President's Perspective - April, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:00am

Dear Pyramid Society members and Egyptian Arabian enthusiasts,

There's no doubt about it: April is here... and April is almost gone! I, like many of you, am excited by the arrival of spring, which means that foals are arriving, breeding decisions are being finalized, and preparations for The Egyptian Event are in full swing. The staff and board are eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Event and are ready to debut some of the new features for 2013. This year's theme, "Mares: Queens of the Nile," is providing several new and unique opportunities to celebrate the foundation of the Egyptian Arabian horse. For example, the staff and Marketing Committee have been working diligently on the Egyptian Event Show Program to make this year's publication a valued and collectable memory. I hope each of you will seize the opportunity to participate in the special, advertiser-exclusive "Heritage Mares" section of this Show Program; time is quickly running out to make your reservation!

We are also excited to announce a preliminary agreement with the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona for the sponsorship of Egyptian-Sired classes at the Arabian Breeder Finals scheduled for October 9-12, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The AHAA has offered to provide three Egyptian-Sired classes each for Females & Males with a Championship for each. The classes would consist of: Yearling, 2-3 Year Olds, and 4 Years Old & Over. These six total classes would be worked into the normal schedule, with the two Championship Classes to be held on the final day along with the other Championships.

In return for providing these classes, the AHAA requests two things from The Pyramid Society: 1) At the Arabian Breeders Finals, each Championship Class has a $5,000 sponsor to contribute to the prize money and awards for these Championships. We have been asked to assist in securing two sponsors for the Egyptian-Sired Championship Classes. 2) At The Egyptian Event, these classes need to be promoted to ensure their success and strength at the Arabian Breeder Finals. We have been asked to provide a booth and extend promotion of the Arabian Breeder Finals show during The Event. By fulfilling these two requests, we will be providing an excellent added opportunity in 2013 for Straight Egyptian and Egyptian-Sired breeders to showcase their breeding programs. Finally, I also want to personally thank all the committees and volunteers for their efforts and dedication to make this year's Egyptian Event one of the best! I'm looking forward to seeing each of you in Lexington this June! 

Bob Miars
The Pyramid Society