Click HERE for details of Wahiba's sire, Chatanz

Al Wajbah produced a gorgeous bay filly by Chatanz on a bright April morning, 2010, the first foal she has given us at Gadebrook. Her previous five for Umm Qarn are all winning on the race course or youngsters in training in the Middle East.

Wahiba has been sold to Angela Stevens for race training with Jayme Bone.

Both Chatanz and Al Wajbah are AHS Premium horses, so Wahiba will be eligible for Premium awards once she is old enough to race, then compete in endurance. With her long legs and happy attitude, she could succeed in both. Her pedigree contains some of the finest and most successful racing blood from Russia and Poland.

This nick is particularly important to us. Many years ago, Wajbah's sire, our Premium stallion Sambist, beat Chatelaine, the dam of Chatanz, by a length in the UK Long Distance Championship over 2 miles 7 furlongs at Goodwood. Once Chatelaine retired to stud, she was due to be covered by Sambist by AI, but a pregnancy never materialised - hence the importance of the mating one generation further on.

This filly's name is chosen in honour of the golden Wahiba Sands in Oman, venue of the excellent 2009 WAHO Conference. In Arabic, it means "gifted".

For details about AHS Premium stallion Chatanz: www.wh-arabians.co.uk
Wahiba's sire Chatanz is one of the finest all-round performance stallions at stud in Britain. As well as being a Grade 1A Arab racehorse with 6 wins and over 20 placings, he is a Grade 1 NaStA Performance Tested stallion, a frequent winner of the "Endurance Sire of the Year" Trophy, and a former Endurance GB National Champion.

Chatanz represented Britain in the 2002 Endurance Team at Intermediate level and comes from a long line of racing and endurance winners.



Wahiba at two, racing Samska in June 2012 at Gadebrook

For details about AHS Premium stallion Chatanz: www.wh-arabians.co.uk

Yearling Wahiba in the foreground races siblings Samska and Kallista, spring 2011, at Gadebrook
Photo: Laura Vanderloo

Week-old Wahiba in the buttercups - Photo Laura Vanderloo

Wahiba's First Premium rosettes from
the BEF Futurity Evaluations 2012

Wahiba's endurance sire Chatanz,
an AHS Premium stallion

Stood up for the vet, Jane Nixon, at the BEF Futurity Evaluations, August 2012, where she earned a First Premium

Kallista and Wahiba (right) perform for Alkass TV crew at Gadebrook 31 May 2013

Long-time Gadebrook groom Jackie Pringle, delighted to achieve join-up with Wahiba, September 2012