NZAHBS ‘slide show’


Many thanks to ‘Arabians Australia’ for putting together this video for the New Zealand Arab Horse Breeders Society. A big thanks also to the many photographers who contributed their images.

A few Desert Heritage Arabians make an appearance – see if you can spot them!

Please enjoy our Kiwi horses and music!

Leaving on a jet plane…

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Fiera DH (Shaheen Al Saba x CA Melika Silver Fire by SK Shakla Khan) has been sold and will go into quarantine shortly, to head to her new home overseas. Congratulations to her new owner!

Much like Sharifa DH (my other 2013 filly by Shaheen Al Saba), I never intended to sell this filly, but the opportunity for my stud was too good to pass up. I am now left with only one precious Shaheen daughter, Yanah Bint Shaheen, owned in partnership. I have to say how wonderfully Shaheen is breeding on for me, with his daughters selling solely due to people meeting them and falling in love (they were not for sale!).

Fiera is a lovely filly and given time will mature into a beautiful mare; but more than this, she is just such a sweet friendly little girl who will do anything for you once she knows you. Not only will she be a great breeding mare in the future, but her new owner will simply enjoy every moment with her; whether riding, showing, or just going to visit her in the stable.

Bon voyage Fiera, I will miss you.

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Thank you to Caitlin and Carmen of Paparazzi On Tour Photography, for again providing me with beautiful images, and to Robyn & Angela, for facilitating this sale.

Fiera DH, Reserve Champion Junior Filly at the National show


Our final show for the season was the NZ National Arabian Championships, where Fiera DH competed under the care of Total Show Training. It is a testament to Angela’s great feeding and conditioning that Fiera was at a beautiful weight despite having a massive growth spurt between the NI Champs and the Nationals. She is growing just like her dam did, in a sort of see-saw fashion, so she will be turned out to mature and may hit the show ring again as a mare. We can’t wait to get this sweetheart home.

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Yanah Bint Shaheen – South Island Reserve Champion Filly


Three month old Yanah Bint Shaheen (pending) by Shaheen Al Saba, attended the South Island Championships at her dam Euralea Fire N Desire’s side, and trotted away with the Reserve Champion filly title. We are so proud of our little ‘Miss Grey’, she took everything in her stride and looked fantastic.

What a great season it has been; the first of Shaheen Al Saba’s progeny to hit the ring with wonderful results in both Islands: Fiera DH (bred and owned by Desert Heritage Arabians) going North Island Res. Champion and Yanah Bint Shaheen (bred and owned by the Euralea & Desert Heritage Arabians partnership) going South Island Res. Champion!

Thank you to good friends Carmen Tuite for not only helping but also taking these beautiful photos, Clayton Bazeley for leading Missy and Fiona Gemmell for being the primary caretaker for a few weeks.

Special mention must also be made of Euralea Fire N Desire (Dessy) who not only had success this week with her beautiful daughter Yanah Bint Shaheen (pending), but is also dam of Euralea Electric who completed the South Island Championships 120km** Endurance ride in 6th place, Euralea Emagine who completed the South Island Champs 80km* ride, and JA Kourage Under Fire who won Champion Gelding at the Taranaki Arabian Championships as well as placings in the ridden section. Go Dessy!

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Christmas comes early – a new daughter of Shaheen Al Saba is born

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The owner of CA Melika Silver Fire (a Sanadik El Shaklan granddaughter) reports that clever Melika gave birth to a filly on December 21st. This is a full sister to Fiera DH. Congratulations Amber, we are thrilled for you. From the photos she looks to be a good size and rather elegant.

Photo courtesy of Amber Templeman.

Fiera DH – North Island Reserve Champion Junior


Fiera DH (Shaheen Al Saba x CA Melika Silver Fire by SK Shakla Khan) recently traveled up to stay with Angela Rogers of Total Show Training to be prepared for the major North Island Arabian shows. She caught a cold on the trip up, delaying her arrival, and Angela has been battling it for the past couple of weeks. Therefore I felt rather relieved that she made it to the show today, let alone winning North Island Reserve Champion Junior Purebred. This is her first time out in the North Island, and the weather was atrocious! Greg Andrews did a good job with her and I am looking forward to him handling her again at future shows where hopefully her confidence will grow. The class was very strong with no tail enders so I was more than happy with the result.

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During November, Sharifa DH (Shaheen Al Saba x SS Shula) was sold to Classic Arabians. I never intended to sell her, but sometimes the right people come along at the right time. The fact that I still own both sire and dam made the decision easier. Congratulations Sandy and Tony, we wish you all the best.


Foaling time



SS Shula and Euralea Fire N Desire have had beautiful fillies born two days apart.

Shula’s daughter is a chestnut with white markings, by CRA Sihr Shahrif +USA (Enzo x Fame Magic VF). Nicknamed “Beauty”, she is bred and owned in partnership between Carmen Tuite (Talitha Arabians) and I. She is exactly what we ordered.

Dessy’s daughter is by our boy Shaheen Al Saba +Au (Thaqib Al Nasser x La Moniette). She is a grey full sister to Destino DH and is bred and owned in partnership between Lee Cox (Euralea Arabians) and I. The cross between Dessy and Shaheen has proven to be very special.

For more photos please visit the Mares and Youngstock page.

Fiera DH by Shaheen Al Saba takes home the wide ribbon

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First progeny of Shaheen Al Saba to be shown was the yearling filly Fiera DH (x CA Melika Silver Fire by SK Shakla Khan). Champion Led Arabian at the Northern A&P Show today. This was Fiera’s first time off the property and she was a wee angel. It was also the first time her breeder has shown a horse herself for a long time, so it was a big day for horse and human!

New horses

Carmen Tuite photo 2006We have purchased the beautiful Fairview Shakla’s Shania and loaned Karamea Alana (dam of Airborne DH), since Nick has expressed an interest in learning to ride. Sharni has “been there, done that” and is really lovely to have around. Lana has had a few years off and is still a real character!

Additionally, the first of the mares have arrived for breeding, so Shaheen will be pleased about that.

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Destino DH travels to his new home

Destino17 Destino DH left for his new home in Milton early this morning. He arrived around mid day, and his new owner says he is settled and that he is beautiful, which is music to an anxious breeder’s ears! We’re looking forward to hearing about his future adventures.


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