Please note: this page is due for an update, and is indicative of the breed’s ability rather than a comprehensive list of achievements.

Endurance

Zarah al Samarra (Shagya-Araber) 2015 1st place 120km CEI** German Junior Championships, average speed 19.8kph.

Koheilan Kincso (Shagya-Araber) 2014 3rd place 160km World Equestrian Games, Normandy, France.  2013 1st place 160km CEI*** Monpazier, France.  2012 2nd place CEI*** Mirande, France.  2011 1st place 2x90km CEI*** Santa Susana, Spain.

Ikland (Shagya-Araber) 2012 5th place and Best Conditioned Horse 160km World Endurance Championship, Euston Park, England.
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Novisaad D’Aqui (Shagya-Araber) 2014 5th place 160km World Equestrian Games, Normandy, France.  2013 2nd place 3x80km CEI** Bouthib, UAE.  2012 1st place CEI*** 3x80km (240km) HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nayan Festival, average speed 24.5 km/h.  2009 bronze medal CEI*** 160km Open European Championship, Assisi.

Kedjari De Serres (Shagya-Araber) 2011 1st place CEI*** 160km Euston Park, England.  2006 1st place World Endurance Championship Young Horse CEI*** 120km.

Tilara 34 (Shagya-Araber) 2011 2nd place CEI*** 160km Central Europe Endurance Championship, Babolna.

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Psikadleik (Shagya-Araber) 2011 1st place CEI** 130km Fontainbleau.

Pandora of Crouz (Shagya-Araber) 2011 2nd place CEN*** 160km Monpazier.

Hadbania ML (Shagya-Araber) 2011 1st place CEN** 130km Saulnot.

Nabea of Cavallon (Shagya-Araber) 2011 1st place CEI*** 140km Ermelo.

Lutece of Crouz (Shagya-Araber) 2011 1st place CEI** 130km Mirwart.

Koheilan Bonita (Shagya-Araber) 2010 1st place CEI*** 160km at Tarbes, France. 2010 1st place CEI**130km at Tartas, France.

Kohinor of Crouzas (Shagya-Araber by Shogun) 2010 3rd place CEI*** 160km Euston Park, England. 

Odyssey Crouzas (Shagya-Araber by Shogun) 2011 2nd place CEI** 130km Tartas.  2010 3rd place CEI*** 160km Rambouillet, France. 

Owanga of Crouz (Shagya-Araber) 2011 2nd place CEI*** 160Km Trabes Ibos.

Laios of Crouzas (Shagya-Araber by Shogun) 2010 1st place 130km Chanc. 

Ganda Koy (Shagya-Araber by Shogun)2009 1st place CEI*** 160km Euston Park, England. 1st place 2006 160km Florac (two Shagya-Arabians entered this event, placing 1st and second).

Hera De Le Cruz (Shagya-Araber by Shogun) 2nd place 2006 160km Florac.

Luna de Crouz (Shagya-Araber) 2009 1st place CEI*** 160km Championship, Spain. 

MJL Olivia (½ Shagya/Arabian by *Oman) 2009 equal 1st place AERC three day Renegade Pioneer ride, US.  2009 first place US Central Region overall, 2009 third place US National Pioneer Featherweight Division. 

Laikas Cade (Shagya-Araber) 2nd place 2008 CEI*** 160km St Galmier.  2nd place CIS Sommant ***. 

Hungares (Shagya-Araber) 1st place 2006 WEG 160km Endurance Championship in Aachen.

SMR Garcon (½ Shagya/Arabian by *Oman) 3rd place 2006 Tevis Cup (100 miles).  Then two weeks later 1st place Eastern High Sierra Classic. 

Georgat (½ Shagya/Arabian mare by Outlaw Persik, descended from the tough Dahoman bloodlines) 2004 1st place CEI*** 160km Compeigne, 1st place CEI*** 160km Bellinzona.   2005 1st place World Endurance Championship in Dubai, 1st place European Open Endurance Champion in France, and 2nd place FEI World Endurance Championships.  2006 2nd place CEI*** 120km Euston Park.  2008 2nd place CEI*** 120km Wadi Rum.

