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Arieana Arabians ~ CMK Heritage Notebook
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Into the Sands of Time
A Photo Gallery of Desert-Bred and CMK Foundation Bloodstock (Stallions)

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Azrek | Dwarka | Feysul | Hadban | Ibrahim | Kars | *Kismet | *Leopard | Mahruss I | Mahruss II | Maidan | Merzuk | Pharaoh | Yataghan | Zobeyni

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Leafy Bullet Azrek Leafy Bullet
GSB #70

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1881

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred

Strain: Seglawi Jedran

Meaning of Name: Arabic word for a bluish-grey coat coloration. 

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From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Stud in England, Azrek was bred by Sheik Mashlab Ibn Derri of the of the Resallin Gomussa tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh. Purchased by The Blunts in March 1887 and shipped to England the following Spring 1888, Azrek was admired for his action and his prepotent ability to pass it on to his foals and their foals and for many generations on into the future. Azrek was described in 1891 by Lady Anne Blunt as: "A magnificent horse in every way, grand head and neck, powerful shoulder and unrivaled trotting action...enormous strength of back and quarter...tail set very high and splendidly carried...the sinew literally like steel to the the touch. Great speed and impossible to tire. His stock superior to any other sire yet in the stud." Azrek was sold to South Africa in 1891 where he was lost to purebred Arabian horse breeding, but his blood lives on in the horses of Arieana Arabians through his sons Ahmar and Ben Azrek (see *Nuri Pasha) and his daughter Rose Diamond (see *Rossana).

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Dwarka

Leafy Bullet Dwarka Leafy Bullet
GSB #216
(GSB Volume XXV)

Color: Bay
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1892
Height: 14.1 1/2 Hands
Bone: 7 3/4 Inches

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred

Strain: Kehilan

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From our Arieana Notebook: Dwarka, who earned himself the title of "The Marvel", was registered in the General Stud Book as "chosen especially by a friendly Arab Sheykh, in the heart of Anazeh country, for Major-General Ralph Broome, who took him to India in 1897, where he won many races." Sold to Mrs. Atkinson and imported to England in 1901 where he served as her sidesaddle field hunter. Later owned by Captain W.A. McDougall AVD, of the Scaurs, Jedburgh. In 1916 when Dwarka was 24 years old, Dwarka was either leased or sold to the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII of England) where he stood at stud at his Tor Royal Stud, Devonshire. Destroyed at Tor Royal in 1921 at age 29, Dwarka's skeleton was donated to the British Museum. Today at Arieana Arabians the blood of Dwarka lives on in our bloodstock through his son *Aldebar. (Notes on Dwarka derived from "Desertbreds, Writers and Errors, and Other Things" by Gladys Brown Edwards. Arabian Horse World, March 1973.)

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Feysul

Leafy Bullet Feysul Leafy Bullet
GSB #70

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1894

Sire: Ibn Nura (Sottam I x [Bint] Bint Nura)

Dam: El Argaa [Bint Bint Jellabiet Feysul]

Strain: Kehilan Jellabi

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From our Arieana Notebook: Treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Park Stud in England, Feysul was bred by Ali Pasha Sherif, Egypt. Sold at the March 1897 Ali Pasha Sherif sale (after his death) to Seyyid Mohammed Fathi, from whom W.S. and Lady Anne Blunt bought him on December 7, 1898 when Feysul was 4 years old. Used at Sheykh Obeyd Stud until 1904 when he was shipped to England at the age of 10. Destroyed in 1917 at age 23. Today at Arieana Arabians his blood lives on in our bloodstock through his sons Ibn Yashmak and Rasim. (Notes on Feysul derived from "A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

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Hadban

Leafy Bullet Hadban Leafy Bullet
GSB #49

Color: Bay
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1878

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred

Strain: Hadban Enzekhi

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From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Park Stud in England, Hadban was bred by Jakin Ibn Akil, Sheik of the Daajayni Tribe of Ateybah, a tribe of western Nejd, from whom he was purchased by Ali Ibn Amyr of Basra, who took him to Bombay, India, in the autumn of 1883, when he was 5 years of age. Bought by W.S. Blunt in December of 1883 from Ali Ibn Amyr, at the Bombay stables of Abdur Rahman Minni, agent, who was one of the main suppliers of Arab horses for the British Indian market for racers and polo mounts. Taken to England in 1884, at age 6. Sold in 1885, at age 7, for 120 gs., to Mr. D. Mackay of New South Wales, Australia, but  thankfully for us at Arieana Arabians his blood lives on today in our bloodstock through his daughters Nefisa and *Rose of Sharon. (Notes on Hadban derived from "A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

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Ibrahim

Leafy Bullet Ibrahim Leafy Bullet
PASB #407

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1899

Sire: Heijer (Desert Bred x Desert Bred)

Dam: Lafitte (Desert Bred x Desert Bred)

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From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as the sire of Skowronek. Ibrahim was described by the son of Count Potocki as even more striking than this stallion's famous son Skowronek with a slightly smaller head and silky white coat, mane and tail "...to the extent as seen in no other." Ibrahim is believed to have been born near Damascus in 1899, purchased in Constantinople by an agent of Count Joseph Potocki, Sr. in 1907, then shipped to Odessa and on from there to the Count's Antoniny Stud in Poland in that same year. Ibrahim was lost (actually executed) during the Bolshevik Massacre of 1917-1918. In addition to his influence through Skowronek, Ibrahim also appears in the pedigrees of Arieana's Arabians as a CMK stallion outcross resource in the pedigrees of *Naborr and *Druzba through his Polish-born son Posjedon, Polish-born daughter Kalina (dam of Dziewanna) and Polish-born daughter Elstera (dam of Ikwa).

