|Breeder||Dr. Bert and Ruth Husband|
|Owner||Dr. Bert and Ruth Husband|
|National Champion Western Pleasure, National Champion Halter stallion|
|Legion of Masters (++++) award|
|Last updated on: January 12, 2008.|
Khemosabi (1967–2001) was a bay Arabian stallion with four stockings and a blaze, who had significant accomplishments in the horse show ring, winning multiple National Championships in both halter and western pleasure performance competition. These wins earned him the highest level achievement award offered by the Arabian Horse Association: the Legion of Masters. In the course of his breeding career, he sired over 1200 foals. Of these, over 300 were show champions and 75 won national championships.
Khemosabi was bred by Dr. Bert and Ruth Husband, sired by the stallion Amerigo and out of the mare Jurneeka++. This pedigree was primarily a combination of bloodlines from the breeding programs of W.K. Kellogg and Henry Babson. Khemosabi's dam (female) line traced to *Wadduda, the celebrated "War Mare" imported from the desert by American political cartoonist, Homer Davenport. The closest imported horse in his pedigree was his maternal granddam, the Polish-bred mare *Szarza, As such, Khemosabi was a product of Arabian bloodlines that had been developed in the United States for several generations, and therefore was promoted as an "All-American" horse.
Khemosabi was foaled in Husband's back yard in Whittier, California. As a young horse, his career was popularized by a series of lighthearted cartoons written by Paul Husband, son of Bert and Ruth Husband, illustrated by Karen Haus Grandpre, which featured Khemosabi as a horse who wore a "Lone Ranger" mask, accompanied on his adventures by his "faithful redhaired companion, Ruth," a character modeled on Mrs. Husband. In the cartoon strip, Khemo and Ruth fought for "truth, justice and the Arabian Way". Khemosabi was noted for having a large and enthusiastic fan base, and a Breyer Horse model was created with his likeness in the 1990s.
In his show career, Khemosabi was the 1973 U. S. National Champion Halter Stallion, and the 1976 U. S. National Champion and Canadian National Champion in Western Pleasure. He was also the 1976 Canadian National Champion Halter Stallion. He was one of the only horses to ever win an Arabian National Championship in both halter and performance in the same year, and one of only four stallions to win U.S. National Championships in both halter and performance.
Khemosabi stood at stud in 1969, his first breeding season, on lease to Varian Arabians. After his national wins, he was syndicated in 1980 by the Husband's son, Paul, with Ruth Husband serving as Syndicate Manager from the inception of the Khemosabi Syndicate for the rest of the stallion's life. Khemosabi died in 2001 at the age of 34.
(General Stud Book)
|Kuhailan Said (PASB)|
|Ali Said (PASB)|
(Polish Arabian Stud Book)
|Kuhailan Abu Urkub (PASB)|
(Polish Arabian Stud Book)
1967 bay stallion
- Carpenter Arabian Legends pp. 260–275
- Arabian Horse Lovers accessed October 22, 2007
- Breyer Collectables accessed October 22, 2007
- "A Toast to Champions" Arabian Horse World, October, 2007
- Paul Husband's site on Khemosabi accessed on August 21, 2008
- All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Khemosabi accessed on October 17, 2007
- Carpenter, Marian K; Close, Pat (1999). Arabian Legends: Outstanding Arabian Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-48-1.
- Kirkman, Mary "The All-American Arabian" Equus #237 1997