By Carol W. Mulder © 1986
** Originally published in the July August 1986 issue of The Crabbet Influence magazine. Also published in The Crabbet Influence’s 1993 Collector’s Volume II.
This article first appeared in the July 1979 Arabian Horse World. It has been revised and updated by the author for reprinting in the July 1986 issue of The Crabbet Influence In Arabians Today magazine.
*Leopard 233 was the earliest imported (1879) Arabian to have influence on our American registered Arabian stock and his only purebred get, the stallion Anazeh 235, was the earliest American bred and foaled (May 10, 1890) Arab to be entered in our stud book. Anazeh has widespread influence today.
There have been several well known animals of *Leopard descent over the generations, but perhaps the most famous and greatest of them, up to this time, was Alla Amarward 1140. *Leopard was a great-great-great grandsire of Alla Amarward; Alla was the greatest descendant of *Leopard to still show him on a standard five generation pedigree form.
In some circles, at various times, Alla Amarward has been considered a controversial horse who was owned by a controversial man, H.H. Reese. However, in his prime at the peak of his immense popularity there was nothing controversial about Alla Amarward, although his owner was controversial even then. Yet this man owned the three leading American Arabian sires of their time, and Alla Amarward was one of the three (the other two were Ferseyn 1381 and Abu Farwa 1960).
Most breeders of American Arabian horses have heard of Alla Amarward, but I find that today many newer breeders are vague about the man behind the horses, the key historical figure, H.H. Reese. He was historical because of his considerable influence on the breed for several very important decades.
Herbert Harshman Reese was born June 5, 1884 in Cambridge City, Indiana. His parents were John T. Reese and Mary Alice Reese. John Reese was a music teacher who drove his horse and buggy to the music lessons he gave, both locally and nearby communities. Herbert discovered early in his life that he loved horses and as a boy took care of his father’s horse. He also became a musician himself, playing both the piano and the horn.
Herb attended Purdue University in Indiana where he majored in animal husbandry and also took the veterinary courses offered in that day. While going to Purdue he worked part-time training Hackney Ponies. He graduated from Purdue, with honors, in 1908, when he was 24 years old. After graduation he did post-graduate work at Georgetown University for two years and was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in various supervisory capacities. Later, on recommendation of Purdue University, he was appointed to take charge of the U.S. Government Experimental Station at Beltsville, Maryland, where he engaged in the zebra hybridizing project already in progress at the time of his arrival.
On September 17, 1910, at 2:00 pm, Herbert married Grayce Julian at the home of her parents in Lewisville, Indiana. Grayce was the daughter of a school teacher, Charles Julian, and his wife, Mary Ball Julian. Grayce, who was quite deaf (and wore a hearing aid after their invention) as a result of scarlet fever, was a skilled harness driver and could show a horse in such capacity very well.
In December of 1912 Reese was made supervisor of the U.S.D.A. Remount Station, Breeding Stallion Service, at Front Royal, Virginia. He remained at this job for six years, until 1918, when he took over the management of the U.S. Morgan Horse Farm at Middlebury, Vermont. He loved this job, with its lovely setting and the good horses, and he continued on it for eight years.
In 1925 breakfast cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg established his soon to be famous Arabian horse stud at Pomona, California. As manager he employed the silver tongued Carl Schmidt who brought disaster to the new ranch, its horses, and Mr. Kellogg. Very discouraged, Mr. Kellogg considered giving up his venture of breeding Arabian horses but instead decided to try again with a new manager. Purdue University recommended Herbert Reese to Mr. Kellogg, and Mr. Kellogg was able to talk Reese away from Vermont and the Morgans, and into the world of Arabian horses and California. It was a change Mr. Reese never regretted. He devoted the rest of his life to Arabian horses, becoming an extremely influential figure in the industry.
Mr. Reese began his management of the Kellogg Ranch on January 1, 1927. He was then 42 years old. Under his direction the Kellogg Ranch became a world famous stud and one of the most important Arabian breeding establishments on this continent. Reese was an intuitive breeder, he knew how to cull, he knew how to promote, and he knew horses (conformation, legs, and type) far better than most breeders, judges, and trainers of today. As a result the Kellogg Ranch produced some of the great names in the breed. Many modern breeders owe at least part of their success to a foundation of predominately old Kellogg lines, crossed with horses of their choices of other origins. Today there is an increasingly strong movement afoot to preserve and re-establish this old Kellogg type and quality, as established by Mr. Reese.
Mr. Reese was determined to put the Kellogg Ranch on a paying basis. A lot of farming was done (largely with Percheron draft horses) in order to raise the feed the Arabians required. Reese also did a good deal of horse trading; this particular love of his also involved animals sometimes taken in trade on Arabians. He got great satisfaction, all his life, from making a good trade. No doubt this was a holdover from his boyhood when horse trading was a way of life in those horse and buggy days.
Under Reese’s management the number of Arabians at the Kellogg Ranch increased to a floating population of about 90 head.
