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).
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
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.