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Farana | *FarasinFeluka | *Ferda | Ferdilan | *Ferdin | Ferneyn | Ferseyn | Feysul

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Ferseyn under saddle

Leafy Bullet Ferseyn Leafy Bullet
AHR #1381

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: May 21, 1937
Height: 14.3 Hands

Sire: *Raseyn (Skowronek x Rayya by Rustem)

Dam: *Ferda (Rustem x Feluka by Mesaoud)

Breeder: W.K. Kellogg Institute. Pomona, California

Last Owner of Record: 
Frisco Mari. Santa Ynez, California

A popular and prolific Sire with 250 registered purebred Arabian foals to his credit of which his son Ferneyn is of special significance in the pedigrees of Arieana Arabians along with his son Seneyn who contributed greatly to our breeding program through his son Camelot++, the sire of the legendary Kontiki.

From our Arieana Notebook: We value Ferseyn's influence as one of the most celebrated Arabian stallions of his time, filling all the requisites as a sire for every imaginable performance event including racing ~ and all with style enough to bring audiences to their feet.  Under the ownership and expert guidance of Herbet H. Reese at his Rancho Oscura Cañada in Pomona, California during the 1940's and 1950's, Ferseyn became the leading sire of champions for a reign that spanned two decades. We are partial to this description of Ferseyn as written in 1957 by Herbert H. Reese as published in his book The Kellogg Arabians, and we quote:

"When *Ferda was twenty-three years old Fred Vanderhoof of Woodlake wanted her, promising to give her special care and feed, which she required at that age. So it was arranged for her to go to Woodlake. She had been bred to *Raseyn before leaving Kellogg's and Ferseyn was the result of this mating.

When Ferseyn was a two-year-old he was sent down to me along with some other Arabs for me to sell. I liked Ferseyn right away, in fact the longer I had him the better I liked him so I purchased him myself ~ and have kept him ever since in spite of the fact he was so quick under saddle as youngster that he dumped me a couple of times. But with more training he settled down to being a fast-walking pleasure horse with easy trot and slow 'rocking-chair' canter. He had and still has, a very light mouth and is always easy to control although he has plenty of animation. Led in hand he arches his neck and tail, and struts with a springy jog that is a joy to watch. His action is straight, and even at twenty years of age his legs are still clean.....

Ferseyn himself was shown only a couple of times, but he was reserve champion and topped an entry of 27 mature stallions at the 1947 Southern California all-Arabian show when ten years of age. He is a trifle too small, standing only 14-3, but although he has higher withers than most of the Skowroneks, he could still stand improvement in this department and that would automatically bring him close to 15 hands. His head is typical of his sire line, and his alert, appealing expression, plus his impish sense of humor, makes him a favorite with visitors to our ranch. Ferseyn would have made a good trick horse, for he learns readily and does not turn sour. He loves to cook up his own entertainment, not the least of which is turning on of lights or opening of stall doors with resultant minor and major uproar. A typical 'classic' Arab in every way, Ferseyn is one of the greatest progenitors of the Skowronek line in this country." (pp. 137-139).

When Mr. Reese became so ill that he could no longer care for his horses, Ferseyn went to live with the Frisco Mari family and spent his last years with them. As Annamae Crane remembers those times, Mr. Mari bought Ferseyn when the stallion was in quite poor condition paying the then huge sum of $12,500.00 for him. The Mari daughters, Clara, Dorothy, and Rose hand fed Ferseyn at first and eventually returned him to robust health. He sired many wonderful horses while with the Mari's. Ferseyn was finally euthanized due to an inoperable tumor on a rear pastern, and as Mrs. Crane recalls his age at that time was 25. (Personal Communication from Annamae Crane,  October 11, 2008.)

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Recommended reading for further study on Ferseyn and his influence on the Old California/Reese Circle of CMK Heritage breeding traditions include:

Parkinson, Mary Jane. The Kellogg Ranch, The First Sixty Years. Cal Poly Kellogg United Foundation, Inc. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. Third edition 1984.

Reese, Herbert H. in collaboration with Gladys Brown Edwards. The Kellogg Arabians ~ Their Background and Influence. Borden Publishing Company, Alhambra, CA. 1958.

Pedigree of Ferseyn AHR #1381

Ibrahim PASB 407
Skowronek GSB 552
Jaskolka PASB 3601
*Raseyn 597
Rustem GSB 548
Rayya GSB 657
Riada GSB 461
Ferseyn
AHR #1381
Astraled GSB 375
Rustem GSB 548
Ridaa GSB 207
*Ferda 596
Rustem GSB 548
Feluka GSB 351
Ferida GSB 120
Sire Line: Ibrahim (Heijer)
Tail Female: Ferida GSB 120 (Blunt)

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Ferneyn

Leafy Bullet Ferneyn Leafy Bullet
AHR #2865

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: March 25, 1944

Sire: Ferseyn (*Raseyn x *Ferda by Rustem)

Dam: Moneyna (*Raseyn x Monica by Tabab)

Breeder: Harvey G. Ellis. Vee Jay Arabs. Sun Valley and Malibu, California

A popular son of the prolific Ferseyn and himself a Sire of 151 registered purebred Arabian foals, of which his daughter Gayneyna (see Bint Gayneyna) is of special significance in the pedigrees of Arieana's Arabians.

Ferneyn
Ferneyn
Ferneyn

Pedigree of Ferneyn AHR #2865

Skowronek GSB 552
*Raseyn 597
Rayya GSB 657
Ferseyn 1381
Rustem GSB 548
*Ferda 596
Feluka GSB 351
Ferneyn
AHR #2865
Skowronek GSB 552
*Raseyn 597
Rayya GSB 657
Moneyna 1352
Tabab 441
Monica 589
Sankirah 149
Sire Line: Ibrahim (Heijer)
Tail Female: *Wadduda (Seglawi al Abd) (Imported by Davenport)

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For more information on Ferseyn or his son Ferneyn, or to see for yourself how their influence lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
ARIEANA ARABIANS
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260
e-mail: arieana@fea.net


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Copyright © 2003-2012. Website designed and maintained by Suzi Morris. All rights reserved. This page created for Arieana's Heritage Notebook on May 6, 2005. Revised January 12, 2006. Updated with new information July 4, 2010. Updated and Current as of September 27, 2012.