Foaled in 2012, Orillion is a bay Arabian gelding standing 15 hands tall. He came from the famous Michael Byatt stables near Houston, Texas, known for breeding quality Arabian horses. Orillion is a quick-footed, very agile horse who can spin on a dime. He would be a good reining prospect. Orillion has a great conformation with good size and bone structure. Once you gain his trust, Orillion is a steady companion who wants to bond with his rider.
For the rider who is looking for a strong, capable, athletic horse, Orillion is a great choice. He has a willing attitude and likes to step out on the trail. Since he was a yearling, Orillion was raised in a wide-open pasture with 30 other horses, and is used to crossing water, cantering across a wide-open meadow, and finding his footing in the Rocky Mountains. He lives at 6,300 feet in elevation and is acclimated to altitude. Orillion has had 45 days of intensive “down under” ground training and over 30 rides.
Our trainer, Justin Clark, is a very experienced horseman who is employed as the “pool rider” for a western Colorado cattlemen’s association. He rides 20-30 miles a day, overseeing 2,500 cattle in high mountain terrain, complete with bears, mountain lions, raging streams, and bogs. Justin says Orillion has amazing turning ability, athleticism, and a good work ethic. He likes to move out and get up the trail. Orillion is very soft with his cues and has amazing gaits. His floating trot is something to behold.
Orillion was sired by the world-famous stallion Gazal al Shaqab. From the alshaqab.com website: “Gazal Al Shaqab is a World Champion as well as a sire and grandsire of World Champions, including Marwan Al Shaqab. A stallion of great type, balance and quality, he was selected for a breeding lease by the historic Polish studs Janów Podlaski and Michalów where he produced multiple champions, including the two World Champions, Pianissima and Emandoria. Standing at Michael Byatt Arabians in the United States he has continued his tradition of producing exceptional sons and daughters.
Representing a thoughtful blend of Egyptian, Polish, Russian and American bloodlines, Gazal Al Shaqab is a son of the beautiful straight Egyptian champion, Anaza El Farid. Kajora, his dam, was a truly unforgettable mare. Named a U.S. Champion mare before she was acquired by Al Shaqab, her sire Kaborr was a U.S. Reserve National Champion and her dam, Edjora, was a pure Polish mare from the lauded "E" dynasty. Gazal Al Shaqab's pedigree reflects many of the most celebrated Arabian sires and dams in modern history, including Ruminaja Ali, *Naborr, *Ansata Ibn Halima, *Exelsjor, Bint Deena and Bint Kholameh.”
2005 US National Arabian Championships - Reserve Champion Stallion
2005 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show - Reserve Champion Stallion
2004 Qatar International Arabian Championships - Reserve Champion Stallion
2001 World Arabian Horse Championships - Champion Stallion
2001 Qatar International Arabian Championships - Reserve Champion Stallion
2000 Qatar International Arabian Championships - Reserve Champion Stallion
1999 Middle East International Championships - Champion Senior Stallion
1999 Qatar International Arabian Championships - Champion Stallion
1997 US Egyptian Event - Champion Colt
1997 US Egyptian Event - Reserve Supreme Champion Male
1996 Qatar International Arabian Championships - Champion Colt
Orillion’s dam, Abha Orlita, is a pure Spanish mare imported from Spain.