Hachim : the all-round athlete
Hachim is a big bay 100% Crabbet gelding by Achim's
Silver Magic out of Hamsfah by Hanif.
He passed his stallion licensing with flying colours
at two and covered four of my Crabbet mares in 1996 and 1997, siring
four lovely fillies: Zaha (out of Zaharina) 1997; Hadith (out of
Someone Special) 1997; Magic Sheen (out of Crystal Sheen) 1998;
and Magic Fire (out of Nishtar) 1998.
He has had a meteoric career, from his training
with Paul Nunn near Norwich to become the youngest ever Arab to
receive an AHS Premium and gain a Performance Horse Grade 11 at
just four years old. The gruelling test included show jumping over
doubles, a cross country course, a dressage test, loose schooling
over jumps, a vet exam and an inspection by the President of the
Arab Horse Society.
On the racecourse, Hachim has achieved a rating
of 55 after just two races and was invited to appear in the Stallion
Parade at the National Stud in Newmarket in 1998.
Hachim was sold to Abu Dhabi where the ruler's grandson,
Sheikh Hazza rode him to victory in the 2002 Bahrain Endurance
Race, one of the toughest in the world.
He was then selected for their National Endurance team at
the World Equestrian Games in Spain in 2002 and completed
his success with his World Endurance Championship win in 2005.
Souvenirs of this feat even include a fridge magnet, on sale
in Dubai gift shops, see photo.