Rhineland Pfalz-Saar International (RPSI), the German verband also known as Zweibrucker horses, held an inspection on August 11, 201 at Sankt Georg Farm of Petersburg, VA. Anglo-Arabian colt Hy Class Affair was presented and passed the inspection with a Silver Premium rating. His owner/breeder Maegan Williby was very proud of this accomplishment and knew her "dream" breeding would be a success. His dam Celebrity Affair, a Thoroughbred, was inspected 2 years ago and awarded Gold Premium and placed in the Premium Mare Book I. It was then that Maegan discovered "Catwoman" and planned a breeding to her family stallion, purebred Arabian Hy Wynds. The result was a knock out bay colt, absolutely what Maegan ordered. Sire Hy Wynds is a Reserve Champion Regional SHIH and a Supreme approved American Warmblood Society stallion, the only Arabian to date with this distinction. Dam Celebrity Affair is a 4th place winner in the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeder Championships. Maegan plans a future on the hunter/jumper circuit with "Batman" and possibly doing some combined tests with dressage.
PHOTOS: Maegan Williby and Ray Yarborough with Celebrity Affair and her Anglo-Arabian colt by Hy Wynds, Hy Class Affair. Photos by Le Cheval Photography
Stork Report 2012
Lovelly filly by LEGEND OF KHOURAJ (Arabian) x ATHENA(AA), owned and bred by Rita Mason of Sacramento, CA.
Gorgeousfilly by MIRAGE V+++// out of Thoroughbred MAY GO NORTH, owned and bred by Mortazavi Farms. Photo by Tamara Torti.
Windy Creek Farm has welcomed Hy Class Affair. This bay colt is by their Arabian stallion Hy Wynds who is an AWS approved supreme stallion and out of the Thoroughbred Celebrity Affair. She is a RPSI Premium mare and a 4th place winner in the Sallie B. Wheeler /USEF National Hunter Breeding Championships. She is owned by Shayna Dolinger of Showbiz Farm who generously leased her to Maegan Williby for a future Hunter/Jumper.
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AHA Anglo Registration Rule Changes
I am happy to report that Anglo breeders can now import semen from overseas for Thoroughbred and Anglo-Arabian stallions that are registered with an approved foreign source registry.
REG 114. REQUIREMENTS FOR ANGLO-ARABIANS USING ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION USING IMPORTED SEMEN FROM A PUREBRED ARABIAN STALLION, THOROUGHBRED STALLION; OR ANGLO-ARABIAN STALLION
Semen may be imported into the United States or Mexico, and foals resulting from the use of such semen may be eligible for registration as Anglo-Arabians under REG 103, if the following requirements are met:
1. An application for registration, on the appropriate form provided by the AHA Registry, has been completed, signed by the appropriate recorded owner(s) (or by the person whom the recorded owner(s) has authorized in writing to sign the application) and filed with the AHA Registry.
2. The semen is collected within and is imported from a source registry as defined by REG 101 or REG 103;
3. The purebred Arabian parent is originally registered in a source registry as defined by REG 101 and is of pure Arabian blood, as verified by a properly authenticated pedigree acceptable to and filed with the AHA Registry all lines of which pedigree trace to source registries. Or, the purebred Thoroughbred parent is registered with The Jockey Club or an approved foreign source registry recognized by the Jockey Club; or Anglo-Arabian parent registered with the Anglo-Arabian Horse Registry or an Anglo-Arabian registered with a verifiable foreign Anglo-Arabian registry where the foreign Anglo meets the requirements of the AHA Anglo-Arabian (103.2 and 103.3) where the semen was collected;
4. The stallion owner has complied with the appropriate rules concerning the transport and use of the semen prescribed by the source registry where the semen was collected.
AHA will also allow importation or in-utero importation of Anglos:
REG 106. IMPORTED OR IMPORTED IN UTERO HALF-ARABIANS AND ANGLO-ARABIANS
A Half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian Horse imported from a country other than the United States, Canada, or Mexico may be registered if the requirements set forth in REG 102-103. of this rule and the following requirements are met:
1. The purebred Arabian parent is originally registered in a source registry as defined by REG 101. and is of pure Arabian blood, as verified by a properly authenticated pedigree acceptable to and filed with the AHA Registry all lines of which pedigree trace to source registries. Or, a purebred Thoroughbred parent registered with The Jockey Club or an approved foreign source registry recognized by the Jockey Club; or Anglo-Arabian parent registered with Anglo-Arabian Horse Registry or an Anglo-Arabian registered with a verifiable foreign Anglo-Arabian registry where the foreign Anglo meets the requirements of the AHA Anglo-Arabian (103.2 and 103.3).
