shows the status as “result withheld”. I advise mare owners to ask to see a copy of the stallion approval form before making any decision. If a stallion is a carrier, anyone wanting to use that stallion can then make sure that the mare they are considering using is tested and is clear of the carried disease before going ahead with the breeding. Affected foals will only result if both parents are carriers, so it is quite safe for a carrier horse to be used, provided the other parent is clear of that disease. Please, please, please – make sure of the carrier status before going ahead with any planned future breedings. ▮

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BREEDERS THAT CREATE THE SENSATIONAL DERIVATIVES WE HAVE TODAY ARE VITAL TO OUR INDUSTRY. BAY ARABIAN PONY FILLY BY MULTI SUPREME CHAMPION TARLEEN PARK IGNITION OUT OF AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION MARE AVONDALE POSH. BRED AND OWNED BY ROB & JUDY MEADE, TARLEEN PARK, VICTORIA

THE VALUE OF OUR DERIVATIVES By Sarah Barrie

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eauty, intelligence, spirit, athleticism, versatility. Why wouldn’t you breed a little (or a lot) of Arabian blood into your other breed? Certainly, no matter what discipline you are producing a foal for, it’s hard to go wrong. Even those of us who can’t go past a purebred Arabian have to admit that there are certain elements other breeds can sometimes bring to an Arabian that can make it just that bit more suitable for, or competitive at, some disciplines. Having a derivative registry in this country has been phenomenally successful. Derivatives outnumber the purebreds hands down, they support the Arabian shows, inject much needed funds into the industry, promote the breed in just about every discipline, and their owners are out there because they love and value Arabians.

The wonderful breeders that create the sensational derivatives we have today, who are successful across so many disciplines, are vital to our industry. Every time a celebrated horse for whatever its chosen discipline is recognised as an Arabian Warmblood, or Arabian Pony or Arabian Stockhorse or any number of categories, everyone is hearing ‘Arabian’. And it brings people to our breed. Some people will use Arabians in their breeding programs for their entire careers, and others yet will move on to purebreds – how many times have you heard people state their purebred programs began with owning a little partbred at one time or another? Derivatives contribute so much flavour to our shows. I personally love to see the variety of horses at Arabian events. Not

only are there stunning purebreds, but tiny children can be seen trotting around on elegant Arabian Riding Ponies, while in the next ring, enormous, impressive Arabian Warmbloods are on show, or spectacular pinto horses, or finely-boned Anglos or solidly-built Quarabs, in every coat colour imaginable. And I don’t believe that any other breed show has the same variety of classes. From classic trot to hacking, harness to working stockhorse, costume and even the odd barrel race! While purebreds can and do enjoy all these classes, there simply wouldn’t be that same range of events without our derivatives. In the following pages, we feature some outstanding examples of our derivative horses, and learn a little more about what a judge is looking for in the line-up. ▮ THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 71


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1. Arabian Pony Colt (Valley Springs Tamaan x Noah’s Park Pollianna), Valley Springs Arabians. 2. Arabian Riding Pony Filly (Avondale Cruise x Fairlight Acres Ascend), Westacres Arabians. 3. Kavina Park Treasured Affair (Falconhurst Four Seasons x Paulgren Park Foxy Affair) and Kavina Park Sun Warrior (Balena Pure Bronze x Rathowen Vivienne), Kathryn Lyall. 4. Holovale Rock On (pend) (Rockstar x Sienna Exklusive), Lisa Holohan. 5. Langelaar Park Nevaeh’s Gift (Ellesmere Park Flame x Broadwater Park Sea Song), Langelaar Park Arabians. 6. Neularapark Prince Calven (Myron A Knights Tale x Murland Park Balora), Sandra Roberts.

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12. TP Adiva (Shai’lan Shah x Charmosa Baby Doll), Touens Park Arabians. Photo Amy Blades Photography 13. Mahazin Candy Couture (Wonders Never Cease x Mahazin Angellique), Kellie McDougall. 14. Betar Superstition (pend) (Mallawa Park Sh’boom x Betar Infidelity), Doug Mills. 15. Partbred Derivative Colt (Warrawee Versacee x Osterley Impulse). 16. Partbred Buckskin Filly (Johroy Ice Magic X Elledannmickey), Kerri-Anne Demelt. 17. Arabian Pony Colt (Tarrangaw Shinicqua x Tarrangaw Camisue), Tarrangaw Arabians. 18. Zintahn Love Potion (pend) (Zintahn The Magician x Camelot Ladyhawk), Zintahn Pinto Stud. 19. Kalody Park White Feather (pend) (Heste Arabique Impressed In Gold x Aratahnes Simply Stunning), Kalody Park.

20. Tajara Park Sweet Melody (pend) (Creswell Mardi Gras), Tajara Park Dilutes. 21. Hamdallah Soyara (Newbury Pilgrim’s Impact x Auroraa), Hamdallah Arabian and Pony Stud. 22. Gemsfield Toystory (Woranora Mosaic x Imperial Shy-time), bred by Jacqui Langfield, owned by Nicole Rivett. 23. Lazize Prince Antar (Akid-Mayal), Lazize Endurance Arabians. Photo Karen Livingston 24. Daitan One Love (Sadiks Psyche x Flowervale Capri), Daitan Equestrian. 25. Remaani Lodge Regal Prince (pend) (Amadora Tomas x Cariad Park Secrets), Remaani Lodge Stud. 26. Double TT On Fire (pend) (Focus On Rathowen x Penmarrice Reims), Double TT Stud.

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WISHLIST TO SAY THE COLT WAS PRETTY WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT AND HE HAD PLENTY OF BLING – JUST HOW VIV LIKES THEM.

By Belinda Zaiter

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fter losing her amazing buckskin stallion Heste Arabique First Impression (aka “Ren”), Viv Motbey never thought she would find another horse that would remotely live up to him. However, in October 2011, just four months after losing Ren, David Gillett of Diamond Road Arabians contacted Viv and told her he had bred a colt that was exactly what she was after. The colt was by David’s stallion Ray of Light, out of the gorgeous purebred mare Escarda Spozobella. A couple of hours later a photo of a gorgeous palomino colt, just one hour old, was sent through to Viv. To say the colt was pretty was an understatement and he had plenty of bling – just how Viv likes them. When he was about eight weeks old Viv went to see him in the flesh and was blown away at his typiness, conformation, movement and laid-back, endearing character. He was extremely independent and the decision to purchase him was immediate. David allowed Viv to name him and to her delight the name she really wanted, Wishlist, was accepted. Wishlist (or Harry as he is known at home) really did tick everything on her wish list (except he wasn’t buckskin). When he arrived at Viv’s property in March 2012 as a tiny little colt, it was clear that weaning hadn’t done him any favours. Although Viv was very concerned that he WORKING OUT AT THE NATIONALS

WISHLIST – WINNER OF THE JUNIOR SHIRANNA SASH

wouldn’t thrive and grow, after a few months he began to improve, began halter training with Richard Sharman and was taken to his first shows in July. Both of these first outings were to foal shows and he achieved two Supreme awards at the first, then Supreme Foal of show at the second – the NSW AHA Foal Show. Wishlist then went on to gain two Champions at the NSW Arabian State Titles in September, before falling ill as a result of a tetanus vaccination. His illness put him back many months and he was almost pulled out of the National Arabian Stud Show, but despite being very underdone he managed to win the Junior Shiranna sash from 26 entries! Viv continued with the struggle to get him looking great, and due to her hard work, he had very pleasing results over the 2012 season.

Over the winter of 2013, after many diet changes, he began to blossom again and finally look the way Viv wanted him to. With Richard Sharman, who has shown him to many of his wins, as well as Kirsten Strath and Robert Heyward when Richard is not available, he has had a sensational 2013 season with multiple Grand Supremes, Supremes and Champions in both Coloured and Arabian classes. Wishlist has an unbelievable temperament and is at times a little too laid back. He is often found sound asleep in his stable at shows after his classes, despite the hustle and bustle around him. Viv is often approached by people asking, “Is this Wishlist?” and asking if they can pat him. Yes, he has his own fan club! There are many plans for this beautiful boy. Viv has already started making his show costume but that will have to wait until after he is established under saddle. Western Pleasure is also on the agenda. Some are very lucky to own one amazing horse in their lives but Viv has been blessed with her two coloured boys. Ironically, Wishlist was born the same year as Ren died. They were born ten years apart, both being the first foal of the season and sharing the same number brand 1 over 1. Wishlist and Ren both won the Champion Partbred Arabian Colt award at the National Arabian Stud Show exactly ten years apart and were both Grand Supreme Champion at their respective Palomino and Buckskin National Show ten years apart, at two years of age. Fate? Maybe. Hopefully Wishlist’s career will be successful for many, many years and this story will continue long into the future. ▮

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JUDGES ALLAN PRESTON, INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN JUDGE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN SOCIETY, AND CATHY PADGEN AND SUE OBERG, BOTH NATIONAL PANEL JUDGES, KINDLY SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS.

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n this column we will be asking some of our leading judges what they are looking for in the show ring. This time, it’s Arabian Derivative led classes. Purebred Arabians have always been used to improve the beauty, stamina, quality and intelligence of other breeds of horses, and were a foundation for many breeds: Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Welsh Ponies, Riding Ponies and Australian Stock Horses, to name but a few. I had a partbred mare classified as a Studbook Stockhorse back in the 80s, and there were many pure and partbred Arabians classified at the same time. My father-in-law used the local purebred stallion to breed working horses, for mustering in the mountain country. He had no interest in the show ring or bloodlines, but valued the sturdy and intelligent progeny.

Instead, in Australia we have developed Arabian Derivatives. These derivatives take on all sorts of equestrian endeavours and win. As each category of derivative has been selectively bred, the quality and conformation has improved to such a degree that these horses more often than not are at the top of their chosen discipline. This year while taking photos around the Sydney region shows, it was great to see them doing just that. Patria Chocolate Ripple took out Sydney Royal Champion Working Hunter Pony, and The Hunter Horse National Championships Supreme Working and Led Hunter Pony, (as well as many other show champions). Then there was Nottingham Shower of Dreams

– Reserve Australian Preliminary Dressage Pony, Macquarie Bank Hack Champion Small Galloway, Top 10 EA HOTY, and Champion or Reserve Galloway at all Hack and Agricultural shows she attended. Yet another example is EBL Juliett, an Arabian Warmblood and current Equestrian Australia National Show Hunter Hack. And these are just a sample of the derivatives out there competing and winning. It is often grumbled that the derivatives in open competition have only a small percentage of Arabian blood, but this is not the case. The aforementioned Patria Chocolate Ripple is 50%, and two well-performed palominos: Wishlist (read about him this issue) – Supreme Palomino exhibit at the recent NSW All Palomino Show, and Foxwood Golden Spark – Supreme Palomino at the National Capital Show are both 50% or more Arabian blood, and winning these awards under All Breeds judges. These horses, too, are only a small example of the many highpercentage Arabians in open competition. Another is Renlim Park Tobias, who also has his own article this issue (he’s one of those 50% Anglo Arabians). So what are judges looking for when judging derivatives? Allan Preston, International Arabian Judge and Chairman of the board of the Australian Arabian Society, and Cathy Padgen and Sue Oberg, both National Panel Judges, kindly shared their thoughts. What are the most important characteristics you look for when judging Arabian Derivatives?

All of these breeds have developed into completely different looking horses from 12hh to over 17hh, with unique breed standards, but the Arabian influence can still pop up generations later. I have seen a Studbook Thoroughbred with a beautiful dished head, and yet the Arabian influence was way back in the 1700s. Some Welsh Ponies have heads a purebred would envy, with their short dishy faces, large jowls and melting eyes. There have always been purebred Arabians competing in open company successfully, but to compete at the highest level in dressage, eventing or the open hack rings, the purebred’s conformation and type would have to be dramatically altered to match horses bred specifically for that particular discipline, therefore forever changing the desert breed. (This has been done overseas. Dare I whisper that some purebred Arabians in America look very like Saddlebreds when bred for Park Horse Classes?) 78 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

EACH CATEGORY OF DERIVATIVE HAS BEEN SELECTIVELY BRED FOR QUALITY AND CONFORMATION. MANY ALSO HAVE DISHY FACES, LARGE JOWLS AND MELTING EYES A PUREBRED WOULD ENVY. ABLUE MOON’S ALTISSIMO – ARABIAN PONY COLT.


Cathy Padgen: Movement, conformation, riding type (I want to think “I want to throw a leg over that!”) and temperament, clear definition of what the other part of the breeding is (I don’t want to be left standing thinking “what are you?”), pretty much in that order. Sue Oberg: Quality, presence; a natural athlete. Balance and movement is a deciding factor as it can make a plainer horse become beautiful once it moves and a beautiful individual standing can be less than thrilling when it moves. A true athletic individual is apparent in the first walk around the ring. The led horse should be everything you imagined it to be when you see it under saddle otherwise you have failed in your job as a judge. Sometimes judges dwell on a particular fault in a horse and overlook all of the good qualities that horse possesses. Allan Preston: Balance, quality, soundness and movement. How much does the other Breed Standard ie. Riding Pony, Stock Horse, Thoroughbred, Pony, Quarter Horse etc, contribute to your judging assessment? Cathy Padgen: The better quality the horse is eg. conformation and movement, the less minor deviations from the other breed standard have a big impact on my assessment. In the end it’s a balancing act between the two, which is the best horse that shows harmony and balance between the pedigrees – eg. no little Arab legs on big Warmblood bodies!!

