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Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates

Blunt, Lady Anne: Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates; Harper & Brothers, New York, 1879. Account of Wilfrid and Lady Anne Blunt’s first trip (1877–8) to the Arabian desert, the purchase of horses later sent to Crabbet, with chapters on Bedouin customs, horse breeding, strains of the horses. Illustrated with old engravings.

Caballos Arabes Del Haras

Caballos Arabes Del Haras "El Aduar"

Hernan Ayerza was one of the few early Western Arabian horse breeders who went to the desert to obtain his foundation stock. This book contains the history of El Aduar Stud, with photographs of and hujaj for his foundation stock.

Very small printing of the original book, an original of which was presented to Al Khamsa, Inc. by Dr. Usandivaras in 1989, in Dayton, Ohio. A photocopy was gifted by Walter Schimanski to Saqlawiyat Arabians because of their love for these bloodlines. The reduced-size PDF is available by link.

Celebrating Fifty Years

Celebrating Fifty Years

Produced largely by Ginger Detterman for IAHA Regions I and II as a history of IAHA upon the occasion of its 50 years as an organization. Presented to the organization at the 1999 IAHA convention. The cover, shown here, is a copy of the George Ford Morris painting, The Listening Mare.

Die österreichische Pferde-Ankaufs-Mission in Syrien, Palälastina und der Wüste, in den Jahren 1856 und 1857 by Eduard Löffler

Die österreichische Pferde-Ankaufs-Mission in Syrien, Palälastina und der Wüste, in den Jahren 1856 und 1857 by Eduard Löffler

German language account of the von Brudermann buying trip to the desert for foundation stock for the Hungarian Babolna stud farm in 1856–7. Stock obtained included Aghil Aga, 138 Gazale, 2 Gazale Scheria, 87 Glule, Hamad, 37 Nedjmee, 143 Schmed. 270 pages.

Reports on the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873, Horse Exhibits

Reports on the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873, Horse Exhibits

A description of the rules, jury, participants, and horses on exhibit, including those European studs of the region, including Babolna, Radautz, Weil, plus private breeders of Europe. The author also toured the well-known European studs, which he detailed. He was appreciative of the Arabians he saw, although it is clear he was seeing them through the lens of an English military officer.

What Horse for the Cavalry? by Spencer Borden

What Horse for the Cavalry? by Spencer Borden

Thanks to R.J. Cadranell for furnishing this PDF. The book was published in 1912 after a tour of the studs of Europe, including Holland, Germany and Austria-Hungary, just prior to World War I. PDF totals 129 pages, including photos of Arabian horses, some in current pedigrees. Col. Borden was a booster of Arabian blood for cavalry and endurance purposes. He also published The Arab Horse in 1909.