Ibtehag Albadeia

Badran Albadeia x Halawat Albaedia
1993 Grey Mare
Imported from Egypt

Badran Albadeia Moataz Nasralla Balance x Sehr
Enayet Morafic x Ameena
Badawia Maher Galal x Mona
Mabrouka Kayed x Naeema
Halawat Albadeia Amir Albadeia Kayed Morafic x Kaydahom
Malekat El Gamal Waseem x Nagdia
Malekat El Wadi Fayek Nazeer x Fayza II
Nagdia Nazeer x Zahia


Imported direct from Egypt, this tall and elegant mare is sired by Badran Albadeia from Halwat Albadeia. Four times National Champion of Egypt and National Champion Mare in Australia, Ibtehag has progeny in Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Egypt. Her daughter Simeon Sabina (Asfour) has been a very successful show mare in Australia, including winning East Coast Reserve Champion Mare.

There are some things that money just cannot buy, and Ibtehag Albaedia is one of them. In the late Nineties I was very interested in buying the head stallion at the famous stud in Cairo, Albadeia. His name was Farid Albadeia (Ameer Albadeia x Farida), and he was the outstanding ruling sire at the farm. Farid was the son of two exceptional horses who continue to be influential through today but Nasr was adamant that Farid would not leave Cairo. I agreed that I would take one of his daughters, Wed Albadeia out of Momtazat Albadeia.

Then I fell in love with Ibtehag Albadeia, known as ‘The Queen of Egypt. This four time Egyptian Champion mare by Badran Albadeia out of Halawat Albadeia could not be bought at any price. Nasr considers that Ibtehag and Gelgelah Albadeia, the International Champion by Imperial Madori out of Anhar Albadeia are the two best mares he has produced to date.

Luckily for me, at the same time, Nasr was looking for new blood for his herd, and so a time honoured tradition took place. Albaedia agreed to swap two for their very best horses for two of Simeon’s very best horses.

And so arrangements were made; Wed and Ibtehag, who was in foal to Farid, left for Australia and the now world-famous stallion Simeon Sharav (Asfour x Simeon Shuala) left with Simeon Safir, an Asfour daughter out of Simeon Safanad and in foal to Anaza Bay Shahh went to Cairo where she later became an Egyptian Reserve National Champion Mare.

Ibtehag Albadeia was show in Australia for National Champion Mare, after which she retired to the broodmare paddock. Her sons and daughters have been in such demand that only now has Simeon been fortunate enough to keep one lovely daughter by Asfour who continues her bloodline at the stud while Ibtehag herself is now living at Diamond Road Arabians in Australia.


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