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Velma Boodt, AHA President Cynthia Richardson, R9 Director Margo Shallcross and Dawn Coons. Velma and Dawn received the R9 Volunteer Service Award at the 2013 AHA Convention.
Region 9 Members,
Time seems to slip away so rapidly and here we are starting the new year, 2014!
The last Hand Gallop had my update on the 2013 convention that was held in Lexington, KY in November, you can access this from this website.
2014 is well underway with our first major show, Houston All Arab A Concurrent kicking off the season and work well underway for the Regional show scheduled May 28-31, 2014 in Ft Worth.
The regional judges are Scott Brumfield, Mike Budd, Dede Bisch, main ring, Leon Mathias will handle the Working Western and our Dressage/Sport Horse judge will be Gail Hoff-Carmona.
As always we can use more volunteers for the Regional Show, if you are interested in helping please contact the show manager, Steve Buddin at email@example.com.
The Region 9 Horseman’s Banquet and High Point Luncheon are right around the corner; January 25th. This year we will have two key note speakers, Debbie Fuentes from AHA will present information on the AHA Registry and Dr. Karlan Downing will do a presentation on Color Genetics. Hope you have your Derby ready for the upcoming races.
AHA has been very busy revising the website and the work is being handled by a region 9 member, Katie Harvey and her company KGB of Texas.
A lot of work went into The Family Emergency Preparedness Plan that you can download from the AHA website. This is an excellent tool to have for the safety of your family and horses in the case of a disaster.
AHA is working on the rules for Trail In Hand. These classes will offer another venue for handlers and their equine partner to show.
The next AHA board meeting will be in Denver, March 14-15. If you have any concerns that you would like taken to the board please let me know.
Our next Region 9 AHA BOD meeting is scheduled for January 24th, 7- 9 PM and the Delegate meeting will take place the following day from 10:20-11:55 AM, at the Jan. Event in Ft. Worth.
Region 9 has several committees that are located on our website, if you have any interest in serving on any of these committees please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To a great 2014 Show Season and fun with your Arabian Horse.
Region 9 AHA Director