In 1940, when he was 56 years old, Mr. Reese started his own Arabian establishment in Covina, California, just six miles west of the Kellogg Ranch. Later, in 1952, when he was 68, he moved his operation to Pomona, California.
When Mr. Kellogg gave his Pomona Arabian ranch to California State Polytechnic College (now University) there were many strings attached, particularly with regard to the Arabian horses. He wanted to make sure their breeding was continued. One of the stipulations was that an Advisory Committee be formed to keep tabs on the Arabians, and that H.H. Reese be a key member of this Committee. Accordingly, Mr. Reese served in this capacity for the rest of his life. He also remained a personal friend of Mr. Kellogg until the latter’s death in 1951.
At his own ranch Mr. Reese concentrated more on standing stallions at stud, and buying and selling Arabians, than he did on keeping broodmares. Nonetheless, he did keep one mare, a daughter of Alla Amarward, permanently, and several others, off and on for varying periods. However, most of the foals recorded as bred by him were from mares he owned only a short time and had purchased to resell, bred to one of his own stallions.
Alla Amarward was the first stallion Mr. Reese purchased after he started his own ranch. Soon afterwards he bought Ferseyn and then Abu Farwa. Because he selected appealing horses of merit – and in the cases of Fersyen and Abu Farwa also of superior quality (only some of our modern show champions or imports compare favorably for few are on this same high level of merit) – and followed up his selections with a solid promotional program for advertising and getting his stock in the public eye, he soon made these three stallions the leading Arabian sires in America. They maintained this rank for many years. At times Mr. Reese also had other stallions at stud, for comparatively short periods; these included Antez 448, who was a gift to Mr. Reese from Mr. Kellogg.
Mr. Reese really loved the Arabian horse, and he also really wanted to help people, in his own way. For these reasons he kept his stud fees low (around $200), even when his three major stallions had achieved national fame. It was his feeling that he could help people get started with the best quality, while at the same time improve the breed, by this policy. However, this policy did allow his stallions to service mares of the widest possible range in quality, from the very best to the very worst. Of course, the foals from the poorest mares were seldom first rate, although often remarkably improved over their dams. It was usually from the better quality mares that so many outstanding individuals and/or champions were gotten by the Reese stallions.
Mr. Reese was one of the first to sell Arabians on time payments. In this way many people got started with animals of much higher quality than they would have been able to buy had they been required to pay cash.
So why was this man controversial?
Any time a person is successful there is going to be a certain amount of jealousy, and no doubt this was part of the controversy. However, more than that I believe it was his lifelong penchant for getting the best in a horse trade. He made a game of this. Most of the people with whom he traded were happy with what they got, and continued to do business with him for years, but some people were not, and it was these relatively few who spread their versions of the trades that helped make him controversial.
On rare occasions he also used little tricks in showing the Kellogg Arabians. I don’t approve of any tricks, but fair is fair, and the gimmicks, artificiality, and tricks of our modern show world are far, far worse than anything Mr. Reese did – such as putting a persuader in a crupper in an attempt to get a horse to carry his wry tail straight.
And then there was the matter of his breeding practices. When he began with horses, in the horse and buggy days at the time he graduated from Purdue University, our modern ideas of breeding were unknown. It was then simply a matter of visible cleanliness and letting nature take its course. This served well enough for Reese, and he certainly was responsible for several hundred healthy foals being born; his conception rate appears to have been a good deal higher than can be found today on some more scientifically run modern farms. As new ideas on hygiene and more advanced veterinary aids developed toward the end of Mr. Reese’s career he tended to more or less ignore them, sticking with the old ways. Rarely – and only rarely – there were problems, but of course any owner of a mare who develops problems is not going to be happy; he is going to tell anyone who will listen of his anger. Yet Reese had amazingly few such problems and put an impressive number of healthy foals on the ground.
Reese was also said, by some, to be a ‘pinch penny’ which in a way he was – in another way he certainly was not!
For instance, he made a game of seeing how economically he could feed his horses. They were kept in blooming good health and excellent condition, with good foot care, but he definitely did not follow the modern feeding policy of ‘kill em with kindness’ by stuffing them with possibly harmful supplements, etc. Maybe this is why his stock remained generally healthy and lived long lives.
During my young days we’d every now and then run into someone with Arabians who felt that, because these are horses of desert origin, they ought not require much feed. Such people tended, out of ignorance, to almost starve their horses (fortunately there were not many such people). I remember one such person brought two mares to Mr. Reese to be bred to his stallions. Mr. Reese was appalled and incensed by their emaciated condition, but he took them, and set about to educate their owner. The mares were hidden in a cattle holding pen in the hills, lest any visitor think Reese had starved them that way. They were given plenty of feed, water, and shade. Mr. Reese didn’t breed these mares until he had fattened them up. (Their owner became a successful breeder who thereafter kept beautifully maintained horses.)
