Everything Came Right In The End

The 4th Egyptian Event Kuwait was not blessed with good fortune in the beginning and faced a shaky start. Heavy rains hit Kuwait the day before the show should be started, flooding several areas and forcing a number of streets closed. According to the Kuwait Times, the rains were associated with fresh southeasterly winds with velocity reaching up to 60 km/h. Kuwait Meteorological Department had released a ‘severe' weather warning yesterday for heavy rains that are likely to last through Friday morning. Therefore the organizers, Mr. Abdullah Albraihi and his experienced team of Bait Al Arab state stud farm, decided to start the show on Saturday instead of Friday. And in the end, everything came right!

The show started with three amazing yearling filly classes, celebrating the beauty and heritage of the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse in Kuwait. The international panel of judged (Nikolaus Jung, Christian Moschini, Abdelraouf Abbas, Marco Pittaluga, Anna Stefanuk, Tomasz Tarczynski) gave high marks already. In the first class of the day, Noor Al Jawhara (Thettwa Ezzain x Aisha Al Saif) for instance was awarded 92,02 points. High points, yes, but the high scorer of all yearling fillies became Hessa Al Hilaliya (Asfoor Al Waab x Azza Aljazira), winner of Yearling Fillies C with 92,74 points.

The judges' cards of the Yearling Filly Championships show that the panel was divided over the winner. In the end, Noor Al Jawhara, bred and owned by Naser Zaid Alsaeed, accomplished Gold. Through her dam Aisha Al Saif, this grey filly traces back to Ansata Bint Sameh (x Futna), combining several great sires in her pedigree like Ansata Sinan, Ansata Nile Echo, Ansata Hejazi, and Safir. Silver was given to Wahash Al Hilaliya (Asfoor Al Waab x Serene Elisha) bred and owned by Barrak Yaqqoub Al Hajeri. This filly traces back to Mahiba of the Moniet El Nefous family. The Bronze winning filly, Sahbaa Al Aghar (Asayel x Raheeb x Jawaher Al Mohamadia) represents the family of Serenity Sabra – Yosreia. She is bred by Mohammed B. Khuraibet and owned by Laura M.B. Khuraibet.

With Shahin Al Wafi the high scorer of all yearling colts also received Gold Champion Yearling Colt honours, four out of six judges voted for this colt. Bred by Sheikh Abdullah Ali Al Sabah, Shahin Al Wafi is sired by Dahes Al Rayyan and out of Shaikha Al Wafy. Silver was given to the winner of the other yearling colt class: BN Alnassar (Motait Al Baidaa x Aisha El Gabry), bred and owned by Bashar Alnassar. Ali Matar Al Wawan's colt Maerajj AW (ZT Faa'Iq x D Yosra), bred by Naseem Stud, received Bronze.

Asfoor Al Waab sired another high scorer: Zainah Al Nawasi (out of Zahyah Al Nawasi), winner of the 2 yo fillies with 93,10 points. Her breeder and owner Allam Ali Al Kandari saw his fine filly also winning Gold Champion Junior Filly. Janna Alward (Ansata Almurtajiz x NK Nakeebya), the winner of 3 yo fillies, was awarded Silver. She is bred and owned by Salah Ahmad Al Terkait. Asayel Nafees is the sire of Bronze winning Asayel Rawan (out of PSE Rasheekah), bred and owned by Khaled Al Nughemshe.

The Junior Colts Championship saw the first unanimous decision of the judges. Hassan Mubarak Al Hindal celebrated the victory of his three years old colt Nashme Al Zobair who received amazing 93,21 points and easily accomplished Gold in the championship. Bred by Al Zobair Stud, UAE, Al Saeedi is Nashme Al Zobair's sire. Through his dam Hasina Al Zobair, Nashme is a grandson of the wonderful Mmecca (Falima – Sabbah family). Silver winning Maleek Alzajirat (Aneesilnefous Ezzain x Diva Maheeba) is bred and owned by Mohammad Jaber Al Adwani. Bronze was given to the Ajmal Talal son Ezz Al Hareer (out of Ajmal Samrah), bred by Abdulraheem Alo Zaman and owned by Mohammad Abdullateef Alabdullah.

The decision for the Senior Mare Championship was close, five out of six judges voted for Bashayer Alward, a daughter if Nooreddine Ezzain and out of Afraah Ezzain, tracing back to Ansata Bint Bukra through Ansata Bint Misr. This lovely grey adorns the stables of Salah Ahmad Al Terkait. One judge voted for Shaikha Aldanat as Gold winner, however, this Shamekh Al Danat daughter received Silver. Bred by Mohammed Suliman Al Omar and owned by Ali Matar Al Wawan, Shaikha Aldanat is out of Badrah al Danat (Badr x Lateefa), representing the Moniet El Nefous family through Bint Mona. Bronze-winning Luluwah Al Sharg, bred and owned by Talal Khaled Al Nesf, is one of the precious Ansata Hejazi daughters in this country. Her dam is Amira Al Rayyan, sired by Al Adeed Al Shaqab who sadly passed away earlier this month. In tail female Luluwah Al Sharg is tracing back to Zaafarana through Bint El Araby.

The Senior Stallion Championship featured the Unanimous Gold Champion D Monaf. Last year, the Royal Colours son earned the Gold Champion Junior Colt, now he continues his career among the senior stallions. Bred by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud and owned by Ali Matar Al Wawan, D Monaf is out of D A Aniqah, by Shaikh Al Kuran, and traces back to Nadra El Saghira. Mohammed Alrokhayes celebrated the Silver win of Ezz Al Rashediah, a son of Ansata Nile Echo and out of Nabaweyyah Ezzain, an excellent producer, as she is also the dam of international champion Naseem Rashediah. M Anan (Ansata Almurtajiz x Aroud Asayel), bred and owned by Mubarak Arabians, received Bronze. This stallion, like the Junior Colts Champion, also represents the Falima family.

Congratulations to all of the competitors and a very sincere thank you to the fantastic support of the organizing team of Bait Al Arab Kuwait State Stud. Arabian Horse Global Network would like to extend our thanks for the excellent collaboration.

This was the start into the new show season. Bait Al Arab will open its doors again in less than two weeks to welcome all participants of the 7th Kuwait National Championship from 29.11. – 01.12.; hopefully under blue skies.