In May 2015, the long-awaited cross from Kaalif, the son of imported Crabbet mare Palma Benay, with imported mare Inshallah Signature produced the lively pure-Crabbet bay colt Shaarif with 3/4 Australian bloodlines and fresh genes for British breeders. SCID clear and LFS clear. Strong and bold with correct conformation and boundless energy!

Shaarif is now gelded, and has joined his highly successful sire Kaalif at Anja Ward's for an endurance career.

Shaarif leads dam Inshallah Signature through the Gadebrook paddocks, summer 2015

Photos above: Kaalif who is FEI* qualified for endurance races, introduced his 5-yr old son Shaarif (from Inshallah Signature) to his first EGB ride on 1 August 2020 at Wellow, in Notts. Anja (in stripy socks) who now owns them both geldings, rode Kaalif; Debbie from New Zealand, who helped at Gadebrook for the 4- month of Covid-19 lockdown, was rewarded with the ride on Shaarif.

Australian guests leading Australian horses - Tracy Stephens handling 4-month old Shaarif and Randall Temple with Inshallah Signature, at Gadbrook, August 2015

Astra and Randall Temple from Australia met Australian Crabbets Inshallah Signature her 4-month old colt Shaarif on their visit to Gadebrook in August 2015


Gadebrook's "Boomerang Plan" comes to fruition with the birth of bay colt foal Shaarif. His dam, Inshallah Signature, is from all-Australian Crabbet lines, imported in 2012.

His sire is Kaalif, the son of Palma Benay, also imported from Australia but from different early Crabbet lines. So Shaarif's genes, free of SCID and LFS, will give breeders a fresh pool for their mares with proven performance lines, and the rare bay colour.

Autumn 2015 and Shaarif models his rug

Gadebrook is very grateful to Australian breeders Larry and Marillyn O'Dea from Inshallah Arabians for allowing their beautiful prize-winning show mare Signature to come to England and to Leon Bennett of Pevensey Stud (now in New Zealand) for letting me have the exceptional brood mare Palma Benay whose first foal is the athletic Kaalif, winner of the AHS 2019 Performance Horse Awards.


Departure day from Gadebrook - Shaarif (right) with sire Kaalif

The Boomerang Plan that produced by stallion Kaalif also produced his son Shaarif, but both are now gelded and both are with Anja Ward. Kaalif is already a very successful FEI Endurance horse, Shaarif is ready to following in hoof-prints with Anja as her daughter Victoria takes over Kaalif.