Susanne Bösche
Susanne Bösche

Susanne Bösche

Susanne Bösche … lost her heart to the Arabian horse as a young girl when someone gifted her the book of „Ghazal – Fürst der Pferde“. Since then Susanne’s life is interwoven with the grace of these horses, the people who are dedicated to them and the rich history and stories behind. Susanne published first articles about Arabian horses more than 25 years ago, worked with Dr. Hans-Joachim Nagel on his first Hanan book. Before Susanne became editor of the German magazine Araber Weltweit, she published of her own small Arabian horse magazine for ten years as well as the Almanach II to IV for Pyramid Society Europe. After a five-years-break Susanne returned as a contributing writer to Arabian Horse Times Abroad and recently added the AHT Abroad Facebook page to her duties.

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Honoring The Arabian Horse

Carefully bred for centuries, the Bedouins created horses that could withstand extreme conditions of the Arabian Desert and tribal wars. It is easy to see, the history of the Arabi...

Strong As A Rock

A modern appearance paired with a striking mechanic of movement, light-footedness, and elegance – that is what Safwan Nayaar embodies whenever he presents himself. And so he did on...

Sparkling Stars

This week, Paris goes into winter mode. While streets sparkle it is perfect to make the best of Christmas Markets or attend Singin’ in the Rain at the Grand Palais before warming u...

The Unanimous Choice

A stallion entered the ring, his neck arched and his ears pricked, a bay coat that sparkled against the sun. Asayel Raheeb was just ready to wow the judges, without question. The f...

A Must-See Destination

For sun enthusiasts Abu Dhabi offers not only year-round sunshine, superb beaches, and a clean, safe environment. Abu Dhabi continues to play host to visitors from all over the wor...

In The Spotlight

As you stroll through Rabab Stud the sun disappears under the wonderful dark green palm trees and everything seems to be bathed in a golden light. There is a friendly welcoming atm...

“Nessun dorma”

When September draws to an end and colorful autumn knocks on the door, the All Nations Cup brings magic to the town and unfolds its own magic and fascination in Aachen. It is a tri...

Spirited Number 15

The number 15 is the spiritual ascension seal, according to the German physician and legal scholar Cornelius Agrippa (1486 - 1535). The Arabian Futurity Europe has founded with a g...

Where Have All The Horses Gone

In 2016, the organizers of the All Nations Cup Festival, which includes the German National Championship, had a great idea. In Reinhard Sax, himself a dedicated breeder of Arabian...

Happy People Everywhere

While strolling through the old tree-lined way passing the historical buildings of the Danish National Equestrian Centre I don’t remember lately having so much fun people watching:...

QR Marc’s Influence Everywhere

The Senior Mare Championships was an exceptional line-up of glistening white pearls. Turning heads in every ring she enters with her wonderful personality and charisma, it is clear...

Check The Pulse

The enchanting city Prague is full of beautiful buildings and historical sites. Built on nine hills alongside the Vltava River, Prague is a city of architectural wonder. Known as t...

Everything Has Its Time

The old-testament Bible quote “omnia tempus habent” – everything has its time – is still true. The inaugural Noble Straight Egyptian Breeders Festival met many people’s desire for...

Escape From Reality

A visit to the European Egyptian Event at Castle Dyck is the best way to briefly – and legally – escape from reality. For a whole weekend, ethereal, elegant and exquisite Straigh...

Another Jewel In The Crown

Among the excellent horses at the 4th edition of the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival, one was particularly striking: the former World Champion Filly Pustynia Kahila, t...

A Family Affair

The West Coast Cup is a family affair. The Detailleur family welcomes Arabian horse lovers from all over the world to this international event held in the scenic Belgian town of Ko...

Napoleon’s Favourite Healing Haunt

The international B-Show, organized under Daniel Souppat’s stewardship and powered by the main sponsor Albidayer Stud, UAE, is a popular qualifying chance for Class A shows. Howeve...

For The Fans, By The Fans

The people have spoken and selected their winner! On Sunday afternoon it was time for the Crowd's Favourite, voted by the general public. A great fun for the fans, by the fans, who...

A Glorious Day

A flurry of white doves landed on the ramparts of the Chateau de Beaucaire and bear witness to another glorious day in southern France. The Chateau is just one of a large number of...

White, Grey And Brilliant Shades Of Bay

The brightness of the light, the green palm trees, and yellow lemon groves provide a colourful and diverse environment for the Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Champi...

Parade Of Beauties

Famous artists always made their subjects appear grander, more universal, more important than life. Their aesthetic perception exposed not only on the painted canvas but found seve...

Summer, Sun, Selfies – Join An Exciting Challenge!

The selfie is everywhere, even in the summer sun of Menton. And why not? Something as simple as putting a camera on the front of a mobile device has created a cultural trend that...

