Escher & Carola Toischel
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Mosalli - Supreme Champion Stallion
IN THE SADDLE AGAIN!
After many years in the "exile" the Egyptian Event Europe
took place again at the fabulous racetrack at Baden-Baden, a picturesque
town in southern Germany. Willi Poth, the organizer of the very
first Egyptian Event Europe was the one who discovered this racetrack
for the Egyptian Arabian horse in the eighties. Willi Poth's shows
were tremendously successful and set the standard for all who followed.
To enter the gates of the show ground again after so many years
was like "coming home". The organizers had worked night
and day to make this Event a special one - and they were more than
successful. "We worked for more than six month," says
Ferdinand Schwestermann, President of the Pyramid Society Europe.
It was worth the effort!
The organizers of the Event - Ferdinand Schwestermann
and Mr. and Mrs. Hans-Jürgen Friedmann
Despite the fact that temperature rose to fever pitch, on Sunday
the stands were packed with visitors from various different countries
and you could hear languages you never dreamed of. People came in
from Europe as well as from Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, and the USA to
watch some of the most beautiful Egyptian Arabians vying for the
victory. In fact, the competitors were at least as international
as the visitors but in opposite to the people at the stands, they
had not the slightest problems to communicate with each other...
Senior CHampion Mare Elf Layla Walayla
BEAUTY OF THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
The horse that blew all other competitors away was the lovely mare
Elf Layla Walayla (Assad by Ansata Halim Shah x 223 Ibn Galal I)
whose name means "thousand and one night" - and indeed
she looked like a fairy-tale beauty. Exotic type and extreme head
defines this mare who is bred at Bábolna and owned by Nayla
Hayek/Switzerland. Petite and very feminine, Elf Layla Walayla has
a smooth body, nice carriage and a reaching trot. Is it any wonder
she won Senior Champion Mare and later was crowned Supreme Champion
Mare of the show? A man who was sitting near me remarked, "but
she has no extreme dish, how could she be named Champion Mare?"
Time to think again Mr. Dishlover - a concave profile alone doesn't
define a classical head at all and "type" is more than
just a beautiful face. The judges rewarded Elf Layla Walayla's type
with the highest score possible - three times 20 points!
Elf Layla Walayla
interesting side note: Elf Layla Walayla was not in show training
prior the Event and lived her normal life at the pasture. "After
the show she went home safe and now enjoys her pasture again,"
reports Nayla Hayek. It is still possible to win with exceptional
horses even without intense training.
The Reserve Senior Champion Mare Loubna
(by Imperial Imdal) was bred in Israel
IMDAL SHINES BRIGHT
Reserve to Elf Layla Walayla in the Championship stood the extremely
nice fleabitten-grey mare Loubna, who also had a perfect score for
type ("20" from all judges). She is by Imperial Imdal
out of the champion producing Imperial Kalatifa (by Imerial Al Kamar)
and was bred in Israel by Ariela Arabians but now is owned in partnership
with Jackie Ware/Great Britain.
This mare shouldn't be described with hackneyed phrases. She is
so much more than words can say. Go and try to experience Loubna
for yourself. See her, touch her, breath her, and give her a hug.
Her flair and lovely face with big dark eyes will speak for itself.
She won several championships already and this show was not her
last public appearance.
Mosalli (by Imperial Imdal) - he trotted his
to the Championship!
he was there! A white phantom stallion trotted into the ring. No,
he literally flew in and looked as if he was floating on air. Some
horses may look good just standing in front of you but when they
begin to move they lost everything. Not with this horse! He posed
extremely well but as he started to trot he left you speechless.
He is a very elegant stallion with long legs and neck and a superb
trot, with unusually good suspension. His name? Mosalli (Imperial
Imdal x Musaliha by Malik), Loubna's half-brother.
won his large and very competitive class with ease and trotted on
to win the Senior Champion Stallion title by unanimous decision.
There was no other stallion in the ring that could rival his charisma
and animation and none of his competitors was as balanced as he
was. Of course, his trot also helped to make him champion (he got
"20" points from all judges). Like Loubna, he is bred
and owned by Ariela Arabians and is standing on lease at Bettina
von Kameke's farm in Germany. Interestingly, he was bred to Loubna's
dam last year and the filly who was born looks every inch like the
little Egyptian princess everyone had expected.
The Imperial Imdal grandaughter
was Reserve Junior Champion Filly
Imdal's lease to Israel was an overwhelming success as confirmed
by the many champion get he sired from the Ariela mares. Amazing,
that he left equally good sons and daughters. One of his many successful
sons bred by Ariela Arabians is Laheeb (x AK Latifa), who was Reserve
European Junior Champion Colt and in turn sired the extremely typey
Al Lahab, who won Reserve Junior Champion Colt at the All Nations
Cup. At this weekend Al Lahab presented one of his first daughters
to the public, the breathtakingly beautiful Pyramid Laneya. An impressive
filly with extreme type, Pyramid Laneya has long legs and moves
gracefully. She looks really cute and bewitched spectators and visitors
alike with her charm and elegance. Later she won the "Most
classic Head" class as well.
Chen Kedar, Mosalli & Frank Spönle
any doubt Imperial Imdal's influence was evident at this year's
Egyptian Event Europe and Chen Kedar from Ariela Arabians had reasons
enough to smile.
Maysoun's son Orashaan was presented in hand...
