Comar Gai Rifraff
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In Comar Gai Rifraff's limited show career, he was presented in 2006 at the Utah Autumn Classic Region 7 show and placed 2nd in the Arabian Stallion Breeding, and 2nd in the Arabian Stallion Breeding AT.

Comar Gai Rifraff's sire, LA Shaman, is champion of many northwest halter, native costume, and driving classes.

LA Shaman's sire, Gai Parada+++/ is the only stallion to ever win a National Championship in Performance prior to a National Championship in Halter. He is 1974 Canadian National Champion Pleasure Driving, 1974 US National Champion Pleasure Driving, 1975 Canadian National Top Ten Stallion, and 1977 US National Champion Stallion. Gai Parada+++/ is a Legion of Supreme Merit award winner. Gai Parada+++/ was foaled at Gainey Fountainhead Arabains in Owatonna, MN. He did some growing up at the Minnesota ranch before being sent to the Gainey ranch in Santa Ynez, CA. Each time Mr. Gainey looked the colt over, he was even more sure he had made the right decision to own him. Gai Parada+++/ pleased his artist's eye and fit his ideal of extreme refinement, intelligence, delightful disposition, elegance, and an exciting overall desert type. These qualities are still cherished today by breeders who continue to utilize the Gai Parada+++/ blood. Sterling White, who trained and showed Gai Parada+++/ to his three National Championships, found him to be willing and responsive. Parada quickly figured out exactly what was expected of him, and then tried very hard to perform. "The communication between us became so sensitive that I could just look at him and he knew what I wanted," Sterling recalls. They started with performance training; pleasure driving turned out to be his forte. Sterling remembers conditioning him in the buggy six miles per day, six days a week, as part of his driving training. In the show ring, judges concurred with Mr. Gainey's assessment of Gai Parada+++/, as he won championships and reserves in pleasure driving and English pleasure. When Gai Parada+++/ was six, he impressed both the judges and the crowds at the 1974 U.S. and Canadian Nationals, and he took home two National Championship Pleasure Driving titles. Daniel J. Gainey took over the operation of Gainey Fountainhead Arabians in 1975 when his father became ill. Dan recalls, "I just knew Gai Parada+++/ was a great horse, and soon after I took over, I decided he was good enough that we should put him on the campaign trail. He ranked up a slew of Championships and Reserves and finished off 1975 as a Canadian National Top Ten Stallion. In 1977, Lady Anne Lytton judged him Supreme Horse of the Minnesota All-Arabian Show. And sure enough, he went all the way, becoming the 1977 U.S. National Champion Stallion. With three National Championships, Gai Parada+++/ retired to the Santa Ynez ranch to further his career as a breeding stallion. This is where Parada really left his mark on the Arabian world. Six Parada foals were born in 1972 -- three colts and three fillies -- four of them bred by Daniel C. Gainey. He tried Parada with four of his choice mares: Gai-Gay-Ferzona (Ferzon x Arachne by Desmoin), Gavrelle (Ferzon x Gajala by *Raffles), Galatia (*Royal Diamond x Galata by Ferneyn), and Ferzona (Ferzon x Raffwe by Raffey). Marianna Hannah of Mountain Center, CA, sent her Comet daughter *Pallada (x Pandora by Wielki Szlem), and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Anderson of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, sent Giralda (Regis x Joraba by Al Farabi). Five foals were born in 1973, 12 in 1974, 21 in 1975, and 37 in 1976. The numbers increased each year thereafter. In his lifetime Gai Parada sired 459 foals.