Courageous People

It was the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), who said: “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Giancarlo Buzzi, a dedicated...

The Pearl of France

Life is an experience and Menton is the experience of a lifetime. The brightness of the light, the fresh air, the palm trees, and lemon groves are a delight. Sunny Menton bears the...

The Happiest Nation On Earth

The recently published 2017 World Happiness Report says, “the happiest nation on earth is Denmark.” The Nordic Open, an international ECAHO B-show in Ikast, reflected that. The Nor...

Unanimous Vote For Poesie TI

There 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...

Something New And Something Proven

There is nothing new about: the situation around Arabian horse shows is difficult in Germany since a few years. Nevertheless a dedicated group of people in Westphalia tries every...

Discover The Beauty

It is easy to fall in love with the beautiful Tuscany region, where the Italian language was born. It is not only the largest region in Italy but with its idyllic landscape and man...

Sharing a Passion

An Arabian horse, dancing, prancing, with its overall elegance and its snort and blow easily catches the attention of people. Soft nostrils stroke your open hand, talking to you ab...

Top-Class Horse Celebrities From All Over The World

The Wels National and International Show has been a firm favorite on many people's calendars since more than twenty years as this event is among the first shows of the new show s...

Great Enthusiasm

“Because of the great enthusiasm in previous years, we have decided to organize a complete show weekend in Sint-Oedenrode, in which the versatility and beauty of the extraordinar...

Magic And Magnificent

Blood will tell – and the best proof for a stallion is the quality of his offspring. The stallion Magic Magnifique, proudly owned by Sweden Arabian Stud, is the sire of twice Gol...

Why You Need to Travel To Bordeaux

The rich history of the Bordeaux Region not only lives through the grapes, which are harvested each fall to create world-famous wine. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site si...

In The Spotlight

It was a great show for trainer and handler Ted Carson at the 40th Region 12 Championship. He truly stood in the spotlight with the highly elegant bay Da Vinci FM daughter H Bell...

It's All Fun - And Passion

If you were lucky enough to grow up with horses, you probably know what fun it was to hang out with them, having fun with your horse and friends, and you felt a deep bond with th...

A Must Experience

A vast kaleidoscope of bloodlines, tulips, and the start of a new European show season – that’s the Tulip Cup in Ermelo, Holland, a must experience. The striking colours of the...

Since 1952 - The Road Of Success

The history is full of success stories that often began with failure. Remember Bob Dylan, 2016 Noble prize laureate, and one of the most influential poetic songwriter and singer....

Too Good To Be True

The air seemed to vibrate; glasses clink, and happy voices filled the room, providing a background for the exciting and magical evening of the IntArah Dream Embryo Auction in the...

Boiling Pot Of Entertainment

"Las Vegas is the boiling pot of entertainment." – Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (1926 – 2017), Primetime Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and author The sincere gratitud...

The Three Brothers Of Al Orasia

The history of the Arabian horse is closely tied to the history of Bahrain. This was proven once again at the Fourth Bahrain Produce Arabian Horse show. Amid intense participatio...

Highest Points For Peace

In the glaring lights of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, the mare Al Aryam Salma stood in natural grace, surrounded by excited people. Her proud owner Saeed Mohamed Ali Alrasas Al...

A Bright Shining Sword

The magic of the legendary sword Excalibur is still alive. The power of the swords was shining bright during the Senior Stallion Championship in Dubai. The glistening white stall...

A Challenge For Big Names

The Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship will see 289 horses from more than 20 countries competing for AED15 million (USD 4 million) in prize money. Among them are seve...

Championship Kick Off

Breeders of purebred Arabian horses compete for glory and AED15 million (USD 4 million) in prize money at Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship. Among the competitors are...

The Heartbeat of the Equestrian World

The inaugural Dubai International Equestrian Conference will shine a spotlight on pressing issues and cutting-edge research. Leading experts are set to share their insights and p...

Family-Friendly Fun

Experience the thrill of a horse auction as equine aficionados bid for the finest Arabian thoroughbreds in the world on one side. Enjoy family-friendly fun, entertainment and act...

A Golden Hat-trick

Recently I have read something about the origin of the expression “hat-trick”. The first sport to be associated with this term was cricket. There is a theory probably nobody will u...

Focus On Straight Egyptians

The “All Nations Cup” in Aachen is a regular date in the Arabian horse community’s diary. A high-class showcase with a long tradition for the top horses from all over the world....

Arabian Horses At Home

We all know the heroic stories of Bedouin warriors mounted on courageous war mares attacking enemies. This is history, of course, but for many people in the Gulf region it is a m...

The Magic Of Excalibur

Who doesn’t know the Arthurian legend? They were glorious times of chivalry. Knights and Ladies are said to have devoted themselves to express noble virtue such as loyalty, generos...

