our Arieana Notebook: *Naborr, imported in 1963 by Mrs.
Anne McCormick of Arizona, was in a group of the first five Tersk-bred horses
brought to the United States. He was the first Russian-bred (Tersk)
Arabian registered in the U.S. before the official registration
approval here of Russian horses in 1978 by the Arabian Horse
Registry of America. Presumably the reason *Naborr secured
registration immediately was because he and his sire and his dam were
registered in both the Russian and Polish stud books, the Polish
stud books having secured approval by the Arabian Horse Registry
prior to that time.
was used for two seasons at Tersk and then sold to Poland in 1956.
He stood at
the Polish State Studs for seven years (1956-1963) prior to his arrival in the
United States, and he was considered one of their best sires with an especially good
nick for him being the daughters of Amurath
Sahib. A homozygous grey, *Naborr was 13 at the time
of his importation to the United States. He made history again six years later when he
sold in the McCormick estate sale at age 19 for the then record
amount of $150,000 to Tom Chauncey and Wayne Newton. *Naborr
is listed as dead November 9, 1977 (age 27).
Also, and just as a
word of explanation for those who study pedigrees: Nabor is the Russian and Polish stud book spelling for
our same horse *Naborr. *Naborr had 3 crosses to Ibrahim through Skowronek,
Posejdon, and Ikwa. *Naborr is not considered a CMK
stallion due to
his dam line; he is, however, a legitimate outcross resource within the CMK
definition and his Crabbet influence through Naseem
does count 25% when calculating the qualifying CMK percentages.
We at Arieana Arabians appreciate and favor
the use of the *Naborr influence in our breeding program for the beauty and athletic
strengths our horses inherit through the Skowronek
sire line as it comes down to us from his son Naseem's
stud career at Tersk: *Druzba being
one such outcross resource for us, S.W. Dawid (photo)