Our final two foals arrived in late November. First was the colt Zihayr (below right) on
22 November 2007, by Antaarez from Misaka. He has the huge eyes, stretch and movement you would expect.
He was followed by the lovely filly Sadiyya, by Madaan from Salida, also super elegant and with tons of movement. (Below left)
The night of 18 November brought two wonderful arrivals. Just before midnight, Shakeelah produced a gorgeous tall colt by Sarezin, named Shahrak.
Kajora followed in the early hours of Monday morning with the exquisitely pretty Katifa. Katifa is our young sire Antaarez's first foal and we are delighted with her.
On the evening of Tuesday 6 November, Tarlea Ellabrandi presented us with her second Valor foal, an exquisite filly, Exotika. This is Brandi's second Melbourne Cup Day filly. Her first foal, Etana, was also born on Cup Day in 2005.
Exotika is a full sister to beautiful Eklipse.
Mahdiaa is proving to be a wonderful first time
mother with her Valor filly, Mahvella, born on
6 October 2007.
Mahvella is an exotic little girl with great
conformation to match. We are exceptionally happy with her.
The long wait was finally over on
20 September with the arrival of a glorious colt,
When your dam is Australian National
Champion, Valouria, and your sire is Australian National
Champion, Sarezin, it creates pretty high expectations.
Varaz is most definitely up
to the challenge. He is three days old here on his
second day out, not fully pigmented or unfolded of
course. Valouria is proving to be as great a mother
as she is a show horse.
We are very pleased to welcome the delightful
Avra, by Valor from Azima, born on 21 August.
We have been very keen for a lovely daughter from one of our
favourite mares and she has certainly obliged!
Azima’s brother, Antaarez
also added to the team's laurels with his Supreme Exhibit
at Western Districts A Class and Champion Colt at Yarra
Valley A Class.
The youngest Amira El Marieshaah
daughter, our precious Aviva, was very lightly shown, as
she was a late foal. She was very successful, including
Reserve Champion Filly at both the Victorian Classic and
the Feature Show and Finalist at the East Coast Championships.
on to 2007!
with Anne McIntosh
Azteq, just out of quarantine, surveys
his new Australian home
Vanessa Crosland with
Gazal Al Shaqab
We are delighted to have acquired the glorious
weanling colt Azteq LBA.
Azteq is by the wonderful World Champion
and US National Reserve Champion Stallion Gazal Al Shaqab.
(pictured above right and below left)
Gazal is of course also a sire of significance.
His progeny includes the World and US National Champions Marwan
Al Shaqab and Pianissima.
Azteq's dam is the very beautiful US National
Champion Amelia B. (pictured below right)
Amelia B is by the US National Champion
Magnum Psyche and her dam is Amety B, who as well as being
a successful show mare herself, is a daughter of US National
Champion Eternety. Amety B is also the dam of the current
US National Champion Yearling Filly, Goddess of Marwan.
On 21 October, Tarlea
Ellabrandi produced a divine colt by Valor.
Pictured at less than 12 hours old, his
name chose itself as a result of his unusual face marking.
Not only beautiful, he has enormous charisma
and is already leading his dam a merry dance!
Eklipse will be available to a special home.
Our first foal of
the season arrived on the evening of 18 September 2006.
Mahsati is an extremely
pretty and athletic grey filly by Sarezin from Cherox Miguela
and is a full sister to the very successful showhorses Madaan,
Mazhar and Miraak.
This delightful little lady should in her
turn be a very successful show horse in her own right and
enquiries are invited.
has been busy with weaning and training weanlings to be good equine
citizens. Many Syrah Arabians have found new homes and their new
owners are unanimous in their praise of their lovely natures and
how good they are to handle – something we place great importance
Prue Tipping and Rod Kloot have acquired the lovely
3 year old SK Shakla Khan - Shakeelah daughter, Shakara
(right). Shakara was Champion Yearling Filly at the Victorian
Championships and Reserve at the Geelong Indoor Titles. Prue and
Rod are looking forward to showing her at a couple of shows this
year in Victoria and are aiming for the Australian National Championships
(Sarezin - Tarlea Ellabrandi) a gorgeous blonde chestnut yearling
is now with Abigail Arbuthnott in Knowsley, and she will also be
out and about in the Victorian show scene.
