Seven Companies Sponsor 2003 Arabian Sport Horse
Business Magazines and Media plus six other companies will sponsor
the Sport Horse Arabian and Half-Arabian National Championship Show,
which will be held at the Virginia Horse Park in Lexington, Virginia,
on September 17-21, 2003. It is the only national single breed competition
focusing specifically on the sport horse disciplines with 63 classes
for Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses in sport horse
in-hand and under-saddle, dressage and hunter/jumper.
has partnered with Sport Horse Nationals with three of its publications
as division sponsors. The Arabian Horse World is the Sport Horse
Division Sponsor, Dressage Today is the Dressage Division Sponsor
and Practical Horseman is the Hunter Classic Title Sponsor. As part
of this sponsor partnership, AHA is receiving advertising in all
following companies are Award Sponsors:
Schneiders Saddlery, the Hunter Classic and Jumper Mini-Prix
Award Sponsor, is donating a saddle for champion, a bridle for reserve
champion and coolers for the top ten of both special competitions.
Rock Designs is the Supreme Champion Sport Horse Award Sponsor.
They are donating a Paint Rock Designs Turtle NeckSM
horse blanket for the champion and a fleece cooler, insulated English
saddle carry case and double bridle carry case for the reserve champion.
Harness is the Hunt Seat Equitation Not to Jump ATR Award Sponsor
and will donate a hunter style bridle for the champion.
Saddle Company, an AHA Corporate Partner, is Hunt Seat Equitation
Over Fences ATR Award Sponsor and will donate a hunter style bridle
for the champion.
Fine Jewelry is the FEI Dressage top Arabian Awards Sponsor. A Bennett-designed
gold pendant will be awarded to the highest placing Arabian in each
of the four FEI level Dressage classes--Prix St. Georges, Intermediate
I, Intermediate II and Grand Prix.
Gorgeous Horse is FEI Dressage Top Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Awards
Sponsor. They will also create a gold pendant to be awarded to the
highest placing Half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian in each of the four
FEI level Dressage classes.
addition for each class, champions, reserves and top tens will receive
Gladys B. Edwards horse trophies, garlands, plaques and ribbons
appropriate for those placings.
percent of the total paid class entry fees will go into the prize
money for each class. Seventy-five percent of this payback will
be divided among the top ten horses, with 15 percent going to the
champion and 10 percent to the reserve champion.
the first Sport Horse Nationals, qualifications will be waived for
hunter/jumpers and sport horses so that horses currently showing
in open circuits can participate. Dressage horses will be required
to use those nationals qualifications that are already in place.
All horses need to be Arabians, Half-Arabians or Anglo-Arabians
registered with AHA or the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry. Both
rider and owner need to be AHA members. For more information on
dressage qualifications, check the 2003 AHA Handbook or contact
AHA at 303-696-4500.
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.