Visitors to Gadebrook from abroad  

Gadebrook has been honoured with visitors from all over the world.

Francis from Nigeria and Chompoo from Thailand were the very BEST visitors over Christmas 2018
They made friends with the horses and helped clean the fields

Help from overseas at Gadebrook in December 2018: (from left to right)
Annamaria from Hungary, Bereket from Ethiopia, Anne, and Min from China


I was delighted that Janine-Helen Daniel from Australia, whom I had met at the WAHO Conference in Bahrain in 2017, was able to drop in for a short visit in April 2018 during her course at the German State Stud at Marbach.

We packed in a huge amount - a visit to HH Sheikh Hamdan's Nunnery and Shadwell Studs in Thetford, the AHS Centenary Exhibition in Newmarket, West Kington Stud in Wiltshire and Nicky Freud's endurance training yard at Hook's Green where she rode my FEI** mare Kalish, in appalling weather!



Anglo-Aussies with Anne Brown enjoying the Crabbet Show at Equifest 2015.

Shirley and Steve Ellis came to Gadebrook after spending a day at the Crabbet show at Equifest in August 2014 and were especially smitten with Sambist. Shirley definitely didn't come to see the sheep - they have enough of those in her homeland, Australia  


Sambist fans from Australia came on a 'Bucket List' visit to Gadebrook to see the sire of their stallion, Samson Tai. Breeders Deb and Ian Watson (right) of Moondarra Stud in Queensland came with Lyn Hall (left) of Lyndale Arabians on a very wet August day in 2014, prior to joining Anne for a day at the Dubai International race meeting at Newbury.

They were suitably impressed by Sambist and also our Australian Crabbet foals.


Visitors from Oundle's German twin town Naourt and French WWOOFer Adrien (right)
meet Zariffia (with Anne) and her filly Mazaria, May 2014


Engineer Majeed Almanea and his wife Alla from Saudi Arabia visited Gadebrook in June 2014 with their daughter and her school friend from Oman. They soon made friends with the horses including colt foal Dandini

Major General Sherazi and Lt Colonel Razaaq study the Gadebrook brochure as they select horses to go to the Pakistan National Stud, January 2014



Anne (centre), Prof Doug Antczak and equine reproduction
specialist Dr Sandra Wilsher with Pepelka at Gadebrook, July 2013

One of world's leading equine geneticists, Prof Doug Antczak from Cornell University, USA, visited Gadebrook in July 2013, en route to genetics conference in the Azores - what a thrill!

His TB mare 'Twilight' was the first horse in the world to have its entire genome mapped - Gadebrook's racing stallion Sambist was the second.

A crew from the Middle Eastern TV station Al Jazeera filmed the Arabian horses at Gadebrook in July 2012.  

From South Africa: Janita & Van Duyn Doyer of Arkab Stud; Johan van Eeden from Jasmyn stud; & Hendrik Jacobs.

From the USA:



Tory Bailey, 6ft 4in son of Gadebrook's American partner Patti Bailey, visited England in the darkest days of January 2012 to meet 15.3hh Sambist, sire of 11 Damb Much, the endurance stallion he rides in the USA.



Dr Larry Cohen (right, with Anne and Sambist) made the pilgrimage to see Sambist in the flesh in 2010, having bought all his frozen semen in the USA for his herd of pure Russian mares based in Florida.

"I was even more impressed by him than I thought possible", confirmed Doctor Cohen.

"He is truly one of the best Arabs in the world."


We were particularly happy to meet Merrie Boone (with whom Anne toured many Crabbet studs in the USA in 2005 and Britain in 2006); & Patti Bailey (with whom we have established the importation of frozen semen from her Living Legend stallion Remington Steele*++ through Gadebrook AI Services); also Jeri and Marty Kirkhuff from Desert Thunder Arabians; & Magic Domino's owners Kim & Mark Thomason of Arabian Dream Farms.


From Kuwait: Ayed Almuteiri came to Gadebrook Stud in June 2010, and met yearling colt Rizaam.

From Turkey: Gulsen and Nuzhet Kahraman.
From Abu Dhabi: Deirdre Hyde Stud Manager for HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al Nahyan.

From Syria: Dr Hazaim Alwair, an expert on the original bloodlines of the horses brought in to Britain by the Blunts from Syria and the Middle East in the 1880s and 1890s to Crabbet Park.

Anne and the Gadebrook team welcomes Dr Hazaim Alwair to the 2007 Gadebrook Open Day

Australian breeders Leon Bennett of Pevensey Stud (left) and Br Peter McIntosh meet Binley Prince Salim, bred by Caroline Sussex (centre left) and now owned by Anne (centre right), (wet) summer 2007


From Australia:

Astra Temple and her husband, Randall of Starpark Arabians; Bob Curtin & seperately his daughter Tanya, from Monach Lodge Stud; Sean Johnson, owner of Kendra Park Arabian Stud; Brother Peter McIntosh, Leon Bennett, owner of Pevensey Arabians; Jackie & Neil Dand; & Bruce and Fay Copland (below left) from Koah Stud & Karyn and Aditja Gitsham (below right) from Brentwood Park Stud


Above: Fay & Bruce Copland with Palma Benay, Anne's Australian imported filly
Right: Aditja (left) and Karyn Gitsham (right) with Anne
Neil and Jackie Dand from Australia always find time to visit Gadebrook when they come to England - this time they meet three month old Tango (Sambist x Jazmyn), summer 2011  

Show me! Show me! Kallista (right) demands Australian breeder Ken Johnson of Kendra Park Arabians show him her details (summer 2010)


From Australia:

Tracy Stephens (left) from Henley Farm in Australia helped bring Silver Sunbeam into the world when she came to stay in May 2009. Her knowledge and experience were invaluable and we hope she comes back to see Sunbeam's progress


From Canada Cathy and John Southwell of Southwell Stables, great Crabbet enthusiasts, visited in wintery January 2009.


From Russia:

Vera Burtseva and her six year old daughter Katja visited in spring 2011 at the same time as WWOOFer Moises Treviño from Spain and toured the remains of Fotheringhay Castle, with Anne



From China:

The Chinese National Endurance Team visited Gadebrook June 2011.

Vivien, Jason, David and Rebecca with Al Wajbah


From Germany:

A jazz band from Oundle's twin town Naourt, in Germany, held court on the lawn, summer 2010