January 2019

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Region 1   
San Diego Arabian Horse Association is asking all of you to SAVE THE DATE of May 5, 2019. Our May ODS will be held at Deer Springs Equestrian Center in San Marcos, Calif. This is an open breed show, but also qualifies all Arabians for the 2019 Region One Show.
For more information, contact Nancy Harvey at nancy440@aol.com or Mimi Gaffey at gaffey@cox.net.   

Rancho California Arabian Horse Association  
Spring Show March 28-31, 2019 LAEC, Burbank. This is a Region One and Two Qualifier, with Region Two Sport Horse Championships. 
Show Secretary: Janet Dunlap

Stepping Into Spring Dressage AVS Show
Offering Dressage, Western Dressage, and Sport Horse Under Saddle Classes.
April 14, 2019 Pepperglen Farms, Norco, Calif.
Judge: Donna Richardson 'S' DR and 'R' WD
Qualifying Show for Region One and SHN
For more information, contact Carol Spangler -  Arabian Performance Horse Club.
Wrks4good@aol.com or 909.573.4983

Region 2
Save the Dates of March 28 - 31 for the Rancho California Arabian Spring Show and the AHA San Joaquin Valley Region 1 and 2 shows in Burbank, along with the Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage Championships to be held in Burbank.
Premiums are on line at www.horsenumbers.com.  You can also contact Jan Dunlap at Janet.Dunlap4@gmail.com.

Region 2 would like to say FAREWELL and THANK YOU to Lorry Wagner , who has been a stalwart supporter of this Region for many, many years. Lorry has served as a Regional Director, Regional Secretary, By-laws Chair, Regional show manager and Working Western committee. She has been a wealth of knowledge to many of us who have stepped up to serve the Region going forward. Thank you Lorry, and we know that you will be dedicated to any projects that you get involved with in the future.

A big congratulations to Danielle Garcia and Flora Elm Cologne. They are the recipients of the Region 2 scholarships!  The due date for this year is due April 2. You can find it on the website.

The Region 2 Delegates meeting was held January 5 at the beautiful home of Joe and Katie Russell. A special thank you goes out to them for hosting the group. The budget was approved and planning for the year's events was set in motion.

The Central Coast of California Arabian Horse Association has the following events planned.

Saturday, March 2, 2019        
General Meeting and 2018 Open Breed Horse Show Year-End Champions' Lunch and Slide Show Presentation at "The Red Barn Experience" 2161 Ferndale Rd, Arroyo Grande, Calif. 93420. 
Admission is free. More details on the website at www.cccaha.org

Sunday, March 10
SYV Recreational Trail Ride
Tentative Location: Lake Cachuma Riding Trails (It's stunning in the spring!)
More info to come. 
Email Yvonne Van Stiphout, ride manager, at  yvonnestip@hotmail.com  with questions.

Wednesday, March 12, 2019             
SLO Horse Expo at the Madonna Inn Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road  San Luis Obispo, Calif. 93405. 
Event runs from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Admission is free and more information can be found at http://www.slohorseexpo.com/index.html
Sunday, April 14, 2019           
Open Breed Horse Show at Oak Park Equestrian Center, 2059 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 93401. Hours for the event are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Volunteers and participants are needed. 
For more information, please go to the website at www.cccaha.org .
The Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association is holding Movie Night on Friday, February 1.  
FREE Movie Night at Om El Arab: "THE BLACK STALLION." Doors open at 5 p.m. Movie begins at dusk. Event Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/345581386032224/

Region 3

Please reserve February 2, 2019 for the AHA Region 3 Board of Directors Meeting and Horseshow Committee meeting at the  Comfort Suites  (Conference Room),
191 Lawerance Dr.  Vacaville, Calif.
Region 3 Horseshow Meeting: 
5 p.m. 
    -Committee Members, Sharon Richards Chair

Board Meeting (OPEN)
    -Cheryl Hanson Director         
Refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there.

Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association
Please join us for our 63rd annual horse show to be held March 30 and 31 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif.
This two day, Region 3 qualifying show will offer a variety of classes in Western, Hunter, English, Sport Horse, Specialty and Equitation as well as Academy and All-breed opportunity classes.
Our exhibitor-friendly show will be judged by the esteemed John Rannenberg of Orange Lake, Fla. Mr. Rannenberg has over 30 years of experience in the Arabian Horse industry and has judged numerous Regional and National shows.  John holds the highest level of USEF judge's license and holds countless awards including APAHA's Horseman of the Year title.
For more information and/or to sponsor a class please contact show manager, Julie Feldman at 415.305.4918 or feldman33@comcast.net or show secretary, Margaret Shepherd 707.235.8902 or   margaretsh@aol.com
Besides offering a great environment in wine country to host our show, we will offer a Friday night exhibitor pizza party as well as our Saturday night BBQ. Come have fun and get qualified for Regionals, Nationals, Youth and Canada!

Region 5

Region 6
Check out more about Region 6 on our website: www.region6aha.com

Region 6 Pre-Show
June 25 & 26 - Douglas, Wyo.
Show Manager:  Joan Rozeboom - 406.320.0376
  • Dressage: Julie Haugen
  • Main Ring: Debra Thomas
Region 6 Championship Show
June 27-29 - Douglas, Wyo.
Show Manager: Joan Rozeboom - 406.320.0376
  • Dressage: Jodi Ely
  • Main Ring and Sport Horse:  Janet Henderson
  • Main Ring and Working Western: TBA
Region 6 Endurance Rides
July 12, 2019 - BigHorn 50 Region 6 Championship
July 13, 2019 - BigHorn 100 Region 6 Championship
Contact Cindy Collins at  307.272.2816 or   bighorn100mileride@gmail.com.

Region 8
Region 8 is pleased to announce:

Region 8 Offsite Sport Horse Regional Championships will be moving to 
HIPICO Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Lead-In Show July 4 and 5, 2019
  • Regional Championships July 6 and 7, 2019

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
For more information, contact Jim Porcher at  JSPorch@comcast.net.

Region 9
I am extremely proud to share with you just how amazing our R9 youth really are. The Arabian horse industry should always be a place that both teaches and nurtures sportsmanship, compassion, leadership, humanity, and philanthropy. This group of R9 youth are the epitome of it all. Please read about how this group of young people made others' lives better in the wake of a tragedy.
The kids decided to raise money to  benefit The North Valley Animal Disaster Group in Chico, Calif. The girls really wanted to do something to help with the California fires and the displaced horses and other animals. With the leadership of Jennifer Goslin and Crizta Goslin, they set a goal and got to work!
Suzanne Crull, Kenzie Roath (and brother Connor), Genna Bumgardner, Kennedy Morgan and Andie George all baked cookies, brownies, and horse treats. They agreed they would sell these two for a $1.00 and set a goal to raise $500.
They were allowed to put a few tables together at the entrance to the show arena at the Glenrose Shoot Out and all took turns selling items. When the girls were showing, Kenzie's little brother Connor spent the majority of the show working hard for sales! Not only did they reach their monetary goal, but they surpassed it and raised $700.
Norm at NVADG was very appreciative that they organized this event and especially thankful they chose them as the recipient. At the time of the donation (December 1, 2018) they had 1,600 animals in shelters, and they were still going behind fire lines looking for lost or injured animals. This money will help them tremendously! Norm left a voicemail for the girls that said, " Hi Kim (Kennedy's mom). My name is Norm, and I was at the NVADG group in Chico, Calif., and I wanted to thank Kennedy, McKenzie, and Suzanne for all of their hard work and raising money for the fire victims. It's really going to help us. I want them to know that we appreciate it and please thank them from all of us in California... and thank you Kim for raising such great kids. Bye."
Each of the kids were asked this question: What was your favorite part about participating in this philanthropic event? And here are their answers!
Suzanne Crull: "I was happy to participate in the fundraiser knowing it was going to help horses that needed it. Knowing it was going to a good cause is important to me was my favorite part of fundraising."
Kenzie Roath: "I would have to say my favorite part about participating in the wildfire charity was the fact that 100% of the proceeds we collected went to the horses in need of feed and shelter. It made me feel happy that I was able to help someone else through the charity."
Connor Roath: "My favorite part was selling cookie and brownies to others to raise money to help horses that were sick or in trouble. We had a lot of fun."
Genna Bumgardner: "My favorite part about doing the fundraiser was being able to do it with my friends and knowing that we are helping horses that are suffering."
Kennedy Morgan: "My favorite part was coming together and raising money for horses and other animals that were displaced, starved and unloved."
Andie George: "My favorite part was knowing horses were going to be saved."
A note from the R9 Youth Coordinators Mrs. Debbie and Mrs. Annalise:  "We are so incredibly proud of you kids! Ya'll have big hearts and please know that your kindness and compassion for animals will never go unnoticed.Keep up the good work."

