In 1978, an Arabian gelding was purchased, and the following year, a yearling filly, a two-year-old filly, and a half-share in the stallion Midnight Gold (King Cotton Gold x Enchantment), a British National Champion In Hand and Under Saddle. The fillies were covered in 1982, and then sold with their foals at side. "I kept the half-share in Midnight Gold, but basically I started again from scratch," Jane comments.

"During those early years, I read every recommended Arabian horse book I could find, went to shows, visited farms, asked a million questions, and listened to hundreds of opinions on the best bloodlines and where the best Arabian horses could be found. Was I confused! In the end, I decided to go and see for myself - and subsequently bored breeders in England, Egypt, Europe and the States, who all deserve a medal for putting up with me.

"Twenty years down the road of being involved with Arabians, I still read everything I can lay my hands on. The Internet is now a fantastic source" comments Jane.

Above photo: the 1980 Tersk-bred stallion Narim RASB (Moment x Nejnaia by Nabeg), imported by Al Waha in 1985.