Established 1969. Celebrating over 50 years of
breeding world-class performance Arabians


Anne Brown welcomes you to Gadebrook Arabian Stud. We raise pure-bred (mainly Crabbet) performance Arabian horses for racing and endurance based mainly on pure Crabbet Arabian lines from Australia.

We have been home over the years to top Arabian stallions: Racing superstar Sambist, World Endurance Champion Hachim (left), and Performance Horse Awards overall champion, Binley Prince Salim. We represent the US winner of the first WAHO trophy and multi-talented Remington Steele*++.

  Gadebrook Arabian Stud is located near Peterborough in Northamptonshire, 75 miles north of London, England.
Gadebrook resumé 2016 click HERE. Gadebrook poster click HERE



Star of Gadebrook Stud, Palma Benay (far left), imported from Australia as a 2-year old filly, has produced some fine colts.

They include MAS Royal Dart (left) for breeder Deborah Duncan who took him as a yearling for his first outing to the 2023 Devon County Show, and will stand him at stud.

Another of Palma's sons, Dandini, stands at stud in Sweden. A third, Palermo, stands in the West Country.

Palma is now on loan to the Plaister Charitable Foundation at Imperial Arabian Stud in foal to their British National Crabbet Champion, Imperial Silver Phoenix, for 2024.

  Anne's year as Hon President of the Arab Horse Society April 2014 - April 2015, click HERE.   Last updated December 2023
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Gadebrook's three Gold Premium-winning Futurity Arab yearlings by pure Crabbet Hadiya in June 2021: filly Kamelliya,(left), filly Bright Moonlight (centre) (now in Italy) and colt Hazar. All now sold.


Sambist, winning at Goodwood 1994
An iconic photo of Sambist winning the UK Long-Distance Championship at Goodwood in 1994, for the second time, ridden by Colin Jenkins. Frozen semen available.
Photo: Judith Ratcliffe. View enlarged

AHS Centenary Celebrations 2018
'Centenary' book EventsParade
  Anne is 'Featured Partner' on top US Arab show and sport horse breeder, Patti Bailey's website, view HERE











Past Highlights
2015 2016 2017
  Hadiya's last two progeny are now sold to active endurance homes; 3-yr old gelding Hazar to the Lakes, his sister Kamelliya to the Welsh Bolders. We wish their riders every success with these lovely, loving horses.    
  Video of Sambist's 11-year old Advanced endurance son, Samba ridden without bridle by trainer Martin Leonard for owner Susan Hawes in Sussex, prepares for the big time in 2024 View Video    

Two Gadebrook-bred horses won their classes at the 2023 Golden Horse Shoe ride over Exmoor in May. Congratulations to:

8-year old Crabbet gelding Shaarif by Kaalif who won the three-day 120k class - and two trophies - with rider Anja Ward.

13-year old Mandarine by Sambist who achieved Gold speed, winning the two-day 80k class and the Best Condition award - a great result for her rider Kathy Carr. (photo)

After years of winning the ‘Racing Sire of the Year’ Award, Sambist has added the Endurance Sire to his resumé, placing third in the 2023 Top Ten list.

Crabbet yearling colt MAS Royal Dart (Silvern Prince x Palma Benay) came 3rd at the 2023 Devon County show in May on his first outing with owner Deborah Duncan. At the national Futurity Evaluations, he won a Gold Premium and a Premium Progeny award.


The breeder of the two leading 2022 Endurance Futurity sires collects awards for their progeny: Anne Brown of Gadebrook Stud (left) bred Premium stallion Crystal Magic; Gina Hunt bred his daughter, Nahema's Spirit, the highest-scoring 4-year old, above all other disciplines.

Dandini, also bred at Gadebrook, sired Seren Auros (best 3-year old) for Jan Atkinson (right). Dandini won the 'Leading Endurance Futurity Sire' award as well. Dandini by Marbon Masadi x Palma Benay (imp Australia), born in 2014, is now at stud in Sweden.

