SHAMAL, Chestnut mare, *1990 (Abha Harim (ES) / Abha Saira (ES)).
Breeder: Maria Mahl. Owner: Al-Qahira Arabian Stud.
Strain: Kehaileh Rodanieh (Rodania, 1869)
The Austrian Arabian Horse Society – VVOe – has just announced their 2010 WAHO Trophy winner, the 20 year old mare, Shamal.
This chestnut, straight Spanish mare is performance tested and has ten descendants through three generations.
Her 2000 daughter Espinosa Qahira by L.M. Libretto (winner of Austria’s WAHO Trophy 2007) is currently continuing the sports horse tradition of Martina Minhard’s breeding programme most impressively in open competition against all breeds, helping to bring the huge athletic ability and potential of the purebred Arabian to a wider audience.
Since 1997, the Al-Qahira stud has been dedicated to breeding straight Spanish Arabians. The farm currently owns 25 horses: 4 stallions and 9 mares, plus youngstock. It is the largest stud farm with these bloodlines in Austria. Exports and shipped semen to other countries, including overseas, bear witness to the success of this breeding programme, for many years now the most successful producer of performance Arabians within the Austrian Arabian Horse Society – VVOe.
Shamal – Austia 2010 WAHO Trophy Winner