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: 7-August 04
Member No.: 1571
Yes, Laheeb has the distinct honor of "Exochorda blood in his lineage through the beautiful mare *AK Latifa, who was out of a mare named Siralima, whose dam was Asal Sirabba who in turn was sired by Sirecho. There are many private straight Egyptian breeders within Egypt who have *Exochorda within their breeding farms inlcuding Omar Sakr.
Funny, when I saw Laheeb for the first time at the EE, he took my breath away and the first thing I said before the horse was identified to me was "Wow" that stallion must have Sirecho in his pedigree somewhere. The look is so distinct and easily identified when one has been studing and breeding these lines for close to 30 years.
AK Sirhalima has around 300 registered foals, the majority being in Diane's homeland of Australia. He was a well thought of stallion in his day and at one time the fourth leading sire of champions in Australia for many, many years. Those included both halter and performance as the Australians do believe in riding their horses, unlike many American breeders. AK Sirhalima was himself a halter and a performance champion.
The only source to the beautiful straight Egyptian stallion Nasr Manial (100% Prince Mohamed Ali breeding) is through Sirecho. If you have any books with reference photos of some of the straight Egyptians in all of our horses pedigrees, look for a photo of Nasr Manial. He was breathtaking and when I look at Laheeb or many of the Sirecho bred horses, I see Nasr Manial.
I think it took great nerve on Hansi's part to send good wishes to Nasr considering her mission in life is to destroy a bloodline that is without a doube se and asil and is included in this magnificent stallions lineage. In Texas we call that two-faced.
Thank you Diane for your on-going support and wisdom for this little mare who has brought forth so many great horses into the straight Egptian world. I personally feel blessed to have Sirecho in many of my horses bloodlines. And as Caryn stated, the truth will always overcome deceit.