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*Zamal | Zarouf

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Leafy Bullet *Zamal Leafy Bullet
AHR #4216

Color: Grey
Sex: Stallion
Foaled: January 1, 1944

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred in Syria
Strain: Maanaki Sbeily

Imported from Syria by Sunical Land & Livestock Dept., Hearst Magazines Inc. October 10, 1947.

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From our Arieana Notebook: 
was one of fourteen (14) horses imported to the United States from Syria in 1947 by William Randolph Hearst. Once relocated to his new home at San Simeon, *Zamal was shown successfully and also became the favored riding horse of William Randolph Hearst. *Zamal lived out the remaining days of his life with the Hearst Family at their Pico Creek Stables, San Simeon, California.

The intention of this 1947 Hearst Importation was to breed the newly-imported stallions on the Hearst's older, mostly Maynesboro-derived mares, and in turn, cross the older stallions on the newly-imported mares. As part of this plan, *Zamal sired 16 purebred Arabian foals (6 colts and 9 fillies), and today the outcome and success of this plan is clearly evident in the superior quality of the Hearst-source purebred Arabian bloodstock bred by Arieana Arabians.

We have *Zamal's influence today through his daughter Zamiga and her daughter Amazon of Pico, the dam of our reference sire Blitzen of Pico. *Zamal also sired Zamajwas Nanni, out of the mare *Rajwa, whose son Smoky Rahmoun sired our cherished gelding Ashan Adar, thus giving us first reason and purpose for seeking out *Zamal's distinguishing influence in our Arieana breeding program and our subsequent goal and desire to carry it forward on into the future through the foals out of our foundation mares Haapey Pico and Gleeful Pico and now the rising star and promising young stallion Haat Pursuit (Blitzen of Pico x Gleeful Pico by RS Ibn Haatshaat).

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Click to view larger image of *Zamal (76KB)
Photo courtesy of
Nyla Eschelman.

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*Zamal with Mr. W.R. Hearst, Jr.
(Photo from the collection
of Suzi Morris)

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For more information on *Zamal and the other horses in the Hearst Importation of 1947 or to see for yourself how their remarkable influence lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260

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