*Muhaira and *Turfa, plus the EAO bred *Ibn Hafiza.
The originator of this special breeding progrram was Robert E. Cowling, the same man who bred and owned the *Ansata Ibn Halima daughter, Fa Halima, the 1980 United States National Champion Mare. Bob, on the recommendation of Jane Ott, bred Blue Star mares to *Ibn Hafiza, an Egyptian stallion imported by Gleannloch Farm from the EAO. The Otts belived that *Ibn Hafiza did not have any Muniqi blood in his pedigree and had the supplements to the Blue Catalog continued, I feel they would have given Blue Star status to *Ibn Hafiza. For me, learning of the Otts' appreciation of *Ibn Hafiza further underscores the importance of this horse in straight Egyptian breeding. I only wish that he was given more opportunities, so today, we would have more sources to his blood. The full sisters Zarif Katun and Halan Laili (*Turfa tail female line) plus Salila Hafiza (*Muhaira tail female line), all *Ibn Hafiza daughters, were eventually purchased by George Hooper and brought to his farm in Bryant Pond, Maine. All 3 mares are present in the pedigree of Hisani Hafiza. The full sisters come by way of her sire and of course, her dam is Salila Hafiza.
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