Gai Parada+++/ was sired by the great stallion Ferzon. Ferzon was bred by Frank McCoy and foaled at the same time as FADJUR on the McCoy Ranch. McCoy listed both stallions for sale with FADJUR's price at $700 and Ferzon's price at $10,000, not dreaming anyone could come up with that kind of money during that time. McCoy then showed Ferzon in 1953 at the Palm Desert, CA First Annual All Arabian Show to Reserve Champion Stallion. At that same show Ferneyn, Ferzon's sire, took Grand Championship.  Moneyna, the dam of Ferneyn, was named Reserve Champion Mare, while Hasa, a half sister to Ferneyn by Ferseyn, was the Grand Champion Mare. That same year Ferzon also won the Long Beach, CA Yearling Colt Championship, San Diego, CA Desert Arabian Association Yearling Colt Championship (again he place 2nd to his own sire Ferneyn in the Stallion Championship). In August of 1953 Ferzon was Reserve Champion Yearling Colt with FADJUR placing 4th. In September of 1953 Ferzon was the Champion Yearling Colt at the Los Angeles County Fair. Then came Daniel Gainey, Sr, with $10,000 to purchase Ferzon and to produce a distinctive look to Arabians that many people now call the Gainey-look.


Gai Parada+++/'s granddam, Fersara, was Pacific Coast Champion Mare 1952, 1953 and Reserve Champion Mare 1954. NEVER OUT OF THE RIBBONS - 27 Classes (21 Blues). 3 time Grand Champion - Pomona Fall Show. Permanent Winner - Kellogg Challenge Trophy. Fersara was considered The Champion Mare, and was Always The Horse To Beat.

Comar Gai Rifraff carries many lines to Azraff. Azraff was a sire of numerous winners including Comar Bay Beau+++ out of Rose Of Mirage (1968 Canadian National Champion Stallion and 1972 Canadian Reserve National Champion Western Pleasure); Camiraff++ out of Veishea (1969 US Reserve Champion Futurity Colt); Galizon out of Gay-Rose (1969 US National Champion Stallion); Lea Baron+ out of Lea Geymette (1973 US National Champion Futurity Colt); AZA Destiny out of Bint Bass Hisan (1981 Canadian Reserve National Champion). Azraff was grandsire of Gai Parada+++/ by Ferzon out of the Azraff daughter Azleta. Extensive list of Top Ten Winners: Adios+++ out of Rose-Of-Cherry; AZA Destiny; Azrhand out of Handeyna; Banouz out of Nejd Banou; Bolsoya Bachelor out of Rapanzel; Camiraff++; Comar Bay Beau+++; Comar Bay Brummel++ out of Rose Of Mirage; Comar Dorrah out of Rafleymira; Comar Garnet out of Rafleymira; Dar Es Salaam out of Al-Marah Indra; Gai-Apache out of Ga-Rageyma; Gai-Gay-Rose out of Gay-Rose; Galizon; Gay-Rouge out of Gay-Rose; Kanadea out of Karin; Kharaff out of Kharasaba; Marqeza out of Marjura; Mirraff out of Mirzona; and Rose Of Azraff out of Rose Of Comar.

LA Shaman's dam Arifa Beau Azja, was the daughter of Bay Rouge, a son of Gay-Rouge. Gay-Rouge, sired by Azraff, was a Regional Top Ten in Pleasure Driving. Arifa Beau Azja's dam Beau Heiress, is a daughter of Comar Bay Beau+++. Comar Bay Beau+++ was 1968 US National Champion Stallion, Reserve US National Champion Western Pleasure, and was a Regional Champion in English Pleasure.

Azraff's granddam, *Rifala, was both an English and American Champion. She won several times in England and was champion mare at the National Arabian Show in Nashville, Tenn., in 1933. *Rifala was also registered in the Jockey Club book as No. 5465

Comar Gai Rifraff carries many lines to the Crabbet stallion *Raffles. *Raffles was bred by Crabbet Arabian Stud, Sussex, England, was imported from England to United States of America in 1932 by Roger A. Selby, Portsmouth, Ohio.  (*Raffles was a gift from Lady Wentworth to the Selby children, as he was believed to be sterile). In 1937, at age 11, he was brought back to fertility by the Selby Stud Manager, Jimmy Dean and his wife, Thelma, primarily through exercise. In 1949, when he was 23, *Raffles was nearly lost to the breed when he broke a hind leg above the hock. Jimmy Dean and his son, Pete, rigged a special sling that supported the stallion enough to let the leg heal. The prepotency of the *Raffles type (Ali Pasha Sherif type - classy, bold motion, density of bone and stamina) fixed Arabian type for American breeders for generations. By 1981, 65 percent of the U.S. National Champions and Reserves had one or more crosses to *Raffles.

