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The source for all the latest news regarding Mulawa-bred horses both at home and around the world.

Celebrating 30 Extraordinary Years | Happy Birthday GLF APOLLO!

Since the transfer of the breeding herd to Alabama Stud in the Upper Hunter Valley late in the previous decade, the three elder statesmen of the Mulawa breeding programme have remained in residence in Sydney, blessing our lives each day with their magnificence and presence. In the last 12 months, we have bid a bittersweet farewell to both FAME MAKER R, who was laid to rest in April 2019 just shy of his 30 th birthday, and to TS AL MALIK just two months ago in January, in his 28 th year of life. The only senior sire remaining is not only the stallion whose importation launched the modern evolution of the Mulawa programme in the early 1990’s, he is the stallion who has lived longer at Mulawa than ANY other - imported, introduced,

A Royal Jewel in the Akmal Crown | VENECIA MI

Congratulation to HRH Prince Abdulmajeed bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the purchase of VENECIA MI October 2014   (Allegiance MI x Valentine MI by DA Valentino) Fifth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Gold National Champion Member of the VALENTINE MI Family Australian National Gold Champion Senior Mare | 2019 Australian National Gold Champion Junior Filly | 2017 Australian National Gold Champion Yearling Filly | 2016 Australasian Breeders Cup Gold Champion Junior Filly | 2018 Australasian Breeders Cup Gold Champion Junior Filly | 2015 East Coast Champion Senior Mare Aged 4-7 Years | 2019 East Coast Champion Two Year Old Filly | 2017 East Coast Champion Yearling Filly | 2016 We look forward to the infinite possibility

Mulawa Sunday Open Barn & Educational Day | 05 April 2020

The first Sunday Open Barn of 2020 is scheduled for 05 April, officially welcoming the new decade ahead! Following up on the tremendous success of the December Open Barn, these Sunday events will now include an educational segment. The successive educational segment will feature hands-on demonstrations with Team Mulawa covering the topic of “ The Why, When, What & How of Masterful Show Clipping ”. Schedule of Events: 12:00 PM | Gates Open 12:30 PM | Educational Demonstration with Team Mulawa The Why, When, What & How of Masterful Show Clipping 13:30 PM | Presentation of Sale Horses Warmblood Mare: Show & Breeding Prospect Warmblood Geldings: Show Prospects Arabian Mares & Fillies: Family

2020 AANC Mulawa Community Success

Congratulations to all the members of the Mulawa Community on their extraordinary success at the 2020 Australian Arabian National Championships! We are especially proud that three Mulawa-bred horses achieved the highest scores of the show in their respective divisions - ALLEGRO MI, WORLD CLASS MI & the extraordinary VIENNA MI. The trifecta in the purebred gelding classes was also a moment of pride: Gold Champion at all three age levels - PREMIERE FF, TREND MI & ALLEGRO MI; a clean sweep in the Senior Geldings with Gold - ALLEGRO MI, Silver - ALLEGIANT MI & Bronze - BOGART MI; and another full podium in the Ridden Arabian Geldings with Gold - CHELLEASON MAGNUMS GOLD, Silver - DARK KNIGHT MI & Bronze

A Storybook ROMANCE Continues for GRK Farms

Congratulations to Gary Kehl on his inspired purchase of ROMANCE MI in the record-breaking 2020 Marquise Invitational. We look forward to the next chapter of this enchanted ROMANCE under the stewardship of universally respected GRK programme. Thank you for putting your trust in ROMANCE. We wish you infinite success and reward ahead. 

The Competitive ADVANTAGE | Scottsdale International Gold Champion

Congratulations to the Advantage Partners - Keith & Maureen Krichke, Dan Whitenack, Dallas & Sharon Day - on your always inspiring success at Scottsdale with ADVANTAGE MI. He continues to make his mark as both a show horse and sire of merit year after year in your care. Thank you for giving him such a wonderful home and every opportunity to positively impact the breed. ADVANTAGE is also the proud sire of Scottsdale Top Ten Senior Yearling Filly ATTRACTION BHN (x Seduction BHF by FA El Shawan), proudly owned & bred by Dan Whitenack.

