Recognition for Anglo-Arabians
The North American Anglo-Arabian Horse Association (NAAAHA) will again be honoring Anglo-Arabian horses competing at Youth Nationals and Sport Horse Nationals in 2009. The Top Five winning Anglos in all classes at each show will be awarded an embroidered cooler and neck ribbon, with a gold trophy also going to the Supreme Champions.
NAAAHA has also implemented a High Point Program for Anglo-Arabians that compete in Working Hunter, Jumper, Eventing., Dressage, Sport Horse Under Saddle, Conformation, Endurance and Competitive Trail. All shows/rides whether rated or unrated will count towards these awards. Points are retroactive from 12/1/08. Details are posted on the website. Registration is required to participate.
Sponsorships of these awards are available and are tax-deductible, as NAAAHA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Current sponsors include Anglo-Arabians.com, The Inverted Y Anglos, Miranda Kuchera, Starstruck Farms, Greenbriar Farm, Herbst Farms and Bayview Farm.
Anglo-Arabians are the third oldest breed in the world, having been bred in France as far back as the early 1800's. The breed is comprised of a combination of Thoroughbred and Arabian blood, requiring no more than 75% Thoroughbred and no less than 25% Arabian to be registered. Anglo-Arabians are highly respected worldwide as exceptional athletes, especially in the Olympic disciplines, and are ranked third in the world in the sport of Eventing.
You can visit NAAAHA's website, www.NAAAHA.com for more information, or call (410) 823-5579.