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Significant Stallions


*Pictured below is his son, PYROTEKNIC, winning at Delaware Park in 1999. 


Great-Grandsire: PRIBOJ

Credit: Russian State University Moscow Timiryazev Academy


Grandsire: *Pietuszok RASB

Credit: Lynn Allen, Willomar Arabians

Pyatigorsk, 1979 - 2003

(Pietuszok Dwa x Mistical Lady by Tornado)

1979 Bay Stallion

An investment in the fledgling Pyatigorsk Syndicate was the beginning of what eventually became Sturgeon Creek Arabians, and Pyatigorsk was the foundation of our breeding program.

Pyatigorsk’s grandsire, *Pietuszok RASB, became the main progenitor of a racing sire line made famous in Poland before World War II.   Although *Pietuszok RASB was born in Russia, the Polish breeders were able to buy him, so they could reintroduce his sire line to their country.  *Pietuszok RASB's grandsire, PIOLUN, was one of 200 Arabian horses taken from Poland to Russia during World War II.  *Pietuszok RASB never raced, but his brother TOPOL and his three full sisters PTASHKA, PLATINA and POTENCJA, all raced, and they were all champions in Russia.  The sire of *Pietuszok RASB and his siblings was PRIBOJ, winner of 6 of his 8 races including the Russian Derby. At one point, PRIBOJ and his offspring held a majority of the racing speed records in Russia.

In Poland, *Pietuszok RASB became a known source of racing blood, creating superior race horses that won the Polish Derby and Oaks.

When Dr. George Allen was finally able to acquire *Pietuszok RASB from Poland, *Pietuszok RASB had an enlarged heart and lived only long enough to sire two foal crops.  Among them was Pietuszok Dwa, the only line-bred son of *Pietuszok RASB.  Pietuszok Dwa only produced 10 foals before his untimely accidental death as a young horse, but he passed his legacy to Pyatigorsk.

Pyatigorsk was syndicated for $1 million dollars.  During his first 13 foal crops Pyatigorsk produced 284 foals.  Only 12 of them raced, but 6 (50%) were race winners and 3 (25%) were Stakes winners!  This high heritability for athletic ability has made his foals excellent in endurance. 

So, it was rather amazing that this incredible stallion, Pyatigorsk, came to stand at stud at Sturgeon Creek Arabians in 1992. During the nearly 10 years he was here, life changed markedly, as the number of mares sent here for breeding increased dramatically. We became the first Manitoba breeders to export semen to the United States. We also took advantage of Pyatigorsk’s presence to accumulate mares that were known to produce well by him. 

Pyatigorsk is sire or grandsire of almost 80% of our SCA-bred endurance horses.  We have sold a number of his offspring in California for endurance competition. Reason To Believe achieved the most, partly because of his ability, but also due in large part to the dedication and ability of his owner. 

Knowing Pyatigorsk was a privilege; caring for him was an honour.

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*Sekstans PASB, 1979-1996

(ETAP x Sekwana by BANIO)

1979 Bay Stallion

This wonderful stallion was owned by Sturgeon Creek Arabians for five years until his untimely death in 1996. *SEKSTANS PASB’s pedigree contained all the elements of the best of Polish breeding both for the show world and for racing. *SEKSTANS PASB was a very consistent sire and produced very athletic offspring.

*SEKSTANS PASB was born at Janow Podlaski stud in Poland. His full brother, *Set PASB, was leased to North America for a few years before returning to Poland. *SEKSTANS PASB resulted from the same breeding cross that produced *BASK++ PASB: Kuhailan Haifi stallion bred to a Mlecha dam line mare. *SEKSTANS PASB’s sire, ETAP, died at an early age and thus his blood is not wide-spread. *SEKSTANS PASB’s dam, Sekwana, was a daughter of BANIO (a full brother to *BASK++ PASB) not used much in Polish breeding. Sekwana was out of *SAKWA PASB, a full sister to *SABELLINA PASB.

*SEKSTANS PASB raced in Poland for 4 years in 30 races. His best distance was 1 1/8 miles where he came either 1st or 2nd 7 times out of 10 races. After his importation to North America, he was trained for and successfully competed in English Pleasure. His most memorable win was at the 1988 All Arabian Show of New England where he was named champion in an Open Division Stakes class over 30 entries and even had to win a three horse run-off to win the championship. His trainer described *SEKSTANS PASB as a perfectly cadenced horse.

