The Arabian – Drinker of the Wind
And God took a handful of South wind and from it formed a horse, saying:
“I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle.
On thy back, I set a rich spoil And a Treasure in thy loins.
I establish thee as one of the Glories of the Earth…
I give thee flight without wings.”
– Bedouin Legend
The 51st U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The U.S. Nationals rank as the most prestigious North American championship in the Arabian show horse industry. The event showcases more than 2000 of the highest performing Arabians, Half-Arabians and Anglo-Arabian horses. Classes include halter, park horse, side saddle, driving, native costume, train, cutting, reining and English/hunter/western pleasure classes.
Arabians are one of the oldest breeds dating back 4,500 years to the Middle East. They are refined with a wedge-shaped head, broad forehead, large eyes and nostrils and most distinctively, a concave or dish profile. Arabians are versatile, able to be competitive in many equestrian sports which helps to make them one of the most popular breeds around the world.
Feature Photo Courtesy Veraz Lavan Photography