Creek Significant Horses
*Pictured below is his son, PYROTEKNIC, winning at
Delaware Park in 1999.
Credit: Russian State University Moscow
Grandsire: *Pietuszok RASB
Credit: Lynn Allen, Willomar Arabians
Pyatigorsk, 1979 - 2003
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
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
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
*Pietuszok RASB became a known source of racing blood,
creating superior race horses that won the Polish Derby
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
Pyatigorsk is sire or grandsire of almost 80% of our SCA-bred
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
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Sekwana by BANIO)
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
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*El Purchino NSB
x Cynthia by *MUSLIN RASB)
*Pictured above right, his daughter, Pursun Elitee, shown at Canadian Arabian
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
*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
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
POMERANETS (PRIBOJ x Mammona by OFIR)
*PLANETA RASB (Aswan x PAMIATKA by ARAX)
MUSLIN RASB (*SALON RASB x *MAGNOLIA
RASB by ARAX)
*Nahodka RASB (ARAX x *Nepriadwa RASB by
x Purga by KANKAN)
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
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
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Grandsire: *SALON RASB
Tersk Stud archive
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
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
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
credit: Tony Stromberg Photography
IMAGINE THAT MA was a race winner at Retama Park and Sam Houston
Race Park in Texas.
IMAGINE THAT MA
(MONARCH AH x *Odessaa by
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.
Moment Of Mine, 1984-2012
(*El Kasaka NSB x Magic Momment by
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.
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
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
x Balalinda by *Beander PASB by *BANDOS PASB)
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.
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
Pictured below is Balalovja and her 2001 daughter,
Daughter: Be My Love by Pyatigorsk
Daughter: Best Of Luck by Pyatigorsk
Son: Oh Henry by Operator
Son: Personal Delivery by Philosophy
(*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
Pictured below is *Dolly NSB and her 1990 son, SCA
Belle et Bonne
(Djebel x Beida) 1925 FR import Russia,
the ultimate dam of *Dolly NSB. Photo archive Tersk Stud
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
RASB x Saikha by POMERANETS)
Daughter: Spirited Music by Pistaschio
Credit: Casey Spencer
Son: Philosophy by Pistaschio
x Stop The Show by *PESNIAR RASB)
Daughter: Mirsol by *Ghazni GASB
Son: Vested Legacy by Vortexx
Daughter: SCA My Imagination by IMAGINE THAT
Son: SCA In The Mood by IMAGINE THAT MA
Son: SCA Phylum by Philosophy
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
Daughter: My Grand Madame by
Hiroko by Pyatigorsk
Son: Paradigm Shift by Pyatigorsk
Credit: Lynne Glazer
Daughter: Hanako by Pyatigorsk
Son: Principal Meridian by Pyatigorsk
Credit: Laramie Boomerange, Laramie, Wyoming
Madame, 1982 - 2005
Kasaka x Harpona by
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
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
(PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA).
My Grand Madame also produced endurance
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
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
NSB, 1986 - 2008
Applicatia by PESNIAR)
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 her first foal, the excellent filly
SCA Ariel by our former stallion, Perseverence.
Credit: Judy Barrick
Protocall by Pyatigorsk
Reason To Believe by Pyatigorsk
Reason To Believe, ridden by owner Cheryl
Credit: Robyn Burgess Photography.
Resza, 1976 - 1998
PASB x Gay Miracle by *Gaypolka++++ PASB)
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
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.
RASB x EW Sabaska++ by *BASK++ PASB)
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.
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.
HORSE NAMING CONVENTION USED ON THIS WEBSITE:
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.