Princess Diamond 71660

This beautiful chestnut Arabian mare was born on the same farm as Magic, and in the same year: Diamond R Arabians in Allen, Texas, in 1971. I actually met her first ... a few minutes before I met Magic ... and it was "love at first sight!" She was a very sweet filly, who came to the fence and "kissed" me. I was in love! She was the sweetest copper-colored little lady, with a white star and narrow blaze on her beautiful, typey face; and her big, dark eyes just melted my heart.

Alas for me, Princess Diamond sold as a yearling for about $10,000 ... much more than my family could afford! I next saw her when she was a three-year-old, at the Dallas June All-Arabian Horse Show, where she was shown in English Pleasure by her trainer, Bruce Crockett. I don't remember how she placed in that class, but I remember going back to the barns and finding her stall, and talking to her. She was still as sweet and beautiful as ever, and I noticed the name of her owner, Barbara Hurst. Boy, was I jealous of Miss Hurst!

The years went by, and I lost track of Princess Diamond, until one day in 1984, when my friend Becky Puckett & I were visiting Joanne & Bruce Crockett at Crockett Training Center in Van Alstyne, TX, and Joanne showed us some snapshots she had received from a lady in Indiana who had a mare for sale. The snapshots were not very flattering, but the mare's pedigree was highly attractive to me: Dominique CS was a 1980 dark bay mare, sired by the Crocketts' wonderful stallion, Diamond TSioux, who was also bred by DIAMOND R ARABIANS, being by their young Top Ten Western horse, Serajer (Seraj+ x Bint Fersara, grandmother of my beloved Magic!) and out of their wonderful U.S. Res. Ch. Trail horse, TSatellite (TSatyr x Seldaf). Most exciting, to me, Dominique was the daughter of my long-beloved Princess Diamond (multi-Natl. Ch. Ferouk x Seahorse Princess Dorsaz, by Count Dorsaz x Al-Marah Ajajira, by AM El Hezzez).

I immediately said I wanted to buy Dominique, not because of anything I saw in the photos, but because I knew and loved both of her parents. Sadly for me, my friend Becky convinced me that she should be the one to buy Dominique, and promised to let me ride her, and maybe lease her to produce a foal. Economic considerations won, and Becky became the proud owner of "my" Dominique. In the process, I learned the name and contact information of the then-current owner of Princess Diamond: Charlotte Schoff. I contacted Mrs. Schoff, and expressed my love of her mare, Princess, and that I would always be willing to give her a home. Mrs. Schoff said she really didn't want to sell Princess, and if she ever did, the price would be "at least $10,000" because she had paid more than that for her. I replied that $10,000 was out of my price range, but if she ever needed a "retirement home" for Princess, please let me know.

Imagine my surprise and elation when, two years later, Mrs. Schoff offered to sell me Princess Diamond, at a very reasonable price! Becky and I (and Becky's 4-year-old daughter) made the round-trip from Odessa, Texas, to LaPorte, Indiana, in February, to bring Princess home.

Princess & I took lessons, went on trail rides and showed a bit in 1987; and I bred her to Rocky Ridge Ali, a handsome Egyptian-bred stallion (Ruminaja Ali x Rocky Ridge Ajiba) that Becky & I & some other friends had leased from Coleman Cowan of Double C Arabians, Lubbock, TX. In 1988 Princess produced a gorgeous chestnut colt named Angelfire Khalid ("Kid"), who became the beloved "first Arabian" of a teenage girl in Arkansas.

Princess, who had been trained to perfection by Bruce Crockett, challenged me to have lighter hands, and made me a better huntseat and dressage rider; then she dropped her head, slowed to a jog, and taught a little boy to ride Western. My "snort & blow English mare" carried that 10-year-old beginner rider to win blue ribbons in several walk-jog classes, in 1989.

Princess remained with me from February, 1987, until her death in March of 2004, at the age of 33. She was always beautiful, kind, elegant, and loving ... and she was Magic's adored pasture mate and "best horse friend." I will always love her, and hope to see her again in God's Kingdom.

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Angela Jenkins

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