Another game Mr. Reese played was to see how cheaply he could construct a building out of second-hand and scrap materials, and still have the finished product look neat and attractive. The results seldom gave outward signs of their mish-mash construction, were kept nicely painted, and usually looked quite well.
While Mr. Reese tended to pay his employees the established going wage rates, and seldom more, he was prone to quite suddenly making them unexpected and comparatively generous monetary gifts if he thought they needed a bit more.
This man undoubtedly made some enemies, but he also made many staunch friends and did the Arabian horse enormous good. The good part of his influence is still felt today, in a very positive way, from the quality of the stallions he stood at stud and the impact of the old Kellogg Arabians he managed. He also wrote four books, the most valuable of which has been the acclaimed The Kellogg Arabians, Their Background and Influence, written in collaboration with Gladys Brown Edwards. In his younger days Mr. Reese authored several bulletins and pamphlets for the U.S.D.A.
H.H. Reese died of cancer on April 7, 19363, at the age of 78.
As I mentioned earlier, Alla Amarward was the first stallion Reese bought when he went into business for himself. Alla always retained a special place in the hearts of both Mr. and Mrs. Reese; Grayce always claimed Alla as her own special horse.
Alla became an extraordinarily successful sire. He was not only one of the top three Arabian sires in the U.S., he was also in great demand as a sire of half-Arabians, particularly half-Arabian palominos. One of his palomino sons, Gold Alla, sold in the 1940s for the then astronomical sum of $12,500 when he was just 18 months old. In his very old age Alla’s popularity waned, and he got relatively little use.
Very little about Alla Amarward has ever appeared in print, but what has appeared has sometimes been distorted and/or inaccurate. What was this interesting horse really like?
By pedigree Alla was very American, meaning most of his bloodlines are found only rarely in other countries. He was 68.75% Davenport, 12.5% Vidal English, 9.375% Hamidie, 6.25% Crabbet English, and 3.125% Grant.
His sire’s paternal granddam, Narkeesa, a chestnut foaled in 1897, was inbred to the Vidal/Huntington English mare *Naomi, a chestnut foaled in 1877 and imported in 1888. Alla himself was a double great-grandson of *Hamrah, a bay foaled in 1904 and imported by Davenport in 1906. *Hamrah became the most famous sire of all the Davenport imports and was especially known for the beauty and high quality of many of his daughters. Aside from these multiples, Alla’s pedigree was essentially one of outcrossing.
Stambul, Alla’s sire, was a beautiful gray foaled in 1926. His sire, the 1916 chestnut El Sabok, was a winning endurance horse. Both Stambul and El Sabok were owned by the U.S. Remount Service. El Jafil, a chestnut stallion foaled in 1909, was by the Crabbet import *Ibn Mahruss, foaled in 1901 and also chestnut. *Ibn Mahruss was imported in-utero in 1900 by Mr. Eustis. El Jafil was out of Sheba, a 1902 chestnut mare of ‘straight’ Hamidie breeding; the Hamidie Arabs were brought to America in 1893 for the Chicago World’s Fair of that year. El Sabok’s dam, Narkeesa, was by the previously mentioned Anazeh, a chestnut; his sire, the gray *Leopard, foaled in 1873, was imported by General Ulysses Simpson Grant, who was Commander in Chief of the Union forces during the Civil War, and the eighteenth President of the United States. General Grant had received *Leopard as a gift from the Sultan of Turkey. Stambul’s dam, Morfda, was a 1916 gray daughter of the prolific mare Dahura, foaled in 1909 and also gray. Dahura was a very fine mare sired by the Davenport import *El Bulad, a 1903 gray. Nanshan, the dam of Dahura, was a 1902 gray sired by the Vidal/Huntington English import, *Garaveen, who was a bay foaled in 1892. He arrived in the U.S. in 1893. *Nejdme, the dam of Nanshan, was the very first Arabian registered with the Arabian Horse Registry of America. She was a gray foaled in 1887 and imported by the Hamidie Society in 1893.
Makina, the dame of Alla Amarward, was a ‘straight’ Davenport bay mare foaled in 1921. Her gray sire, Letan, foaled in 1909, was an early Kellogg stallion. He was by the very stylish gray *Muson, foaled in 1899, and out of *Jedah, a 1902 brown mare. Hasiker, dam of Makina, was a 1914 gray who was a Kellogg matron. *Urfah, dam of *Hamrah, was an 1898 bay who was known for her pretty appearance. *Reshan, the tail female mare in Alla’s pedigree, was a gray foaled in 1896.
Two of the animals in Alla’s pedigree were known for their running speed – *Hamrah and Makina. *Naomi and *Leopard were known for their good trots, as was Azrek, who was the sire of *Bushra.
Alla Amarward had an average trot of the correct type, and a satisfactory way of going.
As an individual, Alla Amarward was quite attractive in his younger days and into his prime, but in his old age he lost some of his looks. He was an average sized stallion; I never measured him, but he probably stood approximately 14.3 hands. He was a bright, rich shade of chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail and, unlike most flaxen manes, his did not darken much as he aged.
