- Discipline: Dressage
- Height: 16hh
- Stud Fee: £1,000 per breeding for up to three doses
- Breed: Akhal-Teke
- Colour: Black
- Year of Birth: 2007
- Contact: Maria Bond
- Email: email@example.com
Oyun Shael is a black Akhal-Teke stallion, 163-187-20,0 who was born in 2007 at Shamborant Shael studfarm in Russia. His sire Garant was “discovered” in Uzbekistan where he first raced and then went on to compete in dressage up to Prix StGeorge level. He was then brought to Russia where he created something of a sensation and was used by several Akhal-Teke studs, such as Shael, Gurtbil and Kishen’ko.
On his sire’s side Oyun descends from Geleshikli through Gaukhar, son of Garem, and has Absent/Ararat on dam’s sire side. Oyun is the only off-spring of his dam Dubur who was lost prematurely but had spectacular breeding, with Garem and Omar in her pedigree – some of the best performance lines in the Akhal-Teke breed.
Oyun has a striking appearance: beautiful long neck, free shoulder, ground-covering trot extension and floating gaits.. He had been in dressage training with Vitaly Andrukhovich from age three and together they spend a year in Holland, training with Rien Van der Schaft.
Oyun Shael has several off-spring in Russia, some of whom started their dressage training and are showing promise.
Oyun has excellent feet with strong heels and ample sole depth, unblemished legs with good joints, and athleticism and grace characteristic of his breed. He is an amenable stallion, easy to handle and to ride. He is both sensitive and fiery and a typical Akhal-Teke quick learner. Oyun is now owned by Maria Bond in the UK who intends to advance his training further to PSG level.