Well-bred was he, long-bodied, outstripping the wild beasts in speed, Swift to attack, to flee, to turn, yet firm as a rock swept down by the torrent, Bay-coloured, and so smooth the saddle slips from him, as the rain from a smooth stone…
From the poem of Imru al-Qays, translated by A.J. Arberry
ZT Faa’iq, the bay straight Egyptian stallion that is the cornerstone of Al Rashediah Stud, possesses a timeless beauty. It is a beauty that would have inspired the famed poets of centuries past, just as it is cause for celebration by the Arabian horse breeders of today.
ZT Faa’iq embodies that rare combination found only in the finest of breeding stallions – superb individual excellence, a lofty lineage, and the ability to consistently reproduce his superior attributes in his offspring. A straight Egyptian stallion bred by the renowned Zichy-Thyssen Arabians of Argentina, ZT Faa’iq commanded world attention from the moment he entered the show ring, capturing titles such as unanimous European Junior Champion Colt, Reserve Junior Champion Colt at the All Nations Cup, Junior World Champion Colt, and Reserve Junior Champion Colt at the Egyptian Event. But more importantly, the quality of his first foal crops indicated he would be a remarkable sire. Today, he continues to influence breeding programs around the world.
The unique type, balance, and charisma of ZT Faa’iq, as well as his success as a sire, are a reflection of his superior pedigree. His sire, Anaza El Farid, a multi-champion himself, is a son of the legendary Ruminaja Ali out of the renowned pure-in-strain Dahmah Shahwaniyah mare, Bint Deena. ZT Jamdusah, his dam, is a daughter of the distinguished broodmare sire Jamil. ZT Faa’iq’s sire lines include two crosses to the ethereal beauty Ansata Ibn Halima and two crosses to the Morafic son Khofo, as well lines to other important Nazeer sons such as Hadban Enzahi and Alaa el Din.
A Kuhaylan Rudan in strain, ZT Faa’iq traces in tail female to the U.S. National Champion mare and celebrated chestnut beauty, Serenity Sonbolah. She traces to the famed war mare Rodania through the Bint Rissala branch of this prolific strain known for its refinement and motion. In the female lines of ZT Faa’iq there is also a strong Dahmah Shahwaniyah influence through such important mares as Bint Maisa El Saghira, Halima, Dahma II, and Moheba II. The famed Abbayah mares, Hanan and Magidaa, add another important element to ZT Faa’iq’s illustrious lineage.
|RUMINAJA ALI||SHAIKH AL BADI||*MORAFIC|
|*BINT MAISA EL SAGHIRA++|
|BINT DEENAA||*ANSATA IBN HALIMA++||NAZEER|
|ZT JAMDUSAH||JAMIL||MADKOUR I||HADBAN ENZAHI|
|HANAN||ALAA EL DIN|
|IES SONDUSAH||HOSSNY||ANSATA IBN HALIMA|
|SF BINT SONBOHLA||KHOFO|