Sadly pure Crabbet mare Nishtar, bred at Gadebrook, was put down in spring 2009.

This enthusiastic 100% Crabbet mare had doubled as riding horse and brood mare, having had two lovely fillies. In 1998, she produced the chestnut Magic Fire by World Endurance Champion Hachim, is now an Endurance winner with her new owners in the New Forest. (click HERE to view Magic Fire's page), and in 2006, another cute chestnut, Brightstar by the international ridden champion Bright Cavalier, one of the stars of the 2002 UK Crabbet Convention. Brightstar is now in a doting home with the Clark family.

Nishtar, known as "Breeze" at home, was one of four foals I bred from Jubilee Star, who himself was one of four full brothers bred by Miss Jane Pointer at her stud in Gloucestershire. Her combination of Indian Star and Dalika produced Indigo Star, Dargee Star, Diamond Star (sire of Aboud) and Jubilee Star – my favourite. Jubilee Star covered Zarah to produce the typey Jubilee Czar in 1989, then covered Silver Indrette, who foaled the tall elegant Jubilee Gold in 1991, and the following year Someone Special who gave us the flashy and versatile Jubilee Shah in 1992.

Nishtar will be greatly missed.