Pioneerstud Silver Sheikh
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14.2hh   Cremello  75.5% Arabian with over 50% Crabbet lines  
Reg AHS PBARTested      CEM  Negative    Available via AI Fresh or Chilled              

Lightly shown as a yearling Gaining 1st, 2nd & Reserve Champion

(Derbyshire Festival of Showing & Derby & Notts Show)

         Siring Nat Show Champions, SPSS & BBF Gold Premium Youngstock & Head Stud Book Mares.

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Under Saddle

Sheikh was lightly backed at 4 years of age but due to our ongoing family commitments and through no fault of his own his ridden career was put on hold,  during this time we kept our breeding to a minimum using him occasionally on our own mares and he of course was quite happy in his paddock “playing and relaxing”

In January 2016 we brought Sheikh back into work after a 6 year break (a bit of a shock for him initially) but he hadn't forgotten the good basic groundwork instilled in him as a youngster, Sheikh was a quick learner and came along nicely,  rather enjoying himself and loving all the extra attention  and new adventures with his young partner and then teenage rider Jordan Shaw.

(Photo 14 yr old Jordan Shaw up)
 

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Fast Forward 4 years to 2020 and  after a few years of starting and stopping his ridden work due to no permanent rider and juggling the commitments to complete his regular stud duties Sheikh is now back with a new partnership and working happily at Elementary level at home.

Moving forward from the cancellation of all equine events due to the Covid outbreak, during late summer 2020 we finally managed to sneak in a few outings between lockdowns and at 14 years of age Sheikh took part in his first competitive BD Dressage Tests, always being placed in the first 3 at Prelim and Novice Level with scores exceeding 65%

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Sheikh has a very sensible temperament, he has excellent manners both under saddle and on the ground and is proving to be a fabulous all rounder, he shows a great enthusiasm for jumping and is not too sharp or silly, he is wonderful to work with and has been handled on a regular basis by both children and adults, his stock have been awarded Gold Premium Awards & Head Stud Book status with the SPSS and BBF.

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Sheikh's two eldest fillies 'Sheer Lace'  & ' R Marni have been retained and are now commencing work on the lunge , over poles and under saddle, both are progressing easily and very quickly, we will hopefully have them out and about competing under saddle later in 2020/ 21

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Silver Sheikh's Dam

Millspring Zada

Durrah (by Zircon Nazeer) X Pioneerstud Golden Chieftain

Prizewinnier at National & County Level her Sire a 3 X Sup Nat Champ and her Dam sired by 2 X European Arabian Champ Zircon Nazeer.

A kind natured, sane, easy to do little mare, who away from the show ring loved to have a blast around a course of showjumps,  Zada is  now retired from breeding but is still in regular work with her new owner, they have a combined age of over 90 years.

Sheikh's Grandsire Pioneerstud Golden Chieftain appears on both sides of his pedigree, prior to being exported from the UK to Queensland Australia in 2000 he held  3 x Reserve National Supreme Championships and  3 x National Overall Supreme Palomino Championships plus many others too numerous to mention,  a record that until 2016 remained unbeaten.

Chieftain sired many champions and his legacy has been enduring, his lines are still seen in many horses competing and winning in the show rings today.

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Silver Sheikh's Sire

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(deceased)

Grassendale Platinum Gold (by Pioneerstud Golden Chieftain) X  Chaldensford Candy's Golden Legacy

PBAR Cremello stallion bred from Champion Palomino lines.

An Excellent PC Allrounder/XC/SJ

Successfully competed in the Showring & Endurance.

Grand Sire  -  3 X Sup National Champion 

Sire  -  Multi Champion Palomino in hand & under saddle.