In 1988 Janice Siders leased the outstanding Sx Saladin daughter Ouarzazate from her friend Virginia L. Spicher. Janice wanted this particular mare to breed to her magnificent stallion, Night Dragon. The Night Star was the result.
From the start The Night Star was promising. He grew into a stallion of 15-0 3/4 hands. With a long and nicely shaped neck, well defined and nicely sloped shoulders, strong loins, smooth coupling, and good hindquarters, and with a nice head and appealing Arabian type, The Night Star was an attractive Arabian stallion.
The Night Starís trot was one of his best and most significant features. He inherited his sireís glorious trot in full measure. It was big, bold, and powerful, with outstanding lift of knees and hocks, proper flexing and folding, superior use of shoulders, and huge reach with great stride. It was totally magnificent and totally awesome. The beauty and power of the same trots of father and son were absolutely unforgettable. Many people who saw Night Dragon and The Night Star trot considered that their trots were definitely among the very best in the Aurab line.
Another treasured feature of The Night Star was his excellent, amenable disposition. As he grew from a baby to an adolescent, then into a stallion, he never nipped (nor did his sire, Night Dragon). For such things as grooming in his stall or paddock, The Night Star did not need to be haltered; he simply stood like a gentleman, giving his feet to be cleaned, allowing his face to be sponged, his fetlocks to be trimmed, etc. He quietly enjoyed the attention and stood like a rock. He was friendly with a gentle dignity. As a green-broke mature horse, he was quiet to ride along the trail.
The Night Starís pedigree shows an interesting combination of Crabbet/American bloodlines with considerable old (1925-1963) Kellogg influence. His two grandsires were Ben Rabba and Sx Saladin, and three of his four great-grandsire pedigree positions were occupied by Aurab twice and *Serafix once., with the fourth spot filled by Dhushara.
The Night Starís 2nd dam was Bint Dhushara, a very well bred mare whose pedigree is a roster of the well known and greats of yesteryear - horses such as Ferseyn, Ralet, *Raseyn, Jadaan, Fadheilan, Bint Sahara, Abu Baha, Abu Farwa, Ferras, *Raffles, Tut Ankh Amen, Sureyn, Bonita, Faryn, and Alyf, to name just some of them.
Many considered that Sx Saladin to have been one of the best and most beautiful sons of the great Crabbet-bred *Serafix. Sx Saladinís dam was the great broodmare Cobah, a daughter of Pomona Ahmen and granddaughter of the great Farana.
With three The Night Star daughters destined for her broodmare band (Star of Liberty, Star of Royalty, and Jons Stardust) and another mare in foal to him (the foal turned out to be the gorgeous Sunrise Splendor, a stallion Janice owns jointly with Michelle Lindley of Carson City, Nevada), Janice sold The Night Star to Minnesota in 2000. His new owner gelded him and uses him as a riding horse.
With Permission from the Author,
Carol W. Mulder.
Copyright © 2006 by Carol W. Mulder.
|BEN RABBA 29921
K. D. Mathiot
|AULANI 1801||RIFNAS 924||FOLLYAT 827||RABNA 3622||NARZIGH 1745||RABKHAL 1402||ROLLICKA 15286 |
|SAROLLE 6171||RALLAF 2366||SARIFAH 2570||COALANI 8419||AULANI 1801||NARLAH 916||AURZEYA 122236 |
|AURAB 12488 |
|AULANI 1801||RIFNAS 924||FOLLYAT 827||RABNA 3622||NARZIGH 1745||RABKHAL 1402||MARZEYA 30790 |
|ZEY 10821||WANABI 8502||RIFHALLA 5888||MARLAN 16102||GABILAN 4405||MARGARITA 5850||Dam
S. L. Stone
|SX SALADIN 63310
J. C. Bennett
|RAKTHA||NASEEM||RAZINA||*SERAFINA 17129||INDIAN GOLD||SHARFINA||COBAH 9357
|POMONA AHMEN 3032||*RASEYN 597||*NAKKLA 1215||FARADINA 2337||FARANA 708||HAZZADINA 1048||BINT DHUSHARA 93342 |
S. I. Turple
|DHUSHARA 63182 |
|FERDARE 43868||FERBEYN 12780||BINT FADARA 6767||USHKABAHADA 19458||BAHADE 11120||USHKADARA 8525||STARLA 25336 |
|SEAHORSE STORM 17742||RIFRAFF 4350||SURITA 8068||LOLA MADJ 11607||FARYN 3806||MALIKEH MAJD 6383|