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News > Friday, March-15-2013

New Book on Brusally Ranch Commemorates Fifty Years of Brusally Polish and Russian Horses

Fifty years ago, in the spring of 1963, Ed Tweed imported fourteen Arabians from Poland, at that time the largest group flown to be flown to the U.S. by a single owner. A few weeks later, he followed that up by importing three Russian Arabians long before their bloodlines became fashionable in America. He eventually aquired a total of twenty-seven imported Arabians for his Brusally Ranch breeding program.

On March 15, 2013, Mare's Nest Books, a division of Screenfold Press, published The Polish and Russian Arabians of Ed Tweed's Brusally Ranch, by Tobi Lopez Taylor.  This 8.5 x 11 perfect-bound book features more than 280 black and white vintage photographs, as well as pedigrees, race and show records, and sire/produce records for each of Tweed's imported horses:

*Abhazja                    *Lawenda
*Algorina                    *Manna
*Almeriaa                   *Miroluba
*Basta                       *Napaika
*Bulawa                     *Nawojka
*Centaur                    *Orzel++
*Cerera                      *Palmira
*Chlosta                     *Park
*Czester++                 *Rifata
*Daszenka                  *Salinaa
*Faraon++                  *Warna
*Genua                      *Wislica
*Gontyna                   *Zbrucz

In a foreword for the book, Sally Tweed Groom wrote, "My father Ed Tweed loved his horses, and he would have loved this book, both for its careful research and for the beautiful writing."

The cost of the book is $45.00, which includes shipping. To order, contact Screenfold Press at

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