An Emotional Journey of a World Champion

Argent Farms and Michael Byatt Arabians were hosts to a fantastic crowd at their beautiful Scottsdale facility during The 2010 ArabHorse Farm Tour. The tour included a benefit auction for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital that garnered a $44,000 donation for an embryo right to the spectacular Arabian mare, RD Fabreanna (Falcon BHF x GF Simply Magic by Magic Dream).

Claire and Margaret Larson, then owners of RD Fabreanna, generously donated the embryo right to the St. Judes benefit auction. Dan and Maureen Grossman, owners of Multi National Champion DA Valentino, purchased this special embryo right and all proceeds were donated to St Judes Children’s Research. Murray and Shirley Popplewell are the breeder of RD Fabreanna who before selling her to the Larsons celebrated their first National win with a Rae Dawn bred horse.

A few short months after the emotional and special purchase, the Arabian community was devastated with the news that DA Valentino had passed. It was an overwhelming heartbreak for many, but clearly most devastating for Dan and Maureen Grossman. When the news was delivered that RD Fabreanna had been confirmed pregnant and was expecting the last foal conceived with DA Valentino’s fresh semen, everyone felt certain the resulting foal would be something special.

Screen Shot 2017-04-08 at 3.37.38 PMSomething special INDEED… the resulting foal was Donna Molta Bella SRA. “Donna” now owned by Al Saqran Stud of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates is undefeated in the International Arabian show circuit. She has won the coveted title of Las Vegas World Cup Supreme Champion, United States National Champion and now Salon du Cheval de Paris World Champion with David Boggs.

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Originally posted on the Arabian Horse Network – December 1st 2014