2. All requested documents concerning the horse's pedigree, any foreign Certificate of Registration, importation documents and import applications and photographs (all four views of the horse) have been provided
3. An application for registration on the appropriate form has been completed and signed by the recorded owner.
4. The registration fee for Half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian imported horses has been paid.
French Anglo Stallion Passes
Baladin d’Oc x (1989-2010)
With regret, the American Hanoverian Society (AHS) announces the passing of the French Anglo-Arabian stallion Baladin d'Oc (Flox x-Forteresse x/Fayriland II x), owned by the Virginia Tech Foundation. The 21-year-old chestnut stallion, imported to the U.S. in 1994, died peacefully on September 20 at Virginia Tech's Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center in Middleburg, Virginia.
Baladin d'Oc was bred by Olympic gold medalist Bernard Chevalier, and completed his stallion testing at Adelheidsdorf in 1993 scoring an overall 91.90, a dressage index of 109.44, and a jumping index of 74.79, including 9’s for walk and trot; 8’s for character, temperament, willingness and ability to work. He was licensed by the Hanoverian Verband in 1994 and recorded with AHS in 2008. Baladin d’Oc was also licensed with the North American Selle Francais Association and ISR/Oldenburg N.A.
Despite a family rich with international show jumpers and eventers, Baladin d'Oc himself competed in dressage through Prix St. Georges with professional and Adult Amateur riders with scores to 66.5%. He was also the Selle Francais USDF All-Breeds Horse of the Year at Third and Fourth Levels. Baladin d’Oc has two AHS-registered offspring, both born in 2009.
Stork Report 2010
A bay filly, sired by Arabian HG Esquire+ and out of TB mare A Penny Saved:
A gorgeous colt by ZEUS MR (Arabian) out of Soial Eyes (TB), below.
A smoky black filly, Belle, sired by the cremello Thoroughbred White Magic and out of Arabian Sor-Lady Hawke.
I'm guessing this hasn't happened before! The 2009 AHA Horse of the Year, an Anglo gelding named ONE MORE ROUND, bred by Bill Doughty of Cape Charles, Virginia, also won the USEF HA/AA Breeder of the Year and Owner of the Year! In addition, The horse was USEF Grand Champion Half/Anglo Arabian and earned AHA Amateur Rider of the Year for Bill's wife, Alexis.
From Herbst Farms, we have the adorable KAYS TOP GUN, a colt by SHOWGUN PGN (Arabian) and out of FOREIGN POLICY (AA), pictured below.
Bill and Alexis Doughty of Bayview Farm have announced the arrival of a colt by SHOWKAYCE (Arabian) out of BEFORE SUNRISE (AA)., photo below.
Karen Ernst of Mystic Ranch Arabians welcomed a colt by ZEUS MR (Arabian) out of SOCIAL EYES (TB) photo below.
Anglo Breeder Ann McKay
Although this story begins with a girl and an Arabian stallion named Aazrak, pictured above, their mark on the Anglo-Arabian breed in the US is indelible. (You can read the back story HERE)
The first, and certainly not the least, of Aazrak’s Anglo-Arabian offspring was Arzab, (below) a gelding foaled in 1965 out of a Thoroughbred mare named Fable-Lass. Arzab placed quite a bit in halter classes as a two year-old, and Ann started him out in baby hunter classes after she had him going under saddle. She had become interested in Combined Training and Dressage but hadn’t had an opportunity yet to take any lessons in either. However Mrs. Bedford, the founder of the Elkridge-Harford Pony Club, had C-rally size fences built around the hunt club, so Ann was able to school there, and she built smaller copies of fences she saw pictured in the Chronicle of the Horse.
