News

The source for all the latest news regarding Mulawa-bred horses both at home and around the world.

2014 National Stud Show Success

Congratulations to Team Mulawa and the Mulawa community on the recent success at the National Stud Show in Sydney! We are incredibly proud of your achievements in all disciplines. Highlights include a clean sweep of the Yearling Championships by Mulawa-bred horses, full sibling championship wins for ALWAYS VALENTINE MI (Senior Mare) and VANGELIS MI (Yearling Colt), and Supreme Saddle Horse of the Show honours for FAMES PHANTOM MI.

MULAWA INSPIRED | QLD Horse of the Year

Congratulations to MULAWA INSPIRED (Magnum Forty Four x Jiah Aspire by GLF Apollo)! At the 2014 Queensland Arabian Horse of the Year Show, INSPIRED emerged victorious as Champion Purebred Gelding Under Saddle. Later the same day competing against the Champions from the Purebred Stallion & Mare divisions, INSPIRED was sashed Queensland Champion Purebred Horse of the Year. Congratulations to Tahlia & Sharon, Peta & Ashleigh and to MULAWA INSPIRED on all of your well deserved success. We are incredibly proud of how the Mulawa-bred Arabians have brought joy, reward and success into the lives of so many people around the world.

KLASSICAL DREAM MI | Unanimous Champion in Morocco

Congratulations to KLASSICAL DREAM MI on her successive unanimous win! Shown last week during the prestigious Salon du Cheval in El Jadida, Morocco, KLASSICAL DREAM MI was named Gold Champion Senior Mare with full consent from all the judges! Congratulations to HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bi Abdul Aziz Al Saud and Al Khalediah Stables, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this success. Best of luck with DREAM as you continue to promote her under the Al Khalediah banner! 

US National Champion VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI

The best possible news from Tulsa, Oklahoma - VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI has been crowned United States National Champion Three Year Old Filly! Congratulations to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahd Al Saud and Al Mohamadia Stud of Saudi Arabia! A very special thank you is due to Dr. Bruce McCrea, who believed in ANGEL's potential for international success the very first time her saw her at Mulawa. We look forward to many more years of success for ANGEL yet to come...

KAVALLE MI | US National Reserve Champion

Congratulations to Joanne & Ram Gunabalan and KAVALLE MI! At the United States National Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, KAVALLE earned the title of US National Reserve Champion Three Year Old Stallion amongst strong competition from around the world. A special thank you to Andrew Sellman and the entire Argent Farms Team for caring for, promoting and presenting KAVALLE with the utmost respect and attention to detail. Thank you Ram & Joanne for believing in KAVALLE and for providing him the best opportunity to succeed.

Mulawa Symposium | LET'S TALK HORSES

Mulawa is proud to announce that the annual Open Day celebration will now be conducted under a new name: the Mulawa Symposium. Held over two days at the Berrilee location in rural Sydney, the information-rich event entitled "LET'S TALK HORSES" is designed to provide Australians with cutting-edge equine knowledge and access to leading international professionals in their respective fields of expertise, encompassing not only the Arabian horse, Arabian Dervatives, Warmbloods and FEI-level Dressage, but all breeds competing across disciplines from beginner to the highest level of equine sport. Mark your calendars for the first annual Mulawa Symposium: Saturday & Sunday, the 4th & 5th of October.

MULAWA ANGELUS | Top 15 in Normandy

Exciting news from the World Equestrian Games in Normandy! MULAWA ANGELUS, an 11 year old gelding sired by Australian & Brazilian National Champion TS AL MALIK and out the invaluable Mulawa foundation mare M ANGELIQUE, competed under the flag of Thailand for owner Mr. Prutirat Rattanakul Serireongrith, with rider Wipawan Pawitayalarp in the saddle. At the finish, ANGELUS and Wipawan achieved an impressive Top 20 position in 14th place with a total riding time of 09:55:49.

