Half-Arabian Stallions Allowed to Show in Sport Horse
Equestrian approved a rule that allows Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian
colts and stallions to compete in sport horse in-hand classes. This
is in addition to a previous ruling that allows Half-Arabian and
Anglo-Arabian colts/stallions to compete in performance classes
and weanling and yearling breeding/halter classes for colts.
a result, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) has included Half-Arabian
stallions in two in-hand classes at the upcoming 2003 Sport Horse
485 Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand Championship
Class 489 Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand
Amateur to Handle (ATH) Championship
2003 Sport Horse Nationals will be held at the Virginia Horse Park
in Lexington, Virginia, on September 17-21. In 2004, the show will
be held on September 15-19 at the Murieta Equine Complex in Rancho
Murieta just 20 miles from Sacramento, California.
the 2003 show, qualifications will be waived for sport horses, hunters
and jumpers, so that horses currently showing in open circuits can
participate. Dressage horses will be required to have Nationals
qualifications. All horses need to be Arabians, Half-Arabians or
Anglo-Arabians registered with AHA or the Canadian Arabian Horse
Registry but do not need to be inspected or approved by any particular
sport horse registry. Both rider and owner need to be AHA members.
is a 40,000 member equine association 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 national events, maintains official event records, 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 info@ArabianHorses.org
or visit www.ArabianHorses.org.