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RB Cavalier

RB Cavalier

1991 black stallion

In loving memory: 3/16/1991-3/17/2021, the horse that started it all.

When I was 13 years old, I dreamed of owning an Arabian stallion. I had suffered a spinal injury that made me seek a “safer” path with horses than jumping and settled on this wild idea. I asked my mother to agree to feed my stallion if I could buy him on my own, I found a friend (thank you Deanna Angell) to help me travel and select him, and I secured funding from a 3rd party via a crudely formed business plan. Retrospectively, I appreciate my mother’s initial, absolute shock when I showed up with RB Cavalier at the farm. That was 19 years ago.
I didn’t imagine then, despite my absolute ardor for him, the impact he would have on not only my life, but countless others too. He was kind beyond measure, endlessly forgiving, empathetic, and strong. He set the trajectory of my life.
He met every ask with without reservation and those asks were numerous:
When I dreamed of showing on the Arabian circuit, he carried me to my first championship, my first regional win, and my first national performance tile.
When I struggled to navigate the complexities of my teen years, he introduced me to friends at horse shows, became my shoulder to cry on, and helped me find confidence. I was even leading him at a horse show when I met Ryan Moore.
When I asked him to introduce others to the magic of horses, he carried over 100 first time riders of all ages.
When I wanted to become a breeder, he gave me my first foal.
When I wanted to ride without the encumbrance of a saddle, or bridle, or halter he carried me at liberty without hesitation.
When his days in western pleasure needed to come to an end, he shifted gears to dressage, sport horse, and trail because I wanted to try new things together and he won in all those divisions.
When I went to college and needed to earn money, he paid for his own care.
When I dreamed of riding down the aisle, he carried me on my wedding day.
When I asked him, he modeled for dozens of photoshoots no matter how unusual the props were.
When I was very ill and struggled physically to get to the barn, he supported me so I could give him one last hug before I went to the hospital.
When I asked him to look out for my nieces and nephews, he took care of them and donned glitter and braids and paint and sparkly rubber bands.
When I asked him to teach two of my nieces and one of my nephews how to ride, he carried them all in lessons.
When I started my first job, he met me at home at the end of every day at our first house.
When I asked him to ride on the trails with me, he galloped freely.
When I asked him to be a companion to our weanlings, he let them climb all over him and helped us halter break them.
When his body was tired, I asked him for a quiet place to lay and he obliged so I could lay on his back while he grazed in his pasture.
And last night, when his body could give no more, I asked him to let go. And he did.
For the last 10 years or so of his life we rarely used a halter. He followed us willingly, no matter where we went or what we asked. He was always a bit playful, but never unkind. In all those years, in hundreds of rides together, he never let me fall.
I know this hard day would eventually come. It’s all part of the happiness and heartache that we experience when we love fully. He is the reason that horses are in my life and the lives of many others today via their personal experiences with him or his descendants. I wouldn’t have wanted to go on this journey with any other soul.
Rest in peace sweet Cav.

SCID/CA Clear, E/e (heterozygous black)

 

RB Cavalier++ is a stunning stallion whose highly vascular skin, large nostrils, and luminous eyes echo his royal desert heritage. He descends entirely from Bedouin stock and traces to the horses of King Solomon and Muhammad.

 

RB Cavalier++ is a legion of honor recipient, legion of merit recipient, Desert of The Wind Top 10, multi US National Top 10, 2x Regional Champion, 2x Reserve Regional Champion, 2x Regional Top 5, and 11x Class “A” champion with wins in: dressage, sport horse show hack, sport horse under saddle, sport horse in hand, liberty, western pleasure and halter. RB Cavalier++ is also the sire of regional and national winners who have accomplishments in dressage, sport horse in hand, halter, endurance, and western pleasure. RB Cavalier’s foals have also proven to be formidable breeding horses and can be found in breeding programs in multiple countries. One of his grandsons performed in the Arabian Nights Dinner theater in Orlando, Florida.

 

RB Cavalier++ is Al Khamsa/Asil, Blue List Eligible, and American Foundation Bred (88.5%). His pedigree is intensely linebred through *Fadl and features multiple crosses to the great trotting mare, *Turfa.  He is one of the most look-a-like sons of his sire, Arabi Fadh Onyx, a stunning black halter champion and one of the very few still producing. RB Cavalier++ is a rare reflection of desert ancestry that exhibits the endearing temperament of the classic Arabian horse: kind, willing, and forgiving. We are honored to offer this stallion and his wonderful progeny to the world.

 

Show Ring Accomplishments:

  • US National Top 10 English Trail Open (at age 23)
  • 2x US National Top 10 English Trail AAOTR (at age 23 and 25)
  • US National Top 10 Western Trail Select AATR (at age 25)
  • 11x Champion Western Pleasure Class “A”, wins in Training/First Level Dressage and Liberty
  • 2 x Region 8 Champion SHIH
  • 2 x Region 8 Reserve Champion SHIH
  • Region 8 Top 5 Sport Horse under Saddle
  • Region 9 Top 5 SHIH
  • Region 9 Top 5 Western Trail
  • Drinkers of the Wind Top 10

Notable Descendants:

  • Casanova MLM: Reserve Regional Champion SHUS junior horse, 2x Regional Top 5 SHIH, competed in dressage and western dressage.
  • Cavaleiro: US National Top 10 Trail Jr. Horse (at 3 years of age) 2018, US National Top 10 Trail Jr. Horse 2019 & 2020 (3rd in 2020), US National Top 10 Futurity Trail Horse 2019 & 2020, US National Top 10 AAOTR Trail, US National Top 10 Select Trail, US National Top 10 Ranch Riding Jr. Horse, Region 9 Top 5 AAOTR Trail, Region 9 Top 5 AATR Trail, Region 9 Top 5 Jr. Horse Trail, Class “A” winner in Sport Horse in Hand stallions
  • Catalyst MLM: competing at the National level in all breed Team Penning; winner in hunter and western pleasure
  • Caress MLM: Exported to France; slated to become a jumper and foundation broodmare
  • Candescent MLM: Champion SHIH stallion, winner in western pleasure, shown in dressage and sport horse under saddle; now a participant in the       Wounded Warriors project and a trail blazer for his owners
  • Cavalier Ritz MHF: (Half Arabian) Reserve Regional Champion SHIH and Sporthorse National Top 10 SHIH now owned by a Finnish Olympic             rider; schooling 4th level dressage. Passed away in 2018.
  • Chances R GMF (out of an RB Cavalier++ daughter): previous Star of the Arabian Nights Dinner Theater Show
  • Lady Mmarmalade: exported to Mexico as a foundation broodmare
  • KDF Chance FX: Best Condition and multiple Top 10 finisher in LD endurance rides
  • Sakara MLM (by an RB Cavalier++ son): Region 9 Top 5 SHIH

Pedigree

RB CAVALIER++ ARABI FADH ONYX FABO FABAH FADL
BINT BINT SABBAH
MISIMMA FA-SERR
FAY KHEDENA
SG ADHANNA ADHEM ALAA EL DIN
ZABIA
SHAR ANNA NEGEM
HABBANA
BA CERULEAN EBONY AZA FAABO FABO FABAH
MISIMMA
FADBA MARLA CHAR MIST
FADBA
AMALI JHENNA MI SERR FABAH
SERR ABBA
JIDHR SULKA
BINT BINT MUHAIRA

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