The beautiful Nafeesa having a bit of a hoon one wintery day!
With her best friend Faanya! Twin Snorts!!
I look forward to showing you these beauties in summer coat!
In just a few short months Nafeessa has grown and filled out so much.
Best of all though, she has come to realise that Humans are great to be around.
She certainly doesnt need much encouragement to start strutting her stuff, we were just standing there watching her when she was doing this!
And after the short shoot was over she was straight back for pats and cuddles!
Nafeessa has arrived at Sheridan Park!
Naf has settled in well and is loving being here. She is the sweetest natured filly too, loves cuddles and carrots!
She is slowly putting on condition after her big trip and i look forward to watching her blossom over the next few months.
Nafeessa loves to show off! She struts her stuff with snort and blow, then once she thinks she has been admired enough she comes up for
cuddles and adulation!
All photos here and below by Lachlan Bates or otherwise named
Nafeessa was born 2006 being the first born progeny of both Shalin Al Saba and Simeon Silpa bred by Lachlan Bates of SEI Arabians.
Nafeessa has an incredible pedigree which incorporates all three of Simeons Senior Stallions, Asfour (x2), Anaza Bay Shah and Imperial Madaar.
Her tail female line goes to Nafairtiti (Morafic x Bint Maisa El Saghira) who is full sister to the influential sire Shaikh Al Badi who can be seen as well through the sire of Anaza Bay Shah sire of Shalin Al Saba.
Bint Deena's influence can be seen in the above photo of Nafeessa.
Nafeessa is being looked after by Blue Crystal Arabians until she can be transported to SA. Thankyou Allyson!
Naffy has grown into a beautiful regal mare. She is in foal to Amir and is due late november 2011.
Very much in her mums image!
Naffy was Amirs first nice mare to be paddocked with him
She was a maiden mare but was the kindest mate he could have ever had. She tolerated all his advances kindly and when she went off season she just nudged him away with her hip, pushing him off balance and walking away. No squealing, kicking or nastiness.
She has now foaled an incredible, very hard to fault, grey filly. She was named SP Ameera, Princess by Tahlia, and she is a true gentle sweet princess.
Naffy will have this season off and be rebred to Amir or Sohar next season.
Naffy is in foal to Simeon Sohar for a Feb 2014 foal.
She has run with Sohar and has taught him, like she did Amir, that girls are nice and uncomplicated too. She has been his final transformation to total happiness here.
Nafeessa taken May 2013