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Shawn Crews International By Jeffrey Wintersteen

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hawn Crews and the Egyptian Arabian have been synonymous for the last several decades. Recently, Jeffrey Wintersteen caught up with Shawn during a brief pause in her full schedule at her farm in Waco, Texas. Before we get into the new, give us a brief history of your beginning in the Arabian industry? Shawn: By a twist of fate when I was 17 years old, I ended up in Waco, Texas on the largest Arabian horse farm of its time, Bentwood Farm, where I fell head over heels in love with horses! Not only was my time at Bentwood about the best beginning education one could wish for on straight Egyptian horses, but it was there that I met David and Marion Gardner. Without a doubt, my life would be quite different today if David had not taken me under his wing so many years ago.


Previous page: Shawn Crews with Jameela Bint Bellagio (Bellagio RCA x Binte Nafila RCA), one of her favorites owned by Al Ghanayim Stud of Al Wafrah, Kuwait. Above: An inviting patio space overlooks the green pastures at Shawn Crews International in Waco, Texas. Below: LV Gamblers Joy (Mishaal HP x Bint Bint Shahsria) owned by good friends Dale and Jackie Goodrich, looks out the barn window into the hay field.

It was also at Bentwood that I got to know Judy and Jim Sirbasku. Those families helped mold my career, including that of my numerous years at Arabians Ltd., and later as manager of their Thee Desperado-focused breeding and client service programs where I forged many deep-rooted friendships, including those with Mark and Deb Burke, Mike Cimino, Tara Maus and our clients.

specialized care goes overlooked. It is a stellar group including Asila Arabella CA owned by Gwen and Warren Soong, Princess Halima RCA and Princess Petronella owned by Mary Drysdale and Haanadi RCA for new owner Charles Romo.

Since Spring 2019, AHW has been following SCI and your team, but most of us did not know you have also owned your own farm for quite a few years sounds like you have spent a lot of time working on your place and getting the barn fluffed up for some incredibly special mares, tell us more. Shawn: Firstly, it is an old farm, Jeff. The records on the house say, “built in 1930?” Thank goodness the small barn, built in 1980, is solid as a rock and my hay field has been in production for about forty years. Location wise, my 30 acres backs up to the old Bentwood Farm property. To your question about the mares, the only way I know to describe how I feel about those famous girls, is that if two years ago someone had told me I would be looking at Bint Al Riyahh and LV Gamblers Joy in my pastures…I would have said “in my dreams.” So, to this day I am still pinching myself! Joy and Binty were best friends long before they came to my place, and with the birth of Joy’s filly last spring, I decided that I would only keep the three at my farm. I knew I needed a great setting for our clients' promising youngsters, the show and sales fillies and breeding mares that I help manage. We are fortunate that Arabian Acres owner Lyn Rogers has given us first right to all her stalls at Arabian Acres, which is about four minutes from my farm. Lyn looks after every detail and no request for our horses’ S H AW N C R E WS I N T E R N AT I O N A L > 2 < WO R L D


Shawn: That would be Magic Elixir (The Elixir x Rhapsody In Black). I will let his owners Mark and Deb Burke tell you his story… I have known Magic from birth and seen all his foals. When the opportunity arose, I jumped on the chance to manage Magic’s promotion. He bred a stellar group of mares in 2020...2021 will be exciting. How is it going business-wise with COVID-19 travel restrictions? Shawn: Well, given today’s environment, it is not surprising that a number of the finest horses in the world are selling sight unseen. If you asked twenty of the top breeders in the world, “have you ever bought a horse sight unseen and how did it turn out?” I bet most would say, “yes” and those decisions turned out to be the best they ever made. It all starts with trust. Looking back, many of the best horses I have ever sold and/or purchased have been purchased sight unseen. Another aspect of our program I've been working on during this time is a co-ownership program that will allow us to buy and/or sell some great ones, the kind that may not be attainable otherwise, we are close to launching that model, and I already have a favorite filly in mind.

