The great stallion Pilot passed away on Tuesday 23 August. Marek Trela shares his memories and thoughts on this great stallion with The Arabian Magazine family, and we share it here on The Romance of the Arabian Horse. Remembering Pilot… Stallion Pilot (PL), dark bay, by Fawor out of Pipi by Banat, Sire Line – Kuhailan Afas …
Say his name and he shall appear…
Yesterday, I was researching a pedigree for a feature I am writing for The Arabian Breeders’ Magazine, and one name came up. That name instantly transported me – to a time and place that is burned into my memory…
Memories of Poland – updated
Poland is a place like no other. To drive through those iconic gates at Janów is a moment guaranteed to induce goosebumps…
The Magic of Poland (Sing Sing Sing…)
The emotion that these visits conveys is immense. The memories made there are magical. And, just as important, it is the many friendships forged in Poland that have gone on to become some of the truest, purest friendships that I have.
Wortex Kalliste – I can say ‘I was there’…
Some moments go down in history – and you can say… You were there… I cannot remember such a dramatic entrance, such an amazing win.
Beauty at Darby Farm
Johanna Ullstrom’s training centre in Belgium, Darby Farm, is home to some incredibly beautiful Arabian horses. Please enjoy some images here from her open day in April, as captured by the talented Henrike Hörmann.
Middle Eastern Allure
As the first fingers of the sun creep up over the desert, a mare and foal stop to drink at a waterhole. Elsewhere, the final stars in the ink-blue sky fade as the muezzin recites the adhān, which rings out from the minaret over the rooftops. There is only one place in the world you can be right now and that is the Middle East, the birthplace of the Arabian horse and an area filled with much allure and mystique for all those that visit.
Nicole Kullen & the Magic of the Arabian Horse
There is something magical about just being with an Arabian. I have sat with all my mares through each of their foalings and it is so humbling to see a newborn encounter the world. I imprint the newborn foal as soon as they’re born from my electric wheelchair or from on the ground without my legs on and the strength of the bond I share with each of them is really important to me.
Lifelong Student of the Arabian Horse
Falling in love with the Arabian horse, my mother sold her grandmother’s wedding ring to buy her first Arabian, a gelding, from Van Vleet. She devoured every bit of information on the Arabian horse, reading, researching and studying. She built up a breeding programme of primarily Crabbet-bred horses, as she was a rider and horseman and wanted a horse that was functional as well as beautiful.