IBN AJWAAD, Grey Stallion, 1994 (Arioso / Tecaf Shukran)
Breeder: Mrs. Paula Jones. Owner: Margaret Young, Helicon Stud.
Strain: Kehailan Al Wadnan Khursan (Nuhra, 1936).
The Arab Horse Society presented their 2010 WAHO Trophy to the stallion Ibn Ajwaad in a special ceremony at the 2010 British National Championships Show.
After some successes as a youngster in the showring, Ibn Ajwaad went into race training at the age of 7. He proved very successful in the 2004 and 2005 seasons, winning over distances of 6 furlongs to 1 mile 6 furlongs. Ibn Ajwaad has also completed the tough AHS Marathon in 2004. He also had some fun eventing.
He is a performance tested AHS Premium Scheme stallion with an impressive record in open competition in BSJA-affiliated show-jumping, regularly winning in classes with over 50 entrants in which he is the only Purebred Arabian competing.
His sire Arioso, bred by the late Mr. Ronald Kydd, was also an AHS Premium Scheme stallion. He was by the imported Egyptian stallion Fakhr El Kheil, himself a very successful performance and breeding stallion, out of Andante, a daughter of one of the famous Crabbet “Heavenly Twins”, Dancing Sunlight. From his dam’s side he inherits more well known Crabbet and Old English bloodlines together with a touch of Marbach blood through Melchior.
On pedigree, looks, temperament and performance, Ibn Ajwaad is certainly an excellent example of the best of British Arabian breeding, a big-hearted ambassador for their athletic abilities and a well-deserved winner of the WAHO Trophy.
WAHO Trophy Presentation: L-R: Angela Massey, Margaret Young (owner) & her grand-daughter Ellian, Claire Young (rider), David Angold (WAHO Executive Committee member), Paula Jones (breeder).
Ibn Ajwaad show-jumping with his rider, Claire Young