Published on Issue 4/2017 presented at the Menton Show
Manificence is in his destiny
By Nakashen Valaitham
The word magnificence is a noun that means: the quality of being magnificent. And if we look at the meaning of magnificent, we see it is an adjective that means: extremely beautiful, elaborate, or impressive. In the Arabian horse industry, there is a stallion that embodies the word magnificent. As he trots his mane dances to the tune of the wind; his lustrous bay coat plays with the sun’s rays as he strikes the air. His flared nostrils, pricked ears, perfectly dished head and timeless expression stops one in their tracks – his magnificence radiates far beyond the horizon; his name is Kanz Albidayer. Kanz Albidayer was bred by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Al Qasimi of Albidayer Stud in Sharjah, UAE. From the day that he was born, it was evident that Kanz Albidayer was destined for magnificence and that superstardom was only a few steps away. Whether it is in a photo, a video, a live stream recording or in the flesh, Kanz Albidayer is truly a sight to behold. His exotic head is adorned with expressive eyes that are set at the perfect distance apart and ears that are short and shaped like the tail of a scorpion. His neck is strong and his body is solid; and when he moves, he engages, lifting his legs high off the ground and keeping his tail over his back. This type of striking beauty and magnificence was passed on to Kanz Albidayer through his illustrious genotype. Kanz Albidayer’s pedigree is a magical blend of the breed’s greatest individuals; each generation is filled to the brim with beauty, quality and success. Kanz Albidayer is sired by Ajman Moniscione (WH Justice x Anthea Moniscione), a stallion know as the “master painter of living art.” This exotic, chestnut stallion got his nickname because of the outrageously beautiful foals he has been producing and Kanz Albidayer is definitely one of Ajman Moniscione’s most spectacular and successful masterpieces. The uber-exotic type, large, expressive eyes and refinement that both Ajman Moniscione and Kanz Albidayer possess were all blessings given to them by their sire and grandsire respectively, “The Champion Maker” himself, WH Justice (Magnum Psyche x Vona Sher-Renea). WH Justice brings with him the blood of U.S. National Champions Magnum Psyche, Padrons Psyche and Padron and through his dam comes a line to the breed icon, El Shaklan. Ajman Moniscione’s dam, Anthea Moniscione (Padrons Ghibli x Armonia), adds a huge dose of Russian blood to this pedigree. Through her sire she adds a second cross to Padron and through her dam we find lines to the Russian legends, Negatraz and Nariadni.Kan Albidayer’s dam, DL Marielle (Marwan Al Shaqab x RGA Kouress), is a full sister to World and U.S. National Champion Marajj. She is a daughter of the incomparable, three time World Champion, Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame). From Gazal Al Shaqab to Anaza El Farid to Ruminaja Ali to Morafic, the immortal Marwan Al Shaqab brings with him the highly influential Nazeer sire line. Marwan Al Shaqab also brings with him the blood of U.S. National Champion Fame VF and in turn Bey Shah through his dam, the Al Shaqab Stud foundation mare, Little Liza Fame. Both Marwan Al Shaqab and his sire, Gazal Al Shaqab are living legends and icons that will forever be revered for the impact they have had, currently have and will continue to have on the breed. DL Marielle’s dam is an aristocrat of the highest form; she is RGA Kouress (Kouvay Bey x Angophora). RGA Kouress is a classic beauty that is gifting the breed with exquisite individuals one after the other. It is RGA Kouress’s sire that adds a second cross to Bey Shah as well as a cross to U.S. National Champion, Aladdinn. Her dam, Angophora, is sired by the Polish super-sire Eukaliptus and is out of Belbowrie Baskana, a daughter of Bask – the stallion known to single-handedly change the face of the breed. With such a power packed interior, Kanz Albidayer was bound to have such an ultra-gorgeous exterior. And it is that same beauty, correctness, refinement and overall depth of quality that was bestowed upon him by his ancestors that enabled Kanz Albidayer to become a show ring sensation. Kanz Albidayer was shown extensively as a junior by Scott Allman; together they reached the top and became well known names in the winner’s circle. Kanz Albidayer made his debut in December of 2009 at the Sharjah Arabian Horse Festival where he was named unanimous Gold Champion Junior Colt; and from there, the golds just kept streaming