The Crabbet Organisation


Lady Anne and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt imported Arabian horses direct from the desert to their Crabbet Stud in Sussex in the 1870s. Other early importers used their bloodlines to maintain the original characteristics of the beautiful and tough Bedouin war horse.

Today The Crabbet Organisation protects and promotes the heritage of these wonderful horses. We publish two magazines a year and support events and awards for traditional ridden Arabians.

If you would like to support us in the work we do you can become a member of The Crabbet Organisation.  

Crabbet Arabians


Today Arabians descended from the breeding at the Crabbet Stud and other early English programmes, such as Hanstead, Courthouse and Barton Lodge, are still top performance Arabians and sane family friends.  They are the true Bedouin tent Arabian.

They have become very rare with the development of extreme in hand showing.  Many Arabians are not practical ridden horses but these gems still are.  

Many Crabbet Arabians are ridden and compete in a wide range of equestrian disciplines. 

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Events & Announcements
16th February 2020

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the National AHS Show has been cancelled along with the majority of Crabbet ridden and in-hand classes across the UK during 2020. British Breeders are offering to evaluate young horses via virtual submissions. Endurance GB has ceased events from March'20. 

The 6th Crabbet Organisation Awards were celebrated at Stonehouse Court Hotel in Gloucestershire on February 16th 2020.


Kaalif ridden by Anja & Victoria Ward, bred by Anne Brown won overall Crabbet Endurance Champion Aurontes Trophy.


Nuraletta bred and ridden by Judy Holloway won the Prince Meliodas Crabbet Related overall Champion Trophy and Hadyia Bred by Anne Brown won the Futurity Trophy.


Binley Silver Spark ridden by Rebecca Gant bred by Caroline Sussex won the Performance Trophy and Claudius ridden by Lorna Erwin owned by Valdora Angier.


The Old English Award was presented to Silver Zourra and Young Rider winner was Georgina Brenton.


For full results please CLICK HERE

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