July 3, 2019
** Two Opportunities to qualify for Region XI Championships **
Judges: Bridget Fitzpatrick & Pat McGinnis
July 4-7, 2019
Region 11 Championship Show
Judges: Duane Esser, Jeremy Harper, Gordon Potts
Illinois State Fairgrounds
* The Main Ring Coliseum will unfortunately not be ready in time for this show
WHEN? Saturday, July 6, Main Arena after the last evening class.
WHO? Any combination of two riders (Professionals, Amateurs, or Professional/Amateur) and one horse (Purebred or Half-Arabian, owned or borrowed). The horse is subject to all health requirements of the show.
WHAT? Teams will dress in costumes reflecting the theme “Dynamic Duo” and not necessarily of the action hero type (e.g., could be Batman & Robin, Mickie & Minnie, Thor & Loki, Spongebob & Patrick, Rocket & Groot, Shrek & Fiona, Rocky & Bullwinkle, or Barbie & Ken!) Entries are limited to the first 20 teams and Dynamic Duo themes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No duplicates, so enter early!
HOW? One team member will ride the first direction of the ring, the other team member will ride the reverse. This event is a charitable, non-sanctioned fun class and not an official Region XI, AHA, or USEF class.
WHY? When the Dynamic Duos class lines up, the first rider will join the second rider in the lineup. While the Judges are deliberating their placings, a Calcutta will be held to auction off the Dynamic Duos. Money raised during the auction will be donated to the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund. All contributions are considered charitable and tax-deductible.
First Place Dynamic Duo - $100 cash prize and a “Whole Enchilada Dinner" courtesy of Elizabeth Lang.
Top 5 Dynamic Duos - $20 per team
Winning Bidder of the 1st place Dynamic Duo - 10% of the total raised during the Calcutta.
LINK TO ENTRY FORM BELOW: Entry fee is $20 which goes directly to AHDF and is a tax-deductible donation. Entry deadline is Saturday, July 6, at 3pm.
Send your Dynamic Duo entry form and any questions to:
call/text (573) 424-4565
The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund (ADHF) was established out of the generosity of the Arabian horse community in an effort to help an Arabian horse trainer diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma. While his insurance coverage was excellent, the rigors of aggressive treatment and the resulting short-fall of income left a void in his ability to cover all the extenuating expenses. Horsemen from around the country combined efforts to contribute financial help to assist with these expenses.
An idea was born, application was made, and in 2005 the IRS granted the ADHF its 501c3 status, making all donations completely tax deductible.
GKCAHA Board of Directors Meeting
Date and time TBD
The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association was chartered in 1964 as the original Arabian Horse Association (AHA) affiliate for the Kansas City area. Each year the Club co-sponsors the Mo-Kan Border Bonanza, a major Region 8 & 11 dual-qualifying Class A Arabian horse show. GKCAHA also sponsors a successful one-day All-Breed show on the Pony Express circuit, and participates in the American Royal horse show, a Kansas City tradition steeped in history. Among the social events the Club hosts, our Midwinter Celebration is an annual tradition for all members, honoring the High Point winners of the show season at a dinner and presentation of awards.
Pictured left: Harvey Kemper on Baby Doll
The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association (GKCAHA) has an active membership of Arabian Horse enthusiasts from Kansas, Missouri, and surrounding states. Many of our members serve on Regional and National AHA Committees, and are active as workers and exhibitors at the various National Championships. The GKCAHA Youth Group has nurtured many current adult members of the organization and has activities planned throughout the year. GKCAHA offers several types of memberships to allow participation from every type of Arabian enthusiast.
To foster the use and improvement of the Arabian Horse by promoting ownership, training, and breeding of Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses by promoting and providing opportunities for exhibition/competition using Arabian horses; and by engaging in educational, promotional, recreational, charitable, benevolent, and social activities connected with these purposes.