10th Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup in Review

The Arabian Breeders World Cup (ABWC) event returned to the South Point Equestrian Complex for the tenth consecutive year April 14th – 17th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The show was a celebration of the Arabian breed and the lifestyle associated with owning Arabian show horses. Worthy of its location on the glitzy Las Vegas Strip, the ABWC has become a must-attend event for Arabian horse enthusiasts all over the world. The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) is a worldwide community of breeders united in their passion and devotion to the Arabian, promoting thoughtful guardianship for future generations of these magnificent horses.

2016 marked the tenth consecutive year of the ABWC show. One of the world’s premier purebred Arabian horse shows, this international competition garners global entries; over 26 countries are represented annually. Nearly every person who witnessed the spectacular event noted the outstanding quality of Arabian show horses presented.

As always, the event showcased the natural beauty, nobility, excitement and unique characteristics of the Arabian horse breed while providing a lively and entertaining experience for both breeders and those new to Arabian horses. Thefive-person panel of internationally renowned judges included, Cedes Bakker of the Netherlands, Guillermo Concaro of Argentina, Van Jacobsen of the USA, Dr. Nasr Marei of Egypt, Graham Smith of Australia and George Zbyszewski of Poland and the USA. Over 220 horses competed for more than $175,000 in cash awards. Prize monies were offered in the AHBA Futurity and Legacy Futurity to Amateur Handlers and for the first time in the United States, Al Baayda Farm presented the exciting Vote and Win program to spectators. $10,000 was awarded to participants who voted on the Champions that matched the judges selections. It was very well received as it encouraged audience participation both in person and on line via live feed for the first time at the Arabian Breeders World Cup.

Entries represented the United States and 25 other countries and included world champions, previous World Cup champions and dozens of US National, Scottsdale and international champions. The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance welcomed the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard once again for the Opening Ceremonies on championship day while the United States National Anthem was masterfully sung by Mr. Ron Armstrong. Robert and Dixie North organized the time-honored tradition of the presentation of the Flag of Nations.

The tenth anniversary celebration of the show encouraged a media frenzy in the Arabian community. The show was broadcast live across the globe via iEquine managed by James Mead. The Arabian Horse Times and the Arabian Horse World conducted daily interviews of spectators, exhibitors and show officials, and professional photographers representing magazines from all over the world shot thousands of photos. Arabian Horse Results and Arabian Horse Times Global created daily highlight videos that offered a spectacular recap of each day’s festivities.

The commercial exhibit area brought unique boutiques and equine-themed shopping that offered something for everyone. Commercial Exhibit coordinator, Kelly Charpantier worked overtime to ensure a positive and successful experience for commercial exhibitors and shoppers alike.


 Pic8AHBA Ambassador Award | Each year, the Arabian Breeders World Cup recognizes and honors a true ambassador to the Arabian breed. This annual award celebrates the efforts of individuals who bring the Arabian horse to the forefront of the world stage. This year, the AHBA recognized a woman who has devoted the past 31 years of her professional career to the Arabian horse industry, Debbie Fuentes. As the Registrar and Sr. Director of Registry Services for the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), Ms. Fuentes manages the Registry Service department which provides customer care regarding membership, registrations, transfers, racing and other registration-related processes. She also serves as staff liaison to the Registration Commission and Membership Committee. While working for the Arabian Horse Registry of America, Ms. Fuentes spearheaded the committee that developed and implemented the Registry’s change from blood typing to DNA, as a parentage verification tool. She also served as the chair of the Equine Species Working Group from 2006 – 2008 and was a board member of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council from 2005 – 2007 where she served as its Vice President from 2008 – 2009 and has been its President since 2010. She serves on several committees and is active with the American Horse Council. As the Arabian horse’s North American breed ambassador, Ms. Fuentes serves as a delegate to the World Arabian Horse Organization. She received the Friendship Award from the Tennessee Walking Horse Association for her outstanding consulting work in DNA testing and registration. She was recently asked to serve on the All Nations Cup Committee. She graduated with a B.S. in Business from Colorado State University in 1984. Ms. Fuentes is married to Jorge Fuentes and they have 3 children, Shannon, 25, Lexi, 22 and Ryan 19.


Pic7Handler of Excellence Award | Each year the judges are asked to select from handlers of the show, both professional and amateur the person they believe demonstrates the best horsemanship, sportsmanship, respect for their horses and their peers, as well as who represented the spirit of the show through their handling and presentation of their horses. This years Handler of Excellence was awarded for the second consecutive year to Mr. Ted Carson. The award was sponsored and presented by Chris and Sonya Bickford.


Pic5The AHBA Lifetime Achievement Award | The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who have devoted their lives to the betterment of the Arabian horse community. For their commitment, the Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance was proud to honor Robert and Dixie North with this prestigious award on the final day of the event. Though he is a member of the board of directors, it took a great deal of effort and planning to be sure Robert was completely unaware of the board’s intent to present he and Dixie with the award. They entered the arena on Sunday for what appeared to be a routine introduction. The lights went out, the video screen lit up and the powerful music thundered through the building. When Robert and Dixie finally realized the video was displaying a tribute to them, the tears began to fall. It was a beautiful moment. The exquisite bronze award presented to them was custom designed and created by their friend and amazingly talented artist, Carol Fensholt Nierenberg.


Pic6Arabian Breeder Cup | The Arabian Breeder Cup is awarded annually to the breeder who achieves the greatest success with horses competing at the Arabian Breeders World Cup. Dean and Teri Wikel were honored with the esteemed award for the 2nd year in a row. Top breeders of the show included, Royal Arabians, Oak Ridge Arabians, North Arabians, AlJassimya Farm and Rae Dawn Arabians.


