Peregrine Bloodstock

We work very hard to produce a complete horse that has function and type, (type being more than just a pretty face) because these are the characteristics that make an Arabian beautiful, by Mark Wharton and Quentin Naylor

 

World Arabian Horse Championship

November 25-27, 2016

Salon du Cheval, Roissy Cedex, Paris

Judges: Mrs. Maria Ferraroni Italy; Mr. Cedes Bakker, Netherlands; Mr. Manfred Hain, Germany; Mr. Ahmed Hamza, Egypt; Mr. Murillo Kammer, Brazil; Mrs. Ann Norden, Sweden; Mr. Richard Petty, U.S.; Mr. Graham Smith, Australia.

Champion Senior Stallion

Gold: EKS Alihandro (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Psylhouette), Athbah Stud, Saudi Arabia
Silver: Sultan Al Zobara (Gazal Al Shaqab x Inra Al Shaqab), Al Thumama Stud, Qatar
Bronze: Im Bayard Cathare (Padrons Immage x Shamilah Bagheera), Royal Cavalry of Oman, Oman

Champion Senior Mare

Gold: Donna Molta Bella SRA (DA Valentino x RD Farbreanna), Al Saqran Stud, Kuwait
Silver: Tehama Ballalina (Tehama Na Sidaqa x JJ Sahi Majestic Queen), Al Zobair Stud, UAE
Bronze: Aja Europa (Aja Justified x HB Marais), Royal Cavalry of Oman, Oman

Champion Junior Colt

Gold: Gallardo J (Emerald J x Gomera J), Ajman Stud, UAE
Silver: Luigi (Kanz Albidayer x Lolita), Al Shahania Stud, Qatar
Bronze: Ghazwan Aljassimya (Marwan Al Shaqab x Athina El Jamaal), Aljassimya Farm, Qatar

Champion Junior Filly

Gold: Mai Aljassimya (FA El Rasheem x RP Miss Surprise), Aljassimya Farm, Qatar
Silver: Mozn Albidayer (SMA Magic One x Mattaharii), Albidayer Stud, UAE
Bronze: Bint Hazy Al Khalediah (El Palacio VO x Hazy Al Khalediah), Al Khashab Stud, Kuwait

Champion Yearling Colt

Gold: D Seraj (FA El Rasheem x Ladi Veronika), Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, Dubai
Silver: Jaal Aljassimya (WH Justice x Annaiss), Aljassimya Farm, Qatar
Bronze: Mansour AM (EKS Alihandro x ABHA Palma), Al Mohamadia Stud, Saudi Arabia

Champion Yearling Filly

Gold: D Ajayeb (RFI Farid x Ladi Veronika), Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, Dubai
Silver: HDM Maria Apal (RFI Farid x WW Imania-Apal), Ajman Stud, UAE
Bronze: Madinat Al Baydaa (RFI Farid x TS Madeleine), Al Baydaa Stud, Egypt

Special Awards

Best Breeder: Dubai Arabian Horse Stud
Best Owner: Dubai Arabian Horse Stud
Best Movement Female: Donna Molta Bella SRA
Best Movement Male: EKS Alihandro
Best Sire: RFI Farid
Best straight Egyptian: Adham Saqr
Best Broomare: Ladi Veronika

French Cup:

Avalon Saphir De Lune
Fahim Ishane OS

Dzamri Numki
Jahamal De Catherey

Final Senior Stallions Four Years Old and Older

  1. EKS Alihandro (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Psylhouette), Athbah Stud, Saudi Arabia
  2. Sultan Al Zobara (Gazal Al Shaqab x Inra Al Shaqab), Al Thumama Stud, Qatar
  3. Im Bayard Cathare (Padrons Immage x Shamilah Bagheera), Royal Cavalry of Oman, Oman
  4. Bebars El Farida (Imperial Baarez x Salma), El Farida Stud, Egypt
  5. Dzhai Nunki (Piwosz x Solvia De Prazilia), Nunki Arabians, France
  6. Adham Saqr (Imperial Madori x Ameera Saqr), El Farida Stud, Egypt
  7. Ainhoa Saadeen (Perfect De Lafon x Ainhoa Sanaa), Ganaderia Avutarda, Spain
  8. WH York (Marwan Al Shaqab x WH Moneca Ren), Al Arab Stud, Saudi Arabia
  9. LVA Maximus (Espano Estopa x Challon), Al Hamad Stud, Kuwait
  10. EK Dehor (Psytadel x April Carol), My Arabians, Italy

