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The heart and soul of Bremervale


Filly sired by Desperado.

Georgia and Warwick Toft with the Desperado daughter, Bremervale Lyric.


Colt sired by Desperado.

Jill Toft with her faithful farm dogs.


Welcome to

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Bremervale Bey Executive (Desperado x Bremervale Poeme – tail female line Electric Ray)

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ocated along six kilometres of the Brisbane river near Fernvale, Queensland. Bremervale is home to one of australia’s largest and most successful arabian horse farms. The stud is conveniently located an hour’s drive from Brisbane airport and just over an hour from australia’s tourist capital, surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast.

Bremervale Bella Rose (Desperado x Bremervale Bey Heart - tail female line Rumbosa)


he farm was established in 1962 on the banks of the Bremer river, hence the name Bremervale. Jill Toft, the founder, spent much of her time travelling around the world to find horses to add to her foundation stock. a practice the farm still pursues today, consistently adding to the breeding program and bloodlines.

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remervale has four major tail female lines descending from the mares Zena and electric ray, both purchased in the early 1960s and the spanish mares Polaca, Gual Boukra and Piconera – the first spanish horses to be imported into australia directly from spain.

Desperado (*WN Dasjmir x Bremervale Aquarius - tail female line Rumbosa) Desperado is one of the most influential stallions in the breed. He is the sire and grandsire of Australian National Champions, US National Champions, Scottsdale Champions and Regional Champions. He is the sire of winning 3*** endurance horses throughout the world.


ver thirty years ago, we exported our first arabian horse and now there are Bremervale arabians in most middle eastern countries, United states of america, mexico, Canada, many european countries including england and other countries such as india, Thailand, malaysia, indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and south Korea.

Bremervale Duchess

Bremervale Bey Contessa

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he outstanding accomplishments of the descendants from Bremervale’s four prominent family lines include winning at the most competitive shows and grueling endurance events, including many australian national Champions, Championships at Us nationals, scottsdale all arabian Horse show, regional shows in the Usa, middle east shows, and multi-medal wins, including gold, silver and bronze at the Fei World endurance Championships.

Bremervale Andronicus

Rahere Scottsdale and US Regional Champion, Sire of Scottsdale, Regional and US Champions.

US National Champion, Sire of US and Scottsdale Champions. He is ranked tenth on the leading Sires of Purebred Halter Winners at the 2011 Scottsdale Show.

Roger Fitzhardinge

(Desperado x Rose of Sarangani)

(Desperado x Bremervale Rhapsody)


he arabian is the oldest breed of horse living in the world today, dating back 3,000 years to the times of the Pharaohs. Coming from the vast deserts of the middle east, arabians are now enjoyed by thousands of people around the world.

Bremervale Loreal

(Bremervale Ultimate x Bremervale Inspiration)


heir functions range from the pleasure of having a horse in the backyard, to a willing pony club horse through to a competition mount for dressage, showjumping, western, hacking or endurance riding. Halter horses through to breeding stallions and broodmares.

Sue Crockett

Australian Champion Bridle Path Hack – Arabian Mare 2010.

Bremervale Arrogance Talented and tenacious endurance Arabian ridden by Maddie Toft.

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each year a new group of foals are born.

Sue Crockett

oday, horses of the ninth generation of Bremervale’s breeding program compete in the show ring and endurance competitions, and grace the pastures at farms throughout the world.

Georgia Toft with CK.

Young horses at the stud.


ach year a new group of beautiful young mares take their rightful place in Bremervale’s broodmare band.


ach year a new group of youngsters begin their journey as show, endurance and pleasure horses.

Bremervale Bey Angel

Bremervale Narnia

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o many people today love the arabian horse for their versatility, beauty and disposition. During 1976 Bremervale was the first stud in australia to import arabian horses from spain. Today, horses at the stud consist of english, spanish and Polish bloodlines.

Education Open Days are held at the stud.

Bremervale Bey Ellusion

WN Dasjmir imp USA

Bremervale Arwen

(G G Samir x Arawiszja) Australian National Champion Stallion, Sire and grandsire of Australian Champions and successful endurance horses around the world.

Sire Bremervale Hercules Dam Bremervale Bey Accolade Australian National Champion Mare

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Bremervale Hercules

Bremervale Bey Sebastian

(*WN Dasjmir x Bremervale Aquarius – tail female line Rumbosa) Australian National Champion Stallion, Reserve Australian National Champion Colt, East Coast Champion Stallion, Sire of Australian National Champions.

(Desperado x Bremervale Passionate – tail female line Zena) Multi A-class Champion.

Opus Comet JP imp Br (Laddin BA x Key Maali JP) Brazilian National Champion Colt, Australian National Champion Colt, East Coast Champion Stallion, Australian National Champion Stallion and Sire of Australian National Champions.

Rave VF imp USA (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) US National Champion Western Pleasure Horse, grandsire of US Regional and Scottsdale Champions, and Sire of World Championship medal-winning and worldclass endurance horses.

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t Bremervale we breed with a vision, foresight and belief in the beauty, athleticism and character of the Arabian horse. We believe every horse has a purpose.

Bremervale Prince Caspian (Desperado x Bremervale Bey Elegance – tail female line Zena)

B r e m e rvA l e A r A B i A n s “Birthplace of Champions” est 1962

Jill Toft & Warwick Toft “Oxford” * e. summerville rd, m.s. 1020, Fernvale QlD 4306 For information on our stallions and sale horses, contact Warwick Toft on 0400 546 407 Jill Toft 0400 546 477 or evenings (07) 5464 3704 or Warwick Toft 0400 546 407 or evenings (07) 5464 3886 email: Photos by sharon meyers unless noted

ANNUAL 2012 • VOLUME 38 Dedication: This issue of Arabian Studs and Stallions is dedicated to the memory of its founders, JuDith and herMan Vink.


Viva Espana Sharon Meyers photo

Michael Vink, Publisher (

Sharon MeyerS, Editor (

karen Belik, Proofreader Donna WillMot & richarD locke, Designers Cover photo: Spirite Era (*Om El Shareikh x River Oak Summer Girl), bred by Era Horses Pty Ltd. Jennifer ogden, Photographer.

Arabian Imagery




Infertility or Sub-Fertility in Mares


Little Aussie Battler – Arinya Park Klass


Three Arabian Voices






Ajman Moniscione


Lessons and Legacies


RHR Heir of Marwan


Bluedawn Egyptian Arabians


Personalities – Katie Smith


True Vision


Reaching for the Stars – Saba Arabians


Personalities – Tracee Males


Commitment to Excellence – Mulawa Arabian Stud


Salaa El Dine


Dara Park Arabian Stud


Arabian Family Snapshot


Stallion Directory


His Australian Legacy – The Minstril


My Kingdom for a Horse – The Story of Inshass


How to Avoid Stallions Behaving Badly


Advertisers Index


araBian StuDS & StallionS: PO Box 8369, Woolloongabba Queensland 4102 Australia Phone: (07) 3334 8000 Fax: (07) 3391 5118 The advertising content is the responsibility of the advertisers. The price of $15.00 is a recommended price only. No part of this magazine may be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the publishers. Whilst every care is taken in the publication and preparation of the advertisements, the publishers cannot be held responsible for errors or their subsequent effects.

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A True Champion

RHR Heir of Marwan

LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP CHAMPION 2 year colt 2009, REGION 1 CHAMPION 2 year old colt 2009, Handled by Mr Greg Andrews of KEA, for the following wins: NSW State Titles champion stallion 2010 National champion stallion 2010 East Coast Junior champion stallion 2011 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER Qld State Challenge Supreme Male Exhibit 2011 Standing at stud for 2011 at KEA via AI Only. For breeding applications please contact Karinn Panuccio on 0413 393 975 or Greg Andrews of KEA on 0430 038 420.

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above: Thamrath Al Naif photographed at Al Naif Stud, Qatar.

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above: Alexander CCA (Gazal Al Shaqab x So Hot CCA), owner Dubai Stud, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Photography by Glenn Jacobs


aving Arabian horses in my life since childhood certainly has an impact on how I visualise them through my lens. For more than 20 years I have put my heart and soul into every aspect of this noble breed, from basic care to riding, training, showing and breeding them. What started as a passion became a life dedication. I have always loved art and the emotions it is able to evoke. It can be as simple as listening to a beautiful song or looking at a stunning painting. I studied graphic design but my real interest I discovered years later in photography. The Arabian horse has an original and distinctive expression when compared to other breeds, so no doubt I try to achieve that look in my photographs. Similar as with a painting, I appreciate a good composition; when I look at a photo it needs to ignite a spark of interest and inspire me. You try to create an impression in one single moment, so the background for me is equally as important as the light and the subject. Eventually all needs to fit into harmony. I hope you’ll enjoy some of my favourite recent images of Arabian horses. Visit Glenn at his website

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above: Dheba Al Naif (Ansata Sinan x Ansata Marjaneh), owner Al Naif Stud, Qatar.

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above: Sheikh Turki Bin Faisal Al Thani.

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above: Mares at Dubai Stud, UAE.

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Klass (TS AL Malik x Karmaa) with Rodney Brown at “Ambition” Three Time Australian Champion - Halter 2009, Ridden Stallion 2010, Working Stock Horse 2011. KLASS is the sire of Australian and East Coast Championship Winners.

Mulawa Karismaa (Magnum Psyche x Karmaa) 2011 Australian Champion Mare, East Coast Champion Mare and National Stud Show Champion Mare. In 2010 Karismaa produced an outstanding ET colt by GUILIANO, who has been named KONQUEST MI.



(Magnum Forty Four x Mulawa Alexa by Parkview Audacious) 2011 Australian Champion Yearling Colt (unanimous) and highest scoring Male of the show. 2010 National Stud Show Champion Yearling Colt. Four Generations of Mulawa Breeding. ATUNED MI is available for sale.



(Magnum Forty Four x Rimaraa by Marwan Al Shaqab) 2011 Australian Champion Yearling Filly. First daughter of her National Stud Show Champion Winning Dam. Rimaraa is expecting a full sibling in 2012.

Allegiance MI (Magnum Forty Four x Mulawa Audacia by Parkview Audacious) 2009 National Stud Show Champion Yearling Colt. Due to injury, ALLEGIANCE will never return to the show ring. We believe he will make a significant contribution to the Mulawa Programme as a breeding stallion.

Astor (Magnum Forty Four x Astoria by Parkview Audacious) 2010 East Coast Champion Yearling Colt, 2010 Reserve Australian Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. 2011 Reserve Australian Champion Junior Colt. ASTOR is available for sale.

Angels Angels Love Love MI MI (Gazal Al Shaqab x On Angels Wings by TS AL Malik) (Unshown) A final gift from her wonderful dam, Angels Love is destined to always call Mulawa home. Combining exquisite beauty, substance and type she is a worthy reflection of her illustrious heritage.

LLC Briana (Pyro Thyme SA x RD Fabreanna by Falcon BHF) 2010 National Stud Show Junior Champion Filly, 2011 Reserve Junior Australian Champion and East Coast Reserve Junior Filly. Briana is expecting an ET foal by Magnum Forty Four in 2012.

Klassical Dream (Klass x Mustang’s Magnum by Magnum Forty Four) 2011 Australian Champion Junior Filly and highest scoring horse of the Australian Championships. Twice East Coast Champion.


Guiliano (Legacy of Fame x SC Psavannah by Padrons Psyche) Guiliano has successfully recovered from colic surgery and will resume his Show career in late 2011. As a sire he has exceeded our expectations and will have several outstanding representatives in the Mulawa show team this season.

Aspiring Valentino


(DA Valentino x Mulawa Aspiring by Magnum Forty Four) 2011 Reserve Australian Champion Yearling Filly.

Mulawa Bronze Wing (Magnum Psyche x On Angels Wings) (Pictured with Daniella Dierks) 2011 East Coast Cup Winner, 2011 Australian Champion Novice Dressage, Australian Champion Bridle Path Hack and Australian Champion Silver Snaffle.



(Gazal Al Shaqab x Karess by Magnum Forty Four) (Unshown) Three Generations of Mulawa breeding. Dam KARESS is one of Mulawa’s most outstanding young broodmares and is expecting ET foals by Gazal Al Shaqab and Abha Qatar in 2012.

Luxor 118 (Pictured with Daniella Dierks) Arabian Warm Blood Imported from P.S.I Germany for Kate Farrell. In their first competitions together Luxor and Kate were the NSW E.F.A Interschool’s Advanced Dressage Competition Winner and 2011 NSW Young Rider Championships - Advanced Champions.



(Klass x Karess by Magnum Forty Four) 2011 Reserve Australian Champion Yearling Colt.

Retired mares enjoying the sunset at “Bellevue” Tasmania


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Enquiries to: Greg and Julie Farrell P: (+61 2) 9655 1000 F: (+61 2) 9655 1777 M: 0412 517 188 E: Farm Manager: Paul Stockman 61–65 Bay Road, Berrilee NSW 2159 Australia P: (+61 2) 9655 1578 F: (+61 2) 9655 1521

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Home of BARABAS NL (Nadejni RUS x Barhatnaja RUS)

Sire of 2009 World Endurance Champion and winning endurance horses in the UAE and Australia. Sire of Australian Champions at Halter and AAA Halter Champions in 3 states.

Belinda Zaiter

At Stud by Private Treaty.

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

Belinda Zaiter

The Heir Apparent VP Ghazal (Barabas NL x VP Geisha)

Supreme A Class Champion East Coast Champion Top 5 2009 and 2010 Australian Champion Colt Top 10 2009 and 2010 Reserve Champion Stallion National Capital 2010 Ghazal is now commencing his saddle career, and like his father, he grows more beautiful with maturity. Standing at stud to a limited number of mares via frozen and chilled semen - $1500 + GST

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

Coming Home El Sidaqa AUS (EXP) (Tehama na Sidaqa SA x El Badoura UK) Beautiful El Sidaqa has spent the last 2 years in the UK where he was shown successfully, qualifying him for UKAIS. In Australia he has been Reserve National Champion Colt 2008, Top 5 East Coast Champion 2009 and Top 10 Australian Champion Colt 2009. He has now returned home to Valinor Park to continue his stud duties. He is the sire of VP Kahlua (2011 East Coast and Australian National Champion) and VP Sedaka (East Coast Champion). Available at stud via frozen semen only - $1750 + GST.

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

VP Sedaka (by El Sidaqa) East Coast Champion Yearling Gelding 2010

Our Winners

Belinda Zaiter

VP Kahlua (by El Sidaqa) Reserve Champion National Stud Show 2009 East Coast Champion 2011 Australian National Champion 2011

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

VP Gamileh (Gazal Al Shaqab US x VP Geisha) East Coast Top 5 Yearling Filly Australian Champion Top 10 Yearling Filly

Our Winners

Belinda Zaiter

VP Gizelle

VP Gucci

(Barabas NL x VP Grace)

(Barabas NL x VP Geisha)

A Class Champion

Reserve Champion East Coast 2010

East Coast Top 5

Champion East Coast 2011

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

VP Geisha (Saracin UK x VP Grace) Supreme A Grade Champion 2010 Reserve Champion East Coast 2011 Dam of Champions

Our Mares Belinda Zaiter

Judal’s Kiss of Jamaal (UK) (Ruger AMW BR x Kkiss of Gold US) Imported December 2010 East Coast Top 5 2011 Top 10 Australian Champion Mare 2011

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

Our Endurance Team VP Nickolai (Barabas NL) VP Nickolai (Barabas NL), and Brook Sample 2nd FEI ** 120kms Ride Al Reef Endurance Festival, June, 2011. Sue Crockett

Our endurance team continues to excel with 5 times Quilty winner, Australian Champion and International rider Brook Sample. VP Glimmer (Barabas NL x VP Grace) and VP Trinity (Barabas NL x VP Trilogy) have now joined the team.

Sue Crockett

Sue Crockett

VP Gabriel

VP Tripoli

(Barabas NL x VP Grace [Oasis Desert Song] 100% completion – Yellow book qualified.

(Barabas NL x VP Trilogy [Oasis Desert Song]) FEI * qualified.

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

For The Future VP Elijah (pend) (Gazal Al Shaqab x VP Elation)

Belinda Zaiter For further information on our stallions or sale horses, please visit our web site or contact us. Visitors are always welcome by appointment.

VALINOR PARK Valinor Park Arabians – 35 Bryan Close, Broughton Vale, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia Phone +61 2 4464 1549 Fax + 61 2 4464 1330 Conformation unaltered on all photos

Craveff For Future Farms, Craveff truly reflects the motto, “Where Dreams Become Reality”.


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pon selling one of Future Farms’ top Anglo Arabian show horses, Burren-Dah Matador, Kate and Doyle Dertell went on the lookout for a top class purebred Arabian filly, initially to show and to eventually become a member of their select broodmare band. “We looked at most of the country’s top farms at the time, and while at the Queensland Arabian Challenge Show we visited Bremervale Arabians and fell in love with Bremervale Charmed (Desperado x Bremervale Spellbound).” Charmed, at the time just weaned and only six months old, was purchased and brought home to the farm. As a show horse, Charmed proved to be a brilliant show filly, winning at many shows including 2004 Australian National Champion Arabian Filly 2/3 Years. The decision to breed Charmed as a three year old was made and a search began for a suitable and outstanding stallion. At the time, Kate and Doyle were starting the talented gelding Kathmar Park Maverick under saddle and decided to use his sire Mash (Simeon Sanegor exp US x Dynasty Jamin) over Charmed. “I guess the scariest thing with top show mares that really are amazing individuals, is can they actually breed it?” says Kate. “We were so excited as Bremervale Charmed’s due date become closer, and then when she foaled we were ecstatic! “Right from the start Craveff was extraordinary. He was utterly gorgeous in Arabian type, had a super body and movement, and was just such a personable youngster. He would gallop up to you, leaving his mother way behind, just wanting to ‘hang out’ with people. He would stick his tongue out for you to play with it, a habit he still enjoys to this day!” Craveff graced and dominated the show ring from an early age. He is the quintessential show horse. “He loves being the pampered pony, and was always eager to go as soon as he heard the truck

MAIN IMAGe: Craveff. top: Purebred mare, Adiva (Craveff x Avondale Fanfare). bottoM: Purebred colt, Avondale Cruise (Craveff x Avondale Grace).

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start,” stated Kate. Without a doubt Craveff is one of the country’s most decorated show horses, winning multi-state champions, Royal champions, NSW National champion, East Coast champion, 2009 Australian National Champion Arabian Colt 3&4 Years and supreme at both the Queensland Challenge and Victorian Classic shows. His stellar but short saddle career was equally impressive as he was awarded a state championship and was a multi-A class champion. An impressive show horse he may be, however, Craveff’s forte is his ability as a sire. Craveff’s eldest foals are now two year olds, and his progeny have already achieved an amazing six NSW National champions, ten East Coast champions and five champions, one reserve and five top tens at the Australian Championships. Kate went on to say, “Craveff has stood at public stud for three seasons and has been crossed over a huge variety of mares including purebred, Arabian Warmblood, Anglo Arabian, thoroughbred, riding pony

and Welsh mares. His progeny, whether purebred or derivative, are stamped with his exceptional qualities and all have that Craveff look! You can walk into a paddock of 20 foals and pick out the five Craveff foals immediately. They are similar in appearance and are always the first foals to greet you.” Craveff has numerous admirers within Australia and internationally. Kate said, “It was exciting to be asked if we would accept Craveff to be a Scottsdale Signature Stallion in 2011. Craveff semen has been shipped to New Zealand and the USA, and is approved for worldwide shipping. We are looking forward to being able to travel the world and see his offspring with that “Craveff look” continue their winning ways!” ABOVE: Purebred filly, Gameelah KA (Craveff x Bint Georgie Girl).

Simeon Sanegor (exp US)

Simeon Sa’ar Simeon Shirli

Mash Dynasty Jamin

Craveff Desperado

Baskhan Dunwingeri Farhlima WN Dasjmir (US) Bremervale Aquarius

Bremervale Charmed Bremervale Spellbound


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Rave VF Bremervale Conquita

Ramadan Arabians

Makers Mark (Fame Maker r x Karmaa)

Princess Zaarlima (Prince Fa Moniet imp Us x Zaarlima)

outstanding sire of champion progeny.

one of the stud’s beautiful broodmares photographed with olivia Pettendy.

Makers Mark

Ramadan Dream Maker (Makers Mark x ramadan arabian Kadin)

He has a sweet temperament and is pictured with the “non-horsey” visitor, daisy Welsh.

Beautiful and bold moving 2011 australian national Champion Top Ten Mare.

ramadan arabians has a number of young show stock for sale, all with that “ramadan” movement. see our website for more details.

Karen Hodges | (02) 6676 6372 | (02) 6676 6172 | 0412 706 105 | e:

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EKS Bey Al Gazal *

Mar wan Al Shaqab x Starbright Bey

SCID and CA Clear Scottsdale Senior Champion 2 x US Reserve National Champion South African National Junior Champion

Contact us for available offspring Proudly owned by Jeff & Robyn McGlinn WA AUSTRALIA ph: 0417 892 192 e: Todd Buckley, Manager ph: 0408 757 792 e:

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Focus Onme FA Prince Fa na li x Focu s Flir tation SCID and CA Clear Sire of Champions

Contact us for available offspring Proudly owned by Jeff & Robyn McGlinn WA AUSTRALIA ph: 0417 892 192 e: Todd Buckley, Manager ph: 0408 757 792 e:

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LC Prince Magnum *

M ag num Psyche x Ludy El S ha hller SCID and CA Clear Scottsdale Champion

Contact us for available offspring Proudly owned by Jeff & Robyn McGlinn WA AUSTRALIA ph: 0417 892 192 e: Todd Buckley, Manager ph: 0408 757 792 e:

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M a ra jj x M i s s Ya hs mina h Ela ma l SCID and CA Clear World Reserve Junior Champion Scottsdale Junior Champion Al Khalediah Junior Champion Menton Junior Champion

Contact us for available offspring Proudly owned by Jeff & Robyn McGlinn WA AUSTRALIA ph: 0417 892 192 e: Todd Buckley, Manager ph: 0408 757 792 e:

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Infertility or

Sub-Fertility In Mares

By Dr John Kohnke BVSc., RDA Photography by Sharon Meyers


any owners become frustrated when a mare seems to be unable to conceive despite being healthy and physically normal in the conformation of the breeding tract and regularity of her cycles. Although a few mares, especially as they age beyond 20 years, become infertile due to chronic uterine infection or changes to the uterine lining, in most cases, a mare suffering from sub-fertility or reduced fertility can be managed to return to full reproductive health that will enable her to carry a full term pregnancy.

Underlying Causes There are four areas that can indicate sub-fertility or an inability to get in foal or to retain the conceptus after the first 14 days of early pregnancy, assuming the mare was bred to a fertile stallion: 1. Abnormal or no signs of oestrus 2. Accumulation of excess uterine fluid

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3. Repeated or chronic infection 4. Early Embryonic Abortion (EEA). These underlying causes can be single or multi-factorial in nature. These include the effects of ageing, concurrent metabolic disease (such as laminitis or Cushing’s Disease in an aged mare), poor nutrition, chronic pain (eg. lower back pain), obesity, poor body condition, as well as seasonal influences such as temperature and rainfall. Physical abnormalities which directly influence retention of uterine fluid or increase the risk of uterine infection can also cause sub-fertility. Hormone imbalances or abnormalities in synchronisation due to ovarian changes or developing cystic follicles, or tumours in aged mares, can influence the ability of a mare to cycle normally, release eggs at the optimum time in the above: A good broodmare is worth her weight in gold. Bremervale Bella Rose (Desperado x Bremervale Bey Heart).

oestrus cycle and prepare the uterus to accept and nourish the fertilised egg or developing conceptus.

Management of Sub-fertility in Mares In many cases in older mares, one or a combination of underlying causes can reduce fertility and the chances that a mare will retain the conceptus and have an uneventful pregnancy.

1. Abnormal Oestrus Cycles Changes in the frequency, intensity and length of the oestrus cycle can be influenced by a number of factors. These include underlying uterine infection, ageing, poor body condition, chronic pain, ovarian cysts and tumours, follicles which form but do not ovulate, Cushing’s Disease in older mares, Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) in overweight mares with concurrent Insulin Resistance (IR) and high circulating insulin, as well as ageing, depleted ovaries or ovarian senility. Conditions such as Cushing’s Disease can directly affect ovarian function in older mares by releasing ACTH hormone from the enlarged pituitary gland and increasing blood cortisone hormone levels which can depress normal hormone regulation of the oestrus cycle. Ageing influences the length of the ‘heat’ cycle, often resulting in shorter cycles and ovulation of small follicles prior to the mare coming into full season for breeding. In many cases, hormone therapy is helpful to override other hormone imbalances to quickly start the oestrus hormone cascade to normalise cycles. Consult your vet for advice.

2. Accumulation of Excess Uterine Fluid Repeat ultrasound examination of the ovaries and uterus in a mare which is sub-fertile or not exhibiting intense oestrus when ‘in season’, may be useful to monitor ovarian and uterine changes relative to synchronisation of ovarian activity. These observations can monitor follicle development and ovulation time matched with uterine fluid retention and cervical relaxation as a means of determining primary ovarian abnormalities or lack of proper uterine preparation for fertilisation and a suitable, clean and nourishing environment for the early conceptus. A. Ultrasound examination of the uterus should be carried out in conjunction with examination of the vagina by speculum to determine cervical relaxation, colour and moisture content of the vaginal lining or excess fluid accumulation. B. Uterine cell counts (cytology) and bacterial swabs should be carried out on a barren mare or one which has a history of Early Embryonic Abortion (EEA). It is recommended that two swabs be taken - one of the vaginal and cervical area to check for white cell abnormalities or presence of bacteria, and the other into the uterus to determine the presence of endometritis and fluid retention, both being common causes of sub-fertility, especially in older mares. In these mares, a biopsy of the uterine wall should be performed to confirm endometritis or degenerative changes associated with chronic infection or simple changes relative to endometrial inflammation. However, not all mares with a positive bacterial culture have uterine inflammatory changes or low-grade endometritis. An examination of cellular types and biopsy of the uterine wall to check for the degree of endometritis as well as

abnormalities in the uterine lining should be carried out. The degree of inflammation and the number of neutrophil white cells found in a uterine wall biopsy can have a direct influence on EEA. The type of bacteria isolated also has a direct effect on pregnancy rates, even when inflammatory changes are not significant. Recent research has found that a ‘flush’ culture with a small volume of saline to expand the uterine wall and open the folds and deep crypts where bacteria colonise is more effective at diagnosing endometritis as compared with a uterine biopsy sample. Uterine infection and endometritis must always be considered as a cause for mares not exhibiting normal oestrus cycles or lack of oestrus activity (anoestrus) during the seasonal period of normal oestrus or ‘in season’ cycles. C. Estimate Intra-Uterine Fluid Retention - The presence of uterine fluid is a clinical sign, rather than a diagnosis for determining infertility. There are a multitude of causes for the retention of excess uterine fluid which include impaired cervical function, postmating endometritis, a ‘saggy’ uterus in older mares after successive pregnancies, or impaired drainage. The location of the retained fluid can provide a clue to the effect of excess uterine fluid on fertility. Mares which retain more than 400-500ml of fluid for greater than 18 hours after breeding have decreased pregnancy rates.

3. Repeated Uterine Infections Chronic uterine infection is most common in older mares following previous foalings or mares with abnormalities of their vulval conformation. In many cases, damage to the cervix as a result of a difficult foaling or large foal, can increase the risk of uterine infection and endometritis. As mares age, particularly in a mare in poor condition, sinking of the vulva inward greater than 20° from vertical, or mares with a 2.5cm (one inch) opening of the vagina above the pelvic bone, are likely to aspirate droppings or air (vaginal windsucking) into the front end of the vagina and contaminate the cervical area with droppings and bacteria.

4. Early Embryonic Abortion (EEA) Dr Michelle M LeBlanc in her review points out that embryo loss before 35 days is often due to defective eggs, genetic abnormalities in the foetus, poor quality embryos, infection and endometritis. Mares may abort between 35-80 days of pregnancy. The major cause of EEA appears to be infection and failure of the endometrial glands in the uterine wall, possibly due to blood flow changes and periglandular fibrosis of the uterine lining. This can be confirmed by uterine biopsy. The risk increases as a mare ages. There is no known treatment, although progesterone therapy to maintain pregnancy until the placenta is established and progesterone hormone is naturally produced may have some benefit. Progesterone therapy, by injections or implants, may be administered to help maintain pregnancy in problem mares, but there is little scientific evidence that giving progesterone helps maintain early pregnancy. Progesterone hormone assays can be taken to establish the blood levels of progesterone in early pregnancy and the need to give courses of injectable progesterone. Consult your vet for advice. © Copyright 2011 John Kohnke Products


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Little Aussie battler

Arinya Park Klass By Laureen Schmidt and Sue Felby


ven before he was born Arinya Park Klass faced a challenge. I (Laureen Schmidt) had leased his dam from Tess Barker and Breakaway Khameo (Cranston Park Khaan x Cranston Park Khamissa) had been very unwell prior to foaling in 1997 and we did not expect a successful birth. Fortunately the birth went well and Klass was born healthy and strong, although Khameo’s health continued to wane. At just nine weeks of age Klass became an orphan when his dam succumbed to her mystery illness. Klass learned to become an independent trooper very quickly. Arinya Park Klass was everything I had hoped for when Khameo was mated to the imported straight Egyptian stallion, Monteego Bay (US) (Anaza Bay Shahh x Monietta Mareekha). Klass had an excellent length of rein, one of the strongest hindquarters I have ever seen and loads of presence. He was shown only briefly as a youngster. In the days when yearling colts had large entries Klass was awarded Reserve Champion Junior Colt at the Victorian Classic under judge Dr Mary Bancroft (UK), and was an East Coast finalist from two heats. I had bred Klass to a few mares and was delighted with his youngsters, but due to unforeseen circumstances I was eventually forced to sell him. Sue Felby of Esplendour Arabians in South Australia had always admired Klass and a deal was struck where I would retain some breedings. As Sue was a friend I knew Klass would have a good home and be well cared for. Klass produced some beautiful foals for Sue too, including the fillies Esplendour’s Ja’assara, Esplendour’s Aphrodite and colt Esplendour’s Razzle Dazzle. Later down the track Sue’s situation changed when devastating and ongoing drought conditions hit South Australia. Sadly she took the decision to disband her stud. I was able to purchase Ja’assara, while Sharon Barker purchased Aphrodite. Unfortunately I was not in a position to take Klass back at that time. Sue advertised him for sale and he was sold to what seemed like an excellent home. toP: Arinya Park Klass enjoying life in his paddock. bottom: Arabian gelding Arinya Park Klassanova (Arinya Park Klass x Trystan Replicaa) with Rebecca Lewin.


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return to the horse I had always known him to be. Finally I was able to legally purchase him from the RSPCA. In writing this, I relived a terribly distressing time with memories of this unhappy set of circumstances still bringing tears to my eyes. I will never part with Klass again. He will remain with me to the end of his days. Today Arinya Park Klass lives happily as our senior stallion in the picturesque area of Romsey in Victoria. Interestingly, he is also on Australia’s Leading Contemporary Sires list. He has consistently improved on the mares bred to him, producing some very notable offspring.


Poor Klass, this was to be his biggest battle yet as he eventually became the victim of appalling neglect. A phone call from a policeman advised me of Klass’ plight. He had been confiscated from his new home along with several other horses. He was one of the lucky ones, and although Klass had suffered a fractured skull and had been reduced to skin and bone, he was alive, while several others had died of neglect or had been euthanised by the RSPCA. He was housed at a local agistment facility but was very unsettled. I approached the police to have him placed in my care until all legal matters pertaining to the case were resolved, and gladly they agreed. When Klass returned home he was not much more than a depressed shadow of his former self, and it took him three months to

Arinya Park Saardira: SEAHAC Supreme Female exhibit under judge Jeff Schall. Arinya Park Klassanova: Multi-champion halter and ridden gelding at East Coast and Australian Championships. Esplendour’s Ja’assara: Victorian Reserve Champion Filly under judge Mark Gamblin and Australian Champion Amateur Mare or Filly 2007. Esplendour’s Aphrodite (deceased): Multi-champion filly, East Coast Champion Filly 2006, Australian Reserve Champion Mare 2007, East Coast Champion Filly 2005. Breakaway Kleopatra: Australian Top Ten Filly 2009. Razara En’Tranz: Victorian Champion 2-3 Yr Filly 2010. I have been out of the show ring for the last few years due to a broken hip, however, I am now looking forward to campaigning Klass’ progeny in earnest once more. We are looking forward to his 2012 foal out of the beautiful Sharinga Sonnet (PVA Sonbali x Sharinga Yamina) - with two very special parents we are expecting a promising result! above: The mare Esplendour’s Ja’assara (Arinya Park Klass x Janara).

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Sharon Meyers interviews three australian arabian horse stud owners.