Eulalie D’Outlaw (Shagya-Araber by Outlaw Persik) 2003 3rd place CEI***160km Florac.  2004 4th place CEIO***160km La Baule.  2007 vice-champion CEI*** 160km Florac.

Tamunis (Shagya-Araber) many endurance wins, including 2004 1st place plus BC CEIJYR*** 120km in Germany.  2005 1st place plus BC 2005 CEIJYR*** 120km at Babolna, Hungary.  2006 3rd place CEIJYR*** 120km in Germany.

Fayette de Cameo (½ Shagya/Arabian by *Oman) won the 2001 Haggin Cup, 1st place 2002 Tevis Cup (100 miles).  She placed 15th in the 2009 Tevis Cup.  Her half-brother Zoltaan came 7th in the 2009 Tevis Cup.

Outlaw Persik (Shagya-Araber stallion) 1989 1st place CEI***160km.  1990 1st place CEI*** 160km Florac and 9th place World Endurance Championship, Stockholm.

Zevz Zerah (Shagya-Araber) 1st place 1997 Norway National Championship 120km, 2nd place 1998 Norway National Championship.

Dressage, Jumping and Eventing

Gazal

Gazal (Shagya-Araber stallion by Gazal VII) ranked in the Equestrian Federation yearbook as 6th out of 542 ranked stallions of all breeds producing prize-money winning progeny.  He is particularly noted for siring showjumpers with excellent jumping technique.  (Pictured right)

Aron N SL (37.5% Shagya-Araber German Riding Pony) in 1998 at 8 years of age he won the German Grand Prix Championships, then finished second in the ‘Prize of the Best’.  In both 1997 and 1998 – he won the CSIOP Nations Cup at Verona, Italy.  His results make him number 6 in the Top 10 of the best performing international show jumping stallions in Europe.

O’Bajan Pamir (Shagya-Araber stallion) Grandson of the notable sire Bajar

Burnus (½ Shagya-Araber by Lapis) was the number one producer of show hunters in Germany, including Bariton(ridden by Olympic gold medal dressage ride  Harry Boldt), Kim (represented Germany at the World Championships in 1982).

Bacchus Z (½ Shagya-Araber Holsteiner by Bajar) European Grand Champion open jumper. 

White Girl (½ Shagya-Araber Trakehner by Bajar) – named German Trakehner of the Year in Combined Tests for the year 1993.  Was a member of the 1992 and 1996 German Olympic Eventing Team;

Condus (¼ Shagya-Araber by Ramzes), Hilda Gurney’s famous Trakehner dressage stallion.  Condus was rated the top Trakehner sire of dressage horses in Germany in 1980 and 1981.  He was himself trained to Grand Prix level.

Jaegermeister (¼ Shagya-Araber by Polarschnee) was on the NZ Olympic Team, winning team bronze medal in 1996 at Atlanta.

Mariano (¼ Shagya-Araber Westfalian stallion by Ramzes) won team and individual gold at the 1966 WEG in Switzerland.  Mariano won silver in individual dressage and gold in team dressage for Germany at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. 

Robin (¼ Shagya-Araber gelding by Ramzes) gold medal team showjumping for Germnay 1972 Munich Olympic Games;

Habicht (¼ Shagya-Araber, son of Burnus), winner of international 3-day events, sire of Olympic Bronze Medal Trakehner stallion Peron, sire of Isabel Werth’s Hanoverian Anthony FRH, sire of Martini, a top producer of dressage horses in the US, sire of Livius (won Calgary Grand Prix in 1982 and individual gold medal at the Pan American Games in Venezuela), sire of Sixtus, sire of Windfall.

Phantom (¼ Shagya-Araber, grandson of Gazal VII through his mother, and grandson to Habicht through his sire) 1996 leading money winning Trakehner, and in 1999 was still listed at the top of the Trakehner earnings list.  His lifetime earnings are almost twice the earnings of other Trakehners.

Notable Sires

Gazal VII

Gazal VII was a purebred Shagya-Araber foaled in 1944.  He was sent to stud in Germany at age 23, and produced 19 licensed sons which were used widely in many warmblood breeding programs.

