England to host 2013 World Crabbet Arabian Convention

Sambist winning UK Long distance Championship at Goodwood 1993
Photo: Judith Ratcliff

November 20, 2012, UK ~ England is hosting the next World Crabbet Arabian Convention on 20 & 21 July 2013 at Addington Manor, Oxfordshire.A parade is planned with over 100 horses descending from those brought from the Bedouin in Syria and the Middle East in the 1870s and 1880s by the knowledgeable Wilfrid and Lady Anne Blunt to their stately home at Crabbet Park in Sussex.

After the Saturday parade and Symposium the following day, delegateswill tour Crabbet studs in Britain, then attend the Crabbet Championships at the National Arab Show at Malvern, to be judged by HRH
Princess Alia of Jordan on Saturday 27 July.

For over 70 years, until the stud’s closure in the 1970s, horses bred at Crabbet Park were exported all over the world and formed the
backbone of many national and private breeding programmes, particularly
in Russia, Australia, S. Africa and the USA. Their soundness, stamina,
low heart rate and friendly temperament have taken them to the top in
endurance and ridden showing. A healthy export trade still exists as
riders and breeders look for genuine original Arabian blood that can 
now only be found in horses with recorded pedigrees going back the the
Arabian deserts over 130 years ago.

For more information please contact:  Anne Brown  crabbets@gadebrookstud.com

Thanks to Anne Brown for the article and information.

Photos: Sambist: Leading long-distance race
winner and top Arab racing sire Sambist, bred in Russia, descends from
mares imported to Tersk from Crabbet Park

Hachim : Pure Crabbet, bred at Gadebrook Stud in
England, now an international 100-mile winner for HH Sheikh Hazza bin
Sultan al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi

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