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Quartz Hill Farm: Ally Hudson has been involved with Arabian horses for 30 years. The stud’s horses are line bred to El Shaklan and have competed successfully at the highest levels in Australia. Quartz Hill Farm has used many famous El Shaklan bred sires including Simeon Sa’ar, Amir El Shaklan, Simeon Sanegor, S K Shakla Khan, Fairview Exclusive, Eastwinds Axplosion, Eastwinds Ovation, Om El Eminence and Abu Shaklan. Ally has had the good fortune to travel overseas to Aachen, Scottsdale and Las Vegas to attend Arabian horse shows and learn more about the Arabian world. In the last year Quartz Hill Farm has had the joy of breeding the 2010 Reserve Australian National Champion Filly, Quartz Hill Farm Johara Shaklan and 2011 East Coast Champion 3 & 4 Yrs Purebred Filly, Quartz Hill Farm Ooh La La. Both these lovely horses won top ten awards at the 2011 Australian National Arabian Championships. Ally said, “My life has been a wonderful journey with my Arabian horses”. Eagleridge Arabian Farm: Jenni Ogden has been involved with Arabian horses for over 40 years, since she was 14 and attended pony club and competed in gymkhanas and agricultural shows with a part Arabian mare. Jenni said, “In the 1970s the breeding program started with the gift from my parents of a purebred mare by Flash Design and a son of Royal Gindi, Dan-Jaan, and he went on to win many dressage, halter and saddle championships including Champion Stallion at the Royal Easter Show and Australian Championships under saddle. Paul and I married in 1976 and the stud bred several foals concentrating on performance and dressage. In the 1990s we imported four females and a stallion from the USA, along with the semen rights for the Asia Pacific for Sanadik El Shaklan and renamed our stud to Eagleridge Arabian Farm. Today the farm is recognised


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around the world for breeding tall, athletic individuals with exotic ‘type’ and tractable temperaments that have won Australian, New Zealand, Middle Eastern, USA and European national halter championships. Syrah Arabians: Syrah had its genesis some 37 years ago when as a horse-mad child Vanessa declared, ‘When I grow up I’m going to have an Arabian horse stud’. Vanessa went on to say: My first pony was a half Arabian that I rode in all sorts of events. The stud really commenced with the acquisition of Sarika in 1992. Sarika was an incredibly beautiful mare that had dominated the show ring from her debut as a yearling in 1979. Sarika’s daughter, Salida, has created her own dynasty at Syrah and is the dam of our young super sire Valor and Australian National Champion and East Coast Champion, Valouria, both by the European based straight Russian stallion, TR Viktor. The Gazal Al Shaqab son, Azteq LBA (US) arrived in February 2007. Azteq’s dam is the very beautiful US National Champion Amelia B, sired by the US National Champion Magnum Psyche. At the 2010 Australian National Championships, Azteq LBA (US) was Australian National Champion Junior Stallion with the Valor son, Eklipse, standing reserve to him. Our third exhibit, Mahvella, also by Valor, was Australian National Reserve Champion Filly. Eklipse was awarded 2011 Australian National Champion Arabian Stallion.

main image: The 2011 Australian Top Ten Arabian Mare, Quartz Hill Farm Johara Shaklan (Eastwinds Ovation x Quartz Hill Farm Ruby Shaklan), bred by Quartz Hill Farm. above: Eagleridge Arabian Farm’s 2009 Australian Champion Yearling Colt, Shumani Era (Woolf Era x Eagleridge Rain Dancer).

How many stallions at the stud? Quartz Hill (Ally Hudson): One, Quartz Hill Farm The Startrekker (Eastwinds The Front Runner x Eastwinds Made in Heaven). Eagleridge (Jenni Ogden): We stand at stud six stallions. Syrah (Vanessa Crossland): Four stallions; Valor, Azteq LBA (US), Eklipse, Antaarez and the future stallion, the yearling colt Vesuvio. How many broodmares at the stud? Quartz Hill: Eight. Eagleridge: Twenty-five. Syrah: Nine. How many foals are bred annually? Quartz Hill: Two to three foals as we only breed our mares every second year. Eagleridge: Between six and 15 foals. Syrah: Between three and eight.

What traits attract you to an individual Arabian horse? Quartz Hill: Charisma firstly, that ‘look at me’ presence. They either have it or not and then the rest follows from there. Eagleridge: An Arabian horse must look like an Arabian first and foremost, there should be no doubt what they are. If a filly, you should be able to tell she is a filly without having to lift her tail, she should not be confused with a gelding. The same for a colt or a stallion, they should be masculine and obviously Arabian and not to be confused with any other breed. I like my Arabians to be balanced in conformation, made up of thirds, with a short back, and a long, well laid back shoulder, with the neck coming out high from the withers. I love a beautiful face with large, full black eyes set lower in the head, elastic nostrils that are soft and supple meeting easily in the middle. Thin skin and fine hair, with veins close to the surface, defined tendons and flat dry bone and I must admit I have an ear fetish, so much quality can be determined by the shape of the ears. Movement is of utmost importance and they must move with their head and tail up, proud and charismatic – all these things are the hallmark of the breed. Syrah: Beauty, great conformation, movement and an engaging and human focused personality. Add to that depth of pedigree and that special extra charisma the great ones have. As my background is riding horses, functional saddle horse qualities are a must. I below: Syrah Arabians’ 2010 Australian Champion Colt, Azteq LBA imp US (Gazal Al Shaqab x Amelia B).

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Name of stud and owners. Quartz Hill Farm, owners Ally and Ray Hudson. The 40-acre stud is situated near Bungendore, New South Wales. Eagleridge Arabian Farm, owned by ERA Horse Trust Company, is situated at Firefly, New South Wales and consists of over 100 acres. Paul and Jenni Ogden. Syrah Arabians is owned by Vanessa Crosland. The 89-acre stud is situated at Bullengarook, Victoria.

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worked in my university holidays with my instructor training horses of various shapes and it gave me a deep appreciation of correct structure. Anyone who has tried to ride and train a straight shouldered or weak backed horse will never willingly breed one!

How much credence would you put on pedigree compared to phenotype? Quartz Hill: I put a lot of credence on pedigree, phenotype next. Eagleridge: Both are as important as each other. It is rare that a horse with a Heinz 57 variety pedigree will be a good breeding animal. We have developed our own phenotype by line breeding and the families we have chosen to line breed with have complemented each other, where the strengths in one family is the weakness in the other, and vice versa. Syrah: The two must work hand in hand. An exceptionally beautiful individual which does not look like its pedigree, rarely reproduces itself with any consistency. Similarly an average or poor individual from a good pedigree is also unlikely to pass on the strengths of its ancestors. It is important to understand the families however. There are examples of complete out crosses which have been genetic below: Quartz Hill Farm’s 2011 Australian Top Ten Filly, Quartz Hill Farm Ooh La La (Om El Eminence x Quartz Hill Farm Puss in Boots).

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What is your criteria for determining if a stallion is suitable for breeding or not? Quartz Hill: A stallion must have Arabian ‘type’, good conformation, pleasant nature, good legs and movement and of course, charisma. Eagleridge: A combination of phenotype and genotype is paramount in determining if a colt is suitable for breeding or not. I like a clean, linebred pedigree and a well-conformed horse. I take a close look at the ancestors, in particular the grandparents. I would not keep a stallion entire unless I am prepared to breed mares to him myself. Syrah: In my view, the best stallions come from a superb mare. The whole of the pedigree is important. A stallion has to exhibit all the attributes which make a good Arabian – beauty, conformation, movement and temperament and must also be suitable for the mare. No horse is perfect so faults are acceptable – but there must not be many of them, they must be compensated for by extreme strengths and they must not be the same faults as the mare. I would prefer a horse with a fault and extreme strengths to one that is average all over. A stallion for breeding needs to be extra special – the very top individuals. Stallion beauty need not be the same as mare beauty and I prefer some masculinity. Beauty is not measured purely by the depth of the dish, or the size of the jibbah. A short ‘wedgy’ head with large, prominent eyes and large jowls on a fine, clean

throat is very beautiful in my view, and as described in the Standard of Excellence, particularly coupled with a beautiful body and legs. Stallions with common faults which are hard to correct such as weak hindquarters, long cannons, long soft backs, tied in shoulders, small high set eyes and poorly set necks do not appeal to me regardless of head shape or charisma. Consistency of progeny is also important in older stallions.


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powerhouses such as El Shaklan and Gazal Al Shaqab whom we have used in our own program. Where an individual is correctly put together, with a strong pedigree and is representative of its pedigree, but without the extra special quality which makes a top show winner, that horse can often be a superb brood mare if bred wisely. How long would you give a stallion to prove his worth as a sire? Quartz Hill: I would give a stallion two foal crops to prove his worth as a sire – providing he has had worthy and suitable mares. Eagleridge: So far we have found the horses we have chosen to keep entire have proved themselves in their first seasons as breeding sires. Afrikah Era, Khamsin Era, and Woolf Era have all produced Australian champions from their first foal crops to be shown. It will be interesting to see Shumani Era’s (2009 unanimous Australian Champion Colt) first foal crop due this coming season. Syrah: Provided a stallion is bred to good quality mares and really, only good quality mares should be bred, an idea of the initial quality of the foals and prepotency of the sire can be determined from two to three foals. It then takes a good knowledge of the bloodlines to assess further. Some foals are born beautiful and become average as they age and some the reverse. Clearly for saddle prospects, trainability will not be apparent until under saddle at four years or so. Is it important to promote a stud’s up and coming stallion? If so, how would you go about promoting him to the Arabian horse fraternity? Quartz Hill: It’s only important to promote your stallion if you intend to advertise him at stud. If not, his progeny should do it for him. If I wished to promote a stallion of mine I would get him out as a halter and ridden horse to prove his versatility. Eagleridge: With frozen transported semen and embryo transfer it is becoming increasingly more difficult to compete with the fashion

and fad bred horse. It is therefore even more important to compete and win in halter, performance or endurance. In my opinion this is the best marketing tool as, for the most part, people want to breed to winners. It is also important to show or compete and win with the progeny of the head stallion. Good quality photos, video, websites, email blasts and magazine advertising are necessary tools. Syrah: A good website and magazine advertising with quality pictures are important. Showing the stallion and his progeny is also important. When deciding on a mating between a stallion and mare, what do you take into consideration? Quartz Hill: Their pedigrees and their phenotype. Eagleridge: Each breeding decision made at Eagleridge is carefully planned; we never make breeding decisions based on phenotype alone. We look at the families within each pedigree and weigh up the strengths and weaknesses, taking particular notice of the grandparents. We will always line breed, however should it be necessary to find an out cross, we will look for another line bred family that has strengths where the weaknesses lie, being careful to not reintroduce problems that will take away from the strengths within our breeding program. Syrah: I firmly believe any one stallion is not suited to all mares and vice versa. I would take into account the strengths and faults of both stallion and mare and also the strengths and faults of their parents and grandparents. I would also be cognisant of the characteristics of any horse that appears multiple times in the pedigree. It is really important to me not to cement faults by breeding individuals who above: Eagleridge Arabian Farm’s mare, Aieshah Era (Afrikah Era x Ophira).

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bear or carry those faults with each other. I would also have regard to what the mare or stallion has previously produced and with what partner. Normally I will have something very specific I’m looking to improve in the next generation along with beauty and general excellence. If you are line breeding with your stud’s horses, please explain what factors you take into consideration for the horses selected for this purpose. Quartz Hill: Pedigrees and phenotype. The world-renowned breeder Judith Forbis of Ansata Arabians had some fascinating thoughts on line breeding and was able to give photographic examples of linebred horses. Eagleridge: When choosing a family to line breed with, particularly for our out cross, we have looked for family traits that fit our ideal of true Arabian type. We will never breed for a show fashion, preferring to keep to the Standard of Excellence as our guide. Syrah: Principal factors are the excellence of the individual and the requirement that its own pedigree not be too tightly bred. Our stud was founded on the wonderful mare Sarika, and every foal we have bred to date descends from her in one or more lines. She is a blend of Egyptian, Russian, Polish and Crabbet lines and my favourite horses are still those that combine the best of all lines. Sarika was just amazing and way ahead of her time, and produced two Australian National Champions by Amir El Shaklan as well as the wonderful Salida (dam of Valor and Valouria) by Simeon Sa’ar. As we like a beautiful horse and the cross with Sarika and El Shaklan blood worked so well, we have quite a bit of El Shaklan blood, but moderated with a number of other influences, like Russian. Eklipse for example has four crosses to El Shaklan, but only 16% El Shaklan blood. Australian National Champion Shafiq is the


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product of a breeding of cousins Sarezin and Shakeelah – two crosses to Sarika and four to El Shaklan. It is worth noting that the horses to which we line breed are not themselves line bred. El Shaklan and Sarika are the product of out crosses. Australian National Champion Valouria is another outstanding horse with whom we are line breeding, largely with the aim of having an outstanding daughter to continue on with and Valouria again is the product of out crossing. Do you believe in out crossing within the stud? Quartz Hill: I don’t disbelieve in out crossing occasionally. I do not have set rules, only if or when necessary to bring in some trait I feel is needed. Eagleridge: As the breeding program evolves it becomes increasingly harder to find an out cross that has the strengths we need that will not take away from what we have already achieved. It is very important though, to bring in an out cross and rather than introduce a new stallion we have chosen new mare lines, preferring to breed our own stallion for that purpose. Syrah: As we believe that the best horses are a blend of the best qualities of all lines (Egyptian, Russian, Polish, Crabbet and Spanish), we bring in out crosses to reinforce the characteristics we need to keep the balance right. I would like to see an out cross every two generations. When and how do you assess the quality of a foal? Quartz Hill: Usually the quality of a foal is evident at birth and for a few weeks afterwards. Eagleridge: We are fairly confident with our assessment of the foal the day it is born, definitely by day three. It is rare they do not above: Syrah Arabians’ colt, Vesuvio (Azteq LBA x Valouria).

measure up to our expectations from that first assessment, however, some have turned out better than expected, particularly in the head. Syrah: With my own lines with which I am familiar I can assess a foal pretty much straight away at birth and then, after they come out of the baby podgy period, at four to five months. When I was looking for a Gazal Al Shaqab son however, I looked at three crops of foals out of different mares and how they developed before I acquired Azteq LBA (US) at the age of five months. He has turned into everything I hoped he would be so my preparation paid off. I would look for the way the foal is put together, good hindquarter, leg structure, neck set, type and the charisma is there at birth if it is going to be there at all. Movement is not easy to assess on foals, as bouncy foals can look as though they move better than they will as adults, but if the cannons are nice and short and there is good shoulder angulation and a powerful hindquarter, the movement should be there at maturity. At what age do you decide the future purpose of a horse bred by the stud? Quartz Hill: No set age, although I have always said I do not like selling a horse before it is three years old. The journey between one and three years can bring many changes. I bred a horse once that was an unfortunate looking foal although it did have charisma and movement, however, by the time it was three the ugly duckling had turned into a beautiful swan. I have thanked my lucky stars that I persevered and gave this youngster time to mature. Eagleridge: We generally determine at birth whether the foal will be retained or offered for sale. Pedigree and the sex of the foal and of course the quality plays an important part in the decision making process. We generally sell our horses before they reach three years of age, and we hope our clients will start a performance and/or show career for the horse. Syrah: With some foals it is clear they are staying from birth, like Vesuvio. Unfortunately I can’t keep them all, so we do sell some very special horses. Some become available later as we have siblings or daughters born. Our show and stud horses are one and the same. As we breed for temperament and functionality as well as beauty, our horses are well equipped to take on whatever task their new owner would like them to turn their hoof to, and look good doing it. Once you decide a colt is not a breeding prospect, what age would you castrate him? Quartz Hill: Before the age of two, sooner if the colt is a problem in any way. Eagleridge: We like to geld after the weaning process, generally when they are over the loss of their mother. Syrah: Our motto is if in doubt, geld! We breed very successful horses, however, only one in three colts we breed on average will remain entire. We usually geld at about six months although some have been as old as two. Do you feel a stud needs to enter their horses at Arabian and open shows for general promotion and to attract new people to the stud’s horses? Quartz Hill: Yes. A stud needs to be seen continuously. A famous old breeder once told me, “You might have the best horse in Australia, but it is of no use unless people can see it. No point in keeping it up in the back paddock”. Those words still ring in my ears. Eagleridge: There is no doubt that showing and winning increases other Arabian enthusiasts’ interest, however, as far as attracting new people from other breeds, or new to horses to the farm, we have found other forms of promotion much more effective. Mini open days and presentations to local business groups such as Rotary, and invites to our local pony club have introduced several new people to the breed in recent times. Syrah: Show ring performance is important if other people are to see your stock. It is also very helpful for others – I remember horses I saw in the ring 20 years ago and that helps me with breeding decisions

today. I do feel that with the advances in technology and the cult of celebrity we are becoming increasingly a virtual world. Some horses become rock stars and breeding decisions are based purely on hype, arty photographs and video, and nothing else. Often there is as much substance to the hype as with many rock stars. Nothing substitutes for seeing a horse in person, spending time with it and seeing a full foal crop, not just the couple of hyped foals whilst the others are hidden away. Given the changes in the world, I think on line media are very important for attracting new people. What are the stud’s plans for the near future? Quartz Hill: For the future we plan to continue as we are now. Eagleridge: We have a very exciting year ahead with clinics planned for later in 2011 on Arabian type, breeding and the show ring, and also promotion and marketing. We are planning our first open day at this property to be held in conjunction with these clinics. We have 16 foals expected this season, including a foal from River Oak Dimity by Afrikah Era and two of our Afrikah Era daughters are expecting their first foals by Woolf Era. We welcome Dean Warren and Emilie Fontanive from France to our Eagleridge team, and later in the year Miia Hirvonen from Norway will also be joining us. The future is very bright indeed. Syrah: I am very pleased with the foals our young stallions Azteq LBA and Eklipse are producing and how complementary the lines are. Vesuvio is also growing up, and that is where our focus will be in the near future.

FactFile Who would you like to spend a day with? Ally: Tom Tancred (Eastwinds Arabians Australia), a knowledgeable breeder. Jenni: Master artist Leonardo da Vinci. Love his use of light. Vanessa: Nobel Prize winner, Dr Muhammad Yunus. He founded the concept of microfinance and his work enabled poor people to escape the poverty cycle through hard work and ingenuity. Favourite horse related activity? Ally: Preparing my horses for shows. Jenni: Grooming horses as it’s the best time to get to know them. Vanessa: Showing horses I have bred at the top level against great competition. How do you like to unwind? Ally: By getting together with friends. Jenni: I love to paint, horses of course, and fishing is very relaxing. Vanessa: In the company of friends, or for quiet time, a good book. Favourite holiday destination? Ally: Breeders World Cup Las Vegas, USA. Jenni: Morocco. Vanessa: Anywhere with good snow, I love to ski. What’s on your bucket list? Ally: Visit more overseas shows and studs. Jenni: To finish a book I am writing with Gloria Lanigan. Vanessa: More travel, an African safari.

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Snow‘n’Fire He is a ‘grab at the last minute’ stock horse, regularly used to muster our 200-plus head of beef cattle on very steep rugged countryside.


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he ultimate Arabian in my eyes, is a family horse. One that the kids can ride, give pony rides to toddlers, compete and fly the flag for his breed in open company, to excel as an athlete and be used as a workhorse. For us Snow‘n’Fire fulfils all this and more. He is a ‘grab at the last minute’ stock horse, regularly used to muster our 200-plus head of beef cattle on very steep, rugged countryside. It’s not unusual for Aaron and the stallion, with the help of one good kelpie working dog, to bring a mob of 100 head in from the hills by themselves. Snowy can climb our terraced hills and steep grades like a mountain cat, jump creeks, logs and will give a gutsy try at anything in his path. He doubles as a kid’s pony; he even has ultimate respect for our four-year-old daughter, Matilda, when she rides him all by herself. He has competed successfully in breed events, shows, and more recently in open company in the competitive sport of campdrafting. Snowy, as he is affectionately known, was bred by Rob and Yvonne Day and Leon Bennett of Moonlite and Pevensey Arabians. He was born on the river flats of Wantabadgery, near Wagga Wagga, NSW. A brilliant red chestnut with a lot more white than was originally expected, he is by the renowned pure Crabbet stallion Sarafire and out of the accomplished broodmare Santarabia Porfira. As a foal he immediately showed independence and a preference for the company of humans. He was naturally curious and loved human attention. At only a few weeks old he was taken on a float with Porfira to visit the stallion Magic Prophecy. With the mare in visiting the stallion, the young foal was outside befriending a group of school children. They surrounded him, patting and stroking him, yet instead of spooking and baulking, he stood quietly, accepting all the commotion with calm curiosity. main image: While only 14.3hh, every inch of Snow’n’Fire is power packed. TOP: Snow‘n’Fire is as quick as a whip while campdrafting bOTTOm: He is extremely athletic.

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As a two-year-old he was taken to Anthony ‘Jack’ Dowells’ at nearby Gundagai to commence his education – once again Snowy took it all in his stride. During his start to a saddle career Jack took the colt to the Riverina Arabian Show for the Futurity classes. To the surprise and awe of the onlookers, Snowy was ridden into the ring, wearing just a halter! He was beaten for champion by his half sister, Nadaji, yet the highlight was the impression he had made on the day! Snowy had been home at Moonlite Stud when a few problems arose with him objecting to being tied up. So Rob and Yvonne called on the professional help of respected local horseman Geoff Willis. Geoff has a fantastic reputation for dealing with problem horses, and is a renowned and respected horseman, being dual winner of the gruelling Man From Snowy River Stockman’s Challenge held every year in Corryong, Victoria. It did not take long for the pair to build a rapport, and Geoff, not usually an Arab fancier, came to enjoy riding the stallion. Working at the Bowmen sale yards each week Geoff noticed his ability on cattle and his willingness to work them. He took Snowy to the local Gundagai Giddiyup, traditionally an Australian stock horse and quarter horse competition. This in itself raised a few eyebrows, yet the stallion stood his ground and placed high in the events, even beating some wellperformed quarter horses! The duo were a huge crowd pleaser at the World Crabbet Convention in Queensland in 2005. Entering classes neither had done before, Snowy proved his versatility in the hack ring, western and working stock horse. Yet the pinnacle was the stockmanship demonstration, where Snowy performed whipcracks, rollbacks, spins, sliding stops, and performed a halfpass and backup without the use of hands. During a visit to Moonlite Stud prior to the convention, my partner Aaron Thege met Snow‘n’Fire for the first time. Aaron is a very skilled horseman, having grown up mustering in rugged country on the family farm. He is passionate about his cattle, his working dogs and working horses. He likes a horse with good feet, good bone and a good work attitude and


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athletic ability. Standing in his stallion yard Aaron could tell straight away that Snowy was a gentle and agreeable stallion and within minutes Aaron was on his back riding him with just a piece of string. We came home and Aaron, while quite reserved about his horses, kept talking about this amazing stallion up at Wagga. As fate would have it the pair were meant to be together again. Aaron particularly wanted a competitive campdraft horse and when we asked about a lease to Rob, Yvonne and Leon, they politely obliged. It was only just over a year after their first introduction that Snowy arrived in the steep hills at Grand Ridge Stud. We were impressed with the compact package that stepped off the truck. While only 14.3hh, every inch of him is power packed. He has legs of iron with incredible bone, and beautiful, big, even, round feet with good soles. His pasterns have great length and flexion, giving the rider an armchair canter. He has a huge, dark, kind eye, a reflection of his sweet nature. His temperament is so kind you would entrust anyone to go into his paddock and rug him or feed him, from a grandmother to a toddler! As a sire Snowy produces very correct foals with lovely natures. They all have very good, straight legs and feet, and are well conformed with strong-boned limbs. We bred a lovely filly out of Jirrima Ultra Minx (Arundel House Zermat x Ralvon Spring) and she is much like her father, very athletic with good, strong legs and feet. She will be very eye-catching with the shape of a hawk or an eagle running down her offside face, and on her near side, an ice blue eye! There is also a very special filly owned by Sarah Reggardo of Stratford, Victoria, out of F’Ahsan Tiffani (Nevinska x Missy Flisskers). This filly is a similar mould to ours, but with the most amazing, gentle temperament, even allowing Sarah’s three-year-old daughter to sit on her back! Greg Henry of Tasmania also has a lovely Snowy colt out of the beautiful, big moving mare, Nihal Annabella. We eagerly await a special foal this coming season from Cameo Carillion (Talquah Jai x Cameo Wishing Wind), a cross I have always loved in Royal Domino and Sarafire. This season Snowy has competed in three campdrafts, a very competitive sport dominated by the Australian stock horse. The horse and rider have to select or ‘cut out’ a beast in the yard or ‘camp’, and the horse must work this cow and cut it from side to side, blocking and turning it to stop it from running back to the above: Aaron Thege and the stallion have a great rapport with each other.

mob. When the rider is happy he has the beast under control he calls for the gate. When the gate is open the speed is on, and the rider must steer the beast at a gallop around a cloverleaf pattern course consisting of two pegs and a gate. The beast must circle each peg, the right peg first and then the left in a figure of eight and finally run the beast through the gate to finish within a 40 second time limit. The total score is out of 100 with 26 being for cut out, 70 being for horse work and four being for the course. It is an extremely skilful sport and even the best riders and horses can come unstuck with an unruly beast! The little red Arab stallion creates a bit of a stir at many drafts. A few people make the comment that he looks flashy but he probably can’t do anything. They eat their words when they see him work cattle, he is as quick as a whip and his scores in the cutouts reflect this. He consistently places in the 20s and is so quick spinning, turning, sliding and stopping that very few cattle can pass him when his blood is up! Snowy again does Aaron proud as he completes the full course at almost every draft. His most recent campdraft at Dumbalk, Victoria, with a total score of 81, he was one point off scoring in the finals out of a field of 220 horses! Quite an amazing feat for a little Arab stallion against seasoned, purpose-bred Australian stock horses! We have many non-Arab friends in the Australian stock horse industry and when they come to help muster there is a fight over who will ride Snowy! An honest, hardworking, gutsy little horse, Snowy will go out mustering with Aaron for hours and hours on end. I look out with binoculars from the house and see a tiny red dot swimming over the vast hills herding black cattle in front of him like a swarm of ants. He doesn’t mind a stock whip flailing around his head and legs. He comes home foaming and wet with sweat and stands patiently tied up in the

yards for hours. When the day’s work is done and the cattle have to go back out, he steps out keenly once again. He even works side-byside with mares and geldings; he can lead horses off him, or lead him off another horse. He will stand on the float with a mare or a gelding, and if he knows there is work to be done, there is no objection. He is also used for weed spraying on the farm every spring – carrying two five litre drums of weed spray on either side of the saddle, going out for hours on terrain too rugged for motorbikes and tractors. He takes everything in his stride. There is never an argument, never a suggestion that he will try to do something else, he is always a loyal and devoted servant and so keen and willing to please. Aaron and Snowy trained for this year’s prestigious Man From Snowy River Festival, where they entered in the three-day Stockman’s Challenge. Some of the best horsemen and women in Australia compete for the coveted title, and must endure six gruelling preliminary events set to challenge the most skilled professional riders and horses! These include a cross-country course, a whipcrack event where horse and rider must canter a course and ‘crack’ the targets positioned on course, a packhorse competition, a shoeing competition, a bareback obstacle course and stock handling. The top ten of these horses and riders gain a place in the two final events, the Brumby Catch where horse and rider have only four minutes to catch a wild horse, and the Stocksaddle Buckjump where the rider must stay on a buckjumper for eight seconds while cracking his whip! The Challenge truly is a showcase event and an incredible spectator sport. Snowy was a true testament to the breed’s versatility at the Challenge, being the only Arabian in the 70 horse and rider above: Jirrima Ultra Minx’s 2010 filly sired by Snow‘n’Fire.

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competition. After a long eight hour float ride to the event, Snowy stepped out fresh on course to take on the toughest six individual challenges. While the duo did not make the top ten, they scored an amazing 91/100 for stock handling, placing in the top ten for this event. It was an extremely tough Challenge, most riders and horses are seasoned competitors and previous Challenge winners or place-getters. Snowy’s easy armchair canter and the way he carried himself amongst the stock horses was a sight to behold. He certainly stood out in the crowd and he had many onlookers, receiving many comments from the crowd! The tough two kilometre cross country course with 20 jumps of over one metre in height is enough to rival a seasoned thoroughbred. Snowy struggled with this event refusing a few jumps, yet seemed to warm up towards the end, clearing some of the toughest jumps

on course. One being the coffin jump where a coffin-sized trench was dug a few feet before the jump. Most horses faltered, and some outright refused this jump, yet Snowy did not baulk and sailed over with ease. There was barely time to stop for a breather in between events, yet at each opportunity Snowy would stand tied to the float munching contentedly in his nosebag. He was a thorough gentleman throughout the event even in company or standing side-by-side with mares. Snowy was pleased to come home and call to his mares and bury his face in clover again. He will have a short spell then continue training as Aaron hopes to take him to another big competition this November, the annual Snowy River Challenge in Jindabyne, New South Wales.




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Regional Champion, Scottsdale Champion, World Cup Champion, Reserve National Champion On lease to Future Farms Australia from Peakview Arabians (USA). At stud in Australia only for the 2011/2012 breeding season before returning to the USA. Available at stud for the 2011/2012 breeding season at $2200

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A Jakarta

(USA) (Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Schara)

Bay Purebred Arabian Stallion. Available via frozen semen to Australia at $2200 Australian Agents: Future Farms Owned/Bred By: Deor Farms USA Kate & Doyle Dertell | PO Box 482, Romsey VIC 3434 | P: +61 3 5428 5255 | F: +61 3 5428 5277 | E:

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Scottsdale Champion 2yo and Supreme Champion Filly by A Jakarta (bottom photo)

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Ascot Choir Master

(Ascot Classic Silk x Ascot Lisa Maree) 13.1hh ARP, RP, APSB RP, Saddle Pony and Part Welsh stallion State, Royal, National, Vic Classic, East Coast, QLD Challenge and Australian Championships Champion winner in led and/or ridden!

Ascot Choir Master’s service fee is $1100 and available via fresh or chilled semen only Progeny available for sale First babies winning across Australia! Owned by Heartthrob Arabians and trained/shown by Future Farms, standing the 2011/12 breeding season in Toowoomba QLD

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Spiderman FF

(BruMarBa’s Future (Imp USA) x ELysee Silhouette) Arabian Pony / Part welsh stallion Multi A class champion, State, Royal and East Coast Champion, Australian Championships Top Ten Owned by Heartthrob Arabians, Trained and managed by Future Farms.

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Craved By Heaven HTA (CraveFF x Arundel House Yaventia). This outstanding filly is already a multi Supreme Champion inhand watch out for her this season!! Emma BaRKla | 37 Skinner Rd, m/S 499, Vale View QlD 4352 | P: (07) 4696 2317 | m: 0409 260 129 | E: Kate & Doyle Dertell | PO Box 482, Romsey VIC 3434 | P: +61 3 5428 5255 | F: +61 3 5428 5277 | E:

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Temar Mahavee

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Multi A class Supreme Champion, Reserve Champion QLD Challenge, Top 5 National and East Coast Championships, Top Ten Australian Champion Colt Available at stud to 5 outside mares for the 2011/2012 breeding season at an introductory service fee of $1100 (inc gst) Proudly owned and bred by Terri Love, Temar Arabians. Trained and managed by Future Farms Arabians tEmaR aRaBIans | terri Love | 1107 mcDonalds track, narracan, VIC | P: 03 5634 8217 | E: Kate & Doyle Dertell | PO Box 482, Romsey VIC 3434 | P: +61 3 5428 5255 | F: +61 3 5428 5277 | E:

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Prince CharmingFF

(BruMarBa’s Future (Imp USA) x Bremervale Charmed)

State Champion, Royal Champion, Multi A class Supreme Champion, Australian Championships Top Ten, Reserve National and East Coast Champion in-hand, State Champion, Royal Champion, Multi A class Champion, National Camelot Challenge winner, Grand Champion Ridden Purebred National Capital Horse Show, Vic Classic and QLD Challenge Champion as a ridden horse Proudly owned by the Prince Charming Partnership - Temar Arabians and Future Farms Trained and managed by Future farms and standing at stud for the 2011/2012 breeding season at

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Future Farms


(CraveFF x Double TT Fevia) Brown Arabian Warmblood stallion to mature approx 16.1hh. Multi A class champion. Royal Champion led Arabian and open breeds. State Champion. Reserve East Coast Champion. Proudly bred and owned by Future Farms Arabians and standing the 2011/2012 stud season at

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BruMarBa’s Future

(Imp USA) (Opalo (US) x Shai’s Honey (US)) Grey Arabian stallion / Riding pony approved Outstanding sire of State, Royal, National, East Coast and Australian Championships winning progeny including: LovergirlFF, Prince CharmingFF and SpidermanFF. Proudly owned and managed by Future Farms Arabians and standing the 2011/2012 stud season at

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Cruze KA CraveFF x Breathless

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Gameelah KA CraveFF x Bint Georgie Girl

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Gleniph Wish Upon A Starr (CraveFF x Eternal Starr) Part Arabian Filly

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DBA C Zar (Imp USA) (Eden C (USA) x LV Markelle (USA)) World Cup Top 5, East Coast Champion, Australian Championship Top Ten, Owned by Burren-Dah Stud, trained and managed by Future Farms.

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Sadiks Psyche 2000 Liver Chestnut Australian National Champion Arabian Stallion 2006

Sired by the World Leading Sire PADRONS PSYCHE, a USA Nat Res Champ who was in turn sired by the US Triple Crown stallion PADRON, and out of a granddaughter of ARAX. Sadiks Psyche’s dam is the great show and breeding mare SERDIKA, a daughter of International Champion SIMEON SADIK, and out of one of Australia’s greatest show mares SERREFA, an Australian Res Champ Mare and granddam of Res World Champion Stallion, DASSEFA.

Standing at Stud at Future Farms. Fee $1650 purebreds $825 others. Chilled or fresh AI.

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Tokyo Joe

(CraveFF x Sia-Nara)

Bay ARP, RP and Part Welsh 13.3hh stallion. Multi Supreme A class Champion, Multi State, Royal, National, National Capital, East Coast and Australian Champion, National Supreme Champion Derivative, East Coast Supreme Champion ARP, Riding Pony National Champion yearling colt. Proudly bred and owned by Ron and Jenny Campbell Trained and managed by Future Farms and standing the 2011/2012 stud season at $1200 Kate & Doyle Dertell | PO Box 482, Romsey VIC 3434 | P: +61 3 5428 5255 | F: +61 3 5428 5277 | E:

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Spellbound KS

(Burren-Dah the Wizard x Deveron Airs ‘n’ Graces by Deveron Duvall)

Rising yearling Anglo Filly available for purchase to the discerning buyer. Her sire is a Multi Supreme Champion and Australian Champion led and ridden. Her Dam is a Multi Supreme Champion in Australia and NZ, a producer of multiple NZ National Champions led and ridden. Lush KS her last daughter sold to Australia already a multi champion. To be bred to CRAVEFF in 2011. Spellbound KS 2011 NZ National Reserve Champion led Junior Derivative. Watch out for her this season! Our special thanks for Kate & Doyle Dertell for showing our young stock at the 2011 NZ National Championship Show.

