Double Success for Ali Khan

What a weekend for 3 years old Ali Khan! He accomplished two Gold Championships in one weekend. At the National C Show, Ali Khan garnered Gold Champion Junior Colt and repeated this success at the AVS Eurozone Cup – European C Show. Congratulation to Ali Khan, bred by Brugman Arabians, Belgium, and proudly owned by Mrs. P.A.M. Bohmer. Ali Khan is by Cavalli out of Althea, representing Spanish lines on the female side of his pedigree.

Bred and owned by Raina Arabians and presented by Erik Dorssers, the Magic Magnifique son Raina Solaimon won the class of 3 yo colts with the high score of all colts (91,75 points) advertising Ali Khan to second place. However, in the championship, Ali Khan was one step ahead and Raina Solaimon received the Silver Champion Junior Colt. His dam Raina Cataleya is by Abha Peshawar and out of Val Raina, representing finest Spanish lines.

Dirk Dejonckheere is the proud breeder and owner of Bronze Champion Junior Colt Moncino DD who also won the class for 2 years old colts. His sire Fayad Al Fayyad represents the sire line of WH Justice to Padron while Moncino DD’s dam Lady Cassandra DD is by Psytadel, adding more of Padron’s influence, and out of Monogrammed Lady (by Monogramm), tracing back to Polish bred Gradacja.

The AVS Eurozone Cup is a new ECAHO European show, only open to European horses. In a luxurious setting of HC Exloo, Netherlands, the Dutch Arabian Studbook made an ultimate attempt to promote and stimulate the European breeders and owners to show their horses under the exclusive European rules of the show. The AVS Eurozone Cup not only hosts a National C show in Exloo but also a European C Show.

Forelock’s Arabians celebrated a double success in the Foal Championship, winning not only Silver with Forelock’s Valeta Dominica (Dominic M x Valeta F) but also Bronze with the winner of the Colt Foal Class, Forelock’s Ssensation. Sired by RFI Farid, the grey colt is out of NA Gracy Junah, a WH Justice daughter which represents Egyptian lines on the maternal side of her pedigree. NA Gracy Junah’s dam Classic Junah-D is by Authentic Dahman.

Born in April 2019, Amouage Kossack is a bay RFI Farid daughter and out of Ariel, by Aja Shakakhan and tracing back through Artemida – Amunitia – Malwa to the great Metropolia, herself a daughter of broodmare supreme Mammona. Bred and owned by the den Hartog family of Kossack Stud, this charming filly gained 91 points in her class alongside Tara den Harton and was named Gold Champion Foal of the AVS Eurozone Cup – European C Show.

Alongside Tom Oben, the yearling filly Faye OS garnered Gold Champion Junior Filly and the Best in Show award. Her sire Calypso OS is a grandson of champion maker WH Justice and her dam Jeunesse OS (Juwel OS x Sid Lavanda) represents 4 generations of Osterhof breeding, tracing back to Senja (by Neapol) who Karl-Heinz Stöckle once imported from Tersk.

Flaxman Arabians celebrated the success of her two years old Flaxman’s Pandora who gained 91,44 points in her class, the high score of all fillies, and received Silver Champion Junior Filly. The MM Sergio daughter also accomplished Silver Champion Junior Filly alongside Peter Wilms. Flaxman’s Pandora’s dam is QR Sarah, by Enzo and out of QR Alexandra.

Jayden’s Yuliah already enjoyed a quite good 2018 show season making her breeders Janine Visser and Raymond Pietersen proud, when the filly was named Arabian Futurity Europe Top 5 and winning Holland’s Best at the Tulip Cup. Now a lovely yearling, the bay just like her sire RFI Farid and her dam Forelock’s Yuliette, by Psytadel, Jayden’s Yuliah returned to the show ring alongside Tom Oben. The filly was 2nd in her age class and garnered Bronze Champion Junior Filly at the European C Show.

