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Wadee has captured Gold for the second time in Menton! Now it is onto Paris to capture a second Gold, but this time as the World Gold Champion Stallion. With World Gold Champion sire Marwan Al Shaqab, grandsire Gazal Al Shaqab, and brother Kahil Al Shaqab, the title is only fitting. The wonderful world of Wadee continues to unfold beautifully!

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Holland Stevens—Beyond the Show Ringby KARA LARSON “Truly connecting with a horse means really caring for them and their well-being as much as you care for your family and friends’ well-beings. When you look at them as more than just a tool, but as a friend and speechless mentor, I think that is when you are connecting. When you realize words are not always necessary to communicate.” – Holland Stevens There’s change brewing in the Arabian show industry and it emanates from perceptive individuals like Holland Stevens. In an increasingly modern, impersonal world, we have a new generation of young...

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by THERESA CARDAMONE Over the past decade, the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas has developed into one of the most prestigious shows on the planet. It was conceived by a group of horsemen to promote and reward the efforts of those most dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Arabian horse—the breeders. The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance then created the AHBA Breeders Cup Award, to be presented to the entity whose homebred horses were the most dominant at the annual World Cup. After only six years in operation and with just five foal crops on the ground,...

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Al Jood Stud: The Fulfillment Of A Dream by THERESA CARDAMONE The Beginning According to the lore of indigenous people, the stars that blanket desert skies in the Middle East sprang from the galloping hooves of the Arabian horse, which itself was formed by grains of sand flung to the winds by the Creator. From the earliest oral and recorded histories, the stars have fascinated and inspired creativity and innovation—today, most stars still have Arabic names due to the inspired work of Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi who first observed the Andromeda galaxy and mapped the constellations in his Book of the...

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Vitorio TO … The Sire by THERESA CARDAMONE Stepping into the stall of Vitorio TO feels like a homecoming. At ease in his surroundings, this five-time National and International Champion turns to greet his visitors as soon as they appear; his large, dark eyes focused on his guests with a happy expression of welcome, his shapely ears pitched forward with interest. Vitorio gives the impression that if he could, he would throw an arm around one’s shoulders like a favorite uncle or an old friend. His near-perfect conformation and exquisite Arabian type enhance his larger than life reputation as one...

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