2014 Arabian Breeders World Cup
TEAM MIDWEST BRINGS HOME THE GOLD
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2014 ARABIAN BREEDERS WORLD CUP!
According to the judges, breeders, owners, handlers and others who attended the Arabian Breeders World Cup, the show has achieved the highest status the Arabian horse industry. The quality and depth of the competition equals and even surpasses that of any other show in the world. To win Gold at the Breeders World Cup, you must bring your very best!
Team Midwest and their clients surely brought their best to the World Cup and as a result, they brought home an impressive FOUR Gold Supreme Championships. The Breeders World Cup Gold Supreme Champions shown by Team Midwest represent internationally acclaimed breeding programs from three countries: Qatar, Poland and the United States. In addition, Team Midwest won two Silver Supreme Championships, two Bronze Supreme Championships, eight Class Champions, two Class Reserve Champions and 21 Top Ten Class winners. Team Midwest won more titles at the Arabian Breeders World Cup than any other team competing at the event!
The Arabian Breeders World Cup Gold Supreme Senior Champion Stallion was Hariry Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk by Dakar El Jamaal), bred and owned by Al Shaqab, Member Qatar Foundation of Doha, Qatar and presented by David Boggs. Hariry Al Shaqab was also the World Cup Champion Four-Year-Old Stallion. Al Shaqab can add Hariry’s prestigious Breeders World Cup titles to his impressive resume, which includes four U.S National Championship titles and Scottsdale Championship titles as well. This young superstar stallion has amassed an amazing show ring record in a very short time. In addition to establishing himself as one of the most successful show horses in the world, Hariry Al Shaqab took the first steps to fulfilling his ultimate destiny as a global sire. Midwest presented Hariry with an exceptional group of mares with diverse bloodlines to test his ability. His first foals will be arriving this year. We anxiously await this next generation of champions! Whatever the venue – U.S. Nationals, Scottsdale or the World Cup – Hariry Al Shaqab is a splendid representative of the world famous Al Shaqab breeding program. Hariry’s outstanding performance in Las Vegas positioned Al Shaqab at the forefront of all competing breeders. Al Shaqab was proclaimed the high scoring breeder of the show and winner of the 2014 Breeders Cup Award!
The Arabian Breeders World Cup was the perfect setting for another priceless gem from Poland’s famed Michalow State Stud breeding program. The breathtaking bay beauty, Wieza Mocy (QR Marc X Wieza Marzen by Ekstern) was named Breeders World Cup Gold Supreme Champion Senior Mare and Breeders World Cup Champion Four-Year-Old Mare, presented by David Boggs. With her near flawless beauty, conformation and movement, Wieza Mocy earned the title of Highest Scoring Horse of the Show! Wieza Mocy was bred by the Michalow State Stud and is leased by Oak Ridge Arabians, owned by the Janey Morse family.
The source of Wieza Mocy’s great beauty runs deep in her bloodlines. Her sire is the astounding QR Marc, a stallion that the Polish breeders have used with more success than any others. Wieza Mocy’s dam line is a wealth of beauty and quality as well. She is a granddaughter of the great sire, Monogramm and the U.S. National Champion Mare Wizja, a mare also bred by Michalow State Stud. In Poland, the breeders’ touch is golden, their vision is legendary and their art is magical – they seem to create one miracle of beauty after another. Wieza Mocy is a lovely, contemporary example of the expert skill and artistry the Polish breeders have practiced for almost two centuries. Team Midwest, together with Janey Morse, owner of Oak Ridge Arabians, are honored to be entrusted with this priceless mare. They are deeply committed to providing every opportunity for Wieza Mocy, “The Princess of Poland”, to achieve her greatest potential in the show ring and as a vessel of life. The Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas was Wieza Mocy’s debut to the American show ring. It was a resounding success and the promise of her stellar future with Janey Morse and Team Midwest.
