Kallista  
         
 

Pure Russian born 25 May 2010 by Premium stallion Sambist out of AHS Premium mare GAS Pepelka. Kallista is eligible for Premium progeny classes and competition and earned a First Premium at the 2012 BEF (British Equestrian Federation) Futurity evaluations to add to her wins in hand in the show ring.

Trained by Davina Godwin in hand, Kallista has now joined Paul Simmon's Zayin Arabian stud and gone into race training with Pete Hammersley, at PJH Racing. This big strong elegant mare has excellent conformation and a lengthy stride which promises a successful future under saddle. She makes her debut at Wolverhamption Races in May 2015.

 
   
Video below: Kallista wins the Royal Cavalry of Oman 0-55 Handicap Stakes at Chelmsford 1st July 2016

 

Kallista's new owner, Paul Simmons, riding from PJH Training stables in April 2015 before her maiden race at Wolverhampton on 2nd May 2015

Below (video and two photos): Kallista's maiden race

 
New owner Paul Simmons ran Kallista (horse 6) in her maiden race in a field of nine on 2 May 2015 at Wolverhampton over 1 mile 1 furlong. Jockey Stefania Bandola in white cap. Despite staying with the leading three for most of the race, Kallista couldn’t quite keep up pace in the final furlong, and finished a creditable 4th
     

Jockey Stefania Bandola keeps Kallista with the leaders
 

Kallista, fit and well in 4th place in her maiden race, trained by Pete Hammersley
     
     

Showing off her paces for the BEF youngstock evaluation judges, August 2012
 

Kallista stod up for the BEF judges, August 2012; she earns a First Premium in the two-year old endurance section
     


Neck and neck - Sambist's yearling fillies Kallista (bay) and Samska (grey) practice for a racing future

     

Kallista (left) and Wahiba perform for Alkass TV crew at Gadebrook 31 May 2013
 


Wahiba and Kallista (right) reaction to Alkass TV filming at Gadebrook 31 May 2013

     


The Gang of Three - Yearling filly Kallista (centre) with Wahiba (left) and Samska. Photo: Laura Vanderloo

2010 bay filly Kallista was Gadebrook's first pure Russian foal from Sambist - and has succeeded our expectations. Big and bold from birth she has continued to thrive and should make 15.2hh or 15.3hh like her parents.

 


Kallista at 2 months with dam Pepelka