When I first became interested
in Arabs and going to the shows, which must have been about
10 years ago now, my attention was always caught by a certain
type of horse. I soon found out that all these horses were related
to Carmargue. From that day on I decided I had to have a Carmargue
horse of my own!
all have seem to have the same qualities. They are full of presence
and have a distinct ‘look’. I think the word I’m
looking for is ethereal. They are the fairytale Arabian.
I was lucky enough
to ‘meet’ Carmargue twice, once when he was with
Ann Green and secondly when he was at Silverdale. He was such
a wonderful horse that I became even more determined to have
a Carmargue horse!!.
Lykia, (G Iridis x Letisha by Esta Espashan)
In 2001, my friend
Jackie Mackenzie and I sent my Fawor daughter, SFA Elysiah to
Narismma (WSA Charismma x Nazeika by Om el Azadik) at Silverdale;
this resulted in the lovely colt, Esteban Ibn Narismma. Next,
I was able to purchase Lykia, (G Iridis x Letisha by Esta Espashan)
from Sue Richards at Ty-Draw in Wales. Last year, I was lucky
enough to be invited by Rebecca, Seamus and Wendy from Silverdale
to the party that welcomed Om el Shaheen (Sanadik el Shaklan
x Om el Shaina by Carmargue) to England. You can read more about
that on another part of Arabian Lines. That very night, I arranged
for SFA Passionata (Fawor x Fortunata MSC by DWD Tabasco) to
visit Om el Shaheen. After what seemed a very long wait, in
January this year, another lovely colt arrived Faramir CA (pending)
the dream to have one Carmargue horse seems to have expanded
and my collection of Carmargue related horses is growing!! A
filly would be nice though!
Two things have
prompted me to put pen to paper today. The first is the fact
that Carmargue has recently crossed ‘The Rainbow Bridge’
and I thought it would be nice if other owners of these wonderful
horses shared them and perhaps, their memories of Carmargue
with us. The second is that today, I visited Lynda Free of Dreamfield
Arabians, home of WSA Charismma by Carmargue x Bint Shantu Halima,
I had a lovely visit. The last time I saw Charismma he was at
Silverdale where he was a snow white stallion, today he is a
lovely flea bitten grey with exactly the temperament you would
expect from this line. His daughters are beautiful. I was particularly
taken with Prima Ballerina, a lovely grey 2 year old filly out
of DF Ballerina.
Recently, I have
received an invitation by Alun Protheroe to visit The Source
as it were. This is an invitation I can't wait to take up!