January, 2018


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Reach a Larger Audience With the Arabian Horse 
Mane Stream is a "monthly equine publication serving all breeds and disciplines in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic equine markets." 
Send in stories, photos and calendar submissions on your upcoming events and shows.
This publication can serve AHA Region 15, 16 and North Carolina (Region 12).
For more information click any of the below links. You can read an overview of the publication, find guidelines for Horse Association Submissions, view 2018 Editorial Deadlines, and look at the 2018 Mane Stream Media Kit.

Region 1  

The Arabian Performance Horse Club of Southern California invites you to our two AVS shows this year.
-April 8, 2018 will be Hunter/Jumpers with Judge Lisa Klink. 
-April 29, 2018 will be Dressage with Judge Peggy Klump. 
Both shows will offer Sport Horse Under Saddle.
These are qualifying shows for Region One and Sport Horse Nationals.
The shows will be at Pepperglen Farms in Norco, Cali. Contact Carol Spangle for information  909-573-4983 or  wrks4good@aol.com
Rancho California Arabian Horse Association will be holding their spring show on March 29 to April 1, 2018, 
RCAHA & AHASJV, Region 1 & 2 qualifiers with Region 2 Dressage and Sport Horse Championships. LAEC, Burbank. 
Show Secretary is Janet Dunlap janet.dunlap4@gmail.com
San Diego Arabian Horse Association will be having two One Day Shows in 2018.  The first is May, 6, 2018 and the second is November 4, 2018. Both of these shows are qualifying shows for Region One as well as Open Breed Shows, so come and join us for one or the other or both!

Region 2

Congratulations to Dr. Ray Cerniga for being elected to AHA Ethical Practice Review Board.
March 29 - April 1 
The Rancho California Arabian Spring Show will be held in Burbank at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.  Please contact Jan Dunlap for a premium!  Janet.Dunlap4@gmail.com or call 559 786 6488.
March 31 - April 1 
Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage championships will be held in Burbank at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.  Please contact Jan Dunlap for a premium!  Janet.Dunlap4@gmail.com or call 559 786 6488.
May 5 - 6 
Region 2 Spring Qualifier Show will be held in Burbank at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.  Please contact Jan Dunlap for a premium!  Janet.Dunlap4@gmail.com or call 559 786 6488.
June 19 - 24 
Region 2 Pre-Show and Region 2 Championships will be held in Santa Barbara at Earl Warren Showgrounds.  Please contact Sharon Richards at sharonr789@yahoo.com or 916 645 2288.

Region 3

Gold Coast 3250  Schooling Shows:  March 18 and April 29 
                                 Thornson, San Marten
                                 English AM
                                 Western PM
                                 Driving and Costume in the Afternoon
                                 Cost: $15.00 per class
Class A Show: June 8, 9, 10 at Watsonville
Upcoming offering introduction to Teen Penning, please contact Michelle Gagne to get on interest list. 

Region 5
In Hand Conformation Clinic
Saturday March 17 from 1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Mid Crest Farms and Preston Keeter 20722 SE 400th ST.  Enumclaw 
All Region 5 youth and members are welcome to attend this free clinic.  We will be presenting multiple h orses of all ages and conducting discussion on what to look for in good conformation of the Arabian horse.

We will have the opportunity to do comparative observations among several horses to help improve your eye on what to look for when evaluating a horse.
Any Region 5 youth interested in joining the judging team are definitely encouraged to  attend!
Don't miss this opportunity to become a better horseman and learn more about evaluating conformation.

  Questions: Joyce Thomas. Njoyarabians@gmail.com

Working Western Clinic
Working western clinic Saturday February 10 from 1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Located at N Joy Arabians 10401 Evergreen Valley RD SE Olympia
Free and open to everyone so please share and spread the word.
Demonstrations of Reining, Trail and Ranch Riding

We will be covering how to ride each class, pattern reviews and demonstration of the right and wrong way to do it.

The scoring of each class and maneuvers will be explained. This clinic will be a great benefit if you currently ride these classes or are curious how to ride them. We will be covering what a judge looks for and how these classes are judged.  

Region 5 youth are encouraged to attend if interested in pursuing the regional judging team.
Very open discussions and commentary on how these classes are judged and ridden.
Again it's free and everyone welcome!

Region 7
Region 7 is pleased to announce our 2018 Pre-show and Regional Championship will be held April 23-29 at Westworld, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

We are offering you the opportunity to showcase your sale horse through participation in the First Annual Region 7 Opportunity Horse Sale. Here is your chance to market your horse to all of Region 7 and a global audience through live feed. Enter your horse in this incredible live treaty presentation.

