Zajaddi Egyptian Arabians is located in scenic, central Arkansas in the picturesque foothills of the Ozarks, just 45 miles north of Little Rock, in the small town of Mount Vernon. There are several Arabian horse farms in the vicinity, as well as the popular Greers Ferry Lake Resort.
Tina Poppa photo
Zajaddi is owned and operated by Duane and Diana Cantey, along with sons Zach and Jake.
We offer quality-bred, family-oriented Straight Egyptian Arabian horses destined for the show ring, yet gentle enough for the entire family to enjoy.
Visit our Sales page for horses currently available.
Horses from the Zajaddi breeding program are located in the US and internationally including the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Sharjah, Bahrain, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, China and Belgium.
Our last foal was born in April 2014, and we look forward to watching horses from our program excel in breeding programs throughout the world.
Zajaddi Egyptian Arabians began it's journey into breeding *Straight Egyptian Arabian horses in Bruneau, Idaho in 1999, under the name Bruneau River Arabians, acquiring two quality pregnant mares and a weanling filly. Operations were relocated to central Arkansas in August of 2000 and roots were firmly planted. The two foundation mares, EAI Alikadeena (by Imperial Madheen x Aliikat) and Azaamah (Tammen x Aleeyah, by *Ibn Morafic) were off to a great start, each producing a lovely colt and were rebred for the first Zajaddi-bred bloodstock.
Much research went into the critical first decisions on
breeding including consulting with a few of the most well respected and notable individuals in the industry including Beverly Sziraky, manager at the Imperial Egyptian Stud to whom we grew to admire greatly. The first foal to arrive at Zajaddi Egyptian Arabians in 2001 was the stunning filly Barizzah by Imperial Baarez x Azaamah. She would become the catalyst for many great opportunities, show wins and long-standing friendships.
Pictured below: Diana with Barizzah, shown to Amateur Champion at the 2005 Arkansas Victory Challenge. Previously owned by Hidden Valley Arabians, she is now owned by Mr. Thani Al-Malki of Al Sharq Stud, Qatar and resides at Bear Creek Ranch in Lockhart, Texas.
Straight Egyptian Arabians are defined by the *Pyramid Society as a registered or registry eligible by the Arabian Horse Registry of America AND trace in every line of its pedigree to horses born in the Arabia Deserta, AND trace in every line of its pedigree to a horse which falls within one or more of the following categories: (a) owned or bred by Abbas Pasha I or Ali Pasha Sherif; (b) used to create and maintain the RAS/EAO breeding programs, with the exclusion of Registran and Sharkasi and their lineal descendents, (c) a horse which was a lineal ancestor of a horse described in (a) or (b); or (d) read more ....
Straight Egyptian Arabian breeders and owners for almost 20 years, Duane and Diana Cantey of pose with their prized mares
Azaamah (left) and Baariyah (right). Both mares have been outstanding producers with foals exported overseas. Tina Poppa photo.
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