Stud Fee: $2,500
1994 Grey Stallion
Breeder: Michalow State Stud - Poland
International Frozen Semen
Sweepstakes Nominated Sire
- 2004 - US National Top Ten Reining Horse
- 2004 - Region IX Top Five Reining Horse
- 2004 - Class A Show Championships in Reining
- 2007 First Place Aged Stallions 12 & over | ~ Las Vegas World Cup
- 2001 World Top Ten Stallion | ~ Salon du Cheval, Paris
- 2001 - Guilford International Champion Stallion | ~ Merrist Wood, United Kingdom
- 2000 - UK International Reserve Champion Stallion | ~ Towerlands, United Kingdom
- 2001 - NW Regional Champion Stallion and Supreme Champion Exhibit | ~ NW Regional Group, United Kingdom
- 2000 - World Top Ten Stallion | ~ Salon du Cheval, Paris
- 1998 - Stakes placed racehorse 2/15(2-2-3-2) | ~ Sluzewiec Racecourse - Warsaw, Poland
***2010 News Flash - Kordelas ranked #14 for Performance sires of US Nationals!***
TA ALANDRO (xAla AHSB) : 2008 Scottsdale Top 10 Stallion Halter AOTH.Many times Regional Reserve Champion and Top 5 Stallion Halter AOTH
TA ANTOINETTE (xAnesjka) : 2010 US Sporthorse National Top 10 Training Level Dressage. 2010 Regional Reserve Champion Sporthorse In-Hand Mares.
|TA ELLIOT (xErotomanka) : 2009 US Sporthorse National Top 10 Training Level Dressage. Multiple Regional Championships.|
|TA ETOILE (xEufelina) : 2008 US National Champion Arabian Reined Cow Horse. 2008 US National Top 10 Working Cow Horse. 2008 Scottsdale Top 10 Arabian Working Cow Horse. 2006 US National Top 10 Reining Futurity. Multiple Regional Championships.|
|TA FIGARO (xTA Filligree) : 2008 Regional Top 5 Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Select.|
|TA GALLIPOLI (xGloria AHSB) : 2010 - US National Top 10 Reining Futurity|
TA GIOVANNI (xGloria AHSB) : 2009 Canadian National ChampionArabian Reining horse JOTR 14-17. 2009 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Reining Horse JTR. 2009 Youth National Champion Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14-17. 2008 Canadian National Reserve Champion Arabian Reining Horse JOTR 17&under. 2008 Youth National Top 10 Arabian Reining horse JTR 14-17. 2007 US National Top 10 Arabian Reining Futurity.
Multiple Regional Championships.
|TA GISELLE (xGloria AHSB) : 2010 Las Vegas World Cup Top 5 Arabian Mares ATH|
|TA GLACIER (xGloria AHSB) : 2008 and 2009 US National Top 10 Reining Futurity. 2010 Scottsdale Top 10 Reining open and AAOTR. Multiple Regional Championships.|
|TA HAWANNA (xHulanka PASB) : 2010 Regional Top 5 Arabian Western pleasure jr. horse. 2009 Regional Top 5 Arabian Reining Jr. Horse.|
|TA HORIZON (xHulanka PASB) : 2010 - US National Reserve Champion Reining Futurity|
|TA LUCKY LASS (x Lucky Destiny[AQHA]) : 2008 US National Top 10 Half Arabian Yearling Sweepstakes Fillies.|
|TA LUCKY SPIN (xLucky Destiny [AQHA]) : 2010 Regional Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Stock/Hunter Mares.|
|TA MARIELLA (xMakarena PASB) : 2008 US National Top 10 Hunter Pleasure Futurity.|
|TA MATA HARI (xTA Markhessa) : 2007 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Mares 2&over, and Arabian Mares AOTH|
|TA MILLEFIORZ (xMakarena PASB) : 2010 - US National Top 10 (3rd) Hunter Pleasure Futurity|
|TA OCALA (xOronka) : 2010 US National Top 10 Western pleasure Jr. Horse.2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse (out of 29). 2009 Scottsdale First Place Western Pleasure jr. horse Mares (out of 19).2008 US National Top Ten Western pleasure Futurity. 2006 Scottsdale Top 10 Yearling Halter Filly.Multiple Regional Championships.|
|TA PRELUDE (xPromocjka) : 2010 US National Top 10 Western Pleasure Jr. Horse. 2010 US National Top 10 Western Pleasure AOOTR Maturity. 2010 Scottsdale Top 10 (3rd) Western Pleasure Jr. Horse. 2010 Canadian National Top 10 Western pleasure jr. horse. 2010 Canadian National Top 10 Western Pleasure AOOTR 18-39. 2010 Buckeye 3rd Place Arabian Western pleasure AAOTR Championship (out of 20). 2009 US National Top 10 Western Pleasure Futurity. Multiple Regional Championships.|
|PREMIER KRU (xLady Nirvana) :2009 Regional Top 5 Half-Arabian Yearling Sweepstakes Colts.|
|TA ZARINAA (xZuzanna) : 2010 Regional Top 5 Arabian Sweepstakes Fillies.|
... and we expect 2011 to be the best year yet, Kordelas is just getting started!