He was bred to Moment Of Mine five times, and produced four males and one mare. Most of these have competed in endurance races in California. The mare, Mistansza, completed 2,620 AERC miles, including the Tevis Cup, the Mt. Charleston, and the Cow Tanks Multi-Day ride. She had several Best Conditioned awards to her credit. She was Regional Pacific Slope Mileage Champion in 2000.  Her full brother, Seek The Moment (Mack), owned by Cheryl Dell, DVM in California, won several 50 mile races. Another full brother, Savour The Moment, also in California, was ridden in his first race by a 10 year old who was named Best Junior for the ride.  Savour The Moment earned 2,540 AERC completed miles, placed first or second in some races, and was named Best Conditioned in some races.

*SEKSTANS PASB produced two excellent daughters by the Russian-bred mare *Dolly NSB.  One of these mares, Danseuse Du Nord was owned by Sturgeon Creek Arabians.  Both these daughters have produced excellent offspring.

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*El Purchino NSB


(Purpur x Cynthia by *MUSLIN RASB)

1980 Chestnut Stallion

*Pictured above right, his daughter, Pursun Elitee, shown at Canadian Arabian Nationals.

This 1980 chestnut stallion was born in Holland of straight Russian parents. While all of his grand-parents were born in Russia, all but one of his great great grand-parents came from Poland; the exception being Aswan. Although he was in-bred to POMERANETS 2x5, *El Purchino NSB was also in-bred to ARAX 4x4x3.

*El Purchino NSB was tall, standing 15’3, and possessed many ARAX traits: a magnificent large black eye; a long hip and a powerful hindquarter. We gave him the barn name “Puppy” ...a true indication of his wonderful disposition.  He nicked well with a wide variety of mares of diverse gene pools. This is a well-known characteristic of AMURATH SAHIB in Poland, ARAX’s sire.

*El Purchino NSB was examined and tested by the examination committee of the Canadian Trakehner Horse Society. He passed their tests and became only the SECOND pure-bred Arabian stallion to be approved by the CTHS for breeding within their rules, which would allow his offspring out of Trakehner mares to be eligible for registration as a Trakehner. Their testing included quality of movement, as well as height.  

When *El Purchino NSB came to North America, he was leased for two years to Phyllis Brownlee in Oregon. There, he sired many good offspring. One of these is the stallion WW Sundancer (ex Melissa Blue), who has done quite well at the top levels in the US show ring in Hunter Pleasure and working over fences. Another was a gelding who was owned by one of the top endurance competitors in the US: Lew Hollander. This gelding won the first endurance race he was ever in by 40 minutes over the next finisher, a distance of 30 miles.

For Sturgeon Creek Arabians, *El Purchino NSB sired the excellent daughters:  Balalovja (ex Balakaia by Kaiyoum++), Czorteena (ex TW Czorta by SAMTYR), and Selebrity (ex Stop The Show by *PESNIAR RASB).

At age 18, *El Purchino NSB was purchased by Karim and Sue Shihata (Suncatcher Arabians) of North Carolina, and they are very pleased with his production for them, especially the colt SC Gunslinger. As did Phyllis Brownlee and Sturgeon Creek Arabians, Karim has found considerable success taking *REZUS++ PASB daughters to *El Purchino NSB.

In 1998 *El Purchino NSB’s son, Czar Kazan (ex Balakaia), placed 7th out of 37 entries when shown by a teenager at a junior level in the Western Canadian Dressage Nationals.

In 2002, *El Purchino NSB’s daughter, Pursun Elitee (ex Sharsam Sunshyne), was Top Ten at the Canadian National Arabian Horse Show in Junior Amateur Reining shown by her owner Diana Jemieff of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.


*El Purchino NSB Purpur POMERANETS (PRIBOJ x  Mammona by OFIR)
*Nahodka RASB  (ARAX x *Nepriadwa RASB by POMERANETS)




*El Kasaka NSB

(PATRON x Purga by KANKAN)

1975 Chestnut Stallion

Imported from the Netherlands to the US in 1978 and then onto Canada in 1979, this stallion sired 295 registered get, including two stakes winners.  *El Kasaka NSB was 100% Russian, and stood 15.3hh.  He was sired by stakes winning PATRON, and out of a dam Purga with two racing dam lines.

Sturgeon Creek Arabians’ association with *El Kasaka NSB began with our purchase, in 1984, from Dr. George Allen of Willomar Arabians, of our foundation mare, Moment of Mine (*El Kasaka NSB x Magic Momment). In 1987, we purchased a share in the *El Kasaka Syndicate, which included one breeding a year to *El Kasaka NSB. He sired three offspring bred to our mare Balalinda (*Beander PASB x Resza): the mares Balakara and Brianka, and the gelding Britton. He also sired our mare SCA Firebelle (ex LR Firebird by *Gaypolka++++ PASB), our gelding SCA Kaiak (ex Balakaia by Kaiyoum++), and our gelding SCA Dartagnan (ex *Dolly NSB by MUSLIN RASB).  Also in 1994, SCA purchased the mare My Madame (*El Kasaka x Harpona by *Gaypolka++++ PASB), shown below on the Significant Horses page with her six SCA-bred offspring.

