Pevensey Zariffia

of Zariffia's foals


We sadly lost Pevensey Zariffia in April 2016 with a prolapsed colon, giving birth to a long-legged colt Hadiya.
RIP Zariffia – irreplaceable. Read more about the birth drama click HERE

The uniquely bred bay Crabbet mare Pevensey Zariffia arrived at Gadebrook after a long flight from Australia, thanks to the generosity of her breeder, Leon Bennett, who wrote a feature on Zariffia for the Victoria Crabbet Arabian Group newsletter, November 2012. Click HERE for the VCAHG article


Zariffia enjoys the autumn sunshine the day after her arrival at Gadebrook in October 2012

Anne first saw Zariffia's dam, the impressive Veridan Za'aria, at
Pevensey Stud in 2005, with her first Ghazari filly, Ghia, in the same paddock as Petra Benay and her filly Palma Benay who came to Gadebrook as a two-year old in 2007. Zariffia was born in 2006 and was retained
by Pevensey for breeding.

Zariffia leaves two progeny in Australia, the 2010 bay filly Zaraya (by Magic Prophecy) and a 2009 bay colt Zayeed, (by Pevensey Safari), already a show champion, now owned by Keldon Park Stud.

Zariffia travelled over with Inshallah Signature, another big moving bay pure Crabbet mare.


Pevensey Zariffia has left sub-tropical Australia for autumn at Gadebrook Stud in England, October 2012
Pevensey Zariffia was part of the Boomerang Plan - Anne's effort to increase the pure Crabbet gene pool in England by bringing back long lost lines from Australia. Zariffia will be covered in 2013 by a pure
Crabbet stallion, and will appear at the World Crabbet Convention Parade on Saturday 20 July 2013.

Ghazari, Zariffia's sire. bred at Fenwick Stud, Australia. Photo: Nicole Emmanuel

Veridan Za'aria, Zariffia's dam at Pevensey Stud, Australia. Photo: Nicole Emmanuel

Zariffia is inspected by the vet on arrival at Heathrow airport after a 24-hour flight with Inshallah Signature, also destined for Gadebrook

Zariffia's importation has been long in the planning. I fell in love with her dam, Veridan Za'aria when I saw her with her filly Ghia in Australia in 2005 - and then saw photos of the full sister Zariffia in
2006. But breeder Leon Bennett wasn't selling. Now on the closure of Pevensey Stud, Leon has allowed this beautiful mare to come to Gadebrook.

IRT arranged the transportation and the mares arrived safely, if somewhat jet-lagged, on October 25 2012, to be met by an Arctic blizzard the following day!