Rhodium Arabian Stud - New Zealand
February 5th, 2012 • Arabhorse.com
Rhodium Arabians, the largest Straight Egyptian stud in New Zealand is located at Isola Equestrian Centre, immediately south of Auckland. Owners Fanus and Ria Crous are dedicated to the breeding of world-class Straight Egyptian Arabian horses and the preservation of the "old SE bloodlines". Arabian horse lineages and strains are carefully researched prior to breeding or making any acquisitions, with the intention to adopt a very scientific and dynamic approach throughout. Rhodium Arabian Stud is a life member of the Pyramid Society and also of the World Arabian Horse Organisation (WAHO).
Fanus is a retired geo-scientist but is still involved with numerous other business ventures on a global scale. In order to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Arabian breeding fraternity, Fanus and Ria regularly attend Arabian horse shows and stud visits abroad and take immense pleasure in meeting up with old friends and co-breeders from all over the world. Both their children, Sharné and Arno are devoted horse enthusiasts and ardent riders, a passion which they get very little time for nowadays, given their respective professional careers.
Rhodium Arabians' five principal and resident stallions at present are RAJAH KA (Makhnificent KA x Rahimah KA by RA Jahim), ANSATA NILE PHARAOH (Ansata Iemhotep x Ansata Misty Nile by Ansata Hejazi), THE SOURCE CC (Salaa El Dine x Mouna IASB by Malik), SIMEON SARAAF (Anaza Bay Shahh x Simeon Setavi by Simeon Sadik) and SIMEON SHATUL (Asfour x Wed Albadeia by Farid Albadeia).
Within the existing core-group of broodmares and fillies, the stud relies heavily on sire bloodlines of Makhsous (Sultann x Nabda), El Halimaar (Ansata Ibn Halima x RDM Maar Hala), Imperial Madaar (Imperial Madheen x Ansata Nile Mist), Classic Shadwan (Alidaar x Shagia Bint Shadwan), Malik (Hadban Enzahi x Malikah), Salaa El Dine (Ansata Halim Shah x Hanan), as well as the various world-renowned Ansata bloodlines.
Each year Rhodium competes in selected Arabian shows, however, the main emphasis will still, for the foreseeable future, be focussed on the fine-tuning and optimizing of the breeding program. Quality horses of all ages are always for sale and enquiries by email are invited.
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