Photos of the Day: Hussam al-Shimal, Kuhaylan al-Nawwaq stallion from Syria in France

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on January 17th, 2010 in France, Syria

This striking bay stallion who recently came to France from Syria has already been featured here before. Hussam Al-Shimal is a Kuhaylan al-Nawwaq from the old-established Stud of Saed Aghan Yakan in al-Bab, Syria. His sire is a desert-bred Kuhaylan al-Mussin called Raad who has also received a lot of visibility on this website. Hussam traces to some of the best desert-bred horses that were sent to the Beirut racetrack for racing: Ghuzayil, Mawj al-Atheer, and al-Malkhoukh. More on all three later. You can view Hussam’s near-full pedigree here.

Joe Achcar of Lebanon has arranged for Hussam to come to France to be training for endurance racing with Arnault Decroix in Normandy, where these photos were taken by a professional.

6 Responses to “Photos of the Day: Hussam al-Shimal, Kuhaylan al-Nawwaq stallion from Syria in France”

  1. Any recent pictures of him?

  2. Website of Arnault Decroix seems to be gone as well …

  3. Thank you Edouard for your fantastic blogs and research…I enjoy and appreciate your work very much. I have been breeding horses of the Dahman strain for 35 years and last year visited some Asil studs in Iran where I saw a stallion who genuinely took my breath away. Strength and presence and conformation in abundance!
    Again thank you Edouard I hope to read your blogs for many more years and use them for my travels to see Asil Arabians in many countries.

  4. The question that comes to mind is, is he still safe in France?

  5. Hussam is doing fine in France. The entire Anbargi stub in Aleppo has been lost, as were the entire Jabri and Yeken studs. All gone. That’s the most recent news.

  6. It should be beyond belief, and yet, watching the death and destruction, we have no trouble believing it.

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