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June 1 – 6, 2009 Ke n tu c k y H or s e Par k · Lexington, Kentuck y Photos by Polly Knoll, Darryl Larson, Rob Hess, and Pat Trotter

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rom every vantage point, the 2009 Egyptian Event was a resounding success. With over 300 Egyptian Arabians competing for more than $195,000 in prize money, weeklong festivities and daily educational activities, an endurance ride and numerous socials besides, it was a fantastic week to be in Lexington, Kentucky, for The Pyramid Society’s 40th anniversary celebration. Whether this was your first Event or your twenty-ninth, it’s easy to lose count of all the reasons why The Event has garnered the reputation of being “more than a horse show; it’s an Event”! We’re proud to have this opportunity to share ten reasons why this statement has become our mandate:

Ten reasons why the EGYPTIAN EVENT is more than a horse show — it’s an EVENT!

1 The 2009 Egyptian Event paid out over $195,000 in prize money within only 68 classes – certainly a reflection of the dedication and involvement of Pyramid Society members! Participation at the Egyptian Event proves to be very lucrative for breeders, both in the showring and back in the barns, with endless networking opportunities. If you’re an Egyptian Arabian breeder, the Egyptian Event is THE place to be!

Supreme Champion Stallion and Senior Champion Stallion Botswana (Thee Desperado x The Minuet), owned by The Botswana Trust, Newnan, Georgia, and shown by Mike Wilson.

Supreme Champion Mare and Senior Champion Mare Ramses Minx (Thee Desperado x Ramses Effendi), pictured with owner Liezl Els of Agmal Arabians, Jupiter, Florida,

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Reserve Supreme Champion Stallion and Reserve Champion Junior Colt Etaya Sudan Amir (Imperial Mistaar x Etaya Amira), owned by and pictured with Jennifer M. Parsons and Chris Fichaud of Etaya Egyptian Stud, Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada, and trainer Steve Dady. Shown by Paolo Capecci.

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Reserve Supreme and Senior Champion Mare Jade Lotus SMF (Ali Saroukh x Imdals Jade), pictured with, left to right, Michelle Lutz, farm manager Emily Devers, owner Henry Metz of Silver Maple Farm, Inc., Santa Ynez, California, and handler Mike Neal.

Reserve Senior Champion Stallion Mijan El Kadaaar (Anaza El Kadeen x Majidaaa), owned by Janet F. Bazell of MiJan Farms, Rockbridge, Ohio, and pictured with handler Mike Neal.

Talaria Farms winners from left to right: Supreme Champion Mare Ramses Minx (Thee Desperado x Ramses Effendi), owned by Agmal Arabians and shown by Johanna Ulstrom; Supreme Champion Gelding and Champion Hunter Pleasure TF Afrikhan Gold (Botswana x Rohara Shahblee), owned by Curtis W. Westley, Atlanta, Georgia, pictured with Peri Tilghman, who showed him under saddle; and Supreme Champion Stallion Botswana (Thee Desperado x The Minuet), owned by The Botswana Trust, Newnan, Georgia.

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Straight Yearling Futurity Winner 4/16 - 12/31, winner of the Egyptian Breeders’ Challenge Colts ATH, and Junior Champion Colt Lexor Al Mar (Alixir x Alia Mar), pictured with breeders and owners Sue and Bob Miars, Miars Enterprises LP, Murchison, Texas. Pictured also are Lexi and Piper Miars and handler Joe Polo.

World Class Yearling Winner and Junior Champion Filly PA Aida (*Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Memphis NA), owned by Mr. and Mrs. Istvan Merchenthaler, left, of Pannonia Arabians, Inc., Street, Maryland, and shown by Steve Dady.

Winner of Egyptian Stallions Three and Older AATH and Champion Stallion ATH ER Invictus (Ravenwood Jaleel x Kaela), pictured with owner and handler Beverly Tokar, Echo Ridge Ranch, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada.

Winner of Egyptian Halter Mares Three and Older AATH and Champion Mare ATH Fire Queen SMF (Ali Saroukh x Shaia), pictured with owners Henry and Christie Metz of Silver Maple Farm, Inc., Santa Ynez, California.

Winner of Egyptian Colts Two and Under AATH and Reserve Champion Stallion ATH TF Hassan (Botswana x SH Heumoresque), owned by Allison G. Mehta, Talaria Farms, Atlanta, Georgia, and pictured with trainer Mike Wilson.

