HOLMES FARM ARABIANS
The stallions used and still present in the pedigrees of Holmes Farm Arabians
Gerwazy (Doktryner/ Gwara )
Gerwazy embodied everything Patricia wanted in a stallion. He was athletic, beautifully made and had a fantastic temperament. She always considered him to be ahead of his time in Britain because he had a totally level croup which breeders at the time were not used to seeing. He was used extensively on Patricia's horses and his blood can be found in everyone of Holmes Farm's mares.
Legend Of Europe ( Gerwazy/ Lafirynda )
Legend of Europe, Patricia's all time favorite stallion. She did everything with him, as can be seen in the photos, he was also full brother to Lalage ( dam of American National Champion Aladdin ), Lalun ( in The Netherlands ) , Polish Lancer ( in E. Germany) and Leonie, dam of Lorelie whose grand-daughter Litote is at Holmes Farm Arabians.
Banat (El Azrak/ Bandola )
Banat, the stallion Patricia fell in love with as a foal and spent the next few years planning for him to come to England. It finally happened in 1974 and he was to stay for three years on exchange for Patricia's stallion Burkan. During his time in England he won every major show Championship culminating in British National Champion. He wasn't only a beautiful horse he was also a great sire producing show winners from mares of various origins. He left with Patricia a son in Lotny and several daughters perhaps the best being Kula, a grand daughter of Karramba.
Ban Kulin (Lotny/ Kula )
Ban Kulin is the result of crossing Patricia's two best horses, they were three quarter brother and sister, both by Banat and both out of Gerwazy daughters. Possibly the only double Banat son he has proved to be a great sire of broodmares three of which have been incorporated in the breeding program at Holmes Farm Arabians.
Burkan (Saladin II/ Biruta )
Burkan, purchased from his breeder, Lord Moyne at Biddesden Stud, as a yearling. He was white as a foal and w\as known for producing spectacularly beautiful grey offspring. His greatest influence in Britain has been through his sons: White Lightening ( ex Latawica) , Arakan (ex Arwila ) and Kefir (ex Karramba ). His Descendants at Holmes Farm Arabians are from his daughter Lorelie (ex Leonie). He spent three years in Poland in exchange for Banat and left some valuable brood mares there.