Crabbet Arabians of Canada

Focusing on Pure Crabbet Arabians for performance and pleasure

History of Crabbet

 Crabbet Arabian Stud was a Arabian breeding stud located in England founded by Wilfred Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt July in 1878. On the Blunts early trips to the desert they obtained horses from bedouin tribes, Shaikhs and other desert sources. Later the Blunts were able to purchase many horses from the Abbas Pasha and Ali Pasha Sherif breeding programs in Egypt.    Mesaoud (Ali Pasha Sherif) was a foundation stallion who has significant influence on bloodlines around the world. Most Pure Crabbet horses today carry 10-25% Mesaoud blood. Foundation mares included  Rodania,  Dajania (DB) and Sobha, who have had extreme influence through their daughters and are the most common dam lines in Pure Crabbet horses.  Horses were kept at the Crabbet Stud in England or the Sheykh Obeyd Stud in Egypt.

The Blunts legacy was continued by their daughter Lady Wentworth who added the outcross stallions Skowronek and then Dargee to the breeding program. Many Pure Crabbet horse today carry in excess of 10% Skowronek blood. The Pure Blunt (Pure Crabbet) horses bred by the Doyle family (USA) have horses with no Skowronek blood.  Lady Wentworth sold horses to the Royal Agricultural Society in Egypt, the Duke of Veragua of Spain, Kellogg Arabian Ranch, Russian government, Poland, Australia and many other smaller breeders.

 In 1957, when Lady Wentworth died, Cecil Covey took over the Stud. Covey was able to continue the Stud on a much smaller scale helped by the many purchases of Bazy Tankersley of Al Marah Arabians, USA. For over a decade, Covey ran the stud and continued the Crabbet traditions. In 1970, Covey learned that a new motorway was going right through Crabbet Park and within a couple years the remainder of the Crabbet horses were sold.

Today, over 90% of all Arabian horses carry lines to Blunt or Crabbet bred horses.

Special Crabbet Ancestors Represented in Canada

Dandaloo Kadet -Kadet's bloodlines are well known to produce champions in halter and ridden classes as well as the performance venues of dressage and endurance.

Sire of Kari Lockets Kadence and Brazen Angel

*Seyad is a champion in dressage. His sire was exported from England to Israel. His dam, Sa'illah has produced many exceptional stallions such as *Sa'ika, *Seffer and *Carmargnole.

Sire of Amyr Bronze and FV Silver Mistic

BL Majestic Gold+ was 1984 Reserve National Champion in Native Costume and was also a consistant winner in the show ring. He produced the dressage champion True Blue Goldmine as well as other succesful competitors in endurance and in show.

Sire of Amyr Hope Pc

Grandsire of Amyr Bronze and FV Silve Mistic 

*Seffer is a champion in halter and performance at the Regional level. He was bred by the Archers' Worth Arabian Stud. His son San Ffrancisco is a consistant finisher in Endurance and has completed the Tevis multiple times. Other offspring are excelling in Sport Horse.

Grandsire of Brazen Secret and Great Grandsire of Brazen Angel


*Serafix  has many National and Regional offspring. They excelled in halter and performance classes. He was bred at Crabbet and imported to the US by John Rogers.

Grandsire of Amyr Hope

Great grandsire of Amyr Bronze, FV Silver Mistic, Amyr Charity, Kari Halo


*Silver Vanity  has had a huge influence in North America and Australia. Two Time Supreme Champion Stallion in England and a U.S. National Champion. He was imported to the USA in 1962 by Bazy Tankersley and Charles Prange.

3 crosses in Kari Lockets Kadence

2 crosses in Brazen Angel

1 cross in MI Royal Flag