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June 14 2017

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January 26 2014

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Dorothee Faltejsek on the Arabian Stallion, Moneera Siptah, in the Piaffe


   Via Artistic Dressage: Photos of the Masters - Dorothee Faltejsek (now Dorothee Baumann-Pellny)

January 25 2014

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The look on his face in the top photo is quite terrifying, but what do you expect from a horse playing frisbee?

Via The way we were - horse history! Pictures! at the Horse Chat forum - Horse Forums

August 25 2013

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Azrek

Also known as: Azrek DB
GSB 70
Colour: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1881
Height: 147 cm ~ 14.2 hands
Sire: Desert Bred
Dam: Desert Bred
Strain: Seglawi Jedran
Land of birth: Saudi Arabia
Land of standing: South Africa
Breeder: Mashlab Ibn al-Dirri-Saba Bedo
Meaning of Name: Arabic word for a bluish-grey coat coloration

Imported: 1887 to Egypt by the Blunts. I: 1888 to Crabbet - England. I: 1891 to Cape of Good Hope, Africa by Cecil Rhodes. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: A Foundation Horse. Blunt, 100%.

A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England, Azrek was bred by Sheik Mashlab Ibn Derri of the of the Resallin Gomussa tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh. Purchased by The Blunts in March 1887 and shipped to England the following Spring 1888, Azrek was admired for his action and his prepotent ability to pass it on to his foals and their foals and for many generations on into the future. Azrek was described in 1891 by Lady Anne Blunt as: “A magnificent horse in every way, grand head and neck, powerful shoulder and unrivaled trotting action…enormous strength of back and quarter…tail set very high and splendidly carried…the sinew literally like steel to the the touch. Great speed and impossible to tire. His stock superior to any other sire yet in the stud.” Azrek was sold to South Africa in 1891 where he was lost to purebred Arabian horse breeding, but his blood lives on in the horses of Arieana Arabians through his sons Ahmar and Ben Azrek (see *Nuri Pasha) and his daughter Rose Diamond (see *Rossana).

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: Into the Sands of Time (Desert Bred Stallions)


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Pharaoh

also known as: Pharaoh DB
GSB 39
breed: Arabian
colour: Bay
sex: stallion
height
date of birth: 1876
land of birth: Saudi Arabia
land of standing: Russia
Strain: Saqlawi Jidran
Breeder: Neddi Ibn ed-Derri

I: Arabia to England 1879, Blunts. I: Antoniny Stud-Poland 1882 Count Jozef Potocki. I: Russia 1885 by the Tsar. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa Foundation Horse - Blunt, 100%

A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England, Pharaoh was bred by Barki Ibn Ed Derri of the Resallin Gomussa of the Sebaa Anazeh. Purchased through Mr. J.H. Skene, British Counsul at Aleppo, from Neddi Ibn Ed Derri, head of the Ibn Ed Derri family of the Resallin by Wilfrid S. Blunt in October of 1878 when Pharaoh was 2. The purchase was made at Beteyen Ibn Mirshid’s camp near Palmyra; the price was £275, £125 in gold, the rest being the value of a mare given. Pharaoh was taken to England in 1879 at age 3. On July 2, 1882, when he was 6, Pharaoh was sold at the first Crabbet auction to Count Potocki who paid 525 gs. for him (the top price of the sale at which 11 Arabians were sold) and took him to his Antoniny Stud in Poland. Three years later, in 1885, when Pharoah was 9, Count Potocki sold him to Russia where he became chief sire of the Imperial State Stud at Derkoul. We thankfully today see Pharaoh’s lasting influence in the horses of Arieana Arabians through his daughter Bozra and her daughters *Bushra (see *Ibn Mahruss) and Bukra as well as his son Jeroboam. (Notes derived from “A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud” by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: Into the Sands of Time (Desert Bred Stallions)

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Basilisk

GSB 32
Sire: Bay Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Dam: Grey Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah
sex: female
colour: Grey
born: 1875, Saudi Arabia
land of standing: United Kingdom

comment: I: From Arabia to England in 1879 by the Blunts. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: A Foundation Horse; Blunt,100%. Suffering from what was believed to be liver disease, she was shot in 1891.

A Desert-Bred Mare and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the foundation mares for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England. Bred in the desert from the stock of Neddi ibn ed Derri of the Resallin Tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh. Basilisk was purchased for the Blunts by Mr. J. H. Skene, British Consul at Aleppo, in February 1878 from Abd El Jadir of Deyr. She was taken to England in 1878, at age 2. Basilisk was sold from Crabbet in August of 1884, at the age of 8, for £200. The buyer was the Duke of Westminster and he purchased her for breeding to Thoroughbreds; Basilisk produced for him some winners of races in the best of company, one of them being Alfragan, winner of the Drayton Handicap at Goodwood and the Dee Stakes in 1894. The Basilisk female line eventually died out at Crabbet, but thankfully for us here in North America and specifically for us here at Arieana Arabians, the blood and influence of Basilisk lives on today through her daughter Bozra and her daughter Bukra, the dam of *Berk and a stallion we hold in high regard for his ability to pass on his brilliant action. We also find this prized Basilisk influence on several more branches descending mid-pedigree through the imported mares *Battla, *Bushra (dam of *Ibn Mahruss), and *Butheyna.

