our Arieana Notebook: *Zamal was one of fourteen (14) horses
imported to the United States from Syria in 1947 by William Randolph Hearst.
relocated to his new home at San Simeon,
*Zamal was shown successfully and also became the favored riding horse of William Randolph
*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).