than the widely represented Nazeer sire line. This kind of magic is what created horses like Nabiel, Makhsous, and Imperial’s *Ibn Safinaz to name a few. For Hadidi the magic seemed to be that he was the perfect amalgam of all of the best elements in his pedigree. It was as if the desert winds took the nobility of *Morafic, the height and airiness of the Bint El Bahreyn female line, the powerful shoulders and depth of Gharib, the perfectly set ears of Hadban Enzahi, and the large lustrous eyes of Nefisa and forged all of them into one bigger-than-life vision that stands alone, “the iron one,” Hadidi.
         During his brief tenure in North America, Hadidi managed a stop, following his show season, by the breeding shed. From the resulting foal crop emerged the charmingbeauty Isabella HG (x Belle Staar).

She was to become Egyptian Event Supreme Champion Mare in 2003. Also among the lovely straight Egyptian Hadidi daughters was the classic flea-bitten grey beauty Dorian Bint Hadidi (x Dorian Fa Halima), Egyptian Event World Class Reserve Champion Mare Age 10-Older in 2007 and 2009.
         The impression that these two mares made was to have a lingering effect for one couple in particular, breeders Joseph and Gail Mailloux. Watching a class at the U.S. Egyptian Event, Gail notes, “I spotted a mare down in the ring I couldn’t take my eyes off of. She reminded me of the Gleannloch horses I fell in love with thirty years ago. It was Dorian Bint Hadidi. She had that classic look I thought was lost. Sure enough, she was sired by Hadidi, a Gleannloch horse. Now the wheels were turning in my head. Where was Hadidi?”

         When Gail and her husband Joe began Two Silos Farm Egyptian Arabians, it was with the intent of establishing an Egyptian breeding program primarily based on quality mares. And that is how the breeding program progressed, by breeding their select mares to internationally acclaimed sires. The formula has been highly successful for them. “We had dodged the stallion part of the business and had no intention of changing a thing,” says Gail. However, the glimpse of a fleabitten grey daughter had already planted a seed that would lead to the return of “the iron one” to his birthplace.
         Last year while in Belgium, Joe and Gail were watching the presentation of Showcase Stallions at the Egyptian Event Europe when in came the stunning, by then aged pearl White Hadidi.


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