Cover Story - Vol. 48, No.9 - Issue #4
Halyr Meia Lua: Existing Loudly At Royal Arabians
by THERESA CARDAMONE
Bred in the tropics of Brazil by Lenita Perroy, Halyr Meia Lua carries evidence of his heritage in his surname, which identifies him as a product of Perroy’s famed Haras Meia Lua. Originally imported to the United States on a two-year lease, Halyr Meia Lua is now proudly owned by and standing at Royal Arabians in Scottsdale, Arizona … the hub of the active Arabian horse industry in North America.
Royal Arabians’ manager of sales, Travis Rice, sees Halyr as a “benchmark in the breeding of the Arabian horse for countless years to come.” He believes in the stallion as a perfect outcross for nearly any bloodline. “He is existing loudly and with a purpose beyond measure,” Travis avers. Ample reason for such confidence are the three phenomenal Halyr daughters imported from Brazil. Of special interest are the full sisters Bianca AL and Andrea AL, who are continuing to impress the Royal Arabians team more each day. Their dam is the exotic FA El Shawan daughter, Giuliana El Shawan. “Seeing what he is bringing to the table so consistently, one foal after the next, combining only the strengths from his pedigree is beyond impressive. And there could be no better pairing of horse and owner than that of Royal Arabians’ Cindy McGown and Mark Davis and Halyr Meia Lua.”
Prior to his importation, Halyr Meia Lua won the 2013 Brazilian National Gold Champion Junior Colt title as a yearling, an homage to his exceptional conformation, type and presence. Those qualities come as no surprise based on his intensely international pedigree. Halyr is sired by Ajman Moniscione, who also had tremendous success as a yearling, winning the 2004 European Reserve Champion Stallion title and the Best Head award at the World Championships in Paris. That abundance of type can be attributed to crosses to Padron on the top line of both of Moniscione’s own parents’ pedigrees.
Halyr Meia Lua’s dam, Halya De Jylbert, provides another double-dose of Arabian type, this time through Ali Jamaal and El Shaklan. Her sire, Jylbert De Wiec, carries Polish blood; the Bask sire line through Monogramm, but he is out of a Ludjin El Jamaal daughter. On the distaff side, Halya is out of an Ali Jamaal daughter who is out of a daughter of the great El Shaklan. The combination of bloodlines is a harmonious blend of the best from the past that has created a contemporary treasure-trove for discriminating breeders.
Halyr Meia Lua has proven to be a popular and productive sire in Brazil, a trend that continues now as he serves the Arabian industry in America and soon in Europe and the Middle East. He is serving an outstanding book of outside mares from great breeding programs in addition to the star lineup of mares from Royal Arabians. His future appears limitless.
Rodolfo Guzzo is a renowned horseman around the world and the halter trainer at Royal. His enthusiasm over Halyr Meia Lua’s future is palpable when he says, “Since day one he gave me this feeling. This feeling that he was destined for greatness. A word that is so overused in our industry is AMAZING, but I truly cannot use any other word for what this horse is doing as a sire. The foals are amazing, and he hasn’t even scratched the surface of his breeding career yet! Halyr Meia Lua is shining like the whole universe is his, and we are beyond honored to be a part of this exiting chapter in the breeding of Arabian horses.”