True Colours

(Thee Desperado x Daheda
by Dalul)


Date of birth: 07/02/1997
Colour: Chestnut
Breeder: Sunshine Arabians
Owner: Fontanella Magic Arabians/Italy

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Photo: Stuart Vesty

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True Colours is one of the youngest straight Egyptian stallions to accomplish a show resume of international award winning credentials, by the time he was five years of age. Region 18 Champion Stallion, Egyptian Event, USA titles include - World Champion Stallions of 1997, Res. Senior Champion Stallion, Res. Supreme Stallion, World Championships, Salon du Cheval, Top Five Elite Senior Stallion, World Champion "Most Beautiful Head", and most recently, 2003 Scottsdale Res. Stallions of 1996 & 1997! True Colours is a natural show horse and loves an audience! He has a superlative beautiful face, type personified, very correct in conformation and is extraordinarily charismatic, complemented by his extreme natural high tail carriage and phenomenal motion.
With only three foals crops he has proven to be a very prepotent predictable sire. He has produced foals from various bloodlines and you can tell they are True Colours offspring. Pretty faces, lovely high set, long arching necks, great tail carriage and presence. His sons and daughters have been exported to the United States, Middle East and the United Kingdom and are excelling in the show arena and winning Junior Championships.


True Colours boasts a pedigree that will take the guesswork out of breeding. His sire Thee Desperado (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr by The Egyptian Prince) certainly needs no introduction. He stands unchallenged as the most successful straight Egyptian sire of champions in the USA. An accomplished show horse in his own right (U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion, Scottsdale Senior Champion Stallion), Thee Desperado's name has become synonymous with the word "type". Through The Minstril, Ruminaja Ali, Shaikh Al Badi, and Morafic he traces to Nazeer - a sire line whose success is unparalleled in modern Egyptian breeding. True Colours' dam Daheda is a daughter of former U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt, Dalul (Morafic x Dawlat), who for many years stood as head sire of the Stonebridge Farm in Canada. Dalul was famous for his perfect body, his presence and the suspended trot that the judges are looking for - and he passed these desirable traits on to his grandson True Colours. Daheda's dam Nahed (Moneef x Noosa) stems from the famous breeding program of the Marbach State Stud in Germany and traces in tail female line to the foundation mare Nadja (Nazeer x Nefisa), who in turn is a full-sister to the famous Gleannloch import Bint Nefisaa (the dam of El Hilal). It's sufficient to say that True Colours' pedigree combines the best of Europe, Canada and the US.

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True Colours is a one of a kind horse that exudes a certain something that we all think an Arabian should have that goes beyond mere type or conformation. He is a stallion that is a pleasure to have on the farm, he generates excitement and makes you feel happy! When he is away you really miss him. He is a very confident, personable individual and extremely in tune with your emotions. It is not unusual for him to leave his food to visit, be stroked and listen to a quiet conversation. When he has an audience he puts on a show second to none, snort and blow, showing off his powerful motion. He never disappoints you. To appreciate True Colours you have to see him in person, and after all, he is only a day away!


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