MADORA MI | International Mulawa Community Success

Congratulations to Murray & Shirley on your extraordinary success at Scottsdale. The Rae-Dawn breeding program continues to inspire us all. Thank you for giving MADORA such a wonderful home and every opportunity to shine!

Mulawa Open Barn Postponement | Sunday 09 Feb

Due to the significant rainfall the farm has received in the past 24 hours and the significant rainfall forecast for the next several days, the decision has been reluctantly made to postpone the Mulawa Open Barn scheduled for Sunday 09 February. Given the all too recent threat of the bushfires surrounding the Sydney area and all of coastal NSW, this abundant rain is a welcome reprieve to the many months of drought, heat and fire risk. Given the busy schedule prior to the Australian National Championship in early March, we anticipate rescheduling this Open Barn, and the educational seminar covering the topic of “ The Why, When, What & How of Masterful Show Clipping” for sometime later in March or early April.

Fantastic Results from the 2020 Boneo Classic

With the generous support of naming rights sponsor Homes & Acreage, Boneo Park hosted the outstanding event that was the 2020 Boneo Classic from the 23 rd to the 26 th of January. Once again our team was thrilled to be able to compete at this gorgeous venue; enjoying its world-class facilities, immaculate competition surfaces and beautiful surroundings. At this year’s event Team Performance fielded three combinations: in the CDI 3*** Big Tour were  Luxor 118 (DE) with Kate Farrell and  Larenso (DK) with Riley Alexander, and in the 4YO Young Horse Class  Aber Fontaine MI with our Performance Coach John Thompson. This was also the first time Kate, John and Riley have competed side-by-side in the Big Tour field

East Coast Success 2020 | Congratulations to the Mulawa Community

Congratulations to all the members of the Mulawa Community on the great results achieved at the 2020 East Coast Championships!    Queen of Sheba Challenge Winner | Highest Scored Purebred Arabian Mare Champion Mare Aged Four to Seven Years of Age AMBER MI September 2013 Grey (WH Justice x Audacia by Parkview Audacious) Fourth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Champion Member of the KARMAA Family Proudly Owned by Kylie Rees Shown by Cameron Bonney Champion Arabian Gelding Eight Years & Older Champion Led Senior Arabian – Non-Pro Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Gelding Top Five Champion East Coast Cup - Purebred ALLEGIANT MI September 2011 Grey (Allegiance MI x MI Angel by TS Al Malik) Seventh-Generation Mulawa-Bred

Farewell TS AL MALIK | 09 December 1992 – 15 January 2020

It is with tremendous sorrow that we share with the global Arabian Community the passing of  TS AL MALIK (Hello Barich ELS x BF Tiffany Select by BF Rageymazon). A beloved international icon who illuminated show rings with his masculine power and charisma on three continents as Australian & Brazilian National Champion, as well as a Scottsdale Reserve Champion, MALIK is best remembered as an invaluable Mulawa chief sire since his arrival to Australia in 1998. Bred in Brazil by Toni Salloum, MALIK was blessed with a unique combination of Spanish, Gainey, Raffles, Polish and Egyptian bloodlines, the infusion of which into the Mulawa programme has reaped infinite reward since the arrival of his first foal,

New Year Wishes from Team Mulawa

Wishing Everyone a New Year and a New Decade Ahead Full of Infinite Abundance, Reward and Possibility ~ The Farrell Family & Team Mulawa  

MI Sirtainly Sir & Riley Alexander Receive Honours From Equestrian NSW

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Performance Head Trainer Riley Alexander on his immense success throughout the 2019 competition season which has recently culminated in receiving top honours from   Equestrian NSW , attaining the title of  2019 Senior Athlete of the Year . In addition we're incredibly proud to share that our exceptional Team Ambassador  MI SIRTAINLY SIR   (aka Andy) has also been recognised by Equestrian NSW - receiving the accolade of 2019 Dressage Horse of the Year . Riley and Andy have trained and competed as a partnership since 2018, entirely dedicating themselves to improving from one performance to the next. Together they have earned superb results at FEI Small Tour Level

