TAF Adonis Bey+
TAF Adonis Bey+ passed away on February 3, 2016 at the age of 25 at Poetry Oaks Arabians in Poetry, Texas.
Donnie, as he was known by those who loved him, was a well known Arabian stallion, show horse, and breeding sire. He was also one of the last foals out of the legendary Arabian stallion and National Champion, Huckleberry Bey, who was the top sire and grand sire of Arabian National Champions. Donnie's dam was Venus Del Nilo, also a champion Arabian show horse, with three National Championships in Show Hack.
As a show horse, Donnie won many championships in Country English Pleasure, Native Costume, and Show Hack. He also won three National Top Tens in Native Costume and a Regional Reserve Championship in Show Hack.
Donnie stood over 15 hands and had a high trot and upright neck. He was a versatile horse who could easily perform at Show Hack, Country English Pleasure and Native Costume. His intelligence was apparent as was his natural athleticism and eagerness to learn, yet he was also a gentle giant.
Donnie was owned and ridden by Linda and Cheryl Anderson of Poetry Oaks Arabians, where he had been since 2000. His many foals are throughout the US, and three remain at Poetry Oaks Arabians.
Donnie is deeply missed, but through his many foals he lives on and will not be forgotten. Donnie was a great show horse, a great sire, and a wonderful friend.