DRAMATIC PROVENANCE JUST DISCOVERED!
We now learn that all of Gadebrook's Crabbet Arabian horses descend from Abbas Pasha's most important and influential stallion Ghadir, with a very dramatic provenance.
According to Arabian pedigree specialist Edouard al
He was bred by Ghadir Abu Sunun of the Fad'aan Bedouin tribe, and later owned by Faysal Ibn Turki Aal Saud, ruler of Najd, whom Abbas Pasha had freed from his dungeon at the Citadel of Cairo.
Von Hugel was proud to report that "the Bedouin
chief, grateful for the precious gift of freedom and true to his word,
sent back some horses of remarkable beauty and of the choicest strain,
among them the stallion Gadir (sic), which I had the good fortune to
secure at auction for the Royal Württemberg Stud."