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Eskdale Madeline Rose (Baranski x Rose of Sarangani) >>2011 Australian National Champion Top Ten Yearling Filly >>2011 Queensland State Championships Reserve Champion >>2010 Pan Pacific Arabian Showcase Supreme Champion We are expecting a full sibling to Eskdale Madeline Rose this season.

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angharm Arabians commenced in 1949 with the purchase of the purebred mare, Motalga (Indian Light GB x Tatima) from Bostocks Arabian Stud. Over the past 63 years we have witnessed many changes in the Arabian horse scene, some are good and some not so good. For example, over the years there have been a number of Arabian horses with extreme heads and refinement, but in some cases they are losing a sound, functional horse with good legs and movement. We have tried to breed to our ideals and not just the fashion of the day. I personally had a long held dream of winning an Australian champion stallion award with a homebred horse. In 2007 Baranski was awarded unanimous Champion Stallion. For me he has been my dream come true. To win the 2007 Australian National Championships in the Arabian Horse Society’s Silver Anniversary year was one of my greatest moments. Fortunately, my son Richard feels as I do, because without his training, Baranski would not have done nearly so well. Baranski is five generations of Jangharm breeding on his dam’s side of the pedigree. His breeding is a result of a search that took us overseas to find an outcross to our Royal Domino iid GB related mares. We have been fortunate with the two stallions we have tried. The first of these stallions was the Canadian import, Viktory (El Kasaka x W.M. Mistique), bred by Willomar Arabians in Canada. Richard worked at Willomar Arabians in the early 1980s and had halter trained this athletic grey colt. We were thrilled to be allowed to lease him for four years. His foals had the improvements we were searching for: height, movement, better hindquarters and their attractive heads were an added bonus. We bred two mares from our beautiful grey 1986 Australian Top Ten mare, Haisumi (Hansan imp/exp US x Royal Murra). Haisumi competed at the Victorian Classic Show in 1988 for a first in the broodmare class and Reserve Champion main image: Baranski. TOP: Eskdale Madeline Rose. miDDLe: Purebred colt, Torryburn Asahfa. BOTTOm: Rose Gum Regal Image.

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Mare. She was shown with her Viktory filly, Dancing Silver (dam of Baranski), and she was third in a big filly class. She gave her mother such a hard time at the show that we weaned her the night we arrived back home in Queensland! Dancing Silver grew up to be a very independent and demanding mare, winning several supremes in halter with her extreme action. Another important Haisumi daughter is Shimmering Gold sired by the Viktory son, Escalate exp AE. The second imported stallion we used was Barabas (Nadejni x Barhatnaja). He is of mainly Russian bloodlines. He had caught

our attention for quite some time and we were very excited when he became available for lease. Barabas crossed extremely well with our Viktory mares, passing on his magnificent large dark eyes and he complemented their conformation. Dancing Silver’s foals sired by Barabas gave us the colt Silver Baron exp AE, a filly named Bartrushka, the colt Baranski (born 1998) and filly Silverbelle. Baranski was not pushed into the show ring early but was left to grow up naturally out in a paddock. His first outing was the 1999 Triumph Show in Bundaberg where he was awarded Champion Colt. From 2000 onwards, Richard showed Baranski lightly. He is a very honest horse and does not suffer fools gladly. He and Richard understand each other and have been together for his entire show career. Baranski achieved many champions and supreme Arabian exhibits, including four Brisbane Royals and three Toowoomba Royals. In 2006 he was Australian National Reserve Champion Arabian Stallion and in 2007 he won the ultimate award, Australian National Champion Arabian Stallion. After 2007 we decided to campaign him under saddle in western and also in harness. His first outing was in 2008 at the Gold Coast Show where he was Reserve Champion Arabian under Saddle. In 2009 we took him to the Northern Rivers Show where he was the Supreme Purebred Saddle Horse and the High Point Winner after competing in the western, costume and stock horse classes, all for first prize. He was also top five in the halter and ridden in the prestigious Gala Event at the 2009 Top of the Range Arabian Show. So his ridden career began in grand style and he has done us proud with many championships. Harness has always been his favourite discipline. In 2010 he was Reserve Champion Harness Horse at the Australian National Arabian Championships. Now for the proof of any stallion, his progeny! We are more than delighted with the foals sired by Baranski from mares of different bloodlines. The mare Rose Gum Aria (Baranski x River Oak Summaria) was Reserve Champion 3 & 4 Year Old Filly at the 2011 East Coast Championships. The yearling colt Rose Gum Regal Image (Baranski x River Oak Regal Girl) was Supreme Arabian Exhibit at the 2011 Summer Show and the yearling filly, Eskdale Madeline Rose (Baranski x Rose of Sarangani) was Supreme Arabian Exhibit at the 2010 Pan Pacific Show. Baranski’s sons and daughters Torryburn Asahfa (x Torryburn Rasheeda), Rose Gum Regal Image and Eskdale Madeline Rose were awarded top tens in their respective classes at the 2011 Australian National Arabian Championships. It is hard to be patient and wait for these youngsters to mature – exciting times ahead. Baranski will always be very important in Jangharm’s history and we have been very privileged to have him. above: Australian Champion Stallion 2007, Baranski.


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Ajman Moniscione Strictly speaking, ajman Moniscione is a country boy.

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e was born in 2003 in the lush green hills of the scenic Varese province in Italy and grew up on a family farm with other horses from his herd, while in adjoining stable buildings the large Piemontese Cattle herd of farmer Giancarlo Buzzi and his family, slowly chewed their cuds. However, the peaceful country life on his home farm where Ajman romped the pastures together with his siblings and his beautiful dam, Anthea Moniscione, did not last long. His outstanding Arabian flair soon brought the chestnut colt with the bold and ‘typey’ face up for discussion with the family. And that’s how it came about that Ajman Moniscione won his first title at a few months of age at Bienno Show, the show for the greater Lombardia region of Italy. Home country for the unknown country boy from Varese province, where his breeder and owner Giancarlo Buzzi insisted on presenting the lively colt with the typey face himself and made him a success. Just a few months later, the chestnut stepped up for the Verona show and won there as well, impressing not only the locals this time, but a large audience which cheered him. From then on many breeders admired his extreme type and put him on their personal wish list. In 2004 he started his show career in earnest, presenting himself for the first official ECAHO shows and becoming Champion Colt in

Voghera as well as in Travagliata, both in Italy. And then Ajman went international - two months later, having matured into a yearling and handled by Franck Spoenle, he won the Junior Champion title in Stroehen in North Germany. At the end of 2004 he went to the World Championships in Paris and achieved the title that was tailor-made for him: the trophy for the Best Head in the World! From then on, Ajman Moniscione lived in the training centre of Franck Spoenle in the Northwest of Germany. Even for the 2005 show season, his owner and his trainer had big things planned for him, and were successful in implementing them. In addition to smaller shows, his wins at big shows were three class titles in the colts sections as well as champion or reserve champion titles: Frauenfeld in Switzerland, Menton in France, the All Nations Cup in Aachen, and finally the 2005 European Championships in Verona. To round things off, the World Arabian Horse Organization awarded him the much-coveted WAHO Trophy at the end of 2005, when he was just two years old. During the 2006 season Ajman served as a sire. His show presence was reduced correspondingly, as he had to apply his Above: Ajman Moniscione.

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energies to other aims now. Still, he enrolled for the show in Morsele in Belgium and became class winner as well as Reserve Champion Stallion. Meanwhile, he was not an unknown horse anymore, even in the Middle East, and he was invited to the 2007 Dubai show where he came in third in his class of four to seven-year-olds. His most important success, however, took place on another stage and in Europe, with various representatives of his first foal crop winning futurity classes at different shows and thus proving Ajman is not just a show winner himself but also transmits the genes for show winners. This was his ticket to the hall of fame of top inheritors. Nowadays the owners of noble mares from five continents flock to him – 150 a year - to buy his services as a sire and breed foals with that typey face and those fine gaits of his, to be presented at home or at international shows. Ajman had to change stables once more and is now found, together with his sire and many other show winners, at the Osterhof Stallion Service Station located in the south of Germany. What is more, Ajman Moniscione was lucky enough to test negative for SCID and CA, meaning his qualities as an inheritor can be made use of without any reservations as far as hereditary genetic diseases are concerned. Where does his extreme type come from? He seems to transmit that gene dominantly, as his foals often display that type as well, indicating it is well consolidated genetically. His strongly dished face is, without doubt, one of his big points, even if the bold white mark on his face, certainly owed to his Crabbet ancestors, is not to everybody’s taste. Most convincing is his energetic trot, a matter of course for the Russian part of his pedigree. His height of 15h 2in (157 cm) is another indicator of Russian blood. But what most certainly made Ajman Moniscione famous and a part of the international inheritor circuit is his outstanding type, the token of a show Arabian par excellence. His face is not an accidental occurrence. What’s behind it, is no doubt Padron, or even more Patron, and in his turn, Aswan. But let’s start from the beginning.


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In 1963 when the Egyptian President Nasser presented the noble Nazeer son, Aswan, to the Russian President Chrustshow as a gift of the state, a new era began in the Russian state stud of Tersk. After a short time, the stallion from the Nile was the superstar of Tersk owing to his outstanding transmitting abilities, particularly with respect to the excellent type he passed on, not only to his daughters, but also to his sons. There were Kilimandscharo, Mascat, and Patron, to mention just a few - each one even more beautiful than the one before. Patron was also a successful racehorse by the way, even if nobody shows an interest in that today. During the 1970s he was imported to the Netherlands where he became National Champion three times. His son Abdullah became World Champion in Paris in 1981. Patron’s son Padron, out of the Crabbet mare Odessa, was sold to the USA in 1978, becoming US National Champion there in 1982, as well as Grand Champion in Scottsdale, Arizona. His son Padrons Psyche (out of the straight Russian mare Kilika, inbred to Aswan) was born in 1988. He became US National Reserve Champion, but what is even more important, he was the sire of Magnum Psyche, an internationally acknowledged show champion that became US National Champion twice. Magnum Psyche was out of a domesticbred mare with a strong influence coming from Spanish blood. In the US, his successes as a sire, and the money involved, resulted in the establishment of a financial market centred around Arabian horses, the so-called Arabian horse Industry. A trade sector for Magnum Psyche’s offspring evolved, with the economic return amounting to sums breeders had never experienced before. The money and fame to be earned with his beauty enticed breeders of show horses from all over the world to test his powers as an inheritor with their own best mares. Among these enterprising breeders were Jo and Ann Goodrich from the USA, who had their mare Vona Sher-renea, from El Shaklan lines with influences of above: Xanaphon with his dam Nemesis SPA.

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Egyptian and Polish blood, serviced by Magnum Psyche. In 1999, just a few months after his birth, they sold the promising foal they had christened WH Justice to the French Kerjean couple, who run their Arabian horse stud in Italy. Only a year later, WH Justice was among the top five of the All Nations Cup in Aachen in Germany, which is undoubtedly one of the most competitive shows of the world. What followed was an unprecedented show career and an even more impressive inheritor’s career, with the numerous top-quality offspring celebrating their triumphs all over the world. One of WH Justice’s first foals was Ajman Moniscione. Ajman’s dam, Anthea Moniscione consolidated the Padron blood via her sire Padrons Ghibli, who had drawn attention as an inheritor of type in Italy even during the 1990s. Through her maternal tail line, Anthea is predominantly Russian-bred which in the case of her colt meant his pedigree was somewhat more settled and the results to be achieved by him as a sire were even more predictable overall. Among his many famous daughters there is Alma Al Tiglio, also bred in the time-proven stud of the Buzzi family, and she was Reserve World Champion in Paris in 2010 and was Gold Champion Junior Mare at the 2011 Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. Due to the enormous success of her sire Ajman Moniscione, many breeders and fans asked themselves why the stallion bearing the name Ajman is not owned by Ajman Stud by now, but Rosanna Buzzi knows better of course: “This stallion was homebred by us, he has always been owned by us one hundred percent, and there is no consideration given to changing that. We owe a lot to him, and we will give back to him in return. We chose the name Ajman accidentally, just for the meaning the Arabic word has.” What are the further plans for Ajman? “In two or three years, we are going to present him at shows once more, just in order to say thank you to all our faithful customers and friends, and to those who use him for breeding. After that, he absolutely needs to come home, to the green hills of his home in Varesa province in the North of Italy.” We are definitely not going to begrudge him that, just on the contrary. After all, by now his sons and daughters are well engaged in their respective ways to replacing him in his role in the international show business.

The Australian Connection Sarah and Steve Muco of Khizmeht Arabians, Western Australia became the first people to export Ajman Moniscione semen out of Italy back in early 2007.

top: The beautiful Ajman Moniscione daughter, Alma Al Tiglio. Bottom: BP Naajman photographed at six months by Nicole Emanuel.

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After being captivated by a small photo of a colt in an international magazine, they immediately phoned the owners only to discover it was very early morning in Italy and they didn’t speak English. After the miscommunication, stallion manager at the time, Luca Oberti called back and the first breedings to a stallion that would become an international phenomenon were on their way to Australia to be used over Khizmeht Arabian’s collection of Russian and El Shaklan bred mares. Ajman appealed to Sarah and Steve because he offered everything they felt was required for the progression of Arabian horse breeding within Australia. He consistently produces extreme type and refinement along with his huge eyes, correct conformation and extravagant movement as well as show stopping attitude. Sarah and Steve have had huge success using artificial insemination (AI) with their horses and currently have three Ajman foals on the ground, including the first born colt in Australia, Ihman KA (x Saar’ita). In October 2010 Arielle KA (x Khizmeht Do You Love Me) was born. This filly represents four generations of Khizmeht breeding and with her exotic face, smooth body, sensational movement and captivating attitude is a look-a-like to many of Ajman’s European-bred show champion fillies and is rapidly gaining a solid band of admirers around the world. Khizmeht were fortunate to be able to purchase an embryo from the Padrons Psyche bred mare, Nemesis SPA in 2009 and the resulting foal, a flashy and impressive colt named Xanaphon, is a truly outstanding individual. He represents the best that both sides of his pedigree offers and Sarah and Steve are thrilled about an exciting future with him as the upcoming sire for Khizmeht Arabians. Expected this season is another special Ajman foal bred in partnership between Khizmeht and Nieves Maylor of Maylor Arabians. The foal will be out of Nieves’ outstanding Marwan Al Shaqab daughter, HRA Unique imp US. Nieves has purchased a few Ajman breedings, which will be used with some of her newly imported mares in the coming season. After the many enquiries received from Australia, the Buzzi family asked Sarah to become the Australian agent for Ajman in 2009 and there are now more than 16 foals either on the ground or due in the coming season. Some of Australia’s most beautiful and highly regarded mares are being bred to Ajman in the coming seasons. Studs and individuals including Arabian Dreams, Byrnlea Park, Katie Adamek, Maylor Arabians, Peta Turland, Razara Arabians, Shalzara Park, Southern Cross Arabians and Westbury Park International Arabians have purchased breedings to be used over their collection of mares. There are many more planned breedings that people will announce upon the arrival of their eagerly anticipated foals. Ajman’s

influence is definitely one that will be felt in Australia in the years to come and we thank the Buzzi family for the opportunities they have given Australia. Duana Bowden of Arabian Dreams, New South Wales wrote: As one of the first Australian breeders to utilise frozen semen by various world class stallions, including four daughters bred by Padrons Psyche, our goal is to improve upon and strengthen the existing bloodlines within our mares. Ajman Moniscione has helped achieve this through himself and much-admired stallions Padron, Padrons Psyche, El Shaklan and Nariadni. Our queen, Fairview Amira Enshallah (Amir El Shaklan x Esperanza), together with her champion daughter Esquilina SPA (Prince Fa Moniet) were bred to Ajman and produced a colt each - very pleasing that each foal is unique and unlike each other, having their own special look and features inherent from a world class family. Dianne Hewat of Byrnlea Park Arabians, Victoria wrote: Some things in life are just meant to be and this certainly was the case with our cherished mare T Naazifah (*Simeon Sa’ar x Naazirah) and her full sibling foals by the European super sire Ajman Moniscione. T Naazifah is a daughter of the Golden Cross stallion *Simeon Sa’ar (El Shaklan x *Damirah by Hadban Enzahi) and maternal granddaughter of the Egyptian Russian mare, *Naadirah (Aswan x Napraslina). A beautiful mare quite reminiscent of her paternal half sister, our adored Show Me. During May 2008 at age 22 the opportunity arose to purchase the seemingly pregnant Naazifah, which we did with the intention of breeding her to the straight Egyptian Simeon Sadran, who was resident with us prior to his export. Naazifah came home and was coping well for a pregnant mare that had not foaled for ten years. A minor concern was her near hind leg which was sensitive to touch. It was scarred from an injury that had occurred a year earlier. The morning prior to her due date the foaling alarm sounded and we rush out to find Naazifah stretched out on the ground but not in labour. We got her up but she was extremely lame and would not put her leg to the ground. Our vet arrived and she was thoroughly examined and given some mild pain relief but not a lot could be done at the time. The next morning on September 21, 2008 Naazifah foaled a colt by Solaris (Espiration x Hazeldean Shakira). She delivered easy but she was still extremely lame. Her leg was x-rayed and unfortunately LEFT: Colt sired by Ajman Moniscione from Esquilina SPA. righT: The filly Arielle KA (Ajman Moniscione x Khizmeht Do You Love Me).

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the x-rays showed a mass deep within the hock joint, so she and her foal were loaded onto the float and taken to the Werribee Equine Centre. The diagnosis was her near hind hock joint was septic with a deep underlying infection. Within 48 hours Naazifah was in surgery having her septic leg cleaned out and the bone scraped. Thankfully she came through her surgery well. The vets wanted her to put weight on the leg 24 hours post surgery but Naazifah did not. After a few days she still would not weight bear on that leg and she was hopping around the stable with her foal by her side. The vets were pessimistic about her recovery and things were looking quite grim. They told us about a drug they had some success with but it was very expensive. At this point we

were willing to try anything to save her so she was prescribed a sixweek daily course of the drug. During the week Naazifah had some improvement but still not enough to convince them she would recover but we were hopeful. They discussed the option of Embryo Transfer (ET) in conjunction with Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital (GVEH), this way we still had a chance of breeding our own special Naazifah foal. We opted to try ET, so while still recovering at the Equine Centre, Naazifah was thoroughly reproductively checked and we were given the green light to breed her via AI. above: Australian Top Ten Filly 2011, Byrnlea Park Naajwah.

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Earlier in the year we had purchased two frozen semen breedings to Ajman Moniscione, which we had planned on using with another mare but when we considered all our options, Naazifah was also pheotypically suited to breed with Ajman. Naazifah came into season and was inseminated. We received a phone call from our vet saying everything had been textbook with Naazifah but unfortunately she did not recover an embryo but she was also not happy with the focus of the microscope and wanted to recheck the flush at the GVEH under their microscope. We were gutted by the news but were also aware ET only has approximately 25% success rate. A few hours later we received another call saying the vet had found a viable embryo in the flush and it had been transferred into the recipient mare. We were elated but now we had to wait and see if the embryo held in the recipient mare. We were on an emotional roller coaster and now Naazifah had produced an embryo under such adverse circumstances, we were absolutely thrilled. With fingers crossed we chose to repeat the AI and ET process and low and behold our amazing Naazifah produced another viable embryo, which was couriered to GVEH and transferred into another recipient mare. As time passed Naazifah became more confident to bear weight and after several weeks was able to

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come home. As the months went by our cherished mare was now sound, she could fully weight bear and her leg had healed extremely well. During the early hours of October 1, 2009 Naazifah’s recipient mare foaled Australia’s first Ajman Moniscione filly, the gorgeous Byrnlea Park Naajwah. This exquisite and charismatic filly is pure elegance, she is refined, smooth bodied and she has also been graced with exceptional movement. Naajwah has inherited the very best qualities of both Ajman and Naazifah, she is an eye-catching filly that loves to snort and strut; she is in essence the quintessential supermodel. Naajwah made her show debut at the 2011 Australian National Arabian Championships where she was awarded Top Ten Arabian Yearling Filly. Fourteen days later the second recipient mare presented us with the impressive colt BP Naajman. With a commanding presence and exotic looks he is the epitome of his sire Ajman Moniscione, yet reminiscent of Naazifah and her maternal half brother, the now deceased 1996 Australian National Champion Stallion, Naavah. Smooth and compact with balanced proportions and powerful uplifting movement, he is undeniably world class. Naajman descends from a prepotent sire line and with that of his dam he should stamp his future progeny with type and consistency. Naajwah and Naajman are in harmony but have their own uniqueness, we are proud to have bred and own these two extraordinary individuals sired by the influential Ajman Moniscione. The one thing that we can say for sure is that they were meant to be! LEFT: Ajman Moniscione is set to become an influential stallion in Australia.

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horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse,” said Shakespeare’s Richard III. Any old horse would have done in his hour of need, but for Australian breeders, the Arabian horse is much more than any old horse. Breeding for versatility, conformation, temperament and type, Australian Arabian lovers have been trying to breed the perfect Arabian for more than a century. Avondale Stud in Victoria was started by Pam and Rob Morris in 1953. “I got into Arabians by reading an article in Hoofs and Horns by Mrs Dora McLean of Fenwick Stud,” said Pam, 77, who admitted she was put on a horse while still in nappies. “We had grandpa’s stockhorse which he would leave tied up to a fence which I used to jump on and get into trouble,” she laughed. Mrs McLean’s article fascinated Pam, who wrote and asked if she had an Arabian for sale. “I got a letter back which I still have today. It said ‘I have one filly for sale, Moonkas (Silver Moonlight x Kassa), price 80 guineas’. I wrote back and made an appointment to see her. I went down on the train and out to Fenwick and she showed me a light grey yearling filly, lean, with tangles in her tail. I bought her with my first teacher’s wages.” Pam entered Moonkas for the Melbourne Royal Show as a two-year-old. “Mrs McLean told me off for not presenting her properly,” said Pam. “But we cleaned up and got reserve champion. All my horses today, right down to my latest super star, Avondale Cruise, are descended from Moonkas.” There are 32 horses at Avondale stud today with eight foals bred this year. “Arabians have always been a very large part of our life,” said Pam. “They’ve taken us to every state in Australia and overseas and I have made so many friends and had so many opportunities opened to me through the Arabians, and I still today get a tingle from each new foal I breed.” So is there anything the couple would change if they had their time again? “My magnificent stallion Akhu put us on the main image: The colt Avondale Cruise (Craveff x Avondale Grace) was bred by Pam Morris. left: Simeon Simone (Asfour x Simeon Simona) is a straight Egyptian mare bred by Marion Richmond.

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map,” said Pam. “If I could have and had the money, I would have bought him more mares. My advice to up and coming young Arabian breeders is there’s always more to learn. I have been breeding for all those years and I’m still learning so don’t think you know it all at once. In choosing a horse, look at the horse not the hype.” Marion Richmond began Simeon Stud at Dural, NSW in the late 1950s following a childhood love affair with horses. Her mother rode thoroughbreds more than 50 miles a day to visit friends long before endurance became popular, while her grandfather was in the German cavalry during World War 1. He lost an arm in battle and was unaware his horse had also been wounded, bravely carrying him back to safety before dropping dead. Such stories of courage and tenacity sowed the seed for Marion’s lifelong passion. Opportunities to purchase purebred Arabians in Australia were scarce in the 1950s, and Simeon’s initial purchase was from the Government Stud at Hawkesbury College, which started a breeding establishment to help breeders improve their stock. “If you wanted a filly from a Government stud, you gave your name to be added to the list and then you waited nearly two years for a two-yearold filly,” Marion said. “There was no choice of colour or pedigree. You paid your two thousand guineas and the filly was yours and if she was not to your liking, there was another two year wait.” With dreams from childhood of breeding “the perfect Arabian”, Marion has bred hundreds of beautiful, successful horses which have found homes all over the world. To breed the perfect Arabian is still her aim but she realises that life is a compromise. “You can’t always get what you want and in order to run my farm over the

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years, I’ve regretfully had to sell horses that I would have preferred to keep,” Marion said. “The lesson is that you must not compromise on conformation, on the things that make the horse a useful entity such as legs, feet, depth and width of chest for heart and lungs, and of course, movement. Arabians are known for their amazing elastic ground-covering movement. That’s why they were good warhorses. “Breeding Arabian horses has taught me that they are one of the finest creatures in the world as far as beauty and intelligence is concerned. My advice to anyone breeding Arabians is not to follow fashion or trend. What they are doing in the USA and Europe is following a showy fashion and trend and it is producing an Arabian that is no longer classic. It no longer looks as though it has stepped out of a painting by Schreyer, Vernet or Adam. The wellbred Arabian should be an ethereally beautiful animal with a good temperament. The Arabian is a user-friendly horse and therefore temperament is of utmost importance. The Bedouins knew this and they used to bring their mares into their tents during storms because you couldn’t have a nasty horse in your tent with your children.” Marion admits to having made mistakes along the way. “I have ideas and purchase animals and then don’t follow through when they are not productive. I usually give them three foals and if there is nothing that appeals to me after that, they move on.” left: Elizabeth and Kate Luckock bred the mare Ennerdale Orilla (Izmir x Ennerdale Olary). right: Simeon Sheva (Anaza Bay Shahh x Simeon Simone) was bred by Simeon Stud.

Marion advises anyone starting out with Arabians to do their homework. “See as many horses as you can, learn about conformation and read authoritative books.” Ennerdale Arabians has been a family operation since it was founded in 1949. It continues today with the fourth generation of the family now also actively involved. “All along, I have put temperament first, type, movement, conformation and the true Arabian characteristics. I’d say to young breeders, start with a really good broodmare and choose a stallion to complement the mare and then sit back and enjoy. Over the years our horses have been campaigned in open competition as well as within the Arabian breed and the stud is proud of their achievements,” say Kate and Elizabeth Luckock. “Ennerdale has produced horses (including purebreds) to Grand Prix level in dressage, eventers up to Olympic Games selection, polo ponies that played Australian Gold Cup polo, endurance horses and pony club mounts, as well as many winning Australian National Arabian Championships at halter and under saddle. “Breeding is exciting and full of expectations but is also challenging in that it’s not always straightforward or predictable. The introduction of new blood into a stud can make it all the more fascinating. We place a good deal of emphasis on the consistency of bloodlines and pedigrees, as well as making sure the horse fulfils our criteria. Animals do not always reproduce consistently. “Our aim is to breed a uniform group of horses and we believe direction and ideals within the breeding program are necessary to achieve this. Our ideals and principles were instilled in us by the late Mrs Jean Luckock and those objectives have not altered since Ennerdale’s inception. We strive to breed horses that are not only good Arabians but good horses, capable of being competitive in open competition in a variety of disciplines. We believe it’s possible for

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anyone to breed an outstanding ‘one off’ animal but that a breeder’s success is determined by producing good animals consistently. The legacies of breeding have provided us with the opportunity to enjoy and work with many of the horses we have bred or owned, and the chance to meet many interesting people, both in Australia and overseas with whom valued friendships endure.” “Hindsight always brings regrets and everyone makes mistakes,” say Elizabeth and Kate. “The most important thing is recognising them before the consequences become detrimental to your breeding program. Looking back, we don’t feel that we would have done much differently. However, we have goals we still wish to achieve. We believe it’s important to remain open minded to gain further knowledge and seize opportunities to progress your own and your horses’ potential.” From their experience, Kate and Elizabeth would advise young breeders today to have an image of the ideal horse in their mind so they have something to strive for. “Don’t be influenced by fads or fashions.” “Remember that no horse is perfect and the art of breeding is being able to put the jigsaw pieces together to create improvement in the next generation. This takes time to evolve and requires patience. Money doesn’t necessarily buy knowledge, experience or the best horses, for they are not always the most promoted animals, and nor do they always reside within the most glamorous establishments. Respect will be earned through your honesty. Remember to be honest with yourself within your stud, as well as towards other people. A happy customer will be a repeat customer. “Seek advice from reputable breeders and horsemen and accept learning opportunities to further your knowledge. “Enjoy your horses and be prepared to give back to the breed in return for some of the pleasures you have derived.”

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RHR Heir of Marwan In 2010 a flamboyant chestnut colt burst onto the Sydney show circuit, wowing spectators and judges alike.


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loating into the arena, head and tail carried high, neck arched and nostrils flared, with eyes full of fire – RHR Heir of Marwan had arrived! Owned by mother and daughter team Ilse Morrone and Karinn Panuccio of KP Arabians of Queensland, Heir is now a four-year-old standing 15.2hh and is by the renowned sire Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) out of the Padrons Psyche mare, LC Psychesheiress (from Jamaara FA). His pedigree contains some of the best Polish, Russian and Egyptian lines available. For Karinn and her mother Ilse, the story of Heir’s purchase began after the 2009 Australian National Arabian Championships in Melbourne when they saw the beautiful Ghazala El Jamaal (Marwan Al Shaqab x Foxbriar Parysel), owned by Paul and Bianca Clark of Westbury Park International Arabians. Continues Karinn, “We started to investigate the possibility of bringing a Marwan Al Shaqab son into Australia, and with Michelle Thomas of Chelleason Arabians acting on our behalf we discovered that RHR Heir of Marwan was available. I decided to go ahead with his purchase, knowing what his achievements were to date.” Heir was bred by the McMahon family in the United States who also bred the 2010 Scottsdale Champion 5 Year Old Stallion, RHR Marcedes (Marwan Al Shaqab x Ellegant Dream). Before coming to Australia, Heir had a limited but illustrious show career in the United States, being shown by Rory O’Neill of O’Neill Arabians in Scottsdale, Arizona. Heir’s wins include Region 1 (Scottsdale) Champion 2 Year Old Colt, Champion 2 Year Old Colt at the prestigious Las Vegas Arabian Breeders World Cup Show, and Top Ten at the Canadian Nationals (placing third overall on the cards). It is only in the last seven years that Karinn and her mother have had the opportunity to realise a long-time dream of Main iMage: RHR Heir of Marwan.

TOP: RHR Heir of Marwan with his trainer, Greg Andrews. BOTTOM: Bremervale Fortune Queen is in foal to RHR Heir of Marwan.

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being involved in the Arabian horse scene. Karinn explains, “We have long held an interest in Arabian horses, with my first Arabian being a gelding called Mulawa Courage (Ambition US x Sharsea iid GB). We currently have a total of six horses which we breed, show and use for pleasure. We were attracted by the Bremervale bloodlines of *Rave VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose), *Opus Comet JP (Laddin BA x Key Maali JP), and the great Desperado (*WN Dasjmir x Bremervale Aquarius). The Toft family top: RHR Heir of Marwan is quietly making his mark in Australia. bottom: The bay overo colt sired by RHR Heir of Marwan, bred and owned by Arabec Pintos. opposite: RHR Heir of Marwan has had a whirlwind show career.


has been a tremendous influence and it is through Bremervale and Warwick Toft’s expert guidance that we were able to select three great mares with which to build our foundation at KP Arabians. Warwick has been a wonderful mentor.” Heir arrived in Australia in November 2009 after travelling well and without incident. “This was the first time I had ever imported a horse,” says Karinn, “and the transport company were particularly helpful.” Currently Heir is being trained and managed by Greg and Rochelle Andrews of King Equestrian Academy in Ebenezer, NSW. At the time of writing this article, Heir had won Championship awards at three major Arabian shows in NSW under a variety of judges from Europe, the USA and Australia. He was Champion Senior Stallion at the 2010 NSW

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Arabian State Titles Show, Champion Senior Stallion at the 2010 National Arabian Stud Horse Show, and topped it off with Champion Arabian Colt 3 & 4 Years at the 2011 East Coast Arabian Championships. Having won all three titles in succession meant that Heir had achieved the prestigious Triple Crown award - it is believed to be the first time a purebred stallion has won this award at halter. Adds Karinn, “All credit goes to Greg Andrews and the entire KEA staff for making Heir’s win possible. Greg and Rochelle’s attention to detail in every way is second to none. Heir has found his home there and is absolutely thriving in their expert care. He is one of Greg’s pride and joys and Greg truly loves him.” The immediate plans for Heir is to limit his breeding season whilst he is being shown at the major Australian shows. Prior to arriving in Australia, Heir sired three beautiful bay fillies in the United States. One being an exquisite filly out of a Falcon BHF daughter, bred by Jennifer Kamentz of Rohan Arabians, that possesses large liquid eyes, an amazing neck and movement to die for. Karinn believes Heir’s looks and traits are second to none. “He is a big horse who only turned four years of age in April 2011”, says Karinn. “He has a small chiselled head with huge eyes and a very fine muzzle. He has an amazing front, a long neck with an excellent body. Heir literally floats on air! He has ground-covering movement to boot. What I have seen of the current foal crop, all these traits have been passed on as well as his wonderful temperament and attitude.” In late 2009 and in 2010 Heir was bred to a small and select group of mares in Australia, including KP Arabians’ own mares Bremervale Charisma (Desperado x Bremervale Bey Heart), Bremervale Fortune Queen (*Opus Comet JP x Bremervale Deserree) and Halimas Serenata (Sanadik Ibn Estopa x Psyches Serenade).Bremervale Charisma has since produced a stunning world-class filly. Bremervale Fortune Queen’s and Halimas Serenata’s foals are eagerly awaited. In addition, Rebecca Leet of Arabec Pintos has bred a lovely bay overo colt by Heir, out of her derivative mare Quintally Sapphire. This colt is 81.25% Arabian. “It will be great to see some of these amazing foals out in the ring flying the flag for Heir”, says Karinn. “As KP Arabians is only a very small stud, we would like to stay boutique and only breed one or two foals per year. This helps us to learn more about breeding at this stage, and make sure that we are breeding quality Arabians for the show ring in all disciplines. We have now had enquiries from the United States about breeding to Heir, which is very exciting for us. However he is still young and we will keep a watchful eye on the amount of breeding he is doing.” Like many Arabian horses, Heir’s personality and temperament shines

Clearly RHR Heir of Marwan is a horse that is making his mark on Australian shores and he is set to produce a new generation of quality Arabian horses that will carry on his fire and flamboyance not only in Australia but also on an international level.

through, but with Heir you get something extra. Karinn explains, “Heir is a two personality horse – the at home horse and the consummate professional show horse. He is a very relaxed horse and loves all the attention he can get. Yet when Heir is at a show, he knows he is on show. The bigger the show, the better! His tail carriage gets higher and higher the closer you get to the ring, and yet, when the class is over, he relaxes and knows it’s time to chill out.” In the short term Heir will continue to be shown as a halter horse. However his current training includes preparation for saddle work. Over the next few months Heir will be ridden once his groundwork is completed, and it is planned to show him as a saddle horse in the future. “We want people to see that Arabians can be both halter and saddle horses”, says Karinn. “They are beautiful, intelligent and athletic. Heir loves to work and will take on new tasks with curiosity. He is gentle and kind, and is a quick learner - he likes the challenge. Rochelle Andrews will be his principal rider and we are looking forward to seeing him compete under saddle.” When asked about the long terms goals for Heir and KP Arabians, Karinn says, “this last year has been such a whirlwind for mum and I that I haven’t had time to think that far ahead. However our future dreams and aspirations would most likely include breeding international quality Arabians with a view to competing overseas.”

