GÜLILAH NAHGALIT – 2017 WAHO Trophy Winner – Namibia

GÜLILAH NAHGALIT, Bay Gelding, 2007 (Nabilah Nahd / Gülilah Galisa)
Breeders: Mrs. Helga Aschenborn, Fritzi & Gisela Uijs
Owners: Reni and Rinus van der Merwe
Strain: Seglawi Al Abd (Wadduda, 1899)

The Namibian Arab Horse Breeders Society is pleased to announce they have awarded their 2017 WAHO Trophy to the gelding Gülilah Nahgalit in a rare back-to-back win of this award, as he was also the deserving winner in 2016.

Mrs. Reni van der Merwe and Gülilah Nahgalit competing in the 2017 Africa Endurance Championships.

For information about his earlier career, please see his citation from 2016.

Nahgalit was rested for most of the 2017 season, in preparation for the important 2017 Walvisbay Africa Endurance Championships, although he did take part in one 80km competition beforehand, at the Okahandja Club Ride.

On 30 August 2017, he competed in the Africa Endurance Championships 122km ride at Walvisbay, Namibia. His achievements in this exceptionally challenging event were outstanding.

  • 122km, 2nd standard weight, Silver Medal
  • Horsemanship Trophy
  • Trophy for the first registered Arab horse with the fastest time, standard weight
  • Trophy for the first registered Arab horse with the fastest time overall (Nahgalit achieved the 2nd total fastest time for the day)
  • Nahgalit was a member of the Namibian Senior Standard Weight team, who rode the fastest time for the day and won the competition.

All of the above are the reasons Naghalit was nominated again for the 2017 WAHO trophy.

Mr Jacque Els, Manager of the Namibian Stud Breeders Association, presenting the Trophy to Mrs Reni van der Merwe, the proud owner of Gülilah Naghalit.