Thursday, January 15, 2015

2014 Drinkers of the Wind Challenge Winners

January 5 2015

The Institute for the Desert Arabian Horse announced that the 2014 Drinkers of the Wind Performance Challenge has been won by OT El Azrak (Raveon Ravenwood x OT Dysara RSI), one of Crockett Dumas' homebreds.

“Crockett Dumas is yet one more time demonstrating the wonderful abilities of our Desert Arabians by winning the Schimanski Trophy in our 2014 Drinkers of the Wind Challenge. Crockett and his Pritzlaff bred herd keep topping the list of our Drinkers winners proving that our modern Desert Arabians possess the same attributes as their ancestors did. We congratulate and commend Crockett for his continued efforts in breeding, conditioning and training, and competing these wonderful horses and hope that 2015 is yet another great year for him.”

Reserve Champion in the Top Ten Performance Desert Arabians in the US went to Frisia Mamuluk (Serenity Sharuf x Serenity Btmamluk), a 2005 gelding bred, trained and shown by Willemena DeBoer. “Willemena is using the blood stock of Hansi Heck in her program and she is having wonderful success with it. She has three horses competing in the Drinkers program and all are successful.”

Other Arabian endurance horses in the Top Ten were:

Frisia Shaheen, (Serenity Shahail x Serenity Arufa) bred by Willamena De Boer using Serenity bloodstock.

OT Rymoni GLY (Dymoniet x OT Rafisa RSI), owned by Troy and Clarie Eckard and bred by Crockett Dumas, for his Endurance wins.

OT Dyra Bataa RSI (Rave on Ravenwood x OT Dysara RSI) another of Crockett Dumas' homebreds making a wonderful showing in endurance.

Avalon Yasminah (Ibn Faydin x Mahrus Mis Asiil) a 2006 mare bred by Jennifer Ligon and owned and competed by Mary Fields in endurance.

DB Al Magid, (Aswad Khayal x DB Minna) 2008 Desert Arabian owned by Krista Foyston and competed in endurance.

The Drinkers of the Wind Award program is a high-point award program for the original equine athletes of the Arabian desert. The award is committed to breeding in the tradition of the Bedouin, honoring the Desert Arabian as athlete, performer and competitor, and recognizing the Desert Arabian in a wide array of performance disciplines, including English, Dressage, Driving, Eventing, Hunter, Western, Competitive Trail, Endurance, and Sport Horse Under Saddle.

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