A love and commitment for Arabians began for Rhonda Davis when she purchased
Pashahnata (Beythoven MC x SFR Shai Princess) at seven months old in 1995. “Pashahnata
was incredibly beautiful with an exotic face and was constantly being complimented
for her extreme type,” remembers Rhonda. Although Pashahnata won three
halter classes, Rhonda really wanted a riding horse so it was decided to put
her into Western Pleasure training as a three year old to see if she had any
talent. “She went on to win the Region III Championship in Western Pleasure
with only three months of training. Next, she was off to Nationals,” adds
with Greg Harris
“What a talented and willing horse Pashahnata is! She won the Western Pleasure
Futurity with four first and one second on the judge's cards. Since winning the
1998 US National Championship, Pashahnata has been a broodmare with an occasional
two-day to two-week tune up to go back in the arena to compete for fun. It is
amazing that Pashahnata can go into a Regional class and still win with so little
tune up time,” explains Rhonda.
(Bey Shah x MA Mars Magic)
Pashahnata has had five foals to date that are winning at the National
level. They include Midnight Pashahn and Magnetic Pashahn and both are
U S Top 10 National mares.
The second mare to be purchased by River Valley Arabians was Tuscany Bey
(Bey Shah x MA Mars Magic) and she won Scottsdale Top 10 Mare. Being a treasured
show mare, she was sought after by Bobby Boggs of Midwest Station I and was
sold to his clients.
“Tuscany Bey is owned by Dick Freeland of Freeland Farms and has proven
she is one of his most valuable champion producing brood mares. She is a
beautiful mare who has and will continue to produce outstanding foals. River
Valley Arabians is thrilled that Richard and Deanna Freeland acquired Tuscany
Bey to stand beside their beautiful mares at their distinguished Freeland
Farms,” says Rhonda.
Tuscany Bey has produced many champions:
* Alero (Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey) is a Regional
Champion in Western Pleasure and many
times Reserve Champion. He is a contender for 2008 US Nationals with Gordon
* ALIBI FF (Justify x Tuscany Bey) won the title of
Champion AHBA Futurity Yearling Colts/Geldings, ATH. Sired by Justify, bred
and owned by Freeland Farm.
* Justis FF (Justify x Tuscany Bey) 3 rd Place Yearling
Colt owned by Freeland Farms at Arabians Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas.
* FF Tuscarro Bey (Baske Afire x Tuscany Bey) Top 10
in Arabian Futurity Gelding In Hand US Nationals 07, Top 10 Canada in Arabian
Futurity Gelding In Hand 07.
River Valley Arabians is also proud to have been a part of Amelia
B’s (Magnum Psyche X Amety B) life. “Amelia B was sent to Greg
Knowles of Arabian Expressions as a six-month-old filly and I fell in love
with her. She was a breathtaking young filly and looked very promising
as a contender for Nationals,” remembers Rhonda. Amelia B with the
trademark elegant Magnum Psyche head and hinged neck was third on the judge’s
cards at the 2002 Scottsdale Show in February in the Junior Yearling division.
“Later that year the magnificent and elegant Amelia B rose to the occasion
to become 2002 U.S. National Champion Yearling Filly. Greg Knowles of Arabian
Expressions did a superb job preparing Amelia B for her U S Nationals debut for
River Valley Arabians and we will be forever grateful to him," adds Rhonda.
“Amelia B came home from U S Nationals and captivated Beverly Halquist’s
heart. She was sold to Beverly and I suspect Amelia B will be her “daughter” forever,” predicts
Amelia B has won numerous top honors which include:
*2008 Arabian Breeder’s
World Cup Reserve Champion Mare, Las Vegas
*2004 US National Top
10 Futurity Filly
*2004 Canadian Reserve
Champion Futurity Filly
*2003 Canadian Reserve
Champion Two Year Old Filly
*2003 Scottsdale Arabian
Mares Top 3
*2002 US National Champion
*2002 Scottsdale Junior
Yearling (Top 3)
Amelia B - 2002 US National Champion Yearling Filly
“In 2002, Midnight Pashahn (Magnum Psyche x Pashahnata) was also competing
for the title of National Champion along with Amelia B. Midnight Pashahn
was just incredible; an elegant black filly with super refinement, a lovely
dished head and a long elegant neck. Her body was smooth and she has great
conformation. She was third on the judge’s cards,” explains
She has gone on to win many successful titles including:
*2005 Scottsdale TOP
10 Breeding Mares Class with Gil Valdez
*2005 Scottsdale Top 10 Mare AOTH (Reserve
*2004 US Nationals TOP 10 Mare AOTH
*2004 Unanimous Buckeye Champion Mare
*2002 Region 16 Champion Yearling Filly
*2002 US National Top 10 Yearling Filly (3rd
on the cards)
“Looking back, I am amazed at the accomplishments for River Valley Arabians
to have had two fillies, Midnight Pashahn and Amelia B in the same US Nationals
class and to have one honored as National Champion and the other place 3rd. Those
are truly great memories,” adds Rhonda!