KLASSICAL DREAM MI | Unanimous UKIAHS Gold Champion

Congratulations to HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud on the success of KLASSICAL DREAM MI at the United Kingdom International Arabian Horse Show (UKIAHS) in Addington this weekend. Not only did DREAM score the highest marks amongst all the female entries at this all important ECAHO-rated A-show, she was named unanimous Champion Senior Mare from all five international judges. Best of luck to the entire Al Khalediah Team throughout the upcoming show seasons in Europe & the Middle East!

Canadian National Champion | VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI

Our most enthusiastic congratulations to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud on the recent crowning of VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI as Canadian National Champion Mare! In a unanimous decision of five judges, VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI became the very first Australian-bred mare to earn the senior mare title of Canadian National Champion and one of the youngest ever at just one month shy of turning three years old. Thank you especially to Dr. Bruce McCrea for believing in ANGEL from the very beginning and for sharing her with the rest of the Arabian community worldwide at the elite level of competition. We wish HRH Prince Abdullah and Al Mohamadia continued success with ANGEL and years of enjoyment with this incredible mare.

KLASSICAL DREAM MI | Gold Champion in Belgium

Congratulations to Al Khalediah Stables & HRH Prince Khaled bbin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud! At the prestigious West Coast Cup in Belgium over the weekend, KLASSICAL DREAM MI was named Gold Champion Mare with Philippe Hosay. This was the second show for KLASSICAL DREAM MI, following her debut at Menton in June. Fresh from her arrival from North America by just four days, DREAM debuted in spectacular style by winning her class, defeating two former World Champions in the process. We are thrilled for DREAM's continued international success. Best of luck to HRH Prince Khaled and Al Khalediah as they enjoy further success with DREAM throughout the 2014 show season.

Region 14 Champion | VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI

Congratulations to VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI on winning the Region 14 Champion Mare title in Lexington, Kentucky over the weekend! VALENTINO's ANGEL is proudly a fifth generation Mulawa-bred female from the celebrated dam family of M ANGELIQUE. Congratulations to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud on this prestigious achievement. A special thank you to Dr. Bruce McCrea, Andrew Sellman and the entire Argent Team. Best of luck at the US National Championships in October!

KLASSICAL DREAM MI | Class Winner in Menton

Congratulations to HRH Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud and Al Khalediah Stables! Today in Menton, France, at the prestigious Mediterranean and Arab Countries Championships, KLASSICAL DREAM MI won the highly competitive class for Mares 4-7 Years of Age with an excellent score of 93.5! KLASSICAL DREAM MI is a former four-time undefeated East Coast Champion and the reigning unanimous Australian National Champion Mare. Best of luck to HRH Prince Khaled and Team Al Khalediah as they continue to campaign KLASSICAL DREAM MI in Europe and the Middle East!

KAVALLE MI | Region 10 Champion Stallion

Congratulations to Joanne & Ram Gunabalan and family on your most recent success with KAVALLE MI! In the heart of serious halter territory in Minnesota, KAVALLE earned the prestigious title of unanimous Region 10 Champion Stallion with Andrew Sellman at the lead. Thank you Andrew and the entire team at Argent Farms for campaigning and caring for KAVALLE in your typical world class manner. Best of luck to the Gunabalans and to Team Argent as KAVALLE campaigns his way to further glory in 2014 and beyond!

AJUSTINE MI | New Owner and Supreme Success

Congratulations are in order on multiple levels to Tegan Schmidt! For several months now, Tegan & her husband Aaron have been the proud owners of AJUSTINE MI, a beautiful daughter of Mulawa Aristocrat Mare AUDACIA and sired by international "Champion Maker" WH JUSTICE. Over the weekend, AJUSTINE captured the two most prestigious titles at the SAARABS Stars of the Future Show as Supreme Champion Purebred and Supreme Champion Youngstock Exhibit! Mulawa handler and head halter trainer Cameron Bonney was at the lead for both wins.

Speaking Out | International Support for Mulawa

A new section of the Mulawa website, TESTIMONIALS , has been added to feature perspective from the international community. Mulawa has been privileged to host several of the leading judges, trainers, agents and equine professionals from around the world over the past few years. This section of the website allows them to share their memories and impressions. A special thank you to all of the contributors. We continue to appreciate all you do for the Arabian horse worldwide!    

