News

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

MUSTANG'S MAGNUM | Aristocrat Dam of Distinction

Only rarely in the best breeding programs do the two coincide: accomplished show mare and meritorious matron. For Mulawa Arabian Stud, that convergence of greatness in both phenotype and genotype is the defining legacy of the remarkable Mustang’s Magnum. Incredibly, at just nine years of age, Mustang’s Magnum has rewritten the record books for the Arabian breed in Australia as both show horse and broodmatron, with seven foals of world-class quality and counting...

Queensland Challenge Success 2014

Congratulations to the Mulawa Community horses who earned top honours at the Queensland Challenge this past weekend! We are especially proud of the success of PLATINUM MI, who scored his first big win for new owners Jack, Mona & Armani McKay. Congratulations also to Shannon Parry & Tahlia Christou on their first success with MULAWA INSPIRED on their very first outing together. Thank you to all the owners, exhibitors and trainers for campaigning the Mulawa horses with class and style.

Sydney CDI Success

Mulawa Team Performance is proud to report excellent results from the Sydney CDI! On the final day of competition on Saturday 03 May, Katharine Farrell and her German-import Arabian Warmblood gelding LUXOR 118 finished a credible 5th place in the Grand Prix Freestyle with a score of 68.225%. The other Mulawa team of MI SIRTAINLY SIR & Kristian Akehurst finished atop the leader board in both the first and second rounds of the HHSA - NSW Young Horse Championships in the field of four year olds. Congratulations to both Katharine & Kristian on these important achievements!

World Cup Breeder of Recognition

Mulawa is extremely proud to be honoured with a Breeder of Distinction Award from the Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance at the 2014 Arabian Breeders World Cup. Greg, Julie & Jane Farrell wish to congratulate HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud on their success with Mulawa-bred horses at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. Our achievement as breeders is a direct result of your passion and dedication to the Arabian horse!

Royal Easter Show Success

Congratulations to the Mulawa-bred winners at the Sydney Royal Easter Show: ASTOR | Champion Arabian Gelding & Ridden Arabian Gelding & FIRE ALERT | Champion Arabian Stallion. Well done to both Andrew & Lehann on your success with these Mulawa-bred champions. Thank you for carrying the Mulawa banner high!

World Cup Bronze Champion | VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI

Congratulations to VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI - Arabian Breeders World Cup Supreme Bronze Champion Junior Mare! In an incredibly competitive field of young females, ANGEL emerged victorious over the reigning World Champion, and just behind the reigning US National & Scottsdale International Champions. We are incredibly proud of ANGEL - a sixth generation Mulawa-bred champion! Our best wishes to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud and Al Mohamadia Stud as she continues her campaign in North America. Thank you to Andrew Sellman and the Argent Farms Team for caring for and presenting ANGEL with style and respect. A special thank you also to Dr. Bruce & Karin McCrea for believing in ANGEL throughout her remarkable career.

KLASSICAL DREAM MI in Las Vegas

Mulawa wishes to congratulate KLASSICAL DREAM MI on her unanimous win as 2014 Australian National Champion Mare! Congratulations to her proud owner HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud on her second important win under new ownership. DREAM will make her North American debut with Philippe Hosay for Al Khalediah at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. Cheer her on as she dazzles the worldwide audience at one of the most important events on the international calendar.

Dressage with the Stars Success

Congratulations to MI SIRTAINLY SIR (Sir Donnerhall x Fashionista) and Kristian Akehurst! Against the toughest competition in the country, the pair scored first in both rounds with scores of 8.42 and 8.64 respectively to win the Four Year Old Young Horse Championships at PSI Dressage with the Stars in Victoria. Another Mulawa winner at this year's event was MR FANTASTIC (Gold-N-Wings x Lac-La-Biche Carousel), winner of the Consolation Round for Five Year Old Dressage Ponies ridden by Annette Lowe. Congratulations to both Kristian & Annette on your debut success at Australia's most important Dressage event for young horses.

