A special visitor from Queensland is spending a year at Diamond Road, the Supreme Champion Colt Moondarra El Tessara.
Standing over 15.3hh and so very pretty, this elegant and big-moving horse naturally worked his moves on me, and after many weeks of realising my thoughts were firmly focused on him, he joins us to work that same magic on our collection of lovely mares.
Aside from his good looks, his pedigree is incredibly precious. Sired by Polish, Scottsdale, Las Vegas and US National Champion Pogrom (PL), he is from the glorious white, Michalow bred mare El Tessa (PL).
Pogrom is of course sired by QR Marc, one of the most decorated sires of our time whose pedigree features several of the great Al Shaqab and US bred show stars. His dam Petla is of great interest to us, being the daughter of the Russian bred Visbaden, who stood at the Babolna State Stud. Amongst a group of five mares, Petla's mother was sent Babolna on a breeding trade, when Mark Trela was trying to reintroduce the blood of Kuhailan Ajuz to Poland. Petla was the stand out produce of this exercise, and Visbaden is of particular interest to use as he is the son of the great stallion Naftalin, a grandson of Napraslina, dam of Naadirah.
El Tessara's dam El Tessa is of regal blood, a pedigree steeped in history and success. She is sired by none other than Poganin (Laheeb x Pohulanka) and her dam is El Ghazala, a daughter of Ekstern (Monogramm x Ernestyna) and the great Emigracja (by Palas)...a pedigree that dreams are made of.
We cannot thank Ian and Deb Watson enough for their generosity...cheers to the future, it looks bright indeed.