Above: The classically elegant mare, Bint Al Riyahh (Thee Asil x Emperial Sparkle by Shahir IASB) owned by Missy Head of Rainmaker Arabians. Top Right: Magics Sammadah AAEC (Magic Elixir x Sanaaala RCA) bred and owned by Mark and Deb Burke of Amethyst Acres Equine Center, Inc. Bottom Right: Magics Prophecy (Magic Elixir x Aameerah) bred by Barbara Carson-Campbell and owned by Wendy Klamm and Sara Phillips.

“ I f tw o years ago someone had told me I w ould be looking at Bint Al Riyahh and LV Gamblers Joy in my pastures...I w ould have said 'in my dreams.' So, to this day I am still pinching myself !” ~Shaw n Cre ws

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Who is this impressive bay stallion you have been talking about recently?


“ In any color, this is an exceptional herd and certainly the most incredible collection of black Eg yptian horses on the planet. I am honored that Ayad Al Thuwainy let me select many f or him.” ~Shaw n Crews

I have been fortunate to travel with you to Kuwait to cover AHW feature stories on Al Ghanayim Stud. Easy to see why you are so passionate about Mr. Ayad Al Thuwainy’s family, horses, people and plans for the future. I imagine that for you not being there this past fall was hard? Shawn: Yes, it was…Ayad is one of the smartest people I know, and one of the smartest breeders too. He purchased the highest quality horses attainable, and mostly sight unseen. He asks for input, studies the horses and pedigrees and then Ayad makes up his own mind. The last foal crop we saw at Al Ghanayim Stud, the babies are outstanding! We all know how much Ayad loves black horses and how difficult it can be to successfully breed for a particular color, but he has succeeded. In any color, this is an exceptional herd and certainly the most incredible collection of black Egyptian horses on the planet. I am honored that Ayad let me select many for him.

It has been amazing to watch Ayad's farm grow and evolve. Not only do they have amazing horses, but the quality of care is exceptional. You could not ask for a horse that you bred and cherish to have any better life. Ayad brings together so many talented and wonderful people, I cannot wait to visit again, hopefully soon. You have amassed quite a collection of Thee Desperado and Mishaal daughters with your clients. Can you talk about that a little? Shawn: The Thee Desperado and Mishaal HP daughters and granddaughters are so predictable to breed. Today, they are the standouts in numerous, well-known breeding programs, in both straight Egyptian and non-Egyptian programs. Probably my biggest responsibility is to know where the best of those bloodlines are located, so when someone is looking to add those to their breeding program, I know where they are. I am talking about those kinds that, in many cases, have not previously been offered for sale. It is an easy task, as with the client base I work with there is a treasure trove of fantastic horses. Recently, when Michael Byatt, with the help of Jeff Wallace, was looking for a special mare for a client, Bint Maggie Mae (Thee Desperado x Miss Maggie Mae), owned by Dreamco Arabians was purchased sight unseen by Sheikh Hamad for Al Shaqab of Qatar.

Top Left: Lawrence Ireton, Shawn Crews, Ayad Al Thuwainy and daughter Ghaneema, Jeffrey Wintersteen, the video team from QCPTV_Kuwait and Mohammad Aladwani. Top Right: Bint Maggie Mae (Thee Desperado x Miss Maggie Mae by The Minstril) purchased sight unseen by Sheikh Hamad for Al Shaqab of Qatar from owners, Ruel and Virginia Gober of Dreamco Arabians in Folsom, Louisiana. Bottom:: Al Ghanayim Stud in Al Wafrah, Kuwait, owned by Mr. Ayad Al Thuwainy welcomes SCI friends and clients to the resplendent oasis and recently-completed guest center.


Shawn: Our horses have been doing fantastic in the show ring. At the last Egyptian Event, we not only had an excellent show, but a great turn out of clients and just had a blast. We also had two in the Egyptian division at Scottsdale last year, the Silver Champion Filly and Silver Champion Colt. We have been working with Lucho Guimarães, he and his wife Ashley have been doing a remarkable job for us, not only in showing but the daily care of our horses, which to me is one key factor in why Lucho does so well. We have a three-horse string at Scottsdale this year and are excited to see them show in a few weeks!

