History

Elsinore Arabian Stud (EAS), established in 1956 by Charles and Inez Doner​, has contributed toward the improvement of the Arabian breed for many years and continues to do so for many more. In 1961, EAS was one of the first farms to import horses from Poland after WWII, including such noted horses as *ARDAHAN, *MIRZAZ, *MOHACZ and *MUZULMANIN. In 1963, *MUZULMANIN was awarded Scottsdale Champion Halter Stallion and Scottsdale Champion English Pleasure horse, and that carved the path for the Arabian breed as this horse influenced Dr. Eugene LaCroix of Lasma Arabians to import none other than the immortal *BASK++. In 1967, with Kathy LaCroix in the irons, *MIRZAZ went on to become a U.S National Top Ten Park Horse after racing on the track in Poland.

EAS was also home to the supreme sire and living legend ABU FARWA, who won his last halter championship at the age of 29. This impeccable stallion incorporated his bloodlines into many breeding programs, including the W.K Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at Cal Poly Pomona. He also produced outstanding babies such as the world famous mare, FLICKA. In the history of EAS came the Pure Polish stallion *BEN COMET, who in 1975 became U.S National Top Ten Park Horse. Imported from Poland by Sir William Farm, *BEN COMET was noted to be the first horse bred by a private breeder and raced on the Warsaw Track. With a highly successful race career in Poland to many Park Horse Championships in the U.S, he was an incredible asset to our breeding program. 

 

In 1976, Dana Story's parents purchased the ranch from the Doners' and continued breeding and showing prized Arabian horses that was started many years before. Some of the most recognized mares in the industry made their home here at EAS including champion mare ELSINORE SKY HIGH++, TJS GEORGIE GIRL -U.S National Champion mare, KANADEA -Canadian National Top Ten mare, Champion producing KHEMOSABI+++ daughter KHE-MO-REE and the outstanding Aristocratic mare BLUE BIERKA, dam of multiple champions such as, BLUE BASK, BI BASK, LE BLUE BASQUE, KALIKKA, and DDINNERKA. A true star, DDINNERKA was known around the world as she was Whittier Lions Junior Champion Filly and Scottsdale Junior Champion Filly in 1981 and 1982, then continued to Scottsdale Reserve Champion Mare as a two year old in 1983. 

Today, EAS is still accomplishing what it is set out to do: breeding, showing and training champion horses. Dana, Tammy and their daughter Taylor work together to breed the best of the best, including PSEPHORA EAS, Youth National Champion and U.S National Top Ten Open mare, sired by the one and only Padrons Psyche. Others include GITANO EAS, out of KALIKKA, sire of halter and performance champions such as KIANNA EAS and LAILA EAS. Elsinore Arabian Stud was, is, and will continue to be a proven breeding farm for the Arabian breed. 

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Kalikka & Dana Story

   1984 Scottsdale 

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Black Lite+// & Taylor Story             2011 Region 1

 
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Laila EAS & Taylor Story

         2015 Region 1

*Ben Comet

1967 - 2002

Gitano EAS

 1993-2019

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L-R: Dellene Warner, Bill Hughes, John Williams, Toni Oppegard, Elsinore Sky High++ & Dana Story

                     1978 Fall Santa Barbara 

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L-R: Tammy Story, Trussor EAS,     Taylor Story & Dana Story

    2015 Las Vegas World Cup

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Psephora EAS & Taylor Story

         2011 Youth Nationals

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         Ddinnerka

*Aladdinn x Blue Bierka

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    *Mirzaz & Mohacz

1962 Del Mar Racetrack