Creek Significant Horses
*Pictured below is his son, PYROTEKNIC, winning at
Delaware Park in 1999.
Grandsire: *Pietuszok PASB
Pyatigorsk, 1979 - 2003
Dwa x Mistical Lady by Tornado)
1979 Bay Stallion
An investment in the fledgling Pyatigorsk Syndicate was
the beginning of what eventually became Sturgeon Creek
Arabians, and Pyatigorsk was the foundation of our
Pyatigorsk’s grandsire, *Pietuszok PASB, became the main
progenitor of a racing sire line made famous in Poland
before World War II. Although *Pietuszok PASB was
removed to Russia during the war, the Polish breeders
were able to buy him back after the war so they could
reintroduce his blood to their country. *Pietuszok PASB
never raced, but his brother TOPOL and his three
full sisters PTASHKA, PLATINA and POTENCJA, all
raced, and they were all champions in Russia. In Poland,
*Pietuszok PASB became a known source of racing blood,
creating superior race horses that won the Polish Derby
When Dr. George Allen was finally able to acquire *Pietuszok
PASB from Poland, *Pietuszok PASB had an enlarged heart
and lived only long enough to sire two foal crops.
Among them was Pietuszok Dwa, the only line-bred son of
*Pietuszok PASB. Pietuszok Dwa only produced 10 foals
before his untimely accidental death as a young horse,
but he passed his legacy to Pyatigorsk.
Pyatigorsk was syndicated for $1 million dollars.
During his first 13 foal crops Pyatigorsk produced 284
foals. Only 12 of them raced, but 6 (50%) were race
winners and 3 (25%) were Stakes winners! This high
heritability for athletic ability has made his foals
excellent in endurance.
So, it was rather amazing that this incredible stallion,
Pyatigorsk, came to stand at stud at Sturgeon Creek
Arabians in 1992. During the nearly 10 years he was
here, life changed markedly, as the number of mares sent
here for breeding increased dramatically. We became the
first Manitoba breeders to export semen to the United
States. We also took advantage of Pyatigorsk’s presence
to accumulate mares that were known to produce well by
We have sold a number of his offspring in California for
endurance competition. Reason To Believe has achieved
the most, partly because of his ability, but also due in
large part to the dedication and ability of his owner.
Knowing Pyatigorsk was a privilege; caring for him was
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Sekwana by BANIO)
This wonderful stallion was owned by Sturgeon Creek
Arabians for five years until his untimely death in
1996. *SEKSTANS PASB’s pedigree contained all the
elements of the best of Polish breeding both for the
show world and for racing. *SEKSTANS PASB was a very
consistent sire and produced very athletic offspring.
*SEKSTANS PASB was born at Janow Podlaski stud in
Poland. His full brother, *Set PASB, was leased to North
America for a few years before returning to Poland. *SEKSTANS
PASB resulted from the same breeding cross that produced
*BASK++ PASB: Kuhailan Haifi stallion bred to a Mlecha
dam line mare. *SEKSTANS PASB’s sire, ETAP, died at an
early age and thus his blood is not wide-spread. *SEKSTANS
PASB’s dam, Sekwana, was a daughter of BANIO (a full
brother to *BASK++ PASB) not used much in Polish
breeding. Sekwana was out of *SAKWA PASB, a full sister
to *SABELLINA PASB.
*SEKSTANS PASB raced in Poland for 4 years in 30 races.
His best distance was 1 1/8 miles where he came either
1st or 2nd 7 times out of 10 races. After his
importation to North America, he was trained for and
successfully competed in English Pleasure. His most
memorable win was at the 1988 All Arabian Show of New
England where he was named champion in an Open Division
Stakes class over 30 entries and even had to win a three
horse run-off to win the championship. His trainer
described *SEKSTANS PASB as a perfectly cadenced horse.
