The SAHS Newsletter is now electronic!
It is published approximately quarterly and sent to members and others
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2005, Volume 1, #1, #2, #3, #4
2006, Volume 2, #1, #2, #3, #4
2007, Volume 3, #1, #2, #3, #4
2013, Volume 4, #1, #2
Minutes of Meetings (pdf files)
It is with great sadness that we note the recent passing of two ladies who dedicated much of their adult lives to the Spanish Arabian.
Molly Stanley who, with husband Dave, imported more Spanish Arabians, and more Arabians of any blodline group than any other American breeder. Stanley Ranch produces Sport Horses of the highest quality, many of them excelling in several of the Sport Horse disciplines.
Pat Traband, one of the early small and lesser known American breeders of Spanish and Spanish-related Arabian horses.
AECCA is proud to announce that the 2007 WAHO Trophy winner for Spain is
Fakateko, son of Spain's 2005 WAHO Trophy winner Zacateco (Jacio/Baldosa)
and the mare Zakateka (Marmol/Samarkanda), owned by SRH Teresa De Borbon
and bred at her Flor De Lis Stud farm.
A special round of applause
to the owners of stallions in direct descent from this very successful
This is the second son of
Zacateco to win the coveted WAHO Trophy:
This 1991 Classical Spanish dark red stallion, bred by La Movida, was imported to Austria in 1992. Trained and owned by Al-Qahira Spanish Arabians, he achieved the EUROPEAN RESERVE CHAMPION title in Classic Allround in 2005, and the Bronze Medal Driving Allround at the European Championships 2003. He is a class winner in Obstacle Driving and Cross several times. He sires Show champions, Race winners and very successful sport horses! L.M.Libretto was nominated for the WAHO Trophy 2006, and won that prestigious trophy on May 17, 2007!
His sire Drago, bred by the Yeguada Militar, is owned by Pilar Cavero, Jaime Mallart & Bernard Victor Vaque and standing at Pilar's Yeguada Alqamar. Drago is the paternal grandsire of *Val Pacha of Unser Spanish Arabians, Regional Reserve Champion Working Hunter and Hunter Hack in the USA.
L. M. Libretto's dam, Dadobia (Falce x Haca by Maquillo) was also imported to Austria and is the dam of 8 foals. She is paternal sister to US Champion Pleasure Driving Jr. Horse *SZED Payaso.
New Rule for European Championships 2007 (EURO Cup)
Also note that as of 1 January 2007, in order to be elegible to enter the Spanish National Championships, all horses must have been shown previously in a regional EACHO recognized show in Spain. This requirement does not apply to yearlings born in the year of the National show.
by Lisa Goodwin-Campiglio
FIOLEK, 1986 grey stallion (Zacateco x Rjeka) is the WINNER of the 2006
Annual WAHO Trophy Award. He was bred by S.A.R. Dª Teresa de
Borbón. In a tie with DAKALIEH, bred by D. Nicolás
Domecq Ybarra, FIOLEK was selected the winner. Although both stallions
had many points in halter, Dakalieh had no points in Sport events.
FIOLEK's very well-known sire ZACATECO won the 2005 WAHO Trophy Award and
has sadly just passed away. FIOLEK is a very "breedy" looking Classical
Spanish Arabian who is a stronger mover than his sire and has successfully
competed in racing and cross, and passes this motion on to his get.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Yeguada Flor De Lis !
Results of 2006 National Championship Shows held in Denmark and Qatar, the World Championship Show in Paris, and the European Championship Show held in Moorsele are available on the ECAHO website.
In the Danish National Championships, the Classical straight Spanish stallion GUAL SADDAM (Navarro III/Gual Edde) placed second in the Stallions, 8 years old and above (4 entries).
Congratulations to breeder Maria Teresa Gual de Pons of the Yeguada Puig Gross (Mallorca/Spain) and to owners Midtgaard Arabians. Gual Sadam ( as registered in the AHA DataSource) has sired 12 foals to date (5 fillies and 7 colts all prior to 1999) and has had one grandget, a bay mare foaled in 1999. Exported to Denmark in summer 2005, the DataSource shows no registered get (as yet) born in Denmark.
