Club Excellence Awards
Club Excellence Award is a fantastic opportunity for your club to win $500 or more in prize money, and be recognized for your outstanding efforts throughout the year. The nomination deadline is
August 15, 2019.
Volunteer Service Award
Program recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond in order to promote the breed, club, and Association by volunteering their time, expertise, or resources. There are three different levels of the Volunteer Service Awards:
- Club Level
- Regional Level
- National Level
Volunteer Service Awards for the Club Level Award Nominations must be submitted directly to AHA and are due by
September 15, 2019.
Regional Level Award
Nominations must be submitted to your Regional Director by
August 31, 2019.
For more information:
- Click on the corresponding tabs at the top of arabianhorses.org/additional/membership/
- Contact Beth Smith
Meet an Arabian Horse Day
September 21, 2019
The Arabian Horse Association would like to welcome clubs and barns to participate in Meet an Arabian Horse Day on September 21, 2019. Host an event in your area to introduce people to the Arabian horse and encourage them to take the next step, whether that means lessons, volunteering, or even looking into horse ownership.
Contact Brenna Johnson with any questions.
New Sweepstakes Classes Starting at the 2020 U.S. Nationals
The Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes Commission is pleased to announce that the following classes will be offered at the 2020 U.S. National Championship Show:
- ABS Arabian Stallion AAO Performance Halter
- ABS Arabian Gelding AAO Performance Halter
- ABS Arabian Mare AAO Performance Halter
- ABS HA/AA Gelding AAO Performance Halter
- ABS HA/AA Mare AAO Performance Halter
$25,000 will be available for each Arabian class:
- Champion - $5,000
- Reserve Champion - $3,200
- Top Ten - $2,100
$15,00 will be available for each HA/AA class:
- Champion - $4,000
- Reserve Champion - $3,000
- Top Ten - $1,000
Prize money will be awarded to a full Top Ten in each class. Horses must be enrolled as a Breeding Entry or Original Entry in order to be eligible to be shown in these classes. The horse must have been entered, shown and judged in any Performance Class at U.S. Nationals. Showmanship Classes do not count as Performance Classes.
Performance Halter rules, specifications and procedures will be strictly enforced, including the use of the Performance Halter Scorecard.
If your horse was not enrolled in-utero as a Breeding Entry, you can still enroll them as an Original Entry in the Last Chance Buy-In for Sweepstakes. This will be your l
to enroll your non-Sweepstakes horse in the program to be eligible to earn Sweepstakes Prize money. Enrollment is available until
October 15, 2019
Last Chance Buy-In for Sweepstakes
If your horse was not enrolled in-utero as a Breeding Entry, now is your chance to enroll them into the Sweepstakes Program and be eligible to earn prize money in Sweepstakes Designated Classes.
Enrollment is available until October 15, 2019 for the Last Chance Buy-In for Sweepstakes. This program is for any horse(s) that were not entered into the Sweepstakes Program.
This one-time nomination makes your horse eligible to compete at the 18 Regional Championship Shows, Canadian Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals and U.S. Nationals in Sweepstakes-designated classes and Jackpot classes (qualifications may be required in some classes). Horses must be enrolled in the Sweepstakes Program prior to the start of the show in order to be eligible to earn prize money at that show. Retroactive enrollments will not be allowed. The only classes not eligible to the Original Entry category are the Sweepstakes Yearling Halter classes which are reserved for Breeding Entries only.
The Original Entry category is open to any horse that is registered with the Arabian Horse Association or the Canadian Registries. Your horse does not have to be by a Sweepstakes Nominated Sire or out of a Sweepstakes Nominated Dam to enroll.
This is your last chance to buy-in to the Sweepstakes Program for those not previously enrolled!
Planning to show your horse in the Performance Futurity/Maturity Class at U.S. Nationals? Be sure they have been enrolled into the Performance Futurity/Maturity Program.
All Performance Futurity/Maturity horses must be enrolled and total fees paid no later than the close of entries of the U.S. National Championship Horse Show, which is Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Enrollment is $890 per horse/per class or $1,190 per horse/per class for Reining.
Nominations submitted after the original close of entries for U.S. Nationals will be assessed an additional $750 late fee or an additional $1,000 late fee for Reining.
Nomination fee does not include show entry fees, post entry fees, drug fees, stall fees, etc.
NOTE: All entries into the Performance Futurity/Maturity program must also be entered into U.S. Nationals Championship Show via an official entry form.
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