World Championship 2017
World Championship 2017
14 th - 15 th October 2017
Written by: Sonja Smaldone - Photos by: Alessio Azzzali
Crossed by the ‘Naviglio Grande’, the Commune of Vermezzo is located at 119 meters above the sea level and 20 kilometers away from Milan. In this quiet and picturesque location, breeders and members of the Arabian horse international community came together during the weekend of 14th -15th last October 2017 at the new equestrian facility - the MVR Pala Show Jumpers Asd. owned by Mrs. Barbara Morali & Co. - to assist and participate in the Straight Egyptian World Championship. This was a world event reserved solely to horses of the Egyptian line, the rarest line of the purebred breed representing 4% of Arabian horses and that, at its 5th anniversary, could rely upon the precious technical collaboration of two famous French Show Directors: Mme. Christianne Chazel and Mme. Dominique Briot. Therefore, a major event, a real ‘treat’ we add, for the most enthusiasts. This edition was attended by almost 100 horses from over 20 nations. They were presented by some of the best handlers of the international scene who had the task of showing the specimens in front of an international jury for assessment and scoring. The judges officiating at the show were: Mrs. GARDE EHLERT SILVIA (Germany); Mr. NASHAAT HEGAZY (Egypt); Mr. LACINA JAROSLAV (Czech Republic); Mr. TALAL AL MEHRI (Kuwait); Mr. PITTALUGA MARCO (Italy). As Disciplinary Commissioners: DUBOIS JEAN MARC; ABDEL WAHAB AMIRA; FREZZA MARCO and BERTRAND VALETTE. In the arena, in his role of Ringmaster: Jean Bernard Kupaj. Music Manager: Hassan Valsan. Speaker: Nabila Al Ali. Show Secretary: Alessia Cabassi. The Grand Final was compelling and kept everyone in suspense for much of it until the final champions for each category were announced. Starting with the Yearlings categories, the show featured in only the Females of the class. Gold medal champion, SHEIKA AL FALA (JAMIL AL RAYYAN x MAYSUNA GUASIMO) bred and owned by ALFALA STUD. Silver medal champion, MEHAIRJA AL RAYYAN (ADEED TO SHAQAB x NASHUA AL RAYYAN) bred and owned by Al Rayyan Farm. Bronze medal champion, NEJI IEL ZAIHRA (SHAMS SHARAV x AYAT AA) bred and owned by Everars Van Der Broek. In the Junior Fillies category, Gold medal winner, AB FARI- DAH (DF MALIK JAMIL x BINT FARID NILE MOON) bred and owned by Abhaa Arabians. Silver medal winner, ISSAN RAYYANA (RAYYAN AL NAIF x SL RASHIDA) bred and owned by Mostafa Benlafkhi, Issan Stud. Bronze medal win- ner, OR MARJUANA (FRASER MASHAR x OR MAGNO- LIA) bred by SCANZI FAUSTINO and owned by Podere Del- le Bellezze SRL. In the Senior Mares category, the Gold medal went to the beautiful MENOUAH AL RAYYAN (FARES AT RAYYAN x BINT MESOUDAH M HP) bred and owned by Al Rayyan Farm. Silver medal winner, JUNAL AL RAYYAN (ASHHAL AL RAYYAN x JAMILA AL RAYYAN) bred and owned by Al Rayyan Farm. Bronze medal winner, MAGGY (ARRIDAIOS AL QUSIR x MARESHA AL KIDIR) bred and owned by Guggino Angelo. In the Junior Colts Category, Gold medal winner HILALA AL WAAB (SINAN RAYYAN x SHARUBY HP) bred by Al Waab Stud and owned by Al Rowdha Stud. Silver medal winner ABHAA HARRAN (AJMAL FARID x NOELYA) bred by Soud Bin Abdulkareem Al Babtain and owned by Al Babtain Stud. Bronze medal winner SM BARIQ (SAMEH AL RAYYAN x SHAWQ AL NASSER) bred by Salman Bin Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al Damel and owned by Soc. Agr. Assa SS. In the Senior Stallions Category, Gold medal winner the stunning ADHAM SAQR (IMPERIAL MADORI x AMERICA SAQR) bred by Saqr Arabian Stud and owned by Al Farida Stud. Silver Medal winner AL FAYED (ANSATA SINAN x ZAHIR KALILA) bred and owned by Mostafa Ben- lafkhi, Issan Stud. Bronze medal winner ASAYEL RASHIQ (FRASERA MASHAR x P.S.E. RASHEEKAH) bred by Az. Agr. Il Palazzotto and owned by Asayel Stud. Also beautiful the Futurity Championship which saw the participation of some of the ‘youngest’ of the Egyptian breed, providing the newest promises with an opportunity to show up and make their presence known. Pretty FAYZA FANA (NASSER FANA x EGYPTIAN DEA) bred and owned by DIONISI ANTONIO AZ. AGR. grabbed the Gold medal in the Female category, while in the Male category the Gold medal was awarded to AR ALPHARAJ (LEGYPTIAN HADEEL x SL PHARIDA) bred and owned by Az. Agr. Romagnoli Rossi. What a wonderful weekend at the Straight Egyptian World Championship in Milan! A fantastic parade which took place with the techni- cal consultancy of Madame Christianne Chazel and Madame Dominique Briot and that, at its fifth edition – highlighted the perfect union of the elegance of Straight Egyptian specimen and the beautiful facilities of the new equestrian center mana- ged by Mrs. Barbara Morali and her exceptional staff. Arabian Horse Magazine team was honored to be there to cover and support the show!