by Erica Stotter.

The West Australian Arabian Horse Association (Inc) was able to hold the 2020 WAAHA Arabian State Championships over the final weekend of March 14th and 15th at the State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon before it closed to large public events (due to COVID 19).

The international judge was unable to attend, so NSW judge Glenys Lilley volunteered at the last minute to assist interstate judge Liz Carlile (Vic).

The comparative system was used this year: the Judge compares each horse to the Standard of Excellence, and then places the horses according to which, in the Judge’s opinion , comes closest to that Standard. No score card is used.


Saturday saw the Derivative horses being judged. Senior Derivative halter classes were well contested, as were the Non-Professional and Youth halter classes.

Grand Champion Junior Exhibit was Noran Ebinee Rose (Mystica Santosa/Noran Abbey Rose) exhibited by Noran Arabians, and Grand Champion Senior Exhibit was DSH Delirium (Fever FF/Recamier) exhibited by Samantha Welch.


The Derivative ridden classes were very well supported. State Champion Show Horse was Paro Furst Blood (Furst Fugger/Myrimbah) exhibited by Crystal Anderson, and State Champion Arabian Derivative/API Freestyle was Piara Tinkerbell Magic (Pendley Gold Cup Imp UK/ Briary Display) exhibited by Corien Ridley. Both of these horses were first time competitors at one of our shows, and we hope to see them both again.


Sunday was the Purebred show day. The Grand Champion Junior Halter Purebred was the filly Uphoria KS (Ulysium/Princess Magnum JD) exhibited by Kingsbury Stud and the Senior Grand Champion Halter Purebred was Noran Santosa (Maharaja HDM Imp BE/Aphrodite Exp IT) exhibited by Noran Arabians.

The State Champion Purebred Showhorse was Kelsarni Psyidah Flare (Halimas Psytopia/Lanaryn Sayidah Skye) exhibited by S and S Vieceli and K Middleton.

State Champion Purebred Freestyle was Top Fancy Carina +S (Top Fancy Make My Day/Top Fancy Shatahla) exhibited by E, A and C Stotter.


The Open Dressage was also held Sunday. This was judged by Angie Sorensen (WA). The highest scoring Derivative/API was Robalii Jamboree (Jive Magic Imp/Rhumba R) with a score of 68.40% in his Preliminary 1A test, and the highest scoring Purebred was Top Fancy Carina +S with a score of 72.67% in her Novice 2A test.

The judges’ commented on how polite competitors were, and how well presented the horses were. The ridden judge was impressed with how well competitors seemed to both know and execute the rules.

The Ridden freestyle was highly entertaining and both winners were amazing and worked so well in their costumes. Both would be very competitive at any show in Australia.

They both thanked and commended the committee for their hard work and dedication.