Preserving the heritage of the Crabbet Arabian
The Crabbet Organisation aims to promote and support the Arabian horses descended from the breeding programme at the Crabbet Arabian Stud, founded in the 1870s by Lady Anne and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. We support events and awards for these authentic descendants of bedouin war horses that prove again and again their versatility, nobility and talent.
The Crabbet Arabian Stud Legacy
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.
Much has been achieved in raising awareness amongst riders and breeders of the value of Arabians of Crabbet lineage. Nonetheless the changing financial climate has put pressure on all breeders so in 2013 the UK embarked on another World Crabbet Convention to display the outstanding horses we have but also to bring like minds together in an effort to work together to maintain the breeding of our ever reducing stock of Crabbet Arabians.
Read about the 2013 Convention under our Events Tab. There is plenty of information about other events too and the glories of the Crabbet Arabian. Enjoy!