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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:30am
AZ
United States
by Shawn Crews
The atmosphere and setting of the show ring for the first ever Straight Egyptian competition in Scottsdale was electric! The tables and stands were full, and it was plain to see that everyone was having a great time...

Differing from the setup of other shows, the area around the Egyptian class show ring was extra-conducive for spectators to visit, and the resulting camaraderie of attending members was fun to watch. Everyone could see the horses up-close! From my view in center ring, it looked like the cocktail party in the V.I.P. Lounge, sponsored by Athala Arabians, Arabians at Egg & I, Dreamco Arabians, Kehilan Arabians, Sonrisa Farms, Thornewood Farm, and Witts End Arabians, was a big hit.

Personally, it was great to see so many Pyramid Society members in attendance and also to have Pyramid Society President Bob Miars on-hand to present the Society-sponsored Championship Garlands.

There were not as many entries in the classes for younger Straight Egyptians as there were for the aged classes, but, after what I saw, I am sure those will fill up nicely for next year. Overall, there were some great horses that represented the Straight Egyptian very well to the Scottsdale crowd. From a judge's perspective, three years and up all had to show together, making it tough to select from such a great group! My compliments go out to every fellow member who brought out your best. And, the handlers did a remarkable job as well!

I believe having a venue for our Egyptian horses at the world's largest Arabian horse show is extremely valuable. Not only is it a beautiful setting, but also this show lends visibility (especially adding in the huge number of viewers on their live feed) and credibility to Egyptian breeding programs. My prediction is that by having a reason to highlight our Straight Egyptian horses in Scottsdale, it will provide some interesting marketing opportunities in the future!


The Winners...
Three cheers to the following 2015 Pyramid Society members, whose winning Straight Egyptian and Egyptian-Sired horses (listed below) represented the breed so well in the Heritage and Straight Egyptian classes at Scottsdale. (Our apologies if we missed anyone that competed in other classes at the show - please send this information to us and we'll publish your wins in our next newsletter!)

Al Shaqab, Member of Qatar Foundation
Ghala Al Shaqab (Farhoud Al Shaqab x Ghalia Al Shaqab)
Reserve Champion Egyptian Heritage Female and 1st Place Egyptian Heritage 2 & 3 Year Old Fillies
Farhoud Al Shaqab (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Jahara Al Shaqab)
2nd Place Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Stallions

Arabians at Egg & I
Shearaah (Makhnificent KA x Simeon Shearith)
1st Place Straight Egyptian 2 Year Old Fillies
Justynn Bey (Alixir x Bint Bint Justina)
2nd Place Straight Egyptian 2 Year Old Colts
Amirs Crescendo (ImperialAmirKamar x Rhapsodys Crescendaa)
Top 10 Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Stallions

Athala Arabians
A Aanisaa (A Illuminatus x ESA Aminaah)
1st Place Straight Egyptian Yearling Fillies
A Isam (A Illumnatus x Jada SMF)
1st Place Straight Egyptian Yearling Colts
ESA Aminaah (ImperialAmirKamar x Imperial Baazirah)
Top 10 Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Mares
Jada SMF (Majestic Noble SMF x Jade Lotus SMF)
Top 10 Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Mares

Classic Bloodstock
LF Star Jolie (Mishaal HP x LF Maree Jolie)
Top 10 Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Mares

DeShazer Arabians
Desha Wahiid (Laheeb Al Nasser x Alfabia Salaa)
Top 10 Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Stallions

Echo Ridge Ranch
ER Invictus (Ravenwood Jaleel x Kaela)
Top 10 Egyptian Heritage 8 Years & Older Stallions

Hanaya Stud
El Khaled (Ansata Sinan x Shahirs Abriel)
Champion Straight Egyptian Male, 1st Place Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Stallions
ZT Aaminah (Moatasim Al Salhiyah x ZT Mathal)
Champion Straight Egyptian Female, 1st Place Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Mares

Lone Tamarak Arabians
Aminat Al Hilall (Skalah x Honest and True)
2nd Place Straight Egyptian 2 Year Old Fillies
Tahleel Al Gamal (Ansata Nile Echo x Goharah)
Top 10 Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Stallions

Meadow Creek Arabians
The Bandera+ (Alixir x Arabella MCA)
2nd Place Egyptian Heritage 8 Years & Older Stallions

Rose of Cairo Arabians
Samir Ali (Bellagio RCA x Barakis Gem)
2nd Place Egyptian Heritage 3 & 4 Year Old Stallions

Talaria Farms
TF Enyah (Botswana x EAI Etheena)
Top 10 Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Mares

Witts End Arabians
Raoumah (Scapa x Shadaisyy)
Reserve Champion Straight Egyptian Female, 2nd Place Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Mares
Ibn Raad (Scapa x LPS Thunderstruck)
3rd Place Straight Egyptian 3 Years & Older Stallions