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Raad | Raaf | Rabiyas | Rabiyat | Rafeef | *Raffles | Rahas | Rahmoun |
Raja-Al-Mustakbal | *Rajwa | *Ramim | *Rasafa | Rasarah | Raschida | *Raseyn | Raseyna | Rasim | *Rasima | Rayik | Rayya | Rehal | Rejeb | Riada | Ribal | Ridaa |
*Rifala | *Rifla Rifnas | Rijm | *Rijma | Rim | Risala Rissla | *Rissletta |
Risslina | Riyala | *Rizvan | Roaba | Roabrah | *Rodan | *Rokhsa | Ronek |
Rosa Rugosa | Rose of Hind | Rose of Jericho | *Rose of Sharon | Rosemary |
Roshana | *Rossana | Rossdin | Rustem

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Rahas
Rahas

Leafy Bullet Rahas Leafy Bullet
AHR #651

Color: Chestnut
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: May 4, 1928

Sire: Gulastra (*Astraled x Gulnare by *Rodan)

Dam: Raad (Sidi x *Rijma by Rijm)

Breeder: W. R. Brown
Maynesboro Arabian Stud
Berlin, New Hampshire

Double Registered with The Thoroughbred Jockey Club in their American Stud Book.

Sire of 66 registered purebred Arabian foals (34 colts and 32 fillies) including Rabiyas, Rahmoun, Roabrah, Tahas, and Wadi-Sirhan (see her son Zarouf), all of whom are of major significance in the pedigrees of Arieana's Arabians.


From our Arieana Notebook:
Rahas
has become for us the word synonymous with the sire line for our breeding program here at Arieana Arabians. Linebreeding on this stallion through his sons Roabrah, Tahas, Rahmoun, and Rabiyas, along with his daughter Wadi-Sirhan (see her son Zarouf), the Rahas influence permeates throughout our pedigrees, and it is with great pride and joy that we present his page on our website.

Purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1935 from William Robinson Brown during the dispersal of Brown's celebrated Maynesboro Stud, Rahas became one of the leading sires of the Hearst Family breeding program at their ranch in San Simeon, California. Rahas was admired both for his gentle disposition and for his ability to sire foals with exceptionally high action. Gladys Brown Edwards in her book The Arabian: War Horse to Show Horse mentions that Rahas was described by W.R. Brown in the Maynesboro dispersal catalogue thusly: "A proven sire of big, able, well-built foals. Ride and drive. I kept this stallion as superior to Champion Bazleyd." 

Gladys Brown Edwards goes on to describe Rahas "...as standing 15 hands and weighing 1,000 pounds. He was a good saddle horse, and a characteristic of his get is a fast flat-footed walk with lots of impulse." (p. 232)

Also in our Notebook is mention that Rahas was of a very calm nature, not flighty or nervous, and naturally gaited. We quote Richard Skinner, Manager of the Hearst Ranch, as saying (in quite a disgusted tone of voice): "We could be sure that every time Rahas entered the show ring, he was sure to gait and get the gate." What a pity that such a soft and easy riding gait is not recognized in the Arabian Show Ring. 

~Suzi Morris (Revised and updated 01/20/06)

Bibliography:
Edwards, Gladys Brown, The Arabian War Horse to Show Horse, Arabian Horse Trust, Denver, Colorado. 1980. p. 231-233.

Hearst, Jr., Mrs. William Randolph, "Chapter 11/The Arabians," The Horses of San Simeon, San Simeon Press, San Simeon, California. 1985. pp. 180-201.

Personal communication with Richard Skinner, San Simeon, California. November, 1983.

Pedigree of Rahas AHR #651

Mesaoud GSB 2070
*Astraled 238
Queen of Sheba
GSB 31
Gulastra 521
*Rodan 258
Gulnare 278
*Ghazala 211
Rahas AHR #651
Khaled 5
Sidi 223
Rosa Rugosa 166
Raad 474
Rijm GSB 393
*Rijma 346
Risala GSB 388
Sire Line: Zobeyni (Abbas Pasha) through Mesaoud (Blunt)
Tail Female: Rodania (Blunt) (Kuhaylan Rudan)

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For more information on Rahas or to see for yourself how his influence 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 Fall 2004. Updated and Current as of August 20, 2012.