Stud History





It all starts 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 the following year Leigh purchased another chestnut colt from Bostocks Stud LORD BAHRAM

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

Leigh Jamieson, the Principal of Seven Oaks Arabian Stud, and the new team have 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, BINT BUKRA (Nazeer x Bukra by Shahloul) LOTFEIA (Alaa El Din x Bint Kamla by El Sareei), MAHIBA (Alaa El Din x Mouna by Sid Abouhom) 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 but one 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 from Dr. Nagel, primarily, at that time, to join to the Stud's three ASFOUR (Imp. DE) daughters. 

The famous Asfour, of course, was also bred by Dr. Nagel.

NK HAMOUDY was the last foal of Dr. Nagel's magnificent bay broodmare HELALA 

HELALA,  the lookalike grand-daughter of HANAN, is also the dam of Dr. Nagel's outstanding and iconic sire, 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

Other mares at Seven Oaks Arabian Stud, which carry 100% of Dr. Nagel's bloodlines, are the 1998 grey mare SAMSARA NIHAL (Imp UK) and the 2006 grey mare AMARILLA HM (Imp. Germany)

 A further import which carries over 62% of Dr. Nagel's bloodlines, is the lovely 2004 grey mare MAYA MARQUISA DMF (Imp. U.S.A.)   This mare has foaled two exquisite  grey fillies by N.K. HAMOUDY, and a very nice chestnut colt by GR AMARILLO (Imp. Germany)

In order to mix the bloodlines of ASFOUR with that of ANSATA HALIM SHAH Seven Oaks Arabian Stud imported the 2006 grey colt GR AMARILLO from Rothenberg Stud of Monheim in Germany, a full brother to the outstanding German Champion Stallion GR AMARETTO and Champion German mare GR AMARETTA.

GR AMARILLO is a maternal grandson of the great ANSATA HALIM SHAH, arguably the most beautiful Straight Egyptian stallion of all time, and is also a paternal grandson of Al Rayyan Farm's wonderful sire, ALIDAAR

Another mare imported by Seven Oaks Arabian Stud from the Rothenberg Stud in Germany was the grey 2004 Ansata Halim Shah Grand-daughter, GR AMARILLA.  

GR AMARILLA was imported in foal to GR FALEEH a superb young black stallion, carrying 50% of Dr. Nagel's bloodlines, and this breeding resulted in a 2007 grey filly, LADY JUDITH OF SEVEN OAKS

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, including LORD THOMAS OF SEVEN OAKS and LORD CHARLES 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. 

 This season will also see the introduction of LORD ALISTAIR OF SEVEN OAKS, a brilliant and typey young stallion with incredible movement. 

This young stallion was featured with Ali Al Amiri at Equitana in November 2012, and has already sired an exceptional colt from his test mating, so has a very promising future at Seven Oaks.



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.