His stallion performance test report stated “It is noticeable that at the hard stallion performance test all Gazal VII sons are in the top group and are superior by hardness, athletic elasticity and outstanding jumping potential and estimation skill”.

Gazal VII was considered ‘stallion of the century’.

Sons used in warmblood breeding programs include:

  • Czardas (used for Hanoverian)
  • Gazal (Shagya-Araber, used for Trakehner and East Friesian).  Gazal was ranked in the Equestrian Federation yearbook as 6th out of 542 ranked stallions of all breeds producing prize-money winning progeny.  He is particularly noted for siring showjumpers with excellent jumping technique;
  • Anakreon (used for Hanoverian);
  • Nasrallah (used for Trakehner);
  • Amor (used for Trakehner, Hanoverian, Lipizzaner and Rheinlander).

Daughters used in warmblood breeding programs include:

  • Freude II (established her own family tree at Trakehner, including the stallions Flushing Meadow and Fernando (UK));
  • Ariadne (produced stallion Aparee who stands at stud in Australia);
  • Galone (granddam to the FEI dressage stallion Goethe in Hannover).

Descendents include:

  • Polarschnee (½ Shagya-Araber by Gazal), eventer and Grand Prix showjumper imported to Australia in 1980 and campaigned by Vicki Roycroft, then exported to stud in New Zealand in 1984. Whilst in Australia was used as a breeding sire for the broodmares of the South Australian Police Stud Farm;
  • Jaegermeister (¼ Shagya-Araber by Polarschnee) was the most successful event horse world wide, was on the NZ Olympic Team, winning team bronze medal in 1996 at Atlanta;
  • Phantom (¼ Shagya-Araber, grandson of Gazal through his mother, and grandson to Habicht through his sire) 1996 leading money winning Trakehner, and in 1999 was still listed at the top of the Trakehner earnings list.  His lifetime earnings are almost twice the earnings of other Trakehners.

Ramzes

Ramzes, an Anglo-Shagya by a thoroughbred stallion from the Shagya-Araber mare Jordi.  Jordi was descended from the famous Amurath, an immensely influential Shagya-Araber bred stallion used extensively in Holsteiner breeding through the middle of the 20th century.  Ramzes is the founder of the Holsteiner and Westphalien “R” stallion lines.  48% of all participating horses in different Olympic disciplines at the 2004 WEG in Kentucky carried the blood of Ramzes.  Ramzes started in Westfalia the most successful dressage line of all time.

The Ramzes family include:

  • Radetsky (¼ Shagya-Araber Westfalian stallion by Ramzes), Grand Prix dressage horse.  Roman (by Radetsky) 1978 World Champion show jumper;
  • Mariano (¼ Shagya-Araber full brother to Radetsky) won team and individual gold at the 1966 WEG in Switzerland.  Mariano won silver in individual dressage and gold in team dressage for Germany at the 1968 Mexico Olympics;
  • Robin (¼ Shagya-Araber gelding by Ramzes), won gold in team show jumping for Germany at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games;
  • Condus (¼ Shagya-Araber by Ramzes), Hilda Gurney’s famous Trakehner dressage stallion, the sire of Leonidas, and of Lavinia.  Condus was rated the top Trakehner sire of dressage horses in Germany in 1980 and 1981.  He was himself trained to Grand Prix level;
  • Remus (Westfalian ‘R’ line stallion, grandson of Ramzes) won individual dressage silver and team gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, ridden by Harry Boldt from Germany.  Then in 1966 won silver at the World Dressage Championship;
  • Rembrandt (Westfalian ‘R’ line stallion, descended from Ramzes) Nicole Uphoff’s Olympic gold medal dressage horse.  Rembrandt won double gold at the 1989 European Championships, gold at the first ever WEG in Stockholm 1989, and four Olympic Gold Medals over two games Seoul in 1988 and Barcelona in 1992;
  • Ramiro Z (by Raimond by Ramzes), sire of at least four warmblood horses named Ramirez;
  • Romedio (grandson of Ramzes)German and Australian Champion;
  • Roemer (sire line to Ramzes) top Grand Prix dressage sire of Holland;
  • Saluut II (Holsteiner stallion descended from Ramzes on both sides of his pedigree) won more than 20 Grand Prix.  1989 AHSA jumper of the year;
  • Cavalor Cumano (Holsteiner stallion with two lines back to Ramzes) 2006 WEG at Aachen Winner of Individual Showjumping, ridden by Jos Lansink from Belgium;
  • Ravel – (dutch warmblood descended from Ramzes). 2010 WEG In 2009 won the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Speciale, the Grand Prix Freestyle, and also secured the title of Dressage Champions at Aachen Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen. Won 2009 World Cup at Kentucky, US.  Named 2009 USDF Horse of the Year.