Sources:
Borden, Spencer. The Arab Horse. Doubleday, New York, 1906. p. 66.

"A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.

"Basilisk Defended" by R.J. Cadranell II © 1992

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: Into the Sands of Time (Desert Bred and Foundation Mares)

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Kars
GSB #23 (Volume XIV)
Bay Stallion, born 1874
Bred by: Ibn Sbeyni of the Mehed Tribe of the Fedaan of the Sebaa Anazeh
Strain: Seglawi Jedran
Height: 14.2½ hands

From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England, Kars was bred in the Syrian desert by Ibn Sbeyni of the Mehed Tribe of the Fedaan of the Sebaa Anazeh and sold by his breeder as a 2-year old to Mahmud Aga, a Kurdish Chief of an irregular cavalry force raised in the northern desert during the Russian war. Mahmud Aga rode Kars in 1877, as a 3-year-old, to the war in Armenia where nearly every other horse perished. Kars was twice wounded by bullets. During the retreat from Armenia to Aleppo Kars appeared so close to death that he was abandoned on the road, but he got up and followed his master. Kars was little more than a skeleton when purchased by the Blunts in Aleppo in December of 1877 for £69. He was shipped to England in July of 1878 where he was the first stallion used at the stud. He was well used as a sire of quality foals and appreciated as one of the most valuable horses they secured. In 1885 Kars was sold to Mr. D. Mackay of New South Wales, Australia for 250 gs. A versatile horse standing 14.2½ hands, he made a name for himself in Australia as a successful sire of buggy horses. He also proved himself on the hunting field in addition to winning prizes at showjumping. (Notes on Kars derived from “A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud” by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: Into the Sands of Time (Desert Bred Stallions)

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Ghazala

also known as: Bint Bint Helwa
also known as: Ghazala El Beida
meaning of name: Arabic for gazelle
breed: Arabian
color: Grey
sex: female
date of birth: 1896
land of birth: Egypt
land of standing: USA
breeder: Ali Pasha Sharif - Cairo, Egypt


EGYPT*139; RAS*30; GSB*302; AHR*211. Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah. 12-14-1896 purchased by Blunts. I:1909 Egypt to England & transshipped to U.S.A. by Spencer Borden - Fall River,MA. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: Egypt I, 100%


*Ghazala was purchased from her breeder, Ali Pasha Sherif, by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt on December 14, 1896 as a foal-at-side along with her dam Bint Helwa; total cost for the pair: £80. *Ghazala was used as a riding horse and broodmare at Sheykh Obeyd (the Blunt’s Egyptian stud near Cairo) until 1909, at which time she was shipped to Crabbet in England at age 13. She was sold in September 1909, for 200 gs to Spencer Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts; she arrived in the United States later that Fall in battered condition from a stormy passage at sea. In early 1917, when *Ghazala was 21 years old, W.R. Brown acquired her for his Maynesboro Stud in New Hampshire; he kept her until her death in 1919 at age 23.

*Ghazala was the only mare bred by Ali Pasha Sherif to ever come to North America. In this regard she was unique and holds a distinctive place in the history of North American horse breeding. Another note of interest is that although Lady Anne Blunt consistently used the name Ghazala for this mare within her own reference materials, this same mare is also mentioned in other Egyptian breeding resources as Ghazala Bint Bint Helwa and Ghazala El Beida.

Notes derived from:
Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. The Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses, Volume 2 (revised edition). Borden Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1993. pp. 75-84.

via Arieana Arabians - Heritage Notebook: G (*Ghazala)
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Bint Helwa
(Aziz x Helwa)

sex: female
colour: Grey
born: 1887, Egypt
land of standing: United Kingdom
breeder: Ali Pasha Sharif - Cairo, Egypt

comment:
EGYPT*121. GSB*140. Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah. 1896 Purchased by Blunts for Sheykh Obeyd Stud. I: 1897 to Crabbet Stud - Sussex, England. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa. Deceased 1907. “The broken-legged mare”

August 24 2013

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imfunnyujusthavetobelieve:

And here’s Envi in his most charming state

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toknow-thearabian:

Showkayce+

Fame VF x Kay

Photo by Anette Mattsson

BLOODY SHOULDER FTW!
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not-an-arabian-horse:

Telemachus CF — asil Arabian stallion from Craver Farms. I took one look at this and went “WHOA” — basically, this is one sexy stallion ok.

