The News

August 2017

Well I am delighted to say since our last update I actually got to a ride and competed on homebred PC gelding Wootton Audacious (Rishahl FA/Al Tsahir Aurora). At Kiwarrak Ride we successfully completed 2 Social rides and had a terrific time. We are aiming to get to Homewood Ride in early September next and hopefully we’ll up the distance to the 40km Training Ride. I know it’s not worth bragging about, particularly in comparison to the distance and speeds I used to do on his “uncle” Rebroff Moonshadow, however my training time is limited to one ride per week and I’m a fair bit older (and not very ride fit) so I’m just happy to turn up, see everyone, help out, and get a young horse around the ride with good results. Who knows, Major did his first 80km at the same age…anything could happen. One thing I do know is that he’s a super easy boy to ride and manage and I’m very proud to have bred him.

Diggers' half-brother, Wootton Royal Aura, (by W.Charismatic, out of Al Tsahir Aurora) is now happily settled in at his new home with Carol Layton & Rob Howden near Gloucester. After starting out as a somewhat timid foal he turned a corner and became a confident and wonderfully easy horse to train - after his first floating lesson he was self loading. I’m sure this is going to be a wonderful partnership and he’ll be much adored.

The Crabbet herd have come through winter in very good condition. We might need to shift a few kilo’s off some of the mares before they go to Charismatic. I have one foal due this season, Beaucheval Spellbound, who is due early November. Charismatic also has one outside mare due to foal in January - the pure crabbet mare Chiselhurst Jiselle (A.Danyon/Serhara Belle (Sarafire) and we look forward to seeing this lovely big mare’s pure crabbet foal. Wootton Charisma (B.Finale/Chamara) will also come back home this Spring from Shanadarr Arabians, after she goes in foal to Boden (Bonn/Dreaming Magic). Boden has sired some fabulous foals in last season.

We’ve had lots of lovely visitors this winter. We are in a wonderful part of the world, near beautiful lakes and coastal beaches and we enjoying showing our Crabbets to visitors so please contact me if you’d like to come and see them. We’ve also started a new Facebook group “Versatile Crabbet Arabian Horses” for those that would like to keep in touch on a more regular basis it’s open to anyone interested in Crabbets. Until later, happy trails.

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