Royale Sumernitz
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     Royale Sumernitz is by the beautifully bred stallion Midsumernitzdream. You don’t usually see the cross of an *El Shaklan daughter with a *Carmargue son. Om El Arab’s most successful cross was of an *El Shaklan son on a *Carmargue daughter. Midsumernitzdream is an example of how outstanding that this cross really is and of what could have been if it would have been practiced more.  Midsumernitzdream’s sire NYN Ndoto did very well in his show career under saddle in Country English Pleasure until his death at an early age. NYN Ndoto was by the ethereal World Champion stallion *Carmargue. *Carmargue was bred by Mr. & Mrs. G T Greenwood of England. He was owned for most of his life by Mr. Alun Prothero. In 1985 *Carmargue was exported to Spain. He was named World Champion in 1985 with the highest points ever awarded at that time, and Spanish National Champion Stallion in 1986. He was then exported on lease to the US. *Carmargue introduced to the international community a new sire line source of Skowronek through his most beautiful son Naziri. Despite being a full brother to Naseem, Naziri was far more alluringly beautiful and refined and those looks were passed to his offspring all of which were said to have had an unusual, nearly ethereal elegance rarely encountered. In her 1938 stud Lady Wentworth described Naziri as “The most perfect Arabian stallion alive!” (Bearing in mind that all the most prominent Skowronek sons were alive-never mind Nasik and other equally famous Crabbet stallions!). In an interview with the “The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News” on 31st of July 1936 she was emphatic that, “…no money on earth would have bought the fine Arab Stallion, Naziri…..” (she had recently sold horses to Russia and Spain). But it was Cecil Covey in his last formal interview in 1984, who drove home the critical importance of *Carmargue. Covey noted that Naziri was regarded by all that knew him “…as the most beautiful Skowronek son-ever.” Covey went on and said, “*Carmargue is a ringer for Naziri with a slightly improved hip and topline and with an incredibly kind disposition (Naziri like *Mirage could be quite lively whilst *Carmargue had a more Bright Shadow like disposition!”). “Naziri was so treasured that Lady Wentworth was terrified of something happening to him so she would not allow him off the Crabbet property.” Despite all the precautions Naziri was killed at the outset of WWII and had sired only 6 foals-5 fillies and 1 colt, whose blood was comparatively unavailable until Burkan was acquired by Patrica Lindsay. This was the Naziri grandson, by the Guiness family’s (Lord and Lady Moyne) Saladin II, Burkan, who sired White Lightning – the sire of *Carmargue bred by Glyn and Joyce Greenwood. On the other side of *Carmargue’s pedigree, his dam, Velvet Shadow was by Bey Shadow by Bright Shadow. Bright Shadow’s dam, Pale Shadow was out of Shamnar, also by Naziri. Thus both sides of *Carmargue’s pedigree carried the prepotent, though distant, Naziri blood. It is that soft ethereal beauty and look that so frequently occurs in the Naziri descendants via *Carmargue that makes him so extra special. (Note three other prominent Arabians carry double Naziri though not on the sire line: *Padron, Count Dorsaz and *Rushan AHSB!) Suffice it to say, when it was discovered that there was such a stunningly beautiful horse who brought a new line to the most internationally successful sire line of the 20th century, breeders around the world lined up to try to acquire *Carmargue first from his breeders the Greenwoods and then later from Alun and Mary Prothero- the Greenwood’s good friends who got *Cam when Mr. Greenwood became critically ill. When a purchase proved unsuccessful, first Diego Mendez, then Om El Arab International, and finally Paolo Gucci leased *Carmargue and his sons and daughters have been snapped up as quickly as they were offered for sale. Around the world such important breeding establishments as Halsdon Arabians, Om El Arab International, Martenssons Arabians, La Aldara, Ses Planes, Redwood Lodge, and the leading studs in Saudi Arabia, South America, South Africa and Kuwait boast the blood of *Carmargue! When first seen *Carmargue was said to be in the words of international trainer, judge and breeder, Paul Atkinson, “….all that was best in his full brothers and sisters!” Quite a compliment as all, or nearly all, *Carmargue’s brothers and sisters were Champions in their own right and even had some international success. But none had the impact of *Carmargue. In fact, it could be argued *Carmargue was a genetic freak…an extraordinarily beautiful horse who not only stunned crowds in the show ring, but was equally successful in the breeding barn. He never sired a chestnut-only grays and bays. His grays like sons and International winners WSA Charismma, Arazi, Om El Abadan and Ali Khamsin are stunning, turning nearly white by the time they were three and they all had an almost eerily ethereal quality of elegance and kindness. The bays were as stunning but took much longer to mature into the beauties that the gray siblings enjoyed…but oh what beauties they were and are. For example the kindly *Carmagnole was often thought to be a small horse…until he was 7 and measured just at 16 hands with shoes!  More importantly, like the Skowronek sons of old, the *Carmargue grandget are proving equally as important. For example the Australian bred Junior World Champion Espano Estopa is making a significant impact in Europe now. The most important thing to remember about *Carmargue was what perhaps made him so successful, was that he was so incredibly kind. He emitted a warmth, gentleness and kindness that was simply unparalleled. To know *Carmargue was to know love and he passed that sweetness to all of his sons and daughters. He was truly a miracle and blessing to Arabdom and so remember: The next time you see an Arabian who looks like a fairytale come to life-check the pedigree. It is probably a *Carmargue. *** Gari Dill-Marlow