A Kind Of Magic

Palm trees and buildings had been completely bathed in colored light, artfully placed lights gave the scenery a special futuristic and at the same time warmth atmosphere. It was...

Bidding To Win

Auctions are designed to be adrenaline inducing and fast paced – Stachowski Farm Online Auction for top class Arabian performance horses is no exception. When you win the last bid,...

Welcome To The Casket

The doors swung wide open to welcome visitors from many countries for the very first Al Wawan Open House. The brand new built stud farm still breathes an air of progress. Mr Ali A...

Simply The Best

It is that exciting time of every show when the judges go from one to the other horse, again and again having a closer look before they make their final decision. Breeders and ent...

The Key To Success

“Success is not the key to happiness,” Albert Schweitzer once said. “Happiness is the key to success.” Watching Mr Hamdan Rashed Al Khashab surrounded by his horses, it is easy t...

Focused On The Goal

The cycles of life leads people to often experience great achievements. And so did Mr Ali Al Wawan from Kuwait, proud owner of Al Wawan Arabians. Breeding excellent Arabian horses...

Time To Celebrate

hat an amazing year 2016 has been for Al-Khashab Stud, so many great memories with some outstanding horses. It is time to review and celebrate this success. It is time to discover...

Marquise Invitational Auction

There are many delights to auctions, where the competition can be electric, the sums staggering and the audience filled with breeders and enthusiasts, who covet, and know, their p...

A Sky Full Of Stars

As the air got cooler on Friday afternoon the senior mares had their moment and you should not missed it. All those awesome beauties just like a sky full of stars and arguably th...

Final Decisions Made

Decisions need to be made, though at Arabian horse shows. After exciting four days there was no chance to enjoy some peace on the fifth day of UAE National Championship. From the...

Milad - The Wonder Of Birth

The birth is a fresh start. It is a new chapter in life waiting to be written. Milad is the Arabic word for birth and it seems very likely that Milad Equine Center, as the title in...

Quality is never an accident

Evening is coming, and the sun is slowly setting on the fourth day of UAE National Championship. Another busy day lies behind all people involved, breeders, owners, trainers, hand...

All promise outruns performance

"All promise outruns performance." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) Every foaling season is filled with dreams, a breeder’s heart makes. Every foal is a promise of tomorrow co...

A Fine Setting

The Arabian Horse Center Bait Al Arab was certainly a fine setting for all the beautiful Arabian horses, which were shown during the 5th Arabian Horse Breeders Show. Bait Al Arab...

The Vision Of Two Unique Personalities

The Prince Sultan Arabian Horse Festival - two unique personalities are the force behind this prestigious event, which will be held at Al Khalediah Stables in Tebrak by the end of...

Amazing Start Into The 2017 Show Season

“It is really, really amazing,” says Nakashen Valaitham, Arabian horse enthusiast and social media writer, about his first trip to Ajman, UAE. Before the Ajman Arabian Horse Club o...

About The Smaller Ones

The Emirates Arabian Horse Breeders Championship was an excellent opportunity for all breeders in the Emirates to present their horses to the international, experienced judges Ma...

Amazing Enthusiasm

For Emirati locals, Fujairah is a favorite weekend escape, a laid-back relief after the bustle of Dubai. The beautiful coastline is ideal for diving and sunbathing, while the city...

The Very First Foal

The very first foal will always be something special to a breeder’s heart. Nicole Vaessen, Netherlands, is no exception. When SL Kasjmir won 2016 Silver Champion Senior Stallion in...

The Fine Things In Life

Sharjah is a true paradise for collectors and lovers of the finer things in life. You can casually walking through the Blue Souk, well known for its majestic Arabic architecture...

Good Times For Strong Brothers

The sibling relationship can be life’s longest lasting relationship. The connection between two brothers can be strong. Bad times bring them even closer while their lasting memorie...

Time To Celebrate

To make a dream work it needs great teamwork. The team of Obi Training Center recently realized some more dreams by winning two Silver World Championships in Paris with Sultan Al...

Fascinating Jewels

Egyptian bred Arabian horses have fascinated people for centuries and Kuwait has been known for a long time as a sanctuary of precious four-legged jewels tracing back to the prefer...

Passion Can Change The World

Steve Jobs are quoted for: “We believe people with passion can change the world for the better.” No doubt about that if you travel to Palestine and enjoy the Arabian horse scene th...

Whole-Hearted For The Show

Among Arabian horse lovers Kuwait is known for its high-class straight Egyptians. Travelers will easily find many interesting breeding programs and experienced breeders, a committe...

A Historic Symbol

The Rabab shows are a success story thanks to innovative ideas and great passion of businessman and Arabian horse breeder Khaled Bin Laden. On the other hand they are homage to the...

Foal Shower

“What makes me very happy is when a baby is born,” says Christine Jamar. “Especially if it is a beautiful baby, this is the best, and even more important than winning in the show r...