Joined: 11-August 04
Member No.: 1584
Many of you know that I have been casually researching the history of the mare known mostly as *Exochorda for quite a few years. In that time I have collected a great deal of information regarding the history of the horses, people and places associated with *Exochorda, and I have written about this from time to time. There is a great deal of newly uncovered information to report on this topic, and research obtained by myself and Marilyn Lang during our recent stay in Egypt has expanded the file substantially. I am in the process of putting together a comprehensive article, booklet, book, or whatever size publication is required to present this case in a complete and thorough format in the near future. In the meantime, I wish to go on record with the following statement:
*Exochorda, known in Egypt as Leila II and/or Marquita, is absolutely and without question qualified as a Straight Egyptian. She was conceived in Egypt of Asil desert bred parents, born in Egypt in the possession of a famous breeder in association with and under the supervision of the RAS. Furthermore, she came to America from the Royal Stables of Egypt.
Substantive evidence and documents will be provided to support the above statement within the publication, and with the permission of Oliver and Alexsi, I will present an outline of these on this forum. Caryn Rogosky
Joined: 18-March 03
From: Vale View, Toowoomba, Australia
Member No.: 117
QUOTE (Mr Prospector @ Jul 14 2008, 08:47 PM)
This information on this mare should be of interest to Australia breeders. Exochorda was in the pedigree of AK Sirhalima. Sirhalima lived in Australia for many years and sired a good many foals while he was here, so they too have this mare. He was always classified as a Straight Egyptian here, and I doubt that would ever change. He had a large base of fans and admirers - stil does. So any clarification of this matter would have to be welcome to us. By the level of emotion this horse stirs every time her name is mentioned, settling it once and for all can only be a good thing. Good luck Caryn and Marilyn. cheers Karen
To my knowledge and experience, Hansi is the only person to publically repudiate Exochorda's authenticity. Thereby questioning the governances of the controlling bodies.
Since knowing Caryn (via the internet), she has worked tirelessly to substantiate beyond reproach Exochorda's pedigree (as if it needed to be).
Hansi, on the other hand, has on many occasion chosen to continue her dispute on this matter when ever Exochorda's name is mentioned.
It is sad to see two very keen historians of the Breed continue the bitterness of this feud.
With AK Sirhalima in my program's related sE and asil sE pedigrees - I, personally, do not have, nor did I ever have, any doubts whatsoever about Exochorda's legitimised labels.
Caryn's persistence to exonerate this mare is a credit to her. I don't think any other Arabian will have had to have gone through such a journey. And I sincerely hope that no other has to, particularly after acceptance by the governances of said labels!
Those interested, some information on Exochorda, previously established by Caryn can be found here.