August 17 2013

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Hell for leather, somewhere near el-Lisht. Right to left: Fergany, Deni, Bill Hartley, and Kemal. The horses belonged to Kemal, and he was always exhorting us to “Trot, no run.” But his horses were youngsters bred for racing: any time you put them side by side (because you wanted to talk, for instance), they thought it was the starting line, and they were off!


   via Egypt | Will and Deni Media Inc.

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At village weddings in Nazlet El-Samaan, local men show their skill on dancing horses to the accompaniment of live music.

  via Egypt | Will and Deni Media Inc.

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The step pyramid at Saqqara is an easy ride from Nazlet El-Samaan.

  via Egypt | Will and Deni Media Inc.

August 08 2013

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Napoleon ridin’ a pinto!

Wonder what Illya’s got………..

July 07 2013

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greyarabpony:

Another chapter in the saga that is my horses’ pedigrees, this one from the Arabian Trakehner cross. This is the Arabian stallion Skowronek, a 1909 son of Ibrahim out of Jaskolka. Skowronek was bred by Count Jozef Potocki, owner of the Antoniny Stud in Poland. Skowronek was imported to England as a young horse by the painter Walter Winans, and changed hands several times but was later purchased by Lady Wentworth under confusing circumstances. Apparently, Lady Wentworth used an American exporter asa front for purchasing the stallion because she feared if the current owner knew a competing Arabian breeder was trying to purchase him, he would refuse to sell or increase the price. Whatever the reason was, Skowronek ended up in Lady Wentworth’s hands and became one of the foundation sires for Lady Wentworth’s Crabbet Arabian Stud. Skwronek was mainly used to cover the Mesaoud daughters and granddaughters and infuse fresh blood into the existing foundation Mesaoud lines. The outcross of Skowronek on existing Crabbet stock proved to be so successful the offspring were exported around the world. It is reported that Lady Wentworth tuned down an offer of $250,000 for Skowronek. 

The result of one such crossing between Mesaoud lines and Skowronek was Raseyn, a stallion imported to America by W. K. Kellog, and who became one of the most influential American stallions of the Arabian breed. Through Raseyn, Skowronek lines are responsible for such greats as Khemosabi, Bay-Abi, and Ferzon. However, Raseyn may never have gotten the chance to become so great because Raseyn’s older brother Raswan was considered to be Skowronek’s most beautiful son, and was imported alongside Raseyn by Kellog. However, Raswan had to be put down due to a hind leg injury after siring only three foals in England (all of which became very successful in breeding). Raswan’s misfortune allowed Raseyn to carry Skowronek’s legacy into the limelight in America. Other notable sons were Raffles and Naseem.

Skowronek died in 1930 at the age of 22, and his skeleton was donated to the British Museum in London. 

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greyarabpony:

Another chapter in the saga that is my horses’ pedigrees, this one from the pedigree of my Arabian Trakehner cross. This is Raseyn, sired by Skowronek and out of Rayya, a Mesaoud granddaughter. Unfortunately, breeding was all Rayya had going for her; it is reported that she was downright ugly, being poor of both conformation and type. Raseyn was foaled in 1923 and imported to the US by W. K. Kellog in 1926. Raseyn’s breeding legacy in the United States is directly responsible for such horses as Khemosabi, Bay-Abi, and Ferzon. However, this stallion almost never got the chance to reach his full potential. He was imported alongside his older brother Raswan, considered by some to be the most beautiful Skowronek son. Raswan came to an unfortunate and untimely end through a series of strange events.

W. K. Kellog had sent his farm manager Carl Schmidt (who later became the writer Carl Raswan) to England to deal with Lady Wentworth. Soon after Schmidt’s return with Raseyn, Raswan, and twelve other horses, he and Kellog parted ways. Unfortunately, when Schmidt left he rode off on Raswan, claiming Lady Wentworth had gifted him the stallion. Naturally, Kellog demanded the stallion back. Before any serious debate could come of this theft, Raswan injured a hind foot and had to be put down. Kellog’s side of the story was that - under Schmidt’s care - Raswan had broken way from a fence to which he was tied and ran across a field, injuring his foot in the flight. Schmidt claimed that Kellog had a groom hamstring Raswan’s leg out of jealousy to keep Schmidt from establishing a breeding program and collect on an insurance policy. However, being that Kellog was worth millions, a $10,000 insurance policy in exchange for the destruction of an extraordinarily beautiful horse he still wanted back is a highly illogical exchange and Kellog’s version of events is most likely the accurate one. 

Raswan’s tragic end allowed Raseyn to reach his full potential. His blood can be found in many top performers of todays circuits and he remains one of the most influential Arabian stallions in America.

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