No. 3/2016 (Vol. 7)

Arabian Horses 3-16 – Flippable Magazine

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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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Merchant and Breeder – Baron von Fechtig

One name pops up again and again, when it comes to the foundation horses of European Arabian horse breeding: Baron von Fechtig. But actually, there is little known about this illustrious merchant, who imported Original Arabs from the Orient, that have decisively influenced many European Studs at the beginning of the 19th century. Basically, Baron …

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Die Amateure stehlen den Profis die Schau

Nahezu jede Schau in Deutschland hat mit sinkenden Teilnehmerzahlen zu kämpfen. Daher gingen Toni Baumann und Reinhild Moritz neue Wege: Im Vorfeld boten sie einige Vorführ-Kurse an, und an ihrer Schau zum ersten Mal Amateurklassen nach dem neuen belgischen Reglement. Und siehe da, es wurde ein voller Erfolg! Nachdem der “Desert Cup” für ägyptische Pferde …

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Auction of Disgrace

Let’s face it: The sales revenue of the Pride of Poland auction was not such a bad one. The horses had high reserve prices attached to them, so they were not sold off cheaply. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the reputation of the auction, build over the last 48 years (!), …

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Kaiserlicher Adel in Stadl

Nach 2010 fand nun zum zweiten Mal das ISG Europa-Championat im ehemaligen k.k. Hengstdepot Stadl Paura in Oberösterreich statt. Die schöne Anlage im typischen Gelb der K.u.K. Monarchie bot eine würdige Kulisse für die Shagya-Araber, eine Rasse, die dieses Jahr ihr 200-jähriges Bestehen feiert. Der Österreichische Araberzuchtverband (ÖAZV) hatte eingeladen und über 60 Pferde aus …

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Show & Sport combined

What makes the Arabes&Co event in Spain so unique? It is the combination of show and sport! And therefore the most prestigious trophy is the combined show & sport Arabes&Co Trophy. This year the trophy went to Flor de Lis’ Zankadilla, ridden by Alfonso de los Santos. The 22nd edition of Spain’s most important international …

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Flawless Beauty?

They smile at you from the racks in every newsstand – cover girls. Beautiful, flawless, ideal. But have you ever seen, how these cover pictures are created? Taking the photo – i.e. the actual photo shooting with posing, getting the light and settings right, etc. -, is only a small part of the later cover …

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Kuwait – Der sanfte Powerman

German Cup-Sieger Kuwait eroberte auch 17 Jahre später noch den Schauring. Gangstark und voller Ausstrahlung zeigte der Senior in Kaub 2014, dass sein Alter nur auf dem Papier existiert: Klassensieg und Championatstitel eroberte er sich “im Flug”. Der mehrfache Junioren-Show-Champion (Gieboldehausen, Hungen, Reservesieger Verona und Aachen) feierte 2014 auf der Kauber Platte sein Comeback mit …

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