Alla had a very pleasing, typey head with large, dark, lustrous eyes which sometimes showed a touch of white at their corners. He had prominent eye cages and good width between the eyes. His nostrils were set up high on his muzzle, as Arabian nostrils ought to be. He had small, attractive ears. Overall, his head and facial expression gave an aura of Arabian character and chiseled quality.
A now deceased former writer and ‘authority’ on the Arabian horse widely published a very ugly, distorted head shot of Alla Amarward. Since this person was a talented and skilled photographer, whose photos often had a beautiful artistic quality to them, I always thought the distortion of the Alla headshot was deliberate – certainly its publication was – because this person disliked Mr. Reese. Nobody seeing this ugly photo could have possibly realized what a pleasing head Alla actually had.
Alla’s neck was of good length and was quite satisfactory when he was young, but as he aged it got too heavy underneath and became his most unattractive feature. It was set in an average manner on his excellent shoulders. His withers were ordinary. Alla was not particularly strong over the loins and his croup was not ideally level, but neither of these points were faulty enough to strongly criticize. However, in his old age they combined to create a vague impression of rough coupling – but certainly not while he was young or in his prime. His pelvic structure was very satisfactory.
As a young horse Alla’s hind legs, from the side view, were very nearly correct plumb – they were just ever so slightly behind – but as he aged his hind legs became more noticeably behind plumb. I have observed that this sometimes happens with aged Arabians, and I wonder if it is a combination of aging of both the hind legs themselves and of the back. Whatever the cause, this was observed in Alla. His hind legs from the rear view were quite good, with the only deviation being a slight tendency, all his life, to toe out just a trifle. In front he lined up satisfactorily from the side view, except for a mild tendency to upright pasterns; from the front he was also satisfactory. He had average bone, but his joints might have been a bit larger. His legs were properly proportioned, with long forearms and gaskins, short cannons, and pasterns of lovely length. His feet were good.
Overall, Alla Amarward was a beautiful horse in his young days and prime. While he was not as good as either Abu Farwa or Ferseyn, he was as good as many of our most highly regarded modern champions and/or imports (whose necks are usually more sweated, whereas Alla’s never was); Alla was no worse than many of the most praised and admired stallions of today, throughout the world. However, in his old age Alla’s neck got ugly and his back sunk a bit, causing him to lose some of his looks.
One of the most interesting things about Alla Amarward was his personality. He was well known in his lifetime for his good disposition and his ability to sire good dispositions. It is interesting to note that his double great-grandsire, *Hamrah, was also well known for his good disposition. Alla was a very quiet and sensible horse to work with and around.
As a young woman I used to go to the Reese ranch and groom the three stallions, Alla Amarward, Ferseyn, and Abu Farwa, just because I enjoyed doing it and working with them; it was a relaxing thing for me to do. Each was a very different personality.
Abu Farwa’s attention was always somewhere else; it was a job to get his attention and hold it. He couldn’t have cared less if he were groomed or not because for him the thing was to see what was going on somewhere off in the distance and wish he could go there to see for himself. In the brief moments when he’d give me his attention it was to speak to me in a hurried way with hasty, gentle little lip nips – then his mind was off in the clouds again.
One had to be constantly on one’s toes with Ferseyn too, but for a different reason. Ferseyn’s attention never wavered from his groomess, but the object of his single mindedness was to play one prank after another. His mind was always thinking up new practical jokes to play, and he was always watching for his chance to put them into effect. I think Ferseyn liked to be groomed because of the mental exercise it afforded him.
Alla Amarward was so different. In all the years I used to work with him, never once did he behave in any but the most perfect and exemplary manner. He never once tried to nip, not even with his lips, he never once fidgeted, he never once did anything but watch to see how he could please. If he thought it was wanted of him, he’d put up with a good deal of unpleasantness without fuss; he was not stoic, but he was determined to be a gentleman always, when haltered and under human control. His business was to please, and when so engaged he was a very dignified and serious minded individual.
As an indication of this horse’s cooperative disposition, I will relate the following rather revolting story. Queasy stomachs should skip this paragraph. When Mr. Reese first became ill with cancer, but before he was able to place his permanent horses with others, the level of care he was able to give them temporarily went down. One day I went to his ranch to groom the stallions. It was after a long rain. Alla Amarward was plastered with dried adobe mud. His coat was long due to the winter season and his old age, but it was too cold to use water to soften the mud. I chipped and combed the mud away from him. This took a long while but he was his usual patient self. Adobe mud is difficult to remove when hard and dry, so when I had worked down to his underbelly I crawled under him so I could sit on the ground beneath him as I stripped and chinked away the mud. Inevitably some hair came off with it. This was uncomfortable for Alla and he sometimes flinched, but he never moved. Soon I felt what seemed to be rain drops falling on me, but since we were inside a building, and I was under his belly, I knew the drops could not be rain, despite the steadiness of their falling. Careful inspection revealed countless little holes in his underbelly where I had removed the mud; all the holes were ‘raining.’ They were maggot holes! I was horrified. I left Alla and ran to Mr. Reese’s office where he was sitting because he was too ill to be about. Alarmed, he managed to come out and see Alla. He was also horrified and immediately called the veterinarian. He also made arrangements to remove Alla into the care of friends at their stud where he could remain away from adobe mud. I never recommend crawling under the belly of any horse, and even with the acute discomfort of the mud/maggot problem he was, as always, trustworthy.
