*Count Dorsaz

*Count Dorsaz

The story of *COUNT DORSAZ and his descendants is one ideally suited to the writing of an entire book, rather than just an article. It is a tale of international success, as his descendants appear in pedigrees all over the world. His influence on the breed in America is a combination of chance circumstances: the exchange of breeding stock between the Crabbet and Hanstead studs, the sudden demise of Miss Gladys Yule shortly after the death of Lady Wentworth, and the foresight of the American breeder Bazy Tankersley in acquiring the cream of Crabbet and Hanstead horses, only available due to the high death duties on the estates of Lady Wentworth and Miss Yule.

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Rissla (GSB) Chestnut Arabian Mare at Crabbet Park, England

Rissla – The Legacy of Crabbet

From the Crabbet Convention Organisation. Continuing the series begun in the March issue we feature this month the most famous mare of the great RODANIA female line – RISSLA. RODANIA was a celebrated mare in Arabia and the Blunts first heard of her on a journey through the Nefud two years before they saw and bought her. Lady Anne Blunt described her as “having extraordinary strength and style of going” and the mare had been so much sought after that she became the object of a feud between the Sheykh of the Roala and his kinsmen.

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Kellogg Bloodlines Return to Cal Poly

By Sharon Byford-Ruth. A recent study revealed that less than a handful of broodmares at Cal Poly University (Pomona), former home of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Ranch, had any Kellogg blood at all. “Since this was the place that started the Kellogg bloodlines, and the oldest breeding herd on the continent, those bloodlines belong at Cal Poly,” says Dr. Cal Kobluk, Director of the Arabian Horse Department at Cal Poly Pomona, California. Dr. John Schelle, Director of the Arabian Horse Department at Michigan State University agrees. “It’s extremely important that we go back and maintain some of these genetics.”

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Those Fabulous Crabbet Mares: The Major Foundresses of Crabbet Mare Lines in America

By Rick Synowski. In nine decades of Arabian horse breeding in America, the influence of Crabbet mare lines has lost none of its lustre. Crabbet-related mares continue to dominate lists of champion producers all the way to the Nationals. Their success when crossed with stallions of virtually every breeding group is a fact of record, from *Bask to El Hilal.

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