our Arieana Notebook: We are partial to this description
of *Incoronata as written in 1957 by Herbert H. Reese in his book The Kellogg
Arabians as it also gives clarity to the Kellogg Importation
from Crabbet in 1936, and we quote:
"When I visited the Crabbet Park Stud I admired a dark grey
filly on which Lady Wentworth refused to put a price. A few
years later the Kellogg Ranch received a sales list from Crabbet
together with photographs, and this filly, *Incoronata, by then
a beautifully dappled mare, was on the list. Among others on the
list were *Rissletta and *Sura
(to which the prefix 'Crabbet' was added after importation).
These three mares were selected, and purchased on the strength
of their pictures and breeding.
Although I had seen *Incoronata
I had no chance to inspect the other two before purchase, but it
turned out to be one of the best buys the ranch ever made, as
the records of these three mares will show. Two were by Skowronek, and the third, *Rissletta, was by
[Naseem] a son of
so it gave the ranch a further concentration of that blood.
was a large mare with good withers and long neck, but her head
was not as extreme as some. She carried a very high tail."
144-145). *Incoronata is noted as destroyed by the
Remount December 3, 1948 (Parkinson, p. 506).
Recommended reading for further study on *Incoronata
and her influence within the Old California/Reese CMK Heritage
breeding traditions include:
Parkinson, Mary Jane. The
Kellogg Ranch, The First Sixty Years. Cal Poly Kellogg United
Foundation, Inc. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona,
CA. Third edition 1984.
Reese, Herbert H. in
collaboration with Gladys Brown Edwards. The Kellogg Arabians ~
Their Background and Influence. Borden Publishing
Company, Alhambra, CA. 1958.