examples of the Gleannloch legacy. And all over the globe is were the sales offerings were dispersed. One unknown eye-catching steel-grey two-year-old colt bounded about the arena and promptly was swept up by an overseas buyer for the exceptional sum of $60,000, remarkable in the depths of an economic recession in the early 1990s. He was by far the highestselling two-year-old of the sale — male or female. The stylish and noble youngster was headed for foreign shores as his new owner lived in Italy. Perhaps this was the last he would be seen in America.
          The colt’s name was Hadidi (*Norus x Hebet Allah). How well he would live up to his name: “Hadidi” is Arabic for “the iron one,” or “one of steel.” Drinking in the warm southern winds of Italy, Hadidi grew into a magnificent stallion of strength and beauty. He had become an Adonis with balance, harmony, large, dark expressive eyes, perfectly set curved ears, deep jowls, graceful silhouette, short back, and upright carriage — all in a very imposing size. His charisma and nobility gave notice that he was undoubtedly a champion winning many titles throughout Europe. He radiated presence and life to the fullest. By the time he was four years old he became Italian National Champion. The momentum continued and by the time he was six years old it was decided to campaign him in other countries. In 1996, his owners sent Hadidi to North America to continue his successful international show schedule. When he set foot in Canada, he won Canadian National Top Ten Stallion. That same year he also garnered other wins, becoming class A winner and Region 16 Reserve Champion Stallion. Then in 1997, at age seven, he became a celebrated champion everywhere. He was Scottsdale Top Ten stallion, U.S. Egyptian Event Supreme Champion, and finally
returning to Europe, he was World Champion at Paris. At age eleven, when most stallions’ show careers had long ended, Hadidi returned to the showring to become World Reserve Champion Stallion at Paris and Nations Cup Supreme Champion Stallion. Of the Paris shows, handler Steve Dady recalls that there was something special about Hadidi and that at the World Championships he just stepped up and had his best show; it was his to win. At age fourteen, twice the age of some of his competitors, he became Egyptian Event Europe Reserve Champion Stallion as well as Italian Reserve National Champion. With such a long and distinguished record of international wins, Hadidi proved to be the “one of steel.”
         What judges liked about Hadidi, they also liked about his show-winning get, which charmed audiences throughout Europe. With over 60 percent of his get being mares, Hadidi soon proved to be an excellent mare sire. His get showed a special charm and charisma, often with the irresistible large dark eyes, unforgettable expressions, and harmonious proportions. His stunning daughter Elettra out of the Russian bred Aphrodite, was Top Five European


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