He has pure-Crabbet progeny in Britain, Spain and Sweden.


Crystal Magic (by Silvern Sceptre x Crystal Lazuli), an AHS Premium Merit stallion, now 24 and owned by Spirit Arabians, is the sire of the leading 4-year old Naheema’s Spirit SA. In 2017, Crystal Magic’s 3-year old filly, SAR Magical Spirit, gained Elite status, the only one awarded in the Endurance section that year!

Dandini is 100% Crabbet; Crystal Magic is 97% Crabbet (100% Old English).



We now learn that all of Gadebrook's Crabbet Arabian horses descend from Abbas Pasha's most important and influential stallion Ghadir, with a very dramatic provenance.

See end of page for details


The three foals by Hadiya we entered for the 2020 national Futurity Evaluations all did extremely well, all gaining Gold, with Bright Moonlight (pictured) earning the second highest score for Endurance foals, Hazar the third and Kamelliya the fourth – with the highest vet score! Caroline Hawes has kindly produced mini-videos of their performances. Video links below:

Pure Crabbet filly Bright Moonlight (born 2020) is sold to international vet Erik Siccardi for a career in international endurance. She loaded like a dream at Gadebrook, travelled well and has settled in happily with the Siccardi family.

Pure Crabbet Hazar (born 2020), (right) was lightly backed by top trainer Richard Walker in July 2023 for an endurance career. He is now sold to a Performance rider.



Bright Moonlight
  Anne attended the 2022 WAHO conference in Jordan in October 2022. For her photos and report for the Arab Horse Society’s Year Book, click HERE  

Royal Stables, Jordan

Congratulations to the owners of horses from Gadebrook Stud:

Bright Moonlight, 2-year old pure Crabbet filly, has settled in her new home in Italy with Endurance vet Erik Siccardi.

She is now backed and even doing walks at the half-pass with her lightweight trainer.


Bright Moonlight


Mandarine (born 2010) by Sambist, successfully finished the 66km Red Dragon ride in tough conditions with British National champion rider Kathy Carr, and gained 2nd place in the Performance Formula, an outstanding achievement.

Pure Crabbet gelding Gadebrook Blade (born 2018) from 100% Australian Arabian bloodlines is sold to a top Endurance rider for endurance competition and gained a Gold Premium at the 2021 Youngstock Evaluations.









Gadebrook Blade

  Home-bred Kalish has swapped her high-level endurance career for a new and active riding home in Leicestershire.  


Our Remington Steele son Remynisce, has retired from FEI*** endurance competition to join a loving family in the Cotswolds who ride him daily.


Pure Crabbet Arabian gelding Shaarif, (born 2015), here ridden by Debbie from NZ, romped home after his first-ever Ride at Wellow in Nottinghamshire and is aimed at high level endurance with owner Anja Ward, who successfully competed him at the tough Red Dragon Ride in the Welsh mountains.

He starts at International level endurance in 2024.


Congratulations were due to Kaalif, winner of Dinsdale Memorial Trophy for Champion Pure Arab in the prestigious AHS Performance Horse Awards for 2019, owned and ridden by Anja Ward, and also to her 13-yr old daughter Victoria (right) on winning the Arab Horse Society’s Farenza Cup on Kaalif for leading Junior Rider.

Kaalif won the pure Crabbet Endurance Championship at the Crabbet Organisation Performance Awards 2019 and also the FEI Endurance section.

However, tragedy struck in autumn 2020 when Kaalif broke his leg in his field and had to be put down – such a loss of an exceptional horse.

Kaalif was pure Crabbet by endurance sire Silver Zaanif out of my imported Australian mare Palma Benay. Kaalif was the sire of Shaarif (2015) from my imported Australian mare Inshallah Signature. He is also owned by Anja Ward and starts his Endurance career in earnest this year.

  Past Highlights    

Anne is proud to have won the Arab Horse Society 'Breeder of the Year' award for 2018, and also the Crabbet Endurance “Breeder of the Year” award.