Region 10

Our first Board of Delegates meeting of the new year was held Sunday January 13 in Eau Claire, Wis.  Turn out of delegates was excellent, roads were good for traveling - always appreciated during winter months in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 
February 2  
Wisconsin Desert Horse Association Annual Party and Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn in Fond Du Lac, Wis.  See their website for additional information:  https://wdhaarabian.com     
March 16  
Region 10 Arabian Horse Judging Contest, Price Performance Horses, New Berlin, Wis.  Contact Kaitlyn Frenchick:  Kfrenchick01@hamline.edu
March 17  
Region 10 Board of Delegates Meeting, Green Mill Restaurant, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire, Wis.  Regional show committee meeting at 11 a.m.; BOD meeting at noon.  Meeting is open to Region 10 members.  
Please check the AHA website competition calendar for the most up-to-date calendar of Region 10 qualifying competitions and rides. 

Region 12

We are excited to announce the  2019 Region 12 Championship judges: 
  • Lisa Corbin, Greg Gallun & Leon Matthias: halter and performance 
  • Natalie Lamping: dressage  
  • Gardner Powell: hunter/jumper 
The show will be held May 6-11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga. The prize list will be available shortly on our website.

The 31st Annual Region 12 Youth Jamboree will be held July 10-14, 2019 at the T. Ed Garrison Arena/Clemson University. Three days of youth clinics with a range of topics from Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Dressage, Hunters, Showmanship, Trail, Terminology, Saddle Fitting and more. An AHA Value show is held the last two days. It is open to all youth and any breed of horse. Region 12 is proud to have been the creator and continuous sponsor of this outstanding youth program. This has been a great platform to market our Arabians to a different audience, having sold a few each year to non-Arabian people. 

For more information contact Robert Obermiller, Event Chair, at rlobermiller@gmail.com.
Other shows for your consideration :

Palm Beach Classic Arab SPH West Palm Beach, Fla. 2/8-10/2019 
Marjorie Carr 305-951-1063

Ocala Arabian Annual Amateur Show Newberry, Fla. 3/9-10/2019 
Carlie Evans 352-215-0710

Alabama All Arab Show II B Concurrent Tunica, Miss. 3/22-24/2019 
Tom Chasteen 706-673-3666

Magnolia Classic B Concurrent Gonzales, La. 4/5-6/2019 
Beth A Walker 225-772-6815

Music City Arabian Spr AVS Shelbyville, Tenn. 4/13-14/2019 
Rebekah Holland Hall 615-495-7346

Central FL Spring AVS New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 4/13-14/2019 
Cheryl VanDeusen 386-566-4820

MAHA WCAHA Spring Classic I A Conc. Perry, Ga. 4/17-21/2019 
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030

MAHA WCAHA Spring Classic II A Conc. Perry, Ga. 4/17-21-2019 
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030

Palmetto Sporthorse Classic A Concurrent Clemson, S.C. 6/7-9/2019 
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030

Region 12 Youth Jamboree Clemson, S.C. 7/13-14/2019 
Robert Obermiller 828-674-1758

