BREEDING QUALITY, BEAUTY AND ATHLETICISM BY
FOLLOWING OUR VISION
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Contained within the first few generations of our horses pedigrees are some of the most accomplished and influential stallions in history - *Sanadik El Shaklan, *Ansata Ibn Halima , Gai Parada+++/, Ferzon, Mizan Taj Halim, Mirage V++++//, Klint Black+++//, and among others, Jullyen El Jamaal.
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Our current herd consists of a daughter and granddaughter of one of our early foundation mares, a son of our foundation stallion (who was out of another of our foundation mares), two exceptional mares we added into our program and a colt we bred. We occasionally have horses for sale, inquiries invited.
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We look forward to breeding our mares to produce successive generations of quality, beauty, and athleticism. In addition to competing in endurance and pleasure riding on the trails of Idaho, we enjoy participating in the Sport Horse disciplines.
In 1987 I purchased a very special mare - VS Exceptionale (Garis x Zeuleta by Asil Zeus), who became the first foundation mare for Vision Quest Arabians. She was sired by Garis - bred by Gainey Arabians - and my love for that line of breeding began. Lady was a true beauty with incredible quality of disposition - I hopped on her bareback and with only a halter when she was 8 years of age - she had never previously received any training under saddle. Because she responded so well to voice commands and we shared a strong bond of trust, this joyful experience marked the start of many years of treasured rides together. Lady was truly an ambassador for the Arabian breed!
In 1993, Lady produced a precious filly by Khouros whom I named Anjeliq. I showed Anjeliq as a yearling at the Minnesota Fall Festival where she took Top Ten out of 58 fillies (Peter Cameron was the judge - Anjeliq was 4th on his judge's card). At some point while campaigning Anjeliq, I met Warren and Jan Jackson of Waraja Arabians. I had long admired their horses for their beauty, quality, and disposition. They invited me to their farm, and amidst all their wondrous horses I fell in love with one very special mare in particular.
While in the mare pasture at Waraja Arabians, surrounded by a sea of grey horses, I spotted the most exquisite creature I had ever laid eyes on. I asked Warren about this particular mare and he chuckled, saying I have impeccable taste. The mare I was admiring was none other than Gai Bellezza (Gai Parada+++/ x GA-Gajala by Ferzon) - daughter of multiple U.S. and Canadian National Champion (Halter & Pleasure Driving) Gai Parada+++/ and out of GA-Gajala by Ferzon - who was one of the "Famous Four" sisters of Daniel Gainey's breeding program. Then, as if she knew we were speaking of her, Bellezza left the herd and walked up to me - moments later she was licking the back of my neck. Needless to say, I had to have her and before the day was over, Gai Bellezza was mine.
Amongst all the mares at Waraja Arabians, there was one bay and one liver chestnut that stood out against all the greys. The bay mare took my breath away. The extremely beautiful Waraja Flashdance (Sonseray x Shannons Belle by Gai Shannon) was very regal - she had an exquisite face with refined features and HUGE liquid eyes filled with expression. Aside from her physical beauty, she was everything an Arabian horse should be - truly kind, always willing and sweet yet she commanded respect. She carried five crosses to Ferzon and was a granddaughter of Gai Parada+++/. With the addition of Bellezza and Flashdance, Vision Quest Arabians had a solid foundation from which to build the future.
These mares and their progeny are the foundation of Vision Quest Arabians. The saying "blessed are the broodmares" is one I relate to very well, as my mares - past and present - are what bring my breeding vision to life.
VISION QUEST ARABIANS
2102 E. 1750 S., Gooding, Idaho