EVENT EUROPE 2000
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the heart beats for Straight Egyptians, it beats twice in August because
at two weekends in a row Egyptian horse showed their nobility to the
spectators. The first show was the "Egyptian Event" of the Pyramid
Society Europe on the Kauber Platte. International visitors and international
horses! From Egypt Dr. Nasr Marei arrived for judging, he was supported
by his German colleagues Sylvie Eberhardt, Walter Koch and Dr. Wolfgang
Cranz. From Qatar Sheik Abdulaziz Al Thani arrived as a visitor and
looked like an eagle over the horses which were shown at different
classes. Did he detect one that he liked; he proceeded immediately
to the action and submitted to the surprised owners an offer. It can
be therefore, that some of the winners found soon their way 'back'
into the desert. However, who were the winners?
At the fillies one did not have to search long. In the Championship
the decision fell for the benefit of the excellent Nadirah El Shah
(AK El Ahhim Shah x Nawaal), a worthy daughter of the mare AK Nawaal
well-known for her beauty worldwide. It was not the first victory
of this two years old filly which trotted into the judges heart with
action and elegance. A great success for the breeder and owner Rosemarie
Kolster. Nadirah El Shah is in particular interesting through their
valuable dam line: She goes back to the bay Nazeer daughter Bint Maisa
El Saghira ( x Maisa), which was imported in 1962 by Douglas B. Marshall
from Egypt into the USA. There she was a sensation in the show ring
and won at the 'U.S. Nationals'. She was the only Nazeer daughter
winning not only at halter but also in performance. The often heard
and unfortunately far too seldom kept demand for "beauty and performance"
was fulfilled by this mare in exemplary fashion. So very incidentally
she pleased her owner with nine healthy foals up to her early death.
The most important of all was her son Shaikh Al Badi (the sire of
Ruminaja Ali). It is pleasant that this blood is represented in Germany
through such a good filly.
At the Reserve Junior Championship judges and spectators saw literally
all black - because the especially noble black filly GR Marietta (Madallan-Madheen
x Maria Halima) got the blue ribbon around the elegant neck. She was
bred, raised and owned by Annette and Erwin Escher, who had a name
in particular for their black Egyptians. The pedigree of GR Marietta
reads itself then also as a "black list" of Straight Egyptians: The
sire is the wellknown black Madallan-Madheen (son of the 'Elite' mare
Madinah), the dam is the black beauty Maria Halima whose sire was
Haziz Halim - one of the few black sons of the typey Ansata Ibn Halima.
From Switzerland arrived the champion of the colts: Heirogance (VP
Regal Heir x BSA Bataarha), a compact athlete with a wonderful face
and flying movements. Perfect trained, being handled perfectly, he
was also named Reserve Champion Colt of the International B-show.
What a successful weekend for its proud owner Nayla Hayek. Heirogance
is one of the few stallions in Europe which traces back to the well-known
Ansata Ibn Halima daughter Bint Deenaa (dam of the outstanding stallions
Anaza El Farid, Anaza El Nizr and Ibn El Mareekh). Bint Deena's daughter
Taarifa (by Moatasim) is not only the granddam of Heirogance, but
also the dam of Imtaarif (by Imperial Imdal) who obtained the Supreme
Championship at the Egyptian Event in this year in the USA. Champions
are apparently in this family.
The Reserve Junior Champion was the far developed yearling Tabari
(Ansata Sinan x Talia Halima) bred and owned by the Hain family. A
long-lined colt with a very well set on neck. The size and height
could be explained through the high percentage of Morafic blood. With
Tabari Mrs.& Mr. Hain introduced already the third own-bred Ansata
Sinan son as Champion on important shows. What a success for this
One of the
loveliest horses of the Event was the chestnut mare Kaliya (Al Kidir
x Kaythara-Halima): full of spirit, she set herself in front of the
judges, and surveyed selfconsciously and proud the entire place. An
Arabian horse like from the picture book with natural charm and the
behaviour of a diva. No trained doll, but a character with corners
and rims. With large eyes, about as dark as flaming coal pieces. Nostrils
which widen in the excitement as calyxes. In the trot she got taller
and it seems that she didn't touch the ground. A power-barrel on four
legs! Seven years is she old and beats the Minstril daughter HMT Farima
in her class, who later was Champion Mare of the B-Show and Best in
Show. Importantly in this connection: With the Egyptian Event the
judges note for type was multiplied by the factor 3! Kaliya is a mare
whose sight compensates one for the widest way which one likes to
travel in order to see her. Not only Sheik Abdulaziz Al-Thani flung
covetous looks onto her, no, also the judges could not resist her.
For the joy of the owner Rosemarie Kolster Kaliya was named Reserve
Senior Champion Mare of the Egyptian Event. The grey mare Sharika
(El Thay Ibn Halim Shah x Hamasa Mirja) was named Senior Champion
Mare and also got the title "Supreme Champion Mare". Sharika is without
doubts one of the most beautiful daughters of her sire and she is
in many points looking very similar to him. Particularly in the movements
she developed her full spirit and showed her excellent qualities.
senior stallions one could admire the "birth" of a new star: Mosalli
(Imperial Imdal x Musalina) emerged and triumphed! A grey with outstanding
movements and fantastic high set neck which did not let any doubt
about his being a genuine Straight Egyptian. A stallion, no puppet!
He flung into the showring and showed off provoking before his competitors.
