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Salim in "Horse and Hound" 21 November 2013 click HERE

In 2005, Gadebrook Stud was delighted to acquire the outstanding colt Binley Prince Salim as a two-week old foal from Caroline Sussex. He came to Gadebrook after weaning. He is by Binley's illustrious Prince Sadik out of the classic Silvern Image, both AHS Premium horses, so of the highest quality Crabbet bloodlines. Salim is now gelded.

As a 4-yr old, Salim went for dressage training with Emma Thomas, and she has now taken him to over 120 Affiliated British Dressage points and is about to start at Medium level (below). Emma also rode Salim for me at the World Crabbet Convention Parade 2013.

He has excelled in endurance with international rider Susan Hawes (right). His successes up to 75 miles and in ridden showing and dressage won him the Overall Championship in the 2013 AHS Performance Horse Awards, presented at the National Arab Show in July 2014 (right). He also won the Premium Endurance Progeny award for 2013 for his breeder Caroline (left in blue), a proud day for all of us, as both owner of Salim and as President of the Arab Horse Society Anne handed out the trophies to Susan and Caroline.


Salim (right) congratulates full brother Silvern Prince on winning the World Arab Horse Organisation (WAHO) trophy 2015

Salim is working his way up the affiliated British Dressage rankings with high scores at Advanced Medium level. His success gained him the 2015 High Points dressage award in the Arab Horse Society Performance Horse Awards (PHA) and helped him to reserve overall champion in the Pure Bred section of the PHA. For the second time he has been awarded the AHS Premium Progeny of the Year, sponsored by Coed y foel stud - kudos to his breeder Caroline Sussex.


Salim earning 66% in his first dressage test of 2015 at Oldencraig with Emma Thomas and achieving 2nd place, above all other breeds. He now moves from Elementary to Medium level

Our white stallion eating up the miles through Her Majesty the Queen's Windsor Great Park, with Susan Hawes in the 2014 120km endurance race, sponsored by the King of Bahrain

Sheer elegance - Emma Thomas with Binley Prince Salim (left) and full brother Ikoni parade at the 2013 World Crabbet Convention

Salim is now powering through affiliated EGB endurance rides with Grade 1s and qualified for FEI** International competition in 2013 with national team rider Susan Hawes.

Emma has taken him to so many wins in Affiliated British Dressage that he featured in 'Horse and Hound' in November 2013, click HERE. He features on the cover of the summer 2014 Crabbet Journal, click HERE.

He is a proven sire with daughter Silver Sunbeam producing a filly foal to Crabbet champion Marbon Masadi in May 2014 for Spirit Arabians. Salim covered Zariffia in 2015. We are retaining the resulting 2016 bay/grey colt Hadiya for future stud duties so have gelded Salim.

Winter dressage wins - Salim completes in Affiliated British Dressage with Emma Thomas all winter and wins at Novice and Elementary level at The College, Keysoe, winter 2013
Anne, Salim's owner and vice chairman of the AHS Premium Performance Scheme presents Endurance rosette to his rider Susan Hawes

Salim on the 50-mile Red Kite ride in front of the ruins of Lyveden New Bield near Oundle in August 2013

Salim was Novice Ridden Champion a the 2012 Crabbet Show, first time shown under saddle, ridden by Emma Thomas. Susan also won the Novice Ridden class on him at South East Arab Show on 28 April 2013.

Salim is now a regular at the Royal Windsor 120 kms endurance race, finishing in the top half in 2014, photos below.

Salim racing for home in the 2014 Royal Windsor 120 km endurance race

All photos by Anne Brown

Above: Salim ridden by Susan Hawes (number 21) and son David behind, riding gelding Z T Richshakfy, set out on Royal Windsor 120-kms endurance race May 2013, which took in Royal Ascot Race Course by kind permission of The Queen.

Left: Salim on the hallowed ground of Royal Ascot race course, in 2013.

An inspiration to poets. The ode below, by Keith Scowcroft, appeared in the AHS News, summer 2014 (with photo to text proportions resized so legible on webpage). Photo shows Salim coming back to base after the first loop.


Salim is currently FEI** aiming for FEI*** by the end of the season.


With Emma Thomas he won the Novice Ridden Championship at the Crabbet Show at Equifest in August 2012 - his first attempt at Ridden showing. For show results click HERE

Salim (left) represented his AHS Premium parents at the Parade of Champions on Dubai day in September at Newbury race course - on the wettest day of the year - and enjoyed his gallop down the course. The parade was broadcast live to 50 million viewers in the Middle East.

Salim competed for the first time in the AHS annual Performance Horse Awards in 2012 and came an impressive 4th out of 36 entries with 522 points. He will receive his Award from the AHS President at the Arab Championships in July. So far in 2013, he has 260 PHA points from dressage, endurance and ridden showing.


Salim was selected to represent England at the Home International in Wales in October 2011. He continues to combine affiliated British Dressage with his endurance career, and has notched up 29 BD points at Novice level with Emma by March 2013.

Two more photos of super-fit Binley Prince Salim powering round 80kms of The College Ride in September 2012
Photo on left: David Saunders Photography

Binley Prince Salim gets another 80km (50 miles) and a Grade 1 safely under his girth with rider Susan Hawes at the EGB North Norfolk Coast Ride in July 2012

First ride of 2013 at Tilford - Salim and Susan Hawes leads the Hawes twins, David and Caroline, over 50 kms
Second ride of the season - Salim earns 4th place and FEI* status after 80 kms race in total blizzard at the King's Forest Ride in March 2013, fully clipped out after winter dressage season. Reported with photos in Horse and Hound, this was the only outdoor equestrian event to take place on this day due to deep snow. Ridden by Susan Hawes.
Photos: David Saunders Photography

Salim powering to another BD win at Elementary level with Emma Thomas, November 2013

Salim in winter competition with Emma Thomas at Novice level affiliated British Dressage, at Keysoe

Salim, representing AHS Premium progeny, parading at the 21st anniversary celebration at Malvern 2011,
ridden by Susan Hawes. To view brochure click HERE and scroll down to horse 12.


Salim (left) as a 4-year old at his first British Dressage Prelim test. August 2009 - he came 1st!

Silver Sunbeam (above), Salim's first filly as a two year old in 2011. Now four, she will be covered by Marbon Masadi for a pure Crabbet foal


Another string to his bow as Salim adds endurance to his list of ridden accomplishments. Photo:Colin Allison

Salim and Susan should go far, combining her skill and experience with his energy and athleticism. We wish them every success.

Salim gained a Grade 1 in his first-ever 40-mile Open Endurance Ride in Windsor Great Park in July 2011 in 4 hours 43 minutes with an excellent pulse rate of 45prm at the end. Well done to trainer and rider Susan Hawes. In 2012 his success in 50 mile rides earned him FEI* status, allowing him to compete internationally in 2013.

Salim's stud career has got off to a good start. His first pure Crabbet foal from PHA Silver Heart was born in 2009, named Silver Sunbeam.


Salim's first foal - filly Silver Sunbeam
with dam PHA Silver Heart at 3 days old 2009

In November 2009, Salim took his first affiliated BD Novice test (left) ridden by Emma Thomas and came 1st against all breeds with a score of 65%+ earning him five British Dressage points.

Binley Prince Salim has impressed overseas visitors with his style, movement and beauty and captured the hearts of the camera crew who filmed him for the new channel "All 4 Horses" launched at the Horse of the Year Show.

Binley Prince Salim as a yearling in 2006