The latest News
I have been very slack updating our news. A lot
has happened in the 5 years. Briefly:
Our three oldest horses - Cranston Park Khamissa (25), Masafi Mimosa (33) and her son, our stallion Allanooka
Omar (27) have both gone over the rainbow bridge;
Allanooka Alimah did have her foal by Afrikah ERA but unfortunately he was CA
affected and was PTS at 13 days;
Following the loss of Alimah's foal, we campaigned hard and managed to have
change introduced to the AHSA
regarding compulsory testing of stallions and mares for the known genetic
conditions CA, SCID and LFS;
Safaga FL was sold and went to a new home in
We were given a new mare, Clarendon Silver Star (Akora Shirar /Clarendon
Razelle), by a friend who was moving overseas.
We have a new stallion, Aton ERA (Shumani ERA / River Oak Heart's on Fire) who
we got as a weanling and is a joy to have.
He has been lightly shown at only "A" or "AA" or "AAA" class shows going
Champion at his first outing.
He was awarded Supreme Champion Arabian shown by a non pro at the National
Capital Horse Show,
and as a 3yo went Top 10 Led Purebred Arabian NPTH - All genders
from 21 entries of all ages at the 2017 Australian Arabian National
We bought a new mare, Lea-Ma Park Chanel (Echos of Marwan / Lea-Ma Park Saaria)
We had one foal this last season, a lovely filly, Allanooka Aniqa, by Aton ERA
out of Clarendon Silver Star ;
(photo taken at 7 months of age)
Health wise - I have had both hips and a knee
Rod has had a shoulder replacement and a nerve stimulator implant in the same
shoulder to help control his pain.
Well unfortunately Shakara has aborted her foal at
135 days so we are now only expecting one foal.
We are delighted to announce that we have two
mares confirmed in foal for next season.
Shakara (SK Shakla Khan (imp)/ Shakeelah) is in foal to our boy
Allanooka Omar and is due in mid September.
Allanooka Alimah (MB Mayal (imp/exp) / Cranston Park Khamissa) is in
foal to Afrikah ERA, due early November.
We took Safaga FL (imp) to her first ever show and
she won the trot, won her led and was awarded Champion Pure bred Arabian
She is now an "A" Class winner and Champion despite all her efforts to
get out of going to a show.
It has been such a battle for us to get Safaga to a show. When we first
imported her we entered her for the yearling filly class at the Aussies,
but just after the entries were in, she tangled herself up in a fence
and gave herself a heap of nasty cuts on her legs.
This year we decided that the marks had settled enough for us to try
again with her, so we entered her for the Vic Classic.
Eight days before the Classic, she once again cut her leg and cut and
bumped her head so we had to scratch.
After having her in it just seemed a shame not to take her somewhere, so
as the cuts and scrapes had once again settled,
we decided to take her to the "A" Class Catani Ag show. We didn't tell
her or anyone, because we didn't want her to hear and do something else
Thankfully, this time we made it. Despite missing her first class, we
were extremely happy with how she went,
and it was nice to actually have some competition. It would have been
pretty sad after all that to get there and have no one else in the
A very happy looking Mustang
Lodge SEA Rythym (Chestnut pinto) enjoying a day at the beach.
First time anyone has sat on his back!!!! See his story below in
(Photos by Vicki's photos)
Wonderful news. Mustang
Lodge SEA Rythym, has arrived at his new home in WA. He has settled
in very well and is much loved already.
Rythym was born at our property in Gisborne in October 2002 while we had his
dam, Mustang Lodge Georgia on lease on a foal for
foal basis to be bred to our stallion Allanooka Omar.
He was born in the alternate year and was not our foal, so when it was time for
weaning he was taken back to his breeder's property and was very quickly sold.
Unfortunately, the person who bought him neglected him terribly (along with many
other horses, many of whom starved to death or had to be PTS).
For a long time it was thought that Rythym had met the same fate as so many of
the others, but one day he was found at another one of his new owner's
He was found tied up and in an emaciated state. He was relocated to
someone else who nursed him back to health.
As he is a stallion and had very little handling, not much was done with him by
his carer and after some years she decided that
she was not able to keep him any longer so asked us if we would like him, or
know of anyone who might.
As we still have his sire we did not really want another stallion but we did
want to find him a great forever home, so we approached Michelle Gorringe of
Cherokee Lodge stud
and asked her if she may be interested. Happily, she was very keen to have
him, so arrangements were made for him to go on the long trip to her place in
keeping up the good work being awarded Supreme Arabian at the ASSP All
Congratulations to Priya and George Spencer on the
purchase of Halima's Padrons Melody. We are sure she will make a wonderful
addition to their stud.
