The Arab Horse Society News


The Moyne Arabian Stud

Autumn, 1963

This stud owes its origin to a visit my parents paid to Wherwell Priory in 1938. After lunch, Colonel Jenkins rode out his little grey stallion, Raftan, for them…..they have been Arab enthusiasts ever since.

My parents soon visited Crabbet and bought their first mare, STARILLA, in February, 1939. STARILLA was a beautiful bay mare with an outstanding head and marvellous disposition. She would accompany my parents on picnics and lie down beside them on the grass. Her loss was keenly felt when she died from heart failure in 1943 when in foal to Mr. Ruxton’s ALGOL. STARILLA was by World Champion RASEEM (RASIM RIM) out of STAR OF THE HILLS (RASWAN-SELIMA); she arrived from Crabbet with a RISSALIX colt at food (which was sold) and was also in foal to Lady Wentworth’s NAZIRI (SKOWRONEK-NASRA). The resulting foal was a colt, SALADIN II, who, at 23, is still with us and active as a sire. SALADIN is NAZIRI’S only son, since although he was retained at Crabbet in preference to his full brother NASEEM (who went to Russia) NAZIRI was killed by a bomb when he had sired only five foals, Hanstead’s SHAMNAR, Crabbet’s NAZZIRIA, Mrs. Murray’s RISIRA, our DAFINETTA and our SALADIN II.

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