April 2017
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 
PyramidSocietyNewsPYRAMID SOCIETY NEWS

REGIONALWORKSHOPS
SAVE THE DATES....

In addition to The Society's privilege of hosting the World Conference for Straight Egyptian horses to be held in Italy in October, we are also pleased to have the opportunity to work with our members in hosting THREE Regional Outreach Activities in the U.S.:
 
Springfield, Missouri area  | "Late Summer"
Two Silos Farm Egyptian Arabians
Specific date and topic TBA
 
Stockton, New Jersey September 16, 2017
Thornewood Farm
 "The Mystique of the Egyptian Arabian Horse"
With Cynthia Culbertson
 
Los Lunas (Albuquerque area), New Mexico |  September 23, 2017
Sonrisa Farms
Topic & additional information TBA

WATCH FOR MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!     
WORLDCONFERENCE
THE INAUGURAL WORLD CONFERENCE FOR STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN HORSES

October 6-7, 2017, Grand Hotel dei Congressi, Assisi, Italy

Join us in beautiful Assisi, Italy for The Pyramid Society's Inaugural World Conference for Straight Egyptian Horses OCTOBER 6-7, 2017, with a Welcome
Reception to be held on October 5th at 5:00 p.m. at the Roof Garden of the Grand Hotel dei Congressi. 

Entitled "Mastering the Art of Breeding Straight Egyptian Horses" this dynamic Breeders' Forum & Workshop will feature panelists and lecturers who are among the world's most respected breeders and Egyptian Arabian experts.  

CLICK BELOW FOR COMPLETE  CONFERENCE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORMS. HOTEL RESERVATION FORM AND CONFERENCE SCHEDULE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE HERE   (Note: Hotel rooms are limited. We encourage you to make your reservations soon.)
 
Under the generous patronage of Bait Al Arab, Kuwait State Stud. 


HEJAZIBOOK
NEW BOOK - ANSATA HEJAZI: BORN TO RULE
By Judith Forbis
This magnificent new book by world-renowned author & breeder Judith Forbis is a  "must have" for everyone who loves Arabian horses.   Both inspirational and educational, the book artfully combines the life story of Ansata Hejazi with landmark historical references and impactful lessons in the Art of Breeding.  

Egyptian Event attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to have their personal copies signed by Judith Forbis during a special BOOK SIGNING on Saturday, June 10th at 12:30 near The Pyramid Society booth. 

Limited First Edition.
    
StudBook
THE PYRAMID SOCIETY'S STUD BOOK FOR
STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN ARABIAN HORSES WORLDWIDE 
"The Pyramid Society founders, in establishing the definition of the Straight Egyptian horse, were inspired by the horses bred at the Egyptian Government Stud, Al Zahraa, and set out to preserve and perpetuate their unique qualities so that posterity might benefit," states Omar Sakr, Chairman of the Stud Book publication and Pyramid Society Board Member. The Pyramid Society offers this publication as the final and definitive chapter in establishing the Straight Egyptian horse as a breed within the Arabian breed. Purchase your copy TODAY! 


  
 
ReferenceHandbook
Plan to participate in the New Reference Handbook of Straight Egyptian Horses Worldwide Volume XIII  - the latest volume of the most sought-after reference book series within the worldwide Straight Egyptian Community. 

Spring is the perfect time to get the best photos of your horse, whether at the Event or during a photo shoot at home. 

This new edition will include several special features including a new farm profile section, as well as access to a digital release of all prior volumes, including data and photos of more than 2200 horses that until now have only been available in print!

Plan now to include your horses in this historic reference book. 

The Pyramid Society wishes to thank Alfala Stud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  for their generous sponsorship of the Reference  Handbook of Straight Egyptian Arabians Worldwide Volume XII .

 
ADVERTISING
2017 MEMBER ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
Expand your visibility and promote your farm and horses to a large, engaged, targeted audience. 
 
Options include:  The Membership Directory, Egyptian Event Show Program, Reference Handbook of Straight Egyptian Arabian Horses Worldwide Vol. XIII, Website and Social Media. Let us customize a package that is right for your farm.
 
Show Program Booking Deadline:   April 21st!
Contact Us: Ph. 859-231-0771
Email: sarah@pyramidsociety.org
EGYPTIAN ARABIAN PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
PERFORMANCEPROGRAMS
Scores for the ever-popular 
PERFORMANCE HORSE A WARD  
program  are now being calculated!  We are grateful for all of our participants who are competing with their Egyptian Arabian horses! Watch for the announcement of winners soon, and then join us for the prestigious awards ceremony in center ring at this year's Egyptian Event.  www.rideegyptians.com

If you have not been competing but enjoy riding your Egyptian Arabian for pleasure, in lessons, on trails, etc., then check out the NEW Riders UP Recognition Program , designed to recognize those who enjoy non-competitive riding activities with their Egyptian Arabian horses. Participants are listed on The Pyramid Society website and receive special awards for hours completed. To sign-up, visit 



THE 2017 EGYPTIAN EVENT

EGYPTIANEVENTTHE EGYPTIAN EVENT - 
JUNE 7-10, 2017
"For the Love of the Horse" 
The Pyramid Society takes enormous pride in the passion that owners and breeders around the world share as "Guardians of the Treasure," and we're appropriately celebrating at this year's Egyptian  Event! Mark your calendars for the 2017 Egyptian Event, themed:  "For the Love of the Horse" to be held  June 7-10th at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky.
Complete information was emailed recently and may now be found on our website.  