Wonderful to hear that Allanooka
Shaiklan was awarded Reserve Champion stallion at the "AA" Class Vic.
Congratulations to Naomi And Shane from Nazikah
Park Arabians on the win of Allanooka Rise 'N'
Shain at the Vic Classic.
We have a new addition to our band of beautiful
We have been lucky enough to purchase a lovely 2yo liver chestnut filly
from Peter Hall as part of his dispersal of Fairview Arabians.
Our new girl is Fairview Tia Maria (Ibn
Amir El Shaklan / Nalla Shaklas Karma).
Our big boy -
Allanooka Born 'T' Shain has now been sold to a lovely home here
His new owners plan have already started
breaking him in so he can commence his performance career.
We wish them all the best with him, and look forward to hearing all
about his exploits.
Below is a photo of him with his new owner taken just 8 days after he
First Ride - Photo by Simon Harris
Congratulations to Naomi and Shane of Nazikah Park
Arabians on their results with Allanooka Rise 'N' Shain at his first
show for them,
the "A" Class Goulburn Valley Show. He competed in a few events
and was not out of the placings in any of them.
His best results were 1st place Australian Bred Gelding 4yrs and over,
Reserve Champion Senior Pure Bred Gelding
Naomi and "Rise" - Photo by Shane Schofield
We have had a pretty quiet time here. Rod
has had ANOTHER operation on his left shoulder as it was very unstable.
It has now had more pins and cord put in it to try to hold it together, but he
still has just as much pain as before. His right shoulder is also giving
him a lot of problems.
Our beautiful filly, Allanooka Alimah unfortunately
gave herself a very nasty cut to the back leg exposing about 2-3 inches of bone.
We have been treating it for the past 3 months and expect to continue doing that
for another 3 months.
The wound is healing well, and despite severing a tendon, she looks like she
will heal without much scarring and no lameness.
Our remaining colt - Allanooka Born 'T' Shain is
furnishing into a truly stunning boy. 16 hands of elegance and power
Until he is sold, we have decided to stand him at stud to a select few mares if
anyone is interested.
We are happy to say we started the new year off in
a great way.
We took Allanooka Alimah to the Vic.
Classic for her first show and were delighted with her
winning her 3yo filly class under the American judge Ted Carson.
Congratulations to Shane Schofield and Naomi
Sylvia of Nazikah Park Arabians on the Christmas Day purchase of our
stunning 3yo gelding Allanooka Rise 'N' Shain (Jayay Just
Do It / Allanooka Ray of Sunshain).
We are very happy to see him going to them as we know he will have a
Shane fell in love with him when they came to view Allanooka Shaiklan
before purchasing him.
It is great that they now have the facilities at their new property and
able to add another of our boys to their collection of beautiful horses
We finally made it to our first show since
our move. Our first show in about 2 years actually.
After a very quick preparation we took along our 2yo colt,
Born 'T' Shain.
He was entered in 3 classes and the following are the results:
1st - Best Purebred male head
1st - Amateur Owner Led Purebred Colt 3 years and under
1st - Purebred Led Colt 2 & 3 years
Reserve Champion Amateur Owner Junior Led Purebred
CHAMPION - Led Junior Colt
We are very happy and now that he is an "A" Class Champion and qualified
for the Australian Championships
we hope that someone will now appreciate his quality and snap him up at
his bargain price.
Very exciting time for us. We have just
imported a Straight Egyptian yearling filly from New Zealand.
Safaga FL (imp NZ) is our first Straight Egyptian, and we would like to
thank Lee West of Fairway Lodge
firstly for breeding such a lovely filly, and secondly for allowing us
to acquire her.
Safaga FL is by Joda Aloof (Exp NZ) out of the
Akid Geshan (Imp/Exp USA
) daughter Geshanna (Exp NZ).
For photos and more details of Safaga FL - see her page.
We would also like to offer a huge congratulations to Naomi Sylvia and
Shane Schofield of Nazikah Park Arabians who are now
the proud owners of 2yo purebred colt Allanooka
Shaiklan (Sanadik Ibn Estopa (imp USA) / Cranston Park
They plan to show him and use him as their foundation sire at their new
We wish them all the best with him, and look forward to seeing him, and
later on his progeny out and about.
