It all started with two, for us and our breeding program very influential, stallions.


 In memory of El Thay Thamam and El Thay Mameluk 

...gone but never forgotten!   



In an old farm building, lovingly renovated, we are living together under one roof with our straight egyptian horses as well as some cats, chickens and our greater swiss mountain dogs named Lissi and Amalia. Located in the north of Germany near Hamburg.  

The start of the SE breeding programm was in 1985. Before Sabine von Elm owned already purebred arabians and partbred arabians. At that time back in 1985 when Sabine visited  El Thayeba Stud for the first time, she fell in love with the grey young stallion El Thay Thamam. Actually she wanted to buy her first straight egyptian mare but in the end she bought not only one mare, she bought Thamam as well. Thamam is sired by Madkour I and out of the imported El Zahraa mare Taghreed. Thamam himself was not only a wonderful stallion under saddle, he was a champion in the showring, too. His biggest win was being the entire champion of the Asil Cup in 1993. For all his successes Thamam received the Elite title from the VZAP German Horse Organisation.






El Thay Mameluk *1988-2011


El Thay Thamam (Elite) *1983-2006



In 1990 Sabine von Elm fall again in love with a young stallion. This time it was the two-years-old chestnut stallion El Thay Mameluk. He is out of the El Thay foundation mare Mansoura and sired by Ibn Nazeema, a very typey chestnut stallion, who fascinated many breeders worldwide. Mameluk clearly inherited traits from both: huge round black eyes and good movement from Mansoura, neat little twisted ears from Ibn Nazeema, bright colour and lots of classic type from both sides. He also had a wonderful character and was a pleasure to ride. Over the years he made an international career – being leased to Babolna and finally at the age of 19 being sold to Mr. Talal Al Mehri´s Aljazira Arabian stud in Kuwait, where many breeders used the chance to breed to these bloodlines.

In 1996 Emiratus B moved in to our stud. He is one of the best sons of El Thay Mameluk and out of the elite mare 223 Ibn Galal I. This makes him a valuable breeding stallion, who combines rare bloodlines. Emiratus B derives from Mameluk´s lease to the Hungarian state stud Babolna. He is the stallion who carries on the very best traits of Mameluk most. Many of his foals look very much like their grandfather and they certainly do have the typical exotic look and charisma. Emiratus qualities earned him a Premium stallion award (gold) at the stallion licensing in Aachen. Emiratus B is enjoying his life in one barn with the mares, being ridden and having some fun as breeding stallion. 

To  read about our femal families please have a look at the "Mares & Fillies" page.