Arabian Horse: From the Desert to the World
22 March – 13 July 2018
Celebrate the world's oldest horse breed in this compelling exhibition marking the centenary of the Arab Horse Society.
Brought together for the first time on public display will be the first mapped genome of an Arab horse, Sambist, together with paintings, prints and artefacts all from the untapped archives of the Arab Horse Society.
The exhibition will tell the story of the Arab horse from its earliest Bedouin origins to the present day, exploring, in particular, how the breed arrived in Britain.
In the 19th century, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and his wife Lady Anne scoured the Middle East to import Arab horses to their stud at Crabbet Park and in doing so played a vital role in the success of the breed.