Khemosabi Collection 2012.001

Finding aid prepared by Katherine Staab
W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA, 91768
(909) 869-3775
March 15, 2013

Title: Khemosabi Collection.
Identifier/Call Number: 2012.001
Contributing Institution: W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 20.0 Cubic feet (32 Unframed artworks. 7 Framed artworks. 5 Trophies. 4 Books.)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1973-1987
Date (inclusive): 1955-2004 (bulk 1973-1987)
Abstract: Memorabilia of Khemosabi, Champion Arabian horse, collected and donated by B. Paul Husband.
creator: Husband, B. Paul


Khemosabi was a bay Arabian stallion born in 1967. “Khemo” was a US National Champion Halter stallion (1973), a US and Canadian National Champion in Western Pleasure (1976), as well as a Canadian National Champion Halter stallion (1976); he was also awarded the highest honor from the Arabian Horse Association: Legion of Masters. Khemo died in 2001 at the age of thirty-four.
Khemosabi was bred by Dr. Bert and Ruth Husband, and born in the Husband’s backyard in Whittier, CA. Khemo was sired by the stallion Amerigo and out of the mare Jurneeka. His pedigree traces to one of the first horses Mr. Kellogg purchased for his breeding program, Raseyn. Raseyn was foaled in 1923 and bred by Lady Wentworth of the Crabbet Arabian Stud. He was imported into the United States by W.K. Kellogg in 1926.
B. Paul Husband is an equine and tax attorney, and son of Dr. Bert and Ruth Husband, the breeders of Khemosabi. When Khemo was still rather young, Paul wrote a cartoon series in which Khemo wears a Lone Ranger mask and has a redheaded companion who was based on Paul’s mother, Ruth.

Preferred Citation

Khemosabi Collection, 2012.001, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Pomona, California.

Separated Materials

The four (4) books included in the donation have been added to the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library monograph collection, with the item note "gift of B. Paul Husband".

Acquisition Information

Donated by B. Paul Husband, December 21, 2012.


The entire collection is open for all qualified researchers by appointment only. All inquiries about this collection should be directed to the Arabian Horse Subject Specialist.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

In order to reproduce, publish, broadcast, exhibit, and/or quote from this material, researchers must submit a written request and obtain formal permission from the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Cal Poly, Pomona, as the owner of the physical collection.

Scope and Content Note

Dating from 1955 through 2000, this collection documents, through artwork and memoribilia, the life of the Champion Arabian Stallion, Khemosabi++++//.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arabian horse
Khemosabi, Arabian horse, 1967-2001


Framed Artworks 1973-2004


Khemosabi head study/portrait, watercolor on canvas, by Ilona Rymer 1978

Dimensions: 22” x 28” (framed 36” x 38”)

Jurneeka, oil on canvas, by Kari Albiol 1975

Dimensions: 23” x 20” (framed 34” x 30”)


Jurneeka was Khemosabi's dam

Khemosabi headshot, photograph, by Bill Macri 1977


Poster “Decade of Champions: 1971-1980” 1971-1980

Dimensions: 24” x 36”

Historical Note

Featuring photos of the U.S. National Champion Stallions of the 70’s including Khemosabi, Aladdinn, Muscat, El Paso, and Gai Parada.

Khemosabi, Registration certificate, Arabian Horse Association 2004


Horse shoes, pair, framed 1973

Historical Note

Shoes were actually worn by Khemosabi in 1973 US National Champion Stallion.

Poster, Star World Arabian Horse Show 1985?

Historical Note

Khemosasbi rearing in the show ring with the Star World logo underneath his legs. Kathy Chauncey, Gene LaCroix, who showed Khemosabi under saddle, and others recognizable in the crowd.

Unframed Artworks 1985-1994


Khemosabi, posters, photo by Scott Trees, nine (9) copies undated

Details: Poster designed by T.G. Cyn McCullough with the words: “Khemosabi: Irrepressible, Irresistible, Irreplaceable”
Dimensions: 24” x 36”

Khemosabi, lithographs, by Willa Frayser, three (3) copies c.1985

Description: Numbers 1/400, 3/400, and 4/400

Khemosabi’s head, photo on fiber board undated

Dimensions: 20” x 30”

Historical Note

Used as stable decor at shows

Artists proof of two page spread advertisement, “Celebrating the First 27 Years” 1994

Details: For Arabian Horse World, 1994
Description: Includes image of Khemosabi with his breeders, Dr. Bert and Ruth Husband

Khemosabi, by Ron Thomas, thirteen (13) matted color negative transparencies, plus one (1) printed matted headshot 1987

Dimensions: 8” x 10”

Reginaa, photograph, by Johnny Johnston undated

Description: Has original signature: Johnny Johnston
Dimensions: 16” x 20”

Historical Note

Reginaa is ¾ sister to Amerigo, sire of Khemosabi

Jurdino++, photographs, by Johnny Johnston, two (2) undated

Dimensions: 16” x 20”
Description: Has original signature: Johnny Johnston

Historical Note

Jurdino++ is ¾ brother to Khemosabi

Trophies 1973-2000


U.S. National Champion, Stallion trophy 1973


U.S. National Champion, Western Pleasure trophy 1976


Canadian National Champion, Stallion trophy 1976


Canadian National Champion, Western Pleasure trophy 1976


American Horse Shows Association, Arabian Sire of the Year trophy 2000