DERIVATIVES SHOULD POSSESS THE QUALITIES OF BOTH CONTRIBUTING BREEDS. THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PARTBRED ARABIAN STROSLLA PARC YOGI BEAR [PHOTO AL FOTOZ]

are not penalised; of course they are the icing on the cake of a quality horse, but it’s a derivative class, not a purebred class with a score for Arabian type, and it’s also not a class for horses showing the most Arabian characteristics. Allan Preston: It’s a balance of all contributing breeds, and the animal has to be a good, sound, functional riding horse. How do you like to see them presented for the led classes? Cathy Padgen: I think it’s a matter of personal preference, but whichever way you go should be correct for that breed type. I don’t think a blend of half-Arab style and half, say, western works!! For Anglos, Partbreds and Pony registries, I like a bridle with a butterfly lead or chain, rather than reins, as it makes it easier

to run and show the horse. If the horse is a bit weak, say, in Quarter Horse qualities, showing it western style might just give you that added bit of style and a suggestion that there is perhaps more Quarter Horse qualities than there actually are. It’s all about tactics and smoke and mirrors LOL. Sue Oberg: Depends on the horse, but it must be presented to the ultimate in either English, Western or Arabian. It must be presented fully to a particular style, so if plaited, then tail has to be plaited or pulled or free flowing mane and tail immaculately presented, not half one way or the other. Allan Preston: No preference, but they have to be neatly presented, well-conditioned, and kindly handled. ▮

Sue Oberg: I always look for the best horse of quality, free of any conformation faults that would affect its movement and usefulness as a saddle horse in any class I’m judging. Allan Preston: I like to see that the derivative shows the qualities of both breeds and a combination of the components that made the other breed successful in the discipline it was bred for, for example, an Arabian Warmblood should have the qualities and conformation to compete in the Olympic disciplines – dressage, eventing etc. Is Arabian type a large factor in the assessment or is it a balance of all contributing breeds? Cathy Padgen: In the ideal world I think it is a balance between the contributing breeds, producing a flowing horse that is a series of curves (to quote our old friend Lesley Dowey!) that makes for a functional, beautiful riding horse with the best attributes from all contributing to the pedigree. For me personally, I love the 50/50 TB – Arab cross, unfashionable these days but I don’t care!! Sue Oberg: I look for a balance of all contributing breeds. Arabian characteristics

A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 50/50 ARABIAN-THOROUGHBRED CROSS. MULTI-SUPREME HALTER AND RIDDEN ANGLO ARABIAN – ARABESQUE SECRET LOVE (20 YEARS OLD WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN).

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JOE COMPETING SUCCESSFULLY AT ENDURANCE [PHOTO FAST PACED PHOTOS]

DOING A BIT OF EVERYTHING

TEXAS-JOHANN THERE ARE NOT MANY SIX-YEAR-OLD HORSES YOU WOULD TRUST WITH YOUR SEVENYEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OFF-LEAD, BUT JOE IS ONE.

By Anna Erickson

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exas-Johann, or Joe, is a registered partbred Arabian by the stallion Texas-Tyyme (Hayyid x Noran Mantilla). He came to me as a rising two-year-old with attitude… the first Arab I had ever owned. He has developed into the most personorientated, characterful horse I have ever had the pleasure to own, with an eager to please world view and a permanent position at the bottom of the home herd pecking order. He was my second endurance mount, so he and I have learned the ropes together. He is not the fastest by any means, but we did manage to pull off First Heavyweight at the 2013 State Championships, and Best Conditioned Heavyweight Horse: titles of which we are suitably proud. What I admire most about this horse is that although he is all business at rides, he can 80 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

also turn his hoof to dressage and Adult Rider classes, in the summer “off” season, and will happily plod along over a 20km social ride, escorting my two children on their much slower ponies. On these rides he has to take up “last place” so I can keep an eye on everyone else, and he accepts this demotion with good grace. Number two daughter is looking forward to completing her first 40km ride next season, which Joe and I will no doubt escort her round. My now nine-year-old has been riding Joe since she was seven. There are not many six-year-old horses you would trust with your seven-year-old daughter off-lead, but Joe is one. He’s been friends with her since she was very small. Joe has also turned his hoof to two successful completions at the Blackwood marathon: in the chaos of the horse start he is generally to be found under a shady tree,

JOE TAKING CARE OF ANNA’S DAUGHTER

eating grass, and watching everyone else with mild interest as ponies and riders get very excited. I have big plans for this horse, but if they do not come off, I will feel privileged nonetheless to have him in my paddock. And I reckon if I’m lucky I might have another two or three years before my daughter steals him… ▮


WIN A HOLIDAY!

BRUSHY POINT ECO LODGE Need a couple of nights away? It’s easy to get tied up in the routines of training and competing – of keeping your horses at their peak and preparing for that next big competition. But when was the last time you took your horse somewhere purely for the pleasure of being there, with no pressure to do anything in particular, other than to enjoy yourself and relax? Imagine packing up for a few days and heading somewhere with your family or a friend, maybe your favourite horses, or a dog if you like, to where there are beautiful trails, a stunning lake and sensational beaches, with nothing more pressing on your schedule than catching the sunrise… or sunset, for that perfect swim in the lake or gallop along the beach. Want to do it for free? I was recently invited to spend a weekend at Brushy Point Eco Lodge near Forster on the NSW North Coast. And I’m very glad I did. It’s the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Both the Brushy Point Lake House and Cabin are breezy, light-filled holiday homes surrounded by lawns and a private tennis court, with views to the lake. Situated on 100 acres of lakefront, it boasts spectacular views over Wallis Lake and Seven Mile Beach. And there are seven outstanding Mid North Coast beaches, three coastal lake systems and national parks (with endless riding trails) right on its doorstep. Enjoy a drink and a BBQ on the deck or just hang in the hammocks and watch the sun set. This is a holiday made for relaxation.

The property also boasts a private mooring and jetty. Small boats can be launched from beside the jetty, and you can water ski, fish, swim, sail, kayak or hire a motor boat. Boat over to the recreation club across the lake or to the boat house for lunch or head to Forster. The 2 bedroom Cabin sleeps four, or the 4 bedroom Lake House sleeps eight. Both are fully self-contained and equipped with TV, DVD, stereo, video, microwave, hammocks, outdoor furniture and gas BBQs on large entertaining decks. Pets are welcome by arrangement. For the horses there is one large yard and one smaller yard and a shelter available. This is truly a divine place to get away, and thanks to Brushy Point Eco Lodge, AHN is giving away two nights’ accommodation in the Brushy Point Cabin for up to two adults and two children. I can highly recommend getting an entry in! How to enter Go to the AHN facebook page (www. facebook.com/AustralianAHN) and like and share our Brushy Point Eco Lodge competition post. It’s that simple. Terms and Conditions: The prize is for a maximum of 2 adults & 2 children, who may bring up to 2 horses or 2 dogs. Two nights can be extended, or an upgrade to the larger house (if wanting to come with a larger group) can be arranged for a fee and by prior arrangement with management. A disclaimer is to be signed and a bond applies. Prize must be claimed between May and August 2014. THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 81


ABLUE MOON RISING

ABLUE MOON’S ALTISSIMO

ABLUE MOON

RISING ABLUE MOON HAS THREE FOALS DUE BY ‘ZING’ IN 2014. WITH THE AMAZING SHOW RECORDS ESTABLISHED BY HIS FEW PROGENY TO DATE, AND THEIR REMARKABLE BEAUTY AND QUALITY, IT LOOKS TO BE ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR AHEAD..... ABLUE MOON RISING IS TRULY A TESTAMENT TO HIS OWN NAME.

By Dee & Nicola Kelly

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beacon from the moment of his birth, Ablue Moon Rising is the embodiment of the phrase ‘once in a blue moon’ for his owners Dee and Nicola Kelly of Ablue Moon Arabian Ponies. The first Arabian Pony born under their banner, ‘Zing’ continues to shine as an individual and now as a sire. From his superb face and the tips of his tiny ears to his exuberantly carried tail, he is the epitome of the Arabian Pony, and this is evidenced by the size of his following both in Australia and abroad. 82 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

Carrying over 64% Arabian blood, Zing was the first of only three Arabian Ponies sired by the legendary S K Shakla Khan, and is his only Arabian Pony son (Dee and Nicola subsequently bred two Arabian Pony daughters of Khan), making him a horse of unique pedigree and incredible Arabian type. His dam, Kim-Dande Stormgirl, is a daughter of the well-performed pony Cherrington Sir Jason, and remains at Ablue Moon as a broodmare and a supervisor of her descendants.

As a youngster, Zing was plagued by a series of unfortunate circumstances which repeatedly shattered hopes of a halter career. After the outbreak of Equine Influenza in Australia, subsequently returning lame from the breaker, a severe cold, an attack of a never-diagnosed mystery illness and a broken nose and jaw, the decision was eventually made to abandon plans to show Zing, and instead to produce foals by him who would, hopefully, attain the accolades that their sire was never able to attempt. Now a


seven-year-old, with four small crops on the ground out of the exquisite broodmares who were specifically chosen to complement him, all plans have come to fruition as impressively as could ever have been wished. Born into an atmosphere of high excitement, Zing’s first and only foal set the standard for what looks to be a stupendous breeding career. Ablue Moon’s Bed of Roses, the desperately desired palomino filly, is jawdroppingly beautiful and astonishingly correct. She made her debut as a weanling at the Victorian foal shows, where she was awarded seven Championships, including Grand Champion Dual Registered Exhibit against decorated yearlings as well as other weanlings. Two of Zing’s 2011 foals were lost in tragic circumstances – La Vie En Rose lost a stillborn brother to Bed of Roses ten weeks prematurely and Lavuka Cleopatra’s superb colt, Ablue Moon’s Magna Carta, died in a freak accident. Ablue Moon’s TNT was enjoying a game with the remaining foals when he hit a plain wire fence, opening his face to the bone. Though scarred, he nevertheless found an outstanding home with Andrew Thorek of New South Wales and has been lightly shown for multiple Championships. Since then, Zing has produced five foals for Ablue Moon. The palomino Arabian Riding Pony colt Ablue Moon’s Magna Opera, already a multi-Champion inhand, is owned in partnership with Taminga Equestrian and has his future as a Dressage Pony all mapped out. The inimitable chestnut colt Ablue Moon’s

ABLUE MOON’S STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Altissimo has been shown with great success as a yearling. Sold as a threemonth-old foal, he was campaigned by Ablue Moon on behalf of his owner Carmel Barnfield of Wayfield Lodge. ‘Elmo’ was recently awarded East Coast Champion Arabian Pony Yearling Colt following on from his State Championship title in Victoria. An ecstatic Carmel met him for the first time at East Coast, and at the

conclusion of the show he travelled up to his new home state of Queensland. The adorable grey colt Ablue Moon’s AvantGarde was sold as a gelding to Lendene Stud at only three weeks of age, and is a much-loved family member who has enjoyed a promising start to his show career. 2013 saw the arrival of two glorious fillies: the palomino Ablue Moon’s Stairway to Heaven and chestnut Ablue Moon’s Break n Hearts. Break n Hearts was sold at birth to a wonderful home in New South Wales, with Stairway to Heaven retained. These two exceptional fillies are outstanding individuals, and both are destined for stardom. Ablue Moon has three foals due by Zing in 2014. With the amazing show records established by his few progeny to date, and their remarkable beauty and quality, it looks to be another exciting year ahead. Already a sire of East Coast, State, Classic, Grand and Multi-Champions, with his eldest foals set to make their saddle debuts in the coming season, Zing is setting a demanding precedent. His progeny now reside in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, with six states and territories represented on the waiting list for his 2014 offspring.

ABLUE MOON’S BED OF ROSES

From his pasture, Zing proudly surveys his broodmare band and progeny. With his iridescent gold coat and flowing white mane and tail, this young stallion is a heavenly vision, not just of the present, but of the future. Ablue Moon Rising is truly a testament to his own name. ▮ THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 83


SECRETS TO SUCCESS

ELOUISE LANDO & RENLIM PARK TOBIAS ANYONE THAT KNOWS OR HAS MET TOBY IS AWARE OF HOW HUGE HIS PERSONALITY IS. HE IS AN ABSOLUTE CHARACTER AND NEVER FAILS TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH AND SMILE, AND BEST OF ALL HE AND I HAVE A BOND THAT I HAVE NEVER HAD, AND MAY NEVER HAVE AGAIN WITH ANY OTHER HORSE.