RHR Heir of Marwan – His Breeders Sharon Meyers interviewed Stephanie McMahon of Running Horse Ranch who bred RHR Heir of Marwan. Stephanie said, “Our Running Horse Ranch consists of about 5,000 acres in the small town of Cashmere, Washington USA. It is family owned by Roger, myself, and our two sons Trevor and Austin. We raise cherries and alfalfa hay, along with our beautiful Arabians. We fell in love with the Arabian horse in 1994 and bought our first breeding mare in 1999. We are very small breeders as we have never had more than four breeding mares at one time, and for the past three years, our mare herd consists of two. Our focus has been to breed halter horses by quality and not quantity, so we have worked at choosing the right cross carefully. Embryo transfers have been a great addition to our program as we can use our mares more than once in a season. I fell in love with Marwan Al Shaqab the moment I saw him. We first bred Marwan to our mare Amety B, the mother of Princess Of Marwan, now owned by Jeff McGlinn of Mystica Arabians. Marwan Al Shaqab was such a great match to our mare Amety B that we just had to use him on LC Psychesheiress. That year, we had two with that cross, (double flush). One was a filly, RHR Hera of Marwan. She was purchased by Mystica Arabians and then later sold to H. H. Sheikha Amna Bint Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi of the United Arab Emirates. Then came the beautiful RHR Heir Of Marwan. He showed promise but we did not want to push him so he went out to our pasture to play until the spring of his two-year-old year. We sent him to Rory O’Neill at Scottsdale, Arizona. Rory fell in love with him as well and just three months later he was in Las Vegas for the World Cup. There he was named the Champion 2 Year Old Colt. It was so exciting to see this young horse go straight from the pasture and into the show ring in such a short time. Rory was amazed at how the colt loved people and loved to learn. He was a natural, and then the phone calls started rolling in. Heir had made a huge impression on the people who saw him at that first show, and we were even getting calls from people who had only watched the show via live feed on the Internet. He was the stallion they had been waiting for. RHR Heir of Marwan not only is impressive with his beauty but along with his movement and natural charisma, he is truly captivating. That summer, Heir went on to win another championship, and also Canadian National Champion Top Ten. We enjoy hearing about his continued success in Australia not only as a breathtaking show horse, but also as a fantastic breeding sire.

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Egyptian Arabians bluedawn Egyptian arabians was founded in February 2006 by Gregory and Marysia Keyes and their son Kyal with the purchase of the straight Egyptian filly Simeon Siliet.

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reg writes: The love of horses for me has been life-long but for Marysia it was a different story. Marysia grew up in a small village called Lipno in the south western corner of Poland, where her family had a small plot of land and grew vegetables for their own use. To provide food for the family, Marysia’s parents had a dairy cow, pigs and a Polish breed of draft horse they used to plow the land in order to grow potatoes and rye grass for winter fodder. As a child Marysia was assigned the task of watching over the cow and horse while they grazed on vacant lands or along the side of the road, bringing them back and bedding them down in the barn for the night. Poland was a communist country when Marysia was growing up, which made it difficult for a person who longed for freedom and yearned to learn. With her (former) husband and their two children, plans were made to escape Poland and start a new and better life elsewhere. Marysia’s husband was a light aircraft pilot and he waited for an opportunity to fly a plane used for skydiving over the village of Letnica. He landed the plane in a large paddock near Letnica, where Marysia and their children plus another family with their two children were hiding in the forest. The families boarded the plane and a course was set for West Germany and their long awaited escape. During the flight they were joined by fighter planes from the Russian Air Force and were told to land or be shot down. Some quick thinking led to telling the Russian pilots there were hostages on board. The fighters escorted them to the Polish/German border where Marysia’s husband landed the plane on German soil, only

to be met at gunpoint by an American contingent of soldiers. Eventually Marysia and her family immigrated to Australia from Germany in 1984, three months after their escape from Poland. I grew up on a house block in a housing commission area on the outskirts of Sydney. Although my family had no land, there were lots of small farms and bushland in the area and property owners were happy to agist horses for a small fee. The south west of Sydney was a staunch pony breeding area and this influenced my entry into horse ownership. At 14 years I had saved enough money from my part time jobs, and with a little help from my grandmother, I purchased my first horse. I loved my first pony, Lady, a brown 13-hand mare of unknown breeding. Every afternoon I would ride her bareback around the area. After I purchased my first saddle, on the weekends I travelled to the local gymkhanas to compete in sporting, jumping and hacking events. When the opportunity arose in 1976 I bought a registered pony stallion and my pony stud was founded. I delved deeply into breeding and showing ponies, just like the pony breeders of the area who had influenced me while I was growing up. Studying different bloodlines and ponies of the past was my fascination. It was very interesting to note the major contribution of the Arabian horse in Australian pony breeding. At one of the local agricultural main image: Shado’s Suri. Left: Simeon Siliet is the stud’s pride and joy. right: Ashquar HM was leased by the stud.

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shows I was very taken by the exquisite bay purebred Arabian mares shown by Paul James of Arabian Park, and this ignited my interest in the Arabian breed. In 1985 I was fortunate to be introduced to the now famous 27 Ibn Galal-5 and my passion for Arabians was once again inflamed. 27 Ibn Galal-5 was the epitome of an Arabian mare in my eyes and I knew one day I would have an Arabian mare descended from this Simeon Stud matriarch. Marysia and I met in 1993 through our careers of supporting people with a disability. I was still showing and breeding ponies and Marysia did not have an interest in any horse pursuits. We married in 1995 and settled into our new home in the suburbs of Sydney. In 2002 we moved to Queensland, where we had purchased 16 acres on the Brisbane River between Fernvale and Lowood, approximately an hour’s drive from Brisbane. We built our home and prepared the property for the ponies. In 2005 I decided to disperse my pony stud and pursue my long held dream of owning an Arabian mare. I had been fostering a secret passion for the Arabian breed for over 30 years at the time of our stud’s foundation. I was continually drawn to the descendants of 27 Ibn Galal-5 through her daughters Simeon Sukari, Simeon Sheba, Simeon Safanad and Simeon Simona and of course, the sons and daughters of Asfour. As these horses were straight Egyptian, our focus when founding the stud was on the straight Egyptian Arabian via direct descendants of 27 Ibn Galal-5 and Asfour. 27 Ibn Galal-5 was Australia’s first Australian National Champion Arabian Mare in 1982 and her descendants possessed her beauty, smooth body, correct limbs and feet as well as being fine riding horses, while Asfour contributed his exceptional Arabian type, movement and charisma. This combination produced a line of Arabians that Simeon Stud was known for throughout the world and made a very desirable foundation for Bluedawn Stud. Our love of Asfour led us to the Arabians of Dr Hans Nagel in Germany and a strong desire to infuse our foundation mares with the exquisite type of the Nagel horses. We feel this cross will bring us closer to the desert Arabian bred by Abbas Pasha I, with the soundness and ride-ability the 27 Ibn Galal-5 descendants possess. We have been fortunate to acquire either Simeon mares or mares descended on both sides from Simeon stock. Through the kindness

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of our dear friend Ruth Newman, we leased her Nagel bred stallion, Ashquar HM (DE) (NK Hafid Jamil x NK Asila) for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 breeding seasons. Bluedawn Egyptian Arabians has a clear goal to produce Arabians that are functionally correct with exquisite Arabian type, that can be easily ridden in any equine field. Our aim is to breed to the Standard of Excellence which to us means breeding nothing to its extreme. The standard never once mentions extreme or exaggerated but we are seeing this in show rings around the world. The horse must be correct, show Arabian type to be useful and have a temperament conducive to learning and working in partnership with people. In these hard economic times we feel that we, as breeders, will have to critically look at what we are producing. It is a necessity to breed Arabians that are as near as possible to the Standard of Excellence as it is this standard that will ensure the future of the breed. We must apply the thinking of form to function when looking at our breeding decisions and this should hopefully guide our breed to continue being a breed recognised as Arabian. The Bluedawn Arabian must flow from one point to the next without any one point standing out from another. It is not our aim to produce an exquisite head at the detriment of all else but to produce a well-rounded, correctly balanced Arabian that reflects the heritage of the desert. This is a breed that carried men quickly across vast desert sands, showed courage and faithfulness to its human partner, a horse that survived the hardship of the desert, a creature of beauty and temperament that demonstrated an affinity as well as a partnership with man. This is the type of Arabian we are striving to produce through careful selection of individuals that are proven progenitors of this ideal. Australian breeders have had to produce correct and athletic Arabians since the birth of our country. Our forefathers expected their horses to be able to work for their living and be relied upon to carry them safely to their destination and return. We are fortunate modern day Australians have this innate above: Chaswyck On Gossemer Wings with her 2010 filly sired by Baarafic (Imperial Baarez x Azaamah).

ability to choose Arabians of this mould. For us, these are the foundation Arabians we have been blessed with to continue the work of original breeders in producing some of the finest Arabians in the world. Bluedawn Egyptian Arabians’ target marketplace is in Australia. Our horses are essentially horses of function as well as beauty; this is something the Australian market has as its major focus. We believe it is also important for us to keep abreast with different bloodlines around the world producing our ideal Arabian. The mares are the heart of our breeding program, so stallions chosen to breed to our mares need to complement them and add to our foundation. As with any stud we have definitely had our highs and lows. We have been extremely fortunate to acquire the mares Simeon Siliet (Imperial Madaar US x Simeon Sukari), Simeon Shona (Asfour DE x Wed Albadeia EG), Shado’s Suri (Simeon Shados x Durra Chantilly Lace), Shado’s Sokara (Simeon Shados x Simeon Succa) and were also blessed to acquire Chaswyck on Gossemer Wings (Asfour DE x Simeon Sooka) and Chaswyck Bint Shakhaf (Chaswyck Ace of Spades x Simeon Shakhaf) from Ron and Lorraine Bond when they dispersed their wonderful stud in 2010. Kirsty and Nathan Philips have kindly leased their straight Egyptian mare Ahaanah (Simeon Stav x Abiebi US) to us. Our first venture into Arabian stallion ownership was a heartbreaking one when we lost our colt Simeon Sachlav (MB Mayal US x Raffaalaa US). We never thought we would purchase another colt after this loss until we were introduced to Simeon Shovan (Asfour DE x Ibtehag Albadeia EG). Shovan is a commanding horse with exceptional movement, a short and powerful back, gracefully curved high set neck, and wonderful legs and feet. Shovan exhibits the qualities the Standard of Excellence describes for a stallion in great masculinity, powerful muscle development, commanding presence and great pride of carriage. He is a true warhorse and we look forward to his foals in the future. As with any pursuit, opportunities present themselves sometimes at the most unexpected time and when Ruth Newman of Slipstream Arabians offered to lease Ashquar HM to us, we could not refuse. As a result Shovan could not be used until after Ashquar returned to Ruth’s stud, so we will now have to wait until the 2011/12 breeding season to use Shovan over our own mares. Shovan was subsequently leased to Ruth for the 2010 season and was bred to her straight Egyptian and Egyptian related mares. top: Shado’s Sokara. bottom: Simeon Shona.

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Our pride and joy is Simeon Siliet, a beautiful feminine mare with a wonderful people-loving temperament. It’s always the ones you love that give you the most heartache and when we tried to breed Siliet in the 2008/2009 breeding season as a three-year-old we went on a journey of endless pregnancy tests of her not being in foal. Siliet was the original reason we went to view Ashquar HM as a possible sire for her future foals. When we were fortunate to have his services for two seasons it was heartbreak after heartbreak the closer it came to his returning home to Slipstream. After three years, Siliet finally blessed us with a pregnancy two weeks before Ashquar left on his journey home to Victoria. We will be waiting with baited breath for

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this foal. Next season we are expecting seven foals by Ashquar HM. We are praying to be blessed with some fillies to breed to Shovan in the future. Perhaps our lowest of lows was earlier this year when we were amongst the many people in Queensland whose properties and homes were inundated by floodwater. Our beautiful Arabians showed the true Arabian temperament when we had to evacuate them to higher ground by leading them through floodwater in the middle of an electrical storm. The mares and foals placed their complete trust in us and never once questioned our actions as they followed us through waist deep water. Frequently they were knocked off their feet but they doggedly struggled onwards. The mares and foals were very frightened especially with lightning striking all around them but still showed trust in us and worked in partnership, this to us is true Arabian spirit. After the floodwaters receded from our house and property we were extremely touched by the selflessness, generosity and support we received from the Arabian horse community who arrived armed with buckets, mops and brooms to clean out the mud and our flood damaged furniture and possessions. We are eternally grateful to these people. We are now in our home minus the majority of our furniture and floor coverings but our horses are home again. This event has cemented our love and commitment to the Arabian breed. The Bluedawn story although spanning over 30 years is young as far as breeders of Arabian horses are concerned. We are excited by the future and hope to contribute to the breed by maintaining the true desert type Arabian horse for the next generation. above: Marysia and Greg with Chaswyck On Gossemer Wings.

Bluegrass King of Rock Purebred Arabian

Jenni Ogden

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Purebred, Anglo & Warmblood Arabian Horses

Warrawee Grandee

Australian National Champion Anglo Arabian Stallion. SIRE: Arabian Park Banner (Banderol) x Adronica ASB Stud Fee $1500 Natural Service only.

Warrawee Deecor

Australian National Champion Arabian Warmblood Stallion. SIRE: Rangeview Landstrom (Holsteiner) Lander (Imp)/Monopol (Imp) Stud Fee $1250 Natural Service and Chilled Semen available.

Warrawee Bandanna

Purebred Arabian. SIRE: Bandomol (Bandom (Banderol)/Oxford Gem) DAM: Warrawee Gift of Love (Arabian Park Banner (Banderol/Roxane) Double Banderol) Stud Fee $1250 Natural Service and Chilled Semen available.

Pictured Left: Warrawee Preevu, Reserve Australian Champion by Warrawee Bandanna.

Dick and Pat Ryan

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Born in the USA (imp USA) Bluegrass Love Me Tender

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Raaward Arabians

Contact: Christian 0418 542 628 or Lis 0438 546 438

Breeding Straight Egyptian Arabians for their undeniable Arabian type, beauty, functionality and people loving temperaments. Bluedawn Egyptian Arabians is founded on the tail female line of 27 Ibn Galal-5 through the daughters and grand-daughters of Simeon Sukari, Simeon Sheba and Simeon Safanad. Selectively breeding our mares with the finest stallions available to perpetuate the true Southern Arabian type bred by the famous Egyptian breeder Abbas Pasha I.

Chaswyck On Gossemer Wings and filly by Baarafic (US)

Simeon Siliet

Photos by Sharon Meyers

We have seven foals due this season by Ashquar HM (DE) and some will be available for your consideration.

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Mustang’s Magnet

(Magnum Forty Four x Sahtarah by Sahjat) Full brother to Multi Champ Mustang’s Magnum and the outstanding colt Maxium 2 years old colt Top 5 Scottsdale Champion. Mustang’s Magnet is CA clear.


(NK Hamoudy imp Ger x AP Alicia) Straight Egyptian Colt

Arinya Park klass

(Monteego Bay x Breakaway Khameo) Sire of AA Klass Champions in both Halter and Ridden. Arinya Park Klass is SCID and CA clear. Stallions Standing at Stud: Chilled semen only.

Arinya Park PO Box 15, ROMSEY VIC 3434 P: (03) 5429 3148 M: 0429 150 955 E:

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Platinum Park

“The Horse is the projection of people’s Dreams about themselves Strong, Powerful, Beautiful - And it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.....” – (Pam Brown)

Christine Michelson

GLF In His Image

Tracey Bavinton

Tracey Bavinton

Silver Commander

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GLF In His Image

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Tracey Bavinton

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Platinum Park Coloured American Saddlebreds “The Next Generation of Modern Performance Horses” P: (07) 4683 2272 or 0429 802 153 E:

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Vision Show Training A Stallion to build a dream on

Ghazal Ibn Estopa Sire: Estasan

Ibn Estopa (Imp Germany)  

World Champion Salon du Cheval, Paris

{ Ibn Estopa (full brother to El Shaklan) { Bint Estawa { Malik { Es Tawa (full sister to El Shaklan) Dam: Windella

Silver Sequin

The only full sister to the Year 2000 Australian National Champion Arabian Mare Shaklas Silver Dream

{ S.K. Shakla Khan (Imp USA) { Silver Glint (Imp) by El Shaklan

The Judges have spoken 2011 Top 5 Australian National Arabian Stallion 2011 East Coast Arabian Champion Senior Stallion - Marianne Tengstedt 2010 National Arabian Stud Horse Show Reserve Champion - Cindy Reich 2010 National Capital Horse Show Grand Champion Purebred - Christina Wale 2007 East Coast Champion Arabian Colt - Lenita Perroy 2007 Australian National Champion Arabian Colt 2 and 3 years 2005 Australian National Champion Arabian Yearling Colt

Standing with Vision Show Training for 2011 for $1500 AI, Chilled and Live cover – excludes agistment and handling. Leased by Anthony & Tanya Geyteman of Vision Show Training. Owned by Fairview Arabians.

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Katie Smith Katie Smith lives at East Kurrajong in new South Wales and is passionate about her arabian saddle horses. Interview by Sharon Meyers Why were you attracted to Arabian horses? My grandparents lived next door to endurance competitors who had Arabian horses and I was mesmerised by their beauty and amazing presence. When I was 14 I purchased Naa’zanakil (WN Dasjmir x Naazirah), a purebred gelding that absolutely adored people. He had the most amazing temperament and under saddle he was like nothing else I had ridden before. I was hooked!

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How long have you been involved with the breed? I have been involved with the breed for approximately 13 years. After purchasing Naa’zanakil I contacted his breeder Tanya Hawley and ended up working for her at Dural in New South Wales until she moved interstate to Victoria. Tanya had a wealth of knowledge that she was happy to share with me. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have such a fantastic introduction to the Arabian horse world. I was involved in endurance riding and competed successfully as a junior for two years. I purchased my second horse, the amazingly versatile purebred gelding Nazzeel (Nazzai x Nahla’s Mahabbah), also bred by Tanya. Nazzeel was my first serious show horse.

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How many purebred Arabians do you own? Five – Nazzeel (Nazzai x Nahla’s Mahabbah), Makeher Jazz (Fame Maker R x Myluka Jaleel), Sabotage (Sarajevo KEI x Miss Fame), Miss Eminence (Fame Maker R x Miss Ambitious) and Jezzire (Fire Alert x Jezzabeel). All my horses compete in halter classes until old enough to start under saddle. My saddle horses not only compete in the hacking classes, they also compete in dressage, working stock horse, costume, western pleasure and endurance. More recently Makeher Jazz and Nazzeel competed in the team penning at Sydney Royal. They are all very versatile horses. I own a partbred Arabian mare named Aranar Messani (The Messiah x Janil Nilani) and she has been extremely successful at halter. I bred Messahn (sired

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by Magnum Forty Four) and Sarani (sired by Sarezin) from Aranar Messani and both these partbreds have been East Coast champions as juniors. Sarani has been an exceptional show horse for her new owner, Sue Savage, winning 2010 Australian Champion Yearling, 2 or 3 Yrs Partbred Arabian Shown by an Amateur Owner and many championships under saddle. Explain the preparation your horses receive for showing? I compete in both saddle and halter classes with all the horses. The halter horses are taught to lunge and be led off the older horses for fitness. The saddle horses are worked five to six days per week. Leading up to a show they do a mixture of arena work and trail riding. We are a member of the Hoofbeats Riding Club where we have a go at showjumping, cross country, sporting and such. What do you find exciting about competing with your Arabian horses? I love the atmosphere, the cheering from the crowd, the grace and beauty of the horse and their genuine love of performing. I have met some wonderful people who remain good friends and I am grateful for their friendship, knowledge and support. How do you juggle horses and work? The horses are fed by 6 a.m. Stables and yards are cleaned daily and the horses are put out into their day paddocks. I leave for work at 7 a.m., which is approximately a 45-minute drive from home. I work at Woolworths’ Head Office as an Equipment Purchasing Officer and finish work at 5 p.m. During summer I am able to work two or three of my horses after work, riding one and leading one down through the bush trails up to our local park where we do some arena work main image: Katie with Makeher Jazz at the 2011 Australian Championships. top: Sabotage and Katie winning a top ten at the 2010 Australian Championships. bottom: Miss Eminence.

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and finish about 8.30 p.m. In winter it is harder but luckily I have set up some lights on my arena. Once worked the horses are groomed, rugged and put away for the night. Weekends, if I am not at a show, are spent organising hay and feed, washing rugs, riding, grooming and washing the horses. Have you made sacrifices to keep your horses? I make sacrifices every day but feel they are well worth it. I receive so much pleasure from my horses and enjoy the fact that they are happy and healthy. My horses are better dressed than me! Holidays – what are they? Isn’t holiday another name for a horse show? Do you use a trainer to show your horses? I show my halter horses in the amateur handler classes with the help and support of Jason Hodgins and Sean Chapman. My young horses are trained and shown by Jason as he has a remarkable calmness when working with them. I have never seen a trainer get such a consistent and harmonious stand-up. He always gets the absolute best from my horses. He is an amazing supporter, keeping me calm before my amateur classes and always on hand to assist and offer advice. I show my horses in open and amateur classes, although Nazzeel has won numerous western pleasure championships, including Australian Champion with Michael Bingham on board. Tell me something about the special horse in your life. I purchased Makeher Jazz when she was 18 months old from an ad I saw in a magazine. She was sired by a stallion I had always admired – Fame Maker R (USA). I went to see her at Lehan Britten’s place as Lehan had bred her. It was winter and she was carrying a lovely winter coat but you could see what lay beneath. Makeher Jazz was shown at halter throughout her junior years winning championships and supremes. She was broken-in at four and was mouthed, backed and ridden on her first day, showing us her amazing balance and natural talent. At the 2005 East Coast Arabian Championships, six months after she had been broken-in, she won East Coast Champion Ridden 3 & 4yo Under Saddle. In 2009 after winning East Coast Champion Amateur Ridden Mare, the unspeakable happened! Makeher Jazz came down with colic. She was admitted to Hawkesbury Equine Veterinary Clinic and within an hour was on the table having colic surgery. The surgery went well, but the recovery was a long, hard battle. Jazz suffered what is called an lleus, where her gut stopped moving. She spent the next four weeks at the clinic in intensive care. She did not eat or drink for three weeks and was hooked up to a drip 24/7 with a nasal tube permanently inserted so the vet could reflux her every couple of hours. With all the poking and prodding her amazing nature and trust shone through. The team at the vet clinic did an amazing job, treating her as one of their own horses. In the end they were quite upset to see her go home as they had grown quite fond of her. Her first show after the surgery was the 2010 East Coast Championships – a show to remember. Winning multiple championships under saddle she backed that up at the 2010 Australian National Arabian Championships taking out championships in Arabian Mare Ridden and Arabian Mare Bridlepath Hack 14.2hh & N.E 15hh both ridden by Amateur Owner 18 Yrs & Over. At the 2011 Australian Championships she also won two saddle championships. Makeher Jazz is not an easy mare to show, but her natural talent and presence keeps us persisting. She’s an amazing mare who gives the world and she is the reason for most of my success and the reason for my passion to show this amazing breed. She will never be sold and will always be with me and hopefully one day I’ll be competing on one of her progeny. Your favourite horse related activity? Recently it would have to be team penning but I love riding out in

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the bush with friends. Not only am I spending quality time with my friends while bush riding, I am also getting my horses fit. Who has helped you along the way? My parents have definitely been my biggest supporters. My father is an engineer and custom built my float 12 years ago. Before I was old enough to drive he would drive me everywhere, dropping me, the horse and float off at a show and then go to work and pick me up at the end of the day. My mother is great and feeds the horses when needed. I think the horses prefer to be fed by mum as she makes a special mix which is usually three times what I feed them. My beautiful Aunty Belinda, the only horsey person in my family, has always been there to encourage and support my passion for the horses. She always comes to every show she can to help me out, hold my hand and tell me to breathe! I have learnt all facets of presentation for the show ring from Lehan Britten. She has a lot of knowledge and talent in presenting horses. I also greatly admire the horses she breeds. My first real riding instruction came from lessons with Shane and Sheryl Ackerly and for the past five years I have been under the wonderful guidance of Michael Bingham. I cannot thank or speak highly enough of how much Michael’s help has enabled me to achieve my dreams of winning State, National, East Coast and Australian championships. Sean Chapman and Jason Hodgins have been incredibly supportive both at home and at shows. I am blessed to have my two great friends Rachel Borysko and Bernadette Christoforidis support me. Bernadette ensures we have enough to eat and drink at shows and ensures we are on time and organised. Rachel and I train our horses most afternoons together and she is always there to help me whenever I need her. She continually encourages me to push myself and gives me support and confidence when I need it most. Your non horse interests? My family was very involved in water skiing and both my brother and I trained for the Bridge-to-Bridge event. So with any spare time I have, I love doing water sports such as water skiing, tubing and going to the beach. Your goals for the future? My first homebred purebred filly, Miss Eminence has just been started under saddle and is currently in training with Michael Bingham. I can’t wait and am really excited at the prospect of showing my own horse successfully. I am hoping to enter her in the three-year-old ridden classes this season. She will be the first horse I have bred, raised, trained and shown under saddle. My other goals would be to win open ridden purebred at either the Australian or East Coast Championships on Makeher Jazz. What has the Arabian horse taught you? Patience. I believe training horses of all breeds should be done slowly and patiently. I have found Arabians are that little bit more sensitive to being rushed into their training, so for best results slow and steady is the best course. Don’t believe what you hear. I don’t know how many times I have heard the words “mad Arab” or how many times people have said Arabians are not good for beginners, untrainable or just too flighty. My horses have been ridden by complete beginners and are the kindest, most trainable and responsive horses I know. Are you planning on expanding your interest in the breed? I hope to selectively breed a few foals every few seasons and am very excited about the possibility of breeding Makeher Jazz with Gai El Jullyen this coming season. I am passionately committed to promoting the Arabian horse in various disciplines outside of the Arabian world.


Turberry Tom Kitten (imp)

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Pevensey Arabians Pevensey Arabians has available in Australia: 4 straws of Frozen Semen of La Mirage, imported from the stud of Patrick Vermuyten of Tres Castillos in Belgium (and surplus to our requirements).

La Mirage

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Tel: (03) 5727 6018 (AH) or Email:

Whitmere Chantilly Whitmere Royal Consort (Dam: Mothers Gem (TB)) (Dam: Ardenhall Royal Secret (imp)) Whitmere Stud Victoria, Australia e: • Greg Gerry: 0419 442 871 • Darren Telford: 0405 201 232

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Krystal Creek Arabians Home of purebred Arabian stallion SANTIAGO KEI and Homozygous Black/white pinto Arabian colt BIG VALLEY YOURS TRULY. Quality stock for sale. Colin and Kerry James Ph: 02 6647 6664 email: arabian StudS & StallionS 137


Breeding beautiful athletes and personalised endurance training.

Sue Crockett


Pioneer Park Arabians and Endurance Horses

Finch Hatton (via Mackay) Qld | M: 0447 583 096 | E: |

Simeon Safta

Undurra Stallions

Straight Egyptian Bay Mare Simeon Sadik x Maardassa with 2011 colt foal by Simeon Shoah

Simeon Shoah Straight Egyptian Grey Stallion (Anaza Bay Shahh x Simeon Sheba)

Simeon Shatah Egyptian/Russian Grey Stallion (Akid Geshan x Simeon Savion)



Simeon Saadli Straight Egyptian Black/Grey Colt (Asfour x Ibtehag Albadeia)

Simeon Shiur Straight Egyptian Bay Colt (Immesmerize x Simeon Simone)

Undurra Tah’llia

Undurra Safira

White Mare

Straight Egyptian Bay Filly

Simeon Shatah x Undurra Chantilly (Amir El Shaklan)

Simeon Shoah x Simeon Safta

Bob and Marj Falconer ◆107 Wards Lane, Meadow Creek Victoria 3678 Australia P: (03) 5727 9245 ◆ International: +61 3 5727 9245

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Touens Park Arabians Proudly Presents

Five exquisite stallions, available to outside mares for the 2011/2012 stud season. These amazing stallions offer a standard of excellence in type, versatility, athleticism and beauty, combined with impeccable temperaments. Inspection by appointment.

Racquel Nelson

Mustang’s Mayal

Lord Alexander of Seven

Nic Tuck

Joda Alluvial

Racquel Nelson


Racquel Nelson


Al Rayyan

Shai’lah ShAh

JODA ALLUVIAL Straight Egyptian Joda Aly Dahr x Joda Desert Alivia On Lease to Touens Park Arabians

mUstAng’s mAyAL Straight Egyptian MB Mayal exp SA x Halimas Shimaina exp SI Owned by Silvermere Arabians

LORD ALEXAnDER OF sEVEn OAKs Straight Egyptian MB Mayal exp SA x Simeon Sagee Owned by Touens Park Arabians

mUHARIB AL RAyyAn (UK) Straight Egyptian Ansata Selman x Ansata Selket Owned by Samsara Egyptian Stud & Al Abbasi Arabians, United Kingdom CA & SCID Negative - Frozen Semen Only

“Established through the eye of a jewel”

sHAI’LAn sHAH Egyptian/Spanish Maf-ue Shaienne x Redwood Lodge High Society Owned by Touens Park Arabians

Nikki & Scott Shegog, Rochester, Victoria Australia 3561 P: +61 3 5486 2648 M: 0407 417 970 E:

True Vision it would be hard to imagine any horse could be pre-destined for greatness as true Vision was. His future was planned for nearly a year before his conception even occurred.

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Profile by Miranda Kraatz Photography by Sharon Meyers


ur farm, Charaway Arabians, had come to a crossroads with the loss of one of our main breeding sires and we had been unsure what direction we would go next. One night while surfing the internet we came across photos of a young sire in the USA taken while he was being shown and were quite impressed with him. Even back in 2001/2002 frozen semen was fraught with failure in Australia, so after much argument between ourselves we decided to ask the question, “Could and would the owners of True Colours collect his semen and send it to Australia?” Emails came and went, videos arrived and our excitement grew, contracts were signed and payments made. As reality set in that we were about to hop onto the imported frozen semen rollercoaster, the task then was to choose which mares to breed. Initially we thought about two of our homebred beautiful mares, but then we started to think along the logical road of new mares with unrelated pedigrees to our own, so whichever sex the foals turned out to be, they could be incorporated into our program. As True Colours was a straight Egyptian, perhaps we should search for a straight Egyptian mare to ensure a total outcross line for our farm. So the search began! Lots of pedigree research went into looking for mares we felt would match True Colours’ pedigree. When we came across Eastwinds Elluscion it was as though all the pieces clicked in together. She had a strong mare family and had already bred some great foals, plus her pedigree had already worked well with similar matings in the USA. Much can be said about the trials and tribulations of frozen semen and import requirements, but needless to say our matings planned for September 2003 were not realised until November 2004. We were extremely lucky as both our mares conceived on first insemination, but many hurdles had been jumped before we got to that point. When the phone call came to say Elluscion was in

main image: True Vision. top: Purebred filly, Allyndah Truly Exquisite (True Vision x Jaytee Exquisite). bottom: Purebred colt, True Sensie (True Vision x Simeon Sie).

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foal, Wayne announced immediately it was going to be a colt – big dreams or prophecy? Who knows! Our other mare was due to foal first to True Colours and in November 2004 she presented us with an amazing filly. Again Wayne announced Elluscion would foal a colt. As the weeks progressed Elluscion had an infuriating habit of sleeping stretched out, setting the foal alarm off every night. At the time I was not working and was doing foal watch so Wayne could get some sleep. On the morning she foaled the alarm sounded at about 3 a.m. and I trudged bleary-eyed outside expecting another false alarm, but this time I saw two little feet protruding from the mare. By the time I rang Wayne and he dressed and came to the paddock, the new addition was out and sitting up. My first words to Wayne were“you must be the luckiest person alive – it’s a colt”. As the minutes rolled into hours we both started to realise this wasn’t ‘just a colt’ − from the minute he started to walk he had a presence and awareness we had not seen in a newborn foal. It was as if he had walked this earth before. He received many visitors over the next few days and all acclaimed him to be special. On New Years Eve 2004 we had an Open Day to present our two new additions, and again received much feedback on how special he

was. His name was a given, he named himself for many reasons. His sire’s motto in his advertising had been “The Future belongs to those who believe in the Beauty of their Dreams” and we felt this was so true with what we had tried to achieve – our vision. His bearing and presence was such a vision to us and thus he was named True Vision. Growing up he spent time with his sister out in the paddock until they were both 12 months old, and then he ran with a gelding until he commenced breeding at two years of age. His first two foals were an even longer wait than True Vision himself. Would all our planning of him translate across to him being a breeding sire? The first foal due was out of a bay mare we bred and sold in foal to Wyngana Arabians in Western Australia. She foaled for her owners during the day and you can imagine our surprise when they rang and said they had a beautiful black colt. A month later we welcomed our own foal from Charaway Martika and we were just gob smacked − she was beautiful beyond words! True Vision has only been lightly shown for Champion Stallion and Supreme Straight Egyptian Exhibit Top Of The Range Egyptian E'ffair, Champion Stallion Gold Coast A Class Show and Reserve Champion Senior Stallion 2010 Arabian Gala Event. Plans for him to return to the show ring have been put on hold until a later date due to heavy breeding commitments. We have been overjoyed with the consistency True Vision stamps his foals. We have been even more impressed with his ability to pass on bold movement, strong bodies and amazing attitudes. Arabian ‘type’ has always been a given regardless of the mare’s pedigree. For a young sire of six years with eight registered progeny of which all have been shown for A class top five awards or higher, we are even more impressed. His son Escape Al Birru and daughter Allyndah Truly Exquisite were both awarded top ten in their classes at the 2011 Australian National Arabian Championships. True Vision is a highly sensitive stallion and in reality has me wrapped around his hoof but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Like all superstars he does not tolerate fools, has particular traits and demands, and is always expecting attention. His flamboyant movement and flair has ensured his own little fan club, which includes an artist who is painting a mural of him and an acclaimed photographer who has redesigned her promotional material around her photographic portrait of him. The likeness to his sire is uncanny and many overseas visitors have been quite taken aback when he has been presented to them – they thought they were looking at his sire. True Vision has brought a whole new focus to our farm and every day we pinch ourselves – our vision has become a reality! above: True Vision.