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2017 Arabian Breeders World Cup Show

Vegas11The Arabian Breeders World Cup (ABWC) event will return to the South Point Equestrian Complex for the eleventh consecutive year April 12th – 15th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The show is a celebration of the Arabian breed and the lifestyle associated with owning Arabian show horses. Worthy of its location on the glitzy Las Vegas Strip, the ABWC has become a must-attend event for Arabian horse enthusiasts all over the world. The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) is a worldwide community of breeders united in their passion and devotion to the Arabian, promoting thoughtful guardianship for future generations of these magnificent horses.

The ABWC 2017 will return to Las Vegas for the eleventh consecutive year with another blowout celebration. One of the world’s premier purebred Arabian horse shows, this international competition garners global entries; over 26 countries are represented annually. Nearly every person who attends the spectacular event notes the outstanding quality of Arabian show horses presented annually.

As always, the event will showcase the natural beauty, nobility, excitement and unique characteristics of the Arabian horse breed while providing a lively and entertaining experience for both breeders and those new to Arabian horses. The five-person panel of internationally renowned judges includes, Leslie Connor – USA, Terry Holmes – USA, Klaus Beste – Kuwait, Jack Maritz – South Africa, Dr. Nelson Moreira – Brazil, and Irina Stigler – Russia.

Over 220 horses will compete for more than $175,000 in cash awards. Prize monies are offered in the AHBA Futurity and Legacy Futurity to Amateur Handlers.

Entries will include World Champions, previous World Cup champions and dozens of United States National, Scottsdale and international champions.

The AHBA will welcome back the IntArah Group on Friday evening as they present the elegant Dream Embryo Auction in the Showroom.

To be certain, the 11th Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup will not be the ordinary horse show experience. This spectacular Arabian horse extravaganza showcases exceptional world-class horses and honors some of the community’s most dedicated members.

April 12th – 15th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada | http://www.ArabianBreedersWorldCup.com

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IntArah Press Release

IntArah Press Release | THE INTARAH GROUP

The IntArah Group is committed to the success, marketing and promotion of the Arabian horse. Owned by partners Luciano Cury, Mario Zerlotti and Cindy McGown, the IntArah Group shares a desire and mission to celebrate the excitement and economic benefit of high-end auctions where breeders and buyers can expect to find the very best the breed has to offer. The IntArah Auctions are recognized as a place where members of the Arabian community can participate in an event that will encourage the success, the energy and the glamour of the great auction sales of the 70’s and 80’s.

In 2011 The IntArah Group introduced its premier event and first of its kind, ‘The Dream Embryo Auction’, in Brazil. There were 35 consignments consisting of the finest unborn foals in the world. The live auction garnered over 1.9 million dollars in sales. Those in attendance will attest that the event was everything it had promised to be: elegantly designed with fine linens, beautiful lighting, excellent food and a spectacular opening with IMax style video presentation. It was impossible to not be stimulated by the powerful sound and beautiful visual display of creation presented in the video. It was then that the IntArah Group fully understood that the ‘Dream Embryo Auction’ was an idea and concept that could succeed worldwide.

The 2015 IntArah Dream Embryo Auction was truly a night to remember, held in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, during the Arabian Breeders World Cup Show.

The Dream Embryo Auction included 18 Unborn Foals sired by and out of the finest pedigrees available in the world, and 6 Embryo Rights to some of the International community’s most elite mares. The Auction totaled $1,450,000.00 ($60,400.00 average sale price per lot). An Embryo Right to one of the most celebrated and beloved Arabian mares of our time, RH Triana, was the high selling consignment at $200,000.

The concept of the embryo auction is easily explained; the goal is to offer for sale unborn foals, also known as embryos that are of the finest bloodlines available in today’s market. The sires and dams of these foals will be many of the most successful Arabian mares and stallions in the world. The opportunity to purchase an unborn foal out of a mare that many breeders could only dream of owning, was the inspiration for the title, ‘Dream Embryo Auction’. Embryo sales have been quite successful in the private market for several years. The IntArah Group is motivated to providing that dream opportunity to the Arabian horse community in an elegant, tasteful and exciting setting, and believe that by doing so, the market will be once again ignited and inviting to those who seek the elegant lifestyle offered by the Arabian horse.

Every detail has been considered in both the process of consignment and the purchasing of these unborn foals. Careful consideration has been placed, practiced and confirmed to ensure both the buyer and the seller are not only satisfied, but encouraged to participate again. The embryos will be insured at the pound of the gavel in the new owner’s name and full detail of the location and gestation of the foal will be available prior to the event.

The 2017 IntArah Dream Embryo Auction will take place once again, in Las Vegas, the perfect stage in the city designed for dreamers. On Friday evening, April 14th,  the IntArah Dream Embryo Auction will open its doors of ‘The Showroom’ at the South Point Casino and welcome registered bidders, Arabian horse enthusiasts and participants to be seated at elegant tables with fine linens, beautiful lighting, wonderful music and video presentations of some of the most spectacular Arabian mares and stallions available. The event will include fine hors-devours, cocktails and first class service.

The IntArah Group invites you to join in the excitement of the 2017 Dream Embryo Auction, April 14th at The Showroom of the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. Visit the IntArah Booth at the Arabian Breeders World Cup Show to register to bid at the most exciting event of the year!

For more information and consideration for consignment, please contact one of the members of The IntArah Group:

Luciano Curry, Luciano@intArah.com

Mario Zerlotti, (830) 444-1547

Travis Rice (614) 315-3682

or info@intArah.com