I read somewhere that there is an organization that will certify horses as Crabbet Arabians. I have two mares that are Crabbet Arabs and would like to find out how/where to get them certified. Is this possible, or have I been misled?
Actually Faye, there's a Crabbet association here in the US made up of breeders and owners who have Crabbet Arabians, but I don't think they certify or 'validate' the horses. A horse's pedigree determines whether or not they're Crabbet bred, and they have to be registered with the AHA to prove it. The Crabbet group has no authority to register an animal.
The Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society certifies Crabbet percentages. I've had a few of my horses certified by them and they have associated shows and events that are only available to 25% or more Crabbet. DS Magic's Royalty, for instance is certified 67.75% Crabbet/Blunt breeding.