The name "Om El Arab" translates to mean "Mother of All Arabians" in Arabic. Their breeding program began forty years ago in the Black Forest in Germany before it moved to Santa Ynez. The Om El Arab breeding program is acclaimed as a world leader in producing World, International and National Champions. Janina Merz travels to horse shows around the world and is proud to see the influence of Om El Arab in champions around the globe. Many of you may not know that recent Champions and producers of Champions WH Justice, Ajman Moniscione, Versace, Escape Ibn Navarrone, Eternety Ibn Navarrone, Valentino, Aja Justify, Venetzia, Lady Veronika, Maximus, El Dorada, Al Palacio, Bess Faizah, Panarea
THE BEGINNING: It all began over 35 years ago with a Morgan mare and a beautiful grey Arabian stallion by the name of Farouk. Robert and Dixie North bred their first Half Arabian. That foal, their FIRST foal, was later named Scottsdale champion with Robert at the lead. "I had no idea what I was doing," shares Robert. "I had to hold on with all I had and somehow the judges decided our foal was the winner. We went home with a big silver tray and were hooked." read more...
When it comes to Half Arabians, Perry and Suzanne Perkins have mastered the art of breeding champions. This dynamic duo has owned and/or bred 8 Half Arabian mares and geldings that have garnered titles at Regional and National competitions in Halter, Sport Horse, Hunter and Western. These 8 horses have won multiple championships including 15 United States National Champions, 10 United States Reserve National Champions and 3 Canadian National Champions. This year, Perry and Suzanne are celebrating the outstanding accomplishment of having bred not one, but TWO horses nominated as the APAHA Half Arabian Horse of the Year, Unanimous NATIONAL CHAMPION Half Arabian Yearling Gelding, Boyz WillBe Boyz