GM Marwan Al Shakira is a bay and charismatic filly. She arrived to Sweden in the beginning of 2008 to join our collection of mares.
A daughter of the fantastic Marwan Al Shaqab, the most successful sire today with an equal impressive show-career with two World Junior Championships and two times US National Junior Champion Stallion. Marwan is by Gazal Al Shaqab, also a World Champion. Gazal is by the Straight Egyptian Anaza El Farid and out of US National Champion Mare Kajora, who’s dam Edjora (Excelsior-Edessa) was born at Wilkesbacka Gård in Falun, Sweden.
Marwan´s dam Little Liza Fame was Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly, U.S. Reserve National Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse and Qatar Reserve National Champion Mare. Little Liza Fame is a daughter of the US National Champion Stallion Fame VF and out of the Aza Destiny-daughter Katahza.
Marwan Al Shaqab´s offspring has been leading in the show-ring during the past years: Marajj was 2005 Scottsdale Junior Champion and 2007 World Junior Champion; Aria Impressario was named 2007 Scottsdale Supreme Champion, Scottsdale Junior Champion and US National Junior Champion. Marwan is also the sire of QR Marc, US National Reserve Junior Champion and International Junior Champion Al Khaledia Festival 2007, who was sold at the end of 2007 to Mr. Paul Gheysens in Belgium for a record sum.
GM Marwan Al Shakira´s dam Octavia of Rohan is by AA Manhattan (Wind Fortune-Gai Sweet). Wind Fortune was famous for his amazing, long neck and his expression. He is sire of the great multi-champion Open Jumper Russian Roulett. Wind Fortune is by the Bask-son Fire Wind and his dam Macs Fancy is by The Real McCoy-son Mr Mac.
AA Manhattan´s dam Gai Sweet is line-bred to Ferzon through his sire Gai Parada +++ (Ferzon-Azleta) and his dam Gali Anna (Ferzon-Gali-Croix). Gai Parada +++ is the sire of 20 National winners like Gai Argosy ++ 1984 US National Champion English Pleasure, 1986 and 1995 Canadian National Champion English Pleasure, 1985 US Reserve National Champion Informal Combination; Gai Monarch US National Champion Futurity Colt and Gai Seance US National Reserve Champion Stallion. Gai Parada +++ himself was the 1974 US National Pleasure Driving Champion, 1977 US National Champion Stallion and 1975 Canadian National Top Ten Stallion
Octavia of Rohans dam Rhondanecian is by the beautiful Naborr-son The Phoenician. Rhondanecian´s dam in her turn was Hi Win Ronda, a daughter of Galizon. Galizon was by Azraff (Raffles-Azja IV) and Gay-Rose (Ferzon-Gali-Rose). Hi Win Ronda´s dam Ronaboo is of Crabbet-lines with several lines to Skowronek and his dame-line traces down to desertbred Basilisk.
GM Marwan Al Shakira represents many of the bloodlines that created the American Arabian horse of today with valued lines from Crabbet, Polen and Egypt. We anxiously await her future as a show and broodmare at Naples Arabians.