Member Report from Hungary
2008 REPORT AWAITED
The Society of Hungarian Arabian Horse Breeders is pleased to report on two successful breeding years, with 50 foals registered in 2005 and a similar number in 2006. Despite a drop in the number of foal registrations since about 5 years ago, the breeding of Arabians remains an important part of Hungarian tradition. In Hungary all foals are parentage verified at registration, by DNA typing. The use of Artificial Insemination, transported semen and embryo transfer are all permitted.
The State Stud Farm at Babolna is still the main centre for Arabian horse breeding in Hungary, although there are now many private breeders as well. One Arabian horse show is held each year, there is also an International Arabian horse show held every second year, as well as sport events in dressage, show jumping, cross-country and driving. There is no racing but endurance riding is increasingly popular with many competitions held each year. Arabian horses are also used for show jumping, dressage and cross-country competitions. Arabians bred in Hungary continue to do well internationally in showing and in endurance.
In order to promote our purebred Arabians, we first of all have to win over young people by breeding horses which can be used well for different activities. Our Society has good contacts with the press, many articles are published and you can often see films and reports on Hungarian television about Arabian horses. In these ways we try to educate the public on the history, care and use of purebred Arabians.
SHARIF – 2006 WAHO Trophy Winner – Hungary
SHARIF, Grey stallion, *1997 (Magdan / Blanka).
Breeder: Imre Parti. Owner: Generál-Insped Kft.
Strain: Managhi (87 Glule, 1852)
The 2006 WAHO Trophy is awarded by Society of Hungarian Arabian Horse Breeders Breeding Committee in Hungary during application. The competition can be entered only by purebred Arabian horses bred and born in Hungary, and registered by MALE. The application has to contain the result of the horse’s exterior judging (show, performance test, etc.) and the performance verification (sport, competition, performance test, etc.). The Committee awards the Trophy regarding these results and the descendants (if there is any).
In 2006 we awarded the Trophy to grey stallion Sharif. Sharif was born on 25.08.1997, his breeder is Imre Parti, his owner is Generál-Insped Kft.
On the stallion exam in year 2006 Sharif won the 2nd place in exterior and free jumping, and the 1st place in show-jumping. The stallion has been very successful on endurance races since 2003. He won the 1st place in 2003 on the International CEI*** competition at Bábolna on 120 km race. In the same year he won the 59. place in the Endurance World Championships in Bahrein on 120 km race, in group he finished the race on the 8th place. On the Hungarian National Championship he won the 2nd place on 100 km race after the end-of-the-year summarising.
2005 WAHO Trophy Winner – Hungary
The Society of Hungarian Arabian Horse Breeders are going to announce the winner and award their 2005 WAHO Trophy within the framework of their General Meeting on the 4th of March 2006, with all the appropriate publicity.