About Us

At Royal Arabians it is our mission to breed the best examples of the Arabian horse and to provide a home for them to flourish and grow into their maximum potential. Our breeding program ensures both beauty and athleticism, by breeding the best examples of the breed today.  

Royal Arabians is a full service Arabian Horse facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We believe the Arabian Horses we breed should not only be beautiful, with a distinctive, refined head shape and alert expression, but should also demonstrate the athletic speed and endurance qualities of the breed that make it one of the most popular in the world today.

At Royal Arabians, our program includes breeding, halter and performance. Lessons are available for all age groups and experience levels.

Owners: Cindy McGown and Mark Davis


The Royal Arabians Story

The story of Royal Arabians, very few people know. It's a story of family, togetherness, and admiration for a very special animal. The true story begins with a young and fiercly strong girl in southern California. Despite her family's low income and no real background in the equine industry, Cindy secretly dreamed of having a horse. Little did she know what the future held in store for her.

As soon as Cindy finished college, became employed, and could afford it, she purchased her first horse. A paint gelding whose name was Apache Dan that she trail rode daily after work. As time passed, she owned several grade horses and loved to ride in the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. When Cindy became pregnant with her first child, she sold all of her horses, and moved into a normal suburban neighborhood. She thought she had traded her horses in for her daughter Amanda. However, Cindy was somewhat destined to live a life beside horses and that became overly apparent whe she had her first child. A blonde haired, blue eyed girl, with a love of animals that was instantly identified.
Amanda loved all animals but was obsessed with horses. Cindy purchased Amanda's first horse when she was 6. The horse's name was Skyfire and quickly became not only part of the family, but Amanda's best friend.  
There was nothing that could slow down the passion that developed and the joy in sharing that passion through mother and daughter. As the years passed, the seeds continued to grow. One Arabian horse was just not enough? In 1996, Cindy met her soulmate, Mark Davis. Although he had no background in any ownership of animals, he loved the excitement the shows brought and soon became involved in the industry as well. As thier financial situation improved there were more horses purchased, and more shows, and more family fun. While Amanda was passionate about the horses, every member of the family participated. Rebecca actually showed Skyfire at a regional level, while Katie, Megan and Jonathan all attended horse camps and learned how to care for, love, and appreciate the Arabian horse.
The family has gained a few additions in Cindy and Mark's grandchildren recently. Their grandsons, Micah and Jordan Fraser love the horses and happily carry the torch of the family tradition their grandmother began, and their mother continues. In August of 2016, the newest family addition occured when Rebecca and Morgan Pitkin added a grandaughter, Emmy Pitkin to the family. We know she too will love the Arabian horse as there are horse lovers on both her Dam and Sire lines.
Throughout the years, Cindy has maintained her love of horses and her dedication to the Arabian breed. The Royal Arabians story is not about all of the horses purchased, the prizes won or the foals bred; it's about one family's adoration for a horse, and the journey that brings a family together. It is our wish that all families can experience an anchor that brings them together, regardless of what is happening in thier lives, as the Arabian horse has done for this family.