Dear Pyramid Society Members and Egyptian Arabian Enthusiasts:
A confession: driving into the Kentucky Horse Park recently for a board meeting I had a flashback from years ago when I’d pull in for The Egyptian Event, anxious to show my horses and bask in the camaraderie of like-minded breeders. And once it was over, I’d head back to Texas and to business as usual, giving little additional thought about how it all got done or how much work it took to keep things on an even keel. Perhaps naivete is a good thing!
However, in my case, although I’m glad to have such - shall we say - inexperienced memories, I am grateful for that next stage: rolling up my sleeves and working for the betterment of this breeders’ organization. Its history and achievements are recognized world-wide, and we all can share a sense of pride of ownership in our collective accomplishments. With that same pride, we become even more dedicated to continually moving it forward and improving opportunities for our members and exhibitors. I am confident that you’ll share my sentiment that recent Board decisions are doing just that!
Please note the following changes to the 2015 Egyptian Event schedule:
Reinstatement of Straight Egyptian 3-year-old Extended Specialty futurity-enrolled classes (don't forget to nominate!)
Addition of open "Jackpot" Yearling Egyptian-Sired classes
Addition of open 2 & 3-year-old Egyptian-Sired classes
Addition of open 4 & Older Egyptian-Sired classes
Change in the Gelding Championship to include both Straight and Egyptian-Sired horses
Addition of a Native Costume demonstration
These classes were added to the schedule on a trial run. We now earnestly ask for your support to assure their continuance.
In addition, the Golden Scarab Sweepstakes (GSS) Amateur-to-Handle Yearling classes for both colts and fillies will also begin in 2015 and will continue through 2017, at which time they will play out. Don't forget to nominate your GSS foals due in 2015! (NOTE: we will continue to accept 2014 GSS stallion nominations to qualify your 2015 breedings, but there will be no 2015 GSS stallion nominations.)
As always, the Board strives to make each Event better and better. Through additional showing opportunities, fresh arena updates, and more planned social and educational opportunities, we’re confident your 2015 Egyptian Event experience will be both meaningful and enjoyable. However, it's up to you to help us build both our base and our excitement for things to come. Let's make our 35th annual Event one to remember!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
The Pyramid Society