The Boomerang Plan to bring long-lost Crabbet genes back to Britain
from Australia is already showing exciting results with the birth
of two bay Crabbet colts, Palermo born 3 May 2013 and Bismillah
born 5 April.
Palermo's sire and dam travelled over from Australia together
in 2007 as two year olds - the colt, Erin Park Excel to Llain
Arabians in Wales and filly Palma Benay
to Gadebrook. Now the 2012 mating has produced this smart colt,
6 days late, and rarin' to go.
Palermo has joined Moonlight Arabian stud as a key component
of their pure Crabbet breeding programme.
Proud mum Palma shows off 10-week old colt Palermo at Gadebrook's
Open Day, July 22nd 2013. Photo Alexia Ross.
Palermo will be assessed at the British Equestrian
Federation's Youngstock Evaluations at Arena UK on July 31st
Left: "Hi baby brother", says Palermo on seeing 2014
colt Dandini with their dam Palma