and Competitive Trail Horses Earn AHASM High-Point Awards
Arabian Horse AssociationSM (AHASM) recognized 16 Arabian, Half-Arabian
and Anglo-Arabian horses as its 2002 Distance High-Point Award winners.
Twelve of these horses earned blue coolers with white piping from
Besco for their excellence in competitive trail with seven participating
organizations. The coolers were embroidered with the horse's name
and the high-point award.
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
2002 AHA members; and (3) compete in at least five rides sponsored
by that organization.
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 navy fleece dress sheet with green piping
from Weatherbeeta, donated by AHA Region 9 members George and Sherry
McGraw. To highlight the horse's achievement, the coolers were embroidered
with AERC and the high-point award.
AERC does not track points specifically in the 50-99 mile category,
individuals interested in 2003 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, 2003. For a copy
of that form, go to
or call AHA
at (303) 696-4500.
this listing of high-point winners is a summary of other AHA and
Arabian Horse America programs available to distance riders.
Trail Ride High-Point Winners
Arabian Horse Association of Ohio
Arabian: Sahljur (Ibn-Sahlih x Dixierosezeym), owned by Joanne Decker
Half-Arabian: Nitetime Jamboree++ (Khalarado+/ x Surprise Journey),
owned by Teresa Searcy
Arabian Horse Club Distance Program
Arabian: Hub Habibi (Mabrouks Barakat x Misteyna) owned by Sandy
Half-Arabian: SL Bud Visenheimer (Senniel x Daisy), owned by Sean
North American Trail Ride Conference
Arabian: Ni Raffon (Ni Raseyn x Starlite Raffon), owned by Martha
Half-Arabian: Elmer Bandit (DJS Jameel Junaid x Dandy Lain), owned
by Mary Anna Wood
Trail Riding Club
Half-Arabian: Fort William+ (Thunder Bey x JMF Carousel Showgal),
owned by Prue Critchley
Midwest Endurance and Competitive Riders Association
Arabian: Matuks Legend (Yahya Matuk x Carawal Cohalana), owned by
Half-Arabian: Over Brooks Image (Overbooks Elixir x Image's Golden
Girl), owned by Lisa Germann
of the Trail Distance Riders Association
Anglo-Arabian: SS Pepsi Smoke (Gray Smokey+ x Karyon Pepsi), owned
by Jim Burks
Competitive Trail Riding Association
Arabian: The Station Master (Taarik Galifrae x Picadilly Philly),
owned by Lynda Townsend
Half-Arabian: Tawanda (Zubar x Dream Runner), owned by Carol Renton
American Endurance Ride Conference
100-mile Arabian: LV Integrity (LV Cartell x Rivaska), owned by
100-mile Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: Tezeros Gold (Tezero x Buffy),
owned by Suzanne Hayes
50-99 mile Arabian: WMA Lightfoot+// (Presidio x Love Me Lightly),
owned by Sherrie Reimers
50-99 mile Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian: April Windstar+/ (VA Renegade
x Wings Saranade), owned by Leisa Belser
addition to the Distance High-Point Award program AHA has four additional
programs available to distance riders and their horses--the Distance
Horse Awards, Horse Achievement Awards, Amateur Achievement Awards
and the International Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes. Arabian Horse
America also has three programs available to distance riders: the
Competitive Distance Program, www.arabianhorseamerica.com/IncentivePrograms/CDPHome.asp,
the Frequent Rider Program, www.arabianhorseamerica.com/IncentiveProgramsFRPHome.asp
and the Open Incentive Program, www.arabianhorseamerica.com/IncentivePrograms/OEIPHome.asp.
the Distance Horse Awards program, horses earn plaques and mileage
markers for each 500 completed miles at endurance and competitive
the Horse Achievement Awards program, horses earn points by competing
and placing in rides, and those points earn plaques, symbols after
their registered names and the chance to win a Sundowner trailer
as an overall year-end, high-point program award.
riders enrolled in the Amateur Achievement Awards program receive
plaques based upon each level they achieve, and the chance to win
an MD Barn as an overall year-end, high-point award. Participants
may also ride multiple horses.
that are enrolled in the Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes program 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.
is a 40,000 member breed association that registers Arabians, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.iaha.com