President's Perspective - August, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:01am

 

Dear Pyramid Society Members and Egyptian Arabian Enthusiasts:

In this fast-paced day and age everyone is vying for our attention – including The Pyramid Society! I know I am not alone in saying that it’s difficult to find the time to stop and read anything in its entirety due to the demands on our time. In fact, if you are reading this right now, I want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to focus on our Society. And, having your attention, I want to focus on our digital magazine entitled THE SOURCE.


An important part of our mission remains education, and I am deeply proud of this magazine, dedicated to continuing education. If you haven’t read or finished Volume 1 of THE SOURCE, released this Spring and sponsored by Dreamco Arabians, I encourage you to click here now and see what you missed (or, members, click here to download a PDF in the Members Only section of our website).


I also want to take this opportunity to promote Volume 2, which has just been released! CLICK HERE to read it now. In Volume 2, we continue our “Founder Series” with two insightful articles on the lives of Pyramid Society founding members Jim Kline and Willis Flick, as well as several profiles on the horses that most influenced their programs – and many of ours. Volume 2 also features an “insider” perspective on the 34th annual Egyptian Event with a variety of colorful and story-telling photographs from several talented photographers and friends of The Pyramid Society. I think you will find the Event coverage in THE SOURCE to be unique and engaging.


As a bonus, Volume 2 also includes the special “Heritage Guide” from this year’s Egyptian Event Show Program, including an in-depth look at “The Import Groups of Gleannloch Farms & Their Impact on Today’s Pedigrees.” I found this year’s Guide to be a valuable resource, as it gave me a better understanding of how far the Marshalls’ legendary imports have reached into our own stables. I want to especially thank again our Legacy Sponsor, Alfala Stud, and also the 30 advertisers who made this special section possible again for a second year.


Finally, we realize a digital publication may not be universally appealing, even when you find the topics helpful. I want to share with you our plans to print the core content of THE SOURCE in one anthology this fall, after Volume 3 is released (including the two final installments in our “Founder Series”). Of course, printing any publication carries a cost, and, for now, our plan is to offer this printed format as a pre-order opportunity to help us gauge future demand. If a printed compilation of SOURCE articles is something you would be interested in ordering this year, I encourage you to contact Kory at The Pyramid Society office, 859-231-0771 or kory@pyramidsociety.org, and he will add you to his list to be contacted directly when we begin to put this plan into action. And, if you are interested in underwriting such a publication, we would be pleased to hear from you, as well.


Again, thank you for taking the time to read our publications, and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President. I hope you enjoy THE SOURCE, Volume 2!

Sincerely,

Bob Miars

President

The Pyramid Society