Producer: Grant, Henry
Date: July 1954
Accession number: HG1510/01
Measurements: negative: 60 x 60 mm
This Arab colt, named Count Orlando, won first prize in one of the categories of this horse show. Arab horses originally roamed wild in the deserts of the Middle East, where they were tamed by nomadic tribespeople. All English thoroughbred racehorses are descended from three Arab stallions imported into Britain in the early 1700s. The mixture of breeds is said to combine stamina with intelligence. Salukis are a type of hound descended from Arabian wolves, which are also desert dwellers.