2014 Australian Championships Results

The 2014 Australian National Championships are underway in Sydney! Day 1 returned excellent results for Mulawa-bred and owned horses, including Champion honours for FAMES PHANTOM MI in Arabian Gelding Under Saddle. Eight descendants of the late great MAGNUM FORTY FOUR earned National titles on Thursday. In the gelding competition on Thursday morning, Mulwa-bred horses won all three championships for new owners, including unanimous wins for both KRUSADE MI & ASTOR. Mulawa supersire KLASS achieved a clean sweep with his offspring - all five shown were named Australian Champion. Full brothers MAXIMILLIANO & MAXIMISE MI were named Champion & Reserve Champion Junior Colt, respectively and unprecedentedly.

Equestrian NSW Dressage Awards

Exciting news from the annual Equestrain NSW Awards Ceremony! The highest honour of the night was ABER HALLO 29 winning the award for Dressage Horse of the Year. Along with ABER HALLO's prestigious award, Julie, Katharine & Jane Farrell were honoured as Equestrian NSW Dressage Owners of the Year. With high calibre performance horses such as ABER HALLO 29, LUXOR 118 and FURSTIN FRIENDSHIP competing with Brett on their behalf, Julie, Jane & Katharine have been regulars at Dressage events across the state this past season.

Team Mulawa | Australian Championships 2014

The 2014 Australian Championships are on this weekend - 13-16 March - at Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Team Mulawa is ready to compete with a stellar group of Arabians & Derivatives in both halter and performance. Stay tuned to the Mulawa News page for daily updates. It promises to be an exciting and successful event for Mulawa-bred, trained and onwed horses!  

MAXIUM | Scottsdale Champion Working Cow Horse

Inspiring news from Scottsdale! Former Scottsdale halter winner MAXIUM is now achieving success as a performer in the demanding discipline of Working Cow Horse. In his debut with rider April Canavan, MAXIUM achieved scores of 65 & 63 to qualify for and win the Scottsdale Working Cow Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Championship. Now proudly owned by Francisco Rengel of Mexico, MAXIUM has achieved past success as Scottsdale International Reserve Champion Two Year Old Colt with Andrew Sellman. MAXIUM is showing great promise as a working western horse with natural talent and a willing highly trainable attitude. A special thank you to Sandro Pinha and Pam Donnelly for connecting MAXIUM with his new owner and trainer.

KAVALLE MI | Unanimous Scottsdale Winner

More exciting news from Scottsdale! In his North American debut with Andrew Sellman, KAVALLE MI scored a unanimous win - first on all three judges cards - in an excellent class of Three Year Old Colts at the Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show. At his absolute magnetic best, KAVALLE thrilled the crowd with a dynamic entrance and a perfect stand-up in front of the judging panel. Congratulations to Joanne & Ram Gunabalan on yet another tremendous success at Scottsdale with Mulawa-bred horses! Thank you to Andrew Sellman and the entire Argent Farms Team for believing in KAVALLE and for letting him shine on the world's biggest and most important stage. We will all be cheering for you on Sunday morning in the Scottsdale Senior Stallion Championship!

VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI | Scottsdale Debut

Congratulations to VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI on her North American debut at Scottsdale! Finishing a strong third in the extremely competitive class for Three Year Old Fillies with Andrew Sellman at the lead, ANGEL finished first on Judge Shannon Amstrong's card. A former unanimous Australian National Champion, East Coast Champion & National Stud Show Champion in Australia, ANGEL was awarded the highest score from amongst all the junior filly entries at the All Nations Cup in Aachen, while on her way to earn the title of Bronze Junior Champion Mare. VALENTINO'S ANGEL MI is proudly owned by HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud of Al Mohamadia Stud - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

IMPRESSA MI | Scottsdale Gold Champion

Exciting news from Scottsdale! On Saturday afternoon, IMPRESSA MI made her debut in the international section of the Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show, winning her section of the class for Three & Year Old Mares. In the championship as the youngest mare in the competition, IMPRESSA emerged the victor as 2014 Scottsdale International Gold Champion Senior Mare. Congratulations to Joanne & Ram Gunabalan on your continued success with IMPRESSA.

