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Lots and lots of activity on the farm as we prepare for our big open house with the Arabhorse.com Farm Tours. This is always a very special event for us as we meet so many new people who are just getting their first opportunity to visit an Arabian horse farm or even see an Arabian horse up close for the first time. We have Cynthia Culbertson will be talking about the bred characteristics of the Arabian and what makes them different from other breeds. Since we are a breeding farm we also like to show a family, talk about the dam and her offspring. This year we have chosen Ivory LaVita E Bella and her incredible foals. We will also be presenting a group of outstanding breeding and show mares available as well as some young show stock. As always Marque will be the grand finale, loves closing a great show!
Speaking of Marque, we are so thrilled and honored that the Dubai Arabian Stud has purchased twenty breeding to Marque for their amazing collection of mares. Wow, even Marque was excited, especially when he found out he would have to bred more! ;-)
Our 2012 foal crop is all in the barn and getting ready for the 2013 Scottsdale Show. We can hardly wait, six colts Marsai Mara SWF, Marzuk SWF, Marzon SWF (all Marque son's), Bravo SWF, Jericho SWF (Jagger son's) and Kareem SWF are all in the Scottsdale Signature Yearling Colt class. Isabella SWF is in the Scottsdale Signature Auction class. Marquessa Bey SWF is in the SSS Yearling Filly class and Eliza Bey SWF is in the SSS Two-Year-old filly class. What a show it will be for SWF!
When some horses come into our lives we cant imagine them anywhere else. That was the case with the mare Miss Pryme Tyme, she is the sweetest most kind mare we have experienced in a long time. Miss PT (as we call her) came to live at SWF just as we were just getting to know our new friends Dennis & Toni Pierce of Quintessa Arabians. Toni was immediately drawn to MIss PT's beauty and charming affectionate personality. On every visit Toni would ask if I wanted to sell Miss PT and of course the answer would be "no"! As time went on we sold 50% interest to Qunitessa Arabians and shared in her breeding. This past spring Miss PT and Marque gave Quintessa Arabians a beautiful colt and as things would be Miss PT is now a foundation mare for the newly formed Quintessa Arabians. Miss Pryme Tyme will now live out the rest of her life with Toni and Dennis, being loved and spoiled rotten, like teh rest of the Quintessa herd. We are very grateful for our friends at Quintessa and their love of the Arabian horse. Congratulations to Miss PT!
This past October was a very exciting month for us. The past few years we had taken a little break from the show-ring and considering what fun we had last year at the Arabian Breeders Final we decided this year we would enter some of our favorites. All of our horses did us proud:
Bravo SWF - Silver Champion Weanling Colt
Marzuk SWF - Top Five Weanling Colt
Ivory LaVita E Bella - Top Five 7-9 year old mares
Focus Vejora - Top Five Aged Mares
Our friends the Dubai Arabian Stud had great success with two of the foals purchased last year through SWF. Paradisso was Gold Champion Junior Yearling Colt and Silver Champion Junior Colt. RAH Rosalia was Gold Champion Senior Yearling Filly. Great times it was! We also want ti thank the SWF staff for the fantastic job of fitting up the horses, Michael Carpio for overseeing the conditioning of the horses. Terry Holmes for the super super job of schooling, you make teaching weanling to stand and pose look easy and a huge 'Thank you" to Terry and Andy Sellman for the flawless job you did of presenting our equine family! Awesome awesome awesome job by everyone, we are so proud! Can't wait till next year!
Jumeriah Rose is in the foaling stall now, she is the first to go. We are looking forward to a beautiful grey filly out of her by ZT Marwteyn and then another grey filly by Justin (Rohara Extrem Justice) out of Natalia Bey...... So excited for the foaling season!