Hermit OA
  Hermit OA 1895  


Hermit OA was imported to Jezupol in 1910 from India (no strain is given). He was a bay stallion born in 1895 and was owned by a British army officer, major Jackson, at the time of purchase. In Bombay he was a celebrated race horse and according to the magazine Jezdziec i Hodowca he was: "The best stallion imported to Poland in the 20th Century before the War". In 1912 he was exported to Radowce (Radautz) where he died in 1918. He was only used at Pelkinie, the stud of prince Czartoryski. The sireline barely survived WW I and was completely destroyed during WW II. In present day Hermit OA can only be found on the female side in Poland but he had a major impact on polish breeding through his daughters.

He had only three direct get in Poland: Dabrowka 1912 out of Orchis, Durbar 1912 out of Paraszka and Dzingishan III 1912 out of Oaza. Later Janow Podlaski imported the mares Hebda 1913 out of 221 Amurath and Hermitka 1913 out of Belgja from Radowce.

Durbar sired one stallion used in breeding, Dostatek 1932. All of Durbar's descendants but one was lost during the war. The only horse to survive was the mare *Babolna 1935 out of Bona who was part of the 1938 Dickinson exportation to the United States. She left offspring there who bred on, among them the stallions Rabol 1948 and Albabol 1951.

Dzingishan III had 10 get but only five survived the war: *Aeniza 1931 out of Fanfara, Atfa 1931 out of Pomponia II, Bussorah 1932 out of Ryfka, *Czubuthan 1933 out of Ryfka and Dalama 1934 out of Tecza (*Aeniza and *Czubuthan was like *Babolna exported before the war to Gen. Dickinson). Atfa left four daughters: Jaffa 1939, Akra 1941, Alhambra 1943 and Mufta 1946 so her blood is widespread today. Bussorah did not leave such a large family as Atfa, her blood is only passed on through her granddaughter Mira 1942 and her descendants. Dalama was eliminated in 1951 and only one of her daughters left a small family, Dakaszma 1944.

*Czubuthan was used at the farm Travellers Rest owned by Gen. Dickinson. He had a total of 118 get and his descendants can still be found today. His more prominent sons were Bataan 1942, Pelkinie 1941, Uson 1944 and Romblon 1943. *Czubuthan was an accomplished racehorse with a record of 17/2(6-8-3) and once beat the french-bred Sart, a record holder over 3000 m. One of *Czubuthan's descendants is the racing stallion KA Czubuthan 1984. *Czubuthan appears twice in his pedigree, as his maternal greatgrandsire and greatgreatgrandsire.

Of the two daughters of Hermit OA imported from Radowce only Hebda was to have any greater impact on polish breeding (although most of her produce was lost in the war as was she). She had one daughter who bred on, Malaga 1931, who was the dam of *Chloe 1938 and Orda 1941. Hebda's greatest contribution to polish breeding was the champion race horse Kaszmir 1929 by Farys II. He was beaten only once (by a french horse) and it is safe to say that he inherited the racing ability of his maternal grandsire. Hebda's son Orjent 1933 by Fetysz was used in breeding and was considered to continue the Ilderim OA line but Miecznik 1931 was chosen instead.

Hermitka was a halfsister to Anielka 1909, the grandam of Elsissa 1930. Hermitka left two sons used for breeding, Damaszek 1922 and Fakir 1924 (Damaszek was only used in warmblood breeding). Her daughter Habanera 1926 was used but she and all her produce was lost in the war.

Dzingishan III 1912 (Hermit OA x Oaza 1901) *Czubuthan 1933 (Dzingishan III x Ryfka) *Czubuthan in race training in Poland

This sireline posess excellent athletic abilities and would probably have had a greater impact if not so many horses had been lost in WW I and WW II.

The 1938 Dickinson exportation, l t r: *Ba-Ida 1935, *Aeniza 1931, *Ugra 1935, *Babolna 1935 and *Czubuthan 1933

Text ©2007 Helena Karlsson