T.M. AIKOR, Chestnut stallion, *1995 (Mirok Monpelou / Aillura).
Breeder and owner Gabriele Hammerer, Ta Merij Arabians.
Strain: Kehailan Dajani (Mlecha).
On the occasion of the show in Wels with its many spectators, the VVÖ (Austrian Arab Horse Society) presented the 2005 WAHO Trophy to the most successful stallion bred in Austria. The proposal to honour this stallion was brought forward by the Board to its members at their Annual General Meeting and unanimously agreed upon.
At present, T.M. Aikor has a total of 20 offspring in Austria and others in Denmark and Germany. However, it was not his show ring successes or the number of offspring that were responsible for this distinction, but the continuous exceptional quality of his offspring and his corresponding quality as a sire. He is a highly decorated stallion at national and international shows (e.g. 1996: class winner at Wels International Show; Champion at Arabica with highest scores in all criteria; Senior Champion at the InterCup, and Champion of the Get of Sire class). Equally important, of his 20 foals five have already achieved championship titles, among them his firstborn foal T.M. Laguna (x Lady Annie), twice Austrian National Champion and named “Best Austrian-bred Mare” in 1999 and 2004. And finally, the prepotency of T.M. Aikor is even visible in his grand-get, such as T.M. Lawenda (Desant / T.M. Laguna), Champion at the InterCup 2003 and class winner at the Danube Cup 2004.
Broken to saddle and harness as a (not quite yet) three-year-old, T.M. Aikor is ridden out several times a week and not only does himself credit in that he is easy to ride, fast and absolutely reliable, he also is extremely endurable and of an unsurpassable fearlessness. Apart from that he is a very masculine, superior, but at the same time gentle stallion, who today, at the age of 10 years, does not take the show ring all that seriously anymore. The VVÖ once more congratulates Gabriele Hammerer on her stallion’s distinction, T.M. Aikor has set a high standard for awarding the WAHO trophy in Austria in the future.
T.M. Aikor and his owner/breeder, Gabrielle Hammerer, are presented with their Trophy by Mrs. Anne Heiloo, President of the Austrian Arab Horse Society.