Final Senior Mares Four Years and Older

  1. Donna Molta Bella SRA (DA Valentino x RD Farbreanna), Al Saqran Stud, Kuwait
  2. Tehama Ballalina (Tehama Na Sidaqa x JJ Sahi Majestic Queen), Al Zobair Stud, UAE
  3. Aja Europa (Aja Justified x HB Marais), Royal Cavalry of Oman, Oman
  4. Fahera (TS Apolo x Epy), Al Shiraa Arabians, UAE
  5. Bint Al Shamal (Koronec x Thee Cover Girl), Alsayed Stud, Saudi Arabia
  6. Majeedah CF (WH Justice x Maharani CF), Al Khashab Arabians, Kuwait
  7. Wieza Marc’A (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen), Sinus Arabian Stud, Sweden
  8. L Farahdiba (WH Justice x Feemi), RB Arabians, Israel
  9. Emmona (Monogramm x Emilda), Stadnina Koni Michalów, Poland
  10. Aura EA (Khidar x Arabeska), Alkonooz Arabians, Kuwait

Final Junior Colts Two to Three Years Old

  1. Gallardo J (Emerald J x Gomera J), Ajman Stud, UAE
  2. Luigi (Kanz Albidayer x Lolita), Al Shahania Stud, Qatar
  3. Ghazwan Aljassimya (Marwan Al Shaqab x Athina El Jamaal), Aljassimya Farm, Qatar
  4. Falah Al Shaqab (Fadi Al Shaqab x Joseph Just Emotion), Al Shaqab Stud, Qatar
  5. Masoun Al Adeyat (Ajman Moniscione x Maryah OS), Royal Cavalry of Oman, Oman
  6. Tchaata Iniziato (Inizio x Avalon Just Mywenn), Lys d’Or Arabians, France
  7. R’Adjah De Cartherey (QR Marc x Badi’ah De Cartherey), De Cartherey Arabians, France
  8. Amaar Al Nasser (EKS Alihandro x Remal Al Nasser), Al Nasser Stud, Qatar
  9. Mansour Al Jalawiyah (Emerald J x Gypsy Love NA), Al Salam Stud, Belgium
  10. Al Nadir (Ajman Moniscione x Al Dafina), Al Hambra Arabians, Austria

Final Junior Fillies Two to Three Years Old

  1. Mai Aljassimya (FA El Rasheem x RP Miss Surprise), Aljassimya Farm, Qatar
  2. Mozn Albidayer (SMA Magic One x Mattaharii), Albidayer Stud, UAE
  3. Bint Hazy Al Khalediah (El Palacio VO x Hazy Al Khalediah), Al Khashab Stud, Kuwait
  4. Elle Flamenca (Ajman Moniscione x Allamara MA), Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, Kuwait
  5. Malikat Al Moluk (Mameluk x Asalat Al Hala), Al Khashab Stud, Kuwait
  6. Bint Seduction HBV (WH Justice x Seduction HBV), Alsayed Stud, Saudi Arabia
  7. Jayda Alrabi (Majd Alrabi x Shatha Al Rabi), Al Thumama Stud, Qatar
  8. Nihal (Shanghai EA x GS Liberia), Tripodi Arabians, Italy
  9. Galerida (Shanghai EA x Galilea), Stadnina Koni Michalów, Poland
  10. Farah Al Shaqab (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x SWF Valencia), Al Shaqab Stud, Qatar

Final Yearling Colts

  1. D Seraj (FA El Rasheem x Ladi Veronika), Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, Dubai
  2. Jaal Aljassimya (WH Justice x Annaiss), Aljassimya Farm, Qatar
  3. Mansour AM (EKS Alihandro x ABHA Palma), Al Mohamadia Stud, Saudi Arabia
  4. Pharaoh HBV (Psyche HBV x RFI Sophie Almaktub), Al Baydaa Stud, Egypt
  5. Imhotep Rach (RHR Marcedes x Isis Rach), Al Mamlkah Farm, Saudi Arabia
  6. Roe Adham (Roe Lateef x Roe Ameera), Round Oak, United Kingdom
  7. EOS Apollo (Lawrence El Gazal x Annou El Wuotan), Al Sahra Stud, Saudi Arabia
  8. Avalon Saphir De Lune (Aria Trésor IA x Avalon Ajma Dream), Elevage des Saphirs De Lune, France
  9. Al Picasso (RFI Farid x Al Princess Aliha), Al Hambra Arabians, Austria