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Amethyst Acres Equine Center Inc. Mark and Deb Burke You have a longtime relationship with Shawn and it is easy to see you are working together more closely than ever. Can you explain how you all came to meet and what is in the agenda for the future? Deb: Mark has known Shawn since he was a teenager, but we really became friends while Mark was Farm Manager at Arabians Ltd. in the late 90’s. That is also when we met Mike and got to know him and many of the Colthill bunch. When Tara came in 2005, we watched her grow from secretary to Shawn’s “gal Friday” and protégé. These straight Egyptian horses are like family to Mark and me and it’s the same for Shawn and Mike…so between all the farms, it’s like one big extended family with lots of nieces and nephews! We’re all so proud of these kids, and we love sharing pictures of them with each other and the world as they mature and start their careers…whether breeding or showing or just becoming lifelong companions for someone. It brings great joy to have someone who has never met the breed, or has some preconceived notion about Arabians, actually come meet and fall in love with them. That’s what it is all about! Our future continues to be about breeding top quality straight Egyptians from the bloodlines we love and sharing them with the world!

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Top Left: 2019 Egyptian Event Unanimous Gold Champion Junior Colt, Sentebale SA (Bellagio RCA x Kareena RCA) shown by Lucho Guimarães, bred and owned by Sharon Redman of Sharmel Arabians. Center Left: Asila Arabella CA (Thee Infidel x Bella Asila RCA) is named Straight Egyptian Silver Champion Filly at the 2020 Scottsdale International Show, bred and owned by Warren and Gwendolyn Soong of Caledonian Arabians and shown by Lucho Guimarães. Bottom Left: Shawn Crews with close friend and amateur handler, David Reissig after winning the Egyptian Breeders Challenge. Above: Mark and Deb Burke of Amethyst Acres with DW Midnight Magic (Magic Elixir x DW Lyrical Lady by The Minstril).

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Beyond breeding and sales, you are also finding success in the show side? Bring us up to date on this.


You have a couple youngsters owned by clients showing at Scottsdale, one of which will be Magic Elixir’s first to show in Arizona. Can you tell me about that? Mark: One of Magic’s daughters, Magics Prophecy will be showing at Scottsdale this year! She has his beautiful face, conformation, his amazing personality and she is solid black. Prophecy was bred by Barbara Carson-Campbell, on a farm visit, Sara Phillips fell in love with the filly and Prophecy is now owned by Sara and her mom, Wendy Klamm of Aset Arabians. We were all over the moon with excitement about Scottsdale and cannot wait to see her make her debut! Ironically, our other client horse showing at Scottsdale is also black. RA Nocturne is a stunning black colt out of RA Aleeyah, who was Reserve Champion Yearling at the Egyptian Event with Shawn in 2015. Nocturne is bred and owned by good friends Monique Siex and Greg Grow of Rockbridge Arabians and Simone Siex Boone of Y Tiempo Farm. The fact that Nocturne's grandmother is a Magic Elixir daughter makes us even more delighted! Both the colt and filly will be shown by the talented Lucho Guimaraes. There is a lot of buzz about your older stallion, Magic Elixir. What is his story and how did he come to garner such an impressive group of mares at twenty plus years of age? Mark & Deb: Magic has been part of our family for 22 years. He is a magnificent example of a top quality straight Egyptian stallion. But it’s because of his kind and loving personally that he has helped up introduce the straight Egyptian breed to thousands of people over the years…at events on our farm as well as events like wine festivals, parade of breeders and even Bryerfest in Lexington, Kentucky where he represented his dam, Rhapsody In Black. Magic is such an amazing soul…he loves people and is especially drawn to children. Not many breeding stallions are willing to accdomodate a stall full of kids petting and kissing him! His fan base is huge, so it was not surprising that when we opened his book, there was immediate interest. We are immensely proud that so many owners have entrusted their beautiful mares to Magic and excited to see the new kids when they arrive! Shawn has always loved Magic and we are so proud and grateful that she was willing to use her years of experience promoting stallions to help us introduce him to the world! We are blessed to have a great group of dedicated clients who share our love of these horses and look forward to working with Shawn, Tara, Mike and all of our clients for years to come!

Top Right: Gwen and Warren Soong, Bev Smith-Embry and Allison Mehta cheer on their favorite horses at the Scottsdale International Show. Center Right: RA Nocturne (Bellagio RCA x RA Aleeyah by The Sequel RCA) bred and owned by Greg Grow, Monique Siex, and Simone Siex Boone. Bottom Right: Missy Head and Shawn Crews take a break between classes at the Scottsdale Show to share laughs and friendship.