By Glenys Lilley Photos by Derek O’Leary

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enlim Park Tobias AKA Toby or Mr T is a 9-year-old Anglo gelding by the purebred stallion, Arundel House Amaani. He earned the nickname ‘Mr T’ due to his white blaze in the shape of a T. The partnership of Toby and his devoted owner Elouise is a story of success. Since his first season as a champion Novice Ridden Derivative and Supreme Ridden Derivative, they have amassed many impressive wins together. In their second season, major wins came at the East Coast Championships, where Toby took out both the Champion of Champions Show Hunter Hack and Champion of Champions Bridle Path Hack – a unique achievement. Season three saw even more titles, kicking off in open competition at HRCAV and dressage with him unbeaten in HRCAV ridden mount level 1 showing, and also highpoint Arabian dressage. The Arabian shows then continued with Supreme at The CARABI Versatile Show and then back up to East Coast, winning Champion of Champions Show Hunter for the second year running. This season Toby has exceeded all expectations, having rarely been beaten and taking out Supreme Ridden at CARABI Pre Royal, YVAHAC Extravaganza, CARABI Extravaganza, The Victorian Arabian Classic, as well as winning both The Extravaganza Cup and The Extravaganza Freestyle challenge, winning by over 10 points. In this interview, Elouise kindly shares some of the secrets behind their incredibly successful partnership. How did you find Toby, and what were you looking for in a prospective mount? I have had Toby since late 2010 and came across him when Joanne Fabling, breeder and owner at the time, leased us Toby for 84 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

UNANIMOUS SUPREME RIDDEN – ARABIAN EXTRAVAGANZA DOUBLE SHOT SHOW 2013


what was supposed to be one season. Four years later I proudly own him and he is most definitely at this home forever. I was looking for a performance horse, meaning conformation was paramount but I also wanted a show horse, a horse that would capture people’s attention when he entered the ring and make them say ‘who is that?’ – a horse that judges and spectators would remember. Toby was definitely that horse. His trot still gives me goosebumps and his presence fills the arena. Lastly I wanted personality. Anyone that knows or has met Toby is aware of how huge his personality is. He is an absolute character and never fails to make people laugh and smile, and best of all he and I have a bond that I have never had, and may never have again with any other horse. It is a trust second to none. What does your training regime involve? As much as my heart lies with showing, most of my training is dressage based. I have had the same wonderful coach since I was just six years old and Jenny Bray has been responsible for all the training behind my success. Jenny works off the German Training Scale but adapts her methods to each and every horse and rider as she has done with me for over 15 years and many horses. Toby’s training began three years ago with establishing all the basics, before going on to start training higher level dressage movements with lateral work etc. His training schedule sees him worked 3–6 days a week and if possible I try to do something different with him every couple of weeks, whether that be some jumping, trail rides or just working him in a new environment to keep him interested. He is now training medium dressage and competing at an elite showing level. An average ride on Toby involves a long rein walk warm up, then riding in a steady rhythm in all three paces, getting him to swing through to the contact, keeping relaxed, even and straight through the head, neck, shoulders and hindquarters. Then I begin transitions in and out of the paces, using seat and legs to keep the same relaxation and straightness through transitions. This helps to keep him interested and fresh, which then encourages Toby to use his natural impulsion engagement. Once I feel I can maintain steady rhythm and engagement through transition of pace and also within pace (collected, working, lengthened strides), I then introduce bend, using lots of shapes, serpentines and varied sized circles.

TOBY ALSO WON THE HIGHLY CONTENDED EXTRAVAGANZA CUP

Through the progression of these exercises, the impulsion and straightness improves and is refined, eventually leading to true collection. All these exercises are done using increasingly less aids as ‘contact is an extension of the aids of the rider, not the beginning point of an aid the rider applies’. Your partnership has been incredibly successful, could you please share some tips for the ring? Begin by choosing a horse that you can bond with and who you understand. It makes training and competing a lot easier. You also need to be prepared to put in the necessary hours of training and preparation – it pays off tenfold. Presentation is so important– you don’t need a huge budget to look great out in the ring, but always make sure your gear fits and is clean and neat, that the saddle

... AND EXTRAVAGANZA FREESTYLE

sits in the right place, and that the bridle is correctly fitted. Take your time preparing your horse. Make sure the feet are perfectly painted, the tail is a good length, socks are clean and white etc. and learn how to do nice plaits. These are all things that don’t cost but will pay off in the ring. It’s the same for rider presentation, which is again just making sure everything is clean and neat and well fitted (my pet peeve is messy buns under helmets). My last tip for a winning combination... ‘Ride it like you stole it!’ This is something I often hear coming from my amazing show family on the sidelines as I ride past. I believe if you enter the ring like a winner you will come out as one; the added smile and confidence doesn’t go unnoticed, and it stops the nerves and allows you to enjoy your time showing. ▮

ARABIAN EXTRAVAGANZA DOUBLE SHOT SHOW 2013

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QURSED – 2012 EAST COAST RESERVE CHAMPION ARABIAN WARMBLOOD FILLY 2 & 3 YEARS [PHOTO HORSEOGRAPHY]

TW QURSED FLYING THE FLAG: ARABIANS AND DERIVATIVES WINNING OUTSIDE THE ARABIAN RINGS.

By Tracey Watson

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W Qursed is a four-yearold Arabian Warmblood and Hanoverian mare sired by the 2006 Bundeschampionate Champion, Quaterback. Quaterback is a 30 Day Stallion Performance Test winner and is known for his incredible movement, and many of his progeny show that same athleticism and suppleness. In 2008, I set about breeding him to Broadway Waterford with frozen semen and Qursed was born in 2009. Broadway Waterford, sired by Weltmeyer, one of the most influential sires in Germany, is a striking black mare who is registered Arabian Warmblood and Hanoverian. In her Hanoverian 3yo Mare Classification, Broadway Waterford placed first in Australia earning her the Premium Mare Award. Qursed has been trained and shown for her entire career by Andrew Buckley of E.B. Lodge Performance Horses and has an impressive resumé with many halter class wins to her credit in the Arabian Warmblood and Warmblood rings. Qursed’s journey of success commenced as a foal when she was named Grand Champion of the 2010 ACE Group Tour. Within Arabian Warmblood circles, some milestone wins include Supreme Led Arabian Derivative at Bathurst Royal, twice NSW State Champion Arabian Warmblood, Champion 86 THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS

and Reserve Champion at the Australian National Arabian Championships, Reserve Champion and twice Champion at the East Coast Arabian Championships with her crowning glory being sashed Champion of Champions Arabian Warmblood at the 2013 East Coast Arabian Championships. Campaigned as a Warmblood, some highlights include Best ANSA Youngstock at Sydney Royal Easter Show and Supreme Champion at the NSW Australian Warmblood Horse Association (AWHA) Show. In the 2013 AWHA Tour, Qursed won her nationally contested class with a score of 85% that was also the highest score in NSW and the second highest score in Australia. Last year Qursed was also presented for her Mare Classifications and was graded Head Stud Book on 84.5% with the AWHA and became an Elite Eligible Mare with the Hanoverian Society achieving an overall score of 8, including a score of 9 for trot.

The Newcastle Herald as part of a lead story about the recent hot weather. Qursed can be seen enjoying a ride in the river that adjoins E.B. Lodge Performance Horses. The aim for 2014 has been for Qursed to progress in her saddle training and continue to be campaigned in Showing and Dressage. And this has certainly been the case so far. This year to date Qursed has continued her success with: n

2014 East Coast Arabian Championships – Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Derivative Young Horse.

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Completing her Hanoverian Mare Performance Test earning her Premium Mare Candidate designation in Dressage and Jumping. At the completion of the Tour Qursed was named Australian Champion Jumping Mare on Tour.

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2014 Australian National Arabian Championships – Australian National Champion Ridden Arabian Warmblood Mare and Australian National Champion Senior Derivative 4 yrs & over, 15 – 16hh led by Amateur Owner.

Whilst enjoying the success at present, planning continues for the next generation of competition horses. Qursed will be utilised later in the year as a donor mare for an Embryo Transfer foal.

Brought along slowly under saddle, Qursed made her debut late last year with numerous wins in Newcomer, Breeds and Hack classes including a Top 10 Newcomer Hack at NSW Horse of the Year against some quality competition.

Another magical moment in my breeding program came about in November 2013 with my other Arabian Warmblood mare Broadway Dreamtime giving birth to an exquisite black filly, TW Tantilize, sired by three time World Dressage Champion, Totilas.

Outside of the competition arena, Qursed enjoys going out on trail rides and was recently featured in a photo on the front page of

Tantilize, together with Qursed are the reason why I breed, and I look forward to the excitement of the many wins ahead. ▮


PETER WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED HORSEMAN WITH A LONG AND SUCCESSFUL ENDURANCE CAREER

PETER COLE THE MAN I KNEW

PETER WAS A FAIRLY PRIVATE PERSON THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE BUT FOR THOSE WHO WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE HIS INNER SELF IT WAS A PLEASURE TO KNOW AND LOVE HIM.

By Louise Hamilton

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eter Cole lost his valiant battle with cancer on Monday the 2nd of September 2013 at the age of 63.

Peter’s life was a colourful collage of family, friends, endurance and plenty of adventure. He was a proud father to Margaret, Jolene and Matthew; grandfather to Emma and Jackson; and loving partner to Christine. Peter was an accomplished horseman and had a very successful and long career in endurance riding. He bred numerous horses that have gone on to be highly competitive in Australia and overseas. Peter’s remarkable partnership with the world renowned Chip Chase Sadaqa (Wings) started out by purchasing him from a headshot in a magazine. That was all Peter needed to know he would be a champion. Wings’ genetics have been the foundation for many studs to breed their own champion horses in numerous disciplines. His temperament and athleticism were his trademarks. NSWERA ride records track Peter back to 1976 (age 26) through to his last recorded ride in 2006. This thirty year career included the 1998 Ride Thru Hell (80km) in an impressive time of 3hrs 24mins on Wings. Peter successfully competed not only on

Chip Chase Sadaqa but also on Crystal Flyer, Bara Park Blue, Iditerod Pagan, Kurrajong Kaleb, Lynn-roy Aziim Safar, Hillbrook Poachers Moon (Exp UAE) and Coolahlee Park Anka to name a few. He was the founder of Kurrajong Arabians that is now under the management of his daughter Jolene. The highlight of Peter’s endurance career was winning the 1983 Tom Quilty in 11hrs 23mins at 103kgs on Wings. Peter was seriously injured in the 1985 Tom Quilty (the last Quilty to be held at Colo) and was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital suffering a fractured eye socket/nose/ other facial bones, major blood loss and concussion. Despite this he continued to compete in endurance and successfully completed more than 10,000km over the years making him eligible for an AERA Lifetime Distance Award (to be awarded at the 2015 50th Tom Quilty). Peter had many skills and interests. He held the record for boning out a lamb carcass for export with no second cuts in 55 seconds at the Blayney Abattoir. He then went on to run the Wilberforce Abattoir. Peter was a pigeon and poultry enthusiast. On a road trip to purchase Silver Laced

Wyandotte chooks he was adamant he would not be paying the amount advertised. He took one look at the chooks and it was love at first sight. He ended up paying the fellow more than the advertised price! His menagerie always included a cattle dog and a cockatoo – his cockatoos were all called Neville (after their predecessors). Peter loved a good laugh and when he flew us to the Western Australian Quilty to strap he worded up an international horse buyer to ask my husband Greg if he could swap two racing camels for me; not a proposition you hear every day. Peter was as tough as nails, which helped with his dislike of dentists. When one of his teeth needed urgent dental attention he borrowed our needle nosed vice grips to remove it there and then with no fuss or nonsense. More recently Peter and Christine ran a successful café (successful once Peter deterred a few questionable clientele). Later they retired to a small acreage in the Manning area where he was a respected coach for his son Matthew’s junior football team. Peter was a great AFL supporter and right up to the end he was following the Sydney Swans passionately. Peter was very generous even when he couldn’t afford to be. He was intelligent, funny, protective, caring and a dear friend who will be greatly missed. He was never much of a hugger, but would give the odd loving slap on the back in times of sadness. Peter was a fairly private person throughout his life but for those who were fortunate enough to see his inner self it was a pleasure to know and love him. This memorial acknowledges only some of Peter’s achievements and the contribution he made not only to the sport of endurance riding but also to the lives he touched along the way. ▮ THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 87


BITS‘N’ PIECES

A QUICK REVIEW OF ALL THINGS ‘ARABIAN’ FROM AROUND THE WORLD ....

JUDY DIERKS DRESSAGE COMPETITION

Congratulations to our winner, Belinda Robertson and Ghost Whisperer

Unfortunately, just after winning the competition her lovely horse Ghost Whisperer damaged his knee. It will now be a good couple of months before she can claim her prize, but we’ll follow her lesson when the partnership is up and running again.