Alla apparently had a sense of humor too. In order to amuse himself, he devised a little game. He did not do it all the time, and he never did it with me, but when he was so inclined the game was a startling change in behavior. He played it occasionally when he was free in his paddock. If a human appeared at his fence he would cease his slouching about, look at his visitor, flatten his ears, open his mouth, bellow, and charge. Strangers – and even some of his friends – would naturally fall back in alarm, and apparently Alla found this entertaining. In any case, as he neared the terrified human he dropped to a walk, his ears came up, his mouth closed, and if the visitor had not fled too far away he would place his head quietly over the human shoulder for petting. This was not ‘orthodox’ horse behavior, and I thought it interesting to observe the same unusual behavior pattern in one of Alla’s yearling sons. I have always wondered if the son inherited this pattern of behavior under a given set of circumstances, or if he merely copied his sire. The son was quartered in the paddock next to Alla and they were friends, although usually Alla was indifferent to young horses, unlike Abu Farwa who doted on babies and youngsters.
This little drama that Alla sometimes enacted occasionally made a bad impression on the more faint hearted or sour minded visitors who then, mistakenly, labeled him a bad tempered horse. From years of personal experience with Alla Amarward I can vouch for his unusually tractable, pleasant, and cooperative disposition. Alla was the only Reese stallion I could trust to be unfailingly quiet and gentle when my small niece, Laura Robbins, sat on his back of ‘helped’ me groom him; she barely reached to the tops of his legs.
Mr. Reese bought Alla Amarward when he was about 5 years old. I believe he paid $600 for him. The horse had been ridden some, but not a whole lot; he was really little more than green broke. Once in a while someone might jump on him with a halter for a few minutes bareback, for some quick chore, but he was almost never really ridden. One day, when Alla Amarward was 20, Gordon Lemons, who then worked for Mr. Reese while going to school, and I decided to ride Alla with full tack. Mr. Reese told us Alla had not had a saddle on for twelve years, but to go ahead. Alla himself seemed rather surprised but, as with everything, he accepted it in very good grace. I don’t think he had ever had a full bridle on before, but it was all we had and he took it with good cheer. Gordon and I took turns walking and trotting him around. Alla didn’t know a thing about aids, and his mouth was nothing, but he agreeably and cooly tried his best. I am sure this was the last time he was ever ridden.
During a stud career that spanned twenty-two seasons, 1939 – 1960, Alla Amarward got a total of 151 purebred registered Arabian get. There were 81 daughters and 70 sons. Obviously this number is too large to go over each one individually so I am simply going to list them all at the end of this article.
In purebred Arabian circles Alla was most noted for his daughters, many of whom were quite lovely and/or proved to be extra good producers. Among them were such as Alleyna, that the Reeses retained as long as they kept horses, Namari, Azefa, Vans Natta, Allaseyna, Nafalla, Manuela, Fallah, Saidella, Folla, Riyadah, etc. Several of All’s sons were notable too. El Nattall was an elegant, refined, correct horse of great beauty and a good sire himself; he won many championships. Bacaram was another champion of outstanding quality and was proving a good sire at the time of his early death. Ziyadi was a good horse and a good sire; he showed considerable running speed. Alla-Al-Jebal was an attractive stallion who stood in the old days in the northwest, and ditto Alla Hanna. Wardamar Alla was a foundation sire for the Wrigley Ranch on Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of California, and was a handsome horse. And so on – many of Alla’s sons were familiar as parade horses, etc., in those older days, and were very attractive animals. In fact, Alla’s best get were better than he was; nearly all the rest were at least as good as he was, which is not a bad record for a sire. It is interesting to note that he only sometimes passed on the neck problem of his old age and that many of his get had really nice necks.
When Mr. Reese got so ill with cancer that he could not keep his horses any longer, Alla passed into the possession of Charles Doner of Elsinore, California, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
Alla Amarward died October 14, 1961, at the age of 26.
ALLA AMARWARD PROGENY LIST
In reading the following progeny list, first comes the name and number, dam, year, color, sex, and breeder.