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Above: The exotic stallion, Magic Elixir (The Elixir x Rhapsody In Black by Thee Desperado) standing at Amethyst Acres in Buchanan, Virginia with owners, Mark and Deb Burke. Below Right: Mike Cimino of Colthill Crescent with Egyptian Event Unanimous Champion Junior Colt, Montage CCA (Ramses Mishaal Nadir x Bint Ananda CCA) Below Left: Tara Maus of Maus Designs works in her new office at Shawn Crews International.

Mike Cimino Colthill Crescent Arabians Describe your history and relationship with Shawn? Mike: I met Shawn in 1994 at Arabians Ltd. when I bought my first straight Egyptian Arabian filly. Shawn helped us select a filly and she just took us by the hand as we began to learn all about these horses. That filly created a dynasty for us and the same of her daughters for my friends and clients. We have a fantastic friendship, and an incredible business relationship. Not to mention, we have a lot of fun!

“Shawn has always loved Magic and we are so proud and g rateful that she was willing to use her years of experience promoting stallions to help us introduce him to the world!” ~Deb Burke


In what ways have things changed in the last couple years, and how have they stayed the same? Mike: The thing that has remained is the passion. We have a mutual dedication to be caretakers of the breed and share them with others. Shawn has her own voice and Tara is her indispensable number two. As for change, we are creating a nucleus of passionate breeders who lean on Shawn’s experience and understanding of pedigrees. The focal point is no longer standing six to ten stallions, but on the mares. Our focus is smaller numbers, and higher quality. One thing Shawn brags about is that you consistently obtained great conception rates at your farm. To what do you attribute that? Mike: It is really easy; number one: I have one the best veterinary teams in the country that specializes in equine reproduction, and two: Vickey Munn, my farm manager. I passionately believe in the most accurate and detailed record-keeping possible. When you combine that with a great vet, you can almost predict what is going to happen. For eight years in a row, we have had a 100% conception rate, whether we bred 4 mares or 13. One of your sales to the Middle East is really bearing fruit, can you tell us about that? Mike: The young sire is Montage CCA by Ramses Mishaal Nadir; unfortunately his dam, Bint Ananda CCA is no longer with us. He was the first foal from her and the moment he was born I called Shawn and said we have a “whiz bang.” She came to see him about a month later and was blown away. Montage went to the Event as a yearling and won it

all: Most Classic Head, High Point Futurity, and Unanimous Junior Champion. We made the decision that if a reasonable offer came, we would sell him. Shawn negotiated the sale with a gentleman in the Middle East and six weeks later Montage was on a plane headed for Saudi Arabia. We just received a video clip of one of his fillies and she looks magical. The farm does not breed straights, but they wanted Montage, who is out of a Mishaal daughter and sired by a Mishaal son, for his concentrated pedigree and extreme type for their purebred mares. It sure looks like it worked to me. I am really looking forward to the future and think the hub of great horses and dedicated, passionate people, we all have a lot to be grateful for and many reasons to be excited about the future.

"I am lucky to be surrounded by such a talented team, from across the country to my own backyard. David and Shana Reissig are always lifesavers. Missy Head for her positive support...always at just the right time. Dale and Jackie Goodrich have helped in so many ways to get this old place in shape. Pedro Toribio has helped with everything from working with Joy's baby to building fences. My neighbor, Susan Savage, who is the best hostess ever, makes me look good when I have guests. Susan has helped me with my record keeping and she gives my visitors priority at her BandB/guesthouse that is a short walk from my farm. So, sending all an invitation to visit anytime." - Shawn Crews

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SHAWN CREWS INTERNATIONAL | SHAWN CREWS, Owner WACO, TEXAS · 254.340.0172 · CREWS.SHAWN@OUTLOOK.COM TARA MAUS, Executive Assistant to Shawn Crews CELL: 254.242.6394 · EMAIL: INFO@MAUSDESIGNS.COM S H AW N C R E WS I N T E R N AT I O N A L > 8 < WO R L D


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pictured above in the Summer of 2020

