Published on Issue 4/2018 presented at the Paris Show
A New Follower Blossoming in the Abhaa Arabians Garden
Text by: Nakashen Valaitham
Abhaa Arabians of Kuwait, owned and loved by Mr. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Bbtiif thiddbdiithld y Babtain, is one of the premier modern-day breeding programs in the world tdIht f tihhbilt lltif tihpy g pg today. In a short space of time, he has built up a collection of stunning horses tht ll thAbhAbiith idWhththhypp g that all carry the Abhaa Arabians name with pride. Whether they are shown iKit iEthkbth thitd’d thi’y py in Kuwait or in Europe, they make both their stud’s and their owner’s name dI liktftMAhd AbdliAl Bbti’lltipy proud. I like to refer to Mr. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Babtain’s collection as a ditif itt d f kid flEh ip garden consisting of unique, extravagant and one of a kind flowers. Each is il ithiihtbt tththfittht ibltlgg qg special in their own right, but together they form a picture that is absolutely bth tkiA ittht lihfiltdthtipggy py breath taking. A picture that leaves you in awe, where unfiltered, authentic btiidt d hh fltllblbld flgpy beauty is evident and where each flower uncontrollably blossoms and flou ihhthldSf thhiil fltht ll Abhy y rishes where they are placed. Some of the whimsical flowers that call Abhaa Abihildittil hiBDl PlttD y p Arabians home include international champions Basma Del Palazzotto, D KhlAB MhFtPiillOSAB FidhAit SA d Dll p Kaheel, AB Muhra, Fuerte, Priscilla OS, AB Faridah, Asinaat SA and Dalal Zamani just to name a few. No matter the shade or the composition, each f thhl flhbbliithhid thijp of the phenomenal flowers have been blossoming in the show ring and their tll thibtkfd idpg scents as well as their beauty are known far and wide. A flfidhlf t f thidhy A new flower finds herself a part of this garden; she is an enigmatic and hiil flShihitd hifl hiflpgg whimsical flower. She is snow white and she is as graceful as she is powerful. Shild d dd billid ihld ihih td thgp She is loved and adored by millions and is held in high esteem around the ldShifltht fftllttihd iy g world. She is a flower that effortlessly earns a twenty in a show arena and is dd ihihihiThifl’iy y draped in championship honours on every occasion. This flower’s name is BiHVP (MAl Shb HB Bl)BiHVP bd bppp y Baviera HVP (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea). Baviera HVP was bred by NldOliiPtPitMiBilitld bAiqy Nelson de Oliviera Prata Pinto Moreira, Brazil, is currently owned by Aria PtiHldiLLC d iltMAhd AbdliAl Bbtif y y Prestige Holdings LLC and is on lease to Mr. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Babtain of AbhAbiKitgg Abhaa Arabians, Kuwait. Whether you have seen her in the show ring, at a presentation, in her stable iid/htBiHVP iidd iif ftiHygp or in a video/photo, Baviera HVP is considered a vision of perfection. Her thbld hith thbt fhihihitd tlpp parents have blessed her with the very best – from her sire she inherited style, ft bdd titihilhdhbld hpy y a near perfect body and a captivating presence, while her dam has blessed her ith thtitdittitdfl t d f py pg p with authentic type, commanding attitude, powerful movement and of cour hhittiWhthhitdit ifild f d ypg p se, her snow-white exterior. Whether she is standing out in a field of red pop iith thldid f thhliithbkd g pp pies with the melodious sound of the saxophone playing in the background hthhiiiit hll ihith hddf lpppyg g or whether she is giving it her all in a show arena with hundreds of people htihBiHVP kit ltht hithihgg pp chanting her name, Baviera HVP makes it clear that she is the one in charge d tht ll hld bhThitf ftid’t hjt g g and that all eyes should be on her. This type of perfection doesn’t happen just bhit idtthif itid htyypppp by chance, it is due to the union of superior genetics and sheer greatness. Ththt bht BiHVP tlifhbiiity pgg The cross that brought Baviera HVP to life has been giving rise to superstars fthbiiit itid d ttd d hfild tggg p from the very beginning; it is tried and tested and has never failed us yet. BiHVP iid bthd lthliildtlliy ggy Baviera HVP is sired by the one and only, the living legend, a stallion many idliibthiff ftiMAl Shb (Gl y yg gy consider a living, breathing form of perfection – Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shb LittlLiF)MAl Shb hid gg pq Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame). Marwan Al