Vintage Black Arabians
the Desk of Ann M. Rienks
Vintage Black Arabians has been many years in the making.
God has shaped
and provided for us the path that has led us to this point in
We are extremely proud of the horses we own, have owned, have
bred and have sold.
Dedication and faith are a key ingredients that keep us
For me personally, my passion for horses started as a child,
purchased my first horse statue at a local garage sale at the
tender age of 4.
I grew up in a cozy brick ranch style home in the city which my
Dad, his brothers
and their Father, a Polish immigrant had built.
I kept collecting horse statues, until my oldest brother called
the news that he found a free horse for me. I was 17
then. Working and able to
pay for horse board. She was a beautiful liver chestnut
Heather also had many health issues, navicular, bog spavin,
and a fractured coffin bone. While some may say I was
given someone else's
troubles, I will tell you, I have always considered that mare a
true gift. As through
Heather's health issues and needs, I became educated on her
issues. That mare
with all her lameness issues, helped to shape me into the sound
horse woman I am today.
As I became acquainted with Arabian horses, I fell deeply in
love with the breed.
The first horse I bred was 23 years ago, a Purebred Arabian
breeding I had purchased for Heather, but due to her
endometriosis, I had to substitute a leased mare.
She produced a beautiful chestnut filly, whom I named Mon Ami
I broke Ana to saddle, trail rode, showed halter, western
pleasure and rode hunter jumper.
I still own that mare today, and she is now schooling my
children on her back.
Through Ana and boarding stable life, we met a very handsome 2
year old coppery chestnut
Arabian stallion by the name of AE Tsultans Fire (stable name of
Both Ana and I fell in love with Max. I secured my
first loan with my Credit Union
and purchased him. Yes, I still own Max. I green
broke him to saddle.
He was shown successfully in Halter and Western Pleasure by then
Mike Goggins. With Mike he earned Reserves and
Championships at State and Class A shows. Max's
Fire Devil++(*Bask x Toi) was an incredible stallion who was
multiple US and Can.
Champion in English Pleasure, Park, Halter, Native Costume and
His dam Tsultana was by the notable Ivanhoe Tsultan. In
I could not ask for a better stallion or loyal friend. He
has always watched out
for me, even when covering mares.
With the Arabian horse, there is a very special bond that they
build with their owners.
They own you as much as you own them. They are incredibly
intelligent. I recall
over the course of years, being told by some to never purchase a
I was told they are nuts. That information sat in my head
for years. Until in 2000,
I had the distinct pleasure to meet Shalimaar Shirah, an El
who was incredibly beautiful, full of personality and
charisma. From the moment
I walked into his barn, this stallion was talking to me.
Wanted my full attention.
At liberty he put on such a show of beauty and grace. In
hand he was the perfect
gentleman. In front of the camera, he would look at me as
if to ask,
"did you get that one?" I couldn't believe that
some one would consider a
Straight Egyptian nuts. Shalimaar and his progeny had
impressed me so much.
I opened my heart to the Straight Egyptian Arabian.
To me the Straight Egyptian Arabian is the most intense
all the fine qualities I appreciate in the purebred Arabian
I have a great deal of love and appreciation for the Arabian
which has lead me to Asil Arabian horse, the Straight Egyptian
In my perspective, one must preserve the original blue
so to speak in order to keep the design.
I am very Blessed to have been set upon this journey from above
with a loving
husband and children who share in the daily work, sacrifices and
joys we experience
with our beloved Arabian and Straight Egyptian Arabian
We offer shipped semen and Select Straight Egyptian and Purebred
Be sure to visit our Select
Sales page to view available individuals.
Sincerely, Ann M. Rienks