Young Black Stallion is a 2003 family film that tells the backstory of the horse from the 1979 Disney classic "The Black Stallion," based on the novel by Walter and Steven Farley. During World War II, young Neera (Biana Tamimi) is on her way home from boarding school with a caravan in the Arabian Desert. When the group gets attacked, Neera escapes but she is thrown from her camel. As she tries to find her way home, she encounters a beautiful black colt that she befriends. She eventually finds her way to the home of her grandfather, Ben Ishak (Richard Romanus), a horse breeder who has fallen on hard times. Ben and Neera's brother, Aden (Patrick Elyas), has sold the horses and most of the furniture. Neera believes that she can win the annual horse race with her new horse, in spite of the reigning champion, Rhamon (Gerard Rudolf), who has never lost a championship.