PRUSSIA MI | Gold Champion in Bruges

Congratulations to Al Mohamadia Stud and HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud! Scottsdale, World Cup & Menton Champion PRUSSIA MI added yet another accolade to his long list of titles as Gold Champion Junior Colt at the Bruges Arabian Horse Event! PRUSSIA is a fourth-generation Mulawa-bred champion who has carried the banner high for Mulawa and Australia in both North America & Europe over the past two show seasons. We wish HRH Prince Abdullah, Al Mohamadia manager Dr. Bruce McCrea & handler Philip Loyens continued success with PRUSSIA as he is campaigned to further acclaim in Europe and the Middle East!

MUSTANG'S MAGNUM | Aristocrat Dam of Distinction

Only rarely in the best breeding programs do the two coincide: accomplished show mare and meritorious matron. For Mulawa Arabian Stud, that convergence of greatness in both phenotype and genotype is the defining legacy of the remarkable Mustang’s Magnum. Incredibly, at just nine years of age, Mustang’s Magnum has rewritten the record books for the Arabian breed in Australia as both show horse and broodmatron, with seven foals of world-class quality and counting...

Queensland Challenge Success 2014

Congratulations to the Mulawa Community horses who earned top honours at the Queensland Challenge this past weekend! We are especially proud of the success of PLATINUM MI, who scored his first big win for new owners Jack, Mona & Armani McKay. Congratulations also to Shannon Parry & Tahlia Christou on their first success with MULAWA INSPIRED on their very first outing together. Thank you to all the owners, exhibitors and trainers for campaigning the Mulawa horses with class and style.

Sydney CDI Success

Mulawa Team Performance is proud to report excellent results from the Sydney CDI! On the final day of competition on Saturday 03 May, Katharine Farrell and her German-import Arabian Warmblood gelding LUXOR 118 finished a credible 5th place in the Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 68.225%. The other Mulawa team of MI SIRTAINLY SIR & Kristian Akehurst finished atop the leader board in both the first and second rounds of the HHSA - NSW Young Horse Championships in the field of four year olds. Congratulations to both Katharine & Kristian on these important achievements!

World Cup Breeder of Recognition

Mulawa is extremely proud to be honoured with a Breeder of Distinction Award from the Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance at the 2014 Arabian Breeders World Cup. Greg, Julie & Jane Farrell wish to congratulate HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud on their success with Mulawa-bred horses at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. Our achievement as breeders is a direct result of your passion and dedication to the Arabian horse!

Royal Easter Show Success

Congratulations to the Mulawa-bred winners at the Sydney Royal Easter Show: ASTOR | Champion Arabian Gelding & Ridden Arabian Gelding & FIRE ALERT | Champion Arabian Stallion. Well done to both Andrew & Lehann on your success with these Mulawa-bred champions. Thank you for carrying the Mulawa banner high!

World Cup Bronze Champion | VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI

Congratulations to VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI - Arabian Breeders World Cup Supreme Bronze Champion Junior Mare! In an incredibly competitive field of young females, ANGEL emerged victorious over the reigning World Champion, and just behind the reigning US National & Scottsdale International Champions. We are incredibly proud of ANGEL - a sixth generation Mulawa-bred champion! Our best wishes to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud and Al Mohamadia Stud as she continues her campaign in North America. Thank you to Andrew Sellman and the Argent Farms Team for caring for and presenting ANGEL with style and respect. A special thank you also to Dr. Bruce & Karin McCrea for believing in ANGEL throughout her remarkable career.

KLASSICAL DREAM MI in Las Vegas

Mulawa wishes to congratulate KLASSICAL DREAM MI on her unanimous win as 2014 Australian National Champion Mare! Congratulations to her proud owner HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud on her second important win under new ownership. DREAM will make her North American debut with Philippe Hosay for Al Khalediah at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. Cheer her on as she dazzles the worldwide audience at one of the most important events on the international calendar.

