Welcome to Windfall Arabians. We are located in the heart of central Virginia, near historic Richmond. Indeed, a Civil War battle was fought on the very land our horses now graze. One of our greatest joys is sharing our Straight Egyptian Arabians with new friends, so I hope you will enjoy your visit to our website and visit us soon in person.
Our adventure with these wonderful creatures began in 2002. We visited DayStar Arabians in Michigan and fell in love with a beautiful filly and a lovely mare. We returned home and while we waited anxiously for the mare to be bred before being shipped to Virginia, we couldn't forget the exquisite yearling colt we'd seen on our visit. So, by the time the mares were ready to be shipped, we had also purchased the colt. It was a long ride and nearly midnight when they arrived, driven here by our new friends, JoAnn and Terry Vink of DayStar. I was shivering with anticipation, though it was a warm August night. Would they be as beautiful as I remembered from the spring? Was it just a dream? As I watched each of the flaxen chestnuts step off the trailer, tears welled in my eyes. I was so overwhelmed with joy at their beauty, as they stood so proudly, heads high, sniffing the air. . . . And there in the moonlight, Windfall Arabians was born.
We love the romance of the Straight Egyptian, as their blood traces in every line back to the desert. They are the foundation upon which so many other breeds were built. And today, the Straight Egyptian is sought after when seeking to restore true Arabian type to a breeding program. This precious gene pool is to be treasured and preserved for the future of the entire Arabian breed. Once lost, they can never be recreated. I think it's best explained by this quote from the Institute of the Desert Arabian Horse, "Imagine the unique genetic pool of the Desert Arabian horse to be represented by the primary colors blue, red and yellow. One can mix and blend the primary colors to create any other color imaginable. However, if the primary colors are lost, they cannot ever be re-created from the hundreds of other shades they have shaped, nor can they create any new variations. In terms of color, today's show ring may prefer puce or purple, but those shades would not exist were it not for the primary colors...nor could tomorrow's favorite show ring shade be fashioned."