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Arabian Owner Wins Trip to U.S. Nationals


On September 19, Equisure Executive Vice President Diane Lesher drew the top ten winners of the VIP Trip to the U.S. Nationals contest, sponsored by the International Arabian Horse Association (IAHA). Carrie Shrum of Independence, Oregon won first place and the VIP trip. Mary Lou Houge of Scottsdale, Arizona, took reserve and will receive a full-page four color ad in International Arabian Horse magazine. The remaining eight receive Professional's Choice halters. The winners were drawn from IAHA members who joined or renewed their membership online between August 1 and September 15, 2002.

As grand champion, Shrum won two round trip airline tickets to Louisville, Kentucky for the 2002 U.S. Nationals and three nights hotel accommodations at the Executive Inn or Executive West. The package also included reserved seating tickets for Thursday through Saturday performances, including finals night, VIP passes, VIP lounge access and a Souvenir Show program.

VIP Top Ten Winners
Champion: Carrie Shrum
Reserve Champion: Mary Lou Houge
Remaining Top Ten: Walt Keiter
Joel Kamentz
Heather Mitchell
Constance Olson
Susan Munch
Patricia Bennett
Kelly Acorn
Margie McLaughlin

IAHA® 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 a ctivities and programs that promote Arabian horse breeding and ownership. For in formation about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail or visit


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