BINT AL RIYAHH

(Thee Asil x Emperial Sparkle by Shahir IASB) "There is no way to describe the emotion that came over me as this mare jumped off the trailer at my farm, Shawn Crews International, and her hauler handed me her lead. She has been honored by judges from around the world, and is a favorite amongst noted professionals and spectators alike. Bint Al Riyahh, pictured with owner Missy Head the morning after Frank Sponle led her to a Bronze Championship at the Egyptian Event. Thank you Missy for the opportunity to see Binty’s future superstars grow up in my pastures." ~ Shawn Crews

RAINMAKER ARABIANS | MARION HEAD

HUNTSVILLE, AL | 256-701-4242 | RAINMAKERARABIANS@GMAIL.COM | WWW.RAINMAKERARABIANS.COM

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ASILA ARABELLA CA

(Thee Infidel x Bella Asila RCA by The Sequel RCA)

Every breeder dreams of producing the next influential sire or the next prominent broodmare. Caledonian Arabians have produced one champion offspring after another. From the Egyptian Event to the Scottsdale International Show, babies from this program are forging their own path to greatness one ribbon at a time. BELLA ASILA RCA

(The Sequel RCA x Asila RCA)

ASILA BELLA-GINA CA

(Bellagio RCA x Bella Asila RCA)

VALENTINA IMPERIAL CA (Bellagio RCA x Kamila Rose CA)

SEQUELS WINDY ROSE

(The Sequel RCA x Kamilah Rose CA)

CALEDONIAN ARABIANS | WARREN & GWENDOLYN SOONG | MARBACH RCA LIFETIME BREEDER TAMPA, FL (HORSES LOCATED IN VIRGINIA & TEXAS) | 813-260-0552 | GWSOONG@GMAIL.COM A H W > 42 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


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KAMILAH ROSE CA

(Mishaal HP x Bella Asila RCA by The Sequel RCA)

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2020 Bay Colt Sired by Marbach RCA

CALEDONIAN ARABIANS | WARREN & GWENDOLYN SOONG | MARBACH RCA LIFETIME BREEDER TAMPA, FL (HORSES LOCATED IN VIRGINIA & TEXAS) | 813-260-0552 | GWSOONG@GMAIL.COM

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NASA EL MISHAAL RCA (Mishaal HP x Pimlicos Promise by Pimlico RCA)

Breeding exceptional Egyptian Arabians has been a longtime goal. It was not until we had the opportunity to own Nasa, Imaara and Shahs Prevue did our vision become a reality. It is immensely rewarding to be involved with these historically significant horses, and the amazing people from across the globe they bring together. The mares and foals of Alcista Arabians include: Sequels Imaara (The Sequel RCA x Imaaras Alixir by Alixir) and Shahs Prevue RCA (Shah Mishaal RCA x Desperados Prevue RCA by Thee Desperado+) and Calevagio (Bellagio RCA x Nasa El Mishaal RCA by Mishaal HP)

ALCISTA ARABIANS | SAMUEL & SUZANNE POLSKY APEX, NC (HORSES CARED FOR AT AMETHYST ACRES) | 919-579-3794 | SAM.POLSKY@GMAIL.COM

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SHAWN CREWS

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FOR THE

Momoments YOU CAN'T PUT INTO WORDS "With over fifteen years of experience, Tara has been integral to the marketing program of farms around the world. There's no one I would trust more to guide you on your journey with your incredible treasures." ~ Shawn Crews

THANK YOU to all of my amazing clients and friends who trust me to share your stories and horses with the world. I am forever grateful to each and every one of you!

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MAGICS PROPHECY

"When I saw this filly at Amethyst Acres, I just knew that she had to be ours! Mom and I are always looking toward the future and this dazzling black filly stopped us right in our tracks. We couldn't be more excited to have her represent her sire Magic Elixir and the Shawn Crews International family in Scottsdale this February with the talented Lucho Guimarães on the lead." ~ Sara Phillips

SARA PHILLIPS

(Magic Elixir x Aameerah by Aamery) SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER WITH LUCHO GUIMARÃES

"Wendy Klamm and Sara Phillips are dedicated to the preservation of this rare treasure and to excellence in all areas of the care and breeding of these amazing horses. Their new facility in Cookeville, Tennessee is impressive and conducive to happy, healthy horses. I am so proud of them and know they will contribute much to the Egyptian community!" ~ Mike Cimino