    
NYN Ndoto
was out of the Spanish bred mare LA Sambra. LA Sambra’s sire was the Champion producing sire El Tabal. El Tabal’s sire was the beautiful stallion *An Malik. Foaled in 1970, bred by Juan M. Valerio of Spain, *An Malik was imported to the US in 1972 becoming Class Winner 2 year olds, Champion Male Purebred Arabian and Supreme Show Champion All Breeds at the Feria De Sevilla for the first WAHO meeting. *An Malik’s sire is whom we think Royale Sumernitz resembles the most, the great Galero. Galero is considered possibly the greatest sire of Spanish Arabians in modern times. It is believed that he was stolen sometime during the night, but despite a nationwide search, he was never found or seen again. Whatever happened to this stallion remains a mystery. El Tabal’s dam was the Canadian National Top 10 Mare *Taduria De Washoe.

     Through *Alhabac, Royale Sumernitz carries a lines to the gorgeous Reyna. Reyna was imported into Spain in 1930 by Cristobal Colon, Duque de Veragua. She is considered a Spanish Tail Female mare, and is an exceptionally beautiful daughter of Skowronek. Reyna was Champion at the Richmond show in England as a yearling. She is dam also of Kashmir, one of Spain’s most important stallions. Also included from *Alhabac, and additional lines in the pedigree, is the Skowronek daughter Jalila, dam of Nana-Sahib.

     LA Sambra’s dam Mi Shadow was by the Spanish stallion *Barich De Washoe. *Barich De Washoe was bred by Don Luis de Ybarra y Ybarra, Spain. He was imported into the US en utero in 1965 by Andrew Steen. *Barich De Washoe is a Canadian National Western Pleasure Reserve Champion. He is one of the most influential and important Spanish sires in the breed, and with 483 foals, he is ranked number one on the Top 10 list of leading Spanish sires.

     Midsumernitzdream’s dam, CH Moniet, is by the 1977 British Reserve National Champion Stallion, 1997 European and World Junior Champion Colt, 1978 British National Champion Junior Colt, Brazilian National Champion Stallion, 1983 US Top 10 Stallion and 1984 Canadian National Top 10 Stallion *El Shaklan. Bred by Om El Arab of Germany, he was then exported to England, then to the US in 1982, to Brazil in 1986, and lastly to Argentina in 1993 at Zichy-Thyssen Stud. *El Shaklan was described by Sigi Siller, his breeder, as having a face that was delicate and fine, like a filly’s face. *El Shaklan is sired by the Straight Egyptian stallion Shaker El Masri and out of the legendary mare *Estopa. Sigi Siller also goes on to describe *Estopa. “*Estopa was a big mare for her time and stood 154cm (15.1+). She was a little long in the back. *Estopa had eyes that were large and round and soft black. Her character was a contradiction of terms. She could have, at times, the nature of a nurturing babysitter or the fierce demeanor of a warrior. *Estopa was very people oriented and loved being the center of attention. Shaker El Masri was much smaller, finer boned, and somewhat standoffish. The combination of these two different individuals produced offspring that were taller than both, more exotic than either, with shorter backs and longer hips. It was my belief that *Estopa was the dominant parent, with Shaker El Masri adding refinement and his dose of fiery character. Together, *Estopa and Shaker el Masri produced a new dimension of Arabian horse for Europe, a dimension that had previously only danced on pages of books of artists or were frozen in bronzed animation on coffee tables." ***Om El Arab

     Shaker El Masri was a great foundation sire for the world renowned Om El Arab. "In 1971 Sigi and her first husband Heinz traveled to Egypt to shop for Straight Egyptian horses. At the famous State Stud El Zahra they saw two of the most beautiful Straight Egyptian stallions they had ever seen. The 1st was Alaa El Din and the 2nd was a chestnut stallion named Shaker. Shaker had a beautiful body, a shapely neck with an elegant throat and a pretty face with a fine muzzle. Sigi couldn’t believe it when Shaker was offered to them. They bought him immediately and brought him to Germany. Sigi asked their advisor, Dr. Amin Zaher, without whom this acquisition would not have been possible, what ‘Shaker’ meant and he told her that it meant ‘thankful’. She later added the two words ‘El Masri’ to Shaker’s name and the name Shaker El Masri was created. It means ‘thankful to Egypt’. Shaker El Masri together with his mate *Estopa shaped a new style of Arabian horse and created a dynasty. Their offspring, *El Shaklan, Estawa, Estasha, Estara and Ibn Estopa were so far ahead of their time and are found in pedigrees of the majority of the successful show and breeding horses around the world today. Sadly, Shaker El Masri’s life was cut tragically short due to a freak pasture accident. Although he only had a few precious years as a breeding stallion, the legacy he left behind and his contribution and influence on the Arabian breed is nothing short of spectacular. The magic of his cross with *Estopa circumnavigated the globe and forever altered the look of the modern Arabian horse. Shaker El Masri was shown in 1973 for his first and only time, along with *Estopa in Germany. They both earned ‘Top 10’s’. *Estopa enjoyed the experience, but Shaker El Masri did not."
***Om El Arab

