THE ARABIAN HORSE CLUB REGISTRY, OF AMERICA, INC
by Albert W. Harris
This book is an
interesting history of the Arabian horse in the US and the registry which was
started by the early breeders in 1908. Inspired by Homer Davenports trip to the
desert which was sponsored by Teddy Roosevelt, financed by Peter Bradley and
resulted in the importation of 27 purebred Arabians, the largest importation up
till that date. Prior to the establishment of the registry, Arabians were
registered with the Jockeys Club which was solely interested in promoting the
Thoroughbred. This book tell the promotional activities of the club , their
actions and involvements including importations, promoting Arabs for the US
Remount and calvary, endurance records, horses imported as spoils of war,
publication of the stud book, Arabian Horse Journal, Albert Harris' Blood of the
Arab and more. Nice historical perspective of the breeders, importers of Arabian
horses- W.R. Brown, Albert Harris, W.R. Kellogg, J.M. Dickinson, Roger Shelby,
Babson, Van Vleet , Gainey and others who were all instrumental in the
preservation and promotion of the Arabian horse.
This is a must have for every Arabian library.
Hard cover, in
excellent condition, amazingly as it is 70 years old!, first edition,
copyright 1950, 64 pages.
There are two photos- one of Albert Harris and one of Nejdme #1.