OHAHA  Fall Show B Concurrent Wilmington, Ohio 8/31-9/1/2019 
Cynthia Clinton 937-935-1753

Autumn Classic Perry, Ga. 11/9-10/2019 
Norma Karst 229-809-0025

AHAF Holiday Tampa, Fla. 12/13-15/2019 
Suzanne Cook 954-854-4638
A Different Kind of Horsepower
If rain, cold and mud are hindering your winter horse plans, USEF vehicle sponsor, Land Rover, has a suggestion for a way to enjoy horsepower of a slightly different kind this season-the Land Rover Driving Experience!
Board members of the Western Carolinas Arabian Horse Association (WCAHA) recently took advantage of a chance to try the off-road experience before their January planning session. Participants took to the trails, traveling over ditches and obstacles, through mud and ruts, and tilting at impressive angles uphill, downhill, and sideways. A few snow flurries just added to the ambiance and to the appreciation of heated seats and steering wheels.
Throughout their adventure time, drivers were coached by a certified instructor who shared lots of important information about angles of travel, throttle and speed management, and numerous other driving tips and techniques.
"It was really exciting to participate in the Land Rover Experience," states WCAHA President, Robert Obermiller. "The instructor, Aaron, was engaging and knowledgeable, and the Range Rover's technology was incredible."
In its 8th year as the vehicle sponsor for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Land Rover encourages horse owners and riders to come and enjoy the off-road driving experience at any one of the three US destinations. USEF members are eligible for a 10% discount on all activities, and Region 12 AHA members are fortunate enough to have one of the driving schools within their region-the Land Rover Experience at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
"It's really fun to talk with horse people about off-road driving skills, because the languages are so similar," says Heather Brannan, a member of WCAHA and USEF and a staff member at Land Rover Experience Biltmore. "It's easy to explain line selection and clearance to a jumper, suspension to a dressage rider, and anti-lock brake systems to a reiner!"
Aaron Owens, Lead Instructor at Biltmore, states that equestrians frequently come into the off-road driving experience with another advantage. "Horse people tend to have a better awareness of driving the entire vehicle through a course," he says. "Probably because they frequently tow trailers, they are generally better at remembering to not cut corners too sharply and to be sure that the rear part of the vehicle travels through just as cleanly and safely as the front."
To test your own skills and learn more about the techniques and technology of off-road driving, contact Land Rover Experience Biltmore at 828.225.1541 or https://experience.landroverusa.com/.   Adventures are available for individuals and for social or corporate groups. Be sure to tell them you are a USEF member and get ready to enjoy the most advanced technology and fun available in non-horse horsepower!

WCAHA President, Robert Obermiller, and Vice-President, Bob Bennett, Jr., with Aaron Owens, Lead Instructor at the Land Rover Driving Experience Biltmore in Asheville, N.C.

WCAHA Vice-President, Bob Bennett, Jr., finds a little frozen puddle fun on the trail.

Region 13

The 2018 Region 13 Scholarship recipient is Alicia Bondar.
The 2019 Scholarship information and applications are available on the Region 13 website.

2019 Regional Shows:
Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championships will be held June 14 - 16, 2019 in Edinburg, Ind. Show manager is Jan Decker, and show secretary is Donna Auber.

Region 13 Concurrent pre-show date is June 19, 2019.

Region 13 Championship Show dates will be June 20 - 23, 2019 and again held at the World
Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Join us and discover this world class facility, great class schedule and first rate competition. Show manager is Jan Decker, and the show secretary is Ryan Chambers.

Region 14

Preparations are in order for Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio! Most of last year's exhibitors are returning, and we are excited to add even more. Luna, Ellie Troutman's mare who is in the movie The Orphan Horse, will be on hand with us and will be sure to draw a crowd. We are in need of volunteers to stay at the stalls and help introduce the horses to the public, and we also need volunteers to help at our booth and for other various needs. Even if you have a few hours, you will be greatly rewarded by sharing your Arabian horse experience with others. Please contact Jennifer Tucker at  jennifertuckerky@gmail.com for more information. 

