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Mrs. Mirjam Boschini
Registrar
Associazione Nazionale Italiana Cavallo Arabo,
ANICA
Strada delle Basse 1/1 A
I-43044 Collecchio (PR)
ITALY
Tel: +390-521-805250, Fax: +390.521.800212
E-mail: segreteria@anicahorse.org
Web Site: www.anicahorse.org

Alternative Contact

Dr. Vincenzo Pellegrini, President, ANICA
Mr. Massimo Meldo, General Secretary, ANICA
E-mail: miriam.boschini@anicahorse.org

Member Report from Italy

REPORT AT 2011 WAHO CONFERENCE:

Dr. Monika Savier, Italy: I thank most sincerely the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club and the WAHO for this hospitality and organization. I am Monika Savier, delegated by the President of ANICA, Vincenzo Pellegrini, who sends us his warm greetings to the audience. The National Agency of Arabian Horses in Italy, so called ANICA, was founded 32 years ago and entered into the WAHO in 1982. Actually we have 16,700 horses registered in the ANICA studbooks, and we finished in these days the 12th volume of the studbook in DVD version which will be provided to all of you in the next days, by post.

The purebred Arabian horse in Italy is present in all regions, including the islands Sicily and Sardinia which have a more than 1,000 years old tradition of breeding of the Arabian horse. Arabian horses in Italy are mainly bred for shows, endurance and racing. We had this year 15 ECAHO shows and in 2012 we will have 18 shows. Ridden classes in English and Western style are very popular, as is racing and also endurance races on every level. ANICA is sponsoring different national and international sports events with prize money in order to support the activities of breeding. In 2010 ANICA registered 950 new foals. 64 horses were imported, and 55 were exported. There is still no mandatory testing of SCID and CA. We accept embryo transfer and artificial insemination and the post-mortem use of semen. This was the Italian report. I thank you for your attention.

STATISTICS FOR 2011:

Foals registered: 820; Horses exported: 104; Horses imported: 139

REPORT MADE AT 2009 WAHO CONFERENCE:

I am Titti Gagliani from Italy, and I am today replacing Dr. Francesco Santoro who was unable to attend this Conference. At my side is Pier Luigi Rota, who is ANICA’s Secretary and a Board Member. For those of you who are not familiar with our Association, here are some key points.

ANICA, which in English means the Italian National Association for the Arabian Horse was founded in 1979, and became a WAHO Member in 1982. We have about 900 members of our association. As many of you will remember, ANICA fought a battle for over ten years to become the official holder of the Stud Book for Purebred Arabian horses in Italy. This decree from the Ministry of Agriculture was finally issued on November 19th, 2007.

ANICA has so far published 8 stud books, up to 2004. During this year, we shall print the Volumes 9 and 10 which will include over 3,000 additional horses. Today, a total of over 15,000 horses are registered in our stud books. Since the year 2,000 we have registered between 600 and 700 foals yearly. Every foal undergoes the DNA analysis, parent verification and is microchipped, microchipping has been compulsory since 2007 in Italy.

As to shows, we can report that in 2009 we shall organize 11 Shows, including 3 International ECAHO B Shows and the European Championships in Verona. In addition, we organize and carry through several other events, in collaboration with Exhibition events to further promote the Arabian horse in our country.

Flat racing has a long tradition in Italy, this takes place on four racetracks from North to South, the race fans can follow over 100 exciting races. Also, endurance riding is getting more and popular, we have over 1,000 purebred Arabian horses which are involved in this sport. Italian horses and their riders are playing an ever increasing role also internationally.

REPORT MADE AT 2007 WAHO CONFERENCE:

ANICA published our latest stud book, volume 8 in 2005. Up to now we have registered a total of about 30,000 purebred Arabian horses in Italy. In 2006 the number of Arabian foals registered was 623. The number of broodmares used for breeding was 650, and the number of stallions used for breeding was 220. In 2006 we exported 51 horses and imported 40. We allow Artificial Insemination and Embryo transfer, the latter is limited to 2 foals per mare per year by the same stallion.

Since 1987 all horses registered in ANICA have been parent verified by blood typing, and since 2002 we have used DNA typing. Our horse database has been computerized since 1998. Each year ANICA supports purebred Arabian horses involved in sport, especially in endurance. This year ANICA donated, for the first time, an ANICA Trophy for an endurance ride over the distance of 115 kilometres, this endurance competition is registered with the FEI with prize money awarded to horses registered in ANICA. We also organize 8 shows per year, and the European Championships on alternate years in Verona, which is very successful.

In 2007 ANICA registered 633 foals, and recorded 76 exports and 54 imports.

Trophy Winners


BONORVESU – 2011 WAHO Trophy Winner – Italy

BONORVESU, Chestnut stallion, *1997 (Rubis De Carrere/ Elmas III)
Breeder: Az. Ag. Deriu Antonio. Owner: Antonio Deriu.
Strain: Not Recorded (Family of Em-Arkoub)

The excellent racehorse and sire, Bonorvesu, has been awarded ANICA’s 2011 WAHO Trophy in Italy in recognition of his own excellent achievements as a racehorse and for the good results in both racing and endurance of his progeny.

Click to Enlarge - Photo: Bonorvesu Italy WAHO Trophy Winner 2011
Bonorvesu


ALI MONISCIONE – 2008 WAHO Trophy Winner – Italy

ALI MONISCIONE, Chestnut Colt, *2007 (Psytadel/Alianna Moniscione).
Owners and Breeders: Azienda Agricola Buzzi, Mr. Giancarlo Buzzi and Family.
Strain: Seglawi Jedran of Ibn Soudan (Ghazieh).

ANICA’s Board of Council together with ANICA’s Sport Commission have selected the outstanding yearling colt, Ali Moniscione, as the winner of Italy’s 2008 WAHO Trophy.

