The Magic Of Five
Published on the 2nd of February 2019 by Susanne Bösche
The 8. Kuwait International Arabian Horse Championship will be remembered for extraordinary success by Mrs. Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber. Her horses won two times Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze medals.A magical moment!
Four classes of yearling fillies, well filled with 47 participants. The high scorer of all yearling fillies was Norma Al Muawd (x AV Dalia), who won class C with 92,25. In the championships, the RFI Farid daughter had to settle for an unfortunate fourth place. Bronze was awarded to the winner of class D, Marami Al Anwaar, bred by Ali Bader Al Shammari. Her sire is the World Gold Champion Wadee Al Shaqab, a full brother to the reigning Platinum World Champion Kahil Al Shaqab. Her dam PF Naomi (Ajman Moniscione x Najla El Mut) traces back to Spanish bred Prometida, who became one of the foundation mares of the famous Om El Arab stud farm in Germany in the early 1970s.
The Silver winning Dorra El Hadad, bred and owned by Abdulaziz Nader Abdullah Haddad, is out of Durrat Alkhamiss (Alfonzo x Danat Alnaser) and was another class winner. Her sire is D Meras, who was recently named Kuwait National Silver Champion Stallion.
It was Ballerinna, bested in her class by Almasa Al Muawd by 0,25 points, who accomplished Gold. Bred by Ali Fuda and owned by Aldanat Stud, Ballerinna lives up to her name, dancing and prancing all the way to her victory. Her sire RFI Farid hardily needs an introduction, the dam Joy V offers a cross of valuable Polish and Egyptian lines.
The Gold winner of 41 yearling colts was not only the high scorer of all yearling colts. It was again a success for Aldanat Stud and another youngster by internationally famed sire RFI Farid. The bay Renoir Di Mar achieved 92 points and five out of seven judges saw him as the Gold Champion. Named after the leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style, Renoir Di Mar was in fact bred in Italy. Marco Franchini is breeding international competitive horses out of various lines. Renoir Di Mar’s dam Isabeau Di Mar OS is by World Champion Marajj and out of Russian bred Praetoria, dam of well-known champions like Jumanci OS.
RFI Farid also sired the Silver winning Turki Al Baydaa, bred by Al Baydaa Stud, Egypt, and owned by Mrs. Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber. Turki’s dam is the Egyptian bred Turkiz AA (Al Ayal AA x JPJ Talsasha). Two judges saw this colt as the Gold winner.
Arcan Alartal achieved Bronze, bred by Bader Hmoud Aloush Almutairi and owned by Fahad Saud Almajdali. The third bay colt in a row, Arcan Alartal is by Jassar Al Jasser, representing the WH Justice – Padrons Psyche sire line and out of Shahamah Banat Al Reeh, by Kerkar Al Zobair who’s adding the influence of Marajj to the pedigree.
At the Kuwait Nationals, D Showf was awarded Silver Champion Junior Filly. This time the FA El Rasheem daughter achieved Gold for her proud owner Abdulaziz Al Shuraiaan. Bred by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, D Showf is out of D Sahabah (WH Justice x Kar Hacina). The grey filly combines the three most influential sire lines of Gazal Al Shaqab, WH Justice and Versace and traces back to Spanish bred Gual Hassika, a beautiful Pepete daughter who was an influential producer for the Karolinenhof stud in Germany.
Bred by Stigler Stud, Italy, the Silver winning SS Dama Pik represents the Gazal Al Shaqab sire line, too. Her sire Emerald J is just nine years old and already sired two European Triple Crown winners (Gallardo J and Admiraal). SS Dama Pik’s dam Donna Diva offers Polish and Russian line and traces back to the Griesbach bred mare Hexe, the same dam line of 2018 Triple Crown winner Admiraal. So for sure, owner Abdullah Hussain Sadah has high hopes for his 2016 born SS Dama Pik.
Mrs. Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber was delighted with the Bronze championship won by MB Vivyanna (out of Victorya FHP). Bred by Michael Byatt, USA, the bay filly is by Lawrence El Gazal of the Gazal Al Shaqab sire line.
