AVS Eurozone Cup 2019
AVS Eurozone Cup 2019
Exloo, The Netherlands / 27 -28 July
Text: Sonja Smaldone
This year the Dutch Arabian Studbook made a major effort to promote and encourage the European breeders and owners to show their beloved horses. Such an attempt culminated in the organization of the second edition of the AVS Eurozone Cup, a new ECAHO European show, only accessible to European horses. The event took place in a sumptuous venue of HC Exloo, Netherlands, under the exclusive European rules of the show. An experienced Organising team decided to assign a prize-money in breedings to first class stallions, which of course attracted more entrants. A show like this looked for a skilled Judging panel that for the occasion was composed of: Mr. Marco Pittaluga (Italy); Mr. Cedes Bakker (Netherlands); Mr. Abdelaziz Marzooqi (United Arab Emirates) and Mrs. Amira Safady (Netherlands). A Show like this also needed a resolute Disciplinary Commission: Mrs. Kerstin Wisniowski (Germany); Mrs. Suzanne Hennekens (United Kingdom) and Dr. Beatrice Scheltema (Netherlands). Ringmasters: Mr. Roel van Wiligenburg (Netherlands) and Mr. Gijs Sallevelt (Netherlands). Speaker: Mrs. Adri van der Velden (Netherlands). Results and Livestream by: Mr. Michaël Steurs (Belgium). Music by: Mr. Lars Grootswagers (Netherlands). Official photographers: Mrs. Isabelle Könst (Netherlands) and Mr. Jan Kan (Netherlands). THE FINAL CHAMPIONSHIPS GAVE THE FOLLOWING RESULTS: YEARLING FILLIES CHAMPIONSHIP @ AVS - EUROZONE CUP The Yearling Filly Faye OS garnered Gold medal. Her sire Calypso OS is a grandson of champion maker WH Justice and her dam Jeunesse OS (Juwel OS x Sid Lavanda) represents 4 generations of Osterhof breeding, tracing back to Senja (by Neapol) who Karl-Heinz Stöckle once imported from Tersk. Silver medal winner Jaydan’s Yuliah. Bred and owned by Janine Visser & Raymond Pietersen, she is a daughter of champion sire RFI Farid and her dam is Forelock’s Yuliette, a charming daughter of Psytadel and out of Yakima, a great granddaughter of Aswan. B.A. Nailah gained Bronze medal. Bred by Fontanella Magic Arabians and owned by Bembom Arabians, she is a daughter of Magic Aban, a grandson of True Colors and her dam is Magic Nadima. YEARLING COLTS CHAMPIONSHIP @ AVS - EUROZONE CUP The Yearling Colt ASE Farhan garnered Gold medal. Proudly bred and owned by Arabian Stud Europe, he is another stunning son of RFI Farid and his mare is ASE Bisiriya Hlayyil, a mare with an exclusive pedigree tracing back to prestigious Egyptian lines. Bisiriya is also a very successful endurance horse. Silver medal winner ELR Francois. Born in 2018, he is a son of Aj Mardan, a son of Vervalde and his dam is Fahrinna, a great-granddaughter to Versace from her damline. ELR Francois is bred and owned by Tom Oben. The Yearling Colt Bourhani Psylesian grabbed Bronze medal. Bred and owned by Hannelore Bourdeaux, he is a son of EA Arjen El Marwteyn, a grandson to Marwan Al Shaquab and out of the beautiful chestnut mare Bourhani Psylesia, a daughter of Lesmo and out of the mare Psynesica by Psytadel. JUNIOR FILLIES CHAMPIONSHIP @ AVS - EUROZONE CUP The Gold Champion Yearling Filly Faye OS was also crowned Gold Champion Junior Filly and the Best in Show award. Flaxman Arabians celebrated the success of her two years old Flaxman’s Pandora who received Silver Champion Junior Filly. She is a lovely daughter to MM Sergio and her dam is QR Sarah, by Enzo and out of QR Alexandra. Jayden’s Yuliah, already enjoying the title of Silver Champion Yearling Filly, made her breeders Janine Visser and Raymond Pietersen even prouder when the filly was also named Bronze Champion