of Binley Prince Salim just published - click HERE
Salim in "Horse and Hound" 21 November 2013 click HERE
In 2005, Gadebrook Stud was delighted to
acquire the outstanding colt Binley Prince Salim as a two-week
old foal from Caroline Sussex. He came to Gadebrook after weaning.
He is by Binley's illustrious Prince Sadik out of the classic
Silvern Image, both AHS Premium horses, so of the highest quality
Crabbet bloodlines. Salim is SCID and LFS clear.
As a 4-yr old, Salim went for dressage training
with Emma Thomas, and she has now taken him to over 45 Affiliated
British Dressage points and is about to start at Medium level
(below). Emma also rode Salim for me at the World Crabbet Convention
He has excelled in endurance with international rider Susan Hawes
(right). His successes up to 75 miles and in ridden showing and
dressage won him the Overall Championship in the 2013 AHS Performance
Horse Awards, presented at the National Arab Show in July 2014
(right). He also won the Premium Endurance Progeny award for 2013
for his breeder Caroline (left in blue), a proud day for all of
us, as both owner of Salim and as President of the Arab Horse
Society Anne handed out the trophies to Susan and Caroline.
Salim (right) congratulates full brother Silvern Prince on winning the
World Arab Horse Organisation (WAHO) trophy 2015
Salim is working his way up the affiliated British Dressage rankings
with high scores at Advanced Medium level. His success gained
him the 2015 High Points dressage award in the Arab Horse Society
Performance Horse Awards (PHA) and helped him to reserve overall
champion in the Pure Bred section of the PHA. For the second time
he has been awarded the AHS Premium Progeny of the Year, sponsored
by Coed y foel stud - kudos to his breeder Caroline Sussex.
Salim earning 66% in his first dressage test of
2015 at Oldencraig with Emma Thomas and achieving 2nd place, above all
other breeds. He now moves from Elementary to Medium level
Our white stallion eating up the miles through
Her Majesty the Queen's Windsor Great Park, with Susan Hawes in the
2014 120km endurance race, sponsored by the King of Bahrain
Sheer elegance - Emma Thomas with Binley Prince
Salim (left) and full brother Ikoni parade at the 2013 World Crabbet
Salim is now powering through affiliated EGB endurance rides with
Grade 1s and qualified for FEI** International competition in 2013 with
national team rider Susan Hawes.
Emma has taken him to so many wins in Affiliated British Dressage that
he featured in 'Horse and Hound' in November 2013, click HERE.
He features on the cover of the summer 2014 Crabbet Journal, click HERE.
He is a proven sire with daughter Silver
Sunbeam producing a filly foal to Crabbet champion Marbon Masadi
in May 2014 for Spirit Arabians. Salim covered Zariffia in 2015. We
are retaining the resulting 2016 bay/grey colt Hadiya for future stud
duties so have gelded Salim.
Winter dressage wins - Salim completes in
Affiliated British Dressage with Emma Thomas all winter and wins
at Novice and Elementary level at The College, Keysoe, winter
Anne, Salim's owner and vice chairman of the
AHS Premium Performance Scheme presents Endurance rosette to his
rider Susan Hawes
on the 50-mile Red Kite ride in front of the ruins of Lyveden New Bield
near Oundle in August 2013
Salim was Novice Ridden Champion a the 2012 Crabbet Show, first time
shown under saddle, ridden by Emma Thomas. Susan also won the Novice
Ridden class on him at South East Arab Show on 28 April 2013.
Salim is now a regular at the Royal Windsor 120 kms endurance race,
finishing in the top half in 2014, photos below.
Salim racing for home in the 2014 Royal Windsor
120 km endurance race
All photos by Anne Brown
Above: Salim ridden by Susan Hawes (number
21) and son David behind, riding gelding Z T Richshakfy, set out
on Royal Windsor 120-kms endurance race May 2013, which took in
Royal Ascot Race Course by kind permission of The Queen.
Salim on the hallowed ground of Royal Ascot race course, in 2013.
An inspiration to poets. The ode below, by Keith Scowcroft, appeared
in the AHS News, summer 2014 (with photo to text proportions resized
so legible on webpage). Photo shows Salim coming back to base after
the first loop.
Salim is currently FEI**
aiming for FEI*** by the end of the season.
With Emma Thomas he won the Novice Ridden Championship at the
Crabbet Show at Equifest in August 2012 - his first attempt at
Ridden showing. For show results click HERE
Salim (left) represented his AHS Premium parents at the Parade
of Champions on Dubai day in September at Newbury race course
- on the wettest day of the year - and enjoyed his gallop down
the course. The parade was broadcast live to 50 million viewers
in the Middle East.
Salim competed for the first time in the AHS annual Performance
Horse Awards in 2012 and came an impressive 4th out of 36 entries
with 522 points. He will receive his Award from the AHS President
at the Arab Championships in July. So far in 2013, he has 260
PHA points from dressage, endurance and ridden showing.
Salim was selected to represent England at the Home International
in Wales in October 2011. He continues to combine affiliated British
Dressage with his endurance career, and has notched up 29 BD points
at Novice level with Emma by March 2013.
Two more photos of super-fit Binley
Prince Salim powering round 80kms of The College Ride in September
Photo on left: David Saunders Photography
Binley Prince Salim gets another 80km (50 miles)
and a Grade 1 safely under his girth with rider Susan Hawes at the
EGB North Norfolk Coast Ride in July 2012
First ride of 2013 at Tilford - Salim and Susan
Hawes leads the Hawes twins, David and Caroline, over 50 kms
Second ride of the season - Salim earns 4th place
and FEI* status after 80 kms race in total blizzard at the King's
Forest Ride in March 2013, fully clipped out after winter dressage
season. Reported with photos in Horse and Hound, this was the only
outdoor equestrian event to take place on this day due to deep snow.
Ridden by Susan Hawes.
Photos: David Saunders Photography
Salim powering to another BD win at Elementary
level with Emma Thomas, November 2013
Salim in winter competition with Emma Thomas
at Novice level affiliated British Dressage, at Keysoe
Salim, representing AHS Premium progeny, parading
at the 21st anniversary celebration at Malvern 2011,
ridden by Susan Hawes. To view brochure click HERE
and scroll down to horse 12.
Salim (left) as a 4-year old at his first
British Dressage Prelim test. August 2009 - he came 1st!
Silver Sunbeam (above), Salim's first filly as
a two year old in 2011. Now four, she will be covered by Marbon
Masadi for a pure Crabbet foal
Another string to his bow as Salim adds
endurance to his list of ridden accomplishments. Photo:Colin
Salim and Susan should go far, combining her skill and experience
with his energy and athleticism. We wish them every success.
Salim gained a Grade 1 in his first-ever 40-mile Open Endurance
Ride in Windsor Great Park in July 2011 in 4 hours 43 minutes
with an excellent pulse rate of 45prm at the end. Well done
to trainer and rider Susan Hawes. In 2012 his success in 50
mile rides earned him FEI* status, allowing him to compete
internationally in 2013.
Salim's stud career has got off to a good start. His first
pure Crabbet foal from PHA Silver Heart was born in 2009,
named Silver Sunbeam.
Salim's first foal - filly Silver Sunbeam
with dam PHA Silver Heart at 3 days old 2009
In November 2009, Salim took his first affiliated BD Novice
test (left) ridden by Emma Thomas and came 1st against all
breeds with a score of 65%+ earning him five British Dressage
Binley Prince Salim has impressed overseas visitors with
his style, movement and beauty and captured the hearts of
the camera crew who filmed him for the new channel "All
4 Horses" launched at the Horse of the Year Show.