Straight Egyptian Yearling Futurity 4/16 - 12/30 Winner and Reserve Junior Champion Filly ESA Anishah (ImperialAmirKamar x ESA Faraasha), owned by Barbe Jo Myers, Barmyre, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and pictured with handler Steve Dady.

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First Place World Class Stallions Four to Five Years Old TF Prince De Beers (Botswana x SS Queen Ofhearts), owned by Mark Norcross and Neal Schott, Newnan, Georgia, and pictured with handler Mike Wilson.

First Place World Class Mares Six to Seven Years Old Alia Valentino (Thee Desperado x Ali Maarlia CAHR), owned by Keitha Adams, Adams Wildfire Ranch, Mansfield, Texas, and pictured with, left to right, trainer Greg Knowles who helped with the Arabians Ltd. show string at the Event, Mikayla Adams, and Shawn Crews and Luis Paniagua of Arabians, Ltd.

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First Place World Class Colts Two Years Old Imperial Phinaali (Imperial Baarez x Imperial Karree), owned by Susan D. Snyder, Salem, South Carolina, and pictured with handler Fernando Poli.

First Place World Class Mares Four to Five Years Old DSA Hey Baby (Thee Desperado x Mystify HG), owned by Jerel and Daphne Kerby, Dogwood Springs Arabians, Daingerfield, Texas, and shown by Frank Sponle.

First Place Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Yearling Colts 1/1/08-4/15/08 Mijan Shiraz (Ansata El Shahraf x Mijan Daria), owned by Janet F. Bazell, MiJan Farms, Rockbridge, Ohio, and pictured with U.K. trainer Rhodri Jones, left, who was assisting Mike Neal, right.

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First Place World Class Colts One Year Old Tahbaar El Baha (Imperial Baarez x EAI Tahawa), owned by Janis O’Connor, Westminster, Maryland, and pictured with, left to right, Giovanni Pietraelli, handler Paolo Capecci, and Filppo Biagi.

First Place World Class Mares Fillies Two Years Old lady mishaal rca (*Mishaal HP x Thee Scarlet Lady), owned by Keitha Adams, Adams Wildfire Ranch, Mansfield, Texas, and pictured with, left to right, Luis Paniagua and Shawn Crews of Arabians, Ltd., Greg Knowles, Mikayla and Keitha Adams.

First Place Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Fillies Two Years Old, and Most Classic Head Female Jabbaar B Doll (Jabbaar Elhalimaar MH x Theee China Doll), owned by Patricia McGehee and Betty Gail Skinner, Hidden Springs Arabians, Newton, Mississippi.

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First Place Futurity Finals Straight Egyptian Yearling Fillies 1/1-4/15/08 ESA Aminaah (ImperialAmirKamar x Imperial Baazirah), owned by Polly Schaefer and Joseph P. Chollak, Eastern Star Arabians, Dallas, Pennsylvania, and pictured with handler Steve Dady.

First Place Extended Specialty Straight Egyptian Stallions Four Years Old Nakhda Zanj El Bar (Al Baraki x Eternal Grace), owned by Tashery Otway-Smithers, Midnight Sunshine Egyptians, Marion, Alabama, and pictured with, left to right, Andrea Cole, David Connor, and Paula and David Houseknecht.

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First Place Futurity Finals Egyptian-sired Fillies Two Years Old Ali Lynea (Ali Rahaim x La Princesa S), pictured with owner and handler Kenneth Scribner, Magnolia Farm Arabians, Ocala, Florida.

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Futurity Winner Egyptian-sired Fillies One Year Old Miss Staar AC (Imperial Mistaar x MC Enchantress), owned by Andrew Steffens, Holbrook, New York, and pictured with handler Steve Dady.

Egyptian Event judges (excluding Egyptian Breeders’ Challenge), from left, Marianne Tengstedt, Denmark; Scott Benjamin, Canada; and Jack Maritz, South Africa.

First Place Extended Specialty Straight Egyptian Stallions Three Years Old REA El Kaream (PVA Kariim x REA Nisrs Angel), owned by David Myers, Renaissance Arabians, South Charleston, Ohio, and pictured with, Rhodri Jones, left, and trainer Mike Neal.

First Place Extended Specialty Straight Egyptian Mares Four Years Old Grace Of Sinan (*Mishaal HP x Sammars Gift), owned by Rebecca Lustig, Hardrock Legacy Acres, Effingham, Illinois, and pictured with handler Fernando Poli.

