MASKARADA – 2008 WAHO Trophy Winner – Sweden

MASKARADA, Bay mare, *1984(Partner/Marcessa).
Breeder and owner: Blommeröd Arabian Stud.
Strain: Not Recorded (family of Milordka, 1816).

The Swedish Arab Horse Society and ARAB (the Swedish Registry) are proud to announce that the mare Maskarada, bred and owned by Blommeröd Arabian Stud, was awarded the WAHO Trophy 2008. The Trophy was presented during the Swedish National Show in August this year.

Maskarada is a daughter by the European Reserve Champion Stallion Partner and out of the Swedish National Champion Mare Marcessa (by Madar). She traces back on her dam’s side to the foundation mare Sakla (by Amurath Sahib) who was imported to Sweden 1962 from Poland and brought to Blommeröd in 1967.

She has been an outstanding producer of wonderful mares such as:

  • Margotka, former broodmare at Blommeröd, exported to Belgium in 2008
  • Martyna, exported to Dubai
  • Modesty, broodmare at Blommeröd
  • Mandala, exported to Denmark
  • Colombiana, exported to the USA

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Maskarada with her owner, Vicke Philip Sorensen.

From this group of Maskarada’s best daughters, Margotka is the most important to date, as she has left the most precious offspring for Blommeröd and Sweden to be proud of. Her daughters Magora and Marylla, both by Gazal Al Shaqab, have been oustandingly successful at many major and international shows for their new owners in the Middle East. So far, Magora has collected the most show titles and became the 2007/2008 winner of the Dubai Gold Cup for Senior Female Champion at the Dubai International Show.

This makes Maskarada the ‘living link’ between the past and the future to carry on this valuable dam line in Arabian horse breeding in Sweden and elsewhere. Mares such as this well deserve to win the WAHO Trophy in celebration of their strong contributions to the Arabian breed.