About The Polish and Russian Arabians of Ed Tweed's Brusally Ranch

In 1950, Chicago businessman-turned-Arabian horse breeder Edwin J. “Ed” Tweed established Brusally Ranch in Arizona. Named for his children Bruce and Sally, the ranch became known as “a landmark in Scottsdale—a hallmark in the Arabian world.”

The Polish and Russian Arabians of Ed Tweed's Brusally Ranch

Paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches
212 pages
286 black and white photographs
Tobi Lopez Taylor,
forewords by Sally Tweed Groom and Shelley (Chaille) Groom Trevor

Book design and typography by Barb Feighner/ Printed by West Press, Tucson, Arizona. ISBN 9780978774615

Mare's Nest Books, an imprint of Screenfold Press

In 1963, seeking high-quality mares to breed to his champion stallion Skorage, Tweed sent his trainer Steve Spalding on a European horse-buying trip. That spring, fourteen Polish Arabians and three Russian Arabians arrived at Brusally Ranch. Tweed then bought two Polish stallions from breeders in the United States, and in 1967, he imported more horses from Poland. The imported mares crossed beautifully with Skorage, and the imported stallions sired excellent foals out of Skorage's daughters. With the growing popularity of Polish Arabians, Tweed created one of his greatest legacies: a pure Polish breeding program. Fifty years after Tweed's first importation, horses descended from the Brusally stallions *Orzel, *Zbrucz, *Gwiazdor, *Czester, and *Faraon continue to be treasured by today's Arabian horse breeders.

The book opens with a history of the ranch and an overview of Tweed's breeding program. Then each imported horse is profiled in its own chapter, which features a four-generation pedigree, many historic photographs, a show and race record, extracts from documents in the ranch archives, and descriptions of offspring. The book also contains a list of Brusally's many Polish and Russian National winners as well as annotated sire and progeny tables. This extensively researched history of the Brusally breeding program is a valuable addition to the library of any serious breeder of Polish and Russian Arabians.

*Genua, 1963
*Rifata, 1963
*Nawojka, 1963
*All photos, except where indicated, come from the Brusally Ranch archives, in the possession of Ed Tweed's granddaughter, Shelley Groom Trevor.
Cover photo of Ed Tweed and *Orzel by Johnny Johnston.
Screenfold Press
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