The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Board of Directors has voted to approve the AHA Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show to move forward on August 16-19, 2023. With a rich history and one of the longest standing National Shows within the Arabian Horse Association, the Canadian National Show will be returning to Brandon, MB.
The Canadian National Show Commission has made tremendous efforts to bring the show back to the AHA membership, effectively creating a new and viable plan to promote the show’s longevity. AHA recognizes that the AHA membership has been without an AHA sanctioned Canadian National show previously and has worked diligently to bring back the Canadian National Show in 2023. Canadian National Show Commission Chair Gerald McDonald commented, “We are excited to move forward with the Canadian National Show in 2023. It is an important show for the Arabian industry as one of the legs of the Arabian Triple Crown. It also allows members to participate in a family fun event, with classes across many disciplines.”
To rebuild the Canadian National Show, the Canadian National Show Commission has taken the following steps to ensure that exhibitors from both Canada and the United States are provided the opportunity to attend the show without threat of postponement.
Action Item 1: Revised financial planning
Action Item 2: Bi-monthly updates regarding the Canadian National Show
Action Item 3: Restructure of the class schedule to best accommodate the exhibitor
While still in the early stages of planning, the Canadian National Show Commission is looking forward to providing exhibitors with an AHA recognized Canadian National Show in 2023. AHA President Deborah Johnson noted, “We are looking forward to the full support of our members attending this treasured show. The Board has waived qualifications for the 2023 Canadian National Championship Show. We look forward to seeing everyone in Brandon.”
The Canadian National Show Commission is committed to providing exhibitors the opportunity to show in Canada, and welcomes questions and feedback. Please email all feedback to NationalEvents@arabianhorses.org with the subject line, 2023 Canadian National Show.