Do You Belong to AHA?
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:15 PM
How has AHA benefited your Arabian horse ownership?
I'm honestly curious in everyone's input . Thanks!
We can't afford a government so indifferent to the people it pretends
Home of Independence Dey (America V+ (x Huckleberry Bey+++) x Sa-Abbi (x Bay-Abi++))
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:36 PM
I'm now curious about those who are not part of AHA and their reasons why. That information will actually help me to promote it here!
Bee's Most Wanted (Ibn Bee x Take A Powder)
Bee's Grand Finale (Ibn Bee x Pochahontas)
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:37 PM
Owner & Breeder of:
ZEUS MR (JS Padronov x MSN Zamia by Ansata Shah Zam)
2012 SHN Top Ten Arabian Sport Horse In Hand Stallion ATH
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:36 PM
I'm not sure why AHA is always criticized. Personally, I have always had good experiences with them. The small annual fees allows for a reduction in transfer/registration fees and allows one access to AHA shows.
While I can understand that some people don't see the benefit of being a member if they're not showing or breeding, let's not forget that AHA maintains the registry. It's not just there when WE need to register or transfer a foal, it's there all the time mainaining records for all purebred, HA and AAs registered with AHA. That takes people, offices, equipment, and incurs expenses. My small annual fee helps cover those expenses so that the needed record keeping is available, regardless of whether I'm breeding or showing or buying or selling.
ETA: I am also a club member and have a competition card.
CA and SCID negative.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:44 PM
Amy Johnson Proud owner of Carangi+/ (Versace X Giavanna)
2013 Region 2 UNANIMOUS Champ PB Hunter Pl AAOTR; Region 1 Champ PB Hunter Pl AAOTR; Youth National Top Ten PB Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18
2012 U.S. National Top Ten PB Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54; Region 2 Champ Hunter Pl. AATR 40+ and Hunter Pl. Open, Res Champ PB Hunter Pl. AAOTR; Region 1 Champion PB Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 and over, Reserve Champion PB Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 and over 2011 U.S. National Top Ten (third!) PB Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54, Region 1 Champ PB Hunter AAOTR 40 and Over, Region 2 Reserve Champ PB Hunter AATR
Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:55 PM
2003/2004 HOTY Region 2 Jumper
2005 Special Recognition/Ambassador Award
2006 winner of Senior Masters/ Accumulator (twice)
2007 18 Division Championships, 2 reserves 2 open speed wins
2008 retires --- #65 in the Centennial '100' countdown
2011 - retired at Stone Hollow Sport Horses
Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:04 PM
Tamara Woodcock, Scurry, Texas
BLUE STAR Arabians and Arabian-influenced Sportponies
Combined Training, Combined Driving, Dressage, Endurance, and Show Jumping
Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:11 PM
I'm actually the President of the local club, and we are trying like crazy to bring new people in, but we are struggling!
I do register every foal, transfer everyone etc... I pay for the competition membership, and the magazine.
How they benefit me - well - I do the rec riding program, I like the bonus insurance converage, they keep track of registrations, show records, the history of the breed, it means I can show AHA shows, have horses enrolled in the Achivement Awards (though I do think that program should be revamped - all horses should receive their points - shouldn't be a paid for program - IMO),
And I am mainly an endurance rider - AHA doesn't do much at all for that field!
http://www.MysticRoseArabians.com or find us on FB under Mystic Rose Arabians
Home of: Summer Saga+ (Massar El Sabbah x Summer Savannah) - proven high mileage endurance stallion and SHIH Champion.
SHN Payback Nominated, SCID and CA negative. Sire of Regional Champions in Endurance/SHIH/SHUS and winning open dressage horses!