Gual Sadam also placed 4th in Duerne Holland Show, second place Senior Stallions at National B Show Denmark (above) and 3rd place Stallions with 88.33 points at the International A Show Denmark.
He is maternal half-brother to *Gual Kubesi US Top Ten Stallion.
To see photos of Gual Sadam go to the Midtgaard Arabians website.
At the Arabian Horse Association Annual Convention November 15-18, 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, SAHS was in competition for the Club Excellence Award in the Communication category. This is one of four categories in which clubs compete. Applications are submitted to a panel of judges, which selects a winner in each category. The four winners are then judged again for the Club of the Year Award.
SAHS is very proud to be the winner of the 2006 Club Excellence Award for Communication. As if that weren't enough, SAHS is also the 2006 AHA Club of the Year! Congratulations to all the members who have joined and supported the club, and to the Board of Directors, who have worked tirelessly to make this club one of the best and most effective in the world.
With great pride we announce the merger of SAHS and SAHBI (Spanish Arabian Horse Breeders International). We welcome SAHBI members into this group and look forward to increasing cooperation between members worldwide in promoting the wonderful Spanish Arabian horse.
ECLIPSE wins SAHS Trophy
Class winners are listed by Name (Sire x Dam / Dam's Sire)
La Mejora Cabeza: (Most
Best Breeder: S.A.R.Teresa de Borbon
Most Prizes: Ses Planes
Mas premiado por lineas
espanoles: Highest Score for Classical Spanish Arabian
Judges:Back to top
by Lisa Goodwin-Campiglio
The Spanish Arabian Horse Breeders Society (AECCA) is delighted to be able to initiate the journey of the WAHO TROPHY by awarding it for the first time to ZACATECO ( Jacio x Baldosa), a very special 25-year old stallion, owned and bred by the Spanish National Stud, the Yeguada Militar. The stallions of the YM have been the foundation of the private Studs in existence in Spain today.
ZACATECO is an excellent representative of the historic lines of Arabian horses in Spain, and is probably the most influential sire of the last 20 years. He is classified First in the Stallions Book of Merits. He has been used by a considerable number of private breeders, with excellent results, producing (to the end of 2005) a total of 218 offspring, all with his gentle nature and considerable intelligence. Many of these direct and second generation descendents have been outstanding in halter classes, Internationally as well as Nationally, including several named Top Ten in Paris at the World Championships, an All Nations Cup Champion, a European Reserve Champion and many others.
In Sports Competitions, ZACATECO has sired many successful Endurance competitors, as well as Jumping, Dressage and Eventing Horses at all levels, including Open National Championships, within and outside of Spain. Particularly important to modern day breeding are those horses which combine remarkable results in both Ridden and Halter Classes. Now 25 years old, ZACATECO has been Senior Chief Sire at the Yeguada Militar for many years.
The WAHO TROPHY WINNERS in each affiliated country are selected annually by the Registering Authority Members of that country. 2005 is the first year this program has been put into effect. 38 countries got their results in prior to publication of the recent WAHO newsletter. Late entries will be published at the WAHO website: http://www.waho.org/wahotrophy2005P1.html
by Lisa Goodwin-Campiglio
As of the end of 2005 , the well known Spanish breeder Diego Mendez Moreno has retired from judging. He sold his entire bloodstock to Complutum Arabians, completing the arrangements in 2004. To be sure, he kept contact in an advisory capacity. For all of us who knew him personally, it would be difficult to envision Diego completely outside the Arabian world! A very nice article has been written by Petra Berlenbach for the ECAHO, link below. Diego personally took me under his wing and helped me buy my very first Foundation Mare bred by Don Miguel Osuna Escalera, the incredible Jarilla, a 3 year old daughter of Figuroso and Arilla and in foal to the military stallion Jaquay. In later years he would always tease me for not having bought breeding stock from him! Yet upon the arrival of my first importation of Arabians from Germany, who came explicity to Barcelona to view them before they boarded the ferry to Mallorca...none other than Diego himself. And he somehow managed to find a bale of alfalfa and a willing taxi driver to bring it to the docks as the German horse transport had run out of feed. To be sure, this import of breeding stock of five head was the first "group" of outside bloodlines to arrive in Spain. The only one previous was a gift from Jay and Dorothy Stream to Pedro Salas and his daughter Marieta of the Egyptian bred yearling colt AL Nahr Camino (AN Montecristo x AL Nahr Neyomi) of Fadjur/ Ibn Moniet-el-Nefous bloodlines a month earlier in 1974.