KAVALLE MI | Congratulations Joanne and Ram Gunabalan

Mulawa is incredibly pleased to announce the sale of KAVALLE MI to Joanne & Ram Gunabalan - USA. KAVALLE MI will make his North American show ring debut at Scottsdale 2014 in Three Year Old Stallions with Andrew Sellman. Thank Joanne & Ram for putting your trust in KAVALLE. We wish you extraordinary success with him in the show ring, in the breeding barn and in your everyday lives.

East Coast Championships 2014 | Team Mulawa Results

The 2014 East Coast Championships proved another major success for Team Mulawa. Team Halter emerged victorious with eight East Coast Champions, including a fourth successive win for KLASSICAL DREAM MI and new owner HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Al Khalediah Stables (KSA). Team Performance had an excellent two days at the East Coast Championships with ARTISTRY MI leading the way as Arabian Under Saddle Champion of Champions & the East Coast Cup Winner.

East Coast Champion KATALYST MI Sells

Congratulations to Gretchen & Keeley Copeman on the purchase of KATALYST MI! Recently crowned Champion Three & Four Year Old Gelding at the prestigious East Coast Championships, KATALYST is a former Reserve Champion Junior Colt at the 2013 NSW State Titles Show. KATALYST is a son of Australian, East Coast & National Stud Show Champion GUILIANO, one of the most successful young sires on the continent. His dam, MULAWA KARA MIA MI, is an esteemed Mulawa broodmatron with four champion produce to her credit, whose dam KARMAA - "the Queen of Mulawa" - is the most valuable dam in the four-decade-old breeding program. Welcome to Mulawa Community and best of luck with KATALYST at the Australian Championships and beyond.

PRUSSIA MI Wins at PSAIAHF

Great news from Saudi Arabia! In his Middle Eastern show debut, PRUSSIA MI emerged victorious in the class for Two Year Old Colts at the Prince Sultan Abdulaziz International Arabian Horse Festival. With a excellent score of 92.0, PRUSSIA was awarded the highest score from amongst all the colt entries. On Friday afternoon, PRUSSIA earned yet another title in his stellar career - Silver Champion Junior Colt! Congratulations to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad Al Saud and Al Mohamadia Stud on your continued success with PRUSSIA MI.

A DREAM Come True | Congratulations HRH Prince Khaled

Mulawa is extremely pleased to announce the sale of KLASSICAL DREAM MI to HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Held in the highest esteem by the leading breeders, trainers and judges from around the world, KLASSICAL DREAM is universally respected as one of the most beautiful and charismatic Arabian mares in the world. DREAM will have the honour of competing for HRH Prince Khaled at both the upcoming East Coast Championships in February and the Australian National Championships in March. Congratulations to HRH Prince Khaled and the entire team at Al Khalediah and a very warm welcome to the Mulawa community.

KAVALLE MI in North America

Mulawa is pleased to announce the arrival of KAVALLE MI in North America! An undefeated champion in his homeland as unanimous 2012 Australian National Champion Yearling Colt & East Coast Champion Yearling Colt, KAVALLE has amassed a legion of fans from amongst the most accomplished & respected breeders and exhibitors from around the world. Building on the momentum created at home, the decision was made to send KAVALLE to North America to compete on the world's biggest stage amongst the breed elite. KAVALLE will make his international debut at Scottsdale with Andrew Sellman in Three Year Old Stallions. We invite you to Expect Extraordinary - KAVALLE MI will ignite your passion for the Arabian horse anew!!

Happy Holidays from Team Mulawa

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Joyous & Prosperous New Year from the Farrell Family and everyone at Team Mulawa

National Stud Show 2013 | Mulawa Success

Mulawa is once again proud to report significant success at the National Stud Show in Sydney, held from 14-17 November at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Both Teams Performance & Halter returned home with major titles earned in the toughest competition from around the country. Team Performance can be especially proud of wins in the Ridden divisions for both Arabians and Warmbloods. Team Halter returned once again with a clean sweep of Ambition Legacy Awards for all three champion yearlings.