Comar Gai Rifraff's dam is Maur Kemaal. Maur Kemaal is a Blue Star, Asil, Al Khamsa mare, Tail Male: Jamil El Kebir (APK), Tail Female: *Al Hamdaniah. She is currently competing in Endurance placing well with perfect health scores and being awarded Best Condition. Maur Kemaal is also training in Dressage. She has produced talented Endurance horses such as Fadila Rajamaal and Kashmirii Fadmar. Kashmirii Fadmar in her first two races came in 4th against seasoned horses and 2nd place with an even more seasoned race group respectively. Fadila Rajamaal's first foal, DSZ Weayaya (by the Endurance producing stallion Muscastar Son) was purchased to be used as a foundation broodmare for the Chaney Endurance Arabians herd, as well as acquiring many Endurance miles herself.

Maur Kemaal is linebred to the desert horses *Fadl, *Turfa and Sirecho*Fadl was bred by Prince Mohammed Ali, Manial Stud, Egypt., Imported from Egypt to United States of America in 1932 by Henry B. Babson, Chicago, Illinois. Sire of seventy-four registered purebred Arabian foals (34 of which were Straight Babson Egyptians). The stallion *Fadl was used as a polo pony and as an endurance mount, besides being a successful show ring competitor in both halter and performance, as well as working on the farm pulling the feed wagon and manure spreader. Modern Arabian breeding owes much to the Babson Egyptian imports. The breed’s all time leading sire of champions, Afire Bey V, traces to the Babson stallion *Fadl, as do U.S. National Champion Stallions and influential sires Khemosabi++++// and Ali Jamaal, multi-National Champion Park Aequus+/, *Simeon Shai+ (the only stallion to ever be named U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion and World Champion Stallion), multi-National Champion Dressage El Bahim Halawa+, and multi-National Champion English Pleasure Empress Of Bask, to name just a few prominent horses who carry the Babson influence. Of *Fadl's 74 registered get, 34 were Babson Egyptian. Eleven of *Fadl's get produced National winners. The six *Fadl sons who have sired National winners are: Fa-Serr, Fabah, Ibn Fadl, Fa-Turf and Fadheilan (sire of twice U.S. Reserve National Champion Stallion Fadjur, one of the most influential stallions in American Arabian breeding in the twentieth century). *Fadl's National-winner producing daughters are Arafay, Fa-Rahna, Dinah, Faaba and Turfara. Turfa was bred by the Saudi Royal Family (His Majesty King Ibn Saoud) in the Royal Stud at Khorma, Nejd - Central (Saudi) Arabia. Strain: Kuhaylat al-Ajuz, from the stud of Al Khorma in Saudi Arabia. She was presented to King George VI of England as a coronation gift in 1937. Henry B. Babson acquired her from the Prince of Wales and imported her into the United States of America in 1941.

*Fadl was by Ibn Rabdan, one of the most popular and heavily used stallions in Egypt. Carl Raswan considered Ibn Rabdan as a "world champion" type.  Jack Humphreys, who selected Arabians in Egypt for W.R. Brown, described Ibn Rabdan as "almost perfect".  *Fadl's dam, Mahroussa, was epitomized as one of the most beautiful mares of her time.  Mahroussa was the daughter of Mabrouk Manial and Negma, both classic Arabians of exceptional quality.  Mahroussa also produced such horses as *Zarife, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamida, *HH Mohamed Alis Hamama and *Maaroufa, *Fadl's full sister.

