President's Perspective - January, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 3:34pm

Dear Pyramid Society Members and Egyptian Arabian Enthusiasts:

You've been on my mind! Watching the news from my comfortable armchair in Texas, I realize the difficulties many of you have and continue to face with weather-related issues in your area. Winter, and especially January, can be brutal, and the ongoing threat of extreme drought has our west-coast friends in the U.S. quite concerned, as well.

However, I take comfort is realizing that spring - and new foals - will soon be here. Fast forward a bit, and we're back to June (and usually very hot weather) at the Egyptian Event! Regardless of the temperature, it is the annual highlight for us Egyptian Arabian breeders and enthusiasts, and I look forward to welcoming you to Lexington from June 3rd through the 7th.

With that in mind, I want to highlight the following: First - this year marks the 45th anniversary of The Pyramid Society, as well as the 34th anniversary of The Egyptian Event. Both are monumental milestones for our organization, and something all of us should be proud of.

Second - Please note the show begins on Tuesday, June 3rd and concludes on Saturday, June 7th. By combining some of the classes and eliminating others, we're able to be streamline costs for everyone, and still provide all the social, educational and enjoyable activities that have become the hallmarks of our Event.

At this time I also want to call your attention to a positive change in the show ring which allows handlers to present multiple entries. This and other updates and changes will be detailed in our February edition of The Chariot, as well as on our website later in February.

In closing, I want to again highlight this year's tribute to Gleannloch Farms. I am both overwhelmed by their accomplishments as Straight Egyptian breeders and humbled by the legacy they have left all of us. I dare say that very few breeders do not have a Gleannloch-bred horse somewhere in their breeding program. Paying tribute to that legacy will be both an honor and a privilege that we can all collectively celebrate.

Information about the Gleannloch Farms: The Legend and the Legacy Tribute can be found HERE. I know you will want to be a part of it.

Sincerely,

Bob Miars
President
The Pyramid Society