(Dalul x Gahlan)
1979 - 2000
The Arabian breed lost a great sire, show horse and most importantly, friend, with the passing of Dedication (Dalul x Gahlan) on September 26, 2000. Dedication, better known to those who loved him as "Hank", was bred by Dr. John Coles at his Stone Bridge Farms in Canada. Hank was purchased by Ken and Debbie Waite, of Silverton, Oregon, as a yearling in 1980 and was an important part of their families life and breeding program for the following 20 years. Hank was a product of the 'old' Gleannloch breeding program of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Marshall. He was sired by the National Champion Futurity Stallion and Top Ten Stallion Halter winner, Dalul (*Morafic x *Dawlat by Anter) and out of the great old aristocratic show mare and producer, Gahlan (Surf x Sunny Acres Gabby by Ibn Hanad).
Dedication was the first national winner for the Waite's Falcon Crest Arabians when in 1982, the late Jerry Sindt showed him to Canadian National Champion Futurity colt. Jerry also showed Dedication to the 1985 Pacific Slopes Reserve Champion Stallion honors where he stood reserve to the great Fame VF. Mandy Waite brought "Hank" back out in 1994 at the age of 14 and showed him to unanimous Region IV Champion Stallion, AOTH. Not only was "Hank" a great show horse he also was the sire of many Class A and Regional Champions for Falcon Crest Arabians. His best 'nick' was with the *Raffles bred mare, Lo Easteraf (Rafden x Azzaraf), who produced the champion Dedication offspring Deliberation, Devotionn and Deception. Dedication's daughters are particularly noted as being fine broodmares that cross with a variety of bloodlines, Deception having produced the Canadian Top Ten Stallion, Ali Dhalan by Ali Jamaal, who is at Falcon Crest Arabians carrying on 'Hanks' legacy and his other 2 daughters produced (both by National Champion Ray Dor Echo) Ravven and Baywatch.
Dedication will be missed by those who loved him as he was everything an Arabian stallion should be; a wonderful sire, a superb show horse and a great companion for the Waites and their three children.
Canadian National Champion Futurity Stallion
Pacific Slope Reserve Champion
Region IV Champion Stallion AOH
By National Champion DALUL x MORAFIC and the aristocrat mare GAHLAN, DEDICATION is a champion sire.
DEDICATION has many regional champion sons and daughters. They have extreme type, tall, very pretty. His daughters have gone on to be exceptional broodmares producing top ten offspring.
DEDICATION was a good 15.1 with a short pretty head, long legs, high set neck, extreme hip, and great disposition. His foals have also gone on to be top performance champions.
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Dedication's extended pedigree
Ken and Debbie Waite
Abiqua Rd. Silverton, OR 97381
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