Jeanne Craver

JeanneCraver

Hi Everyone,

I am Jeanne Craver.

After reading an article in Rider & Driver, I (fresh out of college and green as grass) wrote the Otts for further information, and was referred to Walter Schimanski, Charles Craver and Chub Stubbs, all in Illinois. So I bought a mare (bred by Chub) from Walter and bred her to several Craver stallions.

There was controversy and dissension about the Blue Catalog at that time, and so I started a newsletter so that people could communicate. That was the Breeders Service Bulletin, and it led to folks getting together several times a year, which led to Al Khamsa. Charles and I got married and Al Khamsa got started all about the same time. Charles passed away in December 2016, but our combined interest in the desert horse is still the defining thing in my life.

The time we have remaining with horses is growing shorter, but our interest in the desert horse is still the defining thing in our lives.

I have been off and on the Al Khamsa Board over the years, served as Secretary-Treasurer in the early 90s, and have participated in most of Al Khamsa's publications. I just never learn.