in. Kanz Albidayer started off 2010 at the Ajman National C Show where he was awarded Gold Champion Junior Colt as well as highest scoring horse of the show. After being named Silver Champion Junior Colt at the Abu Dhabi International Show, Kanz Albidayer went on to win two Gold Junior Colt titles back to back; one at the Sharjah International Show and the other at the Dubai International Show.After dominating the Middle East, it was time for Kanz Albidayer to take on Europe. At the Mediterranean & Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championships, Kanz Albidayer was named Silver Champion Junior Colt. And later on, at the European Futurity, he was named Champion Yearling Colt and Overall Futurity Champion. In 2011, Kanz Albidayer went back to the Dubai International show arena to defend his title, but was named Silver Champion Junior Colt. Then in 2012, as a beautiful three year old, he competed in the Middle East for the last time as a junior. He went on to win the Gold Junior Colt title at the Abu Dhabi International Show and earned his third Dubai International Show title after being named Gold Champion Junior Colt. After such a successful show career, Kanz Albidayer was ready to take on the role that many were waiting for – his role as a sire. The Kanz Albidayer foals are easy to spot in a crowd; their sire stamps them with his signature look; it is a look of luxury, superiority and magnificence. The foals all have their sire’s extreme face, perfectly shaped ears and expressive eyes. Where best to start naming the Kanz Albidayer foals then where he was bred. Albidayer Stud bred Kanz Albidayer to a many of their top mares and the results met everyone’s expectations. At the UAE Nationals, the charismatic Burkan Albidayer (x Bidayer) was named Silver National Champion while his gorgeous, bay half sister, Nisreen Albidayer (x Nismat Albidayer) was named Bronze National Champion. Another daughter, Mayahdah Albidayer (x Maranta) has won titles in many international arenas, while the elegant Kareemah Albidayer flew her sire’s name high in the U.S.A. after being named Scottsdale International Gold Champion Yearling Filly and Las Vegas Silver Champion Yearling Filly. Two colts, both out of Marwan Al Shaqab daughters, Elle Ammar (x Allamara MA) and El Ettore (x Dena Kay FF) are fine representatives of the ‘Kanz Albidayer brand’ in the U.S. Both have shown successfully in regional arenas and the future can only get brighter. Kanz Albidayer’s most successful foal to date is Luigi (x Lolita). Luigi is an outstanding, bay stallion that was bred by Danielle Saelens in Belgium and is owned by Al Shahania Stud. As a yearling Luigi was named Gold Champion at the Tulip Cup and at Vichy. He was named Silver Champion Yearling Colt at the European Championships and Bronze Yearling Colt at the All Nations Cup and World Championships. As a two year old, Luigi added the Silver Champion Colt title from Menton, Aachen, Europe and Paris to his ever growing collection. Another Kanz Albidayer son, AJ Jabran (x DA Princess Of Justice), bred and owned by Ajman Stud, has been adding titles to his collection, some of which include PSAIAHF Gold Champion and Dubai International Silver Champion. Two Kanz Albidayer daughters in Europe, one grey and the other bay, both hailing from small breeding programs, have shown successfully. JL Azamah (x JB Aurora) is a glorious grey filly that was named Gold Champion at the Tulip Cup and Silver Champion at the Scandinavian Open. MT Mantra (x Mandalai Blu FA) is a beautiful bay that was named Bronze Champion at the Strohen and UKIAHS Shows and she was recently sold at the Schoukens Training Centre auction. Seranza (x Evening Serenade) is a sensational Kanz Albidayer daughter that was bred in the U.S. by Michael Byatt and is currently owned by Mohamad Shekh Sliman of Al Sheikh Stud. She is the reigning 2017 Bronze Champion Yearling Filly at the Las Vegas Arabian Breeders World Cup, Strohen International and All Nations Cup Shows. With a magnificent exterior, a magnificent show record and foals of magnificent proportions, I can with confidence say that Kanz Albidayer is the epitome of magnificence. Kanz Albidayer has been passed through the hands of the greatest horsemen and women in our industry; from Scott Allman to Johanna Ullstrom and to Michael Byatt to name a few. They have all helped shape and mould his career to what it is today. The magnificence that they have lent to Kanz Albidayer has only added to his own, the question is, will there be more to come? And the answer is yes, because magnificence is in his destiny.