With COVID-19 at large, much of our Arabian and equestrian community are under shelter in place or quarantine orders. In this unprecedented and trying time, the Arabian horse community has remained innovative and cohesive. From virtual farm tours, to free online learning opportunities and videos, to contests and online entertainment, we are coming together to offer support and a little light in the darkness.
In addition to continuing weekly updates to the blog, Arabian Horse Life is pleased to join the fun and offer a Coloring Contest, sponsored by Purebred Arabian Stallion, Dartagnan SBA.
Download Dart’s coloring page HERE and see below for contest details.
Dartagnan SBA (Om El Al Azeem x Dubravka), or as he is known at home, ‘Dart’, is a Regional Champion Sport Horse stallion and a Region 9 Junior/Amateur High Point Halter Champion. He is also a family horse who is amateur-owner trained. Dart is well-known within the community for his beauty, inside and out, and his work as an Arabian horse ambassador.
“In today’s busy world of iPads, iPhones, iSomethings, we are finding it more challenging than in the past to expose and encourage young children to become involved in our beautiful Arabian horses”, says Arabian judge Samantha Hilliard. “We have had to get a little more creative in finding ways to let children experience not only the beauty, but also the amazing kindness and intelligence of this noble horse.”
“Dart has a Facebook page that is followed by over 1800 people (many non-Arabian or non-horse owning). Through this page, Dart has encouraged many children to come to horse shows or their farm to meet him and have an opportunity to be hands on with an Arabian. He is teaching children about trust, kindness, and responsibility. He has participated in parades and other events in Texas. He is often the only Arabian and without a doubt the only stallion that participates. He has shown and won at the Regional level and Class A level in multiple states. Dartagnan SBA is the horse to make little girls and boys fall in love with our breed again.”
“We were very excited to have the opportunity to sponsor the Coloring Contest,” Dart’s owner, Emma Doherty, shares. “Dart is a family horse above all. We hope the coloring page, and the opportunity to win gift cards and a breeding, is something many families can enjoy. We can’t wait to see the entries.”
The Coloring Contest is open to readers of all ages, with prizes available to the winning youth and adult entries. The coloring page art is based on a Nancy Pierce photograph, used with her permission.
For full contest details, please see below.
How to Enter
The coloring page can be downloaded as a pdf file from this link. Entries can be colored by hand, or digitally.
Please submit your completed entry to email@example.com for judging. Please include your name, age and state. Youth entries are welcome to include a photograph of themselves with their completed page if desired.
Entries must be submitted by May 10th, 2020. Winners will be announced on the Arabian Horse Life and Dartagnan SBA’s Facebook pages no later than May 15th.
Youth entries (18 and under)
Adult entries (Over 18)
All entries will be compiled and displayed in an album on Dartagnan SBA’s Facebook page. Breeding inquiries may also be directed there.
If you have questions are need help downloading or submitting your page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy coloring from Arabian Horse Life and Dartagnan SBA!