IMPRESSA MI | US Reserve National Champion

Wonderful news from Tulsa! Reigning Canadian National Champion IMPRESSA MI was named United States National Reserve Champion in an outstanding group of Two Year Old Fillies. Finishing just one point behind the champion when the final scores were tallied, IMPRESSA was the last filly to show as the youngest competitor with a September birth date. With Andrew Sellman on the lead, IMPRESSA was at her best at the US Nationals, improving in confidence and presence with each show. Congratulations to the Gunabalan Family on all of our success with IMPRESSA.

All Nations Cup Success in Aachen

Exciting news from Aachen! In their All Nations Cup debut, both PRUSSIA MI & VALENTINO’S ANGEL MI, did both owner and breeders incredibly proud. PRUSSIA was awarded the Yearling Colt Silver Champion title, while VALENTINO’S ANGEL earned the Bronze Junior Champion Female. We are incredibly proud of both of these young horses and their success at the most important annual international showcase of Arabian breeding horses at the All Nations Cup. Congratulations to HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahd Al Saud and Al-Mohamadia Stud!

Mulawa Foaling Season 2013-2014

The foaling season at Mulawa is in full swing, with several excellent foals born to date. The expectations for the 2013-2014 foal crop are very high as foals are expected from several of the leading sires from around the world as well as from the best Mulawa chief sires. The influence of World Champions GAZAL AL SHAQAB & MARWAN AL SHAQAB will continue in the Mulawa program directly, as well as indirectly through their celebrated descendants ZT MARWTEYN, ARIA IMPRESARIO and POGROM. Several foals are expected by the Pride of Mulawa - three-time Australian Champion & four-time East Coast Champion KLASS.

Sales Activity Leading Up to Open Day 2013

One can always anticipate the excitement of the annual Mulawa Open Day by monitoring sales activity within the program. 2013 has been an especially busy pre-season, with sales of several horses to three different Australian states. Local owner & Mulawa Community member Tim Bednall returned to Mulawa in search of high quality geldings and found the yearling KANSAS MI (Konfidence MI X Valencia by DA Valentino) as well as the three-year old KADENCE MI (Guiliano x Mulawa Karismaa by Magnum Psyche), full brother to East Coast Champion KONQUEST MI.

MULAWA OPEN DAY 2013 | September 15th

Mark your calendars for the annual Mulawa Open Day! Always a highlight of the Australian and international calendars, the 2013 event is scheduled for Sunday, September 15th. Informational seminars and the preview of the Mulawa show teams will once again fill a full day of Arabian horse excellence. We look forward to welcoming you to Mulawa in September.

NSW State Titles Success

Mulawa is happy to report successful results from the New South Wales State Titles Show on Sunday 7th September. With winners in four classes for junior fillies, colts & geldings, Mulawa is pleased to report a clean sweep in the Junior Championships. As a breeder, it is always incredibly rewarding to celebrate the success of the most important foundation families with those individuals recently imported to enhance the program with new blood. Congratulations to all the winners and to Team Mulawa Halter on a great start to the spring show season.

KONFIDENCE MI Sells to Thailand

Congratulations to Prutirat Serireongrith on the purchase of KONFIDENCE MI! Australian & East Coast Reserve Champion KONFIDENCE is headed to Southeast Asia to begin his new career as chief sire for the country's leading endurance program. KONFIDENCE will join his stablemate, MULAWA ANGELUS, who was recently named endurance champion at the Sultan Mizan Cup for the second successive year. As a son of KLASS, a grandson on MAGNUM FORTY FOUR and a great-grandson of GLF APOLLO, KONFIDENCE will undoubtedly pass on his impressive heritage of accomplished athleticism, strength, substance, courage and trainablity.