Michael and Michelle Miola of Silver Spurs Equine in Scottsdale, Arizona carefully developed their 8-year-old breeding program to culminate in the presentation of 27 top yearling colts and fillies on November 1st. The Auction, entitled the 2014 Annual Loyalty Sale, was the couple’s second auction endeavor. It was a resounding success.
“I got the idea from a class that I saw once at the Scottsdale show,” says Region 11 Men’s Side Saddle Calcutta organizer Stacey Dunn. “We have a great group of horse trainers that support Region 11. They always pitch in and besides … it was their own fault for answering the phone when they saw it was me calling!”
For decades, Sheila Varian, the Arabian breed’s quintessential American cowgirl, has held wonderful get-togethers at her Varian Arabians in Arroyo Grande, California. The late summer date is scheduled to coincide with perfect California weather and those silky, summer coats on the Arabian horses Sheila always has on display. This year’s gathering celebrates this most iconic Arabian horsewoman’s 60th year as a horse breeder and owner
The Western Canadian Breeders, a show much anticipated by Canadian Arabian horse owners and breeders from Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, began today and will run through this Sunday, June 22nd. Held this year at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, it’s a wonderful opportunity for Canadian Arabian horse breeders to exhibit and spotlight their quality horses and programs
So Big Is Better (Burning Sand x WW Mirror Image by ZT Ali Baba), 2013 Darley Horse of the Year and 2012 Darley Older Horse of the Year, is finally becoming an official “Proud Papa”. Though his seventh year of racing (2013) was arguably his finest season to date, he definitely hung up his racing plates on a high note.
Two years ago, at the 2012 Egyptian Event, on the final Saturday night, Manny Vierra’s splendid black Thee Desperado daughter, Black Pearl WP, wowed the crowd and trotted off with the Silver Champion Egyptian Arabian Mare title.
After 12 years of breeding fine, straight Egyptian Arabian horses, Dan and Louise DeRusseau have developed a reputation that is the envy of breeders with far more years in the industry. As is often the case, considerable credit must be given to their good choices of great broodmares.
The first of the Arabian Regional Championship finals each year is Arizona’s Region 7. Held at the WestWorld Show Facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, the fun and action begins with the ASHO4U pre-show, held this year on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22nd and 23rd. The pre-show is a helpful qualifier for the “big deal” … the Region 7 Championships held Thursday through Sunday, April 24th to the 27th.