Bajar

A Shagya stallion descended from O’Bajan VII.  He was virtually indestructible, with a great jumping ability and the courage of a lion.  He won and pla­ced in many jumping competitions up to class M, before commencing stud duties.

Notable family members include:

  • White Girl (½ Shagya-Araber Trakehner by Bajar) – named German Trakehner of the Year in Combined Tests for the year 1993.  Was a member of the 1992 and 1996 German Olympic Eventing Team; 
  • Oman (Shagya-Araber grandson of Bajar imported to US) completed the 100 day stallion test in 1996 and was awarded a lifetime breeding license for ISR and Oldenburg.  At 15 years he was the oldest stallion competing, the only one completely amateur owner/rider trained, the only one out of 28 stallions that remained 100% sound throughout the entire 100 days, all on half the feed of the other horses.  During the free jump phase, he was the only horse that voluntarily came around again, eager to jump the 5’ fences again, just for the fun of it.  His cross-country run through deep slick mud was sure-footed clean and fast;
  • Ghazzir (Shagya-Araber stallion by Bajar) a very successful cross-country competitor in Germany, approved for Trakehner breeding.  His son Herakles TSF qualified for the Olympics and is competing at CCI*** level;
  • Aron N SL (37.5% Shagya-Araber German Riding Pony linebred to Bajar) in 1998 at 8 years of age he won the German Grand Prix Championships, then finished second in the ‘Prize of the Best’.  In both 1997 and 1998 – he won the CSIOP Nations Cup at Verona, Italy.  His results make him number 6 in the Top 10 of the best performing international show jumping stallions in Europe;
  • Bacchus Z (½ Shagya-Araber by Bajar) European Grand Champion open jumper;
  • Baldini I (warmblood jumper);
  • Baldini II (warmblood jumper);
  • Bricscar (warmblood jumper);
  • Boritas (warmblood jumper).

Burnus

Burnus (by the Shagya-Araber stallion Lapis, out of an Anglo-arab mare) was chosen by the late Dr Reiner Klimke as his personal 3-day event horse.  For 5 consecutive years Burnus was the number one producer of show hunters in Germany, including:

  • Bariton (¼ Shagya-Araber) ridden by Olympic gold medal dressage ride Harry Boldt;
  • Kim (¼ Shagya-Araber) represented Germany at the World Championships in 1982;
  • Schwalberich (¼ Shagya-Araber);
  • Habicht (¼ Shagya-Araber) winner of international 3-day events.

Habicht also became an important sire, with progeny including:

  • Anthony FRH (by Habicht) Isabel Werth’s Hanoverian;
  • Martini (by Habicht), a top producer of dressage horses in the US;
  • Livius (by Habicht) won 1981 World Cup in s’Hertogenbosch, Holland.  Won Calgary Grand Prix in 1982 and individual gold medal at the Pan American Games in Venezuela;
  • Sixtus (by Habicht) an elite Trakehner stallion prized at stud farm Horstein in Germany;
  • Windfall (by Habicht) a Trakehner stallion ridden by Dr Klimke’s daughter Ingrid Klimke.  Windfall won at the prestigious CIC** Wiesbaden 99 against an international field of top horses with Olympic and World Championship experience.  In 1997 he was reserve champion at the German Cross Country Championships, winning Champion in 1998. In 1999 Windfall won every single CIC** and CIC*** that was held in Germany, including big events such as the National open European Championship trials in Cavertitz.
  • Peron (descended from Habicht) Olympic Bronze Medal Trakehner stallion.