Crabbet Foundation Mares

The Blunts believed that the mare lines were extremely important to any breeding programme and indeed, the Bedouins tracked their horses breeding through the mare lines. Over time a number of these mare lines have had a significant impact on Crabbet breeding to this day, Lady Wentworth described these as 'Taproot Mares' in her book, 'The Authentic Arabian'.

 

For the 2013 World Crabbet Convention the Crabbet Organisation identified four remaining Crabbet Foundation Mares from which sixteen influential Family Groups have emerged that have produced the most relevant Crabbet Arabians of today.

Foundation Mares

Photo: Crabbet Archives

Photo: Crabbet Archives

Queen of Sheba Or.Ar (1879)

Foundation Group

Painting by Peter Upton

Rodania Or.Ar. (1881)

Foundation Group

Photo: Crabbet Archives

Sobha (1891)

Foundation Group

Irex (1927)

Indian Flame (1939)

Bright Shadow (1948)

Ludo (1953)

Ben Rabba (1964)

General Gold (1973)

Hanif (1962)

Silver Blue (1969)

Silvern Dream (1977)

Imad (1985)

Prince Sadik (1987)

Abbreviations used in horse pedigree and Arabian horse descriptions

Imp.     

Exp.   

Or. Ar.

  

S   

M    

GSB

AHC

Imported

Exported

Original Arabian

(a desert bred horse who is also the foundation horse of a line of descent)

Stallion (or Colt)

Mare

General Stud Book

Arabian Horse Society Registry of the USA

Colours

B

Gr

Ch

Br

Bay

Grey

Chestnut

Brown

Note: Many Arabic names are preceeded by Ibn (son of) or Bint (daughter of). You may also see Asil referred to (purebred).