pas•sion (păsh'en) n.

Boundless enthusiasm

beau•ty (byōō'tē) n.

The quality that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is associated with such properties as harmony of form or color, excellence of artistry, truthfulness, and originality.

Experience the Passion

In Dubai for the 
International Arabian Championships

Our passion for the Arabian horse has provided us with a life most people only dream about, and we cherish the many extraordinary people we have met in our journeys around the world. By sharing our love of these noble horses, we are proud to have made so many friends and would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to those who have graciously welcomed us into your hearts and homes. We salute your passion for your beautiful Arabians and are thankful that you have shared your joy with us. For those we have not yet met, we look forward to making your acquaintance and hearing about your own journey with the Arabian breed.

Visit our travels page for more info on our amazing adventures around the world.

 

The Story | About Us

To some, the desert is a place of vast emptiness, while to others it is a place of sublime beauty. For those whose imaginations are captured by all things equine, the desert is revered as the source of ultimate beauty – the Arabian horse.

In the western world, no desert is more beautiful than the Sonoran, with its majestic saguaro cacti and dramatic sunsets.  In an ironic twist of fate, the American desert of this region has become a modern source of the finest Arabian horses.  For David Cains and Scott Bailey of Stonewall Farms LLC, it is the perfect setting to pursue their passion.

As the sun rises over the mountains east of Scottsdale, Arizona, David and Scott begin a day filled with the joys of a life with Arabian horses. While many people associate the pair with Scott's highly successful web-based businesses, they are also dedicated breeders of Arabian horses.   A look at both ventures demonstrates that excellence is their standard.

The focus of our breeding program is to produce beautiful, typy purebred and straight Egyptian horses capable of both a halter and performance career,” says David. “We also want horses that can contribute to a breeding program in a meaningful way,” Scott adds.  Both believe the key to success is the time-honored formula of acquiring exceptional mares which possess individual quality combined with superb pedigrees. “For us, the determining factor is the tail female line,” explains David, “as breeding programs around the world have demonstrated time and time again the strength and consistency of certain female lines.

The heart and soul of their program was the incomparable BB Flamingo Rose, a mare who exemplified their breeding philosophies.  While BB passed away in November of 2011 at the age of twenty-nine, she is remembered as a  breathtaking beauty who was  named an “Aristocrat Mare” by Arabian Horse World.  She produced 10 champion foals that earned an astonishing 6 U.S. National Championships, 6 U.S. Reserve National Championships, 12 U.S. Top Tens, 16 Regional Championships, 9 Reserve Regional Championships, 35 Regional Top Five Championships and nearly 100 Class A blue ribbons. Two of her daughters and two granddaughters also grace the Stonewall breeding program –  SWF Desert Rose by Magnum Psyche, F Cognacs Fantasy by Cognac, Jumeriah Rose SWF (MA Shadow El Sherr x SWF Desert Rose) and Karianna SWF (L A Karat x F Cognacs Fantasy).  Each one of these lovely mares demonstrate the quality and consistency of the incomparable  BB Flamingo Rose.

Stonewall Farms reflects the legacy of many o f the world’s most important breeding programs and international bloodline groups.  The powerful beauty and breathtaking motion of Russian blood is found on the paternal side of the broodmare band through four gray daughters of the acclaimed sire Padron’s Psyche:  Miss Psyche,  out of the Menes daughter Mallorca, and tracing in tail female to the influential mare *Sanacht;  Natalia Bey, the youngest, out of the beautiful grey Bey Shah daughter Bey Shahreis; Shafe Psykay out of Focus Shalia, a double  Ruminaja Ali bred mare; and Psyches Johara who traces back to Amurath breeding on her dam line.

Stonewall Farm has long admired the Focus Farm breeding program developed by Loy and Linda Davidson.  This distinguished breeding program is known throughout the world for producing superb horses with exotic heads, many of which carry a strong influence of Ruminaja Ali blood.  Two mares from the Focus breeding program grace the paddocks of  Stonewall Farm.   Focus Vejora and Focus Fascination are both out of the beautiful mare Focus Fascination and feature the blood of Ruminaja Ali. Vejora on both her sire and dam sides and Starlet a daughter of WN Ultimate Star  with Ruminaja Ali on her dam side.

The remainder of our mares, often referred to as “our supporting cast,” is a unique collection. Ivory LaVita E Bella a gorgeous grey daughter of Versace out of a Mag daughter who traces to the classic Tornado.  SWF Marrakech is a Stonewall Farm bred mare from the first foal crop of the legendary Marwan Al Shaqab.  A rare  flea-bitten grey  Marwan daughter, Marrakech is out of the Eukaliptus daughter Checkers bred by Lasma Arabians.  Miss Justina SWF, another homebred mare, was the first foal born in the United States by the "Champion Maker" WH Justice.  She is out of the prized Stonewall Farm foundation mare Miss Psyche.

The young horses of Stonewall Farm  include Eliza Bey SWF, an incredibly beautiful grey daughter of WH Justice and out of Natalia Bey.  A second daughter of Natalia Bey is the stunning liver chestnut filly Penelope Bey SWF sired by Ajman Moniscione.   Karianna SWF is a charming filly by L A Karat and out of F Cognac Fantasy, a daughter of Stonewall Farm's foundation mare BB Flamingo Rose.   Stonewall Farm eagerly looks forward to breeding these three incredibly beautiful and well-bred young ladies!  

In the spring of 2012, a very special group of mares joined the already stellar collection at Stonewall Farm.   Known as the “ Vona Sher-Renea Collection,” they include their namesake, the  matriarch Vona Sher-Renea (El Sherr-Mann x Renea), dam of "the Champion Maker" WH Justice and one of the world's most influential mares.  This internationally successful dam line is further represented through her precious daughter Eternalove, sired by Eternity, and her half-sister, Shervasta, who shares her sire El Sher-Mann.   These three mares are certain to be important contributors to the future of Stonewall Farm, LLC.

The breeding program of Stonewall Farm, LLC is purposely small, producing about ten foals a year.  Every breeding is carefully planned and the results critical to the farm’s success. For both David and Scott, their favorite way to celebrate their horses is experiencing the birth of a new foal.  “Bringing a foal into the world is one of life’s most precious moments,” says David.

As dusk falls over the Sonoran desert and the fascinating shapes of the saguaro cast magical shadows, David and Scott reflect on the many joys Arabian horses have brought to their lives. “Travel has taught us so much,” explains Scott, “We love the international shows that celebrate the natural beauty of the Arabian, and also visiting the breeding programs of other Arabian enthusiasts around the world.”   They also cherish the many friendships they have gained – from South America, to Europe, to the Middle East – and look forward to more travel and friends in the future. “We love to meet people who share our passion,” says David, “and we especially enjoy welcoming them for a visit to Stonewell Farms.” 

The Arabian horse was born of the desert.  What better place to celebrate these noble creatures than one of the world’s most beautiful deserts!