Maryam Amal 2019 (x Bint Narma 1094) 1940 chestnut mare – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Sharid 2265 (x Baladi 959) 1940 chestnut mare – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Ziyadi 2049 (x Follyat 827) 1941 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Shaman 2074 (x Amaana 837) 1941 gray gelding – Hamer I. Tupman, CA
Amiri 2111 (x Joontafa 1585) 1941 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Nawari 2112 (x Antafa 755) 1941 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Allazeyd 2113 (x Ardith 1101) 1941 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Niralla 2115 (x Nirah 1051) 1941 chestnut mare – Mary Bowyer Doesken, CA
Zarzur 2201 (x Fahm 956) 1942 chestnut stallion – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Zibdani 2202 (x Baladi 959) 1942 chestnut stallion – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Zadah 2203 (x Bint Narma 1094) 1942 chestnut stallion – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Amalla 2227 (x Amham 410) 1942 chestnut mare – Lorraine C. Barner, CA
Vikki 2228 (x Halawa 733) 1942 gray mare – Sam T. Hayward, CA
Alla-An 2231 (x Antafa 755) 1942 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Alla-Al-Jebal 2234 (x Anah 846) 1942 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Sirdar Hussien 2245 (x Khurafeh 1263) 1942 bay stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Bacalaiba 2281 (x *Babel 455) 1942 chestnut mare – Eleanor D. Erdman, WY
Alla Sheik 2383 (x Follyat 827) 1942 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Wadeja 2384 (x Kadeja 1155) 1942 gray mare – H.H. Reese, CA
Alayan 2399 (x Joontafa 1585) 1942 chestnut stallion – E.J. Boyer, CA
Bazralla 2405 (x Bazrah 378) 1942 bay stallion – Roy J. Jackson, CA
Nadim 2423 (x Baladi 959) 1942 chestnut stallion – R.J. Geimer, TX
Alleyna 2612 (x Rifeyna 1434) 1942 chestnut mare – W. Raleigh Darnell, CA
Alla Hanna 2508 (x Amham 410) 1943 chestnut mare – J.T. Funderburgh, CA
Kazam 2522 (x Fahm 956) 1943 chestnut stallion – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Amarrzed 2523 (x Ferdeyna 1135) 1943 bay stallion – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Azefa 2534 (x Ferdireyn 1965) 1943 bay mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Valla 2537 (x Valencia 587) 1943 chestnut mare – Fred Wolferman, MO
Alkann 2538 (x Kann 1319) 1943 chestnut stallion – Fred Wolferman, MO
Wardamar Alla 2539 (x Kontessa Lee 1624) 1943 chestnut stallion – Fred Wolferman, MO
Tajasar 2541 (x Bint Narma 1094) 1943 chestnut stallion – Roland J. Geimer, TX
Regem 2572 (x Taliti 1540) 1943 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Wordeyn 2613 (x Fereyn 976) 1943 bay stallion – W. Raleigh Darnell, CA
Darlah 2617 (x Darhama 1773) 1943 chestnut mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Vans Natta 2618 (x Natta 1963) 1943 bay mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Van’s Covina 2619 (x Khurafeh 1263) 1943 bay mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Balynnward 2643 (x *Babel 455) 1943 chestnut mare – Eleanor D. Erdman, WY
Allari 2679 (x Rifanta 1684) 1943 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Amir Khalid 2680 (x Halawa 733) 1943 gray stallion – Sam T. Hayward, CA
Bazamar 2688 (x Bazrah 378) 1943 chestnut stallion – Roy J. Jackson, CA
Allafa 2690 (x Antafa 755) 1943 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Sheilla 2713 (x Sayyat 1526) 1943 chestnut mare – Sam T. Hayward, CA
Molan 2725 (x Himaya 1767) 1943 bay stallion – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Jafil Bey 2727 (x Nirah 1051) 1943 chestnut stallion – Mary Bowyer Doesken, CA
Allaseyna 2768 (x Daanaseyn 1765) 1943 gray mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Konalla 2777 (x Kontessa Lee 1624) 1944 chestnut mare – Fred Wolferman, MO
