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Arabian horse History

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Arabian horse History In the United States "Domestic Arabians" is the name given to these horses and the single most important event in the history of Domestic Arabians was held on American soil. In 1893, to be part of the Ottoman Empire exhibit at the Chicago World's fair, from the desert forty these horses were exported from the desert along with their Bedouin handlers.

Abdul Hamid II maintained a stud of Arabian horses whose ancestry was well documented. Leopard and Linden Tree the Arabian Horse Club of America registered this two of his stallions after he donated them to President Ulysses S. Grant.

The Hamidie Hipppodrome Society was a group of wealthy Arab investors sponsored the equestrian portion of the Ottoman Empire exhibit and two of the prized horses were contributed by the Sultan and he afte r that permitted the exportation of desert-bred Arabian mares to America as a favor to President Theodore Roosevelt.

Selling all the horses from the Ottoman exhibit at the end of the World's Fair was forced by the financial difficulties bared by the Hamidie Society. An enormous price for a horse at the time was one mare among the Hamidie horses was a grey beauty named Nejdme, who was auctioned at $1200 and was bought by J.A.P. Ramsdell. Homer Davenport was a journalist developed a fascination with the Arabian horses.

He bought two of Nejdme's foals and founded the Davenport Desert Arabian Studs. In 1910, Davenport had bought Nejdme, had imported Crabbet Park Arabians and "Davenport Arabians" are direct descendants of his horses.

CMK (Crabbet Maynesboro Kellogg) is a working preservationist movement and trademark. The other early breeders that would become the foundation of the CMK trademark were based in America.

• Homer Davenport
• Spencer Borden
• William Robinson
• Albert W. Harris
• Randolph Huntington
• W.K. Kellogg
• The Roger Selby Stud

As a young man working at the Chicago World's Fair Henry Babson saw his first purebred Arabians, he than Polish Arabians a few years later he decided to adhere to Egyptian bloodlines exclusively in 1960 and sold off all of his non-Egyptian Arabian stock.

The U.S. Army evacuated in 1945 to the Kellogg Ranch, a small group of Polish Arabians that had been held by the German army. Among the evacuees was *Witez II He sired 223 foals in his lifetime and Bazy Tankersley imported 32 Crabbet Arabians in 1957 and makes a significant contribution to the bloodlines of the Domestic Arabian horse.

In the Midwest Domestic Arabian breeders were first located, which is near the inciting incident that was the Chicago World's fair and then this activity is migrated to California and now the Domestic Arabian breeders are located all across the United States.

By FW Editor

Tags: horse, 1945, stallion

Category: Pets & Animals  - ( Pets & Animals Archive)

Date Added: 28 February '10

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