Open to Arabians and Half-Arabians, maximum of 20 horses accepted.  Fee per horse: $100 if entered in Region 7 show $150 if not entered in Region 7 show.

Your horse will be included in 2 presentations of sale horses in the Equidome; Wednesday following the afternoon session and Thursday following the morning session. Presentations will be covered by live feed and a flyer with horse description will be distributed during the show and posted on the Region 7 website.

Contact Isaac Taylor at 801-592-5601 for more information  
Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association (SAAHA)
Introducing a new Arabian Show added to our schedule! We're holding the "March Madness Arabian Value Show" on March 24-25, at Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, AZ.
here will be performance classes on both days, and working western (trail, reining, ranch riding) spread over the weekend. Great opportunities to practice or qualify for Region 7. This show is DEFINITELY ON! Prize list will be posted ASAP to SAAHA - Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association.  Contact Randi Preiser with questions, (520) 240-0124. 
The 2018 ABC (All Breed Circuit) Shows will start May24th.  The calendar is on our website: SAAHA - Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association

Region 8
The Region 8 MR Championship Show will be held June 6 - 10, 2018 at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colo.  The Lead-In Show will be Wednesday June 6. We have adjusted the schedule to be more exhibitor friendly, with the Trail and Ranch Riding on Sunday June 10.  The judges are Gary Ferguson, Mary Trowbridge, and Bob Gordon.

Mark your calendars for the Region 8 Championship Show. For more information contact Show Manager, Jim Porcher, at jsporch@comcast.net
The Region 8 Offsite Sport Horse Championship Show will be held May 12-13, 2018 at Expo New Mexico, in Albuquerque, N.M.  The Zia Classic Show will serve as the Lead-In on June 9-11, 2018. There will be a fully complement of Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Sport Horse in Hand, and Sport Horse under saddle class. The judges are Debra Thomas for Hunter Jumper and Renee Johnson for Dressage. For more information contact Show Manager, Jim Porcher, at jsporch@comcast.net .
Region 8 would like to congratulate Thunder for being the Grand Marshall at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. this January.  Ann Judge and Sharon Mangness Blake made sure Thunder's appearance went off without a hitch.  He was in the opening parade as well as carried the US Flag at the opening ceremonies.  Thunder was available as more than 3,000 children came through the halls at the National Western.   There is no better ambassador for the Arabian breed!  Thank you Thunder, Ann and Sharon.

Region 11
It's hard to believe that we are thinking about " horse" season beginning once again in Region XI! Some people refer to it as show season, some call it riding season.  Whatever you want to call it, there are so many events coming in the first half of 2018 that we almost need individual calendars for each type of event!  
Opening the show season is the MO Extravaganza in Lake St. Louis, Mo. in mid March. 
This is followed by Arabian Springfest the first weekend in April in Rantoul, Ill.  Immediately on its tail comes the Iowa Spring Show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the Border Bonanza the following week in Sedalia, Mo.  Sandwiched in the middle of all these comes a clinic put on by GKCAHA featuring clinician Tom Theisen.  Naturally, qualifying is high on the minds of those who like to play the show game. 
But wait, there's more!!  These few activities only introduce us to horse season in Region XI.  There are so many more clinics, trail rides, 4-H and FFA activities, county fairs and other events during which you can enjoy your horse and the company of other Arabian horse enthusiasts that it is indeed hard to keep track.  In fact,  there are multitudes of ways for people from all over the country to enjoy the Arabian horse in Region XI this year, so come check us out!!

Region 14
February 10, 2018 OAATS Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet @ Deer Creek Lodge
11:00 a.m.  Board meeting (closed)
1:00 p.m.  Open meeting for members
3:00 p.m.  Dinner: Adults $25.00 Children under 12 $15.00;  Send money to Tina Ponder (see below) by January 27, 2018.
RSVP to Tina Ponder at tponder2.tp@gmail.com OR cell phone (937) 974-4063
For reservations, contact the lodge at 1 (800) 282-7275

March 17, 2018 Region 14 Awards Banquet at Holiday Inn ~ Airport 
1717 Airport Exchange Boulevard, Erlanger, KY. 41018 Phone: 859-371-2233
Club Meeting Rooms available beginning at 12 p.m. - contact Debbie Glasener (937) 964-8634 or  notr2469@yahoo.comto arrange meeting room and time.

Regional Meeting starts at 3:00 p.m.
Guest Room Rate- $99.00/plus tax - you will have to contact the Holiday Inn at Cincinnati Airport directly at (859) 746-5611;
Other lodging in the area: Quality Inn & Suites [1805 Airport Exchange Blvd., Erlanger, KY 41018 (859) 746-0300
Cash bar Cocktail Hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. $35 (Make checks payable to Region 14) Mail to: Debbie Glasener 6049 Ballentine Pike - Springfield, Ohio 45502.        
Deadline for reservations is March 15.