KONFIRM | Three-Time Winner at ASEAN Open Endurance Cup

Congratulations to Khun Pun Prutirat R. Serireongrith, proud owner of KONFIRM MI 2012 Grey Gelding (Konfidence MI x Mulawa Aspiring by Magnum Forty Four) Sixth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Athlete  Member of the JIAH ASPIRE Family At the 2019 ASEAN Open Endurance Cup, KONFIRM finished first in individual competition in his very first CEI1* with Wipawan Pawitayalarp aboard. KONFIRM also received the coveted trophy for Best Condition, and led The Horses Team Thailand to victory in team competition. This impressive trio of achievements was accomplished at KONFIRM's very first CEI1* competition. Wipawan has carefully guided KONFIRM's career from the start, and is especially proud of this aspiring athlete's

Sunday Open Barn | 01 December 2019 Highlights

On behalf of the Farrell Family & Team Mulawa, we would like to thank everyone from the Mulawa Community who took the time to share your first summer Sunday afternoon of 2019 with us at the 01 December Sunday Open Barn. Well over 150 guests from QLD, VIC & NSW joined us for the first of the new format Open Barn events, featuring an educational component prior to the presentation of horses. Thank you to everyone for the inspiring feedback and your suggestions for future educational seminar topics. The 2020 schedule has been set through October: February 2020 | The Why, When, What & How of Masterful Show Clipping April 2020 | Starting the Youngster: From Weaning to Good Citizenship June 2020 | Effective

National Stud Show 2019 | Mulawa Community Results

Congratulations to all the Mulawa Community members who competed successfully and achieved at the 2019 National Stud Show! A special thank you to the NSWAHA for once again hosting a wonderful event at SIEC.  Champion Arabian Yearling Filly MI FOREVER MORE November 2018 Grey (MI Klassique x Forever Fame by Fame Maker R) Sixth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Champion Member of the DZINA Family Shown by Cameron Bonney Reserve Champion Arabian Junior Filly ELEGANCE MI November 2016 Grey (Emerald J x Klassic Elegance MI by Klass) Fifth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Supreme Champion Member of the KARMAA Family Shown by Cameron Bonney Reserve Champion Arabian Yearling Colt HERMES MI October 2018 Chestnut (Allegiance MI x

KAVALLE MI | An Enduring Icon

Congratulations to Joanne & Ram Gunabalan of JR's Dream Arabians on their continued success with KAVALLE MI . 2019 has been another incredibly successful year for KAVALLE, named both United States National & Scottsdale Classic Reserve Champion Senior Stallion, as well as, most importantly, earning credentials as the sire of several Canadian National & Regional Champions. Special from the moment he arrived, KAVALLE has gained universal acclaim as both a sire and as an archetype of the classic Arabian stallion. Thank you to the Gunabalan Family, and to both Andrew & Angela Sellman, for giving him every opportunity to succeed as an icon of the breed.       

An Angel Arrives at Flaxman Arabians

It is with great enthusiasm that we celebrate the successful purchase of  VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI by Helen & Kay Hennekens at the 2019 STC Auction as the highest selling lot! Purchased first in 2013 by HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud of Al Mohamadia Stud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, shortly after her unanimous win as Australian National Champion Yearling Filly, VALENTINO'S ANGEL jet-setted around the world, adding major titles at the All Nations Cup, the United States National Championships, the Arabian Breeders World Cup, the Canadian National Championships and the US Arabian Open in Central Park to her impressive show ring resume. Later sold to Al Baydaa & Al Mai Studs, of Egypt & Kuwait, respectively,

Results From The 2019 Australian Dressage Championships

Hosted at Australia’s Olympic Equestrian Venue, the 2019 Australian Dressage Championships saw some incredibly exciting horses and riders compete at SIEC over five days. This year Team Performance fielded three combinations in the FEI CDI-U25, FEI Small Tour, and FEI Big Tour – garnering some outstanding accolades, including...   FEI Small Tour Championships MI SIRTAINLY SIR | Ridden by Riley Alexander IRT Prix St Georges Championship – 2 nd Place | 71.529% Jill Cobcroft Intermediate I Championship – 1 st Place | 73.529% Saddleworld Dural Intermediate Freestyle – 1 st Place | 75.800%   CDI-U25 Championships LUXOR 118 (DE) | Ridden by Katharine Farrell Mulawa Performance FEI CDI-U25 Inter II Championship

