By: Ibn Rabdan x Mahroussa

AHR Reg. # 896

EAO Reg. # 196

DOB - June 17, 1930

Color - Grey

Height -

Sex - Stallion

Breeder - Prince Mohamed Ali

Additional Information: Imported to the US from Egypt in 1932.

All the sire lines in the Babson breeding program go back to *Fadl who epitomized Mr. Babson's standard. *Fadl was typey, high quality, very smart, excellent disposition, athletic.

After a multi-country search for Arabians that took him to England, France, Spain and Egypt, Henry Babson of Chicago imported seven horses from two different Egyptian studs. Of these, six had progeny and are found in current Egyptian breeding. Their enormous significance is beyond the scope of this article, but a book has been written about them entitled The Royal Arabians of Egypt and the Stud of Henry Babson (available from The Pyramid Society). For the record, the mares of the importation were *Bint Serra I, *Bint Bint Sabbah, *Maaroufa, *Bint Saada and *Bint Bint Durra. The latter two are rarer in pedigrees now. The only stallion of the importation was *Fadl, *Maaroufa's full brother.

DECEASED 12 Sep 1963

The Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian
Sheykh Obeyd Foundation
Al Khamsa, Inc.

Photo courtesy of Arabian Stud Book Volume IV, 1937

*Fadl as an aged stallion

"...exceptional carriage horses..."
The Babson stallions Fadl (Ibn Rabdan x Mahroussa)
and Fay El Dine (Fadl x Bint Serra)