Bey Shahn Photos
Once upon a time, in 1990 Cory Soltau & Ralph Sessa decided to breed their mare, Torinna (a Tornado Daughter) to the great Bey Shah.
Bey Shah x Torinna (Tornado daughter) = ???
(**more Bey Shah pics below....)
On April 20, 1991 -- a beautiful bay colt was born. He was named -- BEY SHAHN.
Bey Shahn pictured above as a yearling in 1992. Being exercised on the racetrack at the Soltau farm in California. Ralph and Cory bred one mare in 1993 to BEY SHAHN and that resulted in a bay colt in 1994.
*Bey Shahn's very first foal (below)
|SL BEY SHAHNTU||AHR*541522||04 Jul 1994||Gelding||Bay|
In 1994, Tracy and Cory Holbrook of Santa Ynez, California decided they couldn't resist buying this gorgeous three year old colt so he went to live with them. (*pics above taken in 1994 when Shahn was 3)
Tracy really wanted to ride Shahn in Country English Classes so she had him started under saddle. ....but he just wasn't a very good Country English horse ..... too lazy. (picture taken in 1995)
...so they stood him as a stallion and he sired 6 foals while with Tracy and Cory. (*Pictures above taken in 1996)
*Foals sired by Bey Shahn from 1995 - 1997 while owned by Tracy and Cory Holbrook (below)
|BEY SHAHLAYNA||AHR*513545||01 Feb 1995||Mare||Bay|
|BA TORRO BEY||AHR*518179||01 May 1995||Gelding||Chestnut|
|BEY SUMMER BREEZE||AHR*529631||02 Jun 1995||Mare||Bay|
|IMAGINASHAHN||HAHR*2A325782||11 Mar 1996||Gelding||Chestnut|
|ELATSHAHN||AHR*548426||22 Mar 1997||Mare||Chestnut|
Tracy and Cory really didn't want to stand a stallion so they decided to offer Bey Shahn for sale so he could go to a breeder that wanted to really use him and promote him...
In June 1998, Russ and Kelly purchased Bey Shahn and he came to live in Iowa.
They wanted to make Shahn a western horse so after breeding a few mares the spring of 1999, they sent him up to Shada Arabian Sanction and he was put in western training with Robert Spear (Shada's performance trainer at the time) Russ and Kelly transferred Shahn to Matthias Arabians a few months later in order to have him a little closer to home and where they continued his Western Training. They brought him home later that year because they really wanted to have him at the farm to take him to shows themselves and also decided to stand him at their farm in 2000. As a result of the three mares he covered in 1999, he sired three foals born in 2000.
*Foals sired by Bey Shahn in 2000 (below)
|PISTOLEERO BEY||HAHR*5A339169||28 Feb 2000||Gelding||Bay|
|MVA BEY SHAHNA||AHR*575794||08 Apr 2000||Mare||Bay|
|BEY XHILLERASHAHN||AHR*579991||18 May 2000||Gelding||Grey|
Russ and Kelly bred many mares to Shahn in 2000 and 2001. He didn't show much during that time period. (*Picture above taken by Judith in 2001)
Russ and Kelly did take Shahn to the Iowa Gold Star Futurity Show to promote him as a stallion ... this photo taken at the 2001 Gold Star Show.
*Foals sired by Bey Shahn in 2001 and 2002 (below)
|SHAHNEL NO FIVE||AHR*590972||21 Jan 2001||Mare||Chestnut|
|REY LAVENNDER BEY||AHR*592786||25 Feb 2001||Mare||Chestnut|
|REYDIASHAHN BEY||AHR*590265||04 Mar 2001||Gelding||Chestnut|
|CCACCELERATOR BEY||AHR*586797||16 Mar 2001||Stallion||Bay|
|REYNSTORM BEY||HAHR*6A346398||28 Mar 2001||Mare||Black Bay|
|IWF SHAHNIA||AHR*588540||02 Apr 2001||Mare||Chestnut|
|CHANS BEY SHAHN||AHR*586793||27 Apr 2001||Gelding||Bay|
|MYA SHAHLAH ROSE||AHR*592466||04 May 2001||Mare||Bay|
|SHERWOOD||AHR*593830||18 Jun 2001||Gelding||Grey|
|AAH SAKISHAHN||AHR*594642||09 Mar 2002||Mare||Grey|
|SF AMBISHAHN||HAHR*6A347631||27 Mar 2002||Mare||Bay|
|FRAMESI BEY||AHR*594395||12 Apr 2002||Mare||Chestnut|
|MONTAGE LS||AHR*600785||23 Apr 2002||Gelding||Grey|
|BEY PERFECSHAHN||AHR*594810||03 May 2002||Gelding||Bay|
|KHEMOSHAHN BEY||AHR*595929||18 May 2002||Gelding||Bay|
|KWA GODZILLA||AHR*598882||20 May 2002||Stallion||Bay|
|DJ BEY SAM||AHR*597244||31 May 2002||Gelding||Bay|
|REY JUBILASHAHN BEY||AHR*595928||03 Jun 2002||Mare||Bay|
In 2002, Russ and Kelly thought about putting Shahn back under saddle and getting him back into the show ring again so they sent him to Abbie "Leopard" Miller after they bred one mare that spring. Abbie started Shahn out as a Hunt Horse in 2002.
