2019 Region 5 Top 5 Arabian Mare SHIH Hunter Type ATH
2019 Region 5 Top 5 A/HA/AA Sport Horse Showmanship AATH
2019 Region 4 Sport Horse Top 5 Arabian SHUS Dressage Type Open
2019 Region 4 Sport Horse Top 5 Arabian SHUS Dressage Type Junior Horse
2019 TVC Reserve Champion High Score Arabian Mares SHIH Open
2018 Pacific Slopes Reserve Champion Arabian Mares Open Halter
2018 Pacific Slopes Reserve Champion Arabian Mares SHIH Open
2018 Pacific Slopes Top 5 Arabian Mares SHIH ATH
2018 AHANC Annual Show Arabian SHIH Mares High Point Champion
2018 AHANC Annual Show Arabian Halter Mares Champion
2017 Reserve Champion Region 4 Purebred 2 Year Old Fillies
A 2015 grey mare, EVITA MRF, is the daughter of Arabian horse royalty. Her sire, the grey U.S. and Brazilian National Champion Stallion, *El Nabila B, was sired by the European Champion, German National Champion, and World Champion Tersk-bred, 1995 Arabian of the Year, Kubinec (Balaton x Kosmetika by *Muscat), and he was out of the straight Egyptian mare, 218 Elf Layla Walayla B (Assad x 223 Ibn Galal 1-13 by Ibn Galal 1). Kubinec’s sire, Balaton was also a national champion stallion as well as being hailed as “Arabian racehorse of the century” by Tersk Stud. Breeders who have been around a few years will remember Kosmetika’s sire, the big red powerhouse, *Muscat (Salon x Malpia by Priboj) spearheading a Russian renaissance among Arabian horse breeders in the United States when he won U.S. National, Canadian National and Scottsdale Champion Stallion honors. The Kubinec family was one of powerful, big-trotting, charismatic athletes. It seems either sheer genius – or simple good horse sense – to have combined that family with the beauty and elegance of 218 Elf Layla Walayla’s straight Egyptian family to produce the correct, but elegant *El Nabila B.
Some of El Nabila B’s most notable offspring in addition to EVITA MRF include El Shihab+++/ (multi-division class A champion; regional champion sport horse in-hand, sport horse under saddle, and ladies side saddle; and Sport Horse National Res Champion Hunter Hack Jr Horse and Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand ATH, as well as multiple national top tens in sport horse in hand and under saddle as well as ladies side saddle western JTR 18 & under); MSU Bad Beat Benny++++// (9 Times Sport Horse National Champion in a variety of disciplines); MSU Shiva+ (multi-champion dressage); MSU Slavochka++++// (multi-regional champion and multi-national top ten sport horse and dressage horse); Rohara Aria Spartan (regional champion, and two-time national top ten); Diya Forx (National Reserve Champion 6-7 Yr Old Mare); and Titan AS (National Top Ten Futurity Colt, Arabian Breeders World Cup Gold Champion Jr Stallion, and Scottsdale Top 5 International Arabian Breeders Classic 3 & 4 Yr Old Stallions).
EVITA MRF’s dam, the aptly named Empress of Marwan, herself a winning show horse and the product of a cross that has enjoyed extraordinary success in the Arabian horse show ring. Empress of Marwan is by the legendary multi-World Champion Stallion and multi-World Champion sire, Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame by Fame VF+), and she is out of another National Champion, FH Djamila (*Dakar El Jamaal x Nughayma by *Nugad), making her a 3/4 sister to World Champion Hariry Al Shaqab.
The lovely white FH Djamila was a multi-top national ten halter mare and a National Champion AAOTH before being exported to France. Perhaps because of her long and successful show career, FH Djamila only produced four foals, including Empress of Marwan, before her export. Though only two of her daughters have bred on to date, those daughters, Empress of Marwan and FH Jadore by Rodan LTD+//, are producing well. FH Jadore produced the lovely, charismatic grey filly FH Jemina (by Eminence PS) who is already a regional and national winner.
EVITA MRF is the fourth of nine foals produced by Empress of Marwan. The only Empress of Marwan foals shown or bred so far have been those actually bred by Moss Rose Farm. Among them are the Jagger SWF daughter, Bella Luna MRF (Canadian National Top Ten Futurity Filly, Sport Horse Nationals Top Ten 2 Yr Old Fillies in Hand, and Region 3 Reserve Champion Yearling Filly) and Empress of Marwan’s first national champion offspring, the *KanzAlbidayer daughter Athena MRF, 2018 Sport Horse National Champion ABS Yearling Filly.
EVITA MRF’s show ring highlights include 2017 Region 4 Reserve Champion 2 Yr Old Filly, 2018 Pacific Slopes Reserve Championships in Mare Breeding and Sport Horse Mares In-Hand, 2018 AHANC Annual Show Arabian SHIH Mares High Point Champion, as well as numerous blue ribbons in class A mare breeding, sport horse in-hand, sport horse under saddle, and hunter pleasure classes.
In her royal lineage, EVITA MRF claims national champions *El Nabila B, Kubinec, Balaton, *Muscat, FH Djamila, Marwan Al Shaqab, Little Liza Fame, Fame VF+, Gazal Al Shaqab, Kajora, *Dakar El Jamaal, *Sonoma Lady, Ali Jamaal, several of them also world champions, and world champion Ansata Halim Shah – 14 in all – in the first four generations of her pedigree.
Remarkably, EVITA MRF’s pedigree contains a considerable amount of Egyptian blood. Her sire is half Egyptian, perhaps a bit more if one considers the Balaton’s maternal grandsire was Aswan, and on her dam’s side, Gazal Al Shaqab is half Egyptian, Ali Jamaal was half Egyptian, and *Nugad was by the beautiful half-Egyptian Aswan son, Kilimandscharo. EVITA MRF was clearly designed to be what she is – a beautiful athlete destined to continue her legacy of beautiful, elegant athletes.