ASET ARABIANS | WENDY KLAMM & SARA PHILLIPS COOKEVILLE, TN | 931-255-1213 | ASETARABIANS@GMAIL.COM A H W > 46 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


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RA NOCTURNE

(Bellagio RCA x RA Aleeyah by The Sequel RCA) SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER WITH LUCHO GUIMARÃES Proudly introducing a stunning black colt out of RA ALEEYAH and sired by Egyptian Event and Scottsdale Champion, BELLAGIO RCA. This colt is the result of thoughtful breeding decisions spanning generations. With his fluid movement and athleticism, he is poised to carry on the legacy of many of his great predecessors like Thee Desperado, Mishaal HP, and *Ansata Ibn Halimaa++. "I led this colt's mom to a Reserve Championship at the Egyptian Event as a yearling in a huge class...I'm so excited to watch this special colt make his debut at Scottsdale with Lucho Guimarães!" ~ Shawn Crews

ROCKBRIDGE ARABIANS | GREG GROW & MONIQUE SIEX | Y TIEMPO FARM | SIMONE SIEX BOONE GLASGOW, VA | 540-462-7102 | 404-664-4200 | GREG_GROW@YAHOO.COM | SIMONE@YTIEMPO.COM MARBACH RCA LIFETIME BREEDERS

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CARAMANTA ODA

(The Sequel RCA x Lotus Misha by Mishaal HP)

Once in a while, a colt comes along who just stands out in the crowd and you know you have something special! Caramanta ODA is that kind of "special" A rising star, he is a two-time Egyptian Event Champion and an exceptional representation of the blending of the *Mishaal HP and Thee Desperado+ bloodlines. This classically grey stallion embodies the qualities that breeders so often look for. For details on this promising young sire, contact David Connor or Miller Pinson at 443-206-1661 or email connertraining@gmail.com.

OSSA-DRAGO ARABIANS | CINDY DRAGO BATON ROUGE, LA | 225-572-2280 | CINDYOSSAD48@GMAIL.COM A H W > 48 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


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PRINCESS HALIMA RCA (Alixir x PrincessMiaMinuet by Thee Desperado+)

Drysdale Arabians is proud to present Princess Halima RCA who joins Princess Petronella (Bellagio RCA x Queen A Hearts RCA by Thee Desperado+) as one of our foundation broodmares. Halima is a classically beautiful, mahogany bay daughter of Alixir whose dam is a full sister to the distinguished stallion Botswana. We eagerly anticipate her first foal by Marbach RCA this spring. We are truly blessed to have these two extraordinary Thee Desperado+ granddaughters as part of our family.

pictured above: Owner Mary Drysdale with Princess Petronella and Princess Halima RCA.

DRYSDALE ARABIANS | MARY DRYSDALE | MARBACH RCA LIFETIME BREEDER FORT WORTH, TX | 817-560-4662 | MBDRYSDALE@SBCGLOBAL.NET A H W > 49 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


DESPERADOS LILY RCA

(Thee Desperado+ x Lily Langtry HG by The Minstril) PROTECTING YOUR DREAMS

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The Ville Arabians is dedicated to breeding classically beautiful, championship quality Straight Egyptian Arabians. When the opportunity came to purchase top mares, we couldn't resist. We are proud to introduce our foundation mares and first foal crop to the world: Desperados Lily RCA (Thee Desperado x Lily Langtry HG) and her 2020 filly Lilyville (by Bellagio RCA). Owned in partnership with Caledonian Arabians is Lady Sinan RCA (Mishaal HP x Pimlicos Lady RCA) and her 2020 filly BeA Lucky Lady (by Bellagio RCA).