STILL IS THE ONE
One of the most influential of all the Ansata Halim Shah sons in
Germany is Karin Maiworm's Maysoun, who still is a force to reckon
with. He was on lease to Great Britain for a season. Now he is at
home again, standing side by side with his multi-champion son Orashaan,
a stallion who is known for his flawless disposition (and of course
for his many championships earned). Orashaan is currently in Western
training with Kai Nehring. He and his sister showed Orashaan and
"Baby" (an Ansata El Salaam son) under saddle and gave
a very informative demonstration on how to train a Western horse,
which was well received by the audience.
...and under saddle
sons sired the Junior Chamion Colt and the Junior Champion Filly
respectively. By unanimous decision of the judges no other than
the well-known Shabbura HP (Maydan-Madheen x Shahneekha by Anaza
Bay Shahh) was declared Junior Champion Filly. Shabbura already
is a proven winner on the show circuit. Bred and owned by Horst
Preuss, she boasts a royal pedigree. Her sire was the Supreme Champion
of the EEE in 1998 and her maternal half-sister Princess of Egypt
won Junior Champion Filly at the very same show. Though relatively
young, Shabbura's dam Shahneekha produceed one superb foal after
another and reigns as the "queen mother" at Horst Preuss'
Maydan-Madheen (by Maysoun), teh sire of Shabbura
was presented at the Stallion Showcase
very pretty filly with a high-set neck, Shabbura has three good
balanced gaits and her trot has a nice airy quality. Reserve to
her (as already mentioned) stood Pyramid Laneya, owned by the Wagner
family of Germany. Shabbura's younger full sister Sadah-Madheen
won her class and subsequently was named Foal Champion of the show.
Winning runs in the family!
Shabbura HP, the Junior Champion Filly
the Junior Champion Colt was announced, many spectators were a bit
surprised but again it was an unanimous decision. First impressions
can be tough but at a second glance AR Jamil Ibn Maymoun (Maymoun
by Maysoun x AR Yashmay) looked nice. "He is a typey individual",
judge Christina Wale from Sweden explains. "There is no doubt
that he is an Arabian horse. I liked him very much!" He has
a nice head and a very long neck and a good topline and correct
legs. His breeder and owner Dr. Ali Radjai from Germany was overjoyed
with the victory of his colt.
Reserve Junior Champion Colt Massubi (HF Darius x Tamar Manara)
was born in Israel and is a very promising youngster. Pretty and
very elegant, this smooth bodied colt with his small, typey head
was one of the crowd's favourites. It is sufficient to say he has
a proud future ahead of him. He is bred and owned by Tami &
The Reserve Junior Champion Colt Massubi
came in from Israel
Reserve Senior Champion Stallion was the ethereal Farres (Anaza
El Farid x Shameerah), who stood behind Mosalli in his class. He
is more extreme in the head than Mosalli but certainly not as strong
in the body as him and inferior in regard to movement. However,
he is a very classic individual and no stranger to the winner's
circle either. He is owned by Michael Resch of Canada.
Born in the USA - Farres, the Reserve Champion
MUST STAY OUT
Two endurance races were held in conjunction with the Event (39
and 80 kilometres respectively) but most riders were not satisfied
with the organization which need some improvement.
Sharing the first place
of the 80-km-race: Melanie Arnold and the
straight Egyptian Halim Reyahn (Dalia Halim x Moawada),
bred by Rothenberg Stud...
winners of the 39-kilometres-race were not presented in the ring
and this wasn't a nice gesture to the riders and their horses who
finished the race in top condition. I don't can speak for others
but I would have loved to see them in the ring - it doesn't bother
me if the horses are Arabians or not. A winner is a winner and he
deserves a lap of honour.
Ines Liskow and the straight Egyptian JKB Masoud
(El Thay Ibn Halim Shah x JKB Masouda)
ONE THAT GOT AWAY
At every show there are some horses that caught your attention but
due to different circumstances didn't make it to the top. The black
stallion Rodan El Pharo (Nahabi x AK Taldinaa) was such a horse.
Obviously winning isn't everything!
ended up last in his class (stallions, eleven years-old and over)
but was first in the hearts of the spectators. He was the horse
with the most spectacular action of the whole show (in fact he moved
like a Hackney) and got 20 points from all of the judges. He bowed
his neck like a peacock and presented himself with enormous self-esteem
and tons of presence. It was sheer fun to watch him interacting
in the ring with his handler Franz Bott, who owned him for many
years - the two guys had a really nice rapport. Rodan El Pahro's
new owner Ingrid Hofmann-Kirsch seemed totally satisfied with the
performance of her stallion and didn't bother about the place. She
knew he had made a lasting impression on most of the visitors.
The Supreme Champions Mosalli...
After most ribbons and sashes were given away, there still was one
big question to answer: Who will be the Champion of them all? For
the Supreme Championships the juniors and seniors competed against
each other - and obviously it were easy decisions for the judges.
Mosalli emerged the Supreme Champion Stallion and for the mares
it was Elf Layla Walayla who beat Shabbura HP.
last act was to name the "Best Egyptian Horse of the Year".
Here they stood, nose to nose, the reigning Supreme Champions of
this show who both had won this titles in previous years (Mosalli
in 2000, Elf Layla Walayla in 1998). The judges needed some time
but then came up with a decision: They preferred feminine beauty
over masculine power and gave the title to a deserving El Layla
Walayla. It was a supreme ending of a supreme weekend!
...and Elf Layla Walayla
to the classwinners!
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