KEHILAN ARABIANS USA - Stud / Farm Review By Lynda Free

My visit 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.

The breeding 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.

Jean and 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 !

One 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.

The 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 day

Makhsous 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 see!

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!

Written By Lynda Free.

8059 FM 1187 WEST