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Frequently Asked Question

What does "Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian", "Egyptian Bred", and "Egyptian Related" mean?

The Pyramid Society has established definitions of such bloodlines which are acceptable for its expressed purpose of promoting and perpetuating Egyptian Arabian bloodlines. These are:

Straight Egyptian Arabian
To qualify as a Straight Egyptian, as defined by The Pyramid Society, a horse must trace in every line of its pedigree to a horse which falls into the following categories:

A. Registered or eligible by pedigree for registration by the Arabian Horse Registry of America; and
B. Traces in every line of its pedigree to horses born in Arabia Deserta; and
C. Traces in every line of its pedigree to a horse which falls within one or more of the following categories of horses:

  1. owned or bred by Abbas Pasha I or Ali Pasha Sherif
  2. used to create and maintain the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS)/Egyptian Agricultural Organization (EAO) breeding programs, with the exclusion of Registan and Sharkasi and their lineal descendants
  3. a horse which was a lineal ancestor of a horse described in (A) or (B) above; and
  4. other than those excluded above, who was conceived and born in a private stud program in Egypt and imported directly to the United States and registered by the Arabian Horse Registry of America prior to the extension of the EAO's supervision to private Egyptian stud programs as reflected in Volume IV of the EAO's Stud book.

Egyptian-Sired and Egyptian-Related horses, as defined by the Pyramid Society:

  1. Egyptian-Sired: a horse by a Straight Egyptian stallion and out of a purebred mare who is not Straight Egyptian.
  2. Egyptian-Related: a horse, born prior to 2005, whose grandsires are both Straight Egyptian, and whose granddames are purebred Arabians that are not Straight Egyptian. Horses registered prior to 2005 that meet this definition were “grandfathered” in and are eligible for Society-managed programs for the remainder of their lives.

The information provided by the Pyramid Society is based on research found in various references and is subject to interpretation, and such sources are not always in agreement with each other. While every effort has been made to provide current and accurate information, there is always the possibility for omissions or errors. The Pyramid Society disclaims itself, its agents, representatives, directors or trustees, from any form of liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies, or opinions, or for any damages or other consequences suffered as a result of reliance upon this information. Should any errors or omissions be discovered please notify the Pyramid Society regarding any corrections that need to be noted for future updates.

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