He was bred to Moment Of Mine five times, and produced
four males and one mare. Most of these have competed in
endurance races in California. The mare, Mistansza, has
completed 2,620 miles, including the Tevis Cup, the
Mt. Charleston, and the Cow Tanks Multi-Day ride. She
has several Best Conditioned awards to her credit. She
was Regional Pacific Slope Mileage Champion in 2000.
Her full brother, Seek The Moment (Mack), is owned by
Cheryl Dell, DVM in California where he has won several
50 mile races. Another full brother, Savour The Moment,
is also in California and was ridden in his first race
by a 10 year old who was named Best Junior for the ride.
As of January 2003, with a different owner, Savour The
Moment has 2,540 completed miles, placed first or
second in some races, and was named Best
Conditioned in some races. Sturgeon Creek Arabians still owns
a full brother named Spur of the Moment, who is a
stallion and will be used for breeding.
*SEKSTANS PASB produced two excellent daughters by the
Russian-bred mare *Dolly NSB. One of these
mares, Danseuse Du Nord is owned by Sturgeon Creek
Arabians. Both these daughters have produced super
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*El Purchino NSB
x Cynthia by *MUSLIN RASB)
*Pictured above right, his daughter, Pursun Elitee, shown at Canadian Arabian
This 1980 chestnut stallion was born in Holland of
straight Russian parents. While all of his grand-parents
were born in Russia, all but one of his great great
grand-parents came from Poland; the exception being
Aswan. Although he was in-bred to POMERANETS 2x5, *El
Purchino NSB was also in-bred to ARAX 4x4x3.
*El Purchino NSB was tall, standing 15’3, and possessed
many ARAX traits: a magnificent large black eye; a long
hip and a powerful hindquarter. We gave him the barn
name “Puppy” ...a true indication of his wonderful
disposition. He nicked well with a wide variety of
mares of diverse gene pools. This is a well-known
characteristic of AMURATH SAHIB in Poland, ARAX’s
*El Purchino NSB was examined and tested by the
examination committee of the Canadian Trakehner Horse
Society. He passed their tests and became only the
SECOND pure-bred Arabian stallion to be approved by the
CTHS for breeding within their rules, which would allow
his offspring out of Trakehner mares to be eligible for
registration as a Trakehner. Their testing included
quality of movement, as well as height.
When *El Purchino NSB came to North America, he was
leased for two years to Phyllis Brownlee in Oregon.
There, he sired many good offspring. One of these is the
stallion WW Sundancer (ex Melissa Blue), who has done
quite well at the top levels in the US show ring in
Hunter Pleasure and working over fences. Another was a
gelding who was owned by one of the top endurance
competitors in the US: Lew Hollander. This gelding won
the first endurance race he was ever in by 40 minutes
over the next finisher, a distance of 30 miles.
For Sturgeon Creek Arabians, *El Purchino NSB sired the
excellent daughters: Balalovja (ex Balakaia by Kaiyoum++),
Czorteena (ex TW Czorta by SAMTYR), and Selebrity
(ex Stop The Show by *PESNIAR RASB).
At age 18, *El Purchino NSB was purchased by Karim and
Sue Shihata (Suncatcher Arabians) of North Carolina, and
they are very pleased with his production for them,
especially the colt SC Gunslinger. As did Phyllis
Brownlee and Sturgeon Creek Arabians, Karim has found
considerable success taking *REZUS++ PASB daughters to
*El Purchino NSB.
In 1998 *El Purchino NSB’s son, Czar Kazan (ex Balakaia),
placed 7th out of 37 entries when shown by a teenager at
a junior level in the Western Canadian Dressage
In 2002, *El Purchino NSB’s daughter, Pursun Elitee (ex
Sharsam Sunshyne), was Top Ten at the Canadian National
Arabian Horse Show in Junior Amateur Reining shown by
her owner Diana Jemieff of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
*El Purchino NSB
POMERANETS (PRIBOJ x Mammona by OFIR)
*PLANETA RASB (Aswan x PAMIATKA by ARAX)
MUSLIN RASB (*SALON RASB x *MAGNOLIA
RASB by ARAX)
*Nahodka RASB (ARAX x *Nepriadwa RASB by
x Purga by KANKAN)
Imported from the Netherlands to the US in 1978 and then
onto Canada in 1979, this stallion sired 295 registered
get, including two stakes winners. *El Kasaka NSB was
100% Russian, and stood 15.3hh. He was sired by stakes
winning PATRON, and out of a dam with two racing
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Moment Of Mine, 1984-2012
(*El Kasaka NSB x Magic Momment by
This wonderful mare was the first horse
owned by Sturgeon Creek Arabians. In fact, it was her
ownership that created our partnership.
