President's Perspective - December, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:08am

Dear Pyramid Society Members and Supporters:

It's hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. I have said it before, and I will say it again here: thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your President. In this role, I have had the opportunity to meet with and hear from so many like-minded and passionate breeders and owners. I've been able to discuss with you first-hand about what's working, what's not working, and what we must do together to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Straight Egyptian horse. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors has met several times and has made decisions that I am confident will have a lasting and meaningful impact on this organization and its members, while still staying true to our founding principles.

As many of us do this time of year, I will soon be getting together with my close friends and family. I could say that these gatherings are about gift-giving or a sense of obligation, but that's not the case. The truth is we gather to celebrate being together. We reminisce about the past, and we dream about the future. I'd say, "it's more than just a holiday."

In some ways, these gatherings remind me of our annual Egyptian Event. We could imagine getting everyone together just for prize money or big honors. But we really make the effort to return year after year because we share a common bond and a common dream. "It's more than just a horse show," as we have announced to the world, "it's an EVENT."

The Society shared with you last month that the 2014 Egyptian Event will be honoring the legacy of Gleannloch Farms and its owners who played such a vital role in The Pyramid Society's founding. I wanted to let you know that you can read more about this theme in our 2014 Egyptian Stallion Guide, coming out in the December issue of Arabian Horse World magazine. The articles you find there are just the beginning of what I hope will be a year full of retrospective education, igniting a new passion for the Egyptian Arabian and guiding us to and through another exciting Egyptian Event.

So, as you are reflecting on your past year, I hope you do so with an eye on the things to come. We are the stewards of a breed with an amazing history and an even brighter future. On behalf of The Pyramid Society, I wish you the best of holidays and a truly prosperous 2014.

Sincerely,

Bob Miars
President
The Pyramid Society