DWA Arabians, in Bellevue, Idaho, want to congratulate Jeff Stuart and DWA Malik, who finished 11th in the 50-mile AERC National Championship in Ashland, Montana at Fort Howes on June 13. They were first Heavyweight, finishing in a ride time of 5:10.
14-year-old DWA Malik (Monarch AH X DWA Croix Blanche by Ala Croixnoire) was bred by Robert "Archie" Bouttier’s DWA Arabians.
There are a number of Monarch AH offspring out in the endurance world. One well known endurance horse is Karen Donley's Royal Patron, a Monarch AH son, who won the Tevis in 2016 and finished in the Top Ten 4 other times. He has started and completed 7 100 mile rides.
Susan Summer's Mags Motivator is a Monarch AH son who won 15 rides and finished 11 100 mile rides, including the 2013 AERC National Championship where he won the BC and placed 3rd.
Archie bred four Monarch AH sons with frozen semen. DWA Malik (2007) was the first, DWA Papillon (2011) was the second, DWA Amir (2012) was the third, and DWA Superman (2013) was the fourth.
DWA Malik has compiled 24 of 31 rides, most carrying Heavyweight Jeff Stuart.
DWA Papillon has been a stallion and he has sired 12 offspring so far. Look for them in the near future in endurance rides.
DWA Amir's owner lives in California and he is learning to be a mounted archery horse.
DWA Superman was purchased by Robert and Melissa Ribley when he was three years old and is just beginning his endurance career with them.
Malik's dam, DWA Croix Blanche, is by Ala Croixnoire and was one of Archie's best racehorses. French Open, who won Tevis in 2014, also has a dam who was sired by Ala Croixnoire.
top photo: Jeff Stuart and DWA Malik at City of Rocks, photo by Merri Melde