The breeder, George Allen of Willomar,
recommended that we purchase a chestnut filly named
Moment Of Mine, the second foal that her dam, Magic
Momment produced and the second foal by *El Kasaka.
As a two year old, we brought Moment to
Manitoba where we showed her ourselves at Arabian shows
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota. In our
first show, Moment was Grand Champion Mare beating all
the senior mares. That year she earned enough points in
the show ring to win the $10,000 Progeny of Distinction
Award offered by the *El Kasaka Syndicate.
As we had purchased Moment to be a
broodmare, we sent her back to Willomar as a three year
old to be bred to Pyatigorsk. Moment produced three
fillies in a row by Pyatigorsk: Mistawa, Myrka and
Minorska. All of these fillies were sold. Minorska was
sold in the US as a race prospect to Sheikh Falah Zayed
of the United Arab Emirates, and Myrka
and Mistawa have been
a successful broodmares.
Breeding Moment was a challenge as her
pedigree was a blend of Russian and Polish blood with
virtually no line-breeding. At the time she produced her
third foal by Pyatigorsk, Sturgeon
Creek Arabians had
acquired the Polish stallion *Sekstans who was born at
Janow Podlaski Stud in Poland. In breeding Moment to *Sekstans,
there was some commonality in blood as both horses
contained the successful Polish race sire Trypolis.
Moment produced five foals by *Sekstans, and they will
undoubtedly be her lasting legacy. Four became
successful endurance horses, three of them in
California: Mistansza, Savour The Moment and Seek The
Moment. As a group, they competed successfully against
large fields. They accumulated 6,565 AERC miles,
completing 122 of 148 rides, including 18 wins, 71 Top
Ten finishes, and 5 Best Conditioned awards. Two started
the Tevis, and Mistansza completed it successfully.
Seek The Moment was an IAHA Regional Endurance Champion.
After Moment’s long string of foals, we
couldn’t get her pregnant again so we retired her and
Ashley Fudge used her as a lesson horse. During this
time she very patiently and willingly introduced riders
of all ages to dressage and other competitions, and she
went on many rides through the trails of Birds Hill
Provincial Park that are fondly remembered by those
fortunate enough to have ridden her.
Several years passed and then Ashley
asked if we could try breeding Moment one more time to
our stallion Philosophy. Moment was 23. Heat after heat
went by without success. After the last attempt, the
ultrasound failed to reveal a pregnancy, so we turned
her out into the pasture. By mid-winter, she was
starting to look fat, and a vet check confirmed that she
was in foal! In July 2008, she produced her 10th and
last foal, a filly that is owned by Ashley.
In 2009, Moment’s grand-daughter, More
Than Memories (out of Myrka), produced her first foal.
foal was born early and unexpectedly, the foal got loose
from its dam which resulted in the foal being rejected.
Moment was again pressed into service as a mom. The
foal, Memorable Moment, was bottle-fed, but Moment
provided the mothering to the foal. The rest of Moment’s
life was spent pastured with a group of mares including
her great grand-daughter. The two of them were
Moment was an incredible mare. She taught
us a great deal and gave us so much more than we paid
for her. She had the sweetest, most loving temperament.
She left a tremendous legacy. She touched so many people
including the owners of her foals, the children and
adults who rode her and learned from her, and the owners
who loved her.
x Balalinda by *Beander PASB by *BANDOS PASB)
SCA Kaiak, Czar Kazan, Baladeer, and Balalovja.