Born and bred in Italy, out of a mare also born and bred in Italy by the Buzzi Family, this young horse has already represented his country with great success in the international Show ring. His results in 2008 so far include:

  • European Champion Colt
  • All Nations Cup – Reserve Champion Colt
  • Italian National Champion Colt
  • Italian National Show – title of ‘Most beautiful horse bred and born in Italy’

The Trophy was presented at the Italian National Championships Show in Verona, and it was very nice that Daniele Serioli came specially to hand over the Trophy to the Buzzi Family on this important occasion. Daniele was representing his mother Melania Serioli who is the owner of last year’s winner, they were away competing for Italy at the World Endurance Championships in Malaysia. It is interesting to note that Ali Moniscione’s dam is the maternal half-sister to the 2005 WAHO Trophy winner for Italy, also bred by the Buzzi Family.

Click to Enlarge - Photo: Dr. Giampaolo Teobaldelli and Mr. Moser Massimiliano, members of  ANICA’s Sport Endurance Commission, present the 2007 WAHO trophy to Simona Garatti, owner and rider of Z’Tadore Al Maury.
Photo L – R: Representing the team which prepares and presents Ali Moniscione at the Shows: Diego Zoppellaro; Paolo Capecci and Susy Capecci. Representing Italy’s 2007 winner to hand over the Trophy: Daniele Serioli. Representing the family of the owners and breeders: Giancarlo Buzzi, Rosanna Buzzi, Cristian Buzzi and his girlfriend Paola. Representing ANICA’s Sport Commission: Mr. Massimiliano Moser. (Photo credit: Nicoletta Abelli)


Z’TADORE AL MAURY – 2007 WAHO Trophy Winner – Italy

Z’TADORE AL MAURY, Chestnut mare, *1996 (Tidjani / Zid Htatousel).
Breeder: Renee Laure Koch. Owner: Simona Garatti.
Strain: Not Recorded (Aissa, 1870).

ANICA is pleased to announce that Italy’s top endurance mare, Z’Tadore Al Maury has been selected as Italy’s 2007 WAHO Trophy winner. The award was made at a special ceremony in front of a large and enthusiastic audience at the 2007 European Championships in Verona.

This mare has not only been very successful in advanced three-star FEI endurance competitions, including distances of 160 kilometres, she has also won coveted Best Condition awards which is a tribute to her rider.

(Note – although this mare was born in France, and the WAHO Trophy should normally only be awarded to a horse bred and still domiciled in the country where the trophy is presented, an exception has been made in this case, because the award has already been made in a public ceremony.)

Click to Enlarge - Photo: Dr. Giampaolo Teobaldelli and Mr. Moser Massimiliano, members of  ANICA’s Sport Endurance Commission, present the 2007 WAHO trophy to Simona Garatti, owner and rider of Z’Tadore Al Maury.
Dr. Giampaolo Teobaldelli and Mr. Moser Massimiliano,
members of ANICA’s Sport Endurance Commission,
present the 2007 WAHO trophy to Simona Garatti, owner and rider of Z’Tadore Al Maury.


ARC BLACK SHEIKH – 2006 WAHO Trophy Winner – Italy

ARC BLACK SHEIKH, Black stallion, 1997 (Artistic Rebony/Jarda Anne MRB).
Breeder: Alevamento Arcobaleno. Owner: Adriana Belmonte.
Strain: Seglawi Jedran (Urfah, 1898).

ANICA is pleased to announce that the beautiful 10-year old black stallion ARC Black Sheikh has been selected as Italy’s 2006 WAHO Trophy winner. The award was made at a special ceremony in front of a large and enthusiastic audience at the 2007 European Championships in Verona.

This horse is really a great champion in the difficult discipline of carriage driving, a sport at which Arabians can excel if given the opportunity. He has won events in open competitions organised by the Italian National Sport Federation (FEI) and he also won the gold medal in Austria at the 2006 ECAHO European Arabian Sports Championships. He is also in the Italian National Team for carriage driving, which is a great accolade for this superb horse and his connections.

Click to Enlarge - Photo: Mr. Giancarlo Buzzi, owner of Italy’s 2005 WAHO Trophy winner, and Mr. Ivo Ludi, ANICA Council Member, presenting the 2006 WAHO trophy to ARC Black Sheikh’s owner Mrs. Adriana Belmonte.
Mr. Giancarlo Buzzi, owner of Italy’s 2005 WAHO Trophy winner, and Mr. Ivo Ludi, ANICA Council Member, presenting the 2006 WAHO trophy to ARC Black Sheikh’s owner Mrs. Adriana Belmonte.


AJMAN MONISCIONE – 2005 WAHO Trophy Winner – Italy

AJMAN MONISCIONE, Chestnut stallion, *2003 (WH Justice / Anthea Moniscione).
Owner and breeder: Azienda Agricola Buzzi, Mr. Giancarlo Buzzi and Family.
Strain: Seglawi Jedran of Ibn Soudan (Ghazieh).

Ajman Moniscione was awarded the WAHO Trophy as a result of being the best show-horse in Italy in 2005. The most important titles he won are: Reserve Champion Colt at Aachen, All Nations Cup. Reserve Champion Colt at the European Championships, Verona. He has also won or been highly placed at many other big shows in Italy and Europe, thus flying the Italian flag at an international level with great success and pride for his owner/breeders. The award was presented by Dr. Hans-J. Nagel, President of WAHO, on the occasion of the European Championships held at Verona.

Ajman Moniscione winning the title of European Reserve Champion Colt at Verona. (Photo credit: Nicoletta Abelli)

Ajman Moniscione winning the title of European Reserve Champion Colt at Verona. (Photo credit: Nicoletta Abelli)