TIMELY TIPS

Something hasn’t quite gone to plan and you need to collect colostrum from your mare? Read this great tip kindly supplied by Ann Egan of North Point Farm Connecticut. Take a large syringe, 60 cc works well, and remove the plunger. Cut off the end that has the tip on it so that the plunger will fit into that end; in other words, just reverse the end it originally went into. (The end that you cut will have sharp edges and if you use that end to milk, your mare will be extremely unhappy with you so turning it is important!) Put the plunger into the end you cut off. To milk the mare, pull the plunger back about 1/2 inch to start the suction. Put the open end tightly against the teat and slowly pump the plunger back and forth. When you get about an inch or two of milk, pour it into a container and start over again. This works really well when trying to get that first all-important bit of colostrum into a newborn foal!

SURVIVING LAMINITIS: QUT LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE HORSE STUDY

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF AMURATH SANTIAGO

Story by Kerri Grisham, written by Todd Farmer, illustrated by Marian Duncan

By Sandra Hutchinson It is a disease that has taken the life of Black Caviar’s brother, the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in Australia, but to the average horse owner laminitis is a killer that often strikes without warning. Dr Melody de Laat, from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty, said laminitis could affect up to 34 per cent of the equine population. “It is the second most common cause of death in domestic horses due to euthanasia and one of the most common reasons horse owners seek veterinary advice,” Dr de Laat said. “It strikes fear in the heart of any horse owner because it is difficult to treat and there is no cure.” In a bid to counter the deadly effects of laminitis, QUT is conducting a worldwide study to understand what predisposes horses to repeatedly fall prey to this chronic disease. “While we now know what causes laminitis, there are differing theories on how the damage occurs, which makes effective treatment difficult.”

To take part in the survey please visit www.qut.edu.au/research/research-projects/laminitis-survey

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Dreams can come true when you do your best and don’t give up... because that’s when the magic happens. Recounted through the eyes of Kerri’s daughter, Addison, The Amazing Adventures of Amurath Santiago is a beautiful book about one little girl’s love for and belief in an Arabian horse, and in her brave mother’s courage and perseverance. Defying the odds, staying positive and conquering challenges, are all lessons taught in this entertaining and uplifting story. The illustrations have been beautifully created by renowned artist Marian Duncan. If you have a child that loves horses or dreams big at anything, this is the book to read. ▮


2014 Australian National Arabian Championships Results THURSDAY 601 JUNIOR QUARAB 2 & 3 YEARS

Ch CROWN LODGE THATS GOLD Res JENSEMS COCO ALLURE Top Ten CARJOLA PARK SOUL SISTER; WHO DAT STAR; ANFIELD SHANKLY’S IMPRESSION

602 SENIOR QUARAB

Ch CARJOLA PARK WATCH MY CLASS Res ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE Top Ten RKAYN SHANKLY GATES; GLENMAR SAMUEL LOGAN; DIAMOND T SAKIMA

305 ARABIAN PONY GELDING UNDER SADDLE Ch NEVERTIRE MR DARCY Res MR FANTASTIC Top Ten SIENNA JOURNEEY; PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM; BINDI EYE CLASSIC EDITION; NEWBURY TOUCHSTONE; STORM HAVEN LATIN DANCER; DUKERI KINTYRE

306 ARABIAN PONY STALLION UNDER SADDLE Ch TRINCADA STRIKE

404 ARABIAN RIDING PONY MARE UNDER SADDLE

Ch ALOHA SEAL Res MC DONALD PARK MADISON ROSE

Ch NOTTINGHAM SHOWER OF DREAMS Res FALCONHURST FESTIVITY Top Ten WILLOWCROFT SWEET TEMPTATION; WYNARA JUST A DOLL; GEM PARK PRUDENCE; RATHOWEN ROYAL PARADE

702 SENIOR ARABIAN STOCK HORSE

405 ARABIAN RIDING PONY GELDING UNDER SADDLE

501 JUNIOR ARABIAN WARMBLOOD

Ch HEATHCOTE PARK MINKS MAGNIFIQUE Res TERINGAL KOPY KAT Top Ten REGALBROOK FIRE & ICE; ORANA PARK COLUMBIAN; WESTON PARK MAHOGANY

701 JUNIOR ARABIAN STOCK HORSE

Ch NEVERTIRE JUST DANE Res FOXWOOD AZTEC GOLD

Ch EBL LUST Res FURST FINESSE Top Ten CHALLENGER JAZ ; RUBEE ROSE; BUCKWELL PARK HEIR APPARENT; ALOHA RUBENS; ALOHA CAVALIA; ROMAC EFFIGY; ROMAC TATIANA

406 ARABIAN RIDING PONY STALLION UNDER SADDLE Ch ARABESQUE SHEYKH’N’NOT STIRRED

013 ARABIAN SHOW HUNTER N.E. 15HH

502 SENIOR ARABIAN WARMBLOOD Ch FEVER FF Res ANNABRAE ALLURE Top Ten NEVERSFELDE JULIETTE

Ch MAKEHER JAZZ Res FORCHOICE Top Ten JUDEESIA LACHLAN; HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN; ROSE GUM SUNDOWN; THE MARKSMAN; ARABESQUE ACCOLADE

201 JUNIOR ANGLO ARABIAN

014 ARABIAN SHOW HUNTER OVER 15HH

Ch COLTURA Res SIENNA CONCHETTA Top Ten GLENIPH GOT THE KNACK; ANNABRAE MASAAKI; DREAMING FF; HAWKSHEAD CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE; WHO SPARKED THE FIRE; ALOHA PARTY GIRL; DANJERA SABRAGE

202 SENIOR ANGLO ARABIAN

Ch CONCHERTOFF Res ELLE LUMINATE Top Ten CITY OF ANGELS; ALOHA SINGING IN THE RAIN; MYTH BUSTER; CENTRELINE ENCOUNTER; JUST MAGNETIC; CUSTOM MADE; ILLARAK CHEVROLET; TATHREN PERSUADED BY SONG

101 PARTBRED ARABIAN GELDING

Ch MANORVALE BLUE AND ROYAL Res EXPRESSIONS FF Top Ten OAKLEY MANOR XAPHAN; TATHREN HUDSON; AP TIME STANDS STILL; TATHREN HAMILTON; DIAMOND ROAD IDENTITY; NAZCA ILLUMINATION; KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; HANOVER DUNDEE

102 PARTBRED ARABIAN FILLY OR MARE

Ch KHARINYAH’S GLIMMA N GOLD Res CHELLEASON CROWN DIOR Top Ten CRACK A LACKIN; SHATANA ANGELINA JULLYE; GLENIPH TIRAMISU; SARANI; REZEEMA MADDISON; ZINTAHN FANTASY ON ICE; DIAMOND ROAD EVENING LIGHT; ARATAHNES E-HARMONY

103 PARTBRED ARABIAN COLT OR STALLION

Ch WISHLIST Res NIARLA EXCITATION Top Ten FALSE ALARM; KEPEKA KAISER; HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; REZEEMA BOLD AS BRASS

712 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE IN HARNESS Ch TRINCADA STRIKE Res BROFOUR LOVIN IT Top Ten ALOHA SULTAN

713 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE TO BE RIDDEN SIDE-SADDLE Ch PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM Res SIENNA JOURNEEY Top Ten CARJOLA PARK WATCH MY CLASS

304 ARABIAN PONY MARE UNDER SADDLE Ch NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE

Ch MOROCCO ERA Res FAMES PHANTOM MI Top Ten FALZON FOUR CLAIM; RIVER OAK PROMINENCE; MULAWA VIVACIOUS; RAPID FIRE; ACES WILD; FAIRVIEW IBN SHAKLA KHAN; WYBALENA LODGE FANATIC; NEBRASKA KEI

015 ARABIAN GELDING BRIDLE PATH HACK Ch MULAWA VIVACIOUS Res ANNA’S DAKOTA Top Ten WYBALENA LODGE FANATIC; ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; HIGH CALIBRE; DIAMOND T AHMARLI; ACES WILD; RIVER OAK PROMINENCE; HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN; AVONDALE ETERNITY

016 ARABIAN MARE BRIDLE PATH HACK Ch ARGOWAN MARGHERITA Res NEBRASKA KEI Top Ten MAKEHER JAZZ; CHELLEASON WIND FORTUNE; BREMERVALE LOREAL; FORCHOICE; JAMIL RAZAH GOLDEN GIFT

017 ARABIAN STALLION BRIDLE PATH HACK Ch MOROCCO ERA Res ROSE GUM SUNDOWN Top Ten KA SHAHAL; ANASTAZI MI

010 ARABIAN GELDING UNDER SADDLE Ch FAMES PHANTOM MI Res MULAWA INSPIRED Top Ten ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; ACES WILD; TOP FANCY LET’S PARTY; MULAWA VIVACIOUS; FALZON FOUR CLAIM; RIVER OAK PROMINENCE; RIVER OAK IMPREZZA; FAIRVIEW IBN SHAKLA KHAN

011 ARABIAN MARE UNDER SADDLE Ch BREMERVALE LOREAL Res MAKEHER JAZZ Top Ten NEBRASKA KEI; ARGOWAN MARGHERITA; FORCHOICE; CHELLEASON WIND FORTUNE; INSHALLAH HARMONEY; JAMIL RAZAH GOLDEN GIFT

012 ARABIAN STALLION UNDER SADDLE Ch KHARBONATION J Res AAMAHNI Top Ten ANASTAZI MI; MOROCCO ERA; ARTISTRY MI; ROSE GUM SUNDOWN; KA SHAHAL

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901 ARABIAN PRELIMINARY TEST 1:3

301 ARABIAN PONY GELDING

Ch HIGH CALIBRE Res ARGOWAN MARGHERITA Top Ten MULAWA VIVACIOUS; ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; RIVER OAK MONARCH; AVONDALE ETERNITY; JUDEESIA LACHLAN; AAMAHNI; CRUZE KA; FAMES PHANTOM MI

Ch CRACKER JACK Res NEVERTIRE MR DARCY Top Ten SAROWAN PARK SENTAFOLD; SAROWAN PARK FINARLEE; ILLARAK DESERT MIRAGE; NEWBURY TOUCHSTONE, SIENNA JOURNEEY, BINDI EYE CLASSIC EDITION; STORM HAVEN LATIN DANCER; DUKERI KINTYRE

904 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE NOVICE TEST 2.3 Ch SOLAR ECLIPSE Res NEVERTIRE MR DARCY Top Ten CENTRELINE ENCOUNTER; NOTTINGHAM SHOWER OF DREAMS; SARANI; TATHREN JEZZABELLE; TERINGAL KOPY KAT; HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; HOLOVALE DYNAMITE; ILLARAK CHEVROLET

FRIDAY Place Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten

CLASS 004 ARABIAN JUNIOR GELDING No. 99 65 38 91 139 191 43 339

Horse Name KRUSADE MI REGENT MI BALMORAL MI KATALYST MI SHARTIER DREAMLOVER ARIONN WYBALENA LODGE BONANZA MANHATTEN FF

J1 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 8

J2 1 3 2 4 5 6 8 7

J3 1 2 7 3 4 5 6 8

Total 10 8 7 7 6 5 4 3

Place Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten

Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (1), Mr. A. King (2) & Mrs. D. Watson (3)

CLASS 005 ARABIAN SENIOR GELDING No. 333 117 81 17 273 6 15 22 291 114

Horse Name ASTOR FORTUNATE VF HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN THE MARKSMAN CRUZE KA ACES WILD FALZON FOUR CLAIM RAPID FIRE DIAMOND T AHMARLI AMURATH SANTIAGO WA

J1 1 3 2 4 5 8 6 7 9 10

J2 1 2 6 3 7 4 5 8 10 9

J3 1 4 3 5 2 7 10 6 8 9

Total 10 8 7 7 6 5 4 4 2 2

Ch BRACKNELL SUNIKA Res SHARTIER POP DIVA Top Ten KOORANA PARK MAGIC RIBBONS; NIKSHAR VALENTINAH ROSE; WINDWAY SERENITY; SARAHN GOLDEN DESTINY; RICHDALE CASSANDRA; LITTLE G ITS ALL ABOUT ME; SARAHN SOPHIA LOREN; BELLAH MAIYA

303 ARABIAN PONY COLT OR STALLION

CLASS 001 ARABIAN YEARLING GELDING No. Horse Name J1 J2 J3 Total 302 KHROME MI 2 1 1 9.67 274 GEORGIO KA 1 4 3 8.33 21 ET-TRIESTE NABU 4 2 4 7.67 198 KOMMEND MI 3 3 5 7.33 320 BACCHANTE CROWN PRINCE 6 5 2 6.67 279 KA SURREAL 5 7 6 5.00 177 METAXA W 7 8 7 3.67 52 AMIR SIR REAL KHALID 8 6 8 3.67 Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (1), Mr. A. King (2) & Mrs. D. Watson (3)

302 ARABIAN PONY FILLY OR MARE

Place Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten

Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (3), Mr. A. King (1) & Mr. D. Rutherford (2)

