Information Al Khamsa Straight Egyptian Al Khamsa Arabian horses are those Arabian horses in North America that can reasonably be assumed to descend entirely from Bedouin Arabian horses bred by horse-breeding Bedouin tribes of the deserts of the Arabian peninsula without admixture from sources unacceptable to Al Khamsa.  Al Khamsa reserves the right to determine which horses are called Al Khamsa Arabian Horses. To qualify as a Straight Egyptian, as determined by The Pyramid Society, a horse must (1) be registered or eligible by pedigree for registration by the Arabian Horse Registry of America AND (2) trace in every line of its pedigree to horses born in Arabia Deserta; AND (3) trace in every line of its pedigree to a horse which falls within one or more of the following categories:  (a) owned or bred by Abbas Pasha 1 or Ali Pasha Sherif:  (b) used to create and maintain the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS)/ Egyptiian Agricultural Organization (EAO) breeding programs, with the exclusion of Registan and Sharkasi and their lineal descendants  (c) a horse which was a lineal ancestor of a horse described in (a) or (b) above; and (d) other than those excluded above, a horse 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 4 of the EAO’s stud book.