Cover Story: Baahir El Marwan

Cover Story: Baahir El Marwan

The dappled statuesque form of superstar Baahir El Marwan dominated the show ring in Scottsdale 2014. The 2008 stallion represents the rare blend of quintessential Arabian beauty and functional conformation that the breed so desperately needs. Proudly owned by Al Saqran Stud of Kuwait/Dubai, and handled by David Boggs who is no stranger to the win circle in Scottsdale, it was a championship that resonated with David. “It was the thrill of a lifetime winning Scottsdale this year with Baahir for b Continue reading

Leader of the Times: August Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: August Calendar Feature

Da Vinci FM Versace x Full Moon Astar Owned by Gemini Acres Equine Continue reading

Cover Story: AAS-Elishahh

Cover Story: AAS-Elishahh

Fazenda Floresta Presents Its Stallions and New Generation of Foals Luciana Fasano, of Fazenda Floresta, near São Paulo, Brazil, has never been afraid to be innovative, and her Arabian operation is a standout example of how a fresh viewpoint can be valuable in the Arabian community. Although she understands the contributions of broodmares, Luciana’s consuming interest and special talent has been in selecting stallions, and her contribution to the breed is the “stallion station” she has founde Continue reading

Leader of the Times: July Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: July Calendar Feature

TA Mozart by KARA LARSON     When John O’Hara calls TA Mozart (*Kordelas x *Marieta) the best purebred stallion he has ever ridden, it prompts one to read into the horse a bit further. Taking home monumental wins in the 2011 and 2012 Scottsdale Arabian Open Reining Futurity (the only horse to do this 2 years in a row) and also being the 2012 U.S. National Champion in Junior Reining, Mozart has proven what he is capable of in a big way. On this impressive start in the show r Continue reading

Cover Story: Ghazala El Jamaal

Cover Story: Ghazala El Jamaal

by MARY KIRKMAN It is fairly safe to say that most people wouldn’t send a broodmare a month out of the pasture into the show ring, and certainly not to the AHBA World Cup, one of the industry’s highest profile shows. But that is exactly what Bianca and Paul Clark, and their trainer, Greg Gallún, did with the 7-year-old mare Ghazala El Jamaal. “It was a calculated risk,” Gallún admits, “but the mare’s quality speaks for itself. She is not only a national champion in Australia, but a full-on Continue reading

We Should Be Able To Trust What We See

We Should Be Able To Trust What We See

by Stuart Vesty When we all leave this world, the only thing we can take with us is our integrity. I plan on taking mine. So, let’s just cut to the chase: We need to discuss what is going on with Arabian horse photography, because we have a problem. The introduction of digital photography, while it has offered many benefits, has come with big risks. One is the easy manipulation of images—specifically the alteration of a horse’s conformation. Why is this important? Because where commerce is Continue reading

Leader of the Times: June Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: June Calendar Feature

Leader Of The Times: June Calendar Feature Al Maliik (Marwan Al Shaqab x Maya El Jamaal) by KARA LARSON   For Al Maliik, 2014 introduces foals on the ground while the 7-year-old stallion remains U.S. Nationals bound. With supreme goals in both avenues, what is it that sets this picturesque Arabian apart? Al Maliik has quality and charisma coursing through his Arabian veins, having one of the most historic pedigrees in the breed. As a son of Marwan Al Shaqab, out of the Ali Continue reading

Cover Story: Al Maliik

Cover Story: Al Maliik

by MARY KIRKMAN “Aesthetically, he is an awesome horse,” says Andy Sellman of Al Maliik, the 7-year-old stallion he debuted at the Arabian Breeders World Cup. “He is beautiful to look at, but what stands out to me—what I love most about him—is his character.” That is what they all say, everyone who knows Al Maliik. Ricardo Rivero, who conditioned the stallion in preparation for his introduction to the public at parties in Scottsdale: “He is so hard to fault. He has no conformational flaw Continue reading

Leader of the Times: May Calendar Feature

Leader of the Times: May Calendar Feature

A Jericho (A-Jakarta x Destiny VF) Owned by: The Abel Family The Abel family consists of a long line of competitive athletes. The most prominent being Sid Abel—a former Detroit Red Wing whose iconic #12 jersey is one of seven hung in the rafters at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. Playing alongside Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay, Canadian native Abel will go down in history as the third member of this “Production Line,” one of the most intimidating combinations in NHL hockey history. As we take Continue reading

Cover Story: *Pscore

Cover Story: *Pscore

*Pscore (Padrons Psyche x Bey Shahs Lady) is the cover horse of 2014 Issue 4, owned by Haras JM. Pscore--The Leading Sire Of The Haras JM Breeding Program! Best Of Brazil Best Breeder and Best Exhibitor For 10 consecutive years 2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007 – 2008 - 2009 – 2010 – 2011 – 2012 – 2013 The statistics alone for Brazil’s Haras JM, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary in the Arabian industry, are staggering. It has been the Leading Breeder in Brazil not once, but for Continue reading

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