American Trakehner Association

Abdullah
1970 - 2000


We are greatly saddened to report the passing of ATA Approved Stallion Abdullah.  On January 5, 2000 the great stallion died of complications following a successful colic surgery at Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Florida.   We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Sue and Terry Williams, his friends and owners for the past 27 years, who were with him until the end.

Abdullah's accomplishments in the show jumping ring will be remembered for years to come: 2 Olympic medals, 2 World Cup Medals as well as the World Cup Leading Horse title head a long and impressive list.  His numerous offspring now excel in all disciplines, among them several National and Zone Champions, and there are yet many youngsters waiting to make their entrance into the show ring.

Abdullah's influence on the Stud Books of the American Trakehner Association will indeed be lasting.  To date he has sired 4 ATA Approved sons:  Element of Surprise, Rüdiger, Sonset's Sieger and Special Memories.  He is also dam sire of the ATA approved stallions Advocate and Stiletto and has 40 OSB daughters.  In Germany he is also represented by his approved son Schneesturm.

He will be remembered as one of the great ambassadors of the Trakehner breed.

ATA members who would like to share their remembrances of this Trakehner legend in a special article in the upcoming issue of the ATA magazine should contact Kim MacMillan as soon as possible.

Some of Abdullah's Accomplishments in Sport:

1976 - ATA Winner - Trakehner Förderverein Award
1977 - ATA Winner - Trakehner Förderverein Award
1979 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1980 - Cleveland Grand Prix - 1st
1980 - Cheltenham Gold Cup - 1st
1980  -Bolton Grand Prix - 1st
1980 - ATA Winner - Palmenblüte Award
1980 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1981 - Cheltenham Gold Cup - 1st
1981 - Ocala Grand Prix - 2nd
1981 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1982 - ATA Winner - Palmenblüte Award
1982 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1983 - World Cup - Leading Horse
1983 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1984 - Olympics -  Team Show Jumping - Gold Medal
1984 - Olympics -  Individual Show Jumping - Silver Medal
1984 - USET Open Jumper Championships - 1st
1984 - Lake Placid Grand Prix - 2nd
1984 - $150,000 Culpepper Grand Prix - 2nd
1984 - Baltimore Grand Prix - 2nd
1984 - New York World Cup Qualifer Grand Prix - 2nd
1984 - ATA Winner - Palmenblüte Award
1984 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1985 - Tampa Grand Prix - 1st
1985 - Nations Cup (USA Team) - 1st
1985 - World Cup Finals - 1st
1985 - Hamburg Derby - 3rd
1985 - ATA Winner - Palmenblüte Award
1985 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1986 - World Championships - Leading Horse
1986 - World Championships - Team Show Jumping - Gold Medal
1986 - World Championships - Individual Show Jumping - Silver Medal
1986 - Eurojump - Champion
1986 - Grand Prix Royan - 1st
1986 - Grand Prix Dinard - 1st
1986 - ATA Winner - Palmenblüte Award (retired trophy)
1986 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1987 - $50,000 Prescott Grand Prix - 4th
1987 - $50,000 Grand Prix of New Hampshire - 1st
1988 - Grand Prix of Saratoga - 1st
1988 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1989 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper

 

Some of Abdullah's most Notable Offspring:

Abdullah Blue - 1992 gelding out of Catch On Blue xx

1999 - AHSA Zone 3 Hunter HOY - Res. Champ. - Adult Amateur Hunter (36+)

Abracadabra (reg. Abracadabrah) - 1988 stallion out of Sara Judge xx by Ruling Court xx

1995 - ATA Champion - High Preliminary Jumper
1995 - ATA Champion - Intermediate Jumper
1995 - ATA Res. Champ. - Open Jumper
1995 - ATA Grand Champion - Jumper
1996 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1996 - ATA Grand Champion - Jumper
1996 - $35,000 Garden State Grand Prix - 2nd
1996 - $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix - 1st
1998 - Show Jumping Hall Of Fame - 6th - Amateur-Owner Series, Central Conference
1998 - $50,000 Grand Prix of Roanoke - 4th
1998 - $30,000 Kentucky Grand Prix - 4th
1999 - AHSA National Jumper HOY - Champion - Junior Jumper
1999 - AHSA Zone 5 Jumper HOY - Champion - Junior Jumper
1999 - NAYRC - 1st - Team Show Jumping

Adulation - 1986 gelding out of Crystal Valley xx by Bravissimo II xx

1990 - ATA Champion - First-Year Green Hunter
1990 - AHSA Zone 2 Hunter HOY - Res. Champ. - Regular Working Hunter
1990 - ATA Champion - Regular Working Hunter
1990 - ATA Champion - Preliminary Jumper
1991 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - Res. Champ. - Second-Year Green Hunter
1991 - ATA Champion - Second-Year Green Hunter
1991 - ATA Champion - Regular Working Hunter
1991 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - 3rd - Amateur-Owner Hunter
1991 - ATA Champion - Amateur-Owner Hunter
1991 - ATA Grand Champion - Hunters

Airbourne Monticello - 1986 stallion out of Diana (HAN) by Duft II (HAN)

1995 - Pan Am Games - Individual Show Jumping - Silver Medal
1995 - Pan Am Games - Team Show Jumping - Bronze Medal
1996 - $35,000 Pulsar International - 2nd