April 11-14: Equine Affaire, Columbus, Ohio
April 19-21: OHAHA Spring Horse Show, Springfield, Ohio 
April 26-28: BAHA Spring Blast Horse Show, Shelbyville, Ky.
May 10-12: SAHIBA Spring Horse Show, Frankfort, Ky.
May 23-26: Buckeye Horse Show, Columbus, Ohio
June 26-30: Silverama & Region 14 Championships, Lexington, Ky.
September 12-14: NSH Finals, Springfield, Ill.

Region 15

Region 15 would like to announce our judges for the Region 15 Championship Horse Show that will be held on  July 3-7, 2019 at the Virginia Horse Center Lexington, Va.
Main Ring 
  • Joel Gangi 
  • Bob Gordon - a USN Judge 
Main Ring & Working Western 
  • Jim Hitt
Firecracker Pre-Show  
  • Ed Lake
Sport Horse Pre-Show  
  • Candace Kline ( r Hunter )
Sport Horse Hunter Type & HOF 
  • Kathleen Stamps ( R Hunter )
Sport Horse Dressage Type  
  • Charlotte Trentelman 
Dressage & Western Dressage  
  • Charlotte Trentelman ( S Dressage & R  Western Dressage )  
  • Anne Moss ( r Dressage & R Western Dressage )

2019 Approved Shows to Date:

20-MAR-19 to 21-MAR-19
17-APR-19 to 21-APR-19
19-APR-19 to 21-APR-19
03-MAY-19 to 05-MAY-19
17-MAY-19 to 19-MAY-19
17-MAY-19 to 19-MAY-19
31-MAY-19 to 02-JUN-19
31-MAY-19 to 02-JUN-19
14-JUN-19 to 16-JUN-19
14-JUN-19 to 16-JUN-19
14-JUN-19 to 16-JUN-19
28-JUN-19 to 30-JUN-19
29-JUN-19 to 29-JUN-19
03-JUL-19 to 03-JUL-19
04-JUL-19 to 07-JUL-19
01-AUG-19 to 01-AUG-19
02-AUG-19 to 04-AUG-19
29-NOV-19 to 01-DEC-19

Save the Date.....
PA Arabian Games I & II and the East Coast Off-Site Working Hunter Championships
June 28-30, 2019
Centre Hall, Pa.
Region 15/16 Dual Qualifier
Eastern Arabian Horse Show & the East Coast Championships
Aug 1-4, 2019
Virginia Horse Center
Lexington, Va.

Heritage Arabian Horse Association

Heritage Arabian Horse Association is proud to offer congratulations to a founding member who received the title of  USEF National Champion Western Dressage Basic - AM Sweet Victory++++//, owned by Marie Taylor
Congratulations to Gail Davenport as our Volunteer of the Year through AHA.
Heritage just held their awards banquet, and over 60 divisions were honored with engraved plates and neck ribbons. Come and join us for a year of fun and enjoyment.
Heritage is working on a lineup of shows this year 2019.
April 26-28, 2019
Will include Trail, SHIH, SHUS, Western Dressage Open and Rated, HOF Open and Rated, Dressage
August 23-25, 2019
Will include SHIH, SHUS, Western Dressage Open and Rated, HOF Open and Rated, Dressage
November 22-24, 2019
Will include SHIH, SHUS, Western Dressage Open and Rated, HOF, Open and Rated, Dressage
This will be the Heritage Classic sponsored by Heritage Arabian Horse Association. 
 All of these shows will offer special awards. Accommodations and food are available on the grounds. There are activities for the entire family at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center. For more information contact Marie Taylor, 804-314 5216, dabneymill@aol.com or Paige Stewart, 804 469-7151, dpstew1@gmail.com

Please contact any of our regional clubs for more information or to become a member:

