our Arieana Notebook: Rehal, a stallion famed for his superior
trot and transmitting that trait on to his get, was purchased
by William Randolph Hearst from W.R. Brown during the Maynesboro
Dispersal Sale of 1934. Rehal was noted by Carol W. Mulder as "...a
horse of outstanding individual merit, was better than his sire and
much better than his dam. He was a handsome, well-balanced horse with
a good head, fine small ears, pleasing neck with a mitbah and clean
throat, good conformation, good legs and good shoulders."
had inherited his superior trot not only from his dam *Ramim
but also from his sire Sidi, a stallion also noted for his good
action at the trot. In fact Rehal's pedigree was saturated with
ancestors renown for their outstanding trotting qualities: *Berk, Bukra,
two lines to Queen of Sheba, *Astraled, Khaled,
two lines to *Naomi, and El Emir.
ranking among the top echelon
of Arabian sires of his time and especially renown as a sire of
noteworthy broodmares, stood at stud for W. R. Brown from 1925-1932 and continued his stud career at San
Simeon for two more years, 1935-1937. Rehal sired a lifetime total of 18 registered purebred Arabian
foals (6 colts and 12 fillies) passing on his own brilliant action as
his legacy. At Arieana Arabians, we
treasure his mid-pedigree influence through three of his daughters: Rabiyat,
a mare renown for her elegant style and action and passing those
traits on to her foals and their foals;
Ribagh, the dam of Mounri; and the beautiful Rayik, a mare also renown for her style and
action and passing those traits on to her foals.
Arabian Horse DataSource 2000. Arabian Horse
Registry of America, Inc., Denver Colorado, 1999.
Catalogue: Maynesboro Arabian Stud: Season 1927. Berlin,
New Hampshire, U.S.A. 1927.
Hearst, Denise. "Hearst Breeding." Arabian Horse World,
July 1982. pp. 399-400.
Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. Imported Foundation
Stock of North American Arabian Horses, Volume 3. Borden Publishing
Company, Los Angeles, California. 1995. p. 75.