     Shaker El Masri is sired by the great Egyptian stallion *Morafic. *Morafic’s dam was the beauty Moniet El Nefous. Moniet El Nefous was considered one of the most significant Arabian mares in the fundamental history of Arabian horse breeding. Born and bred in Egypt, she was suitably labeled as “The Queen of the Nile” by erudite breeders. Her name though is translated as ‘wish of soul’. Bred at the Royale Agricultural Society in Egypt and sired by the Ibn Rabdan son,  Shahloul. Ibn Rabdan was considered to be one of the finest, good-looking breeding stallions of all time and was a preeminent influential stallion in the breeding programs of the Royal Agricultural Society. Carl Raswan considered Ibn Rabdan as a "world champion" type.  Jack Humphreys, who selected Arabians in Egypt for W R Brown, described Ibn Rabdan as "almost perfect". Moniet El Nefous’ dam was the very pretty mare, Wanisa, sired by Sheikh El Arab and out of Medallela. Of Moniet El Nefous’ 13 foals, these are her most influential offspring in pedigrees today: Mabrouka (x Sid Abouhom) the dam of the immortal stallion *Morafic, Lubna (x Sid Abouhom) the dam of the great *Sultann who is sire of *Sakr+++, Legion of Supreme Merit, and Makhsous, Mouna (x Sid Abouhom) grand-dam of The Egyptian Prince, *Bint Moniet El Nefous (x Nazeer) imported to the US by Richard Pritzlaff, *Fahker El Din (x Nazeer) imported to the US, *Tuhotmos (x El Sereei) was for many years the leading sire of Champions at the Egyptian Agricultural Organization in Egypt and imported into the US, *Ibn Moniet El Nefous (x *Morafic) syndicated for a large amount for his time of $4,000,000, *Soufian (x Alaa El Din) imported into the US by Gleannloch Farms, and Ameer (x Galal) sire of Marzouka.

     *Morafic is sired by Nazeer. Nazeer was considered to be a very good race horse, and was also very hot, and was heavily used at stud by the Egyptian Agricultural Organization after the state took over the stud. He outranked both his half-brother Sheikh El Arab and Shahloul. Nazeer and Sheikh El Arab were both by Mansour; theirs is the most important sire line in Egyptian breeding. Both stallions trace to important dam lines: Nazeer to the dam line of Kamla and Sheikh El Arab to the ancestors of Bukra. Nazeer was an impressive grey, not very tall, standing under 14.3hh; a dry, correct horse with a fiery eye; very masculine and with fine conformation. He sired stallions of equal quality. His daughters Bint Bukra, Bint Moniet El Nefous and Bint Mabrouka embodied the highest Arabian type and an unequalled refinement. However, it was his sons who were taken more notice of. These mare families in particular, became his best and truest heirs: *Morafic, Ibn Halima, Ghazal, Hadban Enzahi and Aswan.

     *Estopa is sired by Tabal. Tabal is a Classical Spanish Semental Del Estado (S. del E.) bred by Jose Maria de Ybarra. He was sold to the Cria Caballar in 1959 and certified as a quality breeding sire for both their private use and at public stud. Tabal is one of the 2 principle sons of Congo, the other being Zancudo. His son *Figuroso established important lines in Holland and the US. Tabal’s daughter Estopa obtained worldwide renown for her extremely successful get in Germany. Tabal was known for siring horses with exceptional motion. Both Tabal and Zancudo were stretchier and narrower than other Congo get.

     Also through his Spanish sire lines, Royale Sumernitz has 4 lines to Nana-Sahib. They are through the daughters of Nana-Sahib, Famula through Maquillo, the daughter Habladuria through *Sabiduria, and twice the daughter Egina through Malvito.  Malvito was widely regarded as the most influential sire of the late 1950’s. Nana-Sahib was stalled next to Barquillo in Spain. They both broke out of their stalls one night and fought so viciously, no one could break up the fight. Nana-Sahib broke both front legs, ending up needing to be euthanized. Nana-Sahib is by Razada. Razada was imported into Spain in 1926 by Cristobal Colon, Duque de Veragua. Razada was trained in Haute Ecole and had such presence that he was most impressive. Razada had a very strong temper and did not like everybody. When the Spanish Civil War started in 1936, the house and horses of Valjuanete were expropriated. The soldiers could not handle Razada, and one day a soldier shot him. Razada was Absolute Champion, All Breeds, at the 1930 show with the Duke of Veragua.