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Kars

Leafy Bullet Kars Leafy Bullet
GSB #23 (Volume XIV)

Color: Bay
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1874

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred

Strain: Seglawi Jedran

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From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Stud in England, Kars was bred in the Syrian desert by Ibn Sbeyni of the Mehed Tribe of the Fedaan of the Sebaa Anazeh and sold by his breeder as a 2-year old to Mahmud Aga, a Kurdish Chief of an irregular cavalry force raised in the northern desert during the Russian war. Mahmud Aga rode Kars in 1877, as a 3-year-old, to the war in Armenia where nearly every other horse perished. Kars was twice wounded by bullets. During the retreat from Armenia to Aleppo Kars appeared so close to death that he was abandoned on the road, but he got up and followed his master. Kars was little more than a skeleton when purchased by the Blunts in Aleppo in December of 1877 for 69 and then taken to England in July of 1878 where he was well used as a sire of quality foals and appreciated as one of the most valuable horses they secured. In 1885 Kars was sold to Mr. D. Mackay of New South Wales, Australia for 250 gs. Thankfully these Kars traits of stamina, heart, courage, and devotion still live on in the horses of Arieana Arabians and come down to us in our pedigrees through his daughters Raschida and Kushdil (see *Garaveen). (Notes on Kars derived from "A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

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*Kismet

Leafy Bullet *Kismet Leafy Bullet
AHR #253

Color: Chestnut (Dark)
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1877

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred

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From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and source for one of our failing CMK Sirelines here in the United States. Please see *Kismet's special story page in our Heritage Notebook.

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*Leopard

Leafy Bullet *Leopard Leafy Bullet
AHR #233

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1873

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred

Strain: Seglawi Jedran

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From our Arieana Notebook: Bred in the desert by Jidan Ibn Mhayd of the Fedaan Anazeh. His breeder gave him to the Turkish governor of Syria, who in turn gave him to Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey, ruler of the Ottoman Empire, who then in turn presented him in 1879 as a gift to General Ulysses S. Grant, who then imported him to the United States. *Leopard was a horse of quality who was renown for his exceptional ability at the trot, and we treasure *Leopard for his place in our CMK history and in the pedigrees of our Arieana Arabians as the sire of Anazeh, the first purebred foal ever both born in the United States and registered in our North American studbook. For further research and detailed information on *Leopard, we recommend reading *Leopard and *Linden Tree by Michael Bowling.

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Mahruss I

Leafy Bullet Mahruss I Leafy Bullet

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 187-

Sire: Wazir

Dam: Bint Faras Saouda

Strain: Wadman Hursan

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From our Arieana Notebook: Mahruss I is treasured within the CMK Heritage as the sire of Mahruss II, an original foundation sire for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Stud in England. Bred in Egypt from the bloodstock of Abbas Pasha by Ali Pasha Sherif, Mahruss I died in 1895 in Cairo. The Blunts purchased two sons of Mahruss I: Mahruss II and Abu Khasheb (later sold to India), and they described Mahruss I as handsome, smoothly made, and with good legs. Mahruss I was tall for an Arab standing 15.2. (Notes derived from Carol June Woodbridge Mulder's Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses, Volume 1. Revised edition 1993.)

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Mahruss II

Leafy Bullet Mahruss II Leafy Bullet
GSB #235 (Volume 19 )

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1893

Sire: Mahruss I 

Dam: Bint Nura II

Strain: Dakhman Nejib

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From our Arieana Notebook: Treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Stud in England, Mahruss II was bred by Ali Pasha Sherif, Egypt. Purchased from his breeder in January 1896, when Mahruss II was a 3-year-old, Wilfrid and Lady Anne Blunt took him to their Crabbet Stud in England in May of 1897 when he was 4. Mahruss II was sold to Captain J. Hamilton Leigh in 1900, at the age of 7, where he proved a good sire for his new owner in Ireland. We at Arieana Arabians today see Mahruss II's lasting influence in our bloodstock through his sons *Ibn Mahruss and *Rijm. (Notes derived from "A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

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Maidan

Leafy Bullet Maidan Leafy Bullet
GSB #14 (Volume 16)

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1869

Sire: Desert Bred 

Dam: Desert Bred

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From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and source for one of our CMK Sirelines here in the United States. Please see Maidan's special story page in our Heritage Notebook.