Sirecho was regarded by Carl Raswan as having gone down in American-Arabian history as one of the important foundation sires. Also stating that he is one of the few who have become responsible for salvaging the completely PURE Arabian in America from extinction.  Because of his acquisition by Mrs. Ott, Sirecho became one of the few sources of Straight Egyptian lines which remains an outstanding outcross for most pedigrees in which more popular Egyptians were used far more frequently and far less judiciously. He was not stood at public stud, Mrs. Ott handpicked the mares bred to him resulting in a relatively small, but high quality band of foals. A family of remarkable longevity, they are also highly prolific, still producing easily into their late twenties. As beautiful as they are athletic, the Sirecho descendants speak for themselves: Joramir 1968 U.S. Top Ten English Pleasure and Native Costume, 20 Class A Halter and performance Championships; Jora Honey Ku 1978 Canadian National Champion; VP Kahlua 1984 U.S. and Canadian National Champion Mare; AK Sirhalima Australian Leading Sire of Champions; Anchor Hill Halim German multi Champion and Endurance winner; Anchor Hill Omar South African National Champion; Anchor Hill Annah U.S. Top Ten Trail Champion; Ses Khebira Egyptian Event and Salon Du Cheval winner; *Simeon Shai U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion, along with such notables as Glorietta Gaazal and Akid Geshan. The black Sirecho granddaughter Shar Gemla is influential in pedigrees of many black show champions of the Arabians of “The Black Stallion” movie fame.

Sirecho’s dam, *Exochorda (also known as Leila II and Marquita in Egypt) was known as a beautiful, powerfully built, and exceedingly correct Purebred Arabian racing mare. Much controversy swirls around her importation, birth date, and even her entries in the RAS. Few, if any, can deny the impact she had on the Arabian breed. *Exochorda was a Saqlawi mare born in Egypt in the early part of the 1920’s. A demure mare, she stood only 14.2 hands high and weighed about 825 pounds. Her sire, the stallion known as Aiglon, and her dam, Leila I, were both pure desertbreds who had been imported into Egypt directly from the Arabian desert by private breeders. According to Carl Raswan, both parents were acquired through the Argheyl Muhammed Ibn Marzuki of Bureyda Quasim. All three, Aiglon, Leila I and Leila II, raced in the Purebred Division on the Cairo racetrack, under the scrupulous eye of the Jockey Club Committee, headed by Dr. Branch. Raswan stated that Prince Kemal El Dine “used to call *Exochorda (Leila II) the female counter-part of Mesaoud”.

Sirecho’s sire, *Nasr, was imported into the U.S. in 1932 by Mr. W.R. Brown. *Nasr was bred by Prince Mohammed Ali. He was a stunning white bold and powerful stallion.*Nasr had a remarkable racing career in Egypt prior to his importation. Standing 15 hands high and weighing 1,000 pounds, he is recorded as having a girth of 70 inches with 7.5 inches of bone. His foals were exported to countries all over the world, including England, Brazil, Guatemala, Columbia and Venezuela.


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LA Shaman
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Maur Kemaal
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Gai Parada+++/
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Arrogaance
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Ferzon
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Gay-Rouge
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Comar Bay Beau+++
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El Glaoui
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Azraff
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Rifraff
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Fersara
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Mahroussa
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Indraff
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*Raffles
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Al-Marah Radames
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Al-Marah Ibn Indraff
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Azleta
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Phala
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Skowronek
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*Nasr
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Bint Sahara
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Moneyna
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Al-Felluje
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*Azja IV
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*Berk
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Ferneyn
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*Exochorda
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Ferseyn
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Ghazi
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Gulastra
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Ibn Fadl
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Ibn Rabdan
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*Mirage
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Naseem
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Nasra
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Nefisa
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Rabdan El Azrak
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*Raswan
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*Raseyn
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Ronek
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*Rifala
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Risala
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Rissla
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*Turfa