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First Place Extended Specialty Straight Egyptian Mares Three Years Old and First Place Halter Mares ATH Novice Handler rasheeka shabha (Richteous x Tammens Ana), owned by Ken Shutts, Lone Star Arabians LLC, Magnolia, Texas.

Winner of the Get of Sire class was *HS Infinite (Simeon Sadik x HS Infanta), represented by his daughters RHR Qatr Alnada (x RHR Bint Nema) and RHR Surra Mn Raa (x RHR Cameo), both owned by Nancy Lee Wight, Rockin’ Heart Ranch, Potlatch, Idaho.

First Place Halter Mares JTH Falisha Bint Fardousa (Botswana x Fardousa), owned by Allison G. Mehta, Talaria Farms, Atlanta, Georgia, and pictured with hander Erin Davis.

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First Place Egyptian Breeders’ Challenge Fillies ATH Oruba Alrabie RCA (Bellagio RCA x Bint Aliashahm), owned by Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc., Waco, Texas.

Winner of the Produce of Dam class was Lenore Moniet (Thee Desperado x Minmoniet), represented by Safeerat Al Janoubee (Hu Sheikh Imaan x), owned by Donalou Langdon, Langdon Arabians, Carlisle, Ontario, Canada.

First Place Halter Geldings ATH Amir Asil (Thee Asil x The Aurora), owned by Richard Pinson, SEA Horse Farms, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Most Classic Head Male Sheikh Al Sudan (Botswana x SH Heumoresque), owned by Ellen Douglas Guillory, White Stagg Arabians, Newnan, Georgia, and pictured with handler Johanna Ulstrom.

First Place Halter Fillies Two Years Old And Under AATH MA THEE SHAKEENA (Cale Thee Xtreme x Shamins Kachina), pictured with owner Terry Bentley, Birmingham, Alabama.

First Place Liberty Class Finals WH Sasshaikhin (Alis Shaikhin x WH Shema Bey), owned by Wendy Tinker, Lake Forest Park, Washington, and pictured with handler Kenny McDonald.

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Michelle Shutts, right, the recipient of this year’s Junior High Point Exhibitor Award, received a $500 check as well as the Amal Bukra Perpetual Trophy as a reward for her efforts in both halter and performance. This award is sponsored by Jennifer Parsons, pictured left, and Chris Fichaud, recognizing that today’s Junior Exhibitors are “tomorrow’s hope.”

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Jasmine Montes, right, was honored by the judges as the recipient of the *El Gohara Perpetual Trophy. This award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Fulmer-Vogel, pictured left, and John Vogel, is awarded for the most beautiful expression of the close bond between a rider’s heart and the soul of their performance horse.

Top left: The Breeding Excellence Awards, commissioned by Dennis and Bridgette Orwig of Pure Gold Arabians, honor the breeders of the overall highest-scoring Top Five Straight Yearling Futurity Colts. Recipients include, from left to right: Sponsors Jacqueline and Bridgette Orwig; Judith Forbis of Ansata Arabian Stud; Mike Guillory of White Stagg Arabians; Diane Taylor and Laura Cronin of OGM Arabians; Sue and Bob Miars of Miars Arabian Ranch; and Mike and Janet Bazell of MiJan Farms. Top right: The Breeding Excellence Awards are presented to the breeders of the Top Five highest -placing Straight Egyptian Yearling Futurity Fillies. Recipients include, from left to right: Patricia McGee and Betty Gail Skinner of Hidden Springs Arabians; Sponsors Bridgette and Jacqueline Orwig; Curtis Westley of Talaria Farms; Jeff and Judy Barth of Qadar Arabians; and Polly Schaefer and Jay Chollak of Eastern Star Arabians. Left: Payouts for the overall futurities exceeded $70,000. Attendees also had the opportunity to have some fun and win some bucks in the Kalkata Stakes. Payouts exceeded $7,800 to those participants fortunate enough to pick in advance the winners in both the Straight Two-Year-Old Futurities. A special “thank-you” to Kalkata volunteer coordinators Dr. David Geckle and Norman Davis. 8 b PYRAMID b WORLD

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2 The Egyptian Event has always offered a wide assortment of complimentary educational activities. From conformational clinics by top-rated professionals to presentations by well known historians, the seminars are always packed — despite the fact that they are held at 8:00 in the morning! Whether you are a newcomer to the Egyptian Arabian horse or a seasoned breeder, The Pyramid Society offers seminars designed with you in mind. A special thanks to Dr. Kent Mayfield, Education Chair, for his ongoing efforts in organizing such outstanding presentations.

