At first sight, ZAARINA, was thought to be an exquisite individual by the Thomases. They felt, from their own experience, she should be campaigned in Halter. Not long after, they did campaign ZAARINA to Canadian Nationals and U.S. Nationals in Mare Halter. ZAARINA garnered two National titles that year, Canadian Nationals and US Nationals Top Tens in Mare Halter. These two National titles put ZAARINA in a small, elite group of STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN MARES that have competed successfully at a National level.