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Pedigree and Photo Gallery: R

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Raad | Raaf | Rabiyas | Rabiyat | Rafeef | *Raffles | Rahas | Rahmoun |
Raja-Al-Mustakbal | *Rajwa | *Ramim | *Rasafa | Rasarah | Raschida | *Raseyn | Raseyna | Rasim | *Rasima | Rayik | Rayya | Rehal | Rejeb | Riada | Ribal | Ridaa |
*Rifala | *Rifla Rifnas | Rijm | *Rijma | Rim | Risala Rissla | *Rissletta |
Risslina | Riyala | *Rizvan | Roaba | Roabrah | *Rodan | *Rokhsa | Ronek |
Rosa Rugosa | Rose of Hind | Rose of Jericho | *Rose of Sharon | Rosemary |
Roshana | *Rossana | Rossdin | Rustem

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*Rajwa with Austin Hearst
Photo courtesy of Nyla Eshelman

Leafy Bullet *Rajwa Leafy Bullet
AHR #4214

Color: Grey
Sex: Mare
January 1, 1938

Sire: Desert Bred

Dam: Desert Bred in Syria

Strain: Saqlawi Ejrifi

Imported from Syria by Sunical Land & Livestock Dept., Hearst Magazines Inc. October 10, 1947.

Dam of 7 purebred Arabian foals as registered in the United States, of whom we at Arieana Arabians most treasure the mid-pedigree influence of her daughter Zamajwa's Nanni for her place of significance in the pedigree of Ashan Adar.

From our Arieana Notebook: Once imported and settled into her new life at San Simeon, *Rajwa became a favorite riding horse for the Hearst family children. As Mrs. Hearst expresses in her book The Horses of San Simeon, " sons adored *Rajwa, who was their favorite, gentle, reliable riding horse. She taught them to love horses." 

*Rajwa was hard to settle, as was her only surviving Hearst-bred daughter Zamajwa's Nanni. "Nanni" was eventually transferred into the ownership of Harry and Katherine Harness where there was better luck for her in the breeding shed, and her Harness-bred foals were rated outstanding as champions in the show ring.

Sadly and regretfully "Nanni's" branch of the *Rajwa descending tail female line has died out, but there is still one thinly remaining branch of the *Rajwa tail female line in existence today, and that line can be found through her other daughter *Bint Rajwa, imported to the United States with her by William Randolph Hearst in 1947.

If you are so fortunate to find the *Rajwa influence in your pedigrees, treasure it's influence for the same reasons we at Arieana Arabians have, for *Rajwa was the paternal great grand dam of Ashan Adar, an electrifying gelding whose traits and qualities are synonymous with the hallmark of Arieana Arabians. Compare the photos on our website of these two horses, *Rajwa (above) and Ashan Adar, and in each one you will see the same large, naturally flaring nostrils along with a very kind and gentle eye, each photo with horse and rider caught in that special moment of expressing their obvious pride and joy in having each other's companionship. "A pleasure to own, a pleasure to ride."

~Suzi Morris (revised and updated with additional information on Zamajwa's Nanni 01/29/06)

Hearst, Jr., Mrs. William Randolph, "Chapter 11/The Arabians," The Horses of San Simeon, San Simeon Press, San Simeon, California. 1985. p. 189.

"History & Album: Harry Harness Arabian Horses". Arabian Horse World, July 1979. Palo Alto, California. pp. 263-264.

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For more information on *Rajwa and the other horses in the Hearst Importation of 1947or to see for yourself how their remarkable influence lives on in the prized and cherished horses of Arieana Arabians, please contact us. Visitors are always welcome; appointments are appreciated.

Suzi Morris
28952 Via Hacienda
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-5546
Phone: 949-248-1260

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Copyright 2003-2012. Website designed and maintained by Suzi Morris. All rights reserved. This page created for Arieana's Heritage Notebook Summer 2003. Updated with revised information January 31, 2006. Current as of September 21, 2012.