our Arieana Notebook: At Arieana Arabians we honor Rosa
Rugosa as the only daughter of the dynastic *Rose of Sharon to be
bred and foaled in the United States. Rosa Rugosa herself was
the dam of 4 registered purebred Arabian foals (2 colts and 2 fillies) for which we at
Arieana Arabians most appreciate the lasting mid-pedigree influence of her son Sidi.
Rosa Rugosa is noted as standing at 15 Hands with head showing
great character, as having outstanding withers with good shoulders and
great depth through the heart, and considered overall as a very fine and stylish horse.
Rugosa was sold as a yearling by her breeder Spencer Borden to F.
Lathrop Ames of Massachusetts. Soon thereafter Ames lost interest in
his purebred Arabians and dispersed his herd, and by 1913 Rosa Rugosa was owned by Herbert J. Brown
of Maine and for him had her first two foals. By 1916 Rosa Rugosa
into the hands of his brother W.R. Brown of the famous Maynesboro Stud in Berlin,
New Hampshire, and it was there that Rosa Rugosa had her last two
foals, the very last of those being Sidi ~ a stallion of significance in the
pedigrees of Arieana's Arabians through his son Rehal
and his daughter Raad.
Just as an
aside, there was a mistake in the older studbooks of the Arabian Horse
Registry indicating that Rosa Rugosa was imported from Crabbet
Stud. This is an error and should be corrected if you have one of those
older versions as Rosa Rugosa was bred, foaled,
and lived her entire life in the United States.
Cadranell, R.J. "A Wrinkle in the Stud Book:
Rosa Rugosa 166". Arabian Visions, January 1991.
Mulder, Carol W. "Rosa Rugosa 166 and her daughter Kheyra
229." Arabian Horse World, October 1974. (Article and
photos of Carol
Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. Imported
Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses Volume 2 (Revised
Edition). Borden Publishing Company, Los Angeles, California. 1993. p.