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Thoroughbred breeder and racehorse owner, Sarah Waring, shares a secret with Crabbet filly Mazaria, summer 2014

Endurance rider and trainer Nicky Freud has a moment with Mazaria, July 2014

Endurance supporter Steve Beresford makes
friends with Dandini, June 2014

Dandini & Janice Cockley Adams
July 2014, Gadebrook

Teresa Gavin, owner and jockey of two of Sambist’s racing progeny visits in October 2014

Charlotte Fleming and her friend Jane meet Sambist


Natalie Tindall makes friends with Inshallah Signature, pure-Crabbet mare, imported from Australia; June 2014

Yearling filly Mariska nibbles Ashley Holman's head, June 2014

Kerry Wilson, owner of Greenfields Arabian Stud in Hertfordshire meets the 2014 pure Crabbet foals Dandini (bay colt left), and Mazaria (chesnut filly).

Kerry breed our GAS Pepelka, dam of Kallista (2010), and Mariska (2013) and also bred GAS Skala, the dam of our pure Russian filly Samska (2010) by Sambist.



Crabbet Organisation founder Caroline Sussex meets 3-week old filly Mazaria, June 2014

Crabbet Organisation chairman and breeder, Natalie Tindall, of Moonlight Arabians pays another visit in November 2013 for a reunion with Palmyra
Scottish cousin Ron MacGillivray comes down to help decorate the stud office with illuminated pedigrees and rosettes, July 2013

Cousin Zoe MacGillivray from Scotland pays an annual visit to inspect the new foals - Bismillah and Palermo (enjoying a scratch) in 2013

Jenny Lees from Pearl Island Arabians visits in April 2013 and inspects three-year old Crabbet colt Kaalif, (below) and 26-year old senior Gadebrook stallion Sambist (right).




Scottish cousin Zoe MacGillivray renews friendship with yearling filly Palmyra, July 2012


Members of the Leics & Rutland Endurance group visit Gadebrook in September 2011, and meet Palmyra


Poet Keith Scowcroft ("Scowie") and wildlife photographer (and Gadebrook groom) Jackie Pringle, co-creators of the countryside book "Just by Chance". For details on Jackie's website click HERE


Below, Mark Pitman and Karen from Jenny Pitman Training size up Sambist, winter 2013

For article on Gadebrook written by visitor Caroline Hooker, click HERE

Jane Pointer (below), founder of the famous Cranham Arabian Stud of pure Crabbet horses in Gloucestershire, visited in 2007 to meet 10-month old filly, Brightstar, the great grand-daughter of her stallion Indian Star (Indian Magic x Nerinora), one of the last bred at Crabbet park.

Brightstar is out of Nishtar whom I bred from Jane's Indian Star son, Jubilee Star.


Deirdre Blackburn on an equine art class at Gadebrook in July 2010


Gadebrook has been honoured by the most distinguished Crabbet breeders and Arabian enthusiasts in England, including Rosemary Archer and her daughter Elizabeth who stayed to enjoy their mare Summertime Blues, kindly loaned to Gadebrook.

Peter Upton came to paint this wonderful Crabbet mare and her foal Rose of Summer by Shaded Silver. The photo shows Peter Upton in his studio with the two lovely paintings he has done of Summertime Blues and her filly.



Peter Upton


Vicki Chalkley, Joanna and Anne


We briefly welcomed Diana Whittome - between her Open Day at Coed-y-Foel Stud and her judging commitments at the Norfolk & Suffolk Arab Show.

We were delighted to welcome Joanna Orme on her two weeks' work experience from school and thank her for her hard work handling the mares and foals, helping the farrier and holding the yearlings for their inoculations.


In February 2010 our three cheerful ferreters - and terriers - bagged another dozen rabbits to bring their total this season to almost 100.

Sadly rabbits are a total pest on the farm, ruining the roots of the hedges and leaving deep holes in the fields where horses risk breaking their legs.


Ferreters and terriers at Tansor Lodge Farm
February 2010