THE STORY OF THE PHARA ARABIAN
1965 seemed a magical year. The Patti family, which now included son Thomas, born in 1957, moved to a property near her parents by Holy Hill. While Tom wasn't particularly interested in the horses, he didn't object to his wife's consuming interest.
With a lovely new house already on the property, it was only logical that a new barn with an indoor arena should follow. World-renowned equine photographer and long-time friend Polly Knoll describes the farm as "truly idyllic for a rural Wisconsin horse farm with its white fenced pastures in a gentle valley where one could always view the horses and almost mystical surroundings."
"It stood in the shadow of the famed Holy Hill where its [multiple]-steepled church sat majestically high on the hill," remembers Polly. "The challenge was to enter the church by perhaps a 100 or more steps leading up to its entrance. Miraculous stories abound about the crutches left by those who received healing as they successfully ascended the steps."
Whether divine intervention played a part or not, the time and setting were right; the only part missing was that elusive "golden" stallion.
Phara Foundation Stallion: Golden Pharao
Golden Pharao, the stallion that "made things happen" for Annette in the Arabian business.