Gregory, Marysia and Kyal Keyes welcome you to the website of Bluedawn Egyptian Arabians. We hope you will enjoy your journey while browsing through the pages of our much loved and treasured Arabian horses.
Bluedawn was originally conceived in 1976 when I started my Australian pony stud. The ponies were shown both in hand and under saddle for great success up to Royal Show level.
I had always fostered a passion and deep seated love of the Arabian breed but due to the large financial investment in the ponies was unable to live this dream for many years.
In 1985 I was fortunate to be introduced to the now famous 27 Ibn Galal V and my passion was once again inflamed. 27 Ibn Galal V was the epitome of an Arabian mare in my eyes and I knew that one day I would have an Arabian mare descended from this Simeon stud matriarch.
Many years passed following my introduction to 27 Ibn Galal V. In December 2005 I bought a copy of The Australian Arabian Horse News, whilst browsing through this magazine I was struck by the beauty held in a photo of the newly imported Saba Arabian stallion “Thaqib Al Nasser”. This photo triggered a dream that had been suppressed for 29 years and I knew that the time had to be now. That day I rang my wife Marysia (who at the time was not a lover of horses) and discussed the decision to sell all the ponies and purchase a Straight Egyptian filly. In the same magazine was an advertisement for Chaswyck Arabian Stud owned by Ron and Lorraine Bond and plans were made to visit Chaswyck and view their wonderful breeding program.
I visited Ron and Lorraine on the 26th January 2006 and they were so warm and welcoming it was an instant friendship that has lasted to this day. During our discussions I mentioned that I was keen to purchase a Straight Egyptian filly with a tail female line to 27 Ibn Galal V and Ron encouraged me to contact Marion Richmond of the Simeon Stud.
I rang Marion Richmond and organised a visit to view some fillies she had that Marion felt would interest us. On the 4th February 2006 I nervously made my way from Brisbane Queensland to Sydney and Simeon Stud, Mrs Richmond was a warm and gracious host presenting her wonderful Arabian stallions in Asfour (DE), Imperial Madaar (US) and Anaza Bay Shahh (US) before presenting some youngstock from the 27 Ibn Galal V line. Marion then showed the broodmares and we stopped at the exquisitely beautiful Simeon Sukari (Asfour x 27 Ibn Galal V), Sukari’s 2005 Imperial Madaar filly was on the opposite side playing shy and when she walked around behind her mother and into view it was love at first sight. We purchased the filly now named Simeon Siliet and Bluedawn Egyptian Arabians was born.