our Arieana Notebook: Once
imported and settled into her new life at San Simeon, *Rajwa became a favorite riding horse for the Hearst
family children. As Mrs. Hearst expresses in her book The Horses of
San Simeon, "...my sons adored *Rajwa, who was their
favorite, gentle, reliable riding horse. She taught them to love
was hard to settle, as was her only surviving Hearst-bred daughter Zamajwa's Nanni.
"Nanni" was eventually transferred into the ownership of
Harry and Katherine Harness where there was better luck for her in the
breeding shed, and her Harness-bred foals were rated outstanding as champions in the show
Sadly and regretfully "Nanni's" branch of the *Rajwa
descending tail female
line has died out, but there
is still one thinly
remaining branch of the *Rajwa tail female line in existence today,
and that line can be found through
her other daughter *Bint
Rajwa, imported to the United States with her
by William Randolph Hearst in 1947.
If you are so fortunate to find the *Rajwa
influence in your pedigrees, treasure it's
influence for the
same reasons we at Arieana Arabians have, for *Rajwa was the paternal
great grand dam of Ashan Adar, an
electrifying gelding whose traits and qualities are synonymous with the hallmark of Arieana Arabians.
photos on our website of these two horses, *Rajwa (above)
Adar, and in each one you will see
the same large, naturally flaring nostrils along with a very kind
and gentle eye, each photo with horse and rider caught in that special moment
their obvious pride and joy in having each other's companionship. "A
pleasure to own, a pleasure to ride."
~Suzi Morris (revised and updated with additional information on Zamajwa's Nanni
Mrs. William Randolph, "Chapter 11/The
Arabians," The Horses of San Simeon, San Simeon Press, San Simeon, California.
1985. p. 189.
"History & Album: Harry Harness Arabian
Horse World, July 1979. Palo Alto, California. pp. 263-264.