Daughter: Be My Love by Pyatigorsk
Daughter: Best Of Luck by Pyatigorsk
Son: Oh Henry by Operator
Son: Personal Delivery by Philosophy
(*El Purchino NSB x Balakaia by Kaiyoum++)
This beautiful and refined mare had a wonderful,
affectionate disposition, living up to her barn name “Lovey.”
Balalovja had two lines to PRIBOJ x
TAKTIKA through *Pietuszok PASB, and two lines to
the PRIBOJ son POMERANETS. What made her so
incredibly pretty is her line-breeding to the great
Polish stallion AMURATH SAHIB, who was renowned
as a sire of broodmares. Balalovja had six lines
to AMURATH SAHIB: three through his son ARAX and
three through his daughter Balalajka. Her maternal great
grand-dam, Resza, was the dam of Reason To Believe.
We bred Balalovja to Pyatigorsk with excellent results.
One daughter, Be My Love, was sold in California as
riding horse and has been very successful in endurance
with over 2,265 AERC miles and still going strong.
Another daughter, Beautiful Pleasure, is in
Saskatchewan, where she has been an excellent broodmare.
SCA has retained another daughter, Best Of Luck, for use
in its broodmare band. Balalovja was also the dam of
Personal Delivery by Philosophy.
Balalovja with 1999 Best Of Luck (left) and 2001
Pictured below is *Dolly NSB and her 1990 son, SCA
Pictured below is her daughter, Alyxia by Pyatigorsk.
She was the high selling lot at the 1985 Willomar
auction at $110,000.
*Dolly NSB, 1975-1998
RASB x Saikha by POMERANETS)
x Stop The Show by *PESNIAR RASB)
Hiroko by Pyatigorsk
Daughter: My Grand Madame by *Grandeur NSB
Daughter: Hanako by Pyatigorsk
Madame, 1982 - 2005
Kasaka x Harpona by
My Madame had four lines to PRIBOJ x
TAKTIKA, all through *Pietuszok PASB. She also had
two lines to PRIBOJ through his daughters.
This *El Kasaka NSB daughter was out of Harpona. Harpona
was in-bred to *Pietuszok PASB, as both her sire and dam
were his offspring. Harpona’s maternal grand-dam was
HARFA, who won 4 of 13 races in Poland and was in
the money 10 of 13 times. HARFA won the Polish
Oaks and one other Stakes race. HARFA was out of
ARFA, who won 4 of 15 races and was only out of the
money twice. This branch of the Mlecha dam line was
dominant in Polish racing.
All but two of My Madame’s offspring were by Pyatigorsk,
and they have all been very athletic. MATRIXX was a race
winner at Los Almitos. One or two others raced in
Alberta and did very well. We sold two of My Madame’s
Pyatigorsk offspring to Arizona for use as endurance
horses. My Madame was bred to *Grandeur NSB, a TOPOL
grandson, twice. One of those had a hock injury; but the
other was My Grand Madame, who is presently in New
Mexico. My Grand Madame has produced Mirasol by *Ghazni
GASB and Vested Legacy by Vortexx (who traces to the
great racehorse *PUSTINIA RASB). *PUSTINIA RASB was by
*SALON RASB and out of PTASHKA (PRIBOJ x
In addition to My Grand Madame, SCA also has the mare
Hanako by Pyatigorsk.
NSB, 1986 - 2008
Applicatia by PESNIAR)
Originally imported from the Netherlands, she has all
Russian ancestry. She is the dam of 7, including
WM Prosperity, Opuss, Oppalessence, Orella, Opaschio,
Apperitif, and Kazakhstan.
Protocall by Pyatigorsk
Resza, 1976 - 1998
PASB x Gay Miracle by *Gaypolka++++ PASB)
This phenomenal mare was pure Polish in her breeding.