With this background, Ann entered Arzab in their first event, at Preliminary level, the New England Three Day Championships. Arzab placed fifth in spite of one stop cross country and taking down a fence in stadium due to his youth and inexperience. His next outing was at Fair Hill, where he still had one stop cross country, but a clean round in stadium under bad weather conditions. Next Ann entered him in an event near Washington D.C. at the old Potomac Horse Center, where Arzab was brave and jumped clear on the cross country, but Ann came off at a big log fence on a curve—the only time she ever fell during an event. Arzab was startled by the sudden appearance of two jump judges chatting in the landing zone and made an enormous, twisting leap over the log, unseating Ann enough that she slid off when he landed. She remounted and they finished the course.
About this time, Ann and her husband, Jim McKay, who had operated a foxhunting and teaching barn together, stopped making their living with horses. Ann also injured her back during this period, and as a consequence, was unable to ride nearly as much as before. So she lent Arzab out to Essie Perkins in Vermont for her daughters to ride.
Beth and Bea Perkins both evented on him, one to Advanced and the other to Preliminary. They took him to training with the USET team at Gladstone, New Jersey, and a couple of their working students also evented with him. Arzab stayed with the Perkinses for eight years, eventually coming home to enjoy a harem of mares, do some hunter trials and even win the Masters Class two years running at the Elkridge-Harford Hunter show. He showed a few times at All-Arabian shows, where the one horse who beat him was another Anglo son of Aazrak, and in his 20’s he was still winning 25 to 50 mile ECTRA competitive trail rides. Obviously, he inherited his sire’s toughness and basic soundness, as the only thing that ever seemed to slow him down was a terrible knee injury from opening a gate and leading his mares down a road, where he was hit by a jeep. Daughter Chris did such a good job with his rehabilitation that he won the Masters Classes after the injury healed.
Waterfoot Larrikin, above, owned by Ann’s friend Jeanie Gore, was the Anglo that outshone Arzab at All-Arabian shows. He evented successfully up to Prelim, when it was discovered that his hocks had arthritic changes. Accordingly, he moved “down” to foxhunting and was a regular with the Elkridge-Harford Hunt, winning a couple of hunter paces as well. As an older horse, Larry introduced several students to eventing at the Beginner Novice and Novice level, and he rounded out his career as a lesson horse for selected beginners a few times a week. Despite the arthritis in his hocks, careful management allowed Larry to be ridden up into his twenties.
Jeanie Gore evented at Preliminary level with two other Aazrak Anglos, Discotheque (“Sam”) above left, , out of Skilful Eagle by Talon, and Coreographer, above right, out of a Cormac mare.
Two other Aazrak Anglo offspring owned and ridden by Chris McKay Donovan were Goshen, above, a full brother to Discotheque, and Gadd John Dee, out of Debbie-K. Goshen, who Ann describes as a “lovely big kind fellow,” was Chris’ Pony Club mount, and she evented him to Preliminary, then sold him as a foxhunter to pay for college. Gadd John Dee, below, was a stallion that Chris evented up through Preliminary as well, and finished in the money at Essex on him her last time out. Named after the well-known local vet John Gadd, GD sired 10 Anglo-Arabian get and 10 Anglo grandget before his death. The announcement that the Enzio mare Jane Morganroth (named for a dear friend of Ann’s) was pregnant to Gadd John Dee brought on gales of laughter from the crowd that was present.
Fralik, an Anglo mare by Aazrak out of Paul’s Dream (TB), started out as a Jr. Hunter in Maryland and Virginia, with wins under the coaching of Billy Boyce. Later shown in jumpers under the name Crack The Sky, she was sold to the Swedish national jumping team. This talented mare competed for them until she rebowed a rear tendon first injured when she was a foal, which ended her career as a jumper. She is believed to have stayed in Sweden as a broodmare.
Aazrak’s influence on the Anglo-Arabian continues today. The bay stallion Post Exchange+//,above, by Enzio out of Thoroughbred mare Reregret by Sun Again, competed in open hunter shows and then at breed shows. He was named National Champion Half/Anglo Arabian Adult Amateur Working Hunter in 2002 and 2003 before retiring from competition at 20 years of age. Post Exchange is owned and ridden by Ann’s friend Peggy Ingles, and he is one of only a few stallions Ann has sold. He was sold primarily so he would get a chance to compete, as he is a very talented jumper. Besides his national titles, Post Exchange was also named USAE Horse of the Year in 2002. He has sired 16 registered Anglo-Arabians, with more expected this coming spring.
