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Al Khamsa (organization)

Al Khamsa is a nonprofit organization in the United States that supports the breeding of certain strains of purebred Arabian horses. The name derives from the Al Khamsa ("the five") Arabian mares, the name applied to the legendary five favorite horses of Mohammed. The particular purpose of Al Khamsa is to preserve the original Bedouin Arabian horse in pure bloodlines in the United States.

Some of the pure Arabians in the United States trace their ancestry in whole or part to the Davenport horses collected and preserved by Homer Davenport and others in the late nineteenth century. Others are more recent imports from Egypt. Some of the horses imported from the desert to the Crabbet Arabian Stud by Wilfrid Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt also qualify with this designation.

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