Egyptian Event Europe - Coverage
Published on the 31st of August 2016 by Beth Hunziker (B. Creative Consulting)
Schloss Dyck, Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Design
The Egyptian Event Europe is the premier Straight Egyptian Arabian Horse Show in Europe and the Middle East. According to Pyramid Society Europe, this is the biggest pure Egyptian show outside of the United States. There is a long and rich history of breeding Egyptian Arabians in Europe dating back for centuries. Today, this tradition is continued and celebrated by the dedicated members of the Pyramid Society Europe, which hosted this event. As with the U.S. Egyptian Event, this gathering is more than just a show or competition. There were seminars, a stallion presentation, an elegant gala dinner and so much more.
This was the first year the Egyptian Event Europe was held at Schloss Dyck, in Jüchen, Germany. Schloss Dyck is culturally and historically one of the most important moated castles in the Rhineland, its history dates back to 1094. The property was owned by the Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck family for 900 years, until a foundation was established in 1999, and it became the Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Design. This fairytale setting with its elegant parks and historic architecture provided the perfect atmosphere to enjoy some of the very finest Egyptian Arabians in the world.
The schedule of the Event began on Saturday morning with a seminar presented by Egyptian Arabian historian, Joe Ferris, of the United States. Joe is a published author and a very popular speaker on the subject of Egyptian breeding, bloodlines and history. He is a fascinating storyteller who can almost bring a pedigree to life. After a lunch break, the competition and classes began. The judges for the show were Mrs. Claudia Darius of Germany, Mr. Nashaat Hegazy of Egypt, Mr. Talal Al Mehri of the UAE and Mrs. Marianne Tengstedt of Sweden.
The Egyptian Event Europe Judges & Officials
The afternoon began with the Class for Filly Foals and the winner of the Class was BARIYA BINT MALIK (DF Malik Jamil x Har Baleegha) bred and owned by Mrs. Susanne Reiter-Mäurer of Germany. There were two sections of Yearling Fillies and the winner of Section A was SH IBTIHAL (Gazal Al Rayah x Alidah Madheen) bred by Al Shaya Stud and owned by Rashed Ahmed Al Shaya, both of the Kuwait. The First Place Winner in Section B of Yearling Fillies with two scores of 20 for Type and three scores of 20 for Head, was GHAZALAH AL WAAB (Barraq El Aliya x Nabeela Saqr) bred and owned by Sheikh Abdulla Khalid Al Thani of Qatar.
The Class for Two-Year-Old Fillies was won by TURKIZ AA (Al Ayal AA x JPJ Talsasha) bred by Ariela Arabians Farm of Israel and owned by Al Baydaa Stud of Egypt. Completing the Junior Division was the Class for Three-Year-Old Fillies, which was won by DALAL ZAMANI (Laheeb x Zena Al Burar) bred by Al Kasassi of Israel and owned by Abhaa Stud.There were two sections in the Class for Mares 4-6-Years-Old. Earning first place in Section A was
MENOUAH AL RAYYAN (Fares Al Rayyan x Bint Mesouda M) bred and owned by Al Rayyan Farm of Qatar. MENOUAH AL RAYYAN scored unanimous scores of 19.5 for Type and unanimous scores of 20 for Head. In Section B of Mares 4-6 Years, the winner with two scores of 20 for Type and unanimous scores of 20 for Head, was NABILA AL RAYYAN (Sinan Al Rayyan x Ansata Nefer Isis) bred by Al Rayyan Farm of Qatar and owned by Sheikh Saoud Abdulaziz Al Thani, also of Qatar
In the age group of Mares 7-9 Years-Old, NASHWAHH AA (Al Ayad x Insha Sha Latifa) bred and owned by Ariela Arabians Farm of Israel, earned the First Place award with two scores of 20 for Type and unanimous scores of 20 for Head. Nashwahh AA was tied for First Place with Julnar Al Rayyan (Ashal Al Rayyan x Jamila Al Rayyan) bred and owned by Al Rayyan Farm of Qatar.However, Nashwahh AA prevailed with her higher score for movement and ultimately won the Class.