The handsome bay Anglo stallion, Quartermaster, above, by Yankee Lad—also the sire of Olympic gold-medal winner Touch of Class—out of the Enzio Anglo daughter Jane Morganroth (also out of Paul’s Dream), had actively competed in eventing at Preliminary level with Terry Gibson in Vermont. Quartermaster was the 1996 USCTA/ASHAI Arabian Horse of the Year and won the Arrowhead Hildago Memorial Trophy. Later, he was shown jumpers and then hunters by a junior rider. He sired 8 registered Anglos and many warmblood-crosses successful in eventing, endurance and jumping. Sadly, he was euthanized in September, 2006 due to EPM, but bred a few mares here in Maryland in 2005. From his last foal crop is an Anglo colt out of Victoria Regina (Gadd John Dee x TB mare) named Master Plan that Chris is planning to keep for herself.
WBFSH Rankings for '08
The Anglo-Arabian Studbook has finished the year in fourth place worldwide in the sport of Eventing. The horses contributing to this prestigious ranking are:
KALINE DE DUN, EKUS T.W., PANDORA EMM, KHANJER BLACK, FACHOUDETTE and HYANIE D'AUBRIE.
Kaline du Dun (l) and Pandora Emm (r)
Khanjer Black (l) and Fachoudette (r)
Stork Report '08
The foals are arriving! Send your foal announcements to us HERE.
Firefly Farm announced the birth of a big bay Anglo colt by National Champion Anglo stallion Post Exchange+// and out of the TB mare Pint O Mint, pictured below.
From Solar Hill Sport Horses: On May 11th Mother's Day we were delighted to welcome the long awaited arrival of SH Rio Bonita (Beautiful River) an Anglo Arab filly by CW Soxx x Rose River (by Musical River). We consider this little girl Anglo Royalty!!! Bonnie has her daddies long legs and a gorgeous neck and shoulder. She already jumps in perfect form over the puddle in her little paddock. She is sure to get her mother's sweet disposition.
Watch for Bonnie at the Upperville Horse and Pony show where she will be shown in hand by Mike Rowe, three time winner of the USEF Hunter Handler of the year award. This is the first time Mike has ever show a horse or pony of Arab breeding and he selected Bonnie from over 20 youngsters. We are thrilled with this little girl.
Willis and Karin Foley of Solar Hill Sport Horses have generously donated a 2007 Anglo-Arabian colt, "SH Deseo," to be raffled off as a benefit to the SHN Payback Program. Sired by the Arabian Stallion CW SOXX and out of Thoroughbred HIPS AND HAWS, this colt shows great promise as a sport horse. Tickets are $50 each or 5 for $200. More info HERE.
The final standings for the 2007 USEF Awards have been announced and include more than a few Anglo-Arabians amongst them.
LEADING SIRES FOR HALF/ANGLO-ARABIANS include FIFTH PLACE MM Cylent Flyer for wins by Anglo Cylent Kysses only; 18th PLACE Khandescent for wins by Anglos Khandle In The Wind and Good Kharma.
AA Stork Report
2007 Colt Registered Anglo-Arabian
By Serazim (Arabian)
out of Wake Me Gently (TB)
Bred and owned by Lawson Williams
Full brother to SNOOZE ALARM
Available for Purchase
2007 Filly Registered Anglo-Arabian
By Annapolis (Arabian)
out of Simplyirisistible (AA)
Bred and owned by Janet Jones
Classicala Farm announces these arrivals: Grey colt by Aria Il Bacio (Arabian) out of Trackers Fame...to Bold Ruler and Mahmoud This boy will be BIG,...I expect around 16.3 or better. Big bone and already has great movement and an elegant hook in his poll and neck. Sweeps nominated. Aria Il Bacio has been a phenomenal Anglo and Half Arabian producer! See www.classicalafarm.com .
Bay filly by Sibelius (Arabian) out of Image Maker ...to Bold Ruler and Princequillo. Absolutely stunning filly! Sibelius is a full brother of Aria Il Bacio and this is his first non purebred. Sibelius produces big Nationals quality halter get, and they are head turners!
Anglo Breeders were making headlines for themselves in 2006.
Placing Fifth was Jennette Scanlon of Pilot Hill, CA, for WK Valentino+, who competed in Dressage and Sport Horse.
