Photo of the day: Barakah, South Africa (b. 1942)

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on September 21st, 2008 in Egypt, South Africa

As a follow up to an earlier post on the Asil Kuhaylan al-Mimrah strain that breeds on in South Africa, this is a rare picture of the lovely Barakah (Ibn Manial x Gamalat), the mare through which the strain survives in Asil form. Photo courtesy of Albert Kaffka of the Al-Yatun Asil Stud in South Africa.  By the way, if you are interested in the horses that were exported from Egypt to South Africa in the 1940s – of which Barakah was one – and their Asil descendents there, read this article, courtesy of Eugene Geyser, the President of the Asil Club of South Africa.

Barakah was bred to the Asil stallion Tuwaisaan, an import from Bahrain, to produce Sahibi Bint Barakah, of which you can find a picture here (scroll down).  

2 Responses to “Photo of the day: Barakah, South Africa (b. 1942)”

  1. The beautiful Barakah was part of our stud in the 50’s, dispersed in the 60’s, where she remained [as my dad deemed her too old at 25 to seriously be used for breeding] until bought for a few hundred Rands by Noli-Marais. Her daughter [Bint-Barakah] was my child’s riding horse for many years.

  2. Sir, you are one lucky person. Your mare made Arabian horse history. Do you have unpublished pictures of her?

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