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Windt im Wald Farm
Geauga County, Northeast Ohio

since 1995
 

Sept. 2003
Arabian Preservation Breeding

Korona--is dedicated to the breeding a promotion of the Polish Arabian Horse. Their web site can be found at http://www.korona.com/. This group was formed in 1989.The Korona definition of a Polish horse is that all of its lines must come from horses bred in the Polish state run stud farms

Arabian Preservation Breeding
This month's article is a continuation of the listing and description of most of the preservation groups on record as of this time. There may be several other smaller groups in existence that are associated with the ones listed in this article.

Korona--is dedicated to the breeding a promotion of the Polish Arabian Horse. Their web site can be found at http://www.korona.com/. This group was formed in 1989.The Korona definition of a Polish horse is that all of its lines must come from horses bred in the Polish state run stud farms and there is no acceptance for "Part Polish" horses or horses that have been out crossed with other blood lines.

Blue List Arabians is the term given to horses that trace in every line to the Bedouin bred horse of the desert. In 1952, Miss Jane Llewellyn Ott began a list of the horses proven in every line to trace directly to the Bedouin bred horses of the desert. In 1961 the "Blue Arabian Horse Catalog" was published. This is the "Blue Catalog." Miss Ott continued this catalog until the early 70's, when she closed her research. The organization known as Al Khamsa was born to continue her work. There are some variations as Al Khamsa accepts some horses not listed in the "Blue Catalog". All these horses trace directly, in every line, to horses from Bedouin Tribes, or to exceptional individuals, such as Abbas Pasha and Lady Ann Blunt, who only purchased horses from these sources. The terms, "Blue List" and "Al Khamsa" indicate that this horse is believed pure by these meticulous organizations. The term Asil, meaning purebred, is a German based organization with the same goals.

Blue Star is a sub group of the latter mentioned group. The "Blue Catalog" is divided into two sub-groups, generally referred to as BLUE STAR and Blue List. The background of both of these groups is the same, except that the BLUE STAR Arabians have no Mu'niqi strain blood in their extended pedigrees, while the Blue List animals may have it in an amount varying from full Mu'niqi in a few of the early imports, to a fraction of a percent in our modern day horses. Of the original Babson imports, only *Fadl and *Maaroufa are considered BLUE STAR. Two other Sheykh Obeyd horses considered BLUE STAR are Sirecho and *Nasr. *Turfa, the 1933 gray Sa'ud mare imported by Mr. Babson in 1941 is also considered BLUE STAR but is neither straight Egyptian nor Sheykh Obeyd. The terms BLUE STAR and Blue List are copyrighted, exactly as spelled, and are the property of Miss Jane Llewellyn Ott. Only horses which are actually listed in the BLUE ARABIAN HORSE CATALOG are BLUE STAR or BLUE LIST. All descendants are, in actual fact, BLUE STAR or Blue List "eligible". Miss Ott allows the use of those terms to describe horses provided that the actual definitions and meanings of those terms are not "altered" by such use. All of the horses so listed, or "eligible", are BEDOUIN SOURCE horses.

GSB is a focus for some breeders but it is not an organized group at this time. GSB stands for "General Stud Book" which is how most of all breeds of horses were listed in Great Britain before the individual breeds of horses stared their own registries. The Arabian Section of the GSB began in 1887 and closed their books to new imports about 1927 to new imports of Arabian Horses and closed their Arabian Section altogether in 1965. When a blood line percentage is given for GSB Arabians it means the lines all trace to horses registered in the GSB during that time. Many people also refer to these lines as "Old English Breeding". Horses imported to the U.S. from this group prior to 1950 also qualify in the CMK group.

The Davenport Preservation Breeders focus on horses imported by the famous political cartoon artist, Homer Davenport. Homer Davenport was able to import 27 Arabian Horses with the help of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Many of these blood lines were about to become extinct when Charles and Jeanne Craver hunted down and acquired all they could find of the remaining Davenport horses to preserve these blood lines. More information on the history of the Davenport horses can be found in the book revision by Charles and Jeanne Craver, "The Annotated Quest". These imports are also included in the CMK group.

The Azraff Ferzon Breeders is a group found primarily in the mid west. Their primary source of Azraff Ferzon blood line is through the McCoy and Comar Arabian's breeding programs but many other breeding programs utilized some of these blood lines and out crossed them.

Listings and descriptions of additional Preservation groups will be continued ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Betti Goddard

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