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(PISTASCHIO x Kaluwa by Pyatigorsk)

1998 Grey Stallion


Grandsire: *SALON RASB

Great-Great-Grandsire: Naseem

Credit: Tersk Stud archive

Dam: Kaluwa


Full sister, Spirited Music, ridden by Brooke Schick at the 2006 Tevis Cup, which they completed.

His foals:

Photon, out of Czorteena by *El Purchino NSB


Positively Mee, out of Maybe Mee by Pyatigorsk



Dancing Queen, out of Danseuse Du Nord by *SEKSTANS PASB


Personal Delivery, out of Balalovja by *El Purchino NSB



Must Be Mee, out of Maybe Mee by Pyatigorsk


Memorable Moment, out of More Than Memories by Operator



Polaris, out of Panarama by *ARPAN RASB


Czarina, out of Czorteena by *El Purchino NSB





SCA Bridget, out of Balarina by Pyatigorsk


2013 filly (deceased), out of Hanako by Pyatigorsk



SCA Beloved, out of Best of Luck by Pyatigorsk


SCA Careena, out of Czorteena by *El Purchino NSB





SCA Cassidy, out of Czorteena by *El Purchino NSB


SCA Phylum, out of My Grand Madame by *Grandeur NSB


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

While Philosophy has elements of refinement and prettiness in his pedigree, he also has race blood on both his sire and dam sides.  His sire, PISTASCHIO, was out of *Panntera RASB.  *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.  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.  HT SARAH's race record was 4/40 (18,8,2)13-8, with earnings of $251,989.  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 sire PISTASCHIO set a track record at Grant's Pass, Oregon.

Philosophy has proven to be a very consistent sire, having produced excellent offspring from daughters of several different stallions.

Philosophy's full sister, 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 is still going strong, and reached 3000 AERC miles in November 2015.

Philosophy’s full brother, Kryptik, a grey gelding born in 1997, was purchased by Gary Skinner in Olympia, Washington on May 8, 1999. Although Kryptik has not been active in endurance racing, he has been, and continues to be, ridden extensively in trail rides sanctioned by the Back Country Horsemen of Washington State. In December 2012, Chloe Skinner, Gary's wife, commented about Kryptik: he has been a blessing in so many ways that speak highly of his mental abilities and his bloodlines. His is a reserved and assessing personality, cautious and skeptical until he is satisfied that his best interests are being met.”

Connie Sinclair on Kryptik (left) and Chloe Skinner on Mondeur (right) at Back Country Horsemen of Washington ride, November 2012. Credit: Alan Pankau.   2008 mare Kusha (Philosophy x Moment of Mine) at a competitive trail ride veterinarian inspection, September 2014.  Credit: Darice Whyte.

In 2007, Philosophy was bred to our foundation mare, Moment of Mine, then age 23.  The result in 2008 was Moment of Mine’s last foal, this lovely mare, Kusha (pictured above right), owned by Ashley Fudge in Manitoba. Kusha is Philosophy’s second offspring being ridden in endurance.  The first is the gelding Photon (Philosophy x Czorteena), ridden by Jerry Gillespie, DVM in AERC endurance rides since 2013 in California.



(Vortexx x My Grand Madame by *Grandeur NSB)

2009 Chestnut Stallion



Sire:  Vortexx

Credit: Brad Turk

Dam:  My Grand Madame


Granddam:  *Vienna MBF

Credit: Brad Turk




His foals:

SCA Vision, out of Polaris by Philosophy


SCA Dance With Verve, out of Dancing Queen by Philosophy


SCA Valour, out of Paper Trail by Pyatigorsk


SCA Malaya, out of Memorable Moment by Philosophy


Vested Legacy is the first foal of his sire Vortexx.  Vortexx is by the *SALON RASB son, PISTASCHIO and is out of *Vienna MBF.  PISTASCHIO set a track record at Grants Pass in Oregon.  *Vienna MBF is by *MENES RASB 2/11(6,0,3) and out of the mare *PUSTINIA RASB .  *PUSTINIA RASB raced 2/14(3,1,1) and held the All-Union Speed record for 2 year olds at a distance of 1000 meters. 

Vested Legacy's dam is My Grand Madame, whose sire *Grandeur NSB is a TOPOL grandson.  My Grand Madame is out of My Madame, who is out of Harpona.  Both of Harpona's parents were sired by *Pietuszok PASB.  Thus, Vested Legacy is 21.88% PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA, 5x4x4x5x5.

On his sire’s side, Vested Legacy is bred similarly to Nobby, winner of the 2008 and 2010 World Endurance Championships.  Nobby's paternal grand-sire was *MENES RASB and Nobby’s dam, Pudra, was out of *PUSTINIA RASB.  Vested Legacy's paternal grand-dam, *Vienna MBF, was by *MENES RASB and out of *PUSTINIA RASB.



(Pyatigorsk x Diligence by *SEKSTANS PASB)

2000 Bay Stallion


Sire:  Pyatigorsk


Dam:  Diligence



Granddam:  *Dolly NSB




His foals:

Percussion, out of Selebrity by *El Purchino NSB


Dance Proudly, out of Dancing Queen by Philosophy


SCA Ariel, out of Apperitif by PISTASCHIO






Perseverence is a son of Pyatigorsk, one of the all-time leading sires of Arabians in Canada. Perseverence has his sire’s beautiful black bay colour and long mane. His dam, Diligence, was bred by SCA. Her sire was the Polish stallion *SEKSTANS PASB, who was a race winner in Poland before coming to North America and becoming a champion in Open English Pleasure. Diligence’s dam, *Dolly NSB, was born in Holland of parents who were both born in Russia. *Dolly’s ultimate dam traces to Belle et Bonne, who was an import to Russia from France.

Perseverence has the substance of *Dolly and the friendly personality of *SEKSTANS PASB. While he does not have a lot of offspring to his credit, he does have offspring out of mares that were sired by different stallions. A gelding, Percussion, out of Selebrity by *El Purchino NSB, stands 15’3 hands and is an excellent mount. Percussion has been competing in endurance in California since 2015, and has finished in the Top Ten in four of six AERC rides. A daughter, Dance Proudly, out of Dancing Queen by Philosophy, is going to be joining our broodmare band. Another daughter, SCA Ariel, is a 2016 filly out of Apperitif by PISTASCHIO. All three of the sires of these mares have *SALON RASB blood.

Perseverence has two lines to PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA, both through his sire, Pyatigorsk.



Credit: Alan McTavish


Imagine That Sound

  (IMAGINE THAT MA x Sound Of Silence by Pyatigorsk)  

2012 Bay Stallion

Imagine That Sound is bred to be a race horse. His sire was a race winner whose pedigree complements that of Imagine That Sound’s dam, Sound of Silence. She was a full sister to Kaluwa, the dam of our lead stallion, Philosophy. There are multiple lines to PRIBOJ x TAKTIKA: three lines to CZORT (winner of 13 races in 19 starts including 8 Stakes races) and two infusions of the fabulous Polish race and brood matron, *SABELLINA PASB (winner of 5 of 7 races including the Derby and Oaks Stakes).  These mares were from the most successful race family in Poland since World War II.


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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