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Grandsire: *SALON RASB

Great-Great-Grandsire: Naseem

Credit: Tersk Stud archive

Philosophy, 1998-2018

(PISTASCHIO x Kaluwa by Pyatigorsk)

1998 Bay Stallion

Philosophy has been described as an excellent source of Naseem blood. Philosophy is a grandson of *SALON RASB, who was a Naseem grandson.  Philosophy had three additional lines to Naseem: one through NASLEDNIK and two through Silwa, who appeared twice in his maternal grandsire Pyatigorsk’s pedigree.  Naseem was a Skowronek son.  Also, through Pyatigorsk are numerous lines to Skowronek. Philosophy also had several lines to Rodania, through his FOUR lines (16%) to PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA, as well as multiple lines through Pyatigorsk. 

While Philosophy had elements of refinement and prettiness in his pedigree, he also had race blood on both his sire and dam sides.  His sire, PISTASCHIO, was out of *Panntera RASB; PISTASCHIO set a track record at Grant’s Pass, Oregon.   *Panntera RASB's dam was *PANAMA OF TERSK RASB, whose dam was PLATINA (PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA).

Philosophy's maternal great great grand-dam was the phenomenal race mare *SABELLINA PASB, who won the Polish Derby and Oaks Stakes races.  Not only was *SABELLINA PASB a tremendous race horse, but she proved extremely prepotent, as she created a racing dynasty in Poland and in the United States.  Her son *SAMBOR++ PASB and his son SAMTYR are both in the Arabian Trust Racing Hall of Fame.  Philosophy's great grand-dam, EW Sabaska by *BASK++ PASB, did not race, nor did her half-sister EW Rema by *MELLON PASB.  However, EW Rema produced a tremendous race horse, HT SARAH by *EL PASO PASB.

Philosophy proved to be a very consistent sire, having produced excellent offspring for SCA from daughters of several different stallions. Several offspring have excelled in endurance, and others have been used in our breeding program. 

Philosophy’s dam, Kaluwa, produced two excellent foals by PISTASCHIO for SCA, the mare Spirited Music and Philosophy.  Spirited Music has been very successful in endurance, with an AERC Decade Team Award in 2013 and a completion rate of over 90% including the challenging Tevis Cup.  She reached 3000 AERC miles in 2015, and received an AERC 10-year Longevity Award in 2016.  

The gelding Photon (Philosophy x Czoeteena by *El Purchino), bred by SCA and owned by Jerry Gillespie, DVM in California, has proven to be an excellent endurance horse; he placed 1st in the Chamberlain Creek 30-mile ride in 2016 and has often finished in the top ten.

Philosophy's full sister, Spirited Music, ridden by Brooke Schick, completing the 2006 Tevis Cup.


Photon, Philosophy gelding ridden by owner Jerry Gillespie, DVM.  Lake Sonoma ride, California 2015.


Bottom photo, credit: Tony Stromberg Photography

IMAGINE THAT MA was a race winner at Retama Park and Sam Houston Race Park in Texas.


(MONARCH AH x *Odessaa by Enos PASB)

1998 Bay Stallion

This race-winning son of US National Champion Racehorse MONARCH AH was acquired by Pecos Valley Arabians and Sturgeon Creek Arabians in 2010.  IMAGINE THAT MA stands at stud at Pecos Valley Arabians in New Mexico.  As of 2015, Pecos Valley Arabians is the sole owner of IMAGINE THAT MA.

IMAGINE THAT MA sired 7 foals for SCA between 2011 and 2014:  SCA My Imagination, Independent Mover, Inner Sanctum, SCA Mirror Image, Imagine That Sound, SCA In The Mood, and SCA In Motion. 

IMAGINE THAT MA is the result of a very successful breeding cross, *BANDOS PASB daughters taken to MONARCH AH.  In this case, it was a daughter of a *BANDOS son, *ENOSS PASB, that was bred to MONARCH AH.  A very large percentage of the mares taken to MONARCH AH were *BANDOS daughters, and nearly all of the resulting progeny were race winners.

IMAGINE THAT MA’s pedigree includes the blood of two great *Pietuszok PASB daughters, *WILMA PASB and *ORLA PASB, which makes him very well-suited to breeding with Pyatigorsk daughters.

