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Sienna Stud has based its breeding program around one very special mare. In 1976, after contacting Mrs Hardcastle of Mill Farm, England, we purchased the bay Jubilate (Sha'ir x Rajkumari), in foal to Shahpoor (The Shah x Mikoletta by Mikeno). Jubilate's sire, Sha'ir, is by Grojec out of Sahirah of the Storm; her dam, Rajkumari, is by Shifari out of Scindia. We requested that the mare remain at the farm until she foaled and then be put back in foal before travelling to Australia. On the 13th February, 1977, Jubilate foaled a chestnut colt which we named Sienna Oasis.

She was then covered by Mrs Hardcastle's grey stallion Scindian Magic. By the time we had a positive pregnancy test the ban on importing in-foal mares to Australia was in force, so Jubilate was forced to stay in England until her new foal was born. Jubilate foaled a bay filly on 25th March, 1978 and both mare and foal entered quarantine soon after. Sienna Oasis was to arrive in Australia several months before his dam and her filly.

In 1982 we purchased a grey colt Wilton Park Tempest (Kabanat x Wilton Park Tiffany by Cool Hand Luke) from Dr Hoare of Picton, NSW. Our stud now consists of Jubilate's daughters, her imported bay daughter Sienna I'Essa Magic (dec) and her Australian-born daughter's Sienna Sereena, Sienna Jordanna (dec), Sienna Dallas and her last foal Sienna Jeune foaled in 1995.

In 1991 while searching for suitable mares for Sienna Oasis we discovered that Dr Hoare still had his beautiful mare Khalifah (imp UK) (The Shah x Krysia) who is the grand dam of Wilton Park Tempest. We obtained Khalifah to breed to Sienna Oasis. With the loss of Khalifah in 1996 we began to search for suitable mares again. Our search ended with the purchase of Merida (Kabanat (iid UK) x Talquah Mirella), a half sister to Wilton Park Tempest. Sienna Oasiss and Meridas progeny have exceeded expectations. In 2000 we were rewarded with a gorgeous bay filly, Sienna Siennica.

In August 1996 the difficult decision was made to have the studs foundation mares Jubilate (imp UK) and Khalifah (imp UK) put to rest. These two mares leave behind many daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters that are being retained at the stud to continue the future they started.

With many of Wilton Park Tempest and Arabian Park Ibn Saweeha (leased) progeny coming of breeding age we were again searching for a suitable stallion to cross with these fillies. We were fortunate to find the Pure Polish stallion Warr of the Worlds. He encompassed everything we wish to maintain in our performance Arabians. Warr's foals to date have been very impressive. His Purebred Arabian and Derivative progeny have been predominantly black or black/brown and are maturing over 15hh. This wonderful blend of Egyptian and Polish continues to give us so many talented horses.

More recently we again had to make that difficult decision in April 2003, Sienna Oasis ( imp UK) was put to rest at 26 years of age. His bloodlines continue in his two beautiful daughters Sienna Sienncia and Thorpeville Hahnaah (Anglo Arabian). Wilton Park Tempest was laid to rest in May 2009 at 28 years of age. His bloodlines continue in the stud with his Anglo daughter Sienna Black Opal and purebred daughters Sienna Dallas, Sienna Sedina and Sienna Kyrenna.

The breeding program of the stud is certainly taking shape, with the purebred Arabian mares Sienna Savannah (Rothlynne Mandrake x Sienna Sereena) and Sienna Tennille (Warr of the Worlds x Sienna Serrin) and the Arabian Warmblood Sienna Christmas Toi (Warr of the Worlds x Valuno) been exported to New Zealand. On the home front our Anglo mare Sienna Ericca (Warr of the Wrorlds x Quentel) made a name for herself in the showring and has accumilated 16 Australian National titles in recent years. She has now been retired to stud and will have her first foal in 2010.

We have also been fortunate to find 2 beautiful Pure Polish Arabian mares to join our breeding team. These mares combined with Jubilate's and Kahalifa's get should ensure a bright future for our breeding program. We will continue to concentrate on breeding beautiful and functional Arabian and Arabian Derivatives.

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