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ASMARRS LEGACY RCA

(Thee Desperado+ x Princes Legacy by TheEgyptianPrince) Journey of Faith Arabians’ breeding program encompasses some of the rarest bloodlines to be found anywhere including TheEgyptianPrince, Hanan, Ibn Galal 1-16, *Wanisa, *Omayma, and *Ramses Fayek. Their yearlings and upcoming foals have nominations for the Egyptian Breeders Challenge and Minnesota Medallion Stallion Futurities. The mares and foals that call Journey of Faith Arabians home are: Asmarrs Legacy RCA (Thee Desperado x Princes Legacy), Shah Sadiy JFA (Shah Mishaal RCA x Bint Lotus Sadiy TDA) and her 2020 Colt by Marbach RCA, Al-Johara JFA (Thee Infidel x Anasha Allegra) and her 2020 Colt by Luxe RCA, Rakassah Anikah WEA (Alixir x Nelly's Rose), Bint Inasa RCA (Thee Desperado x HMT Inasa). We eagerly await the upcoming foals due in February out of Shah Sadiy JFA by Marbach RCA and Al-Johara JFA by Luxe RCA. And look forward to promising youngsters in 2022 out of Asmarrs Legacy RCA by Magic Elixir and AlJohara JFA by Shah Mishaal RCA.

JOURNEY OF FAITH ARABIANS | ANGEL KELLOGG MAGNOLIA, MS | 337-466-2075 | RICHOANGL@AOL.COM A H W > 51 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


AMBERS BELLA GIA

(Bellagio RCA x Shebas Amber Magic by Magic Elixir)

Ambers Bella Gia is the product of years of dedicated breeding by Ellen Crabtree, and her vision of producing foals with excellent conformation and kind personalities. Sired by Bellagio, she is out of a stunning Magic Elixir daughter who has been a Top Five Egyptian Event winner. “Belle” is the epitome of Ellen’s vision. She has wonderful athleticism and beauty, and she is also unusually intelligent and kind and would be a perfect filly for a new breeder who wants to start their program at the very top! Inquiries are welcome.

EPYC'S DESTINY | ELLEN & LARRY CRABTREE BRIDGEWATER, VA | 540-828-0411 | LARRY.CRABTREE@SERVICESOURCE.ORG

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pictured above

GCA MISHAHS STORME

(Shah Mishaal RCA x Shaharas Sequel RCA by The Sequel RCA)

pictured above: Shaharas Sequel RCA (The Sequel RCA x Bint Shahara by The Minstril)

"For any who have seen Shahara up close, 'unforgettable' is a word that may come to mind. She is a fierce competitor, as close to Hanan on the tail female line as one can get and her first-born filly might give her a run for the money. This filly is certainly high on my radar and I am looking forward to Shahara's Magic Elixir foal due in March 2021!" ~ Shawn Crews GHOST CREEK ARABIANS | TAMMY BITTORF & TERRY ZILER HANCOCK, MD | 301-988-3964 | BITTORF311@YAHOO.COM A H W > 53 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


ABH KHURREM AL ABHAR (Luxe RCA x Desperados Hala by Thee Desperado+)

ABH KHURREM AL ABHAR, “Roxy”, is an excellent representation of the breeding program at Abhar Arabians. We are a boutique, family owned farm dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Straight Egyptian Arabian. We focus on breeding a very small number of exquisite show-quality foals each year that are not only beautiful, but athletic and family oriented. After thoughtful deliberation, we’ve bred our foundation mare Desperados Hala (Thee Desperado x Shahsria Moon by Mishaal HP) to Magic Elixir and our foundation mare Krystals Southernmist (Bellagio RCA x Shebas Krystal Mist by MB Mistaz) to Patriot LSA for 2021. We can’t wait to see what the year brings and welcome visitors to our farm in VA to learn more about our program and meet our horses!

ABHAR ARABIANS | JENNIFER JOHNSON HILLSBORO, VA | 571-205-9296 | INFO@ABHAR-ARABIANS.COM | WWW.ABHAR-ARABIANS.COM

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LV GAMBLERS BRAVA

(The Sequel RCA x LV Gamblers Joy by *Mishaal HP)

Our farm name means "beautiful view" in Spanish and that embodies our small 30 acre "farmette" which focuses on breeding, raising and training quality straight Egyptian Arabians from the *Mishaal HP and Thee Desperado+ bloodlines. LV Gamblers Brava epitomizes our breeding program. She is a stunning 2016 bay mare and will be bred to the incomparable Magic Elixir in 2021.