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Left: Attendees gathered for one of the many informative complimentary seminars offered throughout the week of the Egyptian Event.

Middle: Author Anita Enander presented a wonderful seminar entitled “What’s In a Name: Making Sense of S.O.F.I., A.K., Blue List, and More.” Right: Dr. John Shelle of Michigan State University offered great handson knowledge during his two-part seminar on “Assessing Conformation in Egyptian Arabian Horses.”

3 The Egyptian Event celebrates Egyptian Arabians as performance horses in various ways, from numerous western pleasure and hunter pleasure classes to the exciting Pyramid Challenge Endurance Ride. The Top Five winners of the 2008 Performance Horse Award Program were also recognized as part of the Saturday night festivities.

Hunter Pleasure Novice Winner SP Aleesakr (Shamruk x Bint Aleeshah), ridden by Nathan Salamy and owned by Alexandra Howard of Heroic Arabians, Germantown, Tennessee.

Champion Western Pleasure and First Place Western Pleasure Junior Horse TF Afrikhan Magik (Botswana x Maggie Lee BA), left, owned and bred by Talaria Farms, Newnan, Georgia, and Champion Hunter Pleasure, First Place Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse, and Supreme Champion Gelding TF Afrikhan Gold (Botswana x Rohara Shahblee), right. Both horses are owned and bred by Talaria Farms, and ridden by Peri Tilghman.

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Western Pleasure JTF Winner Qudifa Imir (Shahir IASB x Minstrils Glory), ridden by Jasmine Montes and owned by Mike and Cindy Stylianos of Achaean Arabians, Goldvein, Virginia.

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... continues to become more and more popular each year. As an AERC- and AHA-sanctioned endurance ride open to all breeds, it draws horses both locally and from across the country. With the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park as the background, it is truly enjoyable for both riders and spectators. With the support and tireless efforts of Pyramid Society members Trisha Blackwell, Patricia Palm, Martha Lucas, Trustee, and Board Member Majid Alsayegh, the 2009 ride was quite successful. The top-placing straight Egyptian horses from both the 25- and 50-mile ride received a beautiful authentic Middle Eastern saddle generously donated by Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and The Royal Stables, and the second-highest-placing straight Egyptian horses received a gold-plated authentic Middle Eastern stirrup as well. A special thank-you to Dr. Lahsen Fdail, Representative of Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, for attending the Egyptian Event and presenting these very special awards. 50-mile riders rose early on Saturday morning to begin their race at 6:30 a.m.

Cool wisps of grey hugging the ground First rays of warmth … the sun surrounds The birds … joyful twittering Riders with excitement … anticipating Horses, deep breathing, exhaling A shot is fired Hoof beats … Heart beats Nature verdant … vibrant embracing. — Majid Alsayegh

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Forty-seven horses competed in this year’s Pyramid Challenge Endurance Ride: 21 horses ran in the 25-mile race, and 26 horses ran in the 50-mile race.

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Fifty-mile recipient of the authentic Middle Eastern saddle is Thee MaCade (Thee Desperado x *Masira), owned by Matthew and Wendy Roberts, ridden by Susan Thompson, and pictured from left with Trisha Dingle, John Thompson, Dr. Lahsen Fdail, representing Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and The Royal Stables, generous sponsors of the Pyramid Challenge awards. Also pictured are Lynn Workman, Dr. Mark Workman, and Pyramid Society Board Member Majid Alsayegh.

Second-place overall 25-mile horse and recipient of the authentic Middle Eastern stirrup, Khadin (Classic Shadwan x MB Khailara), owned and ridden by Douglas Carberry, pictured with Trisha Dingle and Dr. Lahsen Fdail. Overall winner of the 25-mile Pyramid Challenge Endurance Ride as well as Highest-placing Straight Egyptian, and recipient of the Authentic Middle Eastern Saddle is Galaxy Aanuket WZ (Galaxy I x Treffhaven Nageed). Pictured from left are rider Rebecca Hayden, Trisha Dingle, Dr. Lahsen Fdail representing King Mohammed VI of the Royal Stables, Mark Sobiski, Jesse Hayden, Marie Sobiski, and Board Member Majid Alsayegh. 11 b PYRAMID b WORLD

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1st Place

Dal-Apollo (Sea Ben Ben Bilal x Rudaynah), 1994 gelding owned by Allan Ehrlick of Milestone, Campellville, Ontario, Canada — 512 points (includes 4 National Championships and 1 Reserve Championship).

