In 2015 a colt was born at Dubai Arabian Stud who was named D Seraj, which means 'something that produces light'. And yes that little colt really shines through the crowd.
D Seraj has started his halter show career as a colt in 2016 winning halter yearling colt championships in Dubai, Menton and Paris. He continued his show career being awarded World Gold Champion Colt in 2018, Silver Champion Stallion in Dubai and Menton in 2021, and topped it by being awarded All Nations Cup Gold Champion Stallion in 2023.
His sire is FA El Rasheem, a bay stallion by FA El Shawan, a Marwan Al Shaqab son, that died too young at the age of eight. FA El Rasheem's dam is the Versace daughter Virtuosa MLR who traces to the Davenport mare Hadba (desert bred). She also produced the Brazilian Nat. Reserve Champion Colt FA Rajjah by Marajj.
As chief sire of Dubai Arabian Stud, FA El Rasheem is multiple Halter champion stallion and Halter champion producer.
Ladi Veronika, the dam of D Seraj, was bred in the USA by Linda Cogers who bred her Ansata El Nisr daughter to Versace, resulting in that beautiful grey mare.
Ladi Veronika, with dam line back to the Blunt import Ghazala, is also known in the halter show ring: She was World Silver Champion Mare in 2009 and World Bronze Champion Mare in 2010.
The Versace daughter is also a proven broodmare at Dubai Arabian Stud. Between 2008 and 2020, she produced 20 foals (some by ET). In 2018, she foaled the bay full-brother to D Seraj, D Sheimaz, World Bronze Champion Colt of 2021. D Seraj's older half-sister D Ajayeb by RFI Farid was born in 2014. She was World Yearling Gold Champion Filly in 2016.
D Seraj, who is chief sire at Dubai Arabian Stud, is a worthy successor of his sire producing champions after champions whose 2020 foal crop seems to be the most successful one at the moment. Among his foals from 2020, there are D Leen, D Sharar and D Beisan. All of them have been awarded halter show champions at major shows in Europe and Middle East. D Beisan, a filly out of RAH Rosalia that resembles her sire in his younger age, was named Gold Champion Filly at Menton and Aachen in 2022. She was recently named World Champion Filly. Her half-sister D Leen was named All Nations Cup Silver Champion Filly in 2023.
D Seraj's son D Sharar competed succesfully at halter shows, too. He was Gold Champion Colt at Aachen and Menton in 2022, and again All Nations Cup Champion Colt in 2023. At the World Champion Ships in 2023, he was named Bronze Champion Colt.
COF Mirajj is a son by 2016 US Nat. Champion Senior Stallion Marajj. Marajj is a son by Marwan Al Shaqab, a legendary halter champion producer. Marajj's dam is RGA Khouress, a mare that also produces DL Marielle, full-sister to Marajj and dam of multi Junior Champion winner Kanz AlBidayer.
COF Mirajj's is OFW Hahnah. Her pedigree includes 2002 Scottsdale Grand Champion Stallion Besson Carol and American Triple Crown Winner of 1992 Echo Magnifficco.
COF Mirajj was trained under saddle but was halter shown, too. The bay Marajj son was awarded with the Silver Champion Stallion title at the German Nationals in 2018.
COF Mirajj is now gelded.
A black Straight Egyptian colt was born in January 2005 at the Bavarian Rothenberg stud of the equine photographer Erwin Escher. The black colt was named GR Madhin. He was sired by Madallan-Madheen. Unfortunately, GR Madhin would never encounter his sire as Madallan-Madheen was put down 1 months early, in December 2004 with only 10 years of age.
GR Madhin's dam was Maria Halima, a Futurity Champion in the US and valued black broodmare at the Rothenberg stud of the Saklawiyah Jedraniyah strain. Through her, GR Madhin is full-brother to the black mares GR Marietta and GR Mariannah.
GR Madhin matured into a bold stallion. Presented at the German stallion licensing show in 2007, he was awarded with a silver ribbon. His daughter GR Amirah was Bronze Junior Female Champion at the Arabica in 2010.
Elstera was a grey daughter by Ibrahim. Ibrahim was born in 1899 in the Syrian desert and was acquired by Count Potocki in Odessa, Russia. Over Turkey (Constantinople), Potocki sent him to his Antoniny stud in Poland.
Through Ibrahim, Elstera was a paternal half-sister to the famous Sworonek (x Jaskolka II).
Elstera's dam was Lezginka, a daughter by the desert imported stallion Obejan Szarak. Legzinka was the dam of further three registered foals. Her son Ganges I was the sire of Derby Winner Hardy and her daughter Kalina - full-sister to Elstera - was the dam of several influential horses like Dzwienna (dam of Piolun and Roszmaryn) or Floks (sire of the mare Elsissa).
Her last foal was a stallion by Koheilan I born in 1934. Her exact date of death is not known. Elstera herself produced ten registered foals. Her most influential son was Flisak who was Polish Derby winner in 1927. He was later used as chief sire at Janow Podlaski between 1931 and 1940. Flisak's whereabouts after WW II is not known. He probably was lost during war.
Another offspring of Elstera was the grey mare Ikwa born in 1927. Ikwa was an excellent race horse. She was raced 6 times and won every race. She was also a Polish Derby winner. Ikwa left 2 foals (among them Obra, the granddam of Naborr) before she came to Tersk in Russia in 1939. She left no foals in Russia.
Elstera's last foal was a stallion by Koheilan I, born in 1934. Her exact date of death is not known.
In March 2002 a grey colt was born at SK Niewierz, a private Polish stud farm. This grey colt was by Polish National Champion Pesal. His dam was the chestnut Monogramm daughter Gracja-Bis. The name of the colt: Girlan-Bey.
His dam-line traces to Gastronomia, a branch that produced sires like Gondolier, Gil, Ganges or Polish National Champion Stallion Gaspar.
As youngster, Girlan-Bey was Polish National Champion Colt and Best In Show 2003. For his new Swedish owners he won the Elran Cup and the Swedish Nationals as Junior Colt and was Swedish National Champion as a Senior in 2008.
Girlan-Bey sired Fazia-B, OKS Bentoza or Mirek-Bey - all National winners or reserve winners.
The Straight Russian stallion Davidoff was by European and World Champion Stallion Kubinec. His dam Nikita was sired by Nrav Ibn Aswan and thus a direct granddaughter by the great Aswan. Bred in Tersk, Nrav was imported to Germany in 1981 where he was registered Narav Ibn Aswan.
Nikita's dam traces to Najada, an Aswan daughter who was imported to Henry Garde's Almenich stud in Germany where her daughter Neposa by Kilimandscharo could establish her own family. Najada was later imported to the U.S. by Howard F Kale Jr.
Nikita died at the age of 7 in 1998, producing only two more sons: Shir Khan and Tibet, both full-brothers to Davidoff. The bay Tibet was a successful endurance and dressage horse in France.
German Elite stallion Davidoff was an excellent example that show and riding quality can be combined. On the one hand he was a multi Int. Junior Champion at Halter and Top 5 at the German Nationals 2007 as a Senior Stallion. On the other hand he was state tested with getting a stallion license at Marbach in 2001 and wins in different Dressage competitions. His sons SC Dalmas, SC Dyonn and SC Dagash belonged to his most famous offspring.
Davidoff spent his final years with Hans Dieter Leist in Germany. In 2020 he preceded his full-brother Tibet in death at the age of 25.
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