Don't forget our exciting Silent Auction: contact Carl Malicote (502) 750-4500 or  cmalicote1951@gmail.com We need your help and support!

We need pictures from all horse activities in our region from this past year for a slide show to be shown at the banquet.  Email those to  Region14photos@yahoo.com

Go to our Region 14 website:  www.aha14.com Regional Information and Docs tab for the ballot for this year's awards. Contact Dave Daugherty (614) 866-4606 or  ddaughe1@insight.rr.comfor more information. Voting is now open until February 18-25, 2018.

You must be a member of AHA through a club in Region 14 to be eligible to vote.
The nominee bios will also be posted on this site under the Regional Information & Docs tab.
After our awards are presented, everyone is invited to play Family Feud.  You will need a team of five (5).

We, Region 14, are looking for Trophy and Event Sponsors for the Region 14 awards which will be presented at the Awards Banquet on March 17, 2018 at the Holiday Inn ~ Airport.
 - Trophy sponsors are 125.00 each
 -Event sponsor $50.00
 -Friends of Region 14 awards sponsor $25.00
  Contact: Dave Daugherty  Email:  ddaughe1@insight.rr.com  Cell: 614-989-2385

As some of you may know, this year is the 25th Anniversary of Equine Affaire, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio this April.  Did you know that Equine Affaire was started in Ohio...and all because of an Arabian horse? 

I am overseeing the success of this year's Arabian participation, but we can't do it without everyone's help!  While we received a small amount of funding from the Region, we still have many costs involved for promo materials, booth materials, and just overall needs to make our presentation the best possible. We have horses confirmed for just about every discipline, and Mary Trowbridge has been working diligently to help as well by getting Goldie (life size model) confirmed and delivered for our event as well. The Equine Affaire staff is also being over the top amazing in making sure that the Arabian is THE horse at this year's event. Won't you step up and help us be able to present the Arabian as it so deserves? 

I'm asking for each Region 14 club to pitch in at least $150-$200. This will help ensure that during our 4-day stay we will have our needs close to being covered. Some of our exhibitors are travelling out of state and many hours to stay and share their beloved Arabians with the public, and will of course have their own out of pocket expenses, and this would help make sure other materials are available for us to use.  With this, you may also send flyers, brochures, or other information that we will share at our booth and on our event face-book page. If you wish to join us in promoting, please respond no later than February 9 so I can complete our budget. I appreciate your time and assistance in promoting the Arabian horse! 

Please feel free to reach out to me directly, or to Region 14 Director, Duane Esser, with questions.
Jennifer Tucker Email:  jennifertuckerky@gmail.com or Phone: 502-257-2868.
OHAHA Spring Show   Springfield, OH ~ April 20-22, 2018 
Buckeye Sweepstakes & NSH District One Show Columbus, OH ~ May 24-27, 2018 
Silverama & Region 14 Championship Lexington, KY June 27 thru July1, 2018 
OHAHA Fall Show ~ Wilmington, OH September 1 & 2, 2018
For information on the above listed shows contact: Cindy Clinton @  cindy@cindyclinton.com
ATTENTION AHA dues increase goes into effect on April 1, 2018. 
The AHA Adult Membership fee will be $50.00 for a one-year membership, and the AHA Adult three-year Membership fee will be $135.00. (Resolution #3-16)

It all starts with a charity and a vision.   Children and the Arabian horse go together hand and hand. The Charity selected is Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 
The goal of the region is to promote the Arabian horse through the creatively charitable program developed by Arabian Horse Association's own Market Development and Promotion Committee. 

Currently the Region's horse is in production and soon to be delivered. Meanwhile the search for a source of talent to create a final product that will inspire many who encounters him. That search lead me to The Art Institute of Cincinnati who was in search of a project such as this.  I spent an afternoon with the students explaining the whole project.
The Art Institute of Cincinnati is a technical art college that is known for its excellence. Director of admissions, Mrs. Cyndi Mendell was delighted we had contacted her about the project. The college has won countless national competitions with students submitting their work.  Beyond all of awards this college has achieved, the students have produced many commercial designs for many companies.  The hallway walls of the Institute are a walk of Fame of their very impressive work.
The Art Institute of Cincinnati is a technical art college that is known for its excellence. Director of admissions, Mrs. Cyndi Mendell was delighted we had contacted her about the project. The college has won countless national competitions with students submitting their work.  Beyond all of awards this college has achieved, the students have produced many commercial designs                              Some of the very talented students of the Institute        
for many companies.  
The hallway walls of the Institute are a walk of Fame of their very impressive work.
Many were intrigued by the beautiful sculpture created by Karen Kasper of Lexington Kentucky. They also were inspired by the children's charity concept.  I was able to use a large screen to project pictures of Goldie and proposed vision and ideas for the Region 14 horse.  Many notes and sketching had begun during my presentation.

