Tulip Cup 2000
At the equestrian center in Deurne (NL) an International B-Show was organized on April 29 and 30, 2000;
the ”Tulip Cup 2000”.
The very best Arabian thoroughbred horses from 20 different countries will be judged for conformation, beauty and movement.
By way of bonus stallion Galba was presented. Galba (Plakat X Gza gza) was World Champion in 1999 standing at Halsdon Arabians in Devon (UK), owners being Shirley and Charlie Watts.
Mrs.(Jopie) Smarius was co-organizer, recruited sponsors and was responsible for public relations of the ”Tulip Cup” in Deurne. Together with her husband Jopie founded studfarm ‘Smaroel Arabians’ in 1961. Smaroel Arabians is the oldest stud farm of Arabian thoroughbred horses. Owner Sjef and Jopie Smarius worked 40 years to make their dream come true.
During a short break filmmaker Ko Augustijn enjoyed a sociable chat with the famous co-owner of Halsdon;
Charlie Watts, drummer of the Rolling Stones.
Augustijn Video Productions (AVP) made a compilation of highlights and favorites of this special event and was appointed by Jopie to make future films of Shows featuring the World’s best Arabian thoroughbred horses.