In 1998 the family moved to the rolling Exmoor countryside leaving farming behind to concentrate on a new venture of providing holiday accommodation.
This gave the family more time to enjoy their equine friends. Babylon
, our daughters horse, now proved not only was she capable of dressage but
was an outstanding hunter.
In 2003 the exotic and exquisite Black Arabian AH Saluq
was found. After considerable negotiation AH Saluq
came home to us at Court Farm.
This purchase was followed up a year later with the purchase of the exceptionally well bred Minstrella
(Minstrella has now retired to the south of France).
In 2006 an opportunity to acquire a rare black Simeon Sadik
filly came along and Sadika
became the latest member of the family
to complete the foundation brood-mare herd. We have great expectations of this exceptional mare when bred to our outstanding stallion AH Saluq
In 2007 Dreamfield's Prima Ballerina
became available. Prima Ballerina
gave us a beautiful homozygous black filly in 2009.
Unfortunately Prima Ballerina was not destined to be a brood mare.
2010 proved to be very exciting for Court Farm Arabian Stud with the purchase of ROE Mahbooba
and her foal and an imminent move to larger premises.
In 2012 it became necessary to move to larger and better facilities and with the change of home a change of name to "Black Arabian Stud" (and a change
of prefix from "CFS" to "AB"). Located on the Somerset/Wiltshire border (just 5 miles from the A303) in over 100 acres with excellent facilities and ample
space. This provides a tranquil oasis for our beautiful black Arabians to thrive and produce exquisite foals.
2014 proved to be our best year to date AB Harrison Ford
(DA Vinci FM x CFS Cythera) our first second generation colt had an exceptional year winning
4 x 1st
and Bronze Champions, 2 x Silver Champion and Gold British National Champion. Our home bred weanling colt AB I'ma Dream
(Magic Magnifique x CFS Dionasys) was also shown with great success to achieve Silver BNC and Bronze International Champion at UKIAHS. This is the stuff of
dreams for small breeders!
2015 - The dream continued with AB Harrison Ford
's maternal half brother AB Indiana Jones
(Magic Magnifique x CFS Cythera) achieving 6 x 1st
and 1 bronze BNC, 2x silver champion and 3 x Gold Champion including Gold BNC!
2016 proved another exceptional year. With both AB Harrison Ford
and AB Indiana Jones
receiving many top placings and championships. More
details on their own pages. As we reflect on what was a very special and memorable time in the show ring. We move to the next chapter with 4 mares
in foal for 2017. We believe in the ethos of quality not quantity and are hopeful that our 3rd
generation home bred will bring many more special memories