A long time since our last news. Twelve
months since our move and we are slowly progressing setting up our new
We have done a lot of fencing and now are able to rotate horses around
and rest paddocks.
Automatic waterers have been put in all paddocks with the water coming
from our bore.
We have sewn about 8 acres with an equine pasture mix including some
which we will allow the horses to graze selectively for short periods.
We have put up a barn and so far it has been fitted out with two
stables, a feed room and a wash bay with hot water.
The new round yard is nearly completed and will be a big bonus.
Rod has had another shoulder op and will be having a further one in late
October. All these ops do is help him keep some movement in his
He is definitely planning on getting to some shows this season.
Although we entered for a couple last year, it was just not meant to be.
Well - many things have happened since our last
news. The major thing is that we have relocated.
At the end of August, after selling our Gisborne property, we bought a
new place, packed up our house, horses, dogs and cats, and moved to
Seaspray in Gippsland, Victoria.
This new property gives us a lot more land and will enable us to be a
bit more self sufficient with our horse feed.
We are very close to the beautiful 90 mile beach, so we can spend a few
hours now and then relaxing on the beach, or fishing for our supper
Rod has had a further two ops on his shoulder (9 now) with still no
improvement. He still intends to get some of our
horses out to a few shows, and with any luck we will have one or two of
the boys ready for the Aust. Champs next year in Victoria.
Because of our planned move, we did not get any of our mares in foal for
this season, and will not breed any this year either.
Next season when we are a bit more set up, we hope to again breed one or
Our foaling season is now over with both our
mares producing outstanding colts.
Both these foals are by Australian Champion -
Sanadik Ibn Estopa (imp USA) (Sanadik El Shaklan / Bint Estopa)
colt out of Cranston Park Khamissa
(Simeon Shai / Naazika)
Allanooka Born 'T' Shain
colt out of Allanooka Ray of Sunshain
(Allanooka Omar / Cranston Park Khamissa)
Rod underwent further shoulder surgery (Operation #8) in November but
it looks like this has not been any more successful than the previous
We also lost one of our beautiful old mares - Bluegrass Excitation +m.
Now that neither of us have to commute to town
every day, we have decided to move further out into the country
so have placed our property on the market. We are hoping to relocate to
the Gippsland area and are looking for
a property with more acres so we can be more self sufficient.
Both Cranston Park Khamissa (Simeon Shai /
Naazika ) and
Allanooka Ray of Sunshain (Cranston Park Khamissa / Allanooka Omar)
have been confirmed in foal to the 2000 Australian Champion colt:
Sanadik Ibn Estopa (imp USA) (Sanadik El
Shaklan / Bint Estopa)
Congratulations to Dannielle Hill on her successful season with
her Part Bred Pinto gelding by Allanooka Omar. He has had a great season
wins and championships and culminating
with a tremendous day at the
SA ARABS - "A" Class show - The Main Event, where he was
Most Classic Head Part Bred Arab,
Champion Dual Registered, and
Champion Led Part Arab Gelding
Unfortunately one of Rod's shoulders has packed
up again and he will be going into hospital
in early December for an A/C reconstruction. This will be shoulder operation #7
We expect that it will be at least 6 months of rehabilitation
before he can even think of doing anything with the horses again.
This means that we will not be able to get our new fillies out to the shows as
we had intended.
Our two expectant mares have done us proud and
delivered two stunning foals for us.
Allanooka Ray of Sunshain had a striking
chestnut colt by Jayay Just Do It,
just when the ball was being bounced for the AFL Grand Final.
He is a very upstanding colt with a ripper head. He has white markings and has
already gone flaxen.
Cranston Park Khamissa
had an exquisite grey FILLY by
This filly has a big dish and eye and lovely short muzzle. She has a star
and a snip and no other white.
(Go to Foals page for more details
of both foals)
To add to our show team and our future brood
mare collection we have now purchased
Shakara, a stunning 3yo filly
by International Champion sire
S.K. Shakla Khan (imp USA) out of
(Go to Shakara page).
In February 2006, we purchased Halimas
She is a 2005 filly foal who
apart from having great conformation and being a great mover,
temperament and plenty of attitude.
Her sire Sadiks
Psyche is by USA National Reserve Champion Halter stallion (at
age 3) - Padrons Psyche.
The fillies dam is Enchanted Melody, who is
by the Australian and
US National Champion stallion -
Fairview Klassique (exp USA).
(Go to Halimas Padrons Melody page).