Dressage with the Stars Success

Congratulations to MI SIRTAINLY SIR (Sir Donnerhall x Fashionista) and Kristian Akehurst! Against the toughest competition in the country, the pair scored first in both rounds with scores of 8.42 and 8.64 respectively to win the Four Year Old Young Horse Championships at PSI Dressage with the Stars in Victoria. Another Mulawa winner at this year's event was MR FANTASTIC (Gold-N-Wings x Lac-La-Biche Carousel), winner of the Consolation Round for Five Year Old Dressage Ponies ridden by Annette Lowe. Congratulations to both Kristian & Annette on your debut success at Australia's most important Dressage event for young horses.

2014 Australian Championships Results

The 2014 Australian National Championships are underway in Sydney! Day 1 returned excellent results for Mulawa-bred and owned horses, including Champion honours for FAMES PHANTOM MI in Arabian Gelding Under Saddle. Eight descendants of the late great MAGNUM FORTY FOUR earned National titles on Thursday. In the gelding competition on Thursday morning, Mulwa-bred horses won all three championships for new owners, including unanimous wins for both KRUSADE MI & ASTOR. Mulawa supersire KLASS achieved a clean sweep with his offspring - all five shown were named Australian Champion. Full brothers MAXIMILLIANO & MAXIMISE MI were named Champion & Reserve Champion Junior Colt, respectively and unprecedentedly.

Equestrian NSW Dressage Awards

Exciting news from the annual Equestrain NSW Awards Ceremony! The highest honour of the night was ABER HALLO 29 winning the award for Dressage Horse of the Year. Along with ABER HALLO's prestigious award, Julie, Katharine & Jane Farrell were honoured as Equestrian NSW Dressage Owners of the Year. With high calibre performance horses such as ABER HALLO 29, LUXOR 118 and FURSTIN FRIENDSHIP competing with Brett on their behalf, Julie, Jane & Katharine have been regulars at Dressage events across the state this past season.

Team Mulawa | Australian Championships 2014

The 2014 Australian Championships are on this weekend - 13-16 March - at Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Team Mulawa is ready to compete with a stellar group of Arabians & Derivatives in both halter and performance. Stay tuned to the Mulawa News page for daily updates. It promises to be an exciting and successful event for Mulawa-bred, trained and onwed horses!  

MAXIUM | Scottsdale Champion Working Cow Horse

Inspiring news from Scottsdale! Former Scottsdale halter winner MAXIUM is now achieving success as a performer in the demanding discipline of Working Cow Horse. In his debut with rider April Canavan, MAXIUM achieved scores of 65 & 63 to qualify for and win the Scottsdale Working Cow Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Championship. Now proudly owned by Francisco Rengel of Mexico, MAXIUM has achieved past success as Scottsdale International Reserve Champion Two Year Old Colt with Andrew Sellman. MAXIUM is showing great promise as a working western horse with natural talent and a willing highly trainable attitude. A special thank you to Sandro Pinha and Pam Donnelly for connecting MAXIUM with his new owner and trainer.

KAVALLE MI | Unanimous Scottsdale Winner

More exciting news from Scottsdale! In his North American debut with Andrew Sellman, KAVALLE MI scored a unanimous win - first on all three judges cards - in an excellent class of Three Year Old Colts at the Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show. At his absolute magnetic best, KAVALLE thrilled the crowd with a dynamic entrance and a perfect stand-up in front of the judging panel. Congratulations to Joanne & Ram Gunabalan on yet another tremendous success at Scottsdale with Mulawa-bred horses! Thank you to Andrew Sellman and the entire Argent Farms Team for believing in KAVALLE and for letting him shine on the world's biggest and most important stage. We will all be cheering for you on Sunday morning in the Scottsdale Senior Stallion Championship!

VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI | Scottsdale Debut

Congratulations to VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI on her North American debut at Scottsdale! Finishing a strong third in the extremely competitive class for Three Year Old Fillies with Andrew Sellman at the lead, ANGEL finished first on Judge Shannon Amstrong's card. A former unanimous Australian National Champion, East Coast Champion & National Stud Show Champion in Australia, ANGEL was awarded the highest score from amongst all the junior filly entries at the All Nations Cup in Aachen, while on her way to earn the title of Bronze Junior Champion Mare. VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI is proudly owned by HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud of Al Mohamadia Stud - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.