Thee Desperado

The Minstril AK Amiri Asmarr

True Colours Daheda

True vision BA Minstril Bay

Dalul Nahed The Minstril AK Komeira

Eastwinds Elluscion Shahelia (US/EXP DE)

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Reaching for the Stars

Saba Arabians Seven years ago, thaqib al nasser landed on australian soil. His arrival marked the end of almost a year of patience, persistence and, above all, prayer, and on that sunny March day in 2004, it seemed those prayers were answered.

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son of the immortal Ansata Halim Shah, Thaqib Al Nasser made Saba Arabians his home and, more importantly, he has gone on to create a dynasty of world-class Arabians at this Sydney-based stud. With their roots firmly in Egyptian bloodlines, Saba Arabians is the creation of Louise Cordina and Glenn North. Louise explains that for them, the straight Egyptian Arabian is the closest there is to the classic desert example of the Arabian horse. “This is something we wish to preserve and strive to do so through our breeding program,” she says. “We very much believe in the Egyptian Arabian and whenever we breed a mare, our aim is always to produce a horse that has retained the true attributes of the original desert Arabians in their finest form.” With such a high standard, it is little wonder that Louise and Glenn worked so tirelessly and patiently on their quest to bring Thaqib Al Nasser to Saba Arabians. But to understand the significance of Thaqib Al Nasser’s arrival in Australia, one has to first appreciate his pedigree, which in straight Egyptian terms is simply superlative. Thaqib Al Nasser is one of an elite handful of Arabians that brilliantly combines the blood of two of the world’s most renowned Egyptian breeding programs, those of Ansata Arabian Stud and Imperial Egyptian Stud. Thaqib Al Nasser’s sire is Ansata Halim Shah (Ansata Ibn Halima x Ansata Rosetta by Ansata Shah Zaman out of Ansata Bint Bukra), perhaps one of the most revered and influential of the Ansata stallions, while his dam is Imperial Madanah (Imperial Madheen x Imperial Naffata by Moniet El Nafis out of Imperial Fanniya), who brings the muchadmired Imperial Madheen blood to the mix. Having found Thaqib Al Nasser at his home in Qatar, where he was owned and bred by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al-Thani’s Al Nasser Stud, Louise and Glenn knew this lightly-fleabitten grey stallion with black skin, huge eyes, correct conformation, and with the most incredible aura, was just what they were looking for. In spite of not being for sale, Louise and Glenn did not give up hope, knowing that main imagE: Australian Champion Arabian Filly 2009, Suhalia Al Saba. top: Thaqib Al Nasser. bottom: The 2011 colt sired by Thaqib Al Nasser from Suhalia Al Saba.

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Thaqib Al Nasser epitomised the essence of the desert Arabian that they had been keenly searching for, and a year later, their patience and persistence was rewarded. Thaqib Al Nasser came, at last, to Saba Arabians and the dynasty he has created there is clear for all to see. From a list of beautiful foundation mares including MB Madirah (Imperial Madheen x Indirah by Habib out of Isis), Simeon Siboni (Asfour x Simeon Sippora by Imperial Madaar out of Simeon Safanad) and the more recent acquisition of Imperial Orissah (Orashan x Imperial Misteena by Imperial Madheen out of Ansata Nile Mist), have come an array of spectacular Thaqib Al Nasser sons and daughters, each with big, black liquid eyes and an undeniable look which can only come from their impressive sire. The 20-year-old black mare, MB Madirah has created an impressive dynasty in her own right through her breathtaking Thaqib Al Nasser progeny. At five years old, Maarena Al Saba is a rich, exotic chestnut with good conformation, a beautiful, chiselled face, powerful movement and a softness of expression. Unique among the Thaqib Al Nasser progeny with her brilliant chestnut look, Maarena Al Saba has been successfully bred to the late Orashan (Messaoud x Ora by Ibn Shaker I out of Omera), owned by Saba Arabians until his passing last October. Orashan was crossed on many of the Thaqib Al Nasser daughters and his death has left a huge void. Madanah Al Saba is another from the MB Madirah family, a three-year-old grey filly with the same smoothness as her sister. She was joined in 2010 by her full younger sister, Madaleena Al Saba. With her freedom of movement, refinement and type, Madaleena is an exciting filly and she also has the unique quality of being the only black Thaqib Al Nasser filly in the world. Madaleena Al Saba is undoubtedly a future show-ring star and she represents a beautiful combination of both sire and dam. Both Madaleena and Madanah will be perpetuating the Thaqib legacy in the USA. Madanah was chosen by Jamie Zissis for her program and was exported during 2010. She will now be followed by Madaleena, who has been selected by Carol Rice for her long established straight Egyptian program. Continuing this dam line is J’Adore Madinah (by El Arab Nizik

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by Anaza El Nizr out of Rianda’s Rafik), an MB Madirah daughter who is owned by Fernleigh Stud but has stayed on at Saba to be part of the program. Madinah has produced two Thaqib Al Nasser progeny – the 2007 colt Nefu Al Saba and the 2008 filly Ghazala Al Saba. Ghazala Al Saba has the same look as her three-quarter sisters, including a smooth and level back and chiselled face that all the Thaqib Al Nasser x MB Madirah family appear to have. Nefu Al Saba, owned by Westfield Park Arabians, is one of a string of show winning Thaqib sons from the Saba program. Having been shown twice, he’s been champion on both occasions, including being awarded WA State Champion Colt. Interestingly, this award has been won two years running by a son of Thaqib, with Mescal Al Saba winning the same title the previous year for his owner, Bawtry Park Arabians. The mare La Moniette (Prince Fa Moniet x Selilah by Al Karim Sirhalima out of Zelidah) represents one of the two Egyptianrelated families at Saba Arabians and she has foaled four Thaqib Al Nasser progeny to date. The showy and correct Marcella Al Saba was born in 2006. This mare shows the potency of Thaqib Al Nasser over Egyptian-related lines, for such is the strength of this stallion’s influence, that all his foals are truly stamped with a look that in undeniably his. The 2007 foal Shaheen Al Saba, is the first of two sons from this cross and was awarded New Zealand National Champion Colt at his very first show outing for his owners Desert Horse Stud. The second colt from this cross is the 2009 foal, Marius Al Saba, who, once more, has free movement and good limbs as well as classic Egyptian type. Marius Al Saba is from the same foal crop as Emirati Al Saba (ex Jaytee Egyptian Empress by MB Mayal x Jaytee Enchant) and it is when you see these two colts together, out of unrelated dams, that you can fully appreciate the full potency of their sire, Thaqib Al Nasser. As you watch them trot and play in the sun, it is as if these colts are linked by an invisible thread so alike are they in the way they move, look and act. Jaytee Egyptian Empress produced a full above: Messaoudi Al Saba exp BE.

sister to Emirati Al Saba in 2010, Anastasia Al Saba. “Anastasia Al Saba is a really special filly,” Louise tells me. “We have high hopes for both her and Emirati Al Saba. Jaytee Egyptian Empress’s foals with Thaqib Al Nasser are certainly proving to be all we had hoped for from the cross, and more.” The mare Al Asail Meshina (ex G Messa Basima by Messaoud out of Bint Bint Basima) is by Imperial Madheen (Messaoud x Madinah by Ibn Galal out of Mona II), a sire line that Louise and Glenn are particularly passionate about. Her 2009 foal by Thaqib Al Nasser, Messaoudi Al Saba, is a flamboyant colt with three crosses to Messaoud in his pedigree, hence his name. Messaoudi Al Saba was sold to AshAanon Arabians in Slovenia, where he was shown to a class win at the 2010 Egyptian Event Europe. With Messaoudi becoming yet another winning Thaqib son, it’s interesting to note that every single one of the Saba bred Thaqib progeny that have been shown, have won. Both within Australia and internationally, be it fillies or colts out of a whole array of different mare families, that’s a 100% success rate, which is pretty impressive however you look at it. The next group of mares crossed with Thaqib Al Nasser are Asfour (Malik x Hanan by Alaa El Din out of Mona) daughters, with Qatahn Al Saba being a 2009 representative of this cross. This exceptional colt is out of Simeon Silpa (Asfour x Maardassa by El Halimaar out of Hadassa) and he has it all: a lovely large eye and a wonderful shape to his face, good limbs, a smooth body, a well-set tail and, above all, a powerful, elevated trot. Certainly Qatahn Al Saba has all the makings to be the next step in the Saba Arabians breeding program. Simeon Silpa’s paternal half-sister, Simeon Siboni, is a mare that has perhaps had the most influence on the stud to date. Her daughter by Thaqib Al Nasser, Suhalia Al Saba, has taken Saba Arabians to global recognition and appreciation and cemented their place among the great Egyptian breeding programs in the world. In 2010 Simeon Siboni was proudly shown at home between the East Coast Championships and Australian National Championships with her newest colt foal by Thaqib Al Nasser, Sharif Al Saba. A very well put-together colt, Sharif is the youngest member of an impressive family. Sharif Al Saba’s older brother is Khalifah Al Saba, a four-year-old stallion and heir in waiting to Thaqib Al Nasser’s crown. Masculine, beautiful, and statuesque, Khalifah Al Saba is more than capable of stepping into his sire’s shoes and this year, his first foal was born. Out of J’Adore Madinah the yet to be named foal is a black colt and has exceeded the expectations of Louise and Glenn for Khalifah Al Saba’s first foal crop.

It was in 2006 that Simeon Siboni produced the exceptional grey filly, Suhalia Al Saba. Now five years old, this very regal mare has won a multitude of titles in two continents, counting Australian National Champion Filly and Egyptian Event Europe Bronze Champion Mare amongst her many titles. Suhalia Al Saba is a truly spellbinding mare: free moving, full of snort and blow, naturally showy and full of a self-awareness that is magical to see. Her beauty is evident, with her sculptured face, huge eye and correct conformation. She is a combination of youthful flamboyance and a wise desert mare. Like her brother Khalifah Al Saba, Suhalia also has her first foals on the ground. Her first was Sangreal Al Saba, an impressive Orashan son since exported to the USA. And in 2011, Suhalia Al Saba has produced a second colt, sired by her sire, Thaqib Al Nasser. “He is absolutely exquisite,” says Louise. “He looks exactly like an even more exotic version of his dam. Breeding Suhalia to Thaqib Al Nasser was something of an experimental step for us and was not a decision we took lightly. We are, however, thrilled with the result and wanted to do this mating as a test of Thaqib’s ability to breed closely for the purpose of cementing positive traits.” The final step of this circle is Imperial Orissah, the Orashan daughter who, in the 2010/2011 season had two foals by Thaqib Al Nasser, one via embryo transfer and one naturally. “Desert-Dawn Al Saba and Desert Eve Al Saba are two beautiful fillies and they embody the Thaqib Al Nasser x Orashan cross. We always knew this would be a special combination, bringing the very best of these two great stallions’ lines together, and certainly these two fillies confirm our feelings. Sangreal Al Saba was an early indicator of the quality of this cross and Imperial Orissah’s fillies have firmly taken the next step for us here at Saba,” says Louise. With the breeding of the mares for 2011-2012 season already decided upon, Louise and Glenn are looking overseas once more to campaigning the Saba name outside of Australasia. Following their success with Suhalia Al Saba and Messaoudi Al Saba at the 2010 Egyptian Event Europe, Saba Arabians were named Best World Breeder at that show. They will be returning once again this year, with Suhalia Al Saba due to show not only at the Egyptian Event Europe, but at other shows on the continent as well. Looking at the history Thaqib Al Nasser has already created at Saba Arabians, it is clear to see that Louise and Glenn’s firm belief in this stallion back in 2003 has been well rewarded. Their philosophy is clear: breed the best that you can to the best that you can, and with the right pedigree, a sense of history and a tail wind, the stars can truly be reached.

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racee Males and partner Alex Baczocha run their Colo Stud and VIP Horse Handling and Training business from their property in the scenic Colo Valley of New South Wales. Belinda Zaiter recently spoke with Tracee about her involvement with the breed. When did you become involved with Arabian horses? Ron and Val Males of Ralvon Arab Stud were my first introduction to the Arabian horse. This was some 30 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Does your partner Alex Baczocha have a background in horses? Alex is an accomplished horseman. He is a Level 1 instructor, having trained with dressage legends Heath and Rozzie Ryan some years ago. He has trained in Eastern Europe focussing on showjumping, while in Australia he has done track work and stock work. He has even farmed in the past using draught horses on the property we are now living on. Alex and I currently work together on our horse handling and training business. Alex also does local farrier work. Can you tell us about the property and your horses? Our property is seven kilometres off the Putty Road at Colo, New South Wales (NSW). We have 100-acres which is divided by Upper Colo Road. One side of the property fronts onto the picturesque Colo River, famed as the last pristine river in NSW, while the other side of the property backs onto the world heritage listed Wollemi National Park. At Colo Stud we currently have 14 of our own horses, consisting of the Arabian stallion, Ralvon Secret, two Arabian broodmares with foals at foot, one Anglo mare with a foal at foot, two Arabian geldings, and a couple of partbreds, plus Bozzie, our faithful kid’s horse, schoolmaster and baby-sitter for weanling foals. Our horses have been selected or bred for quality, temperament, soundness and versatility, elements we believe are vital in determining the worth of a horse. lefT: Ralvon Secret out in his paddock.

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Your horse handling and training business has been running successfully for a number of years. What attracts you to this side of the industry? The attraction and goal for me is to turn out well-trained horses at any level. From teaching foals to lead, right through to breaking-in, and everything in-between. I really enjoy giving lessons and helping others achieve their goals. Breaking-in to saddle is always rewarding. A special challenge is taking a raw and non co-operative horse and sending home a happy, confident horse at the end of the breaking-in process to an equally happy owner. Our many successes in the show ring and in dressage and endurance have been rewarding and have helped keep me inspired. Juggling horses, a business and children cannot be an easy task. Please describe a typical day in your life. We generally feed up around 6.30 a.m. each morning and then work one or two of the break-in horses before breakfast. Then I organise our children Phoebe and Isabella for school. At 9.00 a.m. it’s a mad dash for the school bus. Next we’ll ride the endurance horses and we

could be out training for up to three hours, depending what stage of training the horses are at. Around 1.30 - 2.00 p.m. we have lunch. In the afternoons we’ll work the horses that might need a little more time. At 4.00 p.m. the children are picked up off the bus or taken to an activity. Somewhere we fit in slashing and other maintenance jobs. What are some of the most commonly asked questions about horse management? Why won’t my horse float load? How do I teach my horse to go through water? What is the process for weaning my foal? What are the benefits when working with Arabian horses compared to other breeds? While I enjoy working with all breeds of horses, I find most Arabians and Arabian derivatives are honest creatures that learn very quickly. The intelligence of the Arabian is a big plus when you have a number of horses to work. above: Tracee with the stallion Ralvon Secret.

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What has the Arabian horse taught you? Patience, persistence and self-control. Endurance riding has been a large part of your life. What attracted you to the sport? I liked the fact every one is equal – there is no short cut in training, we all do the miles. Most memorable endurance personality you have ridden with? Denise Trollope. I’ve ridden with many personalities but I always treasure the road trip Denise and I made to the 1989 Tom Quilty at Mornington Mills, Western Australia. We took a week to travel over and two weeks there and a week to come home. We took two Arabian stallions, Denise’s Churinga Babooscha and I had on loan Chip Chase Sadaqa. Editor’s note: The legendary Chip Chase Sadaqa (Cherokee Mecca x Silala) died recently at 34 years of age. He was the sire of some of Australia’s finest endurance horses. Denise had a small three-horse truck and we towed behind a pop-up caravan for accommodation. Both stallions travelled well together and became best buddies. We trained the horses across the Nullabor, taking turns at training. One would unload and ride, the other drove ahead ten or 15km and park off the side of the road, then saddle up and ride on. This gave the truck drivers something to talk about over their CB radios. One night while camping on the Nullabor, Sadaqa was startled by something, perhaps camels or emus, and to my horror escaped into the darkness. We jumped out of bed, grabbed a torch and went looking for him. I’m not sure how far he went but he eventually came back unscathed – much o my relief. We arrived at the Quilty safe and sound and had a great time.

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Do your endurance horses compete in other equestrian activities? Some have competed in halter, hacking, jumping and dressage at different times. These disciplines can’t be done in conjunction with endurance if you want to compete and be competitive, as the horse has to carry more condition and develop different muscles. I like to do different disciplines to keep things interesting and I think all endurance horses can benefit from some basic circle work to develop flexibility, natural balance and some collection work to develop the hindquarters. I teach this on the circle and out on the trail. You have a young, upcoming stallion, tell us your plans for him. We were very fortunate to buy Ralvon Secret (Ralvon Mark x Ralvon Ami) from the Micallef family. Secret is a dark bay purebred foaled in September 2006. His temperament has allowed us to break him in to both saddle and harness at an early age. His bloodlines are proven in most disciplines through Rikham (GB), Ralvon Pilgrim, Royaljan and Milex (SE). I have been lucky enough to have personally handled most of these stallions as well as many mares from Secret’s dam line. I’m convinced each of these special horses in Secret’s pedigree had that extra special inner quality which champions are made of. We strongly believe Secret has inherited this valuable trait and are looking forward to showing him under saddle, in harness and training him for a future in endurance. We are also excited at his prospects as a sire and have bred him to a number of our mares. Our plan will be to show them and then train them for an endurance career, if not sold beforehand. Secret will have a fulfilling and long-term future with us at Colo Stud and we look forward to continuing to work with sound, versatile and beautiful Arabians.




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Simeon Shados (sire Asfour) x Simeon Sasonah (sire of dam Simeon Shai exp USA) Service fee: $1500 + agistment and vet fees Atchina Romeo − Welsh A  Roseraie Shakespeare x Roseraie Jessika (2x Menai Silver Sand imp UK) Service fee: $500 + agistment and vet fees Stock usually available for sale to the best of homes only. Contact: Naomee 02 4992 2487 / 0428 718 997 Dungog (1 hour from Newcastle) Visitors welcome by appointment e:

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Commitment to Excellence

Mulawa Arabian Stud “desire is the key to motivation, but it is determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of the goal – a commitment to excellence – that enables one to attain success in all endeavours.” ~ Mario andretti

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t is precisely this “commitment to excellence”, appropriately applicable to all business and personal pursuits of the Farrell family, that has brought unprecedented and consistent success to Mulawa Arabian Stud for nearly four decades. Commitment to excellence in the selection of breeding stock, the preparation and presentation of the show string, the daily care of horses, the world-class quality of facilities, the talented, committed staff of professionals that comprise Team Mulawa, the resolute attention to every detail – these are at the very core of every success that has transformed Mulawa into one of the most extensive and ambitious Arabian horse breeding and show programs to be found anywhere in the world. Midway through the first decade of the new millennium, husband and wife team Greg and Julie Farrell, along with business partner and Greg’s sister, Jane Farrell, began to discuss the possibility of expanding the family Arabian horse business. With 30 solid years of continental success to its credit, Mulawa Arabian Stud was at a crossroads. The stud would most certainly find continued success with the approach that had brought them achievement thus far: producing ten - 12 high quality foals each year to replenish the breeding herd and supply stock to the growing Australasian market, as well as showing and promoting the Mulawa-bred horses to show ring accomplishment at all major Australian shows. Yet the ambition of the Farrells yearned for success beyond the southern shores, for Mulawa-bred horses to achieve in the show rings and breeding barns of North and South America, in Europe, the Gulf and the Middle East. With the understanding that Arabian horse breeding worldwide was on the decline,

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yet interest in the breed was on the rise, the Farrells made the calculated wager to expand the operation on a world-class scale. In 2011, that gamble, in combination with decades of commitment and the unrelenting pursuit of success, brought Mulawa unprecedented success on an international scale, beginning with the oldest and most respected Arabian horse show in the world. The decision was made in late 2010 to send two of the more “American-style� youngsters to the USA to test the waters in the show ring and marketplace, marking the very first time Mulawa would venture outside of Australia to proudly promote their bloodstock. The extremely showy Always Valentine MI (DA Valentino x Always An Angel by S K Shakla Khan) and Maxium (Magnum Forty Four x Sahtarah by Sahjat) were selected to represent Team Mulawa state-side, as both possessed the necessary combination of attributes and qualities most sought after in the American market. Consummate professional Andrew Sellman of Argent Farms was asked to prepare and show the horses in 2011 on behalf of Mulawa, beginning with the largest Arabian show in the world: the all-important Scottsdale All-Arabian Show in February. Both would be at a slight disadvantage: having been born early in the Australian breeding season, which equates to autumn in the northern hemisphere, both Australian yearlings would have to compete as American two-year olds amongst peers that could be as much as six months older. Each turned out to be the youngest participant in their respective classes, yet each held their own with commanding charisma and style. Maxium (co owned by Kay and Phil Edward) was the first to show in the newly introduced International classes on the first Saturday night, scoring just half a point behind the class winner to be named Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Reserve Champion Two Year Old Colt. Always Valentine MI debuted outdoors in sunny Wendell Arena on Wednesday afternoon, effervescing with charm and quality to capture first place honours in the class for Junior Two Year Old Fillies (born April 15th - December 31st), qualifying her for the prestigious Scottsdale Junior Filly Championship on the final Sunday morning. Amongst a field of world-class, highly accomplished fillies, Always Valentine MI was awarded reserve champion to the generous approval of an appreciative crowd. This achievement marked a first for Australia, having a homebred filly attain success in the female division in the 56-year history of the Scottsdale Show. The fact she was still owned by the breeders and represents five generations of Mulawa-bred females was a delightful bonus, one that allowed a very happy trio of Farrells to smile euphorically for the highly coveted top: Australian Champion Arabian Filly 2 & 3 Yrs 2011, Klassical Dream MI. bottom: The 2011 Australian Champion Arabian Mare, Mulawa Karismaa.

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Scottsdale win, in what is sure to be the first of many such happy occasions on the international scene. While Scottsdale success marked a new era of achievement for Mulawa, the show team back at home in Australia was not resting on past laurels, but busy amassing its most impressive results to date. New records of accomplishment were being established, old records were systematically broken and surpassed, while Mulawa-bred, owned and managed horses continued to dominate competition at every major event both in-hand and under saddle. The recent unprecedented success at the 2011 Australian Championships in Tamworth proves unequivocally that Mulawa has firmly established its position as the leading program on the continent. With 12 halter and nine performance entries, Team Mulawa was awarded an awe-inspiring 21 Australian championships, 14 Australian reserve championships and eight top tens. Incredibly, Mulawa achieved four double championship wins, dominating the Yearling Fillies (Romance MI and MI Aspiring Valentino), Two & Three Year Old Fillies (Klassical Dream MI and LLC Briana), Senior Mares (Mulawa Karismaa and Principessa CCA) and Yearling Colts (Atuned MI and Konfidence MI) with both the champion and reserve champion award winners. Of the 12 purebred halter entries exhibited by Mulawa, all were honoured with top ten or better, with only two achieving less than champion or reserve. Mulawa entries also earned the highest overall scores amongst the breeding entries. Klassical Dream MI was the highest scored horse of the entire Australian Championships using the World Cup scoring system at 327.5, with Mulawa Karismaa close behind with an excellent score of 325.5, as well as the highest score for movement across all entries. Australian Yearling Champion Colt Atuned MI was the highest scoring breeding male of the show, the third highest cumulative score overall at 324.5, and the only Australian champion purebred honoured as a unanimous choice in the comparative final. Mulawa Queen and brood matron supreme Karmaa was most impressively the dam of three 2011 Australian Champions – Senior Mare winner Mulawa Karismaa, Arabian Stallion Ridden by an Amateur Champion Karbon, and Arabian Working Stock Horse victor Klass – with the capable Rodney Brown in the saddle. Ever the “wonder horse”, Klass reinforced his iconic status in the breed as the prototypical versatile Arabian by winning his third successive Australian Championship in yet another division. Not only is Klass the only stallion in the history of the Arabian horse on the continent to be named Australian Champion Stallion, Australian Champion

Ridden Arabian Stallion and Australian Champion Arabian Working Stock Horse, Klass is the proud sire of three Australian champion get. With only five purebred foals of show age, Klass can count Klassic Harmony MI – 2010 Australian Reserve Champion Yearling Filly, Konfidence MI – 2011 Australian Reserve Champion Yearling Colt, as well as the reigning superstar Klassical Dream MI – Australian Champion Two & Three Year Old Filly, as the very best of his representative get. Remarkable results considering these three Klass foals are the only purebred foals shown to date. The Klass get have been superior in every respect and are attracting much attention from overseas buyers and breeders. Most recently, his daughter Klassical Harmony MI was purchased by Al Shaqab Stud of Qatar to be bred to international super sires Gazal and Marwan and campaigned internationally. Klass was not alone in representing Mulawa in terms of siring success. Magnum Forty Four looks poised to repeat his win as Australian Champion Sire of the Year in 2011 – the third consecutive win for a Mulawa owned stallion, a distinction awarded to Mulawa every year since its inception – with several high profile winners. Magnum Forty Four was the sire of both Australian Yearling Champions – Romance MI and Atuned MI, and Reserve Champion Two & Three Year Old Colt Astor, as well as Top Ten stablemate Anastazi MI. Magnum Forty Four can also boast as maternal grandsire to both Australian Yearling Reserve Champions – MI Aspiring Valentino and Konfidence MI, in addition to Australian Champion Two & Three Year Old Filly Klassical Dream MI. With a clean sweep of all the champion and reserve champion titles in all the purebred female divisions, a repeat double in the Yearling Colt competition and reserve honours in the Two & Three Year Old Colts, alone, Mulawa looks to remain unchallenged as the Australian Championships Breeder of the Year for 2011. If so honoured, Mulawa will prove successful as the most accomplished breeding program in the country for the fourth consecutive year. Team Mulawa performance proved a well turned out and dominant force from day one of the Australian Championships. Youth Rider Katharine Farrell led the team in overall accomplishment, achieving eight Australian championships, two reserve championships and one top ten. Katharine won Australian Champion Junior Judging with an impressive score of 96%. With superstar Arabian Warmblood Summerzar Imagery, Kate racked up six Australian championships, while wonder pony Owendale Lemon Twist and Kate rode their way to the winner’s circle in their single performance of the show. Kate and “Twister” followed up the win in Tamworth the next day with Champion Hunter Large Pony at the prestigious NSW Horse of the Year show in Sydney. Head performance trainer Daniella Dierks led the team to further success with achievement on two purebred and three Arabian derivative performance winners, including the always-dazzling Prix St Georges winner, Goron Toron Concorde. All together, the Mulawa Performance Team won five Australian championships in dressage. In both Silver Snaffle championships, Daniella was sashed as the winner with Mulawa Bronze Wing (purebred) and Sugarloaf Sirhara (derivative). Mulawa-bred Gold N Wings, owned by Courtney Gibson, succeeded his Australian Champion Stallion title in 2010 with a Reserve Championship in the Arabian Stallion Bridle Path Hack and a strong Top Ten in the Ridden Arabian Stallion. The success of Gold N Wings is most certainly a direct result of his extraordinary dam, On Angels Wings, whose two sons by Magnum Psyche have been the purebred stars of the Mulawa Performance Team for the past three seasons. Both Sovereign Wings and Mulawa Bronze Wing have amassed an overwhelming compendium of wins in the Arabian Under Saddle, Bridle Path Hack, Show Hunter and Dressage divisions. In doing so, they have not only become the most successful purebred performance stars in the country, but two of the most above: Unanimous Australian Champion Colt 2011, Atuned MI.

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accomplished sons of Magnum Psyche under saddle. Mulawa Bronze Wing was also crowned victorious in the coveted East Coast Cup this past February (over another Mulawa-bred entry), while rider Daniella Dierks earned the derivative East Coast Cup on Arabian Warmblood, Goron Toron Concorde. This was the first time in the long history of the show that the same rider and farm earned both East Coast Cups, an impressive accomplishment. Since the unveiling of the new performance barn in late 2009, Mulawa Team Performance has commanded the Arabian and derivative show rings across the country, impressing even those in open and FEI competition with the consistent and laudable achievement. The culmination of this success to date was achieved at the 2011 Dressage with the Stars competition in Victoria. The Mulawa-owned and trained Arabian Warmblood Revelwood Park Donatello was not only named Best Australian Six Year Old Young Dressage Horse, but was also honoured with the most prestigious title in the country as Australian Young Dressage Horse “Champion of Champions”. He is now qualified to represent Australia at the DKB-Bundeschampionate in Germany, considered the World Championships for young dressage horses. While show rings around the world are heralding the triumphs of the Arabian horses of Mulawa, each successive foal crop at Mulawa has improbably improved upon the last. Expansion of the breeding program has allowed Mulawa to introduce more frozen semen from top sires overseas. The first introduction of frozen semen had been international icon Magnum Psyche in 2003, the result of which was no less than three Mulawa-bred Australian champions. The first wave of new generation frozen semen included breeding doses from six-time US National Champion DA Valentino and World Champion Gazal Al Shaqab. With an inclination towards the more exotic type favoured in Europe and the Middle East, semen from “champion maker” WH Justice was introduced the following year, succeeded by breedings to World Champion ABHA Qatar. Thus far the resultant foals of these sires on the Mulawa mares have been extraordinary. Gazal Al Shaqab proved an outstanding cross, siring four daughters of elite stature, including the exquisite Angels Love MI, the final foal of her meritorious dam On Angels Wings (TS Al Malik x M Angelique by Vision). While Klass and Magnum Forty Four were responsible for the best of the foal crop in 2008 - 2009, the get of DA Valentino and Gazal

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Al Shaqab raised the bar in 2009 - 2010. In addition to international champions Always Valentine MI and MI Aspiring Valentino, the gorgeous Valencia MI (x Audacia by Parkview Audacious) is poised to make her mark for DA Valentino in elite competition. While Angels Love MI represents the pinnacle of Gazal Al Shaqab’s contribution at Mulawa, paternal sisters Glamour MI (x Karess by Magnum Forty Four), Krystal MI (x Mulawa Kara Mia MI by GLF Apollo) and MI Amazing Grace (x Mulawa Alexa by Parkview Audacious) are sure to prove themselves of great future importance. The success of the 2010 - 2011 foal crop, however, has been almost exclusively the responsibility of the recently imported Guiliano (Legacy of Fame x SC Psavannah by Padrons Psyche), a former NSW National Stud Show Supreme Champion. With over two-dozen foals on the ground, the results are assuredly outstanding. His best foals thus far include an astounding colt out of Mulawa Karismaa, remarkable fillies out of Fames Harmony, Mulawa Anastazia, Mustang’s Magnum, Chance to Dance, Karess and Parada, and promising colts out of Sahtarah, Mustang’s Magnum and Mulawa Kara Mia MI. Klass added to his roster of superstars with full sisters to Klassic Harmony and Klassical Dream, each astonishingly better than their older siblings. Klass’ sire, TS Al Malik, in turn sired a stunning filly out of import W Alegria. The paternal contribution via frozen semen this past season was left to international siring phenomenon WH Justice, who stamped his two Mulawa-born foals, a colt and filly out of Parkview Audacious daughters Mulawa Anastazia and Mulawa Aspired with his exotic type, refinement and aristocratic elegance. Five years on, the show ring and breeding results of the expanded programs and ambitions of Mulawa Arabian Stud have proven that the Farrells are comprehensively realising their vision of sharing their Arabian horse with the world. From an Australian cornerstone to a respected international source of excellence, Mulawa has, with dignity and meticulous elocution, evolved to a new level of universal respect and esteem. Their desire – to create a better future and ensure a promising legacy for the Arabian horse – is one with which all of us can relate and share on a fundamental level. May they continue to achieve with abundance in the decades yet ahead. I can promise you, that the best is indeed yet to come… above: Purebred filly Glamour MI (Gazal Al Shaqab x Karess).


A Magnificent Straight Egyptian Son Of The Legendary Salaa El Dine

JODA ANTAR EL DINE Breeders of Champions


(Desperado x Clifton Park Nefisa)

SALAM DARK IMAGE (WP Ibn Bayang x Hartz Naadja)


(Towitta Bailey x Karabil Arrilla)

All our stallions are available via AI or natural service.

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The Hardcastle Family 322 Wallabadah Rd, Wallabadah NSW 2343 P: (02) 6746 5476 or 0417 258 203 E:

from the beautiful Joda Desert Angel (Desert Shaikh*x HMT Alidiah*) Antar stands a genuine 15.2HH at 2yrs old. At stud for 2011.



A Superb Straight Egyptian Great Grandson Of Yet Another Legend - The Minstril


(El Arab Nizik x Essence Of The Rose) 3yrs 14.2HH Grey/born black. At stud for 2011.

