Bint Al Bahr Arabians

Preservation Breeders of Straight Babson Egyptians



 1962 - 1991

From Sheykh Obeyd Foundations Vol. 2 #2

"The wonderful old black Babson stallion Fabo was put down on November 15th, 1991. He enjoyed a long and happy life, with good health until the last day, running around his paddock, asserting his dominance over the farm. On the morning of the 15th, he apparently suffered the first of a series of strokes. Fortunately assistance was available and he suffered very little.

Fabo  - Photo from Walter Schimanski collection


Fabo was the last producing [Straight Babson] Saqlawi-Jidran stallion. His close relative Khemahr (Fa-Serr x Khedena) was last reported as living (in 1992) but without having foals for some time. The only other living Babson Saqlawi is AK Bint Serra, a beautiful and kind mare who barely survived her first foaling, ironically a son of Fabo who was to have been Masada's Fabo  replacement. Efforts are being made to return AK Bint Serra to production. (2003 note: AK Bint Serra went to greener pastures in 2002 sadly unreplaced despite heroics.)



Fabo sired 22 Sheykh Obeyd foals, with one more due in 1992 to a *Fakher El Din daughter, the beautiful Akira Zarif. ( The resulting black colt was WK Fabos Finale.)  Fabo is well represented within Sheykh Obeyd lines by both his sons and daughters.

Fabo led about as good a life as a horse can hope for - his early years as a family pet, at the age of 15 he was purchased by Don Austin and Walter Schimanski and used as a major sire at Masada Arabians. He was loved, admired and used throughout his 29 years. Being part of his life was truly a privilege. Fabo was quite a horse - a true Arab in all respects."  -  Walter Schimanski

Fabo - from the Walter Schimanski collection

The first time I saw Fabo it was a hot humid Arkansas summer day, 90+ degrees with matching humidity.  He strutted out to talk to a mare and I had goose bumps.  The audio of the video I was filming had a lot of Ooohs and Aaahs and heavy breathing!  

We later were fortunate to acquire a straight Babson daughter of his, Masada Mishannah.  His great grandson Ahmed Fabo now proudly carries the Fabo name for us into the show ring.   Diana Johnson     

Fabo sired a total of 81 foals from 1966 to 1992.  Fabo sired Legion of Merit winners Fa-Lodi+ + (x Fa-Ramahra by Fabah) and Fa-Rambo+ + (x Wildwood Ramahra).

Fabo had no lines to the prolific Babson sire Ibn Fa-Serr.  He traced only to the Babson imports *Fadl, *Bint Serra and *Bint Sabbah.  He was a 7/8 brother in blood to Sabrah, dam of 4 National winners.  He is also a 7/8 brother in blood to black Babson dressage stallion Kamars Sharif.    


Fabo  #22998
Black Babson stallion

 08/01/1962 to 11/15/91

Fabah #6264
Bay 05/09/1950
*Fadl #896
Grey 06/17/1930
Ibn Rabdan  Chestnut 1917
Mahroussa  Grey 1920
*Bint Bint Sabbah #894
Bay 05/19/1930
Bayyad  Grey
Bint Sabbah  Bay
Misimma #12158
Black 04/07/1957
Fa-Serr #4482
Black 07/10/1947
*Fadl #896  Grey 6/17/1930
*Bint Serra I  Grey 4/1939
Fay Khedena #7893
Grey 06/15/1952
Fay-El-Dine #1170  Grey 5/1935
Khedena #5128  Chestnut 3/25/1948


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