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
Ronteza was retired at the All-Arabian Summer Horse Show in Monterey, CA. It consistend of a reading of her impressive record, a blanket of roses, a special song called "Ronteza" written just for her, and her weanling colt, Bay Event, that was turned loose in the arena to find his place by his mother's side. It was covered by the Pismo Times newspaper. Here is an excerpt from the article, with Sheila aptly describing the process she and the champion m are went through to get ready for a class. "I never work her up, or wake her up for a class. We simply walk around slowly and leisurely for about 20 minutes before she is due to go int the ring. Tehre are no practice spins or running stops to tune her up. As we walk along, I keep up a
There have been few moments in our breed as great as this one... when a little bay mare named Ronteza and a school teacher named Sheila Varian took on the world and won. Never before – or since – had a woman, an amateur, or an Arabian won the World Reined Cow Horse Championships (i.e. "Winning the World"). Here is the experience, in Sheila's own words: October, 1961 — San Francisco, damp and cold. Ronteza, Mom and I. My father staying home to take care of the ranch. Lightweight division, Ronteza. Heavyweight division — 50 horses going for the title. Ronteza the only Arab, me the only girl. I never noticed. Never walk by the trophy window, don’t look at the trophy saddle and blankets . . .
It was 1932. Four horses were being prepared at the Crabbet Stud for export to America. Negotiations continued as the buyer, Roger Selby, a wealthy shoe manufacturer, asserted his wish to pay less than the quoted price for the group. Lady Wentworth never adjusted her prices, but did on occassion include an extra horse with the sale. She decided to send the stallion *Raffles as a pleasure mount for the Selby children, *Raffles possessed exquisite Arabian type. He reputedly had been bred to improve pony stock at the Stud, but following a thorough examination by the Royal Veterinary Academy, he was pronounced hopelessly sterile. Perhaps the horse would serve a purpose in America... # GreatMoments
Today’s Official Scottsdale News is sponsored by Schoukens Training Center of Belgium, owned by Glenn, Tom & Cathy Schoukens. Glenn Schoukens and Mieke Opsteyn were on hand at the Scottsdale show this year representing Schoukens Training Center. Glenn presented two horses for H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalifa Al Thani, owner of Aljassimya Farm in Santa Ynez, California and managed by Bart Van Buggenhout. Glenn showed Monther Al Nasser to the titles of Unanimous International Egyptian Heritage Champion Stallion Five Years and Over and Unanimous International Egyptian Heritage Champion Senior Stallion. In addition, Glenn also showed the 2015 World Silver Champion Stallion Equator to the titles
This is a very rare photo of Bay-Abi as a weanling in 1957. Bred by Lloyd and Mary Silva of Gold Hill, Oregon, Bay-Abi would later have a date with destiny when he was consigned in 1959 by Dr. Wes Hoskins to the first Arabian sale ever to be held at San Francisco's Cow Palace. A young Sheila Varian and her mother Wenonah decided to go take a look after viewing the sales catalogue, with a particular interest in seeing this young Polish colt. But whe n she got to his stall, she and Bay-Abi shared a moment that transcended pedigrees. "Bay-Abi looked me in the eye, and that was it for me," says Sheila. She purchased him for $1,100 that day. "I would give anything to see the sale agreement today, because one thing I do remember clearly
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Deor Farms, Aude Espourteille and Tara Boresek, and Rohara Arabians, Roxann and Karl Hart. Deor Farms and Rohara Arabians are taking this opportunity to announce that the stallion A Jakarta ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Schara, by Bey Shah), owned by Deor Farms, will be moving from Butte Falls, Oregon to the lush landscapes of Rohara Arabians in central Florida. The inspiration of moving A Jakarta to Rohara Arabians and standing him in Florida is the possibility of bringing him to a new group of breeders and allowing them to experience this incredible stallion. A Jakarta's offspring are sought after by breeders around the globe and he has offspring
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored byPegasus Arabians and Sandspur Ranch, owned by Dean and Terri Wikel. Sandspur Ranch is a very special place of history. It was once the home of the legendary stallion Padron. Today, under the care of the Wikels, it once again is home to international champions and national champion producers. This year, Dean and Terri Wikel are celebrating the 25 th Anniversary of Pegasus Arabians. For more than two decades, the Wikels have quietly created a very special breeding program, which has produced far too many champions to count. Their success has earned them the titles of Breeders National Finals, Breeder of the Year, three years in a row; Arabian Breeders