Salazarby Pakistan (Flak x Prolarna/Probat)

out of Sapala (Cadyk x Saldara/Dardir)

Bay gelding, 2000

Bred by: Anette Mattsson

Owned by: Sofia Östling


Salazar was sold even before I bred Sapala. My good friend Annichen decided to buy the foal the evening before we drove Sapala down to the stallion. Sapala was bred to the stallion Pakistan and was due foaling in the middle of April, but as I knew that Sapala always carried her foals three weeks over the estimated time I told Annichen that we could expect the foal in the beginning of May.

Annichen planned for her wedding on Saturday the 6th of May and on Monday the same week I predicted that Sapala would deliver her foal that same day. Saturday would turn out to be a busy day… Sapala had milk dripping the whole day and I went back and forth to the barn to check on her. In the morning I took the studio wedding photos, went in to town to get them developed so that they could get them during the gift openings, photographed the wedding ceremony and enjoyed the wedding reception – while checking in on Sapala. Luckily the barn is only 1 mile from the church! During the dinner Annichens brother asked me how I dared to sit there if it was so close, I said that she will wait another 2-3 hours and I was right – 2.5 hours later she gave birth to a beautiful colt. I called Annichen right after he was born just to let her know and she said that she was going to come down first thing in the morning as she still had her wedding dress on. But after 10 minutes Annichen came into the barn to see her new horse!

Salazar´s sire Pakistan is a blackbrown stallion with Polish bloodlines, his sire Flak (Etat x Fantazja/Algomej) was exported to Brazil in young age and did not get many offspring in Scandinavia. Flak was also very dark in colour, great Arabian type and very nice movements. Pakistan´s dam Prolarna (Probat x Gwiazda Polarna/Grojor) was sold to Tomon Arabians at the Egholm Consignment Sale as a yearling. The dam-line traces down to Grobla (El Trypoli x Gwadiana), bred by Michalow and one of the foundation-mares at Idingstad Arabians (later Papa´s Arabians). Pakistan was named Swedish National Junior Champion Stallion at age three.

Salazar´s dam Sapala is a daughter to 1984 Swedish National Champion Stallion Cadyk (El Paso x Cumparsita) and out of Saldara (Dardir x Salamalaika). Her damline is the highly valued family of Milordka through the mare Saga and her daughter Sakla (by Amurath Sahib). Sakla was a fullsister to Estokada and the two mares managed to create their own destinys in Sweden and Poland respectively.

Salazar was later sold to Sofia Östling and she competed with him in Endurance Riding.