Farms with a vision... DIAMOND ARABIANS - Austria
Back in 1992, Cornelia Kolnberger could not even remotely imagine that she would become an influential
breeder of Arabian horses. The story of Diamond Arabians started with the purchase of Rawayeh, a mare that
Cornelia bought for her daughter Claudia for riding purposes. Rawayeh has a special place in Cornelia’s heart
not only due to her sweet character and beauty, but mainly because she is Diamond Arabians’ foundation
I started to breed her with Russian lines, always for riding purposes. She gave me two daughters that also had
an important role in my breeding program: Riva and Ravennah. I approached the show scene in 1994, when
Riva won her first champion title in Europe, with Frank Spoenle. Apart from being my trainer for over 24 years,
Frank and his team had a valuable impact on my success as a small breeder. They always provided an
outstanding care and preparation of my horses and the right advices in terms of promotion.
Along the years I had the opportunity to breed my mares with the best stallions in the world, such as Kubinec,
Vympec, WH Justice, Psytadel, Esteem, Lawrence El Gazal, and EKS Alihandro.
Among the most successful breedings of Diamond Arabians we find DA Princess of Justice, born in 2007 and
sold shortly after to Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi from Ajman Stud.
Another important addition to Cornelia’s breeding program was the birth of DA Miss Justice, by WH Justice
and a CH El Brillo daughter. From DA Miss Justice, Diamond Arabians got two young stars: DA Alihandra who
recently awarded as European Gold Champion Junior Filly, and DA Ariyana European Bronze Champion
DA Magic Moment is another beautiful homebred WH Justice daughter, born in 2012 and now owned by
Nasser Mohammed M A Al Hajri.
Cornelia’s success as a breeder is not only determined by the numerous wins of her homebred horses in the
show-ring. Her philosophy is definitely based on quality rather than quantity, considering that she never had
more than six mares and three foals per year. Despite her growing influence in the Arabian horse industry,
Cornelia also stayed loyal to her principle of leaving her mares empty every three years to give them the break