The McCoys clearly loved one over the other. You can see it illustrate in this pic when they chose Ferzon to represent Fersara, but chose to stand Bint Sahara alone rather than bring her new colt named Fadjur to stand beside her. rather than Fadjur who was born three months earlier than Ferzon. They had them priced in the same way. Ferzon was priced at $10,000, while Fadjur was a measly $750. Granny (Marjory F. Tone) loved Fersara t oo, and it prompted her to ask Mr. McCoy if he had any colts like her, at home.....and the rest is history. # GreatMoments # Fadjur # Ferzon "Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net.
... He was working cattle with the best of them. And he actually WAS the best of them at Sid Spencer's ranch, where Sheila learned her foundational horsemanship as a young girl. He was the best cow horse, out of all the Quarter Horses and Morgan horses on the ranch. True to this caption, he would often breed a mare in the morning (live in the pasture, with Sheila riding him bareback with a halter and lead rope and wash bu cket), work on the ranch all day long, then come home and breed another mare that night. If only all men were that lucky... # GreatMoments # BayAbi "Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net
Rashad Ibn Nazeer was part of the very first importation of But he was part of the first importation of Nazeer blood. He arrived in the United States in 1958, along with the first Nazeer daughters, Bint Moniet El Nefous and Bint El Bataa (and two El Sareei daughters). It was the first shipment of Egyptian Arabians to come to the USA since the Babson and W.R. Brown importations in 1932. This shipment encouraged many American breeders to go to E gypt and bring back Arabians - it rekindled the interest in Egyptian Arabians. I always love the stark reminder of just how difficult those trans-Atlantic trips were at the time. This photo says it all... Rashad in a rickety tiny, wooden box stall, exposed to the elements on a boat
It was 1945. It was the policy of General Dickinson's Travelers Rest Farm to price all Arabian foals of a sex at a standard price. Colts were priced at $400 at weaning time, and an additional $50 was added to the price every six months until sold. Fillies were priced at $600 at weaning time and $50 was added to the price every six months until sold. Gen. Dickinson made it quite plain in discussing these prices that he did not at any time make an attempt to get a higher price than quoted for these colts even though some may have shown greater quality than others. At this time he was ambitious to have 50 broodmares producing purebred Arabian colts in his stud. In fact, he is quoted as saying, "We believe success depends upon pleasing
In 1984, the richness of our history was displayed for all to see at the Arabian Horse Trust Museum in Westminster, CO. It's Rocky Mountain panorama seemed a majestically fitting backdrop to the museum Arabian horse enthusiasts would travel far and wide to visit and enjoy. However, in 2001 the Arabian Horse Trust closed its doors, and nearly a century was locked in a basement vault. It was a sad day for the Arabian horse community. It felt defeating, sobering... like we'd somehow done a disservice to the breed we love. It's contents hadn't since light since... until November 7, 2007. On that overcast fall day, a meeting was held in that vault that would set a new course for the Arabian breed, as the Purebred
Gene LaCroix and Sheila Varian with Bomarc winning the versatility class at the Buckeye, circa 1975. The versatility class was a much anticipated and very fun (as you can see) event at the Buckeye. It took most of an evening session - it featured trail, jumping, driving, western and maybe park or English? Those were truly the good old days! (Courtesy Arabian Horse Shows: The Good Old Days) # GeneLaCroix # SheilaVarian # GreatMoments Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net.
When *Padron was Born On a warm evening in May 1977, a chestnut colt with lots of chrome was born in the Dutch stud belonging to the Blauwhoot family, located in the village of Kerkdiel. This is what a future champion looks like. He would go on to create a legacy that greatly impacted the look and type of today's Arabian horse. But on this morning, he was just a happy colt, finding his legs for the first time, in a little stone barn in the Dutch countryside. # GreatMoments # Pa dron Great Moments" is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net.
The Germans are one of the most adamant in the equine world for maintaining high standards of athleticism and usability in horses. They are, in fact, so staunch about this requirement that all breeding stallions within Germany –regardless of breed – must not only attend, but also pass, the German Horse Trials in order to be licensed as a breeding stallion. If they do not pass, they are not allowed to breed. Because what value is a breeding stallion if it does not pass on usable qualities? (Novel concept.) It was the late-70's. The young German-bred Arabian stallion, *El Shaklan, bred by Sigi Siller of Om El Arab , was no different. He was beautiful, but could he perform the 'boot camp' requirements
His story is worthy of being a Hollywood blockbuster: a hand-reared orphan foal, a champion racehorse and sire, owned by two billionaires and a desert prince, and twice sold with a complete herd of mares. Having won 19 of his 23 races, he was leading sire in USA no less than three times. Of course, we're talking about Monarch AH. The race below was the first start of his final year of racing. His jockey never even moves through the entire race, where Monarch leaves the rest of the field to win by over 10 lengths. It is chilling to watch. # MonarchAH # GreatMoments Great Moments is a feel-good service of EvieInc Equine Social Media. www.EvieInc.net