Friday, April 30, 2010

Recognition for Anglo-Arabians in 2010

Release: April 30, 2010
Author: By Peggy Ingles

The North American Anglo-Arabian Horse Association (NAAAHA) will again be honoring Anglo-Arabian horses competing at Youth Nationals and Sport Horse Nationals in 2010. The top 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 is again conducting their High Point Award Program for Anglo-Arabians that compete in Working Hunter, Jumper, Eventing., Dressage, Sport Horse, Conformation, Endurance and Competitive Trail. All shows/rides whether rated or unrated will count towards these awards. Points are retroactive from 12/1/09. Details are posted on the website. Membership is required to participate.

Sponsorships of these awards are available and are tax-deductible, as NAAAHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Current sponsors include, 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, for more information, or call (410) 823-5579.

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