ATHBAH STUDAl Baz, 27 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|Owner||HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud|
|Handler||Nicolas Frere, Giacomo Capacci|
|Bloodline||Mixed Blood Straight Egyptian|
From the ancient deserts of the Arabian Peninsula evolved the oldest known breed of riding horse: the Arabian. Now one of the most popular breeds in the world, the Arabian’s incredible energy, intelligence and gentle disposition allow enthusiasts to excel in most equine sports and activities.
Within gently rolling sand dunes in the beautiful desert of Saudi Arabia, and specifically in the western part of Riyadh, Athbah Stud is home to a carefully chosen collection of Arabian horses, including a distinguished collection of Saudi pedigree called the “Desert Breed”, bred and nurtured within the enclosures of Athbah Stud, whose pedigrees are considered rare to find in this day and age. Owned by Athbah Stud Co. Ltd, since 2003, Athbah Stud has risen in stature and credibility to further promote the prominence of the Arabian breed, and embarked on a quest to make its mark in the equestrian arena of the world.Today, Athbah’s Arabian horses spend as much time on the trail as they do at horse shows and other competitive events, and strive to forever rise to the challenge of attaining the stature of champions and reserve champions.
Tackling the breeding techniques at the stud, Athbah Stud follows the footsteps of the ancients and adapts their expertise: they incorporate a wide strategy of bloodlines, by following a breeding programme which includes world renowned prominent pedigrees, with the best modern techniques and most qualified veterinary supervision.
Athbah will strive to turn its establishment into a diversified amphitheatre to include services such as veterinary, wholesale equestrian equipment, pharmaceuticals, insurance, logistics, laboratory for insemination services, and retail services connected with the sale of horses. Athbah is also keen to include organizing horse events such as racing, race meetings, horse jumping, dressage, endurance and shows, as part of its vision.
To further elucidate the legend of this farmstead, the objective of Athbah is to bring back and revive the history of the illustrious Arabian horse. Athbah’s goal is participating in such various events is not only to win, but also to raise the awareness and educate the public about relating issues, such as breeding methodologies and new techniques in nutrition technology, and, also seeks to enlighten enthusiasts by bringing forth various formulae for the different processes involved; such as the recycling of compost into natural fertilizers, and water treatments for ensuring the natural hydration systems.
In addition, Athbah Stud follows the ethos of “quality over quantity” by ensuring that a specific head count number is maintained. The exceeding numbers are always sold off at various auctions. Athbah’s strategy is to sustain the selected breeds for show, racing and breeding programmes, without creating an overstatement.
Furthermore, Athbah Stud’s participation in national and international events has placed it among the most selected of establishments of its kind in the world. It participates in events ranging from beauty contests to flat races, and these span over the Middle East, Europe, the UK and the US. Thus, Athbah’s horses have emerged among the top winners, achieving trophies and distinctions. Furthermore, Athbah promotes the most distinguished of these events, and often sponsors them as well.
*DIAR 2019 INTERNATIONAL STAKES*
MEHDAFF ATHBAH, owned and bred by Athbah Stud & owned by HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Ahmad bin Abdulaziz, achieved his seventh victory winning DIAR International Stakes - over 2000 meters - at Newbury Racecourse in United Kingdom.
* 10th SAUDI NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP *
The 10th Saudi National Championship was concluded in Al Ahsa, where Athbah Stud's horses achieved great medals:
- MEQBILAT ATHBAH: Gold Champion Mare & Highest Score in the Show & Best Head Award;
- TARFAH ATHBAH: Silver Champion Mare;
- DHAKHARAH ATHBAH: Gold Champion Filly;
- QANWAA ATHBAH: Gold Champion Yearling Filly;
- JATHABAH ATHBAH: Silver Champion Yearling Filly.
* KUWAIT INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL 2019 *
The 8th kUWAIT International Championship ends with a new achievement: FAHDAH ATHBAH (bred and owned by Athbah Stud) was awarded the BRONZE CHAMPION SENIOR MARE! Congratulations to everyone involved!
* PSAIAHF 2019 *
Very good performance of Athbah Stud at the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Arabian Horse Festival 2019! Here the 2 titles proudly achieved:
- RAKHA ATHBAH: Bronze Champion Yearling Filly;
- ASCOT DD: Silver Champion Senior Stallion.
