22 October, 2011
Remembering Ansata Halima Son
Ansata Halima Son was a 1977 grey stallion, by *Ansata Ibn Halima, out of Ansata Damietta, a daughter of the *Morafic son, Ansata Shah Zaman and out of the Sameh daughter, Ansata Bint Misr. In his tail female line, Ansata Halima Son traces to the Dahmah Shahwaniyah mare, Bukra. I knew of Ansata Halima Son because he was the sire of Pri Asali Halim and Pri Gamil Halim, both stallions out of Princeton Gamila, the dam of my mare, Princeton Maarena. Although I never saw Ansata Halima Son in person, I was impressed over the consistency of the horses he sired, horses which I knew personally. Another son, Ansata Ibn Aziza, out of the Ansata Bint Zaafarana daughter (tail female line to Farida) Ansata Aziza, became an important sire for Dr. William M. Hudson, Jr. of Zandai Arabians. His most influential daughter, Ansata Jumana, through Ansata Judea, her dam, traces to the Sameh grand daughter, Ansata Jamila. Ansata Jumana was a prolific broodmare, producing many daughters who matured into successful broodmares for Ansata and other breeding programs around the world. She also produced by Asjah Ibn Faleh, the beautiful and athletic black stallion, Ansata Exemplar, who was exported overseas and earned a gold medal at the German Stallion Show. And for me, that is the most amazing fact about this horse, that bred to a reduced number of mares, his influence has spread far and wide in the world-wide community of straight Egyptian Arabian horses.