SAMARAH – 2018 Trophy Winner – Finland

SAMARAH, Bay Mare, 2011 (Pelennor/ RS Sahira AT)
Breeders: Pauliina Rastas and Timo Takatalo. Owner: Veera Lammenaho
Strain: Kehailet Um Argub (216 Semrie, 1896).

The Finnish Arabian Horse Society has awarded their 2018 WAHO Trophy to the 7-year old mare Samarah. Samarah is an excellent sport horse, she has competed mainly in dressage up to national level in young horse classes. She has also competed in dressage on lower level with a young rider. In 2017 she was third in Arabian Horse Cup Finland in dressage and she has won the Sporthorse Championship title twice, 2017 gold and 2016 silver.
Samarah is very versatile. She is well mannered in harness, safe to hack, loves jumping and has competed in Working Equitation. She has been a demo horse in Centred Riding clinics and works beautifully, even with the smallest children who have just learned how to sit in the saddle.
Samarah also has a good show record, which includes:

  • 2014 Class winner 1-3 year old Arabians, Reserve Champion, Hevosten Show, Hamina
  • 2015 Class winner mares 4-7 years old, Silver Champion mare, Int. C-show, Hamina
  • 2016 Class winner mares 4-7 years old, Silver Champion mare, Falcon Award for the best mare born in Finland, Int. C-show, Forssa
  • 2017 second, 4-7 years old mares, Hevosten Show, Hamina
  • 2018 Class winner, mares over 4 years old, Hevosten Show, Hamina

Her sire Pelennor (Monograf/Penelope) is the winner of Finland’s 2016 WAHO Trophy.
Samarah is currently in training, aiming to compete in the Nordic Arabian Sporthorse Championship in dressage. We also have plans to compete in Open and Junior classes in dressage up to national level.

Samarah at Forssa International C-show in 2016
© Siiri Kaskinen

Samarah at Hevosten Show, Hamina, in 2018
© Sanna Fält, edited Minna Kemppainen

Samarah at Summa 2018, competing with young rider in dressage
© Ida Wirtzenius

Samarah competing at Regional Championships in Dressage, 2018
© Emilia Nerg