BUSHLAND GAI SHAREE – 2007 WAHO Trophy Winner – New Zealand

BUSHLAND GAI SHAREE, bay mare, *1983 (Gai Cadet / Hiland Princess).
Breeder: Mr. D.G. (Peter) Rowe. Owner: Lynda Guy.
Strain: Kehaileh Dajanieh (Dajaniah 1876)

The announcement that Bushland Gai Sharee had been awarded New Zealand’s WAHO Trophy for 2007 was made at the New Zealand Arab Horse Breeders Society Annual General Meeting.

Sharee first entered the show ring in 1990 and won her first championship at halter. She has since gone on to win 11 champions at halter, 13 reserve champions at halter. Her riding career started in 1991 and she has been awarded 18 ridden championships and 16 ridden reserve championhips. Among these was the New Zealand Reserve Champion Ridden 1995 and the New Zealand Champion Ridden in 1996 at Christchurch. She received her Roll of Merit Ridden in 1996 and her Roll of Merit Halter in 1998. That same year she also received an Elite Roll of Merit.

She has also competed in Arabian costume classes, dressage and showjumping with some success. Sharee has also promoted the Arabian horse by attending street parades, visiting schools and participating in “Red Nose Day.” She attended the promotion of the Arabian Horse at the Royal Easter Show for 10 days, along with other horses. In 1993 she attended the unveiling of the “Egyptian Garden” at the Hamilton Gardens dressed in Arabian costume and entertained visitors to the “Drive Thru Christmas Show” as one of the Three Kings. Sharee has been used as a riding school horse for a period of approximately six months and she also introduced two young riders to the world of the ridden Arabian and taught a six year old to ride. Her last show was 2005, entering into the Led Ring Class for her young rider and winning lots of ribbons to his great delight.

Lynda Guy with Bushland Gai Sharee
Lynda Guy with Bushland Gai Sharee

Sharee was retired from the Arabian show ring in 2003 at the age of 20 and is now a successful broodmare, so far producing a gelding and a filly for Zaha Arabians. She now shares the paddock with her mother, Hiland Princess (born 1974). For Lynda and John Guy, it was the culmination of many successful and happy years of showing a true Arabian ambassador who has been successful not only as a halter horse and under saddle at Arabian and open company events, but has shown herself in a fine light at “people events” such as Red Nose Day.