Gladys Brown Edwards wrote, “I have seen Oran Van Crabbet at the Nationals in several performances. On those occasions, he was in my opinion, perfection in style, action, and appearance. His head was properly set; his action was high but balanced fore and aft; cadenced and proudly performed. Although tail carriage has nothing to do with performance, it definitely adds to appearance, style, and of course, type, and the high arch in which Oran Van Crabbet carried his tail beautifully complimented his high held neck and properly set head. The stallion was bred for performance as far as pedigree goes; but even more noticeable – to those who care little about action – is his highly fashionable ancestry. He is a half-brother to those great sires (full brothers) *Serafix and *Silver Drift, since his dam is that superior Crabbet broodmatron *Serafina. His sire Oran needs no introduction, thanks to his prizewinning descendants all over the world. *Oran Van Crabbet is a delight to watch and was in winning his National Classes, the ideal for this type of work whether in harness, in Formal Driving and Combination, or under saddle as a Park Horse.”
Oran Van Bandy
Oran Van Bandy was a large (15.2 hand) Crabbet/Egyptian bred stallion of exceptional quality with a powerful trot and textbook conformation. Oran Van Bandy produced not only outstanding English horses but also exceptional Sport Horses in all divisions and endurance horses. He was listed by the Arabian Horse Association in the Top 25 Stallions for producing Sport Horses in the last 50 years. Many, including Bob Hart, Sr., the trainer of Oran Van Crabbet, consider Oran Van Bandy to be Oran Van Crabbet’s best son. Although the number of Purebred and Half Arabian foals he sired was quite small compared to his contemporaries, his get have won over 50 US Top Tens in English Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, and Halter and 7 National or Reserve Championships in Park, English, and Halter. Some of his best foals included: WP Rosanna Orana, Wham Bam Oran, Vanna Oran, Oran Van Boom, Oran’s Continuo, and Mr. Bandy Sir.
WP Rosanna Orana
WP Rosanna Orana was the result of crossing Oran Van Bandy on a Hackney Pony mare of Carnation King breeding. Rosanna matured at 14.2 hands but had exceptional beauty combined with extraordinary talent. Started at the age of 4, she became a sensation in the Junior Horse division and showed in perhaps one of the most exciting Junior Half Arabian English Pleasure classes ever at US Nationals. In the final year at Louisville, it was a showdown between Rosanna and Adam’s Fire. What a performance by both horses! While Rosanna was awarded US Reserve National Champion, Wiloma Plantation was so proud to compete successfully at that level. Rosanna went on to win US National Champion in HA Park AOTR. We are currently using her as a broodmare and are experimenting with crossing her on Saffraan, a National Champion Dutch Harness Horse in Holland, for future breeding stock to be used back on WP Corporate Image.
Oran Van Crabbet
*Oran Van Crabbet was the first Arabian horse in American history to win three National Championships in Park, Formal Combination, and Formal Driving. He was bred by Wentworth Crabbet Park and Burton Studs in England, foaled in 1960, and imported the same year. He was trained and shown by Bob Hart, and he placed first or second in every Park class he ever entered, and he remained undefeated in Formal Driving and Formal Combination. His performance career had a grand total of 26 firsts, 8 seconds, 13 Championships, and 5 Reserves.
WP Fashionista was WP Corporate Image's first foal out of IXL Saphire (Aploz x RY Fire Ghazi). She made her Purebred English debut in the 2017 AEPA Futurity, claiming the second top score in the pattern and a final third place finish. In 2018, she continued to excel in the show ring, taking home 2 National Champions at Canadian Nationals in both Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse and Arabian English Pleasure JOTR with rider Jordan Kern. She also finished 2018 with 2 Top Tens at Youth Nationals and a Top Ten at US Nationals.
WP Corporate America
WP Corporate America was WP Corporate Image's second foal out of Barbary's Angel by Barbary. He made an unforgettable debut in 2016, claiming a National Championship title in the Arabian English Pleasure Futurity. In 2017, he had a fourth place finish behind his half sibling, WP Fashionista in the Purebred AEPA final. In 2018, he won a Reserve National Championship at US Nationals in Arabian English Pleasure Jr Horse as well as a Top 10 in the Arabian English Pleasure Maturity with owner Deborah Pearson.
Wham Bam Oran
Wham Bam Oran was the product of one of Wiloma Plantation’s most successful Half Arabian crosses. Sired by Oran Van Bandy and out of Castlewood’s Kitty O’Neal (granddaughter of Wing Commander), Wham was an unbelievable colt, tall and stretchy, with a long shapely neck and textbook form to function. Named for his refined look and impressive motion, Wham Bam Oran went on to have a very successful show career. In 1995, Wham won the HA English Pleasure Amateur Division at the Buckeye, and he also had great success as a Pleasure Driving horse. In the latter part of his show career, Wham had tremendous success in the halter ring with trainer Keith Krichke and owner Mary Johnston, winning four National or Reserve Championships in one year. At the 2000 Canadian National Championships, Wham Bam Oran won both the HA Saddle Type Geldings and the AOTH classes. At the 2000 US Nationals, Wham took home Reserve Champion in the AOTH class and the National Championship with Keith Krichke.
Vanna Oran, a full sister to multiple national champion Wham Bam Oran, was a beautiful Half Arabian mare sired by Oran Van Bandy. Her beauty and talent was obvious at a young age as she was a champion futurity filly. As a mature mare, she was Top Ten out of twenty-six entries in the HA English Pleasure AOTR 18-39 Championship class at the 1993 US National Championships. Vanna also went on to win the HA English Pleasure Amateur class at Scottsdale in 1995. In her older years, she was purchased by the Beethe family, and she had a successful show career in the Half Arabian Hunter Pleasure division.
Oran Van Boom
Oran Van Boom was sired by Oran Van Bandy and out of the Saddlebred mare Star City, a Supreme Sultan granddaughter. Oran Van Boom, also known as “Boomer” had a very successful show career in the Half Arabian English Pleasure division. His biggest achievements as a show horse came in 1994 and 1995 at the Youth National Championships where he was Top Ten in both the HA English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 and HA English Pleasure JTR 14-17 championships with an average of 40 entries in each class. Oran Van Boom also earned a top five finish at Scottsdale in 1995 in the Amateur Half Arabian English Pleasure Division. Oran Van Boom also had success in Pleasure Driving, Park, and Ladies Side Saddle in his show career.