Final Yearling Fillies

  1. D Ajayeb (RFI Farid x Ladi Veronika), Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, Dubai
  2. HDM Maria Apal (RFI Farid x WW Imania-Apal), Ajman Stud, UAE
  3. Madinat Al Baydaa (RFI Farid x TS Madeleine), Al Baydaa Stud, Egypt
  4. Belladonna AT (Wadee Al Shaqab x Om El Bellatrix), Al Thumama Stud, Qatar
  5. Anwar Al Shahania (Kahil Al Shaqab x Sierra Tango TT), Al Shahania Stud, Qatar
  6. Aja Caprice (EKS Alihandro x Aja Carina), Aja Arabians, Great Britain
  7. Aria Al Baydaa (Ajman Moniscione x RA Marwans Elygance), Al Baydaa Stud, Egypt
  8. Emanolla (Vitorio TO x Emandoria), Stadnina Koni Michalów, Poland
  9. Durah Al Hawajer (FA El Shawan x Gloryannaa), Al Hawajer Stud, UAE
  10. Loulou Al Nasser (RFI Farid x Rihab Al Nasser), Al Nasser Stud, Qatar

Wit and Wisdom: Jennie and Lester Walton

In summer 1958, Jennie Walton was sure men and machines had never moved so slowly, as her husband Lester harvested their second alfalfa crop on their Oregon farm. The reason for her restlessness was the news that a man in Idaho had advertised Arabian horses for sale. Jennie and Lester were shopping for a “gelding with smoke coming out of his nostrils,” as Jennie remembered. But Lester insisted that the hay crop be harvested before looking over smoking geldings. Eventually, the hay was properly stored, and Jennie and Lester were on their way to see the Arabians — optimistic, but cautious.

At their destination, the seller presented not a gelding, but three mares, two of them in foal. Jennie and Lester could not believe the beauty and the grace of the three and the prospect of ownership, but the price tag of $2,500 for the three gave them pause. Lester countered with $2,000, and one of the most notable small breeding programs in the United States was created. From that small purchase and their wise selection of sires, the Waltons produced dozens of United States and Canadian National winners and furnished quality foundation stock for many a new breeder.

Here are the three in the starter set (the only Arabians the Waltons ever purchased): Faduleika (Fadheilan x Zualla by Alla Amarward), a 1952 bay mare; Zimada (Ziyadi x Madaha by Ribal), a 1947 chestnut mare; and Zaryn, Zimada’s 1955 daughter by Faryn, an Abu Fawa son out of a Ferseyn daughter. Faduleika and Zimada were in foal to Aafdran, a *Raffles grandson and great-grandson. Spring 1959 gave the Waltons their first experience midwifing mares, as Faduleika and Zimada foaled fillies.

As their broodmare band grew, Jennie and Lester began studying prospective sire lines. Ga’Zi (Abu Farwa x Ghazna by Chepe Noyon), a brilliant chestnut with the fashionable white markings, owned by Woody Madsen and Dr. Eugene LaCroix in Washington state, enjoyed fine advance publicity. The Waltons bred two mares to him and found Ga’Zi lived up to his reputation when the mares produced two fine 1961 fillies.

Soon it was show time for the Walton-breds. Jennie recalled the highs and lows of their first show. “We were so dumb, we didn’t even know how to prepare a horse for showing. Bruce Clark (Bru-Mar-Ba Arabians) helped us (yes, exhibitors actually helped one another in the early years of Arabian shows). When I saw the other entries in the class, I gave up all hope and Lester’s suggestion that we go home sounded better and better. I didn’t even watch the class, just stayed in the barn. But all that despair turned into the most exciting moment in our lives when Ga’Zima (Ga’Zi x Zimada by Ziyadi) was announced as the winner of the class! Woody showed her, and he was so proud.” At this moment, according to Walton legend, Jennie in her joy might be seen turning cartwheels in the barn aisle.

Soon, Jennie was exhibiting in “Jack Benny” classes, which she and Fateena (Ga’Zi x Faduleika by Fadheilan) won with great regularity. With the coaching of trainer Jim Garvison, Jennie and Fateena seemed unbeatable. Jennie’s silver hair and pixie smile and Fateena’s performance skills obscured all other entrants in the judges’ eyes. One competitor threatened to buy a silver wig to disguise himself as Jennie in order to win. (Jennie was the petite one — said to be less than five feet tall and weighed about 90 pounds with rocks in her pockets.) Other entrants felt it was folly to compete against Jennie; they stayed home. Jennie topped off her show career with a win with Llaila-B (*Bask x Llana by Ga’Zi) in western pleasure AOTR. “That was the only time she ever saw her own horse show,” Bruce Vining, the Walton trainer in those years, noted. “And then only because she was on it.” Earlier, trainers Ron and Joyce Palelek showed the Walton horses to many a championship and got the Walton horses the attention they merited.