(Madaan - Rokewood Argentina) a very stylish yearling gelding is
now owned by Jeanette Cheney, who is keen to show him as well. Razaan
had a slow start as his mother had virtually no milk and he had
to have supplementary feeding, but you’d never guess that
now as he is a tall boy!
Kielee Hawtin is the proud owner of the gorgeous
(Sarezin - Misaka) and the handsome colt Azzaam
(Valor – Azima). Kielee has a passion for pintos so Azzaam’s
sabino/rabicano colouring together with his type and athleticism
made him irresistible. They too will be seen around the shows in
(Sarezin - Cherox Miguela) is travelling to South Australia
to the care of Alice Birch as her first Arabian, after a long history
with thoroughbreds. Messalena will be the true versatile Arabian,
trying her hand at Natural Horsemanship, endurance, halter, saddle
and importantly, beloved companion!
(TR Viktor (US) -Salida), bottom left, will be hitting
the shows in the gelding ring, with Julie Smith.
The youngest human members of the
Liapakis family enjoying the horses.
Spencer after his first show with Woranora Genevieve
and Evan bonding with Razaan.
L to R - Sarah
Davies, Vanessa Crosland, Anne McIntosh with Ashika at
the East Coast 2006.
We are very proud of
Ashika Shaklana with her second East Coast Top Five in
the hotly contested Junior Filly Class at the 2006 East
The day before the finals,
Sarah Davies from Western Australia purchased her to add
to her stud. Sarah has been looking for a really top class
filly for her breeding program and we predict great things
for Sarah and Ashika! Sarah was there to cheer her new
girl on to her success.
Current plans are to show
her at the 2006 Western Australian State Championships
before putting her in foal to the East Coast Champion
Feature Show is always one of the best shows in Victoria –
an excellent entry from Victoria and interstate, great judges
and brilliant organisation. So we were really looking forward
to showing under Jay Constanti, from Om El International, home
of some of the most lovely horses in the world.
It was a great thrill when our
yearling colt Antaarez was awarded Champion Yearling Colt in
strong company. The joy was compounded when Valouria was awarded
Champion Intermediate Mare and Supreme Female Exhibit and Jay
warmly congratulated me on having such an exceptional mare.
This is the the third time Valouria
has been shown at the Feature Show, and the third time she has
been awarded Supreme Female – under a UK, a European and
an American Judge, as a yearling, a filly and now as a mare.
Quite an incredible record.
(Right - Vanessa Crosland, Anne McIntosh,
Valouria, Jay Constanti)
The 2005 Victorian Classic was
judged by the well known Egyptian Horse enthusiast, Shawn Cruise.
We were very pleased when Valouria was awarded Champion Mare,
especially as she is Russian/El Shaklan bred, and was against
some lovely Egyptian bred mares.
Shawn Cruise described the mares
as awesome, and Valouria as world class.
Finally .... the long wait is
Valor was bred to three mares
as a two year old, and Clint and Anna Salisbury's lovely Valeera
story below) whetted our appetite for our
own Valor foals.
Amira El Marieshaah was first,
producing the glorious filly Aviva, on 6 January
2006 (above left).
Marieshaah's daughter Azima delighted
us a week later when the beautiful colt, Azzaam,
was born on 14 January 2006 (above right).
The glorious November Victorian
weekend saw Michael Liapakis, talented photographer and invaluable
support, take a stroll through the mare and foal paddocks. The
result is some updated photos of our lovely 2005 foals. Enjoy!
