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Abu Farwa

Leafy Bullet Abu Farwa Leafy Bullet
AHR #1960

Color: Copper Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: May 22, 1940
Height: 15 1/2 HH
Weight: 1075 lbs.

Sire: Rabiyas (Rahas x Rabiyat by Rehal)

Dam: *Rissletta (Naseem x Risslina by Rafeef)

Breeder: W.K. Kellogg Institute
Pomona, California

Sire of 278 registered purebred foals including his sons Abu Baha and Tamarlane, and his daughters Gayfa (grand dam of Bint Gayneyna) and Saidi (see Ashan Adar) who are all of mid-pedigree influence in the pedigrees of Arieana Arabian's CMK Heritage foundation bloodstock. Also of significance in our breeding program was his daughter Almiki, dam of the legendary Kontiki.

Abu Farwa Abu Farwa

From our Arieana Notebook: Considered one of the most influential sires of all time, the bright chestnut stallion Abu Farwa epitomizes for us all that is beauty and versatility within our breed. As a foal he was prophetically named by Gladys Brown Edwards (then the Kellogg Ranch Secretary) the Arabic name that means "father of chestnuts" and of his 278 registered foals, 220 are chestnut. By pedigree Abu Farwa is the classic of study within the CMK Heritage, combining elements from the Crabbet Stud (Blunt and Wentworth), the Maynesboro Stud (as derived from both Crabbet and Huntington), and W.K. Kellogg's breeding program (Crabbet and Davenport). 

Abu Farwa was a robust, correct, and classically elegant individual with magnificent presence and classic beauty. He was a halter winner in his youth at a time when very few shows offered all-Arabian competition, and he continued to win again in extreme old age ~ competing and winning in the aged stallion classes at Del Mar at age 22 and 24 and placing third at age 23, quite a testimony to his basic correctness of conformation and overall lasting quality. He was also shown and worked under saddle, both English and Western, demonstrating his true versatility at both.

Best of all, Abu Farwa was prepotent in passing on his marvelous attributes to his descendants, and the name of Abu Farwa is still highly sought after in pedigrees for those seeking elegance, strength, and lasting athletic ability in Sport Horse endeavors. Looking for racing blood in the pedigree? Daughters of Abu Farwa produced: Kontiki, Michael (winner of four of the 2 1/2 mile exhibition races of the early 1960's), Alwallany (winner at 1 1/2 miles), and Corjon (winner of 4 races).

Carol June Woodbridge Mulder has written in the Arabian Horse World, July 1979, her memories of Abu Farwa's disposition and personality,  and these we'd like to share with you now as we conclude his story:

As a young woman, she (Carol Mulder) used to visit the Reese Ranch, and grooming the stallions was a relaxing thing for her to do. She writes and we quote: "AB's (Abu Farwa) attention was always somewhere else; it was a job to get his attention and hold it. He couldn't have cared less if he were groomed or not because the thing for him was to see what was going on in the distance, and wish he could go there to see personally. In the brief moments when he'd give me his attention, it was to speak to me in a hurried way with hasty, gentle little lip nips ~ then his mind was off in the clouds again." (p. 79). Ashan Adar was quite the same way; always in a hurry to get "there" (where ever "there" was) and demonstrating his affection, and sometimes his impatience, with his wiggle-nose lip trick. We at Arieana Arabians see these as traits coming down to both these horses via Mesaoud's sire line influence renown for it's fast, speedy, doing, always ready, willing, able, and wanting to get and be "there" attitude. ~spm (Updated 09/16/2012).

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Pedigree of Abu Farwa AHR #1960

Gulastra 521
Rahas 651
Raad 474
Rabiyas 1236
Rehal 504
Rabiyat 577
*Rokhsa 351
Abu Farwa
AHR #1260
Skowronek GSB 552
Naseem GSB 752
Nasra GSB 532
*Rissletta 1201
Rafeef GSB 693
Risslina GSB 843
Rissla GSB 696
Sire Line: Zobeyni (Abbas Pasha) through  (Blunt) Mesaoud
Tail Female: Rodania (Blunt) (Kuhaylan Rudan)

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For more information on Abu Farwa or to see for yourself how his influence lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260

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Copyright 2003-2012. Website designed and maintained by Suzi Morris. All rights reserved. This page created for Arieana's Heritage Notebook November 2, 2004. Revised January 16, 2006. Updated with new information and Current as of September 27, 2012.