MULAWA CHIEF SIRE

Bred by Lorraine Humphrey ~ Gaslight Farm | USA
Imported 1991

Always aware of the worldwide evolution and subtle changes over time in the Arabian industry, Mulawa began to notice a shift in international preference in the 1990s for a more exotic type of Arabian. Determined to be ahead of the curve, Mulawa very sagaciously began to seek out a more exotic element in a future herd sire, without sacrificing the essential qualities of correct structure, versatile functionality, kind temperaments and willing trainability prevalent throughout the herd.

The first infusion of exotic type in the enlightened era came courtesy of GLF APOLLO, a paternal grandson of the revolutionary sire PADRON – US, Canadian & Scottsdale Champion stallion. Like Mulawa foundation sire VISION, PADRON was a direct tail male descendant of epochal Egyptian foundation sire NAZEER, revered the world over as a superior source of extreme type and refinement, as well as dry desert quality. PADRON would come to establish his own dynasty of Arabian excellence through scores of superlative sons and daughters – the “PADRON look” included a beautifully dished, refined head, and ultra-elegant forehand with a long shapely neck, a smooth harmonious design, excellent length of leg, and a dynamic "look-at-me" charisma. The young GLF APOLLO possessed each of these traits in abundance, combined perfectly with the additional dose of authentic NAZEER type through SHAIKH AL BADI & PALAS as well as the masculine substance, solid structure and bold athleticism courtesy of the SERAFIX, RAFFLES, RASEYN, PRIBOJ & OFIR in his pedigree.

GLF APOLLO was purchased sight unseen - a first for Mulawa. Upon the strong recommendation of renowned horseman Gene Reichardt and after viewing several videotapes of the young colt over a six-month period, the decision was made to include APOLLO as the next step. This decision not only positively altered the course of Mulawa to unprecedented success, it marked the beginning of a long and fruitful friendship with Gene Reichardt - one that has influenced the breeding program more than any other in the last 25 years.

APOLLO was shown only once – Champion Stallion & Supreme Exhibit at the prestigious Queensland Challenge - before succumbing to a career ending stifle injury. What was forfeited in the show ring was recovered exponentially in the breeding barn, as APOLLO has sired superb quality foals from his very first crop. His get have gone on to achieve success at every level of competition throughout Australia – in-hand and under saddle – claiming the ultimate distinction of "Best Sire" honours for APOLLO at the Australian Championships.

With the foundation stallions gone, APOLLO has earned the status of most senior stallion at Mulawa. His direct get and grand-get lead the performance team in record setting accomplishments while his daughters continue to contribute his most exemplary qualities of type, substance, animation and attitude to the next generation within the breeding herd. APOLLO has exceeded expectations in every respect and has had more of an impact on the Mulawa breeding program than any other stallion in the last 25 years.

Accolades

  • Queensland Challenge Champion Junior Stallion | 1992
  • Queensland Challenge Supreme Champion Exhibit | 1992

BE A STAR 2000 Grey Purebred Arabian Mare (GLF APOLLO × AMURATH BEGUILE by Ramses Fayek )
  • National Stud Show Reserve Champion Mare | 2006
  • Australian National Top Ten Yearling Filly | 2002
MULAWA BEHOLD 1994 Grey Purebred Arabian Mare (GLF APOLLO × AMURATH BEGUILE by Ramses Fayek )
  • Australian National Champion Mare | 2003
  • East Coast Champion Mare | 2003
  • National Stud Show Champion Mare | 2002
  • National Stud Show Champion Mare | 1999
MULAWA KARA MIA MI 1995 Chestnut Purebred Arabian Mare (GLF APOLLO × KARMAA by Kaborr )
  • Australian National Top Ten Senior Mare | 2001
  • National Stud Show Champion Yearling Filly | 1996
PERFECT HARMONY 1993 Bay Purebred Arabian Mare (GLF APOLLO × MULAWA CHANCE by Ambition )
  • Australian National Top Ten Senior Mare | 2001
  • East Coast Champion Yearling Filly | 1995
PRESENCE 1994 Chestnut Purebred Arabian Mare (GLF APOLLO × PREVUE by VISION )
  • Australian National Top Ten Mare | 2000
  • National Stud Show Reserve Champion Junior Filly | 1996
PROCLAIM 1997 Chestnut Purebred Arabian Gelding (GLF APOLLO × PREVUE by VISION )
  • Australian National Champion Arabian Gelding Ridden by a Youth | 2009
  • Australian National Champion Dressage | Elementary | 2009
  • Australian National Champion Dressage | Medium | 2009
  • Australian National Champion Youth Bridle Path Hack | 2009
  • Australian National Top Ten Arabian Gelding Bridle Path Hack | 2009
  • Australian National Top Ten Arabian Gelding Show Hunter | 2009
  • Australian National Top Ten Arabian Show Hunter Ridden by a Youth | 2009
  • Australian National Top Ten Ridden Arabian Gelding | 2009
  • East Coast Champion Arabian Bridle Path Hack | Youth Rider | 2009
  • East Coast Cup Top Five | Purebred | 2009
  • East Coast Reserve Champion Bridle Path Hack Gelding | 2009
  • East Coast Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Gelding | 2009
  • National Stud Show Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Gelding | 2008
  • Australian National Champion Arabian Gelding Show Hunter | 2007
  • Australian National Champion Dressage | Elementary | 2007
  • Australian National Champion Dressage | Novice | 2007
  • Australian National Reserve Champion Arabian Gelding Ridden by a Youth | 2007
  • Australian National Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Gelding | 2007
  • Australian National Top Ten Arabian Gelding Bridle Path Hack | 2007
  • East Coast Champion Bridle Path Hack Gelding | 2007
  • East Coast Champion Hunter Hack | 2007
  • East Coast Cup Champion | Purebred | 2007
  • Australian National Champion Senior Arabian Gelding | 2006
  • Australian National Champion Western Pleasure | 2005
  • Australian National Top Ten Arabian Bridle Path Hack Ridden by a Youth | 2005
  • Australian National Top Ten Ridden Arabian Gelding | 2005
  • Queensland Challenge High Point Youth Horse | 2005
  • Australian National Champion Working Stock Horse | 2004
  • Australian National Reserve Champion Junior Colt | 2001
THE MARKSMAN 2006 Chestnut Purebred Arabian Gelding (GLF APOLLO × MULAWA MARIETA by TS AL MALIK )
  • Australian National Top Ten Arabian Show Hunter Under 15hh | 2014
  • Australian National Top Ten Arabian/Arabian Derivative Australian Pleasure | 2014
  • Australian National Top Ten Senior Arabian Gelding | 2014
  • Australian National Top Ten Senior Arabian Gelding Shown by an Amateur | 2014
  • Queensland Challenge Reserve Champion Arabian Gelding | 2014