Gaffi

By Arlene Magid. GAFFI represents the best of the breeding program of master breeder Dan Gainey, who carefully linebred to Skowronek through his sons *Raseyn (with the inbred Ferseyn son Ferzon) and *Raffles. Her dynastic influence on the breed is remarkable, and extends to virtually all disciplines in which Arabians compete, including halter, working western and sport horse in the show ring and endurance ride winners. Her influence can be seen in breeding programs worldwide, from North America to South Africa, from Europe to Australia!

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Star Arabian Stud, Lincolnshire – UK Summer 2000 Stud Tour

By Georgia Cheer. Daphne and Keith Gilbert began their Star Arabian Stud in 1971 when they purchased two gray mares from Crabbet. Those mares were AURORA (Oran x Shadowlight), who was foaled in 1966, and SELINA (Hanif x Dancing Diamond) foaled in 1968. Sadly, SELINA had died in 1999, AURORA the year before and their stallion INDIAN REFLECTION had passed away just a few months before my arrival in the summer of 2000. It seems my stud visit was far overdue and regrettably I had missed seeing these lovely Crabbet treasures.

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Klinta Arabians, Ireland – UK Summer 2000 Stud Tour

By Georgia Cheer. Fortunately for me, there is one pure Crabbet breeder in Ireland, Klinta Arabians. This was my first visit to Ireland, and I will certainly not forget the wonderful time I had with Gunilla and Geoff Hamer. Gunilla is a very interesting, lively, humorous and unique individual. Gunilla is Swedish by birth, but has traveled the world, living prior to her move to Ireland in Buch b. Frauenfeld, Switzerland, where she and Geoff kept a pet donkey named Oscar, who was raised by the Hamer’s from age nine days old through to his accidental death at age 21. Oscar was a donkey who thought he was human. Stories about Oscar could fill a small book, like his pension for gin and tonic. Sadly he passed away a few years ago so I did not ‘meet’ him. Gunilla also owns a Skye Terrier by the name of Paddy. Paddy was a champion show dog in his younger days and is her constant companion.

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Highfield Stud, Wales – UK Summer 2000 Stud Tour

By Georgia Cheer. In the rolling countryside of western Wales, there is another breeder with whom I had a wonderful time getting to know. She is Susan Murphy, a humorous lady with a passion for animals. She has living on her 200 acre farm not only horses, and cows, but chickens, peacocks, numerous dogs and many cats too. I think Susan has a heart as big as Texas as she seems to rescue many creatures from fates undesired. They all thrive under her care.

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Carol Mulder’s Australian Stud Visits, November, 2000

By Carol W. Mulder © 2001Parts 3 – 5. Parts 1 and 2 are in the Crabbet Influence Magazine 2001 International Issue. *This article continues from the 2001 Crabbet Influence magazine where Carol Mulder covered the Australian Crabbet show in Part 1 and the Crabbet Convention Part 2. Below is Part 3 – her visits […]

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Abu Haroun – Our Family

By Diane Volpe. Abu Haroun, or ‘Bu,’ was born on April 17th, 1984. He is by Fane (Haroun) out of Royal Fiesta by Fari. From the day he was born, Bu has always been very cheeky, jumping over everything that gets in his way. Bu was bred by Jane Fraser, and I purchased him with his dam when he was just a few days old. He was shown in hand with great success as a yearling and two-year-old, but we decided to have him castrated (that autumn), and use him as a ridden gelding.

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1997 Idaho Arabian Breeders Country Classic Show

By Karen Paolo. Our recent move to Eastern Oregon, so far East in fact we are almost in Idaho, has given us a whole new world of horses to explore. We decided to venture to Caldwell, ID, and watch the Country Classic Show put on by the Idaho Arabian Breeders Association (IABA) on September 6 & 7, 1997. We arrived in time for the last of the IABA Halter Futurity classes. The three year old fillies were assembled outside waiting their turn to enter the arena when a very nice chestnut filly caught my eye and impressed me as the type of horse I like.

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Antezeyn Skowronek 5321

By Rick Synowski. Antezeyn Skowronek was the third ranking son of Abu Farwa for the number of foals sired (just over 100) and the number of Class A halter champions sired. However, he heads up the list of Abu Farwa sons whose sons have sired Class A halter champions. Quite a number of progeny of Antezeyn Skowronek matured to become the truly deluxe showhorses of the 50s and 60s in the Pacific Northwest. These were real beauties, tauted for their versatility, whose heyday has perhaps come and gone since the advent of the specialized horses which come to a show to be exhibited in one event or class category.

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Roh Beta Gulastra 10216

By Karen Paulo. The great Gulastra 521 died before his last batch of foals arrived in 1955. Left among his legacy was a chestnut colt foaled on June 7, out of Al-Marah Aasaba 5352, “one of our best Indraff 1575 daughters,” states breeder Bazy Tankersley in some old correspondence regarding the mare. The colt was originally named Al-Marah Anmar, which is Arabic for ‘patriarch.’ The name was later changed to Roh Beta Gulastra, after his purchase in the 1956 Al-Marah Auction by Dr. Roger Baker, who was “Jack Armstrong – The All American Boy” of radio fame.

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