Resi Wolfe (Membership Chairman) 
20059 Shingle Point Rd., Georgetown, DE 19947 

Michele Boyd (Membership Chairman) 
PO Box 556, Newton, NJ 07860 
Brenda Creighton (Membership Chairman) 
2620 Offutt Rd.,  Woodstock, MD, 21163  

Paige Stewart (Membership Chairman) 
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Mary Ann Rafferty (Membership Chairperson) 
610.972 7079

Ann Robinson (Membership Chairman) 
15140 Nelson Perrie Rd.,  Brandywine, MD, 20613   

Barbara Grun (Membership Chairman) 
102 E Branch Rd., Allentown, NJ, 08501 

Alista Blose (Membership Chairman) 
6387 Mtn. Road, Germansville, PA, 18053   

William Jenkins (Membership Chairman) 
10320 Graves Rd., South Chesterfield, VA, 23803  

Deanna Rae Biles (Membership Chairman) 

Stephanie K. Dobiss (Membership Chairman) 

Mary Ellena Ward (Membership Chairman) 
305 New Cameron Dr., Lexington, VA, 24450   

Region 16

Welcome to Region 16!
 Check out the Region 16 website at:  http://www.region16.org/.

Listed below is a calendar of Region 16 and National Events for 2019.
Additional shows will be added as the information is received.
Check the page often to view any updates.

MAY 3-5
EMPIRE ARABIAN SPRING HORSE SHOW - New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse, N.Y.
Contact Gaylon Medley at 11939 Watkins Rd. Cato, NY 13033 or 315.626.6790 or 
MAY 10-12
Contact Michelle Laudano at 250 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, Conn. 06413 or 860.664.0481 
JUNE 7-9
EASTERN CLASSIC - Erie County Fairgrounds - Hamburg, N.Y.
Contact Bob McEntee at  bobmc36@aol.com

Contact Lindsey Hager at 13669 Jennings Rd. Collins, NY 14034 or 716.481.4907

REGION 16 PRE SHOW - Syracuse, N.Y.  
PRE-SHOW with Sport Horse and Over Fences Classes ADDED!
Contact Gaylon Medley at 11939 Watkins Rd. Cato, NY 13033 or 315.626.6790 or 
Contact Gaylon Medley at 11939 Watkins Rd. Cato, NY 13033 or 315.626.6790 or 

4-H Learning Day at Region 16 Farm

4-H Learning Day at Region 16 Farm Sugar Hill Farm was proud to host a learning day for 4-H groups representing four New York State counties. Owner, Betsy Kubiak and her amazing staff presented horses and delivered instruction to a group of youngsters hungry for knowledge about horse care.

Sugar Hill Trainer, Mitch Sperte, and apprentice, Caitlyn Soudan, gave several demonstrations. 

Mare managers, Chelsea Quinlivan and Jerrika Crawford, introduced the youth to the broodmares and last year's foals. 

Along with a full tour of the facility, the learning day included conversation about mare nutrition, leg and hoof care, basic training, the all-important ground manners program and much more.

Sugar Hill Farm is an Arabian breeding facility. We focus on breeding  well-mannered, quality show horses for all disciplines.  Located in Victor, N.Y. Owned by Betsy Kubiak, and in April 2018  she welcomed to the farm renowned judge and horse trainer,  Mitch Sperte. For more info: http://www.sugarhillarabians.com  or visit Sugar Hill Farm on Facebook.

Listed below are links to several websites of interest to Trail/Endurance riders in Region 16.
All links open in a new window.
Click Calendar.
Region - unclick Canada.
Click NE and more states.
Click Region 16 states: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT.
Click GO. 
Scroll down to Main Menu on the left.
Click on Ride Calendar and Entries.
Scroll to the months on the left. 
Region 16 Club dedicated to Trail/Endurance.
Check the website for the 2018 schedule .

Region 17

All Arabian Horse Association of BC (AAHABC)  
Mark your calendars! The AAHABC PreShow as well as a Region 3 Qualifier and the Region 17 Regional Show will be held at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC on April 29. The Region 17 Championship show will be April 30 - May 5, 2019. 

