2007 Egytpian Event
June 1st, 2007
It was another great year in Lexington for Silver Maple Farm!
Christie was delighted to be back at the Event, and her friends were certainly happy to see her there with a smile on her face. The classes were large and of excellent quality, so we are quite proud that all eight of the Silver Maple Farm horses were Top Ten or better this year!!
2007 Egyptian Event
Fire Queen SMF (Ali Saroukh x Shaia)
photo by Amy Austin
The Ali Saroukh get just kept on winning at the 2007 Egyptian Event! Pictured is Fire Queen SMF, Champion World Class Fillies 1 Year Old. She continued the winning tradition of her dam, Shaia, who was an Egyptian Event Supreme Champion mare, and was also shown by Mike Neal .
Shaia, a broodmare supreme, also produced a second champion at the show, Suncatcher SMF, by BB Thee Renegade, who was Champion Futurity Finals EB Colts 2 Year Old.
Ali Hassan SMF (Ali Saroukh x Ansata Haalah)
Ali Hassan SMF (Ali Saroukh x Ansata Haalah) was Top Five Extended Specialty SE Stallions 3 Year Old. Other Ali Saroukh ribbon winning offspring included Haalani SMF, Top Ten Futurity Finals SE Fillies 2 Year Old, and Bint Saroukh SMF, Top Ten Futurity Finals SE Yearling Fillies (April 15-December 31) -- all three out of the mare Ansata Haalah by Ansata Iemhotep.
Symbolic SMF (Majestic Noble SMF x Shaboura)
The Silver Maple stallion Majestic Noble SMF was well-represented at the Event by his beautiful son Symbolic SMF, out of the beautiful mare Shaboura. Symbolic was named Reserve Champion Futurity Finals Egyptian Yearling Colts April 15-December 31).
Dance Divine SMF (*Simeon Shai x Dance Diva)
*Simeon Shai's Dance Divine SMF (x Dance Diva) was Top Ten Futurity Finals SE Yearling Fillies (January1-April 15).
Henry Metz with Dance Divine SMF
As usual, Henry didn't just stay on the sidelines, but got in the ring and showed his winning style!
Rhodri Jones with Haalani SMF
A special thanks to trainers Mike Neal and Rhodri Jonesand their grooms and assistants. Fantastic job, guys!
The Ladies of SMF
Ann Marie Linn, Carol Steppe, Emily Devers, Henry Metz, Cynthia Culbertson and Karen and Ray Kasper with their favorite Waffle House waiter
As for the 2007 Egyptian Event, who will ever forget Gerard Paty, still in his show garb with his number on the back, getting behind the counter and waiting on hungry Event attendees at the infamous Waffle House. The waitress, who was overwhelmed by too many customers just seemed happy that someone was willing to lend a hand!
See you in Lexington next year!
Special thanks to Darryl Larson and Richard Bryant for the great photos!