Kaalif
 
         

Bay pure Crabbet licensed stallion born 16 April 2010 by Silver Zaanif out of Palma Benay whom Anne imported to Gadebrook from Australia in 2007.

Top 2-year old at BEF National Futurity Gradings, endurance section, 2012.

Winner in hand and under saddle at 2015 Crabbet Show at Equifest and winner of Binley Rose Bowl for pure Crabbets and winner Sports Horse class at British National Championships Malvern 2015.

Now competing in endurance with Susan Hawes, with all five rides successfully graded. Kaalif is now qualified to start at Advanced Level in 2017.

Licensed stallion - LFS and SCID clear

Sire of bay pure Crabbet colt Shaarif 2015 out of Inshallah Signature at Gadebrook - the 3rd generation of pure Crabbet Australian blood.

 

Kaalif and Susan Hawes at the Devil's Dyke ride 2016



Kaalif wins the Novice Ridden Championship at the Crabbet Show at Equifest 2015, ridden by Stephanie Turner, congratulated by judge Liz Needham

 


Kaalif at 4, sensitively started under saddle by Davina Godwin Photo: Stuart Godwin
 

Kaalif is the first bay pure Crabbet colt born in Britain since Hachim was foaled here in 1994 (now in Abu Dhabi). Kaalif brings fresh genes to widen the Crabbet bloodlines in Britain, and is SCID and LFS clear. Now stallion-licensed, his first mare Inshallah Signature (pure-Crabbet) is confirmed in foal. This will create a third generation of Australian pure Crabbet Arabians in the UK - always the aim of Gadebrook's Boomerang plan.

Kaalif paraded at the 2013 World Crabbet Convention and is now backed and training with Davina Godwin to compete in Endurance rides in 2015.

As a 2-year old at the BEF Futurity Evaluations in 2012, Kaalif was the highest placed Endurance Two Year Old and earned a Higher First Premium. Again as a 3-year old, he earned a coveted Higher First Premium.

 


Kaalif triumphs at the 2015 Crabbet Show at Equifest, inhand and under saddle, winning the Novice Ridden Championship (above), the Sport Horse Championship (below left), the pure-Crabbet Championship for the Binley Rose Bowl, and the overall High Points Championship.


Kaalif wins Sport Horse Championship, sponsored by Mary O'Rourke (left) and judged by Astra Temple, from Australia (right)
 

Kaalif enters main Equifest arena to be judged Overall Reserve Ridden Champion and High Points Champion of the show
 

Newly licensed Kaalif goes looking for mares to cover at Gadebrook, June 2014
 

Kaalif back at Gadebrook to cover Pevensey Zariffia and Inshallah Signature
 

 

Yearling Kaalif using up some of his boundless energy in May 2011
     

2012 Endurance GB magazine (below)

 
     
 
Four photos above: Kaalif, as a three-year old in May 2013, gently backed by Davina Goodwin
     

Kaalif relaxes in the Gadebrook paddocks after his demanding performance
at the BEF Futurity evaluations in August 2012
 


Kaalif at 2 months with dam Palma Benay

 

Kaalif's optimistic, energetic personality should make him a fine endurance horse and sire.

His Crabbet bloodlines descending from horses imported to Australia over 60 years ago make him a valuable potential future sire.

     

Two-year old Kaalif wins the Junior Pure Crabbet rosette at the Crabbet show at Equifest, presented by Christina Roebuck, AHS president, in August 2012, handled by Davina Godwin
 

Kaalif's sire, Silver Zaanif (by Lutfi Pasha) an accomplished endurance and eventing horse
 


At 1 week old enjoying the April sunshine, 2010 at Tansor Lodge Farm

 


Yearling Kaalif, May 2011