IMAGINE THAT MA’s pedigree is power-packed with racing ancestors.  11 of his first 14 ancestors were race winners, and 6 of the 14 won multiple Stakes races.  One of the three non-winners did not race, but her full sister won the Polish Triple Crown of racing.

As a racehorse, IMAGINE THAT MA raced 2 years and had 16 starts.  He won 3 races and placed second once, earning just over $12,000.  He came third in the Lone Star Arabian Futurity Stakes race.  He won his last race but a knee injury ended his race career.

IMAGINE THAT MA’s sire, MONARCH AH won three Darley awards.  In 1990 and 1991 he was Colt of the Year, and in 1991 he was also named Race Horse of the year.  During his race career, he won 14 Stakes races, including the US Derby, and set four track records.  MONARCH AH’s sire, *WIKING PASB, was 1985 Race Horse of the Year. *WIKING raced in both Poland and the USA, with a combined race record of 5/37(20,10,2) 10.  MONARCH AH’s dam, *SASANKA PASB, was a grand-daughter of the famous Polish race mare *SABELLINA PASB*SASANKA won the Polish Triple Crown of racing and had a race record of 2/14(10,0,2)D+O+AP+4.  *SASANKA’s dam, SANTA, had a race record of 1/9(6,1,0)D+O+2.

Neither IMAGINE THAT MA’s dam, *Odessaa PASB, nor his maternal grand-dam *Orneta PASB, raced.  *Orneta was exported from Poland to the USA as a 5 year old and *Odessaa was exported to the USA in utero.  While *Orneta did not race, her full sister *ORGIA PASB, who was five years older, was an outstanding race horse in Poland, winning the Polish Triple Crown: 2/12 (10,1,0)D+O+AP+5.  *Orneta was a daughter of the great *Pietuszok daughter *ORLA PASB whose race record was 2/11(10,1,0)D+O+2xAP+4.


Significant Mares


Moment Of Mine, 1984-2012

(*El Kasaka NSB x Magic Momment by REZUS++ PASB)

Chestnut Mare

This wonderful mare was the first horse owned by Sturgeon Creek Arabians. In fact, it was her ownership that created our partnership.

The breeder, George Allen of Willomar, recommended that we purchase a chestnut filly named Moment Of Mine, the second foal that her dam, Magic Momment produced and the second foal by *El Kasaka.

As a two year old, we brought Moment to Manitoba where we showed her ourselves at Arabian shows in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota.  In our first show, Moment was Grand Champion Mare beating all the senior mares. That year she earned enough points in the show ring to win the $10,000 Progeny of Distinction Award offered by the *El Kasaka Syndicate.

As we had purchased Moment to be a broodmare, we sent her back to Willomar as a three year old to be bred to Pyatigorsk. Moment produced three fillies in a row by Pyatigorsk: Mistawa, Myrka and Minorska. All of these fillies were sold. Minorska was sold in the US as a race prospect to Sheikh Falah Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, and Myrka and Mistawa have been a successful broodmares.

Breeding Moment was a challenge as her pedigree was a blend of Russian and Polish blood with virtually no line-breeding. At the time she produced her third foal by Pyatigorsk, Sturgeon Creek Arabians had acquired the Polish stallion *Sekstans who was born at Janow Podlaski Stud in Poland. In breeding Moment to *Sekstans, there was some commonality in blood as both horses contained the successful Polish race sire Trypolis. Moment produced five foals by *Sekstans, and they will undoubtedly be her lasting legacy. Four became successful endurance horses, three of them in California: Mistansza, Savour The Moment and Seek The Moment. As a group, they competed successfully against large fields.  They accumulated 6,565 AERC miles, completing 122 of 148 rides, including 18 wins, 71 Top Ten finishes, and 5 Best Conditioned awards. Two started the Tevis, and Mistansza completed it successfully.  Seek The Moment was an IAHA Regional Endurance Champion.

After Moment’s long string of foals, we couldn’t get her pregnant again so we retired her and Ashley Fudge used her as a lesson horse. During this time she very patiently and willingly introduced riders of all ages to dressage and other competitions, and she went on many rides through the trails of Birds Hill Provincial Park that are fondly remembered by those fortunate enough to have ridden her.

Kusha (Philosophy x Moment of Mine) at a competitive trail ride veterinarian inspection, September 2014.  Credit: Darice Whyte.

