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Win-Win Partnerships Award 20 Distance Horses

The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) recognized 22 Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses as its 2003 Distance High-Point Award winners. Sixteen of these horses earned blue fleece coolers for their excellence in competitive trail with eight participating organizations. The coolers were embroidered with the horse's name and the high-point award.

Each competitive trail ride organization submitted an application to become eligible and selected high-point individuals within that organization. Winners had to meet the following criteria: (1) ride a registered Arabian, Half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian; (2) be current 2003 AHA members; and (3) compete in at least five rides sponsored by that organization.

AHA also worked with the American Endurance Ride Conference to identify high-point horses in the 100 and 50-99 mile categories. Each of the four winners received a blue fleece cooler and a Seiko Arabian horse watch. To highlight the horse's achievement, the coolers were embroidered with AERC and the high-point award.

Because AERC does not track points specifically in the 50-99 mile category, individuals interested in 2004 awards must list their rides and dates on an AHA Endurance Horse High-Point Application Form for 50-99 Miles and send it to AHA by December 31, 2004. For a copy of that form, go to or call AHA at (303) 696-4500.

Following this listing of high-point winners is a summary of other AHA and Arabian Horse America programs available to distance riders.

Competitive Trail Ride High-Point Winners

Great Lakes Distance Riding Association

Arabian: WA Diamond Jubilee (WA Diamond Stud x TF Beaujolis), owned by Kathy Macki

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: Over Brooks Image (Overbrooks Elixir x Image’s Golden Gal), owned by Lisa Germann

Ohio Arabian & All-Breed Trail Riders (OAATS)

Arabian: BA Diamond Rio (Al Jefe x Shadilly), owned by Donna Stewart

Half-Arabian: TSF Gaia (Politiciann x Silver Shavanette), owned by Nancy Owen

Indian Arabian Horse Club Distance Program

Arabian: Hub Habibi (Mabrouks Barakat x Misteyna), owned by Sandra Page

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: WR Cowboy (PF Bold Adventure x Apache Cheeka Sue), owned by Chris Eikleberry

Manitoba Trail Riding Club

Arabian: HV Standing Ovation (HV Sadats Rising Sun x CE Fa-Ness), owned by Kristine Erb

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: Fort William+/ (Thunder Bey x JMF Carousel Showgal), owned by Prue Critchley

Middle of the Trail Distance Riders Association

Arabian: Blossom Belle (Al Saba x Kabru Ferseyna), owned by Althea Sirridge

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: SS Pepsi Smoke (Gray Smokey+ x Karyon Pepsi), owned by Jim Burks

North American Trail Ride Conference

Arabian: MKS Shamal Nejma (Awesome Knight x Love Me Tu), owned by Kathy Shanor

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: Elmer Bandit (DJS Jameel Junaid x Dandy Lain), owned by Mary Anna Wood

Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association

Arabian: El Duque (Eld x Rita Jo), owned by Lynda Townsend

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: Zaborr (Arrborr x Zoey), owned by Denise Vick

South East Distance Riders Association (SEDRA)

Arabian: DA Al Capone (Ebony Masterpiece x Rabaska), owned by Cheryl Van Deusen

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: LRM Heather Lynn (Yalim x Wetacres Kalua), owned by Donna Shoaf

Upper Midwest Endurance & Competitive Riders Association/Arabian Horse Distance Riders Association (AHDRA)

Arabian: Reno R (KC Rouge Royale x Absolutli Fancy), owned by Danna Theis

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: Desert Mrajah (SA Shimachis x Sandys Gypsy Rose), owned by Sandra Noonan

Endurance High-Point Winners

American Endurance Ride Conference

100-mile Arabian: San Ffrancisco (Seffer x Beniciah), owned by Dennis Tracy

100-mile Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: CH Cruise Control (Middlemarch x Barbs Hope), owned by Lesley Bond & Earle Baxter

50-99 mile Arabian: Excalaber+/ (Sanskrit x Potencja), owned by Susan Nance

50-99 mile Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: Zahars Gallant Dancer (TF Zahara x Winnie’s Dancer), owned by Linda Hamrick

In addition to the Distance High-Point Award program AHA has five additional programs available to distance riders and their horses--Distance Horse Awards, Horse Achievement Awards, Amateur Achievement Awards, Competitive Distance Program and the International Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes program. Horses enrolled in Breeders Sweepstakes are eligible to receive prize money payouts at AHA regional and national championship rides. More than $130,000 is available to distance riding horses each year. For more information on any of these programs, contact AHA at 303-696-4500.

AHA is a major breed association serving 40,000 members across North America that registers and maintains a database of more then one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses. It administers more than $4 million in annual prize money, produces championship events, recognizes more than 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail or visit


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