Preserving the heritage of the Crabbet Arabian
For a century and a quarter Arab horse breeding all over the world has benefited from the results of the Blunts achievements in gathering together such a unique collection of horses. No other group of Arabians can equal the influence that Crabbet horses have had over this period of time dispelling the view that the Arabian is just a pretty show horse. Indeed, horses of Crabbet bloodlines have demonstrated consistently their ability to perform well in all ridden disciplines.
The Crabbet Symposium in Denver 1983 was the first gathering of like minded people and resulted in the formation of Crabbet groups in the US and Australia. It was the Australian Convention of 2000 which spurred supporters of the breed to hold another in theUKand in 2002 the UK Convention took place at Merrist Wood.
This signalled the beginning of a movement in the UK to reinstate Arabians of Crabbet bloodlines, not only to their rightful position as reliable foundation stock, but also to raise awareness of the unrivalled athletic ability of these horses.