ROMNEYA 2 year old Classic Show

ROMNEYA 2 year old Classic Show

ROMNEYA is a beautiful young chestnut mare full of presence and charisma. Her extravagant movement floats across the ground when she moves, and she certainly lets you know that she is the most important person on the yard. She is by STAR OF THE SEASONS, who is a double cross of the late great ABOUD, as well as having breed lines to AURELIAN sire of ISTFAHAN the sire of the very successful AL SHAHRANI, Supreme Ridden British Arabian Champion Pure Bred Arab 2008, Reserve ridden gelding Horse of the Year Show 2008. STAR OF THE SEASONS is full brother to ASTROLOGER and the sire of AMOUR ETOILE both very successful multi champion inhand Arabs. AMOUR ETOILE is out of ZAPHELIA half sister to ROSE OF BERNICIA both by ABOUD, making ROMNEYA a triple cross to ABOUD.

Enjoying life in Scotland

Enjoying life in Scotland

ROMNEYA’s dam ROSE OF BERNICIA is full sister to ROSE ABOUD the dam of ALKARA BASSINO (by H TABAGO) as well as the dam of race winning stock including CORAL ROSE (by CORIOLAN), PERIOS (by PROCYON) and SPEED MISSION (by SKY CRUSADER). ROSE OF BERNICIA is by the fabulous English stallion ABOUD, (98.24% Crabbet) originally owned by Gillian Lancaster, he was exported to the Middle East but since returned to the UK. ABOUD whose pedigree is heavily line bred with crosses to the two full brothers INDIAN FLAME II and INDIAN STAR (INDIAN MAGIC x NERINORA) and crosses to the brothers in blood ALDOURIE and DARGEE.

The dam of ROSE OF BERNICIA is the most spectacular mare ROSE BANDOLA. She was by the Polish imported stallion BANAT (British National Champion). ROSE BANDOLA’s dam was a daughter of the very lovely ROSHARA, herself a daughter of the pure Crabbet

Floating across the ground

Floating across the ground

mare ROXANA and the lovely old GSB stallion HARAB, himself the result of an Old Egyptian sire JELLABY on a mare of almost all old Blunt Crabbet breeding, GARA. ROSE OF BERNICIA traces in tail female line to the Blunts’ Rodania Dessert Breed which makes her Kehaileh Rodanieh Ibn Rualla by strain.

We are looking forward to including ROMNEYA in our breeding programme as well as producing her under saddle. ROMNEYA was backed in late 2010, where she has shown great promise. The future for this young mare looks exciting.