DSCHIHAD IBN MASSAFA, Chestnut gelding, *2001 (Ibn Kasr El Nile / Massafa Bint Rubina)
Breeder: Ferdinand Karpf, Karpf Arabian Stud, Owner: Ferdinand & Carmen Karpf
Strain: Kehailan Abu Argub (216 Semrie, 1896)
In 2013 this most appreciated Trophy was awarded to the gelding Dschihad Ibn Massafa. For many years this gelding has been the most successful horse in long distance riding ever bred in Austria – his parents were also bred by the Karpf family. His interesting pedigree is a classic blend of a high percentage of Egyptian lines, combined on the female line with some of the best old Polish, Marbach and Crabbet lines.
Dschihad Ibn Massafa started his athletic career on the racetrack, winning one race and placing 2nd in another, from 5 starts as a 3 and 4 year old. His training for long distance riding then started.
His major endurance achievements to date include 7 international CEI** starts in 5 countries, with 3 wins and 4 places, and several excellent results in the Young Rider competitions. His major achievements include the titles of Austrian State Champion in 2012, and Austrian Junior Champion in 2011. He has completed over 1,500 competitive kilometres without failure, and is now qualified to compete at the top level in CEI*** events. His main successes, ridden by either Sarah Maritschnig or Carmen Karpf, are as follows:
- 2012: 2nd place CEI** Colle Umberto; 3rd place CEI** Sámorin; 1st place CEN 120km Aigen Schlägl Staatsmeister.
- 2011 Ktn-LM Junioren: 1st place ÖM- Junioren; 3rd place CEIYR** in Babolna; 1st place CEI** 2x74km in Perugia
- 2010: 3rd place CEIYR* Most; 3rd place CEN 80km in St.Valentin; 3rd place CEN 80km in Lienz
- 2009: 1st place CEN 100km in Imst.
Carmen Karpf and Dschihad Ibn Massafa were presented with the WAHO Trophy at the Austrian Championships Show in Wels, in front of a great audience.
Carmen Karpf and Dschihad Ibn Massafa