Rare photo of the stallion El Obayan (Algeria)

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on December 5th, 2008 in Algeria, Syria, Tunisia

Another photo courtesy of Jean-Claude Rajot is of the stallion El Obayan, a ‘Ubayyan Sharrak, which the Veterinary Dr. Bardot bought in 1923 from the city of Hama in Syria, for the stud of Tiaret in Algeria. El Obayan was in the stall next to El Managhi, who was featured earlier. 

In Algeria, El Obayan sired the Jilfat Dhawi mare Baraka, who in turn sired the mare Gafsa by Bango. Gafsa was owned by master breeder A. Cordonnier of the Sidi Bou Hadid stud in Tunisia, and was the dam of the Cordonnier stallion Inchallah, exported to France, where he stood at the government stud of Pau. I need to scan a picture of Inchallah and share it with you.

One Response to “Rare photo of the stallion El Obayan (Algeria)”

  1. Edouard,
    please share that pic of Inchallah with us.:-) I really love to see all this old pictures here on your blog.
    Anyway, thanks so much for the picture of El Managhi – a horse which is actually twice in my mares pedigree…way back though.
    Since you wrote a lot about different strains in the past, I wondered if you could do this for the Jilfat Dhawi as well? My “Djoumanah” is a Jilfat Dhawi and it would be awesome to get to know a little bit more about her origins.

    Thanks so much, again.


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