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A Great Arabian Stallion Passes Away at Age 35


Payson, Utah, USA - One of the great Arabian stallions, *Aladdinn, passed away peacefully at the old age of 35 on January 11. His mark on the Arabian horse breed and community is indelible and never to be forgotten.

An international champion, *Aladdinn was the second leading sire of Arabians of all time based on the total number of registered foals, a credit to his offspring’s athleticism, conformation, and trainability in competition. In total *Aladdinn sired 1211 progeny including 391 champions, 24 National Champions in performance and halter, and 71 National winners. Through 2009, *Aladdinn had 136 offspring who produced National winners.

*Aladdinn was a bay stallion foaled in 1975, bred by Erik Erlandsson of Tomelila, Sweden. In 1978 he was Swedish National Champion, scoring higher than any other stallion in Swedish Arabian horse history.

He was imported to American by Lasma Arabians in 1978 where he became an instant success. In 1979 he was named U.S. National Champion Stallion, the first national champion of a foreign country to receive this title, and the only stallion in breed history to sire 4 U.S. National Champion stallions.

For the past decade, *Aladdinn enjoyed his retirement at Taylor Ranch Arabian Horses in Payson, Utah, where he has entertained a steady stream of visiting admirers, young and old. His last major public appearance was at the 2005 U.S. Nationals where he was celebrated by the Arabian horse community as a living legend. Taylor Ranch issued the following memorial:

Once in a lifetime.
By Isaac Taylor

”Standing in the presence of greatness is something that few people truly have the opportunity to do. I count myself someone truly blessed to have done so on multiple occasions. On the night of January 11th, 2010, I stood in the presence of greatness.

Some measure greatness by accomplishments, popularity, etc. And though, if these were the criteria for greatness, Aladdinn would still fill them. But all National Champions are not great. All sires of good foals are not great.

Greatness cannot fully be described, but you know it when you see it. I saw it in his eyes, nearly every day, for almost 13 years; as he walked to his pasture each morning, most especially his last summer, led by my 4 year old son; or, in his regal attitude at the 2005 Nationals, celebrating his 30th birthday. Yet, it all culminated in one night, one moment, as I held his head in my arms.

One in a lifetime, really is once in a lifetime. And there will never be another Aladdinn.”


 Taylor Ranch

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