And for the Gainey Tribe.. ;)
Ferzon, an amazing stallion whose blood also runs in my mares' veins..
Ferzon (Ferneyn x Fersara, by Ferseyn) 1952 Grey Arabian Stallion.
The McCoys promptly put a $10,000 price ticket on Ferzon's head, never dreaming that anyone would come up with that kind of money in the early 1950s when the average yearly salary was well under $5000.
McCoy showed Ferzon himself and walked away with a many ribbons while bringing distinction to Ferzon and his close equine relatives in California. For instance, on March 29, 1953, Ferzon was named reserve Champion stallion at the Palm Desert, California, First Annual All Arabian Show. At the same show Ferneyn, Ferzon's sire, took the grand championship. Moneyna, the dam of Ferneyn, was named reserve champion mare, while Hasa, a half sister to Ferneyn by Ferseyn, was the grand champion mare. This show was the beginning of clear evidence that the influence of Ferseyn was to be felt for a long time.
Then came Daniel Gainey, Sr, with $10,000 to purchase Ferzon and to produce a distinctive look to Arabians that many people now call the Gainey-look. Mr. Gainey showed Ferzon lightly as a two year old and a three year old, although Ferzon no longer placed as spectacularly as he had during his yearling season.
In the breeding shed at Gainey Fountainhead Arabians, Ferzon produced 251 registered Purebred offspring and was the the grandsire of 7616 registered purebred get. Among the better known offspring of Ferzon, we can name BF Rageymazon, Gaffizon, BuZahr, Shar Mar Ferzay, Gazon (sire of Raffon), Perlezon (sire of Arn-ett Perlane), Comar Raffdan, Comar Rafeymon, Comar Regal, Gai Ferzon Louis, and most notably Gai Parada. Gai Parada was to take over the role of chief sire from his deceased sire at Fountainhead Arabians. In the year 2000, the Gai Parada son, Gai Monarch, won the Canadian Nationals Grand Championship, and appears to spell an influential return to favor of the old foundation lines produced by the many sons of Skowronek (Crabbet Stud, England) as a well-deserved source of Arabian blood.
Ferzon died in 1982 at thirty years of age.