We are tremendously pleased to announce that for both 2014 & 2015, Mulawa Arabian Stud was honoured as Purebred Breeder of the Year at the Australian National Championships. These awards were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Arabian Horse Society of Australia in late March. The late Mulawa chief sire MAGNUM FORTY FOUR was also honoured as Purebred Sire of the Year for a record fifth time. We are incredibly thankful to the the many breeders both in Australia and around the world whose decades of dedication to the Arabian horse have contributed to our success. We look forward with great expectation to a bright future for the Arabian horse here at home and all across the globe.
Setting industry records and redefining the standard of excellence for the Arabian breed worldwide is just another day in the life of KLASS, born in January 2003 and proudly bred by Mulawa Arabian Stud. Mulawa is incredibly proud to accept the honour of 2015 Australian WAHO Horse of the Year for KLASS. As the classic Arabian ambassador and consummate versatile equine, KLASS continues to raise the bar of excellence in his native Australia, while elevating the aspirations of Arabian breeding worldwide.
Congratulations to VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI, who made her Senior Mare debut at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas this afternoon. Scoring an impressive 339 points, VALENTINO'S ANGEL was named World Cup Champion Four Year Old Mare! VALENTINO'S ANGEL was once again handled by Andrew Sellman of Argent Farms. A special thank to the entire Argent Farms staff for your superb care. ANGEL is proudly owned by HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahd Al Saud of Al Mohamadia Farms - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thank you to Prince Abdullah, and the Dr. Bruce & Karin McCrea for your continued faith in ANGEL. She was honoured with the Supreme Bronze Senior Mare Championship on Sunday afternoon!
Mulawa is pleased to announce the debut of PREMIER MI at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. A promising young colt with a unique double-MARWAN AL SHAQAB pedigree, PREMIER will be shown by Andrew Sellman in World Cup Yearling Colts. PREMIER is a son of World Cup Supreme Gold Champion POGROM (QR Marc x Petla by Visbaden), one of the most accomplished and well-respected stallions bred in Poland in the last quarter century. PREMIER's dam is the beloved DUCHESS OF MARWAN, a Regional Champion & US National Top Ten winner who has proven herself an exceptional producer of quality foals.
For over four decades, mares have been the cornerstone of the Mulawa program. Proudly stewarding 16 dam families from 12 unique dam lines, Mulawa has thoughtfully assembled and bred a world-class collection of broodmares that continue to raise the standard of excellence in Australia. From this superb group of mares, Mulawa is honoured to have bred the last successive five Australian National Champion Mares. Each of these Australian National Champions represents a unique Mulawa dam family, while several of these mares have already gone on to produce champion progeny of their own.
ALWAYS AN ANGEL made Arabian breed history at the 2015 Australian Championships with her son VANGELIS MI & daughter ALWAYS VALENTINE MI. Both were awarded highest scoring horse in their respective divisions, joining their sister, United States & Canadian National Champion VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI, as unanimous Australian National Champions. A special thank you to Dan & Maureen Grossman as well as David Boggs for sharing DA VALENTINO, the sire of each of these exceptional horses, with the Mulawa program.
Congratulations to HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the latest international success of KLASSICAL DREAM MI! Winning the class for Four to Six Year Old Mares at the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships, KLASSICAL DREAM went on to be named Bronze Champion Senior Mare amongst elite competition at her second ECAHO title show. With her success in Dubai, KLASSICAL DREAM can now claim championship honours, incredibly, on five continents. A special thank you to the entire team at Al Khalediah Stables, especially Sheikh Mutlaq bin Mashref, Philippe Hosay & Mario Gallager, for your extraordinary success with DREAM.
In unprecedented fashion, ALWAYS VALENTINE MI has finished her Senior Mare season in Australia undefeated and a unanimous Australian National Champion! From September 2014 to March 2015, ALWAYS VALENTINE was shown just four times at the continent's leading events, each time emerging victorious. This past season marked the debut of ALWAYS VALENTINE MI on home soil, as she had previously been campaigned as a Two Year Old in North America with Andrew Sellman and Argent Farms. With her record-setting show career behind her, ALWAYS VALENTINE will now resume her broodmare duties in the Mulawa breeding program.
Mulawa is delighted to announce the success of RACQUEL MI, as both Australian National & East Coast Reserve Champion Yearling Filly. RACQUEL is the first Mulawa-bred daughter of POGROM to be shown in Australia. Through her multi-international champion sire, RACQUEL introduces the influence of Poland's phenomenally successful "P" line to the Mulawa breeding program. RACQUEL is uniquely blessed with a second influence of living legend MARWAN AL SHAQAB through her extraordinary dam RIMARAA. A special thank you to Gene Reichardt, Marek Trela & David Boggs for making the dream of RACQUEL MI a reality.
The Australian National Championships once again proved extremely successful for the get of KLASS . With a universally acclaimed reputation for siring horses of the highest calibre, KLASS continues to rewrite the record books in Australia and raise the standard of excellence for the Arabian breed worldwide. Reigning Australian National Champions KLASSICAL PRESENCE MI - 2014 National Champion Junior Filly - and KLASSICAL DEVOTION MI - 2014 National Champion Yearling Filly - both returned to compete for Mulawa in the Junior Filly division. Each became the highest scoring filly in their respective age divisions, with KLASSICAL PRESENCE earning the highest score amongst all the female entrants at the show.
The 2015 Australian National Championships proved once again a very successful event for the descendants of MAGNUM FORTY FOUR. In both the halter and performance rings, three generations of MAGNUM FORTY FOUR get earned over 45 National Championship titles at Australia's most prestigious event. MAGNUM FORTY FOUR already holds the record as the most accomplished sire of Australian National Champion winners, having earned the Leading Sire award at the Australian National Championships an unprecedented four times.
The 2015 Australian National Championships in Werribee, Victoria proved to be a momentous occasion for MAXIMILLIANO . In a unanimous decision by all three judges, "MAX" was named National Champion Senior Stallion with Jason Hodgins, and in doing so, became the first stallion in Aussie history to be named National Champion in all three age divisions. It is only fitting that MAXIMILLIANO is proudly owned by Kay & Phil Edward of Shane Edward Arabians, since Kay & Phil are responsible for breeding his dam - the incomparable MUSTANG'S MAGNUM . A daughter of Mulawa's supersire MAGNUM FORTY FOUR and the Edward's prize South Australian Champion Mare SAHTARAH , MUSTANG'S MAGNUM was a favorite