A template was produced of Goldie and several sketched ideas are being created for review and then final approval.
 -Submitted by Duane Esser

                                                                                                    Director of Admissions Mrs. Cyndi Mendell

Region 15
Our show dates are June 1-3 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va.
Our show will have Main Ring, Dressage and Western Dressage, Hunter over Fences, Sport Horse Under Saddle and Sport Horse In Hand. 
Our judges are TBD as we are still finalizing our contracts! 
Our show is a double qualifier for Region 15
We have some really exciting amateur friendly changes coming including MAIN RING warm up or training classes, as well as Adult Walk Jog, some rail classes for Western Dressage, a wonderful evening of fun class planned including our popular Bottoms Up Class, Angel Heart and MORE!

Region 15 is pleased to announce our Judges for the Region 15 Championships.
July  4-8, 2018 - The Virginia Horse Center - Lexington, Va.
Markel Firecracker Classic Pre-Show:
Main Ring - Sterling Bradley
Sport Horse Ring - Joan O' Keeffe
Region 15 Championships:
Main Ring - Gordon Potts, John Lambert, Gary Ferguson
Working Western - Gary Ferguson
Hunter over Fences & Sport Horse Hunter Type - Nancy Seyfried
Sport Horse Dressage Type and Dressage - Fatima Krantz
Dressage - Tami Batts
We look forward to seeing everyone in July!!

Region 17
Region 17 Meeting: 
Mark your calendars for March 17 as the next Regional Meeting to be held in Abbotsford, BC.
A Draft of the meeting agenda is posted on the new Region 17 website.

Rooms have been reserved at the Abbotsford Sandman Inn - reservation information will be available shortly

Region 17 2018 Championship Show:
The 2018 Regional Show will be held May 2 -7 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley,
Follow the updates on the new website for the prize list, host hotels, pre show information as well as the fun activities that make this such a great show.  We look forward to seeing many exhibitors for a great regional show at a great venue!

Region 17 Select Stallion & Futurity Auction
As many of you know, the Region 17 Select Stallion & Future Auction is the richest in Canada.  There is a broad selection of excellent stalli8ons offered.  The "minimum bid" open period is going on right now - January 1 - February 28, 2018 .
During our "minimum bid period", any of the 2017 breeding's that were NOT sold during the LIVE AUCTION, are now available to bid on a first come first serve basis.  What that means is that whoever bids the minimum amount automatically gets the breeding and it is marked as SOLD.
The Yearling Halter Futurity offering $3,285.00 in payouts and 4 yr. old Performance Futurity classes offering $8,903.12 in payouts, will be held in conjunction with the Region 17 show this spring, May 3-6, 2018, located at Langley, BC
For more information please go to the Region 17 website and click on the link under "EVENTS"

Club Activities:
The BC Half Arabian Association (BCHAA) Spring Show will be held April 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018.  This is a Region 17 Qualifier to be held at the same site as the regional show:  Thunderbird Show Park Langley, BC.  For more information check the club link on the Region 17 website or from the following information: www.bchalfarabian.com ; 604-531-5159
The All Arabians Horse Association of BC (AAHABC) is looking forward to holding the 2018 Preshow May 1-2 for the Region 17 Championship Show May 3-6 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. Our Preshow will hold Dressage, Sport Horse, and Main Ring Classes with lots of TBA's to help you get qualified if you aren't already. 
We are very proud of our Jibbah Magazine published by our club member and Editor-Ashley Lauren Toye.  The Jibbah is published three times annually: May, August and December. Issues may be viewed at www.aahabc.com Tab: Jibbah
Many of our AAHABC Club Members are looking forward to showing their horses at the 2018 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. See you there!
The Vancouver Island Arabian Horse Association (VIAHA) is looking forward to holding the Island Classics show on March 31 - April 1.  Come to the Island and qualify for the Region 17 Show.  A full class schedule of sport horse, dressage, in hand, main ring classes and lots of TBA's  so that you can be sure to qualify for the regional show.
The Aurora Arabian Horse Association will be having a concurrent double Region 17 qualifying show June 7 - 10, 2018.  There will also be some American Saddlebred and all-breed classes.  Show details at www.auroraarabian.com

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