*Faleh++ was imported from the EAO in 1968, by Douglas Marshall of Gleannloch Farms. He was a full brother to *Farazdac. Trained successfully under saddle, pictures of *Faleh++ with Rhita McNair adorned the covers of our breed magazines. He was a multi-National Champion Native Costume horse, as well as a National Top Ten in English Pleasure and also, Ladies Side Saddle. *Faleh++ was also a 100-mile National Competitive Trail Horse in 1972, as well as winning many Class A championships in halter, western equitation and western trail classes. *Faleh++ is one of the most versatile performance horses in our breed, having proved himself in a variety of disciplines, over and over. He was also a Legion of Merit winner, that's what the symbols
after his name designate.
*Faleh++ as one of the Egyptian stallions owned by Gleannloch Farms, lived in the shadow of the great *Morafic and unfortunately, did not receive the opportunities that his cherished stablemate received. How would our world of horses be different today, if *Faleh++ had been utilized more at stud? As compared to today's most popular Egyptian stallions, *Faleh++ sired only a few horses and yet, out of this small number, several of his sons and daughters, became influential. As athletic and willing as *Faleh++ was, it is no surprise that his 1974 son (out of the Antar daughter, *Dawlat) Asjah Ibn Faleh, the most successful Egyptian racehorse of all time, was named the 1980 Racehorse of the Year. Remember how I said that the Antar horses nicked well with the bloodline of Yosreia and *Dawlat, was a daughter of the Yosreia daughter, Shahrzada while *Faleh++ was a son of the Yosreia daughter, Farasha. That's double Yosreia, in both tail female lines. Asjah Ibn Faleh sired a gold medal winner at the German stallion show, the black stallion, Ansata Exemplar (out of Ansata Jumana), who is also proving to be a good sire. *Faleh++ also sired a very important broodmare for Imperial Egyptian Stud, Imperial Fanniya, out of the Sameh daughter, *Deena. She was a pretty chestnut mare, who in fact, looked much like her sire. Her grand-daughter Imperial Karmah, when bred to Imperial Baarez, produced the very handsome bay stallion, Imperial Baareg, now owned by Tarek and Ahmed Soliman of El Farida in Egypt.
So, on a wintry, cold February morning, when the sun seems to be missing from the horizon, a fiery-colored horse named *Faleh++ steps into my mind and warms my cold heart and soul.
"sun, sun, sun, here it comes..."-from the song, Here Comes the Sun, written by George HarrisonEnJoy,