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Merzuk

Leafy Bullet Merzuk Leafy Bullet
GSB #2111
(GSB Volume 17)

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1887

Sire: Wazir 

Dam: Makbula El Kebira

Strain: Kehilan Jellabi

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From our Arieana Notebook: Treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Stud in England, Merzuk was bred by Ali Pasha Sherif, Egypt. Purchased from his breeder on January 29, 1889 when a 2-year-old. The Blunts took him to England in 1891, at age 4. Sold in Summer of 1891 for 200 gs., to Sir Henry Lock, Governor of the Cape, for export to Basutoland, Cape of Good Hope, Africa. Merzuk died in Africa in 1893, at age 6, a victim of the African horse sickness. We at Arieana Arabians proudly today see Merzuk's lasting influence in our bloodstock through his daughter Ridaa. (Notes derived from "A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

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Pharaoh with Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Leafy Bullet Pharaoh Leafy Bullet
GSB #39
(GSB Volume 14)

Color: Bay
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1876

Sire: Bay Kehilan Ajuz (Desert Bred)

Dam: Berghi's Bay Mare (Desert Bred)

Strain: Seglawi Jedran of Ibn ed Derra

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From our Arieana Notebook: A Desert-Bred Stallion and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the original foundation sires for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt's and Lady Anne Blunt's Crabbet Stud in England, Pharaoh was bred by Barki Ibn Ed Derri of the Resallin Gomussa of the Sebaa Anazeh. Purchased through Mr. J.H. Skene, British Counsul at Aleppo, from Neddi Ibn Ed Derri, head of the Ibn Ed Derri family of the Resallin by Wilfrid S. Blunt in October of 1878 when Pharaoh was 2. The purchase was made at Beteyen Ibn Mirshid's camp near Palmyra; the price was 275, 125 in gold, the rest being the value of a mare given. Pharaoh was taken to England in 1879 at age 3. On July 2, 1882, when he was 6, Pharaoh was sold at the first Crabbet auction to Count Potocki who paid 525 gs. for him (the top price of the sale at which 11 Arabians were sold) and took him to his Antoniny Stud in Poland. Three years later, in 1885, when Pharoah was 9, Count Potocki sold him to Russia where he became chief sire of the Imperial State Stud at Derkoul. We thankfully today see Pharaoh's lasting influence in the horses of Arieana Arabians through his daughter Bozra and her daughters *Bushra (see *Ibn Mahruss) and Bukra as well as his son Jeroboam. (Notes derived from "A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.)

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Yataghan

Leafy Bullet Yataghan Leafy Bullet
GSB #2102

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1870

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam:  Desert Bred

Strain: Kehilan Jurayban

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From our Arieana Notebook: Yataghan, bred in the desert by Sheik Sulejman Ibn Mershid of the Gomussa tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh, was purchased in the desert by J.H. Skeene, British Consul at Aleppo, Syria for the honourable Albert G. Sandeman of England. Yataghan was imported into England in 1876 at age 6 and taken with several other imported purebred Arabians to Sandeman's leased estate at Brightwell Park, Oxfordshire. Yataghan, named after the formidable Turkish double curved saber, was one of the first animals to be registered in the then new pure Arab section of the General Stud Book of England, predating the Blunt's. Yataghan is treasured within the CMK Heritage as the sire of *Naomi. (Notes derived from Carol June Woodbridge Mulder's Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses, Volume 2. Revised edition, 1993).

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Painting titled: A stallion of Abbas Pasha (Zobeyni)

Leafy Bullet Zobeyni Leafy Bullet
Egypt #233

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: 1844

Sire: Barq (Desert Bred x Desert Bred)

Dam: Sununah (Shur  x Awdah al Shakra)

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From our Arieana Notebook: Considered an  "Original Arab" Stallion for a Sheykh Obeyd (Blunt in Egypt) Sireline. Zobeyni was a Foundation Horse for the stud of Abbas Pasha I, Viceroy of Egypt 1848-1854, and purchased by Abbas Pasha I sometime prior to 1846. Zobeyni was of the Seqlawi Jedran strain bred by Barraq Ibn Sbeyni of the Mehed tribe of the Fedaan Anazeh and is treasured as the sireline source for many horses in the pedigrees of Arieana's Arabians including the numerous descendants of the incomparable Mesaoud and his (nearly) full-sister in blood Bint Helwa. We also treasure the many-branching influences mid-pedigree of Zobeyni's son Wazir and daughter Bint Nura I. (NB: The painting used above was originally published as "A Stallion of Abbas Pasha" and believed to be modeled after Zobeyni.) For more information on the life and influence of Zobeyni, please refer to Carol June Woodbridge Mulder's Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses, Volume 1, p. 236, Revised edition, 1993.

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To see for yourself how the influence of these CMK Foundation Stallions still lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
ARIEANA ARABIANS
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260
e-mail: arieana@fea.net


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Copyright 2003-2012. Website designed and maintained by Suzi Morris. All rights reserved. This page originally created for Arieana's Heritage Notebook on October 17, 2004. Updated with new information and current as of August 30, 2012.