Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:06am
Judith Forbis - Mena, AR

Judith Forbis writes, “Sincere thanks to the All Nations Cup committee for honoring me with their first LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the 2016 All Nations Cup Show held in Aachen, Germany last week. It was indeed an honor to receive this award - and I accept it not for myself, but on behalf of all those who have made the Ansata bloodlines a household word in the Arabian horse community worldwide for more than 50 years. Having judged the Nations Cup in the past, it was amazing to see how it has continued to improve, to experience the friendly atmosphere and see so many magnificent Arabian horses.

Thanks to Lisa Abraham for giving me this treasured image of Dr. Nagel (center) and Wolfgang Eberhardt (right) presenting me with the award in center ring. It is a day I shall always remember, and to receive it at the hands of long-time friends was even more meaningful.

Few are lucky enough in this life to work at what they love, and I count my blessings that I have been one of them.

For many years the Nagels and the Forbises have been friends and cooperated in the two breeding programs of Ansata and Katharinenhof. The combination of these two programs has had huge influence worldwide over the decades. As time marches on for both Hans and myself, I remember the many enjoyable aspects we shared with the horses, and also the many challenges that were often difficult too. But most of all, one remembers the good times and the many friendships that the Arabian horse has brought into our lives."