401 ARABIAN RIDING PONY GELDING Ch WESTACRES LAWLESS Res WESTON PARK MAHOGANY Top Ten THORWOOD SWAN SONG; CARLINGFORD PARK THEATRE ROYAL; MANORVALE AFTER FIVE; ARABESQUE ONE FOR THE ROAD; REGALBROOK FIRE & ICE; ORANA PARK COLUMBIAN

402 ARABIAN RIDING PONY FILLY OR MARE Ch DEBANLAY MONA LISA Res KARMA PARK NATIONAL GIRL Top Ten HEARTTHROB STYLISH LADY; GEM PARK PRUDENCE; FALCONHURST FESTIVITY; WYMEANDA FORGOTTEN DESIRE; WILLOWCROFT BLUSH; RATHOWEN ROYAL PARADE

403 ARABIAN RIDING PONY COLT OR STALLION

Ch TRINCADA STRIKE Res TARLEEN PARK IGNITION Top Ten SARAHN SUPERSTAR; REZEEMA KLASS ACT; OBI-WUN; KATHMAR PARK STRIKES BACK; BRIONA PARK ICE MAGIC

711 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE WESTERN PLEASURE Ch ANNA’S DAKOTA Res HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN Top Ten NOTTINGHAM SHOWER OF DREAMS; NIARLA EXCITATION; AVONDALE ETERNITY

104 PARTBRED ARABIAN MARE UNDER SADDLE Ch STREAMVILLE PARK FAYVIA Res REZEEMA MADDISON Top Ten SWAN RIDGE ROYAL GIFT; SARANI; TATHREN JEZZABELLE; ALOHA SILHOUETTE

105 PARTBRED ARABIAN GELDING UNDER SADDLE Ch MANORVALE BLUE AND ROYAL Res KAIDON PARK RASKELLE Top Ten HANOVER DUNDEE; LONGBORNE ESQUIRE; TATHREN HAMILTON; TATHREN MOONDANCER; OAKLEY MANOR XAPHAN

106 PARTBRED ARABIAN STALLION UNDER SADDLE Ch NIARLA EXCITATION Res KEPEKA KAISER Top Ten HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD

203 ANGLO ARABIAN MARE UNDER SADDLE Ch NAAMAN FLAUNT IT Res ELLE LUMINATE Top Ten CENTRELINE ENCOUNTER; ILLARAK ESTELLE; CITY OF ANGELS; AVONDALE MADONNA; TATHREN PERSUADED BY SONG; ILLARAK CHEVROLET; MULAWA SHOWTIME

204 ANGLO ARABIAN GELDING UNDER SADDLE Ch BURREN-DAH THE MAGICIAN Res JUST MAGNETIC Top Ten WARRAWEE MARDEE GRAS; HOLOVALE DYNAMITE

205 ANGLO ARABIAN STALLION UNDER SADDLE Ch CONCHERTOFF

703 ARABIAN STOCK HORSE MARE OR GELDING UNDER SADDLE Ch NEVERTIRE JUST DANE

503 ARABIAN WARMBLOOD MARE UNDER SADDLE

Ch SIENNA THE TANGO Res BROOKMAN PARK JIMMY CHOO Top Ten VICTORIA TOWER

Ch TW QURSED Res MYRIMBAH CHA CHA Top Ten ANNABRAE ALLURE; AAMARANTINE

827 JUNIOR JUDGING

504 ARABIAN WARMBLOOD GELDING UNDER SADDLE

Ch Lee Stubbs Res Jessica Dertell Top Ten William Gear; Morgan Wiseman; Charlotte Richardson; Kody Dertell

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Ch MI RENAISSANCE HIT Res AXON MAGIC Top Ten MI SIRTAINLY SIR; SOLAR ECLIPSE; DICAVALLI DECADANCE


2014 Australian National Arabian Championships Results 505 ARABIAN WARMBLOOD STALLION UNDER SADDLE Ch FEVER FF (AWS723)

603 QUARAB MARE OR GELDING UNDER SADDLE Ch ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE Res ARJOLA PARK WATCH MY CLASS

604 QUARAB STALLION UNDER SADDLE Ch DIAMOND T SAKIMA Res RKAYN SHANKLY GATES

Ch ACES WILD Res CRUZE KA Top Ten RAPID FIRE

720 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SILVER SNAFFLE Ch MANORVALE BLUE AND ROYAL Res MI SIRTAINLY SIR Top Ten FEVER FF; MR FANTASTIC; AXON MAGIC; TW QURSED; NEVERSFELDE JULIETTE; TATHREN PERSUADED BY SONG; ALOHA SINGING IN THE RAIN

902 ARABIAN NOVICE TEST 2.3 Ch MULAWA VIVACIOUS Res HIGH CALIBRE Top Ten ANNA’S DAKOTA; INSHALLAH HARMONEY; MAKEHER JAZZ; FAIRVIEW IBN SHAKLA KHAN; JUDEESIA LACHLAN; RIVER OAK MONARCH; ROSE GUM SUNDOWN; WYBALENA LODGE FANATIC

903 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE PRELIMINARY TEST 1:3 Ch DICAVALLI DECADANCE Res CENTRELINE ENCOUNTER Top Ten HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; ALOHA SILHOUETTE; TERINGAL KOPY KAT; ILLARAK CHEVROLET; SARANI; HOLOVALE DYNAMITE; HANOVER DUNDEE; ILLARAK ESTELLE

SATURDAY CLASS 002 YEARLING ARABIAN FILLY No. Horse Name J1 J2 J3 Total Place 88 KLASSICAL DEVOTION MI 1 1 2 9.67 Champion 254 CHELLEASON SOPHIA’S DREAM 2 2 1 9.33 Reserve Champion 275 GAB’REALA 5 3 3 7.33 Top Ten 280 ESTELLAA 3 5 4 7.00 Top Ten 153 SHIMMER FF 4 4 5 6.67 Top Ten 115 KELARAY GODDESS OF LOVE 7 6 8 4.00 Top Ten 324 GISELLE V 6 7 10 3.33 Top Ten 160 PER-SAV-IENCE 8 8 7 3.33 Top Ten 168 HALIMAS JADAAN’S SERENADE 9 9 6 3.00 Top Ten 231 EMINEM APOLLONIQUE 10 10 9 1.33 Top Ten Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (1), Mr. A. King (2) & Mrs. D. Taylor-Thies (3)

CLASS 006 JUNIOR FILLY Horse Name KLASSICAL PRESENCE MI BREATHLESS VISION PCF ROMANTIC MI MI APHRODITE PSYCHES AMBER GEM ALESSIA TEQUA ERA (F31389) NEVERTIRE MAGGIE MAY AL-RUQA RA-SHEEKA NINA AL NAADIRAH

J1 1 2 4 3 5 6 8 7 9 10

J2 1 4 2 3 6 5 7 8 9 10

J3 4 1 2 3 5 8 6 7 9 10

Total 9 9 8 8 6 5 4 4 2 1

Place Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten

Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (1), Mr. A. King (2) & Mrs. D. Taylor-Thies (3)

715 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE AUSTRALIAN PLEASURE Ch CENTRELINE ENCOUNTER Res ANNA’S DAKOTA Top Ten KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; KA SHAHAL; PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM; HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; THE MARKSMAN

714 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE WORKING STOCK HORSE Ch ANNA’S DAKOTA

No. Horse Name J1 J2 J3 Total Place 319 GHIANNI WPI 2 1 1 9.67 Champion 101 ADVANTAGE MI 1 3 2 9 Reserve Champion 109 RENAISSANCE 3 2 3 8.33 Top Ten 282 JUSTIN MI 4 4 5 6.67 Top Ten 135 DP ARYAN EL JAMAL 5 5 4 6.33 Top Ten Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (2), Mr. D. Rutherford (3) & Mrs. D. Taylor-Thies (1

CLASS 008 JUNIOR COLT

719 ARABIAN SILVER SNAFFLE

No. 94 270 199 89 276 192 26 146 246 165

CLASS 003 YEARLING ARABIAN COLT

No. 33 103 105 232 90 194 221 326

Horse Name MAXIMILLIANO MAXIMISE MI ALLEGIANT MI TRUST MI KONQUEST MI VORTEX QHF EMOTION FAIRVIEW TRUE BELIEVER

J1 1 3 4 2 5 6 7 8

J2 1 3 2 4 6 7 8 5

J3 1 2 6 7 3 5 4 8

Total 10 8 7 7 6 5 5 4

Place Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten

Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (2), Mr. D. Rutherford (3) & Mrs. D. Taylor-Thies (1)

709 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE NATIVE COSTUME Ch RIVER OAK PROMINENCE Res ANNA’S DAKOTA Top Ten RIVER OAK MONARCH; KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; SIENNA JOURNEEY; NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE; TOP FANCY LET’S PARTY

CLASS 007 SENIOR MARE FINAL No. Horse Name J1 J2 J3 Total Place 104 KLASSICAL DREAM MI 1 1 1 10 Champion 193 VALOURIA 5 2 2 8 Reserve Champion 284 TARALEA EVITA 2 4 4 8 Top Ten 77 FUNKIA 3 3 6 7 Top Ten 75 RAMADAN MARKABELLA 4 6 3 7 Top Ten 10 5 4 Top Ten 222 QUARTZ HILL FARM JOHARA SHAKLAN 6 271 BEGUINE OH 8 5 8 4 Top Ten 268 LOVER GIRLFF 9 7 7 3 Top Ten 265 VICTORIA MOON MH 7 9 10 2 Top Ten 137 KAYSAND ADAH PASHANDATHA 10 8 9 2 Top Ten Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (1), Mr. D. Rutherford (3) & Mrs. D. Taylor-Thies (2)

710 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW COSTUME Ch TOP FANCY LET’S PARTY Res PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM Top Ten HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; RIVER OAK MONARCH; RIVER OAK PROMINENCE; ANNA’S DAKOTA; ARGOWAN MARGHERITA; NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE

CLASS 009 SENIOR STALLION No. 173 253 285 182 189 195 233

Horse Name J1 RHR HEIR OF MARWAN 1 CHELLEASON CROWN JEWEL 2 HUN 3 CHARMING VC 4 ASHOUR AL HASAN 5 VESUVIO 6 TRUE VISION 7

J2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

J3 2 1 3 4 5 6 7

Total 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

Place Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten

Judges: Mr. J. Lacina (3), Mr. A. King (2) & Mr. D. Rutherford (1)

716 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW HUNTER NOT EXCEEDING 14.2HH Ch SIENNA JOURNEEY Res SWAN RIDGE ROYAL GIFT Top Ten KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; NIARLA EXCITATION; REZEEMA MADDISON; TERINGAL KOPY KAT; DUKERI KINTYRE; ARABESQUE SHEYKH’N’NOT STIRRED

717 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW HUNTER OVER 14.2HH & NOT EXCEEDING 15.2HH Ch CONCHERTOFF Res DICAVALLI DECADANCE Top Ten STREAMVILLE PARK FAYVIA; HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; TATHREN MOONDANCER; CITY OF ANGELS; HANOVER DUNDEE; CARJOLA PARK WATCH MY CLASS

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718 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW HUNTER OVER 15.2HH Ch AXON MAGIC Res CENTRELINE ENCOUNTER Top Ten HOLOVALE DYNAMITE; ILLARAK CHEVROLET; MI RENAISSANCE HIT; TATHREN PERSUADED BY SONG; ANNABRAE ALLURE; LLARAK ESTELLE; FEVER FF; CABARET

706 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE BRIDLE PATH HACK NOT EXCEEDING 14.2HH Ch NOTTINGHAM SHOWER OF DREAMS Res PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM Top Ten BINDI EYE CLASSIC EDITION; SIENNA JOURNEEY; KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; NIARLA EXCITATION; ARABESQUE SHEYKH’N’NOT STIRRED; REZEEMA MADDISON; FALCONHURST FESTIVITY; TERINGAL KOPY KAT

707 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE BRIDLE PATH HACK OVER 14.2HH & NOT EXCEEDING 15.2HH Ch CONCHERTOFF Res ELLE LUMINATE Top Ten TATHREN MOONDANCER; BURREN-DAH THE MAGICIAN; HANOVER DUNDEE; DICAVALLI DECADANCE; HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; CARJOLA PARK WATCH MY CLASS; SARANI; CITY OF ANGELS

708 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE BRIDLE PATH HACK OVER 15.2HH Ch HOLOVALE DYNAMITE Res FEVER FF Top Ten CENTRELINE ENCOUNTER; ILLARAK CHEVROLET; TATHREN PERSUADED BY SONG; WHAT’S COLOUR; AAMARANTINE; ILLARAK ESTELLE

801 YOUTH PRELIMINARY TEST 1.1 Ch AGENT PROVOCATEUR Res AKORA MISS MACY Top Ten ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM; ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE; TATHREN MOONDANCER; RIVER OAK MONARCH; BINDI EYE CLASSIC EDITION; MAKEHER JAZZ; NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE

