At the beginning of the 1800s Egyptian ruler Mohammed Ali The Great is often cited as the starting point for the rise of the Arabian horse in Egypt. His grandson Abbas Pasha became the most famous breeder of Arabians in his time, collecting a vast number of Arabians from various Bedouin tribes and stabling them in numerous palatial facilities.
He employed Bedouin as his horse managers and had his horses' histories recorded in great detail.
His successors of either royal heritage or other noble title continued to breed Arabians derived mostly from his collection as well as adding new animals. By 1914 the government of Egypt created the Arabian breeding division of the Royal Agricultural Society (R.A.S) based on horses from the various royal family members and other notables living in Egypt.
About a decade after World War II the stud was renamed the Egyptian Agricultural Organization (E.A.O). By the late 1960's Egyptian Arabian horse breeding became increasingly popular resulting in many exports to other countries. In the two centuries of Arabian horse breeding in Egypt, Egyptian Arabian bloodlines have become a major influence in the breed worldwide today to the point that of the top 20 most prolific Arabian sires worldwide today, 17 carry Egyptian ancestors.