2007 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt
2007 U.S. National Res. Champion Futurity Colt

On the Leading Sire Lists every year for Yearling Sweepstakes winners and now a Leading Sire of Regional Halter &Performance winners.

Hisani has National, Scottsdale and Regional Champions in Halter, Western, Hunter,
Sport Horse & Dressage

2011 Region 5 Reserve Champion Open Western and National Finalist
2013 Multi- Show Champion and Region 5 Reserve Champion Amateur Western


Champion Arabian Horses

If you are here to look at our two national winning stallions or to check out what horses are available for purchase, please click on those pages and enjoy the horses.  If you are just browsing, please read on for some history behind Kharousel Farm.

Kharousel Farm is owned and operated by me, Betty Chapman-Radtke, and my husband Ed Radtke.  Located in Clarkston, Washington, we are in the beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley at the confluence of the mighty Snake and Clearwater Rivers.  This valley is downstream from Hells Canyon and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful wilderness country in the world.  Many people visit here to enjoy fishing, hunting, rafting or jet boating the rapids, viewing wildlife and of course to play golf as our mild climate in this valley permits year-round golfing.

I was born and raised on a wheat farm about 35 miles from here and my first spoken word might have been “horse”.  I grew up riding some horses of undetermined pedigree.  My friends and I played rodeo and circus so our horses were raced, chased cows, and had riders doing questionable acrobatics like standing in the saddle.  When not riding or doing the long list of chores my parents deemed necessary I was reading the Walter Farley Black Stallion books.  At the age of 10 or 11 by doing ironing and some other chores I saved up the required $25.00 to breed my not so pretty palomino/pinto mare to the local doctor’s Arabian stallion.  I rode her to his farm.  She was turned out with the stallion.  My parents picked me up and three weeks later took me back to ride her home.  The following spring she gave birth to a pretty buckskin colt. My first Half Arabian started me on my life’s adventure.

I did not grow up a horse show kid.  We did not have shows in this area at that time.  I rode by the seat of my pants and experience was my teacher (some of the lessons were hard)but I was fascinated with learning to ride and train my horses.  I married and eventually moved to Western Washington where I met some people who bred and showed Arabians.  In 1971, at age 25, I went to my first horse show.  I knew I had found what I was looking for and still love the show ring.  I started breeding and showing Arabian and Half Arabian horses and over time the horses and the rider improved.  I owned and bred some nice horses along the way but two very special horses have shaped the future.  In 1992 I had the opportunity of a lifetime.  I purchased my dream horse GS Khochise (April 18, 1981 – May 2nd, 2010).  I had watched him in the ring for 6 years.  I had bred mares to him.  I always wanted to own him.  He became one of the most successful show horses of all time and helped me live my dream.  Of his 38 national awards, 36 were won during the years he owned me and I was on the lead or in the saddle for 16 of them.  To read more of Khochise’s story, go to his page.

Few people are fortunate enough to own two ultimate dream horses.  I am one of those lucky people.  As Khochise was growing old, I decided to start looking for a colt to be our next breeding stallion.  Over a period of two years, I looked at a lot of beautiful colts but none that met all my criteria……beautiful and correct enough to win at halter, athletic enough to be my next national level western pleasure horse, pedigree to make him a desirable breeding stallion and possessing a disposition to make him a pleasure to live with.  Feb. 1, 2005, I found the right colt and he has exceeded my expectations in every way.  NYN Hisani was foaled on April 22, 2004.  He was bred by Lee and David Black.  Sired by Marwan Al Shaqab and out of their beautiful Versace daughter NYN Imara Versace.  Hisani was at Michael Byatt’s when I found him.  He was beautiful, correct and had this great western lope.  His pedigree was double Fame VF (all time leading sire of National winning western pleasure horses as well as many National winning halter horses), double El Shaklan and double Ruminaja Ali.  The kindness of disposition was very apparent and reinforced by seeing the kindness of his sire, the great Marwan Al Shaqab.  As of this point in time, August, 2011, Hisani has been Top Ten Yearling at Scottsdale, Region 5 Champion Yearling Colt, US National Top Ten (3rd) Yearling Colt placing 1st, 2nd, and 5th.  In 2007 he was the Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt and the US Reserve National Champion Futurity Colt.  He has also been a Res. Ch. at Scottsdale.  Hisani is now pursuing his performance career.  He spend 2010 showing Hunter Pl. since he did not have a Jr. Horse career under saddle I wanted him to do the extended gaits and go two handed.  He won several championships and in the fall of 2010 started the transition to my ultimate goal of being a Western Pleasure horse.  Ron Copple has done a wonderful job with his performance training.  Hisani’s first show Western was Scottsdale where he won the Maiden Horse WP.  He now has 3 Class Championships and was the 2011 Region 5 Res. Ch. in WP.  As a breeding stallion Hisani’s had his first Scottsdale Champion, Regional Champion and National Top Ten from his first foal crop.  He has been on the Yearling Sweepstakes Leading Sire List twice and is in the Top Five on the Leading Juvenile Sire List this year.  His oldest foals were born in ‘07 and in 2011 he already has 2 Champions in WP divisions as well as 6 Top Fives in WP and HP.  This year alone his sons and daughters won 3 Championships, 3 Res. Championships and 4 Top Fives in Halter.  Hisani has exceeded my expectations and I am sure will continue to do so for myself and his following of breeders and exhibitors.

Kharousel Farm
Contact: Betty Chapman-Radtke
2636 Sixth Avenue  •  Clarkston, WA  99403
Phone: (208) 305-3099  •  E-mail Us!
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