The New Albion Sires: Abu Zanzabar

Abu Zanzabar 437396

1989 chestnut, star, strip, snip, three socks

Abu Zanzabar possesses scope, well-proportioned legs with good bone and joints, and smooth balanced riding conformation, featuring the desirable combination of long neck, short back, strong loin and long smooth hindquarter. He moves beautifully and, like both his parents, has a disposition that is all anyone has ever claimed for the breed. Zanzabar has been trail ridden and shown in sport horse classes, demonstrating “three good gaits” (scoring 8’s for canter in open Training Level dressage) and remarkable facility for lateral work. In June he won both the Sport Horse Stallion in Hand and Sport Horse Under Saddle at the Pacific Coast Arabian Sport Horse Classic.

He also loves to jump and was the youngest horse in the top ten for the Arabian Sport Horse Association’s 1994 Senrab Cup standings (for Arabians in open sport horse competition). Zanzabar has young stock in California and Oregon consistently reflecting his own best physical and mental qualities.

  Abu Malacar  
    Bint Ghamil
Abu Zanzabar    

Explore a five-generation pedigree from

SIRE: Abu Malacar, one of the most respected current representatives of the Abu Farwa sire line, historically the most widely influential section of the all-pervasive Gulastra branch. “Mackie” was injured as a young horse but still performed creditably as a jumper. His offspring, beautiful riding Arabians with outstanding dispositions, have made a reputation in the show and performance arenas, headed by the parimutuel race winner Mackie’s Image and the Scottsdale and National winner in hunter classes, Pico Lenah. His sire, the important Abu Farwa son Muhuli, left a tremendous legacy of performance ability at Van Gilder Arabians in Oregon. Muhuli’s dam was half-sister to Aurab’s sire; she produced the champion and sire Don Juan, and the dynastic mares Shameyna and Marsinah. Muhuli also sired Arabian race winners and Abu Malacar is brother to the parimutuel winner and producer (and notable beauty) Muhulis Melanie. Abu Malacar’s dam Bint Ghamil was an elegant daughter of *Gamil, perhaps the most impressive individual of the 1947 Hearst desert importation; her dam, the widely influential Howard Marks line foundress Zuleika, was a Gulastra granddaughter who combined the unique desert outcross to *SS Byron with classic Maynesboro sources linebred to the legendary *Abu Zeyd.

DAM: Zanobiyah is New Albion’s representative of another imposing Abu Farwa stallion, Shah-Loul, blood-brother to Farlowa. Shah-Loul sired Brendan, first foal of our regal Aurab mare Tamasina, and Brendan sired Zanobiyah, a smoothly made, good-moving mare of scope with substance and a particularly outstanding hindquarter. Her first foal, Abu Zanzabar, thus carries triple lines to Abu Farwa through three of his most noted sons: Muhuli, Shah-Loul and Tamarlane. Zanobiyah then gave us a lovely *Seffer filly, won blue ribbons in open performance, produced the excellent young prospect Shadowmax for Judee Browning, and Vizir by Najih, the next sire for Rick Synowski in Oregon.

SECOND 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 New Albion sire Zadaran; the Class A halter champion Zefifieh; Judy Wilson’s very able Kimfa son Californiakim; 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.

THIRD DAM: Rabbika, three-quarters sister to the incomparable multi-champion and international 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, her classic dam by the intensely Skowronek-bred Raffdaan (sire of Adaanis, only three-time US National Champion arena trail horse) and out of Ben Rabba’s exquisite dam Rollicka, from the Davenport female family responsible for El-Arish, Oriental and Kontiki. Ratafia, half-sister to Rabbika, produced the CMK action champion Scharif Repeat, successful through the Scottsdale and US Top Ten levels.

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