Arabian Horse

One of the oldest and most beautiful breeds, its original make-up is unknown but it appears they lived on the Arabian Peninsula up to 3000 years BC.

Possibly no other breed has exerted as much influence on as many of today’s breeds. Their desert origins mean they are well adapted to harsh conditions – endurance, soundness and the ability to thrive on meagre rations.

Origin: Arabia.

Colour: Chestnut, grey, bay and black.

Height: between 14.2 and 15hh.

Conformation: small, elegant concave head, curved neck, long sloping shoulder, broad chest and deep body, short back, hard clean limbs, hard well-shaped feet, fine mane and tail.

Character: intelligent, responsive.

Uses: riding, showing, endurance, racing.

International Arabian Horse Association
Website: www.arabianhorses.org

Arab Horse Society (The)
Windsor House
The Square
Ramsbury
Marlborough
Wilts SN8 2PE
Tel: 01672 520782
Fax: 01672 520880
Email: showsec@arabhorsesociety.org.uk
Website: www.arabhorsesoc-uk.com
Contact: Mrs S Bailey

World Arabian Horse Organisation
North Farm
2 Trenchard Road
Stanton Fitzwarren
Swindon
Wiltshire SN6 7RZ
Tel: 01793 766877
Fax: 01793 766711
Email: WAHO@compuserve.com
Website: www.waho.org
Contact: Katrina Murray