Left to right- Etana, Zakiyyaa
(top), Shahzar (centre), Salimah, Khadar (bottom).
of these outstanding babies are for
sale, so please enquire about your favourite.
congratulations to Rhianna Wynn for winning Champion Senior
Gelding with Mazhar at the 2005 National Arabian Stud Horse
was a top class field, including the current Australian National
Champion Gelding Bullion, the eventual Reserve. Mazhar is the
very first Arabian owned by Rhianna and was completely prepared
and shown by her against the top professionals. We are so proud
of both of them.
have some lovely sale horses for those who wish to realise their
own dream.These include Mazhar's full sister Messalena,
who is very like him and our 2005 foal Razaan, by Mazhar's brother
Madaan, who will make a top class show gelding.
On 11 November 2005 we were delighted to welcome
Shahzar, by Sarezin from the multi champion Shakeelah. This glorious
chestnut colt is ridiculously like his Australian National Champion
sire and with his four crosses to El Shaklan and two to Sarika,
should be incredibly prepotent.
Shakeelah of course will be rebred to Sarezin!
A rare opportunity exists for the right home to
obtain this super colt particularly if we can retain some
Razaan joined us on 10 November
This elegant colt is also the first
foal of Rokewood Argentina (Shakla's Fame N Fortune - Simeon Shifrah)
owned by Samantha Morris.
This delightful fellow should make
an outstanding show gelding like his close relatives, Mazhar, Miraak
and Electric Dreams.
He is available for sale.
Spring has arrived with a flush of fillies.
are very pleased to welcome our first two foals of the year, both
24 October 2005, we welcomed the lovely Zakiyyaa (Sarezin - Misaka),
see below left. She was followed on 1 November 2005
Melbourne Cup day by Tarlea Ellabrandi's first foal, Etana
by Sarezin, below right.
as excitingly, we congratulate Anna and Clint Salisbury of
Clintana Arabians on their lovely filly, Clintana Valeera,
born on 27 October 2005. (at right)
is Valor's first foal. Her dam is Clintana Shakeera.
2005 East Coast Championships Oh
what a night!
East Coast is always one of the most exciting shows of the year. The
extremely high quality of the horses drawn to this AA show from around
Australia and the excitement of the night finals always make it a
show to remember.
The excitement was heightened by the stunning success of the Syrah
bred Arabian horses under international judge Stephen McMorrow of
The first thrill for the night was when Miraak (Sarezin – Cherox
Miguela) was awarded Reserve Champion Three Year Old Gelding for
his ecstatic owner Julie Smith. Julie also showed her twelve year
old Australian National Champion Gelding Lizwood Park Gazal, nicknamed
Gazza, to a number of ridden awards including Reserve Champion Costume
and Top 5 in both Hunter Hack and Bridle Path Hack. Miraak was acquired
to be Gazza’s replacement, and as Gazza was himself an East Coast
Reserve Champion in his youth, Miraak is following very closely
in his footsteps!
Our next thrill was the lovely Ashika Shaklana (Sarezin – Amira
El Marieshaah) who was Top 5 in the 2 Year Old Filly class (see
photo right). The judge made a point of saying how much he loved
her and how very close the decision was.
(TR Viktor – Salida) at left with Vanessa followed up her
2003 Australian National Championship after a year off in
the paddock as a two year old! by triumphing in the 3 Year
Old Filly Class. Valouria was awarded Champion in strong competition.
Again the judge was struck by her incredible beauty.
night culminated in Mazhar (Sarezin – Cherox Miguela) see right,
owned by Rhianna Wynn, being awarded Top 5 Senior Gelding in a huge
class of well-performed senior geldings by Stephen McMorrow. At
four, Mazhar was a baby in the class, and he was capably handled
by his amateur owner, one of the few amateur handlers in the class.
Mazhar had earlier been awarded Champion Classic Head and Top Five
in Classic Trot by judge Denny Flissinger.
One of the most rewarding things as a breeder is seeing a wonderful
relationship develop between horse and owner, like the total love
and trust Mazhar demonstrates for Rhianna, at halter and under saddle.