Photo of the day: Hallah, Kuhaylah Khallawiyah from Syria

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on April 8th, 2009 in Arabia, Syria

I am back on the map, and slowly emerging from processing a couple hundred emails that have piled up in my inbox during my absence.

I am looking forward to the new Khamsat issue, with a focus on the WAHO 2007 conference in Syria. Hazaim al-Wair and I have an article in there on Arabian horse strains represented in the Syrian Arabian Horse Studbook, in which you will see some of the pictures you’ve already seen and liked on this blog, and some which you haven’t seen yet, like the one below.

This is Hallah, a Kuhaylah Khallawiyah bred by the tribe of Tay in North eastern Syria in 1983, and owned by Mustapha al-Jabri, who sold her to one of the Gulf countries (I think Kuwait) in the mid-nineties (not sure of the exact date, either). Enjoy the picture which I took in 1993, and more on the strain and the mare later..

4 Responses to “Photo of the day: Hallah, Kuhaylah Khallawiyah from Syria”

  1. Isn’t this a dandy mare? I just received my Khamsat issue from the printers directly. The rest are now in the mail. I wish we could have done these photos in color, but for now the articles on the WAHO conferences in Syria and Oman will have to do!

  2. That was one of two really first-class mares at Mustapha’s in the 1990s. The other one was a Kuhaylat al-Mimrah that was her paternal half sister. Both by the Kuhaylan Nawwaq of Iyadah al-Madi, a stallion that Hazaim and I have documented at length..

  3. Welcome back Edouard. It is great to see a mare of this strain. Given various translations and pronunciations in English, I was wondering if there is any connection with this “Kuhaylan Khallawiyah” strain and the “Kuhaylan Halawiyah” strain represented by the mare Futna 1943, sired by Ibn Barakat [Saklawi Sheifi] and out of “A Koheila Halawiyah of Abdul Hamid el Tahawi. She is one of the foundation mares in the private Hamdan stud in Egypt. This female line is extant in the U.S. via the imports *Bint Fatin and Fahda EAO. As a female line it also survives with daughters in Egypt and Qatar. Just curious it you know of any connection.

  4. Hi Joe,

    Good to hear from you. Yes, this is the same strain, it is just a question of transliteration into English. It is a very old strain in the northern deserts. You will also note it is the strain of the sire of the Upton import Yataghan (Yataghan’s own strain being Kuhaylan Jurayban, another rare strain).

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