THE PYRAMID SOCIETY CELEBRATES ITS 34TH ANNUAL EGYPTIAN EVENT

Lexington, KY (May 29, 2014) – Every year since 1981 enthusiasts from across the globe gather in "The Horse Capital of the World" the first week in June to experience The Pyramid Society’s annual Egyptian Event – well known as the world’s largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian Horse. This year’s Event, taking place June 3rd– 7th at the Kentucky Horse Park, is free to attend for KY Horse Park visitors, and offers a variety of compelling activities for every age – all in celebration of the legendary Egyptian Arabian horse!

This year’s Event entitled “Gleannloch Farms: The Legend and the Legacy” pays tribute to Douglas B and Margaret Cullen Marshall of Gleannloch Farms and their legendary contributions as breeders of Straight Egyptian Arabian horses.  More than 200 items from the Marshalls’ estate, and consisting of original Orientalist paintings, one-of-a-kind items and collectibles from around the world, will be featured in two live auctions during the Event.  The first will be held on Friday, June 6th at 9:00 a.m. in the Fasig-Tipton Dining Room and is open to the public.  The second, scheduled on Friday evening, June 6th at the Embassy Suites as part of the Society’s gala, is a ticketed event.  A complete art catalog may be found at www.theegyptianevent.com, and internet bidding is also available through liveauctioneers.com.

The Event offers Egyptian Arabian breeders and owners unique and diverse opportunities to showcase their horses in both halter and performance classes.  With payouts exceeding $200,000 annually, the Event attracts many of the world’s most prestigious Egyptian Arabians to the show ring. In addition to the show itself, visitors are treated to an array of high-end shopping options, including unique jewelry, fashion accessories, custom halters, tack, cutting-edge horse health products, and one-of-a-kind fine artwork.

The Event also hosts expert-led complimentary educational seminars and clinics, with this year’s topics to cover  "Novice Rider/Novice Horse", presented by acclaimed horsewoman, Virginia Godwin of North Carolina;  and "The Foaling Review", presented by Dr. Jeremy Whitman, DVM., with Equine Medical Associates PSC in Lexington, Kentucky.  Both seminars are sponsored by Markel Equine Insurance.

Socials, youth programs for ages 6-17,including an excursion to the Explorium of Lexington to visit the new Saddles Up! Exhibit, barn parties, book signings and live Straight Egyptian stallion breedings, followed by the Championships on Saturday evening, help round out this year’s agenda.

Easy to understand why the Egyptian Event is more than just a horse show – it’s an EVENT!  Make plans to attend, providing fun for the whole family as well as a world-class introduction to some of the most beautiful, versatile and family-friendly horses in the world today. For a complete schedule, tickets, and additional information, visit www.TheEgyptianEvent.com. Please direct any e-mail inquiries to The Pyramid Society at info@pyramidsociety.org or (859)-231-0771.
 
MORE ABOUT THE PYRAMID SOCIETY
The Pyramid Society, founded in 1969, is a member organization dedicated to the international community of Egyptian Arabian breeders, owners, and supporters for the purpose of preserving, perpetuating and promoting the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse as the premier source of classic Arabian type in the world. Visit www.PyramidSociety.org today to learn more about the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse, The Pyramid Society, and the many ways you can get involved.
 
MORE ABOUT GLEANNLOCH FARMS
Douglas B. Marshall was both a founder and first president of The Pyramid Society. The passion and dedication of Douglas B. and Margaret Cullen Marshall of Gleannloch Farms resulted in several landmark importations of Egyptian horses, including the immortal stallion *Morafic. In addition to their world-renowned breeding program in Las Palmas, Texas, Gleannloch horses achieved unparalleled success in the show ring under the capable guidance of Tom and Rhita McNair, helping to popularize these unique horses and forever changing the history of the Arabian breed in the United States and across the globe.
 
MORE ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK
The Kentucky Horse Park is the leading equestrian facility of its kind in the world, recognized as the theme park for the American horse industry, as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s leading tourism attraction. In addition, the park is the nation’s epicenter for equestrian events and includes a recreational campground and the National Horse Center equine office park. Visit www.kyhorsepark.com or contact (800) 678-8813 for more information.