By Molly Stanley
Sometimes luck plays a strong part in our future decisions. Dave and Molly Stanley acquired KADOFA at an auction of the Yeguada Miilitar with several other mares of importance (BETONICA, CANTINERA II, SAETA) and so were just lucky to also get KADOFA in the group. KADOFA (ZANCUDO X OCALINA) was a chestnut mare foaled at the Yeguada Militar in 1969. At the time, they were very happy to have KADOFA, as they admired the ZANCUDO daughters as producers, and KADOFA was out of the famous OCALINA, the mare that stills holds the record for production at the Yeguada Militar.
Dave and Molly have said that they have been privileged to
own some truly great mares, but this one mare is the backbone of their Spanish
Sport Horse breeding program. Their opinion is based entirely on the continued
excellence of five successive generations from KADOFA at their own farm. KADOFA was never able to be imported to the
During the course of time KADOFA was bred to several YM
stallions. Dave and Molly were members
of the Association Espanoles Criadores Caballos Arabes (AECCA). They were
awarded the honor of becoming ‘Recognized Breeders in
There were also several stallions in their ownership, awaiting importation to the USA, including GEBEL TARIK, *DIAMANTE, *ESPERANTO, *BRASIL.
Four daughters of KADOFA, each by a different Spanish
Arabian sire, were
Supreme Champion CZANTIAGO is out of PASCION S, a KADOFA granddaughter. So the beat goes on.
KADOFA has to be on top of the list for the Stanley Ranch ‘Dam of Distinction’ award.
© 2012 by the Spanish Arabian Horse Society.
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