Announcement from the Arabian Horse Registry of America and the
International Arabian Horse Association
The mediation representatives from the Arabian Horse Registry of
America ("AHRA") and the International Arabian Horse Association
("IAHA") are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement
has been reached. IAHA and AHRA will combine by merger into a new
non-profit corporation which will serve as a unified organization
to lead, promote and benefit the Arabian horse community. Subject
to approval by both organizations, the merger will be effective
as of January 1, 2003. The tentative agreement will be submitted
for approval to the AHRA Board of Directors prior to IAHA's November
meeting and the IAHA Annual Convention in November.
new corporation will perform all functions previously performed
by IAHA and AHRA as well as engage in new additional activities
to lead, promote and benefit the Arabian horse community. The synergies
resulting from this merger will provide resources that will allow
for market development and better financial health for the new organization.
highlights of this tentative agreement include:
new corporation's Board of Directors will total twenty-nine (29)
members consisting of eighteen (18) regional directors, four (4)
at-large directors (initially comprised of persons appointed by
AHRA), the President, the 1st Vice President, two (2) At-Large Vice
Presidents to represent the interests of owners and breeders of
purebred Arabian horses, the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Immediate
representation and the convention delegate process will remain in
Purebred Trust will be formed from certain existing assets of AHRA
and will be funded prospectively by a portion of registration revenue
and investment income. Income from the Trust will be used for the
promotion of the Arabian breed.
Purebred Trust trustees will be self-perpetuating and will appoint
successors to positions initially selected by the AHRA Board of
Registry Commission will be formed and will be responsible for all
rules relating to the registration of purebred Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian
horses and make all decisions regarding registration issues.
Market Development and Promotion Committee will also be formed to
oversee the marketing and promotional activities of the new corporation.
new corporation will immediately undertake a study to review the
governance structure of the new organization and to create a strategic
details will be available as merger documents are finalized. The
IAHA deadline of August 21 for submission of resolutions will be
met. Merger documents will be made available no later than mid-October.
is a 28,000 member breed association that registers Half-Arabian
and Anglo-Arabian horses, administers more than $4 million in prize
money annually, produces national events, maintains official event
records, recognizes more than 400 Arabian horse shows and distance
rides and provides activities and programs that promote Arabian
horse breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian
and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail email@example.com
or visit www.iaha.com.