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: 17-December 03
Member No.: 1061
Hansi and I have our areas of agreements and our areas of disagreements. However, Ray made an inartful comparison to which I felt necessary to respond. I am glad he later made his comments more precise.
I have seen nothing to provide me with any inclination that Exochorda is anything but SE. There is ample proof that Skowronek is NOT asil. Facts will out in the end. When statements of opinion are carelessly made and not backed by conclusive fact, there can be suffering. That is obviously to be avoided.
This thread should not go off on tangents. Nasr has made a wonderful decision to use a magnificent Straight Egyptian stallion in his historic program and we wish him all the benevolent wishes and congratulations possible. It should be noted that the horse's sire comes from a Christian nation, the son bred and birthed in a Jewish nation, now residing in a Muslim nation. This is what Barbara and Pat Vallee wanted to see when they first sent Imdal to Israel. As we are all children of the God of Abraham, this is a great day for which we should all be thankful.