The excitement and energy at the Breeders World Cup championships were off the chart. When the young mares entered the arena, it was like an audition for America’s Next Top Model! The beauty of the contestants was unbelievable. Yet, there was one individual who stood out as the clear winner – Donna Molta Bella SRA (DA Valentino x RD Fabreanna), bred by Dan and Maureen Grossman of Stoneridge Arabians and owned by Mr. Bassam of Al Saqran Stud of Dubai and Kuwait. Donna Molta Bella SRA was named World Cup Gold Supreme Champion Junior Mare and Gold Champion Two-Year-Old Filly presented by David Boggs. Expectations were very high for Donna Molta Bella SRA as she was sired by the Grossman’s six time National Champion, DA Valentino and out of the National Champion Mare, RD Fabreanna. However, Donna Molta Bella has met and exceeded every expectation, hope and dream for her. She will continue her show ring career and also begin her breeding career under the ownership of Mr. Bassam, owner of Scottsdale Supreme Champion Halter Horse and Supreme Champion Senior Stallion – Baahir Al Marwan.
Another World Cup Champion presented by Team Midwest was Vitorios Amore (Vitorio TO X MP Danza), bred by McDonald Arabians and owned by the Marino family. A.J. Marino, Jr. escorted the lovely Vitorios Amore to her prestigious title of Arabian Breeders World Cup Gold Supreme Champion Mare/Filly, ATH where she out shined all other females presented in the amateur to handle classes. There was a tremendous amount of support for Vitorios Amore from Team Midwest because she is owned by the dedicated Marino family, and also because she was sired by Oak Ridge Arabians’ international superstar – Vitorio TO. Part of the fun and personal fulfillment of showing horses through Midwest are the deep and meaningful friendships that grow between everyone involved – breeders and owners, handlers and support staff – everyone works so hard to make dreams come true. And, when they are fortunate enough to achieve their dreams, everyone is sincerely happy for the success of others and everyone is ready to celebrate their achievements!
Another champion presented by Team Midwest was Victoria Principal M (Vitorio TO x Diamond of Versace), bred by the Marino family and owned by Thamer Abdullah Alkanhal from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The exotic, dark bay beauty Victoria Principal M was named Breeders World Cup Champion Mare 3-4 Years Old ATH and Breeders World Cup Silver Supreme Champion Mare/Filly ATH presented by Austin Garrett. Even at the tender age of three, Victoria Principal M is a highly successful show champion. Additional titles earned by this stunning beauty include Scottsdale Champion Yearling Filly and Reserve National Champion Yearling Filly.
Victoria Al Shaqab (Farhoud Al Shaqab X Victoria II HPS) was another big winner for Al Shaqab, Member Qatar Foundation. This very special youngster earned the titles of Champion Yearling Filly and Silver Supreme Champion Yearling Filly presented by David Boggs. Not only is Victoria Al Shaqab a beautiful filly, she is royally bred. Her sire, Farhoud Al Shaqab, is a straight Egyptian son of the influential sire, Al Adeed Al Shaqab making Victoria three generations of Al Shaqab breeding. In addition, Victoria Al Shaqab’s dam contributes the prolific champion producing lines of Bey Shah and Khemosabi. Although these lines were established in the last century, their influence is clearly seen in international show ring champions of today. Victoria Al Shaqab is a wonderful representative of the Al Shaqab breeding program, which is dominating the Arabian horse culture around the world.
It should have come as no surprise to anyone that Arabella M (WH Justice x Bella Valentina) earned high honors in Las Vegas. The titles she claimed include Arabian Breeders World Cup Champion Yearling Filly, Arabian Breeders World Cup Bronze Champion Yearling Filly and in fact, Arabella M was the Highest Scoring Yearling of the Show! Glen Schoukens presented Arabella M for owners Ann and Bernard Joye of Belgium, Team Midwest and her breeders the Marino family. Arabella’s sire, WH Justice, is one of the most beloved and respected sires in the breed and her dam, Bella Valentina, is by DA Valentino and out of a daughter of Padrons Psyche. The combination of bloodlines in Arabella’s pedigree gives her three crosses to the legendary sire of the Arabian breed – Padrons Psyche! What a phenomenal future is in store for this extraordinary filly!
Vitorino DC (Vitorio TO x Kharalisa BPA), bred and owned by Daniel and Fabiana Pastorino of Uruguay was Breeders World Cup Reserve Champion Yearling Colt and Bronze Supreme Champion Yearling Colt presented by Alcides Rodrigues. What a spectacular pedigree this young champion has! Among his predecessors are legendary sires and dams of the breed induding Khadraj NA, Ponomarev, Salon. Naborr, Padron, Padrons Psyche, El Shaklan, Versace, DA Valentino, Bey Shah, Fame VF, Echo Magnifficoo, Aladdinn, Port Bask, Bask, Ali Jamaal, An Malik, Soufian, Ruminaja Ali, Shaikh Al Badi, Morafic, Nazeer and so many others. Every generation represents the crème de la crème of the breed. Vitorino DC was bred to be a champion and a champion producer. His success at the Arabian Breeders World Cup was his first step to fulfilling his inherent promise and potential.
