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“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Proverbs 16:3

Alayla (Thee Desperado x Eskada Yasmine)

April 7, 1998 Black Mare

AHA #551722

Straight Egyptian/Al Khamsa


The BEST of the BEST!

A classic black daughter of USA National Reserve Champion Halter stallion, Thee Desperado; and out of our lovely foundation mare sired by Moniet El Sharaf! Passing on the rare Bint Riyala tail female line!


Alayla possess a true Bedouin tent disposition; though a war mare at heart...she is proud and brave, as her stature and achievements have proven time and time again! Shown and awarded multiple Egyptian Event Halter ribbons; as well as achieving Champion & Reserve Champion Western Pleasure, multiple wins in Hunter/Jumper, Hunt Seat, Halter and proudly titled 2016  Pyramid Society Performance High Point Straight Egyptian Arabian!


Enjoyed by all who meet her; and remarkably intelligent, with super quick response to soft leg cues & touch, enabling her to be ridden bridle-less. A mare Hollywood would love, a true sight to see and a pleasure to watch!


A phenomenal broodmare of five classic quality foals and is now retired from breeding. Three being black, though we do not breed for color...quality comes first! Several of her foals have went on to accomplished show wins for their new owners around the USA; and her first son, Aramuss, sired by The Mohave, was titled 2004 Egyptian Event World Class Colts 1 Year Old - UNANIMOUS CHAMPION shown by Michael Byatt; and continues to win under saddle in Western Pleasure and Trail!


She spends her days relaxing in the pasture when not being ridden for pleasure. And her look at me attitude and terrific motion steals your heart! Always a visitor favorite!

Our Mares

Our Mares

Bint Alayla (The Mohave x Alayla)

April 3, 2008 Black Mare

AHA #637394

Straight Egyptian/Al Khamsa


Bint Alayla (also fondly known as, Sassy) is another extremely classic favorite black Arabian mare; holding the precious rare blood of Bint Riyala tail female line from her dam, Alayla (noted above), and sired by our beloved multiple Champion grey foundation stallion, The Mohave! Read about him on our In Loving Memory—“Created Through the Sands of Time...and How it all Began, Our Foundation!” page.


She embodies the finest of bloodlines in her pedigree; and is an supreme example of correct conformation, true Bedouin tent type sweet disposition and outstanding athletic movement. Showing pride, perfect stature and the gentle friendly disposition since birth. Very classic style with loads of pretty!


Trained professionally under saddle for Western Pleasure by Mustang Makeover horseman - Lindell Ames; and ridden for pleasure at the stable. Un-shown to date, but could be if one wished to go that direction with her...she can go all day!


Bint Alayla has proven herself as a show quality producing broodmare with her daughter, Nadeera Ben-Eden (pictured below). All great breeders know that a mare typically does not produce their best foal the first time, but WHEN it does happen, it’s a remarkable day to remember, and means that more great foals are to come if given the chance! She has proven beauty can be combined with athletic abilities.

Al Hamra Hadiyaa (The Mohave x Melikaa)

April 28, 2008 Chestnut Mare

AHA #638614

Straight Egyptian/Al Khamsa


Al Hamra Hadiyaa (also fondly known as, Ruby) is a pretty flashy Arabian mare with flaxen mane! A carbon copy in disposition and color to her dam, Melikaa, our beloved foundation mare, sired by Melouki and out of a direct Egypt imported mare, *Bint Hindia! Passing on the rare El Samraa tail female line! A classic desert bloodline that is almost completely lost in the United States.


She is sired by our multiple Halter & Most Classic Head Champion and Egyptian Event ribbon winning Straight Egyptian grey foundation stallion, The Mohave! Read about him on our In Loving Memory—“Created Through the Sands of Time...and How it all Began, Our Foundation!” page.


Al Hamra Hadiyaa has a pretty classic dished face with large dark round eyes, long neck, good substance, deep girth, strong legs, great tail carriage and nice smooth motion. Her athletic conformation, super sweet disposition & love for children of all ages, makes her easy to handle & gentle for the beginner or amateur rider.


She comes from a long line of performance and halter winners, as well as racing bloodlines across the desert of Arabia! Her siblings have competed in Hunter, Jumper, Halter, Most Classic Head, Sport Horse, Endurance and Dressage...and she too is proving to be very versatile.


Professional saddle trained by horseman and Mustang Makeover competitor, Lindell Ames. Al Hamra Hadiyaa is ridden and enjoyed for pleasure on trails near our stable, and has a great attitude to move forward and eager to see what is around the next bend of the road or trail. She is use to tractors, barking dogs, vehicles, jumping logs, accustomed to sharing the trails, woods & fields with deer, pheasant, rabbits, squirrels. She even crosses quick flowing creeks belly deep. Another war mare in the making; as she is brave and wants to explore and takes on a challenge! Beginning her journey as a broodmare, we anxiously await her to stamp her foals with all the Arabian has been bred to be!

Nadeera Ben-Eden

(Burak Ben-Eden EA x Bint Alayla)

April 9, 2014 Homozygous Black Mare

AHA #664517

Straight Egyptian/Al Khamsa


Nadeera Ben-Eden is the long awaited result of a fourth generation vision! Holding 5 lines to the legendary The Minstril, Letta’s ultimate favorite Straight Egyptian Arabian stallion! As well as many other legendary Arabian horses of elite status compliment her pedigree!


She embodies perfection in type and refinement, while maintaining a friendly lovable personality, super short back, straight legs, good feet, long clean arched well set neck, large dark round expressive eyes, tiny ears, dished face, fantastic tail carriage, smooth hip, level croup and stunning floating motion! Add her black color and the fact that she is genetically tested and proven as homozygous makes her a rare gem!


Nadeera has proven herself to have super intelligence, learning quickly in a de-ja-vu fashion, a been here and done that demeanor. Her saddle training has begun, and in time she will prove herself in the show ring as well as in the breeding barn.


She simply takes you breath away...and flies like the wind! Our next shooting star!

There is no bigger adventure in life; than creating something that matters.

~ Letta Smith

Cressant Hill Arabians—Letta Smith

138 Ponderosa Drive Truxton, Missouri 63381 USA

636-597-4023 ~ letta@cressanthill.com 

Our belief… “You have to have a dream, in order to have a dream come true!”

Three retained mares from the foundation Eskada Yasmine line, Kuhaylat Ajuz Rodan by strain.

Retained mare from foundation line of Melikaa, Saqlawi Jedran Sudan by strain.

Be a part of something spectacular…

the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse!


A breed with history and beauty in motion.


High quality and honesty is our standard!




Our bloodstock is from the best bloodlines around the world; with show quality conformation, beautiful motion and people loving dispositions.


If you see one of our Arabian horses and fall in love, give us a call, as serious offers are always considered.


Complete pedigrees, more photos and video links are available by request.

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die...life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”

Philippians 4:13