1966 - Caspian Stallion Jehan* was imported into the U.S.
"Perhaps the most exciting equine discovery of this century is the Caspian"
-- Bonnie Hendricks, American author, International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds
*Jehan did not sire any pureblood Caspians and is now deceased.
1973 - Caspian stallion Mehregan was imported into the U.S. Mehregan did not sire any pureblood Caspians and is now deceased.
The first herd of 7 Caspians were imported to Texas for the purpose of
breeding pureblood Caspians. They were brought to the Monastery of St.
Claire in Brenham Texas. From there, they have spread to all corners of
the United States.
1994 to present -
With additional imports and local breeding, the U.S. population has
grown to over 400 Caspians in just eight years!
NOTE: The Caspian Horse is listed
on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy list as a
"critically" endangered breed. There are only approximately 900