THE ARAB HORSE BY PETER UPTON - 2012 Revised & Reprinted
Padischah, the first Arab stallion whose pure-bred line still exists,was imported into Britain from Arabia in the 1830s. The Arab Horse by Peter Upton provides a complete record of all the desert-bred Arab horses imported into Britain from this time from which present-day pure-bred Arab horses descend. The author describes the desert journeys of early enthusiasts, notably Major Roger Upton, Wilfrid Scawen and Lady Anne Blunt, (founders of the famous Crabbet Stud in 1878), and the Honourable Miss Dillon, and uses their words where possible to detail the seventy-eight horses who have lines still existing, together with mare and stallion tables of descent which have been updated for this publication. Illustrated throughout with magnificent colour portraits of the horses by the author and a unique archival collection of black and white and duotone photographs and colour reproductions of iconic equine paintings by famous artists including Stubbs and Herring. This book will delight and inform all those with an interest in this most beautiful breed.
The Arab Horse is reprinted in a new, revised and redesigned edition, released in May 2012. Published by Medina Publishing Limited in association with Arabian Horse World, this new volume includes many new and unseen photographs, including several from the Blunt Collection. The book’s release is timed to coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum The Horse from Ancient Arabia to the Modern World, which runs from 24 May to 30 September 2012.
Peter Upton is a past President of the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain, an international judge, and an acknowledged expert on the history of the Arab horse. His paintings of the desert scene and the Arab horse are widely known from his extensive exhibitions in Britain and abroad, and his work is held in private collections around the world.