1983 chestnut, 15 hh, blaze, three stockings, one sock, mark under body
Available by frozen semen to approved mares
*Seffer is a champion at halter and performance through the Regional level, a
Most Classic winner, of straight Crabbet (Skowronek-Blunt) breeding from
the internationally influential program of the Archers’ Worth Arabian
Stud. He was foaled at Park Corner, literally a corner of Crabbet Park.
*Seffer is blending with the solid structure of the older CMK lines while
enhancing action, elegance and carriage. His first New Albion foals arrived
in 1991 and his offspring continue to exceed our expectations in their
beauty and action, and their lightness and intelligence. We have heard
from the breeders of three of his Northwest offspring and they are excelling
according to their opportunities, under saddle and as breeding horses
in their turn.
Explore a five-generation pedigree from allbreedpedigree.com.
SIRE: The short-lived Prince Saraph, a beautiful horse with a kindly nature,
a fine sire and well placed at halter through the British Nationals and in
ridden classes. He combined the Hanstead Stud’s two great Rissalix sons, *Count
Dorsaz and Blue Domino. His sire Samson was reserve British National Champion
at age three to the great Indian Magic, then in his unbeatable prime. Samson
was three-quarters brother to US and British national-level producers including
Samaveda, Samurai and *Thorayya, and to the latter’s US Top Ten and National
Champion daughters, Al-Marah Sola Mia, and AM Countess Mine. He himself was
primarily a sire of international-class show ponies; in his old age he got
a few purebred foals of which Prince Saraph would prove the most influential.
The prolific Princess Alia, dam of Prince Saraph, was out of the dynastic Princess
Troubadour, full sister to British National Champion Lilac Domino and the key
sire Ludo. Ludo and *Count Dorsaz both were winners of the Winston Churchill Cup in all-breed ridden classes as well as internationally important
sires. Princess Alia has produced show winners and the important mare Princess
Rubi’a: she was one of the few daughters of Indian Flame II, among the best
sons of Indian Magic and one of three noteworthy ones out of the British National
Champion Nerinora. Indian Flame also sired the major British winners Sharukh,
Jacynth, the good sire Taqah, now in Qatar, and Silver Flame.
DAM: Sa’lilah, by the Worth-bred British National Champion Silver Flame, owned
with the late Lady Anne Lytton who recognized his potential as a colt and chose
him for her program at the Blunt Stud. Silver Flame sired major international
winners in hand and under saddle including Golden Flambeau and is recognized
as a speed influence in British Arab racing. His daughters are notable producing
mares, headed by Azeme Bint Gleam, dam of the 1990 supreme in-hand champion
at the British Nationals, Aureme by Aurelian by Ben Rabba. A Golden Flambeau
daughter produced the young Wales and West Supreme Champion Aur Flair, again
by Aurelian. Sa’lilah has four breeding sons in North America: *Sa’ika (in
Florida) and *Seffer by Prince Saraph; *Seyad (now in Nevada) by Silver Scimitar;
and the US halter champion *Carmagnole by *Carmargue, a regional winner in
England when in race training. Her first daughter Sema by Prince Saraph is
producing well in her own right, and she has an even more beautiful younger chestnut daughter by Silvern Idyll.
SECOND DAM: Sunset, major winner in hand and prolific quality producer from one
of the great mare families. Her sire Bright Shadow, British National Champion
of all Hanstead breeding, got the great show and producing mare Silver Sheen,
her three-quarters sisters out of Silver Gilt, Golden Gilt and Sunset, and
other major influences. Bright Shadow’s sire Radi also got *Iorana, dam of
*Ranix and Kimfa; his son Bey Shadow got the dams of such stars as Rostam,
*Carmargue, World’s Champion Aukubra and the champion Aurelian daughter Aurelia.
Another, Bright Wings, got Padron’s lovely dam *Odessa, and a third, Greylight,
three-quarters brother to Sunset, became a leading sire in Australia. The Silver
Flame daughter Azeme Bint Gleam is out of a half sister to Bright Shadow; their
dam full sister to *Count Dorsaz.
THIRD DAM: Silver Gilt, "the most valuable brood mare in the world," dam of the British National Champion and international sire *Silver Vanity and
the glorious British National Champion and producer Silver Grey, and foundress
of one of the most respected and sought-after international female lines in