     *Sabiduria’s sire was Maquillo. Maquillo was senior stallion at the National Stud in Spain in the early 1960’s. One of his best sons was Saludo, along with Sacudir, Uzacur, and Bambu. Maquillo was an exceptionally well-conformed and beautiful stallion. His daughters Agata II, Baldosa, Betonica, Oromana, Dalia IV, and Garpa were all excellent producers.  ***AKS

     Royale Sumernitz has 16 lines to the very influential Ursus. Ursus was imported into Spain by the Cria Caballar in 1912 through France. Ursus was used only once on a purebred by the Yeguada Militar and then was sold “Deshecho” to Jose Maria Ybarra in 1928. He was initially used by the Yeguada Del Cid and the Yeguada Casa De Marques Domecq. Domecq bred Sirio III, which was coveted and finally purchased by the Duque de Veragua who used him extensively. Such was the high quality of his get that Veragua sold several stallions as breeding sires to the State Stud in Portugal. Ursus’ true potential came to the foreground with the birth and subsequent sale of his son Gandhy to the Yeguada Militar in 1935. Gandhy had been bred by Jose Maria Ybarra, in spite of Ursus being marked deshecho, and is known for his own sons: Tetuan (exported to Argentina 1951), Maquillo, Malvito, and Habiente. Ursus himself was not a large or tall horse, but he had a tremendous charismatic attitude.

     CH Moniet is out of AZH Nabaska, a daughter of the gorgeous 16.1hh athlete AZH Naborr. AZH Naborr is by the great Russian stallion *Naborr and out of the Azraff and heavily Skowronek bred mare Azhderiane. Azraff was a sire of numerous winners including Comar Bay Beau+++ out of Rose Of Mirage (1968 Canadian National Champion Stallion and 1972 Canadian National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure), Legion of Supreme Merit; Camiraff++ out of Veishea (1969 US National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt), Legion of Merit; Galizon out of Gay-Rose (1969 US National Champion Stallion); Lea Baron+ out of Lea Geymette (1973 US National Champion Futurity Colt), Legion of Honor; AZA Destiny out of Bint Bass Hisan (1981 Canadian National Reserve Champion). Azraff was grandsire of Gai Parada+++/ by Ferzon out of the Azraff daughter Azleta, Legion of Supreme Honor and Supreme Merit. Extensive list of Top 10 Winners: Adios+++ out of Rose-Of-Cherry, Legion of Supreme Merit; AZA Destiny; Azrhand out of Handeyna; Banouz out of Nejd Banou; Bolsoya Bachelor out of Rapanzel; Camiraff++, Legion of Merit; Comar Bay Beau+++, Legion of Supreme Merit; Comar Bay Brummel++ out of Rose Of Mirage, Legion of Merit; Comar Dorrah out of Rafleymira; Comar Garnet out of Rafleymira; Dar Es Salaam out of Al-Marah Indra; Gai-Apache out of Ga-Rageyma; Gai-Gay-Rose out of Gay-Rose; Galizon; Gay-Rouge out of Gay-Rose; Kanadea out of Karin; Kharaff out of Kharasaba; Marqeza out of Marjura; Mirraff out of Mirzona; and Rose Of Azraff out of Rose Of Comar.

     Through AZH Naborr, Royale Sumernitz has 1 line to *Mirage through the daughter Rigala. Roger Selby’s main purchase in 1930 was *Mirage, an imported grey stallion, 14.2hh, 1000lbs, three gated, sound, most gentle and lovable, of the Seglawi Jedran Dalia strain, the most prized of the Seglawi strains. Lady Wentworth described him as ‘a very showy good horse. Excellent legs, splendid quarters and fine front. Very good in saddle, but too bouncing for English taste as he gets English riders off.’ But this was not the reason *Mirage was sold. Weatherbys had by now closed their Stud Book to new imports and although Lady Wentworth tried to persuade them to accept *Mirage, she was unsuccessful and therefore had no option but to sell him. Margaret Lindsley Warden said of *Mirage: “now rated by many experts as the most perfect specimen of the ancient elite or classic type in America…He stands a scant 14.2hh, a sturdy model with the characteristic refinements of the best of his breed. His head is a glory and his great eyes express high but gentle spirit and gracious personality.” *Mirage was English Champion at the Richmond Royal Show 1926, and American Champion at the National Arabian Show, Nashville, TN 1934, at the age of 25. A most unique honor for a horse of such remarkable age. Only one other horse, Mr. Selby’s mare Champion Rifala, holds the same record of being both a British and American Champion.

     AZH Nabaska’s dam Bazarab has produced successful horses under saddle as well as in the Endurance field. Bazarab is by the Sport Horse National winner producing stallion Bask Abtal. His sire is the great *Bask++, his dam being the National Champion producer Rapsette. Bazarab’s dam Zarhufa is by the US Top 10 English Pleasure and National winning sire *Prince Zaim. His dam *Princess Zia was Junior Female Champion 1955 in the UK before being exported to the US. Her sire was the accomplished *Count Dorsaz. *Count Dorsaz was bred in England and was imported into the US by Bazy Tankersley at Al-Marah Arabians. He was the winner 2 times of the coveted Winston Churchill Award for the best riding horse of all breeds. *Count Dorsaz is the only Crabbet stallion to sire both a US National Champion (Count Bazy) and a US National Champion Park Horse (Seahorse Duke Dorsaz).  Zarhufa’s dam Ruhfa Nattall is by the National Champion Masruf El Nattall, who’s sire El Natall was the first Pacific Coast Champion Stallion.