Several years passed and then Ashley asked if we could try breeding Moment one more time to our stallion Philosophy. Moment was 23. Heat after heat went by without success. After the last attempt, the ultrasound failed to reveal a pregnancy, so we turned her out into the pasture. By mid-winter, she was starting to look fat, and a vet check confirmed that she was in foal! In July 2008, she produced her 10th and last foal, a filly that is owned by Ashley.  In Fall 2014, Ashley rode “Kusha” in competitive trail and endurance rides in Manitoba. 

In 2009, Moment’s grand-daughter, More Than Memories (out of Myrka), produced her first foal. Because the foal was born early and unexpectedly, the foal got loose from its dam which resulted in the foal being rejected. Moment was again pressed into service as a mom. The foal, Memorable Moment, was bottle-fed, but Moment provided the mothering to the foal. The rest of Moment’s life was spent pastured with a group of mares including her great grand-daughter. The two of them were inseparable.

Moment was an incredible mare. She taught us a great deal and gave us so much more than we paid for her. She had the sweetest, most loving temperament. She left a tremendous legacy. She touched so many people including the owners of her foals, the children and adults who rode her and learned from her, and the owners who loved her.




Credit: Judy Barrick

Son: SCA Kaiak by *El Kasaka NSB

Son: Czar Kazan by *El Purchino NSB

Daughter: Balalovja by *El Purchino NSB

Son: Baladeer by *El Purchino NSB

Balakaia, 1986-1993

(Kaiyoum++ x Balalinda by *Beander PASB by *BANDOS PASB)

1986 Grey Mare

Balakaia’s dam, Balalinda, was in foal to Kaiyoum++, oldest son of Khemosabi+++//, when SCA purchased her. Balalinda had two lines to Balalajka through BANDOLA. Dr. George Allen sent Balalinda to be bred to Kaiyoum++, whose maternal grand-dam, *Bachantka PASB, was the only daughter of the great Polish broodmare Balalajka imported to North America.. Balalinda’s ultimate dam was the great Polish mare *ARWISTAWA PASB, who was a race winner in Poland before coming to North America. *ARWISTAWA PASB was the first mare to become both the US and Canadian National Champion mare in the same year. Both *ARWISTAWA PASB and BANDOLA were daughters of the mare ARFA, who was a very good race horse in Poland. ARFA was a daughter of Balalajka. Thus, Balakaia had four lines to Balalajka.

Like many of Kaiyoum’s offspring, Balakaia was extremely refined, and she had a wonderfully soft mind which she passed along to her offspring. Balakaia had four foals, the first by the Netherlands-born Russian stallion, *El Kasaka NSB, and the next three by *El Purchino NSB, another Netherlands-born Russian stallion. Balakaia died about a month after producing her last foal.

SCA Kaiak, Balakaia’s first foal, was owned by Darcy Fudge and ridden in Dressage for many years by Darcy and various other riders. Balakaia’s first foal by *El Purchino NSB, Czar Kazan, was ridden to a Canadian Top Ten in Open Dressage by his 14-year-old owner. Her second foal by *El Purchino NSB was our mare, Balalovja. Balakaia’s third and last foal, by *El Purchino NSB, Baladeer, was sold as a family companion horse. All of these horses had impeccable minds. Balakaia’s daughter, Balalovja, produced five foals for SCA. Their line is now represented in our broodmare band by the Pyatigorsk daughter, Best Of Luck, and SCA now has her daughter, SCA Beloved, in our broodmare band.




Pictured below is Balalovja and her 2001 daughter, Beautiful Pleasure


Daughter: Be My Love by Pyatigorsk
Daughter: Best Of Luck by Pyatigorsk
Son: Oh Henry by Operator
Son: Personal Delivery by Philosophy

Balalovja, 1992-2011

 (*El Purchino NSB x Balakaia by Kaiyoum++)

1992 Grey Mare

This beautiful and refined mare had a wonderful, affectionate disposition, living up to her barn name “Lovey.” 

Balalovja had two lines to PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA through *Pietuszok PASB, and two lines to the PRIBOJ son POMERANETS. What made her so incredibly pretty is her line-breeding to the great Polish stallion AMURATH SAHIB, who was renowned as a sire of broodmares. Balalovja had six lines to AMURATH SAHIB: three through his son ARAX and three through his daughter Balalajka. Her maternal great grand-dam, Resza, was the dam of Reason To Believe.

We bred Balalovja to Pyatigorsk with excellent results. One daughter, Be My Love, has been very successful in endurance in California over many years, with a completion rate well over 90%, and an AERC Decade Team Award in 2012 for completing at least one 50-mile ride per year for 10 years.  Another daughter, Beautiful Pleasure, is in Saskatchewan, where she has been an excellent broodmare.

