After 30 years of growth and success in Texas as the Lone Star mainstay for Sameh-bred Egyptian Arabian horses globally, Kehilan Arabians has decided to partner with Australian breeders, Colleen Jackson and John Cranston of Azizah Arabians International. Kehilan, owned and operated by the Rogers family and their associate Janice Bush, is noted for having produced a unique Egyptian Arabian that has become the “Kehilan Egyptian.” The American Egyptian Arabian has over the past thirty years developed into a very specific gene pool of heavily line-bred Nazeer horses. Kehilan Arabians stands out in its success at combining the beauty, character and athletic ability of a very unique Egyptian, the line-bred Sameh Arabian.
Herb Rogers, family patriarch, once said, “It’s not easy to breed the type of Arabian that inspired us to start down this road … but we’ve never quit trying for that perfect combination of talent and beauty.” Kehilan’s success in this area can readily be measured by its exports of superior show and foundation bloodstock globally. At this point there are Kehilan-bred horses in 20 countries and all of the continents except for Asia. It comes as no surprise then that Kehilan is forming a more formal alliance with breeders from Australia.
“Makhsous (*Sultann x *Nabda by Wahhag) and his two sons, Makhnificent KA and Marquis I are the representative architects of today’s ‘Kehilan Arabian’,” says Becky Rogers. “The Azizah Arabians, Kehilan-bred stallion, KA Damascus (Makhnificent KA x Rahimah KA), will join them at stud and our two farms will own a group of mares in partnership as well. KA Damascus is line-bred to Sameh through his grandsire Makhsous, *Ibn Hafiza, *Sakr+++, and his third dam, *Thawra. A liver chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail, he is a stunning example of what the Sameh line offers when its beauty, athletic ability and character culminate in one charismatic individual.” Proudly, KA Damascus is the sire of two offspring born in May at Kehilan Arabians. As Kehilan Arabians and Azizah Arabians refine their collaboration, their mutual passion for the Egyptian Arabian horse will lend enthusiasm to their endeavors, ushering in an exciting new era for both.
Kehilan Arabians has been at its current location in Fort Worth, Texas since 1986. In honor of the Gleannloch Farm tribute this year the Rogers family is offering a rare Pyramid Society EBC breeding to their Gleannloch foundation sire Makhsous via excellent frozen semen. Visit the Rogers’ family, Colleen Jackson and affiliate Sonrisa Farms in their booth at the 2014 Egyptian Event, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky June 3rd thru the 7th.