In their breeding program, Lester and Jennie followed a worthy path: foundation mares to Ga’Zi, Ga’Zi daughters to *Bask, and *Bask daughters to Bay El Bey and Bey Shah. All three sired champions for the Waltons, and soon the Walton trophies became the centerpiece of their home. One trophy was so heavy it took two men to carry it, Lester remembered. The Walton luck in breeding fillies held too. As did championships and as did Jennie’s reputation as a very wise horsewoman and a friend to be cherished for years and years.

Neither Lester nor Jennie ever planned to die. Jennie had this feeling of wanting to live forever, a friend said. Lester died in 1983, Jennie three years later. After Lester died, Jennie carried on with the horses, but a bit of the spark was gone. However, the quality of invincible was in Jennie and she fed her horses the day she died.

The Waltons provided several examples for breeders: never let up; do your homework; find a good nick and stay with it; insist on quality. But probably just as important, the quality they exhibited every day: have fun with your horses.

“The Walton ranch near Bend, Oregon, was probably the most popular stop for anyone with an interest in Arabians. They all came by the Waltons, and Jennie was absolutely the most hospitable lady. Just lots of fun. She always had coffee cake and cookies on hand, and the coffee pot was always on. If she was slightly dressed up because she was having company, she’d still be out in the pastures, chasing the horses by flapping her apron. Jennie could laugh at herself. She and Lester would get into arguments, and it was fun to watch her maneuver him. She always got her way. They were both so much fun.” — Dagmar Fancher, a friend.

“I don’t care what the weather is. If I’m in it, it’s a good day.” — Jennie Walton

“If no one is around when you arrive at the Waltons, just keep looking. Most likely you will find Lester out in a field, telling the foals what they have to live up to. Or look toward the hills. You will see a cloud of dust and a little silver haired lady coming toward you bareback on one of her loves.” — Bruce Vining, Walton trainer.

“They were a great team, the two of them. They had the greatest communication skills. They argued all the time and disagreed with one another, but they always came out happy and with a good decision.” — Owen Panner, Arabian breeder

“Every morning, the pregnant mares got a teaspoon of vinegar in a handful of flax seed. Lester firmly believed that would take care of any colic and also ensure the mares would produce fillies. He swore by it, and they did have a lot of fillies.” — Bruce Vining

“We are fortunate, very fortunate. We had some of the great horses of the time. We’ve been at it a long time, and we started at a good time. If we could switch, I would take our background, rather than the future. We’ve gotten to a point now where there has to be so much money involved with the Arabians, and there’s a lot of hot air.” — Lester Walton (1983)

“Isn’t it something to buy three mares and hardly know one end from the other? Sometimes it just seemed like we couldn’t go wrong. We’ve been so fortunate and had such a happy life with the Arabian horses. They’re just everything anybody would want. You can enjoy them, ride them. It makes a wonderful life. We don’t have a mean horse on the place, and it just seems to be a family. If I never win a ribbon or never get a dime out of them, I just feel they have filled a special spot in my life and we’ll be completely rewarded.” — Jennie Walton

February 2017

Vol. 57, No. 5

On the cover: Affliction 
(Mamage x PSI Love U by Allience), 2013 black stallion, with trainer and breeder Jim Lowe, owned by Nancy O’Reilly, Montecito, California. Photo by Shawn Getty-Lowe. See story on page 185.

Around the World

Salon du Cheval, Paris: Glitz and Glamour –— Oh, and Horses, Too
The King of the Ring makes a triumphant return and an incredible broodmare claims a unique feat, by Caroline Reid

Racing

January Racing: Major Stakes for Arabians in Qatar and the UAE
The nine-race program at the Qatar Equestrian center on January 12 featured Arabian stakes for sprinters, milers, and stayers, all on turf, by Steve Andersen

AWPA Western Pleasure Section

Arabian Horse World’s AWPA Brochure

AWPA Table of Contents and Publisher’s Message, by Gary Dearth

AWPA Board Members

Leading Sires of Purebred Western Pleasure Winners

AWPA 2016 Winners

AWPA Innovations, Rules, and Regulations

AWPA Nominated Stallions

AHW — Celebrating the Bond We Share with Our Arabian Horses

Arabian Horse World — Sponsor of the AWPA Purebred Futurity

AWPA Index of Advertisers

General

Moments in Time — First Contact
I didn’t know much about Arabians back then except they were supposed to be special, by Betty Finke

Wit and Wisdom: Jenny and Lester Walton
Jennie and Lester were shopping for a “gelding with smoke coming out his nostrils” … however, the seller presented not a gelding but three mares, two of them in foal, and one of the most notable small breeding programs was created, by Mary Jane Parkinson

