Jane chose mares of English bloodlines as a foundation for Al Waha Stud, purchasing Royal Destiny (Ringing Gold x Risanira), Dancing Queen (Dancing King x Ludmilla), Dancing Dream (Dancing King x Dargemet), Maysuna (Haroun x Mandahyla), and a young filly, Ivory Wings (Silver Blue x Silent Dove). These mares and their sons and daughters are still represented at Al Waha. "As I learned more, my eye for a horse changed," says Jane. "I found I liked the taller, scopier, big-moving horses - qualities I found in the Russian horses - and felt, from what I had seen, that the blend of English and Russian lines had produced some beautiful horses. The Russian bloodlines provide greater height, movement and style, and the English bloodlines, type and quality."

In 1985, Jane travelled to the source: Russia, where she bought Narim RASB (Moment x Nejnaia by Nabeg) at public auction for U.S. $45,000, and imported him to England the same year. "A well-documented pedigree is very important to Al Waha, and Narim's fit the bill beautifully," says Jane. "His pedigree is better than well-documented - in the third generation, the four dams are Sonata, Mammona, Nomenklatura and Neposeda, names known to anyone with knowledge of Russian pedigrees. The sires in the same generation are just as well known: Negatiw, Priboj, Arax and Aswan.

When Midnight Gold was exported to Qatar in 1987, Jane began looking for a suitable English stallion to replace him. "In retrospect, I sold Midnight Gold too early," said Jane, "as his daughters have turned out to be excellent broodmares." The search ended in 1993 in her own backyard, when Dancing Queen produced a colt foal, Daas from Dancing Queen and by Imad (Golden Cavalier x Ivory Wings) that was also bred at al Waha with retained breedings. He has grown into his promise and his pedigree - the best of English with a long arched neck, deep jowl and small beautiful head - and his sons and daughters are exceptional".