ARABIANS USA - Stud / Farm Review By Lynda Free
to kehilan arabians, started on a sunny October morning traveling
south along the highway towards Fort Worth near Dallas . Having
landed in Dallas to four days of cloud and rain, this crisp
sunny morning was most welcome and I was looking forward to
seeing all the lovely horses I know kehilan are famous for.
I had been there once about six years ago when the legendary
Makhsous was still alive, he was a real eye full with his undoubted
typey presence melting every heart that saw him, I know he is
greatly missed, but he has left his legacy in his sons and daughter's
and it was this I had come to see.
of the kehilan Arabians started some twenty years ago when the
Rogers family where attracted by the stallions and breeding
programme of the Glenlock farms, and in a vision based on those
horses, set out to breed a look and type of their own.
Herb Rogers and their daughters Nancy and Becky along with friend
and ally Janice Bush have held on to that vision ignoring fads
and fashions to fullfil their dreams of what they consider to
be the ultimate straight Eygptian Arabian, and may I say they
really are beautiful beyond breathtaking !
of the most important stallions to Kehilan Arabians was
the stallion Nabiel ( Sakr x Magidaa) who during his lifetime
sired over 120 class A champions ! and numerous national
winners, in both halter and performance.
Roger's used him several times to aquire mostly daughters
for their breeding programme. They also used the stallion
Sultann ( by Sameh x Lubna) and armed with this
most important combination of bloodlines they went from
strength to strength.
Sultaan was the sire of Makhsous x Nabda, although not
bred by them he was aquired by Kehilan and went on to
be their most important stallion, stamping that all important
desert bred type that they so treasure, thus it was that
I felt so in awe of the horses standing before me that
sired the wonderful stallion Marquis 1, x Antigua dance,
and the beautiful Makhnificent KA.x Star bint Hafiza,
it was these two stallions whose stock I was looking
at that day, but I was very aware of their ancestors
for while watching the foals you could see the Rogers
family had done their homework well, ( as can always
be seen if the breeding is true to the family type).
What a great inspiration to all who have the eyes to
Many thanks to Becky and Janice for your kind hospitality,
and anyone finding themselves in Dallas should just
mosey on down to look at these
wonderful horses I promise you wont be dissapointed!
By Lynda Free.
8059 FM 1187 WEST
FORT WORTH, TX 76126, USA