|Pevensey Zariffia (top)
Bay 15.1hh pure Crabbet AHS mare 2005 - 2016.
Tragically we lost Pevensey Zariffia as she foaled impressive
colt Hadiya in April 2016. The loss is irreplaceable as
Zariffia carried the finest Australian pure Crabbet bloodlines,
was supremely elegant and had the kindest temperament.
She leaves charming chestnut filly Mazaria (2014) by Marbon
Masadi and bay colt Hadiya (2016) by Binley Prince Salim
as well as a daughter, Pevensey Zaraya and son Pevensey
Zayed in Australia.
I am eternally grateful to Zariffia's breeder Leon Bennett
for allowing his gracious 'Princess of Pevensey' to come
to Gadebrook - she will be forever missed.
Zariffia with filly Mazaria
at Gadebrook, May 2014
|GAS Pepelka (top)
Bay 15.1hh pure Russian AHS Premium mare 1993 - 2014.
Bay 15.1hh pure Russian AHS Premium mare. Bay filly KALLISTA
by Sambist 2010; Bay pure
Russian filly MARISKA by Sambist
born 27 June 2013 (sold to the USA)
We are devastated at the loss of dear Pepelka ("Moose"
to her friends) at the age of 21 due to increasingly painful
arthritis. Gentel Pepelka produced wonderful foals including
full sisters by Sambist: Mariska (2013), sold to a Russian
breeding programme in the USA and Kallista (2010), sold
to Zayin Arabians for racing. We are grateful to her breeder
Kerry Wilson and her previous owner Sandra Wilsher, for
allowing Pepelka to spend these last years at stud with
AHS Premium mare (1993-2013) by Kasadi/Sophy
Chestnut 14.3hh AHS Premium mare produced for Gadebrook
a grey gelding, Remynisce, 2007;
a chestnut colt by Sambist, Sakr
in 2008; a bay filly, Mandarine,
by Sambist in April 2010; a chestnut colt Tango,
by Sambist 2011; a bay colt Samba
B, by Sambist 2012
Kit Rolfe, Jazmyn's previous owner and rider, remembers her
I always called Jazmyn 'The Goodwood Horse' as it was the
coincidence of seeing her offered for sale in the Thursday
edition of Horse and Hound and the fact that I was gigging
at Goodwood House on the Friday , a journey that would take
me right past The Harwood Arabian Stud . This was fate. I
was already thrilled with my yearling colt Czak, who was by
the stunning stallion Cezare,(another Harwood horse), full
brother to Jazmyn. I had to pop in and see this Crabbet mare.
Thank goodness I did! I fell for Jazmyn on sight and am eternally
grateful to Monica Calvert (who always followed our progress
enthusiastically) for allowing me to purchase her.
Jazmyn was three years old when she came to me and
she gave me unmitigated pleasure for the next nine years. She was
the sweetest tempered mare you could ever wish for and was never
capable of giving anything but her best. In dressage she gained
over 150 points and placed highly in British Dressage Regional championships,
on one occasion she was only one precious place from qualifying
for the BD Nationals.
Among her many showing wins and supreme championships
she won the HOYS qualifier at HOCON in 2002 and subsequently placed
in the top six at the prestigious "Horse of the Year Show".
I could always rely on her rising to the occasion and the bigger
the show the harder she tried. Only giving way to her tendency to
'pogo' with excitement after prize giving, clever girl!
In 2004 I took Jazmyn to be covered by BNC Centurionn
, a lovely kind-tempered stallion who had proven his ability on
the race track himself and through his progeny. The union proved
very successful and Jazmyn gave birth to her first foal the following
June, a beautiful filly I named Venus Eclipse as she was born at
the time of this iconic eclipse. Venus is now enjoying a very successful
career in endurance .
Unfortunately in 2004, Jazmyn developed a ligament
problem which made it impossible for her to continue her ridden
career so, as she had proven herself to be a wonderful brood mare,
Jazmyn became the property of Anne Brown and her cousin Alan Brooks,
and she joined the band of Crabbet mares at the highly successful
Gadebrook Arabian Stud. Over the last seven years Jazmyn has produced
four lovely colts and an enchanting filly, all but one colt by Sambist,
proving that her union with the charismatic resident Gadebrook stallion
was a match made in heaven . Jazmyn's first foal for Gadebrook,
Remynisce, was by the deceased American legendary WAHO champion
stallion, Remington Steele.
Jazmyn had a fantastic personality and was a loving
and loyal friend . I owe her so much and I know Anne, Alan and all
at Gadebrook will miss her sorely.
(1988-2013) by Ludomino x Hamsfah
Pure Crabbet stallion, one of the best horses ever bred at Gadebrook.
