Combe Farm Open House, Devon – August 5, 2001, Visit

By Georgia Cheer. My first journey into Devon in early August was made expressly to attend the Combe Farm Open House and Sale, as advertised in the Arabian Link. I had wanted to attend this same event last summer when I was traveling in the UK writing farm articles for my website, but unfortunately it took place the day before my flight home to the U.S.

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Coed-y-foel Arabians, Wales – UK Summer 2000 Stud Tour

By Georgia Cheer. Diana Whittome does not breed pure Crabbet; instead her lines are predominantly Crabbet/Old English, with a dash of Polish, Egyptian or Russian. Her emphasis is to breed performance horses and she has done this exceedingly well. Diana is also a show judge, plus she holds several committee positions on the Arab Horse Society council. She writes articles for the AHS News and other publications and is delightfully entertaining and extremely knowledgeable on pedigrees.

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Blue Moon Arabians, Essex – UK Summer 2000 Stud Tour

By Georgia Cheer. It’s not often that one begins their series of farm visits by viewing a National Champion. This is how my tour began when I was invited to meet Alistair Leslie, of Blue Moon Arabians and see his mare, LALIQUE DS, who was the 1999 British National Supreme Overall Ridden Champion. Since acquiring his first Arabian horse just seven years ago, Alistair could be considered a new comer who has achieved remarkable success.

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Imperial Arabians, Wiltshire – UK Summer 2000 Stud Tour

By Georgia Cheer. My experience as a guest of Barbara and Geoffrey Plaister was wonderful. Their hospitality and sincere love of their animals shows in every square foot in their home and in our discussions. I found myself wandering into the mare fields on my own just as one might find themselves sneaking another helping of a favorite dessert – the pleasure of these Crabbet mares was just that appetizing. When you have a chance to visit England you must schedule Imperial Arabian Stud as a must see.

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UK Summer 2000 Stud Tour

By Georgia Cheer. The Farms that I visited on the summer tour were: Imperial Arabian Stud (Wiltshire), Klinta Arabians (Ireland), Star Arabian Stud (Lincolnshire), Al Waha Arabians (Surrey), Blue Moon Arabians (Surrey), Milla Lauquen Stud (Norfolk), Highfield Stud (Wales), Coed-y-Foel Arabian Stud (Wales), and Templars Stud (Lancashire). Combe Farm (Devon, Aug. 5, 2001). I will present a sample preview of what I will see at each farm below.

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Comparison Photos of Ben Rabba Horses From the 1990 British National Show

By Georgia Cheer. Pictured left is the Israeli National Champion mare ABBAH by Ben Rabba out of Azeme Bint Gleam. Pictured on right is 1990 Junior British National Champion Mare AUREME by Aurelian (by Ben Rabba) out of the same dam, Azeme Bint Gleam. Do you notice the similarities? I took Abbah’s photo in 1994 in Virginia where she lives with owner Debra Cashvan. I think then she was about age 12.

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Abu Haroun – Our Family

By Diane Volpe. Abu Haroun, or ‘Bu,’ was born on April 17th, 1984. He is by Fane (Haroun) out of Royal Fiesta by Fari. From the day he was born, Bu has always been very cheeky, jumping over everything that gets in his way. Bu was bred by Jane Fraser, and I purchased him with his dam when he was just a few days old. He was shown in hand with great success as a yearling and two-year-old, but we decided to have him castrated (that autumn), and use him as a ridden gelding.

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1997 Idaho Arabian Breeders Country Classic Show

By Karen Paolo. Our recent move to Eastern Oregon, so far East in fact we are almost in Idaho, has given us a whole new world of horses to explore. We decided to venture to Caldwell, ID, and watch the Country Classic Show put on by the Idaho Arabian Breeders Association (IABA) on September 6 & 7, 1997. We arrived in time for the last of the IABA Halter Futurity classes. The three year old fillies were assembled outside waiting their turn to enter the arena when a very nice chestnut filly caught my eye and impressed me as the type of horse I like.

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Antezeyn Skowronek 5321

By Rick Synowski. Antezeyn Skowronek was the third ranking son of Abu Farwa for the number of foals sired (just over 100) and the number of Class A halter champions sired. However, he heads up the list of Abu Farwa sons whose sons have sired Class A halter champions. Quite a number of progeny of Antezeyn Skowronek matured to become the truly deluxe showhorses of the 50s and 60s in the Pacific Northwest. These were real beauties, tauted for their versatility, whose heyday has perhaps come and gone since the advent of the specialized horses which come to a show to be exhibited in one event or class category.

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