Shagya Foundation Stallion
Shagya Royal AF, AKA "Roy", is *Shandor's heir apparent, and he has really lived up to his fabulous pedigree as a prepotent producer!
Roy, a 16 hand bay, has had several foal crops and we couldn't be more pleased with their overall quality!
Roy himself shows great dressage and jumping talent and is a great stallion to handle. By *Shandor and out of the fabulous producing mare, the Hungarian Bravo daughter Rachelle AA, he is at stud with either live cooled semen or frozen semen. Roy has foals on the ground from Arabian, Shagya Arabian, and Warmblood mares and he has thrown black, bay, chestnut and grey foals.
Roy inherited his ability to throw blacks from his damsire, the black Hungarian-bred Shagya XXXIX daughter "Sahara".
Roy's dam is the now-deceased Rachelle AA, by Hungarian Bravo and out of the purebred Arabian mare WC Rachelle. WC Rachelle's pedigree reads like a "who's who" of some of the best desert Arabian blood ever brought to America. Rachelle's sire, the magnificent dark bay stallion Alcibiades was the product of Richard Pritzlaff's breeding program in New Mexico. Mr. Pritzlaff, a true "renaissance man", was personal friends with both Colonel Handler, director of the Spanish Riding School, and Pettko von Szandtner, the Hungarian "Shagya Arabian breeding artist" who discovered Nazeer, imported a handful of horses from Egypt in the early 1950's. Among these horses were the bay Nazeer son Rashad Ibn Nazeer, and the Nazeer daughter Bint Moniet el Nefous. Mr. Prizlaff's breeding program was well known in Arabian circles for producing real athletes which were also very beautiful.
Rachelle's dam RG Blazing Star, was a combination of "new Egyptian" and "old" Egyptian desert arabian blood. WC Rachelle was one of the "original 9" purebred Arabian mares which were approved for American Shagya Arabian breeding by the ISG (International Shagya-Arabian Society), but unfortunately, WC Rachelle died after foaling Rachelle AA (due to a ruptured uterine artery). However, this mare, Rachelle AA did more than her share in contributing to Shagya-Arabian breeding in America by producing a series of high quality offspring, including two approved stallions.