A Resume of the Influence of Crabbet on South African Horse Breeding

By Rosemary Archer. There were no horses in South Africa until the second half of the 17th century when some were brought in from Java. Two or three hundred years previously, Arab traders had taken horses to Java and it was the descendants of these which were the first to be imported into South Africa. During the two centuries following the arrival of these ‘Java’ horses, others came from Persia and then from South America, the latter being descended from Arabians and Barbs.

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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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