THE 2018 JUDGES
"I have the unique perspective of growing up as the daughter of one of, if not the, top Arabian horse experts in the world: Howie Kale. To my knowledge, our program KARHO is the oldest ongoing Arabian breeding program in the United States. My grandfather bought his first Arabian in 1939, 78 years ago, when there were less than one thousand registered purebred Arabians in the United States. Throughout the years my father and grandfather owned, showed, and bred some of the greatest and most exalted horses in the world.
I believe that dedicated breeding programs are the stewards of the breed and the flagbearers of the standard. They breed what is right and true and correct because they honor the standard and understand that the standard exists for a reason: it is the correct structure which serves the horse best."
Michael Van den Elsken
"I started at a very young age at Jadem Arabians in Belgium under the knowledgeable wings of Christine Jamar. First learning how to brush and put horses out to the pastures then slowly working my way up to conditioning and training and later on showing too. My interest though was never limited just to training alone I did very much enjoy the reproduction and breeding too.
After being with Jadem for fourteen years it was time for a new challenge, and I was introduced to Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Ali Al Thani, and for the last twelve years I have been at Al Zobair Stud in the UAE. There I have the privilege to be in charge of a wonderful group of horses. With the long time trust of Sheikh Abdulla it gives me endless opportunities both in the breeding barn and showring.
I will always be grateful for being able to run his farm as my own"
Mark started his show career with an Anglo Arabian mare competing his way through the Pony Club ranks, and on into the Arabian show rings very successfully with Purebred Stallion under saddle El Shahmani Cassanova, as well as becoming a champion rider in Open Show circuits throughout the East Coast of Australia.
Mark has bred, owned, and shown Purebred Arabian saddle and halter horses to win at the highest level, with his Purebred Arabian mare The Palms Uptown Girl and her Australian & East Coast Champion progeny. Mark shows horses across the East Coast with his partner in Paul Austin Equitation where they attend most Royal, Breed and Open shows with their own and client horses.
Mark brings much passion to the horse world and cannot imagine a lifestyle without them or the people involved. He wishes the very best of luck to all competitors.
Meet & Greet
DINNER WITH OUR JUDGES
& PRESENTATION OF THE BREEDERS CUP
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17
AMORA HOTEL RIVERWALK, MELBOURNE
Come along to 'meet and greet' dinner with all our Judges of the Australasian Breeders Cup, as well as the presentation of the 2018 Breeders Cup.
Saturday 17th November | 7.00pm
Octagon Room – Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
3 Course Traditional Buffet Dinner (includes Entrees, Dessert Buffet and selection of main dishes & salads)
$55 per person
Drinks at Bar Prices
BOOK HERE: - https://www.trybooking.com/XHUY
Cost $55 all inclusive (excluding drinks)
Please contact Olivia Cleary should you require further details - 0434 730 661 | email@example.com
AN INSIGHT INTO THE RUNNING OF THE AUSTRALASIAN BREEDERS CUP
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17TH 2018 AT "EQUITANA" MELBOURNE
Selection of judges – each director selects three judges, one from Europe, USA and Australia. The acting directors then vote, via email which is then counted. Hopefully the successfully voted for judges are then available to attend. We select judges that are high profile and successful exhibitors and/or breeders within the Arabian horse industry throughout the world
Breeders Cup Rules
The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance of Australasia run our Breeders Cup by few rules, very basic but straight down the line. Due to limited stable allocation, the number of entries we accept are limited and via nominate.com.au are on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
One horse per entity - (owner/partnership) can be entered per class to offer the smaller breeding farms the opportunity to win the Breeders Cup. Should we not receive our nominated quota of entries, exhibitors will be invited to enter a second horse.
Judging is completed – as the judges score cards are handed in to the stewards. Each score card is calculated, checked and signed by three scorers before being recognised. No final stand up is necessary. This eliminates pressure on handlers and horses to impress.
Administration of chemical irritants / ginger is unacceptable. A horse suspected of having been administered a stimulant will be asked to leave the judging area. Gingering or tail enhancing substances are not accepted and will be dismissed after agreement with the judges and directors.
Soundness - Horses must be serviceably sound ie; horse must not show evidence of lameness. Horses who appear to be lame will not be assessed and placed by the judges. It may be excused from the ring.
Stress - Horses shall not be punished unnecessarily or severely anywhere on the show grounds. Excessive shanking will not be tolerated.
Horses with a whip mark will be excused from competition.
We are happy to report not once has it been necessary to dismiss any competitor for any form of miss-treatment.
We do encourage each competitor to approve or deny shakers that can be used from each end of the arena. The decision is entirely up the the individual competitor.
Winners of the Breeders Cup Awards -
The highest scoring horse in each section will be the Gold winner of the class, second highest score silver and third bronze.
Winner of the Breeders Cup Award - the Breeder of the most winning PUREBRED horses.
Highest Score Junior Horse
Handler Award - Sportsmanship and respect for the horse – evaluated by the Judges.
Highest score of the Day – Junior or Senior horse.
To be judged by Point Score
Gold = 4 points. Silver = 3 points. Bronze = 2 points. Finalist = 1 point.
A score of 10-20 will be awarded for each entry in the following six categories:
Neck & Shoulder
Feet & Legs
Body & Topline
In the case of a tie, the horse awarded the higher points for TYPE will be the winning horse. Should the points for TYPE be the same, the horse receiving the higher points for MOVEMENT will then win.