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In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

He was...Created Through the Sands of Time!”

I Keep Our Memories Tucked Within My Heart


Inside my heart there is this little place.

It keeps me warm. It keeps me sane.

It is my sunshine on rainy days.


This is the place where I’ve stored away,

each memory we have shared

and all the wonderful thoughts I think of you.


So no matter where you are,

or how far away I go.

I will keep you close to me,

and my heart will be filled with happiness always.


Deana Marino


In Loving Memory of our beloved stallion,

The Mohave (The Minstril x Topheta by *Nagid)

February 28, 1992—June 20, 2015
I’m sad to announce the loss of my dear precious friend…our beloved alabaster grey Straight Egyptian Arabian stallion for 23 memorable years, whom passed away on June 20, 2015. He is greatly missed, and was truly a remarkable horse. Mohave sired 23 beautiful foals of all colors, including black; and 17 being fillies. His show ring career was very successful; as he was proudly awarded multiple Show Halter Grand Championships, Most Classic Head Champion and Egyptian Event Top Three Halter Stallion! Mohave will always be fondly remembered for his sweet gentle kind nature, refined exotic beauty, athletic movement with flowing tail carriage and his proud dancing prance at a walk. He was the first to meet anyone that pulled up at the farm, and loved to lick my hand in greeting each morning. Those that knew him, loved him! We will remember how he loved to roll in fresh shavings each day at stall cleaning, how persistent he was about his stall being kept tidy and how he would push his body into his blanket each cool evening. I know we will be together again someday...but oh how I do miss him. Thank you for being my teacher, my friend and my blessing.

We love you Mohave! ~ Your Girl, Letta


In Loving Memory of our beloved mare,

Melikaa (Melouki x *Bint Hindia by Ashour)

May 17, 1991—October 21, 2016
We are sadden to announce the loss of our beautiful beloved chestnut Straight Egyptian Arabian mare for 25 memorable years, whom passed away on October 21, 2016. She will be dearly missed, and was truly a remarkable foundation broodmare for our farm. Melikaa delivered 8 gorgeous foals, 6 of which were fillies; and several awarded Halter & Most Classic Head Champion titles! All of her foals are exotic, correct and carry her trait of the snort & terrific tail carriage with showy personality, yet gentle & friendly dispositions. Melikaa’s show ring career was short so she could be in the breeding program; however she was still successful and proudly awarded several Class A ribbons! Melikaa - carried the hard to find classic desert bloodline...bred by the Eagle Collection; almost completely lost in the United States, of pure 2nd generation Saqlawi Jedran strain containing the rare El Samraa tail female line. Her sire, Melouki, is a US Champion winner and son of *Ibn Hafiza. Her dam, *Bint Hindia, was imported into the USA and bred by Ahmed Hamsa of Egypt; and a direct daughter of Ashour. A true classic mare that
will be fondly remembered for her gentleness, beauty, her love of her foals and being such a terrific mother and her floating trot with tail carriage that curled over the top of her back. She was the first nicker to us and coming running for the gate. We know we will be together again someday, and that she now joins Mohave...but oh how she will be missed. Thank you for being our teacher, our friend and our blessing.

We love you Melikaa! ~ Your Boy, Jerry

…”thou shalt be favored above all other creatures, for to thee shall accrue the love of the master of the earth”...the Koran

Unfortunately due to the loss and lack of submission of Show Secretary records to AHA; all of the Class A Arabian Show wins by The Mohave and Melikaa are not shown on the Arabian Horse Datasource. Photos of Ribbons & Awards along with video are available by request.