DDAS Success for the Mulawa Community

Congratulations to all the winners from the Mulawa Community at the 2019 Double Diamond Arabian Showcase! MULAWA COMMUNITY RESULTS  DDAS I Diamond Champion Arabian Yearling Colt DDAS II Diamond Champion Arabian Yearling Colt ARIES MI (Allegiance MI x Valentine MI by DA Valentino) Fifth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Champion Member of the VALENTINE MI Family   DDAS II Diamond Champion Arabian Yearling Gelding DDAS I Ruby Champion Arabian Yearling Gelding ASTON MI (MI Klassique x Always An Angel by SK Shakla Khan) Ninth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Champion Member of the M ANGELIQUE Family   DDAS I Diamond Champion Arabian Senior Mare | Aged Seven & Older DDAS II Diamond Champion Arabian Senior Mare | Aged Seven

A VISION in Aachen | Success at Europe's Premier Event

Congratulations to Sheikh Mohammad bin Saud Al Qasimi of Albidayer Stud, UAE on his continued success with A VISION MI August 2016  (Allegiance MI x Always Valentine MI by DA Valentino) Twelfth-Generation Mulawa-Bred International Champion Member of the M ANGELIQUE Family Bronze Champion Junior Filly | All Nations Cup 2019 Success at the All Nations Cup at any level, in the company of the most elite horses and most respected breeders from all around the world, is amongst the greatest honours and aspirations in our modern breed. Congratulations to all the worthy winners who gathered together in Aachen to showcase the best of what the Arabian horse can and should be. A special thank you to Glenn Schoukens, Jessie

NSW State Titles 2019 | Mulawa Community Success

While the focus of the international Arabian Community is firmly attuned to the All Nations Cup in Aachen this weekend, a small, but incredibly high quality, collection of Arabian horses from the Eastern States gathered together in rural Sydney for the 2019 NSW State Titles. Several Mulawa-bred & related horses competed for top honours, adding considerable cache to their expanding show credentials. Saturday proved to be an absolutely perfect spring day, featuring the purebred halter classes in the afternoon. Though quantity was modest, quality was unquestionably high, with worthy contenders in every single division. The final line-up of senior mares was especially impressive, with former East

In Memoriam | FLAME MAKER

20 August 2000 - 26 September 2019   It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the passing of  FLAME MAKER (Fame Maker R x Mulawa Kara Mia MI by GLF Apollo). FLAME MAKER was humanely laid to rest at Alabama Stud on Thursday following a protracted illness.   A three-time Australian National Champion, FLAME MAKER was an immensely popular competitor, still beloved by adoring fans all across Australia as one of the most inspiring and unforgettable show horses in the modern era. Bearing a remarkable resemblance to his sire FAME MAKER R , the late legendary show horse & sire who was laid to rest in April of this year, FLAME MAKER was also the most high profile son of MULAWA KARA MIA MI , an Elite Aristocrat Dam

Team Performance Shines at the 2019 Boneo Park Spring CDI

Held over three spectacular days at the world-class venue of Boneo Park on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the 2019 Spring CDI was enjoyed by a tremendous number of competitors and spectators alike. This year Team Performance was represented by LUXOR 118 (ridden by Katharine Farrell) and LARENSO (partnered with Riley Alexander), both of whom procured some excellent scores in the CDI-W and CDN Big Tour respectively.   LARENSO (DK) | Ridden by Riley Alexander Competing in the CDN Big Tour Championship (Sponsored by Complete Fire Supply Co.) Big Tour CDN Champion Inter II | 1 st place – 70.49% Grand Prix CDN | 1 st place – 68.334% Grand Prix CDN Freestyle | 1 st place – 74.133% These scores reflect an absolutely superb

Mulawa Performance's Founding Father, ABER HALLO 29 (DE) :: Now Available At Stud

