At the tender age of 3 weeks, Star of Marc
BA, has captured the hearts of many around the world!We
are pleased to announce the record setting purchase of
this awe inspiring Star by Shellbird Inc, David and
Michelle Halsch. We would like to thank Beauclaire
Arabians for making this sale possible and to Markelle
Arabians for breeding such an incredible addition to our
breed. A special thanks to Midwest Station, station II.
Mike Wilson takes a reflective moment with the horse
from his childhood dreams, "*Soho Carol". Mike and Soho
started there careers at exactly the same point. Ten years
later Mike has marketed millions of dollars of the best
Arabian horses world wide while managing *Soho every step
of the way. *Soho Carol is now an internationally
recognized super sire. This past Nationals *Soho sired the
Res. Champion Jr Stallion and two other sons placing Ten
Ten, ranking 3rd and 4th on the cards.
All three stallions were marketed into instant success
for their new owners by Mike.
Here are some interesting facts about this amazing
In January of 2003 long time client and friend Norma
Gurkin sent her wild yet promising two year old *Soho colt
"GF Omega" (pictured above) to Mike for training. Right
away we new we had a special horse, that exuberant young
colt quickly attracted the attention of long time breeder
Marty Ryals, arrangements were made and Omega became a
member of Ryalswood Arabians. A week later Omega was named
Region 12 Champion Stallion. As a three year old he earned
the title of Top Ten Futurity colt at US Nationals. Most
recently Omega and Mike at the last US Nationals in
Louisville, KY brought the house down with a memorable
performance in center ring, being named a 2006 Top Ten Jr.
Stallion ranking 3rd overall. Another great example of
Wilson Training Center's training and marketing program at
its best! Watch for Omega in 2008 as he switches gears and
enters into the Western Pleasure arena with Peri Tilghman.
You look back on certain moments in time and realize
how important they were. One of those moments was that
cold winter night I sat in the stall with National
Champion Mare *Maya El Jamaal and she gave us "Major
Jamaal" (pictured above) sired by *Soho Carol. Major was a
gangly weanling but by May of his yearling year he had
became the young prince he had been bred to be. He was
named Region 12 Champion colt, defeating the Scottsdale,
Jr. Champion colt from earlier that year. Major Jamaal
went on to earn more National titles under Wilson Training
Center's management and was then Marketed to his adoring
new owners Taylor Arabians. Soon after that Major went on
to be US National Res. Champion, Jr. Stallion. Major is
now doing an equally impressive job as a sire for the
Taylor's. Mike also brokered the incredible *Maya El
Jamaal to the Taylor's prior to there purchase of her son,
this was a pivotal moment for the Taylor program. A
special thanks to Michael Byatt.
In August of last year Mike discovered "Venetzia"
(pictured above) one of the most beautiful mares in the
show ring today. After a few phone calls this incredible
mare was on her way to her new home in Qatar. Venetzia has
taken the Middle Eastern and European show rings by storm
winning several championships and positioning herself as
the top contender for Jr. World Champion Mare in Paris
later this year. W.T.C. congratulates Al Shaqab stud on
there success and we are incredibly proud to have been
involved in marketing her. A special thanks to Eric Wolfe
and Michael Byatt.
Another jewel of the W.T.C. marketing program was the
sale of the Res. National Champion Mare *HW Egyptian Art.
A rare daughter of El Shaklan we congratulate the Al
Zobair Stud of Sharja, U.A.E. Special thanks to Michael
It was nine years ago when Mike first found a beautiful
two year old filly named RGA Kouress, he immediately
purchased her on behalf of long time business partner Doug
Corp. A few years later he resold Kouress to Joel
Desmarteau owner of Markelle Arabians along with partner
Michael Wade. Since then a dynasty has been in the making.
RGA Kouress produced an incredible filly "DL Marielle"
(pictured above) in early 2007 W.T.C. marketed Marielle to
Albidayer Stud of the U.A.E. this incredible filly is
currently competing successfully on the European circuit.
Special thanks to Robin Hopkinson and Scott Alman.