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Home of Simeon Solomon (dec) & Ashquar HM (DE)

After an 18 month stay at Greg and Marysia Keyes, where he served Bluedawn’s lovely SE mares, “Oscar” has returned to Kyneton, Victoria. In exchange for Oscar’s lease, Simeon Shovan (Asfour x Ibtehag Albadeia) spent the 10/11 breeding season at Slipstream and his first foals are expected in Spring from my treasured SE broodmares, as well as one foal by Ashquar x Slipstream Shekinah (Simeon Solomon x Simeon Sephaniah by Asfour). “Oscar” is pictured here having a morning talk with Mahari (IL) and Sephi.

Quality purebred youngsters for sale to good homes. Visitors always welcome, an appointment is appreciated!

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Salaa El Dine Every stallion i use needs to have outstanding potential for improving my breeding. You can’t always know that, sometimes you just have to give it a try. – Dr Nagel, 2003

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Profile by Monika Savier and Leigh Jamieson. Translated by Bettina Borst


ll his life, the stallion Salaa El Dine (1983 − 2007) had a private as well as a public function. The private one was his role as chief sire at Katharinenhof Stud, Germany. The stallion was an important element in the breeding concept of Dr Nagel, for many years President of the World Arabian Horse Organisation (WAHO). From an early stage, Dr Nagel had translated his passion for Arabian horses into a strategy. He was going to fulfil a desire of his, planning to maintain the famous but critically endangered horse population of the Arabian peoples in the south of the Arabian peninsula, the Nejd region, and to revive the breed in his stud. Salaa El Dine, one of the “elementary particles” of this genetic concept, was greatly successful in living up to that role. Even while alive, he became hugely popular − without ever having made an appearance at an Arabian show. His excellent offspring more than served to establish his fame in five continents. His public function as a sire − with his gene pool used by mare owners from many countries all trying to achieve successes similar to those his breeder, Dr Nagel had achieved − was marked by great and small successes as well as occasional failures, just as with all publicly serving sires. Salaa El Dine was, however, by no means a

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closed book, as there were detailed “directions for his use” to be read in Dr Nagel’s book Hanan, the Story of an Arabian Mare, which was written in the 1990s and was precise and fitting on the subject of Salaa El Dine. Salaa El Dine was something special. In contrast to many famous stallions, he was neither a platform for the vanities of his owner, nor a moneymaking investment, and he was also not just a lucky strike. He was the last foal of Hanan and Ansata Halim Shah, destined for a special role in the long-term experiment taking place on Katharinenhof Stud, located near Bremen in northern Germany. At the beginning of the 1970s, Dr Nagel imported his exotic foundation mare Hanan and three other mares from Cairo, taking a circuitous route via Babolna in Hungary to Germany, and founding Katharinenhof Stud with them. Hanan’s first foal, Ibn Galal 1 by Ibn Galal, was born in 1972 while she was still stabled in Hungary. She produced 11 foals, three of which have made priceless contributions, main image: The celebrated stallion, Salaa El Dine. Photo Gigi Grasso. aBOVe: N.K. Qaswarah is producing superb foals at Ezzain Stud, Kuwait.

not only to the future of Katharinenhof Stud, but also to straight Egyptians throughout the world. These three horses were Ghazala (by the Bukra son, Ghazal), Jamil (by Madkour I), and Salaa El Dine (by the unequalled Ansata Halim Shah). Two other Madkour 1 daughters, Arussa and Ameera, made significant but lesser contributions, and two other sons, Ibn Galal 1 (by Ibn Galal) and Asfour (by Malik) became great sires at their respective stud farms of Babolna in Hungary and Simeon Stud in Australia. That means at least seven out of her 11 foals became outstanding horses and breeding animals, a record surely unmatched by any other Arabian mare in history. In addition to Hanan’s Obeyyan line, the most fascinating line for Dr Nagel was the Dahman Shahwan line of the mare Bukra, but there were hardly any horses of that line left in El Zahraa, the best mares having been imported into the USA by Judith Forbis. In the course of time, Dr Nagel realised which improvements might have to be made in his breeding in order to reach his goal. He had the opportunity to search through many Arabian countries, through the USA and Europe, and had defined his breeding goal according to what he had seen. He had a clear mental picture of the

standard he was aspiring to, and for him, the path taken in those countries was not going to provide him with his desired type and he would not leave anything to chance until he had reached that aim. So these are the characteristics he wanted his Arabian horses to have: • a chiselled Arabian face with big, black eyes and black skin, • good tail carriage, elevated during every movement, • very good movement, • a friendly character. He was going to improve the body overall, as well, having become aware that his breeding stock could do with a better croup and shoulder. Based on that assessment, he realised some of his horses were improvable in these areas and that it was a general problem of most of the Egyptian horses. His logical conclusion was to start a systematic search for a stallion which was able to improve these aspects, finding him in 1983: three-year-old Ansata Halim Shah of Judith Forbis’ Ansata Stud in the USA. He brought him to above: The beautiful N.K. Nadirah has been retained by Dr Nagel.

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Katharinenhof Stud for two years, in exchange for sending Jamil, the son of Hanan and Madkour I, to the USA. The decision was a milestone in Egyptian Arabian horse breeding, and the results were to change the looks of Egyptian Arabians in the world. Jamil was intended to be the perfect match for the Katharinenhof mares after coming back there, but he died young and mysteriously. So once again, Nagel was searching for a fitting stallion to replace his leading sire, when Hanan, who had been served by Ansata Halim Shah, gave birth to her last foal, little Salaa El Dine. Ansata Halim Shah as well as his sire Ansata Ibn Halim and his grandsire Nazeer were stallions that would produce good mares as well as good stallions. Later on, Salaa El Dine was to follow in those footsteps, proving to be an all-round sire, with excellent offspring found not only at Katharinenhof Stud, but also outside of it. No other stallion before him influenced overall breeding as extensively as he did. Having an outstanding Ansata Halim Shah son in Salaa El Dine to put over his mares, Dr Nagel made a decision not to double up on mares with Ansata Halim Shah blood, but rather put Salaa El Dine over Jamil daughters, as he believed Jamil’s daughters would be perfectly complemented by the infusion of Ansata Halim Shah blood. In order to fix the superb type of Hanan’s sons and daughters, Dr Nagel experimented with putting Hanan’s sons over Hanan’s daughters, initially using Jamil and after his death, Salaa El Dine. The results were astonishing. To Ameera, he produced Nahaman, a handsome steel grey stallion whose grey daughter N.K. Nabeelah (out of Nashua) is still a leading broodmare at Katharinenhof today. Her

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full sister, the lovely bay Bint Nashua, is an important broodmare for the El Adiyat Stud of Mahmood Al Zubaid in Kuwait. To Ghazala, Salaa El Dine produced the magnificent grey stallion Adnan, whose daughters are revered around the world today. Nashua (Salaa El Dine x Lotfeia) produced a series of lovely fillies by Nahaman, of which N.K. Nabeelah and Bint Nashua were the pick. She nicked brilliantly with the Salaa El Dine son Adnan to produce three exquisite grey daughters in N.K. Nasrin, N.K. Nadirah and N.K. Nada. Both N.K. Nasrin and N.K. Nadirah have been retained by Dr Nagel and are probably his best broodmares. N.K. Nada went to the very impressive Ezzain Stud of Usamah Al Kazemi in Kuwait, and was sold recently for a king’s ransom to Al Wahab Stud in Qatar. Nashua became an outstanding broodmare for the tastefully designed and beautifully laid out Ajmal Stud of Mohammed J.K. Al Marzouk in Kuwait. We need, at this point, to step back in time to 1985, the year of the birth of Salaa El Dine, and to examine the influence this stallion has had on both Katharinenhof and on a worldwide basis. Here, we can only deal with his influence on the future of the Katharinenhof, but it should be pointed out he was also the sire of many outstanding horses for other breeders around the world, such as R.N. Farida (from the Hadban Enzahi daughter, Noha), one of the most beautiful mares below: Joda Antar El Dine is one of a handful of Salaa El Dine sons in Australia, owner Salam Arabians, NSW.

ever born, and the signature mare at Al Rayyan Farm in Qatar. R.N. Farida is also the dam of the superlative young sire, Safir Al Rayyan by Ashhal Al Rayyan. Salaa El Dine only sired 54 foals for Dr Nagel, but what a list it was! Nejdy, Nahaman and Adnan. Apart from the impossibly beautiful three daughters from Nashua already mentioned, Adnan sired other lovely mares in N.K. Yasmin (out of Helala, and now at Ezzain Stud in Kuwait), N.K. Hallah (out of Asfoura, and now at El Adiyat Stud in Kuwait), Samsara Nihal (out of Assal, and now at Seven Oaks Arabians in Australia), and Asma Bint Asfoura (out of Asfoura, and bred by Annette Hedley of Briery Close Stud in UK). The year 1992 was another defining one at Katharinenhof Stud, as this saw the birth of Helala, by Salaa El Dine out of the Jamil daughter, Ansata Gloriana. Dr Nagel acquired two Dahman mares from Ansata Stud, being the Jamil daughter Ansata Gloriana and Ansata Ken Ranya by Salaa El Dine out of a Jamil daughter, Ansata Prima Rose. In 1993 Salaa El Dine’s best product was probably Nour, a grey filly who became an important broodmare at the Samsara Stud of Donald Duke in the UK. In 1995 the lovely grey Sanaya daughter N.K. Layla was born (she became the dam of N.K. Lubna), and another birth was the stunning grey full sister to Helala, Ansata Helwa, who became an important broodmare, initially for Omar Sakr in Egypt, and thereafter for Al Khaled Farm in Saudi Arabia. Finally, the incomparable N.K. Nariman (out of the Jamil/Ghazala daughter Amarilla) was born. N.K. Nariman is the dam of some wonderful foals, mainly sired by N.K Hafid Jamil. These include the mares N.K. Jurie and N.K. Lolowah (both at the Ezzain Stud of Usamah Al Kazemi in Kuwait), the brilliant grey stallion N.K. Qaswarah, who he is siring truly astonishing foals of both sexes at Ezzain Stud, and N.K. Nessma (at the UK Stud of Hassanain Al Nakeeb). N.K. Nariman’s last foal, N.K. Ninnifee, born in 2007, is an extremely beautiful and elegant young mare by Jamal El Dine, she is being retained by Dr Nagel. After 1995, Salaa El Dine’s role was largely taken over by his sons and grandsons like NK Hafid Jamil, NK Kamar El Dine, Jamal El Dine and NK Nadeer. However, he was not done yet, and in 1996 he sired the very lovely grey mare, N.K. Aischa out of Amarilla, and this mare became very important for the Ajmal Stud in Kuwait. In 1997 Salaa El Dine sired N.K. Asila, a full sister to N.K. Nariman. She has produced beautiful daughters to N.K. Hafid Jamil, being the greys N.K. Aziza (retained by Dr Nagel) and Amarilla H.M. (owned by Seven Oaks Arabians in Australia), and the bay Jamilla H.M., sold originally to Ezzain Stud in Kuwait and now owned by the superb new stud of Abdulrahman Al Jasmi in Bahrain. In the

following years Salaa El Dine sired many important horses in Europe and around the world, such as Sahib, TB Yasir, Al Whaid El Dine and many other well-known horses. In 2007 Salaa El Dine sired his last foal for Katharinenhof, the grey stallion N.K. Sharaf El Dine from N.K. Aziza. This valuable stallion spent two years at Tre Balzane Stud in Italy and is now at Bebo Stud of Mila Khamis in Egypt. From Salaa El Dine’s 54 foals at Katharinenhof, at least 26 (nearly 50%) would be classified as outstanding horses, all of which have bred on. These figures alone represent an extraordinary breeding career for a stallion, and the results were achieved from a variety of bloodlines − a truly remarkable feat. In addition, of course, Salaa El Dine sired many outstanding horses of both sexes for other breeders in a number of countries. Mention has already been made of the incomparable mare R.N. Farida in Qatar, the stallion Crusader in Sharjah and there is also a fine stallion in Salaa Sihr (out of the Jamil daughter Ansata Nile Magic) at Pearson View Stud in Australia. Salaa El Dine had firmly fixed the type which has become known as the “Nagel type” around the breeders’ world. Good stallions which will transmit their good points are the basic potential of any stud, as “if you don’t infuse with good stallions repeatedly, the offspring will always slip down into mediocrity” (Federico Tesio). His offspring are living proof of the fact Salaa El Dine is a top stallion who can do without flaunting displays. Still, when Salaa El Dine turned 20 years old, visitors at the birthday party asked why the stallion had never been to a show, and Dr Nagel’s answer was: “Arabian horses in history were used for so many purposes; they grew up under desert conditions or even here in Europe, and a uniform standard of evaluation never existed. I think today we have one standard, called Show. And for many years now, many breeders have been selecting their Arabian horses for the show. But from the point of view of a breeder, show criteria can’t be the only criteria, and they are not my criteria. So I invite you to reflect on the standard you like and you are searching for. That means you must make your own choice and then breed very consistently to reach the goal.” Thanks also to Salaa El Dine, Katharinenhof Stud produced many fine horses which were much sought after, particularly by breeders in Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, as the Arab countries became aware of the need to buy back their history and their heritage. But during this period, the foundations were being laid for a major quantum leap in refinement and quality, which would seal the future of Katharinenhof and of many other studs as well. Editor’s note: As we went to print, according to the Arabian Horse Society of Australia’s online Stud Book, there were five Salaa El Dine offspring registered in Australia – one mare and four stallions.

Asileh Arabians

FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO STAND OUT IN THE CROWD Straight Egyptian colt Joda Alwan el Dine (Salaa el Dine x Joda Desert Alivia) Asileh Arabians was established in 1993 by Louise Duncan and is located at its new property at Dalton, NSW. Their foundation stallion El Kharjahn (Imperial Maakir x Kharijah) has been highly successful in the halter ring, accumulating numerous Supreme Championships. In 2010 Asileh was proud to announce the acquisition of the stunning colt Joda Alwan el Dine (by Salaa el Dine (Germany)) who was purchased for his correct extreme saddle type. At 2 years of age Alwan measured 15.2hh and is expected to mature 16hh…a height unusual for a Straight Egyptian in Australia and boding well for plans to breed correct, tall, Straight Egyptian saddle Arabians.

Visitors are welcome by appointment. Please phone Louise and John Duncan on (02) 4845 6340

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Profile by Maria Daraio


ara Park Arabian Stud in Victoria had its beginnings in 1981 under the name of Aratar Arabians. The purchase of the partbred mare, Jimundi Gypsana, marked the beginning of a long and wonderful association with the Arabian horse. In those days my emphasis was purely on riding ability and it was a chance purchase of Rider magazine that saw me introduced to the purebred Arabian. Advertised in the magazine was the Ralvon Pilgrim son, Arabesque Sultan and he was a beautiful dark dapple grey and had been successful both as a led horse and a ridden stallion. I’d never seen a purebred Arabian but soon after I bred two mares to him. Jimundi Gypsana eventually foaled a gorgeous partbred filly, Aratar Janorrah, and she was my introduction to the show ring and provided some excellent experiences and lessons. Over the next few years the stud grew with several more purchases with the most important being the purchase of the big chestnut son of two of Australia’s most successful show horses, Malmsbury Sami. His dam was the phenomenal show and breeding mare, Sarika (deceased) and his sire Australia’s Leading Lifetime Sire, Amir El Shaklan (GB) deceased. Sami was to prove himself a successful show horse and sire. He was the 1988 Australian Champion Futurity Colt and although only used sparingly, he managed to produce successful show and breeding animals for the stud.

We still maintain a much-valued line of horses that descend from Sami. The most significant of these is the beautiful young Jayay Just Do It exp VN daughter, Dara Park Sarina. Right from the very beginning I was attracted by the beauty, temperament and extreme Arabian type of the El Shaklan line and so I made the decision to concentrate on this breeding. The importation by Peter Hall of the phenomenal show and breeding stallion S K Shakla Khan (US) allowed for the next step to be taken. The successful show mare HN Rasmiahh was leased in order to attempt breeding the next stallion for my then fledgling stud and as luck would have it, a beautiful chestnut colt sired by S K Shakla Khan was born in 1996, Kublai Khan. Kublai Khan was shown with a good deal of success for the first three years of his life. But then, a near fatal brush with colic saw his retirement to the breeding paddock. This is a decision I have never regretted as he went on to produce one delightful foal after another. It didn’t seem to matter whether the foals were purebred, Arabian Pony, Arabian Riding Pony, Arabian mAin imAge: Om El Akid was imported from the USA. ABOVe: Dara Park Egyptian Princess (Halimas Egyptian Prince x Dara Park Al Joharrah).

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Warmblood, Anglo Arabian or Quarab, they all showed wonderful type, conformation and above all else, great trainability under saddle. Kublai Khan is the sire of A class, AA class and Australian top ten halter horses and also Australian champion and reserve champion and East Coast top ten saddle horses. The most notable of these are Australian Champion Show Hunter, Regency Park Karina and Reserve Champion Ridden by an Amateur, Dara Park Kyron. Kublai Khan’s sons are now starting to make their mark as quality endurance horses. Even though Kublai Khan has been predominately used by Dara Park Stud alone, he has several foals to his name and his daughters are now proving their worth as excellent broodmares. In 2001 Frank and I married and the stud was re-named Dara Park. Frank came from the sport of cutting and was breeding Quarter Horses at the time. For the first few years Dara Park continued to breed both Arabians and Quarter Horses successfully. Our wonderful daughter, Angelina, was born in 2004 and life changed again. We continued showing and breeding and enjoyed our new lives as parents. Then in 2007 a new step was taken when Frank decided the stud would benefit from breeding to outstanding overseas stallions. We contacted Om El Arab International in the hope of gaining semen to the world renowned Sanadik El Shaklan. We were unfortunately told his semen was not available to us in Australia. We then asked about his son, Om El Shahmaan, but his semen was not available. Then Sigi Constanti (Siller) made a suggestion that was to change everything when she mentioned we could import one of Om El Shahmaan’s outstanding sons. We’d never considered importing a horse before and I really thought it was too complicated and difficult, but as time moved on, we started to consider it a possibility. It wasn’t long before we decided to look for our next stallion over in the USA, a quick chat to the bank and we were on our way. We

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owned a small group of straight Egyptian females, so thought the new stallion should be a straight Egyptian, as he would probably suit all our mares. After trawling through countless websites and contacting several overseas studs, a short list of prospective colts was assembled. But in the end we decided to go back to the bloodline we knew well and felt most comfortable with – the El Shaklan line. We again contacted Sigi and she duly presented us with two colts to consider. One was a two-year-old by Sanadik El Shaklan and the other was a four-month colt sired by Om El Shahmaan. His name was Om El Akid and he was out of the Estopasan daughter, Om El Akiva. After looking at him from every angle in photos, we decided he would be the one we would bring to Australia. Our plans were then put on hold due to the outbreak of equine influenza (EI) in Australia and there was an anxious wait until things were resolved. Om El Akid was amongst the first shipment of horses to arrive post EI. Upon his arrival the colt was turned out into his paddock and left to grow until the following season, when he was shown at a couple of shows for one A Class championship. He bred his first mare at 18 months and was then allowed to grow and mature. His first foal, a gorgeous bay filly named Dara Park Akidaa, was born in 2009 and was shown as a foal by our Australian trainer, Michelle Lando, for an A class Grand Champion Purebred Arabian Foal as well as a reserve champion. At two and a half the colt was broken-in and proved to be a very quick and willing learner under saddle. This propensity for saddle work will be further developed once he is old enough with a career under saddle being planned. Om El Akid has a wonderful above: The stud’s Quarab colt, Dara Park Just Shameless.


temperament and is an easy stallion to handle and we are confident he will prove himself to be an outstanding saddle horse in due time. In the meantime he has sired a further three foals born in the 2010 stud season. Two handsome colts and one stunning filly have proven him to be an outstanding breeding sire – as his royal pedigree predicted he would be. They are well-conformed, extremely typey youngsters and just as their sire has been, they too show a wonderful aptitude for people-friendly natures. When we look at these youngsters we are reminded of just how lucky we were that such a leap of faith on our part led us to such a wonderful individual. We were so satisfied with our international purchase that we decided to once again search the world for a quality individual to bring home to Dara Park. This time it was to be a filly and we wanted her to be shown in the United States before bringing her home to Australia. A friend of ours informed us she would help in our search and even put us in contact with a trainer, Terry Leek. After looking through many pictures of young fillies and mares, we settled on a beautiful grey yearling filly by US National Champion Stallion El Nabila B and from the Padrons Psyche daughter, C Psyleaha. Her name is Ella Noura (US) and she stayed in the USA for more than a year being campaigned on our behalf. She achieved an A class junior championship, a regional reserve championship and several A class wins. While showing Ella Noura at the Region 13 Show, Terry became aware of another lovely filly at the show that was being offered for sale. He informed us she was absolutely gorgeous and somehow we found ourselves purchasing her too. Bianca Rosetta (US) is by DA Valentino and from the Lumar Amadeus daughter, Rosetta LA. Bianca has been shown for a regional reserve championship and a top ten sweepstakes filly at Scottsdale and we hope to show her in Australia once she has settled and recovered from her trip. While Dara Park is predominately an El Shaklan breeding program, we realise the importance of out crossing to other top bloodlines and this is why both our American fillies were chosen. They are beautiful fillies we feel will cross well with our current breeding program. The plan is to breed them to Om El Akid (US) and other top stallions in the future in order to take Dara Park into

a successful future. We expect our Arabians to be stunning, wellconformed and typey animals capable of doing very well in both the halter ring and under saddle. To this end we require our horses to have good conformation and above all else, great trainability for under saddle as we feel this is the only way the Arabian horse fraternity can hope to move forward and retain its place in a healthy horse industry. In our opinion it is well past time that Arabian horse enthusiasts realised they need to make the open horse world look in our direction with admiration rather than with criticism for our ‘hot’ Arabians. We all know the Arabian is the world’s best saddle horse, capable of doing anything its rider demands of it. We need to teach the open horse world that this is so and we need to do it by showing them, rather than talking about it. The best way to do this is to take our finest ridden purebreds out into open competition. These horses must be our best and they must be obviously Arabian so ‘the other side of the pedigree’ cannot be given the credit for top performances. We have started doing our part with a purebred daughter of Kublai Khan, Regency Park Karina, she competed at the 2010 Barastoc Show in the Show Hunter Pony up to 14 hands. She was the only purebred Arabian in a class of 26 ponies and stood out for what she is. Under the guidance of Clint Bilson she worked beautifully, as did many other ponies on the day and she pulled off fifth in front of a huge audience of non-Arabian horse enthusiasts. We hope to continue sending our best purebreds to compete under saddle in open competition and we applaud anyone else doing this too. For the future we plan on continuing to breed top purebreds and derivatives, specifically Arabian Riding Ponies and Quarabs. We will continue using our top class stallions and also breeding a mare out each season to the best available stallions here in Australia and overseas. We are currently considering the next breeding stallion and although he will be some time away yet, preliminary thoughts suggest he will be a straight Egyptian. Whether we find him in Australia or overseas remains to be seen. above: Bianca Rosetta was successfully shown in the USA.

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Home of selected straight Egyptian Arabian Horses in umbria, Italy

TB YASIR *2006

Black Straight Egyptian Stallion Abbayan Om Juray Strain Ansata Ibn Halima Ansata Halim Shah Ansata Rosetta



Photos: Joanna Jonientz - Art: Mario Brunetti


Alaa Al Din

Alaa El Din Mona Salaa El Dine Ashraff

Jamil Matala Bint Marah Marah

Df nASHwAn


Straight Egyptian Stallion Saklawi Jedran Ibn Sudan Strain

nK Hafid Jamil

Df MAlIK JAMIl Amouva

Jasir Ibn Jamil

AR nInIvE Galila

Ibn nejdy Helala Maysoun Afara Bint Malik Jamil Aida Ibn Galal Gamila


MOnIKA SAvIER 06044 Castel Ritaldi, umbria, ITAlY Mobile +39.335.5235135 e-mail: Phone at the stud: +39 3469818427


Family Snapshot Crystal lodge Performance arabians is situated in the hills above Grantville, overlooking Western Port bay in Victoria and was founded in 1990 with the purchase of Gai raphael (*Gai General x rani). Carol, Brian, Jessica (19) and Sarah (12) Huxtable are confirmed ‘showies’ and dedicated members of the Arabian horse fraternity. Sharon Meyers interviewed Carol about the family’s involvement with the breed. Carol, when did you catch ‘Arabitis’? Twenty-seven years ago when I was 20. Lindy Sutton, a friend of mine, asked me to ride her purebred gelding Saracus Mandat at the Victorian Classic. From that moment onwards the breed captivated me.

What is it about Arabians that inspire the family? Their beauty, intelligence, trainability, exuberance and temperament.

How many Arabian horses does the family own? Seven and they are Halimas Desert Shaklan (Sanadik Ibn Esopa x Joda Desert Temptation) and Viva Espana (Eastwinds Axplosion x Fairview Amira Espana), two purebred geldings shown at halter and under saddle. Richdale Shania (Tarong Shahgig x Sharinga Sonnet), a purebred mare used as a saddle and halter horse. We have two purebred geldings we enjoy showing at halter at the moment, Shakla’s Silver Shaklan (S K Shakla Khan x Eastwinds Vienna Shaklan) and our homebred, Itsanadiktion (Halimas Desert Shaklan x Joda Fadahl). Plus our yearling homebred filly, Crystal Lodge Fahleen (by Halimas Desert Shaklan), and her dam Joda Fadahl (Simeon Sanegor exp US x Bint Mohena exp NZ).

What type of equestrian activities is the family involved in? Showing is our passion. Dressage, trail and beach riding.

Do the four of you ride? Jessica, Sarah and I all ride. Brian only became seriously interested in the horses four years ago and now thoroughly enjoys showing the horses in-hand.

Do you compete as a family and travel to shows together? We always go to the shows together as a family. Having an activity we are all passionate about is wonderful. It means we can spend quality time together doing something we all enjoy, especially going to shows where we camp for a night or two.

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What are the family’s criteria for selecting an Arabian horse as a saddle prospect? Most importantly they must have that wow factor. They need to be able to compete and succeed in-hand at the highest level. Good movement is vital. We always seem to end up with grey horses, not that we look for that particular colour! Temperament is extremely important, as they need to ‘want’ to learn and they must have charisma. A bouncy, ‘blowy’ halter horse often makes a good saddle prospect if you can focus their energy in the right direction.

Do you consider bloodlines when selecting your saddle horses? I have always been attracted to the El Shaklan horses and all our current horses are bred along that bloodline.

Do you break-in your saddle horses? We prefer to break-in our saddle horses ourselves as it means the horses start with a clean slate. I break horses in the old fashioned way, mouthing them for a week or two and then driving them for another week or two before backing them. After they are broken-in we do lots of trail riding with them.

Do you show your own horses? We do all the saddle work ourselves including breaking-in and training and showing. The halter horses are prepared and schooled by Brian and I but are shown mainly by Brian, especially in amateur owner classes. At the bigger shows we have professional trainer Heath Rowbottom exhibit the horses in the open halter classes.

Are Arabian horses still bred at your stud? We don’t currently own a stallion but we have bred a foal each year for the past two years. Crystal Lodge Fahleen was the last foal we bred. She went out to the Magic Breed Foal Show last year and was awarded two champions and Supreme Purebred Weanling, which was a big thrill for us.

You no longer own a stallion? Halimas Desert Shaklan was our stallion and he sired two foals bred by our stud. He was awarded 2009 Australian Champion Arabian Stallion handled by an Amateur Owner (AO) and Australian main image: Jessica riding Viva Espana. above: Sarah, Carol, Jessica and Brian Huxtable with Viva Espana.

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Tracey Bavinton

Tracey Bavinton

Champion Ridden Stallion, ridden by an AO. This year he was awarded Australian Champion Arabian Gelding 4 Yrs and Over shown by an AO. All these halter awards were won with Brian and I rode him for the ridden stallion. Our youngest daughter, Sarah, needed a new saddle horse. After searching unsuccessfully for a suitable horse, we decided the most reliable one for her would be Halimas Desert Shaklan! We gelded him after the 2010 Australian Championships and he began a new career as a youth horse.

Does everyone contribute to keeping the horses? I work driving a school bus morning and afternoon and during the day I work at our local bakery. Brian works in the family business, Huxtable Transport. Jessica works at a local café and Sarah is currently studying year seven at Newhaven College. It is a huge commitment both financially and physically to work and show horses. Our family holidays are always spent at horse shows as we rarely have time for anything else.

with Gail Raphael at the Victorian Classic. Most recently seeing Jessica win Australian Champion led and ridden with Viva Espana. This was a huge achievement on her behalf.

A tragic moment with Arabian horses. The death of Gai Raphael. Although the most traumatic event was when Sarah was kicked in the head at the Australian Championships last year. She was hospitalised with a fractured face.

What other horse-related activities have given you great pleasure? I enjoy crafts and decided to make a show costume for the horses. I was delighted when Jessica and Viva Espana were awarded Top Ten in the Show Costume class at this year’s Australian Championships wearing that costume. I also love going outside and spending time with my horses in the stables or paddocks. They are always happy to see me and enjoy a scratch and cuddle. I am sure they would love to move into the house with us!

Describe a typical family day. Brian and Jessica start their day at 4.30 a.m and feed the horses and then drive to their respective jobs by 5.30 a.m. Sarah and I have the job of putting the horses out in the morning, changing rugs and anything else that needs doing. Then we leave at 7.30 a.m. Jessica, Sarah and I clean the stables and work the saddle horses when we get home each day. Brian takes cares of any maintenance required around the property.

Are any family members planning to expand their interest within the breed? I would like to sit for my judge’s examination. Jessica has ambitions of one day having a stud of her own. Sarah just wants to live at home forever and share the horses with Brian and I. The next thing I am looking forward to is seeing our homebred filly, Crystal Lodge Fahleen out under saddle with Sarah on board, but that’s a few years away yet.

A memorable moment with Arabian horses. Receiving the Arabian Horse Society of Australia’s Lifetime Achievement Award for our wonderful gelding, Gai Raphael. Watching Sarah when she was four years old win Junior Handler

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LEFt: Halimas Desert Shaklan with Sarah. right: Jessica and Viva Espana are best mates.

Stallion Directory Aratahnes Acclaim

Bacchante Shere Khan

Cremello Partbred Arabian 15.1hh

Purebred Arabian

Kyremi Ultraa Aratahnes Ultimate Koorowatha Sunlight Aratahnes Acclaim Beaugeste

S K Shakla Khan

Aratahnes Angel


Aratahnes Athena

Hazeldean Esperanza

Profile: Acclaim is producing tall, correct progeny with kind, trainable temperaments & good athletic movement, making them a joy to handle & show. He is the sire of multi awardwinning progeny & grand progeny. Acclaim is guaranteed to produce palomino & buckskin to non-grey mares. All foals eligible for dual registration. Stud fee: $1,000 (inc $220 nonrefundable booking/handling fee) LFG & gelding incentive. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $700 for the first 3 mares to book. Agistment/vet costs at mare owner’s expense.

