KANAB TSAAR, grey gelding, *1998 (SAF Firstaar / Zayan Dhanii).
Bred and owned by Piet van Rooyen, Kanab Arabian Stud.
Strain: Not Recorded (family of Nightingale).
The Namibian Arab Horse Breeders Society is pleased to announce they have awarded their 2007 WAHO Trophy to the great endurance gelding, Kanab Staar. Although still quite young for this demanding sport, at 9 years of age he has already completed a total of 1,870 competitive kilometres. At the top level he has successfully completed two 160km rides, 1 at 130 kms and 1 at 120 kms. In 2007 his major wins include the heavyweight rider divisions of the 160 kms Independence Ride and the 130 kms Walvis Bay African Endurance Championships.
Tracing to the important foundation mare Nightingale, who came from India to Great Britain in the early 1930s and went on to South Africa in 1937, Kanab Tsaar is a superb example of the attractive, athletic, hardy and sound Arabians bred in Namibia, and is an excellent ambassador for the breed.
Piet van Rooyen with Kanab Tsaar.
Kanab Tsaar at a competitive ride.