Bay/grey pure Crabbet licensed stallion by Binley Prince Salim x Pevensey Zariffia (imp Australia), born April 2016, 15.1hh.

Tragically, his dam Zariffia suffered a prolapsed colon giving birth to him as he was too large and three weeks late. So at two in the morning with the help of the National Foaling Bank, we located a big Belgium draught mare Blondie. She fostered the orphaned Hadiya brilliantly for which we are very grateful to her owner Wendy Davies.

Read more about the birth drama HERE

Hadiya with trainer Martin at the 2019 British Breeding Youngstock Evaluations where he won
Gold and the Reserve Endurance Championship plus the Leading Endurance 3-yr Old title

Pure Crabbet stallion, Hadiya, on his first day under saddle with Martin
at Nightingdale Farm in Autumn 2019


When Hadiya was three in late autumn 2019, his trainer Martin started backing him. He has taken to lessons and schooling very well. Hadiya is now being hacked out on the road prior to starting dressage training for a very novice season in 2020.

Hadiya is based with Susan Hawes, his future rider, at Nightingdale Farm in Sussex, conveniently close to specialist AI vet Dr Madeleine Campell for future collections of his fresh and chilled semen for Crabbet mares.

In addition to gaining Gold at the British Breeding Youngstock Evaluations in 2019, he was awarded the Futurity Trophy by the Crabbet Organisation.

After training Hadiya to the dummy mare and collecting and analysing his semen in spring 2019, AI specialist vet Dr Madeleine Campbell said: "It has been a delight to start Hadiya off on his stud career this season. He is a rare example of a stallion with that optimal combination of fantastic bloodlines, good performance conformation, and an outstandingly pleasant and intelligent temperament. Better still, his semen quality is excellent, as attested to by the pregnancies resulting from the first few inseminations using this lovely young stallion. Congratulations to Gadebrook Arabians for breeding such a fantastic ambassador for the breed".

Hadiya is retained by Gadebrook as his bloodlines, temperament and conformation are just what the Crabbet gene pool needs.

Gadebrook pure-Crabbet guys in summer 2018 - Grey 2-yr old Hadiya and bay 3-yr old Shaarif

Hadiya is SCID + LFS clear, as are all the horses at Gadebrook Stud. For breeding, these conditions need to be known as breeding two animals with a lethal gene like Lavender Foal Syndrome, or Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency, can result in the death of the foal. This is why Hadiya is such an important stallion for the future of the Crabbet gene pool - he carries fresh blood lines, the rare bay gene from Australia and is free from carrying lethal conditions.


Playful bay/grey yearling colt Hadiya in spring 2017

All Gadebrook mares inseminated in 2019 scanned in foal. He will be available by chilled semen to a limited number of approved mares in 2020. Hadiya is backed and preparing for a dressage season with Susan Hawes.

Two-day old orphan Crabbet colt Hadiya with foster dam Blondie, April 2016, Gadebrook

Anne and Hadiya & Blondie and Georgina, the day before weaning, October 2016, Gadebrook

Hadiya and foster mum Blondie with Shiraaz joining in the fun, Sept 2016, Gadebrook

Hadiya, pure Crabbet colt by Binley Prince Salim x Pevensey Zariffia, August 2016 at Gadebrook Photo: Alexia Ross

Salim's 2016 colt, Hadiya at 3 months
& foster mum Blondie, Gadebrook