Bacchante Shere Khan Mahaan Briarwoods Nataalja Bremervale Nastassia

Profile: Bacchante Shere Khan is an exceptional young stallion. His first progeny to hit the show ring has been a multi A grade champion at halter. Shere Khan is an especially dominant stallion passing his extreme beauty and excellent conformation to his foals. He is available to a limited number of mares in 2011/2012 season. Stud fee: $1,000: (includes nonrefundable booking fee $200.00) LFG Contact: Peita Brown Stud name: Zanadeeq Arabians 20 The Willows, Learmonth VIC 3352 Ph: 0422 755 882 Email:

Contact: Carolyn Timp Stud name: Carjola Park Arabians & Coloureds 539 Dickson Rd Jilliby NSW 2259 Ph: (02) 4355 1165 Email:

Cooroora Aheyme

Carjola Park Watch Out

Quarab/Arabian Stockhorse 14.3hh

Watch The Duco Vancouver Park Watch Me Dream Orchid Carjola Park Watch Out Danteffa A Touch of Class Potential

Profile: Twice Australian Champion & Twice Triple Crown Winner, this young stallion is taking all before him. His first foal is a stunning black filly, showing his correct conformation & athletic movement with a very trainable attitude. DJ has a lot to offer the mare owner as his progeny will be eligible for either Quarab, Arabian Stockhorse or Partbred, depending on the mare’s registration. Stud fee: $660 (inc $220 nonrefundable booking/handling fee) LFG & gelding incentive. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: First 2 mares to book will pay the booking fee only + agistment/vet at mare owner’s expense. Contact: Carolyn Timp Stud name: Carjola Park Arabians & Coloureds 539 Dickson Rd Jilliby NSW 2259 Ph: (02) 4355 1165 Email:

Halimas Saayid

Danbar Vanda Von Khiss

Purebred Arabian

Purebred Arabian

Sharon Meyers

Purebred Arabian

Bandamirr Silvern Idyll Prince Rasheyd (GB) Princess Rubi’a (GB) Cooroora Aheyme Pharaon (iid UK) Alzana Daraya

Profile: 89% Crabbet/Russian, 15.3hh, multi supreme championships at halter and under saddle. Arabian Racing bloodlines through his sire Prince Rasheyd imp UK (pure Crabbet). Stud fee: $880.00 AI or natural service, LFG. Contact: Geoff & Jackie Richards Stud name: Cooroora Stables 451 Coles Creek Rd, Cooran QLD 4569 Ph: (07) 5485 1544 or 0416 284 112 Email:

Danbar Vission Faahim

Elenbee Satin Breeze Fayrid (US)

Danbar Vanda Von Khiss


Chaswyck Jaad Halimas Saayid

Danbar Khiss of Gold

Simeon Sadik (Exp UK)

Danbar Desert Silkk Serdika

Profile: 3 year old colt lightly shown for championships and high placings at A class shows. Correct conformation, great legs and big ground covering movement. Started light riding by my 10 year old daughter. Stud fee: Introductory fee $350 LFG plus costs. Contact: Kathryn Diepenheim Stud name: Tokayla Lodge Arabians, Greenbank Ph: (07) 3200 0133 or 0421 793 482 Email:

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Profile: Stunning young stallion lightly shown with success: 2008 Champion Colt QLD Gala, 2010 Junior Champion QLD Challenge. Proven sire of some lovely foals. Visitors welcome by appointment. Excellent mare care & agistment at reasonable rates. Stud fee: $1100.00 purebreds, $770.00 others. GST inc. LFG + vet and agistment Contact: Sheena Williams Ph: 0412 702 890 Email:

Stallion Directory Ja-Rob Cut-N-The Mustard

Joda Alabama

76% Arabian Pinto Stallion

Leechdale Sundance Kid

Purebred Arabian


Golden Palomino 14.1hh SCID Clear

Khartoum Leechdale Sundance Hammond Park Souvinier Leechdale Sundance Kid

Anthony Leighton Alfotoz

Iraki Bey Arameeka Jibbah Kim-Dande PJ

The Fugitive (imp USA)

Youraki Beyette Tarola

Joda Aly Dahr Canterbury Park Little Trix

Ja-Rob Cut-N-The Mustard

HMT Alidiah (imp USA) Joda Alabama

Dunwingeri Tamam Tamirah Astana

Simeon Sanegor (exp USA) Joda Gamil

Santarabia Azleta

Profile: Gunna, as he is affectionately known, won the Champion Junior Derivative Stallion at the East Coast Championships in Sydney 2006. Producing amazing colour in all his foals to date. Standing at 14.3hh this boy is extremely athletic with a very gentle temperament, allowing for easy management in a paddock environment. Located at Coaldale via Grafton. Stud fee: $440 inc GST. Hand serving only at this stage. Contact: Tangil Kinch Stud name: Stroslla Parc 2171 Coaldale Rd, Coaldale NSW 2460 Ph: (02) 6647 2247 Email:

Maraj El Dakar (Imp USA) Purebred Arabian


Profile: S21519. Consistently producing foals of exceptional quality, purebred and derivative progeny all possessing his height, groundcovering trot and good looks. Shown offspring and grand-get excelling in-hand and undersaddle, many Champions and Reserves, purebred son Ibn Alabama sold to the Middle East. Put some style in your performance! Stud fee: $1000 inc GST, LFG. Contact: Tina Sanderson Stud name: Aesir Arabians 234 Murphy Rd, Captain Creek, Central QLD Coast 4677 Ph: (07) 4974 7163 Email:

Profile: Leechdale Sundance Kid is a multi award winning Halter Stallion across QLD, siring multi award winning progeny. Some of his wins include Reserve Champion Palomino Stallion HOTY 2010 in both Dilutes Australia QLD Branch & DDPG, Reserve Champion Part Bred Arabian Stallion at The National Arabian Championships held at Tamworth 2011 (at the age of 19!!) and Champion Arabian Derivative Exhibit at the Toowoomba Royal Show 2010. ‘The Kid’ passes his faultless temperament, conformation and beauty on to his progeny. Stud fee: $605 inc GST + Vet fees & agistment (costs may vary) Stud name: Eboni Park Arabians ‘Lornsdale’ MS 708 Jandowae QLD 4410 Ph: (07) 46 685456 or 0400 685456 Email:

Noah Al’Jamil Ibn Choice Beautiful Arabians presents

Priority (Imp UK) Pure Spanish Arabian

Sanadik El Shaklan Ali Jamaal Dakar El Jamaal Sonoma Lady Maraj El Dakar (imp USA) Ali Jamaal Majalis

S K Shakla Khan (US) Sun King Raindrop Noah Al’Jamil Ibn Choice c7331 100% pure Amir El Shaklan Our Choice Bluegrass Fascination

Saludo Procyon Casiopea Priority (imp UK) Quebek

Profile: S23223, Pure Arabian, 15.1hh. Shown once for Res Champ Stallion at the East Coast Championships. Double Ali Jamaal breeding, from an illustrious family of international champions. SCID clear, young stock for sale. Stud fee:$2000 - early bird price $1600 prior to 30/9/11.

Profile: Outstanding movement, conformation and exceptional temperament. This confident colt is a multi supreme champion winner including East Coast Top 10 and NSW State Title Winner 2010. Champion at Castle Hill, Camden and Reserve Champion at Hawkesbury 2010 and 2011. Standing 14.3HH. Stud fee: $1150 purebreds, $800 others. GST inc. Natural service. LFG.

Profile: Pure Spanish Arabian. 15.1hh. Unshown to date due to injury. His progeny are excelling at halter and performance, with unmistakable Spanish type and movement. Stud fee: $1100 Purebreds / $550 Derivatives incl. GST.

Contact: Annette Vickery Stud name: Espirit Arabians, Hilldale NSW Ph: (02) 4995 6169 or 0418 251 580 Email:

Contact: Dominique Stud name: Beautiful Arabians Ph: 0411 084 161 Email:

Contact: Annette Vickery Stud name: Espirit Arabians, Hilldale NSW Ph: (02) 4995 6169 or 0418 251 580 Email:


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Stallion Directory Ralvon Splendour

River Oak Fame

Purebred Arabian

Purebred Arabian

Ralvon Pilgrim

Ralvon Mark

Doc Fooler (imp USA) Arjai Tammie

Sunshine Bey (imp USA) True Fame imp/exp USA

Desiree Bey Halimas Desiree

Dynasty Lamech


Dunwingeri Farhlima

Profile: Magnificent 15.1hh mahogany bay stallion with faultless conformation, temperament, stunning free-flowing movement, low heart rate, along with boldness and type, that is being passed on to create versatile champions. His first born progeny just completed his first 160km, came 3rd Middleweight and finished with a heart rate of (41). Splendour’s achievements to date are equal first Tasmanian Heavyweight Distance Horse, 5th Heavyweight in the 2010 Manilla Tom Quilty and 2nd Heavyweight 160km 2011 Weetah Ride. Stud fee: $1100 LFG, SCID free, AI available.

Profile: A Sire for all reasons. Fame is a 15.1hh, mahogany bay stallion. Multi supreme “A” class halter champion, multi supreme champion under saddle, champion dressage horse and has proved his worth as a great stock horse. He passes his outstanding temperament on to all his progeny, together with good movement and sound bone and feet. He has progeny succeeding in all fields. SCID CLEAR. Stud fee: $880 purebreds, $660 all others, LFG, excellent mare care.

Contact: Noel & Alison Lockhart Stud name: Lockleigh Park Arabians 95 Adams Rd, Lebrina TAS 7254 Ph: (03) 6395 6129 or 0418 956 107 Email:

Contact: John & Sue Bell Stud name: Hume Creek Arabians “Taringa”, 1296 Retreat Rd, Uralla NSW 2358 Ph: (02) 6778 7005 Email:

Star Prince

Rkayn Shankly Gates

River Oak Fame

Ralvon Ami

Purebred Arabian

Just Foolin’

Arjai Summitt

Wimsey Milexa Royaljan


Cuttabars Colonel (imp USA)

Ralvon Pilgrim

Ralvon Splendour

Rkayn Shankly Gates

Whitsunday Akram

Purebred Arabian/Aust. Stock Horse

Profile: Reg: AHSA, ANSA, ASPA, AQHA. Current 2010 multiple Aust National & East Coast Champion & 2009 Royal QLD Show Champion. Supreme specimen of his breeding & has done it all – Led & Ridden. Total package – movement, temperament, looks & athleticism. Ideal to breed Ponies, Galloways, Derivatives, Dilutes, Show Hunters etc. Natural service to selected mares only. Also available by fresh & chilled semen. Vet & agist fees extra if required. Stud fee: $800 (inc $150 nonrefundable, deductible booking fee). Contact: Scott Howlett & Tammy Dunlop Stud name: Anfield Arabians PO Box 126, Maryborough QLD 4650 Ph: 0407 818 665 or 0409 626 840 Email:

ZLA Regocijo (Imp USA) Classical Spanish Arabian

Sasaki Simeon Shai

Ralvon Witness

Talika Shahin

ZLA Korazon Washoe De Makkora

Whitsunday Abiita Janidah

Star Prince

Odyssey Minstrel

ZLA Regocijo (imp USA) Cimero

Whitsunday Akram Chip Chase Desert Wind

Ralvon Pilgrim

Wanamara Princess

Kandice C

Ralvon Gazelle Donnetta

Profile: Look at his impressive pedigree! Star Prince is a stallion that possesses good conformation, has a fantastic temperament and is extremely easy to handle - all desirable attributes to pass along to his progeny. Star Prince is unshown to date. Stud fee: Introductory Stud Fee $700 AI only. Contact: Dianne Brydson Ph: (02) 6655 2255 or 0437 648 074

Asia HA

Ralvon Yukhana

Profile: This captivating young stallion is one of only a handful of Purebred Arabian stallions also registered Studbook Australian Stock Horse. Stud fee: Introductory Stud Fee $880 LFG – AI & Natural

Profile: Classical Spanish Arabian, 14.2hh, SCID clear. Unshown to date. All of Regocijo’s foals have inherited his outstanding temperament and type and have that large Spanish eye. Stud fee: LAST SEASON AT STUD phone/email for our special offer!

Contact: Peter & Amanda Riordan Stud name: Jindalla Park Stud Ph: (02) 6546 6255 Email:

Contact: Lisa Loranger Stud name: Kael Park Spanish Arabians Ph: (07) 5486 7287 or 0407 172 608 Email:

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For those who want

the very best

Dear Readers, When Ron and I met in 1950, we somehow knew we were meant for each other and began setting our goals high. Between then and our marriage in 1954, we planned to have a Stud in Colo Valley and to breed some of the best Arabians in the world. It took 30 years to achieve both these goals and a further 31 years to sustain them. Although nowadays our stud is ‘mini’ sized compared to those earlier years, we do have the following two purebred Arabian stallions standing at stud. You are cordially invited to come and see them or contact us for further details.

Ralvon Vintage Ralvon Pilgrim

Ansata Halim Shah Maysoun

Kyremi Ultraa Arjai Tammie

Maysouna Orashaan

Ebonglen Eekon Malik

Holcot Dikam


Kyremi Ajriya Ora

Sire: Orlando imp Germany

Arjai Nanette

Dam: Ebonglen Radinkah

Ibn Galal

Ibn Galal I


Ralvon Job Hanan

Ralvon Silver Jubilee

Ibn Galal I

Ebonglen Lyaahnah Zohair

Holcot Dikam


Kyremi Ajriya Farag

Arjai Nanette

Ralvon Vintage is a grey purebred Arabian S23752; 15hh; Heart score 140: SCID free. One of a kind, he is the epitome of Arabian type, movement, functional conformation, docility and beauty. Excellent under saddle and a proven sire of top quality progeny. Service Fees: Purebred Arabians $1,100; Others $660 (including GST). Choice of paddock or in-hand service. Congratulations to Tracee and Alex of Colo Arabians whose Arabian filly foal, Colo Moonjules (Ralvon Vintage x Pasadena Moonrise) won the following awards in July at the 15th NSW 2011 All Breeds Foal Show: 1st Best Trot; 1st Arabian Filly; Reserve Champion Arabian Foal … and 1st Arabian Filly at the 2011 NSW AHA Foal Show.

Whitsunday Melek Iraki Abbra Manning Kadabbra

Makor Gaspar

Arabian Park Sharima

Ralvon Witness

Leila II Bremervale Cointreau

Ralvon Pilgrim Ralvon Silver Jubilee

Sire: Whitsunday Abiita

Oxford Decimus Bremervale Katische

Trix Silver Royal Domino (iid GB)

Dam: Kay Bee Zadaa

Royal Gindi

Bremervale Phaedra Sirocco

Sardis Misik

Que Que

Odyssey Minstrel

Kay Bee Zarah Arabian Park Faraz Jaytee Merindah

Oxford Regal Vedette

Arabian Park Ruling Queen


Whitsunday Melek is a bay Arabian stallion S21622; 15hh; Heart score 140; SCID free. One of a select number of Arabian stallions also classified and registered as an Australian Stock Horse (ASHS 142624). Excellent saddle horse and proven sire of outstanding progeny. Service Fees: Pure Arabians and Registered Australian Stock Horses $1,100; Others $660 (including GST). Choice of paddock or in-hand service. Congratulations also to Sandra and Craig Strudwicke whose Arabian colt foal, Coin Perdu Griffin (Whitsunday Melek x Xzenith Koninderi) won the following awards at the 15th NSW 2011 All Breeds Foal Show: 2nd Best Trot; 1st Arabian Colt; Supreme Champion Arabian Foal … and 1st Arabian Colt Foal; Champion Arabian Foal at the 2011 NSW AHA Foal Show.

Ralvon Arab Stud

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His Australian Legacy

The Minstril

Nancy Pierce

“He was a major influence in the renaissance of beautiful, elegant Arabian horses in the image of Abbas Pasha.� - David Gardner, breeder of The Minstril.

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Profile by David Wesley-Wall


orld-renowned straight Egyptian sire The Minstril (Ruminaja Ali x Bahila) passed away peacefully at 26 years in September last year. His loss will be felt by many people in the Arabian horse community − his influence as a sire across the breed was profound and extensive. Bred in the USA by Gardner Bloodstock, he was foaled in 1984 in the heyday of straight Egyptian (SE) breeding and promotion. A promising youngster from the start he had a successful show career, being named a US Top Ten Futurity Colt in 1987, and in 1993 was both a US and Canadian Top Ten Stallion, at both times in the same classes with his son, Thee Desperado, who also achieved the same titles. But it was as a breeding sire he made the world take notice. The Minstril was an Arabian Horse World Legacy Sire and was known for producing champion halter and performance winners around the world. With a stud career that spanned 20 years, he sired 586 registered foals and was the second-leading living sire of Egyptian Arabian horses in the world, only bettered by his son, Thee Desperado (ex AK Amiri Asmarr). Between 1989 and 1994 he was the leading Arabian breeding stallion in the world − of all bloodlines. Although many think principally of The Minstril as a sire of halter stock, amongst his progeny are US National winners both at halter and under saddle, including US Top Ten First Level Dressage The Madrigal and US National Champion Jumper, ATR Schzarad Thundor. His most prominent son of course was US Reserve National Champion Stallion Thee Desperado, the sire of 12 US National winners up to 2010. A number of recent US National performance winners are line bred to The Minstril, among them twice Top Ten Hunt Pleasure The Bandera, 2009 US Top Ten Sporthorse Mare WRA Summers Kiss and 2009 US Top Ten Sporthorse Jackpot Gelding Ulyuzzez HLA.

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main image: The Minstril. top: Joda Aliya (Joda Aly Dahr x *AR Bint Ghazala) with her filly foal sired by Joda All Klass (*VVF Kai x *HMT Alidiah). bottom: Princess of the Nile (*Imperial Maakir exp NZ x *The Nile Rose) is a treasured brood mare for SGA stud.

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At the highly regarded American Egyptian Event a number of the champions both at halter and in performance have been line bred to The Minstril, including the double grand get: Thee Ricochet 2000 Junior Champion Colt Al Salil 2002 Reserve Senior Champion Stallion TA Prince Sharif 2002 Champion Stallion ATH TH Dreamchaser 2002 Hunt Pleasure Champion Insignia De Sha 2002 Reserve Supreme Champion Stallion Thee Bravado 2003 Junior Champion Colt RF Footloose 2003 Supreme Champion Gelding and Hunt Pleasure Champion SoVeign 2004 Junior Champion Colt The Sequel RCA 2005 Reserve Supreme Champion Stallion Botswana 2009 Supreme Champion Stallion The Minstril’s son, Thee Desperado was the Leading Halter Sire of the Egyptian Event for 12 years until 2008, when his son Botswana (a double grandson of The Minstril) became the Leading Halter Sire. Importantly Botswana is also the Leading Halter and Performance Sire from 2007-2010. At the 2008 Egyptian Event TF Afrikhan Gold (Botswana x Rohara Shahblee) was the Reserve Supreme Champion Gelding and had four ribbons in hunt pleasure as well. TF Star of Afrika (Botswana x SH Heumoresque) had three halter ribbons, including Top Ten in halter and amateur halter, and she had two hunt pleasure placings as well. What is appealing about these facts to Australian breeders is the line is consistently producing stock with the versatility and ability to be ‘doing horses’ with quality and type that enable them to succeed in performance as well as halter, and it is a line that is breeding these abilities on and on.

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It is significant to note horses from The Minstril’s line are consistently proven in competition at halter and under saddle. The well-performed The Minstril grandson, Thee Renegade from Rakis Arabians in the USA is an excellent example. A consistent winner not only in-hand but also in many show hack, sport horse show hack and native costume classes at class A and regional level. He has fantastic cadence with an incredible freedom of motion. Of special interest to Australian breeders being the fact The Renegade is out of a lovely black mare, Waratah − a daughter of the exported Australian bred mare, Tarong Shahalla (*Sir Ibn Moniet x Tarong Bint Shareefa). The sire of The Minstril was the world famous Ruminaja Ali, and his dam was the black mare Bahila imported to the USA from Germany. Bahila was sired by Ibn Galal 1 out of Bakria − a daughter of the black stallion Gharib. This is breeding noted for saddle horse ability and consistent use and good performance under saddle. The black gene remains a strong trait in this family line and The Minstril’s line continues to produce quality black straight Egyptian horses. Ruminaja Ali was syndicated for millions of dollars and became the 1983 US Reserve National Champion Stallion. While his charismatic type made him famous, it was his reputation as a sire that was most significant for the breed, producing sons such as The Minstril, Ali Jamaal and Anaza El Farid. Typical of the Morafic sire line, Ali possessed and sired progeny with a strong temperament and a mind of their own. They possessed that inner fire that makes for exceptional show stock as well as competitive saddle animals. ABOVE: Peter McDonald riding Wollumbin Rafiq (Jaytee High N Mighty x G. Halawi) at an endurance ride.

In many cases these are horses that work with a trainer rather than for them. The Minstril possessed a kind, quiet demeanour. He combined a more upright, elegant look than many of his contemporaries and with correct smooth conformation, an excellent length of neck and a quality, dry though not extreme head – he possessed the look of the noble desert bred horse – somewhat at odds with the more extreme headed and ‘ponyish’ aspect of many lines. It is a look that still appeals to the horsemen within the breed. All this was coupled with the pre-potency to reproduce his look over and over. This quality and consistency at stud served to make him one of the most popular sires of all time and his influence on the look of today’s Egyptian Arabian cannot be overstated. It is a look that was consistently passed on through his sons and daughters and established a distinct type within the SE gene pool. These are tall, clean limbed athletes, glowing bays and browns and blacks − like so many glorious bronzes of the ideal. Up until 2003 the use of The Minstril in straight Egyptian breeding was campaigned against by some short sighted breeders including some here in Australia, who did not consider his blood to be pure due to his ancestor, the desert bred stallion El Nasser. But in 2003 the USA based Al Khamsa body completed the process to accept the stallion El Nasser as a Foundation Horse for Al Khamsa Arabians – listing him as El Nasser (Root Stallion #41 in RAS Studbook, 1948, former race name “Didane” Grey stallion foaled: May 1938 Sire: Douhayman al-Ajarrash, of the Jibur tribe Dam: Dajaniah, a Kuhaylah Dajania of the horses of Ahmed al-Taha ~ Bred by Sheikh Ahmed al-Taha of the al-Juhaych tribe near Aleppo.) This step meant the previous inferences that The Minstril and his line were not of pure Asil blood were totally discredited once and for all. The Minstril’s influence on winners in the show ring both in North America and abroad is truly remarkable. The 2006 World Champion Stallion Al Lahab has two crosses to The Minstril. The 2009 World Champion Stallion Royal Colours has three lines to him, and is a prime example of the international influence of The Minstril. True Colours is one of the youngest straight Egyptian stallions to accomplish a show resumé of international level including the title 1997 World Champion Stallion at the Salon du Cheval. He is a natural show horse who combines type, correct conformation and extraordinary charisma. Fortunately a number of Australian breeders are accessing the genetic capability of True Colours via imported semen with promising results.

With the significant influence of The Minstril and his progeny seen in the USA, it was not surprising Australian breeders would be attracted to those lines to instil quality, elegance and height with those lovely necks into Australian breeding that was lacking those traits. Over recent decades some significant importations of stock from The Minstril line have been made to the benefit of the breed and the straight Egyptian gene pool. Lady Elizabeth Massy-Greene maintained a breeding program in the USA for some years and used The Minstril extensively there, ultimately importing four of his daughters as well as a son into Australia. During the same period the Eastwinds partnership also imported a young son of The Minstril named BA Minstril Bay. Importations: THE NILE ROSE ex Belbowrie Fayeka ATTAR OF ROSES ex Belbowrie Fayeka TATIMA ex Kameela (imp EG) MINSTRIL’S MONICA ex Nibrias KHAMZEEN ex Nibrias BA MINSTRIL BAY ex AK Komeira In addition to these direct sons and daughters, significant importations two and three generations removed from The Minstril included individuals such as his grandson *The Fugitive (Thee Desperado x AK Aleka). A prolific sire for importers Jaytee Stud, *The Fugitive not only produced some fine sons and daughters who are breeding on very well indeed, but he was also sire of many stock carrying the banner forward under saddle in both the endurance and show worlds. Horses such as the eye-catching Jaytee The Lawman (*The Fugitive x Arabian Park Ruling Queen) who is siring a new generation of ‘doing’ and endurance horses. His progeny include Jaytee Just A Lawbreaker, young sire for Wollumbin Arabians, and illustrates how the line is benefiting riders and breeders. Lawbreaker enters the Wollumbin breeding program just as progeny from Jaytee High n Mighty (dec) (*The Fugitive x Arabian Park Ruling Queen) are starting to bring home the accolades as consistent performers and winners in endurance rides. Quality horses such as Wollumbin Rafiq (Jaytee High n Mighty x G Halawi) are winning heavyweight rides and best conditioned awards. ABOVE: The Minstril’s bloodlines are still sought after by Australian breeders. Pictured is his grandson, Jaytee The Lawman (*The Fugitive x Arabian Park Ruling Queen).

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top: Special hopes are held at SGA stud for Nile Nefer Amala (Rianda’s el Nasra x Princess of the Nile). middle: The Minstril’s grand daughter, Noran Maria (Belbowrie Ebony x Noran Mayyfair). bottom: Australian Top Ten Filly 2011, Allyndah Truly Exquisite (True Vision x Jaytee Exquisite).

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D. Wesley-Wall K. Wall Sharon Meyers

Perhaps one of the most notable sons of *The Fugitive is the 2005 Australian Champion stallion Joda Aly Dahr, also a supreme champion at other major Australian shows such as the Victorian Classic, NSW National Stud Show and Queensland’s Challenge Show under noted overseas judges. He would be one of the very best performed at halter SE horses in the country and is quietly siring future generations of quality stock such as the lovely Joda Aliya − Champion Filly and Champion Mare at the Victorian Classic. Joda stud has since incorporated further The Minstril blood through the use of the homebred sire Joda All Klass. All Klass is sired by the black imported double The Minstril grandson *VVF Kai. Crossing this young sire over daughters of Joda Aly Dahr, such as Joda Aliya, is producing an exciting future generation of youngsters for that stud with some exciting youngsters like Joda Klaassan, and which are now influencing a number of younger breeding programs. *VVF Kai is line bred to The Minstril via his acclaimed son The Desperado. True to his heritage *VVF Kai has sired a number of quality well-performed horses for Australian breeders including some very well performed saddle horses such as Paro Paragon (x *Onaras Safinaz). The influence of The Minstril line seen in saddle classes internationally cannot be underestimated, and it is no coincidence that progeny from *VVF Kai are consistently carrying this banner forward as well. He was imported into Australia by Paro Arabians, where he has been used over a variety of bloodlines and has consistently sired progeny performing well under saddle. The principal Australian source of up close The Minstril blood, however, was through the Belbowrie importations of the early 1990s. Although this stud has now closed, horses produced have gone on to successfully influence other breeding programs and generations of Arabians across the country. The beautiful black mare *The Nile Rose is a top quality mare of beautiful type, and was a consistent brood mare to a variety of sires for Belbowrie Stud. Bred to *Imperial Maakir (Imperial Madheen x Imperial Na Fatia), she produced amongst others, the exported son Belbowrie Obsidian. Obsidian is now a wellperformed show horse at halter and under saddle on the Middle East show circuit. He is also proving an excellent sire there, producing amongst others the UAE National Champion filly, Deemah, and the very well performed stallion, Ibn Batra. SGA Arabians has traditional breeding lines performing well nationally and internationally in endurance, and Egyptian lines incorporated

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into the stud have had to echo those strengths of movement, athletic ability and quality. The Minstril blood has been incorporated through two of his grand daughters, both from *The Nile Rose. The tall substantial grey Princess of the Nile (by *Imperial Maakir) has produced three quality daughters for SGA. Her 2009 and 2010 fillies, both sired by the Ibn Hafiza grandson Rianda’s El Nasra, not only exhibit the quality and influence of their sire but are strongly influenced by The Minstril sire line showing his lovely front and elegance, scope and athleticism. These will make outstanding saddle and brood mares for the future. Special hopes are held for the youngest of these, Nile Nefer Amala. Belbowrie Memory’s Rose (Tarong Shahgar x *The Nile Rose) combines the older Egyptian bloodlines and strengths of her Ansata and Babson lines with the elegant, newer Egyptian blood of The Minstril. She is notable for her excellent movement showing a good free ground-covering stride, tracking straight and true. Her Rianda’s El Nasra daughter, Nile Memasra, has inherited these traits admirably. *The Nile Rose has produced two other daughters. Her last is the young filly The Memphis Rose (by Tarong Shahgar) and she remains with her lovely dam in the Gleniph stud. Gleniph stud has several horses with lines to The Minstril, including two imported progeny. *The Nile Rose with her beautiful type and deep soulful eyes came late to the stud and joins the imported bay stallion, *BA Minstril Bay (ex AK Komeria). He is one of Gleniph’s treasures, possessing a sweet disposition along with lovely Arabian type and good, sound conformation with good bone and movement. He has proven himself as a consistent sire of quality stock for halter and saddle, his youngsters performing well in several disciplines under saddle including endurance. His daughters have become especially valued as brood mares, breeding on, proving his pre-potency. His offspring include Gleniph Jasabelle, a reserve Australian champion anglo at halter and a reserve champion under saddle, and the mare Gleniph Merandah Bey, a supreme champion at halter and also a superb saddle mare. The *BA Minstril Bay grand daughter, Niarla Shira Marika is a lovely bay A class show champion for Nicole Gassner’s Queensland stud. She is by Camelot Retreat Shiraz from the *BA Minstril Bay

daughter Formosa Park Minque, who was a stylish, elegant fronted youngster and has gone on to prove to be a valuable brood mare. Her first filly Niarla Magnifica (by Ambience) is carrying on the stud’s tradition of quality stock, proving an eye-catching addition to the show ring. Niarla also values the addition of The Minstril blood to their select straight Egyptian program that features the filly Niarla Desert Beauty. Out of the imported Onaras Safinaz, Desert Beauty is sired by Chaswyck Desert Legend and he traces to Australian Champion Joda Aly Dahr through his lovely dam, Joda Alana. Already a show champion in the open and straight Egyptian rings at the 2009 Arabian Triumph A Class Show, Desert Beauty is a stylish and free moving youngster showing considerable promise for the future. *BA Minstril Bay is also sire of the mare Eastwinds Elluscion (ex *Shahelia) who has proven most influential for Charaway Stud in Queensland. There she has been line bred to The Minstril via his grandson True Colours to produce the stud’s successful young show horse and sire, True Vision. A promising young stallion with the elegant front and good length of rein the straight Egyptian gene pool seems in danger of losing. While True Vision is gaining show ring accolades and championships, he is also gaining prominence as a young sire as well. His youngsters such as the quality filly Allyndah Truly Exquisite performing to Top Ten level at the recent 2011 Australian Championships bode well for his breeding success in the future. Allyndah Arabians based in northern New South Wales has developed their breeding program to incorporate several lines to The Minstril. The stud endeavours to concentrate the blood of The Minstril in the third generation of its young stock. Stud principal, Lynda Sonter, believing the refinement, substance and good bone seen in much of The Minstril derived stock allows the stud the opportunity to breed straight Egyptian horses which offer to be more than just halter horses – being well suited to saddle also. Allyndah’s SE stud sire is a son of Joda Aly Dahr and several mares within the stud also have lines to *The Fugitive, a noteworthy ABOVE: Belbowrie White Rose (*Imperial Maakir exp NZ x *Attar of Roses).

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top: Belbowrie Shemesh (*Monteego Bay x *Minstril’s Monica) with her filly Shemesh el Suheera sired by Al Kha-zar. Bottom: Australian Champion Stallion, Joda Aly Dahr (*The Fugitive x *HMT Alidiah).

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R. Leenman Erwin Escher

example being the lovely bay mare Jaytee Exquisite (*The Fugitive x Arabian Park Bentina). This mare is a consistent producer of quality progeny, and is dam of Allyndah Truly Exquisite and she is proving a flagship for the stud in its breeding endeavours. Bred by artificial insemination to the then USA based Black Halim, *The Nile Rose also produced the mare The Black Rose. Breeding along straight Egyptian black lines, Rothlynne Stud in Victoria acquired this mare to incorporate the strengths of The Minstril blood in their program. Elegant with a lovely front, The Black Rose has been a consistent producer of quality horses for the stud and two daughters sired by *WH Kadeen have been retained to continue this line. To compound this blood within the stud the mare Jaytee Wanisa (*The Fugitive x *Taj Jamal) has been utilised and daughters from this mare will also influence future breeding plans. Long established Noran Stud in Western Australia incorporated The Minstril blood after Norm and Nancy Wall saw him first hand in the USA, where, posed or just standing naturally, he took their breath away. But it was some time later when a young black colt in Western Australia won Reserve State Champion at his first show, and his smooth, correct body and an aura about him appealed to them and reminded them of The Minstril. He was Belbowrie Ebony (*Imperial Maakir x *The Nile Rose) and ultimately he was to stand several seasons at stud at Noran, producing some quality stock for them. Amongst these youngsters is a lovely bay daughter looking as though she had just stepped from the pastures of The Minstril daughters at Arabians Ltd, USA. Noran Maria (Belbowrie Ebony x Noran Mayyfair) had all the qualities from birth that screamed Egyptian along with the strengths from her Spanish lines. A supreme champion Arabian and unanimously judged Supreme Exhibit of All Breeds at her first show, her use in the stud is eagerly anticipated. After years in Western Australia, Belbowrie Ebony has recently relocated to New South Wales with his owner Philippa Del Acqs. It presents an opportunity for breeders there to access his blood, where it is hoped he will sire further outstanding youngsters with the same quality and ability. Philippa has observed, in spite of limited opportunities at stud, he throws consistently to his grandsire’s type and strengths, producing refinement and good bodies with elegant necks. Another of the Belbowrie imports, *Minstril’s Monica was the dam of the lovely chestnut mare Belbowrie Shemesh (by *Monteego Bay). An admirer of The Minstril and his progeny for their deep bodies, well coupled with a strong hindquarter, and good necks with a fine throatlatch, Rod Leenman saw in the yearling Shemesh a mare to base a breeding program on. Belbowrie Shemesh showed all these qualities in abundance and at stud has passed them on consistently to her progeny by varied sires, including the lovely fillies Shemesh el Saqqara, by *Orlando and Shemesh el Suheera by *Al Kha-zar. Recently the successful Salah Stud in Victoria has incorporated some straight Egyptian mares to breed to their well-known imported sire *Monteego Bay. One of these is *Minstril’s Monica and a quality colt that is a full brother to Belbowrie Shemesh. Terri Love’s Temar Stud in Victoria has combined Belbowrie’s imported The Minstril lines in an Egyptian related program to advantage. They successfully incorporated both The Minstril daughters *Attar of Roses and *Tatima into their breeding. The colt Temar Tahaan (*Brumarbas Future x *Tatima) was one of the young foundation sires selected for the fledgling Trung Nguyen Coffee Corp stud in Vietnam. At Salam Arabians The Minstril grand daughter Essence of the Rose (*Monteego Bay x *Attar Of Roses) is the dam of some lovely progeny and stud principal Terri Hardcastle is compounding the blood of The Minstril within the stud. Essence is a smaller mare with

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excellent depth of body and structure and a very feminine quality. The stud also owns her daughter Salam Ishtaar (by Durra Shahh) and her eye-catching young colt, El Zahabi Attar (by El Arab Nizik). This young stud prospect shows breed type and refinement with quality and his breeding career is much anticipated. To increase The Minstril influence within the program some future broodmares with lines to *The Fugitive close up in their breeding have been incorporated. Terri feels these youngsters will complement the stud sires she is incorporating and her plans to line breed on The Minstril. In Victoria, Eileen Boorer’s Voutique Stud has utilised Belbowrie lines with The Minstril line bred stallion Belbowrie Talisman (The Black Magic x *Tatima) to produce stock which overall have been an improvement on the bench mark for type, conformation and temperament for the stud. The lovely grey mare Belbowrie White Rose (*Imperial Maakir x *Attar of Roses) was bred to Belbowrie Talisman and their stylish black filly, Voutique Remi, has been retained within the stud. In 2010 White Rose produced the quality colt Voutique Razaar by the Simeon Shai son, Jaytee Eclypse, and he will be retained as a future stud sire for the breeding program. Eileen finds in breeding these The Minstril lines that they have passed on to their progeny excellent temperaments with good legs and movement. Additionally they have been able to breed more Arabian breed type in to their foals when bred to other lines and maintain good body structure. The filly Voutique Pride (ex Power’N Passion by Dassefa) is a wonderful example of how The Minstril line has crossed over their Egyptian related mares. This filly has been shown as a yearling to achieve Reserve Champion at the Goulburn Valley Show. The Magic Maker stud in Western Australia have utilised the Belbowrie bred sire The Black Magic (Black Halim x *Attar of Roses) with good results, and the stud has a number of promising youngsters from this sire. Their premier youngster is his lovely daughter, Magic Maker Farida (ex Sweet Meadows Kharissa − a grand daughter of *The Fugitive). The stud has sought to incorporate The Minstril blood in their program for the most part to improve head quality, having always been in awe of The Minstril’s dry and typey look. To date they have been able to consistently achieve their goal with Magic Maker Farida being an excellent example of their success, remaining undefeated in Classic Head classes. Although The Black Magic is now based with Julianne Mackey, Magic Maker stud has retained a promising homebred son to continue his sire line within their program. Magic Maker Mounir’s first foals are arriving and proving their confidence in him is well founded. At the Ladnik Stud in Victoria, the imported The Minstril son *Khamzeen is an attractive grey with a lovely front and a growing reputation for producing quality youngsters showing good saddle horse conformation and ability. He is producing progeny with good legs and shoulders and calm, workable temperaments from a variety of mare lines, including a lovely line of Arabian ponies showing versatility under saddle at a local pony club. The stud has recently acquired some straight Egyptian mares to ensure his strengths are carried forward in that genetic base as well, and already his first such daughter, Khamaya (ex Al-Anaya) is proving his ability there. Fairview Arabian Stud has in recent years incorporated The Minstril blood via their imported sire *Al Kha-zar (Thee Asil x Infidels Princess). Initially acquired for his outcross bloodlines for the stud and for his phenotypical resemblance to the El Shaklan family, he possessed the features that were needed, including a long, fine neck, lovely face, short back and level croup with a good length top: Salam Arabians’ young colt, El Zahabi Attar (El Arab Nizik x Essence of the Rose). middle: The Minstril’s grandson, The Renegade has been successful inhand and under saddle in the USA. bottom: The stallion The Black Magic (*Black Halim x *Attar of Roses).

