"There was never a great man who had not a great mother, it is hardly an exaggeration."-Olive SchreinerRodania. Ramiah's dam, Fifi, a chestnut mare by Anter and out of Mamlouka, a Malaka daughter and a Bint Bint Riyala grand-daughter. Remember that in Egyptian breeding, the Rodania line is available only through Bint Rissala and Bint Riyala and no other Rodania-line horses, as exists in Crabbet breeding and beyond, in the general list horses. In Ramiah, we have both horses present, both Rodania branches, both Rodania sources of this precious and very powerful blood. The only line in Ramiah's pedigree which is not Kuhaylan Rodan, is Anter, a son of Hamdan and Obeya. He is Saqlawi, tracing through Radia to the celebrated mare, Ghazieh. The people closest to the Rodania blood, the people who purchased her and brought her out of the desert, to England, Lady Ann and Wilfrid Blunt, felt that the best way to breed horses of the Kuhaylan Rodan strain, were to combine them with only horses of the Saqlawi strain.
"Wilfred Scawen Blunt consigned Rodania to Class 2 of the Crabbet horses (though Lady Anne apparently considered her Class 1) and wrote, 'She may give sires to Class 2. She is to be covered by Seglawis only.' He was right, for this has generally been the best 'nick' over the years, providing the extra refinement needed by the strain."-Judith Forbis, Authentic Arabian Bloodstock (I), (p. 238)
Ramiah, when bred to Gad Allah, a stallion of the Hadban strain tracing to Hind through Yosreia, produced the stallion Goudah, pictured above left, playing in the snow. Goudah became a celebrated dancing horse in Egypt and eventually in Saudi Arabia too, where he participated in ceremonial parades which helped to spread his fame even farther. He was gifted to the the Prince of Wales by His Royal Highness Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, one of the Arabian Horse's staunchest supporters. Goudah now makes his home with Jenny Lees at her Pearl Island Arabians, in Herfordshire, England. Goudah does stand at stud and it'sWhen Ramiah was bred to the stallion, Rashdan, a Dahman Shahwan tracing in his tail female line to Bukra, she produced Rawwah, pictured above right. Rawwah has been an important sire for the EAO, influencing each foal crop with his classic, old-world type, wonderful temperament and powerful movement.