of Dahabi Arabians
RBF CHARADE AHR*550749
1997 Bay Arabian Mare
Sire: *SANADIK EL SHAKLAN (*El Shaklan x Mohena by Hadban Enzahi)
Dam: RBF CALYPSO (*Carmargue x QFPerfect Harmony by QF Balladeer)
Breeder: Elizabeth Bailey, Rolling Bay Farm
My friendship with renowned breeder and Arabian horse expert Gari Dill-Marlow only added to my adoration for World Champion *Carmargue (White Lightning x Velvet Shadow by Bey Shadow). Gari had been instrumental in bringing *Carmargue to the US, her program Caelloitts Magic Arabians included several *Carmargue get and grandget. Around the time I first met Gari, I met another great breeder - Elizabeth Bailey (of Rolling Bay Farm - also known as RBF Arabians), who had also chosen to include *Carmargue in her breeding program. Liz and I were friends for many years before the opportunity arose for me to purchase Charade. She had sold Charade some years prior, and I was elated to share the news of my purchase with Liz.
Charade is a small mare - only standing 14.1 hands - but has incredible proportions and balanced structure. What she lacks in size she makes up for in beauty and in heart. Charade loves children and was the perfect horse for my daughter to lead around and use to "teach" her friends about horses. We took Charade to a horse fair where she represented what a wonderful family horse the Arabian is. She is an incredible ambassador for the breed!
A 3/4 sibling to Om El Arab's National Champion stallion Om El Shahmaan, Charade's pedigree is highly decorated with some of the most winning and influential horses in the world. Unfortunately, Charade had a granulosa cell tumor that prevented her from getting in foal. The surgery to remove the tumor would not guarantee Charade could successfully get in foal and was also extremely expensive and for me, cost prohibitive. In my research on this type of surgery, I met a doctor whose vet had performed this surgery with success on one of her mares, and felt she could do the same with Charade. Thus, I made the difficult decision to sell Charade so she could have the surgery that would give her the best chance at perpetuating her legacy.