Bey Shahn was named IaAHA Overall High Point Purebred Open Hunt Horse in 2002 and he sired one more foal.
*Foal sired by Bey Shahn in 2003 (below)
|PHOENIX BEY SB||HAHR*2A353016||29 Mar 2003||Gelding||Chestnut|
|PHOENIX BEY SB||CPAR*2A6125||29 Mar 2003||Gelding||Chestnut|
Abbie gradually transferred Shahn back to Western Pleasure and the plan was to get all the mares booked to him in 2003 bred quickly in early spring so he could continue his show career. Unfortunately, the mares didn't cooperate and Shahn didn't get them all settled until mid summer in 2003 ..... that threw off his training schedule and he didn't return to the ring. He sired 5 morefoals in 2004.
*Foals sired by Bey Shahn in 2004 (below)
|EVOLUSHAHN BEY||HAHR*6A355796||22 Feb 2004||Mare||Bay|
|XPLOSHAHN BEY||AHR*617801||02 Mar 2004||Gelding||Bay|
|A PREMONISHAHN||AHR*615130||01 Apr 2004||Stallion||Bay|
|CCF KHAHBEYLLA||AHR*608813||13 Apr 2004||Mare||Bay|
|KOINCIDENTALY BEY||HAHR*2A354814||29 May 2004||Gelding||Bay|
Russ and Kelly kept him home and kept breeding him in 2004, 2005, and 2006. He was not shown anywhere during that time frame.
*Foals sired by Bey Shahn in 2005, 2006, and 2007 (below)
|WR-KORRY||AHR*623983||17 Feb 2005||Stallion||Bay|
|NA-SHAHN||AHR*616435||26 Feb 2005||Mare||Bay|
|MAGIC POSHAHN||HAHR*6A363203||15 Mar 2005||Mare||Chestnut|
|THE ELECTRISHAHN||AHR*623373||29 Mar 2005||Stallion||Bay|
|CELEBRASHAHN BEY||AHR*624349||17 Apr 2005||Mare||Chestnut|
|IMA COWBOY SENSASHAHN||HAHR*1A361561||08 Jul 2005||Gelding||Buckskin|
|BEY ALARM||AHR*625108||03 Mar 2006||Stallion||Bay|
|ST PATTY BEY||HAHR*6A362125||17 Mar 2006||Mare||Bay|
|CF CINNAMON TWIST||HAHR*1A362546||19 Apr 2006||Mare||Buckskin|
|CF CINNAMON TWIST||CPAR*1A5889||19 Apr 2006||Mare||Buckskin|
|BLACKSTONE SHAHN||HAHR*1A363129||28 May 2006||Stallion||Bay|
|DE KAUZN A KOMOSHAHN||HAHR*1A366419||05 Feb 2007||Mare||Chestnut|
|G TEZ OKAYSHAHN BEY||AHR*630290||14 Mar 2007||Stallion||Bay|
|BUCKINAY BEY||HAHR*1A367284||28 Mar 2007||Stallion||Buckskin|
|JDEES DEJAVU||HAHR*2A367498||23 Apr 2007||Gelding||Buckskin|
|DJ MECCA||AHR*634366||28 May 2007||Stallion||Bay|
In 2007 Russ and Kelly decided to start outcrossing Bey Shahn daughters on outside stallions and no longer bred him to their mares. Only one outside mare was bred to Shahn in 2007 producing a palomino Half Arabian filly.
*Last Foal sired by Bey Shahn in 2008 (below)
|GOLDEN GIRL GEM||HAHR*1A369769||13 Jun 2008||Mare||Palomino|
Bey Shahn was formally retired from publicly breeding in 2008 and has not sired any further foals. In total he sired 51 registered Arabian and Half Arabian horses. There are a couple more out there that never got registered by their owners.
**Pics below taken of Shahn in July, 2009 -- at 18 years old
Russ and Bey Shahn -- July 2009
Rest in Peace Shahn.....We will love you always ....
April 20, 1991 - September 30, 2010
Some of Bey Shahn's Foals:
Diamond, Abbie, X...
Julie, Lilly, Monty...
Barbie, Celly, Sam...
Shahnel, Buck, Monty...
Celly, Sam, Shahn....
Cinnamon, Eve, Fremesi, Maggie...
Cowboy, Godzilla, Kobe, Shahnia...
Mya, Patty, Phoenix, Blackstone...
Reymond, Sam, Stormy, Perfect ...
Scooter, Shahnel, Sherwood, Superman...
Stormy, Sparky, Reymond...
X, Cowboy, Barbie, Blackstone...
Buck, Skeeter, Shahna, Dancer...
Shahlayna, Pistoleero, Renegade, Ace, Rhio, Saki...
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This site was last updated 06/27/12