Ferdalla 2782 (x Ferdireyn 1965) 1944 bay mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Aleyfeh 2859 (x Khurafeh 1263) 1944 bay mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Talima 2884 (x Talita 1540) 1944 chestnut mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
El Nattall 2885 (x Natta 1963) 1944 bay stallion – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
Al-Mar 2918 (x Kadeja 1155) 1944 gray stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Tezalla 2945 (x Tezna 2011) 1944 chestnut mare – Ralph S. Vanderhoof, CA
El Hadid 2952 (x Antafa 755) 1944 chestnut stallion – E.J. Boyer, CA
El Amir 2953 (x Joontafa 1585) 1944 chestnut stallion – E.J. Boyer, CA
Allarif 2986 (x Rifanta 1684) 1944 chestnut stallion – John M. Flowers, CA
Bacaram 3029 (*Babel 455) 1944 chestnut stallion – Eleanor D. Erdman, WY
Amall 3039 (x Tawali 1530) 1944 bay mare – Lanteen Arabian Foundation, AZ
Rifalla 3095 (x Rifeyna 1434) 1945 chestnut stallion – W. Raleigh Darnell, CA
Alladan 3099 (x Fahama 1461) 1945 bay stallion – George W. Dashiell, CA
Ibn Alla 3207 (x Ferdireyn 1965) 1945 bay stallion – Mr. and Mrs. J. Payne, CA
Joonalla 3263 (x Joontafa 1585) 1945 chestnut stallion – E.J. Boyer, CA
Baleyn 3272 (x Babeyn 1755) 1945 gray stallion – John and Mason Flowers, CA
Rialla 3273 (x Rifanta 1684) 1945 chestnut mare – John M. Flowers, CA
Ghazalla 3493 (x Sayyat 1526) 1945 chestnut mare – Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Dahiell, CA
Khalidan 3578 (x Rahara 1233) 1946 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Zualla 3601 (x Zuleika 1998) 1946 chestnut mare – Alvina Grace Hamilton, CA
Nafalla 3620 (x Nafa 1448) 1946 bay mare – E.E. Hurlbutt, CA
Ghazamar 3624 (x Ghazawi 802) 1946 chestnut stallion – E.E. Hurlbutt, CA
Shalla 3629 (x Shaiba 1521) 1946 chestnut mare – Philip W. Lawler, M.D., CA
Alla-Pasha 3729 (x Khurafeh 1263) 1946 chestnut stallion – Mr. and Mrs. L. Goldfarb, CA
Ballaward 3776 (x *Babel 455) 1946 chestnut stallion – Eleanor D. Erdman, CA
Altaf 3805 (x Antafa 755) 1946 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Nafiah 3865 (x Feranta 2206) 1946 gray mare – John M. Flowers, CA
Wakil 3866 (x Rifanta 1684) 1946 chestnut stallion – John M. Flowers, CA
Manuela 3920 (x Raun 745) 1946 chestnut mare – T.J. and M.H. Lanigan, CA
Lolita 3921 (x Raideyna 2433) 1946 chestnut mare – T.J. and M.H. Lanigan, CA
San Pablo 3923 (x Latafa 2589) 1946 chestnut stallion – T.J. and M.H. Lanigan, CA
Rokalla 4062 (x Rokila 2444) 1947 chestnut stallion – Samuel Dobrin, CA
Alla-Rab 4072 (Surrab 2412) 1947 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Canwin 4073 (x Taliti 1540) 1947 chestnut mare – H.H. Reese, CA
Jamal 4181 (x Jamil 2504) 1947 chestnut stallion – S.E. and M.C. Whitney, CA
Alsagha 4233 (x Fersagha 2351) 1947 chestnut mare – H.H. Reese, CA
Rahalla 4234 (x Rhara 1233) 1947 chestnut mare – H.H. Reese, CA
Alla-Daana 4236 (x Daanaseyn 1766) 1947 gray mare – Munsons, Inc., CA
Allina 4254 (x Ghadina 1278) 1947 chestnut mare – P.F. Gray, CA
Sayyida 4280 (x Antafa 755) 1947 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Allaza 4308 (x Zasara 2772) 1947 chestnut mare – D.H. or K.B. Linderman, ID
Naka’wa 4330 (x Tha’Iteh 1024) 1947 chestnut mare – Philip K. Wrigley, IL
Alrifa 4394 (x Rifanta 1684) 1947 chestnut mare – John M. Flowers, CA
Zalim 4395 (x Ritama 1686) 1947 chestnut mare – John M. Flowers, CA
Khallah 4441 (x Khurafeh 1263) 1947 bay mare – L. and N.M. Goldfarb, CA
Tarz Adami 4450 (x Fay 2715) 1947 chestnut stallion – Rex W. Elliott, CA
Alla Ghazi 4506 (x Ghaziniga 1407) 1948 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Alla Skowronek 4530 (x Joanna 2592) 1948 chestnut stallion – Donald C. McKenna, CA
Caroline 4537 (x Jamil 2504) 1948 chestnut mare – S.E. and M.C. Whitney, CA
Sealla 4615 (x Selah 3319) 1948 chestnut stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Rolla 4647 (x Rokila 2444) 1948 chestnut stallion – Samuel Dobrin, CA
Elrif 4737 (x Rifalda 2347) 1948 chestnut stallion – Alfonso V. Saenz, CA
