Our foundation consists of three imported mares (Medina, Laila and Zariah al Samarra), a colt imported in-utero (NM Galileo), and a bank of imported semen from approved and performance-tested international stallions (Olymp al Samarra, Mersuch XXII-196, Sterling Silver AF).
The Shagya-Araber is a medium-sized (15.1hh to 16.1hh) sport horse which carries the prized Arabian traits of stamina, courage, heart and lightness of foot, combined with a steady temperament, good bone and sport-horse conformation.
The breed was developed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire for their light cavalry in the 18th century, and is today the result of centuries of careful selection for conformation, performance, temperament and prepotency.
At New-Moon Stud our focus is endurance, in which the Shagya-Araber excels. Shagya-Araber horses have placed first in many International championship rides, including the Tevis Cup in the USA, WEG Endurance Championship, World Endurance Championship, European Endurance Championship, CEI*** events at Euston Park, Florac, Compeigne, Spain and elsewhere.
The Shagya-Araber has been used extensively in the development of many European warmblood breeds (see article on The Shagya-Araber Today), and is recognised in Europe as a valuable addition to warmblood breeding programs, particularly the Trakehner. In the 1980s, the National Lipizzaner stud at Piber selected a Shagya-Araber stallion as a rare outcross to add refinement to their breeding program.
Our three Shagya-Araber mares and two of our purebred Arabian mares have also been inspected and licenced for Trakehner breeding, and have been accepted into Stud Book 1 of the Trakehner Verband in Germany.
The Shagya-Araber breed standard recommends a height of 15.1-16.1hh, with a cannon not less than 18cm diameter. The breeding goal is for an elegant, yet substantial Arabian bred riding and carriage horse, with a kind temperament.
Photo above: Yearling fillies – New-Moon Melita ShA (L) and New-Moon Jameka Arabian x Shagya (R), photo by Sue Crockett