TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News and Reviews for Tuesday, February 17 th . The sponsor for today’s news is Arabian Horse Futures, Tracy White and Ken and Joanne White. Ken White of Arabian Horse Futures has been involved with Arabians since the mid 1970’s when he purchased the classic stallion Hal Gazal. Although the Whites owned this highly acclaimed stallion, they always considered themselves to be small breeders. Even today, over 30 years later, the Whites have less than a handful of mares, which form the foundation of their small, boutique breeding program. The nucleus of the Arabian Horse Future’s breeding program is their mares: Aria Elita and her twin sister,
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News and Reviews for Monday, February 16 th . The sponsor for today’s news is Midwest Station II, home of the Midwest Scottsdale Collection. This year, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is celebrating its 60 th Anniversary. David Boggs is celebrating his 40 th anniversary with the show. Over the years, David and his farm, Midwest Station II, have earned a record number of championship titles in halter and performance including the coveted Supreme Halter Horse Championship, which he has won several times. With all those experiences, how do you select just one as being the most memorable one – that would be almost impossible to say. But,
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News and Reviews for Sunday, February 15 th . The sponsor for today’s news is Scheier Farm, Patti and Mike Scheier, breeders and owners of the Unanimous Scottsdale Arabian Horse Breeder Classic Egyptian Heritage Senior Stallion – SF VERAZ. SF Veraz is a multi-champion stallion. Patti Scheier’s objective in having Ted Carson present Veraz at Scottsdale this year goes far beyond another title or trophy. She wanted breeders to have a chance to see Veraz in person. His photos are gorgeous – but they cannot convey the size, stature and spirit of this remarkable stallion. For Patti, it’s all about giving Veraz, and those who have bred to him,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News and Reviews for Saturday, February 14 th . Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! The sponsor for today’s news is Aljassimya Farm, owned by Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalifa Al Thani of Doha Qatar and Santa Ynez, California. Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sit down and speak to Bart Van Buggenout, Manager of Aljassimya Farms, to discuss the Scottsdale show and Aljassimya’s generous sponsorship of the Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic, Straight Egyptian and Egyptian Heritage classes. I asked Bart about the inspiration for Aljassimya’s expanded participation at the show. Aljassimya has presented horses at the Scottsdale
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News and Reviews for Friday, February 13 th . The show is officially off to great start and the excitement is incredible. The sponsors for today’s news are The Exxalt Partners and Ted Carson Training Center at Butler Farms. Ted will be presenting the exciting young colt Exxalt in the Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Yearling Colt class, which will be held Sunday in the Aljassimya International Arena at 2:00 p.m. Exxalt is sired by the reigning World Champion Junior Stallion Excalibur EA, and he is out of the champion mare Vesperra, by SF Veraz. Exxalt is everything his pedigree promises. His sire line is one of the most
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News and Reviews for Thursday, February 12 th ; this is the first day of the biggest – and in many opinions – the best Arabian horse show in the world! The sponsor for today’s news is Michael Byatt Arabians. This is the 60 th Anniversary for the Scottsdale show and Michael Byatt has been a leading figure at this event for more that 30 years. Throughout his career, Michael has established himself not only as a world-class trainer and handler, but also as a breeder of international champions and a devoted horseman. Each year Michael Byatt Arabians presents many of the top horses at the Scottsdale show. We have learned to expect the best from Michael
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