      Royale Sumernitz’s dam is Rroyalee. Rroyalee is a 14.3hh 1015lb mare with a 71 ½ inch heart girth and 8 inch cannons. Rroyalee has been used primarily as ranch horse outside of her broodmare duties. She has a very trainable mind and an abundance of courage. Her qualities as a broodmare are wonderful, consistently producing foals with improved physical characteristics over their parents. Rroyalee is by the Endurance producing 16hh stallion Royale Bay. Royale Bay himself was shown in a very brief arena career before he sustained a shoulder injury limiting any more showing or a riding career. Royale Bay was never out of the ribbons during his career. He was a very sweet stallion, always happy to have children around him hugging his legs. He consistently passed on this nurturing temperament to his foals as well. Royale Bay produce several outstanding Endurance horses, among them being Paladin aka: Regalidon (AERC#:H29619), and Edens Bay Rum (AERC#:16105), both very accomplished endurance horses as well as both completing the Tevis Cup (Regalidon placed 26th in 2000, 9th in 2001, and Edens Bay Rum placed 11th in 2002).

     Royale Bay is by the US and Canadian National Champion Hunter Pleasure AOTR and Top 10 Hunter Pleasure Crown Royale, whose Halter wins include Regional Championships and a Scottsdale Top 10 title. Crown Royale has sired such National winners as Tollies Crown (who has 9 National wins including titles in Halter, English Pleasure and Pleasure Driving), US National Top 10 Hunter Pleasure AOTR and Show Hack Mr Royal+/, Legion of Supreme Honor, US and Canadian National Top 10 Hunter Pleasure AOTR 18-39 GA Khemo Dacious, US National Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure JTR 13/Under, US and Canadian National Top 10 Western Pleasure AOTR Bask Kaleed, and Canadian National Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure and Hunter Pleasure AOTR 18-39 Crown Regente+/, Legion of Supreme Honor. Crown Royale was bred by Dr Howard Kale, one of America's most innovative breeders who imported horses from England, Poland, and Russia to create his breeding program.

     Crown Royale is by *Bask++*Bask++ is the only stallion to be a US National Champion Stallion and Park Horse and is the breed's all-time leading sire of Champions and National winners, as well as National winner producers until recently. Bred by Albigowa State Stud, Poland. *Bask++ began his race training in Poland at the age of 2. He remained in the racing program for a full 4 years and out of 40 races, he placed 1st 8 times, 2nd 7 times and was 3rd 7 times. *Bask was slated to be gelded, when Lasma Arabians chose to purchase him. *Bask++ was exported in 1963 to Lasma Arabians, USA where he became 1964 Scottsdale Champion Stallion, 1964 Scottsdale Champion Park (3-gaited), 1964 US National Champion Stallion, 1964 US National Top 10 Park, 1965 Spokane Reserve Champion Park, 1965 US National Champion Park, 1965 was awarded his Legion of Merit, 1966 Scottsdale Champion Park, 1967 US National Reserve Champion Formal Driving, 1967 US National Reserve Champion Formal Combination. Bred to very exclusive select mares, *Bask++ was given the chance to create a dynasty of Arabian foals that would produce phenomenal athletes and Champions worldwide.

     *Bask++ is sired by Witraz who is sired by Ofir. Royale Sumernitz also carries 2 lines to Wielki Szlem and a line to *Witez II, also by Ofir. Ofir was thought to be the most valuable Polish breeding stallion produced between the World Wars. Ofir’s body was very strong and balanced. The fertility, hardiness, soundness and (in the case of the mares that were generationally close to Ofir) the propensity to be fabulous ‘milkers’ were factors that entered into the high opinion with which Ofir was regarded. Ofir’s neck was of adequate length, but was somewhat heavy in general. His eyes, ears and general dryness were first rate.Wielki Szlem and *Witez II resembled Ofir more strongly than did Witraz. Witraz had a longer and better shaped neck than Ofir. His head was more attractive than his sire’s, but his ability to sire unbelievably beautiful daughters and sons that were noble if not beautiful was a phenomenon of the breed. The body of Witraz was a little longer than his sire’s and his legs were not as clean. Witraz was a little over 15 hands. Ofir was a shade over 14.2 hands and Wielki Szlem was just shy of 14.2 hands. Ofir’s legs were quite good. Wielki Szlem had a squarer frame than did Witraz. His neck was definitely not as nice as Witraz’s. Wielki Szlem had short, nicely shaped ears and quite good eyes, but did not approach Witraz in terms of a general arresting quality of head. His head was reported to be short, but pictures certainly show a generally boxy overall shape. Wielki Szlem had very sturdy and sound legs. The quality of his bone, still was not quite as clean as his sire’s. Wielki Szlem was definitely a shorter legged horse than Witraz and did not have as long a forearm. The racing ability of the Wielki Szlem offspring as opposed to the Witraz offspring was generally superior, to a degree that was significant. Witraz was a fiery horse in possession of remarkable charisma and capable of putting on a tremendous show when being trotted in hand. Wielki Szlem offspring could trot like crazy, but he had a calmer temperament. This ability also translated well in the saddle seat venues of the US. The Witraz son *Bask++, certainly put an irrevocable stamp on those classes as well so counts for a lot, but there is a much larger sample of Wielki Szlem offspring as opposed to Witraz get to cite this demonstrable ability. Mr. Pankiewicz stated that Wielki Szlem was the more consistent sire, while Witraz had a wider cross section of quality in his offspring, but that was offset by the fact that Witraz had ‘not a few great’ horses as well. The Wielki Szlem daughters were often not glamour queens in the flesh, but their ability to give absolutely first class direct offspring was off the charts.

