PA Marco

 (Marwan Al Shaqab x Cassandra SS)
Bay Stallion
Foaled May 3, 2008

height: a bit over 15hh

AHA Sweepstakes Nominated Sire
Arabian Western Pleasure Association Nominated Sire
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Nominated Sire

Stud Fee:
Purebred - $1,500
Half-Arabian - $1,250


PA Marco has left for Idaho to prepare for the U.S. Nationals.
Since he is no longer on the farm, please contact his owner, Connie O'Brien, with any breeding questions.

Varian Arabians would like to thank Connie for entrusting us with his care and for standing him with us this year.

Visit his web site: PAMarcoArabian.com



2018 Scottsdale Champion ARHA Arabian Reining Intermediate.

PA Marco is the result of a happy combination of the illustrious Marwan al Shaqab and our own *Padron daughter, Cassandra SS. From the beginning, there was an intelligent, thoughtful presence about him. Additionally, he displayed presence, quality, beauty, balance, and strong, athletic Russian movement. As I raised him, he had a natural ease in everything he did. He learned almost without being taught. He is gentle, friendly, intelligent, and kind.

At three years of age, he was named 2011 U.S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity, followed by 2012 Scottsdale Champion Signature Western Pleasure Maturity with Brett Becker up. Nathan Kent began his reining career at age five. He was ridden to the titles of 2013 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Reining Futurity and Junior Horse just a few months later. He has won the 2016 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Reining Derby, the U.S. National Reserve Champion Reining Derby, plus multiple U.S. and Scottsdale Top Ten awards in Arabian Reining Open. PA Marco has earned more than $27,000 in combined prize money in Western Pleasure and Reining.

PA Marco’s pedigree is a remarkable combination of many of the greatest horses of all time. *Padron, *Muscat, Marwan al Shaqab, Fame VF, Kajora, and *Panama of Tersk are in the first generations of his fine lineage. Join us on the journey of PA Marco, and breed your own legend!

~ Owner Connie O’Brien

“PA Marco is a real horse. It always makes me happy when a horse is beautiful and can also be a great athlete.” – Howard Kale Jr.



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  • Pedigree
  • Pedigree Research


Scottsdale Champion ARHA Arabian Reining Intermediate.

U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Reining Open Derby
U.S. National Top Ten (5th) Arabian Reining Horse Open
Scottsdale Champion Arabian Reining Open Derby
Scottsdale Top Ten (5th) Arabian Reining Horse Open

Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Reining Horse Open

U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Reining Futurity
U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Reining Junior Horse

Champion Scottsdale Signature Western Pleasure Futurity

U.S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity

Over $26,000 lifetime combined earnings in Western Pleasure and Reining



2017 PA Marco – A Divine Creation…

2016 US National Reserve Championship run with Nathan Kent


2012 SSS Western Pleasure Maturity Champion, Brett Becker up

PA Marco as a two year old after 30 rides with Tom King

PA Marco as a yearling in halter training.



2018 Colt
(PA Marco x Miss Moserati)

2018 Colt
(PA Marco x MSU Sweet Applause)

MSU Niesha
2018 Filly
(PA Marco x MSU Sienna)

2018 Filly
(PA Marco x MSU Signature)

 2018 Foal
(PA Marco x MSU Strike a Pose)




Multiple National Champion in reining and western pleasure PA MARCO holds the honor of being the first son of World and National Champion Stallion *MARWAN AL SHAQAB to be named a National Champion under saddle. He combines the beauty of *MARWAN with the proven athletic heritage of his predominantly Russian dam, whose dam line has produced performance champions for five generations. PA MARCO’s tail female traces back to the iconic Russian mare *PANAMA OF TERSK, dam of 3 National winners and 5 National winner producers including multiple National Champion Western Pleasure and National Champion sire ARIUS SS+//.

*MARWAN AL SHAQAB has sired 100 North American National winners as well as multiple World Champions in halter. *MARWAN AL SHAQAB get have won National Championships in halter, western pleasure, reining, sport horse under saddle, and sport horse show hack. His get have also won Top Ten titles in under saddle in western sidesaddle, hunt pleasure and dressage. His sire, World and National Champion *GAZAL AL SHAQAB, was on lease to Poland for several seasons where he sired winning racehorse as well as the U.S. National Champion Dressage *TA MONET+/ and World Champions in halter. *MARWAN AL SHAQAB’s dam LITTLE LIZA FAME was a National Champion in both halter and western pleasure, sired by U.S. National Champion Stallion FAME VF+, whose get have won National Championships in western pleasure, hunt pleasure and dressage.

PA MARCO’s dam, regional western pleasure winner CASSANDRA SS, is founding a dynasty of champions. Her daughter ADESSA SS is the 2017 U.S. National Champion Reining Junior Horse and Reining Futurity. ADESSA SS is a 3/4 sister to PA MARCO. Another daughter, PA AL GHAZALAH. (also a 3/4 sister to PA MARCO) is the dam of regional halter champion PA MARTIN and of 2017 U.S. National Champion Sport Horse Yearling Colt PA BOTOND, who is out of her daughter PA AL GHAZALAH (a 3/4 sister to PA MARCO). CASSANDRA SS is a maternal sister to a hunt pleasure champion and to 2 National winner producers. Her maternal sister CAMARIELLA is the dam of 2016 Canadian Top Ten English Trail,. Western Trail and Western Trail AOTR CR MUSCAM. Her maternal sister ROHARA RADIANCE iproduced 2013 U.S. Reserve National Champion 2 Year Old Sport Horse Colt LH VIVACE, also a regional winner in working hunter, hunter hack and sport horse under saddle.

CASSANDRA SS is a daughter of U.S. National Champion Stallion *PADRON. His 58 get with National titles include National Champions in halter, western pleasure, English pleasure and dressage and Top Ten winners in reining. *PADRON get have produced National Champions in halter, English pleasure, western pleasure, hunt pleasure, reining and dressage.

CASSANDRA SS is out of the straight Russian mare HK CAMAYA, a full sister to regional western pleasure champion and regional dressage winner CAMPAAIGN+/, sire of U.S. Top Ten First Level Dressage SHAMPAAIGN+. Her sire, U.S National Champion Stallion *MUSCAT, is the all time leading Russian sire of champions and is noted for siring National level reining horses. Both the 2013 U.S. National Champion Reining Horse NOBLES TOP GUN and Reserve National Champion Reining IM THE REAL DEAL+/ are *MUSCAT grandget. HK CAMAYA’s dam *CAMAAY is a daughter of Dutch National Champion Stallion ANTEY, sire of multiple National Champion Dressage MIRACLE LADY. *CAMAAY is a maternal sister to twice U.S. Top Ten Hunter HESITATIONN (who is sired by a *MUSCAT son). *CAMAAY is out of *CAMILLAA, a daughter of Dutch National Champion Stallion and National Champion sire *MUSLIN (3/4 brother to *MUSCAT). *CAMILLAA’s dam is the highly influential National Champion producer *PANAMA OF TERSK. With such a strong dam line, PA MARCO should be a consistent sire of athletes in his own image.

Pedigree research: Arlene Magid
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