In Memory of Alia Valentino

 

The day we brought Alia Valentino home was one of the most memorable days at Mackayne Arabians. Alia Valentino is a multi champion mare - having won at the class A, Regional, and Egyptian Event level. She was Reserve Supreme Champion Mare that Egyptian Event in 2010 as well as Reserve Champion at Region 9 and Champion Most Classic Head against all comers at multiple shows.

Alia's get have been exported worldwide. Her daughter Alia Lahab RSA is proudly owned by Mrs. Nayla Hayek of Hanaya Arabians in Switzerland, and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of her 2012 foal sired by Falcon BHF. Her only son still in the USA has been retained by Mackayne Arabian as a future her sire. Valentino El Din AWR possesses his dam's charisma, beauty and majestic movement. This colt will be competing at the 2013 Egyptian Event and we expect great things from him.

Alia Valentino is sired by Thee Desperado and is out of Alia Maarlia - a beautiful daughter Ali Valentino (exported to Saudi Arabia). Alia Maarlia is out of a daughter of the great sire - El Halimaar and goes tail female to Serenity Sabra - one of the greatest show mares of all time.

 

A few words from Hansi Heck-Melnyk about Serenity Sabra:

"Serenity Sabra also was a special mare. Extremely correct, about 14.3 hands, and a flying machine. One day at my farm in Canada, we had a bad storm coming up and all the horses were out, except "Sabra." I threw a saddle on her, jumped up and galloped to the herd, herding them in. When I came back, my students reminded me that Sabra had never been under saddle. Well, she was then, never objected, and worked like she had been ridden all her life. She was a multiple champion mare and won with her maternal sister Serenity Shahra three years in a row the Produce of Dam class. When Serenity Sonbolah showed at the US Nationals in 1971, I took Serenity Sabra and Serenity Luftia along to place one in front and the other behind Sonbolah, so that Serenity Sonbolah had the "proper room" to show off. Sabra was 9 months in foal and so was Luftia. All three made the cut. Sonbolah stood first, Sabra 12th, and Luftia 13th place -- that out of over 100 entries. Mr. Gainy was sitting in his booth looking down on her and offered me a free breeding to his top stallion. I declined, stating that my Khofo would be jealous as Sonbolah was his wife. Sabra was a quiet mare, sensitive, very intelligent, and very, very sweet. The only time she was ever defeated in the showring was by her Serenity stable mates. She was a very smooth mare, excellent legs (remember now I am a leg woman, no leg no horse) Sabra was hard to defeat. At one time I had six mares in the same show, two in each of the three classes. They won 1st and 2nd in each. When it came to championship class, only the six Serenity mares were in the ring. The judge asked me which one to pin champion because they were all so alike. I told him "your choice, Sir." He Picked Sabra."

Mackayne Arabians is extremely proud to own a mare with such a cherished pedigree, show record and production record.

 

2009 Awards:

EGYPTIAN EVENT CHAMPION WORLD CLASS MARES (6-7 YR. OLDS)

2010 Awards:

EGYPTIAN EVENT CHAMPION WORLD CLASS MARES (6-7 YR. OLDS)

RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION MARE

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION MARE

 

ALIA VALENTINO THEE DESPERADO
1989 bay stallion
THE MINSTRIL RUMINAJA ALI SHAIKH AL BADI MORAFIC
BINT MAISA EL SAGHIRA
BINT MAGIDAA KHOFO
MAGIDAA
BAHILA IBN GALAL IBN GALAL
11 HANADI
BAKRIA GHARIB
BAHEIA
AK AMIRI ASMARR THEEGYPTIANPRINCE MORAFIC NAZEER
MABROUKA
BINT MONA NAZEER
MOUNA
ASMARR ZAGHLOUL GASSIR
GHARBAWIA
NAGLIAH IBN HAFIZA
NABILAHH
ALI MAARLIA
1994 grey mare
ALI VALENTINO RUMINAJA ALI SHAIKH AL BADI MORAFIC
BINT MAISA EL SAGHIRA
BINT MAGIDAA KHOFO
MAGIDAA
MONIET IBN MINIET EL NEFOUS MORAFIC
MONIET EL NEFOUS
AK KARAMA ALAA EL DIN
TANTA
ARABEST MAARLIA EL HALIMAAR ANSATA IBN HALIMA NAZEER
HALIMA
RDM MAAR HALA EL HILAL
MAAR JUMANA
RUMINAJA ALIA SHAIKH AL BADI MORAFIC
BINT MAISA EL SAGHIRA
BINT ALAA ELDIN ALAA EL DIN
SERENITY SABRA