To some, the desert is a place of vast emptiness, while to others it is a place of sublime beauty. For those whose imaginations are captured by all things equine, the desert is revered as the source of ultimate beauty – the Arabian horse.
In the western world, no desert is more beautiful than the Sonoran, with its majestic saguaro cacti and dramatic sunsets. In an ironic twist of fate, the American desert of this region has become a modern source of the finest Arabian horses.
As the sun rises over the mountains east of Scottsdale, Arizona, David begins a day filled with the joys of a life with Arabian horses.
The focus of our breeding program is to produce beautiful, typy Arabian horses capable of both a halter and performance career,” says David. “We also want horses that can contribute to a breeding program in a meaningful way,” he adds. David believes the key to success is the time-honored formula of acquiring exceptional mares which possess individual quality combined with superb pedigrees. “For me, the determining factor is the tail female line,” explains David, “as breeding programs around the world have demonstrated time and time again the strength and consistency of certain female lines.
The heart and soul of the program was the incomparable BB Flamingo Rose, a mare who exemplified David's breeding philosophies. While BB passed away in November of 2011 at the age of twenty-nine, she is remembered as a breathtaking beauty who was named an “Aristocrat Mare” by Arabian Horse World. She produced 10 champion foals that earned an astonishing 6 U.S. National Championships, 6 U.S. Reserve National Championships, 12 U.S. Top Tens, 16 Regional Championships, 9 Reserve Regional Championships, 35 Regional Top Five Championships and nearly 100 Class A blue ribbons.