History Unfolding

Gazal Al Shaqab at Michalow in 2003. Gazal Al Shaqab at Michalow in 2003. Pianosa and Pianissima at Janow Podlaski in 2003. Pianosa and Pianissima at Janow Podlaski in 2003. Story and photographs by Betty Finke I have been to Poland and visited its state studs several...

Encounters with a World champion

Rumak on the rampage at the 1991 British Nationals. Rumak on the rampage at the 1991 British Nationals. Rumak with his last owner, Michael Harris, in 2000. Rumak with his last owner, Michael Harris, in 2000. Story and photographs by Betty Finke After more than 45...

Family Matters

Estra (Karmin x Koranah) in 1982, guarding her eleventh foal by Kaisoon. Estra’s finest son, the 1968 stallion Estroon. Estra’s best producing daughter in Germany, the 1972 mare Eskaja. HL El Ganador (HP Shakir Te x Lonco Baby Maria), Silver Champion Yearling Colt at...

The Return of the King

22-year-old Plakat and friends Eric Dorssers (top and middle), and Major Pat Maxwell (bottom), celebrating his final victory at Aachen in 1992. by Betty Finke Back in the early 1980s, the show scene was booming across Europe. Those years saw the birth of ECAHO, the...

Moments of Magic

Farag (*Morafic x Bint Kateefa), aged 23, in the stallion parade at the first Asil Cup International in 1985. Farag in 1973, snapped through the bars of his stall. “The resulting photo looked nothing like him, but I still treasured it, because it was all I had,”...

The Russian Year

All senior champions and reserves from the 1980 All Nations Cup were straight Russian, plus the reserve junior female champion, as well as many additional class winners, by Betty Finke //e.issuu.com/embed.js Latest Posts Shah Mishaal RCA 2018 Leading Sires of Regional...