Bloodlines

Jan 18 2019

In the Homeland of the Crabbet Arabian

The Arab Horse Society of Great Britain (AHS) celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and the world-famous ‘Crabbet Park’ Arabian stud of Lady Anne and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt was founded 140 years ago. The global influence of the Crabbet Arabians is undisputed, therefore we had a look around the homeland of these legendary Arabians if …

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Jan 10 2019

(Deutsch) Was züchten die Deutschen?

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

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Apr 05 2018

The Legacy of Padrons Psyche

The pedigree of a show horse without his name is hardly thinkable: Padrons Psyche. In the early 1990s, he started his triumphal march around the world – and this in the truest sense of the word, as his blood is present on all continents.

When on 9th September last year, Padrons Psyche passed away, …

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Jul 07 2017

Prikhot – Born to Win

Prikhot is the founder of a very sought after family in Russian race horse breeding. She comes from the Rodania damline (see our last issue) in combination with the stallion Sport. He did his name justice, but his conformation was not that of an ideal Arabian.

The use of Sport to procreate mares for the …

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Apr 05 2017

Prikhot – The Birth of a Legend

Russian Damlines – Rodania (I) In this first part about the legendary mare Prikhot, Russian registrar Alexander Shemarykin introduces us to her ancestors, that came as foundation stock from England to Tersk stud.

If we talk about the development of racing families in the Arabian breed in general, breeders and owners of racehorses have said …

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Apr 04 2017

A Window to the Past

The Desertbred horses of Bahrain Bedouin stories are part of the folklore and history of the Arabian horse. But hardly any breeder of today has a clear image, of how these Bedouin horses actually looked like. On the contrary, the “piece of art”, as we know it from the show ring today, is regarded as …

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Oct 01 2016

Following the Footsteps of Mary’s Legacy

Mary Gharagozlou, the “Grand Dame” of Persian Arabians, died 15 years ago. It was then, that I was in Iran for the first time. Now it was time to find out, if her legacy, the Iranian Asil Arabians, has survived.

Unfortunately, I was a couple of days too late on my first trip to Iran …

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Oct 01 2016

Preservation Breeding –
Dead End or Vision with a Future?

Exemplified by the Weil-Marbach breeding programme In 1817, King William I. of Württemberg founded his Royal Stud of Weil and Scharnhausen. Therefore, the Weil-Marbach Arabian breeding programme celebrates its 200-year-anniversary next year. Reason enough, to be concerned about the continued existence of this subpopulation within the Arabian horse breed.

Preservation breeding means breeding of endangered …

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Mar 15 2015

Arabische Leistungslinien

Die nachfolgenden Beobachtungen wurden während der Europameisterschaften für Sport-Araber gemacht und sollen einen Hinweis darauf geben, wo man Leistungslinien innerhalb der arabischen Rasse finden kann. Natürlich gibt es zahlreiche Ausnahmen von dieser „Regel“, d.h. Pferde, die nicht den Kriterien entsprechen und dennoch gleich gute Leistungen erbringen, wie unsere Beispiele. Dennoch, die Ergebnisse von elf Jahren …

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