Leading HA/AA Owners for 2006 USEF included Grand Champion Alexis Starer of Cape Charles, VA for Before Sunrise+++// and Fifth Place Jennifer M. Roberts of Chesterfield, NH, for her two Anglos Khandle In The Wind+++// and Langwoods Brigade. Fifteenth Place was Kathleen Cannon of Bixby, OK for DW Raven+++//; Seventeenth Place Marie Arias-Stein of Gaithersburg , MD for Ace of Spades+++//.
With the USEF naming Alexis Starer's BEFORE SUNRISE+++// 2006 Grand Champion Half/Anglo-Arabian Horse of the Year, that makes two consecutive years that an Anglo-Arabian has won this honor!
Down on the Farm
The Detweilers of Mountain Spring Farm in PA had two Anglo mares inspected and approved by the American Trakehner Stud Book in August, 2006 : MSFSuperstishun (King Shamong TB x Alia Gamil Razele) and MSF Country Lane (King Shamong TB x Hart Asheera).
MSF Superstishun and MSF Country Lane
MSF Superstishun is out of Alia Gamil Razele, an Egyptian related purebred Arabian mare of old California breeding, Witez II and early American bloodlines. Razele is already approved in the ATA & has produced purebred Arabian foals, Anglo Arabian & Arab Trakehner foals. She is the dam of their Anglo Arabian stallion, full sibling to MSF Superstishun, MSF Roadway, who stands at their farm. MSF Superstishun has been shown in open and Arabian Sport Horse classes and will be bred for 2008 to a Trakehner stallion.
MSF Country Lane's dam, Hart Asheera (Rafeer x Nisrs Asha) is an Al Khamsa, Egyptian bred Hunter & Competitive Trail winning mare, owned by Megan Detweiler of Mountain Spring Farm, PA. Hart Asheera is, to date, the only Al Khamsa Arabian mare approved in the American Trakehner Stud Book. MSF Country Lane is currently in training with David Linn of Celebration Farm in Union Bridge, MD, and is due to have her first Trakehner foal in 2007, sired by the successful eventer & 5th level high Jumping Trakehner stallion, Tzigane (Graditz*E* x Tekoa by Condus*E*).
Virginia Tech's French Anglo-Arabian stallion Baladin d'Oc became licensed by the Arabian Horse Axssociation, making his foals out of TB, Arabian and Anglo mares regiisterable with AHA. Baladin is 57.9% Arabian, by Flox and out of Forteresse who is by the infamous Fayriland II.
World Breeder Federation Studbook Rankings
The World Breeder Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) posted its Studbook ranking for 2006 in FEI Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing. The Anglo-Arabians ranked Fifth in Eventing and 24th in Jumping. The horses that contributed to these rankings are as follows: Fanny De La Tour (SWE), Hurrycaine (BEL), Gypsy de Bacon (FRA), Fandzi de St. Paul (FRA) and Baiarda (ITA) in Showjumping.
Fanny de la Tour
Gypsy de Bacon (l) and Fandzi de St Paul (r)
The Anglos that garnered the prestigious Fifth Placing in Eventing were : Fachoudette (FRA), Kiutys (FRA), Zigarru (ITA), Heron de la Forge (FRA), Gadget de la Cere (FRA) and Tatchou (FRA).
Fachoudette (l) and Heron de la Forge (r)
Gadget de la Cere
Currently, the WBFSH is the only international Federation of Studbooks for Sport Horses in the world. The WBFSH is the major connection between the breeding organizations of sport horses and the international equestrian sport (FEI).
The WBFSH has been ruling the World Breeding Championships for Sport Horses (WBCSH) in the three olympic disciplines since 1992, together with the FEI.
Young Horse Eventing Championships
Anglo-Arabians ranked in the top 50 horses in both the 6 year old and 7 year old Eventing Championship Classes for 2006, giving the Anglos Fourth Place Overall in the World Breeding Trophy race.
The three top Anglos were Mill'Pom Gevaudan (Dum'Pom x Six de Gue x Fayriland II), Moustic de Canta (Mus-Cat x Floquance x Fayriland) and Vivaracho (Fasteux x Futée la Palise x Nanval).
Mill'Pom Gevaudan (l) and Moustic (r)
The 2005 Reserve Champion of the WBFSH Young Horse Championship in Eventing-7 Year Olds was the Anglo-Arabian gelding San Joseph du Paon ( Mon Fleury AA x Love Light xx),