El Zahraa ( Arabic الزهراء, DMG az-Zahrāʾ 'the flower') is the Egyptian state stud under the administration of the Egyptian Agricultural Organization (EAO) based in Ain Shams in Cairo not far from the airport . In El Zahraa the official studbook of Egypt's Arabian thoroughbreds is kept .
The foundation of the stud goes back to 1842 . At that time Abbas Pascha I founded the Kafr Farouk stud with the aim of breeding pure-blooded Arabian horses. In 1952 , after the overthrow of King Faruq , El Zahraa succeeds this royal stud.
→ The story of Kafr Farouk .
The military coup on July 23, 1952 under the leadership of General Muhammad Nagib and Gamal Abdel Nasser led to the end of the monarchy with the proclamation of the Republic of Egypt on June 18, 1953 . The new government, which effectively took power in Egypt from September 1952 with Muhammad Nagib as Prime Minister, immediately implemented changes that were supposed to remove the traces of the monarchy. In the course of this, the former royal agricultural society RAS was renamed into the Egyptian Agricultural Organization (EAO), which still exists today, and the royal stud farm Kafr Farouk was renamed El Zahraa.
In addition to managing the studbook , El Zahraa is also responsible for registering horses. It also controls over 150 private stud farms in the country. El Zahraa organizes an annual championship, maintains a database, a training center and an extensive library .
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