We are excited to be hosting this show in BC for the second year. Thanks to the support of our 2018 Volunteers, Exhibitors and Sponsors, last year ran very smoothly, and the weather was fabulous. We are looking forward to 2019!

Region 18

July 24-27, Region 18 Shows & Eastern Canadian Breeders Championships

Come for an exciting week of Arabian horse competition, featuring qualifying classes for the Region 18 Championships and Region 18 Sport Horse, in addition to the Eastern Canadian Breeders Championships and a weekend of Championship classes for both Region 18 and Sport Horse.

The 2019 event promises to be a great show, allowing all competitors for the regular and Sport Horse classes to be at the same location at the same time! Get ready for not only multiple opportunities to qualify for the Championship Shows, but a great time to socialize with all Arabian horse competitors.

New location offers multiple show arenas (indoors & outdoors), many warm-up rings, quality stabling, camper hook-ups, wash racks, highway accessibility, hotels and restaurants close by, proximity to the US border, onsite food service, plus many more amenities conducive to equine enthusiasts.

In addition to featuring a wide array of classes, Region 18 is also planning some social activities for our loyal exhibitors and supporters-and these will run throughout the event.

Region 18 Qualifier judges: Debbie Reid and Kelly Towers (Sport Horse)
Eastern Canadian Breeders Championships judge: Debbie Reid
Region 18 Championships: Christine Johnson and Peta Christian (Sport Horse)

Be a part of the ``new`` Region 18 Championship Show!

Allan Ehrlick at  aoc@milestoneac.ca or  905.854.0762  
Danielle Donald (Show Secretary) at  donald5397@rogers.com  or 905.813.9308

Support these other Region 18 events:

May 11, Milestone Spring Sport Horse Show offering Sport Horse, Dressage & Western Dressage, Campbellville, ON
Contact Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick at  aoc@milestoneac.ca  or 905.854.0762    

May 31-June 2, Showtime Concurrent, Lansing, Mich.
Contact John Schauer  at 734.439.8313

August 18, Region 18 50-Mile Endurance Championships, Bailieboro, ON
Contact Phyllis Pecile  at 905.797.3411

Arabian Horse Association of Eastern Canada hosts AGM!

Over 50 members attended the club's annual meeting and awards banquet on January 12 . Although the temperatures were cool, it did not hamper everyone's spirits. The meeting was well conducted and organized by our long-time co-ordinator, Alice Draper, and President Allan Ehrlick kept the conversation going on a variety of topics, mainly the re-introduction of the club show (tentatively scheduled for June 15  in Mt. Forest), possible changes to the AGM format and Region 18/AHA topics.
The banquet buffet was superb as always at the Brant Park Inn in Brantford. This hotel has hosted our club for many years and the members are very comfortable with its location and amenities. Fundraising is always forefront at the AGM, and our silent auction did not disappoint. There was such a variety of items, and many sparked a "friendly bidding war" amongst members! Highlights of the evening included the high point awards presentations, Hall of Fame inductees CCF Integriti+++// and Imarango Meriah +//, AHAEC/Region 18 Volunteer Service Awards to Allan and Cheryl Ehrlick, Jill Barton and Jane Whitwell, plus the AHA Volunteer Service Awards Regional Level to Michelle Harbridge and Josh Schildroth. Congratulations one and all!

Alice Draper accepts awards from Janet Henderson on her multi-National Champion CCF Integriti+++// Hall of Fame induction and Rivendell Sport Horse High Point Dressage Score.

Allan and Cheryl Ehrlick receive their award from Region 18 Director Janet Henderson.

There is always something happening in Region 18-come and join us!
For more information, visit www.ahaec.on.ca or Facebook.

Need buckles, trophies or awards for your upcoming show or event? AHA's Corporate Partner - Awards Recognition Concept (ARC) - has a variety of quality items that fit any budget or event type. Visit www.ARCTrophy.com, email orders@ARCTrophy.com or call 806.345.4272 today to purchase what you need for your next event. 

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