From time to time, amendments are proposed to the Al Khamsa Roster. These proposals must be made by November 1 of the year prior to the first of two annual votes before additional bloodlines can be added to the Roster. This process is not easy. It is designed to make it difficult to change the Al Khamsa Roster quickly and without prolonged thought. The process is detailed in the Bylaws, at the link shown to the right.
Recent Roster Amendments
NEW: In 2018, a proposal has been made to add 14 modern-day horses exported from the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, South Africa and Egypt. None of these horses have been imported to North America yet, but frozen semen from one of the stallions has. This is Year One of a two year process.
The Babolna Roster Proposal to add 3 Siglavy Bagdady VI, *238 Kuhaylan Zaid-8, *240-Koheilan VIII-5 and *Sigleilan and their ancestors was passed at the 2008 and 2009 Annual Meetings.
Requests to add *Lebnaniah, Futna (TAH), Folla (TAH) and Bint Barakat (TAH) to the Al Khamsa roster were passed at the 2010 and 2011 Annual Meetings.
Following the initial proposal, research has gone forward with the help of many people, and accessing the Tahawi family website (in Arabic), which has provided much background information.
Some lines added following the passage of the Tahawi Roster Proposal:
A request to accept living Tahawi asil lines as Al Khamsa Arabians, should they enter North America, received a first affirmative vote at the 2014 Annual Meeting. And it received a unanimous confirmation vote at the 2015 Annual Meeting on October 17, 2015.