October, 2017


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Region 1  

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 holding an ODS (one Day Show) on November 5, 2017. This is an Open Breed Show as well as being a qualifier for the Regional Show of Region One. All are welcome to attend. For more information email Mimi Gaffey at gaffey@cox.net

Region 2

The Region 2 Championship Endurance Ride will be held in conjunction with the Bill Thornburgh Friends and Family Endurance Ride on October 21 in Inyokern, CA.  For more information on this 50 mile championship ride contact ride secretary Jeanine Corzine, ponygirl51@gmail.com. Click here to download entry forms. 

Region 2 Delegates meeting will be held November 4, in Bakersfield, CA.  If you are interested, please contact Shawna McCune at smccune@bak.rr.com.

Also - Save the dates for Region 2 Shows -
  • March 29 - April 1 in Burbank, CA, Rancho California/San Joaquin Valley Spring Region ½ Qualifying show
  • March 31 - April 1 in Burbank, CA Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage Championship Show - Contact Jan Dunlap at janet.dunlap4@gmail.com
  • April 12 - 15, in Rancho Murieta, CA - Contact Nancy Harvey at NHarvey440@aol.com
  • May 5 - 6 in Burbank, CA Region 2 Spring Qualifier - Contact Jan Dunlap at janet.dunlap4@gmail.com
  • June 19 - 24 in Santa Barbara, CA Region 2 Pre-show and Region 2 Championship Show - Contact Sharon Richards at sharonr789@yahoo.com

Region 3

Fires burning throughout California...As you have seen on  social media and major television networks, there have been fires of unequaled proportions in many parts of California.  The worst being in Santa Rosa, Napa, Calistoga and surrounding areas.  The heart of Region III.  Lives have been lost and damages beyond imagination.  Thousand of homes burned.  On Facebook people are shown volunteering to help process animals at local fairgrounds.  One fairgrounds has accepted 300 horses and expecting 200 more. Asking for supplies.  Trucks with horse trailers hooked up are ready to assist anyone who contacts them.   As I write this, the fires are still uncontrolled and are raging in full force towards Calistoga.  Horses are being turned lose as evacuations are immediate and dangerous.   This area is a beautiful tourist site with historic wineries, some of which have been burned down.  Such destruction.

I pray at the time you read  this the fires have been brought under control and there have been no more loss of life.
Region III  offer our condolences to the Paul Mehew family.  Marci Mehew has lost her battle with Cancer.  She was a beautiful, vivacious individual.  Her presentations in the show ring showed her talents.  Marci will be missed.
Wine Country Arabian Horse Association along with Northern California Saddlebred Association and the Bay Area Fox Trotter Association teamed up to host the Autumn Edition Horse Show  an Open Breed Western and English Show at the Sonoma County Fairgrouds on October 7, it was a great success we plan to hold 3 of these open shows next year.  Our Annual Open All Breed Halloween Schooling Show & Playday is coming up October 29.  It will be held at Santa Rosa Horse Company.This is open to all breeds.  Great Awards and special trophies for the playday classes, we will have a Silent Bid Auction with the proceeds being donated to the Victims of the Sonoma and Napa County Fire victims. The Dressage Schooling show Series have been a great hit.  We have one more to go for this year October 28.  A group of 10 riders went on a 3 day overnight camping trip to Stewart Horse Camp in Olema.  Everyone had a great time. Coming up will be heading to Convention in November, we are excited as our club has been nominated in all 3 Categories for Club of Year Awards. Our annual Holiday party will be in December.  Visit  www.winecountryarabians.com  for more information on all of our activities and or entry for the shows. 
AHANC Thanksgiving Weekend ODS Nov. 25, 2017.  Held at Murieta Equine Complex in Rancho Murieta, CA.  Show Manager is Kari Albion (209) 256-2573, show secretary is Kathryn Baldwin (916) 517-8227.
Hoping everyone had a great time at US Nationals.  We congratulate all who participated.  Thanks to the Show Commission and volunteer staff for their hard work and efforts to make the show great. 
Convention is just a few weeks away.  See you there.
Region III congratulates DAHA and Wine Country AHA as finalists in the Club Excellence Awards.  Looking forward to them receiving checks.  Go Region III!!!!
Region 9
NTAHC Shootout is Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2017 !
Somervell Expo Center, Glen Rose, TX
  •          Dressage
  •          Sport Horse in Hand and Under Saddle
  •          Halter & Performance
Premium will be out in October. Be sure to watch for updates on www.facebook.com/NorthTexasAHC/
Region 11
Region XI Championship Show returning to Illinois State Fairgrounds

We are pleased to announce that the Region XI Championship Show (main ring) is returning to the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL in 2018. The dates are July 4-8, 2018. We were pleased to come to an agreement with the fairgrounds officials to make two additional areas available for lunging and working horses. This will be a big help, as the Coliseum is still out of service until renovations can be planned and completed.
Best of luck to all our Region XI friends exhibiting at US Nationals!
Region 13
Region 13 is offering one last show before the 2017 show season comes to an end, plus one exciting seminar to attend.