SCA retained another daughter, Best Of Luck, for use in its broodmare band, and she produced SCA Beloved by Philosophy; SCA Beloved is in our broodmare band.  Balalovja was also the dam of Personal Delivery (by Philosophy), ridden in sport horse competitions by a youth rider in Washington state.



* Pictured below is *Dolly NSB and her 1990 son, SCA Dartagnan.

Belle et Bonne (Djebel x Beida) 1925 FR import Russia, the ultimate dam of *Dolly NSB. Photo archive Tersk Stud 1930.

Pictured below is *Dolly's daughter, Alyxia by Pyatigorsk.  She was the high selling lot at the 1985 Willomar auction at $110,000.

*Dolly NSB, 1975-1998


1975 Chestnut Mare

We were very fortunate to acquire *Dolly NSB from the Reeds in British Columbia, who imported her from Holland. Like her dam, *Dolly NSB was a big mare easily standing 15’3 hands, and also like her dam, *Dolly NSB produced a disproportional number of fillies. Her dam, Saikha, had 15 babies, only 4 of which were male. *Dolly NSB had 14 babies and only 3 were male. *Dolly NSB’s first foal, Spirit, broke his leg, but her other two boys were both extremely athletic. CROWN DERBY by Pyatigorsk was a race winner at Los Alamitos, and SCA Dartagnan by *El Kasaka NSB was an excellent endurance horse.

*Dolly NSB achieved the status of being named to the Aristocrat Mare List of the Arabian Horse World magazine for having produced at least FOUR champion offspring. One of her fillies, Si Bonne, was named Junior Champion Filly of British Columbia and another filly, Alyxia, was the high selling lot at the Willomar auction in 1985.  She was also the dam of Tatiana+, class A champion in western pleasure, regional top 5 hunter pleasure open horse, and full sibling to SCA Dartagnan.

*Dolly had huge black “dragonfly” eyes that she received from her sire *MUSLIN RASB. She was great in every sense of the word. We were fortunate to have Dolly NSB’s daughter, Danseuse Du Nord by *SEKSTANS PASB; we have Danseuse Du Nord’s daughter, Dancing Queen by Philosophy in our broodmare band. We also have Paper Trail, a *Dolly NSB grand-daughter by Pyatigorsk. Paper Trail is the dam of JV Trinity, Opus One CAHR, Paper Chase, and SCA Valour.

To the left is a photo of the French-bred mare Belle et Bonne (Djebel x Beida) born in 1925. This photo supposedly was taken in 1930, but Belle et Bonne did not have a foal that year, so the photo likely was taken in 1931.

Belle et Bonne was four generations removed from the desert through the mare Balkis, brought to France from the desert. The French breeders were long-renowned for breeding athletic horses. Belle et Bonne had one foal in France by Denouste before she was exported to Russia in 1930, along with the stallion Kann and three other Djebel daughters. In Russia, Belle et Bonne only had two foals, both fillies and both by Denouste’s son, Kann: Korbeil in 1931, and Kaberne in 1932. Kaberne is the great-great grand-dam of our mare *Dolly NSB. *Dolly was a mirror image of Belle et Bonne.



Daughter: Spirited Music by Pistaschio

Credit: Casey Spencer

Son: Philosophy by Pistaschio

Kaluwa, 1989-2006

(Pyatigorsk x Stop The Show by *PESNIAR RASB)

1989 Bay Mare

SCA bought Kaluwa before we had the opportunity to lease Stop The Show.  After we leased Stop The Show, we produced a full sister to Kaluwa named Sound of Silence. 

Pyatigorsk produced wonderful babies out of Stop The Show. Pyatigorsk carried two lines to PRIBOJ and TAKTIKA, both male strains through their son *Pietuszok PASB. Stop The Show carries one line to PRIBOJ and TAKTIKA, a female strain through her sire *PESNIAR. So the results of this mating carried three lines to PRIBOJ and TAKTIKA, two male and one female strain.

Kaluwa produced two excellent foals by PISTASCHIO for SCA.  One was a mare that we named Spirited Music, who was sold as an endurance prospect in California. The other was our stallion, Philosophy.  What made these matings so special is that PISTASCHIO carries the blood of Pietuszok PASB’s sister PLATINA through her daughter *PANAMA OF TERSK RASB*. Thus, Philosophy carried four lines to PRIBOJ and TAKTIKA, and the male and female strains are balanced.

