Pietrasanta 2018

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Marina di Pietrasanta
2018 B International Echao Show

Marina di Pietrasanta
2018 International B
Arabian Horse Show

Versilia
12th-13th May 2018
Written By Sonja Smaldone – Photos by Alessio Azzali and Francesconi Marianna


Just a few meters away from the beach of Marina di
Pietrasanta, bathing site of the city of Pietrasanta,
the ‘Versiliana Park’ sits on one of the greenest
areas of Versilia. This area is not only dear to
the people who live there, but it has also become
a major tourist attraction: along with
the beautiful pinewood and picturesque
natural landscape you may find a treasure
chest of cultural attractions and
leisure activities in it. Stretching
between the conurbations of
Marina di Pietrasanta and Forte
dei Marmi, this park is the
green lung of the Versilia coast.
In that peaceful frame of
the pinewoods stands the
‘Theater’, famous for hosting
the ‘Versiliana Festival’,
an event which covers
the entire summer season.
This pine grove was also very
dear to great Italian poet Gabriele
D’Annunzio. He loved riding
his own horses along the coastal
area. From the greenwoods the
poet took inspiration for many
of his works and spent most of his
summer holidays at the Villa inviting
other fellow writers. For about eighteen
years now, the ‘Versiliana Park’ has also been home
to the much-awaited show dedicated to our beloved
Purebred Arabian. From 12th to 13th May 2018, the
B International ECAHO show was first and foremost,
intended to project and bring Versilia back to its being
first ‘Land of Horses’. Hundreds of purebred Arabians
took part in the competition coordinated by Luciano
Borzonasca, promoted and organized by the Municipality
of Pietrasanta in collaboration with the Versiliana
Foundation as part of the ‘S.T. Art – Grandi Eventi’
under the patronage of the Tuscany Region Council
and the Province of Lucca. The event was organized in
collaboration with E.C.H.A.O (European Conference of was also attended by the stallion of Italian tenor Andrea
Bocelli and by splendid specimens of foreign nobles,
entrepreneurs and wealthy heirs.
THE FINAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Gold medal winner of the Yearling Fillies Championship
the gray SHAMAHA AL SHAQAB (AL RAHEB AA
x GAZALA AL SHAQAB). Silver medal winner the gray
SA KAMILA (SA FAEZ SIMBAD x SA KARIMA) bred and
owned by Scipioni Angelo. Bronze medal winner the
gray SG WENERE (WADEE AL SHAQAB x SG WENUSIA)
bred and owned by Soc. Agr. Scuderia Groane S.r.l.
Gold medal winner of the Yearling Colts Championship
the bay QATAR DI MAR (PSYRASIC x PRINCESS
OF MAR) bred by Soc. Agr. Tre Stelle – Cristina C. and
owned by Storti Gabriele. Silver medal winner the bay BAYF BY BAYDAH (FADI AL SHAQAB x BAYDAH) bred
and owned by Margherita Cracchiolo. Bronze medal
winner DHAMAR SCAH (S.M.A. MAGIC ONE x CREOLA
LC) bred and owned by Scah Arabians Srl. Gold medal
winner of the Junior Fillies Championship the gray
JASMEENAH AL JASSIMYA (AL AYAL AA x CR JASMEENAH)
bred by Al Jassimya Farm and owned by Sheikh
Jassim Khalifa Al Thani. Silver medal winner the chestnut
ISABELLA CHANDRA (MAKISA ADAGGIO x BARBARELLA
CHANDRA) bred and owned by Montecucco
of Gatti Gloria. Bronze medal winner the gray SHAKIRA
BY AISHA (CAVALLI x AISHA PA) bred and owned by
Paoloni Piero. Gold medal winner of the Junior Colts
Championship, the bay DASTAN (EQUATOR x DAMA
PIK) bred and owned by SK Michalov Sp.zo.o. Silver
medal winner the gray SHADI EL MARWAN (MARWAN
AL SHAQAB x AP SHAKIRA) bred and owned by Pastine
Claudio. Bronze medal winner the gray PICCADILLY
(AJMAN MONISCIONE x SHAKIRA BY KIR) bred and
owned by Sparapan Amadio. Gold medal winner of the
Seniors Mares Championship the gray TF ESMERALDA
(AJMAN MONISCIONE x BALEENA EB) bred by Tripodi
Francesco and owned by Shazin Arl. Silver medal
winner the gray GRISENDA CHANDRA (WH JUSTICE
x GARIDAH) bred by Gatti Gloria and owned by Montecucco
of Gatti Gloria. Bronze medal winner the gray
AD STELLA BGP (HADIDI x CARINA DEI MORI) bred
and owned by Dionisi Antonio. Gold medal winner of
the Senior Stallions Championship the bay BM DHAKIR
DI MAR (PSYRASIC x AKIRA MONISCIONE) bred by
BM Arabian Stud and owned by Franchini Marco. Silver
medal winner the bay MYSTICA KAMAL (MARWAN
AL SHAQAB x CAMAYA) bred by Mystica Arabians and
owned by Tenuta Bocelli. Bronze medal winner the gray
PHAVEZ BY IMPERIA (MAHRABI PA x AP IMPERIA) bred
by Lo Votrico Mario and owned by Adelfio Caterina.
This is how the eighteenth edition of the Show in Marina
di Pietrasanta drew to a close. The Organizing Committee
and the Tourism and Sports Office of the Municipality
of Pietrasanta led, for the technical part by Luciano
Borzonasca, did everything to ensure a perfect organization
of the show, combining the grace and beauty
of the Arabian horse with the fascinating atmosphere of the Versiliana Park. The Judges called upon to score
our purebred Arabians were: Helen Hennekens- Van
Nes (Belgium); Stefaniuk Anna (Poland); Detailleur Koenraad
(Belgium) and Moschini Cristian (Italy). Impeccable
in his role of Ringmaster: Teobaldelli Gian Paolo.
Disciplinary Commissioners: Mascagna Laura, Raso
Barbara and Dagoberto Ferrandello. Not to forget the
presence at the show of Manolo Valdés, Spanish sculptor
and painter from Valencia, born in 1942. Valdés lives
between New York and Madrid and is an eclectic artist,
whose innovative expressive and formal research is able
to combine with past art production. This year it was his
turn to sign the manifesto of the eighteenth edition of
‘L’Arte del Cavallo’ with the sculpture named ‘Dama’ of
2005, a bronze of 2 meters and 70 cm x 2 meters and
40 cm that later Valdés himself chose to exhibit in the
churchyard St. Augustine’s Church. Our warmest congratulations
go to the winners and organizers, in particular,
to the Versiliana Foundation and the Municipality
of Pietrasanta which continue to make considerable efforts
to prepare the third morphology competition on
the Italian Show Tour 2018. AHM was proud to be there
to promote and be partner of the event with its team.
See you all next year with other superstar champions.
Hereunder, the pictures taken by photographers Azzali
Alessio and Francesconi Marianna.