RGA Kouress is also the dam of World Res. Champion
"Marajj" (pictured below) Marajj sold at Scottsdale 2005
for a record setting amount to Albidayer Stud. W.T.C is
proud to have discovered RGA Kouress and congratulate
client's and friend's Joel Desmarteau & Michael Wade on
the outstanding contribution there breeding program has
made. We are honored to continue the management of this
Wilson Training Center is proud to have trained and
managed National winning stallion "Justa Magnum" (pictured
above) We are pleased to announce the sale of this
outstanding stallion to Don & Janey Morse of Oak Ridge
Arabians. Special thanks to Midwest.
In Feb. of 2005 at the Scottsdale show the yearling
fillies were gathering at the in-gate for a section cut.
Before the cooler was even pulled off this captivating
dark bay filly Mike's eye for a star told him the 5 year
search for long time client and friend's Roland & Dorothy
Williams was over. That filly was "Lethyf Falconesse"
(pictured above) she was simply a dream came true, or so
we thought, when Mike inquired about purchasing her for
the Williams he received bad news, she was already spoken
for and reselling was not an option. After the show Mike
called one more time about the filly he could not stop
thinking about, and fate would play into his hands, the
previous deal had not worked out! Well, she's sold now.
Those were his words before he even called the Williams to
give them the news that things had gone in there favor.
With a little ironing out of details, Roland & Dorothy
Williams of Green Pastures Arabians owned the filly they
had asked Mike to find several years before. Later that
year there wildest dreams came true when Lethyf Falconesse
was named Unanimous National Champion Yearling Filly!
W.T.C. is unbelievably proud to have been apart of this
fantastic journey. A special thanks to Robin Hopkinson,
Sandro Pinha and Davis Cains.
Selecting breeding stock that not only appreciate in
value but generate offspring that sell for industry high
prices is a common happening for Mike and the W.T.C.
clients. In 1997 Mike purchased the beautiful MP Serenata
who had not yet had a single foal, with business partner
Doug Corp. As he suspected she became an incredible
broodmare, she was marketed twice again by Mike but not
before producing National Champion Mare "Serenata El
Jamaal" (pictured above). W.T.C. marketed her twice as
well, the second time to noted breeders Ron & Laura
Armstrong of Armstrong Arabians. The Armstrong's have done
a masterful job breeding this outstanding mare who's most
famed offspring "True Desire LL" (pictured below) is the
leading contender for the title of National Champion
Yearling Filly in 2007. After 10 years and three
generations this breeding family accounts for the excess
of a million dollars in transactions. W.T.C. is honored to
have been apart of selecting, breeding and brokering the
start of this record breaking chain of events.
In addition to marketing world class bloodstock, W.T.C
also specializes in the development of National level
performance horses. In December of 2005 our long time
client and friend, Lauralyn Lane, asked Mike and Peri to
find her the superstar performance horse of her dreams. A
requirement that is Universal in our selection of stock
for both breeding and showing is extreme beauty and
quality. Shortly after being commissioned to find such a
horse arrangements were made for the purchase of the 2
year old, 2 time Scottsdale champion H/A Jr. mare, Rohara
Olivia Dhavlin. Peri immediately began preparing Olivia
for the 2006 US National H/A hunter futurity. After the
pair competed in their semifinal section they were voted
unanimous champion of that cut. Later in the week, Olivia
was named US National Top Ten in the H/A hunter futurity.
2007 began their journey towards another Nationals. They
set the stage to be serious contenders winning the 2007
Region 12 H/A hunter Jr. horse championship. (Pictured
above) "Once again, it is with great pride that our
clients entrust us with the selection of their horses and
the ability to follow through in make dreams a reality."
Always looking to the future, a then four month old KM
Bugatti (pictured above) caught Mike's eye. Still on his
mothers side client Doug Corp agreed with Mike's
assessment and Bugatti came home to Florida. Several
months later in true W.T.C. fashion Bugatti was sold
again, this time to the quickly growing KM Stables program
who have entrusted Mike with the management of there
breeding stock. Thankful to have the opportunity to
discover this young star W.T.C looks forward to many more
big things with KM Bugatti.