Pete McNeil – A Lifetime With Arabians

By Arlene Magid. In the twenty first century there are just a handful of breeders of Arabian horses who have been active for fifty years or more. Some, like Varian Arabians and Al-Marah Arabians, advertise in the breed publications and have websites showcasing their horses, which are also shown extensively in local and national competition. But there are a few breeders with a lifetime of experience who don’t promote themselves, modestly preferring to produce horses true to their own particular vision.

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*Raseyn 597

By Carol W. Mulder. He was a very classic horse with great appeal and he was an outstanding sire of unusual prepotency. Several Crabbet oriented breeding programs have utilized this blood, as well as many very different breeding programs, widely scattered, with quite dissimilar goals. Some of the breeding plans using *Raseyn blood have inbred heavily to him (this began, in a few cases, even during his own lifetime), while others have preferred smaller more or less “single shots” of the particular qualities *Raseyn offered.

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Overlook Farwa (Abu Farwa x Al Marah Zaibaq) – The Next Chapter

By Kim Johnson. Overlook Farwa first came to my attention at the 1982 Reno Arabian Horse Fair, where owner Earl Guyton was putting on a cutting horse clinic. At that time, I was impressed by Farwa’s cutting agility and pedigree fame, but contented myself with admiring him on stallion row, as my own breeding goals were still in the designing and organizing stages.

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Fairview Farm: The Abu Farwa Legacy

By Jim Robbins. The scenic Okanagan Valley of British Columbia is home to the finest peach and apple orchards in the province, a thriving tourism trade, and possibly the most concentrated Abu Farwa breeding program in the world. Dr. David Ward’s Fairview Farm is the home to a collection of over 50 linebred and inbred horses, based on the sons and daughters of the legendary Abu Farwa (Rabiyas x *Rissletta).

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Abu Farwa: His Influence on the Breed

By Arlene Magid. U.S. Reserve National Champion Stallion Bey Shah+, once again was the leading sire of halter winners at the 1994 Scottsdale show. Undefeated racehorse and Scottsdale Reserve Grand Champion Stallion Kontiki, is a sire of stakes winning racehorses. U.S. National Cutting Champions Smooth Zee, Sanfari, Coe Zee Kat and Zee School Marm. What do all these horses have in common?

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UK Sires of Significance: General Gold, Silver Flame and Silver Blue

By Alexia Ross. Articles on the great Crabbet names of yesteryear can often seem to bear little relevance to the breeding of today. It is a fact that, in Straight Crabbets in particular, the genetic pool in England is surprisingly limited and any Crabbet horse you care to mention is likely to carry at least one line if not more to Rissalix, Oran, Raktha and Silver Fire let alone the original imports, the majority of which will be in absolutely everything.

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