About Arabian Insights

Michalow mare barn

Michalow mare barn

Passion for breeding and for the Arabian horse is the motivating drive behind the Arabian Insights Breeders Tours. Hosted by breeders for breeders, each tour is designed to inspire, empower and enrich your experience and understanding of the Arabian horse. Through exposure to the foundation principles used to create generations of success in the leading international programs, as well as the horses and bloodlines that comprise these programs, each tour participant can expect a unique hands-on encounter with the people, ideologies and the horses behind the achievement and the accolades.

Arabian Insights Breeders Tours aim to empower breeders with knowledge and understanding of, as well as appreciation for, the science, art and philosophy of Arabian horse breeding, regardless of strain or discipline. Through exposure to the horses, open access to breeders and breeding programs, in-depth evaluation of phenotypes and genotypes, hands-on education and acquisition of practical knowledge and proven breeding strategies, it is the objective of your hosts that every tour participant will be inspired and empowered to strive for new standards of excellence in the breeding of the Arabian horse.

During each day of the tour, you will be taken behind the scenes to get up-close-and-personal with the horses, to see generations of dam families and sire lines together and to interact with and learn from the breeders who have dedicated their lives to the Arabian horse. Expect to sharpen your eye in assessing Arabian quality, type and conformation; hone your knowledge and awareness of how desired traits and characteristics are inherited and successfully transmitted from generation to generation; and broaden your understanding of pedigrees and the significance of the horses that comprise the heritage of the modern breed.

Colts at Michalow

Colts at Michalow

During the Insights Forum each evening, horses will be evaluated and discussed, photos and videos reviewed, questions answered and knowledge gained in open discussion. Expect the ultimate breeders’ workshop, where practical learning takes center stage, as you discover the inherent strengths, qualities and characteristics of not only the horses, but the breeding vision that guides the programs forward.

Each year, Arabian Insights plans to lead Breeders Tours within the major regions of Arabian horse breeding around the globe. Having begun with Poland in June 2014 and now planning the third annual trip around the 2016 Polish Spring Show, a future tour is in the works for Australia in November 2016 with more destinations on the schedule for 2017 and beyond.

Be a part of it all – embrace the history and the tradition, discover insights into successful breeding principles, be inspired by world-class Arabian horses, enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship, share in the excitement and the significance of standard-setting breeding programs as they chart the destiny of the Arabian breed.

Expect excellence – expect the experience of a lifetime.