Peregrine Bloodstock
We work very hard to produce a complete horse that has function and type, (type being more than just a pretty face) because these are the characteristics that make an Arabian beautiful, by Mark Wharton and Quentin Naylor

Cover Story: Affliction — All the Right Parts
Affliction represents a blending of several of the most successful English pleasure and park horses the Arabian breed has ever known, by Gary Dearth

The 10th Annual Scottsdale Farm Tours
The Arabian Farm Tours continue to be a favorite Arabian horse outreach experience, by Kristi Hopp

Sire Lines: Bairactar — A Royal Heritage by Betty Finke

From the Artists — Juliusz Kossak
Beauty for beauty’s sake — a new monthly feast for the eyes.

Complementary Care
Therapeutic treatments and products often play an extremely important role in keeping your horse in top condition, by Mark DePaolo, DVM

Departments

This Month’s Web Exclusives at www.arabianhorseworld.com

What in The World — Why We’re All Looking Forward to Scottsdale, by Greg Knowles

Stud Farm Diaries: February Madness, and Lots of Foals! by Cindy Reich

At the Waterhole

Arab Year

Map & Index

Upcoming Features

Totally Tops in March

Egyptian Arabians in May

Las Vegas World Cup Contenders in April

Stallions II in March

Scottsdale Coverage in April

Upcoming Issues 

Scottsdale Bound

by Greg Knowles

Greg Knowles with S Justa Dream (Justafire DGL x Acquaintance), 2001 Scottsdale Champion Mare open and AOTH and JTH, and 1999 Scottsdale Junior Champion Filly, owned by Deborah Holden.

Well, we’re Scottsdale bound but our hopes hit the ground when we find out what Lasma brought. That was the song we used to sing as we all headed out to the Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show, and if you don’t know who Lasma was, ask an old-timer, they’ll fill you in. The Scottsdale show, known as just “Scottsdale” to most of us, consumes our lives. We spend every waking moment for six months planning, recruiting, and training. Just image how many times in the past six months you have uttered the word “Scottsdale.”

Now most of you are getting ready to load up and head this way. You’re probably watching the weather channel daily and you’re worrying about your babies and how they will haul for the first time. Rainstorms, snowstorms, mountain passes, watering and checking on the ponies every six hours. Please Lord, no flat tires this trip; then the clouds break, and you’re 100 miles from the Valley of the Sun. Oh God, I just hope they get off the van in good shape, not too thin, no shipping fever.

As you pull into the show grounds, you’re probably thinking, I wish I had a friend here in the Valley to bed my stalls before I arrive. I’ve got to get these kids off the rig, safely in their stalls and head out to the Home Depot to get the wood for my set-up. A couple of thousand dollars later, because we have to keep up with the Joneses, we are finally set. Now it’s time to begin to body clip everyone. Maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll get to school the horses before the show starts.

When the show starts is when all the uniqueness of Scottsdale finally hits me. Clients arrive, old friends and colleagues are connected again after a long cold winter, and the gate opens.

This will be my 41st consecutive Scottsdale show, 24 of them driving my rig in from the great Northwest, and now 17 of them living here in Scottsdale. I can’t believe it’s already been 17 years. There are many, many great memories through the many years. I fondly remember meeting famous actors, sports figures, and musicians. I remember being in a super competitive class and praying to God, “please, please let me go top ten in this class.” I would make God all kinds of promises. Promises like, “I will eat all my veggies, or I will never lust again.” Then as soon as I go Top Ten I want to renegotiate my deal. I still do that today.

But without a doubt my fondest memories of Scottsdale are the horses, those amazing horses that have shaped the Arabian world — these incredible animals that I have spent my life with. I remember always getting ready to watch the yearling fillies enter the gate, all fancy and puffed up. Every year we would watch and evaluate each and every highly-promoted stallion’s foal crop. Man, those were the days. A lot of us would run over to the cinnamon roll vendor, get a cinnamon roll, a cup a coffee, and head for the ring. Man, that was heaven. Today, maybe I’m not eating a cinnamon roll, but I still can’t wait to run to the ring and get a look all those new babies busting through the gate at Wendell. Man, this is heaven.

As everyone heads this way in the next few weeks, drive safe, and I hope each and everyone of you have a great show. No doubt Scottsdale is the best show on earth.

See you all ringside!

Affliction — All the Right Parts

Affliction represents a blending of several of the most successful English pleasure and park horses the Arabian breed has ever known, by Gary Dearth