Bill Munson (left) with Jimmie Dean at the 1983 Crabbet Symposium Denver, Colorado. Carolyn Hasbrook photo.

Bill Munson – An Interview by Jim Robbins

By Jim Robbins. Ask Bill Munson how he breeds horses at his Shalimar Ranch in Harrison, Nebraska, and the answer is one word: “Raffles.” The pedigrees on Bill’s horses read ‘*Raffles on *Raffles on *Raffles on *Raffles.’ He has been line-breeding horses with *Raffles blood at Shalimar since 1942. As a breeder, veterinarian, and the longest recorded Big ‘R’ judge in history, he is eminently qualified to begin the Historic Breeders series in the Crabbet Influence.

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My Visit to Al-Marah Arabians in November of 2002

By Les Crowl. I have wanted to attend the Al-Marah (Arabic for ‘The Very Happy’) Winter Forum for the past few years but due to timing and/or circumstances, was never able to go, until this year. Besides, the registration fee was reasonable and I couldn’t beat the deal I got on the hotel room and airline tickets, flying through Dallas-Fort Worth airport, rather than non-stop to Tucson!

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(Left to Right) Rifnada 836, Danas 842, and Ferdas 841. This photograph was taken from the entrance to the Kellogg stables; the horses are shown standing in the parking lot.

The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch – Part 15: The 1931 Foal Crop

By Carol Woodbridge Mulder. The Kellogg Ranch at Pomona, California, was six years old in 1931 and the foal crop of that year was the seventh to be foaled at the ranch; the first foal crop, of 1925, had been in-utero purchases. Eighteen registered foals arrived in 1931. While these animals were bred by W.K. Kellogg, they actually reflected the breeding ideas and policies of the Kellogg Ranch manager, Herbert H. Reese. The quality of the foals was more than gratifying in most cases.

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The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch – Part 14: 1931, *Malouma 738 and *King John 739 Are Purchased

By Carol Woodbridge Mulder. *Malouma 738 and *King John 739 had been brought to the Kellogg Ranch to be boarded in September of 1930 by their owner, Herman W. Frank of Los Angeles, California. In March of 1931 W. K. Kellogg bought the pair of Egyptian imports. They were the only Egyptian Arabians ever used in the old Kellogg breeding program.

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Ralet 759 liberty jumping in the show ring at Kellogg Ranch.

The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch – Part 13: The 1930 Foal Crop

By Carol Woodbridge Mulder. The 1930 foal crop of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch at Pomona, California, consisted of 21 youngsters – the largest crop yet for the then five year old stud which had already gained wide recognition and fame. There were eleven fillies and ten colts which arrived from January through November with the six births during April making it the busiest month.

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The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch – Part 12: The New Arabians of 1930

By Carol Woodbridge Mulder. The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch manager, Herbert H. Reese, was not only an astute and well educated horseman, manager, businessman, and gifted horse breeder, but was also a born horse trader. In 1930 there were so few Arabians in the United States – less than 800 living animals – that, despite the depression, buyers were to be found for most of the few Arabs which were available for sale.

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The Maynesboro Stud: A Glimpse at the Past, to Preserve the Future…

By Gaye Schaufas-Myers. This tribute is about a man who had a vision for perpetuating and preserving some of the rarest bloodlines in today’s Arabian pedigrees…William Robinson Brown. Thanks to his foresight we are still able to enjoy the quality of these bloodlines in our Arabians of today, bloodlines that are still being preserved by a few select breeding programs.

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The Barony of Wentworth

By R.J. Cadranell. One of the most important family names connected to the breeding of Crabbet horses is that of Wentworth. The Wentworth Barony was a title Crabbet Stud co-founders Lady Anne Blunt and her younger brother inherited from their mother’s family. From Lady Anne Blunt the title passed to her daughter Judith. As Lady Wentworth, she became one of the world’s most famous breeders of Arabian horses.

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