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: 11-January 07
From: Two Mountain Ranch, Nampa, Idaho USA
Member No.: 4862
QUOTE (Caryn Rogosky @ Jul 14 2008, 09:59 PM)
... I can tell from reading the posts on this thread that not everyone is familiar with why and how we got to this point and are therefore somewhat confused. I hope no one minds if I explain a few things:
1. *Exochorda, the dam of Sirecho, has always has been accepted as a Straight Egyptian Arabian from the very inception of the Pyramid Society; she is clearly named in document which lists the SE foundation horses from the formative days of the PS. This has never wavered, never changed one iota. The Pyramid Society, which is the one and only authority on what is and what is not a Straight Egyptian in terms of inclusion in that organization, has repeatedly made this clear. .. I could not agree more that information on serious matters such as the credentials of an Arabian foundation horse should not be accepted at face value, but should be carefully scrutinized. I agree entirely that satisfactory supportive evidence and resource references should accompany any statement which could/would effect the public perception on the status of an Arabian horse ancestor. I fully expect and welcome that kind of scrutiny with regard to anything which I have published in the past on this subject, or will publish in the future. I only ask that this same standard be evenly applied across the board. I think that's only fair. Caryn Rogosky
Your post sounds quite reasonable. Thank you. I took the liberty of clipping out some of your comments on my quote. I feel that the list is long and perhaps we could review your points, one by one.
To the first point. Would you mind giving us a list of the founding members of the Pyramid Society?