A few timely updates and reminders:
  • The Kentucky Horse Park Has extended the stall move-out time on Sunday, June 11th to 12:00 noon.
  • Barn Parties will be held immediately following the EBC Auction on Thursday evening, June 8th.
  • Pre-entries are due FRIDAY, APRIL 21st
Watch our website and eNews for future updates and reminders.  

We hope to see you there! 

ARABIANSLTDSIGNATURESPONSOR
EESEMINARS 2017 EGYPTIAN EVENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Friday, June 9th:  9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. 
Amateur Owned, Trained, & Shown-Traditional Halter and
Sport Horse in Hand Demonstration  with Tara Carpio
This demonstration is designed to encourage direct owner participation in presentation of their own horses at home, expos, fairs, and shows and to promote the exceptional attributes of beauty and companionship of the Egyptian Arabian. 

Saturday, June 10th:  8:30 a.m.- 10 a.m. 
"THE JOURNEY" Timeline of events up to 1969 and the defining of the Straight Egyptian Arabian.  Sponsored by the Pyramid Foundation, Inc.  
THE PYRAMID SOCIETY WISHES TO EXPRESS SINCERE GRATITUDE TO OUR
2017
ALBAYDAAEMISSARY SPONSOR


THE EGYPTIAN BREEDERS' CHALLENGE
Live Auction:   Thursday, June 8th, 2017  
EBC 4:00 p.m. EBC & Shopping Social
4:30 p.m. LIVE AUCTION 

Arrive at the covered arena by 4:00 p.m. to register and enjoy the pre-auction social. Then get in on the action as breedings to over 30 top Straight Egyptian stallions are auctioned off LIVE! 


A Special THANK YOU to DeShazer Arabians for their exclusive sponsorship of this year's Egyptian Breeders' Challenge Auction, Social and Classes!
 
OTHER SHOWS FEATURING
STRAIGHT EGYPTIANS

THE KUWAIT INT'L ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL
kuwaitALL NATIONS CUP - STRAIGHT EGYPTIANS

The 2017 Kuwait International Arabian Horse Festival, in its entirety, lasted from February 3-21. It began on February 3-4 with the 6th International Championship, followed by two days of Open House Stud Visits which included an exhibition of artwork by Mr. Ali Al Mimar at Bait Al Arab.  Then on February 17-18, it continued with the All Nations Cup - Straight Egyptians and three more days of Open House Stud Visits with the exhibition and launch of the book Ansata Hejazi - Born to Rule. Both shows were excellently organized by and hosted at The Arabian Horse Center Bait Al Arab, the State Stud of Kuwait.   

Click the "Read More" button below to access the full coverage by Lisa Abraham. 


REGION12
REGION 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS TO INCLUDE "SHOW WITHIN A SHOW" FEATURING STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN CLASSES 
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Georgia National Fairgrounds
Outside Pavilion (Ring #2)

This year's Straight Egyptian and Egyptian Heritage classes will comprise a  "stand alone" show under the Region 12 umbrella, with the following classes in each section:  Yearling Fillies & Yearling Colts, Junior Mares (2-3 years old) and Junior Stallions, and Senior Mares and Stallions (4 and older), as well as Grand Champion Mare and Stallion classes (Jr & Sr class winners and reserves may participate).   Additional fees for late entries have been waived  and there are no qualifications for yearlings and two year olds.  Older horses must have shown in a previous show-but they don't have to be winners.

Everyone is also invited to attend the complimentary champagne brunch after the classes, sponsored by Talaria Farms.  

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

  (NOTE:  The date and time have been updated and may not yet be reflected accurately in the show's online prize list.)

SCOTTSDALE
STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN WINNERS AT THE SCOTTSDALE SHOW
The 2017 Scottsdale Show once again included the International Arabian Breeders Classic Straight Egyptian & Egyptian Heritage classes!

The Pyramid Society proudly sponsored the Straight Egyptian Championship Garlands and our members were there to cheer the winners on! As the excitement was building just prior to the Straight Egyptian Championships, The Pyramid Society hosted a Wine & Cheese Social in the VIP Lounge overlooking the South Arena. Members and guests enjoyed camaraderie and learned more about The Society and the benefits of membership.

