Arabian Horse International B Show
Arabian Horse International B Show
Saturday 27 of Sunday 28 May 2017
Written by Sonja Smaldone
Photos by Ronay Juane & Paola Petixe
The Wels Arabian Horse International Show has been a standing date on many people’s calendars since more than twenty years as this event opens its doors for the new show season in Europe. Wels, a small village on the slopes of the Alps, near Linz in Austria, welcomes Arabian horse celebrities from all over the world to compete in front of an exclusive board of judges. During this weekend, Wels transforms into an equine capital as the show always takes place on the premises of the Pferd Wels Fair. Arabian Horse Magazine has been present at the event also this year. We never miss Wels show, first of all for the great and incessant job Mrs. Anne Heiloo and Susanne Werth have always done for it. They have really chipped away tirelessly at this monumental task during the year to let the people enjoy this contest with a perfect organization. We really have to eulogize the show’s main organizers Mrs. Anne Heiloo, the President of the Austrian Arab Horse Society (VVÖ) and the Vice-President, Mrs. Susanne Werth, who have dealt with this duty impeccably. Nearly 100 horses entered the competition and the quality was great. Each Class and Championship had different sponsors. The show was fantastic and the tribunes were full. Many visitors, breeders and VIPs from worldwide arrived to see one of the best shows of the year. The speaker for the occasion was Jaroslav Lacina, President of E.c.a.h.o. The group of judges did a very good job. The show was judged by Dr. Gianmarco Aragno (Italy); Mrs. Claudia Darius (Germany); Mr. Cedes Bakker (Netherlands); Mr. Christian Moschini (Italy); Mrs. Anna Stojanovska (Poland) and from Belgium Mr. Koenraad Detailleur. As Ringmasters Mr. Gerard Oben (Belgium) and in the pre-ring Mr. Peter Hegemann (Germany) and Wolfang Auer (Austria). The Disciplinary Committee did a great job as well thanks to the cooperation of Mrs. Laura Mascagna (Italy); Mrs. Elisabeth Chat (Austria); Mrs. Isabella Auer (Austria). International Finals. Among the Yearling Fillies, the ‘petite’ bay D Wasayef (Wadee Al Shaqab × Royal Emira) chosen later as Best in Show, was unconditionally the prettiest one and got the Gold medal. She is bred and owned by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud. The Silver went to the bay AJ Norah (AJ Mardan × Inspired Najla) bred and owned by Ajman Stud, Sh. Ammar Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi, while the Bronze to the Austrian chestnut DA Ariyana (EKS Alihandro × DA Miss Justice) bred and owned by Diamond Arabians, Cornelia Kolnberger. Among the Yearling Colts , the chestnut AJ Radman (AJ Mardan × AJ Rahifa) bred and owned by Ajman Stud, Sh. Ammar Bin Humaid Al-Nuaimi was crowned Gold medal winner. Silver medal winner the grey My Star K.A. (S.M.A. Magic One × Marc’s Star K.A. ) bred and owned by Mr. & Mrs. Gheysens. Bronze medal winner the bay Mahil Al Marenga (Kahil Al Shaqab × Miss Marenga) bred by Reinhard Sax and owned by Sax Arabians. Honored as Gold Champion Junior Filly, the refined pearl-grey DA Alihandra (EKS Alihandro × DA Miss Justice) bred and owned by Diamond Arabians, Cornelia Kolnberger. The Silver was taken by the bay D Yara (FA El Rasheem × Frasera Mashara) bred and owned by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, while Al Shaqab Stud succeeded in placing the grey SAFIAT AL SHAQAB (KAHIL AL SHAQAB × SHALIMAR PRESTIGE) with the Bronze medal. Among the Junior Colts, Gold medal winner the gleaming chestnut Lamandro (EKS Alihandro × Lamana) bred by Monika Sax and owned by Sax Arabians. Silver medal winner the American-born Vesuvius DPA (EF Kingston × Psymply) bred by Jane & Kristi Hopp and on lease at Aretusa Arabians. Bronze medal winner the grey AV Cloud Dancer (WH Justice × OML Belusenadream) bred and owned by Caroline Reid. Among the Senior Mares, Gold medal winner the stunning grey Elan De Marc K.A. (QR Marc × Espadrilla) bred and owned by Knocke Arabians. Silver medal winner the grey Esskhija Bint Essteema (Khidar × Essteema) bred by Reinhard Sax and owned by Sax Arabians. Bronze medal winner the grey M.M. Eluise (WH Justice × Esfera) bred and owned by Mario Matt Arabians. In the Senior Stallions Category, Gold medal winner the handsome grey Mahder Al Jamal (Nader Al Jamal × Mahity El Jamaal) bred and owned by Jean Mattens. Silver medal winner the chestnut D Khattaf (Royal Colours × D Jowan) bred and owned by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud. Bronze medal winner the snow-white Kavalier MAF (Elart × Katun) bred and owned by Martensson Johnson Ingalil. There were also additional trophies to be assigned during this edition of the WELS ARABIAN HORSE INTERNATIONAL B SHOW. The Best Mover Int. award went to the bay Grace J (Emerald J × Gomera J) bred by Jadem Arabians, Christine Jamar and owned by VA-Gestüt Emaj, while the Best in Show title with the highest score of judges was taken by the bay D Wasayef Wadee Al Shaqab × Royal Emira) bred and owned by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud. Also this year, as usual, many countries joined with excitement this competition that is always fair and impartial as much as very well thoughtout. This time of the year – in the spring and in this part of Europe, we have one significant show: Wels, a sort of warmup arena before the autumn title shows. That’s why it would be good for breeders to always come here, especially with their young horses, to gain experience in the show arena.