]We here are at Braz Arabians can not thank everyone enough for the well wishes! We are really nervous and the support means a lot!
Hansi- Thanks for you help, I was actually too shy to call Bill! We are working with Bobbie McAlister who seems like a great woman! So far we are definatly bringing Bariq Junior (SE Sired) and Bariq Al Mubayaan (SE) and we are trying to decide between Balance (SE) Barakat Adi (SE) and Bariq Shakir (SE sired) for the third spot. I know your not too close to DE but if you happen to come up that way I would love to be able to meet you!
Amanda- We would love that too! We are so proud of our race horses. Chen and Tziah have already brought the public eye to Israel for the great breeding program here (Which by the way, Bariq Al Amal was bred by Ariela Arabians) and since they have become the "embassadors" for the breeding, we would love to for the racing!
SKM- Its so funny you mention Bariq jumping, we decided yesterday when we come back we will see if he still loves it as much as before since we have a friendly on-farm competition going about show jumping! Another stallion Mawardi, has been being trained dressage and jumping, so now Alik (my boyfriend and Bariq's owner) has decided if Mawardi starts to show, Bariq needs to as well to show him how it is done! We actually do not have any pictures of him jumping, but he was showing 1.20 M and was jumping 1.40 here at the farm. He is also a unique horse bc of his jumping style, his trainer actually needed to stop him in front of the fences continually because of how excited he always got! Bariq never once refused a fence, EVER! Then late in life, (age 6) he began training for racing. He was easily the best racehorse here in Israel, and went to Holland and competed successfully. Now, as a breeding stallion, he has an 80% race winner production rate!
Rik, Thank you for sharing your information about your horse! Do you race your boy? And its funny you mention Martha, I email with her often and find her to be a wealth of knowledge as well as a great penpal!!!!
Beth, we will definatly keep everyone posted and I hope we can do as well as they did!!!
Martha, I am emailing you now! I just tried your mom again, I want her to come visit!!!
Jmo- I will attach some photos, Thank you for the support!
An American Breeder- So far we have 2 stallions definatly coming then we are left to decide between 1 colt, 1 stallion and 1 filly. We have good reasons for bringing and not bringing each of those three, so we have to weigh our options and decide by the end of the week! Thank you for your support!!!!!
Attached are some random photos I just found on the computer, The first was taken by my great friend Shira Yeger and is of a Bariq grand daughter, Barakat Laheeb and she is showing off! The third picture is also of her after a workout outside with me riding her and my saluki close by!
The second picture is Bariq Junior, who is coming with us to DE !
The 4th picture is taken by my friend Deb while she was riding the stallion Mawardi out in the dunes, she also took the picture of me on Barakat Laheeb.
The last picture is of Barakat Ibrahim, a daughter of Bariq Al Amal and a very succesful racehorse herself!