by Jeff Wallace for We LOVE Arabian Horses
Wiezas Diamond: A Polished Family Jewel
Sponsored by Mindy Peters Arabians & Berlin MP
Jose’ Alves Filho’s journey began in 2021, in search of the perfect white mare, which brought him to Scottsdale, Arizona, the North American capital for “everything Arabian horses.”
The minute Jose’ Alves of Haras JM laid eyes on the white and exquisitely sculpted Wiezas Diamond ORA, a daughter of Supreme Justice ORA and Wieza Noor ORA (*Hairy Al Shaqab x *Wieza Mocy), his search ended in splendor. He knew that she was the reality to go with his dream. What Jose’ didn’t know was the deep rich history of sheer beauty and success that would accompany Wiezas Diamond ORA into his arms and his collection of some of the world’s most prestigious Arabians.
“Wiezas Diamond is one of the very finest examples of a halter mare that represents the highest level of quality,” says her handler, David Boggs, “but then she counts two United States National Champion Mares as a part of her precious tail female line. Wiezas Diamond ORA is no doubt a magnificent and priceless gem. The ORA stands for Oak Ridge Arabians, owned by great breeder and friend Janey Morse in Illinois.”
All this stemming from that first moment in February of 1977 in Scottsdale, when the new and gorgeous Polish/Michalow Stud import *Wizja burst onto the scene, taking the crowd by storm and leaving them no less than awestruck. With her 1977 United States National Champion Mare win with Gene LaCroix, while on lease to Lasma Arabians from the famous Michalow Stud in Poland, under the direction of Ignacy Jaworowski, *Wizja literally redefined “Mare Halter” in America.
Flash forward now to 2022, as there have been several generations of National Champions from this precious and elite family. This includes Polish, World and United National Champions such as Wieza Diamond’s maternal granddam, 2014 U.S. National Champion Mare *Wieza Mocy, also handled by David Boggs while being leased to Janey Morse of Oak Ridge Arabians from the Michalow Stud in Poland. There has never been a mare family that has dominated, as well as united two different continents, quite like the one belonging to the incomparable *Wizja.
The journey of Wiezas Diamond ORA will continue on in Arizona (both at the Scottsdale show and Arabian Breeders World Cup), Tulsa and possibly even Paris, where this rare white diamond will surely leave her indelible mark of greatness.
As things come to a close in America, Wiezas Diamond ORA will then travel to her home in Brazil, giving her a third continent to conquer. The continent of South America will then experience the gifts originating with Her Majesty *Wizja, many years ago.
As we enter 2023, Wiezas Diamond ORA begins a dynasty all her own with the birth of her spectacular son, in 2022, by Dominic M.
Let the journey continue and the family of the immortal *Wizja unfold…..
Thank you Nate White for this photo of a desert doyenne.