Shaqab has reigned supreme as a lbl ldiid ditd kif thiflt tddqqgp global leading sire and an undisputed king of the ring for almost two decades Wht MAl Shb hhid ibth thhid thgg pg g now. What Marwan Al Shaqab has achieved in both the show ring and the bdibihiliftiill bhd ttd tbf hiqg breeding barn in his lifetime will be very hard to repeat; and to be one of his idhtittltiltht ibthtg y p premier daughters, instantly puts you in a class that is above the rest. MAl Shb iid bthliild d itpgy py Marwan Al Shaqab is sired by another living legend and sire extraordinaire, Salon du Cheval World Champion Stallion and United SttRChiStlliGl Al Shb (Ap States Reserve Champion Stallion, Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Fid Kj)Gl Al Shb iid bthStiht pq El Farid x Kajora). Gazal Al Shaqab is sired by the Straight EtiAEl Fidhhilf iUSEtijqy g Egyptian, Anaza El Farid, who himself is a U.S. Egyptian Et ChiStllid hit f thPlih bgypgyp Event Champion Stallion, and he is out of the Polish beaut KjUitd SttNtil ChiMBth p ty, Kajora, a United States National Champion Mare. Both AEl Fid d Kjdthidiith thyjp Anaza El Farid and Kajora adorn this pedigree with the bld f Uitd SttNtil ChiRijAli jpg blood of United States National Champions Ruminaja Ali d Kbll thitf bdtBit pj and Kaborr as well as the aristocracy of broodmatrons Bint Dd EllDeena and Ellora. Marwan Al Shaqab’s dam, Little Liza Fame’s (Fame VF x Kth) diild ith tHiFq Katazha) pedigree is laced with greatness. Her sire, Fame VFUitd SttNtil ChiStllid pgg VF, was a United States National Champion Stallion and tthith hiiBShhthhtilld p together with his sire, Bey Shah, they phenotypically and genotypically changed the entire Arabian industry. It is MAl Shb tht bld BiHVP ith tht gypy gy Marwan Al Shaqab that blessed Baviera HVP with that enth llitlikkfid ld td q thralling, serpent-like neck, refined muzzle and a stand up tht iltftitht h’t hlbt gpp that is so close to perfection, that she can’t help but score ttihhfid hlfp twenties wherever she may find herself. BiHVP’dHB Bl(By Baviera HVP’s dam, HB Bessolea (Besson Carol x Credit To Society) was one of the most captivating and an uber suc fl bdtht HB AbibdHB Bypg cessful broodmares that HB Arabians ever bred. HB Bessolea had a beautiful head that was adorned with huge, soul ttlid llhthdfiitif bg rattling eyes and overall, she was the definition of a breed ’dHiBCl (PEl Jl Clg y der’s dream. Her sire, Besson Carol (Parys El Jamaal x Clas iKtll) til tllid btty sic Krystall) was an exceptional stallion and an even better dHbiith hithbld f Uitd Sttyp producer. He brings with him the blood of United States RNtil ChiPEl Jl d Gdk pg Reserve National Champions Parys El Jamaal and Gdansk as well as the immortals, Ali Jamaal and Aladdinn. HB Bessolea’s dam, Credit To Society (Enchanter Magic FHP x JA Hih Sit) ddh ttthidiHB y g High Society) adds so much greatness to this pedigree. HB Blhltiltid ht tgygpg Bessolea was shown multiple times and she went on to earn Ril Chid SttdlTThbt p Regional Champion and Scottsdale Top Ten honours, but ht hhid ithhiithid tgpp what she achieved in the show ring is nothing compared to thdthliftithbdibg g the dynasty she gave life to in the breeding barn. ThbtMAl Shb d HB Byy gg The cross between Marwan Al Shaqab and HB Bessolea is id bdtihdld jdiq praised among breeders, trainers, handlers and judges in thidtld tht thith dipg jg the industry; one could say that theirs was a match made in hTththitifilf iyy heaven. Together they gave rise to a superior family of sibli tht ditd hthtd thigy gpy blings that dominated every show arena they stepped their hiThtiMditd Ab Ctigy y pp hooves in. Three times Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championships Champion Stallion, two times Salon du Cheval World Champion and two times All NtiCChiStllijt ff thtitlp Nations Cup Champion Stallion are just a few of the titles thtlllit hld bBdBdp pj on the outrageously long list held by Baanderos. Baande if tht hihldtd htlliigy g y ros is one of the most highly decorated show stallions in thld tdd hibftht fl hgy the world today and he is by far, the most successful horse tfthijtiA fll bthBhiEl y y to come from this majestic cross. A full brother, Baahir El Md SttdlChiSiStllij Marwan, was named Scottsdale Champion Senior Stallion, SttdlSChiHd Uitd Sttp Scottsdale Supreme Champion Horse and United States Ntil ChiSiStllill ithpp National Champion Senior Stallion all