With all the unanimous scores of 20 for Heads, the Class for Most Classic Head – Mares was extremely exciting. The winner was ZINAT AL DONIYA (Al Hadiyah AA Catarena) bred by MR. Otman Moussa Abu Gosh of Israel and owned by Hanaya Arabians of Switzerland. There was also a Class for Amateur Handlers Mares and that winner was MALIKAH BELLE HGCA (Ansata Malik Shah x Belle Staar) bred by S &M Chase of U.S.A. and owned by Mr. Ralf Heckenbücker of Germany. Guests also enjoyed a Ridden Costume Class, which was won by SERENITY SHAHAM (AK Shah Munifeh x Hamamii) bred by W.B. Melnyk of U.S.A. and owned by Mrs. Silvia Naumann of Germany.
Following the afternoon classes, there was a presentation of Straight Egyptian stallions. Fifteen stallions were included in the line up. According to the Egyptian Event Europe’s website, breedings of these stallions were raffled off during the show. The money raised by the raffle will be used to fund and to sponsor a tour to several Arabian Horse Studs. The tour, which started on Monday, after the show, took the participants through Germany to visit some well-known studs of Straight Egyptian Arabian Horses. No doubt, there was plenty of discussion on this subject at the Gala Breeders Dinner, held Saturday evening at the Castle Dyck.
Special Guest - AL ADEED AL SHAQAB
The star of the evening Gala was a very special guest who made an exciting appearance. For many of the guests at the Gala, it was the fulfillment of a dream to meet this icon of the Egyptian Arabian community – AL ADEED AL SHAQAB. At 21 years old, this was his last appearance in Europe, before returning to his home in Qatar where he will remain. AL ADEED AL SHAQAB is the last son of the immortal legend, Ansata Halim Shah, and the sire of many globally important sons and daughters.
The show began again - bright and early - on Sunday morning with the Class for Yearling Colts. Earning the top spot and First Place in the Class was HILAL AL WAAB (Sinan Al Rayyan x Sharuby HP) bred and owned by Sheikh Abdulla Khalid Al Thani of Qatar. HILAL AL WAAB was also the Gold Champion Yearling Colt. The First Place Winner in Two-Year-Old Colts was NASEEM AL RASHEDIAH (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Nabaweyyah Ezzain) bred and owned by Al Rashediah Stud of Bahrain. Completing the Junior Division was the Class for Three-Year-Old Colts. The winner in this class was AJ NASHDEED (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Nashwah AA) bred by Ajman Stud of the UAE and owned by Mr. Luis Azzopardi.
In the qualifying Class for Stallions 4-6-Years-Old, the winner was PSE AL RAKHAN (Royal Colours x PSE Mistrez) bred by Prestige Arabians of Germany and owned by Mr. Khaled Abdulaziz Al Nughaimish of UAE. Among the top senior stallions, SHAMEKH AL DANAT (Ajmal Al Kout x Ajmal Sharifa) bred by Mr. Mohammed Sulaiman Al Omar of UAE and owned by Al Danat Stud. SHAMEKH AL DANAT won the Class for Stallions 7-9-Years-Old. He was the first stallion to receive a score of 20 for Head.
It was a beautiful afternoon for the Egyptian Event Europe, with unseasonably warm weather and lots of sunshine. The Championship Classes began with Yearling Fillies. The Gold Champion was GHAZALAH AL WAAB (Barraq El Aliya x Nabeela Saqr) bred and owned by Sheikh Abdulla Khalid Al Thani of Qatar. The Silver Champion Yearling filly was NADIRAH AL RASHEDIAH (ZT Faa’iq x NK Naeema) bred and owned by Al Rashediah Stud of Bahrain. Completing the elite three and earning the title of Bronze Champion Yearling Filly was SH IBTIHAL (Gazal Al Rayah x Alidah Madheen) bred by Al Shaya Stud and owned by Rashed Ahmed Al Shaya.
Next were the Junior Filly Championships. Earning the Title of Gold Champion Junior Filly was DALAL ZAMANI (Laheeb x Zena Al Burar) bred by Al Kasassi of Israel and owned by Abhaa Stud. The Silver Champion Junior Filly was TURKIZ AA(Al Ayal AA x JPJ Talsasha) bred by Ariela Arabians Farm of Israel and owned by Al Baydaa Stud of Egypt. Finally, the Bronze Champion Junior Filly was NARDIN AH (Al Ayal AA x Nijmat Al Sachra) bred by AH Arabians of Israel and owned by Mr. Mubaraq Hamdan Al Kashab of Kuwait.