The results were based on the achievements of horses bred at Gadebrook including Kaalif, Remynise, Azarina, Kalish, Samba B, Mandarine and Kalista.


Photo right: Anne was at the WAHO conference in
Australia when the awards ceremony took place so
only received the rosettes and garlands on her return

  Imported Australian mare Palma Benay is the foundation of the Boomerang Plan to re-introduce Crabbet genes to the UK; winner of the Crabbet Mare trophy at the Crabbet Organisation's 2019 awards for winning achievements by her first son Kaalif  

Gadebrook is delighted to have acquired the talented and beautiful pure Egyptian AHS Premium Performance mare Kamillah from her breeder Judy Phillips.

Kamillah is the World Arab Horse trophy winner for 2013, the first ever NaStA Performance-tested mare, a winning eventer and endurance horse. She is dam of the Royal Cornish Show Champion 2019, also two fillies, Gadebrook's Kamelliya, and jointly-bred Gadebrook Lily

Kamillah produced a refined and beautiful filly, Kamelliya, to Hadiya in June 2020

  Kamillah with new-born filly Kamelliya by Hadiya, 14 June 2020 at Gadebrook


  Anne attended the 2019 WAHO conference in Australia, and afterwards visited Palma’s breeder Leon Bennett in New Zealand. In association with Leon, Anne now shares the important pure Egyptian mare Simeon Shurah (Asfour x Simeon Safron), a great-granddaughter of 27 Ibn Galal V, with her filly foal Shiraz sired by Simeon Shulchan by Anazah Bey Shahh (a Morafic grandson) out of Simeon Saadia (also a great-granddaughter of 27 Ibn Galal V).  

Gadebrook's racing supremo Sambist (deceased 2014) won the AHS 'Arabian Racing Sire of the Year' award in 2018 for an unprecedented 13th time in 15 years.
Sambist appears on the cover of the AHS Centenary Premium Performance Scheme commemorative book of stallions, and his genome sequence features in the Centenary exhibition and on the back cover of the Centenary book. He was the first Arabian in the world to have his genes identified. A limited amount of frozen semen is available to approved mares.



Advanced endurance mare Azarina (2007) produced a delightful bay/grey pure Crabbet colt Hazar by Hadiya in May 2020.

This is a very special foal as he represents the 4th generation of Gadebrook breeding, Anne having bred Azarina (by Shaded Silver) and her dam Zaharina (by Ludomino) and owned her dam Zarah (by Orion).

Photo right: Anne with her beloved riding
mare Azarina, at Gadebrook May 2019


A limited amount of Remington Steele's frozen semen is available to approved mares, stored at West Kington Stud.

  Gadebrook has done especially well at the Crabbet Endurance Awards. Anne has won the Crabbet Endurance Breeder title for results from Remynisce, Kaalif, Kalish and Azarina.

As Vice-Chairman of the Arab Horse Society Council, Anne chaired the AHS Centenary 2018 committee. She was heavily involved in raising funds and organising the 2018 events, including the Performance Horse Parade at the National Heritage Centre in Newmarket, the special exhibition "From the Desert to the World" from March to July, also at the National Heritage Centre in Newmarket, and the successful Centenary Marathon in Newmarket in October 2018. Photo right: The chairman, Joanne Lowe (on right), thanked Anne with a pot of flowers.

Anne compiled the fully illustrated AHS "Centenary" book and attended a book-signing in Oundle in May 2018. It sells for £40 (£35 to AHS members), available from the AHS website.


Anne presents the Gadebrook Trophy to the Reserve Performance Horse Awards Champion at the National Championship Show each July, and also the Gadebrook Shield to the overall Crabbet Champion (Gayzella in 2018, photo right with owner/breeder Fiona Leng).

Anne chairs the Premium Performance Scheme (PPS) committee of the Arab Horse Society and supports breeding using AHS Premium stallions - like Sambist!
PPS webpage

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