Bint Al Bahr Arabians
Preservation Breeders of
Straight Babson Egyptians
(Fabah x Roufina)
April 30,1974 - June 27, 2000
time we went to Colorado, we made the journey north to Cheyenne
see this wonderful Babson stallion. He was a beautiful, gentle and
athletic stallion as well as the pride and joy of owners Ellie Prince and
had always wanted to breed one of our Babson mares to him but our
breeding season was over before their snow melted so it was not to
be. We later purchased his only SBE daughter, Charabs Sharifa. -
|Dorothy Feldman, Kamars
Sharif and Eleanor Prince
saw Kamars Sharif at
Waseem Arabians in Texas and we purchased him as a four year old. He
has a classic pedigree and classic conformation, as close to dear old
Fasaab as it is possible to get, with the same people-loving
attributes. I trained him in Dressage and to western saddle and some
of my students even ride him in my group classes. He is responsive and
sensitive and can be ridden bareback with only a rope around his neck.
foals are exceptional in conformation and disposition and he is very
well-behaved while breeding mares."
Pastures From Khamsat - Volume 17 # 4, page 21
x Roufina) 4-30-1974 - 6-27-2000
was a rare gem of
was a true
of the team
as well as
fun to own and
him a "true
SG Ruann Knight,
Al Sihr Shakhor,
on June 27. Kamars
been the cornerstone
as a sire,
Sharif sired 35 foals including
that were exported to France. His son, SG Sharifs Flag, will continue the legacy at Sodergreen.
| More on
"Sharif" - DMJ
Most of his 35 foals (from 1977 to 1998) are Al Khamsa.
He sired only two Straight Babson foals, Ru Fadl Esswad (X Ru Bonni Sabbah, foaled in
1982) and Charabs Sharifa
( X Charabs Amurra, foaled in 1996).
There have been some changes in the SBE
population tracing to Kamars Sharif. Going into 2008 only 3 SBE, all mares,
carried the blood of this black dressage stallion.
They were Zaaroulette, a 1996 granddaughter (Ru Fadl Esswad x Serazarah,
), Charabs Sharifa
(the 1996 daughter), and
Khebirs Akelah, a 2007 granddaughter (Bedu Sabir x Charabs Sharifa).
As 2008 ended there were some big changes. Before the end of summer
Zaaroulette was tragically lost in colic surgery with no replacement foals
and Charabs Sharifa was lost to bone cancer. Only the yearling filly
Khebirs Akelah remained to represent the Kamar Sharif line.
- 1995 Diana Johnson
photo at 21 yrs.
Then in the fall
of 2008 Ru
Fadl Esswad was found still living in Oregon!! He was 27 years
old. He is came here to Bint Al Bahr, very fertile and began
settling in foal SBE mares. His first SBE foal, a filly Ru Fa
born in October of 2009 followed by spring 2010 SBE births of Fay El
Esswad, Bint Saafada and Kamah
Sharif. Kamar Sharif now has 4 SBE replacement grand
May this bloodline "Live Long and Prosper!"
| Kamars Sharif had no Ibn Fa-Serr in his
pedigree. He is a full brother to Aroufina, Roulena and Bah Rouf. Mah Fina
and Faydin, full sister and brother (Mahrouf x Roufina) were his 3/4 siblings.
We saw his dam Roufina in
Arkansas at the farm of Carol Schultz. She was a beautiful mare. We have
Roufina in several of our other pedigrees.
His home, Sodergreen, was in the
summer time Sodergreen Horsemanship School where students would come for several
weeks to further their
skills. Students often took their lessons on Sharif as his kind
willing disposition and forgiving nature made him a favorite mount. You
are likely to see their ads in 1970s and 1980s Western Horseman magazines.
Sodergreen was once part of the ranch where Mary O'Hara wrote My Friend Flicka.
Landmarks from the book are real. Imagine looking at shining mares grazing
on a hillside and being told "Just over that ridge is the valley were The Albino and his herd lived!" It was a wonderful experience not to
be missed! Thank You Dorothy and Ellie! - DMJ
||Kamars Sharif was used as a
bridleless demonstration horse during a 1985 Rocky Mountain meeting of the North
American Trail Ride Conference. He was ridden by Carolyn Rowe and
used in presenting demonstrations of longeing, rider exercises, basic
ring movements, dressage movements and the use of aids without a saddle
||Ibn Rabdan RAS
#86 Ch. 05/17/1917
Egypt #115 Grey 1920
Bint Sabbah #894 Bay 5/19/1930
RAS #94 Grey 01/23/1918
|Bint Sabah - RAS
#135 Bay 03/24/1925
|Bint Serra I
#897 Bay 03/03/1923
#1170 Grey 05/01/1934
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