Daughter: Mirsol by *Ghazni GASB

Son: Vested Legacy by Vortexx

Daughter: SCA My Imagination by IMAGINE THAT ME


Son: SCA Phylum by Philosophy

My Grand Madame, 1995 - 2018

(*Grandeur NSB x My Madame by *El Kasaka NSB)

1995 Bay Mare

This mare was 25% PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA with THREE lines, one through TOPOL and two through *Pietuszok PASB, and three additional lines to PRIBOJ.  Phenotypically, she was very much TOPOL type.  She traced through her female tail to ARFA, dam of*ARWISTAWA PASB, and hence this was the same family that produced Reason To Believe, the multi-champion endurance horse in California.


My Grand Madame was a half-sister to Hiroko by Pyatigorsk.  Hiroko competed successfully in endurance in the southwestern USA for many years.  A half-brother to My Grand Madame, Paradigm Shift by Pyatigorsk, also competed for several years in endurance in the southwestern USA, with a 100% completion rate.


We sent My Grand Madame to New Mexico to be bred to *Ghazni GASB to reinforce the TOPOL in her pedigree, and her filly Mirasol is what we had hoped for.  My Grand Madame produced an outstanding colt, Vested Legacy, by the PISTASCHIO son, Vortexx.  Vortexx has two lines to PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA through PLATINA and PTASHKA, and two additional lines to PRIBOJ.  My Grand Madame also produced two foals by the MONARCH AH  son, IMAGINE THAT MA: SCA My Imagination, an excellent endurance and broodmare and the gelding SCA In The Mood, that completed three endurance rides in Manitobs in 2018.  


My Grand Madame returned to Manitoba in late 2013.   Her last foal in 2016, SCA Phylum, sired by Philosophy, is stallion material.




Daughter: My Grand Madame by

*Grandeur NSB

Daughter: Hiroko by Pyatigorsk


Son: Paradigm Shift by Pyatigorsk

Credit: Lynne Glazer Imagery

Daughter: Hanako by Pyatigorsk

Son: Ptolemy by Pyatigorsk


Son: Principal Meridian by Pyatigorsk

Credit: Laramie Boomerange, Laramie, Wyoming

My Madame, 1982 - 2005

(*El Kasaka x Harpona by Gaypolka++++ PASB)

1982 Chestnut Mare

My Madame had four lines to PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA, all through *Pietuszok PASB. She also had two lines to PRIBOJ through his daughters.

This *El Kasaka NSB daughter was out of Harpona. Harpona was in-bred to *Pietuszok PASB, as both her sire and dam were his offspring. Harpona’s maternal grand-dam was HARFA, who won 4 of 13 races in Poland and was in the money 10 of 13 times. HARFA won the Polish Oaks and one other Stakes race. HARFA was out of ARFA, who won 4 of 15 races and was only out of the money twice. This branch of the Mlecha dam line was dominant in Polish racing.

All but two of My Madame’s offspring were by Pyatigorsk, and they have all been very athletic. MATRIXX was a race winner at Los Alamitos, and MARRON was a race winner in Alberta. We sold two of My Madame’s Pyatigorsk offspring, Hiroko and Ptolemy, to Arizona for use as endurance horses. Paradigm Shift was ridden in endurance in California, and now is used in driving and pleasure riding. Principal Meridian, owned in Wyoming, was ridden in endurance in Colorado and Utah.

My Madame was bred twice to *Grandeur NSB, a TOPOL grandson. One of those offspring, My Mirage, a stallion, was used in breeding in Alberta. The other is our mare, My Grand Madame. My Grand Madame has produced Mirasol by *Ghazni GASB. She produced Vested Legacy by Vortexx (who traces to the great racehorse *PUSTINIA RASB). *PUSTINIA RASB was by *SALON RASB and out of PTASHKA (PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA). My Grand Madame also produced endurance horses: SCA My Imagination (currently a broodmare) by our stallion, IMAGINE THAT MA and the gelding SCA In The Mood by our former stallion, IMAGINE THAT MA.  Her last foal, SCA Phylum, is stallion material.

In addition to My Grand Madame, SCA also has the mare Hanako by Pyatigorsk. In 2013, Hanako produced her first foal, a gorgeous filly, by our stallion, Philosophy.




Daughter: Apperitif by Pistachio

*Opalina NSB, 1986 - 2008

(Nut x Applicatia by PESNIAR)

1986 Grey Mare

Originally imported from the Netherlands, she has all Russian ancestry.  She is the dam of 7, including WM Prosperity, Opuss, Oppalessence, Orella, Opaschio, Apperitif, and Kazakhstan. 


We retained Apperitif in our broodmare band. In 2016, Apperitif produced the excellent filly SCA Ariel, by our former stallion, Perseverence.






Credit: Judy Barrick


Son: Tak by Pyatigorsk


Son: Protocall by Pyatigorsk


Son: Reason To Believe by Pyatigorsk

Reason To Believe, ridden by owner Cheryl Dell, DVM.

