The AHBA expresses its most sincere condolences to the family of Bazy Tankersley, who passed away on the morning of February 5th.
Beloved as the First Lady of the Arabian Horse worldwide, Bazy had been at the helm of Al-Marah Arabians for over seven decades. Al-Marah can proudly boast National Champions in nearly every discipline in which the Arabian horses competes. Al-Marah is the oldest continuous private breeding program in North America, with horses of Al-Marah breeding now prospering on every continent where Arabians are owned and bred.
Bazy Tankersley was the 2010 AHBA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, honored for her devout and unwavering commitment to the advancement of the Arabian horse throughout her lifetime. She will be greatly missed, but always remembered as a champion and world-class ambassador for the Arabian horse.
Rest in Peace, dear friend. You have left an incredible legacy to all of us and to the Arabian horse. We will continue to look to your stellar example for inspiration as we commit ourselves to stewarding the Arabian horse with honour and dignity through the 21st century and beyond...