When Rashad Crossed the Atlantic

Rashad Ibn Nazeer was part of the very first importation of But he was part of the first importation of Nazeer blood. He arrived in the United States in 1958, along with the first Nazeer daughters, Bint Moniet El Nefous and Bint El Bataa (and two El Sareei daughters). It was the first shipment of Egyptian Arabians to come to the USA since the Babson and W.R. Brown importations in 1932. This shipment encouraged many American breeders to go to Egypt and bring back Arabians - it rekindled the interest in Egyptian Arabians.

I always love the stark reminder of just how difficult those trans-Atlantic trips were at the time. This photo says it all... Rashad in a rickety tiny, wooden box stall, exposed to the elements on a boat that was none too big itself. Notice the cribbing marks on the front. Can't say I blame him in the least! #RashadIbnNazeer #GreatMoments

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