Beerenauslese - 1986 stallion out of Passed xx by Pass xx

1996 - AHSA Zone 9 Hunter HOY - Champion - Regular Conformation Hunter

Biermeister - 1986 gelding out of Bon Twist xx by Good Twist xx

1989 - IHF Finals - Champion - 3-Year-Olds
1997 - AHSA Zone 8 Hunter HOY - 4th - Adult Amateur Hunter (18-35)

Canterberry Tails - 1986 gelding by Carnaby Street

1993 ATA Champion - First-Year Green Hunter
1995 ATA Res. Champ. - Low Preliminary Jumper

Caroline - 1990 mare out of Caviar by Schönfelder

1997 - AHSA Zone 4 CT HOY - 3rd - Preliminary
1998 - AHSA Zone 4 CT HOY - 4th - Preliminary

Elfin Magic - 1981 gelding out of a Thoroughbred mare

1987 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - Champion - First-Year Green Hunter

Emperor (reg. Ezekiel) - 1992 gelding out of Eschilein by Merkur

1999 - USDF All-Breeds - 3rd - Training Level, Adult Amateur - 60.800%

Fine Art - 1990 mare out of Freeda by Tannenberg

1991 - ATA Champion - Yearling Fillies

Free State - 1991 gelding out of Chimay xx

1996 - AHSA Zone 7 Hunter HOY - Res. Champ. - Children's Hunter Horse
1997 - AHSA Zone 7 Hunter HOY - 3rd - Large Junior Hunter

Gabriel - 1975 gelding out of Little Squaw xx by Popcorn xx

1981 - ATA Grand Champion - Hunters
1982 - ATA Grand Champion - Hunters
1983 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - Champion - First-Year Green Hunter
1985 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - Champion - Regular Working Hunter
1986 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - 3rd - Regular Working Hunter
1986 - AHSA Zone 2 Hunter HOY - 5th - Regular Working Hunter

Home By Dark (reg. Kylie) - 1980 mare out of Fancy Shot xx by Shot Free xx

1985 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - Champion - First-Year Green Hunter
1985 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY - Champion - First-Year Green Hunter
1985 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY - 4th - Small Junior Hunter
1986 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - Champion - Second-Year Green Hunter
1986 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY - Champion - Second-Year Green Hunter
1986 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - 4th - Small Junior Hunter
1986 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY - Champion - Small Junior Hunter

Honor System - 1990 gelding out of a Thoroughbred mare

1998 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY - 3rd - First-Year Green Hunter
1998 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY -
Res. Champ. - Green Conformation Hunter
1999 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY - 4th - Regular Conformation Hunter
1999 - AHSA Zone 5 Hunter HOY - 7th - Adult Amateur Hunter (18-35)

Kirin - 1987 mare out of Kant xx

1990 - IHF Grand Champion - 3-Year-Old Hunter

Movin' In Style (reg. Absalon) - 1977 gelding out of Miss Bonnie A xx by Royal News xx

1985 - AHSA Zone 2 Hunter HOY - 6th - Amateur-Owner Hunter (18-30)

Night Owl - 1984 gelding out of a Thoroughbred mare

1989 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - 6th - Green Conformation Hunter

Pearl Peak - 1988 mare out of Mrs. Peel xx

1993 - IJF - Champion - 5 & 6-Year-Olds

Sandstorm - 1989 gelding

1997 - AHSA Zone 2 Hunter HOY - 6th - Children's Hunter Horse

Silver Creek - 1989 gelding out of Undoubtedly

1994 - AHSA Zone 9 CT HOY - Champion - Training
1996 - AHSA Zone 9 CT HOY - Champion - Training
1996 - AHSA Zone 9 CT HOY - 4th - Preliminary
1998 - AHSA Zone 8 Jumper HOY - Champion - Junior Jumper
1999 - AHSA Zone 8 Jumper HOY - Res. Champ. - Junior Jumper

Silver Spirit - 1985 gelding out of a Hannoverian mare

1999 - AHSA Zone 7 HOY - Res. Champ. - Amateur-Owner Jumper

Soca Mood - 1987 gelding out of Gold Advance xx

1998 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - 3rd - First-Year Green Hunter
1998 - AHSA Zone 4 Hunter HOY - Champion - First-Year Green Hunter

Special Memories - 1986 approved stallion out of Kluwall xx by Cornwall xx

1995 - ATA Res. Champ. - Intermediate Jumper
1995 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1997 - $30.000 Battenkill Grand Prix - 5th
1997 - $30,000 Mad River Grand Prix - 4th
1997 - $50,000 U.S. Open Jumping Championships - 5th
1997 - $60,000 American Gold Cup - 4th
1997 - ATA Winner - Palmenblüte Award
1997 - ATA Champion - Open Jumper
1997 - ATA Grand Champion - Jumpers
1998 - $30,000 Spillers Seminole Feed Grand Prix - 5th
1998 - $30,000 Spillers Seminole Feed Grand Prix - 4th
1998 - ATA Champion - Adult Amateur Jumper
1998 - ATA Res. Champ. - Open Jumper

St. Lazare - mare

1988 - AHSA National Hunter HOY - Res. Champ. - Amateur-Owner Hunter

 

Thank you to Phelps Photo for generously supplying us with the photo of Abdullah

 

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