PMHA Fall Harvest ODS II
  • Region 14 - Saturday, October 14, 2017 Judge:  David Myers
  • Region 14 - Sport Horse Classes  Judge: Sabina Chambers
  • Region 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2017  
  • Open all-breed classes for adult, youth and fun classes both days.
Kentucky Horse Park - covered arena, barns 5/6/7
Contact:  Donna Lassanske  (270) 735-5331

Make plans to attend and meet beautiful Arabian horses!
"Saddle Up An Arabian" sponsored by the Indiana Arabian Horse Club, seminar to be held:
November 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Select Show Horses
25109 Six Points Road, Sheridan, IN 46069
Demonstrations given by:  Dalton & Kellie Budd, Joe Reser and Rebecca Fleck
Follow us on Facebook and the Indiana Arabian Horse Club website
Region 14
Region 14 Continues to Promote the Arabian breed

Breyer Fest is a major event taking place mid-July each year at the Kentucky Horse Park, which has become its' stationary home. The three day event, which takes place Friday through Sunday, is attended by over 10,000 visitors from all over the country and boasts having international guests!

Breyer strives for representation of all breeds and thanks to the support of Region 14, individual club donations and the personal commitment of Lorie Henderson and her volunteer team, the Arabian breed has been well represented.  See pictures below!   Lorie may have said it best..."kids come to this event with a plastic horse and a dream".  Why not have their dreams filled with our extraordinary Arabian breed?  If you would like to join Lorie for this spectacular event, please contact her via Firelight Arabians.

Region 15
The newly elected Region 15 Officers for 2018 are:
  • Region 15 Director - Kimberly Dickinson
  • Region 15 Vice Director - Donnie Bullock
  • Region 15 Secretary - Elizabeth Humphries
  • Region 15 Treasurer - Robin Lohnes
Please plan to attend The Markel Firecracker Classic and the AHA Region 15 Championship horse show will be held July 4-8, 2018 at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. Contact Kim Dickinson - JnKDickinson@gmail.com

Heritage Arabian Horse Association is having a Fall sport horse and Dressage show - The Heritage Arabian Classic - Nov 24-26, 2017 in Wakefield, VA, Contact Marie Taylor - Dabneymill@aol.com

See you in 2018 - Save the Dates!
  • June 29 - July 1, 2018
    • PA Arabian Games I & II  - Regions 15 & 16 Dual Qualifier
    • Centre Hall Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA
    • www.paha.org
New barns, new indoor, same great fun
  • Aug 2-5, 2018
    • Eastern Arabian Horse Show  & East Coast Championships
    • VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA
    • www.eastcoastshow.com
Last regional level show before Canadian Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals, and US Nationals. 
Region 17
Region 17 Championship Show Review and an Invitation to the 2018 Show:

As many of you know, Region 17 held its Regional Show in Calgary this past July.  Besides a well run show and a great panel of judges, exhibitors and friends enjoyed a barbecue provided by the Calgary Stampede; a progressive barn party; a barn dinner hosted by the Barn Stomp Committee and AgPro.  As you read this I am sure you can see that the theme for our show is that we love to eat!  Other activities that are a highlight for many are the dog races and the many youth activities.  There literally is something for everyone - every day of the show.  The reports we are hearing about the Region 17 show is that it is getting better each year.

The 2018 Regional Show will be held May 2 -7 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC.  Are you interested in showing at the regional show but not qualified yet?  There will be qualifying shows in Region 4 & 5 as well as the VIAHA and BC Half Arabian Association shows in April of 2018 to qualify. There will be a pre show as well.  So, we hope to see many exhibitors for a great regional show at a great venue!

New Regional Executive

At the October Region 17 meeting Rob Calnan was appointed the Regional Director and Sylvia Carruthers, the Vice Director for 2017 - 2019.  Terry Johnson, having completed 4 years as director, moves to Past Director.  Karen Caughell continues to serve as Regional Treasurer and Gary Millar has accepted to serve as Regional Secretary.  The election of Show Commission members also saw Gail Tory and Doug Archibald elected to the show commission to serve for 3 years.

Rebranding of the Stallion Auction

We are excited to have a committee that is rejuvenated and committed to making our stallion auction standout.  This Futurity is the best payout program in Canada!
The Halter Futurity for Yearlings born as a result of the 2015 Auction (born in 2017) has a total purse of $3285.00 - payable in 2018.

The Performance Futurity for 4 Year Olds born as a result of the 2012 Auction has a total purse of $7189.52, plus the $1713.60 carry forward from funds not paid in 2016 due to no performance horse entries that year now equals $8903.12, payable in 2018. All of this money will be paid out to the entrants. If any of the classes have fewer than five entrants, the percentage will remain the same for those placed, and the remaining prize money will be divided among those in the classes. 

There are still breedings available for the 2017 year, so check the website out!

Youth Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Arianna Bell who has been awarded the Region 17 Youth Scholarship.  The committee was impressed by all of the submissions.  These young people are wonderful ambassadors for our organization.  The committee was impressed not only by our youth exhibitors' scholastic achievements but also with their sportsmanship, volunteerism and commitment to our wonderful Arabian breed.

Arianna received glowing recommendations from teachers and coaches alike. This individual carried exemplary grades all the while showing her horses in open competitions as well as Arabian competitions. She somehow found the time to volunteer as assistant coach for her high school Ringette team and was instrumental in the rehabilitation of a large herd of rescued Arabian horses.  Congratulations Arianna.

High Point Awards

It's that time again for members who are participating in the Region 17 High Points Awards Program to submit their entries.  The High Points Program was developed to recognize and encourage the participation of members in Region 17 show.  Awards will be provided to the champion and reserve in each of the following divisions: 

-        Western Pleasure
-        English/Country Pleasure
-        Hunter Pleasure
-        Sport Hose
-        Main Ring Halter
-        Adult Amateur
-        Junior

Check the Region 17 website for more information. Submission forms and deadlines

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