GOLDEN CROWN – 2006 WAHO Trophy Winner – Slovenia

GOLDEN CROWN, Dark Chestnut stallion, *1978
Breeder: Cromes Arabian Stud. Owner: Joze Zver.
Strain: Kehailan Rodan (Rodania, 1869).

The Slovenian Arabian Stud Book Authority is pleased to announce that the 29-year old stallion Golden Crown, owned by Joze Zver, Brezovica, Slovenia has been awarded the 2006 WAHO Trophy for Slovenia.

Despite the fact that this grand old stallion was first registered in Great Britain and not in Slovenia, which is considered a first criterion for the WAHO Trophy, we decided to make a one-off exception and make the award to him because of the fact that he was the first purebred Arab stallion used for breeding in Slovenia.

Golden Crown has had an interesting life. Having sired one foal in England, at the age of 5 he was exported from Britain to Iraq, where he was registered in the WAHO accepted Iraq stud book Volume 1. He had no purebred offspring in Iraq, and was acquired there by his owner, who had been working in that country, and brought back to Slovenia in 1988.

Since his breeding career started in Slovenia, he has produced thirteen fillies and seven colts registered so far. Of these, seven mares and two stallions are themselves already being used for breeding, thus strongly influencing the relatively small population of Arab horses in Slovenia.

The offspring of Golden Crown all inherit his best characteristics, of which his type is most outstanding without fail. This stallion’s contribution to the Arabians of Slovenia has been exceptional and he more than deserves the 2006 WAHO Trophy.