yes, that is correct.
When in 1968 I asked Doug Marshal what would happen with these treasured imports, in case our children dont care, or there are none to take over. Doug replied: I never thought of it but will. Three weeks later I received his correspondence and telphone call what I would think about creating and naming a society for it, he suggested "the Pyramid Society" I found this to be wonderful and this is how it started. While I had to run three other my companies, I did not want to get on the board, knowing that I would not have the time to spent, but recommend by husband instead, which was accepted, stayed however on top of all things from that day on. Alive are Still Bill winters, a founder director, who can confirm this.
Then inclusion for the PS were particular breeders of the past in Egypt, having bred and or owned particular bloodlines. Private breedes were accepted such as Al Badeia Stud, Sherif Family, Danny Barbara, Hamsa Stud, Police College Cairo (their Alexandria annex did not breed horses, they trained).
there was no mention of private breeders of either Ibish or Capt.Olms.
Exochorda was therefore at the start accepted, because of the believe that she was bred by the RAS, when the RAS never owned either parents or her.
Only upon my objection, when I found out, I advised Walter Schimanski who made the root list on the instructions of Judi Forbis, which at start I did not check, nor did doug Marshall. Walter then realized the error but nothing was done about it.
He himself had quite a few horses with this bloodline and was a close friend to Mrs Ott., breeder of Sirrecho. Therefore technically, Exochorda is not an Se, but accepted because the error was never corrected.
Raswan also did not catch the error, simply went by the AHRa registration when checking, as he did with many herd books/stud books to establish his valuable Raswan Index. He died long before it was found out. (in 1960 I think)
It appears to me that nobody has any objection with this bloodline, I certainly never did) to produce some good horses, which it has, and many I saw I like, but with the money they could suddenly charge using the Se label it became a hot commodity. Many forgot that we oldtimer importers put the Se on the international map , spent millions together for its welfare and preservation ,with the incredible performance those shown have made and years later others simply wanted to cash in on it, but never following in the footsteps of Babson, Gleannloch, Ansata, Serenity, Pritzlaff, Plumgrove,Flick,Larsen,Heber etc and others. Rick Heber actually lost his life in a plane crash in Egypt, trying to import some more many years ago.
We really do not know anything much about the data of the parents, other than both raced well, while their only offspring did not do that good on the track.
But we do know that these parents as listed came from reliable bedu sources
as did the ancestors of other Ses.
As you now might understand, it is NOT the Asil status the mare has, it is the LABEL accredited to her which made fortunes to some people here and many were badly hurt. I say this also when you like to compare other "Asils" here like the Doyle Arabians and the Davenports. They bring a fraction in money of what the SEs used too and are just as well bred and their value established in their under saddle performance, as it should be.
As none of the breeders/organizations mentioned had any connetion,ownership etc of Exochorda or her listed parents, I cant wait to hear how they suddenly have, found through new hidden evidence. She was never registered in Egypt either, nor in any herdbook or other document I could trace. Not in Lebanon,tunesia,Morocco, or Persian regions either. However, I suspect that she indeed was importet from a desert country to the Egyptian Race Track, as her parents were. Of course to have these parents, they both would have to be stationed pretty close to each there at that time to mate.
And who could afford to own a horse to just look at, at that time in Egypt?
And that for so many years? However, this is my opinion and I gladly stand corrected with bonafide data coming from reputable, trustworthy people, who condemn lies and fabrications and have a spotless reputation..
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