Powerful Bond of Brothers
Published on the 26th of January 2019 by Susanne Bösche
While literature likes to see brothers as rivals reality proofs sons can share the most fulfilling of bonds. If family relationship produces such powerful emotions everything seems possible. Abdulwahab and Khalid Alsayed followed their hearts and their heritage and started an amazing breeding program just ten years ago – Al Sayed Stud. Meanwhile, they rank amongst the global players. The results of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Arabian Horse Festival (PSAIAHF ) were once again the prove for the great idea of the two Alsayed brothers. Four times Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medal for Al Sayed Stud!
The Festival is held under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, and it opens its doors every year on January for five consecutive days in Al Khalediah Farm, the headquarters of His Highness's farms in Tebrak city, west of Riyadh.
The experienced panel of international judges made their first decision in the championships on early Saturday afternoon, after exciting three days of qualifying classes. It was a tied decision with Dareen Al Sayed (Alexxanderr x Dasha Arabco) and Rakha Athbah (EKS Alihandro x Mo’Jeza Athbah) winning Silver and Bronze Champion Yearling Filly, bested only by Adwaa Al Arab (x HK Jojo RLC), owned by Ali Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al Ali of Al Arab Stud, KSA. The bay Adwaa Al Arab was the high scorer of all yearling fillies, earning 92,10 points. Adwaa Al Arab is by the accomplished show horse and sire Emerald J, making her a paternal half-sister of 2018 Triple Crown Winner Admiraal.
With eight out of nine judges’ votes, Dosar Al Sayed achieved Gold Champion Yearling Colt for al Sayed Stud. A proud and bay son of Validoro (Polidoro FC x CR Lilly) of the Versace sire line. Dosar's dam is the well-known multiple champion mare Delight's Divah RB, by Ajman Moniscione, who also showed a great performance at the PSAIAHF. Again, the high scorer of all yearling colts (92,70 points) took Gold. Silver was given to the fine Eden C son Shaheen AM out of the lovely Abha Palma, with Nebras Al Hamad (Fadi Al Shaqab x Alnoor Al Hamad) winning Bronze for its Kuwaiti owners.
Kuwait was in front, too, in the Junior Fillies Championship. It was a tough competition, so many beautiful top-class fillies, several of them are already accomplished show champions. It was the EKS Alihandro daughter Rshediah Alkhashab (out of Symphony Of Love) who walked away with Gold for her proud owner Mubarak Hamdan Alkhashab of Al Khashab Stud, Kuwait. Bred by Psynergy Enterprises, USA, Rshediah Alkhashab achieved Silver Champion Junior Filly in Menton and Aachen last year. Haifa ED (Kahil Al Shaqab x Prestic) won Silver with LR Era De Excalibur (Excalibur EA x Expected Beauty) taking Bronze. LR Era De Excalibur was named 2017 Gold Champion Yearling Filly at the All Nations Cup and World Championships so one can estimate how high the quality of the junior fillies at this first 2019 ECAHO title show was.
The Junior Colts Championship saw the second win for Al Sayed Stud. The Alexxanderr son Maher Al Sayed, out of Mera Al Sayed. The dark grey Maher Al Sayed is no newcomer to the showring. He garnered All Nations Cup Silver Champion Yearling Colt in 2018. Silver was given to the Emerald J son Sultan Alenaya (out of Ammona) and Bronze was awarded to Raney Al Khaled (Kahil Al Shaqab x WA Magna Rouge).
The senior mare classes were a delight to watch. Among the class winners were the nearly 18 years old Krystal Tiara, by Ekstern. A flea-bitten beauty who won her class with grace and floating movements. Again, the competition was tough; in the end, Al Sayed Stud happily accepted the honours for the Gold Champion Senior Mare – Delight’s Divah RB (Ajman Moniscione x Honey’s Delight RB). A Gold Champion in Menton and Bronze-winner at the World Championships, Delight’s Divah RB, bred by Adrian Espindola De Moura, also proved that she is a precious broodmare with the Yearling Champion Dosar Al Sayed at this show. The 2018 PSAIAHF Gold Champion Junior Filly Venice MI (Allegiance MI x Valentine MI) returned to the show ring competing in the seniors’ section now and achieved Silver. A third chestnut took away Bronze: Tahani Al Khaled (MCA Magnum Gold x LC Tornita).
He bears the name of an ancient ruler - Alexxanderr! Easily the Excalibur EA son out of AR Most Irresistible took the Gold Champion Senior Stallion. What a great show for proud owner Al Sayed Stud but also a great success for the breeders Frances Butler and Brandi Carson, USA. Alexxanderr was winning titles around the globe as a junior. We remember him winning Gold at the PSAIAHF, All Nations Cup and World Championships back in 2017. Now he returned into the show ring wowing the judges and spectators likewise. The Senior Stallion Championship saw the highlight of the strong bond of brothers. Al Sayed Stud also celebrated the success of their senior sire Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable), who won Bronze. Two judges even saw Eden C as Gold Champion. The Silver Championship was given to the chestnut Glorius Apal son Ascot DD (x Lady Mina DD).
Thank you to the organizing PSAIAHF team, who helped make this a very memorable event and thank you for cooperating with Arabian Horse Global Network. It is always a pleasure to visit this event which is a celebration of the Arabian horse and has been implemented to promote and develop the equestrian disciplines in which this extraordinary animal competes a century ago.