Gold Champion Junior Colt was NASEEM AL RASHEDIAH
Following the Junior Fillies, were the Junior Colts. The winner of the title Gold Champion Junior Colt was NASEEM AL RASHEDIAH (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Nabaweyyah Ezzain) bred and owned by Al Rashediah Stud of Bahrain. Taking home the Silver Champion Junior Colt title was D MONAF (Royal Colours x D A Aniqah) bred by the Dubai Arabian Horse Stud and owned by Al Wawan Arabians, both of the UAE. Finally, earning the title of Bronze Champion Junior Colt was HANAYA LABID (Laheeb Al Nasser x ZT Assfasikha) bred and owned by Hanaya Arabians of Switzerland.
The highlight for many at the Event was the Championship for the Senior Mares. Who can resist the beauty, charm and grace of these lovely creatures? The queen of the ring that afternoon, and the Gold Champion Senior Mare was NABILA AL RAYYAN (Sinan Al Rayyan x Ansata Nefer Isis) bred by Al Rayyan Farm and owned by Sheikh Saoud Abdulaziz Al Thani. The coveted title of Silver Champion Senior Mare was awarded to NASHWAHH AA (Al Ayad x Insha Sha Latifa) bred and owned by Ariela Arabians Farm of Israel. Completing the elite group, was the Bronze Champion Senior Mare MENOUAH AL RAYYAN (Fares Al Rayyan x Bint Mesouda M) bred and owned by Al Rayyan Farm of Qatar.
The 2016 Egyptian Event Europe showcased many of the top Straight Egyptian horses in the world and the stallions presented at there were of the highest caliber. The Gold Champion Senior Stallion was PSE AL RAKHAN (Royal Colours x PSE Mistrez) bred by Prestige Arabians of Germany and owned by Mr. Khaled Abdulaziz Al Nughaimish of UAE. Taking home the prestigious title of Silver Champion Senior Stallion was SHAMEKH AL DANAT (Ajmal Al Kout x Ajmal Sharifa) bred by Mr. Mohammed Sulaiman Al Omar of UAE and owned by Al Danat Stud. The Bronze Champion Senior Stallion was AL PASHA OONY (Ezz Ezzain x Menat Allah Oony) bred and owned by Oony Stud of Egypt.
Best In Show – Females - NABILA AL RAYYAN
The Championships were followed by several special awards including Best In Show – Females, which was won by NABILA AL RAYYAN (Sinan Al Rayyan x Ansata Nefer Isis) bred by Al Rayyan Farm and owned by Sheikh Saoud Abdulaziz Al Thani. The Best In Show- Male was awarded next and it was presented to NASEEM AL RASHEDIAH (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Nabaweyyah Ezzain) bred and owned by Al Rashediah Stud of Bahrain.
HANAYA LABID owned by Hanaya Arabians of Switzerland.
The Egyptian Event Europe was a very special, very important gathering of the international Arabian horse community to celebrate the Straight Egyptian horse. Every horse there was the representative of their breeders’ program. These same horses are also the source for future generations of Egyptian bloodlines, which we must perpetuate and protect, not just for the Egyptian community, but also for the entire breed.
Egyptian Event Europe Show Organizer, Hieke Hain, generously added her comments about this memorable Event... "My greatest wish was to bring all the Egyptian Horse Breeders from arround the world again together as friends! So I was thinking together with my collegues from the Pyramid Society Europe, how to manage this, to get a family athmosphere, to have something interesting for everybody around this show. We enjoyed a great seminar, thanks to our dear friend and Egyptian Arabian horse expert, Joe Ferriss, which was kindly sponsored by Bait Al Arab- Kuwait State Stud. Last but not Forgotten, the amazing venue at Castle Dyck, it seems like a movie! Everyone had such a wonderful time together at the Gala Dinner with our most Special Guests of all - Al Adeed Al Shaqab and Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al Thani!
Many members of the Pyramid Society Europe (PSE) gave their support for the aftershow Farm Tour, by offering breedings from their famous stallions that were auctioned a to raise funds for this effort. This Farm Tour included one week of visits to the important stud farms throughout all of Germany. You can see more information about this on our website: http://www.pyramidsocietyeurope.eu
We wish to thank the Pyramid Society Europe for hosting the 2016 Egyptian Event Europe Show
and for partnering with Arabian Horse Results.