Mariska is the latest addition to our pure Russian breeding programme at Gadebrook. Big, bold, bay and beautiful, Mariska arrived on 27 June 2013, the product of two AHS Premium horses. In October 2014 she flew to America to join the Russian breeding programme of Dr Larry Cohen based at Patty Bailey's Phase II ranch in New England where she settled immediately.

She is by international Arab long-distance race champion and leading racing sire Sambist (bred at Tersk), out of the gentle GAS Pepelka, dam of Gadebrook's bay filly Kallista (2010), full sister to Mariska.

Mariska at two days with her dam Pepelka

Mariska has been handled from birth but is an independent spirit, and already shows awesome movement. She is bred from the very finest proven bloodlines to race and stay the distance.

Mariska being vetted immediately prior to her export to the USA as a yearling in September 2014

Mariska at two days with Gadebrook groom Joanna


Mariska at three days

Russian filly Mariska at three days with pure-Russian dam GAS Pepelka, dam of full sister Kallista, now racing

Hello, I'm Mariska