Arabian Horse Champions,
The Arabian Horse Association
(AHA) formed in 2003 to bring Arabian horse enthusiasts together to preserve and advance the Arabian breed. That goal remains the primary focus of AHA.
Thank you to all who have provided important input on AHA matters this year. We are pleased so many members participate in shaping the future of our AHA. We are pleased to find mutual understanding and shared drive to advance and celebrate the Arabian horse industry for the benefit of all. We understand our association is stronger when we are unified.
The AHA Board of Directors recently received recommendations and made decisions at the July 6 meeting. In summary:
- The Board received an extensive presentation by the Canadian National Show Commission on entry statistics regarding the Canadian National Championship Show for 2022.
- The Board received the recommendation from our Budget and Finance Committee that the 2022 Canadian National Championship Show be cancelled based on the financial strain the event would pose to the Association given lower than projected levels of participation.
- Entries are believed to be low for a number of reasons including high fuel prices and continuing vaccination requirements. The low participation threatened to devalue the competition in many categories.
- We want to express a very special thank you to the individuals, businesses, clubs, sponsors, and patrons for their contribution and support of the Canadian Nationals.
- Ultimately, the Board after much thoughtful deliberation voted to postpone the 2022 Canadian National Championship Show.
- Work is being done to determine the possible location of the Canadian Futurity classes.
The AHA plans to contact trainers and owners who had committed to the event to ensure questions are answered.
The Board of Directors and the Canadian National Show Commission are truly disappointed that we are not able to move forward with the 2022 show. We are all in agreement to work together to have the 2023 show.
Board of Directors, Arabian Horse Association
Deborah Johnson, Arabian Horse Association, President
Stan Morey, Arabian Horse Association, Executive Director