The ideal combination of beauty, athleticism and attitude, *Kordelas is not only one of leading Monogramm sons, but simply one of the very best contemporary stallions bred by the world famous State Stud at Michalow. An international champion in both halter and performance, *Kordelas represents the true versatility and phenotypic excellence of the Arabian stallion.
True to his athletic heritage, *Kordelas has succeeded in grand style, winning championships amongst elite competition in Region IX and at the US Nationals in his first season out.
A sire of champions in both the UK and in the US, *Kordelas has been extraordinarily consistent in transmitting both his exceptional type and aristocratic quality as well as his ideal structure, balance and abundant athletic ability. Crossing well with mares from a variety of bloodlines, the *Kordelas foals have been remarkably uniform with distinctive quality and charismatic presence, perfectly proportioned frames, model conformation with sqarely placed, straight legs, strong, clean substantial bone, solid, well-constructed feet, long, lean, elegant forehands with gracefully carried and highly placed necks, long, clean supple throats, and strikingly exotic heads - short with wonderful width between large, dark luminous eyes, considerable depth and width of jowl and a finely sculpted profile. Best of all, the *Kordelas foals inherit his endearing disposition - kind, intelligent, optimistic and easily trainable. We are delighted to offer *Kordelas as the senior Toskhara stallion and are confident that he has positive qualities to add to diverse breeding programs and to the Arabian breed as a whole.
Thanks to Mary Jane Parkinson, leading Arabian Horse authority for her wonderful article on *Kordelas published in the 2004 June issue of Arabian Horse World. A portion of that article has been republished below. Enjoy!
During their first visit to Poland and Michalow State Stud, the Reeds were delighted to see a pure Polish, but American-bred stallion presented: Monogramm (Negatraz x *Monogramma). Dick and Christine had first been introduced to Monogramm at the 1990 U.S. Nationals where they'd admired his beauty, big trot, show charisma, and kindness. They were delighted to learn that the Poles had leased him to use on their mares.
From their vantage point in England, the Reeds kept close watch on the Polish-bred Monogramm offspring. At the 1995 Polish National Championships, Dick reports that four of the five top yearling fillies were by him. In 1996, the five top yearlings and four top two-year-olds were all by Monogramm. More of his daughters triumphed: Kwestura (2002 US National Champion Mare, 2000 European Champion Mare & 1999 All Nations Cup Champion Mare) was Junior Champion, and Zagrobla (2003 US Champion Mare, 2000 World Champion Mare & 2000 All Nations Cup Champion Mare) was Reserve Junior Champion.
It became Christine's goal to purchase a Monogramm son at the 1998 Polish Prestige Auction. To that end, she and Dick enlisted the help of their good friend Scott Benjamin. Scott had worked at Michalow in 1994 when the six colts scheduled to be offered for sale were born, and he knew them well.
"I remember Kordelas from the time he was a foal," says Scott. "I was in charge of the 1994 foal crop in the fall of that year, and Kordelas stood out as one of the best even among impressive peers. I am a huge fan of his dam Kabala, one of the most elegant and aristocratic mares at Michalow. She was as well conformed as she was beautiful and one of those rare Arabians who combined style and athleticism in one package. Her showring accomplishments included Polish National Junior Champion Mare, European Reserve Champion Mare in Aachen, and third-place senior mare at the World Championships in Paris. She was equally impressive on the track against both the best colts and fillies of her age group, winning the Kabaret stakes, finishing second in the Oaks, and fourth in the Derby.