This breeding season Mulawa is proudly offering the Australian Equestrian Community an opportunity to share in the success and reward imbued upon the Performance Program  by Foundation Sire, Grand Prix Westphalian Stallion,  ABER HALLO 29 (DE)  - who is now available at stud for the very first time since his arrival in Australia. Bred by the Kasselmann Family of P.S.I,  Hagen, Aber Hallo descends from exceptional Westphalian and modern Holsteiner Lines and displays supremely desirable traits inherited from a world-class pedigree. His career has been decorated with accolades at every level of competition: both in Europe as a young horse campaigned by Dr. Ulf Möller and in Australia under the saddle

Team Performance Success at the 2019 NSW Dressage Championships

Held over five consecutive days at the Australian Equestrian and Livestock Centre in Tamworth, the 2019 NSW Dressage Championships proved to be an immensely successful event for Team Performance. This year’s Championship event was generously supported by a selection of dedicated sponsors, including naming rights sponsor Horse First, and was superbly coordinated by Dressage NSW Inc. in association with members of the Tamworth Dressage Club. Highlights from the competition include fantastic performances from…   MI SIRTAINLY SIR | Ridden by Riley Alexander Results from the Small Tour Championship (sponsored by County Saddlery NSW) 2 nd place in the INTER I, scoring 68.775% 1 st place in the PRIX ST GEORGES,

MI MATILDA | Waltzing onto the Global Stage

Congratulations to Abdulaziz Ali RH Hobouna of Qatar on the purchase of  MI MATILDA January 2018  (Emerald J x Mustang's Magnum by Magnum Forty Four) First-Generation Mulawa-Bred Champion Member of the SAHTARAH Family   2018 National Stud Show Champion Yearling Filly   We are proud to welcome Abdulaziz Ali RH Hobouna from Qatar to the international Mulawa Community with the addition of this exceptional young filly to his new programme. A special thank you to Greg & Nancy Gallun, Andrew Sellman and the Sahara Scottsdale Team for their consummate professional assistance and for bringing more EMERALD J & MUSTANG'S MAGNUM magic to the world stage.    

KONFIRM MI | 2nd Place Finish in the President's Cup

Endurance News from Thailand!   2nd Place (80 km) | President's Cup 2019 KONFIRM MI December 2012 Grey Gelding (Konfidence MI x Mulawa Aspiring by Magnum Forty Four) Sixth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Athlete Member of the JIAH ASPIRE Family Proudly Owned by Prutirat R. Serireongrith Ridden by Wipawan Pawitayalarp   A son of Australian National halter winners -Champion Senior Mare  MULAWA ASPIRING and Reserve Champion Yearling Colt KONFIDENCE MI , KONFIRM, a holiday gift born on Christmas Day back in 2012, is proving himself the consummate athlete in the demanding sport of endurance with The Horses Team! Congratulations to everyone involved on KONFIRM's inaugural start to a very promising career.

Mulawa Performance | Celebrating Success at the 2019 OTTO Sport Australia Sydney CDI 3*

The venerable and internationally regarded dressage event that is the Sydney CDI saw very competitive fields entered in each of the classes offered at this year’s show. Mulawa Performance was humbled to receive wonderful results from a super effort put in by our team. Highlights and accolades from the CDI include:   MI SIRTAINLY SIR  | SAP Intermediate Freestyle CDI 3* – 1 st place | 73.95% Affectionately known to many as “Andy”, MI Sirtainly Sir has continued to earn impressive results at Small Tour level and has continued to flourish with Riley Alexander in the saddle. Their campaign at this year’s Sydney CDI marked their first Intermediate Freestyle win, underscored by a strong performance in both the Böckmann

The Incontrovertible TRUTH MI | Australian National Gold Champion

Congratulations to Mr. Zengli Han of Wuji County Han Yi Equestrian Club, China, on his most recent success with TRUTH MI August 2016 (Allegiance MI x DM Marcedes True Love by RHR Marcedes) Fifth-Generation Mulawa-Bred Gold Champion Member of the TRUE LOVE Family   Unanimous Australian National Gold Champion Junior Colt | 2019   East Coast Champion Junior Colt | 2019 National Stud Show Champion Junior Colt | 2018   We look forward to many years of happiness & reward ahead for TRUTH in China!