     Crown Royale is out of Canadian National Champion Mare Jewel Drift, dam of 6 Champions including US National Top 10 Mare Crown Amber. Jewel Drift is by the Crabbet import *Silver Drift, sire of 18 National winners and over 25 producers of National winners. *Silver Drift is a full brother to the all-time leading Crabbet sire of Champions, *Serafix, and a maternal brother to US National Champion Park *Oran Van Crabbet. Jewel Drift's dam, US National Champion Mare and National Reserve Champion English Pleasure *Dornaba++, Legion of Merit, is a Polish import. She produced only 3 foals, but all produced National winners. Her other foals are Canadian National Champion Pleasure Driving Rossidor (sire of US National Champion Western Pleasure Royal Lite+/, Legion of Supreme Honor) and Halter Champion Silver Monarch (a full brother to Jewel Drift and sire of US National Champion Western Pleasure El Silmon).

     *Silver Drift’s sire was Raktha, a British Champion in 1948 and sire of numerous Champions and National winner producers. Raktha was foaled in 1934 at the Hanstead Stud and was purchased by Lady Wentworth in 1939. Raktha and Indian Gold (sire of *Serafix's dam *Serafina) were regarded as two of the most important stallions at the Crabbet stud during World War II. Raktha traces back to Naseem and Skowronek and was an extremely beautiful dark dapple grey, slightly heavy in body, but still deserving of the British Champion Stallion Title at age 14 in 1948. Raktha was regarded as being very different in temperament from his sire Naseem. Raktha was quiet and easy, a type of horse that was good to take to a show. This stallion was regarded as one of the very few perfect types of Arabian stallion. (The Crabbet Arabian Stud, Its History & Influence by Rosemary Archer, Colin Pearson, Cecil Covey). Raktha is also known for his progeny besides *Serafix, such as his famous sons General Grant out of Lady Yules' Samsie, and Indian Magic out of Indian Crown. His famous daughters were Silverlet (out of Silver Gilt) who went to South Africa along with Bint Razeena. Another daughter, *Silwa, is an American Halter Champion and dam of 4 Champions. *Silwa produced *Silwara, a dam of 4 National winners including the Canadian National Champion Stallion Tornado++, Legion of Merit. Other famous sons include *Silver Drift (full brother to *Serafix) and Indian Magic, a British National Champion Stallion.

     *Silver Drift’s dam was the ethereal mare *Serafina, a highly regarded mare of the Crabbet Stud farm of the post-World War II era. *Serafina was foaled in 1945 and was considered one of the great mares that led to the resurgence of the Crabbet Stud after the war. *Serafina’s sire, Indian Gold, was one of Crabbet’s premier stallions. Lady Wentworth’s breeding program was rooted on the crossing of the Mesaoud and Skowronek bloodlines whenever possible. Not all of Lady Wentworth’s stallions were shown to gain notoriety. Travel was largely by rail and to risk valuable bloodlines to injury or worse was not worth it. One of those stallions that was not shown was Indian Gold, being tail male descendent of Skowronek through *Raswan and Ferhan, this stallion gained his value as a sire through his offspring and particularly through his daughters. *Serafix was *Serafina’s first foal and *Silver Drift was a full brother; both were sired by Raktha and imported to the US. *Serafina was over 15 hands which was felt to be due to several crosses to *Nureddin. She was a brilliant, iridescent chestnut which she bequeathed to *Serafix. She had very little white. A quote out of The Arabian Horse, September 1976, an article by Dick Warner, comments on *Serafina: “She is exceptionally good up front with a very long neck, well joined on; good withers and a typy head. She is elegant. She has a deep hip and good legs and a splendid top line. In short, she is an excellent Arabian mare, with few obvious faults of conformation or type.” *Serafina was sold in 1960 to Mr. S G Bennett of Georgetown, Ontario and foaled *Bright Gold in 1961. Mr. Bennett continued breeding *Serafina on his Arabian farm and she was later purchased by Mr. Paul Brown in 1970. *Serafina had her last foal in 1972; she lived to be 31 years old and died July 12, 1976.

     *Dornaba++ is sired by the incomparable *Naborr. *Naborr is one of 8 World Sires of Significance who have sons who are Sires of Significance. (*Gwalior, *Aramus, Kaborr+++, and Gai-Adventure). In 1954 *Naborr was named Reserve National Champion at the All Union Agricultural Fair in Moscow. (Winner of that class was his sire, Negatiw.) *Naborr sold at age 19 for $150,000 and in 1963 *Naborr was imported to USA by Anne McCormick, traveling on the same boat with *Bask++.

