Unanimous Choice: Ema

It was the beautiful Ekstern daughter Ema who accomplished Best in Show, a unanimous vote of the judges. Alongside Arnauld Mertens, Ema earlier won the class for Mares 10 years + with ease and gained 91,50 points. Bred by Andrzej Arefiew, Ema is owned by N. Koo. Her dam is Eskola, by Wachlarz and out of Estoba tracing back in the tail female line to Estancja – Espada.

Silver was given to another Polish bred mare: Enkora (Ecaho x Edreada). She is owned by G. Arends and W. Bartels. F&M Karmaya (Kubay Khan x YA Karma) received Bronze, bred and owned by F&M Arabians.

LB Genesis, alongside Erik Dorssers, garnered Gold Champion Senior Stallion of the AVS National C Show in Exloo. Bred by LB Arabians, he is owned by Mw. C.A. van Wengerden. LB Genesis is a grey, just like his famous sire WH Justice and out of Bess Ginger, an Al Maraam daughter, who is also the dam of the class winner 2 yo colts.

The BK Latif son MS El Paso, bred by ZG Malorny + Scherle and owned by Mw. C.A. van Wenderden, received Silver while Nafiesa Makito (by MF Aryan El Thessa), bred and owned by Esther Besselink, was awarded Bronze.

Frederik van Sas leaded Ali Khan to a new high score of the show: 91,58 points AND the title of the Unanimous Gold Champion Junior Colt. Ali Khan is bred by Brugman Arabians, Belgium, and proudly owned by Mrs. P.A.M. Bohmer. The three years old colt is by Cavalli out of Althea. Ali Khan represents the Versace sire line. His dam Althea is by Ajman Moniscione and traces back to Egyptian, Russian and Spanish lines.

Arabian Stud Europe celebrated the success of their yearling ASE Farhan (by RFI Farid) who received Silver, while IAE Gailjiano, by BS Karanji, received Bronze. The 2 years old colt is bred and owned by Mw. C.A. van Wengerden.

The Exloo Silver Champion Junior Filly from last year returned to the show ring. B.A. Fiorella won the class of 2 years old fillies alongside Erik Dorssers. Furthermore, she added the title of a Gold Champion Junior Filly to her accolades. Bred by Bembom Arabians, the El Palacio VO daughter B.A. Fiorella is out of Floressah ‘W’, by Bishr and out Felesta ‘W’, tracing back to the Ghazal daughter Shiwa.

Forelock’s Arabians three years old Forelock’s Yzadora, by Bashir Al Shaqab, received Silver, with Nadine Koo’s three years old filly KA Winyah, by Emerald J, winning Bronze.

Forelock’s Yzadora is a close relative to Filly Foal winner Forelock’s Yvy Rose, a lovely filly handled by Tom Oben. Bred and owned by Forelock’s Arabians, Forelock’s Yvy Rose is by Naseem Al Rashediah and out of Forelock’s Ynicon, herself a chestnut daughter of Bashir Al Shaqab and tracing back in the tail female line to the Abakan daughter Yosraya.

Let us not forget the nice geldings which were presented in the gelding class. The clear winner was strong moving Ero’s Rolexx alongside Tom Oben. The chestnut gelding received 91,08 points, including two times 20 and 1x 19,5 for movements. Sired by Excalibur EA and out of Raville P (tracing back to famed Rodania), Ero’s Rolexx is bred and owned by the van Duyvenbode family, NL. On the second place was the Shiraz de Lafon son Cadanz Ghazal, bred and owned by M.L. Strijbos-Puts, while Ghadir J, by Empire and owned by J. Vellinga, came third.

The National C show in Exloo is part of a greater initiative by the Dutch Arabian Studbook to stimulate local breeders and owners to regain motivation to come to the show once more. The combination with a European C show and a tempting weekend-entry-package combined with tempting prizes is the favorite formula to make showing Arabian horses fun and affordable again.

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 was given. “We gave one breeding to the Best in Show - a breeding to Ali Khan. In addition, we gave € 100 in each class to the best scoring horse still owned by the breeder,” 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!”

Arabian Horse Global Network would like to extend thanks to the Dutch Studbook AVS for the excellent collaboration. Figure out atmosphere photos, all results,
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