"I fell in love with this filly the first time I saw her! She's everything I want in a mare and I am excited that she will be bred to Magic Elixir this spring." ~ Shawn Crews LINDA VISTA ARABIAN FARM, LLC. | LINDA LAW SPOTSYLVANIA, VA | 540.854.0046 | LLAW871787@LIVE.COM | WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LINDAVISTAARABIANSLLC

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Pictured Above: Mark and Deb Burke with DW Midnight Magic (Magic Elixir x DW Lyrical Lady by The Minstril)

THE AMETHYST ACRES FAMILY OF CLIENTS GHOST CREEK ARABIANS Tammy Bittorf & Terry Ziler Hancock, MD

SABBADAY FARM Susan Hays Fincastle, VA

CALEDONIAN ARABIANS Gwen & Warren Soong Tampa, FL

HARWOOD ARABIANS Laurie & Jeff Harwood College Park, MD

SHADE J ENTERPRISES Cornelius Jantzi Auburn, Ontario Canada

ALCISTA ARABIANS Suzanne & Samuel Polsky Apex, NC

HIDDEN ACRES ARABIANS Jean & Skip Skipper Winter Haven, FL

STONECROFT ARABIANS LLC Barbara Carson-Campbell Walla Walla, WA

KRYSTAL MIST ARABIANS Pam Lemon Glasgow, VA

ABHAR ARABIANS Jennifer Johnson Hillsboro, VA

ROCKBRIDGE ARABIANS & Y TIEMPO FARM Monique Siex & Greg Grow Simone Siex Boone Glasgow, VA

LOCKE EGYPTIAN ARABIANS Debbie & Larry Locke Buchanan, VA

ASET ARABIANS Wendy Klamm & Sara Phillips Cookeville, TN

PRESSER RANCH Susan Presser Floyd, VA.

LINDA VISTA ARABIANS Linda Law Spotsylvania, VA

THE VILLE ARABIANS, LLC Beverly Smith-Embry Louisville, KY EPYC’S DESTINY Ellen & Larry Crabtree Bridgewater, VA

AMETHYST ACRES EQUINE CENTER, INC. | MARK & DEB BURKE BUCHANAN, VA | 540-254-1017 | DEB@AMETHYSTACRES.COM | WWW.AMETHYSTACRES.COM A H W > 56 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


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MAGIC ELIXIR

(The Elixir x Rhapsody In Black by Thee Desperado+)

Thank You...to those who entrusted us with your extraordinary mares for Magic Elixir this season!

As we prepare for the 2021 breeding season, all of the team at Amethyst Acres, Colthill Crescent and Shawn Crews International wish to thank the following breeders for filling his book with so many magnificent mares. Tammy Bittorf Mike Cimino Cindy Drago Dale & Jackie Goodrich

Debbie & Larry Locke Wendy Klamm & Sara Phillips Linda Law Jennifer Johnson

Cornelius Jantzi Deb & Dean Smith Angel Kellogg Laurie & Jeff Harwood

For information on Magic Elixir, email Mark & Deb Burke at deb@amethystacres.com. Mike Cimino at colthill@msn.com or Shawn Crews at crews.shawn@outlook.com. AMETHYST ACRES EQUINE CENTER, INC. | MARK & DEB BURKE BUCHANAN, VA | 540-254-1017 | DEB@AMETHYSTACRES.COM | WWW.AMETHYSTACRES.COM

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SHAWN CREWS INTERNATIONAL connecting people to their Dreams

MY SINCEREST THANKS TO OUR AMAZING CLIENTS AND FRIENDS!

I have watched you all with pride this year as your foals have grown, garnered important titles in show rings from Scottsdale, Arizona and Lexington, Kentucky to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Except for my family and my faith, nothing compares to my love of these horses and the cherished friendships they have forged on our behalf here at home and around the world.

SHAWN CREWS INTERNATIONAL | SHAWN CREWS WACO, TX | 254-242-6900 | WWW.SHAWN-CREWS.COM | CREWS.SHAWN@OUTLOOK.COM A H W > 58 < W I N T E R 2 0 2 1


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Shawn Crews International  

Charting a new course from her quaint farm in Texas, by Jeffrey Wintersteen

Shawn Crews International  

Charting a new course from her quaint farm in Texas, by Jeffrey Wintersteen