Arabian Horse Times and Jeff Wallace European Summer Tour of 2015
(Gazal Al Shaqab to Ruminaja Ali x Polish National Champion Mare Palmira by Monogramm to *Bask and from the Michalow-bred yet Alzobair-owned Palestra by *Penitent to *Bandos from Bandola)
Bred and Sold by Michalow Stud
In my view, the purchase of the beautiful Palestra granddaughter Pistoria, by Sheikh Abdullah of the Alzobair Stud in Sharjah, was an intentional stroke of loving loyalty shown to the mare Palestra and her family that mean a lot to his farm.
Palestra, maternal grandam to this winning and still young beauty, was an early and very important purchase of Alzobair a few years back and unfortunately, yet after a long and good life, Palestra passed away earlier this year at 29. How appropriate and touching that this exquisite granddaughter come and share her place along with a collection of superb daughters she also left behind.
When I visited Alzobair earlier this year in the Middle East I was really impressed with the way the horses are cared for by manager Michael Van den Elsken and his staff. This purchase of Pistoria was meant to be a long time before it ever happened.
Thank you Anette Mattsson.
Jeff Wallace for AHT Abroad and Meaningful Moments In The Breed