Alsayed - January

Unanimous Vote For Poesie TI

2017 Arabians Horse Festival Alsace Grand Est - honoring the Senior Champion Mare - photo by Millington AndersenThere are as many definitions of poetry as there are poets. Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas defined poetry this way: “Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing.” Not a written poem caused wonderful emotional moments at the Arabian Horse Festival, but young and upcoming filly Poesie TI. Class winner, Gold Champion Junior Filly, Best Head and Best in Show – by unanimous decision of the judges’ team, Maria Ferraroni (IT), Michaela Weidner (DE) and Christine Valette (FR).

What a great success for proud breeder and owner Titanium Arabians. And a fantastic confirmation that they made the right decision by Kanz Albidayer with the Om El Bellissimo daughter Pellissima. Kanz Albidayer hardly needs any introduction as he has an enviable show record with major championships in both Europe and the Middle East. Without question the show record of his progeny will soon eclipse his show record. On the female side of Poesie TI’s pedigree the dam Pellissima offers a wise combination of magnificent stallions. Pellissima herself is by Om El Bellissimo out of an Ekstern daughter and than Eukaliptus – Probat. In tail female line she is tracing back to Polish National Champion Mare Pentoda, dam of US National Champion Mare Penicylina.

“This is an exceptional filly, beautiful type, well-set neck, wonderful movement,” says judge Michaela Weidner. “It was just the right decision to award Poesie TI with the title Best In Show.” But Michaela Weidner not only does into raptures while talking about this special filly: “All in all it was a lovely show. Not so many horses, but good quality, especially in the filly and mare classes. I really enjoyed the time at the Arabian Horse Festival and working together with my judging colleagues. We had more or less the same of idea of an Arabian horse, excellent breedtype, fine head and neck, yes, but it is also important to see a good body and movements.”

Frenchman Franck Cibois had an exceptional weekend, showing the current showstring for the Royal Cavalry of Oman. Franck and his team came with ten horses and went home with eight medals, among them two golden ones. One for the Gold Champion Senior Stallion Abbar, a WH justice son out of Lady Sorrel, the other one for Princess Marwan RC, Gold Champion Yearling Filly. Princess Marwan RC is by – can you guess – Marwan Al Shaqab and out of the hauntingly beautiful WH Justice daughter Al Princess Aliha.

L’Imperatrice EA garnered Gold Champion Senior Mare, out of Lamira by Laman HVP and Miriam II, tracing back to the influential family of Neschi – Nevada – Mammona. Bred by Equus Arabians, L’Imperatrice EA is now owned by JJ Arabians. As the Shanghai EA daughter L’Imperatrice EA was also the Best European Mare, her proud owners won a breeding to multi champion stallion IM Bayard Cathare, one of the most famous French Arabian horse stallions and known for his powerful trot.

Obviously the show season in Europe just started but another trainer, who resides in France, already enjoy championship honours at several shows: Scott Allman. “For us it went excellent here, as a matter of fact,” Scott reports. “All of our horses qualified for the championships except one. We are very happy.” Scott showed another Shanghai EA daughter, Jemma Kalliste, to Silver Champion Senior Mare for example. Jemma Kalliste is out of Shamilah Jina Bea, herself out of two World Champion: Warandes Plakat and the unforgettable Julia Bea.

“It is a wonderful show based on the security and the comfort of the horses,” says Scott. “The horses are extremely comfortable and the facilities are excellent, for example the arena where we are showing is just perfect and so are the stables. The Arabian Horse Festival offered a friendly and old-fashioned atmosphere with European breeders like it was in the past.”

Same statement came from judge Michaela Weidner and she adds: “Of course, the environment was excellent, with permanent boxes, cool in the summer, warm in the winter, the weather was just perfect,” Michaela Weidner says. “Nevertheless, you do not find so many small shows with such a positive, friendly atmosphere nowadays. People enjoyed themselves, applauded and showed that they did not forget what had happened in the showring.”

The organizing team offered a riding class, too. It was an attempt and it worked out quite well with several competitors. Who knows, many things grew from its small beginnings and became a success story.

Heartfelt thanks goes out to the hardworking show organising team for hosting this beautiful event. Absolutely a show to put on the calendar for next year!

2017 Arabians Horse Festival Alsace Grand Est - photo by Millington Andersen

2017 Arabians Horse Festival Alsace Grand Est - photo by Millington Andersen

 2017 Arabians Horse Festival Alsace Grand Est - photo by Millington Andersen

2017 Arabians Horse Festival Alsace Grand Est - photo by Millington Andersen

 2017 Arabians Horse Festival Alsace Grand Est - photo by Millington Andersen