REMINGTON STEELE, Grey stallion, *1982 (Gaffizon / Jordjina).
Breeder: Perisian Park. Owners: Andy and Patti Bailey.
Strain: Not Recorded, family of Milordka 1816.
The Board of the Purebred Arabian Registry of America (PAHR), after considerable deliberation and from a large number of possible choices, selected the well known stallion Remington Steele (Gaffizon x Jordjina) as their first WAHO Trophy winner, for 2005. Born in 1982, and affectionately known at home as “Rem”, he is a beautiful stallion with a golden disposition. He has accomplished a record of halter and performance wins in so many different divisions that he outshines any other US Arabian today. This heavily Crabbet bred stallion has recently been honoured at the Kentucky Horse Park as the most versatile Arabian in history, and named a ‘living legend’.
Not only was he Top Ten in Halter at the 1988 US & Canadian Nationals, but shortly afterward he won the coveted ‘100 miles in one day’ buckle in the famously difficult Tevis Cup Endurance race, which takes place over very arduous terrain and makes many other endurance rides look like a walk in the park. In addition he has successfully competed in Competitive Trail, Hunter/ Jumper, Dressage and Driving classes and been Champion in Western Pleasure, Native Costume and Liberty classes. At the age of 17 he made a return appearance in the Halter show ring at Scottsdale in 1999 to again achieve a Top Ten award. He is also a leading Sport Horse sire not only on his own record, but on that of his foals as well, three of them having equalled or bettered their sire’s record.
He can be, and is, safely ridden by children and beginners, but when the occasion demands, he has the true stallion’s protective instinct – as he showed when his brave heart and calm temperament saved his rider, owner Patti Bailey, from a mountain lion attack on a trail ride. Popular with breeders both at home and all over the world by use of frozen semen, he is also an excellent sire for mares of other breeds. A special Arabian in so many ways, and a great ambassador for the breed, “Rem” is the pride and joy of his owners. PAHR could not think of a more deserving horse for this first WAHO trophy to be awarded in the USA.
WAHO was sorry to learn that this great stallion passed away in February 2007, at the age of 25.