The Arabian Breeders World Cup is an event created by breeders – for breeders. The international community comes together to share ideas and to show case their breeding programs. Team Midwest has taken a very active role in supporting this fantastic event.
Janey Morse of Oak Ridge Arabians is the proud owner of five-time National Champion Vitorio TO, now on lease to the Michalow State Stud in Poland. Vitorio TO sired Vitorios Amore, the Breeders World Cup Gold Supreme Champion Mare/Filly, ATH, Victoria Principal M, the Breeders World Cup Champion Mare 3-4 Years Old ATH and Breeders World Cup Silver Supreme Champion Mare/Filly ATH and Vitorino DC, the Breeders World Cup Reserve Champion Yearling Colt and Bronze Supreme Champion Yearling Colt. Vitorio also sired six additional World Cup Top Ten winners!
The culmination of the World Cup is the acknowledgement of the best breeders of the show. Al Shaqab, Member of the Qatar Foundation was the high scoring breeder of the show and winner of the 2014 Breeders Cup Award! We also congratulate the A.J. Marino family, members of Team Midwest who were recognized as World Cup Breeders of Distinction!
“Special thanks to each member of TEAM Midwest, including Nate White, Alcides Margo Rodrigues, Dagmar Gordiano, Andy Carroll and Austin Garrett. It is because of your never-ending commitment, hard work and love of the Arabian horse that our clients and horses are able to continue to achieve the highest honors at every show we attend. YOU are the best of the best!”
– David Boggs
Hariry Al Shaqab
(Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk)
Gold Champion Senior Stallion
Champion Stallion 4 Years Old
(QR Marc X Wieza Marzen)
Gold Champion Senior Mare
Champion Mare 4 Years Old
Highest Scoring Horse of the Show!
Donna Molta Bella SRA
(DA Valentino x RD Fabreanna)
Gold Champion Junior Fillies
Champion Filly Two Years Old
Victoria Al Shaqab
(Farhoud Al Shaqab X Victoria ll HPS)
Silver Champion Yearling Fillies
Champion Yearling Filly
Mi Grand Valentino
(DA Valentino x Mi Grand Lady)
Supreme Champion Liberty Horse
(Vitorio TO X MP Danza)
Gold Champion Yearling Fillies ATH
(WH Justice x Bella Valentina)
Bronze Champion Yearling Filly
Champion Yearling Filly of Section
Highest Scoring Yearling of the show
(VitorioTO x Kharalisa BPA)
Bronze Champion Yearling Colt
Reserve Champion Yearling Colt – of Section
Victoria Principal M
(Vitorio TO x Diamond of Versace)
Silver Champion Yearling Filly ATH
Champion Yearling Filly ATH – of Section
Chantilly Lace ORA
(Vitorio TO x Raherra)
Top Ten Two Year Old Futurity Filly ATH
Lady Vitorio ORA
(Vitorio TO X TM Mona Lisa)
Top Ten Yearling Filly
(Rahere X Magnums Caress IA)
Top Ten Futurity Yearling Fillies ATH
(Vegas DPA x Raherra)
Top Ten Futurity Yearling Fillies ATH
Star of Vitorio ORA
(Vitorio TO x Star of Gaishea)
Top Ten Futurity Yearling Fillies ATH
(Vitorio TO x Lovins Khrush SSA)
Top Ten Yearling Colt
(Ever After NA X Love Divine SF)
Top Ten Junior Fillies ATH
Don Vitorio ORA
(Vitorio TO X Almanara DT)
Top Ten Two Year Old Colt
(Laman HVP X Jat El Mmala)
Top Ten Senior Mare
Reserve Champion Mares 9 & Over
(Nader Al Jamal x Latifah AA)
Top Ten Senior Mare
Reserve Champion Mare 5 Years Old
(Vegas DPA x Diva De Valentina ORA)
Top Ten Legacy Futurity Colts ATH
(Vitorio TO x Angelinaa JD)
Top Ten Yearling Filly