Errr...oh what a day!! Oh what a WEEK!!
Last night, Afires Heir was crowned unanimous US National Champion English Pleasure for the second consecutive year. What a horse!!!!!!!!
Yesterday morning, KM Bugatti took home the US National Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse title!!
Then we have the amazing Senior Stallions (Dakharo going Champion and Art Dekko TT going Reserve Champion) as well as the equally amazing Junior Stallions (Aria Impresario going Champion and Marhaabah going Reserve Champion) named yesterday. Definitely a great weekend and a wonderful way to end a fabulous week!!
Many incredible horses brought home Top Ten honors or above throughout the week. We had the opportunity to see phenomenal Arabian Halter horses, Western Pleasure horses, Reining horses, Cutting horses, Trail horses, Pleasure Driving horses, Park horses, English Pleasure horses, Country English Pleasure horses, English Show Hack horses, Hunter Pleasure horses and more. No wonder all of us who deeply love the Arabian horse wait all year for Nationals. :)
In addition, last night AHA President Lance Walters announced our new Judges & Stewards Commissioner, Mr. Stan Morey. Very few individuals could have been a finer choice. You have your work cut out for you, Stan!
There are many challenges facing those of us who are involved in the Arabian industry. Some us of will remain here no matter what, because of our dedication to the horse.