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Prikhot – Born to Win

Prikhot is the founder of a very sought after family in Russian race horse breeding. She comes from the Rodania damline (see our last issue) in combination with the stallion Sport. He did his name justice, but his conformation was not that of an ideal Arabian. The use of Sport to procreate mares for the …

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Ein guter Jahrgang

ZSAA-Körung in Alsfeld 2017 Zur diesjährigen Körung stellten sich insgesamt 21 Hengste, davon erhielten zwei Drittel ein positives Ergebnis, drei Hengste wurden prämiert. Das kann sich sehen lassen. Zur diesjährigen Körung des ZSAA waren insgesamt acht Vollblutaraberhengste angereist. Für diese ist die Körung auf freiwilliger Basis, es sei denn, sie sollen für andere Rassen eingesetzt …

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Prikhot – The Birth of a Legend

Russian Damlines – Rodania (I) In this first part about the legendary mare Prikhot, Russian registrar Alexander Shemarykin introduces us to her ancestors, that came as foundation stock from England to Tersk stud. If we talk about the development of racing families in the Arabian breed in general, breeders and owners of racehorses have said …

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A Window to the Past

The Desertbred horses of Bahrain Bedouin stories are part of the folklore and history of the Arabian horse. But hardly any breeder of today has a clear image, of how these Bedouin horses actually looked like. On the contrary, the “piece of art”, as we know it from the show ring today, is regarded as …

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What’s in a Pedigree?

Part I: Ancestor loss and inbreeding A pedigree is more than just a record of descent. If you can read it correctly, it tells you a lot about the horse in question. However, you need a fair amount of background knowledge, to interpret all data and names in the right way. Breeders of Arabian horses …

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Deutliche Spitze und kein Mittelfeld

Harmonisch und familiär ging es zu bei der diesjährigen Verbandshengstschau und Körung des VZAPZ im Pferdezentrum in Alsfeld, auch wenn die Veranstaltung durchaus noch ein paar Hengste mehr hätte verkraften können. Insgesamt 14 Hengste waren zur Eintragung erschienen, sechs zur Körung und vier zur Rittigkeitsprüfung: Die am schwächsten besetzte VHS seit Jahrzehnten für den VZAP. …

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Following the Footsteps of Mary’s Legacy

Mary Gharagozlou, the “Grand Dame” of Persian Arabians, died 15 years ago. It was then, that I was in Iran for the first time. Now it was time to find out, if her legacy, the Iranian Asil Arabians, has survived. Unfortunately, I was a couple of days too late on my first trip to Iran …

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Preservation Breeding –
Dead End or Vision with a Future?

Exemplified by the Weil-Marbach breeding programme In 1817, King William I. of Württemberg founded his Royal Stud of Weil and Scharnhausen. Therefore, the Weil-Marbach Arabian breeding programme celebrates its 200-year-anniversary next year. Reason enough, to be concerned about the continued existence of this subpopulation within the Arabian horse breed. Preservation breeding means breeding of endangered …

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The Breeding Experiment

In 2012, Tersk stud started a little breeding experiment, by using frozen semen of the stallions Aswan, Muscat, Moment and Mashuk on some of their mares. All of these horses are dead for a long time, but Aswan’s semen was frozen by that time for about 47 years and not to today’s standard, so nobody …

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Ein durchwachsenes Lot

Parallel zu den Deutschen Meisterschaften im Distanzreiten fand vom 22.-24. Juli auch die HLP des ZSAA in Marbach statt. Hier traten 8 von 10 angemeldeten Hengste an, zwei fielen im Gelände durch, einer wurde zurückgezogen, damit blieben noch fünf, die die Prüfung bestanden haben. Die Absolventen Strahlender Sieger war der Jüngste im Lot, der Anglo-Araber-Hengst …

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