Besmellah Alrhman Alraheem
I started with Basil stud not only he is one of my best friends, and he is as well, a partner in this website but when people where busy breeding their pure bred Arabs to thoroughbred stallions to supply the demand of the Lebanon race track, he was one of a handful breeders occupied by preserving the purity of the Syrian Arabians ignoring any financial advantages and only thinking about the future of the pure bred Arabians, he was the one who introduced me to the Syrian Arabians.
Basil once told me that he used to finish his day work and then he will set off to the desert in the evening so he could reach there from Damascus by sunrise to meet his best friend and godfather Nijm Al Himiri god bless his soul, this man was an elder Bedouin who had a knowledge of the desert horses no one else had and will take Basil to see some of the best Arabians the desert had known.
On one trip I saw Basil kissing Nijm Hand and I asked him why did he do that and then gave him large sum of money, he told me that this man is behind every thing Basil have and at one point when one of Qatar princes wanted the last Dahma Om Amir mare left among the Bedouins for a ridiculous amount of money, Nijm refused to sell and he fulfilled his word to Basil earlier that this mare is his and that was the case she ended up in Al Jadaan stables instead of the royal studs.
As I said before we in Syria judge the horses from the breeders and a man of honour who is known to keep his words will breed the best horses with no question, and his horses will reflect that in them, honesty integrity and honour, Basil although he was looking for his breeding stock, he was one of few people behind the WAHO registration of the Syrian horses and you can imagine how much time and effort this took without any financial gain rather spending money from his own pocket to support this cause.
So Nijm supplied Basil with the knowledge to the best horses around and their breeders and with Basil regular visits to the desert he gained vast amount of knowledge how the Bedouins breed their horses and why, as he is Bedouin himself from Na’aim tribe this was not new to him rather in the blood, so every visit to the desert deep inside where sometimes you can drive for hours without seeing any living creature, will produce a mare or two coming back with him to damascus, so having integrity and dignity and the insight into th Bedouin breedig methods and then the lovely stock he accuired was in my openion what brought success into his breeeding programme, below you will see some of the foundation stock to Al Jadaan stables;
I think you have to start with the first mare he had the Obayeiah Sohaileiah from Shammar tribe.
I will mention some of the fondation mares and later on some of there produce until present days and in another article we can talk in details where these mares came from.
Marwa Seqlaweiah Jedraneiah of Ibn A’amoud from Shammar tribe
Shorooq, Obayeiah Sharakeiah
Nora Ma’anqeiah sbileiah
Noma, Kohailit Ibn Mizher, Tai tribe
Sultant Elkhail, Hamdaneiah Semreiah
Falhet Elkhail Ma’anageiah Sbileiah
Alsmreiah, Hamdaneiah Semreiah
Redab, Dahma Om A’amer, the last of the strain in Syria
Of course the Shweimah Sabah horses and the famous of all Alqahera who was produced by Basil out of two desert horses
One thing Basil had apart from this vision to what he wanted from his horses, he knew type is the main stamp for the breed mainly the head and the tail carrige, he had something unique, while everyone was looking for the prized mare, he was looking for the best stallion in the desert as well.
I included below some of the stallions he had in his stud
Mobark, Hamdani Ibn Gorab bred by the Ibn Gorab family from Shammar tribe
Shadad, Ma’anagi Sbeili, bred in Allepo out of two of the best desert bloodlines from Anezaa tribe ended up in Sheikh Sultan Ibn Zayed Al Nahyan stud
Makram Alsharq and Maysam Alqmeih used by Basil in recent years
So with the brilliant foundation desert Arabians, Basil started producing some of the best horses syria had known and will be always wining titeles in the shows.
Some of what he produced has become foundation horses to many studs including Al Khair stables, Asayel Alsham, And Algabraa stables.
Presently the are coming with high quality and type and over all the desert bloodlines running in their vessels.
Below some of the horses Basil produced over the years;
Barea’ah Mokhtar-Tayra, Seqlaweiah Marzakaneiah, my all time favourite,
Manswra Shadad-Masa, Obayeiah Sohaileiah
Awasf, Mobark and Shrooq, Obayeiah Sharakeiah
Alshameiah, Mobark and Nora, Ma’anageiah Sbileiah
Alqahera Zanwbeiah Nesreen
Beader, Ma’agnaeiah Sbileiah
Fawza, Mobark and Raja’a
Yaqwt bent Marwa and Bent Elsham Bent Lawna
Manolia, Makram Alsharq and Alqahera, Shweimah Sabah
Shadeed, Maysam Alqemah and Yaqoot Seqlawi Jedrani Ibn A’amoud
Sohila, Shadeed and Manolia, Shweimah Sabah
Ahwaz, Shadeed and Ameerat Alfadi, Obayeiah Sohileiah
Of course having some of te best broadmares and stallions around does not stop Basil to keep an eye around him and I know he is in the process of getting a stallion from a very prized background and one of the best mares he recently had was Bent Almaha and the photo will talk to itself.
Bent Almaha, by Shadad, Seqlaweiah Marzakaneiah