in the same year. A dhtfthibthf BliEl py A daughter from this cross by the name of Bessolina El MitlthiiSttdlIttil gy Marwan is currently the reigning Scottsdale International Gld ChiSiMThilit ld fy gg Gold Champion Senior Mare. This list could go on fore bt ht I ill tiith iththt Bipg ver, but what I will continue with is the success that Baviera HVP has garnered. Just like her superstar siblings, Baviera HVP gained stardom lilifd it idt tht hitbpgg very early in life and it was evident that she was going to be idd f thiWhhty y gg considered a queen of the ring. Whenever she enters an arena, you can’t help but stop dead in your tracks and stare at thihllYfl hfl tt ibtyp p y this heavenly angel. You feel her powerful trot vibrate on htht btftd fidy gp your chest, your heart beats faster and your eyes are fixed. With ht d blttitdhitit yyyy With her snort and blow attitude, charismatic movement and her overall drop-dead gorgeous appearance, Bavie HVP hfd hlf ithi’ilpggpp ra HVP has found herself in the winner’s circle on every ioccasion. The Brazilian Nationals is one of the highlights in the AbiHhldbdtid gg Arabian Horse show calendar; breeders, trainers and judges flock to Sao Paulo to see the new horses being hthhthidd htjgg shown – the horses they see on videos and photos on so il did jt d tt lif thl thiy p cial media and just need to get a glimpse of the real thing. It t th2016 BiliNtiltht BiHVP jggpg It was at the 2016 Brazilian Nationals that Baviera HVP made her name known. She looked every so graceful as htd thid thhtd idtkt y g she entered the ring and the photos and videos taken at thhll t ilShthtlk f thtg p the show all went viral. She was the new talk of the town, a new sensation. Baviera HVP was named Champion Ju iMt thhd it lthfit f p nior Mare at the show and it was only the first of many tto come.Baviera HVP returned to the Brazilian Nationals in 2017 and all eyes were on her. She knew that she could fftllbtitiNtil Chiy effortlessly be a twice consecutive National Champion bt thfdbtithiShld thy p but there were a few doubts in the air. She cleared those doubts and put herself on the map when she was crow d 2017 BiliNtil ChiSiMShpp ned 2017 Brazilian National Champion Senior Mare. She thith idd it thp wore those orange roses with pride, and it was the perf t dt thjditd Thiigpp fect adornment to her jaw-dropping stand up. This win put her thdhiddIt Jff Slt Aijppg pp on the radar, she was now in demand. It was Jeff Sloan at Aria Arabians who made the purchase and was the lucky owner of thijlHktht hhd h tffthipy this rare jewel. He knew that she had so much to offer to his d thttil hhd tditithUitd j program and the potential she had to dominate in the United Sttd htildid t diitp States and she certainly did not disappoint. BiHVP bld ithUitd Stty pp Baviera HVP blossomed in the United States from the word go. With her main man, Andrew Sellman at her idthtk ll thjhithUSig side, they took on all the major shows in the U.S. in 2018Thttd iSttdlhBiHVP y j 2018. They started in Scottsdale, where Baviera HVP d 2018 SttdlORChiy was named 2018 Scottsdale Open Reserve Champion SiMAftthttht thithtitlpp Senior Mare. After that, they set their eyes on the title f Gld ChiSiMt thLVBy y of Gold Champion Senior Mare at the Las Vegas Breed Wld CBiHVP ibht hpg ders World Cup. Baviera HVP once again brought her Atthhhdd thttipgg A-game to the show, she was awarded three twenties d hihidht itiShg and on championship day, she came out victorious. She d 2018 LVWld CGld Chpp y was crowned 2018 Las Vegas World Cup Gold Cham iSiMThlt tithUitd Sttgp pion Senior Mare. The last step in the United States tt thtd Uitd SttNtilthpp tour was at the coveted United States Nationals, they ld ttthitd iiiy could taste the victory, and everyone was imagining thtildd hhldAt yygg those tri-colour roses draped across her shoulders. At thd f thdBiHVP d AdSllp the end of the day, Baviera HVP and Andrew Sellman thiitlith idftbid 2018 y ran their victory lap with pride after being named 2018 UiUitd Sttd Ntil ChiSiy p pg Unanimous United Stated National Champion Senior MMare. