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Dubai Arabian Horse Stud steals the show at DIAHC

D Shallal and D Ayayeb complete a gold double on final day at Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships

  • The glistening white stallion Excalibur EA, the 2014 European Triple Crown winner, continued his global succesImage Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News
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Duba: Dubai Arabian Horse Stud’s D Shallal was one of the big winners on the final day of the Dh15 million Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships, capturing the coveted gold medal in the Yearling Colt’s Championship.

The imposing chestnut, who also stuck gold at the Ajman show earlier this year but had to settle for the bronze in Ajman and fourth place in Sharjah, bounced back with an imperious display that impressed the judges who awarded him a high score of 32 points.

Ajman Stud’s AJ Kafu won silver with a score of 15 points while Yas BHM, owned by Ali Ganem Ali Humaila Al Mazroui, took bronze with a tally of 13 points.

Dubai Arabian Horse Stud claimed their second trophy of the night when D Ayayeb was unanimously adjudged Fillies Champion. This was her second championship gold following Sharjah.

Al Baydaa Stud’s Aria Al Baydaa took home the silver while Kamouneh Al Zobair, owned by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani, was the bronze winner.

The magnificent Excalibur EA, the European Championship Gold Champion, claimed the major title of the evening, the Stallions Championship. The highly regarded Las Rosas All Nations Cup and East Coast Cup Junior champion wowed a large crowd of enthusiasts with her fine definition and form.

The Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship saw close to 300 horses — from over 20 countries registered with the World Arabian Horse Organisation (WAHO) — competing for the richest purse in history.

The competition was exclusive to purebred Arabian horses, which were judged on their beauty, agility and heritage.

It was attended by the region’s most elite stables and breeders.


Championship results

Yearling Fillies

Gold: Ghadeer AM (Ajman Stud) 32 points

Silver: D Mumayyazah (Dubai Arabian Horse Stud) 20pts

Bronze: Madinat Al Baydaa (Al Baydaa Stud) 17 pts

D MUMAYYAZAH Gold Champion Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship 2017


Yearling Colts

Gold: D Shallal (Dubai Arabian Horse Stud) 38 pts

Silver: AJ Kafu (Ajman Stud) 15pts

Bronze: Yas BHM (Ali Ganem Al Mazroui) 13 pts



Gold: D Ayayeb (Dubai Arabian Horse Stud) 40pts

Silver: Aria Al Baydaa (Al Baydaa Stud) 10pts

Bronze: Kamouneh Al Zobair (Shaikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani) 8pts



Gold: Fuerte (Sa’ad Sami Mohammad) 38pts

Silver: Pharaoh HBV (Al Baydaa Stud) 15pts

Bronze: Omear Al Hawajer 11pts



Gold: FT Shaella 33 points

Silver: Norma (Sons of Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Subaie) 13 pts

Bronze: Elle Flamenca (Dubai Arabian Horse Stud) 13 pts



Gold: Excalibur (Las Rosas Arabians) 35pts

Silver: Baanderos 19pts

Bronze: Aja Angelo (Al Baydaa Stud) 9pts