In Memoriam

In Memoriam – Barbara Burggraf

Am 2. Juni starb Barbara Burggraf im Alter von 72 Jahren. Die in Kevelaer ansässige Züchterin arabischer Pferde bleibt vor allem durch den Hengst Minos (Santhos / Makalfa) *1987 in Erinnerung, der 1991 als erstes deutsches Pferd in Polen das Derby gewann – und das nach einer unglaublich spannenden Aufholjagd, denn er lief praktisch das …

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In Memoriam – Margreet de Ruiter-Floor

Die holländischen Rennfreunde haben kürzlich mit Margreet de Rui-ter-Floor eine treibende Kraft des holländischen Araberrennsports verloren. Zusammen mit ihrem bereits verstorbenen Mann Wiegand hat sie zwei Jahrzehnte lang die IFAHR tatkräftig unterstützt. Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes leitete Margreet den DARC (Dutch Arabian Racing Club) arbeitete unermüdlich daran, den arabischen Rennsport in den Niederlanden auszubauen. …

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In Memoriam – Andrzej Strumiłło

Der 1927 in Vilnius geborene Maler, Grafiker, Bildhauer, Fotograf, Dichter, Schriftsteller und Illustrator Prof. Andrzej Strumiłło ist am 9. April im Alter von 93 Jahren gestorben. Was weniger bekannt ist, er war auch Züchter arabischer Pferde. Er hat einen großen Teil seines künstlerischen Schaffens dem Pferd gewidmet und hatte 2018 das Buch “Koń wschodni” (“Das …

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In Memoriam – Jan Calis

In October, Jan told me that next year he wanted to show Lobeke at a show – he would be 72, Lobeke 28, together makes a whopping 100 years. It should not happen anymore. Jan Calis, “The Flyng Dutchman” died this morning. That’s how we knew the “Flying Dutchman”… Born in 1948, Jan grew up …

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In Memoriam – H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

HH. Sheik Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the second son of Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates, died on 18 November at the age of 64. The Sandhurst Military Academy graduate previously served as deputy prime minister, but then became the president’s representative, a post he held until his death.In Arabian horse …

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In Memoriam – Wolfgang Eberhardt

The news spreads like wildfire: Wolfgang Eberhardt died today surprisingly at the age of 71. Only a week ago, we spoke at the VHS and licensing in Alsfeld extensively with each other. And now there is only this void … A graduated engineer by profession and an expert for the reconstruction of traffic accidents, his …

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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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In Memoriam – Horst Stern

Auch wenn Horst Stern primär nichts mit arabischen Pferden zu tun hatte, so hat er doch mit seinen Büchern “Bemerkungen über Pferde”, “Bemerkungen über das Pferd im Zirkus” und “So verdient man sich Sporen” viel für das Pferd in den 1980er Jahren getan. Jetzt ist Horst Stern im Alter von 96 Jahren gestorben. Horst Stern …

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In Memoriam – Wegdan (Dani) El Barbary

With Dani El Barbary one of the most passionate horse women of Egypt has died. Emancipated and self-assured, she followed her heart and devoted herself entirely to her horse breeding – not a given thing for a woman in Egypt. As a young woman she became, and learned in several stables in Europe. Horses became …

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