“I support and believe in the past fillies I once owned and am
so proud of their tremendous accomplishments. They have become known as
some of our industry’s top world-class show mares and now are proving
themselves with their own offspring,” explains Rhonda.
Amelia B’s offspring have done exceptionally well in the show ring. “We
are so proud of Eccentric Valentino and thrilled for Beverly Halquist of
Lazy B Ranch who bred this outstanding colt! This phenomenal colt won the
Signature Stallion Class at 2008 Scottsdale show and Region 13 Championship!
I predict Eccentric Valentino will be US National Champion Colt 2008 and
we will be there to support him,” adds Rhonda!
“Midnight Pashahn is also known as a top-producing embryo mare
for owners Veronica and Greg Cowdrey. These foals are competing internationally
and winning! As the breeders of Midnight Pashahn, we are elated by her
and her offspring’s huge success,” says Rhonda.
Another phenomenal mare sold by River Valley Arabians to Janie Morse
of Oak Ridge Arabians is the universally loved I M Ali (MAF Bey Ali x Imarri)
who mournfully passed away 2008. She was indeed an exotically beautiful
show mare. I M Ali was the 2004 and 2006 Scottsdale Reserve Champion mare
as well as Reserve Champion at the 1st annual Arabian Breeders World Cup.
I M Ali
To I M Ali’s legacy she was the grand dam of Scottsdale Show Reserve
Junior Champion Filly, Valentino's Dream (DA Valentino x Magnums Dream).
The incredible and well-bodied Valentino's Dream was honored as 2008 Scottsdale
Reserve Junior Champion Filly. “We are thrilled for the owners Glenn
and Kathy Garrett of Cedarbrook Arabians and Ted Carson, trainer at Butler
Farms for Valentino’s Dream prestigious win,” says Rhonda.
“AW Must Belove was acquired in 2001 and we are equally thrilled to
have this mare in our program. AW Must Belove is a three-quarter sister to
the outstanding Reserve National Champion Fortune and Gold. She is both athletic
and pretty and is an excellent broodmare since she is so upright and has
an extreme hook in her neck that takes generations to achieve,” explains
AW Must Belove
AW Must Belove won 2002 Scottsdale Yearling Filly (Top 3) and later that
year won the Ohio Buckeye Junior Championship as a yearling with Jeff Schall
of Shada Inc.
River Valley Arabians bred AW Must Belove to the impressive Arabian stallion,
DA Valentino for a 2008 foal. “The cross of AW Must Belove and DA
Valentino has proven to be very impressive,” admits Rhonda.
River Valley Arabians is also proud of Goddess of Marwan (Marwan x Amety
B), a stunning filly owned and sold to Jim and Sally Bedeker of Gemini
Acres. Goddess of Marwan won the title Unanimous National Champion Yearling
Filly in 2006 and is without question a world-class mare!
Her goals? Those haven’t changed over the years;
they are based on the first lesson she learned when she fell in love with
the Arabian horse through the books of Walter Farley. “I want to
continue breeding Arabian horses that look like the ideal Arabian horse,” she
have them performing at the top level of quality horses in our breed.”
"My philosophy on breeding Arabian horses," says
Rhonda Davis, "is
that I must have a performance horse that is beautiful, and I must have
a beautiful halter horse that is equally talented under saddle. My program
moved past the idea of one without the other years ago. I have been fortunate
to sell incredible individuals who are known the world over for their beauty.
All my mares of four years of age and older have been under saddle and
have been capable in some field, whether it is western, hunter or pleasure
riding. Each mare has to offer something under tack and be beautiful, because
they are Arabian horses."
"There is a design of the image of the ideal standard
of the Arabian horse, along with the standard description. It is exactly
what I want—a
beautiful head; a wedge-shaped, small muzzle; large nostrils; large eyes;
small, delicate ears that are high-set with tips turning inside; a long
fine neck, set high on sloping shoulders; a short and strong back; a long
level croup; a high-set tail' and long and well-conformed legs that can
be inserted in a square from the top of the withers. Also desirable are
good movement, high tail carriage, charisma and good temperament. These
characteristics make, in my opinion, the perfect horse, the ideal Arabian,
the final product—these
are the objectives of my breeding program," concludes Rhonda.