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
by Beth Ellen Hunziker I first saw the exciting stallion Kahil Al Shaqab at the 2014 World Arabian Horse Championships at the Salon du Cheval. Although I was watching the show on the video live feed, it seemed as though I could feel his energy and charisma halfway around the world. His flamboyant carriage, his gleaming mahogany coat, and his obvious connection with his handler, Giacomo Capacci, captivated me. It was a jubilant scene when Kahil was proclaimed the World Gold Champion Senior Stallion and representatives of his breeder and owner, Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation, joined him in center ring. Winning this title is the highest honor in the realm of Arabian horses and Kahil Al Shaqab was the newly
The 2015 Championnat du Monde du Cheval Arabe By Lisa Abraham with contributions by Judges Dr. Nasr Marei, Claudia Darius, Koenraad Detailleur, Colleen Rutherford and Urs Aeschbacher ~ featuring photography by Lisa Abraham and Henrike Hörmann On the evening of November 13, 2015, Paris was under a terrorist attack. In Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, three suicide bombers attacked innocent people attending a concert, followed by mass shooting in public areas. Sadly, 130 people were killed, while 368 were injured. According to Wikipedia, “The attacks were the deadliest of France since WWII and the deadliest in the European Union since the Madrid train bombings in 2004.”
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ALL NATIONS CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS - Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Beth Ellen Hunziker The Daily News Sponsor for today is Schoukens Training Center, owned by Glenn Schoukens and Tom and Cathy Schoukens, Maldegem, Belgium. For the past few weeks, STC has been a beehive of activity as the team made ready for the All Nations Cup show. It is a huge undertaking to prepare more than 25 horses for the trip to Aachen, where the crème de la crème of the Arabian horse breed will be presented. The STC team was working from early morning to late at night, making sure that their clients’ horses are in top form and ready to really sparkle in the Aachen show ring. The horses presented by Schoukens Training
Personal Profile: Debbie Fuentes By Lisa Abraham I met Debbie Fuentes, the Registrar of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), several years ago in Paris, at the Salon Du Cheval. After classes one day, Anna Bishop, the Executive Director of The Pyramid Society, introduced us. Of course I was thrilled to meet her, since, like everyone else, I had a registration issue to discuss with her—right off the bat. As I quickly and happily discovered, Debbie is always prepared to handle AHA issues. She carefully listened, made notes and, after returning home, addressed the matter for closure. Since that time Debbie and I have become close friends, sometimes even traveling to shows together. One
The Pyramid Society's 2013 National Breeders' Conference: "The Global Influence of the Straight Egyptian Arabian" Text and Photos by Lisa Abraham (In anticipation of The Pyramid Society's 2015 International Breeders' Conference, "The Art of Breeding Egyptian Arabian Horses," sponsored by Bait Al Arab, this article is being republished by kind permission of The Pyramid Society and Arabhorse.com) The Pyramid Society's 6th National Breeders' Conference titled, "The Global Influence of the Straight Egyptian Arabian" was another educational triumph. This conference, which took place on November 1-2, 2013, in Solvang CA, brought Egyptian Arabian breeders and enthusiasts together
The Pyramid Society’s 2012 National Egyptian Breeders Conference: “Creating Excellence: Standards in Egyptian Arabian Breeding” Text and photos by Lisa Abraham (In anticipation of The Pyramid Society's 2015 International Breeders' Conference, "The Art of Breeding Egyptian Arabian Horses," sponsored by Bait Al Arab, this article is being republished by kind permission of The Pyramid Society and Arabhorse.com) The Pyramid Society's National Egyptian Breeders Conference, "Creating Excellence: Standards in Egyptian Arabian Breeding," sponsored by Markel Insurance from October 12-14, was another outstanding educational event. It was hosted by Hank and Sandy
The 35 th Annual US Egyptian Event, “Stallions: Kings of the Nile” By Lisa Abraham The 2015 US Egyptian Event, “Stallions: Kings of the Nile,” from June 2-6, was a show whose importance was marked by the people who attended and who are committed to the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse. This year attendees celebrated the show’s 35 th Anniversary with warm community spirit and loyal camaraderie. Guests arrived not only from the United States, but from various international destinations as well. The pre-show promotion for the Event was outstanding—both formally and casually. Through effective promotional methods, The Pyramid Society (TPS) did
It’s Almost Here! The 2015 US Egyptian Event: “Stallions: Kings of the Nile” By Lisa Abraham The 2015 US Egyptian Event, “Stallions: Kings of the Nile,” marks the 35 th anniversary of this historic and globally important show. From June 2-6, guests will arrive not only from all over the United States, but from various international destinations as well. The eblasts announcing EE contenders and guests are arriving in our inboxes providing an exciting sneak peak at some of the horses we can look forward to seeing. On a personal note, I was excited to learn that Michael Byatt will be bringing Sabeh Al Salhiyah (Ansata Nile Echo X Mareeka), Fahad Al Rayyan (Sinan Al Rayyan