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Happy Birthday – Plejada

On 7th May, the mare Plejada AH celebrated her 30th birthday in Austria. She has been at the side of Alexandra Dietl since the age of two and a half and is an integral part of her life – although Alexandra Dietl had initially looked for a different type of ‘Arab’ … Even as a …

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Happy Birthday – Count Sethos

Arabian horses are known for their longevity, but to celebrate the 35th birthday in good health, is not a common thing, not even in Arabians. For that reason we wish Count Sethos all the best and – quite contrary to all the others before him – dedicate these lines not to a famous breeding stallion …

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Happy Birthday – Eldon

The oldest Arabian horse at Michałów turned 32 on 7th March: Eldon (Penitent / Erotyka). Born in 1985, Eldon became European Champion (1991) and Polish National Champion (1992) just like his sire Penitent several years before. And he raced – just like his sire – and achieved in 10 starts 3 wins (3; 4; 1; …

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Happy Birthday – Monarch AH

On 5th March, Monarch AH (Wiking / Sasanka) celebrated his 30th birthday at his home at W’rsan Stables in Abu Dhabi. Quite a big crowd of international guests gathered to celebrate him, surrounded by a group of his magnificent daughters and granddaughters. But life has not always been so kind, as his dam died when …

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Happy Birthday – Erik Erlandsson

One of pioneers of Swedish Arabian horse breeding, Erik Erlandsson of Möllebackens Arabstuteri, celebrates his 88th birthday today – congratulations and all the best! Erik Erlandsson was never without horses and his first Arabian mare moved into his stables in 1963. It was no less than Canaria, the dam of Celebes. The mare had 15 …

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Happy Birthday – Drug (*1985)

One of the very greats celebrated his 31st birthday these days: Drug (Prizrak / Karinka). The silver grey stallion was the first and only, who managed to be victorious at the top level races as well as shows and as such embodies the ideal of the Arabian horse: versatility, performance and beauty. Born at the …

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Happy Birthday – Bafran El Schachad (*1985)

Es war das Jahr 2007, die Veranstaltung war die Beständeschau in Bern. Es kommt mir ein wunderschöner, brauner Hengst an der Seite seiner stolzen Besitzerin entgegen. Beide strahlen etwas ganz Besonders aus – es war ein Augenblick, den ich nie vergessen werde. Das war meine erste Begegnung mit Bafran El Shachad, oder “Shachi”, wie er …

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Happy Birthday – CH El Brillo (*1985)

Early August, CH El Brillo (El Shaklan / AZH Basknaborra) celebrated his 30th birthday. It was a stroke of luck for La Movida Stud, when this El Shaklan son came into the stud in 1999. Ferdinand Huemer was actually looking for some El Shaklan daughters for his Ali Jamaal stallions, when he heard that Fritz …

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Happy Birthday – Maleik El Kheil (*1979)

Er wurde 1979 geboren, war der erste Junioren-Welt-Champion und hat Zuchtgeschichte geschrieben: Maleik El Kheil – am 19. Mai dieses Jahres wurde er stolze 36 Jahre alt! Geboren im Gestüt Lodge Farm von Joanna und Major Pat Maxwell, war Maleik El Kheil eines der ersten Fohlen von El Shaklan, als dieser nach England verpachtet wurde. …

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Happy Birthday – Data (*1985)

Die russische Matriarchin Data (Mukomol / Popitka) feierte heute ihren 30. Geburtstag, und wie man auf dem Foto sieht bei allerbester Gesundheit. Data wurde 1985 im russischen Staatsgestüt Tersk geboren und lief als Zwei- und Dreijährige auf der Rennbahn insgesamt 19 Rennen mit vier Siegen. 1989 kam sie dann auf den Forellenhof der Familie Fath, …

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