802 YOUTH NOVICE TEST 2.1 Ch AKORA MISS MACY Res MAKEHER JAZZ Top Ten ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; AGENT PROVOCATEUR; PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM; ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE; TATHREN MOONDANCER; RAPID FIRE; TOP FANCY LET’S PARTY; RIVER OAK MONARCH

905 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE ELEMENTARY TEST 3.3 Ch AAMARANTINE Res ANNA’S DAKOTA

906 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MEDIUM TEST 4.2 Ch JAYBEE ALLSTAR Res AAMARANTINE Top Ten ARABESQUE SHEYKH’N’NOT STIRRED

907 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE ADVANCED TEST 5.1 Ch WHAT’S COLOUR Res ARABESQUE SHEYKH’N’NOT STIRRED

908 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE PRIX ST. GEORGES

809 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING 4 YEARS & OVER EXHIBITED BY A YOUTH 12 YEARS & OVER Ch BURREN-DAH THE MAGICIAN Res JUST MAGNETIC Top Ten HOLOVALE DYNAMITE; ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE; ELLE LUMINATE; TATHREN PERSUADED BY SONG; KEIRA PARK TAKE A BOW; RAVEN LODGE CHARMED; NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE; WILLOWCROFT SWEET TEMPTATION

807 ARABIAN MARE OR GELDING 4 YEARS & OVER EXHIBITED BY A YOUTH 12 YEARS & OVER Ch RAPID FIRE Res AMURATH SANTIAGO WA Top Ten MULAWA INSPIRED; HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN; MAKEHER JAZZ; AGENT PROVOCATEUR; VICTORIA MOON MH; ARGOWAN MARGHERITA; RIVER OAK MONARCH; NEBRASKA KEI

806 ARABIAN MARE OR GELDING 4 YEARS & OVER EXHIBITED BY A YOUTH 7-11 YEARS Ch BEGUINE OH Res LOVER GIRLFF Top Ten AMURATH SANTIAGO WA; CHELLEASON WIND FORTUNE; AKORA FOREVER SAFIR

803 YOUTH HANDLER 7 - 11 YEARS - ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARES/GELDINGS 4 YEARS & OVER Ch Charlotte Richardson Res Jessica Dertell Top Ten Kayla O’Brien; Zoe Bilson; Chloe Strath; Kimberley Glover; Kody Dertell; Bree Haywood; Matthew Parker

804 YOUTH HANDLER 12 - 14 YEARS - ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARES/GELDINGS 4YRS & OVER Ch Sarah Olsen Res Tamieka Jarrett Top Ten Monique Collins; Taylah Hutchinson; Mikayla Van Kampen; Laura Clayton; Brittney Hardwick

805 YOUTH HANDLER 15 - 17 YEARS - ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARES/GELDINGS 4YRS & OVER Ch Eliza Babazogli Res Lee Stubbs Top Ten William Gear, Ashleigh Meagher; Adelle Mahoney; Sarah Huxtable; Morgan Wiseman; Madeleine Smith; Darian Wise; Alexandria Jones

810 YOUTH BRIDLE PATH HACK RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 7-11 YEARS Ch PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM Res BINDI EYE CLASSIC EDITION Top Ten FALCONHURST FESTIVITY; SIENNA JOURNEEY; WYNARA JUST A DOLL; KAIDON PARK RASKELLE ; OAKRIDGE HAVANNAH

811 YOUTH BRIDLE PATH HACK RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 12 YEARS & OVER Ch ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE Res MAKEHER JAZZ Top Ten RIVER OAK MONARCH; AGENT PROVOCATEUR; TATHREN PERSUADED BY SONG; ARGOWAN MARGHERITA; ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; MULAWA INSPIRED; NEBRASKA KEI; HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN

Ch WHAT’S COLOUR

814 YOUTH RIDER 15 - 17 YEARS - ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARES/GELDINGS 4YRS & OVER

SUNDAY

Ch Lucy Dodd Res Ashleigh Meagher Top Ten Eliza Babazogli; Lee Stubbs; Madeleine Smith; Zoe Doutreband; Darian Wise; Sarah Huxtable; Samantha Coleshill; Adelle Mahoney

808 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING 4 YEARS & OVER EXHIBITED BY A YOUTH 7-11 YEARS Ch BURREN-DAH THE MAGICIAN Res FALCONHURST FESTIVITY Top Ten SIENNA JOURNEEY; STRATHFORD BEL CANTO; KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; BINDI EYE CLASSIC EDITION; PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM; OAKRIDGE HAVANNAH

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813 YOUTH RIDER 12 - 14 YEARS - ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARES/GELDINGS 4YRS & OVER Ch Mikayla Van Kampen Res Charlotte Phillips Top Ten Sarah Olsen; Monique Collins; Laura Clayton; Hannah Giblin


2014 Australian National Arabian Championships Results 812 YOUTH RIDER 7 - 11 YEARS - ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARES/GELDINGS 4 YEARS & OVER

Ch Zoe Bilson Res Charlotte Richardson Top Ten Jessica Dertell; Madeleine Phillips; Chloe Strath; Bree Haywood; Kody Dertell; Kayla O’Brien

824 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE LEAD LINE RIDER 5, 6, 7 OR 8 YEARS Ch SIENNA JOURNEEY

817 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 7-11 YEARS

Ch SIENNA JOURNEEY Res PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM Top Ten KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; STRATHFORD BEL CANTO; BINDI EYE CLASSIC EDITION; FALCONHURST FESTIVITY; OAKRIDGE HAVANNAH

818 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING N.E. 14.2HH RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 12 YEARS & OVER Ch KEIRA PARK TAKE A BOW Res AKORA MISS MACY Top Ten NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE

819 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING OVER 14.2HH RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 12 YEARS & OVER

Ch ELLE LUMINATE Res TATHREN MOONDANCER Top Ten RAVEN LODGE CHARMED; BURREN-DAH THE MAGICIAN; ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE; ALOHA SILHOUETTE

815 ARABIAN MARE OR GELDING 4 YEARS & OVER RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 7-11 YEARS Ch CHARAWAY TARNIKKA

816 ARABIAN MARE OR GELDING 4 YEARS & OVER RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 12 YEARS & OVER

Ch HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN Res ARGOWAN MARGHERITA Top Ten MAKEHER JAZZ; RIVER OAK MONARCH; MULAWA INSPIRED; AGENT PROVOCATEUR; RAPID FIRE; ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; ROSE GUM GOLDRUSH

820 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW HUNTER NOT EXCEEDING 14.2HH & RIDDEN BY A YOUTH Ch PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM Res SIENNA JOURNEEY Top Ten KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; AKORA MISS MACY; KEIRA PARK TAKE A BOW; ARGOWAN MARGHERITA; NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE

821 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW HUNTER OVER 14.2HH & RIDDEN BY A YOUTH

Ch ROSE GUM GOLDRUSH Res MI RENAISSANCE HIT Top Ten MAKEHER JAZZ; RAVEN LODGE CHARMED; ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE; RIVER OAK MONARCH; AGENT PROVOCATEUR; HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN; ARABESQUE ACCOLADE; TATHREN MOONDANCER

822 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE YOUTH COSTUME

Ch SIENNA JOURNEEY Res ARGOWAN MARGHERITA Top Ten RIVER OAK MONARCH; NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE; KAIDON PARK RASKELLE; PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM

823 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE WESTERN PLEASURE Ch HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN Res PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM Top Ten AKORA MISS MACY

825 BARREL RACE RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 5-11 YEARS Ch KAIDON PARK RASKELLE Res SIENNA JOURNEEY Top Ten PALM PARK ROYAL ACCLAIM

826 BARREL RACE RIDDEN BY A YOUTH 12 YEARS & OVER Ch ETHEREAL PARK SOLAR FLARE Res NAZCA MIRACLE OF LOVE Top Ten HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN

1003 ARABIAN MARE 4 YEARS & OVER SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch RAMADAN MARKABELLA Res MILLY VAN RYAD ORA Top Ten ESPIRIT EXQUISITE; AKORA FOREVER SAFIR

1004 ARABIAN GELDING 4 YEARS & OVER SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch FALZON FOUR CLAIM Res HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN Top Ten CRUZE KA; THE MARKSMAN; DIAMOND T AHMARLI; HIGH CALIBRE

1005 ARABIAN COLT OR STALLION 4 YEARS & OVER & SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch ANASTAZI MI

1001 JUNIOR ARABIAN FILLY OR COLT 3 YEARS & UNDER SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch GAB’REALA Res KARLA MI Top Ten EMINEM APOLLONIQUE; NINA AL NAADIRAH

1002 JUNIOR ARABIAN GELDING 3 YEARS & UNDER SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch GEORGIO KA Res MANHATTEN FF Top Ten NAHLAN

1010 SENIOR ARABIAN DERIVATIVE 4 YRS & OVER N.E. 14HH SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch TRINCADA STRIKE Res TARLEEN PARK Top Ten NEWBURY TOUCHSTONE; WINDWAY SERENITY; ARABESQUE ONE FOR THE ROAD; STORM HAVEN LATIN DANCER; DUKERI KINTYRE

1011 SENIOR ARABIAN DERIVATIVE 4 YRS & OVER, OVER 14HH & N.E. 15HH SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch OAKLEY MANOR XAPHAN Res ARATAHNES E-HARMONY Top Ten STREAMVILLE PARK FAYVIA; NIARLA EXCITATION; REZEEMA MADDISON; CARJOLA PARK WATCH MY CLASS; MULAWA SHOWTIME

1012 SENIOR ARABIAN DERIVATIVE 4 YRS & OVER, OVER 15HH & N.E. 16HH SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch TW QURSED Res ILLARAK CHEVROLET Top Ten HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD

1013 SENIOR ARABIAN DERIVATIVE 4 YRS & OVER, OVER 16HH SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch ILLARAK ESTELLE

1008 JUNIOR ARABIAN DERIVATIVE FILLY OR COLT 3 YRS & UNDER SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch WISHLIST Res CHELLEASON CROWN DIOR Top Ten RUBEE ROSE; DIAMOND ROAD EVENING LIGHT; RICHDALE CASSANDRA; OBI-WUN; SARAHN SOPHIA LOREN; ZINTAHN FANTASY ON ICE; SHATANA ANGELINA JULLYE; NIKSHAR VALENTINAH ROSE

1009 JUNIOR ARABIAN DERIVATIVE GELDING 3 YRS & UNDER SHOWN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch FURST FINESSE Res ILLARAK DESERT MIRAGE Top Ten AP TIME STANDS STILL

1014 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING N.E. 14.2HH RIDDEN BY AN AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch REZEEMA MADDISON Res DUKERI KINTYRE Top Ten NEWBURY TOUCHSTONE

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1015 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING OVER 14.2HH & N.E. 15.2HH RIDDEN BY AN AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER

Ch TATHREN JEZZABELLE Res DICAVALLI DECADANCE Top Ten MULAWA SHOWTIME; HANOVER DUNDEE; CARJOLA PARK WATCH MY CLASS; SARANI; AVONDALE MADONNA; CITY OF ANGELS

1016 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE MARE OR GELDING OVER 15.2HH RIDDEN BY AN AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER

Ch AAMARANTINE Res HOLOVALE DYNAMITE Top Ten ILLARAK CHEVROLET; JUST MAGNETIC; ILLARAK ESTELLE

1017 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE STALLION RIDDEN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER

Ch NIARLA EXCITATION Res DIAMOND T SAKIMA Top Ten HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; RKAYN SHANKLY GATES

1006 ARABIAN MARE OR GELDING RIDDEN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER

Ch RIVER OAK PROMINENCE Res HIGH CALIBRE Top Ten ARGOWAN MARGHERITA; HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN; RIVER OAK IMPREZZA; FORCHOICE; MULAWA VIVACIOUS; DIAMOND T AHMARLI; JUDEESIA LACHLAN; SHEMAIH BEY CHARLES

1007 ARABIAN STALLION RIDDEN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch ANASTAZI MI

1018 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW HUNTER N.E. 15HH & RIDDEN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER

Ch NIARLA EXCITATION Res HANOVER DUNDEE Top Ten REZEEMA MADDISON; STREAMVILLE PARK FAYVIA; DUKERI KINTYRE

1019 ARABIAN DERIVATIVE SHOW HUNTER OVER 15HH & RIDDEN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch DICAVALLI DECADANCE Res AVONDALE MADONNA Top Ten HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; ILLARAK CHEVROLET

1020 ARABIAN SHOW HUNTER RIDDEN BY AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER

Ch MAKEHER JAZZ Res FALZON FOUR CLAIM Top Ten RIVER OAK IMPREZZA; FORCHOICE; MULAWA VIVACIOUS; RIVER OAK PROMINENCE; HALIMAS DESERT SHAKLAN; DIAMOND T AHMARLI; INSHALLAH SENTINEL

1021 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE BRIDLE PATH HACK N.E. 14.2HH RIDDEN BY AN AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch REZEEMA MADDISON Res NIARLA EXCITATION Top Ten ARGOWAN MARGHERITA; DUKERI KINTYRE

1022 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE BRIDLE PATH HACK OVER 14.2HH & N.E. 15.2HH RIDDEN BY AN AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER

Ch SARANI Res DIAMOND T AHMARLI Top Ten MAKEHER JAZZ; SHEMAIH BEY CHARLES; RIVER OAK IMPREZZA; AVONDALE MADONNA; FORCHOICE; HESTE ARABIQUE IMPRESSED IN GOLD; MULAWA SHOWTIME

1023 ARABIAN/ARABIAN DERIVATIVE BRIDLE PATH HACK OVER 15.2HH RIDDEN BY AN AMATEUR OWNER 18 YEARS & OVER Ch HOLOVALE DYNAMITE Res AAMARANTINE Top Ten ILLARAK ESTELLE; RIVER OAK PROMINENCE; HIGH CALIBRE; ILLARAK CHEVROLET; JUST MAGNETIC; INSHALLAH SENTINEL

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2014 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPI0NSHIP RESULTS Go to ahsa.asn.au this will take you to Latest Updates, click on Championships Results which takes you to another page where you will see 2014 Australian Championships Results. This will open the form where you can select the Show, Exhibitor, Exhibit or all results with or without the numerical scoring and breeding. If these are required you tick the box beside it and then click “All Results” and then scroll down to see your selection. To see just one person’s results, select the name from the drop down exhibitors box then click “All Results”. Do this with any exhibitor or exhibit. You can also select the order either by number or placing (rank). You can even choose which day, ring or class. If you want a hard copy just print the screen.