     *Naborr is by the great Russian stallion Negatiw. Negatiw was bred by Tersk Stud, Russia. He was 50% Crabbet. Exported to Poland in 1962 and was a race winner in Poland. Race record: 1/4 (2-0-0). Sire of many Race winners. Negatiw's sire line was Ibrahim and his dam line was Gazella DB. Negatiw was 1954 Russian National Champion Stallion. He was credited as the stallion that returned the Ibrahim sire to Poland. Negatiw remains highly regarded around the world as the most internationally influential grandson of the immortal Skowronek. Though bred in Russia, Negatiw was from predominantly Polish bloodlines as his dam was a Janów Podlaski confiscate from the Second World War. As a considerably successful sire at Tersk, Negatiw was greatly desired by the Poles for many years. He was finally obtained at age 17, standing in Poland for another 10 years with outstanding results. Having already sired international Sires of Significance *Salon and *Naborr in the USSR, Negatiw left Poland with the immortal *Bandos PASB and a host of wonderfully typey, ultra-refined and extraordinarily feminine broodmares. Director Krzysztalowicz described Negatiw as 'extremely dry and refined, with a small, chiseled head accented by beautifully large, dark and luminous eyes and small ears. His legs were relatively correct (though slightly sickle-hocked) and his back and topline were strong and a bit long. As a stallion, he was strikingly refined and distinguished - he represented a rare example of perfection.'

     Royale Bay is out of the Mekeel bred mare MHR Port BajaMHR Port Baja's sire is Port Bask, the leading sire of Champions by *Bask++. Port Bask is pure Polish. He was considered to be the best producing *Bask++ son and was especially known for passing on his extreme athletic ability. Port Bask produced many outstanding show horses such as: Sierra Baskita, US National Top 10 Mare in Halter; Portaleah with Regional wins in English Pleasure and Country English Pleasure; Portallasa, a National Champion producing dam; the Dressage stallion MHR Sabre; MHR Port Macja, listed as the top Arabian mare in the US and the World; MHR Port Giesha, multiple Regional wins in English Pleasure, Park, Sidesaddle and Halter.

     Rroyalee's dam is Debbani Al Hadiye. She is 14.2hh with a big body, deep girth and weighing in around 850lbs. Debbani Al Hadiye is an exceptional broodmare, producing outstanding foals far better than she and the stallion she is bred to. Along with her broodmare duties while at Double Starz Ranch in Utah, she was the main riding horse for any new comers to horses or Arabians alike. Her temperament and characteristics are that of the desert Arabians brought straight out of the desert. She is every bit a war mare, always protecting her rider from any threat, and though she is small, she has the heart of a warrior. Debbani Al Hadiye has large black feet, solid dense bone, dry chiseled desertbred features on her elegant face, with the thin black skin so rare in the breed anymore. She was used as an outcross mare while at Double Starz Ranch and did a phenomenal job. She was then sold to Sundance Farm in Oregon and was bred strictly Blue Star while there, preserving her heritage. Debbani Al Hadiye is a Blue Star, Asil, Al Khamsa mare, Tail Male: Jamil El Kebir (APK), Tail Female: *Al Hamdaniah. She is linebred to the desert horses *Fadl, *Turfa and Sirecho.

     *Fadl was bred by Prince Mohammed Ali, Manial Stud, Egypt, imported from Egypt to US in 1932 by Henry B Babson, Chicago, Illinois. Sire of 74 registered purebred Arabian foals (34 of which were Straight Babson Egyptians). The stallion *Fadl was used as a Polo pony and as an Endurance mount, besides being a successful show ring competitor in both Halter and Performance, as well as working on the farm pulling the feed wagon and manure spreader. Modern Arabian breeding owes much to the Babson Egyptian imports. The breed’s all time leading sire of Champions, Afire Bey V, traces to the Babson stallion *Fadl, as do US National Champion Stallions and influential sires Khemosabi++++//, Legion of Master and Excellence, and Ali Jamaal, multi-National Champion Park Aequus+/, Legion of Supreme Honor, *Simeon Shai+ (the only stallion to ever be named US and Canadian National Champion Stallion and World Champion Stallion), Legion of Honor, multi-National Champion Dressage El Bahim Halawa+, Legion of Honor, and multi-National Champion English Pleasure Empress Of Bask, to name just a few prominent horses who carry the Babson influence. Of *Fadl's 74 registered get, 34 were Babson Egyptian. 11 of *Fadl's get produced National winners. The 6 *Fadl sons who have sired National winners are: Fa-Serr, Fabah, Ibn Fadl, Fa-Turf and Fadheilan (sire of twice US National Reserve Champion Stallion Fadjur, one of the most influential stallions in American Arabian breeding in the 20th century). *Fadl's National-winner producing daughters are Arafay, Fa-Rahna, Dinah, Faaba and Turfara. *Turfa was bred by the Saudi Royal Family (His Majesty King Ibn Saoud) in the Royal Stud at Khorma, Nejd - Central (Saudi) Arabia. Strain: Kuhaylat al-Ajuz, from the stud of Al Khorma in Saudi Arabia. She was presented to King George VI of England as a coronation gift in 1937. Henry B Babson acquired her from the Prince of Wales and imported her into the US in 1941.

