Koheilan Adjuze OA
Koheilan Adjuze OA

This sireline was imported to Babolna in 1885. Oberst Michael Fadlallah el Hedad, a native of Syria that lived in Hungary, headed the expedition. Beside Koheilan Adjuze OA the black stallion O'Bajan OA was imported. O'Bajan OA became a legendary sire in the Shagya breed but sired some purebred mares that still can be found in arabian pedigrees, especially through the mare 10 Gazal 1910 and the stallion Koheilan IV 1904.

Koheilan Adjuze OA was born in 1876 and bred by the Sbaa Anazeh bedouins. He was used at Babolna from 1886 to 1887 when he was transferred to Nagy Körös, a stallion depot. Before being transfered he sired the stallion Koheilan II 1887 out of 91 Jussuf. Koheilan II became the progenitor of the line among purebreds but Koheilan Adjuze OA was also successful as a partbred (Shagya) sire and his partbred son Koheilan I 1888 was champion at the 1900 World Fair in Paris.

Koheilan IV (Koheilan II x 124 O'Bajan 1898) Koheilan VIII (I) (Koheilan IV x 10 Gazal) Landsknecht (Koheilan IV x Soldateska)

Koheilan II 1887 was chief sire at Babolna 1904-1906. His son Koheilan IV 1904 out of 124 O'Bajan stod at Babolna 1909-1924. As an aged stallion he was traded to Weil in exchange for Sven Hedin (renamed Kemir at Babolna which means "hope" in arabic). Before leaving Babolna he sired the stallions Koheilan IV-11 1913 (used at Radowce), Ali-Pasza imp Poland 1919 and Koheilan VIII (I) 1922 imp Poland 1924 (he was Koheilan VIII in Hungary but was the first "Koheilan" in Poland and thus given number I). At Weil Koheilan IV sired the stallion Landsknecht 1927 (out of Soldateska) who was imported to Poland in 1928. He was tried at the track with good results, 3/19(5-6-3). He had no impact in Poland but his daughter *Azja IV was the dam of the famous Azraff in USA.

Koheilan IV-11 sired one in-utero import to Poland, the mare Arabja 1919 out of Anielka. Ali-Pasza was only used for partbreds but Koheilan I was a success as a purebred sire. He became the cheif progenitor of the line but also sired excellent mares like Ikwa, Jaga II and Jaskolka II. His sons used at stud were Lowelas 1930 (later exported to Trakehnen), Jaszmak 1928, Jezupol 1928 and Opal 1933. His son Piolun 1934 was never used in Poland but was a success in Russia (he was one of the horses stolen from Janow in 1939).

Lowelas (Koheilan I x Elegantka) Werset (Lowelas x Oda) Kanzler (Lowelas x Khamza)

From Opal and Piolun developed two major branches of this sireline. The branch of Piolun would come back later to Poland with the importation of *Pietuszok in 1958. Lowelas left two stallions in Poland, Werset 1938 and Wojski 1938, but none of them left any stallions. His son Skrzyp was used in Russia with some good results as he was the sire of *Salon's dam Sonata. Another son, Kanzler, was bred in Trakehnen and used in Germany. He left two mares, one of them being Smoky 1962 out of Hathor, a very good mare at Marbach. She left among others two sons. Kanzler was a very good dressage horse as were many of his offspring.

The son of Opal to continue the line was the beautiful*Lotnik, one of the Patton war prizes. He managed to sire one son before taken away, the grey Laur. Laur was underutilized (as his sire was in USA too) and left only one son, Chazar. Orzak, another son of Laur, was never used for purebred mares but left very good stock at a warmblood stud. The daughters of Laur was very successful including Bogoria, Worskla (both imp Sweden) and *Bulawa. His get has also excelled on the track winning the Derby and Criterium (two times). He himself was a tough race horse, 4/16(10-1-2)6, and his wins included the Derby and the Criterium. His son Semen, 3/15(11-3-1)D+Cx2, was exported to Russia but left only a few mares and a stallion used for partbred breeding.

