*Nefretete mare 1980 (*Gondolier x Neva) 

She was born in Poland, exported to the US as a yearling and then imported to Sweden when she was seven. She had some of the cutest ears I've ever seen. She could be a bit shy with people she didn't know but at the end of my two weeks at Slängsboda she came up to me and started nuzzling on my jacket (I did NOT have any candy in it!). I almost started to cry since it proved I had won her confidence.

*Nefretete is the mother of Niwa and Nejma as well as other fine horses.

*Nefretete belongs to the dam line of Sahara OA imp 1845 to Jarczowce. The strain is Kuhailan and the only direct line from Sahara OA is that from her daughter Sahara Slepka OA who was foaled in transit. Many members of this family perished in World War I and only two mares were saved, Pomponia 1902 and her daughter by Kohejlan OA, Zulejma 1914. After the war Pomponia had two more daughters, Dora 1922 by Bakszysz and Bona 1920 by Mazepa I. Of the postwar daughters, only Dora had any impact on the breed.

Despite the sorry state this family was in after WW I it has since grown and is now one of the major families, both in quality and quantity.

Dora 1922 was the dam of the stallion Omar II by Hardy and his full sister *Nora, imported to USA by J M Dickinson. The most important of her produce however was the mare Krucica 1929 by Farys II. She was the dam of a little filly that managed to survive the walk to Tersk by her dam's side. This little filly, Mammona, was perhaps the best horse ever added to the russian breeding program which is really no surprise when you look at her pedigree. She was by Ofir and thus a sister to the famous "W" stallions and on her mothers side she had two lines to the strong Sahara OA line and her sire added another since his dam was a granddaughter of Pomponia 1902.

Mammona 1939 entered the breeding program at Tersk as soon as it was possible as a four-year old and had the mare Nomenklatura by Naseem. She gave birth to a total of 18 foals, 12 stallions and 6 mares. Five of the mares were used and one of the stallions, Pomeranets by Priboj. Her daughter Monopolia 1956 by Priboj was the dam of *Maritsa by Arax imp Sweden. Monopolia was also the dam of *Monogramma by Knippel, the dam of the stallion Mamluk imp Sweden. The family was re-introduced when Nomenklatura's granddaughter Newa by Arax. She had two daughters to continue the family, *Nawa by *Bandos and *Nefretete.

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