Petra Berlenbach has summed it up nicely. Diego's enthousiastic determination and love of the Arabian breed has had a tremendous influence on the Spanish Arabian and its delvelopment in Spain.
See the story at the ECAHO website: Retired judges 2005
2005 ECAHO Annual Meeting in Palma de Mallorca
some of you already know the ECAHO annual meeting is being held in Palma
de Mallorca this weekend, February 11-13, 2005. ECAHO is the European
Conference of Arabian Horse Organizations. It has established the Horse
Show rule book and is officially accepted by 24 national organizations
in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Ingalil Martenssen as our
Balearic regional representative very graciously invited me to join them
at a private luncheon and showing of her breeding program this afternoon
at their Yeguada (broodmare farm) in Santa Maria here on the island.
Read the entire report, with additional photos, from Lisa Campiglio here.
Kristin Herder and Sidan De Ville won 2004 High Point English Pleasure (Hunter) for the Ohio Valley Arabian Horse Association. "Danner" is of Spanish/Egyptian/Fadjur breeding, being by the Classical Spanish stallion *Sidi-Brahim and out of Fatima Ala Bahr, granddaughter of Ruminaja Bahjat and Fadjur. He will embark on a Western Pleasure career in Spring 2005, once again showing the versatility of the Spanish Arabian horse.
Classical Spanish stallion Siempre Ciato (*Ciato x LC Kirin by *Makorr) is Region 9 High Point Working Cow Horse for 2004. Congratulations to Hoodoo Arabians, Jennifer and Kyle Alexander, and their trainer, Larry Westmoreland!
in 2004 and 2005
Granite Chief (CFSorcerer x MI Princessa) was recognized, with owner/rider Karen Chaton, by the Americal Endurance Ride Conference as the National Mileage Champion for 2004. The pair logged 2135 miles in 2004, and Granite Chief has accumulated 2590 miles over 3 years. Karen has recorded 14,265 miles on three different horses since 1995. Read more about Karen's experiences, and see LOTS more pictures, at her own website, and also see a great story in her local newspaper at http://www.recordcourier.com/article/20050112/Sports/101120003.
and announced in Feb. 2006:
See additional details in the Gallery of Champions.
"December 17 was the Capitan, New Mexico annual Christmas parade. Outside of the police car which cleared the highway, everything in the parade is horse ridden or pulling a wagon. The exception was a group of young men from Camp Sierra Blanca walking -- they are in all our parades. Santa Claus rides in a wagon which takes him to the Capitan Public Library where he visits with the children and refreshments are served.
"I am a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Posse but ride behind the parade unit in 'native costume' to call attention to my Arabian horses. This is a snapshot taken by one of the library women. deLaila is my pride and joy."
Tracy Browne and her Classical Spanish mare, Ruleta Rusa CC (Gitano CC x Adal Zurita), were acknowledged during the 2004 Mother Lode Arabian Horse Association Year End Awards with the following wins: Champion Endurance Horse Perpetual Trophy, Champion Mare Halter Perpetual Trophy, Reserve Champion Senior Rider, 3rd Place Competitive Trial Horse.
SAHS members and Spanish enthusiasts
meet at US Nationals, 2004.
At the Arabian Horse Association
Board of Directors Meeting November 16, 2004, in Anchorage, Alaska, SAHS
was granted Affiliate Club status. The Board of Directors meeting
preceeded the annual AHA Convention.
MOTION by Larry Kinneer:
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