Hi, I'm Janet Maurer.
I am a member of the Illinois affiliate and I've had the distinction of being the only member who does not own a horse, Al Khamsa, Arabian, or otherwise. My horse career started late in life, a few years after graduation from college, at StarWest Stables in New Berlin. At that time, StarWest had a great many Arabian horses in residence.
There really was no time, nor need, to take on ownership of a horse as I was surrounded by so many beautiful ones, including my "guy," a gorgeous Davenport gentleman named Sir. In the years since then I have married and gone on to other things, but I've never lost my love of wonderful desert-bred Arabians.
Being involved with Al Khamsa has given me the gift of keeping in touch with these horses and the talented, caring people who breed them.