Laur (*Lotnik x Kalina) *Lotnik (Opal x Mokka) Semen (Laur x Sokora)
Chazar was yet another stallion of this line that was not properly used at stud. He was a handsome horse with a bit too upright shoulder but very good hindquarters and a swanlike neck. He also was a good racer, 4/32(6-8-10)1, and one of his daughters, Elodia, won the Oaks. He owed much of his beauty to his dam, the lovely Celina, British Champion mare.
Chazar (Laur x Celina) Orzak (Laur x Ofirka) *Dalipan (Chazar x Doliwa)
None of Chazar's sons were used in Poland and he was the last stallion of the Opal branch in Poland. His sons has been used in USA and Sweden only. The stallions *Chutor, *Esej and *Dalipan were exported to USA and had some impact there. Especially *Chutor was a beautiful horse and as his halfbrother *Czeremosz was used at stud with good results it is unfortunate that *Chutor was never used. The stallion Dzahil was imported to Sweden but unfortunately died in a barn fire, leaving only one foal crop.
  Photo courtesy of Louise Wale  

Dzahil (Chazar x Dzamila)
Photo© Louise Wale

In Russia the Koheilan Adjuze OA branch of Piolun flourished. He was not the prettiest horse but gave efficient race horses and horses with good riding abilities. The son to carry on for him was Priboj who was heavily used at Tersk between 1948-1958. He left the stallions *Pietuszok, Pomeranets, Krepish, Sport and Topol (full brother to *Pietuszok). Priboj, as most of the stallions of this line, was a good race horse and left many good race horses in turn. One of his sons, Profil, won the 1961 russian championships in three day eventing.
Piolun (Koheilan I x Dziewanna) Priboj (Piolun x Rissalma) Pomeranets (Priboj x Mammona)
Pomeranets did not only sire good purebreds, he has left incredible offspring in the trakehner breed. He was used at the Kirov stud where the bulk of the mares descended from Trakehnen. His son Hockey II (out of a trakehnen mare) founded an exceptional sireline which include the showjumping champion Almox Prints J and the dressage champion Perechlest, both from trakehner dam lines.
Profil (Priboj x Fadbanka) Sport (Priboj x Solianka II) *Pietuszok (Priboj x Taktika)
To reintroduce the Koheilan Adjuze OA line in Poland, *Pietuszok was imported in 1958. He was a tall horse (156 cm) with little type but good conformation. He only left one stallion in Poland, *Wosk, but his exported sons have been successful. Many of his offspring in Poland has been used at warmblood farms as he left good "doing" horses, many of which were successful at the track. He sired two Derby winners, two Oaks winners and his daughter *Orla won the Criterium twice (she won the Derby and the Oaks as well).

The *Pietuszok son used in Poland, *Wosk, doubled the Koheilan Adjuze OA line through his maternal grandsire Laur. He did not get many offspring in Poland and was exported to Canada in 1975. He sired several performance horses on National level.

The other sons of *Pietuszok has had fame in USA. *Bajram was Canadian National Champion and US Top Ten stallion. He is the maternal grandsire to Reign On, a successful park stallion from Cal Poly.

*Gaypolka was an in-utero import and sired many good performance horses, especially in western. He was a US Top Ten stallion.

*Cypr was imported at the side of his dam *Cissa (and thus a brother of the famed stallion *Cytrys). He was eventually raced with good results and sired many good racehorses, among them Cyprin (2x Koheilan Adjuze OA through his maternal grandsire Laur). Cyprin sired Ceborr 1/4 (2-1-1) who was used in Germany.

*Orzel comes from from the great racing family of Ofirka and with his sire being *Pietuszok it is no surprise that he did well on the track, 3/12(6-4-1). He continued the racing tradition of his ancestors at Brusally Ranch. In the showring he was Scottsdale Champion stallion, US and Canadian Top Ten as well as the first US National Champion Side Saddle.

It is sad that this valuble sireline is extinct in Poland. In view of the increased interest in racing it would have been beneficial to keep it. As have been seen it can leave pretty horses too when bred to the appropriate mares.
Wostok (*Wosk x Rus-Winns Werena)   Cyprin (*Cypr x *Moczarka)
Text ©2006 Helena Karlsson