ARABIANS OPEN DAY
was held on Saturday 6th August 2005.
by Jackie Keen
Bychan Arabians is set amongst the tranquil hills of the
beautiful Towy Valley in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. The
views from the farm are just stunning and with the red kites
flying above you this is the place to spend a Saturday afternoon.
The day started off with drizzle, but as the morning wore
on the weather started to dry up - you could actually see
the clouds rolling away and everyone got up off their knees
On the yard it was a hive of activity - horses washed, brushed
and spruced up for the afternoons visitors, whilst in the
marquee the food was being laid out, sound system checked
and tables and chairs set out.
Visitors started to arrive and we were treated to a spectacular
display of horses from Bychan Arabians.
Foal on springs ex MadMonk's mare Desdemona
First up and opening the parade was Mirage Magnikate (Psynergy/HS
Mimosa) bred by Sally Roberts and shown by Ryan. This outstanding
bay colt is to hopefully follow in his sister Mirage Psyndikate's,
footsteps by competing in the Futurity class in Aachen. He
had recently been weaned and is to be shown by Rhodri.
Next came three youngsters by Emiratus B. A bay yearling
colt, Siam B (dam: Siametta), and two chestnut two year old
fillies Emoza (dam: Ozana) and Alianda B (dam: Alianda).
On a sad note we were told that Alianda died an hour after
foaling and following a call to the National Foaling Bank,
Alianda B - who is a half sister to the well known Ora El
Masri now exported to Saudi - was duly taken in the back
of the car to Lynne Lidbury in Bristol, who cared for her
until weaning. All three of these horses showed the quality
and type gained from breeding the mares to Emiratus B.
Psypsynatti (Psynergy/Lyanka) who was the first and only
Psynergy foal born in the UK in 2003 came proudly into the
arena with Rhiannon. He is very much like his father and
although he was a late foal (August 2003) I feel that this
has not hampered him at all as he is large and full of life.
Due to Sue and Emrys owning his father, this superb colt
is for sale.
MadMonk to the rescue!
Not to be outdone here, Spot the sheep dog decided to do
a kamakazzi act by trying to jump out of the lorry window,
but unfortunately got stuck. Well to the rescue came our
very own Raymondo and Victoria. I feel sure that Raymond
only wanted to pic Vic up really and the dog was just an
excuse. Anyway with a bit of pushing and pulling one Spot
Dog was returned to the ground totally unharmed and none
the worse for her ordeal.
Next came the straight egyptian grey stallion Muhajjal (Imperial
Imdal/Maar Bilah). This big moving stallion who gained straight
20's for movement at N.W.R.G. show has sired only one colt
with all his other offspring being fillies. At present he
is on lease to Bychan Arabians from Ariela Arabians, Israel
and has proved a very valuable addititon to Bychan.
Six day old straight egyptian filly
of Muhajjal's babies came next to a chorus of "oooh's
and aaah's" from the visitors. She is a six day old
straight egyptian filly (dam:Oryetta) and she looks like
she will stay black - if so she is one of only two blacks
ever bred by Bychan and both of them by Muhajjal. This filly
oozes quality and attitude and I look forward to seeing her
in the showring in the future.
show next were a selection of mares with foals by Psynergy.
A chestnut colt foal with
Yannah (Elton/Yakima), a chestnut
filly foal withOzana (Power/Atmosfera) and a chestnut filly
foal with Yasmeena (Menes/Yakouta). All of these mares had
been show winners and their foals are well put together,
have pretty heads, good limbs and move with that "look
at me" attitude.
We were then treated to a display from last years Supreme
British National Champion, Hanniyah (Psytadel/Hanina). This
amazing filly who moves for fun has a show record which would
make any owner or breeder proud.
Following Hanniyah came Master Design GA (Versace/BEA Society
Belle) who gained the title of Junior British National Male
Champion and Reserve Supreme BNC on only his second outing
in the UK this year. This two year old colt is proudly owned
by Rhodri and they have become an inseperable partnership
gaining many well deserved top titles.
selection of horses from the "Show Team" were
then bought in for the visitors to admire - Emenes (Emiratus
B/Yasmeena) Supreme Junior Champion Wessex Summer Show, Yokosuka
F (Elton/Yarra) Reserve Reserve BNC Filly, Aazekah (Aazari/Bey
Sheba) Supreme Junior Champion S.E.A.H.S., Forever Besson
(Besson Carol/Forever Czar) Reserve Champion Junior Male
Midland Show, Liana (Aurelian/Lyanka) Champion Bath & West,
Erros (Muzzalins/Emi) BNC Gelding, Psynrtra (Psynergy/Patenta
SE) 2nd BNC Yearling Colt, Pysameena (Psynergy/Yasmeena)
2004 Reserve BNC Foal Champion and Psyreesh (Psynergy/Gretta)
2005 Reserve BNC Foal Champion.
These and a number of show winners are produced for the
showring by Rhodri and Rhiannon - Ryan now has a yard just
outside London and is producing Show Champions, namely Audemars
PA, AJA Svengali, Thundaa to name but a few. I think you
will agree that the show results achieved by this dedicated
small team speak for themselves.
came Martina Nareena (Al Hakkim/Nareena). This mare was
one of twins - her brother
who was the largest unfortunately
died . "Twink" (as she is known at home) being
the smallest and with the help of the vet Martin (hence
the name) survived and has gone on to produce some outstanding
foals - Grando, KayGeeBee and Psyanara. At foot she had
ten day old Psynergy filly aptly named Psynssation. This
filly send shivers up and down you spine with her beautiful
looks, well conformed body and exceptional movement. Bychan
Arabians are very proud of this filly and her show career
is eagerly awaited.
The grand finale of the parade of horses was Psynergy (Padrons
Psyche/Balanina) who greeted his latest daughter with a gentle
whinney and it was lovely to see the foal turn to him and
return his call.
- King of all he surveys!
Psynergy has made a large impression on the Arabian horse
show ring with his offspring (oldest two years) making him
leading sire of the BNC show 2005. All of his stock were
placed in the top 5 of their class with five first places,
two second places, Reserve BNC Foal Champion, Reserve Yearling
Filly being just some of the placings achieved. Psynergy
has clicked with the different types of mares ie: Russian,
Polish, Crabbet, Straight Egyptian resulting in the offspring
not only becoming show quality, but also good substantial
horses and I look forward to seeing them under saddle in
After the display of horses and another drink, it was up
to the stables where you could get up close to the horses
and see them calm, serene and natural in their boxes.
Emenes with his tongue out for you to play with, Master Design
wanting his daily rub under the chin and Psynergy just loving
the adoration of the visitors.
To sum up the Open Day - excellent food, drink and hospitality,
good to meet old and new friends, lovely views and surroundings
and an excellent display of horses. All profits from the
Open Day are to go to the Breast Cancer Unit at Prince Phillip
Thank you Bychan Arabians.