*Bint Attebe, 1946 asil Sa’dat al-Tuqan mare from Lebanon

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on November 13th, 2011 in Lebanon, USA

Another of the Hindi imports of 1949 from Lebanon was *Bint Attebe (Attebe x Yumna), bred by Subhi Hindi.  She was Grand Champion mare at the All Arab Show in Estes Park, Colorado in 1958, and US Top Ten mare in 1959, where she beat one of the recently imported Nazeer daughters.. Definitely one of the best mares ever imported to the USA from the Middle East, in my opinion.

12 Responses to “*Bint Attebe, 1946 asil Sa’dat al-Tuqan mare from Lebanon”

  1. Amen!

  2. Absolutely right Edouard, short back, long hip,good depth, and lovely shoulder. Indeed one of the best mares ever imported, if not thee best! Did she have foals and what became of them. Even if she was outcrossed i bet you could retrieve some ,” asilness,” by breeding her get back to say for example Nimr. To think that with mares like her available the U.S. breeding efforts went toward weedy oafs.
    best wishes
    Bruce Peek

  3. She is a real live beauty, timeless in her look, smooth and strong, not lacking in substance. Love those big hips, which are good for producing lots of babies! I agree with Bruce on his assesment of her but I disagree with the “weedy oafs” comment because in this time period there were MORE nice horses in America than bad ones, as a result of several strong breeding programs who were hitting their prime breeding years. In 1958, Richard Pritzlaff imported his group of horses to America and that importation was one of the strongest mare importations done in a while. The breath-taking *Bint Moniet el Nefous was one of those horses. The following year, in 1959, Judi Forbis imported her horses, which included the extraordianry *Ansata Bint Mabrouka, a full sister to *Morafic, as well as the horse who redefined classic type all over the world: *Ansata Ibn Halima.

  4. well, according to several reports, it was Ansata Bint Mabrouka that she beat..

  5. The two Hindi imports were good but this one was in another league. What you are seeing here in Bint Attebe is the influence of one of the best desert-horses ever bred, “the Saqlawi horse of ‘Ebbo”, who was the sire of ‘Ataba, who was *Bint Attebe’s sire.

  6. This is a really gorgeous mare. However if she was shown in 1959 in Estes Park against *Ansata Bint Mabrouka (Nazeer X Mabrouka by Sid Abouhom), the filly would have barely been a yearling as her date of birth is given as Sept., 1958, her importation in Jan., 1959. Not impossible of course but challenging to show any filly against a beautiful mature mare like this one.

  7. The information needs to be confirmed. I am not certain of it.

  8. This is a really fantastic mare and I believe that she was a successfull showhorse. And I would also be interested in seeing her offspring.

  9. I remember a very nice lady from IL who purchased a Hindi mare from an auction and took her to New Mexico to be bred to one of the few Asil Hindi stallions during 1990’s. She could not continue her breeding program due to divorce or other reasons.

    I hope the last Hindi mare “Hindi Nafha” will have a replacement soon.

  10. Man… you really know things. Hindi Nafha is the product of that meeting, and that woman’s name is Sandra Parks. He took her mare Al Hindi Yattareh, whom she bought from the auction at 25 years old or whereabouts, all the way from illnois to new mexico to be bred to Hindi Simri, the last asil one, and Hindi Nafha came 11 months later. That woman is a hero.

  11. Judi Forbis writes that her three yearlings, of which *Ansata Bint Mabrouka was one, arrived in the U.S. “late in the fall” of 1959. I doubt very much any of them would have been shown that year. Well, let me check the 1959 Arabian Horse News issues for the date of the 1959 Nationals classes. (pause) Those classes were held in conjunction with the Estes Park show of July 3, 4, and 5 of 1959. I don’t think *Bint Mabrouka was even in the U.S. yet.

  12. I have a mare who traces two times to this mare. HK Rikoshay. I cannot find pictures of her sire Bold Risk anywhere. She is much like Bint Attebe but almost entirely Polish bred aside from these lines and is stretchier in build.

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