Ain't nuthin like ridin' a fine horse in a new country - Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

HH Khari-Me-Home goes Home!

 Khari will soon be on her way - to the land of her ancestors;
 Saudi Arabia!  
When I first read King of the Wind - I was fascinated by the Arabian horse.  In my early teens, on a sunny Sunday; I asked my Dad to take me to visit the Lazy VV Ranch in Golden, CO - to actually see & maybe touch... my first Arabian horse!  Up to that time, my only contact with the breed was watching a costume horse in the yearly Pow Wow Parade.   Bask wasn't imported until the same year, 1963 - so Arabians in the US were still somewhat of a rarity.

Dad drove then & still owns his 1954 Cadillac.  We hadn't called first, just pulled in & were met with handshakes & smiles all around.  Dad explained this his eldest daughter was completely horse crazy, but that he was humoring me by the visit.  We were invited to the mare pasture & with a whistle, the entire band of mares started moving in our direction.  I picked out a charcoal gray!  I was told that she had a blemish on one leg & therefore could be sold at the very low price of $60,000.  I was thrilled!  She was For Sale!!!  Dad was aghast!   We had a tour of the farm that I will never forget.  Whether the stallion I saw was Rifage - I don't know, but I do know that whoever it was - he was the most beautiful animal I'd ever seen...
Once Dad had me back in the car, he said;  "Honey...  you could buy a Caddy for the price of that horse!"  :-)  Almost thirty-years later when Butch bought me my first Arabian mare - my awe of the breed had not diminished...
Khari on Dean's farm~
Now...  Khari will travel to a new land, to race across the sand of the Arabian Deserts.  It hasn't been easy - but what an opportunity & thrill to think of her going!  She sold herself, her record speaks for itself & the pre-purchase exam by James Bryant, DVM of Pilchuck Veterinary in Snohomish, WA - could not have been better.  (Dr. Bryant accompanied "Team USA" to the 2008 World Endurance Championship in Malaysia.)   Khari's upcoming trip has been the talk of the staff at Pilchuck & a few select friends :-)

http://www.ez2spotranch.com/ will be the agent responsible for her transport.  They have an interesting presentation complete with photos of the entire process.  My hope is that she will thrive in her new home; making not only her new owner -- but all of us who know & love her -  PROUD!
Khari in SA~


  1. WOW! That's pretty amazing news!

  2. Wow! Congrats on Khari's new adventure.

  3. Connie,
    You did a great job bringing Khari along slowly and correctly!Your right she did sell herself in what a couple hours after you posted her online.
    I'm thrilled to know you got what the mare was really WORTH!! To get OVER your asking price is impressive, my hat is off to your friend!!

  4. Wow! Congratulations to you and Khari, I bet its not every day that they import Arabians from the US back to Saudi Arabia.

  5. Congratulations, Connie & Butch! How exciting for you both and Khari. Hopefully her new owners will keep you updated on how she does.

    Where did you advertise her to get such far away interest?

    1. Appreciate that! endurance.net - the main resource for endurance riders world-wide.

  6. hey, i had to check out your shipping agent's site and i gasped when i recognized the very stalls my horse used in luxemburg! wow, they sure offer a good deal on shipping to europe. i paid way more than that and had to deal with a total jerk who only gave me one hour to visit my horse in quarantine. and not only did she not offer a free new halter, she stole my arabian halter for one of her horses.

  7. Sorry to see her go. She took such great pics. Of course, the photographer had a lot to do with that.
    Aunt Do

  8. Bye Bye Khari! Have fun in you new home! She is in amazing shape from all your ridin' and endurance mom! Good job!

  9. I can see why you love the arabian's breed, they are beautiful!! I hope Khari enjoys her new home!!


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