Sharon Meyers

BLUEDAWN

Traditional Beauty & Stamina Versatile Arabians of Proven Lines R. Domino/Shafreyn/Najaf/Silwan/ Rossfennick ++% Crabbet & a dash of Polish Mares available for breeding Excellent Mare care.

P: 07 5427 0182 E: bluedawnarabians@bigpond.com w w w. blu edaw n a ra b i a n s . c om

Khadi S16944 J. Magnet S11950

Michael O’Connor 7 Kentville Rd Kentville Q 4342

Razeem

Home of Eskdale

(Baranski X Rose Of Sarangani)

[Pictured]

Enquiries Welcome

07 5465 8445 0418 772 084

Wendy & Tracey Keller, Thallon Road, Regency Downs QLD 4341 P (07) 5465 6626 M 0409 891 945 E wendy@eskdalearabians.com

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Lee Edwards & John Walker

464 Riverside Drive, Pine Mountain QLD 4306 Phone: (07) 5464 3917 Email: melcot@bigpond.com www.melcotarabians.com

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Breeders of Pure Crabbet Arabian Horses

Enq. (07) 4668 6158 via Jandowae Qld 4410 ors@dodo.com.au

ESKDALE ARABIANS Breeding Champions For You Since 1979

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Pioneer Arabians Endurance Horses

Contact: Melissa & Stephen Longhurst Finch Hatton Queensland P: 07 4958 3096 M: 0447 583 096 E: melissa@pioneerarabians.com www.pioneerarabians.com

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Breeding beautiful athletes and personalised endurance training

for ARABIANS WITH THAT ELUSIVE QUALITY Straight Egyptian Bloodlines STEVE & TRISHA MARRIOTT Cnr Mt Glorious-Samford & Hulcombe Roads, Highvale Q 4520 Ph: +61 7 3289 7153 Mob: 0411 227 569 Email: sabtaharabianstud@bigpond.com THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 95


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Breeders of Australian National & East Coast Champion Purebred, Anglo and Palomino Part Arabians Est. 1982 Kerry & Richard Chapman “Dellyvale”, 193 Moorbys Lane, Bowning NSW 2582 Ph: (02) 6227 2820 Email: gleniph@bigpond.com

HUME CREEK ARABIANS

SCID, CA and LFS Clear; Bay, 15.1hh, Multi Supreme Champion in hand and under saddle.

Grace Bryant

John and Sue Bell, "Taringa", 1296 Retreat Road, Uralla NSW 2358 Phone: (02) 6778 7005 Email: humecreek@activ8.net.au www.humecreek.webs.com

ArAbiAns & Ponies

annette vickery

344 Hilldale Rd, Hilldale NSW 2420 Ph (02) 4995 6169 or 0418 251 580 espirit@bmr.net.au

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Hamdallah Arabian and Pony Stud We offer at stud Cherox Zalam (S17682) & Newbury Pilgrim’s Impact (S25913). Stock for sale, proven bloodlines of Show and Endurance winners with Wonderful Temperament. Contact Brooke Stapley (H) 02 6336 0693 (M) 0419 015 485 brooke@hamdallahstud.com www.hamdallahstud.com

Krystal Creek Arabians Breeders of quality purebred, palomino and pinto Arabians.

Home of SANTIAGO KEI Colin and Kerry James 2333 Pacific Hwy, Cowper NSW 2460 P 0438 226 246 E krystalcreekarabians@gmail.com www.krystalcreekarabians.com.au

Breeding for conformation, stamina, temperament and versatility

OSO Arabians offers for sale a selection of qualified endurance horses, youngstock, breeding and show horses.

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Youngstock for sale. Visitors welcome. John & Pam Robins, Newbury Park, Abercrombie Rd, Black Springs via Oberon NSW Ph: (02) 6335 8212 Email: Pamrobins21@gmail.com www.newburypark.com.au

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Home of River oak Impact S12950 River oak Impose S24031 Simeon Segel C6533 Newbury Touchdown APS2048

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At Stud: RIVER OAK FAME S15962 DOB 16/11/1992 Arjai Summitt x Dynasty Lamech

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Bremervale OrlandO (Valour El Marees imp USA x Bremervale Flashdance) PriOrity imp UK (Procyon x Alteza El Hauwha)

Cheri Blackman Ph: (02) 4938 8118 cheri@cheroxarabians.com.au www.cheroxarabians.com.au

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CHEROX ARABIANS

Visitors most welcome – Please contact: Amanda & Andrew Kettlewell P: (02) 6020 3286 M: 0428 739 625 E: info@osoarabians.com.au www.osoarabians.com.au


Pure Crabbet

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Rosevale Park Arabians

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At stud by private treaty

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Jennifer Hawkins New South Wales Mobile: 0427 302 598 Email: jh@shahwanparkarabians.com.au Web: www.shahwanparkarabians.com.au

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Prince Sadik x Ismala Photo by Jane Sheppard

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Binley Prince

Maf Ue Midas Sky

Sire: Princeton Dam: Rosevale Park Jaakhira Standing at stud 2014 season Fee: $1000.00 (+GST)

Sire: Maf Ue Shaienne Dam: Rothlynne Just a Skite Straight Egyptian Stallion Standing at stud 2014 season Fee: $1000.00 (+GST)

Phone/Fax: (02) 6737 3713 Mobile: 0407 594 201

“EL’GOLE’A ARABIANS” Est. 1980 ...Where Quality Speaks For Itself

where the emphasis is on black

NADIR SHAH”

At Stud the Super Show Stallion “

GR Nafees imp Ger Black Straight Egyptian (Madallan-Madheen x Nanessah Bint Neezah)

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Rothlynne Arabians Shado’s Shetahn Black Straight Egyptian (Simeon Shados x Durra Sasse)

Home of Rosevale Park Silver Princeton

Elizabeth Benstead Rose Valley, Bolivia NSW 2372 rosevaleparkstud@gmail.com

Rothlynne Dirty Harry Rothlynne Karbon Kopy Rothlynne Karbon Kopy Grey Straight Egyptian Black Straight Egyptian Black Straight Egyptian (Asfour imp WG dec’d x (WH Kadeen imp US dec’d x (WH Kadeen imp US dec’d x Arabian Park Egyptian Ibna) Simeon Sasonah imp US) Arabian Park Egyptian Ibna)

15.3hh Liver Chestnut Sire: SK Shakla Khan imp USA Dam: Fairview Amira Bint Sashgar Supreme Champion in NSW, VIC & TAS Top 5 at East Coast Championships Our top show mares are producing exquisite individuals including exports to UAE and Saudi Arabia. Stock of the highest calibre available. Carole A. Doran “Tongdean Lodge” 825 Princes Highway, Mount Moriac VIC 3240 Ph: (03) 5266 1520

Straight Egyptian, Purebred & Pinto Arabians usually available

Enquiries to Lynne Matthews Ph: 0448 991 110 Email: rothlynnearabians@gmail.com

Nicole Emanuel

Fenwick Stud est. 1925

HOME OF Fenwick Orion

Chest. Sab. 15hh (Renasar x Ennerdale Galaxy)

Fenwick Silver Spur (pictured) Grey 15.2hh (F. Rendevous x F. Silver Charm) Quality purebred and derivative stock, bred to perform, occasionally for sale

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Fenwick Phantom

Grey 15hh (Greylight* x Fascination)

Contact: Vicki Johnson “Fenwick Stud” 1740 Donnybrook Rd, Whittlesea VIC 3757 P (03) 9716 2393 E fenwickstud1925@bigpond.com www.fenwickstud.com.au

Illarak Arabians

Tracey Elliott

Kath Roberts, “The Plateau”, 211 Quarry Rd, BARNAWARTHA NTH VIC 3691 illarak@hotmail.com 0409 601 206 www.illarak.com

Arabians

Stallion at stud V I C T O R I A

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Specialising in breeding an open competition horse with the beauty and presence of an Arabian

Jesris & Kharine Eastwinds Standing Ovation (Eastwinds Ovation x Eastwinds Bohemian Rhapsody)

Young stock occasionally available for sale. Inspection welcome by appointment. Training services available by request.

Silvio & Kristin Galea Lancefield, Victoria. P (03) 5429 2321 E info@jandkarabians.com www.jandkarabians.com THE AUSTRALIAN ARABIAN HORSE NEWS 97


STUD DIRECTORY Kelkette Park Arabian Stud

Kaferthal Arabians

Quality purebreds available for sale

Visitors welcome – By appointment please V I C T O R I A

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Ka Shahal (SK Shakla Khan x Halina Shaklan) Fairview Exclusive (Amir El Shaklan x Esperanza)

Quality Stock Available for Endurance, Showing & Breeding

Peter and Kerryn Aldridge Ben Valley, Yackandandah VIC 3749 P: Peter 0407 933 706 Kerryn 0407 583 333 E: kaferthalarabians@bigpond.com www.kaferthal.com

Yackandandah, North East Victoria P: (02) 6027 1313 or 0408 203 211 E: kelkettepark@bigpond.com www.kelkettepark.com.au

Established 1954

Silver Radain (pictured) Pure Crabbet Stallion (Silver Somerio ex Sarachet)

AT STUD (Mahabi el Shaklan-Latifa Bint Naazirah)

Nurelee Zadran

(Monteego Bay (imp) x Latifa Bint Naazirah)

Visitors most welcome to view our standing stallions, broodmares with foals and available young stock. Predominantly Straight Egyptian and Egyptian related bloodlines.

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Nurelee El Jedaan

Enquiries: Gabrielle Johnstone 50 Stony Creek Road, Red Hill Vic 3937 Ph: (03) 5989 3112 Fax: (03) 5989 3085

Photo credit: Jennifer Ogden. With kind permission of Jen Hawkins.

