2004 Bay mare 1.54m SOLD
Sire: Matador (by Drug)
Dam: Muzyka (by Kingsize)
Full pedigree: https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/shadiya2
Best results: 160 km 3* at Norten-Hardenberg Germany
Performance premium mare of the Dutch Arab studbook (given after at least 3 rides over 120 km)
Shadiya came into Esther’s life in 2009. Esther was looking for a possible broodmare that could also do a decent level of competing. Shadiya was fitting all the bills, though she did not seem to be keen on getting pregnant. Instead, she easily clocked up the distances and progressed each year. Shadiya did not have a speedy recovery, but she was strong and sound and was never vetted out.
She started her FEI rides to help Esther get enough 2* and 3* rides for the Dutch team and was the first horse for Esther to do the illustrious 160 km distance. Though they did not go fast due to missing markers and Shadiya’s slow recovery, they were the only ones to complete the distance. It was a very special day with a very special finish in the dark. Shadiya is sold to a great home, unfortunately, she has not had any foals yet.