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

NEWS FLASH: PA Marco was just named 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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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.




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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Multiple National Champion Arabian Stallion in Reining and Western Pleasure. Scottsdale Signature Stallion & Sweepstakes Nominated Sire. SCID & CA clear.
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The foals at MSU are hitting the ground and they are wonderful! Thank you to Paula Hitzler and MSU for putting your faith in PA Marco. We look forward to seeing them grow up and watching their careers!
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The PA Marco babies are arriving! MSU has three fillies in a row so far, and I am told they are very friendly and love people, just like their sire. Come see PA Marco at Varian Arabians and find out why so many breeders chose him for their wonderful mares! Thanks to Lilia Fingas, foaling manager at MSU, for the photo.
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First foal of 2018 by PA Marco out of MSU Signature (x Ensignia)! Video coming soon, she's a mover! Thanks to MSU for the photos.
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Congratulations to all the mare owners on their 2018 PA Marco foals! Come to Varian Arabians and see PA Marco in person.
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National Champion Tsimmer Down Now+// is due to have her PA Marco foal soon! Thanks to all the owners for choosing PA Marco for their great mares. "Pearl" is owned by Saul Vance LLC
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MSU Miss Moserati in foal to PA Marco All rights reserved to Half the Moon Photography. Please do not copy, crop, or alter the image in any way. For customers use on Facebook only
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Check out this video of PA Marco son, CLC Marc Strailey. 13 more beautiful PA Marco foals will be born this year!
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PA Marco February 15, 2018 By admin Owner:Connie Cole O’Brien – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Number: AHR*640667Sire/Dam: Marwan Al Shaqab X Cassandra SSFarm Standing At: Varian ArabiansWebsite: www.varianarabians.comwww.pamarcoarabian.comAuction: Purebred Varian Breeding ContractPA Marco PA PA Marco...
Buy your PA Marco breeding on the Arabian Western Pleasure Association stallion auction and be eligible to show in the $100,000 AWPA Futurity, don't miss out! https://arabianwesternpleasure.com/pa-marco/
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Another great day in the show pen, PA Marco, Scottsdale Champion Arabian Reining Intermediate! Thanks to Nathan Kent for amazing care, training and presentation 🙌🏼
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PA Marco and Nathan Kent, Arabian Reining Open Scottsdale, 10 AM Mountain Time, be there!
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Come see PA Marco at Scottsdale in barn E 9 at Nathan Kent Performance Horses! Competing next week in Arabian Reining Open.
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PA Marco is a cover boy! We are so proud his image was chosen for the inauguration of this great organization. Come see him in person at Scottsdale with Nathan Kent! (Photo by Darryl)
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After a vacation at home, PA Marco is stepping it up for Scottsdale and the 2017 breeding season. Take a look at his video on his FB page!
Here we go again, come watch the amazing PA Marco in Arabian Reining at Scottsdale, then on to Varian Arabians to stand at stud!
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PA Marco is standing at stud at the legendary Varian Arabians in 2018!
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Happy Holidays from PA MARCO!
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PA Marco had a great breeding season at Michigan State University. Including outside mares, there are 13 PA Marco foals arriving n 2018! Consider the versatile PA Marco for your mare. He gives a strong heritage and proven show record in reining and western pleasure to his offspring, contact us for more information!
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PA Marco goes today in the final at about 3 PM in the Mustang Arena! CONGRATULATIONS to my little sister, Adessa SS, 2017 US National Champion Reining Jr. Horse and Futurity with Nathan Kent! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Good luck lil’ sis Adessa SS in the Arabian Reining Futurity, today, start time 5 PM, draw 8!
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