Of all the Imperial Fanniya daughters, Imperial Naffata, over time, has proven to be the most influential. While at Imperial, she produced the handsome stallion Al Rayyan and the typey mare, Imperial Madanah. Imported to Israel by Ariely Arabians, she was bred to Imperial Imdal and produced the full siblings, Nafis and Naffada. She was then sold to Ofer Braz, the man who also owns the stallion, Wazir el Kheil and became an important part of his breeding program. She produced fillies for Ofer Braz, namely Majmoa by Baahir, Nob by Imperial Imdal and Sachra Bint Naffatta by the Baahir son, Bariq Al Amal. In 2002, Tzviah Idan became the next owner of Imperial Naffata. Tzviah bred Naffata to Ibn Nahal, a Feisal Ibn Farag son out of the Imperial Imdal daughter, Nahall. Naffata foaled an exraordinary filly named Atiq Nufaar, who unfortunately died. Naffata was bred to Madheen Al Nafous, to produce another lovely filly named Atiq Mashallah.
"Naffata was very reminiscent of her sire Moniet El Nafis -- a very correct and balanced long-lined mare with wonderful legs and joints, marvelous tail carriage, great elegance and nobility and wonderful movement."The stallion Al Rayyan, bred by Imperial, is now owned by Khalid Saad Al Haddad, of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A beautiful horse, Al Rayyan was the 1997 Middle East Junior Champion Colt in Jordan. As lovely as he is, what I really found interesting about Al Rayyan is his siring record. Approximately 70% of his foals are female. I couldn't help but wonder...are we in the midst of a stallion who very quietly, is becoming a strong broodmare sire, right before our eyes?
Thaqib al Nasser by Ansata Halim Shah, proudly owned by Glenn North and Louise Cordina of Saba Arabians.
Naffada, a bay-colored mare, was purchased by Christine and Thomas Bobrzyk of Insha Allah Arabians in Germany. They bred the mare to the Ansata Hejazi son, Ansata Selman, to produce Insha Sha Latifa, owned by Ariela Arabians in Israel.
And it is with Insha Sha Latifa, that I understand the meaning of the name of Fanniya better, as she has created a family, who appear to have been created exclusively at the hands of the finest artists. Each horse is unique in their physical beauty and yet, honor the horses that came before them, whether it is via the familiarity of their phenotype, the sound of their whinny, which suddenly reminds you of a horse you knew a long time ago or maybe, when she is at liberty and suddenly she tosses her head in a particular way and for an instant, you see her...you see "Fanny". This "artist", in His new creation, hid "Fanny" in His work, hoping that you would find her. She is still very much alive and relevant, for those who use her influence, to create more art and further her influence, farther than anyone thought possible. Imperial Fanniya is as enduring, as the most celebrated and cherished pieces of art, to be enjoyed by a whole new generation of connoisseurs.