100 The 2017 All Nations Cup Festival
Fabulous horses from Germany and around the world, along with live music, entertainment, a charity gala dinner, and auction made for quite the festival this year, by Betty Finke

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around the world

82 2017 Canadian Nationals
Snapshots of the show, with an introduction by Pam Hess.

100 The 2017 All Nations Cup Festival
Last year the All Nations Cup was upgraded to a “Festival,” which includes the German Nationals, the Arabian Futurity Europe, and the 35th All Nations Cup, by Betty Finke

118 Second Annual Kraków Show and Auction
Bringing in important members of the Arabian community from around the world, Kraków was no ordinary national show, by Jeffrey Wintersteen

124 The 28th UKIAHS A-Show
Fun and fairytales abound: the foal who fought for life, dances with(out) wolves, and the ugly duckling swans it to gold, by Caroline Reid

general

25 Arabian Breeding in the World Today — Judy Sirbasku and Arabians Ltd.
What began 40 years ago, deep in the heart of Texas, today stands as one of the most treasured programs in the U.S., built on the foundation of Thee Desperado and Judy Sirbasku’s keen intuition about breeding Arabian horses, by Jeffrey Wintersteen

57 Cover Story: Wadee Al Shaqab: The Journey
Winning a world title is only a small part of what makes Wadee special, and now Wadee sets his sights on Paris, by Jeffrey Wintersteen and Francesca Aragno

132 Central Park U.S. Arabian Horse Open Show
An elegant display of the Arabian breed in the heart of Manhattan’s Central Park.

134 Sire Line: Saklawi I Part 4 — Coming to America
*Morafic was more than just a successful sire. He was a pioneer in traveling halfway around the globe to continue his career, something that is much more common today than it was 50 years ago, by Betty Finke

146 Twisted Tales: The Manitoba Gang Invades the Badlands
When it comes to endurance rides, no travel distance is too great — tell us there are prizes and we will drive eight-plus hours, even if it’s just a t-shirt, by Darice Whyte

148 Wit and Wisdom from Our Early Breeders: Marj and Neal McKinstry
The McKinstrys’ Arabians demonstrated to the world the breed’s versatility and usability, by Mary Jane Parkinson

152 Moments in Time: Great Ladies and a Gentleman
A time for reflecting on personal heroes, the late, great ladies who left an enduring legacy of beauty, by Betty Finke

racing

154 Gazwan the Great Conquers World Cup at Chantilly
The Qatar World Cup weekend in Paris provided a thrilling finale to 2017, featuring the famous one million euro Qatar Arabian World Cup, by Steve Andersen

160 Texas Racing
Quick Sand AA (Burning Sand x Triumphs Silkie by Seyvilla Triumph) won the Texas Arabian Derby and RB Hot Risk (No Risk Al Maury x ST Hottiedottie by Burning Sand) won the Texas Arabian Oaks, both at Retama Park, by Steve Andersen

departments

8 Web Exclusives at http://arabianhorseworld.com/online-exclusives/

10 What in the World: Farewell to Nasr Marei
A personal note on the passing of a beloved figure in the Arabian horse world, by Denise Hearst

162 Stud Farm Diaries: Teaching Weanlings
It’s fall, and the foals are in from being weaned. They’ll need a refresher course on being good citizens, by Cindy Reich

166 Letters

168 Arab Year

172 Upcoming Issues 

174 Rates/Map/Index

upcoming features

99 Scottsdale Features and SSS Brochure

116 Solid Gold in December and January

from the world

20 AHW’s 2018 Calendars are Here — Order Yours Today!

24 Gift Ideas from Arabian Horse World

81 AHW Will Design Your Website

175 Arabian Horse World: Honest