Questions on Egyptian Arabians. Test yourself. For your own pleasure. There is nothing to be won. But itīs fun! Please be patient and load the page completely!
You may add the given points when you were able to answer the respective question at the first try. Perhaps itīs the best you take them down. Have a good time guessing!
1. Is the stallion shown below a son of Shahloul, Nazeer or Sid Abouhom?
2. In which year did the famous mare Ansata Bint Bukra (Nazeer x Bukra) came to the United States?
3. Was Ibn Rabdan, whom Carl Raswan called " world champion type", black or chestnut?
5. How many direct sons and daughters of Nazeer were registered at the EAO?
8. Which of the following stallions was a "U.S. National Champion Stallion"?
10. Super! Simeon Shai was indeed a National Champion Stallion (and Canadian, and Scottsdale, and World Champion Stallion, and so on, and so on...) For your ingenious answer you get full 20 points. Go to 2 now.
15. His dam is the "dream mare" Moniet El Nefous. What is the name of this son?
16. How many Egyptian horses built the foundation of Mr. Henry Babsons famous studfarm?
17. "For Arabians, height isnt important; what IS important are the proportions (...)" Who maintained that?
18. An excellent beginning! The stallion was indeed sired by Nazeer. It is the well-known Talal, who raced in Egypt (then named "Johnny Boy"). At the age of twelve he became a "U.S. National Top Ten Stallion". He was an appreciated sire. Go now to 8.
23. Was Morafic (Nazeer x Mabrouka) a homozygous grey?
25. In which year was Sameh (El Moez x Samira) born?
26. Indeed! His dam Bahila was born in Germany. Jarell McCracken, the owner of the formerly famous Bentwoof Farm imported her to the United States. Later on, David Gardner bred her to the super sire Ruminaja Ali, and the full brothers The Minstril and Coaltown (now in Italy) were born. Add 25 points and try the 41.
33. You are right. He had a lot of bay and chestnut foals. But his half brothers Ghazal and Hadban Enzahi (in Germany) were homozygous greys. For your blameless answer you get 10 points. Continue with 25.
34. In the US The Minstril is one of the most renowned straight Egyptian sires. Which connection does he have with Germany?
37. Well done! (If you dont come from 32) How did you guess that? Sakr (Sultan x Enayat) and Tom McNair won 13 National titles and over 100 at Regionals and "class A" shows in the seventies. They are the pair with the most wins of all times. In 1997 Sakr died at the age of 29 literally in Tom McNairs arms. Go to 35.
41. Last question: Which pair was said to be unbeatable in Americas show rings?
0 to 90 points:
Well... You didnt do that well, did you? Are you sure you didnt miscalculate? Though there isnt much to calculate with, given the number of points...
Our parrot at home got 95 points, by the way, and he isnt particulary interested in Arabian horses.
But console yourself: No Raswan has fallen from the sky yet!
90 to 185 points:
A through and through satisfactory performance! You must not be proud but quite content. Despite the appreciation you are as far from a blue ribbon as "Ibn crutched stick" is from being World Champion.
But at least there is a gleam of hope at the dark, dark horizon.
190 to 225 points:
Not even WE got that many points, and we picked all the ansers from books and magazines! You see us full of respect. Congratulations. Fanfare and salute!
To celebrate your excellent performance we suggest a bottle of champagne. At yourselfs expense, of course. Cheers!