Congratulations to Athbah Stud and everyone involved in these excellent results!
* PSAIAHF 2019 (KSA Desert Bred Championship) *
Congratulations to Athbah Stud on the many titles achieved by their beautiful horses:
- FAHAD ATHBAH: Gold Champion KSA Desert Bred Stallion;
- KHERAISAN ATHBAH: Silver Champion KSA Desert Bred Stallion;
- JOHARAH ATHBAH: Silver Champion KSA Desert Bred Mare;
- BALSAM ATHBAH: Silver Champion KSA Desert Bred Colt;
- SULTAN ATHBAH: Bronze Champion KSA Desert Bred Colt.
*A GREAT RETURN*
The great 2015 All Nations Cup's Gold Champion Junior Filly PIACOLLA (Enzo x Polonica, by Ekstern) finally makes her return at the Prince Sultan Arabian Horse Festival 2019 in the 7-9 year old mares, on the lead of Nicolas Frère. Don't miss her!
* AL ARAB ARABIAN HORSE SHOW 2018 *
What a wonderful weekend for Athbah Stud at the Al Arab Arabian Horse Show 2018! Here the titles achieved:
- TARFAH ATHBAH (EKS Alihandro x Ermina): Gold Champion Junior Filly
- MEQBILAT ATHBAH (QR Marc x Martinique J): Silver Champion Senior Mare
Both were the Highest Scoring horses of the show, presented by Nicolas Frère and proudly bred & owned by Athbah Stud!
* PARIS ARABIAN HORSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 *
GABEL ATHBAH (Eks Alihandro x Meqbilat Athbah) is the new WORLD BRONZE CHAMPION JUNIOR COLT! Great result for this young colt at the Arabian Horse World Championship 2018 in Paris.
Congratulations to Athbah Stud, his handler Nicolas Frère and everyone involved in this great achievement!
* EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 *
Great results for Athbah Stud at the European Championship in Lier! Here the titles:
- TAMMAM ATHBAH: Silver Champion Yearling Colt;
- ASCOT DD: Silver Champion Senior Stallion
Congratulations on such an important success!
* ASHARQIA ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL 2019 *
At the Asharqia Arabian Horse Festival, Athbah Stud's horses had an impressive success:
- MEQBILAT ATHBAH: Gold Champion Mare & Best in Show;
- TARFAH ATHBAH: Silver Champion Mare & Highest points of the Show;
- HAYS ATHBAH: Bronze Champion Stallion;
- QANWAA: Bronze Champion Yearling Filly.
SILVER CHAMPION SENIOR STALLION
ASCOT DD (2019 Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Arabian Horse Festival)
Gold Champion Senior Mare
SHIRIN BY AISHA - 2017 Menton Mediterranean & Arab Countries Arabian Horse Festival
Gold World Champion Stallion
EKS ALIHANDRO - 2016 Paris Arabian Horse World Championship
Gold World Champion Yearling Filly
REWAYAH ATHBAH - 2015 Paris Arabian Horse World Championship
Gold Champion Junior Filly
PIACOLLA - 2015 Aachen All Nations Cup
Gold World Champion Colt
EKS ALIHANDRO - 2013 Paris Arabian Horse World Championship
Gold Champion Yearling Filly
ESPERANZZA AL VENTUR - 2013 Aachen All Nations Cup
ATHBAH STUD OPEN DAY 2018 - Saudi Arabia
In the heart of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it comes a night where people meet and release their soul.
It is not only a farm, Athbah Stud truly represents a dreaming oasi, home of stunning Arabian Horses.
Work, Dedication, Patience, Passion: this is what HH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud together with his team Ward Bemong, Majed Al-Shehri, Nicolas Frère and Alejandro Peron achieved and showed in just about a few years, from the beginning of the farm to the incredible results of the King, EKS Alihandro and his progeny, to the contribution that Athbah Stud brings to the Arabian Horse business every year.
There are some farms that belong to everybody in very small parts and this is one them for sure.
Enjoy with us an evening full of emotions that we proudly covered and experienced.
Ward Bemong (email@example.com)
Nicolas Freere (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Giacomo Capacci Arabians (email@example.com)
Ally Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Magid (+966548000094)