     *Fadl was by Ibn Rabdan, one of the most popular and heavily used stallions in Egypt. Carl Raswan considered Ibn Rabdan as a "World Champion" type.  Jack Humphreys, who selected Arabians in Egypt for W R Brown, described Ibn Rabdan as "almost perfect". *Fadl's dam, Mahroussa, was epitomized as one of the most beautiful mares of her time. Mahroussa was the daughter of Mabrouk Manial and Negma, both classic Arabians of exceptional quality. Mahroussa also produced such horses as *Zarife, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamida, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamama and *Maaroufa, *Fadl's full sister.

     Sirecho was regarded by Carl Raswan as having gone down in American-Arabian history as one of the important foundation sires. Also stating that he is one of the few who have become responsible for salvaging the completely PURE Arabian in America from extinction. Because of his acquisition by Mrs. Ott, Sirecho became one of the few sources of Straight Egyptian lines which remains an outstanding outcross for most pedigrees in which more popular Egyptians were used far more frequently and far less judiciously. He was not stood at public stud, Mrs. Ott handpicked the mares bred to him resulting in a relatively small, but high quality band of foals. A family of remarkable longevity, they are also highly prolific, still producing easily into their late twenties. As beautiful as they are athletic, the Sirecho descendants speak for themselves: Joramir 1968 US Top 10 English Pleasure and Native Costume, 20 Class A Halter and Performance Championships; Jora Honey Ku 1978 Canadian National Champion; VP Kahlua 1984 US and Canadian National Champion Mare; AK Sirhalima Australian Leading Sire of Champions; Anchor Hill Halim German multi Champion and Endurance winner; Anchor Hill Omar South African National Champion; Anchor Hill Annah US Top 10 Trail Champion; Ses Khebira Egyptian Event and Salon Du Cheval winner; *Simeon Shai US and Canadian National Champion Stallion, along with such notables as Glorietta Gaazal and Akid Geshan. The black Sirecho granddaughter Shar Gemla is influential in pedigrees of many black show Champions of the Arabians of “The Black Stallion” movie fame.

     Sirecho’s dam, *Exochorda (also known as Leila II and Marquita in Egypt) was known as a beautiful, powerfully built, and exceedingly correct Purebred Arabian racing mare. Much controversy swirls around her importation, birth date, and even her entries in the RAS. Few, if any, can deny the impact she had on the Arabian breed. *Exochorda was a Saqlawi mare born in Egypt in the early part of the 1920’s. A demure mare, she stood only 14.2 hands high and weighed about 825 pounds. Her sire, the stallion known as Aiglon, and her dam, Leila I, were both pure desertbreds who had been imported into Egypt directly from the Arabian desert by private breeders. According to Carl Raswan, both parents were acquired through the Argheyl Muhammed Ibn Marzuki of Bureyda Quasim. All three, Aiglon, Leila I and Leila II, raced in the Purebred Division on the Cairo racetrack, under the scrupulous eye of the Jockey Club Committee, headed by Dr. Branch. Raswan stated that Prince Kemal El Dine “used to call *Exochorda (Leila II) the female counter-part of Mesaoud”.

     Sirecho’s sire, *Nasr, was imported into the US in 1932 by Mr. W R Brown. *Nasr was bred by Prince Mohammed Ali. He was a stunning white bold and powerful stallion.*Nasr had a remarkable racing career in Egypt prior to his importation. Standing 15 hands high and weighing 1,000 pounds, he is recorded as having a girth of 70 inches with 7.5 inches of bone. His foals were exported to countries all over the world, including England, Brazil, Guatemala, Columbia and Venezuela.

 


 


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Midsumernitzdream
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Rroyalee
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NYN Ndoto
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CH Moniet
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Royale Bay
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Debbani Al Hadiye
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*Carmargue
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*El Shaklan
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Crown Royale
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Port Bask
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*An Malik
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AZH Naborr
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*Estopa
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Mahroussa
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*Naborr
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*Bask++
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Galero
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*Barich De Washoe
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*Dornaba++
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Jewel Drift
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Ghazna
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*Serafina
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*Nasr
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*Silver Drift
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Naseem
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Raktha
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*Raswan
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Skowronek
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Naziri
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Tabal
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Azraff
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*Raffles
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Azlaf Omar
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*Raseyn
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Al-Felluje
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Alla Amarward
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Amurath-Sahib
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*Azja IV
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Balalajka
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*Berk
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Chepe Noyon
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Congo
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*Count Dorsaz
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Dziwa
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Elegantka
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Enwer Bey
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*Exochorda
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Ferseyn
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Fetysz
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Gandhy
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Ghazi
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Gulastra
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Ibn Fadl
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Ibn Rabdan
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Ibrahim
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Indian Gold
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*Iwonka III
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Kuhailan-Haifi
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Makata
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*Mirage
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Negatiw
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Ofir
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Pomponia
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Priboj
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Rabdan El Azrak
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Reyna
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*Rifala
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Risala
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Rissalix
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Rissla
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Sahiba
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Stambul
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Taraszcza
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*Turfa
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Turfara
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*Wadduda
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Wan Dyck
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Wielki Szlem
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*Witez II
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Witraz
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Arrogaance
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El Iat
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Nasra
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Nefisa
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Abu Farwa
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Daoud
Clearfield, Utah USA
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