.... and then .......what a special moment .... what a unique one-and-only show:
Michael Byatt riding into the arena on MARWAN Al Shaqab's back,
with no saddle, just sitting on his bare back and passing the other stallions,
being ridden just with the simple show halter and lead
as in the show class before -
all this showing the nice tempertment of the stallion who minutes before,
had exploded full of fire and spirits amongst the other stallions in the first round
in class. What a great show, what a unique demonstration of this great horseman
with this great and famous stallion - demonstrating that a show champion can also be ridden,
and also demonstrating the kind and handsome character of our purebred Arab horses!
Maybe a once-in-a-life-time moment - never to come up this way again - as next time,
it will "only" be a repeat and a copy of this very special and most exciting moment ....