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Leafy Bullet Rahmoun Leafy Bullet
AHR #10124

Color: Mahogany Bay
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: February 16, 1955

Sire: Rahas (Gulastra x Raad by Sidi)

Dam: Mounigha (*Mounwer x Nigha by Roabrah)

Breeder: W.R. or Austine Hearst, Jr. Englewood, New Jersey. (Foaled at Pico Creek Stables, San Simeon, California).

Sire of 108 registered purebred Arabian foals (62 colts and 46 fillies) including his son Smoky Rahmoun and daughters Jolley Pico and Rahmouns Bamboo who have all had significant influence in our lives and in our breeding program at Arieana Arabians.

Rahmoun Rahmoun

From our Arieana Notebook: Rahmoun, bred by W.R. and Austine Hearst, Jr. and foaled in 1955 at San Simeon, California, was the last son of Rahas. A rich mahogany bay with well-placed white markings, Rahmoun was a stallion of lovely proportions, bone, and substance. Backed by his pedigree with its eleven crosses to his great-great-grandsire Mesaoud, Rahmoun became renown and sought after as a breeding stallion for the quality of his foals, and as recently as 1984, he was still listed as the leading sire of champions.

Considered incorrigible as a youngster and almost put down because of his behavior, Rahmoun was leased from Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Hearst, Jr. in 1960, at age 5, by Harry and Katy Harness, and he happily remained with Harry and Katy at their ranch in El Cajon, California until his death due to colic on July 23, 1980 at age 26 .

Rahmoun was much loved and appreciated by Harry and Katy Harness, and under their care became almost like a house pet to them; he was treasured to the point if anyone ever made a negative comment about Rahmoun they were asked by Katy to leave the property and never come back. Rahmoun hated living in a stall and as a result his home at Harry and Katy's was their riding arena; on command Rahmoun would retreat to his corner under the oak tree while the horses (even those mares in heat) were worked and exercised. It's been said that when Rahmoun died, a piece of Katy's heart died with him.

Listed for many years as the nation's top sire of champions, among Rahmoun's National Champion get and grandget were: Rayneyn (x Dajjeyn by Ferseyn), Bint Diana (x Diana by Farana), Katherine (x Rose of Tra Lee by Rommel), Rahmouns Lancer (x Rose of Tra Lee by Rommel), Son of Erin (x Erin by Altair by Asil Altair), Polaris Pico (Baymaruf x Polar Pico by Rahmoun), CW Magnom (AN Magno x Erin's Belle by Rahmoun), and Lamoun by Sierra Moun (a son of Rahmoun and head sire at Van Vleet Arabian Stud in Colorado for many years).

Many, many other championships and honors at the regional and local levels, too numerous to mention here, were garnered by the get and grandget of Rahmoun, but highlighting this list with horses within our program at Arieana Arabians, you will find Pico Haat Shaat (Parade Horse Supreme and sire of Endurance Champions), Jolley Pico (Halter Champion) and Ashan Adar (Halter Champion). We also salute Joan Embrey Pillsbury, Goodwill Ambassador for the San Diego Zoo, and her Half-Arabian son of Rahmoun who performed a Liberty Act with her at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park in Escondido, California.

Today at Arieana Arabians we continue to model on Rahmoun for his many positive qualities and the traits he passed on to his descendents: true Arabian type, ideal riding horse conformation, movement with great impulsion and high action, beauty, disposition, and for his significance carrying forward one branch of our linebreeding program to his sire, the stallion Rahas. With the death in 2002 of Rahmoun's last living son, Rahmoun of Pico, we sadly saw the Rahmoun branch of the Rahas sireline die out leaving no sons to carry forward this branch of the Rahas sireline, but gratefully and thankfully the daughters of Rahmoun bred on well and their daughters and grand daughters continue to thrive and carry forward the rich traditions of our CMK Heritage.


Pedigree of Rahmoun AHR #10124

*Astraled 238
Gulastra 521
Gulnare 278
Rahas 651
Sidi 223
Raad 474
*Rijma 346
AHR #10124
Desert Bred
*Mounwer 4210
Desert Bred
Mounigha 5500
Roabrah 1405
Nigha 2356
Ghanigat 742
Sire Line: Zobeyni (Abbas Pasha) through Mesaoud
Tail Female: Ghazieh (Abbas Pasha) (Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah)

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For more information on Rahmoun 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 August 7, 2005. Revised with additional information June 30, 2010. Updated and Current as of September 21, 2012.