Floating In Bliss
Published on the 16th of February 2019 by Susanne Bösche
More than 160 Arabian horses from in and outside Kuwait participated in the All Nations Cup (ANC) for Straight Egyptians, held under auspices of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. The Straight Egyptians of Kuwait are famous within the global Arabian horse community, no wonder, many international breeders and enthusiasts visited the show, floating in bliss in view of the magnificent horses.
Winning at such a prestigious event is of concern to breeders like Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al Babtain who says: "I am very proud that my horses competed so successfully. This event is under the patronage of HH the Emir that makes the taste of success even sweeter." Al Babtain horses achieved Gold and Bronze in the Yearling Fillies with AB Daliya (Royal Colours x Abhaa Dunia) and AB Deem (Al Ayal AA x Dalal Zamani), plus Silver in the Junior Fillies with Asinaat SA (Shams Sharav AA x Amasi Al Ayal).
The competition of the yearling and junior fillies was quite strong, the class winners received high marks. It was Ameera Aliris (NK Nabhan x Briery Athena) who won Silver Champion Yearling Filly for her breeder and owner Hussain Alsayegh.
Abdullah Hussain Sadah celebrated the Gold Championship Junior Filly won by his Kays Al Baidaa daughter AS Jawhara (out of Kanzet El Kheir), tracing back to Bint Yamama through Asilat Albadeia - Ghazala I. The filly took a long shot at goal becoming second in the class for 3 years old fillies bested only by Zainah Al Nawasi (Asfoor Al Waab x Zahyah Al Nawasi), bred and owned by Allam Alkandari. Zainah Al Nawasi turned out Bronze Champion Junior Filly.
Both winners of the yearling colt classes received 91,43 points. Adeeb Al Hilaliya (by Asfoor Al Waab), bred and owned by Barrak Yaqoub Al Hajri, was one step ahead in the championship-winning Gold. His dam Touq Al Waab is tracing back to Moniet El Nefous through Mesoudah Al Rayyan – Madinah, dam of immortal Imperial Madheen. Silver winning Fares Al Salam (Fares Al Sharq x Azayez Asayel) was second in the class after Adeeb Al Hilaliya. Bronze was given to Swedish bred Ambar O (Al Ayal AA x VA Amawi Bint Valentino), winner of the Yearling Colts class B.
With his amazing ground covering movement PSE Al Jabbar wowed the judges and spectators likewise. His breeder Pierre Groenen witnessed the success of his 3 years old colt waving the flag for the new owner Al Shaya Stud. The dapple-grey colt out of Imperial Baaleena received 92,88 points, the high score of all colts. His sire PSE Al Rakhan was the 2018 Unanimous Gold Champion Senior Stallion of the ANC Straight Egyptian.
In the junior colts championship, PSE Al Jabbar was bested by his stablemate SH Sarab (Royal Colours x Imperial Bushraa), winner of the 2 years old colts and now Gold Champion Junior Colt. Silver was given to Shahin Al Wafi (Dahes Al Rayyan x Shaikha Al Wafy), second in the 2 years old colts, with PSE Al Jabbar achieving Bronze.
The senior mare classes were a delight to watch, glistening white beauties, a chestnut or bay spot here and there. Gold was accomplished by DSA Baby Dhall, bred by Jerry and Annette Boles, USA, and proudly owned by Abdullah Bin Fahad Alhaqbani, KSA. This elegant grey, eight years old mare not only became the high scorer of the show with 93,39 points but DSA Baby Dhall proved the decision right to import Mishaal HP (Ansata Sinan x Mesoudah M) to the USA. The combination of extremely typey grey Mishaal HP with the stretchy, mainly bay daughters of Thee Desperado turned out just fine like in case of DSA Baby Dhall whose dam DSA Hey Baby is by Thee Desperado, Unanimous Scottsdale Supreme Champion Stallion, and US National Reserve Champion Stallion. In the dam line, DSA Baby Dhall is tracing back to Rodania through Wanisa – Nazeera – Malaka.
Bronze-winning Previous Rose RCA, the winner of the 4 to 6 years old mares, also was bred in the USA and is owned by Al Shaya Stud, Kuwait. Previous Rose RCA is similarly bred like DSA Baby Dhall, sired by Thee Desperado and out of a Mishaal HP daughter, Mishaals Prevue RCA who is tracing back to Rodania, too; in this case through Lateefa II – Samia – Malaka.
Second next to DSA Baby Dhall in the class of 7 to 10 years old mares and Silver Champion Senior Mare was M Sarah (Ezz Ezzain x Ansata Suleyma) from the Ansata Bint Bukra family, bred by Mubarak Arabians and now owned by Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber.
Those who followed the 8. Kuwait - International Arabian Horse Championship two weeks ago witnessed the extraordinary success of Mrs. Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber's horses; again, she had every reason to celebrate.
Sometimes in life, the last shall be first and this was the case in the senior stallion championship. Adham Saqr (Imperial Madori x Ameera Saqr) was the last horse of the show coming in front of the judges. The judges awarded the silvery shimmering 12 years old stallion with 93,21 points, including three times 20 for the head. Adham Saqr was also everybody's first choice for Gold Champion Senior Stallion. This success was not unexpected as Adham Saqr is no newcomer in the show ring but an already accomplished show horse, winning championships in Kuwait, Egypt, and Europe likewise before. The Imperial Madori son, bred by Omar Sakr, Egypt, competed at the highest-level becoming World Champion Top Ten twice.
Silver was given to another stallion bred in Egypt, Bebars Al Farida (Imperial Baarez x Salma), owned by Mrs. Mai, too, while Tourky Al Wafy (Ezz Ezzain x Gamila) received Bronze for his proud owner Barrak Yqoub Al Hajeri.
Both, the All Nations Cup Straight Egyptians Trophy and the Breeders Trophy was awarded to the passionate breeders of Kuwait.
The All Nations Cup Straight Egyptian exemplified the power and grace of the Straight Egyptians, which are of high value in Kuwait.
Congratulations to all of the competitors and a very sincere thank you to the fantastic support of the organizing team of Mr. Abdullah Albraihi, Bait Al Arab Kuwait State Stud. Arabian Horse Global Network would like to extend our thanks for the excellent collaboration. It is always a pleasure to visit this country and its passionate breeders.
With such appeal and strong competition, it is no surprise that the All Nations Cup Straight Egyptian is very much on the list of breeders the world and became an important showcase for the best Straight Egyptians in the Middle East. No wonder, international visitors also enjoyed the three days of the Open House Stud Visit Tour right after the All Nations Cup Straight Egyptians. Eleven breeders/farms presented their breeding program to Arabian horse lovers from Europe, the USA, South Africa, and – of course - the Near and Middle East: Al Rayah Stud and Al Sharq Farm, Ajmal Arabian Stud, Arabna Stud, Al Salam Stud, Al Mubarak Stud, Aljazira Stud, Al Safinat Stud, and Al Rehab Stud. Furthermore, the Sheikha Sarah Fahad Al-Sabah (Al Arab Stud) and Bait Al Arab combined their presentation with the opening of a new exhibition about Carl Raswan, a connoisseur of the Arabian horse and author of numerous books, at the state stud farm.