Gold Champion Senior Mare Firediva was bred by Pawel Redestowiczand and is now proudly owned by Flaman Arabians. The dark grey 2015 born mare clearly won the class for Mares 4 – 6 years with 91,75 points alongside Peter Wilms. In the championship, Firediva won just ahead of high scorer A Lady of Kossack (91,94 points). The mare is by World Champion QR Marc and out of Flancee who is tracing back in the tail female line to the Monogramm daughter Flota.

Tara den Hartog presented A Lady of Kossack, a 2010 born mare bred by her family, to Silver Champion Senior Mare. The shimmering white WH Justice daughter won with an outstanding total of 91,94 points, the high score of all mares. In the championship A Lady of Kossack accomplished Silver. Her dam is the bay Balaton daughter Abakana Kossack out of Amunitia, by Antey and through Malta back to Metropolia – Mammona.

Dirk Dejonckheere is the proud breeder and owner of Bronze Champion Junior Colt Moncino DD who also won the class for 2 years old colts. His sire Fayad Al Fayyad represents the sire line of WH Justice to Padron while Moncino DD’s dam Lady Cassandra DD is by Psytadel, adding more of Padron’s influence, and out of Monogrammed Lady (by Monogramm), tracing back to Polish bred Gradacja.

Proud breeder and owner Koen Carrein happily received the trophy for Gold Champion Senior Stallion KC Marengo at the European C Show, well handled by Frederik van Sas. The WH Justice son is out of 2016 Belgian Nationals Gold Champion Senior Mare Mississippi J, a QR Marc daughter out of Magnificent Lady J (Extreme x Mauhiba).

This proud QR Marc son won the class of Stallions 4 – 6 years alongside Tom Oben. Bred and owned by De Cartherey Arabians, R’Adjah de Cartherey is out of the lovely Ajman Moniscione daughter Badiah de Cartherey and traces back to Polish bred Rusznica (Trypolis x Rozeta). In the championship, R’Adjah de Cartherey was only bested by KC Marengo who came second in the class.

Another Bronze Championship for Etoryk who also received the high score of all males with 92,63 points. Bred by Janow Podlaski and proudly owned by Flaxman Arabians, the 2010 born stallion accomplished Bronze in the European C Show after winning the same title at the Tulip Cup earlier this year and the 2018 Belgian Nationals. Sired by Om El Shahmaan Etoryk’s dam 2011 European Bronze Champion Senior Mare Etnologia (Gazal Al Shaqab x Etalanta) was the second-highest price lot at the 2012 Pride of Poland Sale (370.000 €).

Last but not least, the Gelding class was an exciting affair. Flaxman Arabians’ MM Esperado (RFI Farid x MM Eluise) and Ero’s Rolexx ended up with the same score – 91,19. In the end, grey MM Esperado took the lead, thanks to higher score in type while Ero’s Rolexx (Excalibur EA x Raville P), bred and owned by the van Duyvenbode family, winner of the gelding class at the National C Show the day before, ended up second with EM Polar (Lumiar Amadeus x Pepreszka), owned by Teresa van Nes, in third place.

A show like this is not possible without several sponsors: The gelding prizemoney was sponsored by Albidayer Stud. The foal futurity was sponsored by the European Breeders Trust and the other classes and championships by Al Saqran Stud. A show also needs a skilled committed organising team. To attract more entrants prize money respectively breedings to first class stallions were given. “In the European show we have a prize scheme for the breedings and the money,” Gideon Reisel from the organising team explains. “It does bring more horses for sure. Also waving the National C show entry fee if National C horses enter also in the EUR show helps!”

But it was not easy at all to collect the breedings, remembers Gideon: “Stallion owners have the feeling that they lose that money, but we feel it is not true. The small breeder would hardly consider these breedings which are quite expensive or not easy to get at all.” In the end, the organisers were successful collecting breedings to interesting stallions: Kanz Al Bidayer, SG Labib, Emperor KA, Ibn Rasheem, Ali Khan, Prometheus, Luigi, R’Adjah de Cartherey, Sundown KA, Shiraz de Lafon, Haash OSB, Marajj, Psytadel, Dominic, and Aja Justified.

Arabian Horse Global Network would like to extend thanks to the Dutch Studbook AVS for the excellent collaboration. Figure out all results and livestream in replay.