Her sire, *REZUS++ PASB, was a race winner in Poland
before his importation to Canada by Dr. George Allen of
Resza’s dam, Gay Miracle by Gaypolka++++ PASB by *Pietuszok
PASB contained racing blood on both sides of her
pedigree. *Pietuszok PASB was a known source of racing
blood in Poland. Gay Miracle was out of *ARWISTAWA
PASB, a winner 4 of 15 races including 2 Stakes
races and only out of the money in 2 of those 15 races.
*ARWISTAWA PASB was incredibly beautiful and was
the first mare to be both US and Canadian
National Champion in the same year. Resza had three
lines to Trypolis, who was also a known source of
racing blood in Poland. *ARWISTAWA PASB’s sire,
Geyran, was a son of KASZMIR, who won 17 of 18
races and finished second once. KASZMIR won the
Derby, the Criterium three times, and nine other Stakes
races. *ARWISTAWA PASB’s dam, ARFA, won 4 of 15
races and was only out of the money twice.
SCA was fortunate to own Resza’s first foal, the mare
Balalinda. The SCA mares Balalovja and Ballet In the
Park trace from Balalinda. For SCA, Resza produced two
geldings: Prototype and Reason To Believe. Resza died of
a ruptured uterine artery just eight hours after foaling
Reason To Believe.
For other owners, Resza produced the exquisite show mare
Sophisticate by *El Kasaka NSB. Sophisticate was a
multi-regional champion. Resza also produced the Stakes
winning race horse TAK by Pyatigorsk. Her son
Protocall, also by Pyatigorsk, stands at stud in Idaho.
Reason To Believe, a full brother to TAK and
Protocall, won the 2006 AHA 100 mile Championship. In
2007, Reason placed second in the AERC 100 mile
Championship and was named Best Conditioned horse.
Reason To Believe was named to the 2008 US Equestrian
Team’s Endurance Team, and Reason competed at the World
Endurance Championship in Malaysia in November 2008.
Reason continues to excel, including placing 5th in the
100-mile international NAETC ride in 2011.
RASB x EW Sabaska++ by *BASK++ PASB)
This exquisite 1983 black mare was sired by *PESNIAR
RASB (NABEG x PESNIA), who was imported to the United
States by Dr. Armand Hammer. *PESNIAR RASB was a race
winner in Russia and a serious contender for US National
Champion at halter.
Stop The Show is a maternal grand-daughter of *SABELLINA
PASB, rated by the Arabian Finish Line magazine as
the top producing race mare of all-time.
Stop The Show traces to *SABELLINA PASB through
EW Sabaska++, 1974 Reserve Champion US National Futurity
filly and Scottsdale halter champion. EW Sabaska++ was
bred by the Simms Ranch in Arizona, and was sired by the
immortal *BASK++ PASB. Stop The Show has produced four
fillies and four colts. She has been bred to *Enoss PASB,
Pyatigorsk, Protocall, and *El Purchino NSB.
Sturgeon Creek Arabians was fortunate to lease this mare
and owned two daughters, Kaluwa and Sound of Silence,
both by Pyatigorsk. Another full brother, a gelding,
Sojourner, was sold in California for endurance.
also produced a daughter Selebrity by *El Purchino NSB,
owned by Cedar Lake Arabians in Manitoba. We leased back
Selebrity and she produced our gelding Percussion.
HORSE NAMING CONVENTION USED ON THIS WEBSITE:
Following racing convention, names of Stakes race
winners have BOLD TYPE AND CAPITAL LETTERS.
Horses that placed second in a Stakes race are
Bolded But Not Capitalized. Race winners are in
CAPITAL LETTERS. Horses that did not win, or did not
race, have only the First Letter Of Each Word
Capitalized. For horses imported to North America, a
star * is placed in front of the horse’s name and
its country of origin is added to the registered
name. PASB = Polish Arabian Stud Book; RASB =
Russian Arabian Stud Book; GASB = German Arabian
Stud Book; NSB = Netherlands Stud Book.