Stud History

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It all started in 1969 when Leigh Jamieson purchased the beautiful chestnut colt KIBIR from the well known Bostocks Stud in Queensland.

He was so pleased with his first purchase that, in the following year, Leigh purchased another chestnut colt from Bostocks Stud LORD BAHRAM.

Seven Oaks Arabian Stud has now grown and with carefully selected mares and stallions and has become a major player on the international market.

Leigh Jamieson, the Principal of Seven Oaks Arabian Stud, has a strong interests in preservational breeding, and has concentrated on developing the following bloodlines:


Straight Egyptians

We have long been admirers of the work and breeding philosophy of Dr. Hans Nagel, the legendary German breeder of almost 60 years and past President of the World Arabian Horse Organisation.  

Unlike many breeders, Dr. Nagel has not tried to change the breed, but rather, he has endeavoured to return the Arabian horse to its true classic type and beauty, which evolved over many centuries from its origins in the deserts of the Nejd region of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Nagel’s programme has involved intense in-breeding and line-breeding to his four foundation mares, the most notable being,  LOTFEIA (Alaa El Din x Bint Kamla by El Sareei) and HANAN (Alaa El Din x Mona by Badr). 

The success of this programme is evidenced by the fact that Dr. Nagel’s horses are  breathtakingly beautiful, and become more elegant and exquisite, and closer to his ideal with each generation.

Seven Oaks Arabian Stud has a concentration of bloodlines created and developed by Dr Nagel.  All of its Straight Egyptian mares have close-up crosses to HANAN, the most famous of Dr. Nagel’s legendary foundation mares.   

Dr. Nagel's brilliant books,  "Hanan - the Story of an Arabian Mare and of the Arabian Breed" and his latest Book "The Arabian Horse - Nature's Creation and The Art of Breeding" details the story of this extraordinary mare, the history of the Arabian breed, and the history and philosophy of his world famous Katharinenhof Stud. Both books are a "must read" for any Arabian horse lover. 

In 2006, Seven Oaks Arabian Stud purchased the grey Dahman Shahwan colt NK HAMOUDY, (by Jamal El Dine x Helala by Salaa El Dine) from Dr. Nagel, primarily, at that time, to join to the Stud's three ASFOUR (DE) daughters. 

The famous Simeon Stud stallion, Asfour (DE) (Malik x Hanan), of course, was also bred by Dr. Nagel. 

NK HAMOUDY was the last foal of Dr. Nagel's magnificent bay broodmare HELALA, a lookalike grand-daughter of HANAN, and also the dam of Dr. Nagel's outstanding and iconic sire, NK HAFID JAMIL, making NK Hamoudy a three quarter brother to NK Hafid Jamil.

NK HAMOUDY carries exceptional and rare bloodlines, being a grandson of one of the world's all time great sires, SALAA EL DINE and seven of NK Hamoudy's eight great - grandparents have a line back to the incomparable foundation mare BUKRA. 

Seven Oaks Arabians bred the colt IBN NIHAL OF SEVEN OAKS (NK Nadeer x Samsra Nihal (Imp. UK & DE) by Adnan)) in 2016 and we are very excited about this colt.  He sire, NK Nadeer, is the most beautiful stallion Leigh Jamieson has ever seen, and is a stallion who is producing the most outstanding colts and fillies for Dr. Nagel.  His dam is a daughter of the legendary Adnan, also the sire of the three stunning daughters bred by Dr. Nagel, NK Nadirah, Nk Nasrin and NK Nada.

Other mares at Seven Oaks Arabian Stud, which carry 100% of Dr. Nagel's bloodlines, are the 1998 grey mare SAMSARA NIHAL (UK) (Adnan x Assal), the 2006 grey mare AMARILLA HM (DE) (NK Hafid Jamil x NK Asila) and LADY ANNE OF SEVEN OAKS  (NK Hamoudy (DE) x Samsara Nihal (UK) (Adnan x Assal)

The careful selection of bloodlines is now becoming evident, and NK HAMOUDY'S eighteen foals to date (nine fillies and nine colts), each from different bloodlines, have all been extremely beautiful with superb type, and these foals have exceeded even our most optimistic expectations.






























Crabbet Related Bloodlines

Leigh Jamieson has always loved the size, substance, magnetism and brilliant movement of the type of horse of predominantly Crabbet/Egyptian cross, so wonderfully developed by Ralvon Stud and then later, by River Oak Arabian Stud.

This type of horse is most surely the ultimate riding and endurance horse.   

Seven Oaks Arabian Stud will continue to develop this type of horse, using varying percentages and combinations of Crabbet Related and Straight Egyptian stallions over mares of Crabbet/Egyptian cross bloodlines.

Seven Oaks Arabian Stud has four Crabbet Related stallions, being LORD THOMAS OF SEVEN OAKS, LORD CHARLES OF SEVEN OAKS, LORD ALISTAIR OF SEVEN OAKS and LORD ROBERT OF SEVEN OAKS, who are siring very beautiful, tall and extremely athletic foals of both sexes.  The progeny of these stallions have impeccable pedigrees for endurance with very low heart rates and outstanding friendly and laid  back temperaments. 



At Seven Oaks Arabian Stud, we have a deep love for our horses, and we also have a clear understanding of our responsibility to generations yet unborn.

The welfare of our horses in particular, and the Arabian breed in general, is extremely important to us.

Those who deal with Seven Oaks Arabian Stud can be confident that they will get genuine help and assistance, honesty and transparency, a fair deal and unmatched enthusiasm.