The Junior Colt championship saw a close call. Amaar and D Asali received equal points in the championship but Amaar was the lucky golden winner due to his higher points in the class. The spectators saw the third Gold champion sired by RFI Farid, bred by Al Juman Stud and owned by Mohammad Abjad Mohammad Albutti. Amaar is out of the WH Justice daughter Adiya out of Diya Forx, by El Nabila B.
Silver winner D Asali (FA El Rasheem x Elle Flamenca), owned by Al Barig Arabians, is no newcomer to the show ring. Last year, he became third in a strong yearling class at the prestigious All Nations Cup in Aachen.
With D Kaheel (x D Muwadah, by QR Marc) another FA El Rasheem son bred by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud took Bronze. Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Babtain campaigned the bay D Kaheel in Europe in 2018, where the colt won his class at the All Nations Cup and achieved Gold at the International Show in Vichy.
The senior mare classes saw lovely 47 beauties, among them several accomplished show champions like Bint Hazy Al Khalediah, SA Minerva, and Fer Fiera Blanca. Tough Bint Hazy Al Khalediah earned 93 points, including five times 20 for Type and Head & Neck, she was not taken into consideration in the championships.
It was Fahda Athbah, second in the class behind Bint Hazy, who accomplished Bronze Champion Senior Mare for HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz Al Sabah, KSA. Fahda is a daughter of 2013 World Gold Champion Stallion Fadi Al Shaqab. The dam Magnolia Apal has two crosses to the great Saskia RJ including on the all-important tail female line. Magnolia Apal is also the dam of Magillian Apal, the 2013 Gold Champion at the International Show, and of Shagran Athbah, 2015 Belgian National Silver Champion.
Salmah Al Shgair, the winner of the Silver Championship, was also second in her class, bested only by Gold winning Aijana OS. Bred by Abdul Mohsen Bin Abdul Malik Al Shaikh, KSA, the bay F Shamaal daughter Salmah Al Shgair is owned by Ali Matar Al Wawan. Her dam Jawahrah Al Rabia A traces back to Polish lines and is by 2000 European Triple Crown winner Aja Sangali.
Gold Champion and the highest score of all females with 93,50 points, Aijana OS wowed the judges and spectators. The grey mare marked another success for proud owner Mrs. Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber. Sired by Ajman Moniscione, Aijana OS is out of Mikaella Pin who offers lines to Russian bred horses and the famous sire Ali Jamaal. Born at Osterhof Stud, Germany, Aijana OS competed at top shows in Europe and the Middle East. At the 2018 World Championship, Aijana OS became second in her class bested only by Om El Aisha Al Nasser, later Word Silver Champion Senior Mare.
There was no time to relax for Mrs. Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber as her stallion Aja Angelo achieved Gold Champion Senior Stallion. Bred by the Hickford family, UK, Aja Angelo is an accomplished show champion, sired by WH Justice. The glistening white Aja Angelo won Gold in Towerlands, Sharjah, and Poland and took Bronze at title shows like the All Nations Cup and Dubai. His dam Aja Aaisha is by Ruger AMW out of the Kubinec daughter FS Anastasiya, tracing back to the well-known Hagunia, an important foundation mare for the Maxwell family.
The WH Justice sire line seems to work just fine for Mrs. Mai Ahmed Abdullah Bozuber as her homebred Nayrouz Al Mai took Bronze, too. Out of Conga O, linebred to Ali Jamaal, Nayrouz Al Mai is by Hasman Gyo, a grandson of WH Justice.
While Gold winner Aja Angelo is a Magnum Psyche grandson through his sire WH Justice, the Silver winner Van Gogh AM (out of Ynazia HCF) is a direct son of Magnum Psyche, proudly owned by Khalid Al Nughaimish. The bay Van Gogh was very successful on the highest level as a junior winning in precious metal in Menton, Aachen, and Paris.
Thank you to the organizing team of Bait Al Arab state stud, who made this 8. International Arabian Horse Championship of Kuwait a very memorable event and thank you for cooperating with Arabian Horse Global Network. It is always a pleasure to visit this country and its passionate breeders.
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