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#1 desertrat

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:57 AM

Is it true that Jane L. Ott passed away in April? There is a listing for some Raswan books currently offered on Ebay that says this.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

Ebay listing for 3 copies of Raswan's "The Arab and His Horse" states Jane L. Ott passed away on April 24, 2013. Anybody know if this is true or false?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:56 PM

If she has passed the Cravers are not aware of it. Jeanne says it was an artist of the same name in the UK.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:52 PM

Here is my ebay enquiry and the reply I got today from Donna Lewis-

 

Dear dlew7656 (ebay trading name),

Several people in the Al Khamsa community are saying Ms. Jane L. Ott is not dead and she is being confused with a person by the same name who was a British Artist. I am very puzzeled by this. Could you please clear this question up?

Respectfully yours'

Leslie E. Lloyd

alpo123horse (ebay trading name)

 

This was the reply-

 

Miss  Ott, "Jane" was my WONDERFUL and long time friend. She passed away on April 24th at 1:50 a.m.. I was with her at the time. She was a great artist and writer. She will be missed deeply.

Sincerely, Donna Lewis

dlew7656.

 

 

This is the complete text of my enqiry and the reply from Donna Lewis. Nothing has been added, subtracted or re-worded.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:36 PM

'If we preserve the Blue Star nucleus and it turns out to have being unnecessary, no harm will have been done. But, if we fail to preserve it and it turns out it was necessary, nothing can ever make up for the loss" 

 

Ms. Jane Ott

 

Singlehandedly ...(I am also including her parents) the Ott famiy ESTABLISHED the concept of preservation breeding AND grouping of Arabian horses by their pedigree and family.

 

There would be no blue list and no blue star if it was not for the foresight of the Ott family and in particular Ms. Jane.

 

A talented writer AND artist, she studied the pedigrees of the Arabian Horses the Ott family owned and decided they were NOT indicative of the true horse from the desert.

 

Carl Raswan, one of her mentors, opened her eyes to the horse of the desert.

 

What a long fight it was. For those who were not involved in the breed during the 60's, the mere mention of the Ott family was fightin words.

 

Many times Mrs. Ott took on the whole fancy...and other times Ms Jane jumped into the ring, fearless.

 

Most do not know it was Ms Jane and her mother (her father, a doctor was deceased) who brought down the house of cards with the blood typing. Richard Newman, owner of the first National Champion Stallion, Mujahid, fought to implement blood typing at a cost to the breeder.

 

Due to the investigation conducted by the Otts, it was finally brought to light that Mr. Newman OWNED the blood typing lab he commissioned to do all of the work for the AHR..and he had the company registered under the name of his daughter and son in law.

 

Although the name Blue Star is (still) and was a registered trade mark Mr. Newman always has the slogan "Home of the Blues" and Blue appearing in many of the horses names to try and poke back at the family.

 

As the years went by, Ms Jane could not be bothered with protecting the name from the infidel

 

What an amazing life she led.

 

The International Rider and Driver (Bill Simpson Editor) is one of the few magazines that allowed the Ott family to write letters rebutting their "enemies".

 

Ms Jand and her mother would ship one of the Blue Stallions standing at stud FOR FREE to the owner of a Blue Star mare. They truly believed in their program and put their money where their words (written and spoken) were. 

 

Rarely can one say someone has had an impact other than perhaps, breeding a National Champion. Ms Jane Ott and her parents established a new way of looking at a pedigree and breeding The Arabian Horse.

 

 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:27 AM

Well the Otts never shied away from controversy, that's for sure! And all us who are preservation breeders of any kind owe them a salute for breaking the ground that we now follow on. Rest in peace, Ms. Jane Ott!

 

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

Does anyone know of an obituary in a U.S. newspaper yet?


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

http://daughterofthewind.org/

Jane Ott Obituary by Edie Booth

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on May 30th, 2013

This is the text of Jane Ott’s obituary by Edie Booth on the Blue Arabian Horse Catalogue Facebook page:

“On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, at 1:50 AM, Miss Jane Llewellyn Ott slipped peacefully away.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

Thanks for the link Diane.
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