SF Leo

 

S.F. Leo was purchased by the Durdin family for their daughter Granger to ride and show. He was 8 years old when he came to his new home in Florida. When he was first purchased he was one of those horses who loved his job! However, he did not want to have anything to do with people or his new little girl unless he was working. This was hard for Granger to understand because she had been raised around horses like Mystics Magic and Khem-Aura, who were both extremely affectionate.

 

Eventually the family decided to sell him because Granger had been given another horse to ride and show. Well, the fates decided this separation of the new team was not meant to be! A few years later Leo returned to the Durdin family after their move to Texas. Leo survived a major injury to his hind leg in a trailering accident and came all the way back to show soundness. The following year in 1995, Leo and Granger won a $10,000 college scholarship the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Later they went to the Region 9 Arabian horse show where he was High Point Arabian Gelding with a championship win, two reserve championships and two Top Five wins. Leo was shown in Country English Pleasure, Show Hack and Arabian Native Costume. That same year, Leo and Granger went to the U.S Nationals where they won three U.S. National Top Ten awards -- one in each division.Throughout Leo’s show career in Texas, Granger did her own training.

 

In the fall of 1995 Granger went to college in Virginia. After she left, Leo became depressed and wouldn't eat. Mrs. Durdin had to transport Leo to Virginia to reunite him with his team mate. Over the years of owning horses, there have been few that bond with their people like Leo finally did. To go from the horse who didn't like people, to being the horse that wouldn't eat without his person is quite a turnaround. Leo was 19 years old when he left this world on an Easter Sunday. He taught Granger numerous life lessons that will never be forgotten.

 

 SFLeo

Detailed Information on SF Leo:

Sire:

Comar So-Far

Dam:

Lo Raf Cleo

Foaled Date:

2/20/1979

Gender:

Gelding

Breed:

Arabian

Color:

Grey

Height:

15'2"

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Raje Ala-Aura

 

Ala-aura passed away June 21,2006. During her show career she was Top Ten and U.S. Reserve National Champion Mare at Halter. Ala-aura left behind a legacy of beautiful foals: Kat Ballou MM, Joe Spotless MM, and Glamour Girl Spotted MM. Glamour is still with us at MMS, making a wonderful mount both in the show ring and out! Ala-aura passed on her beautiful features and sweet personality to her offspring. She was an incredible mare to work with and a privilege to own. Ala-aura, we miss you friend!

 

 

Detailed Information on Raje Ala-Aura:

 

Sire:

Aladdinn

Dam:

Khem-Aura

Foaled Date:

7/3/1987

Gender:

Mare

Breed:

Arabian

Color:

Bay

Height:

15'1"

KMA Chanraff

 

Harry’s show career included English Pleasure, Arabian Show Hack AAOTR, and Native Costume AAOTR all in which he garnered many awards. He was a fine and steady mount we wish we could have back, but Harry is now running free in greener pastures with the other MMS legends!

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Detailed Information on KMA Chanraff:

Sire:

Ace Raff-Gare

Dam:

Chanjo

Foaled Date:

5/8/1988

Gender:

Gelding

Breed:

Arabian

Color:

Bay

Height:

14'3"

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Mystics Magic +//

 

Mystics Magic was retired in 2007 at the age of 25. She had a stellar show career, left behind two beautiful foals, Raje Tsorcerer and Magicsdestini MM, and many memories. Magic’s patience taught countless children to ride and gave them a safe introduction to the world of riding and horse handling. A sweet and loving horse, she was the perfect embodiment of what an Arabian should be—“a people horse”, always looking out for her rider. Magic is missed most keenly by the Durdin family, and will always be remembered for the many lives she touched.

 


Magic earned 385 achievement points in her life time. She earned the Legion of Excellence award, which is why she has been given the +// after her name. 

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Detailed Information on Mystics Magic +//:

 

Sire:

Aladdinn

Dam:

Imogene

Foaled Date:

3/1/1982

Gender:

Mare

Breed:

Arabian

Color:

Bay

Height:

15'0"

Khem-Aura

 

Khem-Aura was the queen of the barn! Her desire to be seen and to capture your complete attention was unreal, she had incredible charisma. The contrast of her dark color and four white socks gave her a beautiful and striking appearance. This mare was poetry in motion, with gorgeous, fluid, and graceful movements. She was purchase at the Lasma Yearling Sale and brought home to the farm in Florida where she was conditioned and shown in halter.

 

After managing to spill a glass of red wine on Mrs. Durdin’s white linen suit, it became a family joke that she enjoyed a good glass of red wine, being that she was foaled in California. Apparently the wine wasn’t up to her standards!

Her show career included:

  • Region IX Top Five and Reserve Champion wins in Hunter Pleasure
  • Scores in the 70’s in Dressage
  • In the Top five at Star World in Mare halter
  • In the Top Five at Scottsdale in Mare halter


Khem-aura won many other championships and was fantastic to ride outside the show ring as well. Khem-Aura foaled Raje Ala-Aura and Tsorcerers Aura, “RT”, who still lives with us at Magic Moments, and is a wonderful lesson and show horse. We are blessed to have a lot of wonderful horses currently in the barn, but none of them will ever take her place!

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Detailed Information on Khem-Aura:

 

Sire:

Khemosabi

Dam:

EM Celebe

Foaled Date:

3/1/1982

Gender:

Mare

Breed:

Arabian

Color:

Bay

Height:

14'1"

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