He seemed to call out to the other one: "Attention, here the champion
comes"! And exactly the same it was. Mosalli is very noble in his
expression and knows how to move. The victory was not to be taken
from him. He was bred in Israel on the stud of Uri Ariely. His sire
is the US star Imperial Imdal (who combines Ansata- and Glennloch-lines).
His dam is by Malik. At this time he is on lease in Belgium. It was
a beautiful coincidence that Mosalli could achieve his first great
victory on the Kauber Platte, because he returned to the cradle of
his ancestors. His great-granddam Naya (Kaisoon x Nana by Tuhotmos)
almost glimpsed the light of the world exactly there onto the day
twenty-five years ago. More than fitting that Mosalli obtained the
"Supreme" title of all stallions and was crowned to be the "Best Straight
Egyptian of the Year".
An old acquaintance was named Senior Reserve Champion Stallion: Shahil
(Maysoun x Shahila) from the stud of Karin and Guenter Maiworm and
in the possession of Dottore Santoro from Italy. Very masculine, he
presented himself as a stallion to the measure take. Also the judges
thought that and rewarded him with the highest points of the entire
The stallion Classic Shadwan (Alidaar x Shagia Bint Shadwan) of Annette
and Erwin Escher was registrated for the Egyptian Event, but then
started only at the International B-Show. And there he stole the show
from all others and won the Senior Championship under thounderous
applause of the visitors. With him and HTM Farima as a Supreme Champion
Mare and "Best Horse of the Show" and Heirogance as a Reserve Junior
Champion Colt the straight Egyptians again showed that they do not
need to fear the competition in all open Arabian shows. Quod erat
SHEIKH ZAYED ASIL CUP
-13. August 2000
a place! Noble Arabian horses presented themselves in front of the
scenery of the beautiful baroque gardens of the king of Hanover. Shining
sunshine on all three days, shining faces in the public and a shining
smile with the owners of the winners and placed ones! Also with the
Asil Clup the bloodlines of Straight Egyptians dominated and all Championships
and all classes could be won by Arabians of Egyptian bloodlines. The
quality of the champions was high, behind that often some gaps were
An Egyptian Princess earns a throne and on the Asil Cup she got him,
too: The three-years old The Princess of Egypt (Orayan of Maysoun
x Shahneekha) achieved to be named Junior Champion Filly in front
of the one year younger Maida Bint Bint Mohssen (E.T.Shah Mabrouk
x Bint Mohssen). The Princess of Egypt is exceptional in every relationship,
type, good size, nevertheless high-noble, long in the neck, closed
in the body and entertaining the people with her spectacular movements.
A dream of a horse! It was not her first great victory and it will
not have been their last one either. Not only the sire of Maydan-Madheen
and the grandsire of The Princess of Egypt is the stallion Maysoun.
No, also the Reserve Senior Champion Stallion Orashaan ( x Orasha)
had the same roots and came out of the stud of Karin and Guenter Maiworm.
With that, Maysoun was one of the most influential stallions at the
The Junior Championship of the colts became a highlight of the show.
Here two horses which would teach the fearing on every show faced
to themselves: Al Lahab (Laheeb x The Vision) and Kamsin Rodan (Ansata
Sinan x Khediva Rodaniyah). Both are yearlings, nevertheless the winners
of the two and three years old colts could not convey anything against
their overriding quality. Al Lahab was bred by Uri Ariely and stands
in the possession of the Friedmann family. He originates from a mix
of the most popular American bloodlines - Imperial Imdal on the sire
side and double The Minstril in the dam line. A fine, very noble,
extremely elegant and correct young colt. His movements were also
remarkable. The judges rewarded him with the highest points of the
show: 19, 20 and 19 (only one note per horse was assigned). If you
were not on the Asil Cup and could not see Al Lahab, don't worry.
With safety this victory was only the prelude of a spectacular show
career. Also Kamsin Rodan from the stud and in the possession of the
Hain family is first quality. As a Reserve-National Champion of Neustadt/Dosse
still in good memory, he improved for the Asil Cup. He seemed to be
more refined. He will also be on the top in future shows!
Also the Senior Championship of the Mares was a celebration for the
eyes. Six grey Arabian horses fighted with each other for the favour
of the judges and the public. No easy decision, nevertheless the judgment
was unanimously. Sabine von Elm's fleabitten mare Halim Shah I-1 (Halim
Shah I x of 227 Ibn Galal I) won the Reserve-Championship. High expression
combined with highest nobility!
The Supreme Champion Mare was the one bred and owned by Dr. Freimüller:
Barasha El Naarah (E.T. Ibn Halim Shah x Al Basra by Madkour). She
was already not to beat at the Nationals at Neustadt/Dosse. What should
to be said over this mare? In fact one should enjoy silently and devoutly,
because a horse like this is rare. If one meets these quality one
will long remember that. I can recommend only everyone to call her
owner and to agree upon a visiting date. Drive to the stud and enjoy.
You will not regret it! That Barasha El Naarah received not only the
Asil Cup for females, but also the title "Best Horse of the Show"
needs hardly any mention. Also this judgment was unanimously. Judge
Judith Forbis could see herself hardly full at her. "One of my most
beautiful and simplest judge tasks", she said after the Championship.
"Barasha El Naarah is wonderful. No doubt, this mare has all that
needs to be an Arabian horse!" Nothing is to be added.
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