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2007 Baby News

(Ali Saroukh ex Morsada)
Grey filly born  6/16/2007

Miracle Baby Born at Fair Oak Farm:
Pictured is Fair Oak Farm's senior foundation mare, Morsada [*Assadd+++ ex Morgana by *Morafic] at 25 years young with her new 2007 straight Egyptian filly, Bint Morsada, at 10 minutes of age, sired by the beautiful Silver Maple stallion Ali Saroukh, born 6/9/07. Miraculously, not only did Morsada become pregnant with only one servicing, but she carried her foal herself, to full term & had a speedy, textbook delivery at a very civilized mid-morning hour on the grass. She even waited until the coffee was finished brewing to commence final labor! All efforts to attain & retain pregnancy, including embryo transplants, had failed for years, due to a torn cervix, tempermental hormone levels and various other complications. We had completely given up, which was heartbreaking, because Morsada at 24 looked AT LEAST 15 years younger than her actual age. However one spring morning I turned her loose to graze on the lawn--and the only thing Morsada wanted to do was visit with the boys. At that moment I just KNEW she was fertile, so I called up the Dr. Lisa Tesky at Alamo Pintado & sure enough, not only had her cervix tear finally somehow healed itself but everything else looked great & ready to go. I then called Christy Metz who enthusiastically agreed to help give it a try & recommended Ali Saroukh as the ideal candidate. Our prayers were answered with a BEAUTIFUL grey filly....and the neat part is that Morsada gave birth to her own filly in the same month that she ALSO became a great-grandmother....

(BB Thee Renegade x Edina Monsoon FOA)
Bay filly born 6/8/2007

2007 Show Results

(Khaffire ex Picadilly Square)

  • Scottsdale Top 10 1/2 Arab Country English Pleasure AOTR
  • Scottsdale Top 10 1/2 Arab Show Hack AOTR
  • Pacific Slopes Champion [Unanimous!] 1/2 Arab Country Pleasure AOTR
  • Pacific Slopes Reserve Champion 1/2 Arab Show Hack

Ridden by Nancy Eklund Hunsicker, Trained by Kelly Elm

2007 New Owners


Congratulations to Terry & Ginger Haggerty of Moorpark, California, see you at the shows!


Congratulations to Shannon & Heather Gettings of Reno Nevada. Heather will be showing Salute in Hunter Pleasure & Sidesaddle at Youth Nationals. Best wishes for huge success & lots of prizes!

Nancy Eklund with Esan, (Echo Magnfficoo x Espressa),
Scottsdale Top 10 Gelding Open & Amateur
Congratulations to Esan's new owner, Sue Todd, of Ojai, CA.

Esan has been featured on magazine covers and calendars all over Europe!