Arab mare Dawnnah with previous owner T. Taylor and myself. Photo by Lynne Glazer.
History of Sterling Shagya Sporthorses
I first fell in love with the Shagya-Arabian breed in 1990.As a pre-vet/Equine Science student at ColoradoStateUniversity I spent a summer working at Adele’s Shagyas in Montana as an intern.I had never heard of the breed.Adele had read about the breed in the mid 80’s and imported 5 Shagya-Arabians from Europe.I handled both *Oman and *Shandor for breeding and was so impressed with their temperament.I knew I would have to have one someday.
In 2003 I finally decided it was time to buy a Shagya-Arabian of my own.I contacted Adele to purchase a Shagya-Arabian.I wanted an *Oman daughter bred to *Shandor and Adele had a weanling stallion prospect that fit the bill.I was unsure of getting a stallion, but went ahead with it.Sterling Silver AF was the first Shagya-Arabian stallion here in So Cal.He is a dream to work with.I now have a small herd of Shagya-Arabians. Thanks to Sterling, the first Shagya-Arabians have now been born in Australia.
I strive to maintain the outstanding quality of 200+ years of meticulous Shagya-Arabian breeding. Outstanding movement and temperament are key qualities I look to not only maintain, but to improve on through my breeding. I attend the ISG meeting in EU every year and tour Shagya-Arabian farms throughout EU to increase my knowledge regarding this outstanding breed.
We welcome visitors to the ranch to see this exciting breed and learn more about them.