By Lisa Abraham
The Pyramid Society’s (TPS) 36th Annual Egyptian Event in Lexington, Kentucky (USA) was a show of brave innovation and deep community spirit. From June 7-11, members of the Straight Egyptian (SE) community gathered from all over the world to enjoy a week of camaraderie and competition. For the Egyptian Event, 2016 represented a year that important changes were implemented and these were received with both support and appreciation.
Judy Sirbasku of Arabians LTD: The Exclusive 36th Anniversary Signature Sponsor
It is exciting to announce that the 2016 exclusive 36th Anniversary Signature Sponsor was Judi Sirbasku of Arabians LTD—most particularly as this was her second consecutive year. Judy’s contribution and support of this show has been enormous. Not only has she bred and owned many of the horses competing each year, but she also represents a strong client base. It is also important to note that an impressive number of Pyramid Society members and SE breeders were initially introduced to this breed through the efforts of Judy, her late husband Jim and Arabians Ltd.
Anna Bishop: The late great football coach Vince Lombardi is credited with a quote which very effectively summarized the impact of teamwork. He stated, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Certainly a spirit of teamwork and a belief in the group
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Markel Insurance. Markel is also sponsoring opportunities for education including a seminar in partnership with the Pyramid Society. The schedule is as follows: 10:30 a.m. Seminar – Part A: The Straight Egyptian Horse and Its Global Influence Today, led by international Arabian horse expert Scott Benjamin together with panelists Tara Carpio, Ted Carson, Shawn Crews, Allison Mehta, and Becky Rogers. The seminar will be held in the Al Jassimya International Arena in the South Hall. 11:45 a.m. Social in the Patrons Lounge: Please join us. Space is limited. Please RSVP: e-mail: kdouglas@ MarkelCorp.com or stop by and visit the Markel Booth
The 2016 Arabhorse Scottsdale Farm Tour: Celebrating The New Year with Arabian Horses By Beth Ellen Hunziker It was difficult to tell what everyone enjoyed most – the beautiful Arabian horses, the brilliant sunshine, the lavish hospitality, or celebrating the New Year with friends. The Ninth Annual Arabhorse Scottsdale Farm Tour offered all this - and more. The tour showcased twelve farms over four days with two additional farms welcoming visitors by appointment. It was a fun-filled whirlwind of a weekend with great energy, camaraderie, and mutual support from some of the top Arabian horse facilities in Scottsdale. Scott Bailey, of Arabhorse.com, initiated the Farm Tour in 2008. Since then,
FUN IN THE ARIZONA SUN - THE 2015 ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS By Beth Ellen Hunziker FRIENDS AND FAMILIES ENJOYED THE ARIZONA SUN AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BREED IN THE WORLD - THE ARABIAN - at the Fifth Annual Arabian National Breeder Finals, September 30 - October 3, 2015 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Once again, the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) hosted the star-studded international event, which drew horses and people from around the world. Scottsdale is the unrivaled capital of the Arabian breed, thanks in large part to the efforts of the AHAA, which has assumed a leadership role in the community with their innovative concepts, teamwork and support of the
Shah Mishaal RCA Thank you to the breeders who have entrusted your amazing mares to Shah Mishaal RCA (Mishaal HP x Bint Asila) in his inagural breeding season. With just shy of 100% conception rate, close to thirty foals will be born in Texas and all around the country in 2016! Michael Cimino – Colthill Crescent Arabians Michael Danos | John & Vicki Duzac Johnny Duke | Mark & Deborah Burke – Amethyst Acres Equine Center John & Jeri Merryman | Tim & Ann Anderson Terry Ziler & Tamara Bittorf | Mark Terral Carlos Zelaya | Sheikh Nasser Abdulla M.A. Al-Thani Jacque Battle & Stephanie Elsea | James & Jill Spizale Ruel
Prepare to fall in love with one of the most exciting mares in the Arabians Ltd. show division! Amirah Gemaal DB (Bellagio RCA x Silkh SWA) 2011 Mare The Unanimous EBC Champion Filly returns to Lexington to vie for the title of Gold Champion Mare. LOVE WHAT YOU SEE? Contact Dreamco Arabians for information on exciting Dreamco-bred prospects. Dreamco Arabians | Ruel & Virginia Gober 2015 Arabians Ltd. Egyptian Event Contenders