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MarianellaThe Fabulous Fadjur
(Fadheilan x Bint Sahara)
1952 – 1983
Bred by Harry Linden of Spokane, Washington
Owned & Loved by Marjory F. Tone of Jack Tone Ranch, Stockton, California
Marjory F. Tone first saw FADJUR when he was eight months of age. It was love at first sight. They became an invincible team who has gone down in Arabian horse breeding history. Marjory convinced her loving husband, Jack Tone, that FADJUR should be her stallion. Jack Tone made the call to purchase him for Marge’s birthday just two months before he was a year old, and weeks before he was to go to an Arabian horse auction. Frank and Helen McCoy owned Bint Sahara when FADJUR was foaled, and had described him to Marjory when she asked for his recommendation of a stallion who looked like his maternal sister, Fersara.
FADJUR became a very loved and admired member of the Tone family. FADJUR never left the Jack Tone Ranch in Stockton, California, except to venture to a horse show or two per year or to be shown on exhibition. FADJUR’s last show at the age of 23 was the prestigious Arabian Horse Association of the San Fernando Valley’s annual show in Santa Barbara. FADJUR won the Class A Stallion Halter Championship, judged by B. Paul Husband, and topped off one of the greatest Arabian show horse records of all time.
Marjory Tone’s guidance over FADJUR’s life included giving permission for him to be shown by her son-in-law, Paul Polk, (who had never even seen a horse show class!). Marge trained Paul to handle and show FADJUR in the way she loved to see him: FADJUR proudly showing off to the applause of Tone family and friends.
The pair, FADJUR and Paul Polk, became a show-stopping sight for the next twenty years of their lives. They won the most prestigious Halter Championships available at the time, in the most naturally animated, proudly showing off / having fun fashion! Just as Marge had imagined was possible.
Besides becoming a Legendary Show Horse and Sire, FADJUR -- the fuzzy little weanling colt with the beautiful little face and proud attitude Marge Tone fell in love with -- grew up to be everything she could possibly hope for as an Arabian stallion. He never lost his extreme proudness and the love of life Marge saw as he threw his tail over his back to show off for her that first meeting. Some of the features which made FADJUR stand out in everyone’s memory who saw him were: He was so extremely proud and loved to put on a show for people, whether in hand or free at home, he loved the applause! He would dance and prance, snorting and playing. His neck and tail held high, no matter how many hours the classes lasted nor how hot or cold the weather. He had a unique, unforgettably classic and chiseled head, with huge, dark, wide-set eyes, deeply dished profile, small muzzle, pronounced tear bones, beautiful shapely ears and fine, shiny blood bay coat, with high black points, a big bursting star on his forehead, and a left hind sock. He had an extremely arched neck, arched highly out of his withers, and a high, straight, flag tail carriage. He had beautiful substance and muscling, with big wide hooves and large powerful, flat joints. -- Those who knew FADJUR best know he had the most remarkable character and disposition of kindness, intelligence, understanding and will to please. He was closest to Marge Tone, and seemed to understand every thought and communication she gave him.
For thirty-one years, FADJUR lived as King of the Jack Tone Ranch. His image still reigns over his Kingdom, through his line-bred descendants living there now.
Thinking horsemen the world over who have owned or worked with some FADJUR blooded horse, sooner or later return to seek out another. To re-attain the same passion he instilled in Marjory Tone so many years ago.
In 1999 FADJUR was honored by Western Horseman magazine in their book titled "Legends of the Arabian Breed ".
In 1999 FADJUR was inducted into the Arabian Horse Trust Hall of Fame, for his influence on the Arabian Breed
FADJUR helped his Dam, Bint Sahara and his lifetime mate, Saki, also obtain the honor of being inducted into the Arabian Horse Trust Hall of Fame for their influence on the Arabian Breed. And also to become the Leading Living Dams of Champions during their lifetimes. To this day, FADJUR’s descendants earned and hold this mind-boggling title of influence for producing Champion offspring.
FADJUR’s granddaughter, Autumn Fire, is the Leading Dam of National Winners today.
FADJUR’s great-granddaughter, TW Forteyna, is currently the Leading Living Dam of Champions, and is challenging Autumn Fire as Leading Dam of National Winners.
A survey by Arlene Magid discovered that of the "Leading Living Broodmares" today, THREE of the TOP FIVE producers are descendants of FADJUR.
27 Fadjur daughters have produced National winners -- 4 of them have produced 2 or more!
95 FADJUR daughters have produced champions, crossed with practically every bloodline of the Arabian breed.
12 FADJUR daughters are Aristocrats (producers of 4 or more champions).
FADJUR was the "Leading Living Sire of Champions" up until the time of his passing in 1983.
FADJUR’s grandson, Khemosabi was the heir apparent to FADJUR’s crown as "Leading Living Sire of Champions", and continues to earn that title to this day.
FADJUR was named a "Living Legend of the Arabian Breed," voted so by the membership of the International Arabian Horse Association
FADJUR was twice voted "Most Popular Stallion in the World," by a vote of subscribers to the Arabian Horse World magazine.
FADJUR was the Leading American Bred sire of Champions
FADJUR was the leading sire of foals registered with the Arabian Horse Registry of America for 10 years
FADJUR sired over 800 Purebred Arabian foals, all by natural cover -- His last foals were sired when he was 30 years of age.
FADJUR was the Leading Sire of Foals Exported to Other Countries
FADJUR descendants have held World Records and National Championships in numerous divisions and disciplines in the United States and Many Other Countries
FADJUR sons hold HALL OF FAME awards in Endurance, and Stock Horse disciplines, as well as producing RECORD TITLED offspring
FADJUR won his first National Title in 1959. He or his descendants have held National Titles every year since!
FADJUR won United States National Halter Stallion Top Ten Champion Awards, five times, SPANNING TEN YEARS!!
FADJUR was Reserve National Champion Halter Stallion twice, EIGHT YEARS APART, 1960 and 1968!! For his last Reserve National Championship, HE WAS 16 YEARS OF AGE! He competed against 60 other Champions in this class, from 5 different countries. FADJUR was National Champion on TWO of the three judges cards and dropped to Reserve by one vote
FADJUR tied for National Champion Halter Stallion a third time. He shared National Champion Position on the judges’ cards with his own son Ibn Fadjur, who would become Reserve National Champion Halter Stallion, and FADJUR, Top Ten. His daughter Jurneeka also won two National Performance Titles that year!
FADJUR won a Canadian National Halter Stallion Top Ten Champion Award, his only time shown there, AT AGE 17, and received a standing ovation.
FADJUR was FOUR times Pacific Coast Champion Stallion -- the first at four, the last at nine years of age.
FADJUR was Regional Champion Stallion twice, at fourteen and fifteen years of age!
FADJUR was Great Plains Champion Stallion, at Eighteen years of age!
13 FADJUR sons have sired National winners -- 8 of them have sired 2 or more National winners!
22 FADJUR sons are known to have sired champions (many more are undocumented)
26 FADJUR sons have sired 40 or more foals.
The TWO Arabians who have won the highest number of National Championships both descend from the Fabulous FADJUR: Bar-Fly (FADJUR grandson) in working western classes and Good Thunder (FADJUR great-grandson) in English and Harness classes!
1968 Reserve U.S. National Champion Stallion at age 16, the fabulous Fadjur! (with Kathleen Tone Hammer)
Fadjurs Victori by Fadjur
Photo by Patrick Berkery