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Aga Gamaan (*Gamaan x Akira Hassan), 2000 stallion owned by Donnie and Yvonne Jones, Hackberry Arabians, Manvel, Texas — 137 points.

Shy Gayfeen (Safeen x Gayleen RCA), 1998 stallion owned by Cori Wilson, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada — 252 points. 4th Place

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The Bandera (Alixir x Arabella MCA), 2004 stallion owned by Tom and Gail Chasteen and Bill and Gina Barron, Meadow Creek Arabians, Rocky Face, Georgia — 101 points.

TF Tsanzibar (Botswana x Woodhill Tsabrina), 2002 gelding owned by Allison G. Mehta, Talaria Farms, Atlanta, Georgia — 72 points.

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4 A highlight of the Egyptian Event each year are the fabulous barn parties, providing the opportunity for attendees to enjoy each other’s company and see representatives of the respective breeding programs. In order to allow more people to attend, this year’s parties were divided into two afternoons, based on barn numbers; Barns 5-12 held their parties on Wednesday and then Barns 1-4 held their parties on Thursday. Upon the close of morning classes, everyone exits the arena and heads to barns to enjoy fabulous food, champagne, and horse presentations. Pyramid Society members and farms work together to host their respective parties, which become grander and grander every year!

5 From beautiful jewelry to exquisite halters to Kentucky real estate, there is certainly something for everyone on the concourse of the Egyptian Event!

Above: Visitors enjoyed the first-ever Shopping and Social Hour, held on the concourse before Wednesday evening’s classes. A special “thank-you” to Social Sponsor Pamela Onusko of Apex Arabians, Houston, Delaware.

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6 With the help of Pyramid Society Members Patricia Palm, Jennifer Parsons, Jamie Roberts, and many others, each day was filled with activities for youngsters. Throughout the week of the Event, they toured Hagyard Equine Hospital, the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions, visited the Draft Horse Barns, took a horse-drawn tour of the Kentucky Horse Park, experienced judging firsthand, tried out their talents at the karaoke party at the Embassy Suites hotel on Friday night, and much more! Top left and below: Stick Horse — Future Egyptian Event contenders compete in the Stick Horse class. A special thanks to Philip and Fawn Walker, Wyldfyre Arabians, Red Oak, Texas, for their annual sponsorship of this not-to-be-missed class.

Middle Left: Youth Judging — Scott Benjamin sharing his judging expertise with the Youth Judging Team, led by Jennifer Parsons. Bottom left: Mirror Magic (Blac Knight x Amira Majiida) enjoyed this young girl’s attention during the Magic Image Arabians barn party. Bottom right: From left, Ea, Keegan, and Aidan Schmelzle care for SA Alaa Sashay (Ali Zaar x Ramses Effendi), owned by Martin and Laurie Schmelzle of Kansas.

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7 The wildly popular Stallion Showcase provides the audience with two opportunities to learn about leading Egyptian Arabian stallions and then get an up-close and personal look at each and every one of them. First on Wednesday afternoon and again on Saturday, each stallion enters the ring individually with the announcer providing information on that particular stallion. Then, once each stallion has entered the ring, members of the audience are welcomed to center ring to visit each stallion. The Stallion Showcase serves as both an exciting activity for attendees and an excellent promotional opportunity for stallion owners.

8 Beginning with the Membership Meeting and Breakfast Social and closing with the Egyptian Breeders Challenge Wine and Cheese and a Shopping and Social Hour in the middle, the Event is filled with activities and socials for attendees’ enjoyment. A special “thank-you” to Gary and Sandra Fernandes of Lyday Farms, Honey Grove, Texas, for the EBC Wine and Cheese sponsorship.

