Gudrun Waiditschka

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In Memoriam – Urszula (Ula) Sawicka

Sad news from Poland has just reached us that the photographer Urszula Magdalena Sawicka succumbed to her illness on July 28th. “Ula”, who was a germanist by profession and therefore spoke excellent German, was also known in Arabian horse circles. She photographed all breeds of horses, but her love belonged to the Arabians and so …

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In Memoriam – Ryan Jones

It is with a heavy heart to write these lines and to inform about the passing of Ryan Jones, one of the most talented handlers in the Arabian horse world. The tragedy happened at the British Nationals at Malvern last weekend where Ryan died very suddenly, presumably of a heart attack. Ryan was born in …

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The European Sport-Arabian Champions

Last weekend, the European Championships for Sports Arabians took place, once again in Wiener Neustadt. Most successful nation was Germany, whose riders took five times Gold, and three Silver and Bronze medals, respectively – with only five participants from Germany present!

Simeon Stud – Straight Egyptians of world Renown

Simeon Stud is Australia’s most famous stud for Straight Egyptians. Its breeding program had a major impact on Australia’s Arabian horse breeding. Reason enough for me to take a closer look at today’s breeding program and to remember my first visits here in 1988 and 1993. Nestled behind a huge hedge in Dural, only a …

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Arabian horse show in Romania

For the second time, Zorabia Sports Club, together with the Arabian Horse Breeders Association of Romania, held a show for Arabian horses at the end of June. About 40 horses and their owners followed the invitation for the show, which was held in the sports club Zorabia, outside of Sibiu (Hermannstad). In Romania, purebred Arabians …

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Syrien – wie Phönix aus der Asche

Wer von den Teilnehmern der WAHO-Konferenz 2007 in Syrien erinnert sich nicht gern an dieses Land? In den folgenden Jahren war Syrien eines meiner liebsten Reiseziele im Nahen Osten – wegen seiner einzigartigen Pferde, seines kulturellen Erbes, aber vor allem wegen seiner Menschen. Nach acht Jahren Krieg hatte ich jetzt die Möglichkeit, zurückzukehren, um zu …

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Animals as Teacher

Almost every day we are bombarded with horror pictures and news that show tormented animals – also in the horse world, and yes, also in the world of the Arabian horse. There are the show horses, who fearfully fix their handler, not to miss the moment when he probably lowers the whip and they get …

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Trip to El Zahraa for the EAO Shows

The Egyptian State Stud El Zahraa invites everybody for the Egyptian National Championship, the 21st International Championship and ECAHO B-Show which will take place on 31st October to 3rd November 2019. There will not only the shows, but many other interesting activities around the Arabian horse, such as artists and art galleries, photographers and a …

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Photo Impressions from Ströhen

Junior Female ChampionshipGold: PEARL EDEN KA (QR Marc / Prisma de Lafon), *2017, B: Knocke Arabians / BESilver: BIDZINA KA (QR Marc / Bid Persia), *2016, B: Knocke Arabians / BEBronze: FORELOCK’S YINX (FS Reflexion / Forelock’s Yessy), *2016, B: Forelock’s Arabians / NL Senior Female ChampionshipGold: PHIROUETTES (QR Marc / Polenta), *2009, B: Knocke …

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Helena Jody Byrne und Galahad

Junioren reiten Araber (V) Im Rahmen dieser Interview-Serie stellen wir Ihnen Kinder und Jugendliche und ihre Araber vor. Diesmal ist Helena Jody Byrne (13) aus Dänemark an der Reihe. Arabische Pferde: Hallo Helena, Du bist 13 Jahre alt, und reitest schon erfolgreich Turniere – wann hast du angefangen zu reiten?Helena Byrne: Ich fing an zu …

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