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The successful incorporation of the straight Egyptian line of The Minstril into Australian breeding of both purebred and straight Egyptian lines should come as no surprise to breeders here. Nationally we still have a strong focus on our Arabians as saddle horses. To aspire to incorporate quality, breed type and great style in our Arabians without compromising athletic ability is to fulfil the Bedouin tradition of a superlative saddle animal. The Minstril sire line has offered many breeders the opportunity to do just this. lower lefT: The filly Khamaya (Khamzeen by The Minstril x Al-Anaya). boTToM lefT: Gleniph Merandah Bey is a versatile saddle horse for her owner Kevin Cantwell. boTToM righT: Niarla Magnifica (Ambience x Niarla Shira Marika).

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of leg. He has proven to be an extremely successful sire for the stud in a very short space of time. As well as crossing their new sire over the El Shaklan line horses, the stud has acquired straight Egyptian mares to complement *Al Kha-zar. A significant addition to the brood mares at Fairview is the homebred daughter of the sire True Colours, the lovely mare Fairview Mahl-le-kah (ex Coolong Park Haanicia). She is already breeding beautifully with Al Ka-zar. As are the mares Belbowrie Shemesh (*Monteego Bay x *Minstril’s Monica) and Hazeldean Monisa (Tarong Shahgar x *Minstril’s Monica). The stud to date has produced some excellent quality foals from these resulting line bred matings. The Al Kha-Zar progeny to date have been equally promising from line bred and outcross matings and signify the strength of The Minstril sire line.

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Morafic Bint Maisa el Saghira

Ruminaja Ali Bint Magidaa

The Minstril Ibn Galal I

Khofo Magidaa Ibn Galal II Hanadi

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SGA Arabians Present some of our straight egyPtian The MinsTril descendants

Princess of the Nile » a TM granddaughter

Nile Nefer Memasra » a TM great granddaughter

sadly the grand rianda’s el nasra by ansata el masri has passed on. thank you donna so much for his time here with us. We are retaining all three of his lovely straight egyptian daughters bred here within the stud to carry his quality and genetic strength forward. this combination of his ibn hafiza sire line over our granddaughters of the minstriL has fulfilled all our expectations. sga has a few quality young stock available for sale - from both our proven BostocKs endurance lines as well as some straight egyptian individuals.

Nile Nefer Amala » a TM great granddaughter

Belbowrie Memory’s Rose » a TM granddaughter

AT sTUD in 2011 All stallions $1100 LFG / half price return if colts gelded

ABU JAAsK (Baskeer x SG Bint Jaseem) BArOMAnOV (*Barabas x Shimmering Gold) BArBADOs-sGA (Baromanov x SG Bint Jaseem)

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My Kingdom for a Horse

The Story of Inshass Egypt was ruled by royal families for a long time. Egypt’s ruling family tree as related to arabian horses is an interesting one.

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Profile by Joe Ferriss


hese early rulers had the wealth, power, access and means to acquire Arabian horses from the various Bedouin horse breeding tribes of the desert. Without a doubt, one name that stands out in the family tree is Abbas Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt from 1848 – 1854. While it was a fairly short tenure, Abbas Pasha’s reign was the most famous with regard to Arabian horses. The first Egyptian Arabian horses with names who appear in today’s Arabian horse pedigrees begin with Abbas Pasha about whom so much has been written elsewhere. While the ruling family titles passed forward to each succeeding generation, only some bred Arabian horses. This feature is about the Inshass Stud of the last two Egyptian rulers who bred Arabian horses; King Fouad who ruled from 1917 to 1936 and his son King Farouk who ruled from 1936 to 1952. Among the first Arabians I saw in 1970 were Egyptian Arabian horses most of which were descendants of Nazeer. Then in 1974 I went to a big extravaganza called the Arabian Horse Fair held in Louisville, Kentucky in the USA. This special event paying tribute to the Arabian horse included a star-studded stallion row featuring stallions from all over North America representing all bloodlines. As I was walking along, I happened to see just outside one of the barns, near the wash rack, a spectacular bay stallion glistening in the sun, dripping with water after having just had a bath. I decided to go out and follow behind the handler who was walking this stallion back to his stall in the main stallion exhibition hall. As he strode along I noticed that his body was made up of long flowing curves. He walked with very long strides, self assured just like a panther heading for new hunting grounds. His tail was carried

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main image: Anter, a dramatic chestnut stallion born in 1946 at the peak of the Inshass Stud. He later became an important sire at the E.A.O. government stud. top: Anaza El Farid (Ruminaja Ali x Bint Deenaa), three quarter brother to Anaza Bay Shah and sire of international champions. Photo Polly Knoll. bottom: Anaza Bay Shahh (Shaikh Al Badi x Bint Deenaa), an important Australian sire and grandson of the exceptional Sameh daughter, Deenaa.

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out in the most beautiful arch behind him like a palm branch. His movements seemed almost serpentine like and even though I am not a believer that all Arabian strains each have a specific look, this horse somewhat resembled the description that Carl Raswan had attributed to the Abayyan horses that he saw in the desert. As I continued to follow this wonderful bay stallion, his handler put him up in his stallion row stall and then by the name-plate I immediately realised that this was the magnificent Ibn Hafiza (Sameh x Hafiza) that I had read about. Ibn Hafiza was the only Egyptian stallion imported to America who was 100% the breeding of the Royal Inshass Stud of Kings Fouad and Farouk. He was of the Abayyan Om Jurays strain, a strain that only exists in Egyptian breeding today because of the Royal Inshass Stud. Ibn Hafiza was imported as an older horse to the U.S. in 1970 by the famed Gleannloch Farms with the intention of being an outcross to the Morafic daughters there. The same year that I saw Ibn Hafiza, a firm in the Netherlands, in cooperation with the E.A.O. had just published the first English edition of the Inshass Royal Stud’s Herd Book, and naturally I ordered it right away. I became very interested in the way in which Arabians were bred at Inshass and began to study the stud thoroughly, getting my hands on anything that I could find about the stud over time.

“King” to King Fouad. By the mid 1920s King Fouad had apparently taken an interest in racing Arabians which at that time was an excellent market for Bedouin bred Arabian colts to be used in. It is not clear when he began his own stud of Arabian horses, but his earliest acquisitions were desert bred Arabians unrelated to the prevalent lines at Egypt’s government stud, the R.A.S. (later renamed E.A.O.). The grey stallion El Deree is considered one of the King’s first Arabians that he owned and bred from. He was among the top three most heavily used stallions at Inshass. El Deree was from Hussayn al-Dayri of the al-Jubur tribe that was located in present day Syria. The earliest records of El Deree racing in Egypt begin with the 1924 racing season. A royal stable was established at Inshass, a country estate outside of Cairo, probably in the mid to late 1920s, marking the beginning of the Inshass Stud. The first mare of record in the stud was El Kahila, a 1921 dark bay mare given to King Fouad as a gift from King Ibn Saud of Saudi

The Formation of Inshass Stud King Fouad was installed into power in 1917 and he reigned until his unexpected death in 1936. By 1922, when Egypt was no longer a British protectorate, a monarchy was established giving the title of

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top (left): Shadia (Mekdam x Shams), a lovely refined mare of the Kuhaylan Krush strain. Her grand dam, El Zabia was a daughter of El Kahila, the original mare of Inshass. top (RIght): Ibn Fayda (Ibn Rabdan x Fayda), one of the stallions acquired from King Fouad’s nephew Prince Kemal El Dine. This is the sire line of Sameh. BottoM (left): The handsome Ibn Hafiza (Sameh x Hafiza) romping in a paddock in Egypt. He was the only 100% Inshass-bred stallion to go to North America. BottoM (RIght): Maysa (Anter x Mahfouza), 100% Inshass-bred mare and the dam of the celebrated Magidaa, female line of many famous Arabians.

top: Alidaar, the full brother to Ruminaja Ali who established a dynasty in both Europe and the Middle East. Photo Gigi Grasso. bottom: Doha (Ibn Hamama x Tanta), a lovely mare over 65% Inshass breeding tracing in tail female to the Saudi gift mare Mabrouka.

Arabia, arriving in April of 1927. She arrived in foal producing a colt by a stallion named “Dahman”. El Kahila produced seven foals and lived to age 20. Two of her daughters have bred on into today’s Arabians, El Zabia (x El Deree) who founded the only Kuhaylan Krush strain in Egyptian breeding today, and Aziza (x Ibn Fayda) who is only found through her son Ezzat (x El Belbesi). El Zabia established a well-known family through the mare Shahbaa, grand dam of the beautiful mare Safinaz who produced the renowned stallion Ibn Safinaz (x Seef), a sire for Imperial Egyptian Stud as well as the handsome E.A.O. sire Serag El Din (x Mourad). Another mare named “El Obeya” was designated in the Inshass Studbook as a gift from King Ibn Saud and could have likely arrived at the same time as El Kahila but the date is not recorded. In 1932 “El Obeya” produced one recorded daughter, Mahasen (x El Deree) whose son Nadir (x Mekdam) was exported to South Africa but unfortunately died there upon arrival. The next mares at Inshass came from King Fouad’s famous nephew, Prince Mohammed Ali. These were the mares, Zahra (Gamil Manial x Negma), Radia (Gamil Manial x Arousa) and Ghazalah (Kawkab x Bint Dalal). Their date of arrival is not recorded but looking at their foaling records they must have arrived around 1928-29. Zahra was a full sister to the U.S. import Aziza who is found in today’s Egyptian pedigrees via her grandson, Julyan. Zahra produced the handsome stallion Zaher (x Ibn Fayda) who was exported to South Africa and is found in Arabian pedigrees today. Inshass retained Zaher’s full brother Adham. Zahra’s daughter, El Zahraa (x Rasheed) founded an important family represented by such fine examples as multi-international champion mare 218 El Layla Walayla, dam of U.S. National Champion El Nabila B (x Kubinec). Radia is a full sister in blood to Zahra but is only found through male lines. Ghazalah left an important daughter at Inshass named Saada (x El Deree) who has a well regarded family today, found in many countries and is still in Egypt via the E.A.O. sire Harras (Kisra x Hebat El Nil). By about the 1931-32 period King Fouad was adding more horses including a group of stallions and mares from his other well-known nephew, Prince Kemal El Dine who was known for breeding Arabians high in Ali Pasha Sherif and Blunt bloodlines. Among the stallions acquired were Rasheed (Jamil x Zareefa), Ibn Fayda (Ibn Rabdan x Fayda), El Zafir (Awad x Bint Dalal), Ibn Sara (Nasr Manial x Serra), and Mekdam (Rustem x Bint Bint Dalal). All except Ibn Sara are found in today’s Arabian pedigrees.

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Ibn Fayda is the sire line branch of the famed Inshass sire Sameh. Mares that came from Prince Kemal El Dine included Bint Zareefa (Hadban x Zareefa) and Bint Bint Dalal (Ibn Rabdan x Bint Dalal). Bint Zareefa’s son El Moez was an important sire at Inshass and Bint Bint Dalal’s son Mekdam was also significant to the stud. These acquisitions from both Prince Mohammed Ali and Prince Kemal El Dine were related to bloodlines that they also provided to the R.A.S. In 1931 King Fouad acquired two Arabian mares that were unrelated to his previous purchases from his nephews. These were the mares El Samraa (Hab El Rea x Bint El Sheikh), from Sheikh Omar Abd El Hafiz of Cairo and El Shahbaa (El Hamdani El Nasri x El Obeya Om Geris), from El Hag Mohamed Ibrahim of Cairo. El Samraa established herself at Inshass with a female line but she would become especially appreciated for her grandson Sameh who proved to be a supreme sire of quality and of excellent producing broodmares. The female line to El Samraa is carried through her two daughters, Ghandoura (x El Deree) and Bint El Samraa (x Mekdam). Bint El Samraa’s granddaughter Sammara (x Morafic) was imported to the U.S. and produced the excellent sires El Hadiyi (x Ansata Ibn Halima) and Al Metrabbi (x Morafic). This is also the female line of international champion Cursader SE (Salaa El Dine x AK Kastana). El Shahbaa’s dam, El Obeya Om Geris, is attributed to having been a gift from King Ibn Saud to Inshass. This has led to speculation that perhaps El Hag Mohamed Ibrahim had some connection to some of the Saudi gifts and that El Obeya Om Geris was in foal upon arrival in Egypt producing El Shahbaa. Accordingly El Obeya Om

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Geris would have been maintained at El Hag Mohamed Ibrahim’s place where El Shahbaa was then foaled and raised until breeding age when she was obtained by Inshass. Being from the strain of Abayyan Om Jurays was especially prized and El Shahbaa would become perhaps the most famous female line that was established by the Inshass Stud. El Shahbaa’s two granddaughters Mahdia and Mahfouza, both sired by Hamdan (Ibn Rabdan x Bint Radia) would spread the fame of El Shahbaa worldwide. At Inshass Mahdia produced Mona (x Badr) whose handsome son Bilal I (x Morafic) became an admired sire in Egypt. Mona produced Serenity Montaha (x Galal) who established a family in America before her untimely death. Then the beautiful yearling Mona daughter Hanan (x Alaa El Din) left Egypt for Hungary and became one of Europe’s most famous Egyptian mares and her legacy became the subject of a book by her owner Dr Hans Nagel. It seemed that everything Hanan produced turned to gold and her top (LEFt): Shwikar (Seef x Wahida), a lovely mare of the female line to the Inshass mare Ghazalah. Photo Polly Knoll. top (right): 218 Elf Layla Walayla (Assad x 223 Ibn Galal I-13), Paris World Reserve Champion Mare of the female line to the Inshass mare Zahra. bottom (LEFt): El Araby (Morafic x Hafiza), a spectacular stallion from the El Shahbaa line established at Inshass. Unfortunately he died young leaving only five get. bottom (right): Hanan (Alaa El Din x Mona), one of the most famous mares of the Abayyan Om Jurays El Shahbaa line. Dam of many famous foals.

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blood is well regarded worldwide with many thousands of descendants. In Australia her most famous son was the beautiful sire Asfour (x Malik) deceased, a full brother in blood to the famous sire Jamilll. The other El Shahbaa granddaughter Mahfouza became legendary as well. Her daughter Hafiza (x Hamdan) produced the stallion Ibn Hafiza (x Sameh), mentioned earlier, and also the spectacular El Araby (x Morafic). Mahfouza’s daughter Maysa (x Anter) was a fine mare and an excellent producer. Maysa’s daughter Marah established a respected family in Europe. But Maysa became most celebrated for the impact of her beautiful chestnut daughter Magidaa (x Alaa El Din) imported to the U.S. Magidaa produced leading sire Nabiel (x Sakr) whose legacy resulted in his becoming among the top 20 sires worldwide with nearly 700 foals to his credit. But it would be Magidaa’s first foal that would become world famous, the beautiful Bint Magidaa, sired by the extraordinary Morafic son Khofo++. I first saw Bint Magidaa as a yearling and one could just see that she was something very special. She went on to have 17 foals, many famous ones such as international champion sires Ruminaja Ali, Ruminaja Bahjat, Alidaar and Thee Infidel.

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The Stud Expands and Continues Under a New King While things were beginning to flourish at Inshass, King Fouad died unexpectedly in 1936. This resulted in his teenage son Farouk succeeding him to the throne. While the young Farouk was only a “teenager” King, the Inshass Stud continued under capable management. Late that year an exchange was made between the R.A.S. and Inshass. The R.A.S., in search of some outcross blood, received the senior Inshass sire El Deree and in return provided King Farouk with the handsome and well-bred young stallion Hamdan (Ibn Rabdan x Bint Radia). He was a full brother to Shahloul who sired wonderful mares at R.A.S. such as Moniet El Nefous, Kateefa and Bukra. Shortly afterward the R.A.S. provided to the new King the mare Yaquota (Balance x Bint Rissala). Yaquota would later establish an esteemed family at Inshass through her beautiful granddaughter Ameena (Hamdan x Yamen). Ameena is dam of Enayat (x Morafic) who produced Nabiel’s sire Sakr; and Omnia whose daughter AK top: BSA Nadiaa (Nabiel x Diaa), a fine representative of the tail female line to the Saudi gift mare Nafa’a. Her daughter Gioaa is now in Saudi Arabia.

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middle: Sameh (El Moez x Sameera) became a sire of smooth bodies, exceptional movement and improved conformation at the E.A.O. bottom: Safinaz (Alaa El Din x Ramza), shown here in old age. She is of the El Kahila female line. Safinaz was much like Moniet El Nefous, admired for her beauty at the E.A.O. She is the dam of Imperial Egyptian Stud’s Ibn Safinaz.

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Khattaara is famous for such legends as European and Kuwaiti sire Al Kidir (x TheEgyptianPrince) and the lovely Grea Bint Khattaara (x Moroc), dam of champions in Europe. Inshass continued to expand under the ownership of King Farouk. His position was one of great wealth and influence in the Middle East, which contributed to his being the recipient of gift horses from other Middle Eastern countries. In 1944 the King received two gift mares from the President of Lebanon. These were Sabiha, a Kuhaylan Haifi mare and Orzet Lebanon, a Hadban. However there are no recorded progeny from these mares. Shortly afterward the Saudi Royal family connection to Inshass would return in the form of the gift of a stallion and mare from Prince Mansour El Saud. These were the stallion El Galabi, a Kuhaylan Jellabi, and the mare Saadaa, a Kuhaylah. Both were bred from but have no descent today. In 1945 King Ibn Saud would provide the largest group of gift horses yet to the Inshass Stud since its beginning. This significant gift consisted of six mares and one stallion. The mares were El Zarkaa, Rezkia, Durra, Hind, Mabrouka and Nafa’a. The young stallion was Mabrouk of the rare Sowayti strain. Both Mabrouk and Rezkia had no recorded progeny but all the others were used for breeding. Three of the mares, Hind, Mabrouka and Nafaa, have bred on into today’s Arabians establishing important families to this day.

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Hind produced the mare Hanaa whose two daughters Bint Hanaa and Anzar, both by El Sareei, founded successful lines internationally. Bint Hanaa was imported to the U.S. producing U.S. Reserve National Champion mare Bint Bint Hanaa (x Morafic). Her full sister Gamilaa was also imported to the U.S. producing multiNational winner Gamal El Arab+++ (x Ibn Hafiza). In Egypt Anzar established a big family for Al Badeia Stud with five daughters whose blood is now found in many countries. Mabrouka only produced one daughter at Inshass, Bint Mabrouka (x Ezzat) but she had five daughters resulting in a big family now found worldwide. top (left): Ruminaja Ali (Shaikh Al Badi x Bint Magidaa), a U.S. Reserve National Champion and sire of many coveted Arabians worldwide. top (right): Marwan Al Shaqab, an extraordinary sire and grandson of Anaza El Farid, who introduces Inshass breeding through four crosses to El Deree, three crosses to Hamdan, one cross to Anter, one to Sameh and one to El Shahbaa. Photo Gigi Grasso. bottom (left): Ameena (Hamdan x Yaman), a granddaughter of Yaquota, one of the R.A.S. mares to come to Inshass. Ameena is the dam of the lovely Omnia (x Alaa El Din) who founded a beautiful family. bottom (right): Ansata El Salaam (Ansata Ibn Shah x Ansata Samantha), an exceptional European sire descending from the Sameh daughter, Ansata Bint Misr.

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top: Hamdan (Ibn Rabdan x Bint Radia), the beautiful R.A.S. bred stallion given to King Farouk upon his coronation. He became the most heavily used stallion at Inshass. bottom: Sammara (Morafic x Sameera), a lovely mare from the El Samraa line established at Inshass. Sammara was imported to the U.S. by Gleannloch and is the dam of El Hadiyi and Al Metrabbi.

Nafa’a had only one daughter to carry her line, Nadia (x Ezzat). Nadia in turn produced Serenity Bint Nadia (x Sameh), the only 100% Inshass bred mare to come to North America. Serenity Bint Nadia founded a family in Canada and the U.S. and now has descent in a number of countries including Saudi Arabia where Nafa’a had originally come from in 1945. In 1948 Midhat Bisharat Bey, a prominent businessman, presented King Farouk with three desert bred Arabians from the Transjordanian Frontier Force manned by Bedouin riders. The three were the stallion Beshier El Ashkar, and two mares, Badria and Ward. All three were bred from at Inshass however the blood of Ward is no longer found in today’s Arabians. Beshier El Ashkar and Badria produced a son, Badr who is the grandsire of one of the most famous Arabian mares, Hanan. By the late 1940s it seemed that Inshass Stud was at its peak with new bloodlines added and a considerable diversity of bloodlines to choose from. Two young stallions romped the paddocks at Inshass that would later become famous worldwide, Sameh (El Moez x Sameera) and Anter (Hamdan x Obeya).

The End of A Final Chapter By the end of World War II the monarchy headed by King Farouk was not meeting the needs of the Egyptian people. Pressure had long been building for a different way of government and in 1952 a bloodless revolution occurred which caused King Farouk to abdicate his throne. He left, promptly going into exile in Europe and the Mediterranean. Thus in short order the monarchy had ended and the Royal Inshass Stud was no more. The English translation of the Inshass Herd Book notes that by 1953 many of the horses were transferred to the Police or the Military. Some of the horses of Inshass were sold locally and some were dispersed to nearby satellite farms to be maintained under observation before decisions were made as to what horses could be incorporated into Egypt’s government stud, renamed the E.A.O. Some of the horses came into the hands of private breeders such as Al Badeia Stud, Ahmed Sherif and Hamdan Stud, named after the magnificent stallion Hamdan from Inshass. Looking back it is fortunate that these various actions after the end of the monarchy allowed many of the Inshass bred horses to be preserved within the bloodlines of Egyptian breeding. Imagine if you will that someone dies in the family and not everyone else cares about their papers or belongings because they have more pressing matters. Such would naturally cause neglect, in this case of the remnants of the Monarchy. Because of the prompt end of King Farouk’s reign it would later take considerable work to piece back together

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information about Inshass. Because, at the time, not much was known about the King’s horses, it raised unfounded doubts about the horses by some. Now enough time has passed and more has been learned about the horses and the background of some of the desert bred stock that Inshass added to their bloodlines. In the final analysis, the existence of the Inshass Stud was probably one of the most significant eras in terms of its contribution of genetic outcrossing of desert bred bloodlines to the limited gene pool of the R.A.S./E.A.O. The superior Inshass sire Sameh was from a mare of outcross desert breeding with a sire line related to the old bloodlines of R.A.S. and as a result he produced many superior mares among which are found: U.S. National Champion Serenity Sonbolah (Sameh x Bint Om El Saad) who is the female line of ZT Faa Iq, a sire of endurance winners in South America; Romanaa II (Sameh x Mamlouka) grand dam of World Champion Imperial Imdal+; Salha (Sameh x Saklawia II) dam of European endurance winner Shareef and his full sister Shareefa, extraordinary producer in Australia; Omayma (Sameh x Nazeera) champion producer in the U.S. and Australia; Ansata Bint Misr (Sameh x Ansata Bint Bukra) dam line of many legends internationally, and the celebrated Deenaa (Sameh x Dahma II) grand dam of Australian sires Anaza Bay Shahh and Anaza El Nizr, as well as world renowned sire Anaza El Farid who sired leading international champion sire Gazal Al Shaqab, sire of the celebrated Marwan Al Shaqab. Sameh sons Ibn Hafiza and Sultann became great sires of mares, while the Sameh son Aseel created a patriarchy from his famous son El Mareekh.

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Because of Inshass, the Abayyan strain exists in Egyptian bloodlines, most notably from the famed matriarchs Hanan and Magidaa. Also the Kuhaylan Krush strain exists in Egyptian lines thanks to Inshass. During the reign of Inshass, 29 outcross desert bred horses and foals were acquired, of which 18 were bred from and ten are still found in today’s Arabian pedigrees. No other additional outcross bloodlines were added in Egypt after the demise of Inshass and only Inshass contributed the greatest number of desert bloodlines to the Egyptian gene pool in the twentieth century. Today this is worth noting considering that careful review of sire lines in Egyptian breeding reveals sire lines to Inshass sires Sameh and El Deree are key alternatives to the Nazeer sire line which is now likely the most dominant sire line in all Arabian breeding. Now nearly six decades since Inshass closed its doors, the Arabian bloodlines bred there continue to be a significant part of Arabian breeding worldwide. Within Egyptian bloodlines, Inshass bloodlines have become an important part yet the percentage of such breeding is still quite small in some programs, so perhaps it deserves a second look, especially for those seeking to outcross within a limited gene pool. The horse of Kings is still very much at the heart of Arabian breeding and may the reign long continue. above: Shukri (Ibn Hafiza x Bint Hanaa), a handsome stallion of 75% Inshass breeding tracing in tail female to the Saudi gift mare, Hind.

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How to Avoid

Stallions Behaving Badly When working with stallions it is always important to remember he is a stallion and therefore will be handled differently from mares or geldings. By Cindy Reich

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owever, focusing on the “stallion” part and forgetting the “horse” part may prevent you from handling your stallion in the most correct way. Why? Because they are horses first, stallions second and whatever it is you want them to be after that - working horse, breeding horse, show horse, best pal, trail riding horse etc. If you think of them as a horse first and stallion second, it will help direct your approach in a way that will be the most productive and fair for both you and the stallion. Stallions usually get a pretty raw deal. First of all they are often segregated from other horses in a population (horse first - horses are herd animals). Stallions are often mishandled, usually by one of three types of handler: dominant, fearful or my best friend. First are the handlers that are going to dominate and overpower the stallion (horse first - herd animal - should be submissive - stallion second - if not handled by a leader, will challenge for position). Now, if you read what I put in parentheses, you might say, “Well, yeah of course you have to be dominant to the stallion - herd dynamics”. Dominant does not mean cruel, brutal and unfair, all tactics I’ve seen handlers use that plan on dominating the stallion. Usually the domination mindset of the handler is based on fear, which the stallion can sense and will usually challenge, resulting in an escalation of the handler’s fear but also the need to dominate. A bad combination. Fearful handlers should never handle stallions. Their fear will either cause them to overreact and become aggressive, courting a retaliatory aggression from the handler. Or the stallion will simply take over as it sees the handler as a weaker individual and someone has to be the boss. The ‘my best friend’ handler is in love with their stallion and convinced he would never harm him or her and definitely loves him or her back (horse first). They generally don’t set clear boundaries, are inconsistent in reinforcing behaviour and the stallion is usually in charge. The human certainly isn’t! This is very unfair to the stallion as he is forced into a situation where he is an emotional crutch in some instances and handled improperly as a result. To me, the best relationship is a partnership based on respect, but with the stallion clearly understanding and respecting

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my boundaries. A quiet, calm dominance that does not unfairly punish. Let me use an example: A fearful handler brings a stallion out of the stall to take to the paddock. The stallion, having an abundance of natural vitality and energy, jumps up and down, pushing ahead of the handler. The handler, anticipating trouble, starts yelling and shanking the stallion to stop. Now the stallion is just being a stallion, fresh out of the stall and the shanking and yelling agitate the stallion’s normal energy. As the shanking continues, the stallion moves back away from the pressure, as he should. However, the shanking continues past the point where the stallion submitted. Now the stallion is confused and starting to get angry. He came away from pressure but is still being punished. He has too much unexpended energy from being cooped up in a stall. The stallion explodes forward, knocking into the handler and breaks away. Let’s look at the same scenario in a different way. A calm, confident handler who realises the hi-jinks is natural exuberance but does not allow the stallion to get into a dangerous position to the handler. The handler shakes the lead, asking the stallion to focus and pay attention and step up. The handler is in control but in a quiet manner and is asking the stallion to listen and respond in a way the stallion can understand. The handler is reminding the stallion of the boundaries and asking him to respect them. The stallion backs off and maintains a respectful distance from the handler to the paddock because he understands the boundary. The stallion was treated fairly and respectfully and behaved in the same manner as he had been taught. The most important thing to teach any stallion is to come away from pressure wherever and whenever it is applied. This is one boundary. Stallions, and all animals and humans are about boundaries. The handler’s job is to be consistent and fair, but set boundaries that are clearly main image: Treat stallions fairly and respectfully. Taralea Justify iid DE (WH Justice x Redwood Lodge Cabreaa). Left: Stallions benefit from regular exercise. Robyn Dann riding her stallion Glenelen Park D’Shah (Mathoura Perphection x Gai Mishara).

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understood. Again, horse first - stallion second and all other things third. Stallions take their cues from other horses in the herd, first as foals, where their dam and other mares set boundaries. As the stallion gets older, he is ostracised from the herd and again firm boundaries are set and the horse is not allowed to cross those boundaries. Finally, in a horse herd, a stallion will start to challenge other horses. First, ones younger than he is, then mares who usually maintain the superior rank, and finally older stallions if he feels there is a weakness in the older stallion. Any time a stallion can breach a previously set boundary, it reinforces the new behaviour. As long as the boundary is always a boundary, they won’t even try after a while. As the Chinese proverb goes - fall down eight times, get up nine times. In other words, no matter how many times the stallion tries to push the boundary, the boundary must never break. That is where consistency of handling comes in. The best example of this is found with young foals. A very young colt is irresistible and is allowed to be hugged and petted, and fussed over because he is so cute. Rule one, horse first - a colt is not a pet, not a dog, not a human. Humans are humans and different from horses. What was considered cute, such as chewing on shirt tails, pressing up against humans etc. as the colt grows this ceases to be cute. Therefore, the colt mouths the human and gets a correction. Mouths again, correction. Mouths again, nothing. Behaviour reinforced. The colt will continue to mouth if he can get away with it, even with negative consequences. Pretty soon the colt does not see a difference between himself and humans. He begins to treat humans as herd-mates. This means


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biting, jostling around and pushing for position. It is not aggressive on the colt’s part as he is just treating the humans like other, often submissive, colts. The human does not set boundaries such as maintaining a respectful distance, and pretty soon the stallion is dominant mentally and physically over the human. While I am on this topic of horse vs. human recognition, I have a real gripe about imprinting foals at birth. I know this is a popular thing on some farms, but the most disrespectful horses I’ve ever been around were imprinted. They were desensitised at birth and for several days afterward, which I think is cruel as the foal is totally at the mercy of the human right after birth and is flooded and overwhelmed with other stimuli, never mind clippers, etc. They do not have a clear, distinct identity that is separate from humans. Therefore, as they mature, they are always challenging the human, which the colt considers a fellow herd-mate for rank in the herd (horse first - not human). Now, what makes a stallion a good citizen and good to handle? Rule one - horse first. If possible have the stallion where he can at least see other horses. Preferably live with and be around other horses. If in stalls, be next to mares or geldings. Rule two - horse first, stallion second. It is assumed that if you have a stallion, it is for breeding purposes. Research has shown that keeping stallions in all-stallion barns, common in the thoroughbred industry, actually reduces the fertility of most of the stallions in the barn. This is because one stallion will be the dominant stallion (horse first - stallion second). All the other stallions will know which one is dominant, even if we don’t. The sub-stallions’ fertility will decrease. Now, if you put a stallion in a barn with mares instead of other stallions, the fertility will usually increase. Also, there can only be one dominant horse (horse first). Stallions that are in stallion only environments often feel insecure when stallions come and go. Some stallions will feel they have to challenge every new stallion. It can be very hard on some stallions to be stalled next to or be around a lot of other stallions, especially if mares are in the same area. It can provoke a lot of challenges and aggressive behaviour that might not emerge if the stallion were in a single stallion environment. Exercise - all stallions benefit from regular exercise. If in a stall, they should be turned out daily in a paddock. If in a paddock they would benefit from riding or being worked. Remember all that natural energy and vitality? Stallions have that energy in order to maintain the dynamics of the herd, keeping out interlopers and for breeding mares. If he is contained in a stall 24 hours a day, this energy will come out in some form, and not usually a well-controlled form. Plus, the act of riding or working stallions is a subtle form of daily dominance of the handler over the stallion. Boundaries - teaching colts from an early age to respect the handler, but teach fairly. Teach how to come away from pressure. Never lose your temper. Be firm but fair. But never allow boundaries to be broken. Be consistent, be clear. A stallion is a horse - it is not a pet, not your significant other, not a trophy to be brought out and admired and put back on the shelf. That is not to say you cannot love your stallion. Arabian stallions are much more personable than many other breeds and also much smarter! I love stallions. But I demand their respect and set clear boundaries. We can still have fun - a long trail ride, a quiet moment hanging over a paddock fence, but we both know our place in the relationship and are comfortable with it. Cindy Reich is an equine breeding management consultant who has managed Arabian breeding farms in the USA and Europe for over 35 years. Cindy is also an International Arabian horse judge, having judged the national shows of Australia, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Sweden and Uruguay. She is also a freelance journalist and hosts a weekly radio show in the USA. ABOVE : If stabled, horses should be turned out daily. Pictured is Midnight Shadow (Shadowy Night x Jantason Bandelite).

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Arabian Studs & Stallions - Volume 38  

Arabian Studs & Stallions - Volume 38