our Arieana Notebook: Khaled, the result of breeding *Naomi
to her grandson *Nimr, is considered by many as a
foundation stallion for modern Arabian horse breeding in the United
States. Regarded by Randolph Huntington to be the ultimate result of
his breeding program, Khaled was certainly one of the best sons of
Huntington's foundation mare *Naomi
to be born in the United
States and was a key progenitor of the CMK Heritage's now failing *Kismet
Photos of Khaled show him to have been a magnificent horse ~ handsome with an
intelligent Arabian face, perfect balance, and impressive breed
character. He was regarded as a "horseman's horse"
standing 15.2 Hands, weighing 1075 pounds, and today is still
considered one of our breed's best examples of excellence.
Khaled at age 12
years was sold in Huntington's 1907 sale of purebred Arabians for $1500. Khaled's
last home was with W.R. Brown at his Maynesboro Stud in Berlin, New
Hampshire where he became renown for his ability to sire winning
Endurance horses (one such horse was Rustem Bey)
and proved beyond a doubt that Arabian stallions were indeed suitable for
use in the U.S. Cavalry's Remount program.
Yes, Endurance Racing runs
deep in the blood of
Arieana's Arabians! Haat Pursuit carries many crosses to Khaled, and we have highest of
hopes for "Cruiser's" future with Tim and Kristi
Johnson who now hold the guiding reins for this bright and promising young
Edwards, Gladys Brown. The Arabian: War Horse to Show
Arabian Horse Trust of America. Denver, Colorado. Third revised
edition, 1980. pp. 51-52.
Mulder, Carol June
Woodbridge. Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian
Horses. Volume 2 (Revised Edition). Borden Publishing Company,
Los Angeles, California. 1993. p. 111.