Top US Sport Horse Sire + US "Living Legend". Winner of
countless Ridden and Dressage titles in Canada and the USA.
|Shaded Silver (top)
great pure Crabbet athlete is lost - the multi-talented Shaded Silver
who died in early 2012, aged 24. The handsome grey stallion was
bred by Maureen de Popp at her Milla Lauquen Stud in 1988. He was
by Golden Silver out of Magics Moonshadow (twin of Magics Moonlight,
bred by the Countess of Pembroke in 1977), by Sunlight's Allegro,
himself out of one of Crabbet Park's "Heavenly Twins",
Shaded Silver owed his striking good looks to his two lines to
Silver Fire, the tail female line going back to Silver Shadow,
and his long, comfortable stride to his many lines to Rissalix.
His sire, Golden Silver, was one of Silver Blue's most important
sons, and out of the in-bred Ludo daughter, Golden Ludo. This
created a very successful blend of the "Silver" type
with the Blue Domino movement. He was one of the stars from the
Moulton Stud of Mr & Mrs DD Wright to appear at the 1985 Crabbet
Convention in the ownership of Mr P Everett and Miss J Taylor,
who had bought him two years previously.
Shaded Silver was a very versatile performer, having competed
under BSJA rules, and in hunter trials, dressage, eventer trials
and endurance (the old "Silver Series"). Fittingly,
he took part in the 2002 Crabbet Convention, as a member of the
endurance display team and also representing the Silver Grey group
He won or was placed every time shown in hand or under saddle
by his owner, Julie Green. When he was not competing, Julie took
him hunting with the local bloodhounds in Norfolk.
He bred a string of useful horses, and spent his later stud career
on lease to Anne Brown at Gadebrook Stud. He nicked particularly
well with Summertime Blues, siring the full sisters Rhapsody in
Blue (2005) and Rose of Summer (2006), both now starting in endurance,
and with the Ludomino daughter, Zaharina, siring Blue Shadow (now
gelded) in 2005 and Azarina in 2007.
|Silvern Sceptre (top)
life of this wonderful stallion was sadly cut short by a tumour,
first forced him to give up his illustrious show career in hand
saddle, then finally his stud duties.
The tragedy of his early death is even
more poignant when we see the
meteoric rise of his sons, especially the young stallion PHA Silvern
who has won supreme championships in all the top competitions -
Horse of the
Year show, UK International, Arab Horse Show, Royal Windsor and
in 2005 was
awarded the first World Arab Horse Organisation "Horse of the
Bought and shown brilliantly by Jean
and David Peck at Paslow Hall Arabians,
he passed to Gadebrook on the Pecks' emigration to the States. The
Sceptre has left us are greatly treasured.
For his story, click HERE
both the deep chestnut brood mare Zaharina and Zaha, her bay daughter
by Hachim, were lost in the same year, 2010.
Zaharina, one of three foals born at Gadebrook stud
by pure Crabbet Ludomino in 1988, was out of the Zirree el Wada
grand-daughter, Zarah, also owned by Gadebrook. One of the other
Ludomino foals that year, Magic Domino (out of Hamsfah by Hanif)
now pure white, is now one of the most important ridden sires -
of any breed! - in the USA. The third foal, Rozina (out of Rosaria
by Fari 11) is a great all-rounder under saddle as well as a former
Br Nat Champ brood mare.
Fortunately, while Zaharina herself was only used
for pleasure riding, her foals have been fulfilling their potential
under saddle, most notably Zaha (see separate obituary) in the capable
hands of Joanne Wallis Baga.
The strong and powerful grey gelding Blue Shadow
(2005), by the gifted pure Crabbet jumping and cross country Crabbet
stallion Shaded Silver, is embarking on an endurance career as will
his tall full sister Azarina (2007), also grey.
Another filly from this great foal producer, the
bright chestnut Bright Dawn (2006), by International Ridden Champion
Bright Cavalier, is retained at Gadebrook but will be available
on loan this year to a keen endurance rider.
Zaharina was a stylish and easy-moving 14.3hh
companion, with a kind temperament but slightly impatient manners
who really only appreciated being stabled when she had the responsibility
of a foal at foot. Owner and breeder Anne Brown had many offers
to buy her over the years, but she was firmly rooted at Gadebrook
and was put down at the Northamptonshire stud at the age of 22 after
breathing problems became too great an issue. She is sorely missed.
She is survived by ¾ brother Zamorin (1992), now white, by
Silver Domino x Zarah. Their pedigree is 98.4% Crabbet but 100%
Old English of lines that have proven their long-distance worth
over the years.