FLAME DANCER

BARBARY+++ × AUTUMN FLAIR

National Champion Producer - Aristocrat Mare
 "For us, Flame Dancer became the model by which all other Arabian horses were judged," Dave noted. "Through her special qualities, the underlying philosophy behind our venture was spelled out early on. We looked for disposition, correct conformation, athletic ability, and beauty, with no one of those elements being a substitute for another." 

Gail and Dave Liniger's first Arabian came to them out of a tragic experience and helped to make it into a positive turning point in their lives. In the early 1980s, Gail survived a private plane crash, a crash that sent her into a coma and partial paralysis. During her three years in and out of hospitals, a therapist suggested that she include horseback riding as therapy for her injuries. Gail and Dave bought an 11-year-old grey Arabian mare who fit the bill perfectly. She was gental and sweet and the perfect helpmate for Gail in her riding lessons.
The qualities of the mare led Gail and Dave to serious study about the breed. A trip to the Scottsdale show and sales heightened the excitement, as it did for many Scottsdale firest-timers. They bought a Barbary daughter and a *Bask daughter: the *Bask daughter, Mark IV Coronation, National Champion English Pleasure, and the Barbary daughter Flame Dancer (x Autumn Flair by *Eter), who (with Gordon Potts) soon brought in English pleasure wins at Scottsdale and the Buckeye, along with Regional wins and a National Top Ten.

Heritage Breeders - Maroon Fire Arabians
Arabian Horse World
October 2006

Pedigree

BARBARY+++ BAY EL BEY++ BAY-ABI++ ERRABI
ANGYL
*NAGANKA BAD AFAS
NAJADA
BALALINKA *BASK++ WITRAZ
BALALAJKA
*BACHANTKA WIELKI SZLEM
BALALAJKA
AUTUMN FLAIR *ETER COMET ABU AFAS
CARMEN
ESTOKADA AMURATH-SAHIB
SAGA
MISS FLOCO ABU FARWA RABIYAS
*RISSLETTA
ROSE OF DAMASCUS DAMASCUS
TALITA