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Arieana Arabians ~ CMK Heritage Notebook
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Pedigree and Photo Gallery: M

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*Maaroufa | Mahomet | Mahroussa | Maidan | Makina | Masyra | Mesaoud |
Moliah | Moneyna | Monica | Mounigha | Mounri | *Mounwer | Muhlis

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Mounigha

Leafy Bullet Mounigha Leafy Bullet
AHR #5500

Color: Bay
Sex: Mare
Foaled: April 21, 1949

Sire: *Mounwer (Desert Bred x Desert Bred)

Dam: Nigha (Roabrah x Ghanigat by Ribal)

Breeder: Sunical Land & Livestock Dept., Hearst Magazines Inc. San Francisco, California

Last Owner of Record: William R. or Austine Hearst, Jr. Englewood, New Jersey

Dam of 11 purebred registered foals (6 colts and 5 fillies), of which her son Rahmoun and daughter Zamiga (see Amazon of Pico) are of major influence and significance in the pedigrees of Arieana's Arabians.

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From our Arieana Notebook: Various phrases on a theme have been used repeatedly in literature to describe the dynastic Mounigha ~ "gorgeous, peerless, beautiful" being among them. One of the most sincere tributes to Mounigha comes from Mrs. William R. Hearst Jr., when she writes of her memories of the herd dispersal sale for the estate of William Randolph Hearst in her book The Horses of San Simeon: "Before the sale catalogue was prepared, the sons of W.R. Hearst chose the horses they wished to keep. Sons William and Randolph chose a select group on the advice of Richard Lynch, who succeeded Preston Dyer as a stud manager. I remember Lynch's words, 'If you don't keep any other mare, keep Mounigha. She's the best Arabian I've ever seen'." (p.189)

We especially treasure that Mounigha was the dam of Rahmoun, a stallion whose influence is interwoven repeatedly throughout the pedigrees of all the horses of Arieana Arabians. Mounigha was also the dam of Zamiga (by *Zamal), Champion Working Cow Horse. Among Mounigha's other foals who achieved honors and championships in halter and performance were Pico Moon (by Asil Altair) with her three U.S. National wins, El Nigahz (by *Zamal) with his three U.S. National wins, and her granddaughters Amazon of Pico with her achievement as U.S. National Top Ten Jumper, and Katherine (Rahmoun x Rose of Tra Lee by Rommel), a U.S. National Top Ten Mare in 1968. In 1983 Richard Skinner, then Manager of the Hearst Ranch, mentioned to us that by then every mare and stallion (except two) in the San Simeon Stables herd was a descendant of Mounigha and that Rahmoun was her best foal ~ memorable and treasured for his own correctness and for his ability to sire show winners and outstanding broodmares (see Jolley Pico). 

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Pedigree of Mounigha AHR #5500

Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
*Mounwer 4210
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Desert Bred
Mounigha
AHR #5500
Rahas 651
Roabrah 1405
Roaba 749
Nigha 2356
Ribal 397
Ghanigat 742
Guemura 277
Sire Line: *Mounwer (Hearst)
Tail Female: Ghazieh (Abbas Pasha) (Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah)

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For more information on Mounigha or to see for yourself how her 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 May 21, 2005. Revised with new information January 8, 2006. Updated and Current as of August 10, 2012.