I started in 1990 with the purchase of one key mare, Nafranta. The bedouin used a system of strains that labelled all their horses according to the female line. The importance of good mare lines
cannot be overestimated.
Nafranta's daughter Narishka produced my young stallion Zobeyni Nurani who is now central to my continued programme. I have been very fortunate to be able to loan some lovely mares to breed to him.
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Nafranta was a 1974 mare of 100% Crabbet Stud bloodlines who became my foundation mare in 1990. She was by British National Champion stallion Manto from the gorgeous Naseel daughter Nafisa and was bought specifically to breed to the stallion Ranadi.
In 1994 she gave me a filly who I named Narishka. Narishka arrived when she was 20 and in the end was the only one of her dam's three UK daughters to breed on.