"Kabala had two beautiful daughters in the herd by the time I arrived in 1991 -- Polish National Junior Champion Filly Kwesta (dam of the reigning U.S. National Champion *Kwestura) and soon-to-be U.S. National Champion Mare *Kawalkada. Much was expected of the mating of Kabala to Monogramm, and the arrival of Kordelas in 1994 was greeted with great enthusiasm. He was a stretchy colt, with an exotic head and amazingly long, slim and well-arched neck. He had Kabala"s conformation and substance, with the thrilling show-stopping trot of both sire and dam. As a three year old, Kordelas hit the track in style and became the best running son of Kabala and the second best Monogramm runner on the track (behind *Ganges) as a stakes-placed winner with a record of 2/15(2-1-3)."
Scott had paid a visit to Toskhara Arabians in England, and knew their mares. "I recommended Kordelas as the best combination of phenotype and genotype for their herd. I was confident he would have the ability to maintain the Toskhara standard of typey, athletic, and useful horses, with the potential of contributing some of his extreme type, charisma, and elegance inherited from both his sire and dam. His pedigree is a virtual who's who of legendary Arabian sires and dams, and he is unquestionably among the upper echelon of the Monogramm sons born in Poland. Plus, I knew he had what it takes to be a competitor in the showring."
Kordelas was in race trim at the sale. "It was definitely a tense moment for us when we bought him at the highest price of any of the race colts that year," Dick remembers. "But we felt confident that when the Polish Monogramm offspring began showing on the world stage, the prices would skyrocket. And that's been the case." Christine says simply, "Buying Kordelas was a dream come true."
In Poland, Kordelas had not been shown. In 1999, the Reeds showed him at the Midlands Group Summer Show, where he won his class and went Reserve Champion Stallion. "It was a good start to his show career, but we felt he was still too lean," Christine recalls. "He's put on 200 pounds of muscle since those days!"
At that first show, Kordelas would meet trainer Emma Maxwell. "I first saw Kordelas out of the lorry window, and thought, Who is it? Whose is it? And I wonder if they would let me show it?" remembers Emma. "I duly found out the details and chatted to Dick and Christine about taking him on for the following year. One of the loveliest stallions to be imported to Britain, Kordelas has just about the most perfect front I have seen, from the tip of his ears all the way down to the soles of his feet."
Emma's interest delighted the Reeds. "Emma is just pure magic," Christine says. "Horses respond differently to her than anybody I've ever seen -- they just come alive! I believe she's almost part horse herself."
So Kordelas went to Lodge Farm to train with Emma. "After he arrived, I discovered what a perfect gentleman he is, unfailingly well-mannered and gentle in any situation," she remembers. "Everyone enjoyed taking him out to work under saddle as they knew they would be given an armchair ride. He is also a delight to show, having always conserved his energies for the important bit, and is usually game to amuse the crowd by stealing my whip and attempting to stand me up for a change!"
In 2000, Emma showed Kordelas to Champion Stallion and Supreme Champion at the Northwest Regional Show and won Reserve Champion Stallion at the UK International Show. In 2000, they traveled to the All Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany, and the World Championships in Paris, and placed highly, averaging over 90 points.
Kordelas and Emma saved the best for their last year of showing together. In 2001, Kordelas was named Champion Stallion at the International Arabian Show UK. Then at Aachen, Kordelas placed third in a class of seventeen. Next stop, Paris.
"The Salon du Cheval is like no other show," Dick says. "It's held in the largest convention center in Paris, and because the show lasts for only three hours each day, there are endless opportunities for shopping, eating, and drinking. And of course, you'll see some of the most incredible horses in the world."
At the 2001 Salon du Cheval, Kordelas earned the highest scores awarded to any of the stallions for "head and neck" and "legs." He was tied with the third-highest cumulative score out of the 31 stallions at the show. The crowd fell in love with the handsome grey who showed them brilliance, presence, and a great big trot. The Reeds were well satisfied.
"In Europe we learned that one cannot overestimate the importance of Arabian type. It is paramount. Because of that exposure, some horses that used to seem pretty to us now seem plain. Kordelas has an abundance of Arabian type in addition to athletic potential that's been proven on the racetracks of Poland. We think he has something special to offer."
What does Kordelas have to offer American breeders? Scott says, "First and foremost -- class. He is a classy horse with an aristocratic air and world-class elegance. With Kordelas, type is not sacrificed for athleticism or vice versa. He has a head and neck that have to be seen to be believed. He has a natural Arabian presence and charisma, an animated, powerful and sweeping, ground-covering trot, and is overall a stellar example of the classic Arabian stallion. I can't think of a reason not to breed to Kordelas!"
Sire Line: Kuhailan Haifi
|Dam Line: Gazella|