Color: Grey Sex: Mare
Foaled: June 23, 1912
Sire: Segario (*Nimr x *Shabaka by Mameluke)
Dam: *Ghazala (Ibn Serara x
Bint Helwa by Aziz)
Breeder: Colonel Spencer
Borden. Interlachen Stud. Fall River, Massachusetts
Owner of Record: General J.M. Dickinson. Travelers Rest
Arabian Stud. Franklin, Tennessee.
Markings: A few white hairs
on forehead. Snip. (No white feet)
Height: 14.1 HH
Weight: 850 lbs.
Registered with The Thoroughbred
Jockey Club as No. 75045 in their American Stud Book.
From our Arieana Notebook:
Bred by Spencer Borden and transferred to the
ownership of W.R. Brown who later sold her to General J.M. Dickinson,
Guemura lived a very long and productive life with her influence
distinctly visible within many future generations and on a
We at Arieana Arabians look to Guemura
for her place of significance in our pedigrees as the connecting branch for the invaluable Ghazieh
tail female line and resulting mtDNA of our foundation mares. As
we follow her descends, the Guemura daughter Ghanigat
brings us down to her daughter Muhlis from
whom descends Jolley Pico, the dam of
our two foundation mares Haapey Pico and Gleeful
Pico. She also figures prominently in the pedigree of Ashan
Adar, a gelding whose traits and qualities set the standards
for us at Arieana Arabians.
even more exciting to us than her influence in our own foundation mares is that the reference sire of our three most recent foals,
Blitzen of Pico, also carries this
very same Guemura branch of the Ghazieh tail female line to Ghanigat's
daughter Nigha, this branch now descending
through Mounigha to her
granddaughter Amazon of
Pico, the dam of Blitzen of Pico.
so we delight in our pedigree studies as we find the influential Guemura as the key and joining
branch for the Ghazieh tail female lines of both sire
and dam of all our recent foals by Blitzen of Pico
out of our foundation mares, with many, many similar crosses from
the Bint Helwa
descends scattered throughout their mid-pedigrees.
We proudly look to this
linebreeding on Guemura to take our goals forward into the future generations with all
hopes justifiably promised and hopefully fulfilled for the same long-lasting
athletic qualities, kindly dispositions, and productive traits of this highly-regarded,
dynastic mare. Haat Pursuit carries that promise
forward as a rising star and future herd sire as we now proudly pass the
baton to his new owners: Tim and Kristi
Johnson of Berlin, Wisconsin.
Guemura produced a
total of 17 foals (11 colts and 6 fillies) and died at age 26 at Travelers
Rest. Besides her beautiful daughter Ghanigat,
other treasured Old California/CMK offspring were Ghazi, who for many years was one
of the senior stallions at the Hearst Ranch, San Simeon, California, and Gharis,
lead sire for Edna Draper's program and another famous stallion of the Old California CMK Heritage
tradition. When bred to Ribal, she also produced Ghabir, the grandsire of
Rajilita Ku who was influential in the Kubela program. These are just a
few examples of why the Guemura influence through her sons,
daughters, and grand daughters is still highly regarded and sought-after by Arabian breeders throughout the United
to Own. A Pleasure to Ride."
Also from my Arieana
Notebook: "Not to be undone by younger horses, Guemura at the
age of 20 won a prize under saddle at the Spring Horse Show, at
Nashville, though she would not tolerate a bit and had to be ridden with
a true desert type of bridle" as the photo on the left illustrates. (Travelers Rest Catalogue, p. 100).
And I smile to
myself with fond memories of all the long and joyous rides on Ashan Adar when he too was
happiest just going along in a bosal-type bridle or with just
his halter and a lead rope for reins. A trait coming down to him from this
*Ghazala 211 mare
family? Most likely, as he had many crosses to both Guemura and
her maternal half sister Gulnare through Mounigha
on those wonderful times riding our cherished gelding Ashan Adar,
I cannot help but wonder and question upon the circumstances of why we
even use bits in a horse's mouth, for this was a horse who could read our
minds and was so sensitive
to our needs that he could feel the turn of our head, and with that subtle shift
in weight receive all the clues he needed to take us in any direction we
wanted to go. I hear from Sandy
Obermeyer that her stallion Blitzen of Pico was
attuned to her in the same way and that she trained, rode, and even exhibited him bridleless.
Oh, how rewarding it is
as a breeder of fine Arabian horses to know the influence of Guemura
will carry on now for others to enjoy.
Brown, W.R., The Horse of the Desert. Originally
published 1929. Reprinted by the Macmillan Company, New York, New
York. 1947. pp. 118, 179
Conn, George H., "Pure-Bred Arabian Horses
Imported Into The United States (1879-1948)," The Arabian
Horse in America. A. S. Barnes and Company, New York, New
York. 1972. pp. 192-194.
Dickinson, J.M., A Catalogue of Travelers Rest Arabian Horses
1947. Reprinted by the Arabian Horse Trust, Denver, Colorado.
1988. pp. 100-101.
Maynesboro Arabian Stud: Catalogue for Season 1927. Berlin,
New Hampshire, U.S.A. 1927.
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