Karin A. McMurtrie, owner, with her beloved Sheltie, Stanley - photo credit - Suzanne Sturgill
Hawk's Flight Farm is located in paradise - that would be Sarasota, Florida - home to Siesta Key beach, St. Armand's Circle, the Ringling Mansion, incredible restaurants, great fishing, and yes, Arabian horses. Arabians have been part of my life since 1981 when I was involved in my career as a Senior Criminalist and then Chief Investigator at District 12 Medical Examiner Office until 1995.
My foundation stallion was of old school pedigree - by a Dalul son and out of a Surf daughter. His name was Cal Daaba and he taught me many things about Arabians, but most importantly, he was there when my days became a little too heavy to bear. Just going into his stall to groom him would provide me with better peace of mind and solace and he was part of our lives for 25 years. I am very blessed to have his only purebred daughter - HF Cali Daaba - who is now showing successfully in dressage and teaching our granddaughter to ride.
Here is a fantastic article written by Nancy Ryan about our breeding program which goes into so much more detail than I could write here: click on the link below to access:
Article in Arabian Horse World Magazine
We have retained several of Amir Jamaal's daughters to outcross to the best bloodlines available today. Their dam lines comprise the best of Russian, Polish and Egyptian breeding. We also have our straight Egyptian Ruminaja Ali daughter - a 2011 grey filly - that we will be breeding to a world-famous icon in 2014...
We show our horses in halter, hunter pleasure, dressage, Western dressage, and endurance - and of course, just for fun!
Please call us to arrange a visit to Hawk's Flight Farm - 941.925.1730 - looking forward to seeing you!!!