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Babtain of Abhaa Arabians is a connoisseur when it comes to all things perfect and hhBiHVPhktht hhd thgp when he saw Baviera HVP, he knew that he had to have her under his banner. The grace, beauty, femininity d thtiittht hd htitigyy and authenticity that she possessed are characteristi hihd f d fillid y p cs common among his herd of mares and fillies and he knew that she would be a perfect fit as well as the perfect didttithht EOthlpp candidate to campaign throughout Europe. Once the lease was signed, she made her way to Italy where she would resid d btid d hbfil hd gy y de and be trained and shown by professional horseman and lf thAbihPlCiBiHVP dy p lover of the Arabian horse, Paolo Capecci. Baviera HVP made hEdbt thkid dithFh Rip her European debut on the sun kissed sands in the French Ri it thMditd Ab CtiAbiHp viera at the Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championships. Paolo showed her to perfection; Baviera HVP fltd thh thtd thdt ildThippp floated through those gates and the crowds went wild. This su thill hld thltd itgg perstar was shown in all her glory and the results proved it. Shdd fittid thfit lithFpgy p She was awarded five twenties and the first place in the Four SiYOld MClith f 9288With htil p – Six Year Old Mare Class with a score of 92.88. With her tail over her back and her head held high, she fought for her place t ththt titihihidShggp amongst the toughest competition on championship day. She d SilChiSiMd bth hggppp y was named Silver Champion Senior Mare and both her sup td thtt AbhAbid Ci Tiipp porters and the teams at Abhaa Arabians and Capecci Training Ctltdp Centre were elated. What Baviera HVP achieved in Menton is just a small taste of ht itWith PlCi t hidd thfll j what awaits. With Paolo Capecci at her side and the full sup t d lf thAbhAbiCi TiiCtpp port and love of the Abhaa Arabians, Capecci Training Centre, ShSttdld AiAbitbhid hBippg Sahara Scottsdale and Aria Arabians teams behind her, Baviera HVP is bound to blossom on European soil. She is in full bloom and is ready to take centre stage at the prestigious All NtiCd thjlthSldChl Wy gpg Nations Cup and the crown jewel, the Salon du Cheval World Ch ihiiPithiNt lill hdlp j ld Championships in Paris this year. Not only will she dazzle dd jdbt hill td hittil fppyy crowds and judges, but she will extend her international fan bd tkhd thAbhAbitthjg base and take her name and the Abhaa Arabians name to the very next level. Watch out world, Baviera HVP is in full bloom d ll itkbt ity and you all are going to know about it. AbhAbihlld thygg Abhaa Arabians has also leased another extraordinary horse by thf SltAl ZbSltAl Zbbd by y the name of Sultan Al Zobara. Sultan Al Zobara was bred by Abdllh Al Mid f Qtd thtt AbhAbiy Abdullah Al Misnad of Qatar and the team at Abhaa Arabians are absolutely excited to have him in their garden this year. For thfit tiSltAl Zbiilbltthbliy gy the very first time, Sultan Al Zobara is available to the public. MGilGbbitti lkWditly p Mr. Gianpaolo Gubbiotti also known as Woody is currently hdlill thtidiSltAl Zbd py y handling all the promotion regarding Sultan Al Zobara and we hldththhhidSltAl Zg pgg have already seen the success they have achieved. Sultan Al Zob hdthAbhAbifthfit y y bara was shown under the Abhaa Arabians name for the first time at the Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championships. Just like he did with Baviera HVP, Paolo Ca i hd SltAl Zbith thihhdthpp pecci showed Sultan Al Zobara with everything he had; they bth thill d thh thld d ipyg y both gave their all and even though they were placed second in thilSltAl Zbdd thBChggy p their class, Sultan Al Zobara was awarded the Bronze Champion Senior Stallion at the show. SltAl Zbitlp Sultan Al Zobara is currently standing at Capecci Training CtiItld PlCi d hiifSGhly g pg Center in Italy and Paolo Capecci and his wife Susy Gruschler ld’t bhithitd tt h ty py couldn’t be happier; they are excited to represent such an este d d illtihd fthibilititht Sltppy p emed and illustrious horse and for the possibilities that Sultan Al Zbbiith hiThktht SltAl Zbp Al Zobara brings with him. They know that Sultan Al Zobara iblf h d thdttktht gy is capable of much more and they are ready to take on the next hllThl kiSltAl Zbiht t hpy y challenge. The royal king, Sultan Al Zobara might not have ttd hihtithhd hd fbt gygg started his new chapter in the ways we had hoped for, but we btht hill bibk ith bpyp can be sure that he will be coming back with a bang. St dAbiidtthdill g g So get ready Arabian industry, the crowds will soon start gathe ibtkl tibt tfld t thgy yg ring, be sure to make way, a royal story is about to unfold at the 2019 All NtiCiAhgyy 2019 All Nations Cup in Aachen.