2019 Region 4 Sport Horse Champion Arabian Yearling Filly SHIH
2019 TVC Champion High Score Arabian Mares SHIH Open
Scottsdale Signature Stallion
United States Futurities
TIGERLILLY MRF is a tall 2018 grey filly who, as of April 2019, has yet to enter the show ring. Sired by the international and American Egyptian Event champion straight Egyptian stallion, BAHA AA (Al Ayad x Baaraqa AA by Laheeb) and out of theregionally and nationally titled mare, MORNING STAR DP (SF Veraz x SH Tinkerbell by Ferrer), TIGERILLY MRF appears to have inherited the significant Arabian head type of her Egyptian sire, as well the size and floating motion of her dam.
TIGERLILLY MRF’s sire, BAHA AA was bred by Ariela Arabians, imported into the U.S. by Raymond Mazzai and Inga Applequist, and is now owned by The Baha Partners, LLC.. A typey grey straight Egyptian stallion sired by Al Ayad (also the sire of the well-known international champion stallion, Al Ayal) and out of Ariela Arabians’ highly esteemed *The Vision HG dam line, BAHA AA arrived in the United States with multiple national and international titles to his credit. His first major title was that of 2011 Israeli National Junior Champion Colt, and BAHA AA has the distinction of having been named Supreme Champion Stallion at the Egyptian Events in both Europe and the United States.
BAHA’s sire, the German-bred stallion Al Ayad, represented an almost total outcross for the Ariela breeding program. Though relatively unknown to American breeders, Al Ayad did enjoy success in limited showing in Europe, his two most notable victories being Senior Champion at the 2006 Israeli Egyptian Event and Champion Stallion at the 2008 Asil Cup International in Germany. Most Arabian horse enthusiasts are very familiar with BAHA AA’s dam line. He is one in a series of very good stallions to come out of the highly lauded *The Vision HG dam line at Ariela Arabians in Israel.
With his first foals hitting the ground in 2015, BAHA AA sired what would become his first National winning daughter, 2017 Canadian National Reserve Champion 2 Yr Old Filly Bint Euphoria (out of Euphoria NA, a full sister to famed stallion Ever After NA) in his first foal crop. A 2017 daughter, Najima Aria (x MD Hibat Allah by DA Valentino), earned the titles of 2018 U.S. National Top Ten ABS Yearling Filly, Region 1 ABS Yearling Filly Champion, and 2018 Scottsdale Top 3 (out of 22 fillies) Arabian Mares. More recently, his 2018 daughter Sierra Juell MRF (x Santa Barbara Juell V) was named 2019 Scottsdale Egyptian Heritage Champion Yearling Filly, followed by the title of 2019 Scottsdale Egyptian Heritage Jr Champion Filly. With over 100 foals on the ground, BAHA AA has yet to sire an equally significant straight Egyptian foal, though he has sired every color, including six blacks.
That is not to say he has not sired ribbon winners, but so far, few of his straight Egyptian foals have brought home the big prizes. One straight Egyptian BAHA AA daughter who has worn roses, LF BintRakizah (x LF Rakizah by *Al Adeed Al Shaqab), bred and owned by Lyday Farm, appears to so far be his most successful, earning 2017 Arabian National Breeder Finals Champion Mare and 2018 Egyptian Event Straight Egyptian Most Classic Head Female titles.
BAHA AA has been bred to some of our industry’s finest, including the national champion mares BHF Dark Angel (twice), RH Triana,and MD Hibat Allah (twice). His oldest foals are still young, so chances are good that we will see more successful BAHA AA foals enter show rings around the world.
TIGERLILLY MRF’s dam, MORNING STAR DP, is a charismatic, big-trotting, 15.3 bay regional champion and Canadian National Reserve Champion 2 Yr Old Jackpot daughter of the well-known Gazal Al Shaqab son, SF Veraz (x Veronica GA by Versace) and out of the Enzo / Echo Magnifficoo granddaughter, SH Tinkerbell (Ferrer x SH Glass Slipper). MORNING STAR DP’s pedigree is packed with the blood of not only some of the finest stallions our breed has produced – Gazal Al Shaqab, Versace, Echo Magnifficoo, Enzo, Padrons Psyche, *Aladdinn, and Bey Shah+ to name a few- but also some genuine powerhouse mares.
SF Veraz’s dam Veronica GA, herself a multi-regional champion and 2004 U.S. National Champion Futurity Filly (out of 38 fillies), was just as accomplished a producer of champion offspring, producing not only Region 16 Champion and Canadian National Top Ten Stallion, SF Veraz, but also U.S. and Canadian National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt, PCF Vision; Canadian National Reserve Champion 2 Yr Old Jackpot Colt, SF Sir Real; regional champion and 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt, Soul of Gazal (sire of 2017 U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly, CW Soleil, out of MA Sonata by Psytanium); regional champion mare and 2011 Youth National Champion Mare Breeding JTH 17 and Under, Verily PCF; and the multi-regional and national champion gelding, Versailles PCF.
MORNING STAR DP also carries the blood of 1982 U.S. National Champion Mare,KAJORA, dam of National and World Champion Gazal Al Shaqab, U.S. National Reserve Champion Mare, Negma Al Shaqab; halter and western pleasure champion and sire of champions, Major AA, and the prolific producer of champions G Kallora, dam of Ames Jasmine, Ames Lora+/, and Matalora+/, to name a few of her better-known offspring; PRECIOUS AS GOLD, dam of the world-renowned Versace and Trussardi; SS MAGNOLIA, dam of Echo Magnifficoo and DS Major Afire, and regional champion / national top ten mare, REGAL FADA JP, to name a few of her significant mare ancestors. MORNING STAR DP’s dam, SH Tinkerbell (Ferrer x SH Glass Slipper by Echo Magnifficoo) also produced the multi-regional and national winning performance stallion, SH Swain++ (by Vertigo CF+/).
Thus far, MORNING STAR DP has produced four foals, only one of which has been shown. Her 2015 son, the gelding Sutar WCF (by Versace) is a class a champion and Canadian Top Ten Futurity Gelding.
By virtue of her famously necky ancestors Echo Magnifficoo, *Aladdinn, and Kajora, one would expect TIGERLILLY MRF to have a long, elegant neck – and she does. The influence of those same horses, *Aladdinn appears three times in her pedigree, twice through Echo Magnifficoo, might suggest TIGERLILLY MRF would lack the modern head type so treasured today, but here, the influence of her straight Egyptian sire (and perhaps the influence of her Anaza El Farid in her dam’s pedigree) shines through. TIGERLILLY has a beautiful short, dishy head with very wide forehead and lovely large dark eyes. Her size and her lofty trot with exceptional suspension are reminiscent of her maternal great-great grandsire, National Champion Enzo.
All in all, TIGERLILLY MRF is a lovely filly with the type, structure, motion, and animation to make her competitive in both the halter and performance arenas, should she make it in the ring, and a pedigree to make her a serious, foundation quality broodmare later in life.