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Abdullah
Abdullah was recently honored as one of the top 50 horses of the century by "The Chronicle of The Horse". The gray Trakehner stallion will best be remembered for his 1984 Olympic performance in show jumping with his rider Conrad Homfeld. Their brilliant clear round in the Team Competition clinched the first and only team gold medal for the United States. They went on to win the Olympic silver medal in the individual competition.

Abdullah and Conrad continued to re-write the record book by winning the 1985 World Cup in Berlin and at the age of 15 yrs they again won a first and only Team Gold medal at the 1986 World Championships, Aachen, where Abdullah was the World Champion horse of the competition.

During his long career he won Grand Prix competitions with Joe Fargis and Debbie Stephens as well as Conrad Homfeld. Abdullah was one of the first warmblood jumper stallions and with his many victories he was in great demand as a sire of performance horses. He is approved as a breed stallion by virtually every warmblooded registry. In the U.S. he has produced IHF and IJF Champions as well as numerous USEF Horses of The Year. Most recently, in 1999, his son Abracadabra was USEF Jr. Jumper of The Year.

A very successfull program using frozen semen thru Select Breeders Service has allowed Abdullah to be bred to some of the best mares in Europe. As a result of this international program the stallion Airborne Monticello, presently competing for France, was named to their 1996 Olympic Show Jumping Team and was a member of their 1998 World Championship Silver Medal Team. Abdullah has approved breeding stallions in Austria, France, Germany, and Italy. Breedings to Abdullah will continue to be available in the U.S. and internationally through the program at SBS, the leader in frozen semen technology.

Abdullah's owners Terry and Sue Williams purchased the then 3 year old stallion in 1973 from Gerhard Schickedanz in Unionville, Ontario Canada as an event prospect and breeding stallion. Click here to see his registration. They were personally involved in his long career. They travled with him, cared for him and enthusiastically cheered for him at the competitions. Due to their great affection for this wonderful horse, Abdullah was never offered for sale, rather the extensive breeding program at Williamsburg Farm in Middleport, NY was centered around him. After the end of his show jumping career at age 18, Abdullah continued to be ridden regularly by Sue and they continued to bring him to Florida for the winter season. He was always visited by many admirers and friends.
By Sarabi on March 20, 2009 at 2:10pm EDT Topic(s): abdullah

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Janet Kraus Lane Hi Sue: In another life I was a judge and a founding member of the ATA. I recently relocated to Wilson NY and I am interested in visiting your farm. Also, I inquiring as to whether you might need help on the farm? Thanks, Janet C: 508-240-4711
10/8/2011 at 8:18pm EDT
Aloap Airborne MONTECILLO was also a Panamerican Silver and bronze medalist with the mexican Luis Ximenez Fyvie in 1995 and won numerous grand prix competitions in USA and Europe during that time with the same rider.
7/30/2014 at 5:22pm EDT
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