The New Albion Sires: Zadaran

Zadaran 393353
1987 bay, 14.2 hh, faint star and snip, hind socks

Zadaran is a regal horse reflecting the stamp of Davenport’s *Haleb, “the pride of the desert.” He combines scope, good bone and joints, smooth balanced riding conformation with exceptional strength of loin, and a light curved neck set beautifully on well sloped and defined shoulders. His conformation is notable for its harmony of flowing lines throughout. His head is refined and expressive with sharp ears and a small muzzle. Zadaran is a unique blend of the excellent *Nasik and Davenport sources in his very solid CMK pedigree, and he belongs to the increasingly uncommon preservation group of Stud Book V Arabians (all ancestors imported to the US before 1944 — in his case, by 1930). He represents two generations and 15 years of planning from the time his sire and second dam were yearlings. His first foals are notably smooth, refined young horses which reflect their sire’s best qualities, and the eldest is succeeding in PNER endurance rides with his junior rider.


Explore a five-generation pedigree from

SIRE: Aurtal, “the improvement sire” who specialized in balanced riding conformation with emphasis on improving shoulders, neck set, loin and hindquarter, and leg alignment. Shown lightly, Aurtal placed consistently in open western pleasure; with 22 registered foals, of which most were never shown, he sired Class A halter and performance champions and is proving a demonstrable influence for smoothness and riding conformation in the next generation. His sire, the incomparable Aurab, founded his own international dynasty of show winners and prized breeding influences. Aurtal’s dam Talamita by Gabilan, from sound and enduring Lanigan Ranch stock, blended some of the best Maynesboro and Davenport sources including the rare close Oriental line, the chief source of visible *Haleb influence in modern pedigrees.

DAM: Razya, never unplaced at halter, a feminine, elegant daughter of the impressive Kellogg stallion and Sunday Show performing trick horse Zadir, himself the sire of champions and National Champions such as Tezadi, Zarab of Bolsoya and Zzahar. Zadir is latterly even more highly regarded as a sire of top producing mares. Razya has also produced the Class A halter champion Zefifieh, deceased full sister to Zadaran; Judy Wilson’s very able Kimfa son Californiakim; the impressive brood mare Zanobiyah; and elegant younger offspring by Najih (Jezireh, at My Golden Farm in Texas) and *Seffer, including the solid dressage and sire prospect Phosphor in North Carolina.

SECOND DAM: Rabbika, three-quarters sister to the incomparable multi-champion and sire Ben Rabba, and herself a feminine mare of scope and elegance, as well as a producer of halter and English champions. Her sire once again the superb Aurab.

THIRD DAM: Rafficka, an exquisite model by the intensely Skowronek-bred Raffdaan, from the program of the late master breeder Jimmie Wrench. Full brother to the champion sire Raffrim, and to the show and producing mare Al-Marah Dathyna, Raffdaan himself sired the significant matrons Thera and Raffeeda and the only three-time US National Champion trail horse Adaanis. The Rafficka daughter Ratafia also produced the major (Scottsdale and National level) action champion Scharif Repeat.

FOURTH DAM: Rollicka, a classical mare of the *Raffles/Hanad stamp sired by the blue-black Sarolle, he again from Wrench breeding. Rollicka is best known for her second foal (Rafficka was her first), the great champion and international sire Ben Rabba. She also produced the halter and performance (through Regional level) champion Khadeyn and the latter’s full sister Bolairica, represented at New Albion by her last daughter Phyllida, a double Rollicka by Zadaran.

FIFTH DAM: Coalani, again a blue-black and by the same sire as Aurab, lived a quiet life and besides producing Rollicka is remembered for her sterling good nature and for her own first foal, Rabalain, a leading ridden winner in England a generation or so ago and sire of show winners there through the Regional level including the lovely Radwan Moreta, a mare much in the stamp of Razya. Coalani was sister to the stock horse and champion sire Narlani and half-sister to the dynastic Narzah and Narseyna, from the Davenport *Hadba family which also produced El-Arish, Oriental and Kontiki.

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