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Michael Byatt Equestrian Academy

MBEA is an online subscription-based equine educational site designed for the beginner and experienced. MBEA covers all aspects of the equine world from training, breeding, and history.

A Successful Collaboration with Al Khalediah!

Michael Byatt's influence on the enormously successful farm of Al Khalediah in Saudi Arabia is epic in proportions.  With few exceptions, no trophy room was filled with so many World, US, and International trophies as that of Al Khaeldiah; many through the advice

Al Shahania Stud - A journey with MBA

In 2010 Shk Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani visited New Ulm, Texas, which concluded in purchasing the exquisite Spanish-bred beauty, Abha Qalams. Abha Qalams had been a Reserve Junior Champion in Scottsdale before her purchase by Shk Mohammed, but the goal now was

Our Saddlebred Breeding Program

Although the name is Michael Byatt Arabians, MBA is home to other horses and other breeds. Michael and Ann Byatt grew up riding horses, among them Saddlebreds. Saddlebreds were always one of the highlights of shows. And although their primary direction migrated

Senior Stallions Presented by Michael Byatt

Senior Stallions Presented by Michael Byatt from JennTrickey on Vimeo .

2020 US National Championships

US National Champion Senior Stallion - Fadi Al Shaqab   US National Champion Two Year Old Colt - Rhan Al Shahania   US National Champion Gelding - MB Quito   US Reserve National Champion Junior Mare - Princess Marwan RC   US Reserve National Champion Senior Mare - Unforgettable

2019 US National Championships

US  National Champion Yearling Colt - Rhan Al Shahania US National Champion Two Year Old Colt - Kashef Al Shahania US Reserve National Champion Junior Stallion - Lahab Albidayer US Reserve National Champion Futurity Gelding - Baakari

2019 Las Vegas World Cup

Congratulations to all the owners of these amazing champions!

2016 US Nationals

Marajj - US National Champion Stallion Seef Al Shahania - US Top Ten Yearling Colt GC Marais - US Top Ten Mare Mozn Al Bidayer - US National Champion Filly Rehan Al Shahania - US Reserve National Champion Colt

Golden Times in Las Vegas

  In one of the most competitive shows on our annual circuit the Las Vegas World Cup brings together an international panel of horses, judges, and exhibitors.   Our headliner stallion at this years show was the Qatari superstar, Fadi Al Shaqab.  A previous World Champion

Hariry AL Shaqab Takes the Golden Award in Scottsdale!

See his incredible performance that has attracted over 126,000 views!!!! Watch for yourself: https://www.facebook.com/ scottsdalearabian/videos/vb. 126672964016081/ 1659569850726377/?type=2& theater  


I felt as though I had stepped back in my life 40 years.   There was organized chaos. Little structure. But everything was working. The timetable was on point; the gate was opened, horses came through.   I judged the class,   ribbons were awarded, the next one came in.

Region 14

Barzan Al Shahania Region 14 Unanimous Champion Stallion Stival x NW Siena Psyche Owner Al Shahania Stud   Mozn Al Bidayer Region 14 Unanimous Champion 2-Year-Old Filly SMA Magic One x Mattaharii Owner Albidayer Stud    Seef Al Shahania Region 14 Champion Yearling

2016 Egyptian Event

Michael Byatt Arabians introduces their bred and owned Maddrid.  Maddrid is by the legendary Egyptian Event Supreme Champion Stallion and sire of Gazal Al Shaqab Anaza El Farid and out of the Las Vegas Supreme Champion Mare Marcaysaa by QR Marc.  Maddrid made his

2016 Qatar International Show

The 2016 Qatar International show was a tremendous show filled with great competition from around the Gulf States.  Michael Byatt Arabians was honored to be invited to present horses for the Al Rayyan Stud. Menouah – 2015 Qatar National Champion Filly   Nawal Al Rayyan

2015 US Nationals

The vision of Michael Byatt Arabians was on full display at this year's US Nationals held in Tulsa, Oklahoma!   As with every year over the last decade, the vision of the MBA breeding and show program was highlighted with major wins in all the breeding classes held at

2015 Canadian Nationals

Michael Byatt Arabians was pleased to have attended the Canadian Nationals for the first time in a decade.  We congratulate the Canadian Show Commission and the city of Brandon on putting on such a great event.   Taking home any National Championship is a great reward,

2015 Egyptian Event, Lexington, Kentucky

PHAAROS  (*ZT Faa’iq x Bint Atallah) Gold Champion Stallion Co-owned by Alfala Stud, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Alfabia Stud, Cherasco, Italy   SABEH AL SALHIYAH  (Ansata Nile Echo x Mareeka) Silver Champion Stallion Co-owned by Alfala Stud, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,

2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Scottsdale, AZ

El Khaled (Ansata Sinan x Shahirs Abriel) Gold Champion Straight Egyptian Stallion Owned by Hanaya Stud Schleinikon, Switzerland   ZT Aaminah (Moatasim Al Salhiyah x ZT Mathal) Gold Champion Straight Egyptian Mare Owned by Hanaya Stud Schleinikon, Switzerland

2014 U.S. National Championship, Tulsa, Oklahoma

The 2014 U.S. Nationals continued to shine a light on the Michael Byatt Arabians Breeding and Show programs. Many of the horses presented by Michael Byatt Arabians were actually born or bred by MBA.  The stallions managed by and imported by MBA continue to prove the

Jubilant June!

June is always a busy time at Michael Byatt Arabians and June 2011 was no exception.  With breeding season in full swing, plus foaling, and the all important horse shows, we are off in all directions.  In addition, we like to keep tabs on the success of our clients, making

2011 Open House April Visel Photos

During the 2011 Open House at Michael Byatt Arabians, photographer April Visel photographed many visitors with Marwan Al Shaqab and Gazal Al Shaqab.

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Elkasun Arabians | 2010

Elkasun Arabians, South Africa | 2010 When I first met the Browns it was in America. Later, traveling to South Africa I visited their farm several hours to the north of Cape Town in an area that was truly in the middle of nowhere.   While my farm is considered to some as

A Visit to Mexico City

Miguel and his son Luis Miguel Muzquiz have long been considered 2 of the best sportsmen and enthusiasts on the Arabian horse scene.  Always positive, always ready for a joke and a good time. It is with this energy that these men from Mexico City participate in the Arabian

Vistors from Australia

Peter and Jenny Pond visiting from Australia with Gazal Al Shaqab


Marjaan: Second time Supreme Champion Stallion of Ecuador!