Special Thanks to our generous Party Hosts:
J&J Arabians | Thornewood Farm | Kleio Arabians, LLC
Al Azure Arabian Bloodstock | Running Like the Wind Farm | ARABIANS at Egg & I

For a complete summary of Scottsdale winners owned by Pyramid Society members, just click the read more button below.

SENIOR CHAMPION STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN MALE
BAHA AA (Al Ayad x Baraaqa AA)
Owned by: NJ Arabian Horse Ventures, LLC

SENIOR CHAMPION STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN FEMALE
SOFIYA AA (Al Ayal AA x Saniyyah RCA)
Owned by: Ariela Arabians

TUNICA
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVERBOAD PARLAY

Sha Al-Azim
This inaugural Four Region Qualifier ,  presented by The Alabama All Arabian Show, was held March 22-26, 2017  at the Tunica Arena & Exposition Center, Tunica, Mississippi. 

The show was a great success with a total of over 897 class entries including 140 horses from 20 states with 7 different regions represented. Everyone enjoyed the outstanding facility, friendly competition and several socials throughout the show, including a wine & cheese social hosted by members of The Pyramid Society.  

Tom Chasteen, show manager states, "We were also so pleased to partner with Angel Heart Farm as our 2017 charity with all funds from the Walk Trot class entry fees donated to support their program benefiting children who are battling cancer." 

A special congratulations to  Rick and Gail Sievers of Sycamore Hill Arabians of  Collierville, TN, as their stallion SHA AL-AZIM (Ansata Sinan x Thee Lorelei by Thee Desperado) was named the show's overall Grand Champion Straight Egyptian!


MEMBERNEWSMEMBER NEWS
BUSINESS PARTNER, NANCY PIERCE OFFERS SPECIAL RATES FOR MEMBERS ON UPCOMING PHOTO SHOOTS 
Nancy Pierce (Pierce Graphic Design) is booking photo shoots in Tennessee, Ke ntucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and some surrounding states in May and late August/early September, 2017. 

As a Pyramid Society Business Partner, Nancy offers SPECIAL RATES for current Pyramid Society members!


KAMAL IBN ADEED RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA
A & D Arabians is excited to announce Kamal Ibn Adeed  (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x NF Bint Sajha ) is returning to stand at stud in California.

Dennis Fournier of A & D Arabians states, "We want to thank Judy Sirbasku and Shawn Crews and the entire staff at Arabians Limited for taking such good care of Kamal. He bred some of the best Straight Egyptian mares found anywhere in the world and we are all excited about the foals he produced while on lease." 

MAYYA OGM PARTICIPATES IN FIRST ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Diane Taylor of OGM Arabians shared the following news of her Straight Egyptian mare's first parade: "Mayya OGM (IV Ever Sinan x Marisa RCA) participated in the St Patrick's Day Parade on March 18th in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The parade is a big annual event in Fort Worth, Texas and this year about 200 horses participated. It was Mayya's first parade;  she handled it like a pro and was ridden by our good friend and Trainer Kelli Connell." 


DORSETT FARMS HOSTS SUCCESSFUL HEALTHY HORSE CLINIC

Ann Dorsett of Dorsett Farms in Woolwich Township, New Jersey hosted a Free Healthy Horse Clinic on April 8th. The clinic, organized by The Mid-Atlantic Arabian Horse Association included a lecture and instruction by Dr. Carey Williams on how to check a horse's vital signs and also included a demonstration of how to properly use a weight tape, with discussion on the scoring of each horse's body condition.

Other health clinics on a variety of topics are being planned for this fall. For more information contact Ann Dorsett at 856-467-0870.

BUSINESSPARTNERS

The following member businesses have signed on to provide select discounts and special offers for current members through our Business Partner Program. Click on the link below to learn more about their valuable offers, and how you can become involved as a Business Partner. If your business provides products or services that you feel would be of interest to our membership (other than the sale or breeding of horses), visit our website  or contact our office to learn how you can become involved.


 



UPCOMING DATES:  AT-A-GLANCE
ataglance 2017
 APRIL
21
Egyptian Event Pre-Entry Deadline
21 Egyptian Event Show Program Ad Booking Deadline


MAY
13
Region 12 Straight Egyptian & Heritage Classes


JUNE
7-10 The Egyptian Event

Access the 
COMPLETE Egyptian Event 



Late Summer
Missouri Regional - Workshop


SEPTEMBER
Reference Handbook Booking Deadline
15 Reference Handbook Materials Due
16
New Jersey - Regional Workshop
23 New Mexico - Regional Workshop
OCTOBER
5
Welcome Reception for Attendees of the World Conference for Straight Egyptian Horses
6-7  World Conference for Straight Egyptian Horses, Assisi Italy


newlogo horz