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9 Guests at the 2009 Gala experienced a night unlike any other at the Egyptian Event thanks to the creativity and efforts of Chairman Susan Gilbert, Sumerlan Arabians, Magnolia, Texas! With authentic Middle Eastern delicacies, entertainment by magician Scott Hollingsworth, veil and sword dances by the Rakadu Gypsy Dance Troupe from Mecca Studio, and an exciting auction featuring exquisite art, a Web site design, and a fabulous trip to Australia and New Zealand, no one wanted the night to end! 2 1

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1. Gail and Joseph Mailloux of Two Silos Farm, Rogersville, Missouri, purchased the original oil “The Royal Gift,” donated by the artist Shary B. Akers. 2. Polly Schaefer of Eastern Star Arabians, Dallas, Pennsylvania, purchased the original pastel “Imperial Baarez,” donated by the German artist Anneliese Muschler. 3. Drs. Jody and Karen Cruz of Rancho Bulakenyo, Los Osos, California, purchased the original oil “On Ancient Steppe,” donated by the artist Deborah DeRosier. 4. Chris Fichaud and Jennifer Parsons of Etaya Egyptian Stud, Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada, purchased the original oil “The Wind,” by Ali Al Mimar. From left, Chris Fichaud, artist Ali Al Mimar, Jennifer Parsons, and daughter Mercedes.

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5. Jennifer Parsons of Etaya Egyptian Stud, Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada, purchased the original oil “Shoo Fly,” donated by fellow Canadian artist Valerie Hinz. 6. Henry Metz and Anna Bishop recognize new Life Member Bettina von Kameke of Alassil Arabians, Friedensthal, Germany. 7. Henry Metz and Anna Bishop recognize new Life Member Beverly Tokar of Echo Ridge Ranch, Alberta, Canada. 8. Pyramid Society President Henry Metz and Executive Director Anna Bishop recognize Sharon Tamplin of Magic Image Arabians, Montgomery, Alabama, the 2009 Egyptian Event’s 40th Anniversary Signature Sponsor.

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1. Cindy and Mike Stylianos of Achaean Arabians, Goldvein, Virginia, at the Gala in full Egyptian costume. 2. Veil and sword dances by Rakadu Gypsy Dance Troupe from Mecca Studio, Lexington, Kentucky, provided entertainment at the “1001 Arabian Nights” Gala and Fundraiser held Friday, June 5, at the Embassy Suites. 3. Retired judge Peter Cameron with some of the Gala dancers. 4. Jeff and Judy Barth decked out in themed attire.

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5. Cynthia Culbertson, disguised as Sheherazade, enlightened guests with her “Spellbinding Tales of Faraway Lands.” 6. Jamie Zissis of Waco, Texas, purchased the “Journey to Australia and New Zealand,” donated by Friends of The Pyramid Society. Special thanks to primary sponsors and Pyramid Society Life Members Fanus and Ria Crous of Rhodium Arabian Stud, Auckland, New Zealand, as well as Life Member Janice Bush, Kehilan Bloodstock, for organizing it. 7. Gary Fernandes of Lyday Farms, Honey Grove, Texas, purchased the “Complete Web site Design Package,” donated by Nancy Blankenship of Kehilan Bloodstock, Fort Worth, Texas. Pictured at left is Melinda Lohaus of Lyday Farms. 9 10 8

8. From Arabian Horse World magazine, Publisher Denise Hearst and Editor Lynn Anderson. 9. Board members Bridgette Orwig of Pure Gold Arabians, left, and Brandon Bryan of DeShazer Arabians, center, and, pictured at right is Jacqueline Orwig. Bridgette is Egyptian Event chair and Brandon

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coordinated the 40th anniversary video. A special thanks to both for their efforts in making this Event so memorable. 10. From left. Fawn Walker, Tim Manring, and Julie Durall. 11. Representing Paradise Arabians, Gary and Wanda Kenworthy, left, with their daughter-in-law and son, Misty and Matthew.

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10 One of the overwhelming reasons why the Egyptian Event is “more than just a horse show” is the camaraderie among exhibitors. From the first arriving headlights until the following Sunday’s taillights, there is a radiant glow at the Kentucky Horse Park, cast by the energy of those kindred spirits of Egyptian Arabian breeders, owners, enthusiasts, and devotees.

Pictured from left: A winning toast enjoyed by Glenna Gruppen, Sharon Tamplin of Magic Image Arabians, Montgomery, Alabama, and Al Gruppen. Sharon’s horse, Mirror Magic (Blac Knight x Amira Majiida), won Top Ten Halter Mares Three Years Old and Older AATH. The Pyramid Society wishes to again thank Sharon for her 40th anniversary Signature Sponsorship.

Special thanks to Mike and Janet Bazell of Mijan Farms, along with David Myers of Renaissance Arabians, for their annual sponsorship of morning coffee and donuts.

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