Foaled, October 15, 2017 Imported Spring, 2020
Robali Dargeeling x Solitairey Dancer by Lord Charles of Seven Oaks
Rhythmic AHSA, a 2017 bay stallion of predominantly Crabbet Arabian bloodlines, was imported from Australia by Maroon Fire Arabians and Shea Stables in early Spring 2020 as a prospective outcross for Afire Bey V and IXL Noble Express+ daughters. The striking youngster was purchased from Grand Ridge Stud and Nichol Emanuel, breeders, though his bloodlines hail from the breeding program of Seven Oaks Arabian Stud, Carlsruhe, Victoria, Australia, a well-respected 50-year-old Arabian farm located about an hour north of Melbourne, on Australia’s southeastern seaboard.
Rhythmic’s sire is a son of the famous Chip Chase Desert Wind, an elegant, noted Arabian stallion of the 1970’s. His dam’s bloodline carries a strong cross to the famous Ralvon Pilgrim, an international champion that travelled to England from Australia and won extensively there. Lines in earlier generations of Rhythmic’s pedigree feature legendary Crabbet bloodlines like *Count Dorsaz, imported to America by Al-Marah Arabians and an important sire of successful English-type Arabian saddle horses and broodmares in this country. Also noteworthy in the stallion’s pedigree is linebreeding to Raktha, the sire of John Roger’s *Serafix, a superb golden cross with *Bask++ for high performance Arabians, and to Oran, sire of multi-National Champion *Oran Van Crabbet, winner of the U.S. National Champion Park Horse (1966), Formal Driving (1969) and Formal Combination (1969). Dargee, brought into the Crabbet Stud in the 1940’s bringing with him additional desert breeding and exceptional offspring, also is prevalent and important in Rhythmic’s ancestry.
“In the early days, some of the finest trotting and most athletic Arabian show horses in America were Crabbet-breds,” says Tim Shea. “I personally admired them in the ring as much as I did the Polish Arabians that were imported a few years after them. Over time, the bloodlines in the United States featuring great trotting Arabian horses have become in serious need of a great outcross. I’ve always felt that a stallion that took us back to the great Crabbet bloodlines could be the answer.”
Like many of the great Crabbet bred horses, Rhythmic is a solidly built bay stallion with white feet and a beautiful white stripe. He moves extremely well, which is no great surprise. And though they have no immediate ancestors in common, Rhythmic looks rather like his world famous predecessor at Maroon Fire Arabians, Afire Bey V. Rhythmic shows tremendous promise as a sire, not only of fine Arabian English horses but as a great outcross for American Arabians in general. It certainly makes the imminent, upcoming cross between this handsome young Crabbet-bred Arabian from Australia and the daughters of Afire Bey V and IXL Noble Express+ worth anticipating.