|Foaled||December 7, 1970 in Canada|
|Country||22x20px United States|
|Breeder||W Gerhard Olze (Germany)|
|Owner||Williamsburg Farm (Terry and Sue Williams)|
|Gold||1984 Los Angeles||Team Jumping|
|Silver||1984 Los Angeles||Individual Jumping|
|Gold||1986 Aachen||Team Jumping|
|Silver||1986 Aachen||Individual Jumping|
|FEI World Cup|
|Gold||1985 Berlin||Individual Jumping|
Abdullah was a Trakehner horse ridden by Conrad Homfeld. He has won many international titles in the sport of show jumping, and is considered by some to be the best Trakehner ever to compete in the show-jumping ring. Abdullah was inducted into the United States Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 2009.
Abdullah was purchased by Williamsburg Farm in 1973 as a three-year-old from Gerhard Schickedanz in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. He was originally bought as an event prospect and breeding stallion, and proved himself first in the dressage arena and then in eventing before becoming a world-class show jumper. He was ridden by Debbie Shaffner, Joe Fargis and Conrad Homfeld.
Abdullah was approved for breeding by the USA, Canada, Selle Francais, Sella Italiano, Anglo European Studbook, Irish Sport Horse, Hanoverian, Trakehner, Belgium Warmblood, Belgium Sporthorse, and Oldenburg studbooks. His progeny were extremely successful, including seven United States Equestrian Federation Horses of the Year in both the Hunter and Jumper disciplines. He ranks third place in money won by offspring in the International Jumper Futurity and International Hunter Futurity. He is the sire of showjumpers competing internationally in the Olympics, World Championships and World Cup Finals. Due to frozen semen, it is still possible to breed to the legendary stallion.
During his eventing career, Abdullah was awarded the American Trakehner Association (ATA) Trakehner Förderverein Award in 1976 and '77. This award is given annually to the ATA-registered purebred Trakehner who is the most successful in combined training.
Abdullah had an extensive international level career for fourteen years between 1979 and 1989. He won the American Trakehner Association (ATA) Open Jumper Championships for 8 consecutive years between 1979 and 1986, as well as in 1988 and 1989. He was also awarded the ATA Palmenblüte Award in 1980, '82, '84, '85, and '86. The Palmenblüte trophy is awarded to the "ATA purebred Trakehner who has contributed the most in competition to promote the breed in North America." After Abdullah won the trophy for the fifth time, the first trophy was retired, with an acknowledgement of Abdullah's tremendous contributions to the Trakehner breed throughout the world, and a new trophy was put into place.
He helped the United States to the team gold, and took an individual silver at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He won the 1985 World Cup Final in Berlin. Abdullah also helped the United States to the team gold, taking individual silver, at the 1986 Show Jumping World Championships in Aachen, Germany. Abdullah also won or placed at numerous other international level Grand Prix events.
|Termit - 1933|
|Tropenglut - 1932|
|Hirtensang - 1929|
|Per Adresse - 1939|
|Gabriel - 1950|
|Bea - 1940|
|Hansakapitaen - 1941|
|Donna - 1939|
|Fetysz - 1924|
|Faschingsnacht - 1931|
|Marktvogt - 1936|
|J Feldrose - 1934|
|Poseidon - 1925|
|Abfahrt - 1923|
|Alaskafuchs - 1923|
|Arbeit - 1924|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Abdullah". Sporthorse Breeder. Referenced February 3, 2008.
- ↑ "Show Jumping Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees". Equisearch. Referenced May 4, 2009.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Abdullah Story". Williamsburg Farm. Referenced February 3, 2008.
- ↑ "Abdullah". The Chronicle of the Horse. Referenced February 3, 2008.
- ↑ "Abdullah Frozen Semen". Williamsburg Farm. Referenced February 3, 2008.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Abdullah". American Trakehner Association. Referenced February 3, 2008.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "Merit Awards". American Trakehner Association. Referenced February 3, 2008.
- ↑ "Abdullah". All Breed Pedigree. Referenced February 3, 2008.