Credit: Robyn Burgess Photography.

Resza, 1976 - 1998

(*REZUS++ PASB x Gay Miracle by *Gaypolka++++ PASB)

1976 Grey Mare

This phenomenal mare was pure Polish in her breeding. Her sire, *REZUS++ PASB, was a race winner in Poland before his importation to Canada by Dr. George Allen of Willomar Arabians.

Resza’s dam, Gay Miracle by Gaypolka++++ PASB by *Pietuszok PASB contained racing blood on both sides of her pedigree. *Pietuszok PASB was a known source of racing blood in Poland. Gay Miracle was out of *ARWISTAWA PASB, a winner 4 of 15 races including 2 Stakes races and only out of the money in 2 of those 15 races. *ARWISTAWA PASB was incredibly beautiful and was the first mare to be both US and Canadian National Champion in the same year. Resza had three lines to Trypolis, who was also a known source of racing blood in Poland. *ARWISTAWA PASB’s sire, Geyran, was a son of KASZMIR, who won 17 of 18 races and finished second once. KASZMIR won the Derby, the Criterium three times, and nine other Stakes races. *ARWISTAWA PASB’s dam, ARFA, won 4 of 15 races and was only out of the money twice.

SCA was fortunate to own Resza’s first foal, the mare Balalinda. The SCA mares Balalovja and Ballet In the Park trace from Balalinda.  For SCA, Resza produced two geldings: Prototype and Reason To Believe. Resza died of a ruptured uterine artery just eight hours after foaling Reason To Believe.

For other owners, Resza produced the exquisite show mare Sophisticate by *El Kasaka NSB. Sophisticate was a multi-regional champion. Resza also produced the Stakes winning race horse TAK by Pyatigorsk.  Her son Protocall, also by Pyatigorsk, stands at stud in Idaho.

Reason To Believe, a full brother to TAK and Protocall, won the 2006 AHA 100 mile Championship.  In 2007, Reason placed second in the AERC 100 mile Championship and was named Best Conditioned horse.  Reason To Believe was named to the 2008 US Equestrian Team’s Endurance Team, and Reason competed at the World Endurance Championship in Malaysia in November 2008.  Reason continued to excel, including placing 5th in the 100-mile international NAETC ride in 2011.  In 2014, after major colic surgery and rehabilitation, Reason placed 1st and BC at Los Padres (25 miles), and placed 1st at Camp Far West (50 miles).  Reason was retired from endurance competition in 2015, but returned in 2018, placing 9th out of 47 starters in the Fireworks 30-mile ride in California.





Son: Sojourner by Pyatigorsk

Stop The Show

(*PESNIAR RASB x EW Sabaska++ by *BASK++ PASB)

1983 Black Mare

This exquisite 1983 black mare was sired by *PESNIAR RASB (NABEG x PESNIA), who was imported to the United States by Dr. Armand Hammer. *PESNIAR RASB was a race winner in Russia and a serious contender for US National Champion at halter.

Stop The Show is a maternal grand-daughter of *SABELLINA PASB, rated by the Arabian Finish Line magazine as the top producing race mare of all-time.

Stop The Show traces to *SABELLINA PASB through EW Sabaska++, 1974 Reserve Champion US National Futurity filly and Scottsdale halter champion.  EW Sabaska++ was bred by the Simms Ranch in Arizona, and was sired by the immortal *BASK++ PASB.  Stop The Show produced four fillies and four colts. She was bred to *Enoss PASB, Pyatigorsk, Protocall, and *El Purchino NSB. 

Sturgeon Creek Arabians was fortunate to lease this mare and owned two daughters, Kaluwa and Sound of Silence, both by Pyatigorsk. Another full brother, a gelding, Sojourner, was sold in California for endurance. SCA also produced a daughter Selebrity by *El Purchino NSB, owned by Cedar Lake Arabians in Manitoba. We leased back Selebrity and she produced our gelding Percussion, ridden in endurance from 2015 to 2017 in California.




Following racing convention, names of Stakes race winners have BOLD TYPE AND CAPITAL LETTERS. Horses that placed second in a Stakes race are Bolded But Not Capitalized. Race winners are in CAPITAL LETTERS. Horses that did not win, or did not race, have only the First Letter Of Each Word Capitalized. For horses imported to North America, a star * is placed in front of the horse’s name and its country of origin is added to the registered name. PASB = Polish Arabian Stud Book; RASB = Russian Arabian Stud Book; GASB = German Arabian Stud Book; NSB = Netherlands Stud Book.

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