Pure Polish Power

The Byrnes Family PO Box 1217, Warragul VIC 3820 Email: paywit152@yahoo.com.au www.paywit.com.au

est. 1979

Robinvale Park

BREEDING BLACK

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Breeders of Arabian, Anglo & Thoroughbred Horses

Trinidad Bay

(Monteego Bay imp USA x Farreyna)

Enquiries: Derek & Sandra Robinson P.O. Box 145, Korumburra, Victoria 3950 Phone: (03) 5658 1262

Nicole Emanuel

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Chronicle D.V. (imp USA) Black 15.1hh Sire: Wiersz PASB (Tallin PASB x Wiorsta PASB) Dam: Cosmopollytan (Bask Clasix exp Sw x Widar) WH Zmanor E (imp USA) Bay 15hh Sire: Emanor PASB/USA (Wojslaw x Emanacja PASB) Dam: Zabrina VF (Wizjon x Zadymka PASB/USA) Walidayt (imp USA) Bay 15hh Sire: Ganges PASB/USA/PASB (Monogramm-Garonna) Dam: Weltawa PASB/USA (Arbil-Wilejka) Halter, Performance, Racing, Endurance, Winners, bred by 1929 Labuan Rd, Invergordon Vic 3636 Ph: 03 5865 5010 Email: coolindapark@bigpond.com www.coolindapark.com.au

Home of Pure Crabbet Stallions: Fenwick Silver Star (Fenwick Phantom ex Fenwick Silver Spangle) Paywit Raining Diamonds (Fenwick Rasindh ex T.P. Silver Raine) Paywit Silver Comet (Fenwick Silver Star ex M.V. Royal Rose) Paywit Star Shadow (Renasar ex Fenwick Starstruck)

Swiftwood Arabian Stud V I C T O R I A

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Home of Simeon Solomon dec. & Ashquar HM DE

STANDING WILDON IMPRESSIVE

Arabian Pony Grey (13.1hh) AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION

MUSTANG LODGE SEA EL PASO

Pinto 75% Arabian (15hh) AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION Kyneton Victoria 3444 Ph: (03) 5422 2928 www.slipstreamarabians.com

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Show horses for sale, halter & saddle F.A. Sutton & F. Osborne 195 McDonalds Drain Rd, Koo Wee Rup VIC 3981 0409 938 192 Email: swiftwoodarabians@bigpond.com www.swiftwoodarabians.homestead.com


STUD DIRECTORY/SERVICES DIRECTORY

Warrawee

Anglo Warmblood & Partbred Arabians V I C T O R I A

V I C T O R I A

Derivatives of Distinction Stallions available at Public Stud Dick & Pat Ryan Phone/fax: (03) 5429 1694 Email: warrawee@iprimus.com.au 2026 Kilmore Road, Lancefield 3435 www.warraweestud.com

Everything for the Arabian Horse and owner - ONLINE

Miranda Kraatz 0438 176 575 shop@thearabianshop.com.au www.TheArabianShop.com.au

ADVERTISEHERE $290 FOR 4 ISSUES FOR ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL Michael Vink Phone: (07) 3334 8000 Email: michael@vinkpub.com VINK, PO Box 8369, Woolloongabba Q 4102

Broodmare Monitor Foaling Alarm System

MAGIC BREED LETS YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR MARE IS ABOUT TO FOAL Used and recommended by leading studs in Australia and overseas • Sets for hire • MAGIC BREED AUSTRALIA PTY LTD PO Box 5803 Cairns QLD 4870 Ph/Fax: 07 4053 2379 Email: info@magicbreed.com.au

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SERVICES DIRECTORY/TRAINERS DIRECTORY MARIAN DUNCAN E Q U I N E A RT I S T

a c m equine training stables & stud

Lorelle Mercer

p: 61 2 6364 5077 e: mariand@nsw.chariot.net.au

Anthony Mountney

0403 737 956

www.acmequine.com.au

TRAINING, MARKETING & SALES

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Contact The NARA Team for more information on the exciting sport of Arabian Racing

P: 0354 296 985 E: naraaustralia@hotkey.net.au PO Box 177, Romsey Victoria 3434 www.naraaustralia.com

K∙E ∙A Tr a i n i n g S t a b l e s

Kate & Doyle Dertell PO Box 482, Romsey VIC 3434 Ph (03) 5428 5255 Fax (03) 5428 5277 Mobile 0412 304 500 info@futurefarmsarabians.com www.futurefarmsarabians.com Rates: On application. Services: Offering halter and performance training as well as starting horses under saddle. Show record: Numerous successes at the highest levels in both halter and performance. Attending all major shows across Australia. Training out of world class facilities at Bolinda, Victoria (20 minutes from the Melbourne airport).

Pioneer Endurance

Horses come First ... at KEA Greg Andrews, 79 Sargents Rd, Ebenezer NSW 2756 Mob: 0425 807 792 email: greg@keahorsetraining.com www.keahorsetraining.com

Richard Sharman The Travelling Horseman Arrange for The Travelling Horseman (Richard Sharman) to visit your farm – both you and your horse will benefit from his expertise! Richard’s ‘On-Site Visit’ covers every aspect of horse handling including halter training, breaking in (saddle and harness), farrier services, clipping, branding, etc. And with championship wins at every level of Arabian competition, Richard is also the perfect choice to show your horse to its full potential – contact Richard today for his competitive rates/show charges. 270 Boland Rd, Ramsay, via Cambooya QLD 4350 M: 0408 668 326 E: travelling.horseman@bigpond.com www.jangharmarabians.com.au

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Endurance horse training and competition for domestic events or international sales. Starting at any level with attention to detail for each individual to reach their best potential. Performance history and references available. Rates: from $120/week with full schedule available on application.

Melissa Longhurst, Pioneer Park, Finch Hatton, QLD 4756 M: 0447 583 096 | E: melissa@pioneerarabians.com W: www.pioneerarabians.com

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTS If you own Arabians or intend buying one, read the following for your own protection. If you intend a transaction involving a listed horse, contact the AHSA Ltd on the matter. Ineligible Sires

The progeny of the stallions listed below will not be registered until matters pertaining to these horses have been resolved. This list is by no means exhaustive. Breeders unsure of the stallion’s status or contemplating using these stallions are advised to contact the Registrar prior to service.

Avondale Peter Pan (PS12331) Badia Dirty Dancer (PS19782) Bessona Zardom (S15786) Corfu Park Baron (S11792) Crystal Brook Ban-Lee (S10783)

El Johara (S14661) Jarl (S1518) Joda Desert Storm (C1793) Kargina Regent (S7105) Kevisan Park Bishara (S8215)

Marja Shakhir (S14164) Moravian Shalim (S14266) Rondeburn Yanos (S3322) Sabtah Hadi (S10782) Sarangani Limelight (S12594)

Sea Breeze Wildfire (PS10566) Shahdan Jewel (PS18838) Soryan (AS2045) Spring Lodge Moonshine (S19653) Talika Sahnid (S11321)

The Harlequin (PS20246) Wagga Dekota (S8186)

When considering using imported Arabian/Arabian Derivative semen please contact the Society for the correct agent.

Transactions Suspended

As the owners or lessees’ Society memberships have been terminated, all transactions pertaining to the following horses have been suspended:

Arabian Park Emress (F5343) Belbowrie Stephanotis (F1931) Bennelong Nafila (F12148) Bennelong Silverlight (S7117) Bint Safire (F11005) Cote Liberty Valance (PG11266) Heathdale Kai (F8098) Kama Aulani Cherub (APF948) Kasims Jewel (APF677) Myrimbah Emma (APF597) Rakthena (F4050) Talisman Kinzette (G3884) Trincada New Campaign (APS741) Arabian Park Hakima (F3195)

Benalta Saski (F11741) Bennelong Nile Queen (F13150) Bennelong Starlet (F13171) Castlereagh Spiritual (F16329) El Aflame (AF3216) Heathdale Kumare (F5988) Kama Aulani Hilal Kamar (APF760) Lawes Wodella (F5637) Myrimbah Libertie (APF733) Ramalea Captain Starlight (PG23115) Talisman Pallas Athene (F3349) Warrawee Jamila (F5533) Badia Gha Zal (F14204)

Bennelong Beau (G8450) Bennelong Ranee (PF19196) Bennelong Starlight (G8503) Cherokee Desert Ray (F1108) El Barak Zuleika (F4653) Heathdale Majid (S8098) Kama Om (APS786) Moondbray Mimosa (F9877) Namif (F2093) Reyna (F770) Tarcel Standing Ovation (APS1515) Woongabeena Wanoa (F12294) Barclitre Giselle (APF1049) Bennelong El Naseri (S7115)

Bennelong Razeena (F9053) Bennelong Sundowner (S8451) Damanda Kaaluha (PG22803) Gay Countess (F1745) Indian Crystal (G1161) Kama Spring Song (F10028) Moondbray Shalina (F7063) Oxford Jeanne (F13098) Sahih Hijmi (APF823) The Amir Al Omrah (S10762) Woongabeena Yoorana (F13627) Bedweena Hakimi (F13288) Bennelong Jewel (F12147) Bennelong Silver King (S10440)

Bint Astro (APF824) Dove Cote Ibn Rizsala (G6763) Glint of Silver (F296) Inshallah Souvenir (C1774) Kamija (F11004) Moonique (F4655) Pimpala Madeira (F2797) Santarabia Nyella (F3176) Touch of Hope (APF1034) Zamila (F5827)

Cancelled and Amended Registrations Castlereagh Siren (F16505) – this mare has been de-registered. Robinet (F742) [Sire: Sindh (imp UK) S180] Sanroblee Asmarin (F7535) – Sire is Cool Hand Luke (imp UK) (S2062) and not Simaran (S150). This list is correct at the time of going to print. Deadlines for the printer are such that some of these horses may in fact have had their suspension lifted by the time the magazine is delivered. It is always advisable to check any concerns you may have with a horse with the Registrar before committing yourself.

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Top Show and Breeding Straight Egyptian and Show Arabians For Sale HALIMAS PRINCE EL NIZR Rising 4yo Grey Straig ht Egyptian

Malvern Firefly

Breed: Purebred Arabian Mare F27557 DOB: 10/01/2005 Sire: Naaman Naturally (Crabbet) Dam: Valinor Park Vanity Price: $2,800 Profile: Professionally started under saddle by Cole Moxey in October 2009 and turned out as no rider available. Always well cared for.

Lovely nature. Her sire was a Rami Sash winner. Her dam was our daughter’s riding horse before becoming a foundation mare for Malvern Arabians. She too would make a fine broodmare.

We have other mares and fillies for sale at most reasonable prices. Sales list available upon request. Also more photos and short videos on our Facebook page, Malvern Arabians. Contact: Alison 0415 947 847 Exeter NSW 2579 malvernarabians@bigpond.com

Champion Colt and Supreme Straight Egyptian Exhibit 2011 NSW State Titles show. Sired by Ansata Sinan look-a-like grandson of Prince Fa Moniet, Halimas Egyptian Prince. Dam is by Aust. Nat Champion Anaza El Nizr (Imp USA/ Exp Germany). Prince is in show condition and ready to breed or show. Great pedigree, wonderful temperament and show trained.

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H A L I M A S JA D D O R E Supreme Champion rising 2yo bay show filly by Straight Egyptian stallion Jadaan Al Shaqab, on lease from The Middle East and out of Halimas Kaptivation, past Supreme Exhibit at Queensland Challenge Show.

$2 0,0 0 0 SHOW COLT: Stival (US) x Halimas Sanadika’s Melody Australian Nat Champion Filly. Weanling colt, chestnut blonde mane and tail a top colt. Must visit.

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Saaremaa Park Arabians

Due to family circumstances, Saaremaa Park Arabians, Australia would like to reduce the number of horses they have, only to the best of homes.

We have purebred mares, a filly and gelding for sale (two of them being Straight Egyptian). Bloodlines include PVA Sonbali, Sankt Georg, Ali Kamar, Joda Aly Dahr, The Fugitive and El Arab Nizik. They all have great temperaments and would be suitable for endurance, showing or your next riding horse.

Saaremaa Park Arabians

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1/8 PAGE ($66) 1/4 PAGE ($140) Any enquiries please contact: Dianne Hewat – 0419 546 736 dianne@vinkpub.com Michael Vink – 07 3334 8000 michael@vinkpub.com VINK, PO Box 8369, Woolloongabba Q 4102

Her price is $3000 plus GST not negotiable. Gregory and Marysia Keyes Bluedawn Egyptian Arabians www.bluedawnarabians.com Ph: +61 7 54270182

For sale:

Elegant, Stylish, Anglo Mare

GABRI-EL AMIRAT AL-SAHARA [Halimas Egyptian Prince x Joda Desert Temptation] 4yo Straight Egyptian Mare

Park Rothbury Arabians

Contact Dianna Zammit – P: 02 4565 9277 M: 0412 078 910 E: rothburypark@optusnet.com.au

Halimas El Nizr

Straight Egyptian Arabian Stallion

Aloha Embrace x Aloha Desert Kingdom

8yo, 15.1hh Bay/Brown Anglo mare. This elegant, quiet mare has lovely rhythmic paces and a stylish pedigree to suit. Half sister to Aloha Verdi and Aloha Valour, full sister to Aloha Royal Lover. Has had limited show outings for 2nd at NSW National Stud Show. Rare opportunity to buy successful bloodlines at a discounted price. For sale as she is currently going to waste in the paddock due to work commitments.

Anaza El Nizr (US/Exp DE)

Ruminaja Ali (US)

Halimas Tiara (US)

El Hilal (US)

Halimas El Nizr

Pleasure to handle and has lived at Centennial Park in Sydney so has seen it all! Currently in paddock condition and not in work – reduced to sell at $6,000. Contact: Jill 02 6227 1253 or Melanie 0414 991 599 “Linden Stud”, Goodhope Rd, Yass, NSW

Bint Deenaa (US)

Charm Of Halima (US)

Profile: This 15 hand son of Australian Champion Anaza El Nizr exhibits classic dry desert type. Halimas El Nizr is a beautifully balanced, correct stallion with small refined ears, large eyes, great movement and tail carriage and a perfect temperament. Full details on website. Stud fee: $1,000.00 plus GST Contact: Steve Grahame Stud name: Blackwood Farm Arabians, Macedon Ranges, VIC Ph: 0407 351 841 Email: sgrahame@blackwoodfarm.com.au www.blackwoodfarm.com.au

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Bluedawn Haddayyatalbari

A 2009 grey mare sired by Baarafic (US) (Imperial Baarez x Azaamah (by Tammen) and out of Simeon Shona (Asfour x Wed Albadeia (EG) by Farid Albadeia). Haddayya is a lovely mare that is ready to go on with either a show or endurance career or as a broodmare.

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