This beautiful, stylish, upstanding horse, with his spectacular and totally correct natural trot, epitomized much of what many people most desire in Arabian horses.
Not only was Prides Merit an outstanding individual, but he was also very well bred; his pedigree easily explains why he was so good, as well as why he possessed his magnificent trot.
His sire, Aur Pride, was a full-brother to the race winning Aur Patriot. See reference stallion Aur Patriot for pedigree details.
From his damís side, Prides Merit carried 25% influence of the highly regarded old Draper breeding program in California; this program blended Crabbet/American lines, with emphasis on Skowronek/*Raseyn, with the lines of the Drapersí own original Spanish 1934 imports. Prides Merit could boast of two of the Drapersí most influential founding sires: Sureyn, who in his era sired a great many show champions, and the brilliant trotting Caravan, who lived to be 38 years old. Also in Prides Meritís damís pedigree are seen such American Arabian stallion greats as: the Skowronek son *Raffles, who also had a spectacular trot and was one of the most influential Arabian stallions ever imported to the United States; Alla Amarward, for years one of the three leading sires in North America, who is represented in this pedigree via his son Wardamar Alla; the great progenitor Gulastra, represented via his beautiful son Katar; and the desert bred *Mirage, represented via his son Rifage, who was for many years a chief sire at the yesteryear famous Van Vleet Stud in Colorado.
With Permission from the Author, Carol W. Mulder. Copyright © 2005 by Carol W. Mulder.
AUR PRIDE 88328
|RIFNAS 924||*NASIK 604||*RIFLA 601|
|FOLLYAT 827||BABYAT 460|
|RABNA 3622 |
|NARZIGH 1745||GHAZI 560|
|RABKHAL 1402||REHAL 504|
|ALYNA 21497 |
|NATAF 4835 |
|FARANA 708||*NASIK 604|
|ALEBA 4276 |
|ALYF 1465||RONEK 807|
|BAZIKH 618||*ABU ZEYD 82|
|RAYYA||*CRABBET SURA 1199||SKOWRONKEK||SARDHANA||CARMENCITA 2723
|CARAVAN 1558||RIBAL 397||FASAL 330||*MENFIS 1217||EGIPTO||SIRIA||BINT-AKA 17881 |
L & M Ranch
|AKA 9957 |
|INDY 4382||*RAFFLES 952||*INDAIA 813||TAYIBALLEH 4941||WARDAMAR ALLA 2539||TA'YIBEH 1884||KASALAH 9051 |
|KAHAR 1159||KATAR 724||NIHT 578||SALULAH 4643||RIFAGE 1286||SELTA 1630|