Good Morning Rik and Susan and all of you interested in the *El Mareekh grouping.
As I said on the Ibn El Mareekh topic...I have been for years in the background watching the Straight Egyptian Breeding programs come and go. And it has
taken me many years to put together the bloodlines I feel cross so well with
*El Mareekh. I choose to use the *El Mareekh blood because of the prepotency he seemed to be able to pass on with the Sameh and Alaa El Din Blood up close. By doubling and tripling his blood in the program I have got wonderful bodies, movement, temperment and over all beauty. That many people who have visited the farm, were amazed at the quality of the Straight Egyptian Horses.
El Rameekh Amir AHR#04700880, who is a Ibn El Mareekh grandson out of a Bint El Mareekh, took almost 9 years to mature out....I don't think Sue and Rik have seen him since he came into his own. He has matured into gorgeous stallion, with
the *El Mareekh temperment, people personality and has sired beautiful foal with great motion and hips. (which was what I saw lacking in so much of the Straight Egyptian breeding when I first got into breeding straight egyptian horses, some 15 years ago). One of the secrets an old breeder gave me was if you want that hip you need the Sameh blood for length of hip and smooth body. That has proven true more than once.
I remember Eric Hagenloger (who owned Tuhotmos in his last years) told
me that he tried to buy *El Mareekhs Dame Rawayeh from the EAO, but
her value was so high, he decided to buy 10 mares for the same amount.
And imported them to Germany. She was one of most beautiful Alaa El Din
daughters that he had ever seen.
Some breeders have used Sultan Blood for the Sameh connection with great
success. Becky Rogers is one. I prefer the *El Mareekh Blood for that connection because of his Dam. What I have seen with the Alaa El Din is more
uprightness and movement.
El Mareekh I was here at the farm for a year, he looked more like the Tuhotmos side of his pedigree, he was black Bay and I had decided not use him in my
breeding program for different reasons. He passed a few years ago in Michigan.
Rameekhs Sire El Saheerh is no longer breeding but did have a lot of the Ibn El Mareekh look He is the head shot. I also included a picture of Sameh (the grey).
I always felt that the St. Clairs were top breeders and knew what the breeding secrets were in producing beautiful, useful Straight Egyptians.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a video somewhere that showed Bint El Mareekh at the St. Clair farm
in Wis and all the *El Mareekh mares....they lookes like clones of *El Mareekh..prepotency is the key.