Ritalla 4798 (x Rifama 1686) 1948 chestnut mare – John M. Flowers, CA
Allarayid 4873 (x Pomona Arayis 2992) 1948 bay mare – Loyd F. Silva, OR
Azara 4913 (x Antafa 755) 1948 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Alla Gay 5070 (x Galy 2097) 1948 chestnut stallion – J. or W.P. Hawley, CA
Rahasa 5197 (x Rahara 1233) 1948 chestnut mare – H.H. Reese, CA
Alla Hanad 5200 (x Iyar Nahar 3041) 1949 chestnut stallion – Thomas Gould, Jr., CA
Alla Jo 5329 (x Joanna 2592) 1949 chestnut stallion – Donald C. McKenna, CA
Freyalla 5467 (x Freyhah 3320) 1949 bay mare – J.B. Naftzger, CA
Kaamar 5575 (x *Kadira 1608) 1949 chestnut mare – A.T. and M.S. Hibbard, MT
Allaham 5735 (x Amantez 3055) 1949 chestnut stallion – J.T. Funderburgh, CA
Subayli 5737 (x Antafa 755) 1949 chestnut mare – E.J. Boyer, CA
Viral 6330 (x Rifalda 2347) 1949 chestnut mare – Alfonso V. Saenz, CA
Omar Alla 5875 (x *Nora 1314) 1950 chestnut stallion – O.H. Warner, M.D., CA
Zuama 6197 (x Zuleika 1998) 1950 chestnut mare – Howard E. Marks, CA
Allantez 6314 (x Bannad 3906) 1950 chestnut stallion – C. Cummings and C. Turner, ID
Aldena 6514 (x Dihkenna 3744) 1950 bay mare – S.E. Whitney, CA
Jasmine 6662 (x Almas 3429) 1950 chestnut mare – R.W. Davis, CA
Raharen 10010 (x Rahara 1233) 1950 chestnut mare – Mitchell Land & Improvement, CA
Fawzalla 6751 (x Fawzia 2866) 1951 chestnut mare – J.B. Naftzger, CA
Alla Rif 6799 (x Rifeyna 1434) 1951 bay stallion – J. Naftzger, CA
Biralla 6930 (x Birlanty 3297) 1951 chestnut mare – Ca. State Poly. College, CA
Rohama 6942 (x Rokhalda 1134) 1951 chestnut mare – J. or W.P. Hawley, CA
Fallah 7478 (x Fawzia 2866) 1952 bay mare – Dr. J.B. Naftzger, CA
Rokama 7735 (x Rokhalda 1134) 1952 chestnut mare – J. or W.P. Hawley, CA
Kammasa 7948 (x Freyhah 3320) 1952 chestnut stallion – Hugh Gunnison, CA
Miki Faye 8188 (x Anzia 5232) 1953 chestnut mare – Dr. Ruthella Wilcox, CA
Riward 8239 (x Rifnada 836) 1953 chestnut mare – V.E. and T.L. Oppegard, CA
Alaha 8925 (x Rukha 4771) 1953 chestnut mare – Sharp and Dyer Ranch, CA
Alla Koronis 9509 (x Rifeyna 1434) 1953 bay stallion – H.H. Reese, CA
Allatez 8952 (x Tezita 4784) 1954 chestnut mare – Robert E. Gee, CA
Litson 8980 (x Litsah 3120) 1954 chestnut stallion – Florence E. Bradburn, CA
Kinalla 9082 (x Kinrosa 1907) 1954 chestnut stallion – R.H. Whitten, CA
Saidalla 9083 (x Saidi 5269) 1954 chestnut mare – R.H. Whitten, CA
Raftery 9176 (x Natta 1963) 1954 chestnut stallion – G. and M. Whitcomb, CA
Safina 9193 (x Ferseyna 5169) 1954 bay mare – Joseph S. Meyers, CA
Margiana 9612 (x Setana 1528) 1954 bay mare – R. and C. Richardson, CA
Duke Aikha 9767 (x Rukha 4771) 1954 chestnut stallion – Chase Wikersham, CA
Shaun 10147 (x Setana 1528) 1955 chestnut mare – R. and C. Richardson, CA
Alla Ferseyn 10334 (x Fersheyna 7176) 1955 gray stallion – L.H. Hargrave, CA
Alla-Lane 10660 (x Tamaranta 5758) 1956 chestnut stallion – A.O. and P. Christensen, NV
Ahab 11724 (x Duala 2358) 1956 chestnut stallion – Donald C. McKenna, CA
Alla Rahara 11772 (x Rahara 1233) 1957 chestnut mare – Mitchell Land & Improvement, CA
Folla 13109 (x Folly 8447) 1958 chestnut mare – Raymond J. Ashton, UT
Alhara 13111 (x Rahara 1233) 1958 chestnut mare – Raymond J. Ashton, UT
Tezanalla 13143 (x Tezanita 8344) 1958 chestnut mare – I. Ross Dana, Jr., CA
Bint Saadi 13585 (x Saadi 1645) 1958 chestnut mare – Dr. and Mrs. H.E. West, CA
Bazalla 13801 (x Bazrissa 6032) 1958 chestnut stallion – Thomas R. Bowles, CA
Riyadah 13999 (x Zapada 8126) 1958 chestnut mare – Parnell School, CA
Sesame Alla 14450 (x Farwa’s Medinah 7153) 1958 chestnut stallion – O.H. Warner, M.D., CA
Amartez 16115 (x Tezanita 8344) 1960 chestnut stallion – I. Ross Dana, Jr., CA
Zohralla 17760 (x Zohrina 8178) 1960 chestnut mare – Marcelle B. Williams, CA
Afalha 18537 (x Afawana 7103) 1961 chestnut mare – John and Jean Richter, CA
Allatifa 20656 (x Nadtifa 12015) 1961 chestnut mare – Kathleen M. Schaff, CA
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