And there is another success to report from the Championships du Monde du Cheval Arabe in Paris: El Palacio, son of Al Lahab out of El Dorada (Sanadik El Shaklan) won bronze in the World Junior Championships for stallions. El Palacio’s home is at the Al Khalediah Stables, Saudi Arabia. The stallion is owned by HRH Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. We are delighted together with His Royal Highness Prince Khaled and Mutlaq Bin Sheikh Nushrif (stud manager of Al Khalediah) and congratulate on the excellent results in Paris.
Home-bred F Shamaal, son of Maysoun (x Sarameena), achieved a huge success at the European Championships 2009 in Verona: F Shamaal won the title of a Senior Champion Stallion. We congratulate His Royal Highness, Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, General Manager Sheik Mutlaq Bin Mushrif, and Al Khalediah Stables, Saudi Arabia, for this important victory.
Congratulations to Sheikh Khaled Bin Laden and Rabab Stud for the success of Mahala (Al Lahab/Mahasin) at the International Show in El Zahraa, Cairo, 2009. Mahala, daughter of Al Lahab, became Champion Filly and Best Mare of Show. Thus Mahala has gained an important victory once more.
We are happy with all our hearts: For the second time after 2006, Al Lahab won the All Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany. Handled by Frank Spoenle, the newly minted Senior Champion was unanimously awarded scores of 20 for type and excellent marks for movement.
For us, Al Lahab is a dream come true. He is perfect in his beauty and his type. To own him is something very special. We thank Frank Spoenle for the excellent presentation of our favorite, and we will certainly never forget this All Nations Cup.
The first foal by our renowned stallion Rayyan Albadeia has been born. F. Jasmina is just as typey a filly as she is magical, and is out of our F. Jalajil by Al Lahab. We are very pleased with this beautiful and healthy foal. F. Jasmina has fully met our expectations in this mating.
Even in our wildest dreams we hadn’t expected that thousands of visitors from all over the region and far beyond would come to our little village of Gruen. The open day to mark the 15 year anniversary of Lutzenhof stud farm provided for a real festival atmosphere in splendid summer weather at a scale the place had not seen before.
Stars in the limelight were the Arabian horses that were presented to a crowd of people so large as we had hardly ever had before. We are extremely pleased that our festival could, in such a wonderful way, promote these noble animals with their philanthropic nature.
The undisputed star of Lunzenhof stud, Al Lahab, was the center of attention: Hundreds of hands sought contact with Al Lahab, who once again enjoyed being in the limelight and impressing the audience with his patience, gentleness and beauty. Once more, we thank Al Lahab’s coach Frank Spoenle, who conducted this presentation in the same outstanding way as he does his horse shows.
Thanks also to Andrew Schlicht, who hosted the horse presentation in a professional manner, and to Susi Poth, who provided the background music. Thanks also to all the hardworking volunteers who were busy behind – and in front of – the curtains to make our festival take place as smoothly as it did, even though the scope was well beyond what we had planned for.
Again, we thank all our guests for their visits, for their great interest in our horses and our farm. The hours passed in a flash, but will have a place in our hearts forever. This festival was unique! Our horses made a great contribution, of course, but particularly all those people who attended our anniversary made the festival the huge success it was. We invite you now to enjoy the pictures of our open day.