AFIRE BEY V, bay stallion, 1985 (Huckleberry Bey/Autumn Fire).
Breeder: Sheila Varian, Varian Arabians. Owner: David and Gail Liniger, Maroon Fire Arabians Inc.
Strain: Managhi Hedruj of Ibn Sbeyel (Ferida, 1886).
The Purebred Arabian Trust is proud to announce that the 2009 WAHO Trophy recipient for America is the acclaimed breed patriarch Afire Bey V, a product of the illustrious Varian breeding program. As one of the most pre-eminent breeding sires in the show world, Afire Bey V is credited by many as one of the most influential Arabian stallions in America of all time. Ranking as the #5 living leading sire with a grand total of 831 progeny, many of them show or performance winners and breeding horses of merit in their own right, he continues to dominate the USA’s Leading Sire of Halter and Performance lists year after year. Afire Bey V is the undisputed “King” of Maroon Fire Arabians, where he is still available at stud to continue his illustrious breeding career, and long may he go on doing so.
The Trophy Presentation for both the 2008 and 2009 USA WAHO Trophy winners was made at the same time, at the Scottsdale 2009 Show Photo L-R: Bob Fauls, (Purebred Arabian Trust President) Tim Shea (owner of Shea Stables, who stands Afire Bey V, 2009 WAHO Trophy winner for USA. The horse is owned by Mr. David Liniger) Deborah Kirshner (Cre Run Farms, owner of DA Adios, 2008 WAHO Trophy winner for USA.) Howard Pike (Purebred Arabian Trust Executive Committee Member)
Photo credit: Rick Osteen.