Junior Filly. JUNIOR COLTS CHAMPIONSHIP @ AVS - EUROZONE CUP The Yearling Colt Ali Khan garnered Gold medal for the joy of his breeder Mrs. Claudia Brugman and his owner P.A.M. Bohmer. This lovely son of Cavalli is out of the beautiful broodmare Althea. Raina Arabians celebrated the success of his Raina Solaimon who was crowned Silver Champion Junior Colt. He is sired by Magic Magnifique and his dam is the Spanish bred mare Raina Cataleya. Raina Solaimon also got the highest points in his class. Bronze Champion Junior Colt Moncino DD, a son of future maker Fayad Alfayyad and out of the aristocratic Psytadel daughter Lady Cassandra DD. Born in 2017, Moncino DD is bred and owned by Dirk Dejonckheere. SENIOR MARES CHAMPIONSHIPS @ AVS - EUROZONE CUP Gold Champion Senior Mare Firediva. Bred by Pawel Redestowiczand, she is now proudly owned by Flaman Arabians. This dark grey mare is by World Champion QR Marc and out of Flancee who is tracing back in the tail female line to the Monogramm daughter Flota. Silver medal winner A Lady Of Kossack. She is a shimmering white WH Justice daughter and her dam is the bay Balaton daughter Abakana Kossack out of Amunitia by Antey and through Malta back to Metropolia, therefore, to supreme broodmare Mammona. Bronze Champion Senior Mare Pagana. Her sire Eol represents the sireline of Gazal Al Shaqab to Morafic, while her dam is the exquisite Polish bred mare Eutona. SENIOR STALLIONS CHAMPIONSHIP @ AVS - EUROZONE CUP Proud breeder and owner Koen Carrein happily received the trophy for Gold Champion Senior Stallion KC Marengo. This stunning WH Justice son is out of 2016 Belgian Nationals Gold Champion Senior Mare Mississippi J, a QR Marc daughter out of Magnificent Lady J (Extreme x Mauhiba). Silver Champion Senior Stallions R’adjah De Cartherey. Bred and owned by De Cartherey Arabians, this beautiful son of Qr Marc is out of the lovely Ajman Moniscione daughter Badiah de Cartherey and traces back to Polish bred Rusznica (Trypolis x Rozeta). Bronze Champion Senior Stallion Etoryk. Bred by Janow Podlaski and proudly owned by Flaxman Arabians, this 2010 born stallion is sired by Om El Shahmaan and his dam is 2011 European Bronze Champion Senior Mare Etnologia (Gazal Al Shaqab x Etalanta). SPECIAL AWARDS Best in Show & Best in Movement: Faye Os (Calypso OS x Jeunesse OS) bred and owned by Gestüt Osterhof. Best in Show: Ali Khan (Cavalli x Althea) bred by Mrs. Claudia Brugman and owned by P.A.M. Bohmer.Best in Show: Firediva (Qr Marc x Flancee) bred by Pawel Redestowicz and owned by Flaxman Arabians Best in Show: Kc Marengo (WH Justice x Mississippi J) bred and owned by Koen Carrein - Equilife Reproduction. CONCLUSION In conclusion, a show like this could not be possible without the support of several sponsors: The European Breeders Trust, Al Saqran Stud, Al Jawaher Stud, Flaxman Arabians, Abhaa Arabians, Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, Albidayer Stud, Fysio Arabians. It was not easy at all to collect the breedings. Stallion owners had maybe the feeling that they lost that money, but one may argue that small breeders would hardly consider those breedings which are quite expensive or not easy to get at all. In the end, the organisers were successful collecting breedings to interesting stallions: Kanz Al Bidayer, SG Labib, Emperor KA, Ibn Rasheem, Ali Khan, Prometheus, Luigi, R’Adjah de Cartherey, Sundown KA, Shiraz de Lafon, Haash OSB, Marajj, Psytadel, Dominic, and Aja Justified. Arabian Horse Magazine would like to extend thanks to the Dutch Studbook AVS for the excellent organization and management of the show. See you all next year with other wonderful champions!